Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Fall 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respnum (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5810193.603120
2) Timeans (TIMEANS)
TOTAL%
89) 11.7
93) 11.7
94) 46.9
95) 46.9
96) 58.6
97) 610.3
98) 610.3
99) 712.1
100) 610.3
101) 23.4
102) 23.4
103) 23.4
104) 11.7
109) 11.7
110) 23.4
112) 11.7
114) 11.7
124) 11.7
125) 11.7
126) 11.7
143) 23.4
155) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
3) Respondent number (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5810193.603120
4) Check of respondent number (RESP2)
TOTAL%
1) 58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
5) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
TOTAL%
1911) 11.8
1920) 11.8
1921) 11.8
1929) 11.8
1930) 23.6
1937) 23.6
1938) 11.8
1940) 11.8
1942) 23.6
1944) 23.6
1946) 23.6
1947) 11.8
1948) 11.8
1949) 23.6
1951) 23.6
1953) 23.6
1954) 11.8
1955) 23.6
1957) 23.6
1958) 23.6
1960) 23.6
1962) 23.6
1963) 11.8
1964) 23.6
1965) 23.6
1966) 23.6
1968) 23.6
1969) 23.6
1970) 35.4
1974) 23.6
1975) 23.6
1976) 23.6
1977) 11.8
Missing2 
TOTAL56100.0
6) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4984.5
2) No712.1
3) Don't know/No answer23.4
TOTAL58100.0
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 years36.1
3) More than 10 years612.2
4) All my life4081.6
Missing9 
TOTAL49100.0
8) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3177.5
2) No922.5
Missing18 
TOTAL40100.0
9) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama35.2
4) Arkansas11.7
9) D.C.23.4
10) Florida58.6
11) Georgia46.9
12) Hawaii11.7
19) Louisiana1119.0
23) Michigan11.7
25) Mississippi813.8
33) New York23.4
34) North Carolina58.6
41) South Carolina46.9
43) Tennessee58.6
44) Texas23.4
47) Virginia46.9
TOTAL58100.0
10) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4475.9
2) No1220.7
3) Don't know/No answer23.4
TOTAL58100.0
11) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City2644.8
2) Suburbs712.1
3) Town1220.7
4) Rural1119.0
5) Refused/Not sure23.4
TOTAL58100.0
12) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
4) 4th grade11.7
10) 10th grade46.9
11) 11th grade35.2
12) 12th grade2441.4
13) Some college2034.5
14) 4 Year college grad.35.2
15) Advanced degree35.2
TOTAL58100.0
13) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week712.1
2) Once a week1627.6
3) 2-3 times a month2339.7
4) Several times a year915.5
5) Never35.2
TOTAL58100.0
14) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4272.4
2) Methodist58.6
3) Lutheran11.7
6) Church of Christ11.7
8) Catholic11.7
10) Other610.3
11) None23.4
TOTAL58100.0
15) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married1220.7
2) Divorced813.8
3) Separated813.8
4) Widowed712.1
5) Single2237.9
6) No answer11.7
TOTAL58100.0
16) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5289.7
2) No610.3
TOTAL58100.0
17) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time3356.9
2) Working part time58.6
3) Going to school35.2
4) Keeping house610.3
5) Retired610.3
6) Unemployed35.2
7) Or what?23.4
TOTAL58100.0
18) What about your husband/wife—last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time866.7
2) Working part time18.3
4) Keeping house216.7
5) Retired18.3
Missing46 
TOTAL12100.0
19) 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 10,0001525.9
2) 10,000 to 19,999712.1
3) 20,000 to 29,9991424.1
4) 30,000 to 39,999610.3
5) 40,000 to 49,99911.7
6) 50,000 to 59,99935.2
7) More than 60,00011.7
8) No answer1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
20) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
2) Black4374.1
3) African-American1322.4
4) Negro, colored, etc.23.4
TOTAL58100.0
21) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic11.7
2) No, Not Hispanic5696.6
3) Don't know/No answer11.7
TOTAL58100.0
22) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 1932.8
1) 1729.3
2) 1119.0
3) 610.3
4) 23.4
7) 23.4
12) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
23) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 615.4
1) 1846.2
2) 923.1
3) 410.3
7) 12.6
12) 12.6
Missing19 
TOTAL39100.0
24) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 2035.1
