Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8921648.516991
2) Year born (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8851950.10216
3) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80391.4
2) No677.6
3) Don't know/No answer91.0
Missing13 
TOTAL879100.0
4) How about your state as a whole? Is it a Southern state, or not? (STATSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75694.1
2) No405.0
3) Don't know/No answer70.9
Missing89 
TOTAL803100.0
5) 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 years587.2
2) 6 to 10 years445.5
3) More than 10 years18422.9
4) All my life51664.3
5) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing89 
TOTAL803100.0
6) [If R answered all my life, R was asked TRAVOUT] Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43985.1
2) No7714.9
Missing376 
TOTAL516100.0
7) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama515.7
2) Alaska20.2
4) Arizona40.4
5) Arkansas252.8
6) California151.7
8) Colorado40.4
9) Connecticut60.7
12) Florida627.0
13) Georgia718.0
15) Hawaii10.1
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois151.7
18) Indiana70.8
19) Iowa91.0
20) Kansas80.9
21) Kentucky444.9
22) Louisiana485.4
23) Maine10.1
24) Maryland70.8
25) Massachusetts30.3
26) Michigan171.9
27) Minnesota30.3
28) Mississippi333.7
29) Missouri50.6
30) Montana10.1
31) Nebraska30.3
33) New Hampshire10.1
34) New Jersey70.8
35) New Mexico30.3
36) New York333.7
37) North Carolina829.2
38) North Dakota20.2
39) Ohio141.6
40) Oklahoma232.6
41) Oregon20.2
42) Pennsylvania141.6
45) South Carolina303.4
47) Tennessee374.2
48) Texas11813.3
50) Vermont10.1
51) Virginia465.2
54) West Virginia60.7
55) Wisconsin40.4
56) Wyoming10.1
77) Foreign country131.5
99) Don't know60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL889100.0
8) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62971.6
2) No23126.3
3) Don't know/No answer192.2
Missing13 
TOTAL879100.0
9) Are you proud of your Southernness? (PROUDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60095.4
2) No142.2
3) Don't know/No answer152.4
Missing263 
TOTAL629100.0
10) Do you think the South today has a lot of qualities that make it different from the rest of the United States, or is the South pretty much like any other part of the U.S.? (SOUDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) South is special56062.9
2) Like other parts of U.S.28532.0
3) Don't know/No answer455.1
Missing2 
TOTAL890100.0
11) Do you think on the whole the South is better than the rest of the United States, worse than the rest, or just different? (SOUBETT)
TOTAL%
1) Better18533.0
2) Worse234.1
3) Just different33259.3
4) Don't know/No answer203.6
Missing332 
TOTAL560100.0
12) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City29533.1
2) Suburbs15517.4
3) Town24227.1
4) Rural19922.3
5) Refused/not sure10.1
TOTAL892100.0
13) Do you live within a half-hour drive of any of your close relatives? (LIVEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61468.8
2) No27831.2
TOTAL892100.0
14) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) 2nd grade10.1
3) 3rd grade30.3
4) 4th grade20.2
6) 6th grade30.3
7) 7th grade40.4
8) 8th grade131.5
9) 9th grade202.2
10) 10th grade192.1
11) 11th grade313.5
12) 12th grade (high school)24827.8
13) 1st year college or tech. school869.6
14) 2nd year12313.8
15) 3rd year414.6
16) 4th year (college grad)16818.8
17) 5th year404.5
18) 6th year455.0
19) 7th year161.8
20) 8th year (PhD)161.8
21) 9 or more121.3
22) No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
15) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13214.8
2) Once a week25028.0
3) 2-3 times a month14516.3
4) Several times a year21724.3
5) Never14215.9
6) Refused60.7
TOTAL892100.0
16) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33537.6
2) Methodist11112.4
3) Lutheran192.1
4) Presbyterian353.9
5) Episcopalian192.1
6) Church of Christ303.4
7) Other Protestant546.1
8) Catholic14316.0
9) Jewish131.5
10) Other616.8
11) None576.4
12) Don't know/No answer151.7
TOTAL892100.0
17) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married51657.8
2) Divorced10511.8
3) Separated293.3
4) Widowed707.8
5) Single17019.1
6) No answer20.2
TOTAL892100.0
18) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65373.2
2) No23826.7
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
19) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time55161.8
2) Working part time606.7
3) Going to school525.8
4) Keeping house667.4
5) Retired13114.7
6) Unemployed232.6
7) Or what?91.0
TOTAL892100.0
20) What about your husband/wife—last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time34566.9
2) Working part time295.6
3) Going to school61.2
4) Keeping house5610.9
5) Retired6412.4
6) Unemployed81.6
7) Or what?61.2
8) No answer20.4
Missing376 
TOTAL516100.0
21) I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10,000525.8
2) 10,000 to 19,99913415.0
3) 20,000 to 29,99914616.4
4) 30,000 to 39,99913615.2
