Mid-November Survey, 2001

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Percentages are weighted by 117) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Respondent ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150010055.327577.78
2) Date of Interview (DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1500111535.34191.61
3) FIPS Codes (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL150029060.7015950.74
4) Form Type (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 51.5
2) Form 2 48.5
TOTAL1500100.0
5) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (BUSHPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 83.7
2) Disapprove 9
9) Don't know/Refused 7.3
TOTAL1500100.0
6) (ONLY ASKED ON FORM 1) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: Terrorism attacks on the United States (MNTHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 66.4
2) Fairly closely 25
3) Not too closely 5.7
4) Not at all closely 2
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
7) (ONLY ASKED ON FORM 2) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: reports of anthrax cases around the country (MNTHANTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 41.5
2) Fairly closely 41.5
3) Not too closely 11.5
4) Not at all closely 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
8) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan (MNTHMILT)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 48.8
2) Fairly closely 36.3
3) Not too closely 11.3
4) Not at all closely 3
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1500100.0
9) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the capture of Kabul by Afghan opponents of the Taliban (MNTHKABL)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 35.7
2) Fairly closely 33.6
3) Not too closely 17.9
4) Not at all closely 12.1
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL1500100.0
10) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: reports about the condition of the U.S. economy (MNTHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 41.1
2) Fairly closely 36
3) Not too closely 15.5
4) Not at all closely 6.6
9) Don't know/Refused .8
TOTAL1500100.0
11) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the debate in Washington over whether airport security personnel should be federal employees or not (MNTHAIRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 30.8
2) Fairly closely 31.4
3) Not too closely 22.4
4) Not at all closely 14.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL1500100.0
12) The following is a story that was covered by news organizations this past month. As you read the following item, indicate whether you happened to follow this news story very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely: the recent crash of an American Airlines plane near Kennedy Airport in New York (MNTHCRSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely 48.3
2) Fairly closely 34.1
3) Not too closely 13.1
4) Not at all closely 4
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1500100.0
13) How have you been getting most of your news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism? From television, from newspapers, from radio, from magazines, or from the Internet? (MEDIA1)
TOTAL%
1) Television 75.3
2) Newspapers 10.7
3) Radio 7.7
4) Magazines .6
5) Internet 4.8
6) Other .6
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1500100.0
14) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: talk-radio shows (OFTRADIO)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 19.6
2) Sometimes 24.9
3) Hardly ever 19.6
4) Never 35.7
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1500100.0
15) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: late-night TV shows such as 'David Letterman' and 'Jay Leno' (OFTNITE)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 6.1
2) Sometimes 11.3
3) Hardly ever 19.5
4) Never 62.9
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1500100.0
16) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: religious radio or TV shows, such as 'Focus on the Family' (OFTRELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 11.3
2) Sometimes 13.1
3) Hardly ever 17.1
4) Never 58.3
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL1500100.0
17) Now I'd like to ask you about a way in which you might be getting news about terrorist attacks and the war on terrorism. For the following item, please indicate how often, if ever, you learn something about terrorist attacks or the war on terrorism from this source: the Internet (OFTNET)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly 17.1
2) Sometimes 17.8
3) Hardly ever 10.1
4) Never 54.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL1500100.0
18) In general, how would you rate the job the press has done in covering the terrorist attacks and the war against terrorism? (PRESSTER)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent 29.8
2) Good 47.2
3) Only fair 16.1
4) Poor 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused 2
TOTAL1500100.0
19) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you favor or oppose taking military action, including the use of ground troops, to retaliate against whoever is responsible for the terrorist attacks? (GRNDTRP1)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 84.8
2) Oppose 8.5
9) Don't know/Refused 6.8
Missing731 
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20) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you favor or oppose taking military action, including the use of ground troops, to retaliate against whoever is responsible for the terrorist attacks, even it means that U.S. armed forces might suffer thousands of casualties? (GRNDTRP2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 77
2) Oppose 13.9
9) Don't know/Refused 9.1