2) 2238.6
3) 1119.3
4) 11.8
5) 23.5
6) 11.8
Missing1 
TOTAL57100.0
25) 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) Republican813.8
2) Democrat3051.7
3) Independent712.1
4) Other party23.4
5) Don't know/No answer1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
26) [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 Democrat1343.3
2) Not very strong Democrat1343.3
3) Don't know/No answer413.3
Missing28 
TOTAL30100.0
27) [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 Republican225.0
2) Not very strong Republican675.0
Missing50 
TOTAL8100.0
28) [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 party114.3
2) Closer to Democratic party342.9
3) Don't know/No answer342.9
Missing51 
TOTAL7100.0
29) 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) Liberal1525.9
2) Moderate (middle of the road)1627.6
3) Conservative1322.4
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)23.4
5) Don't know58.6
6) No answer46.9
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms35.2
TOTAL58100.0
30) [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 liberal640.0
2) Not very strong liberal853.3
3) Don't know16.7
Missing43 
TOTAL15100.0
31) [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 conservative1076.9
2) Not very strong conservative323.1
Missing45 
TOTAL13100.0
32) [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 liberal743.8
2) Neither212.5
3) More conservative637.5
4) Don't know16.3
Missing42 
TOTAL16100.0
33) 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) Northeast46.9
2) South4272.4
3) Midwest915.5
5) Don't know/Can't say35.2
TOTAL58100.0
34) It has the best schools.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGSCHOO)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast1932.8
2) South1831.0
3) Midwest46.9
4) Far West58.6
5) Don't know/Can't say1220.7
TOTAL58100.0
35) 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) Northeast1831.0
2) South1729.3
3) Midwest610.3
4) Far West1424.1
5) Don't know/Can't say35.2
TOTAL58100.0
36) You'd like to live there.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast610.3
2) South3560.3
3) Midwest58.6
4) Far West58.6
5) Don't know/Can't say712.1
TOTAL58100.0
37) The people there speak with accents.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGACCEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast1729.3
2) South1932.8
3) Midwest46.9
4) Far West1220.7
5) Don't know/Can't say610.3
TOTAL58100.0
38) 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) Northeast11.7
2) South3865.5
3) Midwest35.2
4) Far West915.5
5) Don't know/Can't say712.1
TOTAL58100.0
39) It has the friendliest people.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGFRIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast46.9
2) South4577.6
3) Midwest35.2
5) Don't know/Can't say610.3
TOTAL58100.0
40) 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) Northeast2644.8
2) South813.8
3) Midwest610.3
4) Far West610.3
5) Don't know/Can't say1220.7
TOTAL58100.0
41) 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) Northeast3255.2
2) South58.6
3) Midwest11.7
4) Far West1424.1
5) Don't know/Can't say610.3
TOTAL58100.0
42) It's growing in importance.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGIMPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast712.1
2) South3051.7
3) Midwest58.6
4) Far West58.6
5) Don't know/Can't say1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
43) The people there are extremely religious.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast915.5
2) South3865.5
3) Midwest46.9
4) Far West23.4
5) Don't know/Can't say58.6
TOTAL58100.0
44) 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) Northeast2237.9
2) South1322.4
3) Midwest58.6
4) Far West813.8
5) Don't know/Can't say1017.2
TOTAL58100.0
45) It has the best job opportunities.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGOPPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast2543.1
2) South1525.9
3) Midwest58.6
4) Far West58.6
5) Don't know/Can't say813.8
TOTAL58100.0
46) 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) Northeast1119.0
2) South3255.2
