Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1992

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Resp (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8197632.18177705
2) Which state am I calling? (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama546.6
2) Arkansas273.3
3) Florida11514.0
4) Georgia647.8
5) Kentucky485.9
6) Louisiana516.2
7) Mississippi263.2
8) North Carolina9711.8
9) Oklahoma344.2
10) South Carolina425.1
11) Tennessee556.7
12) Texas13015.9
13) Virginia769.3
TOTAL819100.0
3) We would like to begin by asking you some questions that tell us how people feel about the places where they live. Just tell me for each of the statements I'll read whether you tend to agree or disagree. All things considered, my community is the best one in **** to live in. (BESTCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree52564.1
2) Disagree25431.0
3) Not sure/No answer404.9
TOTAL819100.0
4) We would like to begin by asking you some questions that tell us how people feel about the places where they live. Just tell me for each of the statements I'll read whether you tend to agree or disagree. All things considered, **** is the best state in the United States to live in. (BESTSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree47758.2
2) Disagree28634.9
3) Not sure/No answer566.8
TOTAL819100.0
5) [If R answered disagree for BESTSTAT, R was asked WHSTATE] What state do you think is best? (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
0) Not asked53365.1
1) Alabama50.6
2) Alaska40.5
4) Arizona70.9
5) Arkansas10.1
6) California172.1
8) Colorado222.7
9) Connecticut30.4
12) Florida263.2
13) Georgia50.6
15) Hawaii70.9
16) Idaho30.4
17) Illinois30.4
19) Iowa10.1
21) Kentucky20.2
22) Louisiana30.4
23) Maine30.4
24) Maryland10.1
25) Massachusetts30.4
26) Michigan10.1
27) Minnesota40.5
28) Mississippi20.2
29) Missouri20.2
30) Montana20.2
31) Nebraska10.1
32) Nevada30.4
33) New Hampshire10.1
34) New Jersey20.2
35) New Mexico20.2
37) North Carolina131.6
39) Ohio20.2
40) Oklahoma10.1
41) Oregon40.5
42) Pennsylvania20.2
44) Rhode Island30.4
45) South Carolina20.2
46) South Dakota10.1
47) Tennessee91.1
48) Texas111.3
49) Utah20.2
50) Vermont10.1
51) Virginia60.7
53) Washington111.3
54) West Virginia20.2
55) Wisconsin20.2
56) Wyoming40.5
99) Don't know749.0
TOTAL819100.0
6) All things considered, the United States is the best country in the world to live in. (BESTUSA)
TOTAL%
1) Agree76293.0
2) Disagree334.0
3) Not sure/No answer242.9
TOTAL819100.0
7) [If R answered disagree for BESTUSA, R was asked BESTCOUN] What country do you think is best? (BESTCOUN)
TOTAL%
0) No Answer78796.1
1) Answer323.9
TOTAL819100.0
8) What do you think has been the most important change in the South in your lifetime? (SOUTHCH)
TOTAL%
0) No Answer50.6
1) Answer81499.4
TOTAL819100.0
9) How would you rate the present general business conditions in your area? Good, normal, or bad? (BUSICON)
TOTAL%
1) Good20525.0
2) Normal34642.2
3) Bad25831.5
4) Don't know/No answer101.2
TOTAL819100.0
10) Six months from now, do you think they will be better, same, or worse? (BUSICON6)
TOTAL%
1) Better36945.1
2) Same32739.9
3) Worse10212.5
4) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL819100.0
11) What would you say about available jobs in your area right now? Plenty, not so many, or hard to get? (JOBAVA)
TOTAL%
1) Plenty9411.5
2) Not so many31438.3
3) Hard to get38647.1
4) Don't know/No answer253.1
TOTAL819100.0
12) Six months from now, will there be more, same or fewer? (JOBAVA6)
TOTAL%
1) More29836.4
2) Same34241.8
3) Fewer15018.3
4) Don't know/No answer293.5
TOTAL819100.0
13) How would you guess your total family income to be six months from now? Higher, the same, lower? (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Higher29235.7
2) The same44954.8
3) Lower627.6
4) Don't know/No answer162.0
TOTAL819100.0
14) Lots of states are having financial problems right now. Do you think that **** is better off, worse off, or about the same as most other states? (STATEFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Better off23228.3
2) Worse off14217.3
3) About the same42852.3
4) Don't know/No answer172.1
TOTAL819100.0
15) We're talking to people all over the South and in several border states. Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71687.4
2) No9011.0