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
21) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following: I am now more generally interested in the news than I was before the terrorist attacks (AGNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree 25.7
2) Agree 39.9
3) Disagree 27.9
4) Strongly disagree 5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.6
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22) Please indicate whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following: I find it hard to get interested in news stories that don't deal with terrorism in some way. (AGHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree 3.9
2) Agree 14.5
3) Disagree 59.7
4) Strongly disagree 19.7
9) Don't know/Refused 2.1
TOTAL1500100.0
23) Thinking generally about the news media, which of the following two statements about the news media do you agree with more: (DISMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) The news media help society to solve its problems. 35.4
2) The news media get in the way of society solving its problems. 50.6
9) Don't know/Refused 14
TOTAL1500100.0
24) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Some people think that by criticizing leaders, news organizations keep political leaders from doing their job. Others think that such criticism is worth it because it keeps political leaders from doing things that should not be done. Which position is closer to your opinion? (CRITPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Criticism keeps political leaders from doing their job. 31.6
2) Criticism keeps leaders from doing things that should not be done. 54.5
9) Don't know/Refused 13.8
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
25) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Some people think that by criticizing the military, news organizations weaken the country's defenses. Others think that such criticism helps keep our nation militarily prepared. Which position is closer to your opinion? (CRITMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Weakens defenses 37.3
2) Keeps nation prepared 49
9) Don't know/Refused 13.7
Missing769 
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26) In general, do you think news organizations get the facts straight, or do you think that their stories and reports are often inaccurate? (ACRTENWS)
TOTAL%
1) Get the facts straight 46
2) Stories often inaccurate 45.3
9) Don't know/Refused 8.7
TOTAL1500100.0
27) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations care about the people they report on. or 2.) News organizations don't care about the people they report on. (ORGCARE)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations care about the people they report on. 47.1
2) News organizations don't care about the people they report on. 38.6
3) Neither applies. 10.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.6
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
28) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are willing to admit their mistakes. or 2.) News organizations try to cover up their mistakes. (ORGMSTKS)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are willing to admit their mistakes. 35.2
2) News organizations try to cover up their mistakes. 52.3
3) Neither applies. 8.9
9) Don't know/Refused 3.6
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
29) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are moral. or 2.) News organizations are immoral. (ORGSCARE)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are moral. 52.4
2) News organizations are immoral. 23
3) Neither applies. 17.2
9) Don't know/Refused 7.3
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
30) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations protect democracy. or 2.) News organizations hurt democracy. (ORGDEM)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations protect democracy. 59.6
2) News organizations hurt democracy. 19.3
3) Neither applies. 14
9) Don't know/Refused 7.1
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
31) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations care about how good a job they do. or 2.) News organizations don't care about how good a job they do. (ORGJOB)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations care about how good a job they do. 77.8
2) News organizations don't care about how good a job they do. 13.9
3) Neither applies. 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
32) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are highly professional. or 2.) News organizations are not professional. (ORGPROF)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are highly professional. 72.5
2) News organizations are not professional. 12.5
3) Neither applies. 12
9) Don't know/Refused 3
Missing769 
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33) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations stand up for America. or 2.) News organizations are too critical of America. (ORGAMER)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations stand up for America. 68.7
2) News organizations are too critical of America. 16.7
3) Neither applies. 10.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing769 
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34) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) I am going to read you a pair of opposite phrases. After I read the pair, indicate which one phrase you feel better describes news organizations generally. If you think that neither phrase applies, please indicate that.- 1.) News organizations are politically biased in their reporting. or 2.) News organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased. (ORGBIAS)
TOTAL%
1) News organizations are politically biased in their reporting. 47.5
