Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1997

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number initial screen (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17910586.849349
2) Respondent's number (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17910586.849349
3) State being called: (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama168.9
4) Arkansas116.1
10) Florida84.5
11) Georgia2916.2
18) Kentucky42.2
19) Louisiana168.9
25) Mississippi158.4
34) North Carolina1910.6
37) Oklahoma10.6
41) South Carolina168.9
43) Tennessee158.4
44) Texas158.4
47) Virginia147.8
TOTAL179100.0
4) Verify state called (STATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama168.9
4) Arkansas116.1
10) Florida84.5
11) Georgia2916.2
18) Kentucky42.2
19) Louisiana168.9
25) Mississippi158.4
34) North Carolina1910.6
37) Oklahoma10.6
41) South Carolina168.9
43) Tennessee158.4
44) Texas158.4
47) Virginia147.8
TOTAL179100.0
5) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1761954.03416
6) 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) Yes15385.5
2) No2212.3
3) Don't know/No answer42.2
TOTAL179100.0
7) 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 less74.6
2) 6 to 10 years42.6
3) More than 10 years2013.1
4) All my life12179.1
5) Don't know/No answer10.7
Missing26 
TOTAL153100.0
8) 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) Yes10284.3
2) No1915.7
Missing58 
TOTAL121100.0
9) Which State did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16X)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama158.4
4) Arizona137.3
5) California10.6
10) Florida95.1
11) Georgia2312.9
15) Indiana10.6
18) Kentucky31.7
19) Louisiana147.9
25) Mississippi137.3
26) Missouri10.6
31) New Jersey21.1
33) New York52.8
34) North Carolina179.6
35) North Dakota10.6
37) Oklahoma10.6
39) Pennsylvania10.6
41) South Carolina1810.1
43) Tennessee137.3
44) Texas137.3
47) Virginia126.7
50) Wisconsin10.6
52) Foreign Country10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL178100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14078.2
2) No3318.4
3) Don't know/No answer63.4
TOTAL179100.0
11) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL171128.45145
12) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City9251.4
2) Suburbs1910.6
3) Town3821.2
4) Rural area2815.6
5) Refused/Not sure21.1
TOTAL179100.0
13) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st grade (or less)10.6
4) 4th grade21.1
5) 5th grade10.6
6) 6th grade10.6
7) 7th grade31.7
8) 8th grade52.8
9) 9th grade52.8
10) 10th grade63.4
11) 11th grade1810.1
12) 12th grade (high school)6536.3
13) Some college (two year degree)3720.7
14) 4 year college graduate2715.1
15) Advanced degree (MA, PhD, LLD, MD)84.5
TOTAL179100.0
14) RESPONDENTS WITH NO COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school? RESPONDENTS WITH AT LEAST SOME COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school or college? (TEAMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8247.1
2) No9252.9
Missing5 
TOTAL174100.0
15) How often, if at all, do you exercise vigorously, so that your heart rate is elevated for at least 20 minutes? Would you say you do this every day, four to six days a week, one to three days a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Every day4223.5
2) Four to six days a week2413.4
3) One to three days a week4324.0
4) A few times a month1810.1
5) Less often than that, or never4826.8
6) Don't know/No answer42.2
TOTAL179100.0
16) Do you currently belong to a health club, YMCA, or gym? (HLTHCLUB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3016.8
2) No14882.7
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
17) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week3720.7
2) Once a week7240.2
3) 2-3 times a month4122.9
4) Several times a year1810.1
5) Never105.6
6) Refused10.6
TOTAL179100.0
18) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant15486.0
2) Catholic73.9
4) Some other religion84.5
5) No religion63.4
6) Christian or just a Christian31.7
7) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IS PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN/JUST CHRISTIAN: With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) Baptist -Southern6038.2
11) Baptist -American42.5
12) Baptist -Independent21.3
13) Baptist -Other2616.6
