Life Choices, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (IDRESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21741087.5628
2) WEIGHT (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2174175.33893
3) Length of interview in minutes (LENGTH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL217463.38818
4) Political party identification (PARTY1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican69232.4
2) Democrat83639.2
3) Independent56126.3
4) Other462.2
Missing39 
TOTAL2135100.0
5) If respondent answered Independent on PARTY1, they were asked if they leaned Democrat or Republican (PARTY2)
TOTAL%
0) No leaning21237.8
1) Lean Democrat16729.8
2) Lean Republican18232.4
Missing1613 
TOTAL561100.0
6) Employment status of respondent (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time106250.2
2) Part-time21310.1
3) Not employed84239.8
Missing57 
TOTAL2117100.0
7) Is respondent the chief wage earner? (CHEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124757.4
2) No92742.6
TOTAL2174100.0
8) Employment status of chief wage earner (CHEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time69777.6
2) Part-time384.2
3) Not employed16318.2
Missing1276 
TOTAL898100.0
9) Respondent owns their home (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes153670.8
2) 255325.5
3) 3793.6
Missing6 
TOTAL2168100.0
10) Respondent's education (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grades 1-4251.2
2) Grade 5, 6, or 7562.6
3) Grade 8723.3
4) High school incomplete, grades 9-1123911.0
5) High school graduate, grade 1271232.9
6) Technical, trade, or business school1476.8
7) College, university incomplete44820.7
8) College, university graduate46621.5
Missing9 
TOTAL2165100.0
11) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL216346.04618
12) Respondent's age recoded into categories (AGED)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old2039.4
2) 25-34 years old48722.5
3) 35-44 years old47121.8
4) 45-54 years old30314.0
5) 55 years and older69932.3
Missing11 
TOTAL2163100.0
13) Is respondent Hispanic? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1989.2
2) No196490.8
Missing12 
TOTAL2162100.0
14) Race and gender of respondent (BLAKWHIT)
TOTAL%
1) White male92742.6
2) White female98645.4
3) Black male1135.2
4) Black female984.5
5) Other male281.3
6) Other female221.0
TOTAL2174100.0
15) Family income (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) (FINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) 200.9
2) 170.8
3) 301.4
4) 251.1
5) 271.2
6) 512.3
7) 864.0
8) 1155.3
9) 1366.3
10) 23410.8
11) 1788.2
12) 1818.3
13) 1838.4
14) 1727.9
15) 1074.9
16) 894.1
17) 1235.7
18) 612.8
19) 432.0
20) 693.2
21) 432.0
22) 221.0
23) 1627.5
TOTAL2174100.0
16) Respondent's religion (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant116459.0
2) Catholic66333.6
3) Jewish552.8
4) Other904.6
Missing202 
TOTAL1972100.0
17) Denomination (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) (DENOM)
TOTAL%
0) 806.5
21) 19616.0
22) 342.8
23) 20.2
25) 433.5
26) 1179.6
31) 433.5
41) 342.8
42) 191.6
43) 231.9
44) 151.2
45) 393.2
51) 13210.8
52) 40.3
53) 20.2
54) 60.5
55) 403.3
61) 312.5
62) 141.1
63) 30.2
64) 292.4
71) 473.8
72) 352.9
73) 937.6
74) 604.9
81) 685.6
91) 161.3
Missing949 
TOTAL1225100.0
18) Indicates whether or not household has a telephone (OWNTELEF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes199993.7
2) No1356.3
Missing40 
TOTAL2134100.0
19) City size (SIZECITY)
TOTAL%
2) Open country45220.8
3) Under 2,5001014.6
4) 2,500-4,999100.5
5) 5,000-9,999251.1
6) 10,000-24,9991085.0
7) 25,999-49,9999622.9
8) 50,000-99,9991095.0
9) 100,000-249,9991717.9
10) 250,000-499,9991165.3
11) 500,000-999,9991898.7
12) 1,000,000 or more83138.2
TOTAL2174100.0
20) Place size (SIZPLACE)
TOTAL%
2) Open country44520.5
3) Under 2,5001185.4
4) 2,500-4,999110.5
5) 5,000-9,9991085.0
6) 10,000-24,99936016.6
7) 25,999-49,999932214.8
8) 50,000-99,99923010.6
9) 100,000-249,9991717.9
10) 250,000-499,9991175.4
11) 500,000-999,999964.4
12) 1,000,000 or more1969.0
TOTAL2174100.0
21) SMSA (SMSA)
TOTAL%
1) SMSA, central city63729.3
2) SMSA, not central city104548.1
3) Not SMSA49222.6
TOTAL2174100.0
22) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
11) Maine80.4
12) New Hampshire120.6
13) Vermont80.4
14) Massachusetts663.0
15) Rhode Island200.9
16) Connecticut251.1
21) New York1697.8
22) New Jersey582.7
23) Pennsylvania1165.3
24) Maryland542.5
25) Delaware50.2
26) West Virginia110.5
27) District of Columbia80.4
31) Ohio934.3
32) Michigan1125.2
33) Indiana552.5
34) Illinois1044.8
41) Wisconsin522.4
42) Minnesota371.7
43) Iowa371.7
44) Montana482.2
46) South Dakota80.4
47) Nebraska200.9
48) Kansas170.8
51) Virginia552.5
52) North Carolina602.8
53) South Carolina150.7
54) Georgia522.4
55) Florida884.0
56) Kentucky351.6
57) Tennessee492.3
58) Alabama211.0
59) Missouri241.1
61) Arkansas291.3
62) Louisiana522.4
63) Oklahoma301.4
64) Texas1627.5
71) New Mexico70.3
72) Arizona160.7
73) Colorado361.7
76) Utah160.7
77) Nevada60.3
78) Wyoming130.6
81) California2019.2
82) Oregon150.7
83) Washington452.1
84) Hawaii40.2
TOTAL2174100.0
23) Number of children living in the respondent's home. (CHILDNUM)
TOTAL%
0) 117755.0
1) 35616.6
2) 38017.7
3) 1577.3
4) 452.1
5) 120.6
6) 60.3
7) 10.0
8) 10.0
9) 10.0
10) 50.2
Missing33 
TOTAL2141100.0
24) How much would you say you keep up with news and current events - a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or not at all? (KEEPUP)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal81837.6
2) A fair amount108249.8
3) Not very much24011.0
4) Not at all341.6
TOTAL2174100.0
25) Which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? National TV news (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (TVNAT)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected125557.7
1) Selected91942.3
TOTAL2174100.0
26) Which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? Local TV news (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (TVLOC)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected129859.7
1) Selected87640.3
TOTAL2174100.0
27) Which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? A daily newspaper (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (NEWSPAP)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected139264.0
1) Selected78236.0
TOTAL2174100.0
28) Which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? The radio (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (RADIO)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected187186.1
1) Selected30313.9
TOTAL2174100.0
29) Which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? Weekly news magazines (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (NEWSMAG)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected208495.9
1) Selected904.1
TOTAL2174100.0
30) After [ANSWER FROM MEDIA1] which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? National TV news (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (TVNAT2)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected156972.2
1) Selected60527.8
TOTAL2174100.0
31) After [ANSWER FROM MEDIA1] which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? Local TV news (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (TVLOC2)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected142865.7
1) Selected74634.3
TOTAL2174100.0
32) After [ANSWER FROM MEDIA1] which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? A daily newspaper (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (NEWSPAP2)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected159973.6
1) Selected57526.4
TOTAL2174100.0
33) After [ANSWER FROM MEDIA1] which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? The radio (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (RADIO2)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected194889.6
1) Selected22610.4
TOTAL2174100.0
34) After [ANSWER FROM MEDIA1] which of the following media do you depend upon the most for news and information on current events? Weekly news magazines (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page) (NEWSMAG2)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected210296.7
1) Selected723.3
TOTAL2174100.0
35) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? A. Television (ITV)
TOTAL%
1) Very important87140.1
2) Fairly important92542.5
3) Not too important29913.8
4) Not at all important793.6
TOTAL2174100.0
36) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? B. Films (IFILM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1537.0
2) Fairly important55725.6
3) Not too important101846.8
4) Not at all important44620.5
TOTAL2174100.0
37) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? C. Sermons (ISERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37717.3
2) Fairly important61628.3
3) Not too important72733.4
4) Not at all important45420.9
TOTAL2174100.0
38) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? D. School courses (ISCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49822.9
2) Fairly important68731.6
3) Not too important54224.9
4) Not at all important44720.6
TOTAL2174100.0
39) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? E. Talking with friends (ITALKFRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49322.7
2) Fairly important111751.4
3) Not too important47621.9
4) Not at all important884.0
TOTAL2174100.0
40) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? F. Speeches (ISPEECH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1908.7
2) Fairly important80336.9
3) Not too important85839.5
4) Not at all important32314.9
TOTAL2174100.0
41) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? G. Reading books (IBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important70932.6
2) Fairly important86339.7
3) Not too important44420.4
4) Not at all important1587.3
TOTAL2174100.0
42) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? H. Religious magazines (IRELMAGS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29213.4
2) Fairly important56225.9
3) Not too important74134.1
4) Not at all important57926.6
TOTAL2174100.0
43) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? I. Direct mail from lobbying groups (IDIRMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important934.3
2) Fairly important38417.7
3) Not too important88640.8
4) Not at all important81137.3
TOTAL2174100.0
44) How important are each of the following in influencing your knowledge and views of public issues? J. Your family (IFAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important94243.3
2) Fairly important87640.3
3) Not too important25411.7
4) Not at all important1024.7
TOTAL2174100.0