2) News organizations are careful that their reporting is not politically biased. 35.4
3) Neither applies. 10.5
9) Don't know/Refused 6.6
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
35) Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel? (FEDGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Basically content 53.3
2) Frustrated 33.7
3) Angry 8.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
TOTAL1500100.0
36) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (GOVLIVES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.2
2) Mostly agree 33.2
3) Mostly disagree 35.1
4) Completely disagree 9.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL1500100.0
37) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful. (GOVWASTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15
2) Mostly agree 37.8
3) Mostly disagree 33.5
4) Completely disagree 9.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4
TOTAL1500100.0
38) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: Most elected officials are trustworthy. (GOVELECT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 5.4
2) Mostly agree 41.6
3) Mostly disagree 37
4) Completely disagree 13.1
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL1500100.0
39) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: I'm generally bored by what goes on in Washington. (GOVWSHDC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.3
2) Mostly agree 30.2
3) Mostly disagree 39.4
4) Completely disagree 18
9) Don't know/Refused 3.1
TOTAL1500100.0
40) For the following statement, please indicate if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree: I'm pretty interested in following local politics. (GOVLOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.3
2) Mostly agree 44
3) Mostly disagree 26.3
4) Completely disagree 12.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2
TOTAL1500100.0
41) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted. 41.7
2) Can't be too careful 54.5
3) Other/Depends 2.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL1500100.0
42) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Can you tell me the name of the current vice president of the United States? (NEWSVP)
TOTAL%
1) Correct, Richard Cheney/Dick Cheney/Cheney 66.7
2) Incorrect, any other person 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 25.8
TOTAL1500100.0
43) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. As far as you know, are there governments of largely Muslim nations that are cooperating with the U.S. in its war against terrorism, or are they all either neutral or siding with the Taliban? (NEWSMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) There are Muslim nations that are cooperating. 62.9
2) They are all either neutral or siding with the Taliban. 22.8
9) Don't know/Refused 14.3
TOTAL1500100.0
44) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Which, if any, of the following nations do not have nuclear weapons? Pakistan, Russia, or Turkey? (NEWSNCLR)
TOTAL%
1) Correct, Turkey only 57.4
2) Incorrect, any other combination, including 'none' or 'all' 25.3
9) Don't know/Refused 17.3
TOTAL1500100.0
45) Next I would like to ask you about some things that have been in the news. Not everyone will have heard about them. Which kind of anthrax is more difficult to treat, the kind that is inhaled into the lungs, or the kind that appears on the skin? (NEWSANTH)
TOTAL%
1) The kind that is inhaled into the lungs. 89.7
2) The kind that appears on the skin. 4.6
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
TOTAL1500100.0
46) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) How much confidence do you have that the military is giving the public an accurate picture of how the war is going in Afghanistan? (PICMLTRY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence 27.7
2) A fair amount of confidence 52.4
3) Not too much confidence 13.3
4) No confidence at all 4.1
9) Don't know 2.5
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
47) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) How much confidence do you have that the government is giving the public an accurate picture of how efforts to deal with terrorism in the U.S. are going? (PICTRISM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of confidence 19.6
2) A fair amount of confidence 60.9
3) Not too much confidence 14.8
4) No confidence at all 3.1
9) Don't know 1.6
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
48) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) To the best of your knowledge are news reports from Afghanistan being censored by the American military? (CNSRNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, censored 58.5
2) No 23.3
9) Don't know/Refused 18.2
Missing731 
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49) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT NEWS REPORTS FROM AFGHANISTAN ARE BEING CENSORED BY THE AMERICAN MILITARY. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think such restrictions on news reports are a good idea or bad idea? (CNSRGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea 79.7
2) Bad idea 15.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.3
Missing1043 
TOTAL457100.0
50) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) To the best of your knowledge are news reports about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States being censored by the government? (CNSRANTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, censored 45.7
2) No 41.1
9) Don't know/Refused 13.2
Missing769 
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51) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT NEWS REPORTS ABOUT ANTHRAX AND TERRORIST THREATS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE BEING CENSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you think such restrictions on news reports are a good idea or a bad idea? (CNSRBAD)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea 61.5
