Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) RESPNUM (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5075987.093554
2) TIMEANS (TIMEANS)
TOTAL%
106) 10.2
107) 20.4
108) 61.2
109) 132.6
110) 203.9
111) 295.7
112) 5310.5
113) 6011.8
114) 7314.4
115) 7214.2
116) 397.7
117) 387.5
118) 356.9
119) 142.8
120) 91.8
121) 132.6
122) 81.6
123) 20.4
124) 40.8
125) 20.4
126) 10.2
127) 20.4
129) 10.2
131) 10.2
132) 20.4
134) 10.2
135) 10.2
136) 10.2
137) 10.2
139) 10.2
142) 10.2
151) 10.2
TOTAL507100.0
3) RESPTYP (RESPTYP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5075987.093554
4) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4981950.56817
5) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1535.7
2) No2252.4
3) Don't know/No answer511.9
Missing465 
TOTAL42100.0
6) 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%
2) 6 to 10 years16.7
3) More than 10 years16.7
4) All my life1386.7
Missing492 
TOTAL15100.0
7) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1184.6
2) No215.4
Missing494 
TOTAL13100.0
8) Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9520.4
2) No37079.6
Missing42 
TOTAL465100.0
9) Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27474.1
2) No9525.7
3) Don't know/No answer10.3
Missing137 
TOTAL370100.0
10) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama20.4
2) Alaska20.4
4) Arizona40.8
5) Arkansas30.6
6) California509.9
8) Colorado61.2
9) Connecticut91.8
10) Delaware20.4
12) Florida20.4
13) Georgia10.2
16) Idaho40.8
17) Illinois367.1
18) Indiana163.2
19) Iowa91.8
20) Kansas112.2
21) Kentucky30.6
22) Louisiana20.4
23) Maine20.4
24) Maryland112.2
25) Massachusetts142.8
26) Michigan305.9
27) Minnesota153.0
28) Mississippi20.4
29) Missouri132.6
30) Montana30.6
31) Nebraska61.2
32) Nevada51.0
33) New Hampshire10.2
34) New Jersey214.1
35) New Mexico61.2
36) New York5310.5
38) North Dakota30.6
39) Ohio285.5
40) Oklahoma20.4
41) Oregon40.8
42) Pennsylvania499.7
44) Rhode Island20.4
45) South Carolina10.2
46) South Dakota10.2
48) Texas30.6
49) Utah51.0
50) Vermont20.4
51) Virginia40.8
53) Washington132.6
54) West Virginia122.4
55) Wisconsin163.2
77) Foreign country153.0
99) Don't know30.6
TOTAL507100.0
11) Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self153.0
2) Yes, family7114.0
3) Yes, both self and family183.6
4) No40079.1
5) Don't know/No answer20.4
Missing1 
TOTAL506100.0
12) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City17133.7
2) Suburbs11121.9
3) Town14929.4
4) Rural7514.8
5) Refused/Not sure10.2
TOTAL507100.0
13) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
4) 4th grade10.2
8) 8th grade102.0
9) 9th grade20.4
10) 10th grade122.4
11) 11th grade122.4
12) 12th grade16532.5
13) Some college11823.3
14) 4 Year college grad.11823.3
15) Advanced degree6813.4
16) No answer10.2
TOTAL507100.0
14) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week469.1
2) Once a week13326.2
3) 2-3 times a month6112.0
4) Several times a year14027.6
5) Never12624.9
6) Refused10.2
TOTAL507100.0
15) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6713.2
2) Methodist397.7
3) Lutheran346.7
4) Presbyterian112.2
5) Episcopalian142.8
6) Church of Christ51.0
7) Other Protestant244.7
8) Catholic15330.2
9) Jewish142.8
10) Other7514.8
11) None6412.6
12) Don't know/No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
16) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married25850.9
2) Divorced6412.6
3) Separated142.8
4) Widowed509.9
5) Single11823.3
6) No answer30.6
TOTAL507100.0
17) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36471.8
2) No14328.2
TOTAL507100.0
18) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time28856.8
2) Working part time428.3
3) Going to school305.9
4) Keeping house367.1
5) Retired7815.4
6) Unemployed214.1
7) Or what?102.0
8) No answer20.4
TOTAL507100.0
19) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time15660.5
2) Working part time2610.1
3) Going to school31.2
4) Keeping house2610.1
5) Retired3814.7
6) Unemployed51.9
7) Or what?41.6
Missing249 
TOTAL258100.0
20) 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 10,000367.1
2) 10,000 to 19,9997514.8
3) 20,000 to 29,9997514.8
4) 30,000 to 39,9996913.6
5) 40,000 to 49,9995811.4
6) 50,000 to 59,999397.7
