Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16710512.784319
2) State being called (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama1810.8
4) Arkansas63.6
10) Florida106.0
11) Georgia2615.6
18) Kentucky31.8
19) Louisiana159.0
25) Mississippi1710.2
34) North Carolina2313.8
41) South Carolina95.4
43) Tennessee95.4
44) Texas1911.4
47) Virginia127.2
TOTAL167100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1651954.98815
4) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN BORDER STATES: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15492.2
2) No127.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
5) [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 less95.8
2) 6 to 10 years74.5
3) More than 10 years2717.5
4) All my life11172.1
Missing13 
TOTAL154100.0
6) [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) Yes9081.1
2) No2118.9
Missing56 
TOTAL111100.0
7) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama137.8
4) Arkansas63.6
5) California31.8
6) Colorado10.6
7) Connecticut10.6
9) District of Columbia10.6
10) Florida74.2
11) Georgia2414.4
14) Illinois10.6
15) Indiana10.6
18) Kentucky21.2
19) Louisiana148.4
21) Maryland21.2
22) Massachusetts10.6
25) Mississippi2213.2
26) Missouri10.6
31) New Jersey21.2
33) New York42.4
34) North Carolina1810.8
36) Ohio21.2
38) Oregon10.6
39) Pennsylvania21.2
41) South Carolina84.8
43) Tennessee53.0
44) Texas137.8
47) Virginia106.0
52) Foreign country10.6
53) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS] Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13077.8
2) No3420.4
3) Don't know/No answer31.8
TOTAL167100.0
9) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL158126.861133
10) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City9456.3
2) Suburbs2012.0
3) Town2515.0
4) Rural Area2816.8
TOTAL167100.0
11) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
6) 6th Grade21.2
7) 7th Grade31.8
8) 8th Grade63.6
9) 9th Grade63.6
10) 10th Grade63.6
11) 11th Grade74.2
12) 12th Grade (High School)6438.3
13) Some College (Two Year Degree)4426.3
14) 4 Year College Graduate169.6
15) Advanced Degree (Ma, Phd, Lld, Md)127.2
16) No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
12) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week2112.6
2) Once a week6438.3
3) 2-3 times a month4024.0
4) Several times a year3018.0
5) Never116.6
6) Refused10.6
TOTAL167100.0
13) What is your religious affiliation? IF PROTESTANT, ASK: What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist9657.5
2) Methodist169.6
3) Lutheran21.2
4) Presbyterian10.6
6) Church Of Christ42.4
7) Other Protestant53.0
8) Catholic42.4
10) Other2414.4
11) None95.4
12) Don't know/No answer63.6
TOTAL167100.0
14) [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist2520.2
2) Evangelical86.5
3) Mainline108.1
4) Liberal2822.6
5) Other21.6
6) None of the above5141.1
Missing43 
TOTAL124100.0
15) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married5029.9
2) Divorced2816.8
3) Separated63.6
4) Widowed169.6
5) Single6740.1
TOTAL167100.0
16) [ASKED OF MARRIED, DIVORCED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY] How old were you when you were married? If you've been married more than once, how old were you when you were married for the first time? (AGEMAR)
TOTAL%
14) 11.0
16) 77.0
17) 22.0
18) 1212.0
19) 1212.0
20) 1010.0
21) 1414.0
22) 88.0
23) 22.0
24) 66.0
25) 66.0
26) 22.0
27) 55.0
28) 22.0
29) 22.0
32) 33.0
36) 11.0
38) 11.0
99) 44.0
Missing67 
TOTAL100100.0
17) [ASKED OF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY] Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1723.6
2) No5576.4
Missing95 
TOTAL72100.0
18) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12876.6
2) No3822.8
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
19) Last week were you primarily working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time9456.3
2) Working part-time148.4
3) Going to school106.0
4) Keeping house1911.4
5) Retired169.6
6) Unemployed106.0
7) Or what31.8
8) No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
20) [ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS] What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time3366.0
2) Working part-time12.0
3) Going to school12.0
4) Keeping house24.0
5) Retired714.0
6) Unemployed48.0
7) Or what12.0
8) No answer12.0
Missing117 
TOTAL50100.0
21) 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 $10,0003621.6
2) $10,000 up to $19,9994325.7
3) $20,000 up to $29,9992716.2
4) $30,000 up to $39,9992615.6
5) $40,000 up to $49,99942.4
6) $50,000 up to $59,999116.6
7) More than $60,00042.4
8) Donít know/No answer/Refused169.6
TOTAL167100.0
22) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
2) Black11267.1
3) African-American4828.7
4) Negro, Colored, Etc.74.2
TOTAL167100.0
23) Do you happen to know whether any of your ancestors were American Indians? (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, were8550.9
2) No, were not5633.5
3) Don't know2615.6
TOTAL167100.0
24) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic53.0
2) No, not Hispanic15592.8
3) Don't know/No answer74.2
TOTAL167100.0
25) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 7746.1