2) Bad idea 31.1
9) Don't know/Refused 7.5
Missing1182 
TOTAL318100.0
52) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Has the news coverage of the war in Afghanistan been accurate for the most part, or have too many mistakes been made? (AFGWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Accurate 65.2
2) Too many mistakes made 16.7
9) Don't know/Refused 18.1
Missing731 
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53) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK 'TOO MANY MISTAKES' HAVE BEEN MADE DURING THE NEWS COVERAGE OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN. ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1) Do you think these mistakes are the result of poor reporting on the part of journalists, or are these mistakes the result of the government giving out misleading information? (AFGWARJR)
TOTAL%
1) Poor reporting on the part of journalists 25.5
2) Government giving out misleading information 55.6
3) Both 5.4
4) Neither 4.6
9) Don't know/Refused 8.8
Missing1393 
TOTAL107100.0
54) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Has the news coverage about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States been accurate for the most part, or have too many mistakes been made? (ANTHAC)
TOTAL%
1) Accurate 58
2) Too many mistakes made 29.6
9) Don't know/Refused 12.4
Missing769 
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55) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK 'TOO MANY MISTAKES' HAVE BEEN MADE DURING THE NEWS COVERAGE OF ANTHRAX AND OTHER TERRORIST THREATS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2). Do you think these mistakes are the result of poor reporting on the part of journalists, or are these mistakes the result of the government giving out misleading information? (ANTHACJR)
TOTAL%
1) Poor reporting on the part of journalists 28.3
2) Government giving out misleading information 52.9
3) Both 9.8
4) Neither 4
9) Don't know/Refused 5
Missing1301 
TOTAL199100.0
56) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the military is hiding bad news about military operations in Afghanistan from the public or do you think it is telling the public as much as it can under the circumstances? (BADNWMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Hiding bad news 15.4
2) Telling as much as it can 82.3
9) No opinion 2.3
Missing731 
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57) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Do you think the U.S. government is hiding bad news about anthrax and other terrorist threats here in the United States from the public or do you think it is telling the public as much as it can under the circumstances? (BADNWGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Hiding bad news 21.2
2) Telling as much as it can 75.5
9) No opinion 3.3
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
58) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) In trying to keep the public informed, are news organizations giving Osama bin Laden too much opportunity to promote his cause or are news organizations being careful not to give Osama bin Laden too much opportunity to promote his cause? (MUCHINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Too much opportunity 47.2
2) Being careful 43.1
9) No opinion 9.7
Missing731 
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59) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) In your view, has there been too much, too little, or the right amount of discussion of ways to stop terrorists other than using military force? (MILFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Too much 15.7
2) Too little 35.7
3) Right amount 40.4
9) Don't know/Refused 8.2
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
60) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Do you think the military should exert more control over how news organizations report about the war or do you think that most decisions about how to report about the war should be left to news organizations themselves? (CNTRLMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Give military more control 49.9
2) News organizations should decide. 40.4
9) Don't know/Refused 9.8
Missing731 
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61) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Which is more important to you: that the government be able to censor news stories it feels threaten national security or that the news media be able to report stories they feel are in the national interest? (CNTRLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Government able to censor 52.6
2) News media able to report 39.5
3) Both equal 3.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing769 
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62) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) In your opinion, which is better-that news coverage of a war be pro-American or that news coverage of a war be neutral? (BTRPROAM)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-American 30
2) Neutral 63.7
9) No opinion 6.3
Missing731 
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63) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) In your opinion, which is better-that news coverage of a war be pro-American or that news coverage of a war show all points of view, including those of countries not friendly to the United States? (BTRPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Pro-American 19.7
2) Show all points of view 73.1
9) No opinion 7.1
Missing769 