45) How fair do you feel that the mass media are in their reporting of public issues and events. Would you say they are very fair, fair, not very fair, or not fair at all? (HOWFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair2019.2
2) Fair129259.4
3) Not very fair53624.7
4) Not at all fair1456.7
TOTAL2174100.0
46) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. A. A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. (APRESCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31214.8
2) Agree85140.4
3) Disagree80838.3
4) Strongly disagree1366.5
Missing67 
TOTAL2107100.0
47) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. B. A woman should put her husband and children ahead of her career. (AHUSHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39619.0
2) Agree92944.5
3) Disagree62730.0
4) Strongly disagree1376.6
Missing85 
TOTAL2089100.0
48) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. C. Being a housewife is generally less fulfilling than working for pay. (AWIFELES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1356.7
2) Agree57428.4
3) Disagree99249.0
4) Strongly disagree32316.0
Missing150 
TOTAL2024100.0
49) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. D. Suicide is morally acceptable, because a person has a right to do whatever he wants with himself. (ASUICOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree612.9
2) Agree25112.0
3) Disagree84940.6
4) Strongly disagree93144.5
Missing82 
TOTAL2092100.0
50) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. E. Homosexual relations are okay, if that is the person's choice. (AHOMOSOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1507.2
2) Agree71033.9
3) Disagree57827.6
4) Strongly disagree65831.4
Missing78 
TOTAL2096100.0
51) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. F. Sex before marriage is okay, if a couple loves each other. (APRESXOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22410.7
2) Agree89542.6
3) Disagree61129.1
4) Strongly disagree37117.7
Missing73 
TOTAL2101100.0
52) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. G. Methods of birth control should be available to teenagers even if their parents do not approve. (ABCAVAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41719.8
2) Agree93444.4
3) Disagree47922.8
4) Strongly disagree27513.1
Missing69 
TOTAL2105100.0
53) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. H. The public schools have a responsibility to provide sex education for teenagers. (ASEXEDOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53825.3
2) Agree111652.4
3) Disagree36116.9
4) Strongly disagree1155.4
Missing44 
TOTAL2130100.0
54) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. I. It is wrong to use animals such as monkeys, cats and mice for the purpose of medical research. (AANIMRES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27013.0
2) Agree55226.6
3) Disagree92644.6
4) Strongly disagree32815.8
Missing98 
TOTAL2076100.0
55) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. J. Realizing your full potential as a human being is more important than helping others. (AFULLPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1286.1
2) Agree44921.5
3) Disagree118156.6
4) Strongly disagree32815.7
Missing88 
TOTAL2086100.0
56) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. K. It is very important that the events in my life be planned and take place according to schedule. (ALIFPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1687.9
2) Agree77636.6
3) Disagree96945.7
4) Strongly disagree2099.8
Missing52 
TOTAL2122100.0
57) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. L. There are few moral absolutes what is right or wrong usually varies from situation to situation. (ANOABSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30714.7
2) Agree118456.8
3) Disagree43220.7
4) Strongly disagree1617.7
Missing90 
TOTAL2084100.0
58) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. M. No matter how much we pretend to run our own lives, we really have little control over what happens to us. (ANOCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23911.2
2) Agree78236.6
3) Disagree91442.8
4) Strongly disagree2039.5
Missing36 
TOTAL2138100.0
59) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. N. I believe that suffering and hardship is a necessary part of life and can actually enrich my life. (ASUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1969.3
2) Agree111352.8
3) Disagree62729.7
4) Strongly disagree1738.2
Missing65 
TOTAL2109100.0
60) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. O. Most personal hardship is caused by ignorance and old-fashioned ideas, and can be avoided. (AOLDFASH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1145.4
2) Agree63130.1
3) Disagree104549.9
4) Strongly disagree30314.5
Missing81 
TOTAL2093100.0
61) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. P. It is possible through social programs and planning to lessen human suffering and difficulty. (ASOCPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30714.7
2) Agree146370.3
3) Disagree26812.9
4) Strongly disagree442.1
Missing92 
TOTAL2082100.0
62) Now I would like your opinion on a number of issues. First . . . do you feel that there are cases of extreme infant deformity when the best thing for everyone concerned may be for doctors and parents to let the newborn infant die. (DIDEFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96144.2
3) No33715.5
5) Don't know87640.3
TOTAL2174100.0
63) Generally speaking, do you approve or disapprove of withholding food and water from a terminally ill patient who is in great pain and who requests that he or she be permitted to die? (DITRMILL)
TOTAL%
1) Approve90341.5
3) Disapprove22810.5
5) Don't know104348.0
TOTAL2174100.0
64) Suppose that a depressed person, without the will to live, takes their own life. Would you say this is always wrong, usually wrong, sometimes wrong, or never wrong? (DIDEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong86041.8
2) Usually wrong54726.6
3) Sometimes wrong55827.1
4) Never wrong914.4
Missing118 
TOTAL2056100.0
65) Consider a person who is in a vegetative state with no real hope for improvement. Generally speaking, do you feel that his family, in consultation with doctors, should have the right to remove life support, ending his life. (DIVEGET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they should have the right168377.4
3) No, they should not have the right1527.0
5) Don't know33915.6
TOTAL2174100.0
66) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor160573.8
3) Oppose1516.9
5) Don't know41819.2
TOTAL2174100.0
67) If you were twenty years old and our country were at war, would you be willing to fight under any condition, under some but not all conditions, or under no condition? (FIGHTWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Under any condition80639.4
2) Under some conditions98147.9
3) Under no condition25912.7
Missing128 
TOTAL2046100.0
68) Today there is a lot of discussion about animal rights and cruelty to animals. Please tell me whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose each of the following proposals. A. Laws to protect endangered species. (ANIMRIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor201394.8
2) Mostly oppose1105.2
Missing51 
TOTAL2123100.0
69) Today there is a lot of discussion about animal rights and cruelty to animals. Please tell me whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose each of the following proposals. B. Laws to limit the sale of fur coats. (ANIMRIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor115758.9
2) Mostly oppose80741.1
Missing210 
TOTAL1964100.0
70) Today there is a lot of discussion about animal rights and cruelty to animals. Please tell me whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose each of the following proposals. C. Laws to limit the use of animals for medical research. (ANIMRIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor119558.4
2) Mostly oppose85241.6
Missing127 
TOTAL2047100.0
71) Today there is a lot of discussion about animal rights and cruelty to animals. Please tell me whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose each of the following proposals. D. Laws to punish people for cruelty to animals. (ANIMRIT4)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor199394.8
2) Mostly oppose1105.2
Missing71 
TOTAL2103100.0
72) Today there is a lot of discussion about animal rights and cruelty to animals. Please tell me whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose each of the following proposals. E. Laws to prevent meat and poultry producers from treating animals poorly in order to increase food production. (ANIMRIT5)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor165580.5
2) Mostly oppose40119.5
Missing118 
TOTAL2056100.0
73) Which of these statements best reflects your thinking about human sexual activity -- sex is basically a source of pleasure and recreation, or sex has a sacred and spiritual meaning? (SEXPLEAS)
TOTAL%
1) A source of pleasure and recreation45520.9
3) Has a sacred or spiritual meaning73833.9
5) Both (VOL)98145.1
TOTAL2174100.0
74) When would you say that the fertilized egg inside a mother's womb first becomes a person . . . at the moment of conception; at the moment when the mother first feels movement inside her; at the moment when the baby could survive on its own, outside the mother's womb; at the moment of birth; or when the doctor confirms the baby is healthy . . . when would you say it becomes a "person?" (WHENPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Moment of conception120659.5
2) When the mother first feels movement35917.7
3) When the baby could survive on its own28414.0
4) Moment of birth1658.1
5) When the baby is healthy140.7
Missing146 
TOTAL2028100.0
75) Which of the following, in your opinion, is the most important thing distinguishing persons from other forms of life? (UNIQHUM)
TOTAL%
1) Their ability to think and reason109153.6
2) Their broad range of feelings, such as compassion and jealousy1075.3
3) Their work and productivity562.7
4) The idea that they were created by God in his own image76937.8
5) Their membership in a community140.7
Missing137 
TOTAL2037100.0
76) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? A. Abortion (CABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned99046.1
2) Fairly concerned68632.0
3) Not too concerned37417.4
4) Not concerned at all964.5
Missing28 
TOTAL2146100.0
77) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? B. AIDS (CAIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned141365.5
2) Fairly concerned55425.7
3) Not too concerned1446.7
4) Not concerned at all472.2
Missing16 
TOTAL2158100.0
78) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? C. Censorship (CCENSOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned68432.4
2) Fairly concerned77136.5
3) Not too concerned53425.3
4) Not concerned at all1245.9
Missing61 
TOTAL2113100.0
79) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? D. Child abuse (CCHABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned178482.2
2) Fairly concerned31714.6
3) Not too concerned522.4
4) Not concerned at all160.7
Missing5 
TOTAL2169100.0
80) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? E. Drug abuse (CDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned175480.9
2) Fairly concerned33915.6
3) Not too concerned552.5
4) Not concerned at all190.9
Missing7 
TOTAL2167100.0
81) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? F. Environmental pollution (CPOLLUTE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned131660.9
2) Fairly concerned67931.4
3) Not too concerned1356.2
4) Not concerned at all321.5
Missing12 
TOTAL2162100.0
82) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? G. The growing size and influence of minority groups (CMINORIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned46822.0
2) Fairly concerned72234.0
3) Not too concerned66631.4
4) Not concerned at all26812.6
Missing50 
TOTAL2124100.0
83) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? H. Homelessness (CHOMELES)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned111851.8
2) Fairly concerned79636.9
3) Not too concerned2019.3
4) Not concerned at all432.0
Missing16 
TOTAL2158100.0
84) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? I. Illegal immigration (CILEGALS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned59527.8
2) Fairly concerned78736.7
3) Not too concerned56226.2
4) Not concerned at all1999.3
Missing31 
TOTAL2143100.0
85) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? J. The possibility of nuclear war (CNUCWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned76935.8
2) Fairly concerned61428.6
3) Not too concerned52624.5
4) Not concerned at all23911.1
Missing26 
TOTAL2148100.0
86) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? K. Population growth (CPOPGROW)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned56426.3
2) Fairly concerned83939.2
3) Not too concerned56326.3
4) Not concerned at all1758.2
Missing33 
TOTAL2141100.0
87) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? L. Pornography (CPORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned93443.6
2) Fairly concerned58327.2
3) Not too concerned41319.3
4) Not concerned at all2109.8
Missing34 
TOTAL2140100.0
88) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? M. Religious fundamentalism (CFUNDIES)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned46023.0
2) Fairly concerned61730.8
3) Not too concerned62030.9
4) Not concerned at all30715.3
Missing170 
TOTAL2004100.0
89) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? N. Secular humanism (CSECHUM)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned28217.4
2) Fairly concerned50831.3
3) Not too concerned52232.1
4) Not concerned at all31319.3
Missing549 
TOTAL1625100.0
90) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? O. Minority rights (CMINRITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned60628.4
2) Fairly concerned92643.4
3) Not too concerned49223.0
4) Not concerned at all1115.2
Missing39 
TOTAL2135100.0
91) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? P. Women's rights (CWOMRITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned73734.1
2) Fairly concerned89441.4
3) Not too concerned42319.6
4) Not concerned at all1075.0
Missing13 
TOTAL2161100.0
92) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? Q. Racial discrimination (CRACDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned85339.5
2) Fairly concerned80737.4
3) Not too concerned40618.8
4) Not concerned at all934.3
Missing15 
TOTAL2159100.0
93) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? R. Poverty (CPOVERTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned110651.2
2) Fairly concerned83238.5
3) Not too concerned1778.2
4) Not concerned at all442.0
Missing15 
TOTAL2159100.0
94) I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? S. The rights of homosexuals (CHOMRITE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned29914.2
2) Fairly concerned42520.2
3) Not too concerned64330.5
4) Not concerned at all74135.2
Missing66 
TOTAL2108100.0
95) How familiar are you with the 1973 Supreme Court decision on abortion known as Roe vs. Wade? Would you say you are very familiar, fairly familiar, not too familiar, or not at all familiar with Roe vs. Wade? (RVWFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar31314.4
2) Fairly familiar78336.0
3) Not too familiar35816.5
4) Not at all familiar [SKIP TO WEBFAM]68331.4
5) Don't know371.7
TOTAL2174100.0
96) Which of these statements would you say best describes the legal outcome of the Roe vs. Wade decision? (RVWMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) All abortions are illegal in the United States.876.0
2) Abortions are legal only during the first 3 months, and only when the mother's life or health is threatened.35024.1
3) Abortions are legal during the first 3 months, regardless of a woman's reason for wanting one.56939.1
4) Abortions are legal for the duration of the pregnancy, regardless of a woman's reason for wanting one.26618.3
5) Not sure18212.5
Missing720 
TOTAL1454100.0
97) How familiar are you with the 1989 Supreme Court decision on abortion in the Webster Case? Would you say you are very familiar, fairly familiar, not too familiar, or not at all familiar with this decision? (WEBFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar602.8
2) Fairly familiar34615.9
3) Not too familiar [SKIP TO WWOLIFE1]176881.3
TOTAL2174100.0
98) Which of these statements would you say best describes the legal outcome of the Webster decision? (WEBMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) All abortions are illegal in the United States.102.5
2) Abortions are legal only during the first 3 months, and only when the mother's life or health is threatened.8721.4
3) Abortions are legal during the first 3 months, regardless of a woman's reason for wanting one.409.9
4) Abortions are legal for the duration of the pregnancy, regardless of a woman's reason for wanting one.256.2
5) Abortions that are legal in one state may be illegal in another.21753.4
6) Not sure276.7
Missing1768 
TOTAL406100.0
99) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. First. . . A. If the woman's life is endangered by the pregnancy - would abortion be acceptable or unacceptable during the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOLIFE1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable174980.5
2) Unacceptable1085.0
3) Don't know31714.6
TOTAL2174100.0
100) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WWOLIFE1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOLIFE3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable117857.0
2) Unacceptable1728.3
3) Don't know71634.7
Missing108 
TOTAL2066100.0
101) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. B. If the woman's mental or emotional health might be damaged by the pregnancy - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOHLTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable120355.3
2) Unacceptable1758.0
3) Don't know79636.6
TOTAL2174100.0
102) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WWOHLTH1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOHLTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable74237.1
2) Unacceptable1125.6
3) Don't know114557.3
Missing175 
TOTAL1999100.0
103) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. C. If the pregnancy was the result of rape - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WRAPE1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable153470.6
2) Unacceptable1356.2
3) Don't know50523.2
TOTAL2174100.0
104) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WRAPE3] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WRAPE3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable100949.5
2) Unacceptable1125.5
3) Don't know91845.0
Missing135 
TOTAL2039100.0
105) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. D. If the pregnancy was the result of incest - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WINCEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable152069.9
2) Unacceptable1527.0
3) Don't know50223.1
TOTAL2174100.0
106) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WINCEST1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WINCEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable108853.8
2) Unacceptable1125.5
3) Don't know82240.7
Missing152 
TOTAL2022100.0
107) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. E. If there is a strong chance of serious deformity in the baby - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WDEFORM1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable128259.0
2) Unacceptable1707.8
3) Don't know72233.2
TOTAL2174100.0
108) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WDEFORM1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WDEFORM3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable91445.6
2) Unacceptable1055.2
3) Don't know98549.2
Missing170 
TOTAL2004100.0
109) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. F. If the pregnancy would require a teenager to drop out of school - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WTEENSC1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable61728.4
2) Unacceptable1235.7
3) Don't know143466.0
TOTAL2174100.0
110) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WTEENSC1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WTEENSC3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable33016.1
2) Unacceptable361.8
3) Don't know168582.2
Missing123 
TOTAL2051100.0
111) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. G. If the family has a very low income and another child would create a heavy financial burden - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WLOWINC1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable64929.9
2) Unacceptable1004.6
3) Don't know142565.5
TOTAL2174100.0
112) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WLOWINC1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WLOWINC3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable31915.4
2) Unacceptable482.3
3) Don't know170782.3
Missing100 
TOTAL2074100.0
113) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. H. If the pregnancy is unplanned and would interrupt a professional woman's career - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOPROF1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable41118.9
2) Unacceptable904.1
