Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1992

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7951457.3091306
2) Which state am I calling? (STATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.9
2) Arkansas222.8
3) Florida11814.8
4) Georgia698.7
5) Kentucky415.2
6) Louisiana405.0
7) Mississippi283.5
8) North Carolina8811.1
9) Oklahoma313.9
10) South Carolina384.8
11) Tennessee526.5
12) Texas15719.7
13) Virginia729.1
TOTAL795100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7941947.44317
4) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70288.3
2) No8610.8
3) Don't know/No answer70.9
TOTAL795100.0
5) How about your state as a whole? Is it a Southern state, or not? (STATSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65893.7
2) No344.8
3) Don't know/No answer101.4
Missing93 
TOTAL702100.0
6) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life? [IF NOT, ASK:] How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years567.0
2) 6 to 10 years384.8
3) More than 10 years17722.3
4) All my life51364.5
5) Don't know/No answer111.4
TOTAL795100.0
7) What state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama475.9
4) Arizona30.4
5) Arkansas212.6
6) California121.5
8) Colorado40.5
9) Connecticut20.3
10) Delaware10.1
11) D.C.20.3
12) Florida617.7
13) Georgia475.9
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois70.9
18) Indiana81.0
19) Iowa40.5
20) Kansas40.5
21) Kentucky324.0
22) Louisiana354.4
23) Maine40.5
24) Maryland30.4
25) Massachusetts60.8
26) Michigan81.0
27) Minnesota40.5
28) Mississippi293.6
29) Missouri50.6
30) Montana20.3
31) Nebraska10.1
33) New Hampshire20.3
34) New Jersey70.9
35) New Mexico20.3
36) New York212.6
37) North Carolina708.8
39) Ohio192.4
40) Oklahoma253.1
41) Oregon10.1
42) Pennsylvania202.5
45) South Carolina334.2
47) Tennessee374.7
48) Texas11714.7
49) Utah10.1
50) Vermont20.3
51) Virginia516.4
53) Washington10.1
54) West Virginia111.4
55) Wisconsin70.9
77) Foreign country151.9
TOTAL795100.0
8) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56170.6
2) No21326.8
3) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL795100.0
9) In what county in **** do you now live? (COUNTY1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL795141.112169
10) In what county in **** do you now live? (COUNTY2)
TOTAL%
3) 1100.0
Missing794 
TOTAL1100.0
11) In what county in **** do you now live? (COUNTY3)
TOTAL%
14) 1100.0
Missing794 
TOTAL1100.0
12) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City26233.0
2) Suburbs17622.1
3) Town19023.9
4) Rural16721.0
TOTAL795100.0
13) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st grade or less20.3
2) 2nd grade10.1
3) 3rd grade30.4
4) 4th grade30.4
5) 5th grade10.1
6) 6th grade30.4
7) 7th grade121.5
8) 8th grade151.9
9) 9th grade172.1
10) 10th grade253.1
11) 11th grade293.7
12) 12th grade (high school)25532.1
13) 1st year college or tech. school749.3
14) 2nd year9111.5
15) 3rd year506.3
16) 4th year (college grad)10413.1
17) 5th year303.8
18) 6th year273.4
19) 7th year212.6
20) 8th year (PhD)162.0
21) 9 or more121.5
22) No answer30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL794100.0
14) I'd like to ask you a few questions about your political party affiliations. First, I'd like to ask you about your party affiliation in state politics, then about your party affiliation in national politics. Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to politics here in **** do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (STPARTY1)
TOTAL%
1) Republican23229.2
2) Democrat27334.4
3) Independent22828.7
4) Other party202.5
5) Don't know/No answer415.2
Missing1 
TOTAL794100.0
15) I'd like to ask you a few questions about your political party affiliations. First, I'd like to ask you about your party affiliation in state politics, then about your party affiliation in national politics. Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to politics here in **** do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (STPARTY2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican1100.0
Missing794 
TOTAL1100.0
16) [If R answered Democrat for STPARTY1, R was asked STRDEMS] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13549.5
2) Not very strong Democrat13047.6
3) Don't know/No answer82.9
Missing522 
TOTAL273100.0
17) [If R answered Republican for STPARTY, R was asked STRREPS] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREPS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican11649.8
2) Not very strong Republican11248.1
3) Don't know/No answer52.1
Missing562 
TOTAL233100.0
18) [If R answered Independent for STPARTY1, R was asked INDEPS] Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEPS)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to Republican party8738.0
2) Closer to Democratic party6327.5
3) Don't know/No answer7934.5
Missing566 
TOTAL229100.0
19) Again, 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? (NATPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican25131.6
2) Democrat26833.8
3) Independent21927.6
4) Other party202.5
5) Don't know/No answer364.5
Missing1 
TOTAL794100.0
20) [If R answered Democrat for NATPARTY, R was asked STRDEMS] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13951.9
2) Not very strong Democrat12546.6