3) Don't know/No answer131.6
TOTAL819100.0
16) How about your state as a whole? Is it a Southern state, or not? (STATESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71787.5
2) No8210.0
3) Don't know/No answer202.4
TOTAL819100.0
17) Do you think the South today has a lot of qualities that make it special and different from the rest of the United States, or is the South pretty much like any other part of the U.S.? (SOUTHDIF)
TOTAL%
1) South is special56569.0
2) Like other parts of U.S.23028.1
3) No opinion/No answer242.9
TOTAL819100.0
18) Do you think that, all things considered, the South is the best region in the United States to live in, or do you think other parts of the country are as good or better? (SOUBEST)
TOTAL%
1) South is best44153.8
2) Others as good35843.7
3) No opinion/No answer202.4
TOTAL819100.0
19) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59572.6
2) No22127.0
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL819100.0
20) Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: These days, speaking with a Southern accent is often a drawback. (SOUACC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24730.2
2) Disagree48859.6
3) It depends (vol)708.5
4) No opinion/No answer141.7
TOTAL819100.0
21) Overall, what kind of effect do you think racial integration has had on the quality of life in the South? Has integration generally had a positive effect, a negative effect, or hasn't it made much difference? (INTEGRA)
TOTAL%
1) Positive effect40349.2
2) Negative effect14918.2
3) Not much difference23728.9
4) No opinion/No answer303.7
TOTAL819100.0
22) Some people say the Confederate flag reminds them of white supremacy and racial conflict. Other people say the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and pride. Do you think the flag is more a symbol of racial conflict or southern pride? (FLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Racial conflict15118.4
2) Southern pride59572.6
3) No opinion/No answer738.9
TOTAL819100.0
23) People get into the same argument about the song, "Dixie." Do you think the song "Dixie" is more a symbol of racial conflict, or of southern pride? (DIXIE)
TOTAL%
1) Racial conflict587.1
2) Southern pride67782.7
3) No opinion/No answer8410.3
TOTAL819100.0
24) Do you think opportunities for women are better in the South than in other parts of the country, worse, or about the same? (SOUFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Better566.8
2) Worse17621.5
3) About the same52864.5
4) No opinion/No answer597.2
TOTAL819100.0
25) Do you think opportunities for minorities are better in the South than in other parts of the country, worse, or about the same? (SOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Better14717.9
2) Worse17321.1
3) About the same46356.5
4) No opinion/No answer364.4
TOTAL819100.0
26) 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 integration45855.9
2) Strict segregation303.7
3) Something in-between29936.5
4) No answer/Not sure323.9
TOTAL819100.0
27) 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 interest32539.7
2) Some interest32539.7
3) Not much interest at all14517.7
4) Don't know/No answer242.9
TOTAL819100.0
28) Cooking (COOKING)
TOTAL%
1) Answer819100.0
TOTAL819100.0
29) Do you like the Southern accent? (ACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, do like Southern accent67282.1
2) No, don't like Southern accent8610.5
3) Don't know/No answer617.4
TOTAL819100.0
30) Generally speaking, would you say that Southern women are prettier than those from other sections of the country, or not? (WOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Southern women are prettier31037.9
2) No, Southern women are not prettier47658.1
3) Don't know/No answer334.0
TOTAL819100.0
31) Do you know if any of your family fought in the War between the States? (CIVILWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, did fight27533.6
2) No, did not fight23428.6
3) Don't know/No answer31037.9
TOTAL819100.0
32) On which side did they fight - for the Confederacy, for the Union, or did members of your family fight on both sides? (CIVFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Confederacy14452.4
2) Union3713.5
3) Both sides6021.8
4) Don't know/No answer3412.4
Missing544 
TOTAL275100.0
