Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respnum (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4835858.576490
2) Timeans (TIMEANS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL483101.71615
3) Respondent number (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4835858.576490
4) Check of respondent number (RESP2)
TOTAL%
1) 483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
5) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4761950.49216
6) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2048.8
2) No2048.8
3) Don't know/No answer12.4
Missing442 
TOTAL41100.0
7) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? [IF NOT, ASK:] How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years210.0
2) 6 to 10 years15.0
3) More than 10 years525.0
4) All my life1260.0
Missing463 
TOTAL20100.0
8) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12100.0
Missing471 
TOTAL12100.0
9) Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12127.4
2) No32172.6
Missing41 
TOTAL442100.0
10) Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22871.0
2) No9228.7
3) Don't know/No answer10.3
Missing162 
TOTAL321100.0
11) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
3) Arizona30.6
4) Arkansas10.2
5) California5010.4
6) Colorado71.4
7) Connecticut71.4
8) Delaware10.2
9) D.C.10.2
10) Florida71.4
11) Georgia20.4
13) Idaho51.0
14) Illinois387.9
15) Indiana173.5
16) Iowa153.1
17) Kansas132.7
20) Maine30.6
21) Maryland132.7
22) Massachusetts173.5
23) Michigan255.2
24) Minnesota112.3
25) Mississippi30.6
26) Missouri122.5
27) Montana30.6
28) Nebraska40.8
30) New Hampshire10.2
31) New Jersey234.8
32) New Mexico40.8
33) New York408.3
34) North Carolina30.6
35) North Dakota30.6
36) Ohio347.0
37) Oklahoma20.4
38) Oregon51.0
39) Pennsylvania357.2
40) Rhode Island10.2
41) South Carolina10.2
42) South Dakota10.2
43) Tennessee40.8
44) Texas20.4
45) Utah51.0
46) Vermont30.6
47) Virginia10.2
48) Washington112.3
49) West Virginia71.4
50) Wisconsin224.6
51) Wyoming10.2
52) Foreign country163.3
TOTAL483100.0
12) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
2) No1100.0
Missing482 
TOTAL1100.0
13) Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self163.3
2) Yes, family7114.7
3) Yes, both self and family173.5
4) No37177.0
5) Don't know/No answer71.5
Missing1 
TOTAL482100.0
14) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City15932.9
2) Suburbs12826.5
3) Town11924.6
4) Rural7515.5
5) Refused/Not sure20.4
TOTAL483100.0
15) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
4) 4th grade10.2
6) 6th grade20.4
7) 7th grade10.2
8) 8th grade40.8
9) 9th grade30.6
10) 10th grade30.6
11) 11th grade173.5
12) 12th grade16033.1
13) Some college13427.7
14) 4 Year college graduate8617.8
15) Advanced degree7214.9
TOTAL483100.0
16) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week489.9
2) Once a week13026.9
3) 2-3 times a month6713.9
4) Several times a year12425.7
5) Never10922.6
6) Refused51.0
TOTAL483100.0
17) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6814.1
2) Methodist387.9
3) Lutheran377.7
4) Presbyterian163.3
5) Episcopalian112.3
6) Church of Christ71.4
7) Other Protestant275.6
8) Catholic13528.0
9) Jewish163.3
10) Other7515.5
11) None428.7
12) Don't know/No answer112.3
TOTAL483100.0
18) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married25953.6
2) Divorced5912.2
3) Separated102.1
4) Widowed438.9
5) Single11123.0
6) No answer10.2
TOTAL483100.0
19) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34671.6
2) No13728.4
TOTAL483100.0
20) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time26955.7
2) Working part time408.3
3) Going to school347.0
4) Keeping house5511.4
5) Retired6313.0
6) Unemployed102.1
7) Or what?102.1
8) No answer20.4
TOTAL483100.0
21) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time17366.8
2) Working part time166.2
3) Going to school31.2
4) Keeping house207.7
5) Retired4216.2
6) Unemployed20.8
8) No answer31.2
Missing224 
TOTAL259100.0
22) 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 10,000367.5
2) 10,000 to 19,9997014.5
3) 20,000 to 29,9997014.5
4) 30,000 to 39,9998116.8
5) 40,000 to 49,9995311.0
6) 50,000 to 59,999387.9
7) More than 60,0008417.4
8) No answer5110.6
TOTAL483100.0
23) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White39982.6
2) Black214.3
3) African-American183.7
5) Native American/Indian30.6
6) Asian/Oriental112.3
7) Other245.0
8) No answer71.4
TOTAL483100.0
24) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic316.4
2) No, Not Hispanic44692.3