14) Baptist -Don't know2214.0
15) Methodist -United31.9
16) Methodist -AME (African Methodist Episcopal)74.5
17) Methodist -Other42.5
18) Methodist –Don't know21.3
19) Lutheran -Evangelical Lutheran Church in America10.6
23) Presbyterian Church in the USA10.6
27) Church of Christ10.6
29) Church of God10.6
30) Church of God in Christ10.6
33) Christian Church -Other/Don't know21.3
34) Holiness74.5
35) Pentecostal53.2
39) Non/Inter Denominational Church21.3
40) Other31.9
41) Just a Christian (no affiliation)10.6
43) Don't know/No answer21.3
Missing22 
TOTAL157100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal2817.8
2) Fundamentalist106.4
3) Evangelical74.5
4) Mainline74.5
5) Theologically Liberal3622.9
6) Other10.6
7) None of the above1811.5
8) Don't know5031.8
Missing22 
TOTAL157100.0
21) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married5430.2
2) Divorced1910.6
3) Separated137.3
4) Widowed2514.0
5) Single6838.0
TOTAL179100.0
22) 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%
10) Don't know/No answer32.7
14) 1410.9
15) 1521.8
16) 1632.7
17) 1798.1
18) 181715.3
19) 19119.9
20) 201715.3
21) 211412.6
22) 2276.3
23) 2354.5
24) 2421.8
25) 2576.3
26) 2643.6
27) 2743.6
28) 2821.8
30) 3010.9
31) 3110.9
40) 4010.9
Missing68 
TOTAL111100.0
23) Were your parents divorced while you were growing up, that is, before you turned 18 years old? (PDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3419.0
2) No14279.3
3) Don't know/No answer31.7
TOTAL179100.0
24) ASKED OF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY: Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1415.2
2) No7884.8
Missing87 
TOTAL92100.0
25) Do you have any brothers or sisters? IF YES: Have any of them ever been divorced? (SDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) No siblings84.5
2) Some divorced siblings6737.4
3) No divorced siblings9955.3
4) Don't know/No answer52.8
TOTAL179100.0
26) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14480.4
2) No3519.6
TOTAL179100.0
27) Last week were you primarily working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time10156.4
2) Working part time126.7
3) Going to school84.5
4) Keeping house147.8
5) Retired2614.5
6) Unemployed73.9
7) Or what?105.6
8) No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time3666.7
2) Working part time47.4
4) Keeping house11.9
5) Retired611.1
6) Unemployed23.7
7) Or what?47.4
8) No answer11.9
Missing125 
TOTAL54100.0
29) 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 $10,0003921.8
2) $10,000 up to $19,9993519.6
3) $20,000 up to $29,9992815.6
4) $30,000 up to $39,999137.3
5) $40,000 up to $49,99984.5
6) $50,000 up to $59,99931.7
7) More than $60,000168.9
8) No answer3720.7
TOTAL179100.0
30) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Black12670.4
3) African-American3620.1
4) Negro, Colored, etc.179.5
TOTAL179100.0
31) Do you happen to know whether any of your ancestors were American Indians? (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, were7441.3
2) No, were not8748.6
3) Don't know1810.1
TOTAL179100.0
32) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic31.7
2) No, not Hispanic17497.2
3) Don't know/No answer21.1
TOTAL179100.0
33) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 08044.7
1) 14022.3
2) 23117.3
3) 3179.5
4) 473.9
5) 510.6
7) 710.6
12) Don't know/No answer21.1
TOTAL179100.0
34) 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) 02727.3
1) 13636.4
2) 22121.2
3) 388.1
4) 433.0
5) 522.0
12) Don't know/No answer22.0
Missing80 
TOTAL99100.0
35) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 17139.7
2) 26737.4
3) 32614.5
4) 4105.6
5) 531.7
12) Don't know/No answer21.1
TOTAL179100.0
36) 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) Republican126.7
2) Democrat12067.0
3) Independent2916.2
4) Other party63.4
5) Don't know/No answer126.7
TOTAL179100.0
37) 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 Democrat7159.2
2) Not very strong Democrat4134.2
3) Don't know/No answer86.7
Missing59 
TOTAL120100.0
38) 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 Republican650.0
2) Not very strong Republican325.0
3) Don't know/No answer325.0
Missing167 
TOTAL12100.0
39) 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 Party517.2
2) Closer to Democratic Party2069.0
3) Don't know/No answer413.8
