Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > Local/Regional > Others > Codebook


All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) For/Against: What about enforcing affirmative action laws in hiring minorities and women? (87) (AFFACTOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK264.0
0) Against16325.3
1) For45670.7
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
2) How old were you on your last birthday? (82-10) (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1851741.57318
3) If you knew that your dentist -- who uses all the proper precautions -- was also treating an AIDS patient, would you continue seeing that dentist, or would you change to a new one? (93) (AIDSFEAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
1) Keep dentist34452.9
2) It depends324.9
3) Change dentists27241.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
4) Do you think that local government is trying to do too much, is not doing enough, or is doing just about the right amount to meet the needs of people with AIDS? (88) (AIDSNEED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK558.1
1) Not enough40659.8
2) Right amount18226.8
3) Too much365.3
Missing17864 
TOTAL679100.0
5) Assuming that there is no intimate contact, do you think it is safe or unsafe to associate with someone who has AIDS? (86, 88, 90, 93, 96) (AIDSSAFE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1936.0
1) Unsafe77824.0
2) Safe226470.0
Missing15308 
TOTAL3235100.0
6) How concerned are you about the effects of air pollution on your family's health? Would you say that you're very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not very concerned? (00, 02, 05, 07) (AIRFEAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK230.7
1) Not very concerned52615.9
2) Somewhat concerned113434.2
3) Very concerned163149.2
Missing15229 
TOTAL3314100.0
7) IF R HAS LIVED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR 3 YEARS OR MORE, ASK: Over the past three years, has air pollution in the Houston area generally gotten better, gotten worse, or has it stayed about the same? (05, 07, 09) (AIRNOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK854.5
1) Gotten worse79542.3
2) About the same78541.8
3) Gotten better21411.4
Missing16664 
TOTAL1879100.0
8) For/Against: What about requiring all students in the Houston area public schools to be able to speak both English and Spanish before they graduate? (04) (ALLSPEAK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK324.9
0) Against29445.2
1) For32449.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
9) Which would be the best way of dealing with people who have been convicted of non-violent criminal offenses [rotate]: community service; closely-supervised probation; or: imprisonment? (99, 05) (ALTSENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK513.9
1) Community service69052.9
2) Supervised probation37528.7
3) Imprisonment18914.5
Missing17238 
TOTAL1305100.0
10) How often do you visit Houston's museums, nightlife, or sporting events? Would you say: at least once a month, several times a year, less often than that, or never? (05, 07, 08, 09) (AMENTIES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK250.9
1) Never39414.5
2) Less often than that73827.2
3) Several times a year97836.0
4) At least once a month58121.4
Missing15827 
TOTAL2716100.0
11) For/Against: What about giving amnesty to illegal aliens who have lived in the U.S. for five or more years? (87) (AMNESTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.7
0) Against28043.4
1) For32249.9
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
12) IF "YES" TO GAVEALMS: About how much money in all would you say you and others in your household gave in voluntary contributions last year? (05) (AMTGAVE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4961999.3777130
13) IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Asians in neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (05) (ANASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Anglo1310.3
1) 10% Asian1310.3
2) 20% Asian107.9
3) 30% Asian21.6
4) 40% Asian129.5
5) 50% Asian86.3
6) 60% Asian75.6
7) 70% Asian129.5
8) 80% Asian1713.5
9) 90% Asian129.5
10) 100% Asian2015.9
Missing18417 
TOTAL126100.0
14) IF R IS ANGLO OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): Using a 10-point scale, where 10 means "excellent" and 1 means "very poor," how would you rate the relations between Anglos and Asians in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ANASRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2367.3
1) Very poor511.6
2) 2401.2
3) 3772.4
4) 41635.1
5) 557617.9
6) 632810.2
7) 758518.2
8) 869621.6
9) 92437.5
10) Excellent2277.0
Missing15321 
TOTAL3222100.0
15) IF R IS ANGLO OR BLACK (ETHGROUP): Using a 10-point scale, where "10" means "excellent," and "1" means "very poor," how would you rate the relations that generally exist between Anglos and Blacks in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ANBKRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1934.6
1) Very poor1032.5
2) 2771.8
3) 31613.8
4) 43478.3
5) 5103224.6
6) 663815.2
7) 773317.5
8) 860514.4
9) 91182.8
10) Excellent1934.6
Missing14343 
TOTAL4200100.0
16) IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of blacks in neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03, 05) (ANBLKS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Anglo3311.2
1) 10% Black3411.5
2) 20% Black268.8
3) 30% Black279.2
4) 40% Black299.8
5) 50% Black258.5
6) 60% Black217.1
7) 70% Black248.1
8) 80% Black237.8
9) 90% Black279.2
10) 100% Black268.8
Missing18248 
TOTAL295100.0
17) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Black and 90% Anglo. (04) (ANBLKS1)
TOTAL%
1) Unlikely23.8
2) Somewhat unlikely11.9
3) Don't know/Uncertain23.8
4) Somewhat likely1223.1
5) Very likely3567.3
Missing18491 
TOTAL52100.0
18) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Black and 70% Anglo. (04) (ANBLKS3)
TOTAL%
1) Unlikely23.8
2) Somewhat unlikely23.8
3) Don't know/Uncertain23.8
4) Somewhat likely1018.9
5) Very likely3769.8
Missing18490 
TOTAL53100.0
19) If R is Anglo, Black, or Hispanic (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Black and 40% Anglo. (04) (ANBLKS6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused36.0
1) Unlikely36.0
2) Somewhat unlikely612.0
3) Don't know/Uncertain36.0
4) Somewhat likely1326.0
5) Very likely2244.0
Missing18493 
TOTAL50100.0
20) How often, in general, are Anglos discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (02-04, 06, 09) (ANGDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK34310.0
1) Never87125.5
2) Rarely155845.5
3) Fairly often49014.3
4) Very often1594.6
Missing15122 
TOTAL3421100.0
21) How often, in general, do you think Anglos are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their ethnicity? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (ANGDISC5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK467.1
1) Never14622.5
2) Rarely21933.7
3) Sometimes17827.4
4) Fairly often345.2
5) Very often274.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
22) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who is Anglo? (01) (ANGLFRS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
0) No9314.3
1) Yes55785.6
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
23) Thinking about the people you consider to be your close personal friends, not just someone you know, do you have a close personal friend who is Anglo? (02, 04, 09) (ANGLFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.4
0) No30215.1
1) Yes169684.5
Missing16537 
TOTAL2006100.0
24) Agree/Disagree: Anglo Houstonians do not support the aspirations of minority groups today as much as they did ten years ago. (92) (ANGLOS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6710.4
0) Disagree36957.0
1) Agree21132.6
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
25) IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Hispanics in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03, 05) (ANHISPS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Anglo3311.7
1) 10% Hispanic269.2
2) 20% Hispanic2910.3
3) 30% Hispanic289.9
4) 40% Hispanic186.4
5) 50% Hispanic227.8
6) 60% Hispanic279.6
7) 70% Hispanic258.9
8) 80% Hispanic248.5
9) 90% Hispanic279.6
10) 100% Hispanic238.2
Missing18261 
TOTAL282100.0
26) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Hispanic and 90% Anglo. (04) (ANHISPS1)
TOTAL%
-1) -111.9
1) Unlikely23.8
2) Somewhat unlikely35.8
3) Don't know/Uncertain11.9
4) Somewhat likely815.4
5) Very likely3771.2
Missing18491 
TOTAL52100.0
27) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house — It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Hispanic and 70% Anglo. (04) (ANHISPS3)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat unlikely11.9
3) Don't know/Uncertain11.9
4) Somewhat likely59.4
5) Very likely4686.8
Missing18490 
TOTAL53100.0
28) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house — It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Hispanic and 40% Anglo. (04) (ANHISPS6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused12.0
1) Unlikely12.0
2) Somewhat unlikely12.0
3) Don't know/Uncertain48.0
4) Somewhat likely1632.0
5) Very likely2754.0
Missing18493 
TOTAL50100.0
29) IF R IS ANGLO OR HISPANIC: Using a 10-point scale, where 10 means "excellent" and 1 means "very poor," how would you rate the relations between Anglos and Hispanics in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ANHSRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2425.6
1) Very poor811.9
2) 2701.6
3) 31593.7
4) 42816.5
5) 590620.9
6) 660513.9
7) 780418.5
8) 874717.2
9) 91994.6
10) Excellent2455.6
Missing14204 
TOTAL4339100.0
30) Should the suburbs have the right to decide whether they want to be annexed by the city, or should Houston continue to have the right to annex outlying areas to protect its tax base? (97) (ANNEXOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6610.1
1) Suburbs have the right40061.4
2) City has the right to annex18528.4
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
31) Agree/Disagree: It is better to back a repressive but anti-communist dictatorship than to allow a communist takeover. (87) (ANTICOM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK538.2
0) Disagree18628.8
1) Agree40662.9
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
32) Agree/Disagree: Homosexual relations should be against the law. (87, 90) (ANTIGAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK786.1
0) Disagree75558.9
1) Agree44835.0
Missing17262 
TOTAL1281100.0
33) For/Against: What about allowing drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska? (02, 09) (ANWROIL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1067.8
0) Against60544.6
1) For64547.6
Missing17187 
TOTAL1356100.0
34) How often, in general, are Arabs discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (02, 04, 06) (ARABDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK47623.1
1) Never1165.6
2) Rarely43921.3
3) Fairly often58228.2
4) Very often45221.9
Missing16478 
TOTAL2065100.0
35) For/Against: What about using public funds to help build a basketball arena in downtown Houston? (99) (ARENA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK182.8
0) Against39360.2
1) For24237.1
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
36) Agree/Disagree: Spending more money on nuclear arms will ultimately weaken the U.S. rather than strengthen it. (88, 90) (ARMSCOST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1078.1
0) Disagree56943.3
1) Agree63948.6
Missing17228 
TOTAL1315100.0
37) How often, in general, do you think Asians are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their ethnicity? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (ASIADIS5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8112.5
1) Never568.6
2) Rarely15123.2
3) Sometimes24637.8
4) Fairly often7711.8
5) Very often396.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
38) How often, in general, are Asians discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (02, 03) (ASIADISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21816.8
1) Never1249.5
2) Rarely48937.6
3) Fairly often36828.3
4) Very often1017.8
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
39) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who is Asian? (01) (ASIAFRS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
0) No29044.5
1) Yes36055.3
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
40) Thinking about the people you consider to be your close personal friends, not just someone you know, do you have a close personal friend who is Asian? (02, 04) (ASIAFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.2
0) No72555.8
1) Yes57344.1
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
41) Agree/Disagree: Asian Houstonians tend to put too much pressure on their children to succeed in school. (92) (ASIANS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10816.7
0) Disagree27843.0
1) Agree26140.3
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
42) IF "YES" (ASTHMA): Do you still have asthma? (04, 06) (ASMANOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21.1
0) No6937.5
1) Yes11361.4
Missing18359 
TOTAL184100.0
43) For/Against: What about a federal law banning assault weapons? (05) (ASSUALT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.5
0) Against19329.6
1) For42364.9
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
44) Have you ever been diagnosed with asthma? (04, 06) (ASTHMA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.4
0) No121986.5
1) Yes18413.1
Missing17134 
TOTAL1409100.0
45) How likely do you think it is that there will be a major terrorist attack on Houston in the next ten years? Do you think it's very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all? (05, 07) (ATTACK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK644.9
1) Not likely at all1239.4
2) Not very likely23718.1
3) Somewhat likely58945.0
4) Very likely29522.6
Missing17235 
TOTAL1308100.0
46) How would you rate the control of air pollution, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (BADAIR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1123.2
1) Poor156344.4
2) Fair118733.8
3) Good60717.3
4) Excellent481.4
Missing15026 
TOTAL3517100.0
47) Which type of crime has the most serious consequences for society [rotate]: white-collar crime, such as the S & L crisis; or: street crime, such as robbery or assault? (91) (BADCRIME)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK385.7
1) White-collar crime17025.5
2) Street crime45868.8
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
48) Agree/Disagree: A book that most people disapprove of should be kept out of the public libraries. (01, 08) (BANBOOKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK533.9
0) Disagree92468.3
1) Agree37627.8
Missing17190 
TOTAL1353100.0
49) For/Against: What about a law that would allow private citizens to carry handguns? (93, 95) (BEARGUN1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK644.9
0) Against70954.5
1) For52740.5
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
50) For/Against: What about the law allowing private citizens to carry handguns? (96) (BEARGUN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK192.9
0) Against32750.2
1) For30546.9
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
51) Which one of these three statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (83-10) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10015.5
1) The Bible is the actual word of God, and it should be taken literally, word for word640735.4
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God, but it was written by men and contains some human errors947652.3
3) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends; God had nothing to do with it12356.8
Missing424 
TOTAL18119100.0
52) The company might decide to hire more minorities and women, even if they are less qualified than candidates who are white males. Would you approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about that policy? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or only slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or only slightly disapprove? (01) (BIGPREF2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK31.9
1) Strongly disapprove4628.6
2) Disapprove3219.9
3) Slightly disapprove95.6
4) Neither approve nor disapprove3924.2
5) Slightly approve127.5
6) Approve74.3
7) Strongly approve138.1
Missing18382 
TOTAL161100.0
53) What would you say is the biggest problem facing people in the Houston area today? (84-10) (BIGPROB1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/FK9565.4
1) Traffic congestion378821.5
2) Intergroup conflicts among area residents4012.3
3) Economy418123.7
4) Crime527929.9
5) Public health2391.4
6) Schools/Children4712.7
7) Social issues6193.5
8) Taxes/Pollution8805.0
9) Other concerns8374.7
Missing892 
TOTAL17651100.0
54) What would you say is the biggest problem facing people in the Houston area today? (03-10) (BIGPROB2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3195.8
1) Traffic congestion (too many cars on the streets)145626.3
2) Inadequate mass transit, too few alternatives to private cars1372.5
3) Street repairs, road closings1132.0
4) Immigration: too many aliens (legal or illegal)1522.7
5) Ethnic relations, intergroup conflicts among area residents591.1
6) Economy, jobs, poverty123322.3
7) Crime, safety, drugs109219.7
8) Public health, access to care1152.1
9) Specific health problems140.3
10) Public education, libraries1202.2
11) Public education300.5
12) Social immorality731.3
13) City services, government821.5
14) City finances, deficits90.2
15) City taxes: too high, unfair691.2
16) Pollution, air quality1833.3
17) Urban sprawl, land loss460.8
18) Other concerns2284.1
Missing13013 
TOTAL5530100.0
55) IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Anglos in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03, 05) (BKANGS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Black77.2
1) 10% Anglo1212.4
2) 20% Anglo1010.3
3) 30% Anglo88.2
4) 40% Anglo88.2
5) 50% Anglo99.3
6) 60% Anglo1111.3
7) 70% Anglo99.3
8) 80% Anglo77.2
9) 90% Anglo66.2
10) 100% Anglo1010.3
Missing18446 
TOTAL97100.0
56) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Anglo and 90% black. (04) (BKANGS1)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat unlikely210.0
4) Somewhat likely525.0
5) Very likely1365.0
Missing18523 
TOTAL20100.0
57) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Anglo and 70% black. (04) (BKANGS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely16.3
4) Somewhat likely425.0
5) Very likely1168.8
Missing18527 
TOTAL16100.0
58) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house — It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Anglo and 40% black. (04) (BKANGS6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused16.3
1) Very unlikely16.3
2) Somewhat unlikely16.3
3) Don't know/Uncertain212.5
4) Somewhat likely318.8
5) Very likely850.0
Missing18527 
TOTAL16100.0
59) IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Asians in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (04) (BKASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Black23.6
1) 10% Asian47.3
2) 20% Asian59.1
3) 30% Asian35.5
4) 40% Asian59.1
5) 50% Asian610.9
6) 60% Asian59.1
7) 70% Asian47.3
8) 80% Asian814.5
9) 90% Asian814.5
10) 100% Asian59.1
Missing18488 
TOTAL55100.0
60) IF R IS BLACK OR ASIAN: Using a 10-point scale, where 10 means "excellent" and 1 means "very poor," how would you rate the relations between blacks and Asians in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (BKASRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK846.4
1) Very poor997.6
2) 2604.6
3) 31037.9
4) 41259.6
5) 531324.0
6) 613710.5
7) 715111.6
8) 81239.4
9) 9513.9
10) Excellent604.6
Missing17237 
TOTAL1306100.0
61) IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Hispanics in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03) (BKHISPS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Black57.8
1) 10% Hispanic710.9
2) 20% Hispanic1015.6
3) 30% Hispanic69.4
4) 40% Hispanic57.8
5) 50% Hispanic812.5
6) 60% Hispanic46.3
7) 70% Hispanic710.9
8) 80% Hispanic46.3
9) 90% Hispanic46.3
10) 100% Hispanic46.3
Missing18479 
TOTAL64100.0
62) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Hispanic and 90% black. (04) (BKHISPS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely14.3
2) Somewhat unlikely28.7
3) Don't know/Uncertain28.7
4) Somewhat likely939.1
5) Very likely939.1
Missing18520 
TOTAL23100.0
63) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Hispanic and 70% black. (BKHISPS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely15.6
3) Don't know/Uncertain15.6
4) Somewhat likely950.0
5) Very likely738.9
Missing18525 
TOTAL18100.0
64) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Hispanic and 40% black. (04) (BKHISPS6)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely27.7
2) Somewhat unlikely13.8
3) Don't know/Uncertain27.7
4) Somewhat likely415.4
5) Very likely1765.4
Missing18517 
TOTAL26100.0
65) How often, in general, are blacks [IF R IS BLACK: HISPANICS] discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (00, 01) (BKHSDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1259.6
1) Never352.7
2) Rarely29322.5
3) Fairly often57744.4
4) Very often27120.8
Missing17242 
TOTAL1301100.0
66) IF R IS BLACK OR HISPANIC: Using a 10-point scale, where 10 means "excellent" and 1 means "very poor," how would you rate the relations between blacks and Hispanics in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (BKHSRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1747.2
1) Very poor1154.7
2) 2552.3
3) 3953.9
4) 41486.1
5) 549220.3
6) 628411.7
7) 734914.4
8) 838115.7
9) 91526.3
10) Excellent1797.4
Missing16119 
TOTAL2424100.0
67) Agree/Disagree: Black Houstonians tend to blame their problems on discrimination rather than accepting responsibility for them. (92) (BLACKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK396.0
0) Disagree13821.3
1) Agree47072.6
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
68) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. often blames the Soviet Union for troubles in other countries that are really caused by internal problems, like poverty and repression. (86) (BLAMESOV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK518.2
0) Disagree17628.4
1) Agree39263.3
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
69) In your opinion, does being African American help, hurt, or make no difference in getting a good job in Houston today, considering the effects of both discrimination and affirmative action? (99) (BLKADV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK558.4
1) Hurts19429.7
2) No difference32750.1
3) Helps7711.8
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
70) Agree/Disagree: It is easy to understand the anger of black people in America. (04) (BLKANGER)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK629.5
0) Disagree30346.6
1) Agree28543.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
71) How often, in general, are blacks discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (02, 03, 04, 06, 09) (BLKDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK35010.2
1) Never1464.3
2) Rarely88125.8
3) Fairly often140040.9
4) Very often64418.8
Missing15122 
TOTAL3421100.0
72) How often, in general, do you think blacks are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their ethnicity? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (BLKDISC5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK497.5
1) Never345.2
2) Rarely6510.0
3) Sometimes25639.4
4) Fairly often15523.8
5) Very often9114.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
73) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who is black? (01) (BLKFRS1)
TOTAL%
0) No13320.4
1) Yes51879.6
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
74) Thinking about the people you consider to be your close personal friends, not just someone you know, do you have a close personal friend who is black? (02, 04, 09) (BLKFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.4
0) No50525.2
1) Yes149374.4
Missing16537 
TOTAL2006100.0
75) Overall, do you feel that the problems facing black Americans today are [rotate]: mainly the result of attitudes and inequalities in the larger society; or: mainly the result of problems within the black community itself? (97, 00, 04, 06, 08, 10) (BLKPROBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3227.7
1) Attitudes & inequalities in society114127.4
2) Both are equally important (Vol.)124029.8
3) Problems within the black community146535.1
Missing14375 
TOTAL4168100.0
76) Agree/Disagree: When both parents work, men and women should make equal career sacrifices to share in the responsibilities of raising children. (86) (BOTHJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.3
0) Disagree447.1
1) Agree56791.6
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
77) Do you think that local government is trying to do too much, is not doing enough, or is doing just about the right amount to enforce restrictions on developers, such as drainage requirements? (88) (BUILDERS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10215.0
1) Not enough34851.3
2) Right amount20530.2
3) Too much243.5
Missing17864 
TOTAL679100.0
78) IF R HAS A CHILD LIVING AT HOME (CHLDHOME): How serious a problem has buying the groceries you need to feed your family been for you personally during the past year? Has that been a very serious problem, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem for you as a parent during the past year? (02, 09, 10) (BUYFOOD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK141.3
1) Not much of a problem80977.9
2) Somewhat13713.2
3) Very serious797.6
Missing17504 
TOTAL1039100.0
79) ASK EVERYONE: How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? (03, 05) (BUYHOME)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK272.3
1) Very unlikely39232.7
2) Somewhat likely19416.2
3) Uncertain645.3
4) Somewhat likely25821.5
5) Very likely26322.0
Missing17345 
TOTAL1198100.0
80) Agree/Disagree: The most important decisions affecting the Houston area are made by a small group of powerful people, rather than by elected officials. (90) (CABAL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK538.3
0) Disagree26742.0
1) Agree31649.7
Missing17907 
TOTAL636100.0
81) IF R IS BLACK, HISPANIC, OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP) AND IF A PARENT WAS NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (PARSBORN): During the past year, how often did you contact friends or relatives in your country of origin? Would you say: often, occasionally, or never? (95, 02) (CALLHOME)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8323.3
1) Never6418.0
2) Occasionally9526.7
3) Often11432.0
Missing18187 
TOTAL356100.0
82) IF "YES" (SELFBORN) OR "YES" (CITIZEN): Right now, are you registered so that you can vote in the Presidential election this November if you want to? (84, 92, 96, 00, 02, 04, 08, 10) (CANVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK551.1
0) No52910.8
1) Not, but will be1933.9
2) Yes414384.2
Missing13623 
TOTAL4920100.0
83) Agree/Disagree: Even if public transportation were much more efficient than it is today, I would still drive my car to work. (83, 85, 04, 07, 09) (CARBEST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1304.3
0) Disagree121740.1
1) Agree168855.6
Missing15508 
TOTAL3035100.0
84) Do you favor or oppose requiring emissions tests on all vehicles in Houston? (95, 97, 99, 01, 05) (CARTESTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1314.0
0) Oppose106932.8
1) Favor205763.2
Missing15286 
TOTAL3257100.0
85) In the past year, have you contributed time or money to any local organization working to help needy people in the Houston area? (90) (CHARITY1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.9
0) No15724.7
1) Yes47374.4
Missing17907 
TOTAL636100.0
86) In the past thirty days, did you volunteer your time for a Houston charity or non-profit? (93, 95, 96, 97) (CHARITY2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK160.6
0) No188372.4
1) Yes70327.0
Missing15941 
TOTAL2602100.0
87) During the past twelve months, did you personally contribute any of your time to a volunteer activity? (98-10) (CHARITY3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK290.3
0) No365241.6
1) Yes510458.1
Missing9758 
TOTAL8785100.0
88) IF R HAS A CHILD LIVING AT HOME (CHLDHOME): Does your child (do all of your children) currently have any health insurance? (02) (CHLDINSR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK31.0
0) No5718.9
1) Yes24180.1
Missing18242 
TOTAL301100.0
89) Agree/Disagree: The computer revolution will ultimately bring more harm than good to the quality of life in America. (83) (CHIPBAD1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK194.0
0) Disagree30664.7
1) Agree14831.3
Missing18070 
TOTAL473100.0
90) Agree/Disagree: The computer revolution will ultimately destroy more jobs than it creates. (84, 86, 88, 97) (CHIPBAD2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1184.7
0) Disagree127050.8
1) Agree111144.5
Missing16044 
TOTAL2499100.0
91) For/Against: What about spending more tax dollars to make child care available for working parents? (89) (CHLCARE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK101.6
0) Against17928.7
1) For43469.7
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
92) For/Against: What about more government spending on child care for the poor, even if it means raising taxes? (91) (CHLCARE2)
TOTAL%
-1) -1223.3
0) Against26840.2
1) For37656.5
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
93) IF R HAS A CHILD UNDER AGE 6 (YNGCHLDN): How serious a problem has arranging for adequate day care been for you personally during the past year? Has that been a very serious problem, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem for you as a parent during the past year? (02) (CHLDCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK96.9
1) Not much of a problem9170.0
2) Somewhat serious1612.3
3) Very serious1410.8
Missing18413 
TOTAL130100.0
94) IF "YES" (NCHLDN): How many of them are living at home? (82-10) (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
0) No children1036855.9
1) 1333718.0
2) 2304016.4
3) 312156.6
4) 44202.3
5) 51040.6
6) 6360.2
7) 7140.1
8) 8 or more90.0
TOTAL18543100.0
95) When you were growing up (i.e., when you were 16 years old), did you live mainly in a large metropolitan area, a small city, a small town, or in a farm area? (82-84, 93) (CHLDHOOD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK170.8
1) Metropolitan area90943.6
2) Small city36617.6
3) Small town47122.6
4) Farm area32115.4
Missing16459 
TOTAL2084100.0
96) For/Against: What about more use of tax money to provide medical insurance to children from low-income families? (03) (CHLDINS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK142.2
0) Against7912.2
1) For55785.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
97) Where did you live when you were growing up (i.e., when you were 16 years old)? (83, 84, 93, 94) (CHLDPLA1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK70.3
1) Here; same place I live now72931.4
2) Elsewhere in the Southwest (OK, LA, NM, AZ)72631.3
3) Southeast (VA, WV, NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, FL, AL, MS, AR)1858.0
4) Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC)1446.2
5) Midwest (MI, OH, IN, MO, IL, WI)1757.5
6) Central (MN, IA, MT, KS, NE, ND, SD, NV, ID, WY, CO, UT)682.9
7) Pacific (WA, OR, CA)552.4
8) Mexico, South America, Latin America1295.6
9) Elsewhere outside the U.S.1054.5
Missing16220 
TOTAL2323100.0
98) Where did you live when you were growing up (i.e., when you were 16 years old)? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (95-10) (CHLDPLA2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL995270.755106
99) Agree/Disagree: Preschool children are likely to have problems later in life if both of their parents work. (88, 92, 95, 98, 00, 02, 05, 07, 09) (CHLDPROB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2514.2
0) Disagree334956.4
1) Agree234039.4
Missing12603 
TOTAL5940100.0
100) Which one of these statements comes closer to your view? [rotate]: "Young people should be taught by their elders to do what is right." Or: "Young people should be taught to think for themselves even though they may do something their elders disapprove of." (94) (CHLDVALS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK172.6