3) Don't know/No answer41.5
Missing527 
TOTAL268100.0
21) [If R answered Republican for NATPARTY, R was asked STRREPN] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREPN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican13854.8
2) Not very strong Republican11244.4
3) Don't know/No answer20.8
Missing543 
TOTAL252100.0
22) [If R answered Independent for NATPARTY, R was asked INDEPN] Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEPN)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to Republican party8639.3
2) Closer to Democratic party5726.0
3) Don't know/No answer7634.7
Missing576 
TOTAL219100.0
23) 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) Liberal13817.4
2) Moderate (middle of the road)26133.0
3) Conservative28936.5
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)435.4
5) Don't know475.9
6) No answer121.5
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
24) [If R answered liberal for LIBCON, R was asked STRLIB] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal6547.4
2) Not very strong liberal6748.9
3) Don't know42.9
4) No answer10.7
Missing658 
TOTAL137100.0
25) [If R answered conservative for LIBCON, R was asked STRCON] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative17560.3
2) Not very strong conservative11037.9
3) Don't know20.7
4) No answer31.0
Missing505 
TOTAL290100.0
26) [If R answered moderate for LIBCON, R was asked MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal8432.2
2) Neither3312.6
3) More conservative12949.4
4) Don't know124.6
5) No answer31.1
Missing534 
TOTAL261100.0
27) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13316.8
2) Once a week24530.9
3) 2-3 times a month13116.5
4) Several times a year18723.6
5) Never9211.6
6) Refused40.5
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
28) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist28636.1
2) Methodist8210.4
3) Lutheran293.7
4) Presbyterian354.4
5) Episcopalian273.4
6) Church of Christ293.7
7) Other Protestant384.8
8) Catholic13517.0
9) Jewish121.5
10) Other638.0
11) None496.2
12) Don't know/No answer70.9
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
29) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married47459.8
2) Divorced8610.9
3) Separated111.4
4) Widowed749.3
5) Single14618.4
6) No answer10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
30) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time45457.3
2) Working part time536.7
3) Going to school334.2
4) Keeping house8610.9
5) Retired12515.8
6) Unemployed293.7
7) Or what?91.1
8) No answer30.4
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
31) 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 10,000648.1
2) 10,000 to 19,99913216.7
3) 20,000 to 29,99914217.9
4) 30,000 to 39,99912415.7
5) 40,000 to 49,9998110.2
6) 50,000 to 59,999526.6
7) More than 60,00010613.4
8) No answer9111.5
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
32) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White64281.4
2) Black10112.8
3) Native American/Indian70.9
4) Other364.6
5) No answer30.4
Missing6 
TOTAL789100.0
33) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic465.8
2) Not Hispanic73593.0
3) Don't know/No answer91.1
Missing5 
TOTAL790100.0
34) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 45156.7
1) 14318.0
2) 13016.4
3) 475.9
4) 131.6
5) 70.9
6) 20.3
7) 10.1
12) 10.1
TOTAL795100.0
35) Let's see, including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 18222.9
2) 47159.2
3) 10613.3
4) 334.2
5) 20.3
7) 10.1
TOTAL795100.0
36) Respondents' sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34343.5
2) Female44556.5
Missing7 
TOTAL788100.0
37) 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) Going in right direction5012.5
2) Off on wrong track32781.5
3) Not sure/Refused246.0
Missing394 
TOTAL401100.0
38) Do you feel that things in your part of the country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTRG)
TOTAL%
1) Going in right direction717.9
2) Off on wrong track2769.2
3) Not sure/Refused512.8
Missing756 
TOTAL39100.0
39) Do you feel that things in the South are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTS)
TOTAL%
1) Going in right direction9426.9
2) Off on wrong track21561.6
3) Not sure/Refused4011.5
Missing446 
TOTAL349100.0
40) Here are some questions about the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates. Does a candidate's being a Southerner make you more likely to vote for him, less likely, or doesn't it make much difference? (PRESSOU)
TOTAL%
1) More likely313.9
2) Less likely141.8
3) No difference71891.1
4) Don't know/No answer253.2
Missing7 
TOTAL788100.0
41) If the election were held today, would you vote for George Bush, the Republican, or Bill Clinton, the Democrat? (VOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Bush14335.6
2) Clinton15538.6
3) Perot (vol)338.2
4) Someone else (vol)30.7
5) Undecided (vol)4711.7
6) Would not vote (vol)112.7
7) Refused102.5
Missing393 
TOTAL402100.0
42) If the election were held today, would you vote for Bill Clinton, the Democrat, or George Bush, the Republican? (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Bush13936.0
2) Clinton14337.0
3) Perot (vol)338.5
4) Someone else (vol)61.6
5) Undecided (vol)4010.4
6) Would not vote (vol)71.8
7) Refused184.7
Missing409 
TOTAL386100.0