Missing150 
TOTAL29100.0
40) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal3016.8
2) Moderate (middle of the road)5430.2
3) Conservative5027.9
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)95.0
5) Don't know179.5
6) No answer1810.1
7) Respondent doesn't know10.6
TOTAL179100.0
41) 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 liberal1550.0
2) Not very strong liberal1550.0
Missing149 
TOTAL30100.0
42) 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 conservative2856.0
2) Not very strong conservative1836.0
3) Don't know36.0
4) No answer12.0
Missing129 
TOTAL50100.0
43) 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 liberal1425.9
2) Neither611.1
3) More conservative2851.9
4) Don't know611.1
Missing125 
TOTAL54100.0
44) Thinking about athletes who are currently active, what ONE athlete, if any, do you admire most? (ADMIRE)
TOTAL%
12) Evander Holyfield21.1
13) Michael Johnson21.1
14) Michael Jordan7340.8
17) Emmitt Smith31.7
18) Mike Tyson10.6
19) Tiger Woods31.7
20) Other5329.6
21) Don't know/No answer4223.5
TOTAL179100.0
45) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a daughter in elementary school, and she was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage her to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Girl Scouts? (GIRLACT)
TOTAL%
1) Piano2933.3
2) Soccer66.9
3) Girl Scouts4147.1
4) Can't choose/Don't know/Whatever child wanted1112.6
Missing92 
TOTAL87100.0
46) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a son in elementary school, and he was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage him to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Boy Scouts? (BOYACT)
TOTAL%
1) Piano1819.6
2) Soccer1718.5
3) Boy Scouts5054.3
4) Can't choose/Don't know/Whatever child wanted77.6
Missing87 
TOTAL92100.0
47) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GIRLSPTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7240.2
2) No9955.3
3) Don't know/No answer84.5
TOTAL179100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLFOOTB)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention football1419.4
1) Respondent mentioned football5880.6
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLBASKTB)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention basketball6691.7
1) Respondent mentioned basketball68.3
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLHOCKEY)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention hockey6590.3
1) Respondent mentioned hockey79.7
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLWRESTL)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention wrestling6793.1
1) Respondent mentioned wrestling56.9
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCHEERL)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention cheerleading72100.0
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLGYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention gymnastics72100.0
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCOED)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention co-ed sports7097.2
1) Respondent mentioned co-ed sports22.8
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention some other sport5779.2
1) Respondent mentioned some other sport1520.8
Missing107 
TOTAL72100.0
56) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BOYSPTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes168.9
2) No15787.7
3) Don't know/No answer63.4
TOTAL179100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYFOOTB)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention football1168.8
1) Respondent mentioned football531.3
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYBASKTB)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention basketball1487.5
1) Respondent mentioned basketball212.5
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYHOCKEY)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention hockey1275.0
1) Respondent mentioned hockey425.0
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYWRESTL)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention wrestling1487.5
1) Respondent mentioned wrestling212.5
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCHEERL)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention cheerleading16100.0