33) 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. How about you? 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 Southerners38346.8
2) No closer than to others39948.7
3) Feel closer non-Southerners283.4
4) Don't know, can't say/No answer91.1
TOTAL819100.0
34) Do you agree or disagree that: People who move to the South from the North never really become Southerners. (MOVENS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree40849.8
2) Disagree34442.0
3) Not sure678.2
TOTAL819100.0
35) [If R answered agree for MOVENS, R was asked AGGMOVE] Would you say you strongly agree, agree or slightly agree? (AGGMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16941.4
2) Agree12931.6
3) Slightly agree11027.0
Missing411 
TOTAL408100.0
36) [If R answered disagree for MOVENS, R was asked DAGGMOVE] Would you say you strongly disagree, disagree or slightly disagree? (DAGGMOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree8424.4
2) Disagree13338.7
3) Slightly disagree12736.9
Missing475 
TOTAL344100.0
37) Do you agree or disagree that: The South would be a lot better off if it had won the War Between the States? (SOUTHWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree13316.2
2) Disagree53765.6
3) Not sure14918.2
TOTAL819100.0
38) [If R answered agree for SOUTHWIN, R was asked AGGWIN] Would you say you strongly agree, agree or slightly agree? (AGGWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5037.6
2) Agree4231.6
3) Slightly agree4130.8
Missing686 
TOTAL133100.0
39) [If R answered disagree for SOUTHWIN, R was asked DAGGWIN] Would you say you strongly disagree, disagree or slightly disagree? (DAGGWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30957.5
2) Disagree14627.2
3) Slightly disagree8215.3
Missing282 
TOTAL537100.0
40) 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) Agree688.3
2) Disagree70686.2
3) Not sure455.5
TOTAL819100.0
41) [If R answered agree for INDEPSOU, R was asked AGGINDEP] Would you say you strongly agree, agree or slightly agree? (AGGINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree2638.2
2) Agree1826.5
3) Slightly agree2435.3
Missing751 
TOTAL68100.0
42) [If R answered disagree for INDEPSOU, R was asked DAGINDEP] Would you say that you strongly disagree, disagree or slightly disagree? (DAGINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree51472.8
2) Disagree15221.5
3) Slightly disagree405.7
Missing113 
TOTAL706100.0
43) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Courteous. (COURTESY)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners64178.3
2) Northerners354.3
3) No difference12214.9
4) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL819100.0
44) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Religious. (RELIGSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners62175.8
2) Northerners192.3
3) No difference14918.2
4) Don't know/No answer303.7
TOTAL819100.0
45) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Industrious (hard-working). (INDUSTRI)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners25531.1
2) Northerners27133.1
3) No difference26232.0
4) Don't know/No answer313.8
TOTAL819100.0
46) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Aggressive (go-getter/pushy). (AGGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners13116.0
2) Northerners50161.2
3) No difference15919.4
4) Don't know/No answer283.4
TOTAL819100.0
47) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Patriotic (love of one's country). (PATRIOT)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners42752.1
2) Northerners668.1
3) No difference29035.4
4) Don't know/No answer364.4
TOTAL819100.0
48) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Sophisticated. (SOPHISTI)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners10612.9
2) Northerners46456.7
3) No difference21426.1
4) Don't know/No answer354.3
TOTAL819100.0
49) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Slow. (SLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners52263.7
2) Northerners647.8
3) No difference17721.6
4) Don't know/No answer566.8
TOTAL819100.0
50) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Materialistic. (MATERIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners11013.4
2) Northerners43953.6
3) No difference22727.7
4) Don't know/No answer435.3
TOTAL819100.0
51) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Generous. (GENEROUS)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners55667.9
2) Northerners496.0
3) No difference18322.3
4) Don't know/No answer313.8
TOTAL819100.0
52) Now I'm going to read to you some words that people use to describe other people. I'm going to ask you whether each word applies more to Northerners or to Southerners: Loyal to family. (LOYAL)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners50561.7
2) Northerners404.9
3) No difference24029.3
4) Don't know/No answer344.2
TOTAL819100.0
53) 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 lot34241.8
2) Some20525.0
3) Only a little16420.0
4) Almost none9511.6
5) Don't know131.6
TOTAL819100.0
54) Finally, here are some questions to help us tabulate the results. In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8191946.87417
55) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? [If not, ask:] How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years526.3
2) 6 to 10 years526.3
3) More than 10 years21626.4
4) All my life49660.6
5) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL819100.0
56) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama506.1
2) Alaska10.1
4) Arizona30.4
5) Arkansas212.6
6) California81.0
8) Colorado20.2
9) Connecticut30.4
11) D.C.40.5
12) Florida485.9
13) Georgia516.2
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois202.4
18) Indiana91.1
19) Iowa40.5
20) Kansas30.4
21) Kentucky415.0
22) Louisiana465.6
23) Maine10.1
24) Maryland20.2
25) Massachusetts50.6
26) Michigan121.5
27) Minnesota20.2
28) Mississippi232.8
29) Missouri30.4
30) Montana30.4
32) Nevada10.1
33) New Hampshire10.1
34) New Jersey131.6
35) New Mexico30.4
36) New York283.4
37) North Carolina769.3
39) Ohio141.7
40) Oklahoma293.5
41) Oregon10.1
42) Pennsylvania121.5
44) Rhode Island10.1
45) South Carolina354.3
46) South Dakota20.2
47) Tennessee465.6
48) Texas10112.3
49) Utah10.1
50) Vermont20.2
51) Virginia506.1
53) Washington20.2
54) West Virginia91.1
55) Wisconsin70.9
99) Don't know182.2
Missing1 
TOTAL818100.0
57) In what county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL819130.37156
58) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City22627.6
2) Suburbs17821.7
3) Town22527.5
4) Rural18622.7
5) Refused/Not sure40.5
TOTAL819100.0
59) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st grade or less30.4
2) 2nd grade10.1
4) 4th grade30.4
6) 6th grade50.6
7) 7th grade81.0
8) 8th grade121.5
9) 9th grade70.9
10) 10th grade242.9
11) 11th grade323.9
12) 12th grade21426.1
13) 1st year coll668.1
14) 2nd year11614.2
15) 3rd year566.8
16) 4th year13516.5
17) 5th year455.5
18) 6th year496.0
19) 7th year212.6
20) 8th year121.5
21) 9 or more91.1
22) No answer10.1
TOTAL819100.0
60) 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? (STPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican22928.0
2) Democrat29135.5
3) Independent23528.7
4) Other273.3
5) Don't know/No answer374.5
TOTAL819100.0
61) [If R answered Democrat for STPARTY, R was asked STRDEMS] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong democrat12342.3
2) Not very strong democrat16055.0
3) Don't know/No answer82.7
Missing528 
TOTAL291100.0
62) [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 republican10847.2
2) Not very strong republican11952.0
3) Don't know/No answer20.9
Missing590 
TOTAL229100.0
63) [If R answered Independent for STPARTY, 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 Party9540.4
2) Closer to Democratic Party7632.3
3) Don't know/No answer6427.2
Missing584 
TOTAL235100.0
64) 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) Republican26432.2
2) Democrat28034.2
3) Independent21726.5
4) Other232.8
5) Don't know/No answer354.3
TOTAL819100.0
65) [If R answered Democrat for NATPARTY, R was asked STRDEMN] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong democrat12544.6
2) Not very strong democrat15254.3
3) Don't know/No answer31.1
Missing539 
TOTAL280100.0
66) [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 republican12346.6
2) Not very strong republican13751.9
3) Don't know/No answer41.5
Missing555 
TOTAL264100.0
67) [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 Party7936.4
2) Closer to Democratic Party6931.8
3) Don't know/No answer6931.8
Missing602 
TOTAL217100.0