7) More than 60,0009518.7
8) No answer6011.8
TOTAL507100.0
21) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White41381.5
2) Black254.9
3) African-American142.8
4) Negro, colored, etc.40.8
5) Native American/Indian71.4
6) Asian/Oriental61.2
7) Other316.1
8) No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
22) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic336.5
2) No, not Hispanic46792.1
3) Don't know/No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
23) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 29257.6
1) 8817.4
2) 7815.4
3) 346.7
4) 61.2
5) 71.4
6) 10.2
8) 10.2
TOTAL507100.0
24) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 6530.2
1) 7233.5
2) 5425.1
3) 136.0
4) 94.2
5) 20.9
Missing292 
TOTAL215100.0
25) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 13326.3
2) 28656.6
3) 5911.7
4) 204.0
5) 40.8
6) 20.4
9) 10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL505100.0
26) 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) Republican14428.4
2) Democrat16332.1
3) Independent14228.0
4) Other party224.3
5) Don't know/No answer367.1
TOTAL507100.0
27) [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 Democrat6841.7
2) Not very strong Democrat9055.2
3) Don't know/No answer53.1
Missing344 
TOTAL163100.0
28) [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 Republican7350.7
2) Not very strong Republican6746.5
3) Don't know/No answer42.8
Missing363 
TOTAL144100.0
29) [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 party4028.2
2) Closer to Democratic party5035.2
3) Don't know/No answer5236.6
Missing365 
TOTAL142100.0
30) As a citizen, what comes to mind first-your rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, or your obligations, such as obeying the law and paying taxes? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Rights26151.5
2) Obligations15530.6
3) Both equal (vol)6312.4
4) Don't know/No answer285.5
TOTAL507100.0
31) 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) Liberal11622.9
2) Moderate (middle of the road)16031.6
3) Conservative17133.7
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)122.4
5) Don't know254.9
6) No answer224.3
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms10.2
TOTAL507100.0
32) [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 liberal5043.1
2) Not very strong liberal6051.7
3) Don't know65.2
Missing391 
TOTAL116100.0
33) [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 conservative8248.0
2) Not very strong conservative8549.7
3) Don't know42.3
Missing336 
TOTAL171100.0
34) [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 liberal4930.6
2) Neither1710.6
3) More conservative8351.9
4) Don't know95.6
5) No answer21.3
Missing347 
TOTAL160100.0
35) And now I'd like to ask you some questions about the Olympic Games coming up in 1996: Do you happen to know where the 1996 Summer Olympic Games will be held? [IF YES, ASK:] Where? (OLYMWH)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta24448.1
2) Wrong answer132.6
3) Don't know/No answer25049.3
TOTAL507100.0
36) Would you say you're very likely to watch the Olympics on television, that you might watch them, or that you will definitely not watch them? (OLYMTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely29959.0
2) Might watch14428.4
3) Won't watch5711.2
4) Don't know/No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
37) Do you happen to know the name of the mascot for the 1996 Olympic Games? (OLYMMASC)
TOTAL%
1) Whatizit, whatzit, etc.142.8
2) Izzy132.6
3) Wrong answer51.0
4) Don't know/No answer47593.7
TOTAL507100.0
38) Have you heard or read anything about the 'Cultural Olympiad'—the festival of art and music that will be held along with the 1996 Olympics? (OLYMCULT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes346.7
2) No46491.5
3) No answer91.8
TOTAL507100.0
39) Have you ever been to the Winter or Summer Olympic games? (OLYMATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes254.9
2) No47994.5
3) Don't know/No answer30.6
TOTAL507100.0
40) Have you ever made a contribution to support the U.S. Olympic team? (OLYMSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15931.4
2) No33065.1
3) Don't know/No answer183.6
TOTAL507100.0