3) Don't know167377.0
TOTAL2174100.0
114) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WWOPROF3] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOPROF3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable2039.7
2) Unacceptable291.4
3) Don't know185288.9
Missing90 
TOTAL2084100.0
115) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. I. If a woman has been abandoned by her partner, the father of the unborn child - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WABAND1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable59327.3
2) Unacceptable1064.9
3) Don't know147567.8
TOTAL2174100.0
116) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WWABAND1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WABAND3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable28413.7
2) Unacceptable512.5
3) Don't know173383.8
Missing106 
TOTAL2068100.0
117) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. J. If a couple is using abortion as a repeated means of birth control - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WBIRCON1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable2159.9
2) Unacceptable653.0
3) Don't know189487.1
TOTAL2174100.0
118) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WBIRCON1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WBIRCON3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1376.5
2) Unacceptable160.8
3) Don't know195692.7
Missing65 
TOTAL2109100.0
119) I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. K. If a couple wants a boy and a test has revealed that the baby will be a girl - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WOTHSEX1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1527.0
2) Unacceptable502.3
3) Don't know197290.7
TOTAL2174100.0
120) [IF ANSWERED "ACCEPTABLE" OR "DON'T KNOW" ON WOTHSEX1] How about after the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WOTHSEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable984.6
2) Unacceptable150.7
3) Don't know201194.7
Missing50 
TOTAL2124100.0
121) At what point in a pregnancy do you personally feel that the unborn child's right to be born outweighs the woman's right to choose whether she wants to have a child -- at the moment of conception, at the moment she first feels movement inside her, at the moment when the baby could survive on its own, outside the womb, or at the moment of birth? (OUTWAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Moment of conception107055.1
2) When the mother first feels movement36118.6
3) When the baby could survive on its own35018.0
4) Moment of birth1608.2
Missing233 
TOTAL1941100.0
122) Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (MURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.80139.6
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.25712.7
3) Abortion is not murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.59329.3
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.37318.4
Missing150 
TOTAL2024100.0
123) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. A. The pregnant woman (IPWOMAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal179084.0
2) A moderate amount1697.9
3) A little612.9
4) None at all1105.2
Missing44 
TOTAL2130100.0
124) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. B. The unborn baby's father (IPFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal105549.7
2) A moderate amount63730.0
3) A little24011.3
4) None at all1919.0
Missing51 
TOTAL2123100.0
125) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. C. The pregnant woman's personal or family physician (IPMDPERS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal70133.0
2) A moderate amount73434.5
3) A little36517.2
4) None at all32515.3
Missing49 
TOTAL2125100.0
126) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. D. A doctor at an abortion clinic (IPMDABRT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal22710.8
2) A moderate amount44121.0
3) A little48623.1
4) None at all94745.1
Missing73 
TOTAL2101100.0
127) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. E. A counselor at an abortion clinic (IPCOUNAB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1909.0
2) A moderate amount47022.4
3) A little57727.5
4) None at all86541.2
Missing72 
TOTAL2102100.0
128) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. F. A counselor at an adoption agency (IPCOUNAD)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26712.7
2) A moderate amount48222.9
3) A little56827.0
4) None at all78737.4
Missing70 
TOTAL2104100.0
129) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. G. The woman's church or religious community (IPCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal31915.1
2) A moderate amount45921.7
3) A little48122.8
4) None at all85540.4
Missing60 
TOTAL2114100.0
130) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. H. Her pastor, priest, or rabbi (IPPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal36617.3
2) A moderate amount51224.2
3) A little49023.2
4) None at all74535.3
Missing61 
TOTAL2113100.0
131) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. I. The law, the courts, and the judge (IPLAW)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal21410.2
2) A moderate amount35917.1
3) A little46122.0
4) None at all106550.7
Missing75 
TOTAL2099100.0
132) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. J. The state government (IPSTAGOV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1306.2
2) A moderate amount25612.2
3) A little36917.5
4) None at all134964.1
Missing70 
TOTAL2104100.0
133) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. K. The federal government (IPFEDGOV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1175.6
2) A moderate amount22910.9
3) A little36917.6
4) None at all138766.0
Missing72 
TOTAL2102100.0
134) When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. L. The parents of a pregnant girl who is under 18 years of age (IPPATEEN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal87941.7
2) A moderate amount64230.4
3) A little28413.5
4) None at all30514.5
Missing64 
TOTAL2110100.0
135) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. A. Abortion is usually a better option than giving a child up for adoption (ABADOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree924.5
2) Agree1648.0
3) Disagree88243.1
4) Strongly disagree90744.4
Missing129 
TOTAL2045100.0
136) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. B. Abortion is usually a better option than bringing a child into a home where it is not wanted. (ABNOWANT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21610.5
2) Agree54526.6
3) Disagree75837.0
4) Strongly disagree52925.8
Missing126 
TOTAL2048100.0
137) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. C. A woman who gives birth to a handicapped child rather than having an abortion is doing the right thing. (ABDEFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36319.2
2) Agree93049.2
3) Disagree45223.9
4) Strongly disagree1447.6
Missing285 
TOTAL1889100.0
138) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. D. The quality of life a child will have after it is born is an important thing to consider when deciding on an abortion. (ABQOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32915.8
2) Agree76436.7
3) Disagree58628.2
4) Strongly disagree40019.2
Missing95 
TOTAL2079100.0
139) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. E. Abortion is alright, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live with. (ABCHPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1125.4
2) Agree36117.4
3) Disagree86541.7
4) Strongly disagree73735.5
Missing99 
TOTAL2075100.0
140) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. F. A woman's right to choose whether to have an abortion is more important than the human fetus' right to life. (ARTCRTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29814.8
2) Agree52826.3
3) Disagree61730.7
4) Strongly disagree56428.1
Missing167 
TOTAL2007100.0
141) If [you/your partner] were pregnant, would you want [her] to have a test to find out if the baby has any serious genetic defects? (GENETEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127858.8
3) No1406.4
5) Don't know75634.8
TOTAL2174100.0
142) Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious deformity. Would you [yourself want to / want your partner to] have an abortion if a test show the baby has a serious deformity? (ABORTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion82938.1
3) No42219.4
5) Don't know92342.5
TOTAL2174100.0
143) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . a. the baby will be the opposite sex of what the parents had wanted. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOPPSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion371.8
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion622.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion753.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion193091.7
Missing70 
TOTAL2104100.0
144) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . b. the baby will have a genetic tendency toward obesity -- being overweight. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOBESE)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion361.7
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion612.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion844.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion190691.3
Missing87 
TOTAL2087100.0
145) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . c. the baby will be mentally retarded. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TRETARD)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion26213.0
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion38218.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion52526.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion85342.2
Missing152 
TOTAL2022100.0
146) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . d. the baby will be born with a terminal illness that ends its life within six years. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TTERMILL)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion50825.1
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion40820.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion33216.4
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion77638.3
Missing150 
TOTAL2024100.0
147) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . e. the baby will be born blind. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TBLIND)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion1849.0
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion28914.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion36017.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion120959.2