68) Right now do you think you'll be voting for the Democratic candidate in the November Presidential election, or for the Republican candidate? (VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) For Democratic candidate22827.8
2) For Republican candidate31238.1
3) Other (vol)394.8
4) It depends on who the candidates are (vol)10112.3
5) Don't know/No answer13917.0
TOTAL819100.0
69) 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) Liberal12715.5
2) Moderate (middle of the road)31638.6
3) Conservative29836.4
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)364.4
5) Don't know263.2
6) No answer151.8
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms10.1
TOTAL819100.0
70) [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 liberal4837.8
2) Not very strong liberal7861.4
3) Don't know10.8
Missing692 
TOTAL127100.0
71) [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 conservative15451.7
2) Not very strong conservative13846.3
3) Don't know51.7
4) No answer10.3
Missing521 
TOTAL298100.0
72) [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 liberal11135.1
2) Neither - R refuses to choose247.6
3) More conservative17254.4
4) Don't know92.8
Missing503 
TOTAL316100.0
73) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13316.2
2) Once a week29836.4
3) 2-3 times a month11714.3
4) Several times a year16620.3
5) Never10212.5
6) Refused30.4
TOTAL819100.0
74) What is your religious affiliation? [If Protestant, ask:] What denomination? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist31938.9
2) Methodist819.9
3) Lutheran283.4
4) Presbyterian394.8
5) Episcopalian283.4
6) Other Protestant637.7
7) Catholic12815.6
8) Jewish91.1
9) Other789.5
10) None415.0
11) Don't know/No Answer50.6
TOTAL819100.0
75) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married50261.3
2) Divorced9311.4
3) Separated141.7
4) Widowed708.5
5) Single13917.0
6) No answer10.1
TOTAL819100.0
76) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time47958.5
2) Working part time597.2
3) Going to school354.3
4) Keeping house627.6
5) Retired15018.3
6) Unemployed212.6
7) Or what?131.6
TOTAL819100.0
77) 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 10,000718.7
2) 10,000 to 19,99914117.2
3) 20,000 to 29,99916720.4
4) 30,000 to 39,99913616.6
5) 40,000 to 49,999769.3
6) 50,000 to 59,999556.7
7) More than 60,00012915.8
8) No answer445.4
TOTAL819100.0
78) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White68783.9
2) Black9511.6
3) Native American/Indian50.6
4) Other263.2
5) No Answer60.7
TOTAL819100.0
79) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic344.2
2) Not Hispanic78195.4
3) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL819100.0
80) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 44254.0
1) 15518.9
2) 15118.4
3) 465.6
4) 212.6
11) 10.1
12) 30.4
TOTAL819100.0
81) Let's see, including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 18422.5
2) 48859.6
3) 9711.8
4) 364.4
5) 81.0
9) 10.1
11) 10.1
12) 40.5
TOTAL819100.0
82) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male39648.4
2) Female42351.6
TOTAL819100.0
83) Interviewer's number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 12915.8
2) 8310.1
3) 15719.2
4) 14117.2
6) 577.0
7) 17421.2
10) 344.2
11) 445.4
TOTAL819100.0
84) Date of interview (INTDATE)
TOTAL%
1) 819100.0
TOTAL819100.0
85) Time of interview (INTTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL819769.915123
86) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
5) 10.1
9) 60.7
10) 313.8
11) 8910.9
12) 12515.3
13) 12315.0
14) 12415.1
15) 8410.3
16) 496.0
17) 445.4
18) 303.7
19) 242.9
20) 162.0
21) 111.3
22) 172.1
23) 60.7
24) 70.9
25) 20.2
26) 20.2
27) 40.5
28) 10.1
29) 20.2
30) 30.4
31) 10.1
32) 70.9
33) 20.2
36) 30.4
37) 10.1
46) 20.2
50) 10.1
59) 10.1
TOTAL819100.0
87) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL81744.98917
88) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24738.9
2) 25 to 4438246.8
3) 45 to 6422928.0
4) 65 or older13316.3
Missing2 
TOTAL817100.0
89) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9323.9
2) 9th to 11th grade637.7
3) High school graduate21426.2
4) Some college23829.1
5) College graduate or more27133.1
Missing1 
TOTAL818100.0
90) Weight variable computed as: People/2.03 (WTVAR)
TOTAL%
.492610837438424) 18422.5
.5) 20.2
.985221674876848) 48859.6
1) 20.2
1.47783251231525) 9711.8
1.9704433497537) 364.4
2.46305418719209) 81.0