41) How much does it matter to you how many medals the U.S. team wins, does it matter to you a lot, somewhat, or don't you care about that? (OLYMFOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Matters a lot7915.6
2) Somewhat22744.8
3) Don't care19538.5
4) Don't know/No answer61.2
TOTAL507100.0
42) Right now, would you say you're very likely to go to the 1996 Olympics, that you might go, or that you will definitely not be there? (OLYMGOTO)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely91.8
2) Might go6112.0
3) Won't be there43185.0
4) Don't know/No answer61.2
TOTAL507100.0
43) Do you know anyone who lives in Georgia that you've talked with about going to the Olympics? (OLYMGEOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes418.1
2) No46090.7
3) Don't know/No answer61.2
TOTAL507100.0
44) I'm going to read a list of things that might come to mind when people think about the city of Atlanta. For each one, please tell me whether it's something you associate with Atlanta: Braves baseball... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33265.5
2) No13827.2
3) Don't know377.3
TOTAL507100.0
45) Crime... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19438.3
2) No26752.7
3) Don't know469.1
TOTAL507100.0
46) The Civil Rights movement... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28155.4
2) No18135.7
3) Don't know458.9
TOTAL507100.0
47) 'Gone With the Wind'... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28055.2
2) No20039.4
3) Don't know275.3
TOTAL507100.0
48) Business opportunity and economic growth... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26051.3
2) No17334.1
3) Don't know7414.6
TOTAL507100.0
49) Opportunities for African Americans... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18235.9
2) No23646.5
3) Don't know8917.6
TOTAL507100.0
50) Coca-Cola... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12825.2
2) No33566.1
3) Don't know448.7
TOTAL507100.0
51) Strip clubs... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes438.5
2) No39377.5
3) Don't know7114.0
TOTAL507100.0
52) Ted Turner and CNN... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24247.7
2) No21241.8
3) Don't know5310.5
TOTAL507100.0
53) Have you ever been in the Atlanta airport-for instance, to change planes? (AIRPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17534.5
2) No32363.7
3) Don't know91.8
TOTAL507100.0
54) Aside from that, have you ever been in Atlanta? (ATLVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15731.0
2) No34568.0
3) Don't know51.0
TOTAL507100.0
55) Do you think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city, or is Atlanta pretty much like other cities in the United States? (ATLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Distinctively Southern24648.5
2) Like others19638.7
3) Don't know/No answer6512.8
TOTAL507100.0
56) Now here are some questions about other topics: The United Nations has been in existence for 50 years. All things considered, do you think the UN is worthwhile or not? (UN50)
TOTAL%
1) Worthwhile35570.0
2) Not worthwhile10119.9
3) Not sure346.7
4) Don't know/No answer173.4
TOTAL507100.0
57) 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 direction11823.3
2) Wrong track33165.3
3) Don't know/No answer5811.4
TOTAL507100.0
58) Generally speaking, would you say that the government in Washington is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVWASH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent81.6
2) Good6913.6
3) Fair27654.4
4) Poor13827.2
5) Don't know/No answer163.2
TOTAL507100.0
59) How about your state government-is it doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent122.4
2) Good14829.2
3) Fair22644.6
4) Poor9318.3
5) Don't know/No answer285.5
TOTAL507100.0
60) How about your local government-is it doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVLOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent203.9
2) Good16833.1
3) Fair20239.8
4) Poor8617.0
5) Don't know/No answer316.1
TOTAL507100.0
61) Now I'm going to list some parts of the government. Would you please tell me whether you think each one is doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job: the Internal Revenue Service (or IRS)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (IRS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent234.5