3) Don't know/No answer61.2
TOTAL483100.0
25) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 29360.7
1) 6713.9
2) 7114.7
3) 336.8
4) 71.4
5) 71.4
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
9) 10.2
11) 10.2
12) 10.2
TOTAL483100.0
26) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 5830.5
1) 5830.5
2) 4322.6
3) 189.5
4) 63.2
5) 42.1
6) 10.5
11) 10.5
12) 10.5
Missing293 
TOTAL190100.0
27) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 11423.8
2) 26254.8
3) 7114.9
4) 214.4
5) 71.5
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
11) 10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL478100.0
28) 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 what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican13227.3
2) Democrat15732.5
3) Independent12125.1
4) Other party285.8
5) Don't know/No answer459.3
TOTAL483100.0
29) [If R answered Democrat, R was asked STRDEM] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat7346.5
2) Not very strong Democrat7245.9
3) Don't know/No answer127.6
Missing326 
TOTAL157100.0
30) [If R answered Republican, R was asked STRREP] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican5843.9
2) Not very strong Republican6448.5
3) Don't know/No answer107.6
Missing351 
TOTAL132100.0
31) [If R answered Independent, R was asked INDEP] 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 party4436.4
2) Closer to Democratic party2924.0
3) Don't know/No answer4839.7
Missing362 
TOTAL121100.0
32) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, a moderate, or what? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal10621.9
2) Moderate (middle of the road)14530.0
3) Conservative15431.9
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)285.8
5) Don't know316.4
6) No answer183.7
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms10.2
TOTAL483100.0
33) [If R answered liberal, R was asked STRLIB] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal5551.9
2) Not very strong liberal4845.3
3) Don't know32.8
Missing377 
TOTAL106100.0
34) [If R answered conservative, R was asked STRCON] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative6944.8
2) Not very strong conservative7649.4
3) Don't know74.5
4) No answer21.3
Missing329 
TOTAL154100.0
35) [If R answered moderate, R was asked MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal5235.9
2) Neither1510.3
3) More conservative6947.6
4) Don't know85.5
5) No answer10.7
Missing338 
TOTAL145100.0
36) I'd like you to think about four basic regions of the country-the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the Far West. I'm going to read some statements and I'd like you to tell me which one of those four regions first comes to mind as I read each one. First-you'd like to retire there. Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast8116.8
2) South14229.4
3) Midwest9920.5
4) Far West13828.6
5) Don't know/Can't say234.8
TOTAL483100.0
37) It has the best schools.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGSCHOO)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast19740.8
2) South285.8
3) Midwest12525.9
4) Far West387.9
5) Don't know/Can't say9519.7
TOTAL483100.0
38) You'd like to go there on vacation.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGVACA)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast7415.3
2) South18337.9
3) Midwest357.2
4) Far West15532.1
5) Don't know/Can't say367.5
TOTAL483100.0
39) You'd like to live there.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9720.1
2) South10521.7
3) Midwest12926.7
4) Far West13327.5
5) Don't know/Can't say193.9
TOTAL483100.0
40) The people there speak with accents.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGACCEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast6112.6
2) South31665.4
3) Midwest132.7
4) Far West193.9
5) Don't know/Can't say7415.3
TOTAL483100.0
41) It has the best weather in the U.S.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGWEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast408.3
2) South15932.9
3) Midwest5210.8
4) Far West20943.3
5) Don't know/Can't say234.8
TOTAL483100.0
42) It has the friendliest people.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGFRIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast398.1
2) South18939.1
3) Midwest15632.3
4) Far West5210.8
5) Don't know/Can't say479.7
TOTAL483100.0
43) It's the most cosmopolitan part of the country.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGCOSMO)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast29761.5