43) [If R answered Bush for VOTE2, R was asked BUSHSUPP] Would you call yourself a strong supporter of Bush or not a strong supporter? (BUSHSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong supporter14451.1
2) Not a strong supporter13347.2
3) Don't know/No answer51.8
Missing513 
TOTAL282100.0
44) [If R answered Clinton for VOTE2, R was asked BILLSUPP] Would you call yourself a strong supporter of Clinton or not a strong supporter? (BILLSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong supporter16455.0
2) Not a strong supporter12541.9
3) Don't know/No answer93.0
Missing497 
TOTAL298100.0
45) [If R answered Perot for VOTE2, R was asked ROSSSUPP] Would you call yourself a strong supporter of Perot or not a strong supporter? (ROSSSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong supporter3451.5
2) Not a strong supporter3147.0
3) Don't know/No answer11.5
Missing729 
TOTAL66100.0
46) [If R answered Undecided for VOTE2, R was asked LEAN] Well, as of today, do you lean more toward Bush or Clinton? (LEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Bush1416.1
2) Clinton2832.2
3) Perot (vol)44.6
4) Don't know/No answer4147.1
Missing708 
TOTAL87100.0
47) If a presidential candidate had tried to avoid military service during the Vietnam War, would that make you less likely to vote for him, or wouldn't it make much difference? (SERVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Less likely to vote for23830.3
2) Not much difference49563.0
3) More likely to vote for81.0
4) Don't know/No answer455.7
Missing9 
TOTAL786100.0
48) If a presidential candidate had been unfaithful to his wife, would that make you less likely to vote for him, or wouldn't it make much difference? (MFIDVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Less likely to vote for27935.6
2) Not much difference46359.1
3) More likely to vote for20.3
4) Don't know/No answer405.1
Missing11 
TOTAL784100.0
49) In your opinion, are Bill Clinton and Al Gore different from Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates in recent years, or are they typical Democratic candidates? (DEMTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Different33442.7
2) Typical34143.6
3) Don't know/No answer10713.7
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
50) How are they different? (HOWDIFF1)
TOTAL%
1) Answer323100.0
Missing472 
TOTAL323100.0
51) How are they different? (HOWDIFF2)
TOTAL%
1) Answer72100.0
Missing723 
TOTAL72100.0
52) How about if the presidential contest were between Al Gore and Dan Quayle, who would you vote for? (VICEVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Gore41252.6
2) Quayle21126.9
3) Neither (vol)496.3
4) Don't know/Not sure11114.2
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
53) And what if it were between Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for? (WIFEVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Barbara Bush38348.9
2) Hillary Clinton22228.4
3) Neither (vol)395.0
4) Don't know/Not sure13917.8
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
54) Do you think of Bill Clinton as a Southerner? (BILLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of as Southerner40852.1
2) No, don't28035.8
3) Don't know/No answer9512.1
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
55) Do you think of Al Gore as a Southerner? (ALSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of as Southerner32441.4
2) No, don't30338.7
3) Don't know/No answer15619.9
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
56) Do you think of George Bush as a Southerner? (BUSHSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of as Southerner12115.5
2) No, don't57573.4
3) Don't know/No answer8711.1
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
57) Do you think of Dan Quayle as a Southerner? (DANSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of as Southerner567.2
2) No, don't60176.9
3) Don't know/No answer12516.0
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
58) Do you think of Ross Perot as a Southerner? (PEROT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, think of as Southerner21154.4
2) No, don't12432.0
3) Don't know/No answer5313.7
Missing407 
TOTAL388100.0
59) In your opinion, which candidate, George Bush or Bill Clinton, cares more about the needs and problems of the South? (CARESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Bush16320.8
2) Clinton36046.0
3) Don't know/No answer25933.1
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
60) In your opinion, which candidate, George Bush or Bill Clinton, cares more about the needs and problems of your part of the country? (CAREREG)
TOTAL%
1) Bush150.0
3) Don't know/No answer150.0
Missing793 
TOTAL2100.0
61) In general, do you think the country would be better governed or worse governed if the same party controlled the White House and Congress? (PARTYCON)
TOTAL%
1) Better32641.7
2) Worse22829.2
3) Depends on which party (vol)658.3
4) Don't know/No answer16320.8
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
62) Which candidate, Clinton or Bush, would do a better job of working to preserve the kind of values that matter to you? (VALUE1)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton15338.3
2) Bush16340.9
3) Both (vol)82.0
4) Neither (vol)276.8
