Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number: (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4135736.547437
2) Which state am I calling? (STATE)
TOTAL%
3) Arizona81.9
5) California5513.3
6) Colorado61.5
7) Connecticut51.2
8) Delaware20.5
9) District of Columbia10.2
13) Idaho20.5
14) Illinois215.1
15) Indiana194.6
16) Iowa143.4
17) Kansas81.9
20) Maine20.5
21) Maryland184.4
22) Massachusetts153.6
23) Michigan194.6
24) Minnesota174.1
26) Missouri163.9
27) Montana10.2
28) Nebraska71.7
29) Nevada30.7
30) New Hampshire30.7
31) New Jersey122.9
32) New Mexico51.2
33) New York327.7
36) Ohio358.5
38) Oregon61.5
39) Pennsylvania286.8
40) Rhode Island41.0
42) South Dakota20.5
45) Utah71.7
46) Vermont10.2
48) Washington122.9
49) West Virginia61.5
50) Wisconsin204.8
51) Wyoming10.2
TOTAL413100.0
3) Do you favor or oppose using genetic technology -- called cloning -- to create a new human being who would be an exact copy of a particular individual? (CLONEHUM)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR297.3
2) OPPOSE35288.2
3) IT DEPENDS ON PROPER CONTROLS184.5
Missing14 
TOTAL399100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO CLONING: What about cloning to allow infertile couples to have a child? Would you favor or oppose cloning for that purpose? (CLONINFT)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR IN THAT CASE4513.6
2) OPPOSE IN THAT CASE27582.8
3) IT DEPENDS123.6
Missing81 
TOTAL332100.0
5) And now a question about space travel. Would you favor or oppose sending a manned rocket to land on Mars? (MANMARS)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR28775.3
2) OPPOSE9424.7
Missing32 
TOTAL381100.0
6) Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God? (RELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) THERE IS A GOD32379.4
2) THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE6816.7
3) I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE163.9
Missing6 
TOTAL407100.0
7) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe in life after death? (RELIFDIA)
TOTAL%
1) YES12766.1
2) NO3417.7
3) NOT SURE3116.1
Missing221 
TOTAL192100.0
8) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe there is a life after death, or not? (RELIFDIB)
TOTAL%
1) YES16172.9
2) NO3917.6
3) NOT SURE219.5
Missing192 
TOTAL221100.0
9) Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN)
TOTAL%
1) BIBLICAL ACCOUNT20954.9
2) DARWINIAN EVOLUTION13134.4
3) BOTH, GOD CREATED IT AND THEN IT EVOLVED277.1
4) NEITHER143.7
Missing32 
TOTAL381100.0
10) Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, the power of the human mind to heal the human body? (BLFHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24668.1
2) DON'T BELIEVE11531.9
Missing52 
TOTAL361100.0
11) Do you believe in astrology, that is, that the position of the stars and planets can affect people's lives? (BLFASTRO)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE13837.6
2) DON'T BELIEVE22962.4
Missing46 
TOTAL367100.0
12) Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception? (BLFESP)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24670.5
2) DON'T BELIEVE10329.5
Missing64 
TOTAL349100.0
13) Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil? (BLFPOSSD)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE18349.6
2) DON'T BELIEVE18650.4
Missing44 
TOTAL369100.0
14) Do you believe in deja vu, that is, the feeling that you have been somewhere or done something before? (BFDEJAVU)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE29275.6
2) DON'T BELIEVE9424.4
Missing27 
TOTAL386100.0
15) Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past? (BLFEXTRA)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE14648.2
2) DON'T BELIEVE15751.8
Missing110 
TOTAL303100.0
16) Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death? (BLFRECAR)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE10029.5
2) DON'T BELIEVE23970.5
Missing74 
TOTAL339100.0
17) Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations? (BLFGHOST)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE17547.3
2) DON'T BELIEVE19552.7
Missing43 
TOTAL370100.0
18) Do you believe that God answers prayers? (BLFPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE33187.3
2) DON'T BELIEVE4812.7
Missing34 
TOTAL379100.0
19) Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell? (BLFHELL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24166.9
2) DON'T BELIEVE11933.1
Missing53 
TOTAL360100.0
20) In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just people's imagination? (UFOREAL)
