Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1994

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8171350.843807
2) Year born (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8051949.05116
3) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74391.1
2) No597.2
3) Don't know/No answer141.7
Missing1 
TOTAL816100.0
4) 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 years445.9
2) 6 to 10 years334.4
3) More than 10 years18024.2
4) All my life48565.3
5) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing74 
TOTAL743100.0
5) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40984.3
2) No7415.3
3) Don't know/No answer20.4
Missing332 
TOTAL485100.0
6) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.8
2) Alaska10.1
4) Arizona20.2
5) Arkansas242.9
6) California172.1
8) Colorado60.7
9) Connecticut60.7
11) D.C.10.1
12) Florida668.1
13) Georgia475.8
15) Hawaii20.2
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois111.3
18) Indiana50.6
20) Kansas50.6
21) Kentucky293.5
22) Louisiana313.8
23) Maine30.4
24) Maryland70.9
25) Massachusetts40.5
26) Michigan111.3
27) Minnesota30.4
28) Mississippi384.7
29) Missouri81.0
33) New Hampshire10.1
34) New Jersey121.5
35) New Mexico20.2
36) New York253.1
37) North Carolina809.8
39) Ohio91.1
40) Oklahoma273.3
41) Oregon20.2
42) Pennsylvania141.7
45) South Carolina354.3
46) South Dakota10.1
47) Tennessee455.5
48) Texas11714.3
50) Vermont10.1
51) Virginia435.3
53) Washington30.4
54) West Virginia60.7
55) Wisconsin40.5
77) Foreign country202.4
99) Don't know30.4
TOTAL817100.0
7) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60173.7
2) No20324.9
3) Don't know/No answer111.3
Missing2 
TOTAL815100.0
8) What means more to you: being a Southerner, or being an American? (SOUAMER)
TOTAL%
1) Southerner means more274.5
2) American means more52587.4
3) Depends (vol)244.0
4) Don't know/No answer254.2
Missing216 
TOTAL601100.0
9) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City25631.3
2) Suburbs16119.7
3) Town22427.4
4) Rural17521.4
5) Refused/Not sure10.1
TOTAL817100.0
10) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
1) 1st grade or less10.1
3) 3rd grade40.5
4) 4th grade40.5
5) 5th grade20.2
6) 6th grade20.2
7) 7th grade30.4
8) 8th grade162.0
9) 9th grade172.1
10) 10th grade293.5
11) 11th grade242.9
12) 12th grade24029.4
13) Some college (two year degree)20324.8
14) 4 Year college graduate14617.9
15) Advanced degree11814.4
16) No answer81.0
TOTAL817100.0
11) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week10512.9
2) Once a week25731.5
3) 2-3 times a month12515.3
4) Several times a year19624.0
5) Never12915.8
6) Refused50.6
TOTAL817100.0
12) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist32439.7
2) Methodist9211.3
3) Lutheran202.4
4) Presbyterian374.5
5) Episcopalian283.4
6) Church of Christ212.6
7) Other Protestant404.9
8) Catholic9611.8
9) Jewish70.9
10) Other8910.9
11) None546.6
12) Don't know/No answer91.1
TOTAL817100.0
13) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married47257.8
2) Divorced10412.7
3) Separated101.2
4) Widowed759.2
5) Single15418.8
6) No answer20.2
TOTAL817100.0
14) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60173.6
2) No21626.4
TOTAL817100.0
15) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time47458.0
2) Working part time496.0
3) Going to school374.5
4) Keeping house8510.4
5) Retired12114.8
6) Unemployed293.5
7) Or what?202.4
8) No answer20.2
TOTAL817100.0
16) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time30063.6
2) Working part time306.4
3) Going to school61.3
4) Keeping house449.3
5) Retired7415.7
6) Unemployed61.3
7) Or what?91.9
8) No answer30.6
Missing345 
TOTAL472100.0
17) 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 10,000738.9
2) 10,000 to 19,99911213.7
3) 20,000 to 29,99912214.9
4) 30,000 to 39,99913015.9
5) 40,000 to 49,9999411.5
6) 50,000 to 59,999566.9
7) More than 60,00012615.4
8) No answer10412.7
TOTAL817100.0
18) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White66581.4
2) Black708.6
3) African-American263.2
4) Negro, colored, etc.70.9
5) Native American/Indian60.7
6) Asian/Oriental40.5
7) Other293.5
8) No answer101.2
TOTAL817100.0
19) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic303.7
2) No, Not Hispanic78195.6
3) Don't know/No answer60.7
TOTAL817100.0
20) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 46456.8
1) 13516.5
2) 15318.7
3) 404.9
4) 141.7
5) 50.6
11) 20.2
12) 40.5
TOTAL817100.0
21) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 57570.4
1) 12014.7
2) 9411.5
3) 212.6
4) 40.5
5) 20.2
10) 10.1
TOTAL817100.0
22) Number of people older than 18 in household (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 20625.4
2) 45456.0
3) 11013.6
4) 303.7
5) 60.7
6) 20.2
7) 20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL810100.0
23) 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) Republican28534.9
2) Democrat24830.4
3) Independent19423.7
4) Other party263.2
5) Don't know/No answer647.8
TOTAL817100.0
24) [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 Democrat12450.0
2) Not very strong Democrat11747.2
3) Don't know/No answer72.8
Missing569 
TOTAL248100.0
25) [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 Republican15052.6
2) Not very strong Republican12644.2
3) Don't know/No answer93.2
Missing532 
TOTAL285100.0
26) [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 party7036.1
2) Closer to Democratic party6433.0
3) Don't know/No answer6030.9
Missing623 
TOTAL194100.0
27) 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) Liberal14617.9
2) Moderate (middle of the road)24630.1
3) Conservative31438.4
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)344.2
5) Don't know556.7
6) No answer182.2
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms40.5
TOTAL817100.0
28) [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 liberal7450.7
2) Not very strong liberal6645.2
3) Don't know21.4
4) No answer42.7
Missing671 
TOTAL146100.0
29) [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 conservative15950.6
2) Not very strong conservative13543.0
3) Don't know196.1
4) No answer10.3
Missing503 
TOTAL314100.0
30) [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 liberal6024.4
2) Neither2811.4
3) More conservative13253.7
4) Don't know249.8
5) No answer20.8
Missing571 
TOTAL246100.0
31) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34141.7
2) Female47658.3
TOTAL817100.0