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64) When covering events in the war on terrorism, should journalists be digging hard to get all the information they can for their reports, or should they trust the government and military officials if they refuse to officially release some information? (JRNTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Digging hard 51.7
2) Trust officials 40.2
3) Both equal 2.7
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
TOTAL1500100.0
65) When the government withholds information about the war on terrorism, is it mostly to protect American troops and the American public, or is it mostly to hide bad news to maintain support for the government's actions? (PRTCTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Protect troops and public safety 69.7
2) Maintain political support for actions 19.9
3) Both equal 5
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
TOTAL1500100.0
66) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (KID18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36.5
2) No 63.4
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL1500100.0
67) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: praying more or not? (ATCKPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 44.1
2) No, same 54.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1
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68) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: attending religious services more or not? (ATCKREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 15.8
2) No, same 82.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL1500100.0
69) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: making more of an effort to see family this holiday season or not? (ATCKFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 37.2
2) No, same 61.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
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70) (ASKED ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF ANY CHILDREN UNDER 18 WHO ARE NOW LIVING IN HIS/HER HOUSEHOLD) As a result of the terrorist attacks, are you: making more of an effort to spend time with your children or not? (ATCKKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 53.9
2) No, same 45.4
9) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing981 
TOTAL519100.0
71) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) At the present time, do you think religion as a whole is increasing its influence on American life or losing its influence? (INFLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Increasing 77.4
2) Losing 12.2
3) Staying the same 3.1
9) No opinion 7.3
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
72) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services- more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (OFTSRVCS)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 16.5
2) Once a week 25.5
3) Once or twice a month 13.9
4) A few times a year 17.2
5) Seldom 16.2
6) Never 10.1
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1500100.0
73) Did you yourself happen to attend church, synagogue, or any other place of worship in the last seven days? (WKWORSHP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 43.7
2) No 55.9
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL1500100.0
74) How important would you say religion is in your own life-very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important 61.4
2) Fairly important 23.6
3) Not very important 14
9) Don't know/Refused 1
TOTAL1500100.0
75) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of the federal government in Washington is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVFEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 17.4
2) Mostly favorable 64.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 11.7
4) Very unfavorable 3.1
8) Can't rate 2.4
9) Refused .8
TOTAL1500100.0
76) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of your state government is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVSTGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.4
2) Mostly favorable 61.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 14
4) Very unfavorable 4.2
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 4
9) Refused .7
TOTAL1500100.0
77) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of your local government is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVLOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.8
2) Mostly favorable 63.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.2
4) Very unfavorable 4
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 3.9
9) Refused .7
TOTAL1500100.0
78) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 28.9
2) Mostly favorable 48.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 5
4) Very unfavorable 2.8
5) Never heard of .2
8) Can't rate 11.5
9) Refused 2.8
TOTAL1500100.0
79) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Muslim-Americans is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVMUSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.3
2) Mostly favorable 43.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 11.9
4) Very unfavorable 5.5
5) Never heard of .6
8) Can't rate 19.6
9) Refused 3.5
TOTAL1500100.0
80) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Protestants is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 28.3
2) Mostly favorable 48.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 3.4
4) Very unfavorable 1.7
5) Never heard of 1.2
8) Can't rate 14
9) Refused 2.8
TOTAL1500100.0
81) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of Jews is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23.6
2) Mostly favorable 50.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 4.5
4) Very unfavorable 2.5
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 15.4
9) Refused 2.8
TOTAL1500100.0