3) Midwest35.2
4) Far West23.4
5) Don't know/Can't say1017.2
TOTAL58100.0
47) People there have the healthiest lifestyle.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast1017.2
2) South2543.1
3) Midwest58.6
4) Far West712.1
5) Don't know/Can't say1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
48) If you could double your family's income by moving to New York City, would you do it? (MOVENY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1322.4
2) No4069.0
3) Don't know/Can't say58.6
TOTAL58100.0
49) 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 bugs4374.1
2) Fireflies58.6
3) Other813.8
4) Don't know23.4
TOTAL58100.0
50) What do you call-a piece of cloth that you wash dishes with? (WORDDISH)
TOTAL%
1) Dishcloth2441.4
2) Dishrag1729.3
3) Washcloth46.9
5) Other1220.7
6) Don't know11.7
TOTAL58100.0
51) What do you call-those little bugs that get on you in the grass and make you itch? (WORDBUG2)
TOTAL%
1) Chiggers58.6
2) Redbugs1220.7
4) Other2746.6
5) Don't know1424.1
TOTAL58100.0
52) When you were a young child, what did you call your mother? (WORDMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Mother610.3
2) Momma/Mama1322.4
3) Mommy610.3
4) Mom2034.5
5) Ma46.9
7) [Given name]35.2
8) Other58.6
9) No mother/Not applicable11.7
TOTAL58100.0
53) What do you call your mother now? (WORDMOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Mother915.8
2) Momma/Mama1119.3
3) Mommy23.5
4) Mom1933.3
5) Ma23.5
7) [Given name]23.5
8) Other47.0
9) No mother/Not applicable814.0
Missing1 
TOTAL57100.0
54) 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) Southern610.3
2) Yankee, Northern23.4
3) New York, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Long Island23.4
4) New England, Boston, Massachusetts11.7
6) Other46.9
7) None/No answer4374.1
TOTAL58100.0
55) In general, do you find Southern accents pleasant or unpleasant? (NSACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Pleasant3873.1
2) Unpleasant713.5
3) Neither (vol)23.8
4) Don't know/Can't say59.6
Missing6 
TOTAL52100.0
56) Would you say that you have a strong Southern accent, a mild Southern accent, or no Southern accent? (SACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strong610.3
2) Mild3356.9
3) None1525.9
4) Don't know/Can't say46.9
TOTAL58100.0
57) Have you ever felt embarrassed about your Southern accent? (SACCENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1025.6
2) No2974.4
Missing19 
TOTAL39100.0
58) Has anyone ever made fun of it? (SACCENT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1743.6
2) No2256.4
Missing19 
TOTAL39100.0
59) 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 direction1139.3
2) Wrong track1553.6
3) Don't know27.1
Missing30 
TOTAL28100.0
60) 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 direction826.7
2) Wrong track2066.7
3) Don't know26.7
Missing28 
TOTAL30100.0
61) 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) Integration2746.6
2) Strict segregation11.7
3) In-between2136.2
4) Don't know/Can't say915.5
TOTAL58100.0
62) 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 issue2339.7
2) Less of an issue813.8
3) About the same2339.7
4) Don't know/Can't say46.9
TOTAL58100.0
63) 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) Favor4374.1
2) Oppose610.3
3) Don't know/Can't say915.5
TOTAL58100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree that once affirmative action programs for women and minorities are started, the result is bound to be reverse discrimination against white men? (AAREVERS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1119.0
2) Disagree3458.6
3) Don't know/Can't say1322.4
TOTAL58100.0
65) 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 many1220.7
2) Some2441.4
3) Hardly any1220.7
4) None (vol)58.6
5) Don't know/Can't say58.6
TOTAL58100.0
66) 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 quality719.4
2) Hurt quality616.7
3) Made no difference2055.6
4) Don't know/Can't say38.3
Missing22 
TOTAL36100.0
67) 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) More1017.2
2) Fewer2644.8
3) About the same1119.0
4) Don't know/Can't say1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