5) Don't know/No answer4812.0
Missing396 
TOTAL399100.0
63) Which candidate, Bush or Clinton, would do a better job of working to preserve the kind of values that matter to you? (VALUE2)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton14337.1
2) Bush16041.6
3) Both (vol)112.9
4) Neither (vol)225.7
5) Don't know/No answer4912.7
Missing410 
TOTAL385100.0
64) Whose policies as President do you prefer--Ronald Reagan's or George Bush's? (POLPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Regan's21227.1
2) Bush's24931.8
3) Both (vol)263.3
4) Neither (vol)17121.9
5) No difference607.7
6) Don't know/No answer648.2
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
65) Which is more important to you—-a presidential candidate's stand on issues of personal morality or on economic issues? (ECONMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Economy49863.8
2) Personal moral11614.9
3) Both13016.6
4) Neither10.1
5) Don't know/No answer364.6
Missing14 
TOTAL781100.0
66) We want to know how people think of Southern women, compared to American women in general. I'm going to read you some words that are often used to describe other people. For each word, tell me if you think the word applies more to Southern women or less to Southern women than to American women in general. Would you say that Southern women are more career-oriented or less career-oriented than American women in general? (CARERWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more10315.6
2) South women less37256.3
3) No diff (vol)12518.9
4) Don't know/No answer385.7
5) Skip list233.5
Missing134 
TOTAL661100.0
67) Would you say that Southern women are more friendly or less friendly than American women in general? (FRIENDLY)
TOTAL%
1) South women more52678.3
2) South women less477.0
3) No diff (vol)578.5
4) Don't know/No answer223.3
5) Skip list203.0
Missing123 
TOTAL672100.0
68) Would you say that Southern women are more feminist, that is, sympathetic to the women's movement, or less feminist than American women in general? (FEMWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more16324.4
2) South women less34751.9
3) No diff (vol)8212.3
4) Don't know/No answer568.4
5) Skip list203.0
Missing127 
TOTAL668100.0
69) Would you say that Southern women are more strong-willed or less strong-willed than American women in general? (STRNGWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more34651.1
2) South women less14221.0
3) No diff (vol)12418.3
4) Don't know/No answer436.4
5) Skip list223.2
Missing118 
TOTAL677100.0
70) Would you say that Southern women are more independent or less independent than American women in general? (INDEPWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more21131.3
2) South women less29143.2
3) No diff (vol)10816.0
4) Don't know/No answer446.5
5) Skip list203.0
Missing121 
TOTAL674100.0
71) Would you say that Southern women are more self-centered or less self-centered than American women in general? (SELFWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more15423.0
2) South women less33650.2
3) No diff (vol)11717.5
4) Don't know/No answer426.3
5) Skip list203.0
Missing126 
TOTAL669100.0
72) Would you say that Southern women are more assertive or less assertive than American women in general? (ASSERWOM)
TOTAL%
1) South women more20430.3
2) South women less30244.9
3) No diff (vol)9313.8
4) Don't know/No answer487.1
5) Skip list263.9
Missing122 
TOTAL673100.0
73) When you think of Southern women, are there any particular women you think about? (Who?) (SOUTHWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Answer610100.0
Missing185 
TOTAL610100.0
74) Here are a few questions we are asking just for fun: Do you think Elvis Presley is still alive? (ELVIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes334.3
2) No71292.0
3) Don't know/No answer293.7
Missing21 
TOTAL774100.0
75) Do you ever eat grits? (GRITS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51666.6
2) No25633.0
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
Missing20 
TOTAL775100.0
76) [If R answered yes for GRITS, R was asked EATGRITS] How often do you eat them--just occasionally, a few times a month, more than once a week, or almost every day? (EATGRITS)
TOTAL%
1) Just occasionally31460.9
2) A few times a month9217.8
3) More than once week7414.3
4) Almost every day356.8
5) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing279 
TOTAL516100.0
77) Do you eat traditional food on New Year's Day? (TRADFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49964.5
2) No27335.3
3) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing21 
TOTAL774100.0
78) What foods are those? (TRAD1)
TOTAL%
1) Answer489100.0
Missing306 
TOTAL489100.0
79) What foods are those? (TRAD2)
TOTAL%
1) Answer143100.0
Missing652 
TOTAL143100.0
80) What foods are those? (TRAD3)
TOTAL%
1) Answer58100.0
Missing737 
TOTAL58100.0
81) Do you usually watch the Kentucky Derby? (DERBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23530.3
2) No53869.4
3) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing20 
TOTAL775100.0
82) [If R answered yes for DERBY, R was asked BETDERBY] Do you ever bet on the outcome with friends? (BETDERBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7130.1
2) No16569.9
Missing559 
TOTAL236100.0