TOTAL%
1) UFOS ARE REAL17150.0
2) UFOS ARE IMAGINATION13138.3
3) IT DEPENDS--SOMETIMES REAL, SOMETIMES IMAGINED4011.7
Missing71 
TOTAL342100.0
21) Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or "jinxing" themselves. How superstitious are you -- would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious? (SUPERSTS)
TOTAL%
1) VERY SUPERSTITIOUS61.5
2) SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS8921.7
3) NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS13633.2
4) NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS17943.7
Missing3 
TOTAL410100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE VERY OR SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS: Could you tell me one thing that you are superstitious about? (SUPEREG)
TOTAL%
1) RESPONDENT IS ABLE TO THINK OF SOMETHING HE OR SHE IS SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT6873.1
2) RESPONDENT CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT THEY ARE SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT2526.9
Missing320 
TOTAL93100.0
23) Have you personally ever used the power of your mind to heal your own body? (MINDHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HAVE HEALED SELF WITH MIND11227.9
2) NO, HAVE NOT28972.1
Missing12 
TOTAL401100.0
24) Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer? (PRAYHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HAVE BEEN HEALED BY PRAYER11930.1
2) NO, HAVE NOT27769.9
Missing17 
TOTAL396100.0
25) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) YES28970.0
2) NO12430.0
TOTAL413100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS: On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your children's education? (EDSATISA)
TOTAL%
1) SATISFIED20879.7
2) DISSATISFIED5320.3
Missing152 
TOTAL261100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS: On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the education children are getting today? (EDSATISB)
TOTAL%
1) SATISFIED4440.0
2) DISSATISFIED6660.0
Missing303 
TOTAL110100.0
28) Do you think children today are being educated better or worse than you were? (EDUCWORS)
TOTAL%
1) BETTER17546.5
2) SAME338.8
3) WORSE16844.7
Missing37 
TOTAL376100.0
29) Educators do not all agree on how much time should be spent teaching reading in the public schools. Do you, yourself, think reading is more important or less important than other school subjects? (EDREADIN)
TOTAL%
1) MORE IMPORTANT35386.3
2) ABOUT SAME5012.2
3) LESS IMPORTANT61.5
Missing4 
TOTAL409100.0
30) Do you think that reading is better taught today, or not as well taught as when you were in grade school? (EDUCREAD)
TOTAL%
1) BETTER TAUGHT12938.6
2) SAME216.3
3) NOT AS WELL TAUGHT18455.1
Missing79 
TOTAL334100.0
31) Do you think students in our high schools should be given more homework, less homework, or do you think they are given about the right amount now? (EDUHOMWK)
TOTAL%
1) GIVE LESS268.3
2) ABOUT RIGHT NOW14747.1
3) GIVE MORE13944.6
Missing101 
TOTAL312100.0
32) Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students? (EDUCWORK)
TOTAL%
1) TOO MUCH298.2
2) TOO LITTLE27076.3
3) ABOUT RIGHT5515.5
Missing59 
TOTAL354100.0
33) Would you favor or oppose increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for high school students? (EDDAYSHS)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR19552.3
2) OPPOSE17847.7
Missing40 
TOTAL373100.0
34) Would you favor or oppose increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for grade school students? (EDDAYGR)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR17045.6
2) OPPOSE20354.4
Missing40 
TOTAL373100.0
35) Do you think discipline in the public schools in your community is too strict or not strict enough? (EDUCDISP)
TOTAL%
1) TOO STRICT143.8
2) ABOUT RIGHT7921.6
3) NOT STRICT ENOUGH27374.6
Missing47 
TOTAL366100.0
36) Should every public school student in the first eight grades be promoted at the end of the year, or should students who have failed most of their subjects be kept back? (EDUPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) PROMOTED215.2
2) KEPT BACK36390.5
3) IT DEPENDS174.2
Missing12 
TOTAL401100.0
37) Some people say that colleges should raise their entrance requirements, making it harder for high school graduates to enter. Do you think colleges should do this, or not? (EDUCOLLG)
TOTAL%
1) SHOULD12534.2
2) SHOULD NOT24065.8
Missing48 
TOTAL365100.0
38) Should all high school students in the United States be required to pass a standard nationwide examination in order to get a high school diploma? (EDUCDIPL)