2) South193.9
3) Midwest214.3
4) Far West8116.8
5) Don't know/Can't say6513.5
TOTAL483100.0
44) It has the country's highest cost of living.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGCOST)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast26554.9
2) South204.1
3) Midwest142.9
4) Far West15031.1
5) Don't know/Can't say347.0
TOTAL483100.0
45) It's growing in importance.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGIMPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast398.1
2) South15431.9
3) Midwest9619.9
4) Far West10521.7
5) Don't know/Can't say8918.4
TOTAL483100.0
46) The people there are extremely religious.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast377.7
2) South26655.1
3) Midwest8617.8
4) Far West132.7
5) Don't know/Can't say8116.8
TOTAL483100.0
47) Most people who run things come from there.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRUN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast24450.5
2) South5411.2
3) Midwest428.7
4) Far West438.9
5) Don't know/Can't say10020.7
TOTAL483100.0
48) It has the best job opportunities.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGOPPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast9720.1
2) South7515.5
3) Midwest10120.9
4) Far West11724.2
5) Don't know/Can't say9319.3
TOTAL483100.0
49) People there have the strongest sense of family.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast5711.8
2) South13528.0
3) Midwest20542.4
4) Far West173.5
5) Don't know/Can't say6914.3
TOTAL483100.0
50) People there have the healthiest lifestyle.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast469.5
2) South8517.6
3) Midwest14830.6
4) Far West13628.2
5) Don't know/Can't say6814.1
TOTAL483100.0
51) If you could double your family's income by moving to New York City, would you do it? (MOVENY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7516.8
2) No36381.4
3) Don't know/Can't say81.8
Missing37 
TOTAL446100.0
52) Here are some questions about how people talk-People sometimes use different words for the same thing. What do you call-those bugs that light up at night? (WORDBUG)
TOTAL%
1) Lightning bugs27556.9
2) Fireflies15932.9
3) Other234.8
4) Don't know265.4
TOTAL483100.0
53) What do you call-a piece of cloth that you was dishes with? (WORDDISH)
TOTAL%
1) Dishcloth18838.9
2) Dishrag12626.1
3) Washcloth7916.4
4) Washrag142.9
5) Other7114.7
6) Don't know51.0
TOTAL483100.0
54) What do you call-those little bugs that get on you in the grass and make you itch? (WORDBUG2)
TOTAL%
1) Chiggers10521.7
2) Redbugs30.6
3) No see ‘ums71.4
4) Other30162.3
5) Don't know6713.9
TOTAL483100.0
55) When you were a young child, what did you call your mother? (WORDMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Mother428.7
2) Momma/Mama459.3
3) Mommy6413.3
4) Mom29661.3
5) Ma214.3
6) Maw30.6
7) [Given name]20.4
8) Other81.7
9) No mother/Not applicable20.4
TOTAL483100.0
56) What do you call your mother now? (WORDMOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Mother5010.4
2) Momma/Mama142.9
3) Mommy112.3
4) Mom26855.7
5) Ma245.0
6) Maw20.4
7) [Given name]61.2
8) Other81.7
9) No mother/Not applicable9820.4
Missing2 
TOTAL481100.0
57) Different regions of the U.S. have different accents associated with them. Is there any regional accent that you particularly don't like to listen to? (ACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Southern387.9
2) Yankee, Northern71.4
3) New York, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Long Island398.1
4) New England, Boston, Massachusetts163.3
5) Midwestern40.8
6) Other367.5
7) None/No answer34371.0
TOTAL483100.0
58) In general, do you find Southern accents pleasant or unpleasant? (NSACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Pleasant39889.4
2) Unpleasant112.5
3) Neither (vol)245.4
4) Don't know/Can't say122.7
Missing38 
TOTAL445100.0
59) Would you say that you have a strong Southern accent, a mild Southern accent, or no Southern accent? (SACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strong51.0
2) Mild5912.2
3) None41285.3
4) Don't know/Can't say71.4
TOTAL483100.0
60) Have you ever felt embarrassed about your Southern accent? (SACCENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57.8
2) NO5890.6
3) Don't know/Can't say11.6
Missing419 
TOTAL64100.0
61) Has anyone ever made fun of it? (SACCENT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3453.1
2) No2945.3
3) Don't know/Can't say11.6
Missing419 
TOTAL64100.0
62) Do you think things in your community today are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTCM)