5) 40,000 to 49,9999410.5
6) 50,000 to 59,999829.2
7) More than 60,00014215.9
8) No answer10611.9
TOTAL892100.0
22) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White73282.1
2) Black/African-American10712.0
3) Native American/Indian70.8
4) Other374.1
5) No answer91.0
TOTAL892100.0
23) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic535.9
2) No, Not Hispanic82892.8
3) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL892100.0
24) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 49255.2
1) 17419.5
2) 13915.6
3) 606.7
4) 182.0
5) 40.4
6) 30.3
12) 20.2
TOTAL892100.0
25) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 62870.4
1) 14916.7
2) 869.6
3) 222.5
4) 50.6
5) 10.1
12) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
26) Number of people older than 18 in household (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 21824.5
2) 49755.8
3) 13214.8
4) 343.8
5) 60.7
6) 10.1
7) 10.1
11) 10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL890100.0
27) Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican31735.5
2) Democrat26729.9
3) Independent23226.0
4) Other party262.9
5) Don't know/No answer505.6
TOTAL892100.0
28) [If R answered Democrat, R was asked STRDEM] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13249.4
2) Not very strong Democrat12948.3
3) Don't know/No answer62.2
Missing625 
TOTAL267100.0
29) [If R answered Republican, R was asked STRREP] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican16451.7
2) Not very strong Republican13642.9
3) Don't know/No answer175.4
Missing575 
TOTAL317100.0
30) [If R answered Independent, R was asked INDEP] Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to Republican party8436.2
2) Closer to Democratic party9038.8
3) Don't know/No answer5825.0
Missing660 
TOTAL232100.0
31) As a citizen, what comes to mind first - your rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, or your obligations, such as obeying the law and paying taxes? (CITIZEN)
TOTAL%
1) Rights44549.9
2) Obligations32436.3
3) Both equal (vol)10011.2
4) Don't know/No answer232.6
TOTAL892100.0
32) 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) Liberal17319.4
2) Moderate (middle of the road)24827.8
3) Conservative37942.5
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)313.5
5) Don't know364.0
6) No answer222.5
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms30.3
TOTAL892100.0
33) [If R answered liberal, R was asked STRLIB] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal7945.7
2) Not very strong liberal9253.2
3) Don't know10.6
4) No answer10.6
Missing719 
TOTAL173100.0
34) [If R answered conservative, R was asked STRCON] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative21155.7
2) Not very strong conservative15340.4
3) Don't know143.7
4) No answer10.3
Missing513 
TOTAL379100.0
35) [If R answered moderate, R was asked MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal9036.3
2) Neither197.7
3) More conservative12952.0
4) Don't know93.6
5) No answer10.4
Missing644 
TOTAL248100.0
36) 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 direction8018.0
2) Off on wrong track32873.9
4) Don't know/No answer368.1
Missing448 
TOTAL444100.0
37) Do you feel that things in your part of the country are generally going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTRG)
TOTAL%
1) Going in right direction11124.8
2) Off on wrong track30467.9
3) Not sure/Refused337.4
Missing444 
TOTAL448100.0
38) In your opinion, are Bill Clinton and Al Gore different from other Democrats or are they typical Democrats? (DEMTYP93)
TOTAL%
1) Different32236.1
2) Typical46051.6
3) Don't know/No answer11012.3
TOTAL892100.0
39) People have different opinions about the amount of influence that various groups have in American life and politics. Do you think that women have far too much influence, too much influence, about the right amount of influence, too little influence, or do they have far too little influence? (INFLUWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Far too much influence121.3
2) Too much616.8
3) About right33037.0
4) Too little32736.7
5) Far too little11112.4
6) Don't know/No answer515.7
TOTAL892100.0
40) How about job opportunities for women - do you think they are, in general, better or worse than job opportunities for men with similar education and experience? (WJOBOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Much better for women40.4
2) Better for women10611.9
3) No difference16918.9
4) Worse for women53660.1
5) Much worse for women313.5
6) Don't know/No answer465.2
TOTAL892100.0
41) Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal under any circumstances24627.6
2) Legal only under certain circumstances44449.8
3) Illegal in all circumstances16818.8
4) Don't know/No answer343.8
TOTAL892100.0
42) The word "environment" is used to describe the world around us - the land, the sea, the air, the rivers and lakes, and the climate. Do you feel that the environment where you live has become better or worse in the last 10 years, or has stayed about the same? (ENVIRCHG)