1) To do what is right40462.1
2) To think for selves23035.3
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
101) In the past thirty days, did you attend a religious service, other than a wedding or funeral? (82, 86, 90, 91, 96-10) (CHURCH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1080.9
0) No478038.5
1) Yes753260.6
Missing6123 
TOTAL12420100.0
102) How often do you attend religious services? Would you say: very often, pretty often, not too often, or never? (83) (CHURCH2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7015.1
1) Never204.3
2) Not too often15232.8
3) Pretty often9921.4
4) Very often12226.3
Missing18080 
TOTAL463100.0
103) IF NOT BORN IN U.S.: Are you an American citizen? (95, 97-10) (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK261.5
0) No98756.4
1) Yes73642.1
Missing16794 
TOTAL1749100.0
104) Do you think there should or should not be health insurance and other employee benefits for gay partners of people who work for the city of Houston? (01) (CITYGAYS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK477.2
1) Should not18328.1
2) It depends253.8
3) Should39660.8
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
105) Given the limited amount of funds available for public transportation in Houston, would you prefer to see the money being used [rotate]: To improve the highways to the outer suburbs; or: To build a transit system to encourage inner city development? (93, 96, 98, 00) (CITYSUB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1646.3
1) Roads to suburbs108841.8
2) Develop inner city134951.9
Missing15942 
TOTAL2601100.0
106) IF R SAYS, "VERY INTERESTED" OR "SOMEWHAT INTERESTED" (MOVECITY): What sort of city neighborhood would you prefer to live in (rotate:) An area with a mix of developments, including homes, shops, and restaurants; or: A single-family residential neighborhood? (05) (CITYTYPE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK22.1
1) An area with a mix of developments6973.4
2) A single-family residential neighborhood2324.5
Missing18449 
TOTAL94100.0
107) Agree/Disagree: Affirmative action programs should be for low-income people and not for people of a specific race or gender. (00, 07, 09) (CLASSAAP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1859.2
0) Disagree66032.8
1) Agree116758.0
Missing16531 
TOTAL2012100.0
108) Agree/Disagree: The most important thing that religion offers me is comfort when sorrows and misfortune strike. (83) (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7215.6
0) Disagree18239.3
1) Agree20945.1
Missing18080 
TOTAL463100.0
109) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): How do you usually get to work? (00, 03, 04, 09) (COMMHOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK744.8
1) Drive alone (car or motorcycle)123179.4
2) Drive or ride with household member805.2
3) Drive or ride with non-household member684.4
4) Metro624.0
5) Walk312.0
6) Bicycle50.3
Missing16992 
TOTAL1551100.0
110) Agree/Disagree: The communists are behind just about all of the unrest in world today. (82, 84, 86, 88, 90) (COMMIES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1485.1
0) Disagree168458.1
1) Agree106436.7
Missing15647 
TOTAL2896100.0
111) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): On an average day, about how long does it usually take you to get to work? (00, 01, 03-06, 09) (COMMUTE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL280123.56920
112) For/Against: What about making condoms available to students in the public schools? (92, 96, 01) (CONDOMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK834.3
0) Against72537.2
1) For114158.5
Missing16594 
TOTAL1949100.0
113) For/Against: What about a law requiring parental consent before a female under the age of 18 can have an abortion? (91, 97, 99, 04) (CONSENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1204.6
0) Against79330.3
1) For170765.2
Missing15923 
TOTAL2620100.0
114) How often in general do you find yourself wishing you had more contact with other people in the Houston area? Would you say: very often, pretty often, not too often, or never? (83, 06) (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK50.4
0) 033827.3
1) Never47838.6
2) Not too often22217.9
3) Pretty often12410.0
4) Very often725.8
Missing17304 
TOTAL1239100.0
115) Agree/Disagree: Today's requirements for pollution control cost more than they are worth. (82, 83) (COSTLY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK667.5
0) Disagree52359.1
1) Agree29633.4
Missing17658 
TOTAL885100.0
116) How would you rate the cost of food and other necessities, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82) (COSTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.7
1) Poor9021.8
2) Fair16941.0
3) Good13532.8
4) Excellent153.6
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
117) In general, do you think that the criminal justice system in Houston is biased in favor of blacks, biased against blacks, or does it generally give blacks fair treatment? (96, 06) (CRIMBIAS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK24417.2
1) Against Blacks46833.1
2) Fair Treatment63244.6
3) In favor of Blacks725.1
Missing17127 
TOTAL1416100.0
118) How worried are you personally that you or a member of your family will become the victim of a crime? Would you say you are: very worried, somewhat worried, not very worried, or not worried at all? (95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05-10) (CRIMFEAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK500.7
1) Not worried at all80010.7
2) Not very worried148619.9
3) Somewhat worried313141.8
4) Very worried201927.0
Missing11057 
TOTAL7486100.0
119) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that: the crime rate is [randomized: (low/high)] (03, 05) (CRIMRATE)
TOTAL%
1) Low64051.2
2) High60948.8
Missing17294 
TOTAL1249100.0
120) How often do you visit Houston's museums or live theaters? Would you say: at least once a month, several times a year, less often than that, or never? (04, 06, 10) (CULTURE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.4
1) Never36817.0
2) Rarely77635.8
3) Several times a year71533.0
4) At least once a month29813.8
Missing16378 
TOTAL2165100.0
121) Does your neighborhood have curbside recycling? (91) (CURBSIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK101.5
0) No53279.9
1) Yes12418.6
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
122) Even if it is cheaper to continue using the Houston landfills for another few years, would you favor moving immediately to provide all Houston households with curbside recycling, or would you prefer to wait until recycling becomes financially necessary? (91) (CYCLENOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK263.9
1) Immediately provide48773.1
2) Wait until necessary15323.0
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
123) For/Against: What about more government spending to make child care available to working parents? (95, 98, 00, 03) (DAYCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK572.2
0) Against63524.4
1) For190873.4
Missing15943 
TOTAL2600100.0
124) For/Against: What about the reinstatement of the death penalty? (82) (DEATH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK215.1
0) Against9823.8
1) For29371.1
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
125) For/Against: What about the increased use of the death penalty? (84, 86, 88, 90) (DEATH2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1777.1
0) Against59023.8
1) For171769.1
Missing16059 
TOTAL2484100.0
126) For/Against: What about expanding the number of crimes that are punishable by the death penalty? (95) (DEATH3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK355.4
0) Against20431.4
1) For41163.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
127) For/Against: What about the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (93, 98, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (DEATH4)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3967.5
0) Against144327.4
1) For342965.1
Missing13275 
TOTAL5268100.0
128) Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (82) (DEFECT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK133.2
0) No5814.1
1) Yes34182.8
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
129) As a national program, do you think we're now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on the military, armaments, and defense? (82-97, 99, 01-10) (DEFENSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11356.6
1) Too little354720.6
2) About right681439.5
3) Too much574333.3
Missing1304 
TOTAL17239100.0
130) Do you think that the federal budget can be balanced just by cutting programs, or will it require raising taxes? (95) (DEFICITS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK396.0
1) Government programs24838.2
2) More taxes21232.6
3) Both/Neither15123.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
131) IF "PROTESTANT" (RELIG1): What specific denomination is that, if any? (82) (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.4
1) Baptist12445.9
2) Methodist5219.3
3) Lutheran155.6
4) Presbyterian207.4
5) Episcopalian134.8
6) Other4516.7
Missing18273 
TOTAL270100.0
132) IF "PROTESTANT" (RELIG1): What specific denomination is that, if any? (83) (DENOM2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.3
1) Baptist12240.7
2) Methodist5719.0
3) Lutheran196.3
4) Presbyterian217.0
5) Episcopalian196.3
6) Church of Christ196.3
7) Christian (non-denominational)217.0
8) Other124.0
9) None, agnostic93.0
Missing18243 
TOTAL300100.0
133) IF "PROTESTANT" (RELIG1): What specific denomination is that, if any? (85-87) (DENOM3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK272.6
1) Baptist47345.3
2) Church of Christ, Evangelical363.5
3) Assembly of God, Pentecostal514.9
4) Methodist17717.0
5) Lutheran726.9
6) Presbyterian605.8
7) Episcopalian494.7
8) Other denomination656.2
9) None, agnostic333.2
Missing17500 
TOTAL1043100.0
134) IF "PROTESTANT" (RELIG1): What specific denomination is that, if any? (88) (DENOM4)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.3
1) Baptist16946.7
2) Church of Christ, Evangelical185.0
3) Assembly of God, Pentecostal92.5
4) Christian, non-denominational154.1
5) Lutheran, Methodist8022.1
6) Presbyterian246.6
7) Episcopalian246.6
8) Other denomination143.9
9) None82.2
Missing18181 
TOTAL362100.0
135) IF "PROTESTANT" (RELIG1): What specific denomination is that, if any? (89-10) (DENOM5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2383.3
1) Baptist292940.3
2) Church of Christ, Evangelical2573.5
3) Assembly of God, Pentecostal2503.4
4) Christian, non-denominational102014.0
5) Lutheran4285.9
6) Methodist106514.7
7) Presbyterian, Episcopalian6378.8
8) Other denomination2723.7
9) None1722.4
Missing11275 
TOTAL7268100.0
136) For/Against: What about a law that would deny health and welfare services to illegal immigrants in Texas? (95, 07, 09, 10) (DENYHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1796.5
0) Against123644.8
1) For134748.8
Missing15781 
TOTAL2762100.0
137) On the average, black Americans have worse jobs, income, and housing than white Americans. Do you think the differences are mainly due to discrimination? (82) (DISCBLK1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.7
0) No25662.1
1) Yes14936.2
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
138) Agree/Disagree: The main reason that black Americans still have worse jobs, income, and housing than white Americans is because of continuing discrimination. (84) (DISCBLK2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK254.5
0) No32959.8
1) Yes19635.6
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
139) Which one of these four groups do you think is the most discriminated against in Houston, in terms of job opportunities, education, and city services [rotate]: Blacks; gays and lesbians; Hispanics; or Asians? (93) (DISCGRP1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8613.2
1) Blacks18628.6
2) Gays/Lesbians20130.9
3) Hispanics11617.8
4) Asians619.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
140) Of the remaining three groups (DISCGRP1), which one would you say is the most discriminated against? (93) (DISCGRP2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK335.9
1) Blacks16028.4
2) Gays/Lesbians12922.9
3) Hispanics15928.2
4) Asians8314.7
Missing17979 
TOTAL564100.0
141) Agree/Disagree: The main reason that Hispanics still have worse jobs, income, and housing than other Americans is because of continuing discrimination. (85) (DISCHISP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK234.2
0) Disagree36566.4
1) Agree16229.5
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
142) Do you think that companies are generally helped or hurt financially by taking steps to increase the ethnic diversity of their workforce? (04) (DIVBENEF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK9614.8
1) Hurt financially12619.4
2) Helped financially42865.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
143) Do you think the increasing ethnic diversity in Houston brought about by immigration is a good thing or a bad thing? (94, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (DIVERSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK58012.6
1) Bad things113624.6
2) Good thing290362.8
Missing13924 
TOTAL4619100.0
144) Here are some statements that compare life in the central city of Houston (meaning, inside Loop 610 or the Galleria area) with life in the suburbs (meaning, outside Loop 610 and the Galleria area). Please tell me whether you think the statement is a more accurate description of city living or of suburban living. What about this statement? People of different ethnic and economic backgrounds live in the same neighborhoods and interact in a social context. Is that more true of the city of Houston or more true of the surrounding suburbs? (05) (DIVERSTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11918.3
1) City31848.8
2) Suburbs21533.0
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
145) Did you donate any money, any food or other items, or any volunteer time to help the (Katrina) evacuees? (06) (DONATED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
0) No10914.4
1) Yes64885.4
Missing17784 
TOTAL759100.0
146) How important is it for the future of Houston to make major improvements in the downtown areas of the city? (95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (DOWNTOWN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1322.5
1) Not very important74114.1
2) Somewhat important191936.4
3) Very important247747.0
Missing13274 
TOTAL5269100.0
147) For/Against: What about the reinstatement of the draft? (82, 91, 07) (DRAFT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1176.7
0) Against96055.4
1) For65737.9
Missing16809 
TOTAL1734100.0
148) For/Against: What about raising the drinking age to 21 throughout the United States? (85) (DRINKING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK132.4
0) Against11020.0
1) For42777.6
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
149) For/Against: What about random drug testing in the workplace? (87) (DRUGTEST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK172.6
0) Against20231.3
1) For42666.0
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
150) For/Against: What about a law that would take away the driver's license of anyone convicted of drunk driving? (86) (DRUNKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK254.0
0) Against16126.0
1) For43370.0
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
151) On the average, black Americans have worse jobs, income, and housing than white Americans. Do you think the differences are because most blacks have less in-born ability to learn? (82) (BLKSBRN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK122.9
0) No32779.4
1) Yes7317.7
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
152) How serious a problem would you say is the overall condition of the earth's environment? Would you say: (85, 89, 96, 98) (EARTHENV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK582.3
1) Not very serious29211.8
2) Fairly serious120548.7
3) Very serious91937.1
Missing16069 
TOTAL2474100.0
153) Agree/Disagree: Black and Hispanic children have the same chance as Anglo children for a good public education. (91) (EDEQUAL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK274.1
0) Disagree26139.2
1) Agree37856.8
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
154) For/Against: What about preventing the children of illegal immigrants from attending the public schools? (97) (EDIMMIGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK406.1
0) Against40361.9
1) For20832.0
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
155) In areas where there are many non-English speaking immigrants, do you think the public schools should or should not offer education in their language? (96, 07) (EDLINGO)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK463.5
1) Should not73356.1
2) Should52840.4
Missing17236 
TOTAL1307100.0
156) What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you've completed? (82-10) (EDUC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK910.5
1) 9th grade or less12656.8
2) 10th or 11th grade8894.8
3) 12th grade424422.9
4) 1 year of college17979.7
5) 2 or 3 years of college365019.7
6) Bachelor's degree (BA, BS)408122.0
7) Some graduate level work6353.4
8) Master's degree (MA, MS, MBA, MEd, MSW)14037.6
9) Professional degree (PhD, JD, MD, DDS)4792.6
Missing9 
TOTAL18534100.0
157) On the average, black Americans have worse jobs, income, and housing than white Americans. Do you think the differences are because most blacks don't have a chance for the education it takes to rise out of poverty? (82) (EDUCBLKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK41.0
0) No20950.7
1) Yes19948.3
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
158) Agree/Disagree: The children of illegal immigrants should have the right to attend the public schools. (85, 95, 07, 09) (EDUNDOCS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK873.4
0) Disagree86833.9
1) Agree160762.7
Missing15981 
TOTAL2562100.0
159) Agree/Disagree: There are enough good jobs for all welfare recipients who really want to work. (96, 10) (ENUFJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1158.2
0) Disagree59642.5
1) Agree69049.3
Missing17142 
TOTAL1401100.0
160) Agree/Disagree: Houston city government has plenty tax money for all of the needed services. (84, 87, 97) (ENUFTAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21911.9
0) Disagree65235.3
1) Agree97552.8
Missing16697 
TOTAL1846100.0
161) As a national program, do you think we're now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on improving and protecting the environment? (82-10) (ENVMT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11426.2
1) Too little1007754.4
2) About right605032.6
3) Too much12696.8
Missing5 
TOTAL18538100.0
162) How important is it for everybody, regardless of ethnicity or gender, to have equal opportunities in the workplace? (98) (EQUALIMP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.5
1) Not very important142.2
2) Somewhat important6510.0
3) Very important56887.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
163) Agree/Disagree: Blacks and other minorities have the same opportunities as whites in the U.S. today. (90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (EQUALITY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2172.9
0) Disagree347947.0
1) Agree370650.1
Missing11141 
TOTAL7402100.0
164) For/Against: What about requiring richer public schools to give money to poorer schools? (94, 02, 07) (EQUALIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK985.0
0) Against61331.3
1) For124663.7
Missing16586 
TOTAL1957100.0
165) For/Against: What about the ratification of the equal rights amendment? (82) (ERA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK286.8
0) Against10224.8
1) For28268.4
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
166) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: [R's ethnicity: Anglos/Blacks/Hispanics/Asians] tend to have more in common with each other than with people from other ethnic backgrounds. IF "AGREE": Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, or only slightly agree? IF "DISAGREE": Would you say that you strongly disagree, disagree, or only slightly disagree? (06) (ETHALIKE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK263.4
1) Strongly disagree567.3
2) Disagree13617.8
3) Slightly disagree658.5
4) Neither agree nor disagree314.1
5) Slightly agree10113.2
6) Agree23931.2
7) Strongly agree11114.5
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
167) Would you say that you generally feel much closer to [R's ethnicity: Anglos/blacks/Hispanics/Asians] than to people from other ethnic backgrounds, only a little closer, or not closer at all? (06, 09) (ETHCLOSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK845.8
1) Not closer at all38526.8
2) Only a little closer60241.8
3) Much closer36825.6
Missing17104 
TOTAL1439100.0
168) IF "NO" (ETHFRNDS): What is [NAME1's] ethnic background? (06) (ETHFRND1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.8
1) Anglo11046.4
2) Black4820.3
3) Hispanic5724.1
4) Asian125.1
5) Other - specify83.4
Missing18306 
TOTAL237100.0
169) IF "NO" (ETHFRNDS): What is [NAME2's] ethnic background? (06) (ETHFRND2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.8
1) Anglo10142.6
2) Black5322.4
3) Hispanic6627.8
4) Asian104.2
5) Other - specify52.1
Missing18306 
TOTAL237100.0
170) IF "NO" (ETHFRNDS): What is [NAME3's] ethnic background? (06) (ETHFRND3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK41.7
1) Anglo9941.8
2) Black4519.0
3) Hispanic6427.0
4) Asian93.8
5) Other - specify166.8
Missing18306 
TOTAL237100.0
171) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, HISPANIC, OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): Please think about the three people, outside of your immediate family, whom you would consider to be your three closest friends in Houston. And please give me their first names or initials. Are all three of them [R's ethnicity]? (06) (ETHFRNDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.1
0) No23732.4
1) Yes48766.5
Missing17811 
TOTAL732100.0
172) Please think about the three people, outside of your immediate family, whom you would consider to be your three closest friends in Houston. Are all three of them [R's ethnicity]? (03) (ETHFRS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK183.0
0) No25942.5
1) Yes33354.6
Missing17933 
TOTAL610100.0
173) IF "NO" (ETHFRS): What are the ethnic backgrounds of your three closest friends in Houston? First named (03) (ETHFRS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK31.2
1) Anglo11142.9
2) Black4818.5
3) Hispanic7428.6
4) Asian186.9
5) Other51.9
Missing18284 
TOTAL259100.0
174) IF "NO" (ETHFRS): What is the ethnic background of another of your three closest friends in Houston? Second named (03) (ETHFRS2)
TOTAL%
1) Anglo6931.5
2) Black6931.5
3) Hispanic5926.9
4) Asian156.8
5) Other73.2
Missing18324 
TOTAL219100.0
175) IF "NO" (ETHFRS): What is the ethnic background of the third of your three closest friends? Third named (03) (ETHFRS3)
TOTAL%
1) Anglo1921.6
2) Black1921.6
3) Hispanic3539.8
4) Asian55.7
5) Other1011.4
Missing18455 
TOTAL88100.0
176) Are you Anglo, black, Hispanic, Asian, or of some other ethnic background (specify)? [If R names more than one ethnicity:] Which ethnic group do you generally identify with? (82-10 (ETHGROUP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2521.4
1) Anglos1089658.8
2) Blacks318117.2
3) Hispanics330317.8
4) Asians4412.4
5) Other4662.5
Missing4 
TOTAL18539100.0
177) How would you rate the relations among ethnic groups in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (92-10) (ETHRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5444.3
1) Poor216217.0
2) Fair514740.6
3) Good435734.4
4) Excellent4743.7
Missing5859 
TOTAL12684100.0
178) Do you think that the increasing ethnic diversity in Houston will eventually become [rotate]: A source of great strength for the city; or: A growing problem for the city? (96, 98, 00, 02, 03, 06, 08, 10) (ETHSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5169.4
1) A growing problem148227.1
2) A source of great strength347063.5
Missing13075 
TOTAL5468100.0
179) IF R LIVES IN THE SUBURBS (WHERELIV): Have you ever lived in the city of Houston? (97, 98, 00, 04) (EVERCITY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.7
0) No55847.4
1) Yes61151.9
Missing17366 
TOTAL1177100.0
180) IF R LIVES IN THE CITY (WHERELIV): Have you ever lived in the Houston suburbs? (97, 98, 00, 04) (EVERSUBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK70.5
0) No98370.0
1) Yes41529.5
Missing17138 
TOTAL1405100.0
181) IF R IS NOT WORKING FULL-TIME (WORKING): Have you ever worked at a full-time job? (98) (EVERWORK)
TOTAL%
0) No4617.0
1) Yes22483.0
Missing18273 
TOTAL270100.0
182) Should the federal government see to it that minorities get fair treatment in jobs, or should such matters be left to the states and local communities? (86) (FAIRJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.9
1) Federal government26242.3
2) States and localities31450.7
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
183) Agree/Disagree: The wishes of the family should always be given priority over personal wishes. (95) (FAMDUTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK345.2
0) Disagree18428.3
1) Agree43266.5
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
184) Agree/Disagree: It is much better if the husband works outside the home and the wife takes care of the home and family. (83, 85, 87, 89, 92, 97) (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1454.0
0) Disagree175548.9
1) Agree168947.1
Missing14954 
TOTAL3589100.0
185) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (82, 84, 86) (FAMPLAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK734.6
0) Disagree63340.0
1) Agree87555.3
Missing16962 
TOTAL1581100.0
186) Counting yourself, how many people in all live in your household? (88-10) (FAMSIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1360.9
1) 1251616.5
2) 2458730.0
3) 3286418.7
4) 4284718.6
5) 514269.3
6) 66124.0
7) 72101.4
8) 8 or more910.6
Missing3254 
TOTAL15289100.0
187) Agree/Disagree: It is more important for a father to be involved in the lives of his children than it is for him to make as much money as possible for his family. (84) (FATHERS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK285.1
0) Disagree5610.2
1) Agree46684.7
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
188) Agree/Disagree: A single father can raise secure and happy children just as well as a single mother can. (85) (FATHERS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK234.2
0) Disagree10719.5
1) Agree42076.4
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
189) Agree/Disagree: People in possession of small amounts of marijuana should be fined rather than sent to jail. (05) (FINEPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK375.7
0) Disagree16725.6
1) Agree44868.7
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
190) Do you own a firearm of any kind? (82, 93, 96) (FIREARM1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK130.8
0) No99758.2
1) Yes66538.8
2) Other household member does (Vol.)382.2
Missing16830 
TOTAL1713100.0
191) Do you, or anyone in the household, own a firearm of any kind? (00) (FIREARM2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK172.6
0) No40161.7
1) Yes23235.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
192) Against/For: What about changing the federal income tax system to a flat tax system? (96) (FLATTAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10616.3
0) Against25939.8
1) For28643.9
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
193) As a national program, do you think we're now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on economic aid to the poor countries of the world? (82, 85, 87, 94, 95, 00-03, 05, 07, 09) (FORAID)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5377.1
1) Too little138818.5
2) About right233131.0
3) Too much326743.4
Missing11020 
TOTAL7523100.0
194) Do you think local government is doing too much, too little, or about the right amount to develop parks, open spaces, and bike trails in the Houston area? (94, 01) (FORPARKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK705.4
1) Too little51139.2
2) About right64549.5
3) Too much765.8
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
195) Do you favor or oppose the United States agreeing to a "nuclear freeze" with the Soviet Union -- that is, putting a stop to the testing, production, and installation of additional nuclear weapons by both sides? (83-85) (FREEZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK774.9
0) Oppose38424.4
1) Favor111270.7
Missing16970 
TOTAL1573100.0
196) Do you think the quality of life for future generations in America will be better than it has been for us, about the same, or worse than it has been for us? (83) (FUTURE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK112.3
1) Worse16134.0
2) About the same13528.5
3) Better16735.2
Missing18069 
TOTAL474100.0
197) Do you think young people in America today will eventually have a higher standard of living, about the same, or a lower standard of living that do adult Americans today? (93, 95, 98, 02, 07) (FUTURE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1033.2
1) Will be lower104232.0
2) About the same98930.4
3) Will be higher112234.5
Missing15287 
TOTAL3256100.0
198) Thinking about the overall standard of living that you have had or expect to have, is it higher, lower, or about the same as your parents' standard of living? (94, 96, 99, 06, 08, 10) (FUTURE3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK270.6
1) Lower49711.9
2) About the same99923.9
3) Higher264963.5
Missing14371 
TOTAL4172100.0
199) How serious a problem would it be for the country if the gap between rich and poor gets significantly bigger than it is today? Would you say: (00, 06, 08, 10) (GAPGROWS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK933.2
1) Not much of a problem35012.2
2) Somewhat serious73525.6
3) Very serious168958.9
Missing15676 
TOTAL2867100.0
200) During the past twelve months, did you or anyone in your household contribute any money or other property to a charitable organization? (05) (GAVEALMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.9
0) No15023.0
1) Yes49676.1
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
201) For/Against: What about homosexuals being legally permitted to adopt children? (91, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (GAYADOPT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK61810.1
0) Against337255.0
1) For214435.0
Missing12409 
TOTAL6134100.0
202) Do you think there should or should not be health and other employee benefits for gay partners? (00) (GAYBENEF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK497.5
1) Should not19930.6
2) It depends253.8
3) Should37758.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
203) In your opinion, is homosexuality primarily a matter of personal choice; an in-born trait, or something caused by environmental factors? (93, 99, 04, 06, 08, 10) (GAYCAUSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK58614.1
1) Personal choice174941.9
2) Inborn trait138533.2
3) Environmental factors45010.8
Missing14373 
TOTAL4170100.0
204) How often, in general, are gays and lesbians discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (00, 02, 04, 06, 09, 10) (GAYDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71117.0
1) Never1984.7
2) Rarely92622.2
3) Fairly often132431.7
4) Very often101224.3
Missing14372 
TOTAL4171100.0
205) Do you have a friend who is gay or lesbian? (05, 07) (GAYFRND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK241.8
0) No58945.0
1) Yes69553.1
Missing17235 
TOTAL1308100.0
206) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who is gay or lesbian? (01) (GAYFRS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK142.2
0) No35354.2
1) Yes28443.6
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
207) Thinking about the people you consider to be your close personal friends, not just someone you know, do you have a close personal friend who is gay or lesbian? (04, 09) (GAYFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK272.0