TOTAL%
1) Right direction10143.2
2) Wrong track12051.3
3) Don't know135.6
Missing249 
TOTAL234100.0
63) Do you feel that things in the country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Right direction5421.7
2) Wrong track17269.1
3) Don't know239.2
Missing234 
TOTAL249100.0
64) 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) Integration27857.6
2) Strict segregation142.9
3) In-between16133.3
4) Don't know/Can't say306.2
TOTAL483100.0
65) In politics, do you think race is more of an issue these days than it used to be, less of an issue, or about as much an issue as it's always been? (RACEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) More of an issue20642.7
2) Less of an issue10020.7
3) About the same16434.0
4) Don't know/Can't say132.7
TOTAL483100.0
66) Do you favor or oppose federal laws requiring affirmative action programs for women and minorities in employment and education, provided there are no rigid quotas? (AAQUOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Favor27556.9
2) Oppose14530.0
3) Don't know/Can't say6313.0
TOTAL483100.0
67) Do you agree or disagree that once affirmative action programs or women and minorities are started, the result is bound to be reverse discrimination against white men? (AAREVERS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree21845.1
2) Disagree19740.8
3) Don't know/Can't say6814.1
TOTAL483100.0
68) In the last ten years has your community received a great many immigrants from other countries, some immigrants from other countries, or hardly any immigrants at all? (IMMIGCM)
TOTAL%
1) Great many15832.7
2) Some16033.1
3) Hardly any12926.7
4) None (vol)234.8
5) Don't know/Can't say132.7
TOTAL483100.0
69) Overall, do you think that recent immigrants have improved the quality of life in your community, hurt the quality of life, or made no difference? (IMMIGCM2)
TOTAL%
1) Improved quality7323.0
2) Hurt quality10232.1
3) Made no difference12138.1
4) Don't know/Can't say226.9
Missing165 
TOTAL318100.0
70) In the next ten years, would you like to see this country admit more, fewer, or about the same number of immigrants as were admitted in the last ten years? (IMMIGCT)
TOTAL%
1) More214.3
2) Fewer26454.7
3) About the same15431.9
4) Don't know/Can't say449.1
TOTAL483100.0
71) Now I'd like to ask you some questions about cigarette smoking. Do you smoke cigarettes? (CIGSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12726.3
2) No35673.7
TOTAL483100.0
72) [If R answered yes to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGQUIT] Have you ever tried to quit? (CIGQUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9776.4
2) No3023.6
Missing356 
TOTAL127100.0
73) [If R answered no to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGEVER] Have you ever smoked cigarettes regularly? (CIGEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12535.1
2) No23164.9
Missing127 
TOTAL356100.0
74) Do you believe that breathing second-hand smoke is harmful to you? (CIGHARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41185.1
2) No5210.8
3) Don't know204.1
TOTAL483100.0
75) How do you feel about smoking in public places like airports and sports arenas? Do you think that smoking should be permitted, that there should be designated smoking and non-smoking areas, or that smoking should be banned entirely? (CIGPUBLC)
TOTAL%
1) Should be permitted326.6
2) Should be designated areas28659.2
3) Should be banned entirely15932.9
4) Don't know/Don't care61.2
TOTAL483100.0
76) Would you support or oppose a $1.00 per pack increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes? (CIGTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Support27055.9
2) Oppose17836.9
3) Don't know/Don't care357.2
TOTAL483100.0
77) Do you think that U.S. taxpayers should pay for programs to help tobacco farmers make the transition to other crops? (CIGFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21744.9
2) No23548.7
3) Don't know/Don't care316.4
TOTAL483100.0
78) Here are a few questions about sports-Do you happen to know where the 1996 summer Olympic Games will be held? [IF YES, ASK:] Where? (OLYWH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Atlanta31364.8
2) Yes, wrong answer91.9
3) Don't know/No answer16133.3
TOTAL483100.0
79) Which is your favorite National Football League team? (FBALLNFL)
TOTAL%
1) Arizona Cardinals20.4
2) Atlanta Falcons10.2
3) Buffalo Bills122.5
5) Chicago Bears265.4
6) Cincinnati Bengals61.2
7) Cleveland Browns102.1