TOTAL%
1) YES28973.7
2) NO10326.3
Missing21 
TOTAL392100.0
39) Would you favor or oppose a nationwide test to be given to all students when they enter high school and again when they graduate to let parents learn more about their children's educational achievement? (EDUCTEST)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR32883.9
2) OPPOSE6316.1
Missing22 
TOTAL391100.0
40) Would you like to have a daughter of yours go into teaching? (EDGIRLTC)
TOTAL%
1) YES26066.5
2) NO8822.5
3) IT DEPENDS4311.0
Missing22 
TOTAL391100.0
41) Would you like to have a son of yours go into teaching? (EDBOYTC)
TOTAL%
1) YES24562.3
2) NO10125.7
3) IT DEPENDS4712.0
Missing20 
TOTAL393100.0
42) If you had a boy graduating from high school, would you personally like to have him go on to college, or would you rather have him do something else? (EDBOYCOL)
TOTAL%
1) GO TO COLLEGE35285.6
2) DO SOMETHING ELSE122.9
3) IT DEPENDS4711.4
Missing2 
TOTAL411100.0
43) If you had a girl graduating from high school, would you personally like to have her go on to college, or would you rather have her do something else? (EDGIRLCO)
TOTAL%
1) GO TO COLLEGE35786.9
2) DO SOMETHING ELSE92.2
3) IT DEPENDS4510.9
Missing2 
TOTAL411100.0
44) Do you think a college education is worth what it costs in time and money to persons who are not going into professions? (EDUCOST)
TOTAL%
1) WORTH THE COST19152.5
2) NOT WORTH IT17347.5
Missing49 
TOTAL364100.0
45) Generally speaking, which of the following best represents your opinion about getting a college education? A person has to have a college education in order to get and keep a really good job. Having a college education makes it easier for a person to get and keep a really good job. A person can do just as well or better by spending those years on something else. (EDUCOLJO)
TOTAL%
1) COLLEGE NECESSARY TO GOOD JOB8521.6
2) COLLEGE HELPS26366.8
3) PERSON CAN DO AS WELL SPENDING YEARS ON SOMETHING ELSE4611.7
Missing19 
TOTAL394100.0
46) Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God? (TCHCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WOULD FAVOR22358.4
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR15941.6
Missing31 
TOTAL382100.0
47) Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of these statements comes closer to your own point of view? Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY30675.4
2) ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY6014.8
3) CAN'T DECIDE409.9
Missing7 
TOTAL406100.0
48) There's a lot of talk about race relations these days, and it's important to know how people really feel about these things. Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between? (SEGREGAT)
TOTAL%
1) INTEGRATION26266.2
2) SEGREGATION102.5
3) SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN12431.3
Missing17 
TOTAL396100.0
49) When was the last time you went to a party -- was it in the last week, in the last month, or before that? (PRTYWHEN)
TOTAL%
1) LAST WEEK11327.4
2) LAST MONTH12029.1
3) BEFORE THAT15838.3
4) NEVER GO TO PARTIES215.1
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GONE TO A PARTY AT LEAST IN THE LAST MONTH: Was the most recent party you attended dress-up or casual? IF RESPONDENT ASKS WHAT WE MEAN BY DRESS-UP SAY: "Did the men wear coats and ties?" (PRTYDRES)
TOTAL%
1) DRESS-UP6015.9
2) CASUAL31784.1
Missing36 
TOTAL377100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GONE TO A PARTY AT LEAST IN THE LAST MONTH: Were alcoholic beverages served at the last party you attended? (PRTYBOOZ)
TOTAL%
1) YES27471.5
2) NO10928.5
Missing30 
TOTAL383100.0
52) Do you ever wear any jewelry, including rings and watches? (JEWELRY)
TOTAL%
1) YES37390.5
2) NO399.5
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO WEAR JEWELRY: How many pieces of jewelry are you wearing right now? (JEWELNUM)
TOTAL%
0) ZERO (NONE)6818.2
1) ONE10327.6
2) TWO8021.4
3) THREE5213.9
4) FOUR349.1
5) FIVE133.5
6) SIX112.9
7) SEVEN82.1
8) EIGHT10.3
9) NINE OR MORE30.8
Missing40 
TOTAL373100.0
54) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4111951.53517
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN SOUTHERN BORDER STATES: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) YES1638.1
2) NO2661.9
Missing371 
TOTAL42100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE IN THE SOUTH: Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) 5 YEARS OR LESS16.3
3) MORE THAN 10 YEARS637.5
4) ALL MY LIFE956.3
Missing397 