Missing132 
TOTAL2042100.0
148) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . f. the baby will be missing an arm or a leg. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TMISSLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion21410.6
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion30014.8
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion36518.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion114456.5
Missing151 
TOTAL2023100.0
149) New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . g. the baby will have a serious heart defect. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (THARTDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion24912.3
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion35817.7
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion41620.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion99849.4
Missing153 
TOTAL2021100.0
150) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: a. requiring that women under 18 years of age get parental consent before they are allowed to have an abortion. (LPARCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor154571.1
3) Mostly oppose1185.4
5) Don't know51123.5
TOTAL2174100.0
151) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: b. in cases where the woman is more than five months pregnant, requiring a test to see if the fetus might survive outside of the womb before allowing the abortion. (LVIABLE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor141064.9
3) Mostly oppose23710.9
5) Don't know52724.2
TOTAL2174100.0
152) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: c. not allowing abortions in cases where they are being used as a method of birth control. (LBIRCONT)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor150869.4
3) Mostly oppose1044.8
5) Don't know56225.9
TOTAL2174100.0
153) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: d. requiring women to get the consent of the baby's biological father before having an abortion. (LFACONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor117454.0
3) Mostly oppose2079.5
5) Don't know79336.5
TOTAL2174100.0
154) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: e. requiring women to receive information about fetal development and alternatives to abortion before going ahead with the procedure. (LINFCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor186185.6
3) Mostly oppose974.5
5) Don't know2169.9
TOTAL2174100.0
155) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: f. the passage of a law prohibiting the use of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. (LLICCLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor185785.4
3) Mostly oppose1014.6
5) Don't know2169.9
TOTAL2174100.0
156) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: g. the passage of a law requiring health and safety standards for private abortion clinics. (LRESERCH)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor48041.2
3) Mostly oppose13811.8
5) Don't know54847.0
Missing1008 
TOTAL1166100.0
157) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: h. in states that restrict abortions, require doctors who perform an illegal abortion to pay a large fine. (LMDFINES)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor154371.0
3) Mostly oppose1436.6
5) Don't know48822.4
TOTAL2174100.0
158) Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: i. not allowing abortions after the third month of pregnancy, unless it is required to save a woman's life. (LAFTER3)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor158372.8
3) Mostly oppose1396.4
5) Don't know45220.8
TOTAL2174100.0
159) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . a. if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (GSSDEFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes132560.9
3) No2069.5
5) Don't know64329.6
TOTAL2174100.0
160) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . b. if the woman became pregnant as a result of rape. (GSSRAPEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157772.5
3) No1657.6
5) Don't know43219.9
TOTAL2174100.0
161) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? Your own personal experience (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTEXPER)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected127058.4
1) Selected90441.6
TOTAL2174100.0
162) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? What you learn from television, newspapers and books (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTTVETC)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected204394.0
1) Selected1316.0
TOTAL2174100.0
163) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? The teachings of scripture, for example, the Bible, the Torah (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTBIBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected147667.9
1) Selected69832.1
TOTAL2174100.0
164) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? What science teaches us (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTSCIEN)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected201492.6
1) Selected1607.4
TOTAL2174100.0
165) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? What has been handed down from your parents or other authorities (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTTRAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected185285.2
1) Selected32214.8
TOTAL2174100.0
166) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? What religious leaders say (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTRLEAD)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected210796.9
1) Selected673.1
TOTAL2174100.0
167) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? Other, specify (see note 5 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected213498.2
1) Selected401.8
TOTAL2174100.0
168) If you personally were unsure what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how important would each of the following be in deciding what to do? Would it be absolutely essential to you, very important, only somewhat important, or not important at all? A. Doing what would make you happy. (EXPRIND)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential32515.2
2) Very important96945.2
3) Only somewhat important71433.3
4) Not important at all1366.3
Missing30 
TOTAL2144100.0
169) If you personally were unsure what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how important would each of the following be in deciding what to do? Would it be absolutely essential to you, very important, only somewhat important, or not important at all? B. Doing what would improve your situation or get you ahead. (UTILIND)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential27312.8
2) Very important105349.3
3) Only somewhat important63629.8
4) Not important at all1748.1
Missing38 
TOTAL2136100.0
170) If you personally were unsure what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how important would each of the following be in deciding what to do? Would it be absolutely essential to you, very important, only somewhat important, or not important at all? C. Following the advice of an expert or authority figure. (AUTHORIT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential1697.9
2) Very important99946.6
3) Only somewhat important80737.6
4) Not important at all1707.9
Missing29 
TOTAL2145100.0
171) If you personally were unsure what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how important would each of the following be in deciding what to do? Would it be absolutely essential to you, very important, only somewhat important, or not important at all? D. Do what would be best for everyone involved. (CIVIC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential59527.7
2) Very important126458.8
3) Only somewhat important25111.7
4) Not important at all391.8
Missing25 
TOTAL2149100.0
172) If you personally were unsure what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how important would each of the following be in deciding what to do? Would it be absolutely essential to you, very important, only somewhat important, or not important at all? E. Doing what God or scripture tells you is right. (BIBLICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential69732.5
2) Very important82838.6
3) Only somewhat important41619.4
4) Not important at all2059.6
Missing28 
TOTAL2146100.0
173) If you were unsure of what was right or wrong, which would be the most important in deciding what you would do? (MORALAMB)
TOTAL%
1) Doing what would make you happy22910.9
2) Doing what would improve your situation or get you ahead1607.6
3) Following the advice of an expert or authority figure1698.0
4) Doing what would be best for everyone involved86741.2
5) Doing what God or scripture tells you is right67732.2
Missing72 
TOTAL2102100.0
174) Each of us feels that we are responsible to something or someone. If you had to choose one thing to which you are more responsible to than anything else, what would it be? Would you say you are ultimately responsible to yourself, to your family, to those who make up your own social world, to all of humanity, to God, or to something else? (RESPONSI)
TOTAL%
1) Myself36317.0
2) My family89742.0
3) Those who make up my own social world472.2
4) All of humanity1557.3
5) God67331.5
Missing39 
TOTAL2135100.0
175) How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important116254.0
2) Fairly important69132.1
3) Not too important1838.5
4) Not at all important1165.4
Missing22 
TOTAL2152100.0
176) Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God? (GOD)
TOTAL%
1) There is a God178782.2
2) There is a spirit or life force27112.5
3) I don't believe there is any kind of spirit, God or life force502.3
4) Don't know663.0
TOTAL2174100.0
177) [ASKED IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED "THERE IS A GOD" IN VARIABLE GOD] Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (GODREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes143680.4
2) No22512.6
3) Not sure1267.1
Missing387 
TOTAL1787100.0
178) How often do you go to church or synagogue - daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Daily261.2
2) Several times a week26112.0
3) Once a week57326.4
4) 2 or 3 times a month23510.8
5) Once a month or less67631.1
6) Never37117.1
7) Don't know321.5
TOTAL2174100.0
179) How often do you pray - daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily109850.5
2) Several times a week26412.1
3) Once a week1647.5
4) 2 or 3 times a month1527.0
5) Once a month or less25311.6
6) Never1868.6
7) Don't know572.6
TOTAL2174100.0
180) Have you ever had a religious experience that has changed the direction of your life? (RELEXPER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82938.1