8) Dallas Cowboys285.8
9) Denver Broncos102.1
10) Detroit Lions163.3
11) Green Bay Packers193.9
13) Indianapolis Colts40.8
14) Jacksonville Jaguars10.2
15) Kansas City Chiefs163.3
16) Miami Dolphins142.9
17) Minnesota Vikings153.1
18) New England Patriots132.7
20) New York Giants234.8
21) New York Jets40.8
22) Oakland Raiders122.5
23) Philadelphia Eagles132.7
24) Pittsburgh Steelers122.5
25) St. Louis Rams71.4
26) San Diego Chargers61.2
27) San Francisco 49ers469.5
28) Seattle Seahawks51.0
30) Washington Redskins91.9
31) Don't know/No answer15331.7
TOTAL483100.0
80) Would you say you're a devoted football fan, a casual fan, or not a fan at all? (FBALLFAN)
TOTAL%
1) Devoted fan10221.1
2) Casual fan22145.8
3) Not a fan at all15732.5
4) No answer30.6
TOTAL483100.0
81) Which do you prefer to watch-professional football, college football, or high-school football? (FBALLTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Professional19559.8
2) College7924.2
3) High-school309.2
4) Don't know/Can't say/Like them all226.7
Missing157 
TOTAL326100.0
82) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (BASEBALL)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta Braves112.3
2) Chicago Cubs234.8
3) Cincinnati Reds132.7
4) Colorado Rockies132.7
7) Los Angeles Dodgers204.1
9) New York Mets132.7
10) Philadelphia Phillies142.9
11) Pittsburgh Pirates112.3
12) St. Louis Cardinals112.3
13) San Diego Padres30.6
14) San Francisco Giants142.9
15) Baltimore Orioles142.9
16) Boston Red Sox265.4
17) California Angels40.8
18) Chicago White Sox91.9
19) Cleveland Indians122.5
20) Detroit Tigers163.3
21) Kansas City Royals122.5
22) Milwaukee Brewers81.7
23) Minnesota Twins91.9
24) New York Yankees316.4
25) Oakland A's91.9
26) Seattle Mariners163.3
28) Toronto Blue Jays10.2
29) Don't know/No answer17035.2
TOTAL483100.0
83) Now a few more questions-have you ever lived in a mobile home (or trailer)? (MBLHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11924.6
2) No36475.4
TOTAL483100.0
84) If you had to choose, would you rather live in an apartment or in a mobile home? (MBLHOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Apartment30863.8
2) Mobile home15131.3
3) Don't know/Can't say245.0
TOTAL483100.0
85) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male20041.4
2) Female28358.6
TOTAL483100.0
86) [Asked only of female respondents] How often do you put on makeup-more than once a day, every day, most days, occasionally, or never? (MAKEUP)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day155.3
2) Every day11239.6
3) Most days5519.4
4) Occasionally7225.4
5) Never289.9
6) No answer10.4
Missing200 
TOTAL283100.0
87) [Asked only of male respondents] Do you have a beard or a mustache? (BEARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, beard94.5
2) Yes, mustache5025.0
3) Yes, both3316.5
4) No, neither10552.5
5) No answer31.5
Missing283 
TOTAL200100.0
88) Do people ever call you by a nickname-that is, something other than the first name on your birth certificate? (NICKNAME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25753.2
2) No22446.4
3) No answer20.4
TOTAL483100.0
89) Every state has a state bird. Do you happen to know what yours is? (STATBIRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26755.3
2) No21143.7
3) No answer51.0
TOTAL483100.0
90) What kind of cola drink is your favorite-Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or something else? (COLA)
TOTAL%
1) Coca-Cola/Coke11123.0
2) Diet Coke6012.4
3) Pepsi11022.8
4) Diet Pepsi449.1
5) RC Cola/Royal Crown40.8
6) Store brand or other cola142.9
7) Don't care/No preference/Don't like colas/Named a non-cola/No answer14029.0
TOTAL483100.0
91) Are there any bumper stickers on the vehicle you drive most often? (Not including parking stickers) (BMPSTCK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7816.1
2) No40283.2
3) Don't know/No answer30.6
TOTAL483100.0
92) In general, are the salespeople in the stores where you shop very polite, somewhat polite, or not at all polite? (SALESPEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very polite19440.2
2) Somewhat polite26053.8
3) Not at all polite183.7
4) Don't know/Don't shop/Etc.112.3
TOTAL483100.0
93) Do you agree or disagree that: If it could be done without war, the South would be better off as a separate country today. (INDEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Agree408.3
2) Disagree40383.4
3) Not sure/No answer408.3
TOTAL483100.0