TOTAL16100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH ALL OF THEIR LIFE: Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) YES9100.0
Missing404 
TOTAL9100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
TOTAL%
1) YES9926.8
2) NO27073.2
Missing44 
TOTAL369100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT LIVED IN THE SOUTH: Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
TOTAL%
1) YES20074.1
2) NO7025.9
Missing143 
TOTAL270100.0
60) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
4) ARIZONA30.7
6) CALIFORNIA379.0
8) COLORADO81.9
9) CONNECTICUT41.0
10) DELAWARE20.5
11) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA10.2
12) FLORIDA41.0
13) GEORGIA10.2
15) HAWAII10.2
16) IDAHO10.2
17) ILLINOIS215.1
18) INDIANA143.4
19) IOWA174.1
20) KANSAS112.7
21) KENTUCKY61.5
22) LOUISIANA10.2
23) MAINE10.2
24) MARYLAND133.2
25) MASSACHUSETTS163.9
26) MICHIGAN235.6
27) MINNESOTA133.2
29) MISSOURI102.4
30) MONTANA20.5
31) NEBRASKA51.2
32) NEVADA10.2
33) NEW HAMPSHIRE30.7
34) NEW JERSEY133.2
35) NEW MEXICO10.2
36) NEW YORK348.3
37) NORTH CAROLINA10.2
39) OHIO389.2
40) OKLAHOMA20.5
41) OREGON41.0
42) PENNSYLVANIA317.5
44) RHODE ISLAND41.0
46) SOUTH DAKOTA20.5
47) TENNESSEE20.5
48) TEXAS20.5
49) UTAH20.5
50) VERMONT20.5
51) VIRGINIA20.5
53) WASHINGTON81.9
54) WEST VIRGINIA61.5
55) WISCONSIN204.9
56) WYOMING10.2
77) FOREIGN COUNTRY184.4
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUTHFAM)
TOTAL%
1) YES, SELF71.7
2) YES, FAMILY7217.6
3) YES, BOTH143.4
4) NO31677.3
Missing4 
TOTAL409100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES SOUTHERNERS: Would you say that being a Southerner is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to you? (SIDIMP)
TOTAL%
1) VERY IMPORTANT628.6
2) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT1257.1
3) NOT VERY IMPORTANT14.8
4) NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT29.5
Missing392 
TOTAL21100.0
63) N0T ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN WASHINGTON D.C.: In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL39070.6170
64) When you were growing up, how many brothers and sisters did you have who lived in the same household with you? Include stepbrothers and stepsisters, and adopted children. (SIBLINGS)
TOTAL%
0) NONE [ONLY CHILD]399.5
1) ONE9222.4
2) TWO9322.7
3) THREE7418.0
4) FOUR409.8
5) FIVE235.6
6) SIX184.4
7) SEVEN112.7
8) EIGHT OR MORE204.9
Missing3 
TOTAL410100.0
65) Of the brothers and sisters you grew up with, were you the oldest, second oldest, third oldest, or what? (BIRTHODR)
TOTAL%
1) OLDEST12934.9
2) SECOND OLDEST10327.8
3) THIRD OLDEST6317.0
4) FOURTH OLDEST3910.5
5) FIFTH OLDEST174.6
6) SIXTH OLDEST71.9
7) SEVENTH OLDEST41.1
8) EIGHTH OLDEST41.1
9) NINTH OLDEST41.1
Missing43 
TOTAL370100.0
66) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) CITY14034.0
2) SUBURBS9723.5
3) SMALL TOWN9823.8
4) RURAL7718.7
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
67) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) 2nd GRADE10.2
4) 4th GRADE10.2
5) 5th GRADE10.2
6) 6th GRADE10.2
8) 8th GRADE51.2
9) 9th GRADE30.7
10) 10th GRADE71.7
11) 11th GRADE133.1
12) 12th GRADE (HIGH SCHOOL)11628.1
13) SOME COLLEGE (TWO YEAR DEGREE)9723.5
14) 4 YEAR COLLEGE GRADUATE9122.0
15) ADVANCED DEGREE (MA, PHD, LLD, MD)7718.6
TOTAL413100.0
68) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK399.5
2) ONCE A WEEK11026.9
3) TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH5814.2
4) SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR10525.7
5) NEVER9723.7
Missing4 
TOTAL409100.0
69) How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) EXTREMELY IMPORTANT9924.2
2) VERY IMPORTANT17242.1
3) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT9824.0
4) NOT IMPORTANT409.8
Missing4 
TOTAL409100.0
70) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) PROTESTANT18445.5
2) CATHOLIC13633.7
3) JEWISH133.2
4) SOME OTHER RELIGION286.9
5) NO RELIGION [NOT RELIGIOUS/AGNOSTIC/ATHEIST]245.9
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN194.7
Missing9 
TOTAL404100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY BELONGED TO SOME OTHER RELIGION: What other religion are you? Does your religion include any of the following words: Anglican, Lutheran, Adventist, Methodist, Apostolic, Nazarene, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Bible, Pentecostal, Born-Again, Presbyterian, Christ/Christian, Prophetic, Church of God, Quaker/Friends, Episcopalian, Seventh-Day Adventist, Greek/Serb Orthodox, Holiness? (RELAFCHK)