0) No64547.6
1) Yes68450.4
Missing17187 
TOTAL1356100.0
208) Do you believe that homosexuality is something people choose or something they cannot change? (00, 03, 05, 07, 09) (GAYGIVEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF531.6
1) Cannot change135941.0
2) It depends/Unsure (Vol.)50415.2
3) Choose139642.1
Missing15231 
TOTAL3312100.0
209) For/Against: What about the efforts to guarantee equal civil rights for homosexual men and women? (84-90, 94, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05) (GAYLIB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7809.5
0) Against351642.8
1) For391447.7
Missing10333 
TOTAL8210100.0
210) Agree/Disagree: Marriages between homosexuals should be given the same legal status as heterosexual marriages. (93, 97, 99, 01, 03, 04, 07, 09) (GAYMARRY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4318.2
0) Disagree292455.5
1) Agree191236.3
Missing13276 
TOTAL5267100.0
211) Does anyone in your household identify as gay or lesbian? (02, 08) (GAYSHOME)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK322.4
0) No129095.4
1) Yes302.2
Missing17191 
TOTAL1352100.0
212) For/Against: What about allowing gays and lesbians to serve in the military? (93, 95) (GAYSIN1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1179.0
0) Against49838.3
1) For68552.7
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
213) For/Against: What about allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military? (00, 08, 10) (GAYSIN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1657.8
0) Against59928.5
1) For133863.7
Missing16441 
TOTAL2102100.0
214) Agree/Disagree: Homosexuality should be considered an acceptable lifestyle for those who choose it. (89) (GAYSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK203.2
0) Disagree24839.8
1) Agree35557.0
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
215) For/Against: What about allowing homosexuals to teach in the public schools? (92, 96, 01, 06, 09) (GAYTEACH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2667.8
0) Against115633.8
1) For199858.4
Missing15123 
TOTAL3420100.0
216) Do you believe that homosexuality is morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (GAYWRONG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1633.6
1) Morally wrong234652.3
2) It depends (Vol.)58813.1
3) Morally acceptable138830.9
Missing14058 
TOTAL4485100.0
217) Gender of the respondent, recorded by the interviewer (82-10) (GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male870647.0
1) Female980553.0
Missing32 
TOTAL18511100.0
218) How often have you personally been discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of your gender? Would you say: (98) (GENDISC5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK121.8
1) Never33651.7
2) Rarely10816.6
3) Sometimes12419.1
4) Fairly often324.9
5) Very often385.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
219) How closely do you follow the news about current events? Would you say: (05) (GETNEWS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.6
1) Never101.5
2) Rarely304.6
3) Some of the time12719.5
4) Regularly48173.8
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
220) Do you believe that Soviet leader Gorbachev honestly wants peaceful relations with the U.S. and other western countries, or is he just trying to create a good public image to gain an advantage for the Soviet Union? (89, 90) (GORBY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK836.6
1) Peaceful relations76360.6
2) Gain an advantage41332.8
Missing17284 
TOTAL1259100.0
221) Agree/Disagree: The government cannot solve many of the crucial problems facing our country today. (83) (GOVCANT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK102.1
0) Disagree16935.7
1) Agree29462.2
Missing18070 
TOTAL473100.0
222) Agree/Disagree: The government has no responsibility to help people when they're in trouble, because they are responsible for their own well-being. (97) (GOVCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK558.4
0) Disagree38759.4
1) Agree20932.1
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
223) Do you think local government is trying to do too much, not enough, or about the right amount to ensure equal job opportunities for minorities? (93) (GOVEEOC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK324.9
1) Not enough25138.6
2) Right amount28944.5
3) Too much7812.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
224) Agree/Disagree: The government should see to it that everyone who wants to work can find a job. (89, 95, 97, 01, 03, 09) (GOVJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK711.8
0) Disagree131533.5
1) Agree254564.7
Missing14612 
TOTAL3931100.0
225) IF "VERY IMPORTANT" OR "SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT" (EQUALIMP): Should it be the government's responsibility to ensure that companies provide equal opportunities for everyone, or does the responsibility lie elsewhere? (98) (GOVRESP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK264.1
1) Government's responsibility29646.8
2) Elsewhere31149.1
Missing17910 
TOTAL633100.0
226) Agree/Disagree: We can have rapid economic growth without serious environmental problems. (86) (GROWFAST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK386.1
0) Disagree22135.7
1) Agree36058.2
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
227) For/Against: What about continuing the war in the Gulf, even if we lose thousands of American lives? (91) (GULFWAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK385.7
0) Against27741.6
1) For35152.7
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
228) IF "YES" (FIREARM2): Does that include a handgun? (00) (HANDGUN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK62.6
0) No7231.0
1) Yes15466.4
Missing18311 
TOTAL232100.0
229) How often in the last few weeks did you feel that things were going your way? Would you say: very often, pretty often, not too often, or never? (82, 83, 85-87) (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK261.0
1) Never1013.7
2) Rarely68725.4
3) Fairly often132449.0
4) Very often56220.8
Missing15843 
TOTAL2700100.0
230) For/Against: What about changing the law to make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (90, 92, 95, 97) (HARDER1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1807.0
0) Against157961.1
1) For82531.9
Missing15959 
TOTAL2584100.0
231) For/Against: What about a law that would make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (HARDER2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3378.5
0) Against228957.7
1) For134233.8
Missing14575 
TOTAL3968100.0
232) Agree/Disagree: In general, a married couple cannot experience a complete life without having children. (85) (HAVECHLD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK122.2
0) Disagree38670.2
1) Agree15227.6
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
233) Do you and your family currently have any health insurance? (95, 99, 01, 03-10) (HAVINSUR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK570.8
0) No118315.8
1) Yes624583.4
Missing11058 
TOTAL7485100.0
234) Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (82) (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK133.2
0) No297.0
1) Yes37089.8
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
235) For/Against: What about a law that would allow doctors to help terminally ill patients to commit suicide? (93, 96, 98, 06) (HELPDIE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2097.7
0) Against133849.3
1) For116943.0
Missing15827 
TOTAL2716100.0
236) In your opinion, does being Hispanic help, hurt, or make no difference in getting a good job in Houston today, considering the effects of both discrimination and affirmative action? (99) (HISPADV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK548.3
1) Hurts16425.1
2) No difference32049.0
3) Helps11517.6
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
237) Agree/Disagree: Hispanic Houstonians tend to have little motivation to better themselves. (92) (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.6
0) Disagree34653.5
1) Agree25839.9
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
238) How often, in general, do you think Hispanics are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their ethnicity? Would you say: (98) (HISPDIS5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK436.6
1) Never304.6
2) Rarely7912.2
3) Sometimes25238.8
4) Fairly often15023.1
5) Very often9614.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
239) How often, in general, are Hispanics discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (02-04, 06, 09) (HISPDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK35910.5
1) Never1574.6
2) Rarely96328.1
3) Fairly often137940.3
4) Very often56316.5
Missing15122 
TOTAL3421100.0
240) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who is Hispanic? (01) (HISPFRS1)
TOTAL%
0) No639.7
1) Yes58890.3
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
241) Thinking about the people you consider to be your close personal friends, not just someone you know, do you have a close personal friend who is Hispanic? (02, 04, 09) (HISPFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK110.5
0) No36918.4
1) Yes162681.1
Missing16537 
TOTAL2006100.0
242) IF "HISPANIC" OR "OTHER" (ETHGROUP): What is your race? Is it white, black, Asian, or something else? (06) (HISPRACE)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know83.7
-1) Refused41.9
1) White3315.4
2) Black31.4
4) Asian20.9
5) Something else16476.6
Missing18329 
TOTAL214100.0
243) How much confidence do you have that in three or four years the Houston area as a whole will return to prosperous times? Would you say: (87-89) (HOBETTER)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK150.8
1) Not very confident21310.9
2) Somewhat confident103753.3
3) Very confident68235.0
Missing16596 
TOTAL1947100.0
244) IF R HAS LIVED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR THREE OR MORE YEARS (HOWLONG1, HOWLONG2): When thinking about the quality of living conditions in the Houston area over the past three or four years, do you think conditions have been getting better, getting worse, or have they stayed about the same? (83-10) (HOCHANGE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4612.7
1) Getting worse465327.6
2) About the same639337.9
3) Getting better534631.7
Missing1690 
TOTAL16853100.0
245) As you look ahead to a year from now, do you think the quality of living conditions in the Houston area will be better than today, worse, or about the same as today? (92-94, 99) (HOFUTURE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK622.4
1) Will be worse46117.7
2) About the same127749.1
3) Will be better80130.8
Missing15942 
TOTAL2601100.0
246) IF R IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC, OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): How often during the past year did you participate in an [R's ethnicity] holiday or cultural event? Would you say: (95, 98, 02) (HOLIDAYS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.4
1) Never32138.3
2) Occasionally29134.7
3) Often22426.7
Missing17704 
TOTAL839100.0
247) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that property values are [randomized: (declining/increasing)]. (03, 05) (HOMEVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Property values are declining62049.6
2) Property values are increasing62950.4
Missing17294 
TOTAL1249100.0
248) What is your personal opinion about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex? Is that basically right or basically wrong? (82, 93) (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK100.9
1) Basically wrong75671.2
2) It depends12611.9
3) Basically right17016.0
Missing17481 
TOTAL1062100.0
249) Would you favor or oppose spending additional public funds to make Houston more attractive, with fewer billboards, more trees? (89, 04) (HOPRETTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK403.1
0) Oppose43434.1
1) Favor79962.8
Missing17270 
TOTAL1273100.0
250) Did you ever have any (Katrina) evacuees staying in your home? (06) (HOSTED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.1
0) No71794.5
1) Yes415.4
Missing17784 
TOTAL759100.0
251) Agree/Disagree: Downtown Houston has a lot to offer in terms of recreational and cultural activities. (04) (HOUSFUN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK467.1
0) Disagree11617.8
1) Agree48875.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
252) Compared to most other metropolitan areas in the country, would you say that the Houston area is a much better place, a slightly better place, a slightly worse place, or a much worse place in which to live? (05, 07, 09) (HOUSOKAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1105.5
1) Much worse412.0
2) Slightly worse20210.0
3) Slightly better97948.6
4) Much better68233.9
Missing16529 
TOTAL2014100.0
253) How would you rate the Houston area in general as a place to live? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (83, 86-89, 96, 01, 04, 06, 08, 10) (HOUSTON)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK580.8
1) Poor3805.3
2) Fair163722.7
3) Good385353.4
4) Excellent128117.8
Missing11334 
TOTAL7209100.0
254) IF R IS A CITIZEN (CITIZEN) AND NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (SELFBORN): How did you become an American citizen? (03) (HOWCITIZ)
TOTAL%
1) You were born abroad of U.S.-born parents411.4
2) You became a citizen by naturalization2982.9
3) Something else [SPECIFY]25.7
Missing18508 
TOTAL35100.0
255) How many years have you lived in the Houston area? (82-86) (HOWLONG1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.1
1) Less than 1 year1104.2
2) 1 year to less than 4 years32312.4
3) 4 years to less than 7 years27610.6
4) 7 years to less than 10 years1937.4
5) 10 years to less than 15 years32012.3
6) 15 years to less than 20 years2369.1
7) 20 years to less than 30 years45117.3
8) 30 years to less than 50 years52020.0
9) 50 or more years, all my life1726.6
Missing15939 
TOTAL2604100.0
256) IF "YES" (CHURCH1): Was that more than once a week, about once a week, or less than once a week? (00) (HOWOFTEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.6
1) Less than once a week5414.9
2) About once a week18851.9
3) More than once a week11832.6
Missing18181 
TOTAL362100.0
257) IF "IN FAVOR" (TERMSOK): Do you think term limits should stay as they are, with office holders limited to three 2-year terms, or would it be better to have a limit of two 4-year terms? (97, 03, 08) (HOWTERMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK416.2
1) Three 2-year terms36054.8
2) Two 4-year terms25639.0
Missing17886 
TOTAL657100.0
258) IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Anglos in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03, 05) (HSANGS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Hispanic138.9
1) 10% Anglo128.2
2) 20% Anglo96.2
3) 30% Anglo149.6
4) 40% Anglo1611.0
5) 50% Anglo2315.8
6) 60% Anglo128.2
7) 70% Anglo96.2
8) 80% Anglo138.9
9) 90% Anglo138.9
10) 100% Anglo128.2
Missing18397 
TOTAL146100.0
259) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Anglo and 90% Hispanic (04) (HSANGS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely712.1
2) Somewhat unlikely11.7
4) Somewhat likely1525.9
5) Very likely3560.3
Missing18485 
TOTAL58100.0
260) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Anglo and 70% Hispanic (04) (HSANGS3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused27.1
2) Somewhat unlikely310.7
4) Somewhat likely725.0
5) Very likely1657.1
Missing18515 
TOTAL28100.0
261) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Anglo and 40% Hispanic (04) (HSANGS6)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused15.0
2) Somewhat unlikely210.0
3) Don't know/uncertain15.0
4) Somewhat likely630.0
5) Very likely1050.0
Missing18523 
TOTAL20100.0
262) If R is Hispanic (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of Asians in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (05) (HSASIAN)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Hispanic511.1
1) 10% Asian48.9
2) 20% Asian511.1
3) 30% Asian36.7
4) 40% Asian715.6
5) 50% Asian48.9
6) 60% Asian48.9
7) 70% Asian511.1
8) 80% Asian12.2
9) 90% Asian36.7
10) 100% Asian48.9
Missing18498 
TOTAL45100.0
263) IF R IS HISPANIC OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): Using a 10-point scale, where "10" means "excellent," and "1" means "very poor," how would you rate the relations that generally exist between Hispanics and Asians in the Houston area? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (HSASRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1168.1
1) Very poor694.8
2) 2493.4
3) 3785.4
4) 4876.1
5) 533723.4
6) 614910.4
7) 718312.7
8) 821815.2
9) 9755.2
10) Excellent775.4
Missing17105 
TOTAL1438100.0
264) IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Specified percentage of blacks in the neighborhood, ranging from 0% to 100% (03, 05) (HSBLKS)
TOTAL%
0) 100% Hispanic138.2
1) 10% Black159.4
2) 20% Black1610.1
3) 30% Black138.2
4) 40% Black159.4
5) 50% Black1710.7
6) 60% Black2012.6
7) 70% Black95.7
8) 80% Black1610.1
9) 90% Black1610.1
10) 100% Black95.7
Missing18384 
TOTAL159100.0
265) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 10% Black and 90% Hispanic (04) (HSBLKS1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused14.8
2) Somewhat unlikely29.5
3) Don't know/uncertain314.3
4) Somewhat likely628.6
5) Very likely942.9
Missing18522 
TOTAL21100.0
266) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 30% Black and 70% Hispanic (04) (HSBLKS3)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely14.2
2) Somewhat unlikely14.2
4) Somewhat likely312.5
5) Very likely1979.2
Missing18519 
TOTAL24100.0
267) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything that you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the schools are of high quality, the crime rate is low, and the neighborhood is [six randomized versions, depending on R's ethnicity (see below)]. How likely or unlikely do you think it is that you would buy this house? Do you think that you'd be very likely, somewhat likely, somewhat unlikely, or very unlikely to buy the house? IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): The neighborhood is 60% Black and 40% Hispanic (04) (HSBLKS6)
TOTAL%
1) Very unlikely413.3
2) Somewhat unlikely26.7
3) Don't know/uncertain26.7
4) Somewhat likely620.0
5) Very likely1653.3
Missing18513 
TOTAL30100.0
268) Agree/Disagree: A high school education is sufficient for most Houston jobs. (00) (HSENUF1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK243.7
0) Disagree40562.3
1) Agree22134.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
269) Agree/Disagree: A high school education is enough to get a good job. (04, 06, 08) (HSENUF2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK472.2
0) Disagree160075.6
1) Agree47022.2
Missing16426 
TOTAL2117100.0
270) Agree/Disagree: Undocumented immigrants are a major cause of unemployment in the Houston area today. (89, 94, 96, 99, 04) (ILLEGALS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1574.9
0) Disagree161550.0
1) Agree145645.1
Missing15315 
TOTAL3228100.0
271) Does the increasing immigration into this country today [rotate]: Mostly strengthen American culture; or: Mostly threaten American culture? (97, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (IMMEFFS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK44311.2
1) Mostly threatens156739.5
2) Mostly strengthens195649.3
Missing14577 
TOTAL3966100.0
272) IF "NO" (IMMFRNDS): Was [NAME1] born in the U.S.? (06) (IMMFRND1)
TOTAL%
0) No5344.9
1) Yes6555.1
Missing18425 
TOTAL118100.0
273) IF "NO" (IMMFRNDS): Was [NAME2] born in the U.S.? (06) (IMMFRND2)
TOTAL%
0) No6555.1
1) Yes5344.9
Missing18425 
TOTAL118100.0
274) IF "NO" (IMMFRNDS): Was [NAME3] born in the U.S.? (06) (IMMFRND3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21.7
0) No7059.3
1) Yes4639.0
Missing18425 
TOTAL118100.0
275) Were all three of your close friends born in the United States? (06) (IMMFRNDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK131.8
0) No11816.1
1) Yes60182.1
Missing17811 
TOTAL732100.0
276) Do immigrants to the U.S. generally take more from the American economy than they contribute, or do they contribute more than they take? (94, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (IMMIGBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80913.2
1) Take more261542.7
2) Contribute more269544.0
Missing12424 
TOTAL6119100.0
277) What effect, if any, do you think recent immigrants into the Houston area are having on job opportunities for you and your family members? Are they making things better, making things worse, or not making much difference either way? (98) (IMMJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK274.2
1) Making things worse9915.2
2) Not much difference44468.3
3) Making things better8012.3
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
278) Do you personally believe that abortion is morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (90, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (IMMORAL)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused1622.5
1) Morally wrong349453.3
2) It depends (vol.)89013.6
3) Morally acceptable200930.6
Missing11988 
TOTAL6555100.0
279) On balance, would you say that the overall impact of the (Katrina) evacuees on Houston has been a good thing for the city or a bad thing for the city? (06) (IMPACT1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK13017.0
0) A bad thing35746.7
1) A good thing27836.3
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
280) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in [the past year]; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. (82-87) (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK33210.2
1) $10,000 or less60718.7
2) $10,001 to $20,00063619.6
3) $20,001 to $35,00054716.9
4) $35,001 to $50,00053516.5
5) $50,001 to $75,00036611.3
6) More than $75,0002226.8
Missing15298 
TOTAL3245100.0
281) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in [the past year]; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. (88, 89) (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
-2) Refused (89)161.2
-1) Don't know (89)312.4
0) RF/DK (88)816.2
1) Less than $10,00028421.9
2) $10,001 to $25,00013710.6
3) $25,001 to $35,00023818.3
4) $35,001 to $50,00024018.5
5) $50,001 to $75,00015011.6
6) $75,001 to $100,0001219.3
Missing17245 
TOTAL1298100.0
282) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in [the past year]; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. (00-02) (INCOME7)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know1216.2
-1) Refused1608.2
1) Less than $15,0001397.1
2) $15,001 to $25,00021411.0
3) $25,001 to $35,00026213.4
4) $35,001 to $50,00031916.4
5) $50,001 to $75,00028314.5
6) $75,001 to $100,00022011.3
7) More than $100,00023311.9
Missing16592 
TOTAL1951100.0
283) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for adults to buy sexually explicit films to view in their homes. (82) (INPORN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK61.5
0) Disagree11828.6
1) Agree28869.9
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
284) Agree/Disagree: Latin American unrest is due more to internal problems than to the activities of outside communists. (82) (INTERNAL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6716.3
0) Disagree14134.2
1) Agree20449.5
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
285) IF "YES" (USECHIPS): Do you have access to the Internet? (00, 02, 04) (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.3
0) No1379.3
1) Yes132790.4
Missing17075 
TOTAL1468100.0
286) Ethnicity of the interviewer (03-10) (INTETH)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused340.6
1) Anglo186833.9
2) Black214138.8
3) Hispanic96417.5
4) Asian3556.4
5) Other1552.8
Missing13026 
TOTAL5517100.0
287) If a close relative of yours wanted to marry a non-[R's ethnicity], would you approve or disapprove? (95, 02) (INTMARR1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK463.6
0) Disapprove19114.9
1) Ethnicity makes no difference (Vol.)1229.5
2) Approve91971.9
Missing17265 
TOTAL1278100.0
288) If a close relative of yours wanted to marry an African American [IF R IS BLACK: a Hispanic], would you approve or disapprove? (99, 06) (INTMARR2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK715.0
0) Disapprove21715.3
1) Ethnicity makes no difference (Vol.)24217.1
2) Approve88862.6
Missing17125 
TOTAL1418100.0
289) If a close relative of yours wanted to marry an African American [IF R IS BLACK: an Anglo], would you approve or disapprove? (04) (INTMARR3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK355.5
0) Disapprove9615.0
1) Ethnicity makes no difference (Vol.)12920.1
2) Approve38159.4
Missing17902 
TOTAL641100.0
290) How important is it to you personally to be involved in volunteer or civic activities in the community? (94, 01) (INVOLVED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK141.1
1) Not very important17513.4
2) Somewhat important55542.6
3) Very important55842.9
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
291) Which of these statements comes closer to your opinion about Japan? [rotate]: "The Japanese use unfair trade practices in competing with American companies"; or: "The U.S. is blaming Japan for its own economic problems." (92) (JAPTRADE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK558.5
1) Unfair trade practices25940.0
2) U.S.'s own problems33351.5
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
292) In terms of what makes a good job, which of the following four items would you say is most important: good pay, intellectual challenge, job security, or contributing to society? (83, 96, 00, 04) (JOB1ST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK562.3
1) Good pay75831.3
2) Intellectual challenge47119.4
3) Job security76831.7
4) Contributing to society37015.3
Missing16120 
TOTAL2423100.0
293) And of the remaining three items (JOB1ST), which would you say is the most important? (83, 96, 00, 04) (JOB2ND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK612.5
1) Good pay85535.6
2) Intellectual challenge44318.5
3) Job security61525.6
4) Contributing to society42717.8
Missing16142 
TOTAL2401100.0
294) If you were free to do either, would you prefer to have a job outside the home, or would you prefer to stay home full-time and take care of a house and family? (92, 94, 10) (JOBFAM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK582.8
1) Job outside home125361.2
2) Stay home full time73636.0
Missing16496 
TOTAL2047100.0
295) How would you rate job opportunities, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82-10) (JOBOPPS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6753.6
1) Poor349918.9
2) Fair589531.8
3) Good656935.4
4) Excellent189810.2
Missing7 
TOTAL18536100.0
296) For/Against: What about giving preference to minorities in hiring and promotion? (91, 94, 97) (JOBPREFS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK814.1
0) Against121661.8
1) For67134.1
Missing16575 
TOTAL1968100.0
297) Agree/Disagree: We should maintain our efforts to control pollution, even if this slows the economy and increases unemployment. (84, 86) (KEEPENVT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1038.8
0) Disagree41335.3
1) Agree65355.9
Missing17374 
TOTAL1169100.0
298) Do you happen to know anyone personally who has tested positively for the AIDS virus? (93) (KNOWAIDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK50.8
0) No42865.8
1) Possibly (Vol.)101.5
2) Yes20731.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
299) Do you recall the name of the Middle Eastern country that was liberated as a result of the Gulf War last year? (92) (KUWAIT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK13020.1
1) Kuwait42064.9
2) Saudi Arabia213.2
3) Other Middle Eastern country589.0
4) Other182.8
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
300) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view? "We need better land-use planning to guide development in the Houston area"; or: "People and industry should be free to build wherever they want." (03) (LANDUSE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK345.2
1) Better land-use planning48274.2
2) People and industry free to build wherever13420.6
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
301) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view? We need better land-use planning to guide development in the Houston area; or: People and businesses should be free to build wherever they want. (05, 07, 10) (LANDUSE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1296.3
1) Better land-use planning147171.5
2) People/industry free to build wherever45822.3
Missing16485 
TOTAL2058100.0
302) Where did you live just before coming to the Houston area? In what city and state, or country? (83, 84, 87, 94) (LASTPLA1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK140.6
1) Here; same place I live now48320.9
2) Elsewhere in the Southwest (OK, LA, NM, AZ)87137.6
3) Southeast (VA, WV, NC, SC, KY, TN, GA, FL, AL, MS, AR)1948.4
4) Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC)1787.7
5) Midwest (MI, OH, IN, MO, IL, WI)2119.1
6) Central (MN, IA, MT, KS, NE, ND, SD, NV, ID, WY, CO, UT)672.9
7) Pacific (WA, OR, CA)1245.4
8) Mexico, South America893.8
9) Elsewhere outside the U.S.833.6
Missing16229 
TOTAL2314100.0
303) Where did you live just before coming to the Houston area? In what city and state, or country? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (95, 98, 99, 01-04, 06, 08-10) (LASTPLA2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL737876.434105
304) On the average, black Americans have worse jobs, income, and housing than white Americans. Do you think the differences are mainly because most blacks just don't have the motivation or will power to pull themselves up out of poverty? (82) (LAZYBLKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK92.2
0) No16840.8
1) Yes23557.0
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
305) How would you rate the quality of political leadership in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (84-88, 90) (LEADERS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2567.0
1) Poor59516.2
2) Fair140538.2
3) Good126434.4
4) Excellent1574.3
Missing14866 
TOTAL3677100.0
306) IF R DOES NOT NAME EITHER MAJOR PARTY (PARTY): Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party? (84-10) (LEANING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4136.5
0) Neither154824.4
1) Republican193630.5
2) Both equally6199.8
3) Democrat182328.8
Missing12204 
TOTAL6339100.0
307) Agree/Disagree: Employers should be required by law to provide leaves of absence to parents who need to care for their children. (87) (LEAVES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.3
0) Disagree15724.3
1) Agree46772.4
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
308) Agree/Disagree: The possession of small amounts of marijuana should not be treated as a criminal offense. (95, 03) (LEGALPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK594.5
0) Disagree74157.0
1) Agree50038.5
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
309) Agree/Disagree: We should take action to reduce the number of new immigrants coming to America. (98, 00, 04, 06, 08, 10) (LESIMMIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2696.5
0) Disagree152736.6
1) Agree237156.9
Missing14376 
TOTAL4167100.0
310) What would be more effective in reducing crime [rotate]: Spending (large sums of/the same) money to send criminals to prison and keep them there a long time; or: Spending (large sums of/the same) money to reduce poverty and to keep young people in school? (91, 94, 96, 99, 10) (LESSCRIM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2176.4
1) Longer prison terms104631.0
2) Reduce poverty and improve schools210862.5
Missing15172 
TOTAL3371100.0
311) Agree/Disagree: Government should take action to reduce income differences between rich and poor in America. (82, 88, 90, 92, 96, 99, 10) (LESSDIFF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1633.7
0) Disagree228651.6
1) Agree197944.7
Missing14115 
TOTAL4428100.0
312) Agree/Disagree: We should relax our efforts to control pollution in order to improve the local economy. (84, 84, 98, 04, 06) (LESSENV1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1574.8
0) Disagree206563.3
