Presbyterian Panel Survey, Fall 2003 - Reparations, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Panel Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL231525807.6249870
2) Which phrase below do you think does the best job of capturing the meaning of the term 'reparations' as you understand it? (Check only one) (DEFINE)
TOTAL%
1) Diffusing anger441.9
2) Providing compensation60126.4
3) Seeking justice1687.4
4) Making amends58325.6
5) Redistributing undeserved gains1536.7
6) Reconciling divisions843.7
7) Bringing closure763.3
8) Repairing wrongs51022.4
9) Don't know or not familiar with the term542.4
Missing50 
TOTAL2273100.0
3) How far would you say the United States has come toward achieving racial reconciliation? (RACE_REC)
TOTAL%
1) The task of racial reconciliation is complete.542.4
2) The task is largely accomplished.27712.1
3) The task is far from accomplished but much work has been done.144963.4
4) The task is far from accomplished although some work has been done.45419.9
5) The task of racial reconciliation has barely begun.522.3
Missing37 
TOTAL2286100.0
4) How familiar or unfamiliar are you with the concept of reparations for racial ethnic or other groups that have experienced unjust treatment? (RACE_ETH)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar27612.0
2) Familiar119551.9
3) Not too familiar70730.7
4) Not at all familiar1265.5
Missing19 
TOTAL2304100.0
5) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by the U.S. government to Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II? (US_JAPAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes196885.8
2) No32714.2
Missing28 
TOTAL2295100.0
6) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by the Swiss government to Jewish people for bank accounts appropriated during World War II? (SWIS_JEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes163971.9
2) No64128.1
Missing43 
TOTAL2280100.0
7) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by German corporations to persons who worked as forced laborers during World War II? (GER_LABR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes103145.4
2) No123854.6
Missing54 
TOTAL2269100.0
8) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by Canada to First Nation children who were taken from their families and placed in boarding schools? (CAN_NATN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43219.1
2) No182780.9
Missing64 
TOTAL2259100.0
9) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by New Zealand to Maori people for wrongs committed in the late 1800s? (ZEA_MAOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37916.8
2) No188383.2
Missing61 
TOTAL2262100.0
10) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by Austria to people who worked as forced laborers during World War II? (AUS_LABR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45019.9
2) No181180.1
Missing62 
TOTAL2261100.0
11) Are you aware that reparations have been paid by the United States government to some Native American peoples? (US_NATIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes181979.6
2) No46520.4
Missing39 
TOTAL2284100.0
12) Concerning reparations, how often in the last 12 months have you read a newspaper or magazine article on this topic? (READ)
TOTAL%
1) None59225.8
2) 1-2 times111648.6
3) 3-4 times41117.9
4) 5-6 times1195.2
5) 7 times or more602.6
Missing25 
TOTAL2298100.0
13) Concerning reparations, how often in the last 12 months have you watched a television feature or news story on this topic? (WATCHED)
TOTAL%
1) None101544.6
2) 1-2 times96442.3
3) 3-4 times2099.2
4) 5-6 times602.6
5) 7 times or more291.3
Missing46 
TOTAL2277100.0
14) Concerning reparations, how often in the last 12 months have you heard or preached a sermon on this topic? (SERMON)
TOTAL%
1) None205090.3
2) 1-2 times1757.7
3) 3-4 times281.2
4) 5-6 times80.4
5) 7 times or more80.4
Missing54 
TOTAL2269100.0
15) Concerning reparations, how often in the last 12 months have you been involved in a conversation or discussion on this topic? (CONVERS)
TOTAL%
1) None102144.6
2) 1-2 times83436.5
3) 3-4 times29112.7
4) 5-6 times773.4
5) 7 times or more652.8
Missing35 
TOTAL2288100.0
16) How familiar or unfamiliar are you with the proposal to have the federal government make reparations to African Americans as compensation for the slavery of their ancestors? (GOVT_AFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar1697.3
2) Familiar104045.1
3) Not too familiar84936.8
4) Not at all familiar24910.8
Missing16 
TOTAL2307100.0
17) Do you think the federal government should or should not pay money to African Americans whose ancestors were slaves as compensation for that slavery? (NO_AFR)
TOTAL%
1) Should25111.0
2) Should not176877.2
3) No opinion27111.8
Missing33 
TOTAL2290100.0
18) How important is the subject of reparations to you, personally? (IMPT_REP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1546.7
2) Important72231.4
3) Not too important116250.5
4) Not at all important26211.4
Missing23 
TOTAL2300100.0
19) Before receiving this questionnaire, were you aware that the 213th General Assembly (2001) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) created a task force to look at the issue of reparations for African Americans, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans and others who have experienced unjust treatment, and report its findings and recommendations to the 216th General Assembly (2004) regarding how the church can foster dialogue and healing? (AWARE_GA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40617.7
2) No188882.3
Missing29 
TOTAL2294100.0
20) Would you like the PC(USA) to develop discussion resources for congregations on reparations? (PC_DEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely23410.2
2) Yes, probably54723.9
3) No, probably not81635.6
4) No, definitely not44319.3
5) Not sure25311.0
Missing30 
TOTAL2293100.0
21) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to African Americans? (AFRICAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group43919.5
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group34815.5
3) No104946.7
4) No opinion41018.3
Missing77 
TOTAL2246100.0
22) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to Native Americans? (NATIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group32014.2
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group59526.5
3) No95542.5
4) No opinion37716.8
Missing76 
TOTAL2247100.0
23) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to Alaskan Natives? (ALASKAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group33615.1
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group39717.8
3) No99844.9
4) No opinion49422.2
Missing98 
TOTAL2225100.0
24) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to Asian Americans? (ASIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group38517.2
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group26912.0
3) No107248.0
4) No opinion50922.8
Missing88 
TOTAL2235100.0
25) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to to Mexican Americans? (MEXICAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group41018.3
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group22410.0
3) No110149.2
4) No opinion50222.4
Missing86 
TOTAL2237100.0
26) Do you think the PC(USA) General Assembly should take a stand or issue a policy statement on the issue of reparations to Puerto Ricans? (PUERTO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, to oppose reparations for this group40218.0
2) Yes, to support reparations for this group2059.2
3) No109749.0
4) No opinion53323.8
Missing86 
TOTAL2237100.0
27) Respondent Type (RESPTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Members55023.8
2) Elders81635.2
3) All Clergy94941.0
Missing8 
TOTAL2315100.0
28) Survey Form (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper209390.1
2) Web2309.9
TOTAL2323100.0