TOTAL%
1) Better10812.1
2) Worse43248.4
3) About the same32936.9
4) Don't know/No answer232.6
TOTAL892100.0
43) Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of these statements comes closer to your own point of view? 1. Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Or, 2. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Protect environment given priority57564.5
2) Econ growth given priority19722.1
3) No opinion/Can't decide (vol)849.4
4) Don't know/No answer364.0
TOTAL892100.0
44) Now, thinking about religion, how important would you say religion is in your own life—very important, fairly important, or not very important? (IMPRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important58265.2
2) Fairly important20923.4
3) Not very important9610.8
4) Don't know/No answer50.6
TOTAL892100.0
45) Here are some questions to find out how people feel about the South and Southerners. In general, do you think Southerners are more courteous or less courteous than people in other areas of the country? (COURTEOU)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more71279.8
2) Southerners less576.4
3) About the same (vol)718.0
4) Don't know/No answer525.8
TOTAL892100.0
46) In general, do you think Southerners are more religious or less religious than people in other areas of the country? (RELIGIOU)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more64071.7
2) Southerners less586.5
3) About the same (vol)11813.2
4) Don't know/No answer768.5
TOTAL892100.0
47) In general, do you think Southerners are more hard-working or less hard-working than people in other areas of the country? (HARDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more40645.5
2) Southerners less14516.3
3) About the same (vol)22725.4
4) Don't know/No answer11412.8
TOTAL892100.0
48) In general, do you think Southerners are more pushy or less pushy than people in other areas of the country? (PUSHY)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more12814.3
2) Southerners less60167.4
3) About the same (vol)8910.0
4) Don't know/No answer748.3
TOTAL892100.0
49) In general, do you think Southerners are more patriotic or less patriotic than people in other areas of the country? (PATRIOTI)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more54260.8
2) Southerners less748.3
3) About the same (vol)17219.3
4) Don't know/No answer10411.7
TOTAL892100.0
50) In general, do you think Southerners are more loyal to family or less loyal to family than people in other areas of the country? (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more60267.5
2) Southerners less455.0
3) About the same (vol)15217.0
4) Don't know/No answer9310.4
TOTAL892100.0
51) In general, do you think Southerners are more conservative or less conservative than people in other areas of the country? (CONSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more62269.7
2) Southerners less13515.1
3) About the same (vol)596.6
4) Don't know/No answer768.5
TOTAL892100.0
52) In general, do you think Southerners are more violent or less violent than people in other areas of the country? (VIOLENT)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more15217.0
2) Southerners less42747.9
3) About the same (vol)21924.6
4) Don't know/No answer9410.5
TOTAL892100.0
53) In general, do you think Southerners are more concerned about the environment or less concerned about the environment than people in other areas of the country? (CONCENVI)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more38843.5
2) Southerners less23326.1
3) About the same (vol)15217.0
4) Don't know/No answer11913.3
TOTAL892100.0
54) In general, do you think Southerners are more contented with life or less contented with life than people in other areas of the country? (CONTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more59967.2
2) Southerners less819.1
3) About the same (vol)11212.6
4) Don't know/No answer10011.2
TOTAL892100.0
55) In general, do you think Southerners are more intelligent or less intelligent than people in other areas of the country? (INTELLIG)
TOTAL%
1) Southerners more18220.4
2) Southerners less17319.4
3) About the same (vol)38943.6
4) Don't know/No answer14816.6
TOTAL892100.0
56) Is your mother still living? (MOMLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61869.3
2) No27130.4
3) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
57) How long has it been since you spoke with her in person or over the telephone? (MOMSPOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last week53786.9
2) Longer than a week but less than a month467.4
3) 1-3 months162.6
4) 4-6 months50.8
5) 7-9 months10.2
6) 10-12 months10.2
7) More than a year121.9
Missing274 
TOTAL618100.0
58) Do you have any living brothers or sisters? (LIVESIB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80289.9
2) No9010.1
TOTAL892100.0