1) Agree103831.8
Missing15283 
TOTAL3260100.0
313) If it were needed to improve the local economy, would you be in favor of relaxing environmental regulations in the Houston area, or not? (85, 88, 96) (LESSENV2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1246.6
0) Oppose120864.3
1) Favor54829.1
Missing16663 
TOTAL1880100.0
314) Which comes closer to your view? [rotate]: "Government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses"; or: "Government should do more to solve our country's problems." (96, 09) (LESSGOVT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK795.8
1) Doing too much71953.0
2) Should do more55941.2
Missing17186 
TOTAL1357100.0
315) Some states are moving away from the idea of mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea? (02) (LESSJAIL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.2
1) Bad idea31949.1
2) Good idea29645.5
3) Both good and bad142.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
316) For/Against: What about the efforts to reduce air pollution in Houston by the stronger enforcement of speed limits? (99) (LESSPEED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK284.3
0) Against23435.8
1) For39159.9
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
317) Agree/Disagree: To help solve the earth's environmental problems, the U.S. and other rich countries will have to reduce their consumption of resources. (88, 90) (LESSUSE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1259.5
0) Disagree32224.5
1) Agree86866.0
Missing17228 
TOTAL1315100.0
318) Agree/Disagree: People who require life support machines in order to be kept alive should be allowed to die, if their family and doctor agree. (84, 87) (LETDIE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK594.9
0) Disagree16613.9
1) Agree96981.2
Missing17349 
TOTAL1194100.0
319) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. should stop trying to prevent the spread of communism to other countries, and learn to live with them the way we live with China and Yugoslavia. (85) (LETLIVE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5710.4
0) Disagree25245.8
1) Agree24143.8
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
320) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. should stop trying to prevent the spread of communism to other countries, and learn to live with them the way we live with China and Yugoslavia. (87) (LETLIVE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK619.5
0) Disagree22935.5
1) Agree35555.0
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
321) For/Against: What about a true life sentence without the possibility of parole, as an alternative to the death penalty? (99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (LIFESENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2305.8
0) Against148637.4
1) For225256.8
Missing14575 
TOTAL3968100.0
322) Agree/Disagree: There are limits to growth beyond which our industrial society cannot expand. (85) (LIMITS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6111.1
0) Disagree23041.8
1) Agree25947.1
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
323) Agree/Disagree: We humans are approaching the limits of the earth's room and resources. (86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98) (LIMITS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3086.8
0) Disagree172238.0
1) Agree250355.2
Missing14010 
TOTAL4533100.0
324) Agree/Disagree: The earth is like a spaceship, with only limited room and resources. (87) (LIMITS3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK335.1
0) Disagree17326.8
1) Agree43968.1
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
325) Language of the interview (95, 02) (LINGO2)
TOTAL%
1) English115889.1
2) Spanish14010.8
3) Vietnamese10.1
5) Mandarin10.1
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
326) Constructed variable, based on ZIPCODE, establishing that R lives in one of three locations: (1) inside Loop 610; (2) outside the Loop but within the city limits; and (3) in the suburbs of Harris County, beyond the city limits of Houston (82-10) (LIVEZIPS)
TOTAL%
1) Inside loop227713.6
2) Outside loop679340.6
3) Outside city765245.8
Missing1821 
TOTAL16722100.0
327) To what degree do you feel that you can affect what local government does? Would you say that you have no influence at all, some influence, or a good deal of influence over the decisions made by your local government? (83, 90) (LOCALGOV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK141.3
1) No influence33430.1
2) Some influence63056.8
3) A good deal of influence13111.8
Missing17434 
TOTAL1109100.0
328) How often in the last few weeks did you feel very lonely or remote from other people? Would you say: very often, pretty often, not too often, or never? (82) (LONELY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
1) Never13933.7
2) Rarely21051.0
3) Fairly often409.7
4) Very often225.3
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
329) For/Against: What about instituting a state-run lottery in Texas? (91) (LOTTERY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK263.9
0) Against15122.7
1) For48973.4
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
330) For/Against: What about the efforts to reduce air pollution in Houston by lowering all speed limits to 55 miles per hour? (00, 02) (LOWSPEED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK372.8
0) Against65450.3
1) For60946.8
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
331) Agree/Disagree: Keeping taxes low in the Houston area is the most important thing we can do to encourage economic development. (89) (LOWTAXES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK264.2
0) Disagree27444.0
1) Agree32351.8
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
332) For/Against: Metro is proposing a light Metro is proposing a light rail system to encourage community development along Main Street from downtown to the Astrodome. Are you for or against that proposal? (99) (MAINRAIL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK456.9
0) Against19630.0
1) For41263.1
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
333) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for doctors to honor the request of dying patients to hasten their death. (90) (MAKEDIE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK264.1
0) Disagree15524.4
1) Agree45571.5
Missing17907 
TOTAL636100.0
334) Are you married, in a domestic partnership, separated, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (82-10) (MARRIAGE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1480.8
1) Married1042356.2
2) Domestic partnership1480.8
3) Separated5753.1
4) Divorced233812.6
5) Widowed11326.1
6) Never married377220.3
Missing7 
TOTAL18536100.0
335) IF "VERY IMPORTANT" OR "SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT" (MASSTRAN): And how important is it for that transit system to have a rail component? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not important? (91, 93, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10) (MASSRAIL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1353.3
1) Not important64915.7
2) Somewhat important145335.2
3) Very important188545.7
Missing14421 
TOTAL4122100.0
336) How important for the future success of Houston do you believe is the development of a much-improved mass transit system? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not important? (91, 93, 00, 02, 03, 04, 06, 08, 10) (MASSTRAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1682.7
1) Not important72311.8
2) Somewhat important180029.3
3) Very important344256.1
Missing12410 
TOTAL6133100.0
337) IF R SAYS "NO" (SELFBORN) AND "MEXICO" (MOMSHOME): Do you have a consular i.d. card? (05) (MATRCULA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK817.0
0) No1736.2
1) Yes2246.8
Missing18496 
TOTAL47100.0
338) For/Against: What about raising taxes to ensure adequate health care for the poor? (91) (MEDCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.2
0) Against24937.4
1) For39659.5
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
339) IF "VERY IMPORTANT" OR "FAIRLY IMPORTANT" (RELIMP): In general, how often do you listen to religious radio or television programs? Would you say: very often, pretty often, not too often, or never? (83) (MEDIA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.3
1) Never9925.2
2) Not too often17043.3
3) Pretty often6416.3
4) Very often5915.0
Missing18150 
TOTAL393100.0
340) For/Against: What about federal health insurance to cover the medical expenses of all Americans? (95, 97, 01, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (MEDINSUR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2664.9
0) Against154428.2
1) For365966.9
Missing13074 
TOTAL5469100.0
341) For/Against: What about making marijuana legally available for medical purposes? (97, 03, 10) (MEDIPOT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1185.8
0) Against73836.0
1) For119558.3
Missing16492 
TOTAL2051100.0
342) Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to improve access to quality health care in the Houston area, or would you be opposed to increasing taxes for that purpose? (92, 99, 07) (MEDITAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK804.1
1) Opposed to tax increase90946.5
2) Willing to raise taxes96749.4
Missing16587 
TOTAL1956100.0
343) How often do you interact in a social context with members of a different ethnic group from yours? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (96) (MEETETHS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.5
1) Never213.2
2) Rarely11117.1
3) Fairly often17627.0
4) Very often34052.2
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
344) How often do you interact in a social context with people of a very different level of income and education from yours? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (96) (MEETINCS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.6
1) Never203.1
2) Rarely12519.2
3) Fairly often23335.8
4) Very often26941.3
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
345) IF R IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC, OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): How often during the past year did you participate in the meetings of an [R's ethnicity] organization in Houston? Would you say: often, occasionally, or never? (95, 98, 02) (MEETINGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.7
1) Never50760.4
2) Rarely23528.0
3) Fairly often9110.8
Missing17704 
TOTAL839100.0
346) How often, in general, do you think men are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their gender? Would you say: (98) (MENDISC5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK345.2
1) Never14021.5
2) Rarely25338.9
3) Sometimes16124.8
4) Fairly often355.4
5) Very often274.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
347) How concerned would you be if you discovered that a person being treated for mental illness was living in your neighborhood? Would you be very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not concerned? (04, 07) (MENTFEAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK513.9
1) Not concerned64549.4
2) Somewhat concerned42832.8
3) Very concerned18213.9
Missing17237 
TOTAL1306100.0
348) Do you know of anyone among your friends or family who has been diagnosed with a mental illness, including clinical depression? (04, 07) (MENTFRS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK141.1
0) No78660.2
1) Yes50638.7
Missing17237 
TOTAL1306100.0
349) Do you know of anyone among your friends or family who has a mental health problem or a mental illness, including depression? (05) (MENTFRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.6
0) No33250.9
1) Yes31648.5
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
350) Do you think companies that provide health insurance to their employees should or should not be required to cover mental health treatment in the same way as the treatment for other illnesses? (04) (MENTINSR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF203.1
1) Should not365.5
2) Don't know/Depends355.4
3) Should55986.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
351) Agree/Disagree: Most people being treated for mental illness are able to live a normal life. (04, 05, 07) (MENTOKAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK25212.9
0) Disagree73537.5
1) Agree97149.6
Missing16585 
TOTAL1958100.0
352) For/Against: What about more use of tax money to provide mental health services to children from low-income families? (03) (MENTSERV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
0) Against629.5
1) For58189.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
353) Would you be willing to pay higher taxes to improve access to mental health services in the Houston area, or would you be opposed to increasing taxes for that purpose? (04) (MENTTAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK487.4
1) Opposed to increasing taxes27041.5
2) Willing to pay higher taxes33251.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
354) For/Against: What about using funds from Metro to finance other city services? (95) (METFUNDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK477.2
0) Against26941.4
1) For33451.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
355) What about raising the minimum wage? (95) (MINIWAGE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK142.2
0) Against10716.5
1) For52981.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
356) What effect do you think that policy would have on the actual representation of minorities and women in the company? Do you think it would increase, decrease or have no effect on the actual numbers of minorities and women in the company? IF "INCREASE" OR "DECREASE": Would you say it would (increase/decrease) the numbers of minorities and women a lot or only a little? (01) (MINREP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7110.9
1) Decrease a lot162.5
2) Decrease a little355.4
3) No effect19730.3
4) Increase a little19630.1
5) Increase a lot13620.9
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
357) Would you be in favor or opposed to raising the minimum wage, if it meant that you would generally have to pay more for the things you buy? (06) (MINWAGE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK152.0
1) Oppose16321.3
2) Depends374.8
3) Favor55071.9
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
358) What was the highest grade of school or year of college that your mother completed? (97) (MOMSEDUC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK578.8
1) 9th grade or less15023.0
2) 10th or 11th grade446.8
3) 12th grade, HS diploma21933.6
4) 1 year of college233.5
5) 2 or 3 years of college629.5
6) Bachelor's degree (BA, BS)7411.4
7) Some graduate level work20.3
8) Master's degree (MA, MBA, MEd, MSW)192.9
9) Professional degree (MD, DDS, JD, PhD)10.2
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
359) IF A PARENT WAS NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (PARSBORN): Which country does your mother's family come from? If more than one place: Where did your mother's mother come from? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (94, 95, 97-10) (MOMSHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3244253.888124
360) IF R AND BOTH PARENTS WERE BORN IN THE U.S. (SELFBORN, PARSBORN): What is your ancestry? Which country did your mother's family come from originally? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (03) (MOMSORIG)
TOTAL%
-2) Uncodable answer10.2
-1) RF/DK11424.0
100) U.S. -- unspecified163.4
155) Canada30.6
180) Puerto Rico10.2
188) Brazil10.2
200) Europe -- unspecified296.1
206) Czechoslovakia40.8
207) Denmark10.2
208) Finland10.2
209) France194.0
211) Germany -- West or unspecified459.5
216) Ireland6012.6
217) Italy61.3
222) Netherlands71.5
223) Norway20.4
224) Poland61.3
228) Soviet Union nations51.1
229) Spain71.5
230) Sweden20.4
231) Switzerland10.2
232) United Kingdom7616.0
251) India10.2
255) Israel10.2
256) Japan10.2
300) Africa -- unspecified336.9
315) Ethiopia10.2
322) Kenya10.2
360) Australia30.6
400) Mexico -- unspecified163.4
411) Guanajuato, Mexico10.2
415) Mexico10.2
419) Nuevo Leon, Mexico30.6
428) Tamaulipas, Mexico51.1
430) Veracruz, Mexico10.2
Missing18068 
TOTAL475100.0
361) Agree/Disagree: A major increase in violent crime has occurred in Houston because of the evacuees. (06) (MORECRIM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK688.9
0) Disagree19425.4
1) Agree50365.8
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
362) During the past three years, has the importance of religion in your life increased, decreased, or stayed about the same? (00) (MOREREL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK101.5
1) Decreased243.7
2) About the same30647.1
3) Increased31047.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
363) Agree/Disagree: Houston-area residents must be willing to pay higher taxes in order to provide for the needed services. (84, 87) (MORETAX1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK645.4
0) Disagree60150.3
1) Agree52944.3
Missing17349 
TOTAL1194100.0
364) Agree/Disagree: Even if it means higher taxes, we need to spend more to improve education and the environment in the Houston area. (89) (MORETAX2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK61.0
0) Disagree10216.4
1) Agree51582.7
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
365) In today's economy, local government may be faced with the choice of either increasing taxes or reducing services. Would you personally be willing to pay higher taxes in order to maintain the current level of public services, or would you prefer to reduce the level of services in order to avoid a tax increase? If that were the only choice, which would you prefer: raise taxes or reduce services? (85, 86, 88, 89, 91, 93, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (MORETAX3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8118.8
1) Reduced services346637.5
2) Raise taxes497853.8
Missing9288 
TOTAL9255100.0
366) Do you favor or oppose requiring more stringent emissions tests on all vehicles in Houston? (00, 03) (MORETEST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK624.8
0) Oppose47136.2
1) Favor76759.0
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
367) During the past three years, has your participation in volunteer activities increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same? (99) (MOREVOL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK142.1
1) Decreased9314.2
2) About the same37557.4
3) Increased17126.2
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
368) During the next ten years, would you like to see the U.S. admit more, fewer, or about the same number of legal immigrants as were admitted in the last ten years? (95, 97, 99, 01, 02, 03, 05, 07, 09) (MORIMMIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3856.5
1) Fewer238240.2
2) About the same234139.6
3) More81113.7
Missing12624 
TOTAL5919100.0
369) IF R LIVES IN THE SUBURBS (WHERELIV): How interested would you be in someday moving (back) to the city? Would you say: very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested? (99, 00, 03-10) (MOVECITY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK351.0
1) Not very interested238770.3
2) Somewhat interested63818.8
3) Very interested3349.8
Missing15149 
TOTAL3394100.0
370) IF R LIVES IN THE CITY (WHERELIV): How interested would you be in someday moving (back) to the suburbs? Would you say: very interested, somewhat interested, or not interested? (99, 00, 03-07) (MOVESUBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1013.0
1) Not very interested190256.4
2) Somewhat interested79323.5
3) Very interested57817.1
Missing15169 
TOTAL3374100.0
371) Agree/Disagree: Even if it means lowering our own standard of living, we have a moral responsibility to reduce poverty and suffering in this country. (95, 00) (MUSTHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK483.7
0) Disagree32925.3
1) Agree92371.0
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
372) How would you rate the quality of health care available to you in the Houston area?  Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (92, 09) (MYCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK352.6
1) Poor19214.2
2) Fair23917.7
3) Good50137.1
4) Excellent38528.5
Missing17191 
TOTAL1352100.0
373) How often are [R's ethnicity] discriminated against in Houston? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (97, 99-04, 07) (MYETHDIS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3717.4
1) Never3998.0
2) Rarely199339.9
3) Fairly often134627.0
4) Very often88017.6
Missing13554 
TOTAL4989100.0
374) How would you rate the adequacy of police protection in your own neighborhood? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (93) (MYPOLICE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
1) Poor7711.8
2) Fair16525.4
3) Good25639.4
4) Excellent15023.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
375) O you favor or oppose the U.S. military placing a naval base in Galveston Bay for ships armed with nuclear weapons? (85) (NAVYBASE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK539.6
0) Oppose17331.5
1) Favor32458.9
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
376) Do you have any children? IF "YES": How many children do you have? (82-10) (NCHLDN)
TOTAL%
0) No children536728.9
1) 1301416.3
2) 2494126.6
3) 3285015.4
4) 413127.1
5) 55853.2
6) 62351.3
7) 71210.7
8) 8 or more1180.6
TOTAL18543100.0
377) Here are some statements that compare life in the central city of Houston (meaning, inside Loop 610 or the Galleria area) with life in the suburbs (meaning, outside Loop 610 and the Galleria area). Please tell me whether you think the statement is a more accurate description of city living or of suburban living. The typical commute to work is less than 20 minutes. Is that more true of the city of Houston or more true of the surrounding suburbs? (05) (NEARWORK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10315.8
1) City35554.4
2) Suburbs19429.8
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
378) Agree/Disagree: There are very few good jobs in today's economy for people without a college education. (95, 99, 05, 07, 10) (NEEDEDUC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK972.9
0) Disagree107732.0
1) Agree218765.1
Missing15182 
TOTAL3361100.0
379) For/Against: What about providing sterile needles to intravenous drug users, if it can be shown that this would reduce the spread of disease without increasing illegal drug use? (03) (NEEDLES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK416.3
0) Against25939.8
1) For35053.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
380) How well do you know your neighbors? Would you say: very well, fairly well, or not very well? (04) (NEIGHBOR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK50.8
1) Not very well21232.6
2) Fairly well26140.2
3) Very well17226.5
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
381) About how often do you talk to or visit with your immediate neighbors, the 10 or 20 households that live closest to you? Would you say you talk with one or more of your neighbors: just about every day, several times a week, several times a month, several times a year, or less often than that? (06) (NEIGHBR2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.5
1) Less often than that9712.7
2) Several times a year607.8
3) Several times a month14418.8
4) Several days a week26134.1
5) Just about every day19926.0
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
382) Would you favor or oppose locating a firm in the Houston area that would employ a thousand people but would also increase the risks to the local environment? (89) (NEWFIRM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK315.0
0) Oppose44571.4
1) Favor14723.6
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
383) People have different views about the effects of the evacuees from Hurricane Katrina on the Houston community. For each of these statements, please tell me if you agree or disagree. The Houston community really came together to help the evacuees. (06) (NEWPRIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.8
0) Disagree182.4
1) Agree74196.9
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
384) Computed variable combining BIBLE and RELIMP into three categories of religiosity: "fundamentalist," "religious progressive," and "secularist" (83-10) (NEWRELIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK237012.8
1) Fundamentalist552829.8
2) Religious progressive553429.8
3) Secularist511127.6
TOTAL18543100.0
385) Agree/Disagree: The media generally avoid telling the truth about issues whenever they're afraid of making advertisers angry. (92) (NEWSBIAS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK487.4
0) Disagree16725.8
1) Agree43266.8
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
386) What about the next three or four years down the road? Do you think you'll be better off, worse off, or about the same as today? (82-89, 91-10) (NEXT3YRS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5853.3
1) Worse off17169.6
2) About the same521529.1
3) Better off1038658.0
Missing641 
TOTAL17902100.0
387) IF "YES" OR "WILL BE" (CANVOTE): If the election were held today, whom would you be most inclined to vote for -- the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate? (92) (NEXTPRES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK356.7
1) Republican24246.6
2) Democrat13626.2
3) It depends (Vol.)9618.5
4) Other, neither (Vol.)101.9
Missing18024 
TOTAL519100.0
388) How often do you make use of Houston's downtown restaurants or nightlife? Would you say: at least once a month, several times a year, less often than that, or never? (04, 06, 10) (NITELIFE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.4
1) Never67931.4
2) Rarely65430.2
3) Several times a year44120.4
4) At least once a month38317.7
Missing16378 
TOTAL2165100.0
389) For/Against: What about making abortion illegal? (89() (NOABORTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.8
0) Against38061.0
1) For20733.2
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
390) For/Against: What about a law that would deny increases in welfare benefits to mothers who have additional children after going on welfare? (95) (NOBENEF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK253.8
0) Against23035.4
1) For39560.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
391) Agree/Disagree: Birth control advice and supplies should be available to all young people whatever their age. (85) (NOBIRTH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK162.9
0) Disagree20537.3
1) Agree32959.8
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
392) For/Against: What about having birth control counseling and supplies available to teenagers in the public schools? (88, 98, 00, 02) (NOBIRTH2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK742.8
0) Disagree68926.2
1) Agree186671.0
Missing15914 
TOTAL2629100.0
393) For/Against: What about legislation to stop any new billboard construction in the Houston area? (91) (NOBOARDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK649.6
0) Against23535.3
1) For36755.1
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
394) How likely do you think the Soviet Union would be to abide by agreements with the U.S. to limit nuclear arms? Do you think it's very likely, somewhat likely, or not likely at all that they would abide by those agreements? (84, 88) (NOCHEAT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK705.7
1) Not likely53443.4
2) Somewhat likely50541.1
3) Very likely1209.8
Missing17314 
TOTAL1229100.0
395) Agree/Disagree: A person can be genuinely religious without being a member of any church. (83) (NOCHURCH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7215.6
0) Disagree7516.2
1) Agree31668.3
Missing18080 
TOTAL463100.0
396) Agree/Disagree: Protecting the environment is so important that continuing improvements must be made, regardless of cost. (82, 83, 85, 90, 99, 01) (NOCOST)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1023.0
0) Disagree92127.3
1) Agree235269.7
Missing15168 
TOTAL3375100.0
397) The company might make special efforts to eliminate all forms of discrimination against minority and women applicants. Would you approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about that policy? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or only slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or only slightly disapprove? (01) (NODISC2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK42.4
1) Strongly disapprove84.8
2) Disapprove31.8
3) Slightly disapprove21.2
4) Neither approve nor disapprove4225.0
5) Slightly approve116.5
6) Approve3319.6
7) Strongly approve6538.7
Missing18375 
TOTAL168100.0
398) Given the severity of air pollution problems in Houston, would you favor or oppose requiring each area resident to observe a no-drive day -- that is, one designated day per week when you could not drive your car? (00) (NODRIVE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK101.5
0) Oppose40862.8
1) Favor23235.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
399) For/Against: What about the movement for the control of handguns? (82, 84) (NOGUNS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK353.6
0) Oppose42544.2
1) Favor50252.2
Missing17581 
TOTAL962100.0
400) For/Against: What about a federal law requiring the registration of all handguns? (85, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 98, 00) (NOGUNS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1222.4
0) Oppose153830.1
1) Favor345467.5
Missing13429 
TOTAL5114100.0
401) For/Against: What about strong penalties on employers who hire illegal aliens? (86) (NOHIRE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK426.8
0) Against23037.2
1) For34756.1
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
402) Agree/Disagree: A person can live a full and happy life without marrying. (85, 99) (NOMARRY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK433.6
0) Disagree33227.6
1) Agree82868.8
Missing17340 
TOTAL1203100.0
403) For/Against: What about the demonstrations against the spread of nuclear weapons? (84) (NONUKES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5610.2
0) Against26247.6
1) For23242.2
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
404) Agree/Disagree: Science will find a way of solving the problem of shortages of natural resources. (83) (NOSHORTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK234.9
0) Disagree9920.9
1) Agree35174.2
Missing18070 
TOTAL473100.0
405) For/Against: What about regulations on smoking in public places? (85) (NOSMOKE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.8
0) Against14927.1
1) For38069.1
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
406) For/Against: What about ensuring the right to a smoke-free workplace? (87) (NOSMOKE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.3
0) Against20732.1
1) For41764.7
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
407) Do you think that local government is trying to do too much, not enough, or about the right amount to regulate smoking in public places? (93, 06, 08) (NOSMOKE3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK844.0
1) Not enough57927.4
2) Right amount100747.6
3) Too much44721.1
Missing16426 
TOTAL2117100.0
408) For/Against: What about local laws that would force nude dancing clubs in the Houston area to close? (97) (NOSOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK548.3
0) Against25138.6
1) For34653.1
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
409) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. and the Soviet Union have reached the point where neither side can win the nuclear arms race. (83) (NOWIN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK388.0
0) Disagree10622.4
1) Agree32969.6
Missing18070 
TOTAL473100.0
410) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. and the Soviet Union have reached the point where neither side can win the nuclear arms race. (85) (NOWINNER)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK244.4
0) Disagree549.8
1) Agree47285.8
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
411) How likely do you think we are to get into a nuclear war within the next ten years? Do you think it's very likely, somewhat likely, or not likely at all? (82-93) (NUCWAR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1972.8