94) The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper cosponsors this poll and will feature some articles based on the results. Sometimes their reporters like to call back some of the people we've talked with to interview them for a story in the newspaper. If you agree to be called back by a reporter and one does call you, some of your opinions may appear in the article. Knowing this, may a reporter call you back to interview you for a newspaper article? (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31364.8
2) No16634.4
3) No answer40.8
TOTAL483100.0
95) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35573.5
2) No12826.5
TOTAL483100.0
96) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent81.7
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong377.7
3) No Southern accent43890.7
TOTAL483100.0
97) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 265.4
2) 153.1
3) 91.9
4) 204.1
5) 183.7
6) 30.6
7) 5010.4
8) 142.9
9) 306.2
10) 214.3
11) 387.9
12) 234.8
13) 306.2
16) 265.4
17) 265.4
18) 142.9
19) 163.3
20) 163.3
21) 255.2
22) 5411.2
25) 91.9
TOTAL483100.0
98) 2nd check of respondent's number (RESP3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4835844.797556
99) Verify resp discrepancy (RESP4)
TOTAL%
5158) 125.0
5410) 125.0
5797) 125.0
6077) 125.0
Missing479 
TOTAL4100.0
100) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
917) 316.4
918) 285.8
919) 326.6
920) 275.6
921) 245.0
924) 316.4
925) 224.6
926) 245.0
927) 398.1
928) 214.3
1001) 245.0
1002) 173.5
1003) 296.0
1009) 234.8
1010) 285.8
1011) 398.1
1012) 112.3
1015) 102.1
1016) 204.1
1017) 30.6
TOTAL483100.0
101) Time (start) of interview (TIMEINT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL483838.977183
102) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
2) 20.4
4) 10.2
9) 40.8
10) 367.5
11) 6613.7
12) 7816.1
13) 6513.5
14) 6112.6
15) 438.9
16) 367.5
17) 275.6
18) 183.7
19) 153.1
20) 91.9
21) 61.2
22) 40.8
24) 10.2
29) 40.8
30) 30.6
34) 10.2
89) 10.2
115) 10.2
TOTAL483100.0
103) Start (START)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL483188526.01734815
104) Spdirect (SPDIRECT)
TOTAL%
1) 23448.4
2) 24951.6
TOTAL483100.0
105) Endtime (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL483190935.42234848
106) Totime (TOTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL483859.178406
107) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 981.7
2) 9th to 11th grade234.8
3) High school graduate16033.1
4) Some college13427.7
5) College graduate or more15832.7
TOTAL483100.0
108) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant17736.6
2) Other Protestant275.6
3) Catholic13528.0
4) Jewish163.3
5) Other7515.5
6) None428.7
7) Don't know/No answer112.3
TOTAL483100.0
109) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White39982.6
2) Black/African-American398.1
3) Native American/Indian30.6
4) Other357.2
5) No answer71.4
TOTAL483100.0
110) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
111) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White40483.6
2) Black/African-American4910.1
4) Other306.2
TOTAL483100.0
112) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male6413.3
2) Female41986.7
TOTAL483100.0
113) Accent of interviewer (INTACC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent4910.1
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong14830.6
3) No Southern accent28659.2
TOTAL483100.0
114) Recode of region South/non-South (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
2) 483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
115) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
2) New England387.9
3) East Central11323.4
4) West Central7816.1
5) Mountain States4910.1
6) Middle Atlantic11924.6
7) Pacific Coast8617.8
TOTAL483100.0
116) AJC recode of region (AJCREGN)
TOTAL%
2) Northeast15732.5
3) Midwest19139.5
4) Far West13528.0
TOTAL483100.0
117) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat7315.1
2) Not very strong Democrat8417.4
3) Independent, closer to Democrat296.0
4) Independent489.9
5) Independent, closer to Republican449.1
6) Not very strong Republican7415.3
7) Strong Republican5812.0
8) Other party285.8
9) Don't know/No answer459.3
TOTAL483100.0
118) South or Non-South recode (NO BL OS) (NV)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
119) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes31465.0
2) 15-19 minutes13928.8
3) 20-29 minutes245.0
4) 30+ minutes61.2
TOTAL483100.0
120) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL47644.50816
121) Liberal-conservative total (recode) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal5511.4