83) Have you ever had a mint julep? (JULEP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21828.2
2) No55071.1
3) Don't know/No answer60.8
Missing21 
TOTAL774100.0
84) Can you tell me what's in one, besides mint? (INGRE1)
TOTAL%
1) Answer562100.0
Missing233 
TOTAL562100.0
85) Can you tell me what's in one, besides mint? (INGRE2)
TOTAL%
1) Answer35100.0
Missing760 
TOTAL35100.0
86) Can you tell me what's in one, besides mint? (INGRE3)
TOTAL%
1) Answer31100.0
Missing764 
TOTAL31100.0
87) Do you ever read Southern Living magazine? (LIVING1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44457.4
2) No32842.4
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL773100.0
88) [If R answered yes for LIVING1, R was asked READLIV1] How often--nearly every month, a few times a year, or less than that? (READLIV1)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly every month11525.8
2) A few times a year17338.9
3) Less than that15735.3
Missing350 
TOTAL445100.0
89) [If R answered yes for LIVING1, R was asked READLIV2] How often--nearly every month, a few times a year, or less than that? (READLIV2)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly every month1100.0
Missing794 
TOTAL1100.0
90) Do you ever drink iced tea? (ICEDTEA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67687.5
2) No9612.4
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing22 
TOTAL773100.0
91) [If R answered yes for ICEDTEA, R was asked SWEETTEA] Do you prefer it sweetened or unsweetened? (SWEETTEA)
TOTAL%
1) Sweetened44766.0
2) Unsweetened19428.7
3) Don't care355.2
4) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing118 
TOTAL677100.0
92) 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) Agree9512.3
2) Disagree61179.0
3) Not sure678.7
Missing22 
TOTAL773100.0
93) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent29838.6
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong24431.6
3) No Southern accent23129.9
Missing22 
TOTAL773100.0
94) How much interest would you say you have in how Southerners as a whole are getting along in this country? Do you have a good deal of interest in it, some interest, or not much interest at all? (INTEREST)
TOTAL%
1) Good deal of interest27936.1
2) Some interest25032.4
3) Not much interest at all18023.3
4) Don't know/No answer638.2
Missing23 
TOTAL772100.0
95) Some people in the South feel they have a lot in common with other Southerners, but others we talk to don't feel this way. Would you say you feel pretty close to Southerners in general or that you don't feel much closer to them than you do to other people? (CLOSESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Feel closer to Southerners29638.3
2) No closer than to others41854.1
3) Feel closer to non-Southerners60.8
4) Don't know, can't say/No Answer526.7
Missing23 
TOTAL772100.0
96) How much thought would you say you have given to the South and to Southerners before today? Quite a lot, some, only a little, or almost none? (THINKSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot24431.6
2) Some19425.2
3) Only a little13717.8
4) Almost none16721.7
5) Don't know293.8
Missing24 
TOTAL771100.0
97) And now I have a few questions on more serious topics. 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) Favor of integration41654.0
2) Strict segregation425.5
3) Something in-between21828.3
4) Favor integration except for dating and marriage536.9
5) No answer/Not sure415.3
Missing25 
TOTAL770100.0
98) Do you think of yourself as a feminist or not? (FEMINIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23931.1
2) No47561.8
3) Don't think in such terms (vol)263.4
4) Don't know/No answer283.6
Missing27 
TOTAL768100.0
99) [If R answered yes for FEMINIST, R was asked STRFEM] Would you describe yourself as a strong feminist or a not so strong feminist? (STRFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong feminist8435.0
2) Not so strong feminist14861.7
3) Don't know/No answer83.3
Missing555 
TOTAL240100.0
100) [If R answered no for FEMINIST, R was asked OPPFEM] Would you describe yourself as strongly opposed to feminists, somewhat opposed to feminists, or not at all opposed to feminists? (OPPFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed5912.4
2) Somewhat opposed17236.2
3) Not at all opposed23248.8
4) Don't know/No answer122.5
Missing320 
TOTAL475100.0
101) How often do you find yourself feeling a sense of pride as a woman in the accomplishments of other women? (PRIDEWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time19544.9
2) Some of the time12528.8
3) Occasionally6715.4
4) Almost never337.6
5) Don't know/No answer143.2
Missing361 
TOTAL434100.0
102) How often do you find yourself feeling a sense of pride in the accomplishments of women as women? (ACCWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time10130.1
2) Some of the time12035.7
3) Occasionally6318.8
4) Almost never3711.0
5) Don't know/No answer154.5
Missing459 
TOTAL336100.0
103) How often do you find yourself angry about the way women are treated in society? (ANGERWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time18023.4
2) Some of the time28336.8
3) Occasionally18223.7
4) Almost never10213.3
5) Don't know/No answer222.9
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