1) Not likely385954.0
2) Somewhat likely228732.0
3) Very likely80711.3
Missing11393 
TOTAL7150100.0
412) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): What type of work do you do? [If more than one job:] Please describe the one at which you work the most hours. [PROBE: What is your job called? What are your main activities on the job?] (84, 89, 92, 94-10) (OCCUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL828836.51119
413) For/Against: What about spending public funds to help Houston's chances of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics? (99) (OLYMPICS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK345.2
0) Against26240.1
1) For35754.7
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
414) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (88, 90, 93, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ONDEMAND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3154.2
0) Disagree303940.9
1) Agree407954.9
Missing11110 
TOTAL7433100.0
415) What effect do you think that Affirmative Action Program policy would have on the economic success of the company? Do you think it would help, hurt, or have no effect on the company's overall success? IF "HELP" OR "HURT": Would you say it would (help/hurt) a lot or only a little? (01) (ORGPERF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK629.5
1) Hurt a lot588.9
2) Hurt a little436.6
3) No effect23235.6
4) Help a little10215.7
5) Help a lot15423.7
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
416) In the past thirty days, did you participate in any other activities related to your religious group, outside of religious services? (91) (OTHACTIV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.2
0) No45968.9
1) Yes19929.9
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
417) What other ethnic backgrounds, if any, do the people living in your household have? First response (02) (OTHETH1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.9
1) Anglo152.3
2) Black121.8
3) Hispanic304.6
4) Asian71.1
5) Arab30.5
6) Other172.6
8) Same ethnicity as respondent56086.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
418) What other ethnic backgrounds, if any, do the people living in your household have? Second response (02) (OTHETH2)
TOTAL%
1) Anglo317.6
3) Hispanic952.9
6) Other529.4
Missing18526 
TOTAL17100.0
419) Do you speak any other language besides [the language of the interview]? (94, 95, 97, 02) (OTHLANG1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK70.3
0) NO155759.8
1) Yes, one82731.8
2) Yes, several2118.1
Missing15941 
TOTAL2602100.0
420) Do you speak any other language besides English or Spanish? (03) (OTHLANG2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
0) No55184.8
1) Yes (SPECIFY)9815.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
421) When you look ahead to the next few years, do you tend to believe that the country is headed for better times or more difficult times? (88-10) (OUTLOOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7585.0
1) More difficult times865956.6
2) Better times587238.4
Missing3254 
TOTAL15289100.0
422) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for those over 17 to go to theaters to see sexually explicit films. (82) (OUTPORN1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK61.5
0) Disagree22755.1
1) Agree17943.4
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
423) Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for adults to go to theaters to see sexually explicit films. (83, 86) (OUTPORN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK312.8
0) Disagree36833.7
1) Agree69363.5
Missing17451 
TOTAL1092100.0
424) Agree/Disagree: Excessive media attention has made environmental problems seem more serious than they really are. (92) (OVEREMPH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK396.0
0) Disagree38259.0
1) Agree22634.9
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
425) Counting all benefits and cash payments, would you say that welfare recipients in Texas generally receive enough from the government to raise them above the poverty line, or not? (97) (OVERPOV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK12318.9
0) No33651.6
1) Yes19229.5
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
426) Is the neighborhood you live in all white, mostly white, mixed half and half, mostly black, or all black? (91) (OWNAREA1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
1) All white466.9
2) Mostly white27841.7
3) Mixed half and half25037.5
4) Mostly black426.3
5) All black101.5
7) Other response (Vol.)335.0
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
427) Is the neighborhood you live in all [R's ethnicity], mostly [R's ethnicity], half [R's ethnicity], or mostly non-[R's ethnicity]? (97, 99, 02, 04) (OWNAREA2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK602.4
1) Mostly non-(R's ethnicity)37214.8
2) About half (R's ethnicity)84633.7
3) Mostly (R's ethnicity)96338.3
4) All (R's ethnicity)27310.9
Missing16029 
TOTAL2514100.0
428) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Do you own your own business? (95, 02, 05, 06) (OWNBUS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.2
0) No136281.6
1) Yes30318.2
Missing16874 
TOTAL1669100.0
429) If you were asked to use one of five names for your social class, which would you say you belong to: the poor, the working class, the middle class, the upper middle class, or the upper class? (00) (OWNCLASS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
1) The poor375.7
2) The working class19830.5
3) The middle class27642.5
4) The upper-middle class12018.5
5) The upper class121.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
430) Do you personally have any health insurance? (02) (OWNINSUR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.5
0) No15223.4
1) Yes49576.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
431) Do you think that the job opportunities for people with your skills are likely to increase or decrease over the next five years? (92, 94, 09) (OWNOPPS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1396.9
1) Decrease58429.1
2) Increase128163.9
Missing16539 
TOTAL2004100.0
432) How would you rate your neighborhood as a place to live? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82, 83) (OWNPLACE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.7
1) Poor25528.8
2) Fair37342.1
3) Good19321.8
4) Excellent596.7
Missing17657 
TOTAL886100.0
433) IF R IS ANGLO OR BLACK (ETHGROUP): Would you personally prefer to live in a neighborhood that is all white, mostly white, mixed half and half, mostly black, or all black? (86, 91, 98, 01, 05) (OWNPREF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK29111.2
1) All White31812.2
2) Mostly White59422.9
3) Mixed132150.8
4) Mostly Black461.8
5) All Black291.1
Missing15944 
TOTAL2599100.0
434) Do you own or rent the place where you live? (86, 87, 94, 95, 99, 01-10) (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1941.9
1) Own680367.7
2) Rent305330.4
Missing8493 
TOTAL10050100.0
435) IF "YES" (PUBSCHL2): How would you rate the quality of the education your (oldest) child (grandchild) is receiving (received) in the Houston-area public schools? (93) (OWNSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Poor136.3
2) Fair5124.9
3) Good7436.1
4) Excellent6732.7
Missing18338 
TOTAL205100.0
436) In general, would you say that your overall state of health these days is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor? (01-10) (OWNSTATE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK290.4
1) Poor3214.7
2) Fair101214.8
3) Good207730.4
4) Very good186327.3
5) Excellent153022.4
Missing11711 
TOTAL6832100.0
437) Here are some statements that compare life in the central city of Houston (meaning, inside Loop 610 or the Galleria area) with life in the suburbs (meaning, outside Loop 610 and the Galleria area). Please tell me whether you think the statement is a more accurate description of city living or of suburban living. What about this statement [randomized: read statement]? You can generally find convenient parking wherever you need to go. Is that more true of the city of Houston or more true of the surrounding suburbs? (05) (PARKING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8012.3
1) City8513.0
2) Suburbs48774.7
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
438) Were both of your parents born in the United States? (94, 95, 97-10) (PARSBORN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK580.5
0) No, neither of them211619.7
1) Only one of them5254.9
2) Yes, both of them803874.9
Missing7806 
TOTAL10737100.0
439) What is your political preference? Would you call yourself a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or something else? (82-10) (PARTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK12826.9
1) Republican561130.3
2) Independent477625.8
3) Democrat555730.0
4) Other13017.0
Missing16 
TOTAL18527100.0
440) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed about the same? (82-89, 91-10) (PAST3YRS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1140.6
1) Worse363820.3
2) Same741341.4
3) Better673737.6
Missing641 
TOTAL17902100.0
441) For/Against: What about using public funds to help pay for abortions for women in poverty? (94, 98, 01, 06, 10) (PAYABORT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1845.3
0) Against196856.8
1) For131537.9
Missing15076 
TOTAL3467100.0
442) IF "NO" (CITIZEN): Do you have permanent U.S. residency? (03) (PERMRES)
TOTAL%
0) No4851.1
1) Yes4648.9
Missing18449 
TOTAL94100.0
443) If a lottery is run in Texas, how often, if at all, do you think you would buy lottery tickets? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (91) (PLAYLOT1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK121.8
1) Never16825.2
2) Rarely16825.2
3) Fairly often20931.4
4) Very often10916.4
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
444) How often do you buy lottery tickets? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (94) (PLAYLOT2)
TOTAL%
1) Never17927.5
2) Rarely25338.9
3) Fairly often13220.3
4) Very often8713.4
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
445) How would you rate police protection, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82-05, 07) (POLICE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2851.8
1) Poor13148.4
2) Fair569236.5
3) Good728646.7
4) Excellent10386.6
Missing2928 
TOTAL15615100.0
446) Do you think the police in Houston generally treat minorities better, about the same, or worse than they treat other Houstonians? (99) (POLICEOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK568.6
1) Worse28643.8
2) About the same28543.6
3) Better264.0
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
447) Do you think of yourself as conservative, moderate, or liberal in your politics? IF "CONSERVATIVE" OR "LIBERAL": Do you consider yourself to be very (conservative/liberal) or only somewhat (conservative/liberal)? IF "MODERATE": Do you think of yourself as more like a conservative or more like a liberal? (01-10) (POLITIC7)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5147.8
1) Very conservative100515.2
2) Somewhat conservative160624.4
3) More like a conservative80012.1
4) Neither conservative nor liberal74111.2
5) More like a liberal73411.1
6) Somewhat liberal78611.9
7) Very liberal4096.2
Missing11948 
TOTAL6595100.0
448) Do you think of yourself as conservative, moderate, or liberal in your politics? (82-10) (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11976.6
1) Conservative757341.8
2) Moderate613933.9
3) Liberal321517.7
Missing419 
TOTAL18124100.0
449) How would you rate the control of air and water pollution, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82-88, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (POLLUT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK5455.2
1) Poor356833.9
2) Fair408638.9
3) Good209719.9
4) Excellent2172.1
Missing8030 
TOTAL10513100.0
450) Agree/Disagree: An important reason that there are poor people in this country is that most of the poor don't have a chance for the education it takes to rise out of poverty. (83, 93, 98) (POOREDUC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK291.6
0) Disagree87749.4
1) Agree86848.9
Missing16769 
TOTAL1774100.0
451) Agree/Disagree: An important reason that there are poor people in this country is that there are simply not enough jobs for all who want to work. (83, 93, 98) (POORJOBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK231.3
0) Disagree99856.3
1) Agree75342.4
Missing16769 
TOTAL1774100.0
452) Agree/Disagree: An important reason that there are poor people in this country is that most of the poor just don't have the motivation or will power to pull themselves up out of poverty. (83, 84, 87, 89, 93, 98) (POORLAZY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1444.0
0) Disagree152742.5
1) Agree192053.5
Missing14952 
TOTAL3591100.0
453) Agree/Disagree: An important reason that there are poor people in this country is that most of the poor just don't use their money wisely. (83, 93, 98) (POORWSTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK935.2
0) Disagree73641.5
1) Agree94553.3
Missing16769 
TOTAL1774100.0
454) What was the highest grade of school or year of college that your father completed? (96, 97) (POPSEDUC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK15812.1
1) 9th grade or less33826.0
2) 10th or 11th grade806.1
3) 12th grade, HS diploma30323.3
4) 1 year of college382.9
5) 2 or 3 years of college1027.8
6) Bachelor's degree (BA, BS)18314.1
7) Some graduate level work181.4
8) Master's degree (MA, MBA, MEd, MSW)503.8
9) Professional degree (MD, DDS, JD, PhD)322.5
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
455) IF A PARENT WAS NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (PARSBORN): Which country does your father's family come from? If more than one place: Where did your father's father come from? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (94, 95, 97-10) (POPSHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3231254.776124
456) What was your father's occupation when you were growing up (i.e., when you were 16 years old)? What type of work did he do? (95, 97, 02) (POPSOCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL181244.15427
457) IF R AND BOTH PARENTS WERE BORN IN THE U.S. (SELFBORN, PARSBORN): Where outside the U.S. did your father's family come from? IF R SAYS, "MEXICO": Which state is that? (POPSORIG)
TOTAL%
-2) Uncodable answer71.5
-1) RF/DK13127.6
100) U.S. -- unspecified173.6
114) Illinois10.2
119) Louisiana10.2
136) Ohio10.2
176) Jamaica10.2
180) Puerto Rico20.4
200) Europe -- unspecified336.9
204) Belgium10.2
206) Czechoslovakia51.1
207) Denmark10.2
209) France163.4
211) Germany -- West or unspecified6012.6
213) Greece10.2
216) Ireland377.8
217) Italy102.1
222) Netherlands71.5
224) Poland102.1
228) Soviet Union nations61.3
229) Spain71.5
230) Sweden10.2
231) Switzerland20.4
232) United Kingdom5912.4
251) India30.6
300) Africa -- unspecified336.9
322) Kenya10.2
400) Mexico -- unspecified102.1
414) Jalisco, Mexico10.2
415) Mexico10.2
419) Nuevo Leon, Mexico61.3
422) Queretaro, Mexico10.2
428) Tamaulipas, Mexico20.4
Missing18068 
TOTAL475100.0
458) Do you think that the laws against pornography in this country are too strict, not strict enough, or just about right? (87) (PORNLAWS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK182.8
1) Not strict enough21533.3
2) Just right37558.1
3) Too strict375.7
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
459) If you had to choose, do you think that we here in this country should place more emphasis on finding ways to create more jobs for producing more goods, or learning to appreciate human values more than material values? (84) (POSTMAT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK315.6
1) Create more jobs for more goods26448.0
2) Learn to appreciate human over material values25546.4
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
460) As a national program, do you think we're now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on improving the conditions of the poor? (82-10) (POVERTY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10185.5
1) Too little1152962.2
2) About right439123.7
3) Too much16018.6
Missing4 
TOTAL18539100.0
461) Agree/Disagree: The public schools should start each day with religious prayer. (88, 96) (PRAYERS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK644.8
0) Disagree51738.9
1) Agree74956.3
Missing17213 
TOTAL1330100.0
462) Agree/Disagree: The public schools should permit religious prayers to be delivered at official school functions. (00) (PRAYERS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK304.6
0) Disagree14322.0
1) Agree47773.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
463) How often do you think a company with a typical affirmative action plan would hire more minorities and women, even if they are less qualified than candidates who are white males? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (PREFHIRE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6510.0
1) Never7010.8
2) Rarely11517.7
3) Sometimes21733.4
4) Fairly often9815.1
5) Very often8513.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
464) Agree/Disagree: Affirmative action policies give unfair advantages to minorities and women. (96, 98, 01, 06) (PREFSBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2699.9
0) Disagree123245.3
1) Agree121644.8
Missing15826 
TOTAL2717100.0
465) IF "YES" OR "WILL BE" (CANVOTE): How certain are you that you will vote in that election? Would you say that you definitely will, probably will, probably will not, or definitely will not vote in that election? (84) (PRESVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK92.1
1) Definitely will not30.7
2) Probably will not81.8
3) Probably will7316.7
4) Definitely will34578.8
Missing18105 
TOTAL438100.0
466) IF "DEFINITELY WILL" OR "PROBABLY WILL" (PRIMVOTE): Do you expect to vote in the Republican Primary or in the Democratic Primary? (84) (PRIMARY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7417.9
1) Republican15738.0
2) Democratic18244.1
Missing18130 
TOTAL413100.0
467) IF "YES" OR "WILL BE" (CANVOTE): How certain are you that you will vote in the primary elections in May? Would you say that you definitely will, probably will, probably will not, or definitely will not vote in those primary elections? (84) (PRIMVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK316.2
1) Definitely will not295.8
2) Probably will not489.5
3) Probably will16031.8
4) Definitely will23546.7
Missing18040 
TOTAL503100.0
468) For/Against: What about the building of more prisons in order to reduce the early parole of prisoners? (84) (PRISONS1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK397.1
0) Against12322.4
1) For38870.5
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
469) Which of these policies do you think would be more effective in reducing crime [rotate]: Giving longer and tougher prison sentences; or: Providing better education and treatment programs to help prisoners return to society? (89, 97, 00) (PRISONS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1306.8
1) Longer sentences87245.3
2) Education/treatment92247.9
Missing16619 
TOTAL1924100.0
470) The courts have ruled that Texas prisons are overcrowded. Which of these solutions would you prefer [rotate]: Early release or alternatives for nonviolent offenders; or: Building more prisons and paying for them by raising taxes? (94) (PRISONS3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK517.8
1) Alternatives25038.4
2) Build more prisons35053.8
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
471) In your opinion, is it acceptable or unacceptable for the police to stop a car because the race or age of the people in the car fits the profiles of likely criminals? (00) (PROFILES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK192.9
1) Unacceptable45069.2
2) It depends274.2
3) Acceptable15423.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
472) Have you (or any of your children) ever attended a private or parochial elementary or high school? (94, 96) (PRVSHCL1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.2
0) No84665.0
1) Yes45334.8
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
473) IF R HAS A CHILD (NCHLDN): Are any of your children in private school? (06) (PRVSCHL2)
TOTAL%
-1) Don't know/Refused10.2
0) No52490.7
1) Yes539.2
Missing17965 
TOTAL578100.0
474) IF (CHLDHOME): Are your children (or will your children) be attending public schools or private schools? (05) (PUBRIV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK113.6
1) All are/will be attending public23074.7
2) Some are/will be attending public, some private134.2
3) Some are/will be attending private3110.1
4) None are/will be attending either elementary or high school237.5
Missing18235 
TOTAL308100.0
475) IF R HAS A CHILD LIVING AT HOME (CHLDHOME): Are any of the children in your household attending the public schools? IF "YES": How many? (PUBSCHL1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
0) 042668.9
1) 18413.6
2) 27512.1
3) 3182.9
4) 4101.6
5) 520.3
6) 610.2
Missing17925 
TOTAL618100.0
476) IF R HAS ONE OR MORE CHILDREN (NCHLDN): Are any of your children (or grandchildren) currently attending Houston-area public schools, or have any of them attended the public schools in the past five years? (93) (PUBSCHL2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
0) No25355.1
1) Yes20544.7
Missing18084 
TOTAL459100.0
477) Most of the people who were stranded in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina were African Americans. If instead most of the victims had been white, do you think the government would have responded more quickly to the situation, less quickly, or would that not have made any difference? (06) (RACEHURT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK466.0
1) Less quickly70.9
2) No difference41153.7
3) More quickly30139.3
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
478) In the past thirty days, did you listen to a religious radio program? (82) (RADIO)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK41.0
0) No23857.8
1) Yes17041.3
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
479) If a referendum were held on the light-rail proposal, would you vote for it or against it? (01) (RAILVIEW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK548.3
0) Against20431.3
1) For39360.4
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
480) As you may know, Metro is planning to build a light rail system to encourage community development along Main Street from downtown to the Astrodome. Do you think Metro should or should not conduct a referendum to determine voter support before proceeding with a light rail system? (01) (RAILVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK233.5
1) Should not12519.2
2) Should50377.3
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
481) Agree/Disagree: To slow the increase in social security taxes, the age when people can qualify for benefits should be raised from 65 to 67. (95) (RAISEAGE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK162.5
0) Disagree45870.5
1) Agree17627.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
482) How often do you read a newspaper carefully? Would you say: every day, a few times a week, about once a week, or less than that? (92, 01, 02, 04) (READNEWS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK240.9
1) Less than once a week62223.9
2) About once a week47018.1
3) A few times a week63124.3
4) Every day85132.8
Missing15945 
TOTAL2598100.0
483) How likely is it that the Soviet Union will revert to the hard-line communism it practiced before? Would you say it's very likely, somewhat likely, or not likely at all? (91) (RECOMMIE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.4
1) Not likely24336.5
2) Somewhat likely27841.7
3) Very likely10916.4
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
484) For/Against: What about a law requiring people to recycle their trash -- making everybody keep bottles, cans, and newspapers separate from the rest of the trash? (89) (RECYCLE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK142.2
0) Against20733.2
1) For40264.5
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
485) Agree/Disagree: Government regulation of business does more harm than good. (88) (REGSBAD1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8512.5
0) Disagree23134.0
1) Agree36353.5
Missing17864 
TOTAL679100.0
486) Agree/Disagree: Government regulation of business always does more harm than good. (95, 98, 01, 02, 09) (REGSBAD2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2688.1
0) Disagree155547.0
1) Agree148444.9
Missing15236 
TOTAL3307100.0
487) How would you rate the relations between blacks and whites in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (89-91) (RELATS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK824.3
1) Poor28314.7
2) Fair86945.1
3) Good64833.7
4) Excellent432.2
Missing16618 
TOTAL1925100.0
488) Thinking about everyone that you would count as a personal friend, not just your closest friends, do you have a personal friend who has a different religion from yours? (01) (RELIFRS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
0) No8312.7
1) Yes56186.2
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
489) What is your religious preference, if any? (82-10) (RELIG1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3902.1
1) Protestant964952.1
2) Catholic494926.7
3) Jewish2371.3
4) Other religion16138.7
5) No religion16959.1
Missing10 
TOTAL18533100.0
490) What is your religious preference, if any? (02) (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
1) Protestant30146.3
2) Catholic19329.7
3) Jewish121.8
4) Hindu40.6
6) Buddhist81.2
7) Other religion629.5
8) No religion639.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
491) IF "YES" (WHENVOL) AND "YES" (CHURCH1): Did you volunteer primarily in the church that you attend or in the wider Houston community? (05) (RELIGVOL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK52.7
1) My church8747.8
2) Wider community9049.5
Missing18361 
TOTAL182100.0
492) How important would you say religion is in your life? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not very important? (83-10) (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2201.2
1) Not very important193810.7
2) Somewhat important447524.7
3) Very important1148663.4
Missing424 
TOTAL18119100.0
493) If the U.S. military retaliated against terrorists, do you believe that such action would increase, decrease, or have no effect on future acts of terrorism? (86) (REVENGE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK518.2
1) Would decrease29748.0
2) No effect10216.5
3) Would increase16927.3
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
494) During the past year, how often, if at all, did you ride on the light rail train along Main Street? Would you say: at least once a month, less often than that, or not at all in the past year? (05-07, 09) (RIDERAIL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK271.0
1) Not at all187467.4
2) Less often than once a month61922.3
3) Once a month2599.3
Missing15764 
TOTAL2779100.0
495) How safe would you feel walking in your neighborhood after dark? Would you say: very safe, somewhat safe, not very safe, or not safe at all? (94, 96, 98, 02, 04) (SAFEHERE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK180.6
1) Not safe at all3059.4
2) Not very safe62019.1
3) Somewhat safe121237.3
4) Very safe109733.7
Missing15291 
TOTAL3252100.0
496) IF R HAS A CHILD LIVING AT HOME (CHLDHOME): How serious a problem has arranging for after-school activities been for you personally during the past year? Has that been a very serious problem, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem for you as a parent during the past year? (02) (SCHLCARE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK52.1
1) Not much of a problem18677.8
2) Somewhat serious3313.8
3) Very serious156.3
Missing18304 
TOTAL239100.0
497) For/Against: What about bilingual education in the public schools? (99) (SCHLLANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK71.1
0) Against22133.8
1) For42565.1
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
498) Which of these statements comes closer to your opinion about the public schools in the general Houston area? [rotate]: "The schools have enough money, if it were used wisely, to provide a quality education"; or: "In order for the schools to provide a quality education, significantly more money will be needed." (93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (SCHLNEED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3706.6
1) Need much more238842.7
2) Have enough283950.7
Missing12946 
TOTAL5597100.0
499) IF R HAS LIVED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR 3 OR MORE YEARS (HOWLONG2): Over the past few years, do you think the public schools in the Houston area have been getting better, getting worse, or have they stayed about the same? (02, 04, 08) (SCHLNOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1588.3
1) Getting worse71737.8
2) About the same58230.7
3) Getter better43823.1
Missing16648 
TOTAL1895100.0
500) Which of these do you think is the most serious problem facing the public schools in the Houston area today [rotate]: Low teacher salaries; too little parent involvement; low academic standards; or: too many administrators? (93) (SCHLPRB1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK284.3
1) Teacher salaries12318.9
2) Parental involvement32249.5
3) Academic standards8012.3
4) Administrators9714.9
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
501) Of the remaining three issues (SCHLPRB1), which one would you say is the most serious problem in the public schools? (93) (SCHLPRB2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK121.9
1) Teacher salaries16927.2
2) Parental involvement15925.6
3) Academic standards17728.5
4) Administrators10516.9
Missing17921 
TOTAL622100.0
502) Which of these do you think is the single most serious problem facing the public schools in Houston area today [rotate]: Inadequate resources; too little parent involvement; low academic standards; or: unqualified teachers? (04) (SCHLPRBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7411.4
1) Inadequate resources12118.6
2) Too little parental involvement29044.6
3) Low academic standards7311.2
4) Unqualified teachers9214.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
503) Which do you believe is most responsible for the problems in American education today [rotate]: The lack of discipline and motivation on the part of students; or: The inadequacies in the curriculum and teaching of the school system? (92) (SCHLPROB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK558.5
1) Lack of student motivation40662.8
2) Inadequate teaching18628.7
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
504) For/Against: What about using more public funds to provide low-income families with after-school programs? (03) (SCHLPROG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK91.4
0) Against9013.8
1) For55184.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
505) IF R IS ANGLO, BLACK, OR HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): Imagine that you are looking for a new house, and you find one that you like much more than any other house. It has everything you've been looking for, it's close to work, and within your price range. Checking on the neighborhood, you find that the public schools are [randomized: (low/high)] quality. (03, 05) (SCHLQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Low quality63250.6
2) High quality61749.4
Missing17294 
TOTAL1249100.0
506) Would you be willing to pay higher taxes if that were needed to improve the quality of the public schools, or would you be opposed to increasing taxes for that purpose? (85, 96, 06) (SCHLTAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK844.3
0) No53127.0
1) Yes135168.7
Missing16577 
TOTAL1966100.0
507) If it came down to only one choice, which do you think is more important [rotate]: For children to attend the schools that are closest to their homes, even if everyone is of the same ethnic background; or: For children to attend schools that are ethnically diverse, even if they have to travel outside the neighborhood? (91, 96, 05, 07) (SCHLTYPE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1465.6