59) How long has it been since you spoke with one of them in person or over the telephone? (SIBSPOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last week59774.4
2) Longer than a week but less than a month9311.6
3) 1-3 months729.0
4) 4-6 months202.5
5) 7-9 months20.2
6) 10-12 months60.7
7) More than a year81.0
8) Don't know/No answer40.5
Missing90 
TOTAL802100.0
60) Is your mother-in-law living? (MILLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35468.6
2) No16131.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing376 
TOTAL516100.0
61) How long has it been since you spoke with her in person or over the telephone? (MILSPOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last week24569.2
2) Longer than a week but less than a month6016.9
3) 1-3 months277.6
4) 4-6 months82.3
5) 7-9 months10.3
6) 10-12 months41.1
7) More than a year72.0
8) Don't know/No answer20.6
Missing538 
TOTAL354100.0
62) Do you have any adult children who don't live with you? (ADULTKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33851.8
2) No31548.2
Missing239 
TOTAL653100.0
63) How long has it been since you spoke with one of them in person or over the telephone? (KIDSPOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last week30991.4
2) Longer than a week but less than a month205.9
3) 1-3 months51.5
7) More than a year41.2
Missing554 
TOTAL338100.0
64) Here are some questions about growing up: When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you learn to appreciate nature? (APNATURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important43949.2
2) Somewhat important25028.0
3) Not very important13415.0
4) Not at all important546.1
5) Don't know/No answer151.7
TOTAL892100.0
65) When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you learn good manners? (MANNERS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important80289.9
2) Somewhat important697.7
3) Not very important101.1
4) Not at all important70.8
5) Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL892100.0
66) When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you be a good student? (STUDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important71279.8
2) Somewhat important13815.5
3) Not very important262.9
4) Not at all important111.2
5) Don't know/No answer50.6
TOTAL892100.0
67) When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you be a good athlete? (ATHLETE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important889.9
2) Somewhat important15917.8
3) Not very important38543.2
4) Not at all important25028.0
5) Don't know/No answer101.1
TOTAL892100.0
68) When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you be popular with your friends? (POPULAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important11512.9
2) Somewhat important19622.0
3) Not very important36340.7
4) Not at all important19021.3
5) Don't know/No answer283.1
TOTAL892100.0
69) When you were growing up, how important was it to your parents that you be patriotic? (PATRIOT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important44549.9
2) Somewhat important22024.7
3) Not very important14115.8
4) Not at all important606.7
5) Don't know/No answer262.9
TOTAL892100.0
70) And what about you... How important is it to you that children learn to appreciate nature? (CHNATURE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important73982.8
2) Somewhat important13214.8
3) Not very important151.7
4) Not at all important30.3
5) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
71) How important is it to you that children learn good manners? (CHMANNER)
TOTAL%
1) Very important83393.4
2) Somewhat important556.2
3) Not very important20.2
4) Not at all important20.2
TOTAL892100.0
72) How important is it to you that children be good students? (CHSTUDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important82292.2
2) Somewhat important697.7
3) Not very important10.1
TOTAL892100.0
73) How important is it to you that children be good athletes? (CHATHLET)
TOTAL%
1) Very important17519.6
2) Somewhat important28131.5
3) Not very important32936.9
4) Not at all important9610.8
5) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL892100.0
74) How important is it to you that children be popular with their friends? (CHPOPULA)
TOTAL%
1) Very important16918.9
2) Somewhat important33637.7
3) Not very important26429.6
4) Not at all important11312.7
5) Don't know/No answer101.1
TOTAL892100.0
75) How important is it to you that children be patriotic? (CHPATRI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important58865.9
2) Somewhat important22725.4
3) Not very important485.4
4) Not at all important192.1
5) Don't know/No answer101.1
TOTAL892100.0
76) When you were growing up how many brothers did you have? (BRONUM)
TOTAL%
0) 24026.9
1) 27831.2
2) 18520.7
3) 9110.2
4) 556.2
5) 202.2
6) 91.0
7) 70.8
8) 30.3
9) 20.2
12) 20.2
TOTAL892100.0
77) When you were growing up how many sisters did you have? (SISNUM)
TOTAL%
0) 23326.1
1) 30734.4
2) 16718.7
3) 859.5
4) 465.2
5) 242.7
6) 171.9