104) The federal income tax is based on the principle that people with higher incomes not only pay more taxes but also a greater percentage of their income in taxes. Do you think this is: (TAXFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair16621.6
2) Somewhat fair28937.6
3) Somewhat unfair17622.9
4) Very unfair9512.4
5) Don't know/No answer435.6
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
105) Some say that capital gains--that is the profits people make from the sale of investment property, stocks and so forth--should be taxed at a lower rate than their income from wages and interest. Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree, or have no opinion? (CAPFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14118.3
2) Agree19525.4
3) Disagree16020.8
4) Strongly disagree435.6
5) No opinion/No answer23029.9
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
106) The government is being asked to pay for many different kinds of programs these days. People disagree about how fair it is to ask taxpayers to support some of them. Would you say it is very fair, somewhat fair, somewhat unfair, or very unfair to spend government money on safe houses for victims of spouse abuse? (ABUSEFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair31340.7
2) Somewhat fair30840.1
3) Somewhat unfair7810.1
4) Very unfair334.3
5) Don't know/No answer374.8
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
107) How fair is it to spend government money on housing the homeless? Is it: (HOMELFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair30339.4
2) Somewhat fair32742.5
3) Somewhat unfair759.8
4) Very unfair395.1
5) Don't know/No answer253.3
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
108) How fair is it to spend government money on job training for the unemployed? (UNEMPFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair42154.7
2) Somewhat fair26534.5
3) Somewhat unfair476.1
4) Very unfair172.2
5) Don't know/No answer192.5
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
109) How fair is it to spend government money on medical care for AIDS patients? (AIDSFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair29137.8
2) Somewhat fair30139.1
3) Somewhat unfair688.8
4) Very unfair587.5
5) Don't know/No answer516.6
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
110) How fair is it to spend government money on loans for college students? (COLLFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair39951.9
2) Somewhat fair27535.8
3) Somewhat unfair476.1
4) Very unfair253.3
5) Don't know/No answer233.0
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
111) How fair is it to spend government money on saving endangered species? (ENDANFR)
TOTAL%
1) Very fair24431.7
2) Somewhat fair30339.4
3) Somewhat unfair10113.1
4) Very unfair749.6
5) Don't know/No answer476.1
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
112) Some people say pornography increases violence against women like rape and wife abuse. Do you... (PORNVIO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28236.7
2) Agree22829.6
3) Disagree16621.6
4) Strongly disagree506.5
5) No opinion/No answer435.6
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
113) Some people say that pornography is one way in which men show their power over women in today's society. Do you... (PORNPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17322.5
2) Agree22929.8
3) Disagree23130.0
4) Strongly disagree749.6
5) No opinion/No answer628.1
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
114) Should questions about the sale of pornography be decided at the local level, or should there be one standard everywhere in the country? (PORNREG)
TOTAL%
1) Local level28837.5
2) One standard43055.9
3) Don't know/No answer516.6
Missing26 
TOTAL769100.0
115) Should adults be allowed to buy pornography which shows homosexual relations? (BUYHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be allowed33243.2
2) No, should not be allowed39251.0
3) Don't know/No answer445.7
Missing27 
TOTAL768100.0
116) Should adults be allowed to buy pornography which shows someone being humiliated or shamed? (BUYSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be allowed16321.2
2) No, should not be allowed56072.9
3) Don't know/No answer455.9
Missing27 
TOTAL768100.0
117) Should adults be allowed to buy pornography which shows fake violence? (BUYVIOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be allowed17122.3
2) No, should not be allowed56773.8
3) Don't know/No answer303.9
Missing27 
TOTAL768100.0
118) Should adults be allowed to buy pornography which shows both blacks and whites? (BUYRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be allowed35546.3
2) No, should not be allowed36547.6
3) Don't know/No answer476.1
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
119) Should adults be allowed to buy pornography which shows normal relations between men and women? (BUYPORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, should be allowed44457.9
2) No, should not be allowed29338.2
3) Don't know/No answer303.9
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
120) Interviewer's Number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 8511.1
2) 202.6
3) 11715.2
4) 13117.1
5) 13217.2
6) 314.0
7) 688.9
8) 40.5
9) 516.6
11) 364.7
12) 152.0
13) 222.9
14) 547.0
56) 10.1