2) Good18336.1
3) Fair17935.3
4) Poor8316.4
5) No opinion397.7
TOTAL507100.0
62) The Post Office... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (USPS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent356.9
2) Good23746.7
3) Fair13426.4
4) Poor9117.9
5) No opinion102.0
TOTAL507100.0
63) The armed forces... are they doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent5711.2
2) Good29157.4
3) Fair10420.5
4) Poor193.7
5) No opinion367.1
TOTAL507100.0
64) The Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (EPA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent153.0
2) Good18636.7
3) Fair18436.3
4) Poor9117.9
5) No opinion316.1
TOTAL507100.0
65) The Centers for Disease Control (or CDC)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (CDC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent285.5
2) Good21241.8
3) Fair14628.8
4) Poor5210.3
5) No opinion6913.6
TOTAL507100.0
66) The Immigration and Naturalization Service (or INS)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (INS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent20.4
2) Good6813.4
3) Fair15931.4
4) Poor18837.1
5) No opinion9017.8
TOTAL507100.0
67) The National Weather Service... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (NWS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent6212.2
2) Good29458.0
3) Fair9819.3
4) Poor254.9
5) No opinion285.5
TOTAL507100.0
68) The Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (FAA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent132.6
2) Good19137.7
3) Fair15029.6
4) Poor5210.3
5) No opinion10119.9
TOTAL507100.0
69) The Drug Enforcement Administration (or DEA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (DEA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent102.0
2) Good11121.9
3) Fair17835.1
4) Poor18135.7
5) No opinion275.3
TOTAL507100.0
70) The Social Security Administration... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (SSA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent102.0
2) Good15831.2
3) Fair18336.1
4) Poor12023.7
5) No opinion367.1
TOTAL507100.0
71) The United States Congress... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent40.8
2) Good9117.9
3) Fair23346.0
4) Poor14027.6
5) No opinion397.7
TOTAL507100.0
72) The National Endowment for the Arts... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (NEA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent175.8
2) Good8328.3
3) Fair6823.2
4) Poor3511.9
5) No opinion9030.7
Missing214 
TOTAL293100.0
73) Is there anyone serving in elected public office today that you admire as a true public servant? (SERVANT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16532.5
2) No30660.4
3) Don't know367.1
TOTAL507100.0
74) If you, yourself, could run for Congress and win, would you do it? (RUNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12624.9
2) No36071.0
3) Maybe102.0
4) Don't know112.2
TOTAL507100.0
75) Here are some questions about the South in general. I'd like to get a better idea of what you would include in your definition of the South today. For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South: 'Gone With the Wind'... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13326.2
2) Somewhat important13426.4
3) Not very important13125.8
4) Not at all important8015.8
5) Don't know/No answer295.7
TOTAL507100.0
76) Revival meetings... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13226.0
2) Somewhat important12925.4
3) Not very important12123.9
4) Not at all important6011.8
5) Don't know/No answer6512.8
TOTAL507100.0
77) Southern hospitality... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34267.5
2) Somewhat important11021.7
3) Not very important214.1
4) Not at all important122.4
5) Don't know/No answer224.3
TOTAL507100.0
78) Grand Ol' Opry... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24347.9
2) Somewhat important13927.4
3) Not very important5711.2
4) Not at all important397.7
5) Don't know/No answer295.7
TOTAL507100.0
79) Football... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important17634.7
2) Somewhat important12624.9
3) Not very important10721.1