7) 50.6
8) 40.4
9) 20.2
10) 10.1
11) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
78) When you were growing up, did your parents ever spank you for misbehaving? (SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77887.2
2) No10712.0
3) Don't know/No answer70.8
TOTAL892100.0
79) When you were growing up, did your parents ever learn about your misbehavior from another member of the community? (COMMUNIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44449.8
2) No41046.0
3) Don't know/No answer384.3
TOTAL892100.0
80) When you were growing up, did your family usually have a vegetable garden? (VEGGARDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61568.9
2) No27330.6
3) Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL892100.0
81) When you were growing up, did your family usually have a flower garden? (FLOGARDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64171.9
2) No24827.8
3) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
82) When you were growing up, did you ever go hunting with a parent or other adult relative? (GHHUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37041.5
2) No52058.3
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL892100.0
83) When you were growing up, did you ever go fishing with a parent or other adult relative? (GUFISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71480.0
2) No17419.5
3) Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL892100.0
84) When you were growing up, was your father "handy" at fixing things? (HANDYDAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67775.9
2) No17719.8
3) Don't know/No answer384.3
TOTAL892100.0
85) We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. So far as you and your family are concerned, would you say that you are pretty well satisfied with your present financial situation, more or less satisfied, or not satisfied at all? (FINSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty well satisfied34839.0
2) More or less satisfied36040.4
3) Not satisfied at all17519.6
4) Don't know/No answer91.0
TOTAL892100.0
86) Do you agree or disagree that you would enjoy having a job even if you didn't need the money? (MONEYJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Agree69077.4
2) Disagree18420.6
3) Don't know/No answer182.0
TOTAL892100.0
87) Do you know the names of most of the trees that grow near your house? (TREES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65773.7
2) No22925.7
3) Don't know/No answer60.7
TOTAL892100.0
88) Do you have a bird feeder in your yard? (FEEDBIRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37141.6
2) No52058.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
89) Do you recycle newspapers, aluminum, plastic or glass? (RECYCLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65673.5
2) No23526.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
90) Do you have a compost pile? (COMPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19622.0
2) No67675.8
3) Don't know/No answer202.2
TOTAL892100.0
91) Do you have a vegetable garden? (HAVEVEG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25929.0
2) No63371.0
TOTAL892100.0
92) Do you have a flower garden? (HAVEFLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56162.9
2) No33137.1
TOTAL892100.0
93) Do you regularly engage in some kind of outdoor activity? (OUTACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69477.8
2) No19822.2
TOTAL892100.0
94) Besides the outdoor activities you mentioned, what other kind of outdoor activities do you participate in? (WHATOPN)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given162100.0
Missing730 
TOTAL162100.0
95) Have you been on a picnic within the last year? (PICNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58865.9
2) No30233.9
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL892100.0
96) Have you ever attended a beauty pageant? (PAGEANT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32536.4
2) No56463.2
3) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
97) Have you ever attended a stock car race? (STOCKCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43248.4
2) No45951.5
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
98) Do you or any other household members have any pets in your home, such as dogs, cats, or birds? (PETS)
TOTAL%
1) No pets32136.0
2) Yes, have pets57164.0
TOTAL892100.0
99) Besides dogs, cats or birds, what other kind of animals have you had as pets? (PETOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Answer given83100.0
Missing809 
TOTAL83100.0
100) Now we'd like to ask you to make some choices between various activities. Here's the first one: If you could take a vacation at the beach or in the mountains, which would you choose to do? (WHVACAT)
TOTAL%
1) Beach36741.1
2) Mountains49054.9
3) Neither (vol)131.5
4) Don't know/No answer222.5
TOTAL892100.0
101) If you could go shopping at a mall or go for a picnic, which would you choose to do? (MALLPICN)