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYGYMN)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention gymnastics16100.0
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCOED)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention co-ed sports16100.0
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention some other sport1062.5
1) Respondent mentioned some other sport637.5
Missing163 
TOTAL16100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree that female professional athletes are more likely than male professional athletes to be homosexual. (FHOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Agree2715.1
2) Disagree9050.3
3) Depends on the sport42.2
4) Don't know/No answer5832.4
TOTAL179100.0
66) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Monica Seles. (SELES)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified tennis6134.1
2) Named wrong sport147.8
3) Don't know/No answer10458.1
TOTAL179100.0
67) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Mia Hamm. (HAMM)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified soccer63.4
2) Named wrong sport1910.6
3) Don't know/No answer15486.0
TOTAL179100.0
68) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Annika Sorenstam. (SORENSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified golf31.7
2) Named wrong sport2011.2
3) Don't know/No answer15687.2
TOTAL179100.0
69) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Sheryl Swoopes. (SWOOPES)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified basketball4826.8
2) Named wrong sport137.3
3) Don't know/No answer11865.9
TOTAL179100.0
70) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Picabo Street. (STREET)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified skiing137.3
2) Named wrong sport116.1
3) Don't know/No answer15586.6
TOTAL179100.0
71) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Jackie Joyner-Kersee. (KERSEE)
TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified track & field or basketball11463.7
2) Named wrong sport21.1
3) Don't know/No answer6335.2
TOTAL179100.0
72) On another subject, have you ever entertained a person of another race in your home? (RACEHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12469.3
2) No5229.1
3) Don't know/No answer31.7
TOTAL179100.0
73) Would you object if your son or daughter dated a person of another race? (RACEDATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes179.5
2) No15184.4
3) Depends on person/Person's race42.2
4) Don't know/No answer73.9
TOTAL179100.0
74) Thinking about interracial dating, do you think it has become more common, less common, or remained about the same over the past 5 years? (INTERDAT)
TOTAL%
1) More common12268.2
2) Less common42.2
3) Remained the same3921.8
4) Don't know/No answer147.8
TOTAL179100.0
75) Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about funerals and some of the practices and rituals we have about death and dying. Have you ever been to a wake, viewing, or funeral service in someone's private home? (FRNERAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5128.5
2) No12871.5
TOTAL179100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL: Was the body of the deceased present in the home in any of those cases? (BODY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3466.7
2) No1529.4
3) Don't know/No answer23.9
Missing128 
TOTAL51100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL WHERE THE BODY OF THE DECEASED WAS PRESENT: Was there an open casket? (CASKET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3088.2
2) No411.8
Missing145 
TOTAL34100.0
78) Have you ever been to a wake, viewing or funeral service where people were so upset that they were wailing and moaning? (WAILING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14782.1
2) No3117.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
79) On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being never and 10 being all the time, how often would you say you think about your own death? (DEATH)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know/No answer158.4
1) Never3217.9
2) 21810.1
3) 3105.6
4) 4137.3
5) 52715.1
6) 6105.6
7) 795.0
8) 8105.6
9) 973.9
10) All the time2815.6
TOTAL179100.0
80) Have any of your close relatives ever been cremated? (CREMATER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137.3