2) No123656.9
3) Don't know1095.0
TOTAL2174100.0
181) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally88440.7
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.90541.6
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men.31414.4
4) None of these713.3
TOTAL2174100.0
182) On a scale from 1 to 6 where 1 is very liberal and 6 is very conservative, where would you place yourself to describe your general religious outlook? (RELIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal22010.1
2) 224511.3
3) 351123.5
4) 455325.4
5) 532414.9
6) Very conservative32114.8
TOTAL2174100.0
183) In recent years pro-life and pro-choice groups have formed on opposite sides of the abortion issue. How much would you say you have heard about groups that are pro-life . . . a great deal, a moderate amount, a small amount, or nothing at all? (HEARPL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal69231.8
2) A moderate amount70932.6
3) A small amount35516.3
4) Nothing at all [skip to HEARPC]32314.9
5) Don't know954.4
TOTAL2174100.0
184) Have the things you have heard about pro-life groups been very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative, or very negative? (POSNEGPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive24714.1
2) Somewhat positive65537.3
3) Somewhat negative46226.3
4) Very negative23513.4
5) Don't know1578.9
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
185) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? A. Concerned about the family (PLFAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well60834.6
2) Well65037.0
3) Not very well28916.5
4) Not at all well1176.7
5) Don't know925.2
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
186) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? B. Hypercritical (PLCRITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well35720.3
2) Well45425.9
3) Not very well51529.3
4) Not at all well24614.0
5) Don't know18410.5
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
187) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? C. Concerned about poverty (PLPOVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1709.7
2) Well41523.6
3) Not very well64236.6
4) Not at all well36220.6
5) Don't know1679.5
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
188) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? D. Extremist (PLEXTREM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well47226.9
2) Well46626.5
3) Not very well41223.5
4) Not at all well23613.4
5) Don't know1709.7
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
189) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? E. Mainstream (PLMAINST)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1548.8
2) Well52229.7
3) Not very well60134.2
4) Not at all well23013.1
5) Don't know24914.2
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
190) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? F. Religious (PLRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well74242.3
2) Well58333.2
3) Not very well21312.1
4) Not at all well915.2
5) Don't know1277.2
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
191) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? G. Violent (PLVIOLNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well22312.7
2) Well39322.4
3) Not very well58233.1
4) Not at all well40923.3
5) Don't know1498.5
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
192) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? H. Silent majority (PLSILMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1206.8
2) Well32218.3
3) Not very well63936.4
4) Not at all well48827.8
5) Don't know18710.6
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
193) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? I. Concerned about the quality of life (PLQOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well45726.0
2) Well54431.0
3) Not very well40623.1
4) Not at all well24814.1
5) Don't know1015.8
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
194) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? J. Concerned about women (PLWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well36720.9
2) Well51929.6
3) Not very well45325.8
4) Not at all well32018.2
5) Don't know975.5
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
195) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? K. Pose a threat to American society (PLTHREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1418.0
2) Well26615.1
3) Not very well53230.3
4) Not at all well65037.0
5) Don't know1679.5
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
196) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? L. Intolerant of other views (PLINTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well46626.5
2) Well48327.5
3) Not very well42924.4
4) Not at all well24013.7
5) Don't know1387.9
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
197) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-life . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? M. Concerned about values and morality (PLVALUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very well63135.9
2) Well61134.8
3) Not very well28015.9
4) Not at all well1186.7
5) Don't know1166.6
Missing418 
TOTAL1756100.0
198) How much would you say you have heard about groups that are pro-choice . . . a great deal, a moderate amount, a small amount, or nothing at all? (HEARPC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal63329.1
2) A moderate amount72533.3
3) A small amount38717.8
4) Nothing at all [SKIP TO SELFID]36917.0
5) Don't know602.8
TOTAL2174100.0
199) Have the things you have heard about pro-choice groups been very positive, somewhat positive, somewhat negative, or very negative? (POSNEGPC)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive22913.1
2) Somewhat positive75143.0
3) Somewhat negative38121.8
4) Very negative21612.4
5) Don't know1689.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
200) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? A. Concerned about the family (PCFAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well39022.3
2) Well65937.8
3) Not very well42724.5
4) Not at all well1699.7
5) Don't know1005.7
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
201) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? B. Hypercritical (PCCRITIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1639.3
2) Well40022.9
3) Not very well65737.7
4) Not at all well30517.5
5) Don't know22012.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
202) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? C. Concerned about poverty (PCPOVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well31918.3
2) Well65237.4
3) Not very well43024.6
4) Not at all well17510.0
5) Don't know1699.7
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
203) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? D. Extremist (PCEXTREM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well25514.6
2) Well41523.8
3) Not very well57933.2
4) Not at all well29717.0
5) Don't know19911.4
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
204) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? E. Mainstream (PCMAINST)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1699.7
2) Well63736.5
3) Not very well48627.9
4) Not at all well1709.7
5) Don't know28316.2
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
205) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? F. Religious (PCRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1156.6
2) Well38622.1
3) Not very well61135.0
4) Not at all well45125.8
5) Don't know18210.4
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
206) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? G. Violent (PCVIOLNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well965.5
2) Well31618.1
3) Not very well67738.8
4) Not at all well47927.4
5) Don't know17710.1
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
207) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? H. Silent majority (PCSILMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1398.0
2) Well35620.4
3) Not very well61835.4
4) Not at all well40623.3
5) Don't know22613.0
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
208) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? I. Concerned about the quality of life (PCQOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well41623.8
2) Well68139.0
3) Not very well33519.2
4) Not at all well19010.9
5) Don't know1237.0
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
209) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? J. Concern about women (PCWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well64436.9
2) Well65937.8
3) Not very well21512.3
4) Not at all well1287.3
5) Don't know995.7
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
210) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? K. Pose a threat to American society (PCTHREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1729.9
2) Well24013.8
3) Not very well51129.3
4) Not at all well65537.5
5) Don't know1679.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
211) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? L. Intolerant of other views (PCINTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well25414.6
2) Well48427.7
3) Not very well54131.0
4) Not at all well30817.7
5) Don't know1589.1
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
212) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes people who are pro-choice . . . does it describe them very well, somewhat, not very well, or not at all? M. Concerned about values and morality (PCVALUES)
TOTAL%
1) Very well24914.3
2) Well55331.7
3) Not very well46826.8
4) Not at all well33619.3
5) Don't know1398.0
Missing429 
TOTAL1745100.0
213) Which of the following would you say best describes your general outlook on the abortion issue -- strongly pro-life, moderately pro-life, neutral, moderately pro-choice, or strongly pro-choice? (SELFID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly pro-life57227.0
2) Moderately pro-life34316.2
3) Neutral46922.2
4) Moderately pro-choice36117.1
5) Strongly pro-choice37017.5
Missing59 
TOTAL2115100.0
214) Over the past two years, would you say you have drifted closer to the pro-life viewpoint, closer to the pro-choice viewpoint, or have your views remained about the same? (DRIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to the pro-life viewpoint36118.3
3) Closer to the pro-choice viewpoint116759.3
5) Views have remained the same44122.4
Missing205 
TOTAL1969100.0
215) Have you ever participated in a rally or demonstration concerned with abortion? (RALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes723.4