68) Now I'd like to ask you some questions about cigarette smoking. Do you smoke cigarettes? (CIGSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1424.1
2) No4475.9
TOTAL58100.0
69) [If R answered yes to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGQUIT] Have you ever tried to quit? (CIGQUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes964.3
2) No535.7
Missing44 
TOTAL14100.0
70) [If R answered no to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGEVER] Have you ever smoked cigarettes regularly? (CIGEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1227.3
2) No3272.7
Missing14 
TOTAL44100.0
71) Do you believe that breathing second-hand smoke is harmful to you? (CIGHARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4679.3
2) No610.3
3) Don't know610.3
TOTAL58100.0
72) 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 permitted35.2
2) Should be designated areas3763.8
3) Should be banned entirely1525.9
4) Don't know/Don't care35.2
TOTAL58100.0
73) Would you support or oppose a $1.00 per pack increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes? (CIGTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Support1932.8
2) Oppose3255.2
3) Don't know/Don't care712.1
TOTAL58100.0
74) Do you think that U.S. taxpayers should pay for programs to help tobacco farmers make the transition to other crops? (CIGFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1424.1
2) No3356.9
3) Don't know/Don't care1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
75) 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, Atlanta3153.4
2) Yes, wrong answer35.2
3) Don't know/No answer2441.4
TOTAL58100.0
76) Which is your favorite National Football League team? (FBALLNFL)
TOTAL%
2) Atlanta Falcons11.7
4) Carolina Panthers11.7
8) Dallas Cowboys1322.4
11) Green Bay Packers11.7
14) Jacksonville Jaguars11.7
16) Miami Dolphins11.7
19) New Orleans Saints46.9
20) New York Giants11.7
22) Oakland Raiders23.4
25) St. Louis Rams11.7
27) San Francisco 49ers1017.2
30) Washington Redskins11.7
31) Don't know/No answer2136.2
TOTAL58100.0
77) Would you say you're a devoted football fan, a casual fan, or not a fan at all? (FBALLFAN)
TOTAL%
1) Devoted fan1424.1
2) Casual fan2746.6
3) Not a fan at all1729.3
TOTAL58100.0
78) Which do you prefer to watch-professional football, college football, or high-school football? (FBALLTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Professional2868.3
2) College37.3
3) High-school12.4
4) Don't know/Can't say/Like them all922.0
Missing17 
TOTAL41100.0
79) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (BASEBALL)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta Braves1322.4
6) Houston Astros11.7
7) Los Angeles Dodgers35.2
9) New York Mets11.7
10) Philadelphia Phillies11.7
15) Baltimore Orioles11.7
18) Chicago White Sox23.4
19) Cleveland Indians11.7
23) Minnesota Twins11.7
24) New York Yankees46.9
27) Texas Rangers11.7
28) Toronto Blue Jays11.7
29) Don't know/No answer2848.3
TOTAL58100.0
80) Now a few more questions-have you ever lived in a mobile home (or trailer)? (MBLHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1729.3
2) No4170.7
TOTAL58100.0
81) If you had to choose, would you rather live in an apartment or in a mobile home? (MBLHOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Apartment3763.8
2) Mobile home1831.0
3) Don't know/Can't say35.2
TOTAL58100.0
82) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male1525.9
2) Female4374.1
TOTAL58100.0
83) [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%
2) Every day614.0
3) Most days49.3
4) Occasionally2353.5
5) Never920.9
6) No answer12.3
Missing15 
TOTAL43100.0
84) [Asked only of male respondents] Do you have a beard or a mustache? (BEARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, beard16.7
2) Yes, mustache746.7
3) Yes, both320.0
4) No, neither426.7
Missing43 
TOTAL15100.0
85) Do people ever call you by a nickname-that is, something other than the first name on your birth certificate? (NICKNAME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3153.4
2) No2746.6
TOTAL58100.0