4) Not at all important6713.2
5) Don't know/No answer316.1
TOTAL507100.0
80) Black eyed peas on New Years Day... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9819.3
2) Somewhat important6011.8
3) Not very important12825.2
4) Not at all important13727.0
5) Don't know/No answer8416.6
TOTAL507100.0
81) Wal-Mart... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11923.5
2) Somewhat important13727.0
3) Not very important11923.5
4) Not at all important7214.2
5) Don't know/No answer6011.8
TOTAL507100.0
82) The blues... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF8)
TOTAL%
1) Very important22744.8
2) Somewhat important14929.4
3) Not very important7013.8
4) Not at all important336.5
5) Don't know/No answer285.5
TOTAL507100.0
83) Now I'm going to list some unusual foods. For reach one tell me whether you eat it often, sometimes, seldom or never. If you've never heard of it, tell me that too: Okra... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Often5510.8
2) Sometimes7514.8
3) Seldom13125.8
4) Never20239.8
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer448.7
TOTAL507100.0
84) Chitlins... have you ever eaten it? (FOOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Often112.2
2) Sometimes173.4
3) Seldom6813.4
4) Never35469.8
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer5711.2
TOTAL507100.0
85) Pork rind... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD3)
TOTAL%
1) Often418.1
2) Sometimes7414.6
3) Seldom14027.6
4) Never23947.1
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer132.6
TOTAL507100.0
86) Catfish... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Often6813.4
2) Sometimes10821.3
3) Seldom14027.6
4) Never18235.9
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer91.8
TOTAL507100.0
87) A Moon Pie... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Often193.7
2) Sometimes428.3
3) Seldom10520.7
4) Never16532.5
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer17634.7
TOTAL507100.0
88) Fried tomatoes... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD6)
TOTAL%
1) Often6412.6
2) Sometimes7915.6
3) Seldom12725.0
4) Never23245.8
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer51.0
TOTAL507100.0
89) Sweet potato pie... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD7)
TOTAL%
1) Often6913.6
2) Sometimes8717.2
3) Seldom13927.4
4) Never20640.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer61.2
TOTAL507100.0
90) Boiled peanuts... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD8)
TOTAL%
1) Often254.9
2) Sometimes346.7
3) Seldom6713.2
4) Never31461.9
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer6713.2
TOTAL507100.0
91) Moonshine whiskey, or 'white lightning'... how often have you drunk it? (FOOD9)
TOTAL%
1) Often30.6
2) Sometimes193.7
3) Seldom8015.8
4) Never38876.5
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer173.4
TOTAL507100.0
92) Kielbasa... how often have you eaten it? It's a kind of sausage. (FOOD10)
TOTAL%
1) Often8516.8
2) Sometimes11222.1
3) Seldom9919.5
4) Never12624.9
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer8516.8
TOTAL507100.0
93) Lox... how often have you eaten it? It's kosher salmon. (FOOD11)
TOTAL%
1) Often153.0
2) Sometimes448.7
3) Seldom7214.2
4) Never22644.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer15029.6
TOTAL507100.0
94) Arugula... how often have you eaten it? It's a kind of cabbage. (FOOD12)
TOTAL%
1) Often112.2
2) Sometimes224.3
3) Seldom316.1
4) Never13927.4
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer30460.0
TOTAL507100.0
95) Venison... how often have you eaten it? It's deer meat. (FOOD13)
TOTAL%
1) Often7414.6
2) Sometimes9418.5
3) Seldom15129.8
4) Never15630.8
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer326.3
TOTAL507100.0
96) Caviar... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD14)
TOTAL%
1) Often122.4
2) Sometimes295.7
3) Seldom12324.3
4) Never34067.1
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer30.6
TOTAL507100.0
97) Have you ever chewed tobacco? (CHEWTOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10320.3
2) No40379.5
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
TOTAL507100.0