TOTAL%
1) YES (RESPONDENT IS CONSIDERED PROTESTANT)2749.1
2) NO (RESPONDENT IS NOT CONSIDERED PROTESTANT)2850.9
Missing358 
TOTAL55100.0
72) APPLIES TO RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT, CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
12) ASSEMBLY OF GOD21.0
13) BAPTIST3416.9
14) BRETHREN10.5
15) CATHOLIC21.0
16) CHARISMATIC21.0
17) "CHRISTIAN" OR "JUST CHRISTIAN"94.5
20) CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST10.5
21) CHURCH OF GOD10.5
22) CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE10.5
23) CONGREGATIONALIST42.0
24) DISCIPLES OF CHRIST10.5
25) EPISCOPALIAN/ANGL'CN/CHRCH ENGLAND115.5
26) EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH10.5
27) EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH21.0
28) FOUR SQUARE10.5
29) FREE METHODIST CHURCH10.5
31) INDEPENDENT10.5
33) "JUST PROTESTANT"21.0
34) LUTHERAN2713.4
36) METHODIST3718.4
37) MORMON/LATTER-DAY SAINTS21.0
38) NON/INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT73.5
39) PENTECOSTAL31.5
40) PRESBYTERIAN136.5
42) REFORMED10.5
46) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)21.0
47) WESLEYAN CHURCH10.5
48) OTHER126.0
52) NONE (NOT AFFILIATED WITH A CHURCH)199.5
Missing212 
TOTAL201100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS BAPTISTS: With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the USA, the American Baptist Association, the National Baptist Convention USA, an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist group? (DBAPTIST)
TOTAL%
10) AMERICAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION411.8
11) AMERICAN BAPTIST USA38.8
18) GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF REGULAR BAPTISTS (GARB)12.9
19) INDEPENDENT BAPTIST (NO DENOMINATIONAL TIES)514.7
20) MISSIONARY BAPTIST12.9
25) SOUTHERN BAPTIST823.5
26) OTHER12.9
27) DON'T KNOW; "JUST BAPTIST"1132.4
Missing379 
TOTAL34100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS METHODIST: Is that the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist group? (DMETHDST)
TOTAL%
1) AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL12.7
2) AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION12.7
4) UNITED METHODIST3286.5
5) OTHER12.7
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST METHODIST"25.4
Missing376 
TOTAL37100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PRESBYTERIAN: Is that the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or some other Presbyterian group? (DPRESBY)
TOTAL%
4) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA (PCUSA)646.2
5) OTHER17.7
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST PRESBYTERIAN"646.2
Missing400 
TOTAL13100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS LUTHERAN: Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (DLUTHRAN)
TOTAL%
1) EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (ELCA; formerly the Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church)1140.7
2) MISSOURI SYNOD414.8
3) WISCONSIN SYNOD311.1
4) OTHER311.1
5) DON'T KNOW; "JUST LUTHERAN"622.2
Missing386 
TOTAL27100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS REFORMED: Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America or some other Reformed group? (DREFORMD)
TOTAL%
2) REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA (RCA)1100.0
Missing412 
TOTAL1100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH BRETHREN: Is that the Church of the Brethren, the Plymouth Brethren, United Brethren in Christ, or some other Brethren group? (DBRETHEN)
TOTAL%
3) UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST1100.0
Missing412 
TOTAL1100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CONGREGATIONALIST: Is that the United Church of Christ or just a Congregational church? (DUCC)
TOTAL%
1) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)125.0
2) JUST CONGREGATIONAL375.0
Missing409 
TOTAL4100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS "CHRISTIAN" OR "JUST CHRISTIAN": When you say "Christian," does that mean the denomination called the "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," or some other Christian denomination, or do you mean to say "I am just a Christian?" (DDISCIPL)
TOTAL%
1) DISCIPLES OF CHRIST111.1
2) "JUST A CHRISTIAN"666.7
3) OTHER CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION111.1
4) DON'T KNOW111.1
Missing404 
TOTAL9100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCHES OF CHRIST: Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (DCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST1100.0