1) Close to home180268.6
2) Ethnically diverse67725.8
Missing15918 
TOTAL2625100.0
508) For/Against: What about increasing the length of time that students spend in school each year? (91, 94, 96, 98, 01) (SCHLYR1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1394.3
0) Against135841.5
1) For177254.2
Missing15274 
TOTAL3269100.0
509) Students in some other countries spend about 25 percent more time in school than do students in the U.S. Would you favor or oppose increasing the length of time that American students spend in school each year? (92, 95, 00) (SCHLYR2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK442.3
0) Oppose59530.6
1) Favor130867.2
Missing16596 
TOTAL1947100.0
510) How would you rate public education, in terms of living in the Houston area? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (82, 84, 89-10) (SCHOOLS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7214.6
1) Poor340321.9
2) Fair550035.3
3) Good490531.5
4) Excellent10416.7
Missing2973 
TOTAL15570100.0
511) Agree/Disagree: We will be able to solve our environmental problems through better technologies alone, without having to change our lifestyles. (85, 87, 89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 03, 08) (SCISAVES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2313.6
0) Disagree404362.8
1) Agree216633.6
Missing12103 
TOTAL6440100.0
512) Do you favor or oppose the administration's plan for defensive weapons in outer space -- the program known as "S.D.I." or "Star Wars"? (86) (SDIPLAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7311.8
0) Oppose20433.0
1) Favor34255.3
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
513) IF R IS HISPANIC OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): Do you think of yourself as primarily (Hispanic/Asian), equally (Hispanic/Asian) and American, or primarily American? (94, 95, 97, 01, 02, 07, 09) (SELFAMER)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK333.1
1) Primarily ethnic49246.2
2) Equally ethnic and American34932.8
3) Primarily American19017.9
Missing17479 
TOTAL1064100.0
514) Were you born in the United States? (94, 95, 97-10) (SELFBORN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK140.1
0) No183717.1
1) Yes888682.8
Missing7806 
TOTAL10737100.0
515) How often have you personally been discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of your ethnicity? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (SELFDIS5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK111.7
1) Never31748.8
2) Rarely13821.2
3) Sometimes11617.8
4) Fairly often304.6
5) Very often385.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
516) How often have you personally felt discriminated against in Houston because of your ethnicity? Would you say: very often, fairly often, rarely, or never? (93-97, 99, 01-04, 06, 07, 09) (SELFDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1091.3
1) Never325237.7
2) Rarely328038.0
3) Fairly often128514.9
4) Very often7088.2
Missing9909 
TOTAL8634100.0
517) IF "NO" (SELFBORN): What is your country of origin? (02, 07, 09) (SELFHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL309274.731123
518) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Which of the following income categories includes the total salary you personally earned from all jobs during [the past year]? Please stop me when I reach the correct category. (00-02) (SELFINC7)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know231.8
-1) Refused786.0
1) Less than $15,00017313.4
2) $15,000 - $25,00021616.7
3) $25,001 - $35,00023518.1
4) $35,001 - $50,00022017.0
5) $50,001 - $75,00015912.3
6) More than $75,000967.4
7) More than $100,000957.3
Missing17248 
TOTAL1295100.0
519) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Which of the following income categories includes the total salary you personally earned from all jobs during [the past year]? Please stop me when I reach the correct category. (03-10) (SELFINC8)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know1324.0
-1) Refused62819.2
1) Less than $15,0003019.2
2) $15,000 - $25,00035010.7
3) $25,001 - $37,50040712.4
4) $37,501 - $50,00044013.4
5) $50,001 - $62,5002467.5
6) $62,501 - $75,0002427.4
7) $75,001 - $100,0002196.7
8) More than $100,0003129.5
Missing15266 
TOTAL3277100.0
520) What effect do you think that policy would have on the opportunities for success of the employees of the company who are like you in terms of their ethnicity and sex? Do you think that people like you in the company would be helped, hurt, or would they not be affected at all? [IF "HELPED" OR "HURT":] Would you say that they would be (helped/hurt) a lot or only a little? (01) (SELFOPPS)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know477.2
1) Hurt a lot477.2
2) Hurt a little649.8
3) No effect26039.9
4) Help a little11117.1
5) Help a lot12218.7
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
521) Do you approve or disapprove of Houston city government setting aside a fixed percentage of city contracts for minority-owned companies? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or slightly disapprove? (01, 02, 04, 05) (SETASID7)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK995.1
1) Strongly disapprove25613.1
2) Disapprove24012.3
3) Slightly disapprove19910.2
4) Neither approve or disapprove663.4
5) Slightly approve22811.7
6) Approve48124.7
7) Strongly approve37819.4
Missing16596 
TOTAL1947100.0
522) Do you approve or disapprove of Houston city government setting aside a fixed percentage of city contracts for minority-owned companies? (95, 97-02, 04, 05) (SETASIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4107.9
0) Disapprove209840.3
1) Approve269351.8
Missing13342 
TOTAL5201100.0
523) Do you approve or disapprove of Houston city government setting a goal to give about 20 percent of all city contracts to firms owned by women, minorities, or people with disabilities? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or slightly disapprove? [Alternating randomly with SETASID7.] (04, 05) (SETGOAL7)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK294.3
1) Strongly disapprove446.6
2) Disapprove6910.3
3) Slightly disapprove477.0
4) Neither approve or disapprove314.6
5) Slightly approve568.4
6) Approve18527.7
7) Strongly approve20831.1
Missing17874 
TOTAL669100.0
524) Do you think that local government is trying to do too much, is not doing enough, or is doing just about the right amount to control sexually-oriented business in the Houston area? (88) (SEXBUS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK476.9
1) Not enough34050.1
2) Right amount24636.2
3) Too much466.8
Missing17864 
TOTAL679100.0
525) Agree/Disagree: Courses in sex education should be taught in the public schools. (83) (SEXEDUC1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK102.1
0) Disagree6614.0
1) Agree39783.9
Missing18070 
TOTAL473100.0
526) Should sex education classes in the public schools (ROTATE:) Emphasize abstinence only; or: Include information about contraception? (05) (SEXEDUC2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7812.0
1) Abstinence only13120.1
2) Information about contraception44367.9
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
527) There has been a lot of discussion about social changes in American society. What is your personal opinion about a single woman who chooses to have a child without getting married? Do you think it is basically right or basically wrong? (82, 93) (SINGLEMO)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK100.9
1) Basically wrong46243.5
2) It depends12411.7
3) Basically right46643.9
Missing17481 
TOTAL1062100.0
528) As a national program, do you think we're now spending too little, too much, or about the right amount of money on the space program? (88) (SPACE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK416.0
1) Too little22132.5
2) About right23634.8
3) Too much18126.7
Missing17864 
TOTAL679100.0
529) Should an advocate for racism be permitted to speak in your neighborhood? (97) (SPEECHOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.2
1) Should not29645.5
2) It depends (Vol.)274.1
3) Should30747.2
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
530) How often do you attend professional sporting events in Houston? Would you say: at least once a month, several times a year, less often than that, or never? (04, 06, 10) (SPORTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK80.4
1) Never73133.8
2) Rarely64329.7
3) Several times a year56426.1
4) At least once a month21910.1
Missing16378 
TOTAL2165100.0
531) IF R IS MARRIED OR IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP (MARRIAGE): Was your (spouse/domestic partner) born in the United States? (02) (SPOUBORN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.5
0) No8422.6
1) Yes28676.9
Missing18171 
TOTAL372100.0
532) IF R IS MARRIED OR IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP (MARRIAGE) AND IF "NO" (SPOUBORN): What is your (spouse's/domestic partner's) country of origin? (95, 02) (SPOUHOME)
TOTAL%
-2) Uncodable answer71.6
-1) RF/DK133.0
100) U.S. -- unspecified21048.7
155) Canada30.7
162) Barbados10.2
167) Cuba10.2
170) El Salvador122.8
173) Guatemala20.5
175) Honduras40.9
176) Jamaica10.2
179) Panama10.2
183) Trinidad & Tobago30.7
187) Bolivia10.2
190) Colombia30.7
199) Venezuela10.2
200) Europe -- unspecified20.5
203) Austria10.2
206) Czechoslovakia40.9
207) Denmark20.5
211) Germany -- West or unspecified143.2
216) Ireland51.2
217) Italy10.2
228) Soviet Union nations10.2
229) Spain10.2
230) Sweden10.2
232) United Kingdom112.6
235) Scotland61.4
240) Asia -- unspecified10.2
247) China40.9
251) India30.7
253) Iran10.2
255) Israel10.2
258) Kampuchea (Cambodia)20.5
264) Malaysia10.2
270) Pakistan10.2
271) Philippines30.7
278) Taiwan20.5
282) Vietnam10.2
300) Africa -- unspecified20.5
318) Ghana10.2
335) Nigeria10.2
400) Mexico – unspecified9522.0
Missing18112 
TOTAL431100.0
533) IF R IS MARRIED OR IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP (MARRIAGE): Is your (spouse/domestic partner) Anglo, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or of some other ethnic background (specify)? IF R NAMES MORE THAN ONE ETHNICITY: Which ethnic group does (he/she) generally identify with? (03, 06, 08) (SPOUSETH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK221.8
1) Anglo68755.5
2) Black19816.0
3) Hispanic26521.4
4) Asian352.8
5) Other312.5
Missing17305 
TOTAL1238100.0
534) IF R IS MARRIED OR IN A DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP (MARRIAGE): Is your (spouse/domestic partner) working full-time, part-time, going to school, managing the house, or something else? (82-10) (SPOUWORK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1381.3
1) Working full time669663.3
2) Working part time7106.7
3) Laid off, unemployed1871.8
4) Managing the house (not looking for work)141113.3
5) In school, and working750.7
6) In school full time900.9
7) In school part time190.2
8) Retired, disabled124811.8
Missing7969 
TOTAL10574100.0
535) How much confidence do you have that the social security system will take care of you when you retire as well as it takes care of retired persons today? Would you say: a lot of confidence, some confidence, or no confidence? (89) (SSSFINE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK173.1
1) No Confidence25746.8
2) Some Confidence20837.9
3) Lot of Confidence6712.2
Missing17994 
TOTAL549100.0
536) IF R IS NOT RETIRED (WORKING): How much confidence do you have that the social security system will be able to take care of you when you retire as well as it takes care of retired persons today? Would you say: a lot of confidence, some confidence, or no confidence? (95, 05) (SSSFINE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK424.3
1) No Confidence52653.7
2) Some Confidence30431.0
3) Lot of Confidence10811.0
Missing17563 
TOTAL980100.0
537) IF R IS RETIRED (WORKING): How much confidence do you have that the social security system will be able to take care of younger Americans when they retire as well as it takes care of retired persons today? Would you say: a lot of confidence, some confidence, or no confidence? (95, 05) (SSSFINE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK53.0
1) No Confidence6137.2
2) Some Confidence7042.7
3) Lot of Confidence2817.1
Missing18379 
TOTAL164100.0
538) For/Against: What about using public funds to help build a domed stadium in downtown Houston? (94) (STADIUM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK264.0
0) Against48975.1
1) For13620.9
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
539) If it came down to only one choice, should the U.S. develop a defensive system in outer space -- the program known as "Star Wars" -- and give up on arms control negotiations; or should the U.S. negotiate a reduction in nuclear missiles and give up on Star Wars? (87, 89) (STARWARS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1189.3
1) A defensive system51140.3
2) An arms control agreement63950.4
Missing17275 
TOTAL1268100.0
540) Texas has no state income tax, but it has one of the nation's highest sales taxes. Which would you prefer [rotate]: To decrease the sales tax and introduce an income tax; or: To keep things the way they are? (90, 96) (STATETAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK695.4
1) Introduce income tax23017.9
2) Keep things way are98876.8
Missing17256 
TOTAL1287100.0
541) Do you think Houston would ultimately be better off or worse off if most of the evacuees decided to stay here? (06) (STAYHERE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8310.8
1) Worse off36147.2
2) No difference14719.2
3) Better off17422.7
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
542) And finally, what effect do you think that policy would have on the attitudes of white males in the company toward the minority and women employees? Do you think that it would result in white males having more respect or less respect for minority and women co-workers, or would it have no effect on the attitudes of white males? IF "MORE RESPECT" OR "LESS RESPECT": Would you say much (more/less) respect, or only a little (more/less) respect? (01) (STIGMA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7611.7
1) Much less10616.3
2) A little less10616.3
3) No effect19630.1
4) A little more8913.7
5) Much more7812.0
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
543) How often do you think a company with a typical affirmative action plan would take actions to eliminate discrimination against minorities and women? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (STOPDISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK629.5
1) Never304.6
2) Rarely10716.5
3) Sometimes22835.1
4) Fairly often14722.6
5) Very often7611.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
544) For/Against: What about limiting welfare recipients for five years, after which benefits would stop, even if cannot find work? (97) (STOPHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK588.9
0) Against18428.3
1) For40962.8
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
545) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. should take whatever steps are necessary, including the use of military force, to stop the spread of communism. (85, 89) (STOPREDS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK655.5
0) Disagree35029.8
1) Agree75864.6
Missing17370 
TOTAL1173100.0
546) Helping the (Katrina) evacuees has put a considerable strain on the Houston community. (06) (STRAINS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK344.4
0) Disagree16822.0
1) Agree56373.6
Missing17778 
TOTAL765100.0
547) Which of these strategies do you think will be most effective in encouraging economic development in the Houston area [rotate]: Raising taxes to improve education and public services; or: Keeping taxes low? (90, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05) (STRATEG1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2906.4
1) Keep taxes low276760.9
2) Raise taxes148632.7
Missing14000 
TOTAL4543100.0
548) What would be the most effective in encouraging economic development in the Houston area [rotate]: Making major improvements in education and public services, even if it means higher taxes; or: Keeping taxes low and public spending to a minimum? (94, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04) (STRATEG2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1995.1
1) Keep taxes low147737.9
2) Improve services222657.0
Missing14641 
TOTAL3902100.0
549) Do you believe that American military power is on the whole stronger than, about the same as, or weaker than Russian military power? (83-85, 87, 89) (STRENGTH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1706.0
1) Weaker81828.8
2) Same123243.4
3) Stronger62121.9
Missing15702 
TOTAL2841100.0
550) Agree/Disagree: In order to keep the peace, it is essential for the United States to have a far stronger military than the Soviet Union. (82) (STRONGER)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.9
0) Disagree13833.5
1) Agree26664.6
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
551) If we should happen to get into an all-out nuclear war, what do you think your own chances would be of living through it? Would they be good, about 50-50, or poor? (82) (SURVIVE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK92.2
1) Poor29170.6
2) 50-508721.1
3) Good256.1
Missing18131 
TOTAL412100.0
552) IF "YES" (OTHLANG1): Would you say you speak [that language] very well, fairly well, or only a little? (94, 95, 97, 02) (TALKLANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.1
1) Only a little34833.5
2) Fairly well33232.0
3) Very well35734.4
Missing17505 
TOTAL1038100.0
553) IF R IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC, OR ASIAN (ETHGROUP): How often during the past year did you make a special effort to teach younger family members about their ethnic background? Would you say: often, occasionally, or never? (95, 98, 02) (TEACHING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK50.6
1) Never36042.9
2) Occasionally26431.5
3) Often21025.0
Missing17704 
TOTAL839100.0
554) Agree/Disagree: Modern technology generally destroys more jobs than it creates. (92, 96, 99) (TECHBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK894.6
0) Disagree104153.4
1) Agree82142.1
Missing16592 
TOTAL1951100.0
555) IF R LIVES IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON (WHERELIV): Are you generally in favor or opposed to continuing the term limits placed on the Mayor and other elected city officials in Houston? (97, 03, 08) (TERMSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11011.3
0) Disagree21021.5
1) Agree65767.2
Missing17566 
TOTAL977100.0
556) Do you favor or oppose the U.S. agreeing to a "comprehensive test ban" with the Soviet Union -- that is, putting a stop to all new tests of nuclear weapons by both sides? (86) (TESTBAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.4
0) Oppose13221.3
1) Favor46675.3
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
557) Compared to most other states, do you think that the state and local taxes that people pay in Texas are much higher, somewhat higher, about the same, somewhat lower, or much lower? (91) (TEXASTAX)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8913.4
1) Much lower507.5
2) Somewhat lower19629.4
3) Same20931.4
4) Somewhat higher8212.3
5) Much higher406.0
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
558) If cost were not a factor, would you favor or oppose building a 2,000-mile security fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, to stop all undocumented immigration? (06, 08, 10) (THEFENCE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1597.2
0) Oppose82637.3
1) Favor123255.6
Missing16326 
TOTAL2217100.0
559) Do you think that local government is trying to do too much, not enough, or about the right amount to meet the needs of the hungry and homeless in the Houston area? (89, 95, 10) (THEPOOR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1055.3
1) Not enough124463.0
2) Right amount56128.4
3) Too much653.3
Missing16568 
TOTAL1975100.0
560) Which do you think is the biggest threat to the United States these days [rotate]: The military threat from the Soviets; or: The economic threat from Japan and Europe? (89) (THREAT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK426.7
1) Military threat from the Soviets10416.7
2) Economic threat from Japan and Europe47776.6
Missing17920 
TOTAL623100.0
561) Which one of these four problems do you think is the biggest long-term threat to the American people [rotate]: The military threat from aggressor nations; The economic threat from Japan and Europe; The deterioration of the earth's environment; or: The international drug traffic? (91-94) (THREAT1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK743.0
1) Military1255.1
2) Economic53421.8
3) Environment48619.9
4) Drugs122950.2
Missing16095 
TOTAL2448100.0
562) Of the remaining three problems (THREAT1), which one would you say is the biggest threat? (91-94) (THREAT2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1124.6
1) Military27811.5
2) Economic67628.0
3) Environment69228.7
4) Drugs65627.2
Missing16129 
TOTAL2414100.0
563) Which one of these four problems do you think is the biggest threat to the long-term well-being of the American people [rotate]: The military threat from the Soviet Union; The economic threat from Japan and Europe; The deterioration of the environment; or: Crime and drugs? (90) (THREATS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK91.4
1) Military111.7
2) Economic8613.5
3) Environment7311.5
4) Drugs45771.9
Missing17907 
TOTAL636100.0
564) Suppose there are two candidates for a job, one of whom is black and one white, both have exactly the same qualifications, and blacks are underrepresented in the company (that is, the percent of blacks in the company is less than the percent of qualified blacks in the community). Under these circumstances, it's the company's policy to hire the black candidate. Do you approve or disapprove of that policy? (98, 00, 02) (TIBREAK1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1819.3
0) Disapprove84043.1
1) Approve92947.6
Missing16593 
TOTAL1950100.0
565) The company might decide that when minority and women candidates have the same qualifications as candidates who are white males, the minority or woman candidate will be hired. Would you approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about that policy? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or only slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or only slightly disapprove? (01) (TIBREAK2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21.3
1) Strongly disapprove148.9
2) Disapprove106.4
3) Slightly disapprove42.5
4) Neither approve nor disapprove5434.4
5) Slightly approve148.9
6) Approve2314.6
7) Strongly approve3622.9
Missing18386 
TOTAL157100.0
566) About how many times in the past thirty days did you go into the (suburbs/city)? Was it several times a week, at least once a week, less than once a week, or not at all in the past thirty days? (94) (TOCITSUB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.5
1) Not at all15023.1
2) Less than once a week12419.1
3) At least once a week12719.6
4) Several times a week24537.8
Missing17894 
TOTAL649100.0
567) Agree/Disagree: Is it more important to promote free international trade than American jobs. (86) (TRADE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK406.5
0) Disagree43069.5
1) Agree14924.1
Missing17924 
TOTAL619100.0
568) Which of these proposals would be the best long-term solution to the traffic problems in the Houston area: building bigger and better roads and highways, making improvements in public transportation, such as trains, buses, and light rail, or developing communities where people can live closer to where they work and shop? (03, 05, 07, 09) (TRAFFIC1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1224.6
1) Better roads and highways72127.1
2) Improvement in public transportation118544.5
3) Communities where people live close to work63623.9
Missing15879 
TOTAL2664100.0
569) And of the remaining two proposals (TRAFFIC1), which do you think would be the best long-term solution for traffic? (03, 05, 07, 09) (TRAFFIC2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1636.2
1) Better roads and highways77629.7
2) Improvement in public transportation81431.2
3) Communities where people live close to work86032.9
Missing15930 
TOTAL2613100.0
570) Here are some statements that compare life in the central city of Houston (meaning, inside Loop 610 or the Galleria area) with life in the suburbs (meaning, outside Loop 610 and the Galleria area). Please tell me whether you think the statement is a more accurate description of city living or of suburban living. What about this statement? [randomized: read statement] The local streets and highways are usually not congested. Is that more true of the city of Houston or more true of the surrounding suburbs? (05) (TRAFFOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK14021.5
1) City11217.2
2) Suburbs40061.3
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
571) F R HAS LIVED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR THREE OR MORE YEARS (HOWLONG2): Over the past three years, has traffic in the Houston area generally gotten better, gotten worse, or has it stayed about the same? (03, 05, 07, 09) (TRAFFNOW)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK291.2
1) Gotten worse163165.8
2) Stayed about the same56622.8
3) Gotten better25210.2
Missing16065 
TOTAL2478100.0
572) How would you rate the efforts to improve transportation in the city? Would you say: excellent, good, fair, or poor? (83-90, 92) (TRANSIT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2905.3
1) Poor3696.8
2) Fair182033.6
3) Good174732.2
4) Excellent119722.1
Missing13120 
TOTAL5423100.0
573) If more money is needed to improve transportation in the Houston area, which would you support: An increase in the gasoline tax; or: more toll lanes on Houston freeways? (05) (TRANSPAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK8813.5
1) Increase in the gasoline tax14522.2
2) More toll lanes on Houston freeways41964.3
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
574) For/Against: What about allowing advertisements for birth control to be shown on television? (87) (TVADS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK203.1
0) Against14222.0
1) For48374.9
Missing17898 
TOTAL645100.0
575) Agree/Disagree: Television is my primary form of entertainment. (01, 05) (TVONE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK70.5
0) Disagree75858.2
1) Agree53841.3
Missing17240 
TOTAL1303100.0
576) In the past thirty days, did you watch a religious television program? (82, 86, 90) (TVRELIG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK110.7
0) No95557.3
1) Yes70142.1
Missing16876 
TOTAL1667100.0
577) In general, do you approve or disapprove of the typical affirmative action plan? IF "APPROVE": Would you say that you strongly approve, approve, or only slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Would you say that you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or only slightly disapprove? (98) (TYPICAL1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK396.0
1) Strongly disapprove11517.7
2) Disapprove9714.9
3) Slightly disapprove7211.1
4) Neither disapprove nor approve365.5
5) Slightly approve639.7
6) Approve15423.7
7) Strongly approve7411.4
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
578) Suppose a company recognizes that minorities and women are underrepresented; that is, the percent of minorities and women in the company is less than the percent of qualified minorities and women in the community. To increase minority representation, the company establishes a typical affirmative action plan. In general, do you approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about the typical affirmative action plan, as you understand it? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or slightly disapprove? (98) (TYPICAL2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.5
1) Strongly disapprove8312.7
2) Disapprove588.9
3) Slightly disapprove426.5
4) Neither disapprove nor approve20731.8
5) Slightly approve538.1
6) Approve7311.2
7) Strongly approve9915.2
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
579) Large numbers of undocumented immigrants have been coming to Houston in recent years. How much of a problem do you think this is for the city? Would you say: very serious, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem? (06, 08, 10) (UNDOCBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK421.9
1) Not much of a problem39417.8
2) Somewhat serious63028.4
3) Very serious115151.9
Missing16326 
TOTAL2217100.0
580) Compared to one year ago, do you personally feel more uneasy about crime, less uneasy, or not much different? (94, 96, 98, 00) (UNEASY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK180.7
1) Less uneasy2158.3
2) Not much difference135652.1
3) More uneasy101338.9
Missing15941 
TOTAL2602100.0
581) Agree/Disagree: Black people in the U.S. are still a long way from having the same chance in life that white people have. (89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (UNEQUAL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2954.1
0) Disagree386153.6
1) Agree305242.3
Missing11335 
TOTAL7208100.0
582) Agree/Disagree: People who work hard, live by the rules are not getting fair break these days. (82-89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (UNFAIR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4984.2
0) Disagree451437.7
1) Agree697058.2
Missing6561 
TOTAL11982100.0
583) Should affirmative action programs in colleges and universities be continued or should they be ended? (99, 03) (UNIVAAPS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK14110.8
1) Continued67151.5
2) Ended49137.7
Missing17240 
TOTAL1303100.0
584) Do you ever use a personal computer in your home or place of work? (00, 02, 04) (USECHIPS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.2
0) No47824.5
1) Yes146875.3
Missing16593 
TOTAL1950100.0
585) If it would save American lives, would you favor or oppose the use of nuclear weapons by America in a conventional war? (91) (USENUKES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK324.8
0) Oppose34752.1
1) Favor28743.1
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
586) Do you know of anyone among your friends or family who is living in a household where there is domestic violence? (02) (VIOLENCE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.2
0) No54884.3
1) Yes10115.5
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
587) IF R VOLUNTEERED IN THE PAST 30 DAYS (CHARITY2): For about how many hours, in total, did you volunteer during the past month? (93, 97) (VOLHOURS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK41.3
1) 1103.2
2) 23410.8
3) 3227.0
4) 44113.0
5) 5227.0
6) 6175.4
7) 741.3
8) 8247.6
9) 930.9
10) 103410.8
12) 12123.8
13) 1310.3
14) 1430.9
15) 15165.1
16) 1692.8
17) 1710.3
18) 1810.3
20) 20247.6
22) 2220.6
24) 2410.3
25) 2510.3
29) 2910.3
30) 3051.6
32) 3220.6
39) 3910.3
40) 4051.6
45) 4510.3
48) 4820.6
50) 5020.6
56) 5610.3
60) 6010.3
80) 8020.6
98) 9820.6
100) 10020.6
120) 12020.6
160) 16010.3
Missing18227 
TOTAL316100.0
588) IF R VOLUNTEERED IN THE PAST 30 DAYS (WHENVOL): How often did you volunteer during the past month? Was it more than once a week, about once a week, or less than once a week? (00) (VOLHRS2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.9
1) Less than once a week4822.4
2) About once a week9142.5
3) More than once a week7334.1
Missing18329 
TOTAL214100.0
589) Computed variable, combining CHARITY3, WHENVOL, and CHARITY2 into two categories: whether or not R reports having contributed any time to a volunteer activitiy in the past thirty days (93, 95-09) (VOLUNT30)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK430.4
0) No724268.2
1) Yes333631.4
Missing7922 
TOTAL10621100.0
590) IF "YES" ON (SELFBORN) OR "YES" ON (CITIZEN): Did you get a chance to vote in the elections this November? (05) (VOTED04)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK50.9
0) No10017.6
1) Yes46481.5
Missing17974 
TOTAL569100.0
591) IF "YES" (SELFBORN) OR "YES" (CITIZEN): Did you get a chance to vote in the elections this November? (95) (VOTED94)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.7
0) No17731.0
1) Yes39068.3
Missing17972 
TOTAL571100.0