2) No206796.6
Missing35 
TOTAL2139100.0
216) If you agreed with a candidate for political office on most other issues, but disagreed with their stand on abortion, would you still vote for that candidate? (SWITCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88740.8
3) No37817.4
5) Don't know90941.8
TOTAL2174100.0
217) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. A. All human life, including that of the unborn, should be protected. (RPROTECT)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing105650.3
2) Fairly convincing57627.5
3) Not very convincing32515.5
4) Not at all convincing1416.7
Missing76 
TOTAL2098100.0
218) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. B. Human life begins at conception, therefore, abortion is murder. (RMURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing89943.3
2) Fairly convincing34316.5
3) Not very convincing42520.5
4) Not at all convincing41019.7
Missing97 
TOTAL2077100.0
219) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. C. Every unborn child has a basic right to life. (RRTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing105550.4
2) Fairly convincing53425.5
3) Not very convincing31515.0
4) Not at all convincing1919.1
Missing79 
TOTAL2095100.0
220) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. D. Abortion hurts women by enabling men to take advantage of them, knowing that abortion is a way out of their responsibility to care for the mother and child. (RADVANTG)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing57427.6
2) Fairly convincing44921.6
3) Not very convincing54426.2
4) Not at all convincing50924.5
Missing98 
TOTAL2076100.0
221) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. E. Abortion promotes a general disregard for the value of human life. (RDISREG)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing82239.2
2) Fairly convincing53325.4
3) Not very convincing43520.8
4) Not at all convincing30514.6
Missing79 
TOTAL2095100.0
222) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. F. Abortion leaves women with a burden of guilt and emotional scars that are very difficult to heal. (RGUILT)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing83840.5
2) Fairly convincing66932.4
3) Not very convincing36217.5
4) Not at all convincing1989.6
Missing107 
TOTAL2067100.0
223) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. G. Adoption would be a less emotionally painful option for most women than abortion. (RLESPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing67432.8
2) Fairly convincing65932.1
3) Not very convincing45622.2
4) Not at all convincing26412.9
Missing121 
TOTAL2053100.0
224) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. H. A pregnancy's significance is devalued by society's casual, permissive outlook on abortion. (RDEVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing44222.3
2) Fairly convincing69635.1
3) Not very convincing57128.8
4) Not at all convincing27613.9
Missing189 
TOTAL1985100.0
225) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. I. While abortion is sometimes necessary, it is used too frequently as an easy way out. (REASYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing91443.6
2) Fairly convincing67832.3
3) Not very convincing32615.5
4) Not at all convincing1798.5
Missing77 
TOTAL2097100.0
226) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. J. It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control or sex selection. (RBIRTCON)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing137865.2
2) Fairly convincing40619.2
3) Not very convincing1788.4
4) Not at all convincing1537.2
Missing59 
TOTAL2115100.0
227) I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. K. Some limitations on abortion are justified because there has to be a compromise between a women's right to choose and the rights of her unborn child. (RCOMPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing54926.8
2) Fairly convincing76937.6
3) Not very convincing43221.1
4) Not at all convincing29514.4
Missing129 
TOTAL2045100.0
228) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? A. Intellectual (FINTELL)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling160.7
-4) -480.4
-3) -3231.1
-2) -2281.3
-1) -1331.5
0) Neutral feeling38017.7
1) 11456.8
2) 227312.7
3) 342319.7
4) 433915.8
5) Very positive feeling47422.1
Missing32 
TOTAL2142100.0
229) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? B. Worldly (FWORLDY)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling703.3
-4) -4261.2
-3) -3763.6
-2) -2693.2
-1) -1803.8
0) Neutral feeling54725.7
1) 11939.1
2) 228613.4
3) 336817.3
4) 41979.3
5) Very positive feeling21510.1
Missing47 
TOTAL2127100.0
230) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? C. Fashionable (FFASHION)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling532.5
-4) -4251.2
-3) -3713.3
-2) -2833.9
-1) -1924.3
0) Neutral feeling68832.3
1) 127412.8
2) 229413.8
3) 327813.0
4) 41396.5
5) Very positive feeling1366.4
Missing41 
TOTAL2133100.0
231) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? D. Tolerant (FTOLERNT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling200.9
-4) -470.3
-3) -3301.4
-2) -2190.9
-1) -1391.8
0) Neutral feeling35416.5
1) 11456.8
2) 230414.2
3) 345321.1
4) 433315.5
5) Very positive feeling43920.5
Missing31 
TOTAL2143100.0
232) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? E. Progressive (FPROGRES)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling160.7
-4) -490.4
-3) -3150.7
-2) -2381.8
-1) -1291.4
0) Neutral feeling33215.5
1) 11647.7
2) 233115.5
3) 348122.5
4) 434816.3
5) Very positive feeling37617.6
Missing35 
TOTAL2139100.0
233) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? F. Motherhood (FMOTHERH)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling120.6
-4) -430.1
-3) -320.1
-2) -250.2
-1) -140.2
0) Neutral feeling1215.6
1) 1442.0
2) 2894.1
3) 325211.7
4) 435716.6
5) Very positive feeling126058.6
Missing25 
TOTAL2149100.0
234) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? G. Family (FFAMILY)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling60.3
-4) -420.1
-3) -340.2
-2) -220.1
-1) -140.2
0) Neutral feeling462.1
1) 1231.1
2) 2582.7
3) 31647.6
4) 428913.4
5) Very positive feeling155372.2
Missing23 
TOTAL2151100.0
235) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? H. Self-fulfillment (FSELFFUL)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling120.6
-4) -4110.5
-3) -3170.8
-2) -2211.0
-1) -1211.0
0) Neutral feeling1908.9
1) 11275.9
2) 224011.2
3) 344320.7
4) 443420.3
5) Very positive feeling62529.2
Missing33 
TOTAL2141100.0
236) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? I. Government (FGOVT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling632.9
-4) -4381.8
-3) -3874.1
-2) -21085.0
-1) -11064.9
0) Neutral feeling48922.8
1) 12059.6
2) 230314.1
3) 336116.8
4) 41718.0
5) Very positive feeling2139.9
Missing30 
TOTAL2144100.0
237) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? J. Individual rights (FINDRITE)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling80.4
-4) -490.4
-3) -3120.6
-2) -2200.9
-1) -1291.4
0) Neutral feeling1718.0
1) 11326.2
2) 222710.6
3) 336917.2
4) 434716.2
5) Very positive feeling81738.2
Missing33 
TOTAL2141100.0
238) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? K. Reproductive rights (FREPRITE)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling381.8
-4) -4211.0
-3) -3291.4
-2) -2502.3
-1) -1442.1
0) Neutral feeling47422.2
1) 11456.8
2) 222810.7
3) 335116.4
4) 425511.9
5) Very positive feeling50223.5
Missing37 
TOTAL2137100.0
239) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? L. The American flag (FFLAG)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling110.5
-4) -410.0
-3) -370.3
-2) -270.3
-1) -1110.5
0) Neutral feeling1366.3
1) 1753.5
2) 21466.8
3) 324911.6
4) 432115.0
5) Very positive feeling118355.1
Missing27 
TOTAL2147100.0
240) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? M. Physical fitness (FPHYSFIT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling80.4
-4) -410.0
-3) -390.4
-2) -2130.6
-1) -1221.0
0) Neutral feeling2029.4
1) 11446.7
2) 225611.9
3) 349523.1
4) 436817.1
5) Very positive feeling62829.3
Missing28 
TOTAL2146100.0
241) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? N. Judgment (FJUDGMNT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling351.6
-4) -4130.6
-3) -3341.6
-2) -2582.7
-1) -1874.1
0) Neutral feeling47522.2
1) 11426.6
2) 225912.1
3) 338818.2
4) 425511.9
5) Very positive feeling39118.3
Missing37 
TOTAL2137100.0
242) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? O. Tradition (FTRAD)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling271.3
-4) -4180.8
-3) -3231.1
-2) -2221.0
-1) -1422.0
0) Neutral feeling34916.4
1) 11718.0
2) 231114.6
3) 342319.9
4) 429914.0
5) Very positive feeling44520.9
Missing44 
TOTAL2130100.0
243) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? P. Right to die (FRITODIE)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling1487.0
-4) -4261.2
-3) -3562.6
-2) -2552.6
-1) -1854.0
0) Neutral feeling38017.9
1) 11687.9
2) 21868.7
3) 328913.6
4) 421210.0
5) Very positive feeling52224.5
Missing47 
TOTAL2127100.0
244) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Q. Holocaust (FHOLOCST)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling87141.6
-4) -41477.0
-3) -31487.1
-2) -21024.9
-1) -1592.8
0) Neutral feeling39819.0
1) 1562.7
2) 2753.6
3) 3653.1
4) 4643.1
5) Very positive feeling1085.2
Missing81 
TOTAL2093100.0
245) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? R. Abortion on demand (FABRTDEM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling69733.2
-4) -41386.6
-3) -31657.8
-2) -21316.2
-1) -11175.6
0) Neutral feeling32115.3
1) 1974.6
2) 2934.4
3) 31255.9
4) 4683.2
5) Very positive feeling1507.1
Missing72 
TOTAL2102100.0
246) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? S. Career (FCAREER)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling221.0
-4) -470.3
-3) -3110.5
-2) -2261.2
-1) -1301.4
0) Neutral feeling29914.0
1) 11657.7
2) 227913.0
3) 346721.8
4) 435516.6
5) Very positive feeling47722.3
Missing36 
TOTAL2138100.0
247) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? T. Feminism (FFEMINSM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling854.0
-4) -4411.9
-3) -3783.7
-2) -2934.4
-1) -11065.0
0) Neutral feeling55225.9
1) 11828.5
2) 225011.7
3) 330314.2
4) 42069.7
5) Very positive feeling23811.2
Missing40 
TOTAL2134100.0
248) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? U. Community (FCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling80.4
-4) -430.1
-3) -390.4
-2) -2221.0
-1) -1190.9
0) Neutral feeling26312.3
1) 11446.7
2) 230114.1
3) 355225.8