923) 10.1
Missing27 
TOTAL768100.0
121) Date of Interview (INTDATE)
TOTAL%
1) 767100.0
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
122) Time of Interview (INTTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL767779.627149
123) Minutes/Length of Interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
7) 10.1
9) 10.1
10) 20.3
11) 81.0
12) 243.1
13) 486.3
14) 8110.6
15) 10714.0
16) 8210.7
17) 8110.6
18) 688.9
19) 587.6
20) 435.6
21) 263.4
22) 283.7
23) 152.0
24) 172.2
25) 91.2
26) 121.6
27) 60.8
28) 81.0
29) 121.6
30) 30.4
31) 40.5
32) 81.0
34) 20.3
35) 30.4
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 10.1
41) 10.1
42) 10.1
45) 10.1
48) 20.3
58) 10.1
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
124) XBACKS (XBACKS)
TOTAL%
1) 17829.3
2) 17328.5
3) 9315.3
4) 7211.8
5) 406.6
6) 223.6
7) 91.5
8) 40.7
9) 101.6
10) 20.3
11) 10.2
12) 10.2
13) 10.2
15) 10.2
43) 10.2
Missing187 
TOTAL608100.0
125) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South795100.0
TOTAL795100.0
126) Nv south or non-south recode (SOUTHRCD)
TOTAL%
1) South795100.0
TOTAL795100.0
127) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less 15 minutes16521.5
2) 15-19 minutes39651.6
3) 20-29 minutes17622.9
4) 30+ minutes303.9
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
128) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79444.55717
129) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal658.5
2) Not strong liberal678.7
3) Moderate-liberal8411.0
4) Moderate334.3
5) Moderate-conservative12916.8
6) Not strong conservative17522.8
7) Strong conservative11014.3
8) No preference435.6
9) Don't know/No answer618.0
Missing28 
TOTAL767100.0
130) Residence at age 16: South/Non-South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South60576.1
2) Border222.8
3) Non-South16821.1
TOTAL795100.0
131) Called state deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South21426.9
2) Peripheral South58173.1
TOTAL795100.0
132) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.9
2) Arkansas222.8
3) Florida11814.8
4) Georgia698.7
5) Kentucky415.2
6) Louisiana405.0
7) Mississippi283.5
8) North Carolina8811.1
9) Oklahoma313.9
10) South Carolina384.8
11) Tennessee526.5
12) Texas15719.7
13) Virginia729.1
TOTAL795100.0
133) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9415.2
2) 9th to 11th grade719.0
3) High School graduate25532.2
4) Some college21527.1
5) College graduate or more21026.5
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
134) R's partyID in state politics (STPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican23329.3
2) Democrat27334.3
3) Independent22828.7
4) Other party202.5
5) Don't know/No answer415.2
TOTAL795100.0
135) County of residence (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL795141.112169
136) Election held today who vote for (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Bush28235.8
2) Clinton29837.8
3) Perot (vol)668.4
4) Someone else (vol)91.1
5) Undecided (vol)8711.0
6) Would not vote (vol)182.3
7) Refused (vol)283.6
Missing7 
TOTAL788100.0
137) Candidate preserve values (recode) (VALUES)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton29637.8
2) Bush32341.3
3) Both (vol)182.3
4) Neither (vol)496.3
5) Don't know/No answer9712.4
Missing12 
TOTAL783100.0
138) Weight variable computed as: people/man (WTVAR)
TOTAL%
.481327802427645) 18222.9
.962655604855288) 47159.2
1.44398340728293) 10613.3
1.92531120971056) 334.2
2.40663901213824) 20.3
3.3692946169935) 10.1
TOTAL795100.0
139) Age of R by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249411.8
2) 25 to 4435444.6
3) 45 to 6420826.2
4) 65 or older13817.4
Missing1 
TOTAL794100.0
140) State party ID (recode) (SPRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13517.3
2) Not very strong Democrat13016.6
3) Independent, closer to Democrat638.1
4) Independent7910.1
5) Independent, closer to Republican8711.1
6) Not very strong Republican11114.2
7) Strong Republican11614.8
8) Other party202.6
9) Don't know/No answer415.2
Missing13 
TOTAL782100.0
141) National party ID (recode) (NPRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13917.6
2) Not very strong Democrat12515.9
3) Independent, closer to Democrat577.2
4) Independent769.6
5) Independent, closer to Republican8610.9
6) Not very strong Republican11214.2
7) Strong Republican13717.4
8) Other party202.5
9) Don't know/No answer364.6
Missing7 
TOTAL788100.0
142) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South795100.0
TOTAL795100.0
143) County FIPS (CNTYFIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL795141.112169
144) State FIPS (STFIPS)
TOTAL%
1) 394.9
5) 222.8
12) 11814.8
13) 698.7
21) 415.2
22) 405.0
28) 283.5
37) 8811.1
40) 313.9
45) 384.8
47) 526.5
48) 15719.7
51) 729.1
TOTAL795100.0
145) State/County FIPS (ST_CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79531392.68416807
146) Census (Consolidated) Metro Statistical Area (MSACMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7766021.8983420
147) Respondent lives in Metro or Non-metro county (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
1) Metropolitan53669.1
2) Non-metropolitan24030.9
Missing19 
TOTAL776100.0
148) This weighting variable is based on the Census of population and is used to combine northern and southern data sets. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.233918190002442) 18222.9