592) Suppose that there was a candidate running for the Legislature whose views you mostly agreed with but who took a position on abortion rights that you disagreed with completely. Would you certainly not vote for that candidate, probably not, or could you still vote for that candidate? (92, 96, 00, 04, 08) (VOTING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2166.5
1) Certainly not64919.7
2) Probably not91527.7
3) Could still vote152046.1
Missing15243 
TOTAL3300100.0
593) For/Against: What about using tax monies to give vouchers to parents so they can send their children to the public or private school of their choice? (92, 96, 00, 04) (VOUCHER1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK866.6
0) Against44334.0
1) For77559.4
Missing17239 
TOTAL1304100.0
594) For/Against: What about giving parents publicly funded vouchers to help pay for their children to attend private schools? (00) (VOUCHER2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK152.3
0) Against26140.2
1) For37457.5
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
595) Here are some statements that compare life in the central city of Houston (meaning, inside Loop 610 or the Galleria area) with life in the suburbs (meaning, outside Loop 610 and the Galleria area). Please tell me whether you think the statement is a more accurate description of city living or of suburban living. What about this statement? [randomized: read statement] You can get to most places where you need to go by walking or on a bicycle. Is that more true of the city of Houston or more true of the surrounding suburbs? (05) (WALKBIKE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6910.6
1) City42164.6
2) Suburbs16224.8
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
596) If you could, would you move to a different neighborhood in the Houston area, or would you stay where you are now? (94) (WANTMOVE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK30.5
1) Different neighborhood24237.2
2) Stay in same place40662.4
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
597) How serious a problem would you say is the "greenhouse effect," or the threat of global warming? Would you say: very serious, somewhat serious, or not very serious? (06, 08, 10) (WARMING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1275.7
1) Not very serious41718.8
2) Somewhat serious66630.0
3) Very serious100745.4
Missing16326 
TOTAL2217100.0
598) Agree/Disagree: In order to increase its security, the U.S. should try to weaken the Soviet Union whenever possible. (86, 88, 90) (WEAKENSU)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1507.8
0) Disagree105454.5
1) Agree73037.7
Missing16609 
TOTAL1934100.0
599) Aside from food stamps, rent subsidies, and other benefits, how much money do you think a single mother with two children living in Texas receives in welfare payments each month? Would you say: around $100 a month, around $200, around $300, around $400, or around $500 a month? (92) (WELFARE1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK12719.6
1) $100/month223.4
2) $200/month15724.3
3) $300/month16826.0
4) $400/month9614.8
5) $500/month7711.9
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
600) Do you believe that welfare benefits generally [rotate]: Give poor people a chance to get started again; or: Encourage poor people to stay poor and dependent? (94, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (WELFARE2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK48610.5
1) Chance to get started157034.0
2) Stay poor and dependent256355.5
Missing13924 
TOTAL4619100.0
601) In your view, are most people who receive welfare benefits really in need of help, or are they taking advantage of the system? (95, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (WELFARE3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK75013.7
1) Really in need205937.7
2) Taking advantage265848.6
Missing13076 
TOTAL5467100.0
602) IF "YES, ONE" (OTHLANG1): Which language is that? IF "YES, SEVERAL": Which other language do you speak best? (94, 95, 97, 02) (WHATLANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK605.8
1) Spanish59056.8
2) Other European24323.4
3) Asian language555.3
4) Other language908.7
Missing17505 
TOTAL1038100.0
603) In the abortion debate, do you consider yourself to be "pro-life" or "pro-choice"? (04, 08, 10) (WHCHSIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF562.7
1) Pro-life89642.6
2) It depends (Vol.)1466.9
3) Pro-choice100447.8
Missing16441 
TOTAL2102100.0
604) IF "YES" (CHARITY3): And did you volunteer in the past thirty days? (98-10) (WHENVOL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK150.3
0) No223343.5
1) Yes288556.2
Missing13410 
TOTAL5133100.0
605) During the next 20 years, Harris County will need to build new housing, shops, and workplaces for more than a million additional residents. Where do you think the new buildings should primarily be located? Should they be put on the outskirts of the region; or: Should they be added in the already developed areas? (05) (WHEREDEV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK578.7
1) On the outskirts30546.8
2) Already developed areas29044.5
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
606) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Do you work in the city of Houston or in the suburbs? (04) (WHEREJOB)
TOTAL%
-1) Rf/dk174.3
1) City of Houston26467.5
2) Suburbs11028.1
Missing18152 
TOTAL391100.0
607) Do you live in the city of Houston or in the suburbs? (94, 95, 97-10) (WHERELIV)
TOTAL%
-1) Rf/dk910.8
1) City of Houston539950.3
2) Suburbs524748.9
Missing7806 
TOTAL10737100.0
608) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Where do you work most of the time? (05-10) (WHERWORK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK723.0
1) At home, telecommuting1827.5
2) In the center city85835.5
3) Elsewhere in Harris County80133.2
4) In the Houston-Galveston area, outside Harris County28311.7
5) Outside the greater Houston area2189.0
Missing16129 
TOTAL2414100.0
609) Who would you say is most responsible for the current breakdown in U.S.-Soviet relations? Is it due more to the actions of the American government, more to the actions of the Soviet government, or are both governments equally responsible? (84) (WHICHGOV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK315.6
1) American315.6
2) Both equally35264.0
3) Soviet13624.7
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
610) Which of these two groups do you think has been gaining the most influence in recent years [rotate]: Conservative, religious groups such as the Christian Coalition; or: Liberal, secular groups such as feminist and gay activists? (97)D (WHICHGPS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK9114.0
1) Conservative, religious25639.3
2) Liberal, secular groups30446.7
Missing17892 
TOTAL651100.0
611) What do you think should generally be the penalty for persons convicted of first-degree murder: the death penalty, life imprisonment with no chance for parole, or life imprisonment with a chance for parole after 25 years? (00, 04, 06, 08, 10) (WHICHPEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2737.8
1) Death penalty129736.9
2) Life without parole144241.0
3) Chance for parole after 25 years50514.4
Missing15026 
TOTAL3517100.0
612) Which group of Houstonians do you think is the most discriminated against, in terms of job opportunities, education, and city services? (95) (WHODISC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK9714.9
1) Blacks20631.7
2) Black Males20.3
3) Black Females40.6
4) Hispanics14021.5
6) Hispanic Females20.3
7) Asians152.3
8) Whites304.6
9) All Equally132.0
10) No one253.8
11) Poor/uneducated253.8
12) Women142.2
13) White Males162.5
14) Combination294.5
15) Elderly81.2
16) Other243.7
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
613) IF R VOLUNTEERED (CHARITY2) AND IS NON-ANGLO (ETHGROUP): Was that primarily in your own community, or in the wider Houston community as a whole? (95) (WHOMHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK44.9
1) Ethnic community3239.0
2) Both equally2125.6
3) Wider community2530.5
Missing18461 
TOTAL82100.0
614) IF "YES" (VOTED94): Did you vote primarily for the Democratic candidates or for the Republican candidates? (95) (WHOMVOT1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK225.6
1) Democratic candidates14436.9
2) Republican candidates18146.4
3) Both equally (Vol.)307.7
4) Neither (Vol.)133.3
Missing18153 
TOTAL390100.0
615) IF "YES" OR "WILL BE" (CANVOTE): If the Presidential election were held today, whom would you be most likely to vote for -- the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate? (96) (WHOMVOT2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK519.4
1) Republican candidate20738.0
2) It depends (Vol.)539.7
3) Democratic candidate19936.5
4) Other, neither (Vol.)356.4
Missing17998 
TOTAL545100.0
616) IF "DEFINITELY WILL" OR "PROBABLY WILL" (WILLVOTE): If the elections were held today, which Presidential candidate would you vote for? IF R SAYS, "DON'T KNOW" OR "CAN'T REMEMBER NAMES": Which primary will you be voting in -- the Republican or the Democratic Primary? [Then read appropriate candidate names.] (88) (WHOMVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK51.0
1) George Bush14327.4
2) Bob Dole5210.0
3) Pete Du Pont40.8
4) Al Haig10.2
5) Jack Hemp40.8
6) Pat Robertson112.1
9) Don't know, but some Republican5510.6
10) Don't know which primary will vote in7414.2
11) Bruce Babbitt30.6
12) Michael Dukakis122.3
13) Richard Gephardt112.1
14) Al Gore51.0
15) Gary Hart163.1
16) Jesse Jackson387.3
17) Paul Simon51.0
18) Other Democrat10.2
19) Don't know, but some Democrat8115.5
Missing18022 
TOTAL521100.0
617) IF A PARENT WAS NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (PARSBORN): What was it that led you, or your parents, to leave (your/their) country of origin and come to America? (02) (WHYCAM02)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK168.0
1) Economic hardship3718.6
2) Work opportunities7135.7
3) Educational opportunities2010.1
4) Political oppression52.5
5) War, military oppression84.0
6) Marriage to an American resident73.5
7) Family reunification136.5
8) Life-long dream73.5
9) Other157.5
Missing18344 
TOTAL199100.0
618) IF A PARENT WAS NOT BORN IN THE U.S. (PARSBORN): What was it that led you, or your parents, to leave (your/their) country of origin and come to America? (95) (WHYCAM95)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK95.7
1) Economics5937.6
2) Political148.9
4) Visit relatives95.7
5) Lifelong dream42.5
6) Marriage106.4
7) Education106.4
8) Work2918.5
9) War85.1
11) Other53.2
Missing18386 
TOTAL157100.0
619) IF R SAYS, "VERY INTERESTED" OR "SOMEWHAT INTERESTED" (MOVECITY): Why would you like to move to the city? What's the most important reason that comes to mind? (05) (WHYCITY)
TOTAL%
-2) Uncodable88.5
1) Shorter commute to work1212.8
2) Closer to fun, cultural activities2526.6
3) Closer to shopping, convenience2425.5
4) Easier to get around33.2
5) Better job opportunities66.4
6) Ethnic diversity22.1
7) New, improved attractiveness33.2
8) Change in life circumstances66.4
9) Lifestyle in general55.3
Missing18449 
TOTAL94100.0
620) IF "VERY SERIOUS" OR "SOMEWHAT SERIOUS" (UNDOCBAD): Is the reason you see it as a problem based primarily on concerns about the immigrants taking American jobs; about strains on public services (such as schools and hospitals); about increases in crime; or something else? Which one is most important? (06, 08, 10) (WHYIMBAD)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK834.6
1) Taking American jobs23813.3
2) Strain on public services78543.8
3) Increases in crime37921.1
4) Something else -- specify30817.2
Missing16750 
TOTAL1793100.0
621) Black Americans generally have worse jobs, income, and housing than other Americans. Is that mainly [rotate]: Because of continuing discrimination; or: Because they don't try hard enough? (94, 96) (WHYINEQ)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK21816.7
1) Discrimination45034.6
2) Both (Vol.)21416.4
3) Not trying hard enough42032.3
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
622) In your opinion, is mental illness primarily due to a character flaw, a brain disorder, or something else? (04) (WHYMENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK9915.2
1) A character flaw345.2
2) A brain disorder40562.3
3) Something else11217.2
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
623) IF "SOMETHING ELSE" (WHYMENT): What would you say is the main cause of mental illness? (04) (WHYOPEN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2522.3
1) Drugs32.7
2) Genetic disorder119.8
3) Chemical imbalance65.4
4) Stress65.4
5) Physical problems1311.6
6) Home environment108.9
7) Something else1917.0
8) Multiple reasons1917.0
Missing18431 
TOTAL112100.0
624) Do you think that most poor people in the U.S. today are poor [rotate]: Because they don't work hard enough; or: Because of circumstances they can't control? (92, 94, 96, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (WHYPOOR)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4457.6
1) They don't work hard enough159127.1
2) Circumstances they can't control or both382765.3
Missing12680 
TOTAL5863100.0
625) Are the problems facing America today mainly the result of economic pressures or of a decline in moral values? (95, 97, 99, 04, 09) (WHYPROBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2918.8
1) Economic pressures100930.5
2) Decline in moral values201060.7
Missing15233 
TOTAL3310100.0
626) IF R SAYS, "VERY INTERESTED" OR "SOMEWHAT INTERESTED" (MOVESUBS): Why would you like to move to the suburbs? What's the most important reason that comes to mind? (05) (WHYSUBS)
TOTAL%
-2) Uncodable97.9
-1) RF/DK10.9
1) Better place to raise children65.3
2) Better schools108.8
3) Cheaper of better housing1614.0
4) Lower crime rates1513.2
5) Less congestion3631.6
6) Environment, recreation119.6
7) Cheaper living in general32.6
8) Closer to things I need43.5
9) Lifestyle in general32.6
Missing18429 
TOTAL114100.0
627) The company might make special efforts to get qualified minorities and women to apply for positions. Would you approve, disapprove, or have no opinion about that policy? IF "APPROVE": Do you strongly approve, approve, or only slightly approve? IF "DISAPPROVE": Do you strongly disapprove, disapprove, or only slightly disapprove? (01) (WIDENET2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK53.0
1) Strongly disapprove127.3
2) Disapprove74.2
3) Slightly disapprove31.8
4) Neither disapprove nor approve2917.6
5) Slightly approve2213.3
6) Approve4426.7
7) Strongly approve4326.1
Missing18378 
TOTAL165100.0
628) How often do you think a company with a typical affirmative action plan would make extra efforts to get more minorities and women to apply for positions? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (WIDERNET)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK528.0
1) Never264.0
2) Rarely10616.3
3) Sometimes22534.6
4) Fairly often15023.1
5) Very often9114.0
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
629) Agree/Disagree: It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career than to have one herself. (82, 84, 86, 88, 91, 94, 96, 00, 02, 05) (WIFESJOB)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3004.9
0) Disagree428869.4
1) Agree159125.7
Missing12364 
TOTAL6179100.0
630) Texas will be holding Presidential primary elections next month. How certain are you that you will vote in those elections? Would you say that you definitely will, probably will, probably will not, or definitely will not vote in the primary elections? (88, 08) (WILLVOTE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK292.2
1) Definitely will not826.3
2) Probably will not604.6
3) Probably will19114.7
4) Definitely will94072.2
Missing17241 
TOTAL1302100.0
631) In your opinion, does being a woman help, hurt, or make no difference in getting a good job in Houston today, considering the effects of both discrimination and affirmative action? (99) (WOMADV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK274.1
1) Hurts16725.6
2) No difference37357.1
3) Helps8613.2
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
632) How often, in general, do you think women are discriminated against in the Houston workplace because of their gender? Would you say: very often, fairly often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (98) (WOMDISC5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK304.6
1) Never477.2
2) Rarely7611.7
3) Sometimes30146.3
4) Fairly often11117.1
5) Very often8513.1
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
633) For/Against: What about the efforts to strengthen women's rights in society? (84) (WOMEN1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK213.8
0) Against8816.0
1) For44180.2
Missing17993 
TOTAL550100.0
634) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. needs a strong women's movement to push for changes that benefit women. (91) (WOMEN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK304.5
0) Disagree29344.0
1) Agree34351.5
Missing17877 
TOTAL666100.0
635) Agree/Disagree: Society has changed enough so that women today can compete with men on an equal basis in the workplace. (92) (WOMEQUAL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK101.5
0) Disagree32149.6
1) Agree31648.8
Missing17896 
TOTAL647100.0
636) Agree/Disagree: A woman with young children should not work outside home, unless financially necessary. (82, 86, 93, 95, 98, 01, 04, 06, 08, 10) (WOMHOME)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2493.8
0) Disagree303546.7
1) Agree321549.5
Missing12044 
TOTAL6499100.0
637) Do you, or anyone in your household, work in downtown Houston (i.e., in the central business district)? (99) (WORKCITY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
0) No52580.4
1) Yes12619.3
Missing17890 
TOTAL653100.0
638) IF R IS NOT WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Did you work at all, even for a few days, at a paying job during the past year? (03) (WORKED02)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK10.4
0) No17068.8
1) Yes7630.8
Missing18296 
TOTAL247100.0
639) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Please think for a moment of the five or six people with whom you interact the most often at work. How many of these five or six people are [R's ethnicity]? Would you say: all of them, more than half, about half, less than half, or none of them? (03) (WORKETHS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK174.0
1) Anglos18142.6
2) Blacks388.9
3) Hispanics7918.6
4) Asians30.7
5) Other10725.2
Missing18118 
TOTAL425100.0
640) IF R HAS A CHILD LIVING AT HOME (CHLDHOME): How serious a problem has balancing the demands of work and family been for you personally during the past year? Has that been a very serious problem, somewhat serious, or not much of a problem for you as a parent during the past year? (02) (WORKFAM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.7
1) Not much of a problem17056.5
2) Somewhat9230.6
3) Very serious3712.3
Missing18242 
TOTAL301100.0
641) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): How many hours per week do you work at paying jobs? (98, 03) (WORKHRS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL85043.17614
642) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): How many hours per week do you work at paying jobs? Would you say: 30 hours or less, 31 to 40 hours, 41 to 50 hours, or more than 50 hours per week? (92, 96, 97) (WORKHRS4)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.5
1) 30 or less hours16212.3
2) 31 to 40 hours43833.4
3) 41 to 50 hours45234.4
4) More than 50 hours25519.4
Missing17230 
TOTAL1313100.0
643) Are you working full-time, part-time, going to school, managing the house, or something else? (82-10) (WORKING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2001.1
1) Working full time1028955.5
2) Working part time14587.9
3) Laid off, unemployed5883.2
4) Managing house (not looking for work)208311.2
5) In school, and working5292.9
6) In school full time6653.6
7) In school part time1060.6
8) Retired, disabled261614.1
Missing9 
TOTAL18534100.0
644) IF R IS HISPANIC OR ASIAN, AND WORKING: How often do you speak English at work? Would you say: always, most of the time, some of the time, or not at all? (95) (WORKLANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK4832.9
1) Not at all106.8
2) Some of time2114.4
3) Most of time1913.0
4) Always4832.9
Missing18397 
TOTAL146100.0
645) Agree/Disagree: If you work hard in this city, eventually you will succeed. (82-89, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (WORKSUC1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2782.5
0) Disagree196717.7
1) Agree889179.8
Missing7407 
TOTAL11136100.0
646) Agree/Disagree: If people work hard in this city, eventually they will succeed. (04) (WORKSUC2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK192.9
0) Disagree8613.2
1) Agree54583.8
Missing17893 
TOTAL650100.0
647) The world's population is growing rapidly. How serious a threat do you think this is? Would you say: very serious, somewhat serious, or not very serious? (87, 90, 96) (WORLDPOP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK231.2
1) Not very serious26813.9
2) Fairly serious82442.7
3) Very serious81742.3
Missing16611 
TOTAL1932100.0
648) Agree/Disagree: The U.S. has a moral responsibility to help alleviate poverty and suffering in the world, even if it means reducing our own standard of living. (91, 97) (WORLDPOV)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK665.0
0) Disagree77358.7
1) Agree47836.3
Missing17226 
TOTAL1317100.0
649) IF "YES," ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES IN THE PAST 30 DAYS (CHURCH1): Though it's hard to know for sure, would you say that [R's ethnicity] make up 80 percent or more of the worship service that you normally attend? (03, 10) (WORSHIP1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK435.4
0) No20926.0
1) Yes55168.6
Missing17740 
TOTAL803100.0
650) IF "NO" (WORSHIP1): About what percent of the people at the service you normally attend are [R's ethnicity]? (03, 10) (WORSHIP2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2210.5
0) 021.0
1) 152.4
2) 252.4
5) 552.4
10) 1073.3
11) 1110.5
15) 1562.9
20) 20104.8
25) 2552.4
30) 30209.6
33) 3321.0
35) 3552.4
40) 40188.6
45) 4521.0
50) 505224.9
55) 5510.5
60) 60199.1
65) 6521.0
66) 6610.5
70) 70104.8
75) 7552.4
76) 7610.5
79) 7910.5
98) 9810.5
100) 10010.5
Missing18334 
TOTAL209100.0
651) IF NOT ALL ARE [R'S ETHNICITY]: Are any of them white? (06) (WRKANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK247.1
0) No185.3
1) Yes29687.6
Missing18205 
TOTAL338100.0
652) IF NOT ALL ARE [R'S ETHNICITY]: Are any of them Asian? (06) (WRKASIAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK267.7
0) No16147.6
1) Yes15144.7
Missing18205 
TOTAL338100.0
653) IF NOT ALL ARE [R'S ETHNICITY]: Are any of them Black? (06) (WRKBLK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK216.2
0) No7121.0
1) Yes24672.8
Missing18205 
TOTAL338100.0
654) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Please think for a moment of the five or six people with whom you interact the most often at work. How many of these five or six people are [R's ethnicity]? Would you say: all of them, more than half, about half, less than half, or none of them? (06) (WRKETHS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK225.6
1) None of them235.8
2) Less than half12431.5
3) About half8220.8
4) More than half8722.1
5) All of them5614.2
Missing18149 
TOTAL394100.0
655) If R is working full- or part-time (WORKING) and not self-employed (OCCUP): What did you do to find this job? (03) (WRKFOUND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK82.3
1) Employment agency215.9
2) Employer directly7822.0
3) Friends, acquaintances12134.2
4) Relatives339.3
5) Placed/answered4412.4
6) Labor pick-up site41.1
7) Other113.1
8) Nothing special246.8
10) Internet41.1
11) Recruiter61.7
Missing18189 
TOTAL354100.0
656) IF NOT ALL ARE [R'S ETHNICITY]: Are any of them Hispanic? (06) (WRKHISP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK298.6
0) No6719.8
1) Yes24271.6
Missing18205 
TOTAL338100.0
657) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): What type of place do you work for in this job? (03) (WRKPLACE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK51.3
1) A private for-profit company or business26165.9
2) A private not-for-profit or charitable organization338.3
3) A government agency5413.6
4) Self-employed4210.6
5) Other10.3
Missing18147 
TOTAL396100.0
658) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Counting vacations, how many weeks did you work at paying jobs during the past year? (03) (WRKWEEKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK133.3
1) 1123.0
2) 220.5
4) 410.3
6) 610.3
9) 920.5
10) 1030.8
12) 1210.3
16) 1620.5
20) 2020.5
22) 2210.3
23) 2310.3
24) 2471.8
25) 2520.5
26) 2630.8
28) 2810.3
30) 3071.8
32) 3220.5
33) 3310.3
35) 3510.3
36) 3682.0
37) 3710.3
38) 3810.3
39) 3910.3
40) 40205.1
41) 4110.3
42) 4230.8
43) 4310.3
44) 4420.5
45) 4541.0
46) 4620.5
47) 4710.3
48) 48143.5
49) 4961.5
50) 50215.3
51) 5192.3
52) 5223659.6
Missing18147 
TOTAL396100.0
659) The year, in February and/or March, when the interviews were conducted (82-10) (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1) 19824122.2
2) 19834742.6
3) 19845503.0
4) 19855503.0
5) 19866193.3
6) 19876453.5
7) 19886793.7
8) 19896233.4
9) 19906363.4
10) 19916663.6
11) 19926473.5
12) 19936503.5
13) 19946513.5
14) 19956503.5
15) 19966513.5
16) 19976513.5
17) 19986503.5
18) 19996533.5
19) 20006503.5
20) 20016513.5
21) 20026503.5
22) 20036503.5
23) 20046503.5
24) 20056523.5
25) 20067654.1
26) 20076563.5
27) 20087023.8
28) 20097063.8
29) 20107504.0
Missing4 
TOTAL18539100.0
660) IF "YES" (NCHLDN): How many of your children are under the age of six? (82-10) (YNGCHLDN)
TOTAL%
0) None under age six1510381.4
1) 1225812.2
2) 29595.2
3) 31710.9
4) 4390.2
5) 550.0
6) 640.0
8) 8 or more40.0
TOTAL18543100.0
661) Do you think that the overall quality of life for Americans in the year 2000 will be better than it is today, about the same, or worse than it is today? (84-87) (YR2000)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1054.4
1) Worse75832.1
2) Same62626.5
3) Better87537.0
Missing16179 
TOTAL2364100.0
662) Where were you living five years ago (i.e., in February of 2000)? (05) (YRS5AGO)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.2
1) Where I am living now38458.9
2) Elsewhere in city6810.4
3) Elsewhere in Harris County8212.6
4) Great Houston-Galveston area, outside Harris County203.1
5) Elsewhere in the U.S., in a large metropolitan area436.6
6) Elsewhere in the U.S., in a small city, town, or farm area213.2
7) In another country264.0
Missing17891 
TOTAL652100.0
663) IF "NO" (SELFBORN): How many years have you lived in the United States? (94, 95, 97-10) (YRSINUS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL181716.08513
664) People have different opinions about the new zoning regulations in Houston. Do you favor or oppose citywide control and planning over the uses of the land in different areas? (90, 93) (ZONING1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK15211.8
0) Oppose35927.9
1) Favor77560.3
Missing17257 
TOTAL1286100.0
665) Are you in favor or opposed to zoning in Houston -- i.e., citywide control over the uses of the land in different areas? (94, 96, 99, 08) (ZONING2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK33312.5
0) Oppose90834.2
1) Favor141653.3
Missing15886 
TOTAL2657100.0
666) Respondent identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1572578634540
667) For/Against: What about imposing fines and criminal charges against employers in this community who hire illegal immigrants? (07, 09) (IMMFINES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK977.1
0) Against it42231.0
1) For it84361.9
Missing17181 
TOTAL1362100.0
668) For/Against: What about requiring power plants to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, even if electricity rates will rise? (07, 09, 10) (LESSCO2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1708.0
0) Against it81038.4
1) For it113253.6
Missing16431 
TOTAL2112100.0
669) For/Against: What about government funding of medical research using stem cells obtained from human embryos? (07) (STEMCELL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK659.9
0) Against it22934.9
1) For it36255.2
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
670) For/Against: What about raising taxes to landscape and plant trees along the major freeways into Houston? (07) (NICEHWYS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK314.7
0) Against it33350.8
1) For it29244.5
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
671) Would you say that the overall impact of the Katrina evacuees, who came to Houston more than a year ago, has been a good thing or a bad thing for the city, or has it had no clear effect? (07) (IMPACT2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK446.7
1) Bad thing42564.8
2) No clear effect11717.8
3) Good thing7010.7
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
672) During the next 20 years, Harris County will need to build new housing, shops, and workplaces for more than a million additional residents. [rotate:] Would it be better if most of the growth occurs in developed areas where services, streets, and sewer lines already exist; or: Would it be better if most of the growth occurs in the undeveloped open spaces in the county? (07) (WHERDEV2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK7311.1
1) Growth in developed areas32048.8
2) Growth in undeveloped open space26340.1
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
673) Do you think the addition of a million residents in Harris County will make the overall living conditions in the area better, worse, or will it have no clear effect? (07) (GROWTHOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK446.7
1) Worse33050.3
2) No clear effect15323.3
3) Better12919.7
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
674) Agree/Disagree: The use of Taser devices by the police makes deadly force less likely. (07) (TASERSOK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK6710.2
0) Disagree19129.1
1) Agree39860.7
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
675) For/Against: What about granting illegal immigrants in the U.S. a path to legal citizenship, if they speak English and have no criminal record? (07-10) (LEGALIZE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1415.0
0) Against it95734.0
1) For it171661.0
Missing15729 
TOTAL2814100.0
676) For/Against: What about raising taxes to set aside and protect wetlands, forests, and prairies throughout the Houston area? (07, 10) (WILDNESS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK755.3
0) Against it50636.0
1) For it82558.7
Missing17137 
TOTAL1406100.0
677) For/Against: What about a law that would allow pharmacists to refuse to sell any drugs that run counter to their religious beliefs? (07) (BANDRUGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK446.7
0) Against it45669.5
1) For it15623.8
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
678) For/Against: What about raising taxes to make major improvements in the area's quality of life, such as pollution control and parks? (07) (QOLTAXES)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK284.3
0) Against it23936.4
1) For it38959.3
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
679) Which of these would be better for the Houston area? [rotate:] Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses; or: Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways? (07, 10) (STRATEG4)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1017.2
1) Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses75153.4
2) Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways55439.4
Missing17137 
TOTAL1406100.0
680) During the last ten years, has your support for the death penalty increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same? (07) (DEATHCHG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK121.8
1) Decreased6610.1
2) Stayed the same47973.0
3) Increased9915.1
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
681) IF "INCREASED" (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHINC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1616.3
1) Deterrence: need to be tougher on crime, murders (no mention of severity of crime)4950.0