82) For the following group or organization, please indicate which category best describes your overall opinion of that group or organization. Would you say your overall opinion of atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God, is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (FAVATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.3
2) Mostly favorable 25
3) Mostly unfavorable 21.1
4) Very unfavorable 28.1
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 15.7
9) Refused 2.7
TOTAL1500100.0
83) What is your religious preference-Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 51
2) Roman Catholic 26.9
3) Jewish 2.1
4) Mormon 1.7
5) Orthodox Church .9
6) Islam/Muslim .2
7) Other religion (specify) 7.6
8) No religion, atheist 6.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.3
TOTAL1500100.0
84) (NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE JEWISH, ISLAM/MUSLIM, OR NO RELIGION/ATHEIST) Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 40.4
2) No, would not 54.3
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
Missing136 
TOTAL1364100.0
85) (NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE ISLAM/MUSLIM) Do you, yourself, happen to know anyone who is Muslim? (KNOWMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 37.8
2) No 60.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing3 
TOTAL1497100.0
86) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) How much would you say you know about the Muslim religion and its practices? (MSLMPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal 5.9
2) Some 31.9
3) Not very much 37
4) Nothing at all 24.4
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
87) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGION OTHER THAN ISLAM) From what you know, do you think that the Muslim religion and your own religion have a lot in common, or do you think that the Muslim religion and your religion are very different? (COMNMSLM)
TOTAL%
1) A lot in common 31.3
2) Very different 52.1
9) Don't know/Refused 16.6
Missing148 
TOTAL1352100.0
88) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 1) Which comes closer to your view? (VIEWSOME)
TOTAL%
1) War is never morally justified. 12.4
2) War is sometimes morally justified. 82.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
Missing731 
TOTAL769100.0
89) (ASKED ONLY ON FORM 2) Which comes closer to your view? (VIEWOFT)
TOTAL%
1) War is never morally justified. 24.1
2) War is often morally justified. 63.4
9) Don't know/Refused 12.4
Missing769 
TOTAL731100.0
90) What do you worry about more when the United States uses military force? (WORRYMIL)
TOTAL%
1) That the U.S. doesn't do enough to avoid civilian casualties 25.2
2) That the U.S. doesn't go far enough to achieve military victory 56
9) Don't know/Refused 18.8
TOTAL1500100.0
91) In your view, why did the terrorists attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? (WHYATTCK)
TOTAL%
1) Was it mostly because of their religious beliefs 30.3
2) Was it mostly because of their political beliefs 48.8
3) Both equally 9.5
4) Other 5
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
TOTAL1500100.0
92) Some religious leaders have said that the terrorist attacks on the United States signal that God is no longer protecting the United States as much as in the past. How do you feel about this statement, do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with it? (LDRGODUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 1.7
2) Mostly agree 5.6
3) Mostly disagree 15.9
4) Completely disagree 73.6
9) Don't know/Refused 3.2
TOTAL1500100.0
93) Do you use a computer at your workplace, at school, at home, or anywhere else on at least an occasional basis? (USECOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 72.9
2) No 27.1
TOTAL1500100.0
94) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO USE A COMPUTER ON AT LEAST AN OCCASIONAL BASIS) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive e-mail? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 84.4
2) No 15.6
Missing359 
TOTAL1141100.0
95) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48
2) Female 52
TOTAL1500100.0
96) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18)  2
19)  2
20)  1.3
21)  1.5
22)  2.3
23)  1.9
24)  1.4
25)  2.3
26)  1.3
27)  1.8
28)  1.8
29)  1.7
30)  1.4
31)  2.8
32)  1.5
33)  1.7
34)  1.7
35)  1.7
36)  1.9
37)  1.7
38)  1.9
39)  2.3
40)  2.3
41)  2.3
42)  2.8
43)  2.8
44)  2
45)  2.1
46)  1.4
47)  2.1
48)  2.5
49)  1.1
50)  2.3
51)  2.4
52)  1.3
53)  1.5
54)  1.4
55)  1.6
56)  .7
57)  1.2
58)  1.2
59)  .8
60)  2
61)  1.3
62)  1.7
63)  .9
64)  .6
65)  1.4
66)  1.2
67)  .5
68)  .8
69)  .9
70)  1.1
71)  .6
72)  1.5
73)  .3
74)  .7
75)  1.4
76)  .6
77)  1.1
78)  .6
79)  .3
80)  .4
81)  .6
82)  .5
83)  .3
84)  .1
85)  .4
86)  .2
87)  .1
89)  .3
90)  .1
91)  .1
92)  .1
95)  .2
99) Don't know/Refused 1.3
TOTAL1500100.0
97) What is the last grade or class you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 3.9
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 10.1
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 33.3
4) Business, technical, or vocational school after high school 3.7
5) Some college or university work, no four-year degree 23.6
6) College or university graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) 15.2
7) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.8
9) Refused .3
TOTAL1500100.0
98) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9.7
2) No 89.6
9) Don't know .8
TOTAL1500100.0
99) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NON-HISPANIC) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 80.4
2) Black or African-American 10.9
3) Asian 2
4) Other or mixed race 4.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1500100.0
100) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 55.5
2) Divorced 12.3
3) Separated 2.1