98) Have you ever dipped snuff? (DIPSNUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6613.0
2) No43786.2
3) Don't know/No answer40.8
TOTAL507100.0
99) Is pro wrestling a real sport or is it fake? (WRESTLNG)
TOTAL%
1) A real sport153.0
2) Fake44888.4
3) Don't know/No answer448.7
TOTAL507100.0
100) 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) Yes30660.4
2) No18235.9
3) No answer193.7
TOTAL507100.0
101) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28055.2
2) No22744.8
TOTAL507100.0
102) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male24047.3
2) Female26752.7
TOTAL507100.0
103) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent132.6
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong295.7
3) No Southern accent46591.7
TOTAL507100.0
104) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 214.1
2) 10.2
3) 346.7
4) 265.1
5) 438.5
6) 173.4
7) 346.7
8) 153.0
9) 183.6
10) 193.7
11) 91.8
12) 112.2
13) 438.5
15) 142.8
16) 265.1
17) 316.1
18) 356.9
19) 142.8
20) 234.5
21) 40.8
22) 10.2
23) 193.7
24) 81.6
25) 193.7
26) 10.2
30) 214.1
TOTAL507100.0
105) Check of respondent's number (RESP2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5075987.093554
106) Verify respondent discrepancy (RESP3)
TOTAL%
5212) 110.0
5565) 110.0
5595) 110.0
5705) 110.0
5707) 110.0
5873) 110.0
5912) 110.0
5959) 110.0
5965) 110.0
6297) 110.0
Missing497 
TOTAL10100.0
107) Verify state discrepancy (STVERIFY)
TOTAL%
3) 3116.7
20) Kansas116.7
25) Massachusetts116.7
26) Michigan116.7
29) Missouri233.3
Missing501 
TOTAL6100.0
108) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
201) 173.4
202) 214.1
205) 193.7
206) 102.0
207) 81.6
208) 81.6
209) 142.8
212) 244.7
213) 214.1
214) 265.1
215) 224.3
216) 305.9
219) 183.6
220) 132.6
221) 203.9
222) 102.0
223) 153.0
226) 326.3
227) 254.9
228) 81.6
301) 91.8
302) 61.2
312) 71.4
313) 102.0
314) 122.4
315) 275.3
316) 91.8
319) 285.5
320) 163.2
321) 122.4
322) 102.0
TOTAL507100.0
109) Time (start) of interview (TIMEINT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL507818.274264
110) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
5) 10.2
6) 10.2
7) 10.2
8) 61.2
9) 275.3
10) 7314.4
11) 8717.2
12) 7715.2
13) 7214.2
14) 438.5
15) 438.5
16) 214.1
17) 142.8
18) 122.4
19) 91.8
20) 51.0
21) 51.0
22) 40.8
23) 40.8
28) 10.2
29) 10.2
TOTAL507100.0
111) Check state number (STATCHK)
TOTAL%
14) Delaware10.2
15) D.C.20.4
16) Maryland122.4
17) Missouri142.8
18) 18153.0
20) Arizona163.2
21) California6613.1
22) Colorado102.0
23) Connecticut61.2
25) Idaho30.6
26) Illinois377.4
27) Indiana193.8
28) Iowa122.4
29) Kansas91.8
30) Maine20.4
31) Massachusetts234.6
32) Michigan306.0
33) Minnesota153.0
34) Montana61.2
35) Nebraska40.8
36) Nevada61.2
37) New Hampshire61.2
38) New Jersey234.6
39) New Mexico71.4
40) New York458.9
41) North Dakota30.6
42) Ohio224.4
43) Oregon61.2
44) Pennsylvania438.5
45) Rhode Island10.2
46) South Dakota10.2
47) Utah51.0
49) Washington173.4
50) Wisconsin153.0
51) Wyoming10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL503100.0
112) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9112.2
2) 9th to 11th grade265.1
3) High school graduate16532.6
4) Some college11823.3
5) College grad or more18636.8
Missing1 
TOTAL506100.0
113) County of residence (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48563.30556
114) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant17033.5
2) Other Protestant244.7
3) Catholic15330.2
4) Jewish142.8
5) Other7514.8
6) None6412.6
7) Don't know/No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
115) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White41381.5
2) Black/African-American438.5
3) Native American/Indian71.4
4) Other377.3
5) No answer71.4
TOTAL507100.0
116) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South507100.0
TOTAL507100.0
117) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White34467.9
2) Black/African-American13727.0
4) Other265.1
TOTAL507100.0
118) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male7615.0
2) Female43185.0
TOTAL507100.0
119) Accent of interviewer (INTACC)
TOTAL%
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong23846.9
3) No Southern accent26953.1
TOTAL507100.0
120) Recode of region South/Non-South (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South507100.0