2) Retribution for specific heinous crimes, depends on the crime1818.4
3) The criminal justice system33.1
4) Better than a life sentence (because of costs, overcrowding, hopelessness)77.1
5) I'm older and wiser now; personal experience; religion55.1
Missing18445 
TOTAL98100.0
682) [IF "DECREASED" (DEATHCHG)]: What was the main reason for the change in your support for the death penalty? (07) (DEATHDEC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK69.0
1) Evidence of wrongful convictions; sloppy lab work1725.4
2) Criminal justice system is flawed and biased (more generally)913.4
3) State-sanctioned killing is wrong, immoral913.4
4) I'm older and wiser now; my views have changed; religious convictions1725.4
5) Life imprisonment is punishment enough23.0
6) Just don't believe in it710.4
Missing18476 
TOTAL67100.0
683) What do you believe is the primary cause of the high global temperatures we've experienced in recent years? Are they mainly caused by human activities, or are they mainly caused by normal climate cycles? (07, 09) (WHYWARM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK15211.2
1) Mainly caused by human activities68250.1
2) Mainly caused by normal climate cycles52838.8
Missing17181 
TOTAL1362100.0
684) Unlike some cities, Houston does not have a general or comprehensive plan for future growth. Would you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose creating a General Plan to guide Houston's future growth? (07, 09) (GENPLAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK916.7
1) Strongly oppose463.4
2) Somewhat oppose987.2
3) Somewhat favor47134.6
4) Strongly favor65648.2
Missing17181 
TOTAL1362100.0
685) What is your feeling about a person who undergoes a sex change operation? Do you think that's morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (07) (SEXCHNG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF355.3
1) Morally wrong34152.0
2) Don't know/Can't say/It depends12519.1
3) Morally acceptable15523.6
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
686) If you could live anywhere in the Houston area, what sort of neighborhood would you prefer to live in? [rotate:] An area with a mix of developments, including homes, shops, and restaurants; or: A single-family residential area? (07, 09) (PREFAREA)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK533.9
1) An area with a mix developments, including homes, shops, and restaurants60644.5
2) A single-family residential area70351.6
Missing17181 
TOTAL1362100.0
687) Agree/Disagree: Strengthening pollution controls will result in too many restrictions on individuals and businesses. (07, 10) (ENVTREGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK14910.6
0) Disagree72951.8
1) Agree52837.6
Missing17137 
TOTAL1406100.0
688) Agree/Disagree: The police are more likely to use Taser devices than less aggressive methods when the suspect is black or Hispanic. (07) (TASERDSC)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK9814.9
0) Disagree23435.7
1) Agree32449.4
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
689) Agree/Disagree: A woman over the age of 18 should be able to buy emergency contraception over the counter. (Meaning, the "morning-after-pill," taken to prevent a possible pregnancy.) (07) (PILLOKAY)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK406.1
0) Disagree10115.4
1) Agree51578.5
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
690) What percent of the (Harris County) population (would you guess) is Anglo? (07) (ANGPCNT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK14221.6
0) 010.2
5) 520.3
6) 610.2
10) 1040.6
12) 1210.2
15) 1560.9
20) 20294.4
23) 2310.2
25) 25182.7
28) 2810.2
30) 307511.4
33) 3340.6
35) 35304.6
37) 3710.2
38) 3810.2
40) 4010816.5
41) 4110.2
42) 4210.2
43) 4310.2
45) 45253.8
46) 4620.3
47) 4710.2
48) 4830.5
49) 4910.2
50) 507511.4
54) 5410.2
55) 5591.4
56) 5610.2
60) 60588.8
62) 6210.2
64) 6410.2
65) 6591.4
70) 70172.6
75) 7571.1
80) 80121.8
85) 8530.5
97) 9710.2
99) 9910.2
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
691) What percent of the (Harris County) population (would you guess) is African American? (07) (BLKPCNT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK13420.4
0) 010.2
4) 410.2
5) 520.3
6) 610.2
10) 10142.1
11) 1110.2
12) 1240.6
13) 1330.5
14) 1410.2
15) 15426.4
17) 1710.2
18) 1871.1
19) 1910.2
20) 209915.1
22) 2210.2
23) 2320.3
24) 2410.2
25) 256710.2
27) 2710.2
28) 2820.3
30) 3011016.8
32) 3210.2
33) 3310.2
35) 35324.9
36) 3610.2
38) 3820.3
40) 40477.2
43) 4310.2
45) 45132.0
49) 4910.2
50) 50314.7
51) 5120.3
55) 5520.3
57) 5710.2
60) 6081.2
70) 7050.8
75) 7530.5
80) 8050.8
86) 8610.2
90) 9010.2
99) 9910.2
100) 10010.2
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
692) What percent of the ( Harris County) population (would you guess) is Hispanic? (07) (HISPCNT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK13620.7
1) 110.2
5) 581.2
6) 610.2
10) 10203.0
12) 1210.2
13) 1310.2
14) 1410.2
15) 15233.5
17) 1710.2
18) 1820.3
19) 1920.3
20) 206910.5
25) 25599.0
29) 2910.2
30) 3010516.0
32) 3220.3
33) 3310.2
34) 3410.2
35) 35345.2
36) 3620.3
37) 3720.3
38) 3810.2
40) 40629.5
42) 4230.5
45) 45132.0
48) 4820.3
49) 4910.2
50) 50365.5
51) 5110.2
52) 5220.3
55) 5560.9
58) 5810.2
60) 60172.6
65) 6510.2
68) 6810.2
70) 7091.4
75) 7520.3
80) 8091.4
85) 8530.5
90) 9040.6
91) 9110.2
95) 9510.2
99) 9930.5
100) 10040.6
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
693) What percent of the ( Harris County) population (would you guess) is Asian? (07) (ASNPCNT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK14822.6
0) 050.8
1) 1182.7
2) 2223.4
3) 371.1
4) 430.5
5) 511116.9
6) 650.8
7) 720.3
8) 8132.0
10) 1016525.2
12) 1210.2
13) 1310.2
14) 1410.2
15) 15294.4
18) 1810.2
20) 20436.6
22) 2210.2
25) 25223.4
27) 2710.2
30) 30182.7
34) 3410.2
35) 3540.6
40) 4071.1
45) 4510.2
50) 50172.6
60) 6060.9
80) 8020.3
100) 10010.2
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
694) How informed would you say you are about current events in general? Would you say: very informed, somewhat, not very, or not at all informed? (07) (INFORMED)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK20.3
1) Very informed192.9
2) Somewhat477.2
3) Not very27041.2
4) Not at all informed31848.5
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
695) [If R is Anglo, black, Hispanic, or Asian, ask:] Have you ever been in a romantic relationship with someone who was not [R's ethnicity]? (07) (ETHDATE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.3
0) No36859.3
1) Yes24539.5
Missing17922 
TOTAL621100.0
696) Do you own or rent the place where you live? (07, 09) (INTRNET2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK60.4
0) No23617.3
1) Yes112082.2
Missing17181 
TOTAL1362100.0
697) What language do you speak (most often) at home? (07) (HOMELANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK40.6
1) English58388.9
2) Spanish588.8
3) Other language111.7
Missing17887 
TOTAL656100.0
698) IF THE INTERVIEW IS IN SPANISH (LINGO1): Do you speak any English? (03-10) (ANYENGL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK74467.8
0) No11210.2
1) Yes24122.0
Missing17446 
TOTAL1097100.0
699) IF THE INTERVIEW IS IN ENGLISH (LINGO1): Do you speak any Spanish? (03-07, 09, 10) (ANYSPAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK240.5
0) No250855.9
1) Yes195643.6
Missing14055 
TOTAL4488100.0
700) IF "YES" (ANYENGL): Would you say you speak English very well, fairly well, or only a little? (03-07, 09, 10) (TALKENGL)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK74375.7
1) Only a little10811.0
2) Fairly well636.4
3) Very well676.8
Missing17562 
TOTAL981100.0
701) IF "YES" (ANYSPAN): Would you say you speak Spanish very well, fairly well, or only a little? (03-07, 09, 10) (TALKSPAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK241.2
1) Only a little102751.9
2) Fairly well36618.5
3) Very well56128.4
Missing16565 
TOTAL1978100.0
702) Public transit (03, 05, 07) (PUBTRANS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1378188.2
0) Not mentioned3992.6
1) Mentioned14369.2
Missing2927 
TOTAL15616100.0
703) Urban communities (03, 05, 07) (NEWURBS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1379588.3
0) Not mentioned6764.3
1) Mentioned11457.3
Missing2927 
TOTAL15616100.0
704) More highways (03, 05, 07) (HIGHWAYS)
TOTAL%
0) Not mentioned72839.8
1) Mentioned109960.2
Missing16716 
TOTAL1827100.0
705) Which penalty (00, 04) (WHCHPEN2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK927.1
1) Death Penalty50538.8
2) Alternatives70354.1
Missing17243 
TOTAL1300100.0
706) As you look ahead to five or six years from now, do you think living conditions in the Houston area in the year 2013 will be better than they are today, worse or about the same as today? (08) (HOFUTUR5)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK456.4
1) Worse17224.5
2) Same17324.6
3) Better31244.4
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
707) Our first group is Asians. Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08, 10) (RATEASNS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK714.9
1) Very unfavorable201.4
2) 290.6
3) 3110.8
4) 4151.0
5) 523816.4
6) 6604.1
7) 71208.3
8) 824817.1
9) 919813.6
10) Very favorable46231.8
Missing17091 
TOTAL1452100.0
708) What about Christian Fundamentalists? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08, 10) (RATEFUND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1006.9
1) Very unfavorable725.0
2) 2412.8
3) 3745.1
4) 4946.5
5) 531722.0
6) 6845.8
7) 71057.3
8) 815210.5
9) 9966.7
10) Very favorable30621.2
Missing17102 
TOTAL1441100.0
709) What about Hispanics or Latinos? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08) (RATEHISP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK243.5
1) Very unfavorable142.0
2) 2142.0
3) 3162.3
4) 4253.6
5) 513519.5
6) 6344.9
7) 7497.1
8) 810915.8
9) 9608.7
10) Very favorable21130.5
Missing17852 
TOTAL691100.0
710) What about Muslims or followers of Islam? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08, 10) (RATEISLM)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1097.6
1) Very unfavorable1278.8
2) 2805.6
3) 3906.2
4) 41107.6
5) 531621.9
6) 6805.6
7) 7956.6
8) 81399.6
9) 9694.8
10) Very favorable22615.7
Missing17102 
TOTAL1441100.0
711) What about whites or Anglos? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08) (RATEANGS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK223.2
1) Very unfavorable71.0
2) 230.4
3) 350.7
4) 4121.7
5) 59513.7
6) 6344.9
7) 7629.0
8) 814921.6
9) 9669.6
10) Very favorable23634.2
Missing17852 
TOTAL691100.0
712) What about gays and lesbians? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08, 10) (RATEGAYS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK805.6
1) Very unfavorable1147.9
2) 2433.0
3) 3624.3
4) 4765.3
5) 534423.9
6) 6704.9
7) 71228.5
8) 816211.2
9) 9845.8
10) Very favorable28419.7
Missing17102 
TOTAL1441100.0
713) What about black or African Americans? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08) (RATEBLKS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK273.9
1) Very unfavorable81.2
2) 220.3
3) 340.6
4) 4213.0
5) 511516.6
6) 6365.2
7) 7649.3
8) 813319.2
9) 9649.3
10) Very favorable21731.4
Missing17852 
TOTAL691100.0
714) What about documented immigrants? Where would you put them on the 10-point scale (where "1" means "very unfavorable feelings" and "10" means "very favorable feelings")? (08, 10) (RATEIMMS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK765.3
1) Very unfavorable33022.9
2) 214710.2
3) 31349.3
4) 41087.5
5) 525517.7
6) 6614.2
7) 7704.9
8) 8745.1
9) 9473.3
10) Very favorable1399.6
Missing17102 
TOTAL1441100.0
715) Which of these statements comes closer to your own view? More land-use planning would be good for Houston because it will improve the region's quality of life and long-term prosperity; or; More land-use planning would be bad for Houston because it will slow economic growth and increase the cost of housing. (08) (LANDUSE3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK11416.2
1) Land-use planning will improve the region's quality of life and prosperity42961.1
2) Land-use planning will slow economy and increase housing costs15922.6
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
716) In your opinion, does Houston's culture generally encourage or discourage peaceful interaction among people of different religions? (08) (RELIRELS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK385.4
1) Discourage7410.5
2) Neither, no effect7711.0
3) Encourage51373.1
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
717) In order to be truly American, a person should be able to speak English. [If "agree":] Is that "slightly agree" or "strongly agree"? [If "disagree":] Is that "slightly disagree" or "strongly disagree"? (08) (AMENGLSH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK81.1
1) Strongly disagree8512.1
2) Slightly disagree7911.3
3) Slightly agree8211.7
4) Strongly agree44863.8
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
718) In order to be truly American, a person should be able be a Christian. [If "agree":] Is that "slightly agree" or "strongly agree"? [If "disagree":] Is that "slightly disagree" or "strongly disagree"? (08) (AMCHRSTN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK152.1
1) Strongly disagree52574.8
2) Slightly disagree11216.0
3) Slightly agree223.1
4) Strongly agree284.0
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
719) [IF R is ANGLO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Asians mean fewer jobs for Anglos. (08) (ASNVSANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK154.5
0) Disagree27984.5
1) Agree3610.9
Missing18213 
TOTAL330100.0
720) [IF R IS BLACK, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Asians mean fewer jobs for Blacks. (08) (ASNVSBLK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK107.1
0) Disagree10574.5
1) Agree2618.4
Missing18402 
TOTAL141100.0
721) [IF R IS LATINO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Anglos mean fewer jobs for Latinos. (08) (ASNVSHSP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK116.7
0) Disagree13482.2
1) Agree1811.0
Missing18380 
TOTAL163100.0
722) During the next 20 years, Harris County will need to build new housing, shops, and workplaces for more than a million additional residents. Which would be the best way to accommodate that growth? [ROTATE:] Continue to build new suburbs on the edge of existing suburbs, or: Redevelop older urban areas to build new housing and shops where services, streets, and sewer lines already exist? (08, 10) (WHERDEV3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1067.3
1) Continue to build new suburbs on the edge of existing suburbs21314.7
2) Redevelop older areas to build where services, streets and sewer lines exist113378.0
Missing17091 
TOTAL1452100.0
723) [IF R IS ANGLO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Latinos mean fewer jobs for Anglos. (08) (HSPVSANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK144.2
0) Disagree26580.3
1) Agree5115.5
Missing18213 
TOTAL330100.0
724) [IF R IS BLACK, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Latinos mean fewer jobs for Blacks. (08) (HSPVSBLK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK64.3
0) Disagree9869.5
1) Agree3726.2
Missing18402 
TOTAL141100.0
725) [IF R IS LATINO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for blacks mean fewer jobs for Latinos. (08) (BLKVSHSP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK84.9
0) Disagree13381.6
1) Agree2213.5
Missing18380 
TOTAL163100.0
726) If you could choose where to live in the Houston area, which would you prefer: [ROTATE:] A single-family home with a big yard, where you would need to drive almost everywhere you want to go; or: A smaller home in a more urbanized area, within walking distance of shops and workplaces? (08, 10) (LIVEPREF)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK563.9
1) A single-family home with big yard, where need to drive almost everywhere.83557.5
2) A smaller home in more urbanized area, within walking distance of shops and workplaces.56138.6
Missing17091 
TOTAL1452100.0
727) Would you say that overall the impact of the Katrina evacuees, who came to Houston more than two years ago, has been a good thing or a bad thing for the city, or has it had no clear effect? (08) (IMPACT3)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK466.6
1) Bad thing49169.9
2) No clear effect11917.0
3) Good thing466.6
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
728) If a hurricane like Katrina happened again in 2008, do you think the Houston community should respond to the evacuees with about the same level of assistance, more assistance, or less assistance than was offered in 2005? (08) (SAMERESP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.1
1) Less assistance19828.2
2) About the same32546.3
3) More assistance14320.4
Missing17841 
TOTAL702100.0
729) [IF R IS ANGLO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for blacks mean fewer jobs for Anglos. (08) (BLKVSANG)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK144.2
0) Disagree29589.4
1) Agree216.4
Missing18213 
TOTAL330100.0
730) [IF R IS BLACK, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Anglos mean fewer jobs for blacks. (08) (ANGVBLK)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK64.3
0) Disagree9567.4
1) Agree4028.4
Missing18402 
TOTAL141100.0
731) [IF R IS LATINO, ASK:] Agree/Disagree: More good jobs for Asians mean fewer jobs for Latinos. (08) (ANGVSHSP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK74.3
0) Disagree12677.3
1) Agree3018.4
Missing18380 
TOTAL163100.0
732) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in 2007; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. Coded into nine categories (from "less than $12,500" to "more than $100,000"). (06, 08-10) (INCOME9)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know1735.9
-1) Refused81027.7
1) Less than $12,5001575.4
2) $12,501 to $25,0001896.5
3) $25,001 to $37,5002227.6
4) $37,501 to $50,0002468.4
5) $50,001 to $62,5001926.6
6) $62,501 to $75,0002137.3
7) $75,001 to $100,0002378.1
8) $100,001 to $150,0002639.0
9) More than $150,0002217.6
Missing15620 
TOTAL2923100.0
733) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): What type of work do you do? [If more than one job:] Please describe the one at which you work the most hours. (84, 89, 92, 94-09) (OCCUP7)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know/Uncodable2663.4
1) Professionals159620.2
2) Mangers122115.5
3) Technicians170321.6
4) Sales workers97012.3
5) Services82610.5
6) Production7859.9
7) Laborers5316.7
Missing10645 
TOTAL7898100.0
734) Interviewer's gender (03-10) (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
0) Male168730.7
1) Female312856.8
2) 268912.5
Missing13039 
TOTAL5504100.0
735) Language of the interview: English or Spanish (or, in 1995 and 2002, an Asian language) (87-10) (LINGO1)
TOTAL%
1) English1409692.6
2) Spanish or Asian (in 96, 02)11347.4
Missing3313 
TOTAL15230100.0
736) IF "NO" (CITIZEN): Do you think you will become an American citizen sometime within the next ten years? Would you say: definitely yes, probably yes, probably not, or definitely not? (95, 97-07, 09, 10) (FTRCITIZ)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know80.9
1) Definitely not485.2
2) Probably not9510.2
3) Probably yes38641.6
4) Definitely yes39042.1
Missing17616 
TOTAL927100.0
737) As you look ahead to the next three or four years, do you think living conditions in the Houston area in the year 2012 will be better, worse, or about the same as today? (09, 10) (HOFUTUR3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know553.8
1) Worse26017.9
2) Same55738.3
3) Better58440.1
Missing17087 
TOTAL1456100.0
738) In general, do you think that the criminal justice system in Houston is biased in favor of Hispanics, biased against Hispanics, or does it generally give Hispanics fair treatment? (09) (HISPBIAS)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know14821.0
1) Biased in favor of Hispanics598.4
2) Gives Hispanics fair treatment37352.8
3) Biased against Hispanics12617.8
Missing17837 
TOTAL706100.0
739) Would you say that the overall impact of the Katrina evacuees, who came to Houston more than three years ago, has been a good thing or a bad thing for the city, or has it had no clear effect? (09) (IMPACT4)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know405.7
1) Bad thing40256.9
2) No clear effect16323.1
3) Good thing10114.3
Missing17837 
TOTAL706100.0
740) During the past five years, did you or anyone in your family ever have to go without medical treatment because of the cost of that treatment? (09) (CARECOST)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know121.7
0) No48769.0
1) Yes20729.3
Missing17837 
TOTAL706100.0
741) IF R IS ANGLO (ETHGROUP): If you had to choose, which term would you prefer to describe your ethnicity? Is it "white," or "Anglo," "Caucasian," or some other term (specify)? (09) (ANGTERM)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know7920.4
1) White16943.7
2) Anglo266.7
3) Caucasian10928.2
4) Mixed30.8
5) Middle Eastern10.3
Missing18156 
TOTAL387100.0
742) IF R IS BLACK (ETHGROUP): If you had to choose, which term would you prefer to describe your ethnicity? Is it "black," or "African American," "Black American," or some other term (specify)? (09) (BLKTERM)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know1310.3
1) Black5745.2
2) African American5543.7
3) Black American10.8
Missing18417 
TOTAL126100.0
743) IF R IS HISPANIC (ETHGROUP): If you had to choose, which term would you prefer to describe your ethnicity? Is it "Hispanic," "Latino," or some other term (specify)? (09) (HISPTERM)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know1712.1
1) Hispanic9063.8
2) Latino3021.3
3) Mexican American42.8
Missing18402 
TOTAL141100.0
744) IF "YES" (CHARITY3): Was that a one-time thing, or do you volunteer on an occasional basis, or on a regular basis? (09) (TIMEVOL)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know20.5
1) One-time6114.7
2) Occasional16639.9
3) Regular basis18745.0
Missing18127 
TOTAL416100.0
745) Agree/Disagree: Government has a responsibility to help reduce the inequalities between rich and poor in America. (09) (LESSDIF2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know405.7
0) Disagree34749.2
1) Agree31945.2
Missing17837 
TOTAL706100.0
746) Are you or anyone in your household currently providing regular help to an elderly family member or friend, such as help with transportation or personal care? (09) (HELPOLD)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know152.1
0) No48869.1
1) Yes20328.8
Missing17837 
TOTAL706100.0
747) IF "YES" (SELFBORN) OR "YES" (CITIZEN): Did you get a chance to vote in the Presidential election this November? (09) (VOTED08)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know50.7
0) No7010.3
1) Yes60689.0
Missing17862 
TOTAL681100.0
748) IF "YES" (VOTED08): I hope you don't mind my asking: Did you vote for John McCain or for Barack Obama? (09) (WHOMVOT3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know609.9
1) John McCain22637.3
2) Barack Obama31151.3
3) Other91.5
Missing17937 
TOTAL606100.0
749) Ethnic groups (83-10) (ETHGRPS3)
TOTAL%
1) Anglos1089662.7
2) Blacks318118.3
3) Latinos330319.0
Missing1163 
TOTAL17380100.0
750) Age category (82-10) (AGECATS4)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know190.1
1) 18-29421923.5
2) 30-44613634.2
3) 45-59437324.4
4) 60-93317617.7
Missing620 
TOTAL17923100.0
751) IF R IS WORKING FULL- OR PART-TIME (WORKING): Which of the following income categories include the total salary you personally earned from all jobs during [the past year]? Please stop me when I reach the correct category. Six categories (from "less than $15,000" to "more than $75,000") (92, 94, 95, 97-10) (SELFINC6)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know1972.7
-1) Refused88112.1
1) Less than $15,00090112.4
2) $15,001 to $25,000107314.8
3) $25,001 to $35,000117016.1
4) $35,001 to $50,000113115.6
5) $50,001 to $75,00097013.4
6) More than $75,00094113.0
Missing11279 
TOTAL7264100.0
752) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in [the past year]; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. Eight categories (from "less than $12,500" to "more than $100,000") (03-10) (INCOME8)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know3977.2
-1) Refused138425.0
1) Less than $12,5002925.3
2) $12,501 to $25,0004327.8
3) $25,001 to $37,5004858.8
4) $37,501 to $50,0005279.5
5) $50,001 to $62,5003696.7
6) $62,501 to $75,0003786.8
7) $75,001 to $100,0004387.9
8) More than $100,00082915.0
Missing13012 
TOTAL5531100.0
753) Please stop me when I reach the category that includes your total household income in [the past year]; that is, the income for all members of the household during the past year. Six categories (from "less than $15,000" to "more than $75,000") (90-10) (INCOME6)
TOTAL%
-2) Don't know8275.9
-1) Refused202114.4
1) Less than $15,00011138.0
2) $15,001 to $25,000145610.4
3) $25,001 to $35,000173212.4
4) $35,001 to $50,000201714.4
5) $50,001 to $75,000206414.8
6) More than $75,000275719.7
Missing4556 
TOTAL13987100.0
754) How many years have you lived in the Houston area? Open-ended (87-10) (HOWLONG2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1590424.56417
755) Length of respondent's commute – three categories (00, 01, 03-06, 09) (COMMUTE3)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know1354.8
1) 0-19 minutes110839.6
2) 20-59 minutes137048.9
3) 60-240 minutes1886.7
Missing15742 
TOTAL2801100.0
756) Recode of CHLDPLA2 (95-09) (CHLDPL2A)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know/Uncodable340.4
1) Houston area355438.6
2) Elsewhere in Texas196421.3
3) Elsewhere in U.S.251927.4
4) Mexico4915.3
5) Central America2182.4
6) South America630.7
7) Europe1341.5
8) Asia, Middle East1802.0
9) Africa390.4
10) Australia, Pacific Islands50.1
Missing9342 
TOTAL9201100.0
757) Computed variable combining PARTY and LEANING into declared or closer to Republicans or Democrats (82-10) (TRUPARTY)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know361619.5
1) Republican754740.7
2) Democrat738039.8
TOTAL18543100.0
758) What is your home zip code? Open-ended (82-10) (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1854373766.72915828
759) IF R HAS LIVED IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR 3 YEARS OR MORE (HOWLONG2): Over the past three years, do you think that the relations among ethnic groups in the Houston area have been getting better, getting worse, or have they stayed about the same? (10) (ETHSNOW)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know243.3
1) Getting worse10614.6
2) About the same41857.4
3) Getting better18024.7
Missing17815 
TOTAL728100.0
760) Houston city government does not have enough funds to pay for all the retirement benefits that have been promised to city workers. Which solution would you prefer? Raise taxes to put more money into the funds so the benefits can be paid; or: Cut back on the benefits that were originally promised to the employees? (10) (PENSIONS)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know12416.5
1) Raise taxes32543.3
2) Cut back on the benefits30140.1
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
761) How important is it to you to be able to buy locally grown food? Would you say: very important, somewhat important, or not important (10)? (LOCAFOOD)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know91.2
1) Not important11815.7
2) Somewhat important30841.1
3) Very important31542.0
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
762) For/Against: What about allowing the children of undocumented immigrants to become U.S. citizens, if they have graduated from college or served in the military? (10) (DREAMACT)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know222.9
0) Against it12116.1
1) For it60780.9
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
763) For/Against: What about churches that allow openly gay individuals to be members of the clergy? (10) (GAYCLERG)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know11915.9
0) Against it24532.7
1) For it38651.5
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
764) Should the local police take an active role in identifying undocumented immigrants, or should that be left mainly to the federal authorities? (10) (IMMPOLIC)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know415.5
1) Police should take an active role45760.9
2) Leave to federal authorities25233.6
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
765) Would you say that the overall impact of the Katrina evacuees, who came to Houston more than four years ago, has been a good thing or a bad thing for the city, or has it had no clear effect? (10) (IMPACT5)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know567.5
1) Bad thing44258.9
2) No clear effect17222.9
3) Good thing8010.7
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
766) During the past year, how often, if at all, did you take Houston's mass transit, such as bus or light rail, to get where you wanted to go? Would you say: at least once a week, once a month, less often than that, or not at all in the past year? (10) (RIDETRAN)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know60.8
1) Not at all48965.2
2) Several times16321.7
3) Once a month456.0
4) At least once a week476.3
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
767) Agree/Disagree: Individuals in possession of small amounts of illegal drugs should be fined rather than sent to jail. (10) (FINEDRUG)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know354.7
0) Disagree19526.0
1) Agree52069.3
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
768) IF R LIVES IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON (WHERELIV): If the term limits placed on city-of-Houston elected officials were changed from three 2-year terms, do you think it would be better to have a limit of three 3-year terms, or two 4-year terms? (10) (NEWTERMS)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Don't know5015.9
1) Three 3-year terms9028.6
2) Two 4-year terms17555.6
Missing18228 
TOTAL315100.0
769) Date of the interview (10) (DATE)
TOTAL%
20100210) 233.1
20100211) 192.5
20100212) 222.9
20100213) 202.7
20100214) 182.4
20100215) 212.8
20100216) 283.7
20100217) 374.9
20100218) 385.1
20100219) 425.6
20100220) 415.5
20100221) 152.0
20100222) 354.7
20100223) 405.3
20100224) 314.1
20100225) 253.3
20100226) 273.6
20100227) 273.6
20100228) 172.3
20100301) 192.5
20100302) 476.3
20100303) 304.0
20100304) 283.7
201002093) 293.9
201002104) 121.6
201002115) 141.9
201002126) 111.5
201002137) 60.8
201002141) 50.7
201002152) 121.6
201002163) 60.8
201002174) 50.7
Missing17793 
TOTAL750100.0
770) Length of the interview (10) (DURATION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75022.2878
771) I-AGE: Age category (82-10) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29421923.6
2) 30-44613634.3
3) 45-59437324.4
4) 60-93317617.7
Missing639 
TOTAL17904100.0
772) I-RACE: Are you Anglo, black, Hispanic, Asian, or of some other ethnic background (specify)? [If R names more than one ethnicity:] Which ethnic group do you generally identify with? (82-10) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Anglos1089659.6
2) Blacks318117.4
3) Hispanics330318.1
4) Asians4412.4
5) Other4662.5
Missing256 
TOTAL18287100.0
773) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference, if any? (82-10) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Prostestant964953.2
2) Catholic494927.3
3) Jewish2371.3
4) Other religion16138.9
5) No religion16959.3
Missing400 
TOTAL18143100.0
774) I-GENDER: Gender of the respondent, recorded by the interviewer (82-10) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male870647.0
1) Female980553.0
Missing32 
TOTAL18511100.0
775) I-POLITICS: Do you think of yourself as conservative, moderate, or liberal in your politics? (82-10) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative757344.7
2) Moderate613936.3
3) Liberal321519.0
Missing1616 
TOTAL16927100.0
776) I-EDUC: What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you've completed? (82-10) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Less than 12th grade215411.7
3) 12th grade424423.0
4) 1-3 years of college544729.5
6) Bachelor's degree (BA, BS)408122.1
7) Some graduate level work6353.4
8) Graduate degree (MA, MS, MBA, Med, MSW, PhD, JD, MD, DDS)188210.2
Missing100 
TOTAL18443100.0