4) Widowed 7.6
5) Never been married 21.6
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL1500100.0
101) Last year, that is in 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (FAMINCME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 8
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.3
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 12.1
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 11.6
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 10.4
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 11.7
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 8.6
8) $100,000 or more 10.6
9) Don't know/Refused 16
TOTAL1500100.0
102) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 76.1
2) No, not registered 23.4
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL1500100.0
103) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY WERE REGISTERED TO VOTE) Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (POSVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95
2) Chance registration has lapsed 4.6
9) Don't know/Refused .3
Missing320 
TOTAL1180100.0
104) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLITAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 31.9
2) Democrat 31.4
3) Independent 29.4
4) No preference 4.2
5) Other .5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
TOTAL1500100.0
105) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY WERE 'INDEPENDENT,' 'NO PREFERENCE,' 'OTHER,' OR 'DON'T KNOW/REFUSED' FOR THEIR POLITICAL AFFILIATION) As of today, do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (POLLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 30.1
2) Democrat 28.1
9) Don't know/Refused 41.8
Missing966 
TOTAL534100.0
106) In the 2000 presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? If you voted, did you vote for Gore, Bush, Nader, or Buchanan? (PRES2002)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Gore 26.4
2) Yes, Bush 36.4
3) Yes, Nader 1.9
4) Yes, Buchanan .4
5) Yes, other candidate .4
6) Voted, don't remember for whom .8
7) Did not vote 29.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
Missing7 
TOTAL1493100.0
107) In general, would you describe your political views as: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6.7
2) Conservative 34
3) Moderate 32.6
4) Liberal 14.2
5) Very liberal 6
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
TOTAL1500100.0
108) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own 65.8
2) Rent 27.6
3) Other arrangement 4.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL1500100.0
109) Are you now employed full time, part time, or not employed? (EMPLYMNT)
TOTAL%
1) Full time 52.4
2) Part time 11.9
3) Not employed 34.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
TOTAL1500100.0
110) (ONLY ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED) Is your spouse now employed full time, part time, or not employed? (SPSEMPLY)
TOTAL%
1) Full time 60.8
2) Part time 8
3) Not employed 30.4
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing661 
TOTAL839100.0
111) (IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED, INCLUDE HIS/HER SPOUSE IN QUESTION) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is 8.1
2) Yes, spouse is 4.1
3) Yes, both 1
4) Neither are 85.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL1500100.0
112) Which of the following best describes the place where you now live? (AREALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 22
2) A suburb near a large city 22.7
3) A small city or town 35.6
4) A rural area 19
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL1500100.0
113) Census Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.1
2) Midwest 23.5
3) South 35.6
4) West 21.8
TOTAL1500100.0
114) Age recoded (AGER)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.4
2) 25-34 17.9
3) 35-44 21.7
4) 45-54 18.3
5) 55-64 11.9
6) 65+ 16.4
9) Refused 1.3
TOTAL1500100.0
115) Education recoded (EDUCR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 14
2) High school graduate 37
3) Some college 23.6
4) College + 25
9) Refused .3
TOTAL1500100.0
116) (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE HISPANIC) Are you white Hispanic, black Hispanic, or some other race? (RACEETH)
TOTAL%
1) White Hispanic 74.2
2) Black Hispanic 10.6
3) Hispanic 9.7
4) Other 4.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL1500100.0
117) Weight variable (See Summary for more information) (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15001.8520.7
118) Age recoded (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.6
2) 25-34 18.1
3) 35-44 22
4) 45-64 30.6
6) 65+ 16.6
Missing21 
TOTAL1479100.0
119) Education recoded (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 14.1
2) High school graduate 37.1
3) Some college 23.7
4) College + 25.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1495100.0
120) Last year, that is in 2000, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,000 19.2
3) $20,000 to under $40,000 23.6
5) $40,000 to under $75,000 22
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 8.6
8) $100,000 or more 10.6
9) Don't know/Refused 16
TOTAL1500100.0
121) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48
2) Female 52
TOTAL1500100.0
122) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 34.4
2) Democrat 33.9
3) Independent 31.7
Missing107 
TOTAL1393100.0
123) Census Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.1
2) Midwest 23.5
3) South 35.6
4) West 21.8
TOTAL1500100.0
124) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 56
2) Divorced or separated 14.5
4) Widowed 7.7
5) Never been married 21.8
Missing12 
TOTAL1488100.0
125) What is your religious preference-Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 56.4
2) Roman Catholic 29.7
5) Other religion 13.9
Missing145 
TOTAL1355100.0