1) 4024.0
2) 2012.0
3) 1911.4
4) 53.0
5) 31.8
6) 31.8
TOTAL167100.0
26) [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) 2123.3
1) 3640.0
2) 1820.0
3) 1112.2
4) 22.2
5) 11.1
6) 11.1
Missing77 
TOTAL90100.0
27) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 5331.7
2) 7544.9
3) 2515.0
4) 106.0
5) 10.6
6) 21.2
11) 10.6
TOTAL167100.0
28) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE] How would you describe your current living situation? Do you currently live with family or do you live with people not related to you? (LIVEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) With family members12589.9
2) With someone not related117.9
4) Don't know/No answer32.2
Missing28 
TOTAL139100.0
29) 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) Republican116.6
2) Democrat11568.9
3) Independent2716.2
4) Other party63.6
5) Don't know/No answer84.8
TOTAL167100.0
30) [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 Democrat7565.2
2) Not very strong Democrat3328.7
3) Don't know/No answer76.1
Missing52 
TOTAL115100.0
31) [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 Republican654.5
2) Not very strong Republican545.5
Missing156 
TOTAL11100.0
32) [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 Party725.9
2) Closer to Democratic Party1037.0
3) Don't know/No answer1037.0
Missing140 
TOTAL27100.0
33) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal3722.2
2) Moderate (Middle of the Road)4929.3
3) Conservative4426.3
4) Never think of self in these terms (No Preference)106.0
5) Don't know1710.2
6) No answer95.4
7) Respondent doesn't know10.6
TOTAL167100.0
34) [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 liberal2259.5
2) Not very strong liberal1437.8
4) No answer12.7
Missing130 
TOTAL37100.0
35) [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 conservative2352.3
2) Not very strong conservative2045.5
4) No answer12.3
Missing123 
TOTAL44100.0
36) [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 liberal1836.7
2) Neither510.2
3) More conservative2142.9
4) Don't know48.2
5) No answer12.0
Missing118 
TOTAL49100.0
37) If the presidential election were held today and the candidates were Bill Clinton, the Democrat, and Bob Dole, the Republican, would you vote for Clinton or for Dole? (ELECT96)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton13077.8
2) Dole148.4
3) Undecided106.0
4) Refused137.8
TOTAL167100.0
38) Would you say that Newt Gingrich is doing a good job, only a fair job, or not a good job at all as Speaker of the House? (NEWTSPKR)
TOTAL%
1) Good2012.0
2) Fair5633.5
3) Not good at all5432.3
4) Don't know3722.2
TOTAL167100.0
39) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE GIVEN THIS INTRODUCTION FOR THE FOLLOWING NINE QUESTIONS] Now I'm going to read you the names of some black Americans who have been in the news. For each one, please tell me whether you admire that person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, OK? (BLACK1)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent heard this intro ("some black Americans")81100.0
Missing86 
TOTAL81100.0
40) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE GIVEN THIS INTRODUCTION FOR THE FOLLOWING NINE QUESTIONS] Now I'm going to read you the names of some Americans who have been in the news. For each one, please tell me whether you admire that person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, OK? (BLACK0)
TOTAL%
2) Respondent heard this intro ("some Americans")86100.0
Missing81 
TOTAL86100.0
41) How much do you admire Colin Powell? (POWELL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal9556.9
2) Some3420.4
3) Not much10.6
4) Not at all84.8
5) Don't know/No answer2917.4
TOTAL167100.0
42) How much do you admire Jesse Jackson? (JACKSON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal9657.5
2) Some5432.3
3) Not much63.6
4) Not at all31.8
5) Don't know/No answer84.8
TOTAL167100.0
43) How much do you admire O.J. Simpson? (SIMPSON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal3722.2
2) Some6438.3
3) Not much1810.8
4) Not at all1911.4
5) Don't know/No answer2917.4
TOTAL167100.0
44) How much do you admire Louis Farrakhan? (FARRAKH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal2816.8
2) Some4526.9
3) Not much159.0
4) Not at all3521.0
5) Don't know/No answer4426.3
TOTAL167100.0
45) How much do you admire Oprah Winfrey? (OPRAH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11468.3
2) Some4024.0
3) Not much21.2
4) Not at all74.2
5) Don't know/No answer42.4
TOTAL167100.0
46) How much do you admire Johnnie Cochran? (COCHRAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal6538.9
2) Some6035.9
3) Not much127.2
4) Not at all63.6
5) Don't know/No answer2414.4
TOTAL167100.0
47) How much do you admire Clarence Thomas? (CTHOMAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal2112.6
2) Some5331.7
3) Not much148.4
4) Not at all3319.8
5) Don't know/No answer4627.5
TOTAL167100.0
48) How much do you admire Coretta Scott King? (CKING)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11065.9
2) Some2716.2
3) Not much74.2
4) Not at all31.8
5) Don't know/No answer2012.0
TOTAL167100.0