Missing412 
TOTAL1100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCH OF GOD: Is that the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana; the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee; the Church of God in Christ; or some other Church of God? (DCHGOD)
TOTAL%
3) CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST1100.0
Missing412 
TOTAL1100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS CHARISMATIC: Is that a charismatic church associated with any denomination, a Pentecostal church, or a non-denominational charismatic church? (DCHARIS)
TOTAL%
3) INDEPENDENT CHARISMATIC2100.0
Missing411 
TOTAL2100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PENTECOSTAL: What kind of church is that? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DPENTE)
TOTAL%
11) ASSEMBLIES OF GOD133.3
20) PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH133.3
24) DON'T KNOW; "JUST PENTECOSTAL"133.3
Missing410 
TOTAL3100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS JUST PROTESTANT: Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all? (DANY)
TOTAL%
2) NO, IT DOESN'T2100.0
Missing411 
TOTAL2100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS INDEPENDENT OR "NON-INTERDENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT": Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent Pentecostal church, or independent evangelical church? (DINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) INDEPENDENT FUNDAMENTALIST112.5
2) INDEPENDENT CHARISMATIC225.0
3) INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL112.5
4) INDEPENDENT EVANGELICAL112.5
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST INDEPENDENT"337.5
Missing405 
TOTAL8100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
TOTAL%
1) PENTECOSTAL2110.4
2) FUNDAMENTALIST126.0
3) EVANGELICAL199.5
4) MAINLINE3215.9
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL5527.4
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE147.0
8) DON'T KNOW4823.9
Missing212 
TOTAL201100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC OR ROMAN CATHOLIC: Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these? (RELCATH)
TOTAL%
1) TRADITIONALIST4333.3
2) PROGRESSIVE4434.1
3) NONE OF THESE4232.6
Missing284 
TOTAL129100.0
89) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED22454.5
2) DIVORCED5413.1
3) SEPARATED61.5
4) WIDOWED399.5
5) SINGLE8821.4
Missing2 
TOTAL411100.0
90) Last week were you primarily working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME22356.5
2) WORKING PART TIME4110.4
3) GOING TO SCHOOL194.8
4) KEEPING HOUSE246.1
5) RETIRED6817.2
6) UNEMPLOYED205.1
Missing18 
TOTAL395100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME14666.4
2) WORKING PART TIME177.7
3) GOING TO SCHOOL20.9
4) KEEPING HOUSE156.8
5) RETIRED3817.3
6) UNEMPLOYED20.9
Missing193 
TOTAL220100.0
92) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) LESS THAN $10,000148.5
2) $10,000 UP TO $19,9993118.9
3) $20,000 UP TO $29,9993018.3
4) $30,000 UP TO $39,9991811.0
5) $40,000 UP TO $49,9991710.4
6) $50,000 UP TO $59,9992012.2
7) MORE THAN $60,0003420.7
Missing249 
TOTAL164100.0
93) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: I'm going to read you some income categories. Please tell me which category best describes your total household income before taxes. Is it less than $40,000, or is it $40,000 or more? (INCOMEA)
TOTAL%
1) LESS THAN $40,0008239.6
2) $40,000 OR MORE12560.4
Missing206 
TOTAL207100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS LESS THAN $40,000: Is it less than $20,000? (INCOMEB)
TOTAL%
1) YES (LESS THAN $20,000)2125.6
2) NO ($20,000 OR MORE)6174.4
Missing331 
TOTAL82100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS $40,000 OR MORE: Is it less than $60,000? (INCOMEC)
TOTAL%
1) YES (LESS THAN $60,000)5142.9
2) NO ($60,000 OR MORE)6857.1
Missing294 
TOTAL119100.0
96) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) WHITE/CAUCASIAN35386.9
2) BLACK92.2
3) AFRICAN-AMERICAN92.2
4) NEGRO, COLORED, ETC.10.2
5) NATIVE AMERICAN/INDIAN51.2
6) ASIAN/ORIENTAL112.7
7) OTHER184.4
Missing7 
TOTAL406100.0
97) As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians? (AMERINDN)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WERE11127.7
2) NO, WERE NOT29072.3
Missing12 
TOTAL401100.0
98) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HISPANIC204.9
2) NO, NOT HISPANIC39195.1
Missing2 
TOTAL411100.0
99) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 24860.2
1) 7017.0