2) Not strong liberal5110.6
3) Moderate-liberal5210.8
4) Moderate245.0
5) Moderate-conservative6914.3
6) Not strong conservative8517.6
7) Strong conservative6914.3
8) No preference285.8
9) Don't know/No answer5010.4
TOTAL483100.0
122) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South265.6
2) Border347.3
3) Non-South40787.2
Missing16 
TOTAL467100.0
123) Called state Deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
3) Non-South483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
124) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24449.2
2) 25 to 4422647.5
3) 45 to 6413929.2
4) 65 or older6714.1
Missing7 
TOTAL476100.0
125) Recode of STATE (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
2) Border408.3
3) Non-South44391.7
TOTAL483100.0
126) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete483100.0
TOTAL483100.0
127) Statcall (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
14) Delaware10.2
15) D.C.20.4
16) Maryland173.5
17) Missouri153.1
18) West Virginia51.0
20) Arizona122.5
21) California6313.0
22) Colorado163.3
23) Connecticut112.3
25) Idaho40.8
26) Illinois367.5
27) Indiana153.1
28) Iowa132.7
29) Kansas112.3
30) Maine30.6
31) Massachusetts173.5
32) Michigan316.4
33) Minnesota142.9
34) Montana40.8
35) Nebraska40.8
36) Nevada20.4
37) New Hampshire20.4
38) New Jersey204.1
39) New Mexico51.0
40) New York387.9
42) Ohio316.4
43) Oregon102.1
44) Pennsylvania367.5
45) Rhode Island10.2
46) South Dakota20.4
47) Utah40.8
48) Vermont40.8
49) Washington132.7
50) Wisconsin193.9
51) Wyoming20.4
TOTAL483100.0
128) State16a (STATE16A)
TOTAL%
4) Arizona30.6
5) Arkansas10.2
6) California5010.4
8) Colorado71.4
9) Connecticut71.4
10) Delaware10.2
11) D.C.10.2
12) Florida71.4
13) Georgia20.4
16) Idaho51.0
17) Illinois387.9
18) Indiana173.5
19) Iowa153.1
20) Kansas132.7
23) Maine30.6
24) Maryland132.7
25) Massachusetts173.5
26) Michigan255.2
27) Minnesota112.3
28) Mississippi30.6
29) Missouri122.5
30) Montana30.6
31) Nebraska40.8
33) New Hampshire10.2
34) New Jersey234.8
35) New Mexico40.8
36) New York408.3
37) North Carolina30.6
38) North Dakota30.6
39) Ohio347.0
40) Oklahoma20.4
41) Oregon51.0
42) Pennsylvania357.2
44) Rhode Island10.2
45) South Carolina10.2
46) South Dakota10.2
47) Tennessee40.8
48) Texas20.4
49) Utah51.0
50) Vermont30.6
51) Virginia10.2
53) Washington112.3
54) West Virginia71.4
55) Wisconsin224.6
56) Wyoming10.2
77) Foreign country163.3
TOTAL483100.0
129) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan9620.6
1) Metropolitan37179.4
Missing16 
TOTAL467100.0
130) Wtvars (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.480884828083674) 11423.6
.5) 40.8
.961769656167348) 26254.2
1) 10.2
1.44265448425102) 7114.7
1.9235393123347) 214.3
2.40442414041837) 71.4
2.88530896850204) 10.2
3.36619379658572) 10.2
5.28973310892041) 10.2
TOTAL483100.0
131) Totwt (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.889429433149495) 11423.6
.924784253117187) 40.8
1.77885886629899) 26254.2
1.84956850623437) 10.2
2.66828829944848) 7114.7
3.55771773259798) 214.3
4.44714716574747) 71.4
5.33657659889697) 10.2
6.22600603204646) 10.2
9.78372376464444) 10.2
TOTAL483100.0
132) Word for cloth to wash dishes (DISHOTH)
133) Word for bugs that light up (BUGOTH)
134) Word for grass bugs that make you itch (BUGOTH2)
135) Mother called what when R was young (MOMOTH)
136) Mother called what now (MOMOTH2)
137) Regional accent that R does not like (ACCENTOT)
138) Bumper sticker on R's car (BMPSTCK2)
139) R's nickname (NICKNAM2)
140) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24449.2
2) 25 to 4422647.5
3) 45 to 6413929.2
4) 65 or older6714.1
Missing7 
TOTAL476100.0
141) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 981.7
2) 9th to 11th grade234.8
3) High school graduate16033.1
4) Some college13427.7
5) College graduate or more15832.7
TOTAL483100.0
142) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male20041.4
2) Female28358.6
TOTAL483100.0
143) I-PARTYID: 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 what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican13230.1
2) Democrat15735.8
3) Independent12127.6
4) Other party286.4
Missing45 
TOTAL438100.0
144) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White39983.8
2) Black/African-American398.2
3) Native American/Indian30.6
4) Other357.4
Missing7 
TOTAL476100.0
145) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6814.4
2) Other Protestant13628.8
3) Catholic13528.6
4) Jewish163.4
5) Other7515.9
6) None428.9
Missing11 
TOTAL472100.0