49) How much do you admire Anita Hill? (AHILL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal2414.4
2) Some5231.1
3) Not much137.8
4) Not at all2615.6
5) Don't know/No answer5231.1
TOTAL167100.0
50) There has been a lot of talk lately about American values. Some people think the federal government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your view? (TRADVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Government should promote traditional values10160.5
2) Government should not favor any particular set of values3521.0
3) Don't know/No answer3118.6
TOTAL167100.0
51) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to recycle to conserve natural resources? (RESPRECY)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility15693.4
2) Don't have a personal responsibility42.4
3) Don't know/No answer74.2
TOTAL167100.0
52) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep even unhappy marriages together if there are young children in the home? (RESPMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility5935.3
2) Don't have a personal responsibility9456.3
3) Don't know/No answer148.4
TOTAL167100.0
53) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to care for sick and aged parents at home, if they possibly can? (RESPAGED)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility16095.8
2) Don't have a personal responsibility42.4
3) Don't know/No answer31.8
TOTAL167100.0
54) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep the mother at home when there are small children in the household, even if it means going on welfare? (RESPMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility4828.7
2) Don't have a personal responsibility10059.9
3) Don't know/No answer1911.4
TOTAL167100.0
55) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep themselves healthy, so the rest of us don't have to pay extra for their health care? (RESPHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility13077.8
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2112.6
3) Don't know/No answer169.6
TOTAL167100.0
56) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to make a special effort to help others of their own racial or ethnic background? (RESPRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility13379.6
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2313.8
3) Don't know/No answer116.6
TOTAL167100.0
57) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay for their children's college educations? (RESPCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility12474.3
2) Don't have a personal responsibility3018.0
3) Don't know/No answer137.8
TOTAL167100.0
58) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay for damages resulting from crimes committed by their minor children under 18 years old? (RESPREST)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility11971.3
2) Don't have a personal responsibility3521.0
3) Don't know/No answer137.8
TOTAL167100.0
59) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to be married before they have children? (RESPBEFO)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility11971.3
2) Don't have a personal responsibility3722.2
3) Don't know/No answer116.6
TOTAL167100.0
60) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to wait until they're at least 21 before they have children? (RESPWAIT)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility11870.7
2) Don't have a personal responsibility3319.8
3) Don't know/No answer169.6
TOTAL167100.0
61) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay attention to the news and vote in most elections? (RESPVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility15291.0
2) Don't have a personal responsibility116.6
3) Don't know/No answer42.4
TOTAL167100.0
62) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 5 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA1)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility5261.2
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2225.9
3) Don't know/No answer1112.9
Missing82 
TOTAL85100.0
63) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 10 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA2)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility4858.5
2) Don't have a personal responsibility2935.4
3) Don't know/No answer56.1
Missing85 
TOTAL82100.0
64) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to help a man whose car is broken down on a lonely road? (RESPHLPM)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility3943.8
2) Don't have a personal responsibility3539.3
3) Don't know/No answer1516.9
Missing78 
TOTAL89100.0
65) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to help a woman whose car is broken down on a lonely road? (RESPHLPF)
TOTAL%
1) Have a personal responsibility6279.5
2) Don't have a personal responsibility911.5
3) Don't know/No answer79.0
Missing89 
TOTAL78100.0
66) Suppose someone has parents who need help paying for nursing-home care and children who need a college education. To whom does that person have a greater financial responsibility: to the parents or to the children? (REPSPORC)
TOTAL%
1) Parents6740.1
2) Children6538.9
3) Both equally2213.2
4) Neither10.6
5) Don't know/Can't say/Depends/No answer127.2