TOTAL507100.0
121) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
2) New England367.1
3) East Central11121.9
4) West Central7414.6
5) Mountain States5611.0
6) Middle Atlantic14127.8
7) Pacific Coast8917.6
TOTAL507100.0
122) Recode of Party ID (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat6813.4
2) Not very strong Democrat9518.7
3) Independent, closer to Democrat509.9
4) Independent5210.3
5) Independent, closer to Republican407.9
6) Not very strong Republican7114.0
7) Strong Republican7314.4
8) Other party224.3
9) Don't know/No answer367.1
TOTAL507100.0
123) South or Non-South recode (NO BL OS) (NV)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South507100.0
TOTAL507100.0
124) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes38876.5
2) 15-19 minutes9919.5
3) 20-29 minutes203.9
TOTAL507100.0
125) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49844.43217
126) Liberal-conservative total (recode) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal509.9
2) Not strong liberal6613.0
3) Moderate-liberal499.7
4) Moderate285.5
5) Moderate-conservative8316.4
6) Not strong conservative8917.6
7) Strong conservative8216.2
8) No preference122.4
9) Don't know/No answer489.5
TOTAL507100.0
127) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South255.1
2) Border387.8
3) Non-south42687.1
Missing18 
TOTAL489100.0
128) Called state deep south or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
3) Non-South507100.0
TOTAL507100.0
129) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
14) Delaware10.2
15) D.C.20.4
16) Maryland122.4
17) Missouri153.0
18) West Virginia132.6
20) Arizona163.2
21) California6613.0
22) Colorado102.0
23) Connecticut61.2
25) Idaho30.6
26) Illinois377.3
27) Indiana193.7
28) Iowa112.2
29) Kansas102.0
30) Maine20.4
31) Massachusetts254.9
32) Michigan316.1
33) Minnesota153.0
34) Montana61.2
35) Nebraska40.8
36) Nevada61.2
37) New Hampshire20.4
38) New Jersey234.5
39) New Mexico71.4
40) New York479.3
41) North Dakota30.6
42) Ohio244.7
43) Oregon61.2
44) Pennsylvania438.5
45) Rhode Island10.2
46) South Dakota10.2
47) Utah71.4
49) Washington173.4
50) Wisconsin153.0
51) Wyoming10.2
TOTAL507100.0
130) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 245310.6
2) 25 to 4423847.8
3) 45 to 6412324.7
4) 65 or older8416.9
Missing9 
TOTAL498100.0
131) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
2) Border438.5
3) Non-South46491.5
TOTAL507100.0
132) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete507100.0
TOTAL507100.0
133) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan10822.4
1) Metropolitan37577.6
Missing24 
TOTAL483100.0
134) Weight for combined Northern and Southern samples (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.976918096276526) 20.4
.983755194880948) 13326.2
1.96751038976188) 28656.4
2.95126558464284) 5911.6
3.9350207795238) 203.9
4.91877597440477) 40.8
5.90253116928568) 20.4
8.85379675392852) 10.2
TOTAL507100.0
135) WTVARN (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.5) 20.4
.503499320275918) 13326.2
1.00699864055185) 28656.4
1.51049796082777) 5911.6
2.01399728110369) 203.9
2.51749660137957) 40.8
3.02099592165549) 20.4
4.53149388248326) 10.2
TOTAL507100.0
136) SEROPN (SEROPN)
137) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 245310.6
2) 25 to 4423847.8
3) 45 to 6412324.7
4) 65 or older8416.9
Missing9 
TOTAL498100.0
138) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9112.2
2) 9th to 11th grade265.1
3) High school graduate16532.6
4) Some college11823.3
5) College grad or more18636.8
Missing1 
TOTAL506100.0
139) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male24047.3
2) Female26752.7
TOTAL507100.0
140) 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) Republican14430.6
2) Democrat16334.6
3) Independent14230.1
4) Other party224.7
Missing36 
TOTAL471100.0
141) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White41382.6
2) Black/African-American438.6
3) Native American/Indian71.4
4) Other377.4
Missing7 
TOTAL500100.0
142) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6713.4
2) Other Protestant12725.4
3) Catholic15330.6
4) Jewish142.8
5) Other7515.0
6) None6412.8
Missing7 
TOTAL500100.0