2) No16592.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
81) Thinking about yourself, how likely do you think it is that you will ask your survivors to have your body cremated? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, or not very likely? (CREMATEU)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely84.5
2) Somewhat likely73.9
3) Not very likely15687.2
4) Don't know/No answer84.5
TOTAL179100.0
82) Within the past twelve months, about how many times did you visit a cemetery? Would you say it was never, once, two to five times, or more than five times? (CEMETARY)
TOTAL%
1) Never4826.8
2) Once2715.1
3) Two to five times6737.4
4) More than five times3419.0
5) Don't know/No answer31.7
TOTAL179100.0
83) Within the past twelve months, has anyone you considered a close friend or family member died? (FAMDIED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12871.5
2) No5027.9
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
84) Changing the subject now...Some people say that the government does not make a strong effort to combat AIDS in the black community because the government cares less about black people than about whites. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVAIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true116.1
2) Probably true4122.9
3) Probably not true6335.2
4) Absolutely not true2514.0
5) Don't know/No answer3921.8
TOTAL179100.0
85) Some people say that AIDS is a man-made virus. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true137.3
2) Probably true4927.4
3) Probably not true6234.6
4) Absolutely not true2916.2
5) Don't know/No answer2614.5
TOTAL179100.0
86) Some people say that HIV and AIDS are being used as part of a plot to deliberately kill African Americans. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDSPLOT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true21.1
2) Probably true1810.1
3) Probably not true6435.8
4) Absolutely not true6838.0
5) Don't know/No answer2715.1
TOTAL179100.0
87) Some people say the government deliberately makes sure that drugs are easily available in poor black neighborhoods in order to harm black people. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true2514.0
2) Probably true4324.0
3) Probably not true5027.9
4) Absolutely not true3016.8
5) Don't know/No answer3117.3
TOTAL179100.0
88) Have you heard anything about the CIA being involved in the distribution of crack cocaine in this country? (CIACRACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8547.5
2) No8245.8
3) Don't know/No answer126.7
TOTAL179100.0
89) Some people say that the CIA has been involved in importing cocaine for distribution in the black community. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (COCAINE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true158.4
2) Probably true5631.3
3) Probably not true5128.5
4) Absolutely not true126.7
5) Don't know/No answer4525.1
TOTAL179100.0
90) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, easier to obtain, or stay as it is now? (GETDIVRX)
TOTAL%
1) More difficult to obtain2128.4
2) Easier to obtain1824.3
3) Stay as it is now2736.5
4) Don't know/No answer810.8
Missing105 
TOTAL74100.0
91) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, stay as it is now, or be easier to obtain? (GETDIVRY)
TOTAL%
1) More difficult to obtain3028.6
2) Easier to obtain2523.8
3) Stay as it is now3836.2
4) Don't know/No answer1211.4
Missing74 
TOTAL105100.0
92) These days when people you know get married, do you generally expect their marriage will last, or do you think the couple will divorce sooner or later? (MARRLAST)
TOTAL%
1) Expect it to last7139.7
2) Expect divorce6838.0
3) It depends2514.0
4) Don't know/No answer158.4
TOTAL179100.0
93) How often, if at all, do you read from the Bible? Would you say you read the Bible every day, two to six days a week, once a week, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Every day5731.8
2) Two to six days a week2815.6
3) Once a week3016.8
4) A few times a month3318.4
5) A few times a year126.7
6) Less often than that, or never168.9
7) Don't know/No answer31.7
TOTAL179100.0
94) Within the past twelve months, have you attended a religious revival meeting? (REVIVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11564.2
2) No6335.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
95) Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN)
TOTAL%
1) Biblical account12670.4
2) Darwinian evolution116.1
3) Both, God created life and then it evolved42.2
4) Neither/Don't know/No answer3821.2
TOTAL179100.0
96) Within the past twelve months, have you or anyone in your household preserved any fruits or vegetables -- that is, by canning or freezing? (FRUITS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7039.1
2) No10860.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
97) 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) Agree14581.0
2) Disagree116.1
3) Don't know/No answer2312.8
TOTAL179100.0
98) AJC reporter call you back? (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7541.9
2) No10055.9
3) No answer42.2
TOTAL179100.0
99) Was it a good interview? (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, good interview9050.3
2) No, not good interview8949.7
TOTAL179100.0
100) Gender of the respondent: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male5329.6
2) Female12670.4
TOTAL179100.0
101) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent7843.6
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong8145.3
3) No Southern accent2011.2
TOTAL179100.0
102) Interview number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 179.5
2) 52.8
3) 168.9
4) 63.4
5) 84.5
6) 52.8
7) 84.5
8) 105.6
9) 10.6
10) 168.9
11) 126.7
12) 105.6
14) 116.1
15) 116.1
16) 52.8
17) 63.4
18) 116.1
19) 126.7
20) 95.0
TOTAL179100.0
103) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
209) 116.1
210) 42.2
211) 10.6
212) 137.3
216) 63.4
217) 52.8
218) 116.1
219) 31.7
220) 73.9
223) 84.5
224) 52.8
225) 63.4
226) 73.9
227) 105.6
302) 52.8
303) 52.8
304) 95.0
305) 10.6
306) 42.2
317) 52.8
318) 10.6
319) 52.8
320) 52.8
323) 42.2
324) 21.1
326) 42.2
401) 52.8
402) 31.7
403) 84.5
406) 73.9
407) 52.8
408) 31.7
410) 10.6
TOTAL179100.0
104) Interview length in minutes (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
3) 10.6
5) 10.6
6) 10.6
7) 10.6
8) 10.6
9) 52.8
10) 137.3
11) 2212.4
12) 3218.0
13) 3016.9
14) 2111.8
15) 158.4
16) 52.8
17) 63.4
18) 73.9
19) 42.2
20) 42.2
21) 10.6
22) 42.2
23) 10.6
24) 10.6
54) 10.6
59) 10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL178100.0
105) Interviewer's accent (INTACC)
TOTAL%
1) No Southern accent2212.3
1.08) 1.0895.0
1.1) 1.12815.6
1.15) 1.15168.9
1.17) 1.1752.8
1.38) 1.3884.5
1.41) 1.4195.0
1.75) 1.7552.8
1.79) 1.79126.7
1.9) 1.9116.1
2) Moderate Southern accent105.6
2.35) 2.35116.1
2.38) 2.38105.6
2.4) 2.4179.5
2.67) 2.6763.4
TOTAL179100.0
106) Respondent's race (RACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Black/African American179100.0
TOTAL179100.0
107) Interview's length in categories (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes12871.9
2) 15-19 minutes3720.8
3) 20-29 minutes116.2
4) 30+ minutes21.1
Missing1 
TOTAL178100.0
108) Old code for US states (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama168.9
2) Arkansas116.1
3) Florida84.5
4) Georgia2916.2
5) Kentucky42.2
6) Louisiana168.9
7) Mississippi158.4
8) North Carolina1910.6
9) Oklahoma10.6
10) South Carolina168.9
11) Tennessee158.4
12) Texas158.4
13) 13147.8
TOTAL179100.0
109) Recode of STATE16X to FIPS codes (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama158.4
5) Arkansas137.3
6) California10.6
12) Florida95.1
13) Georgia2312.9
18) Indiana10.6
21) Kentucky31.7
22) Louisiana147.9
28) Mississippi137.3
29) Missouri10.6
34) New Jersey21.1
36) New York52.8
37) North Carolina179.6
38) North Dakota10.6
40) Oklahoma10.6
42) Pennsylvania10.6
45) South Carolina1810.1
47) Tennessee137.3
48) Texas137.3
51) Virginia126.7
55) Wisconsin10.6
77) Foreign Country10.6
Missing1 
TOTAL178100.0
110) Gallup Organization regionalization (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South179100.0
TOTAL179100.0
111) AJC Regionalization (AJCREGN)
TOTAL%
1) 179100.0
TOTAL179100.0
112) YRBORN recoded in Age of Respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17642.96616
113) Recode of AGE in categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 242514.0
2) 25 to 447944.1
3) 45 to 644927.4
4) 65 or older2312.8
99) Don't know/No answer31.7
TOTAL179100.0
114) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than Grade 9137.3
2) 9 to 11th grade2916.2
3) HS graduate6536.3