TOTAL167100.0
67) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household: very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Arguing or quarrelling openly. (FAMARGU)
TOTAL%
1) Very often86.3
2) Often75.5
3) Sometimes5039.1
4) Hardly ever4031.3
5) Never2318.0
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
68) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household: very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Kissing or hugging each other. (FAMKISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6046.9
2) Often2821.9
3) Sometimes2418.8
4) Hardly ever107.8
5) Never64.7
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
69) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household: very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Refusing to speak to each other. (FAMREFUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32.3
2) Often43.1
3) Sometimes2015.6
4) Hardly ever3527.3
5) Never6651.6
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
70) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household: very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Sharing jokes or making each other laugh. (FAMJOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often7760.2
2) Often4031.3
3) Sometimes86.3
4) Hardly ever10.8
5) Never21.6
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
71) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household: very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Helping each other with personal problems. (FAMHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very often6349.2
2) Often4132.0
3) Sometimes1410.9
4) Hardly ever64.7
5) Never43.1
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
72) Would you say that, in general, your family is very close, somewhat close, not too close, or not close at all? (FAMCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very close11367.7
2) Somewhat close4325.7
3) Not too close74.2
4) Not close at all31.8
5) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL167100.0
73) Are both of your parents living? (PALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, both are7142.5
2) Mother is3923.4
3) Father is148.4
4) Neither is4124.6
5) Don't know/No answer21.2
TOTAL167100.0
74) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. In another generation, families will be stronger than they are today. (FAMSTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3822.8
2) Agree somewhat3118.6
3) Disagree somewhat3319.8
4) Strongly disagree4929.3
5) Don't know/No answer169.6
TOTAL167100.0
75) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. I am my brother's keeper. (BROSKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9858.7
2) Agree somewhat1710.2
3) Disagree somewhat159.0
4) Strongly disagree2414.4
5) Don't know/No answer137.8
TOTAL167100.0
76) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. Teenage mothers on welfare should be required to live with their parents or legal guardians. (TEENMOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6136.5
2) Agree somewhat2917.4
3) Disagree somewhat2313.8
4) Strongly disagree4426.3
5) Don't know/No answer106.0
TOTAL167100.0
77) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. The government is not doing enough to keep families together. (FAMGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5834.7
2) Agree somewhat2313.8
3) Disagree somewhat3018.0
4) Strongly disagree3219.2
5) Don't know/No answer2414.4
TOTAL167100.0
78) On another subject, when you think about what the city of Atlanta is noted for, nationally and internationally, what is the very first thing that comes to mind? (ATLANTA)
TOTAL%
1) The 1996 Olympics3822.8
2) The Braves (baseball)42.4
3) Business/commercial center21.2
4) Civil rights/Martin Luther King137.8
5) Other5130.5
6) Don't know/No answer5935.3
TOTAL167100.0
79) Overall, do you have a positive or negative opinion of Atlanta? (ATLANTA2)
TOTAL%
1) Positive11065.9
2) Negative137.8
3) Don't know/No answer4426.3
TOTAL167100.0
80) Right now, would you say you're very likely to go to the Olympics in Atlanta this summer, that you might go, or that you definitely will not be there? (OLYMGO2)
TOTAL%
1) Likely to go1911.4
2) Might go3118.6
3) Will not go11468.3
4) Don't know31.8
TOTAL167100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY ARE "LIKELY TO GO" OR "MIGHT GO" TO THE OLYMPICS IN ATLANTA: Do you have tickets for any of the events? (TICKETS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1122.0
2) No3978.0
Missing117 
TOTAL50100.0
82) Now, on a different topic, how do you feel about "hate crime" laws that impose extra penalties on those who assault someone on account of the victim's race, religion, or ethnic group. Do you think that extra penalties for this type of crime are a good idea or a bad idea? (HATECR1B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea10663.5
2) Bad idea4325.7
3) Both/neither63.6
4) Don't know/No answer127.2
TOTAL167100.0
83) To the best of your knowledge, does your state have a hate crime law like the one I just described? (HAVELAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, state has hate crime law3822.8