TOTAL%
1) Go shopping at the mall31535.3
2) Go for a picnic54060.5
3) Neither (vol)141.6
4) Don't know/No answer232.6
TOTAL892100.0
102) If you could visit a nature park or an art museum, which would you choose to do? (PARKMUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Visit a nature park61669.1
2) Visit an art museum22625.3
3) Neither (vol)131.5
4) Don't know/No answer374.1
TOTAL892100.0
103) If you could spend the day with your favorite relatives or go to a party with close friends, which would you choose to do? (RELAFRIE)
TOTAL%
1) Spend day with favorite relatives60968.3
2) Go to party with close friends23526.3
3) Neither (vol)131.5
4) Don't know/No answer353.9
TOTAL892100.0
104) If you could have a home-cooked meal prepared by your favorite cook or eat at a fancy restaurant, which would you choose to do? (HOMEFNCY)
TOTAL%
1) Have a home-cooked meal65873.8
2) Eat at a fancy restaurant21624.2
3) Neither (vol)20.2
4) Don't know/No answer161.8
TOTAL892100.0
105) If you could go for a stroll on a warm sunny afternoon or on a crisp cool morning, which would you choose to do? (SUNCOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Go for a stroll on a warm sunny afternoon36641.0
2) Go for a stroll on a crisp cool morning49355.3
3) Neither (vol)70.8
4) Don't know/No answer262.9
TOTAL892100.0
106) If you could eat a hamburger or a barbecue sandwich, which would you choose to eat? (BURGRBBQ)
TOTAL%
1) Hamburger40545.4
2) BBQ sandwich40945.9
3) Neither (vol)515.7
4) Don't know/No answer273.0
TOTAL892100.0
107) Would you rather receive a telephone call or a letter from an old friend? (PHONLET)
TOTAL%
1) Phone call61168.5
2) Letter24026.9
3) Neither70.8
4) Don't know/No answer343.8
TOTAL892100.0
108) Do you ever eat chicken? (EATCHICK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87097.5
2) No222.5
TOTAL892100.0
109) [If R answered yes, R was asked CHICKEN] If you could have it baked, grilled, or fried, which way would you choose? (CHICKEN)
TOTAL%
1) Baked25529.3
2) Grilled31636.3
3) Fried27031.0
4) Other80.9
5) Don't know/No answer212.4
Missing22 
TOTAL870100.0
110) Do you usually eat dessert after your evening meal? (DESSERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24227.1
2) No64972.8
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
111) What's your favorite dessert? (SWEETS)
TOTAL%
1) Pie24927.9
2) Cake22625.3
3) Cookies232.6
4) Ice cream/Frozen yogurt18921.2
5) Fruit252.8
6) Pudding414.6
7) Jello101.1
8) Other (specify)667.4
9) Never eat dessert323.6
10) Don't know/No answer313.5
TOTAL892100.0
112) I'm going to list some foods. For each one I'd like for you to tell me whether you like it, dislike it, or have never tried it: buttermilk. (BUTERMLK)
TOTAL%
1) Like it30233.9
2) Don't like it48254.0
3) Haven't tried it10611.9
4) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL892100.0
113) Please tell me whether you like, dislike or have never tried cornbread. (CRNBREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Like it82992.9
2) Don't like it576.4
3) Haven't tried it50.6
4) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL892100.0
114) Please tell me whether you like, dislike or have never tried black-eyed peas. (BLKEYES)
TOTAL%
1) Like it65573.4
2) Don't like it17719.8
3) Haven't tried it556.2
4) Don't know/No answer50.6
TOTAL892100.0
115) Please tell me whether you like, dislike or have never tried sushi. (SUSHI)
TOTAL%
1) Like it11312.7
2) Don't like it28932.4
3) Haven't tried it48554.4
4) Don't know/No answer50.6
TOTAL892100.0
116) Please tell me whether you like, dislike or have never tried Chinese food. (CHINESE)
TOTAL%
1) Like it67075.1
2) Don't like it18620.9
3) Haven't tried it333.7
4) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
117) Please tell me whether you like, dislike or have never tried Mexican food. (MEXICAN)
TOTAL%
1) Like it71580.2
2) Don't like it15217.0
3) Haven't tried it222.5
4) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL892100.0
118) 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 of Southern pride? (FLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Racial conflict16418.4
2) Southern pride62870.4
3) Don't know/No answer10011.2
TOTAL892100.0
119) 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. (INDEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Agree82091.9
2) Disagree455.0
3) Not sure111.2
4) Don't know/No answer161.8
TOTAL892100.0
120) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male36641.0
2) Female52659.0
TOTAL892100.0
121) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent33237.2
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong28932.4
3) No Southern accent27130.4
TOTAL892100.0
122) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 333.7
2) 374.1
3) 586.5
4) 525.8
5) 475.3
6) 606.7
7) 364.0
8) 758.4
9) 535.9
10) 738.2
11) 515.7
12) 455.0
13) 728.1
14) 182.0
15) 343.8
16) 313.5
17) 697.7
18) 212.4
19) 101.1
23) 171.9
TOTAL892100.0