4) Some college3720.7
5) College graduate or more3519.6
TOTAL179100.0
115) Liberal/Conservative recode (ICRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal158.4
2) Not strong liberal158.4
3) Moderate-liberal147.8
4) Moderate126.7
5) Moderate-Conservative2815.6
6) Not strong Conservative2212.3
7) Strong Conservative2815.6
8) No preference95.0
9) Don't know/No answer3620.1
TOTAL179100.0
116) Residence in Deep South (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South9251.4
2) Peripheral South8748.6
TOTAL179100.0
117) Residence North/South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South16492.7
2) Border10.6
3) Non-south126.8
Missing2 
TOTAL177100.0
118) Recode for Party Identification (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat7139.7
2) Not very strong Democrat4927.4
3) Independent, Close Democrat2011.2
4) Independent42.2
5) Independent, Close Republican52.8
6) Not very strong Republican63.4
7) Strong Republican63.4
8) Other Party63.4
9) Don't know/No answer126.7
TOTAL179100.0
119) State county codes (ST_CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL17927126.6217618
120) Respondent lives in Metro or Non-metro county (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metro5934.5
1) Metro11265.5
Missing8 
TOTAL171100.0
121) Respondent's religious preference –Recode of DENOM (FAITH97X)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist11463.7
2) Methodist168.9
3) Lutheran10.6
4) Presbyterian10.6
6) Church of Christ10.6
7) Other Protestant2413.4
8) Catholic73.9
10) Other84.5
11) None63.4
12) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
122) Verbatim for ADMIRE (sports person) (OTHADMRE)
123) Verbatim for BYNOTPL (non-coed response) (OTHBYNOT)
124) Verbatim for GLNOTPL (non-coed response) (OTHGLNOT)
125) Verbatim for co-ed response for GLNOTPL (OTHCOEDG)
126) Verbatim for DENOM (OTHDENOM)
127) Verbatim for RELAFFL (OTHRELAF)
128) Verbatim for RELID97S (OTHRELID)
129) What means most as symbol of the South? (SSYMBOL)
130) Interviewer's gender (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male6033.5
2) Female11966.5
TOTAL179100.0
131) Interviewer's race (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White14882.7
2) Black/African American1910.6
4) Other126.7
TOTAL179100.0
132) Religious preference RECODE (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant13374.3
2) Other Protestant2413.4
3) Catholic73.9
5) Other84.5
6) None63.4
7) Don't know/No answer10.6
TOTAL179100.0
133) Weight for black oversample (PEOPLE/mean of HH size for black oversample) (WTVAROS)
TOTAL%
.523834468308015) 7139.7
1) 21.1
1.04766893661603) 6737.4
1.57150340492404) 2614.5
2.09533787323206) 105.6
2.61917234154007) 31.7
TOTAL179100.0
134) How old when you first married? (recode) (AGEMARR2)
TOTAL%
1) Under 181513.5
2) 18-215953.2
3) 22-252118.9
4) 26-30119.9
5) Over 3021.8
7) Don't know/No answer32.7
Missing68 
TOTAL111100.0
135) I-GENDER: Gender of the respondent: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male5329.6
2) Female12670.4
TOTAL179100.0
136) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
2) Black12670.4
3) African-American3620.1
4) Negro, Colored, etc.179.5
TOTAL179100.0
137) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married5430.2
2) Divorced1910.6
3) Separated137.3
4) Widowed2514.0
5) Single6838.0
TOTAL179100.0
138) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend church or other religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week3720.8
2) Once a week7240.4
3) 2-3 times a month4123.0
4) Several times a year1810.1
5) Never105.6
Missing1 
TOTAL178100.0
139) 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? (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican126.7
2) Democrat12067.0
3) Independent2916.2
4) Other party63.4
5) Don't know/No answer126.7
TOTAL179100.0
140) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st-11th grade4223.5
2) 12th grade (high school)6536.3
3) Some college (two year degree)3720.7
4) 4 year college graduate2715.1
5) Advanced degree (MA, PhD, LLD, MD)84.5
TOTAL179100.0
141) 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%
2) Less than $19,9997452.1
3) $20,000 up to $29,9992819.7
4) $30,000 up to $39,999139.2
5) $40,000 up to $49,99985.6
6) $50,000 up to $59,99932.1
7) More than $60,0001611.3
Missing37 
TOTAL142100.0