4.43349753694579) 10.1
5.41871921182264) 10.1
TOTAL819100.0
91) Liberal-Conservative total (RC) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal486.0
2) Not very strong liberal789.7
3) Moderate-liberal11113.8
4) Moderate243.0
5) Moderate-conservative17221.4
6) Not very strong conservative15419.2
7) Strong conservative13817.2
8) No preference364.5
9) Don't know/No answer425.2
Missing16 
TOTAL803100.0
92) State party ID (recode) (SPRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat12315.2
2) Not very strong Democrat16019.8
3) Independent, closer to Democrat769.4
4) Independent647.9
5) Independent, closer to Republican9511.7
6) Not very strong Republican11914.7
7) Strong Republican10813.3
8) Other party273.3
9) Don't know/No answer374.6
Missing10 
TOTAL809100.0
93) National party ID (recode) (NPRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat12515.4
2) Not very strong Democrat15218.7
3) Independent, closer to Democrat698.5
4) Independent698.5
5) Independent, closer to Republican799.7
6) Not very strong Republican13716.9
7) Strong Republican12315.1
8) Other party232.8
9) Don't know/No answer354.3
Missing7 
TOTAL812100.0
94) Yanks don't become Southerners (recode) (MOVSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16920.6
2) Agree12915.8
3) Slightly agree11013.4
4) Not sure678.2
5) Slightly disagree12715.5
6) Disagree13316.2
7) Strongly disagree8410.3
TOTAL819100.0
95) South better off won Civil War (recode) (WINCIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree506.1
2) Agree425.1
3) Slightly agree415.0
4) Not sure14918.2
5) Slightly disagree8210.0
6) Disagree14617.8
7) Strongly disagree30937.7
TOTAL819100.0
96) South better off independent (recode) (INDEPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree263.2
2) Agree182.2
3) Slightly agree242.9
4) Not sure455.5
5) Slightly disagree404.9
6) Disagree15218.6
7) Strongly disagree51462.8
TOTAL819100.0
97) R live in metro/non-metro area (METRO)
TOTAL%
1) Metropolitan50761.9
2) Non-metropolitan31238.1
TOTAL819100.0
98) Called state deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South23728.9
2) Peripheral South58271.1
TOTAL819100.0
99) Residence at age 16: South/Non-South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South61775.3
2) Non-South20224.7
TOTAL819100.0
100) Recode of open-ended question 6: best country (ANS6)
TOTAL%
1) Canada26.1
2) Australia39.1
3) Germany39.1
4) New Zealand13.0
5) Japan39.1
6) Sweden26.1
7) Other618.2
8) Don't know1339.4
Missing786 
TOTAL33100.0
101) Recode of open-ended question 7: change South (ANS7)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know23729.2
1) Racial questions29035.7
2) Economic growth10813.3
3) Crime, drugs101.2
4) Liberalization30.4
5) Influx of northerners354.3
6) Environment91.1
7) Other8911.0
8) Education232.8
9) Women81.0
Missing7 
TOTAL812100.0
102) Recode of open-ended question 27: South cooking (ANS27)
TOTAL%
1) Like it62676.7
2) Like it, but not good for you354.3
3) Okay, no different597.2
4) Not good for you334.0
5) Don't like it293.6
6) Other182.2
7) Don't know162.0
Missing3 
TOTAL816100.0
103) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24738.9
2) 25 to 4438246.8
3) 45 to 6422928.0
4) 65 or older13316.3
Missing2 
TOTAL817100.0
104) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male39648.4
2) Female42351.6
TOTAL819100.0
105) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9323.9
2) 9th to 11th grade637.7
3) High school graduate21426.2
4) Some college23829.1
5) College graduate or more27133.1
Missing1 
TOTAL818100.0
106) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [If Protestant, ask:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist31939.2
2) Other Protestant23929.4
3) Catholic12815.7
4) Jewish91.1
5) Other789.6
6) None415.0
Missing5 
TOTAL814100.0
107) 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 week13316.3
2) Once a week29836.5
3) 2-3 times a month11714.3
4) Several times a year16620.3
5) Never10212.5
Missing3 
TOTAL816100.0
108) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White68784.5
2) Black9511.7
3) Native American/Indian50.6
4) Other263.2
Missing6 
TOTAL813100.0
109) I-PARTYID: National party ID (recode) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat27735.6
2) Independent21727.9
3) Republican26033.5
4) Other party233.0
Missing42 
TOTAL777100.0