4) 436216.9
5) Very positive feeling45621.3
Missing35 
TOTAL2139100.0
249) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? V. Therapy (FTHERAPY)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling211.0
-4) -4110.5
-3) -3291.4
-2) -2562.6
-1) -1633.0
0) Neutral feeling50123.5
1) 11808.4
2) 226612.5
3) 343120.2
4) 42119.9
5) Very positive feeling36517.1
Missing40 
TOTAL2134100.0
250) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? W. Jimmy Carter (FCARTER)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling1296.0
-4) -4582.7
-3) -31014.7
-2) -2974.5
-1) -11145.3
0) Neutral feeling63129.6
1) 11758.2
2) 22049.6
3) 327813.0
4) 41607.5
5) Very positive feeling1888.8
Missing39 
TOTAL2135100.0
251) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? X. Jesse Jackson (FJACKSON)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling25912.2
-4) -41024.8
-3) -31577.4
-2) -21406.6
-1) -11527.1
0) Neutral feeling54725.7
1) 11898.9
2) 21577.4
3) 31718.0
4) 41024.8
5) Very positive feeling1547.2
Missing44 
TOTAL2130100.0
252) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Y. Ronald Reagan (FREAGAN)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling2009.4
-4) -4723.4
-3) -31155.4
-2) -21085.1
-1) -11145.3
0) Neutral feeling44220.7
1) 11919.0
2) 222810.7
3) 329613.9
4) 42059.6
5) Very positive feeling1617.6
Missing42 
TOTAL2132100.0
253) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Z. Robert Bork (FBORK)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling1547.5
-4) -4462.2
-3) -3813.9
-2) -2864.2
-1) -11266.1
0) Neutral feeling110253.7
1) 11155.6
2) 21105.4
3) 31286.2
4) 4522.5
5) Very positive feeling532.6
Missing121 
TOTAL2053100.0
254) Which one of the following best describes your overall political beliefs? Just call off the number please. (POLIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Far left150.7
2) Very liberal1446.7
3) Somewhat liberal36617.0
4) Moderate87140.5
5) Somewhat conservative51123.8
6) Very conservative22010.2
7) Far right211.0
Missing26 
TOTAL2148100.0
255) Are you currently registered to vote? (REGISTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes173180.1
2) No43119.9
Missing12 
TOTAL2162100.0
256) Did you vote in the 1988 Presidential election? (VOTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes156872.6
2) No59127.4
Missing15 
TOTAL2159100.0
257) Do you know anyone who has had an abortion? (NOANYONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes109850.7
2) No [SKIP TO CONSIDER]106949.3
Missing7 
TOTAL2167100.0
258) In that particular case, do you think that it was the right or the wrong thing to do? (WASITRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Right thing to do51246.6
3) Wrong thing to do11210.2
5) Don't know47443.2
Missing1076 
TOTAL1098100.0
259) [IF WOMAN, ASK:] Have you, yourself, every seriously considered having an abortion? (CONSIDER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15714.7
2) No91285.3
Missing1105 
TOTAL1069100.0
260) [HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] What is your marital status? Just call off the number please. (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never married29614.1
2) Now married137865.6
3) Separate462.2
4) Divorced1858.8
5) Widowed1959.3
Missing74 
TOTAL2100100.0
261) [IF MARRIED OR WIDOWED, ASK:] Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23014.9
2) No131585.1
Missing629 
TOTAL1545100.0
262) [IF MARRIED, ASK:] What is the last grade or class your spouse completed? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grades 1-4120.9
2) Grade 5, 6, or 7292.1
3) Grade 8433.1
4) High school incomplete, grades 9-1114810.8
5) High school graduate, grade 1250536.9
6) Technical, trade, or business school856.2
7) College, university incomplete23917.5
8) College, university graduate30822.5
Missing805 
TOTAL1369100.0
263) How many children have you ever had? (CHLDEVER)
TOTAL%
0) None45921.4
1) 131614.7
2) 260328.1
3) 336116.8
4) 42089.7
5) 5874.1
6) 6492.3
7) 7251.2
8) 8170.8
9) 9 or more231.1
Missing26 
TOTAL2148100.0
264) How many brothers and sisters do you have, including any who may have died? (SIBLINGS)
TOTAL%
0) None1145.3
1) 131714.7
2) 242219.6
3) 337317.3
4) 428913.4
5) 51858.6
6) 61376.4
7) 71075.0
8) 8622.9
9) 9 or more1476.8
Missing21 
TOTAL2153100.0
265) What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have? (CHLDIDEL)
TOTAL%
0) None231.1
1) 1331.6
2) 2105250.7
3) 356427.2
4) 429314.1
5) 5572.7
6) 6291.4
7) 770.3
8) 820.1
9) 9 or more150.7
Missing99 
TOTAL2075100.0
266) [HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] Which of the statements on this card best describes the location of your place of work? (RESIDWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Very large city (1,000,000 or more)27418.3
2) Suburb of a very large city21014.0
3) Medium-sized city (100,000-999,999)36224.1
4) Small city (under 100,000)33422.3
5) A rural area or small town32021.3
Missing674 
TOTAL1500100.0
267) [HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] Which of the descriptions on this card best describes the kind of work you do? (KINDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Professional worker, for example, lawyer, doctor, engineer2009.9
2) Other white collar, for example, teacher, nurse, accountant, worker in an office setting, sales worker46122.7
3) Service worker such as police-man/woman, fireman, barber, beautician, nurses' aid29014.3
4) Other type of work41120.3
5) Full-time homemaker22911.3
6) Not employed43721.5
Missing146 
TOTAL2028100.0
268) Prior to your 21st birthday, in which state did you reside for the longest period of time? (STATE21)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL205925.83814
269) During the past 12 months have you contributed money to any charitable organization or other group, not including your church, that used your donation to help other people? (CONT12MO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157373.0
2) No58327.0
Missing18 
TOTAL2156100.0
270) Approximately what percentage of your total income did you give to charity, including contributions to your church, in the past 12 months? Just you best estimate . . . (HOWMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) 41426.4
2) 21413.6
3) 905.7
4) 291.8
5) 30019.1
6) 191.2
7) 211.3
8) 301.9
9) 30.2
10) 28718.3
11) 151.0
12) 301.9
13) 30.2
14) 30.2
15) 613.9
16) 50.3
17) 10.1
18) 20.1
19) 10.1
20) 231.5
25) 80.5
30) 30.2
33) 30.2
50) 40.3
75) 10.1
Missing604 
TOTAL1570100.0
271) [HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] Which of the statements on this card best describes your understanding of evil? Just call off the numbers please . . . (EVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Evil is whatever limits self-expression and personal growth38019.9
2) Whatever limits human progress and the advance of knowledge45623.9
3) Whatever keeps people from making their own decisions and living their own lives1447.5
4) Evil is whatever hurts someone or causes them to suffer44023.1
5) Evil is whatever goes against God's will and purpose48825.6
Missing266 
TOTAL1908100.0
272) An additive index counting the number of times a respondent answered "acceptable" on variables WWOLIFE1 to WOTHSEX3 (ACCEPTOT)
TOTAL%
0) 30113.8
1) 884.0
2) 1356.2
3) 984.5
4) 1717.9
5) 1245.7
6) 1537.0
7) 944.3
8) 1687.7
9) 904.1
10) 1717.9
11) 803.7
12) 964.4
13) 803.7
14) 562.6
15) 341.6
16) 482.2
17) 211.0
18) 532.4
19) 120.6
20) 271.2
21) 100.5
22) 642.9
TOTAL2174100.0
273) An additive index counting the number of times a respondent answered "acceptable" for all of the eleven variables specific to the first three months of pregnancy (ACEPTOT1)
TOTAL%
0) 30113.8
1) 1516.9
2) 1557.1
3) 2089.6
4) 29913.8
5) 32615.0
6) 1687.7
7) 1255.7
8) 1115.1
9) 1587.3
10) 713.3
11) 1014.6
TOTAL2174100.0
274) An additive index counting the number of times a respondent answered "acceptable for all eleven of the variables specific to actions after the first three months of pregnancy (ACEPTOT3)
TOTAL%
0) 69532.0
1) 24811.4
2) 2029.3
3) 2109.7
4) 22810.5
5) 22610.4
6) 1064.9
7) 532.4
8) 472.2
9) 592.7
10) 361.7
11) 642.9
TOTAL2174100.0
275) The difference between ACEPTOT1 and ACEPTOT3 . . . a measure of how much the total acceptance of abortion hinges upon the length of the pregnancy. The higher the value of TIMEDIFF, the greater the difference in response between the "first three months of pregnancy" items and the "after the first three months items." (TIMEDIFF)
TOTAL%
0) 91542.1
1) 37917.4
2) 29313.5
3) 1989.1
4) 1577.2
5) 1074.9
6) 532.4
7) 251.1
8) 221.0
9) 200.9
10) 30.1
11) 20.1
TOTAL2174100.0
276) ZPARTY1 (ZPARTY1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican69233.1
2) Democrat83640.0
3) Independent56126.9
Missing85 
TOTAL2089100.0
277) Respondent's sex (ZSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male104549.0
2) Female108751.0
Missing42 
TOTAL2132100.0
278) Region of the country (ZREG4)
TOTAL%
1) East56025.8
2) Midwest58326.8
3) South67230.9
4) West35916.5
TOTAL2174100.0
279) Region of the country (ZREG8)
TOTAL%
1) New England1396.4
2) Mid-Atlantic42119.4
3) East Central36416.7
4) West Central21910.1
5) Southeast39918.4
6) Southwest27312.6
7) Rocky Mountain944.3
8) Pacific26512.2
TOTAL2174100.0
280) RESIDD (ZRESIDD)
TOTAL%
2) Open country44520.5
3) Small to large town of less than 25,000 residents59727.5
4) Small city with 25,000-49,999 residents32214.8
5) Medium city with 50,000-249,999 residents40118.4
6) Large city of 250,000 or more residents40918.8
TOTAL2174100.0
281) Weight (WT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21741.7531
282) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 years old41319.1
2) 30-44 years old74834.6
3) 45-59 years old42419.6
4) 60-74 years old42219.5
5) 75 years and older1567.2
Missing11 
TOTAL2163100.0
283) I-ATTEND: How often do you go to church or synagogue- daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never37117.3
1) Once a month or less67631.6
2) Once a week or less80837.7
3) Several times a week28713.4
Missing32 
TOTAL2142100.0
284) I-EDUC: Respondent's education (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school39218.1
2) High school graduate71232.9
3) Some college/trade/technical school59527.5
4) College graduate46621.5
Missing9 
TOTAL2165100.0
285) I-REGION: Region of the country (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East56025.8
2) Midwest58326.8
3) South67230.9
4) West35916.5
TOTAL2174100.0
286) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male104549.0
2) Female108751.0
Missing42 
TOTAL2132100.0
287) I-RELIGION: Respondent's religion (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant116459.0
2) Catholic66333.6
3) Jewish552.8
4) Other904.6
Missing202 
TOTAL1972100.0