123) Minutes/Length of Interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
5) 10.1
6) 10.1
9) 10.1
11) 70.8
12) 343.9
13) 748.4
14) 10411.8
15) 13014.8
16) 10612.0
17) 829.3
18) 9210.5
19) 627.0
20) 495.6
21) 424.8
22) 222.5
23) 161.8
24) 91.0
25) 70.8
26) 70.8
27) 141.6
28) 10.1
29) 40.5
30) 20.2
31) 10.1
32) 20.2
33) 20.2
34) 20.2
35) 20.2
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 10.1
41) 10.1
Missing12 
TOTAL880100.0
124) XBACKS (XBACKS)
TOTAL%
1) 10813.6
2) 15219.2
3) 15018.9
4) 12315.5
5) 759.5
6) 637.9
7) 405.0
8) 334.2
9) 151.9
10) 121.5
11) 60.8
12) 50.6
13) 50.6
16) 20.3
17) 20.3
18) 10.1
20) 10.1
Missing99 
TOTAL793100.0
125) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White81691.5
2) Black/African-American768.5
TOTAL892100.0
126) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male13014.6
2) Female76285.4
TOTAL892100.0
127) Recode of region South/Non-south (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
1) South892100.0
TOTAL892100.0
128) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South892100.0
TOTAL892100.0
129) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13214.8
2) Not very strong Democrat13515.1
3) Independent, closer to Democrat9010.1
4) Independent586.5
5) Independent, closer to Republican849.4
6) Not very strong Republican15317.2
7) Strong Republican16418.4
8) Other party262.9
9) Don't know/No answer505.6
TOTAL892100.0
130) South or non-south recode (SOUTHNV)
TOTAL%
1) South892100.0
TOTAL892100.0
131) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less 15 minutes22225.2
2) 15-19 minutes47253.6
3) 20-29 minutes17119.4
4) 30+ minutes151.7
Missing12 
TOTAL880100.0
132) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88542.89816
133) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal798.9
2) Not strong liberal9410.5
3) Moderate-liberal9010.1
4) Moderate293.3
5) Moderate-conservative12914.5
6) Not strong conservative16818.8
7) Strong conservative21123.7
8) No preference313.5
9) Don't know/No answer616.8
TOTAL892100.0
134) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South67077.0
2) Border182.1
3) Non-south18220.9
Missing22 
TOTAL870100.0
135) Called state deep south or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South26429.6
2) Peripheral South62870.4
TOTAL892100.0
136) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama728.1
2) Arkansas273.0
3) Florida14316.0
4) Georgia829.2
5) Kentucky475.3
6) Louisiana455.0
7) Mississippi273.0
8) North Carolina10712.0
9) Oklahoma323.6
10) South Carolina384.3
11) Tennessee444.9
12) Texas15317.2
13) Virginia758.4
TOTAL892100.0
137) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9262.9
2) 9th to 11th grade707.9
3) High School graduate24827.8
4) Some college25028.1
5) College graduate or more29733.3
Missing1 
TOTAL891100.0
138) County of residence (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL843124.472128
139) Kind of outdoor activity: golf (GOLF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes576.4
2) No83593.6
TOTAL892100.0
140) Outdoor activity: yardwork (YARDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20923.4
2) No68376.6
TOTAL892100.0
141) Outdoor activity: walking (WALKING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24427.4
2) No64872.6
TOTAL892100.0
142) Outdoor activity: hunting (HUNTING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes707.8
2) No82292.2
TOTAL892100.0
143) Outdoor activity: fishing (FISHING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13615.2
2) No75684.8
TOTAL892100.0
144) Outdoor activity: camping/hiking (CAMPING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes707.8
2) No82292.2
TOTAL892100.0
145) Outdoor activity: boating (BOATING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes242.7
2) No86897.3
TOTAL892100.0
146) Outdoor activity: tennis (TENNIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes485.4
2) No84494.6
TOTAL892100.0
147) Outdoor activity: running (RUNNING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes455.0
2) No84795.0
TOTAL892100.0
148) Outdoor activity: horseback riding (HORSEBK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes192.1
2) No87397.9
TOTAL892100.0
149) Outdoor activity: swimming (SWIMMING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes627.0
2) No83093.0
TOTAL892100.0
150) Outdoor activity: skiing (SKIING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171.9
2) No87598.1
TOTAL892100.0
151) Outdoor activity: cycling (CYCLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes697.7
2) No82392.3
TOTAL892100.0
152) Outdoor activity: other (OTHERA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16418.4
2) No72881.6
TOTAL892100.0
153) What kind of pet: dog(s) (DOGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42047.1
2) No47252.9
TOTAL892100.0
154) What kind of pet: cat(s) (CATS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24627.6
2) No64672.4
TOTAL892100.0
155) What kind of pet: bird(s) (BIRDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes566.3