86) Every state has a state bird. Do you happen to know what yours is? (STATBIRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2848.3
2) No2950.0
3) No answer11.7
TOTAL58100.0
87) What kind of cola drink is your favorite-Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or something else? (COLA)
TOTAL%
1) Coca-Cola/Coke1831.0
2) Diet Coke610.3
3) Pepsi1017.2
4) Diet Pepsi23.4
5) RC Cola/Royal Crown11.7
6) Store brand or other cola11.7
7) Don't care/No preference/Don't like colas/Named a non-cola/No answer2034.5
TOTAL58100.0
88) Are there any bumper stickers on the vehicle you drive most often? (Not including parking stickers) (BMPSTCK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes915.5
2) No4781.0
3) Don't know/No answer23.4
TOTAL58100.0
89) In general, are the salespeople in the stores where you shop very polite, somewhat polite, or not at all polite? (SALESPEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very polite2746.6
2) Somewhat polite2950.0
4) Don't know/Don't shop/Etc.23.4
TOTAL58100.0
90) 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) Agree1627.6
2) Disagree3255.2
3) Not sure/No answer1017.2
TOTAL58100.0
91) 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) Yes3458.6
2) No2339.7
3) No answer11.7
TOTAL58100.0
92) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3356.9
2) No2543.1
TOTAL58100.0
93) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent1322.4
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong3458.6
3) No Southern accent1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
94) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 712.1
2) 35.2
4) 23.4
5) 11.7
6) 11.7
7) 58.6
8) 11.7
9) 35.2
10) 23.4
11) 46.9
12) 46.9
13) 11.7
16) 11.7
17) 58.6
18) 35.2
19) 35.2
20) 11.7
21) 11.7
22) 58.6
25) 58.6
TOTAL58100.0
95) 2nd check of respondent's number (RESP3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL5810193.603120
96) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
917) 23.4
918) 35.2
919) 712.1
920) 23.4
921) 35.2
924) 35.2
925) 46.9
926) 712.1
927) 11.7
928) 23.4
1001) 23.4
1002) 23.4
1009) 46.9
1010) 35.2
1011) 46.9
1012) 35.2
1015) 11.7
1016) 46.9
1017) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
97) Time (start) of interview (TIMEINT)
TOTAL%
610) 11.7
618) 11.7
620) 11.7
624) 11.7
625) 11.7
630) 35.2
640) 11.7
645) 23.4
646) 11.7
650) 23.4
655) 11.7
700) 35.2
707) 11.7
710) 11.7
720) 11.7
725) 35.2
735) 11.7
737) 11.7
741) 11.7
745) 23.4
750) 46.9
751) 11.7
755) 11.7
800) 11.7
810) 11.7
815) 11.7
825) 11.7
830) 23.4
837) 11.7
845) 11.7
850) 11.7
855) 23.4
910) 11.7
915) 11.7
920) 11.7
925) 11.7
928) 11.7
930) 11.7
940) 11.7
945) 11.7
950) 11.7
1000) 11.7
1009) 11.7
1011) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
98) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
-77) 11.7
-52) 11.7
1) 11.7
2) 11.7
10) 23.4
11) 35.2
12) 1220.7
13) 610.3
14) 813.8
15) 58.6
16) 35.2
17) 58.6
18) 11.7
19) 46.9
21) 35.2
28) 11.7
29) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
99) Start (START)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58174514.37945133
100) Spdirect (SPDIRECT)
TOTAL%
1) 2848.3
2) 3051.7
TOTAL58100.0
101) Endtime (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58176242.05244862
102) Totime (TOTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL58705.603919
103) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 911.7
2) 9th to 11th grade712.1
3) High school graduate2441.4
4) Some college2034.5
5) College graduate or more610.3
TOTAL58100.0
104) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant4984.5
3) Catholic11.7
5) Other610.3
6) None23.4
TOTAL58100.0
105) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
106) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
3) Black OS58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
107) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White4679.3
2) Black/African-American1119.0
4) Other11.7
TOTAL58100.0
108) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male813.8
2) Female5086.2
TOTAL58100.0
109) Accent of interviewer (INTACC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent23.4
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong2034.5