2) No, state does not have hate crime law6538.9
3) Don't know/Not sure/No answer6438.3
TOTAL167100.0
84) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A BAD IDEA] How do you feel about laws that impose extra penalties on people who vandalize synagogues, churches, mosques, or cemeteries? Do you think that special penalties for this type of vandalism would be a good idea or bad idea? (HATECR2B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea2558.1
2) Bad idea1432.6
4) Don't know/No answer49.3
Missing124 
TOTAL43100.0
85) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A GOOD IDEA] How about hate crime laws that impose special penalties when crimes are directed against gay men and lesbians on account of their sexual orientation? Do you think that the hate crime laws should also include sexual orientation? (HATECR3B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea6864.2
2) Bad idea2523.6
4) Don't know/No answer1312.3
Missing61 
TOTAL106100.0
86) At what age do you think "middle age" generally begins? (MIDAGE)
TOTAL%
10) 1021.2
13) 1310.6
16) 1631.8
18) 1810.6
20) 2010.6
21) 2121.2
25) 2553.0
26) 2610.6
27) 2710.6
30) 30106.0
35) 351710.2
38) 3831.8
40) 403621.6
45) 452213.2
48) 4810.6
50) 503319.8
55) 5563.6
56) 5610.6
60) 6053.0
63) 6310.6
65) 6510.6
70) 7021.2
150) Other31.8
152) Don't know/No answer95.4
TOTAL167100.0
87) When does "old age" begin? (OLDAGE)
TOTAL%
18) 1810.6
37) 3710.6
42) 4210.6
45) 4531.8
50) 50159.0
52) 5210.6
55) 5595.4
59) 5910.6
60) 603420.4
62) 6221.2
64) 6410.6
65) 653621.6
68) 6810.6
69) 6910.6
70) 702112.6
71) 7110.6
75) 7563.6
80) 80127.2
85) 8510.6
87) 8710.6
90) 9010.6
100) 10021.2
150) Other63.6
152) Don't know/No answer95.4
TOTAL167100.0
88) [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC RESPONDENTS] Do you have a family Bible in which things like births, deaths, and marriages have been recorded? (FAMBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9070.3
2) No3628.1
3) Don't know/No answer21.6
Missing39 
TOTAL128100.0
89) When all is said and done, do you think O.J. Simpson was innocent or guilty of murder? (OJGUILT)
TOTAL%
1) Innocent8047.9
2) Guilty2615.6
3) Don't know4929.3
4) Don't care10.6
5) No answer116.6
TOTAL167100.0
90) 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) Better off as part of United States13480.2
2) Better off as separate137.8
3) Don't know/No answer2012.0
TOTAL167100.0
91) Sex of the respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male5734.1
2) Female11065.9
TOTAL167100.0
92) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong southern accent6740.1
2) Detectable southern accent, but not strong5432.3
3) No southern accent4627.5
TOTAL167100.0
93) Gallup Organization regionalization (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South167100.0
TOTAL167100.0
94) Recode of AGE into categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 242213.3
2) 25 to 448551.5
3) 45 to 644627.9
4) 65 and older127.3
Missing2 
TOTAL165100.0
95) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 9th grade116.6
2) 9th to 11th grade1911.4
3) High school graduate6438.6
4) Some college4426.5
5) College graduate or more2816.9
Missing1 
TOTAL166100.0
96) Resident of the North or South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South14286.1
2) Border42.4
3) Non-South1911.5
Missing2 
TOTAL165100.0
97) State FIPS codes (STFIPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1810.8
5) 63.6
12) 106.0
13) 2615.6
21) 31.8
22) 159.0
28) 1710.2
37) 2313.8
45) 95.4
47) 95.4
48) 1911.4
51) 127.2
TOTAL167100.0
98) State county codes (STCNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16726067.32917476
99) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16541.01215
100) Does respondent live in a metropolitan or non-metropolitan area. (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metropolitan5736.1
1) Metropolitan10163.9
Missing9 
TOTAL158100.0
101) [WEIGHTING VARIABLE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN OVERSAMPLE] This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 2.072 (WTVAROS)
TOTAL%
.482658959537572) 5331.7
.965317919075145) 7544.9
1.44797687861272) 2515.0
1.93063583815029) 106.0
2.41329479768786) 10.6
2.89595375722543) 21.2
5.30924855491329) 10.6
TOTAL167100.0
102) I-AGE: Recode of AGE into categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 242213.3
2) 25 to 448551.5
3) 45 to 644627.9
4) 65 and older127.3
Missing2 
TOTAL165100.0
103) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male5734.1
2) Female11065.9
TOTAL167100.0
104) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school3018.1
2) High school graduate6438.6
3) Some college4426.5
4) College graduate or more2816.9
Missing1 
TOTAL166100.0
105) I-INCOME: 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. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0007952.3
2) $20,000 up to $39,9995335.1
3) $40,000 up to $59,999159.9
4) $60,000 or more42.6
Missing16 
TOTAL151100.0
106) 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 other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican116.9
2) Democrat11572.3
3) Independent2717.0
4) Other party63.8
Missing8 
TOTAL159100.0