2) No83693.7
TOTAL892100.0
156) What kind of pet: other (OTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes859.5
2) No80790.5
TOTAL892100.0
157) Weight (household) computed for south (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.495049476623535) 21824.4
.5) 10.1
.990098953247071) 49755.7
1) 10.1
1.4851484298706) 13214.8
1.98019790649413) 343.8
2.47524642944338) 60.7
2.9702968597412) 10.1
3.46534538269044) 10.1
5.44554138183595) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
158) Weight (household) computed for north (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.492610692977905) 21824.5
.985221385955811) 49755.8
1.47783184051511) 13214.8
1.9704427719116) 343.8
2.4630527496338) 60.7
2.95566368103028) 10.1
3.44827461242676) 10.1
5.41871643066408) 10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL890100.0
159) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 2411312.8
2) 25 to 4440946.2
3) 45 to 6425428.7
4) 65 or older10912.3
Missing7 
TOTAL885100.0
160) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South892100.0
TOTAL892100.0
161) Check of respondent number (RESPNUM2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8921648.507991
162) Which state called (sheet report) (STATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama728.1
2) Arkansas273.0
3) Florida14316.0
4) Georgia829.2
5) Kentucky475.3
6) Louisiana455.1
7) Mississippi273.0
8) North Carolina10611.9
9) Oklahoma323.6
10) South Carolina384.3
11) Tennessee444.9
12) Texas15317.2
13) Virginia758.4
Missing1 
TOTAL891100.0
163) Interviewer making 1st attempt (INTNUM1)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 222.5
2) 455.0
3) 707.8
4) 667.4
5) 374.1
6) 353.9
7) 444.9
8) 566.3
9) 455.0
10) 616.8
11) 616.8
12) 535.9
13) 657.3
14) 222.5
15) 374.1
16) 262.9
17) 809.0
18) 303.4
19) 121.3
23) 202.2
196) 10.1
2965) 10.1
3231) 10.1
3253) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
164) Interviewer making 2nd attempt (INTNUM2)
TOTAL%
0) 63571.2
1) 222.5
2) 70.8
3) 80.9
4) 70.8
5) 222.5
6) 232.6
7) 151.7
8) 161.8
9) 192.1
10) 283.1
11) 20.2
12) 101.1
13) 171.9
14) 151.7
15) 91.0
16) 131.5
17) 70.8
18) 60.7
19) 60.7
23) 40.4
104) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
165) Interviewer making 3rd attempt (INTNUM3)
TOTAL%
0) 75684.8
1) 121.3
2) 30.3
3) 50.6
4) 40.4
5) 91.0
6) 131.5
7) 20.2
8) 161.8
9) 111.2
10) 161.8
11) 10.1
12) 60.7
13) 151.7
14) 30.3
15) 30.3
16) 101.1
17) 30.3
18) 30.3
19) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
166) Interviewer making 4th attempt (INTNUM4)
TOTAL%
0) 81791.6
1) 80.9
2) 20.2
3) 10.1
5) 50.6
6) 151.7
7) 20.2
8) 121.3
9) 20.2
10) 101.1
13) 91.0
15) 10.1
16) 20.2
17) 20.2
18) 20.2
19) 20.2
TOTAL892100.0
167) Interviewer making 5th attempt (INTNUM5)
TOTAL%
0) 87698.2
5) 20.2
8) 70.8
9) 20.2
10) 10.1
15) 20.2
16) 20.2
TOTAL892100.0
168) Regional breakdown (callsheet) (WHSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) South892100.0
TOTAL892100.0
169) This weighting variable is based on the Census of population and is used to combine northern and southern data sets. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.226732512946373) 21824.4
.228999851179314) 10.1
.453465025892748) 49755.7
.457999702358629) 10.1
.680197538839122) 13214.8
.906930051785497) 343.8
1.1336621279493) 60.7
1.36039507767825) 10.1
1.58712715384205) 10.1
2.49405633206244) 10.1
TOTAL892100.0
170) Stfips (STFIPS)
TOTAL%
1) 728.1
5) 273.0
12) 14316.0
13) 829.2
21) 475.3
22) 455.0
28) 273.0
37) 10712.0
40) 323.6
45) 384.3
47) 444.9
48) 15317.2
51) 758.4
TOTAL892100.0
171) St_cnty (ST_CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL89227553.17317827
172) Cnty (CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL892117.635127
173) Msacmsa (MSACMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8396151.0313487
174) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Metropolitan28534.0
1) Non-metropolitan55466.0
Missing53 
TOTAL839100.0
175) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 2411312.8
2) 25 to 4440946.2
3) 45 to 6425428.7
4) 65 or older10912.3
Missing7 
TOTAL885100.0
176) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male36641.0
2) Female52659.0
TOTAL892100.0
177) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9262.9
2) 9th to 11th grade707.9
3) High School graduate24827.8
4) Some college25028.1
5) College graduate or more29733.3
Missing1 
TOTAL891100.0
178) I-PARTYID: Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican31737.6
2) Democrat26731.7
3) Independent23227.6
4) Other party263.1
Missing50 
TOTAL842100.0
179) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White73282.9
2) Black/African-American10712.1
3) Native American/Indian70.8
4) Other374.2
Missing9 
TOTAL883100.0
180) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33538.2
2) Other Protestant26830.6
3) Catholic14316.3
4) Jewish131.5
5) Other617.0
6) None576.5
Missing15 
TOTAL877100.0