3) No Southern accent3662.1
TOTAL58100.0
110) Recode of region South/Non-South (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
3) Black OS58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
111) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
112) AJC recode of region (AJCREGN)
TOTAL%
1) South58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
113) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat1322.4
2) Not very strong Democrat1729.3
3) Independent, closer to Democrat35.2
4) Independent35.2
5) Independent, closer to Republican11.7
6) Not very strong Republican610.3
7) Strong Republican23.4
8) Other party23.4
9) Don't know/No answer1119.0
TOTAL58100.0
114) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes3358.9
2) 15-19 minutes1832.1
3) 20-29 minutes58.9
Missing2 
TOTAL56100.0
115) Age of respondent (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 11.8
19) 23.6
20) 23.6
21) 23.6
25) 35.4
26) 23.6
27) 23.6
29) 23.6
30) 23.6
31) 23.6
32) 11.8
33) 23.6
35) 23.6
37) 23.6
38) 23.6
40) 23.6
41) 11.8
42) 23.6
44) 23.6
46) 23.6
47) 11.8
48) 11.8
49) 23.6
51) 23.6
53) 23.6
55) 11.8
57) 11.8
58) 23.6
65) 23.6
66) 11.8
74) 11.8
75) 11.8
84) 11.8
Missing2 
TOTAL56100.0
116) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal610.3
2) Not strong liberal915.5
3) Moderate-liberal712.1
4) Moderate35.2
5) Moderate-conservative610.3
6) Not strong conservative35.2
7) Strong conservative1017.2
8) No preference23.4
9) Don't know/No answer1220.7
TOTAL58100.0
117) Residence at age 16: South/Non-South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South5289.7
2) Border23.4
3) Non-south46.9
TOTAL58100.0
118) Called state Deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South3255.2
2) Peripheral South2644.8
TOTAL58100.0
119) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24712.5
2) 25 to 442951.8
3) 45 to 641425.0
4) 65 or older610.7
Missing2 
TOTAL56100.0
120) Recode of STATE (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
121) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
122) Statcall (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama35.2
2) Arkansas11.7
3) Florida58.6
4) Georgia813.8
6) Louisiana1017.2
7) Mississippi813.8
8) North Carolina610.3
10) South Carolina35.2
11) Tennessee46.9
12) Texas46.9
13) Virginia610.3
TOTAL58100.0
123) State16a (STATE16A)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama35.2
5) Arkansas11.7
11) D.C.23.4
12) Florida58.6
13) Georgia46.9
15) Hawaii11.7
22) Louisiana1119.0
26) Michigan11.7
28) Mississippi813.8
36) New York23.4
37) North Carolina58.6
45) South Carolina46.9
47) Tennessee58.6
48) Texas23.4
51) Virginia46.9
TOTAL58100.0
124) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan1833.3
1) Metropolitan3666.7
Missing4 
TOTAL54100.0
125) Wtvaros (WTVAROS)
TOTAL%
.487186982363831) 2034.5
.5) 11.7
.974373964727662) 2237.9
1.46156094709149) 1119.0
1.94874792945533) 11.7
2.43593491181916) 23.4
2.92312189418299) 11.7
TOTAL58100.0
126) Word for cloth to wash dishes (DISHOTH)
127) Word for bugs that light up (BUGOTH)
128) Word for grass bugs that make you itch (BUGOTH2)
129) Mother called what when R was young (MOMOTH)
130) Mother called what now (MOMOTH2)
131) Regional accent that R does not like (ACCENTOT)
132) Bumper sticker on R's car (BMPSTCK2)
133) R's nickname (NICKNAM2)
134) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24712.5
2) 25 to 442951.8
3) 45 to 641425.0
4) 65 or older610.7
Missing2 
TOTAL56100.0
135) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 911.7
2) 9th to 11th grade712.1
3) High school graduate2441.4
4) Some college2034.5
5) College graduate or more610.3
TOTAL58100.0
136) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male1525.9
2) Female4374.1
TOTAL58100.0
137) 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) Republican817.0
2) Democrat3063.8
3) Independent714.9
4) Other party24.3
Missing11 
TOTAL47100.0
138) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African-American58100.0
TOTAL58100.0
139) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist4272.4
2) Other Protestant712.1
3) Catholic11.7
4) Other610.3
5) None23.4
TOTAL58100.0