2) 5814.1
3) 215.1
4) 112.7
5) 30.7
6) 10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE UNDER 18 IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 5432.9
1) 6036.6
2) 3320.1
3) 116.7
4) 63.7
Missing249 
TOTAL164100.0
101) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 10425.2
2) 24158.5
3) 4510.9
4) 204.9
5) 10.2
7) 10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL412100.0
102) Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) REPUBLICAN10927.4
2) DEMOCRAT14235.7
3) INDEPENDENT12531.4
4) OTHER225.5
Missing15 
TOTAL398100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS DEMOCRATS: Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG DEMOCRAT4936.0
2) NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT8764.0
Missing277 
TOTAL136100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICAN: Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG REPUBLICAN4746.5
2) NOT VERY STRONG REPUBLICAN5453.5
Missing312 
TOTAL101100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT: Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEP)
TOTAL%
1) CLOSER TO REPUBLICAN PARTY3931.2
2) CLOSER TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY4838.4
3) DON'T KNOW3830.4
Missing288 
TOTAL125100.0
106) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) LIBERAL9022.5
2) MODERATE (MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)15639.0
3) CONSERVATIVE11729.3
4) NEVER THINK OF SELF IN THESE TERMS (NO PREFERENCE)143.5
5) DON'T KNOW235.8
Missing13 
TOTAL400100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS LIBERAL: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG LIBERAL3845.8
2) NOT VERY STRONG LIBERAL4554.2
Missing330 
TOTAL83100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS CONSERVATIVE: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG CONSERVATIVE4238.5
2) NOT VERY STRONG CONSERVATIVE6761.5
Missing304 
TOTAL109100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS MODERATE: Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) MORE LIBERAL5636.1
2) NEITHER1811.6
3) MORE CONSERVATIVE7749.7
4) DON'T KNOW42.6
Missing258 
TOTAL155100.0
110) Do you agree or disagree that the South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country? (NOTSEP)
TOTAL%
1) AGREE, BETTER OFF AS PART OF U.S.35994.0
2) DISAGREE, BETTER OFF SEPARATE236.0
Missing31 
TOTAL382100.0
111) Sex of the respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE17141.4
2) FEMALE24258.6
TOTAL413100.0
112) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG SOUTHERN ACCENT41.0
2) DETECTABLE SOUTHERN ACCENT, BUT NOT STRONG184.4
3) NO SOUTHERN ACCENT39194.7
TOTAL413100.0
113) WEIGHTING VARIABLE BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE: This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 1.9733. (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 10.2
.51) 10425.2
1.01) 24158.4
1.52) 4510.9
2.03) 204.8
2.53) 10.2
3.55) 10.2
TOTAL413100.0
114) THIS WEIGHTING VARIABLE IS BASED ON THE CENSUS OF POPULATION AND IS USED TO COMBINE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DATA SETS. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
1.06) 10.2
1.07) 10425.2
2.14) 24158.4
3.21) 4510.9
4.29) 204.8
5.36) 10.2
7.5) 10.2
TOTAL413100.0
115) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE17141.4
2) FEMALE24258.6
TOTAL413100.0
116) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35386.9
2) Black194.7
3) Native American51.2
4) Asian112.7
5) Other184.4
Missing7 
TOTAL406100.0
117) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED22454.5
2) DIVORCED5413.1
3) SEPARATED61.5
4) WIDOWED399.5
5) SINGLE8821.4
Missing2 
TOTAL411100.0
118) I-RELIG: What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant18447.8
2) Catholic13635.3
3) Jewish133.4
4) Other287.3
5) None246.2
Missing28 
TOTAL385100.0
119) I-PARTY: Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or other? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) REPUBLICAN10927.4
2) DEMOCRAT14235.7
3) INDEPENDENT12531.4
4) OTHER225.5
Missing15 
TOTAL398100.0
120) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School297.1
2) High School graduate11628.3
3) Some college9723.7
4) College graduate9122.2
5) Post college graduate7718.8
Missing3 
TOTAL410100.0
121) I-INCOME: BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes. (For use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000148.5
2) Less than $20,0003118.9
3) Less than $40,0004829.3
4) Less than $60,0003722.6
5) $60,000 or greater3420.7
Missing249 
TOTAL164100.0