.467836380004882) 47159.2
.701754570007324) 10613.3
.935672760009767) 334.2
1.16959095001219) 20.3
1.63742733001707) 10.1
TOTAL795100.0
149) Eat pork on New Year's (PORK)
TOTAL%
0) No34471.8
1) Yes13528.2
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
150) Eat black eyed peas (BPEAS)
TOTAL%
0) No13027.1
1) Yes34972.9
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
151) Eat greens on New Year's (GREENS)
TOTAL%
0) No40484.3
1) Yes7515.7
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
152) Eat seafood on New Year's (SEAFOOD)
TOTAL%
0) No47298.5
1) Yes71.5
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
153) Eat cabbage on New Year's (CABBAGE)
TOTAL%
0) No41386.2
1) Yes6613.8
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
154) Eat sweet potatoes on New Year's (SWPOT)
TOTAL%
0) No47599.2
1) Yes40.8
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
155) Eat cornbread on New Year's (CBREAD)
TOTAL%
0) No44492.7
1) Yes357.3
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
156) Eat rice on New Year's (RICE)
TOTAL%
0) No46797.5
1) Yes122.5
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
157) Eat other on New Year's (OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No37778.7
1) Yes10221.3
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
158) Eat pork and peas (PORKPEAS)
TOTAL%
0) No38279.7
1) Yes9720.3
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
159) Eat pork and greens (PORKGREE)
TOTAL%
0) No45795.4
1) Yes224.6
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
160) Eat pork, peas and greens (PKPECAB)
TOTAL%
0) No46096.0
1) Yes194.0
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
161) Eat peas and greens (PEAGREEN)
TOTAL%
0) No41586.6
1) Yes6413.4
Missing316 
TOTAL479100.0
162) Bourbon in mint julep? (BOURBON)
TOTAL%
0) No48986.1
1) Yes7913.9
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
163) Whiskey in mint julep? (WHISKEY)
TOTAL%
0) No55898.2
1) Yes101.8
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
164) Sugar in mint julep? (SUGAR)
TOTAL%
0) No54996.7
1) Yes193.3
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
165) Creme de mint in mint julep? (CREMEDM)
TOTAL%
0) No55798.1
1) Yes111.9
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
166) Wrong answer for ingredient (JULEPWNG)
TOTAL%
0) No49186.4
1) Yes7713.6
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
167) Don't know what's in julep (JULEPDK)
TOTAL%
0) No16729.4
1) Yes40170.6
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
168) Water or ice in julep (WATERICE)
TOTAL%
0) No53894.7
1) Yes305.3
Missing227 
TOTAL568100.0
169) Tkdna (TKDNA)
TOTAL%
0) No297100.0
Missing498 
TOTAL297100.0
170) How Clinton-Gore different: younger (YOUNGER)
TOTAL%
0) No27384.8
1) Yes4915.2
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
171) How Clinton-Gore different: moderate (MODERATC)
TOTAL%
0) No26782.9
1) Yes5517.1
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
172) How Clinton-Gore different: smarter (SMARTGC)
TOTAL%
0) No31798.4
1) Yes51.6
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
173) How Clinton-Gore different: like JFK (KENNEDY)
TOTAL%
0) No31296.9
1) Yes103.1
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
174) How Clinton-Gore different: Gore a plus (GOREPLUS)
TOTAL%
0) No30093.2
1) Yes226.8
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
175) How Clinton-Gore different: from South (SOUTHGC)
TOTAL%
0) No31999.1
1) Yes30.9
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
176) How Clinton-Gore different: other (OTHERGC)
TOTAL%
0) No14043.5
1) Yes18256.5
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
177) How Clinton-Gore different: don't know/no answer (DKNAGC)
TOTAL%
0) No29691.9
1) Yes268.1
Missing473 
TOTAL322100.0
178) Swomen (SWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Self40.7
2) Wife (or ex)162.7
3) Mother (in-law)162.7
4) Grandmother101.7
5) Other relative101.7
6) Friend254.2
7) Scarlett or Leigh335.5
8) Designing women101.7
9) Entertainers183.0
10) Other fictional TV20.3
11) Public figures (wives)7813.0
12) Authors50.8
13) Black women20.3
14) Other/Unknown203.3
15) None/No answer35358.6
Missing193 
TOTAL602100.0
179) I-AGE: Age of R by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249411.8
2) 25 to 4435444.6
3) 45 to 6420826.2
4) 65 or older13817.4
Missing1 
TOTAL794100.0
180) I-GENDER: Respondents' sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34343.5
2) Female44556.5
Missing7 
TOTAL788100.0
181) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9415.2
2) 9th to 11th grade719.0
3) High School graduate25532.2
4) Some college21527.1
5) College graduate or more21026.5
Missing3 
TOTAL792100.0
182) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White64281.7
2) Black10112.8
3) Native American/Indian70.9
4) Other364.6
Missing9 
TOTAL786100.0
183) I-PARTYID: National party ID (recode) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat26435.1
2) Independent21929.1
3) Republican24933.1
4) Other party202.7
Missing43 
TOTAL752100.0
184) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist28636.4
2) Other Protestant24030.6
3) Catholic13517.2
4) Jewish121.5
5) Other638.0
6) None496.2
Missing10 
TOTAL785100.0