32) Let me ask you a couple of questions about currents events. Do you think there will be another world war at some point, or not? (WORLDWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38947.6
2) No35543.5
3) Don't know/No answer738.9
TOTAL817100.0
33) In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to require black children to go to all-black or segregated schools. Do you personally think that decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was right or wrong? (DESEG)
TOTAL%
1) Right56068.5
2) Wrong18923.1
3) Don't know/No answer688.3
TOTAL817100.0
34) Do you think that integrated schools are necessary to insure that all students have an equal chance at a good education, or is integration not as important as making sure that each community or neighborhood school provides a good education? (INTEGRA)
TOTAL%
1) Integrated schools necessary25831.6
2) Integration not as important51763.3
3) Don't know/No answer425.1
TOTAL817100.0
35) Is your opinion of Hillary Rodham Clinton favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about Hillary Rodham Clinton to have an opinion? (HILLARYR)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable15637.4
2) Unfavorable12530.0
3) Haven't heard enough8821.1
4) Don't know/No answer4811.5
Missing400 
TOTAL417100.0
36) Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you hear enough about Hillary Clinton to have an opinion? (HILLARYC)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable15739.3
2) Unfavorable13634.0
3) Haven't heard enough7117.8
4) Don't know/No answer369.0
Missing417 
TOTAL400100.0
37) All things considered, do you think that she is a good role model for young girls and women, or do you think she is not a very good role model? (HRCMODEL)
TOTAL%
1) Good role model49760.8
2) Not good role model18823.0
3) Haven't heard enough617.5
4) Don't know/No answer718.7
TOTAL817100.0
38) On another subject, here are a few questions about religion - Are you now a member of a church or religious congregation? (CHMEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, member59072.2
2) No, not member22427.4
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL817100.0
39) Does your minister ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE1M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14528.1
2) No34767.2
3) Don't know/No answer244.7
Missing301 
TOTAL516100.0
40) How much does your minister's advice influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE1P)
TOTAL%
1) A lot2718.6
2) Somewhat5034.5
3) Not much6444.1
4) Don't know/No answer42.8
Missing672 
TOTAL145100.0
41) Does your priest ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE2M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1521.7
2) No5275.4
3) Don't know/No answer22.9
Missing748 
TOTAL69100.0
42) How much does your priest's advice influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE2P)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat533.3
3) Not much960.0
4) Don't know16.7
Missing802 
TOTAL15100.0
43) Does your rabbi ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE3M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes240.0
2) No360.0
Missing812 
TOTAL5100.0
44) How much does your rabbi's advice influence your own political attitudes—a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE3P)
TOTAL%
2) Somewhat150.0
3) Not much150.0
Missing815 
TOTAL2100.0
45) People have different ideas about what churches and religious bodies should do. For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to do that: Provide moral guidance for young people. (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important73590.0
2) Somewhat important597.2
3) Not very important162.0
4) Don't know/No answer70.9
TOTAL817100.0
46) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to care for the needy. (NEEDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important69384.8
2) Somewhat important10112.4
3) Not very important131.6
4) Don't know/No answer101.2
TOTAL817100.0
47) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to convert non-believers. (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important40950.1
2) Somewhat important15519.0
3) Not very important22727.8
4) Don't know/No answer263.2
TOTAL817100.0
48) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to provide opportunities for worship. (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important71287.1
2) Somewhat important738.9
3) Not very important232.8
4) Don't know/No answer91.1
TOTAL817100.0
49) In the past week, have you-been to church, or other religious services? (CHURCHWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41450.7
2) No39948.8
3) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL817100.0
50) In the past week, have you-read the Bible at home? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38246.8
2) No43152.8
3) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL817100.0
51) In the past week, have you-prayed, outside of church? (PRAYWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67082.0
2) No14217.4
3) Don't know/No answer50.6
TOTAL817100.0
52) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: The United States is a Christian country, and the government should make laws to keep it that way. (CHRISTCO)
TOTAL%
1) Agree38747.4
2) Disagree38246.8
3) Don't know/No answer485.9
TOTAL817100.0
53) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: There's no such thing as the Devil. (NODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree9912.1
2) Disagree67482.5
3) Don't know/No answer445.4
TOTAL817100.0
54) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: Angels exist. (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree66881.8
2) Disagree8510.4
3) Don't know/No answer647.8
TOTAL817100.0
55) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: Jesus Christ will return to earth someday. (JCRETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree63277.4
2) Disagree12114.8
3) Don't know/No answer647.8
TOTAL817100.0
56) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: The Bible is scientifically, historically, and literally true. (BIBTRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree52964.7
2) Disagree23528.8
3) Don't know/No answer536.5
TOTAL817100.0
57) On another subject: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a man to have sexual relations before marriage? (PRESEXM)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong20952.0
2) Not morally wrong15237.8
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)153.7
4) Don't know/No answer266.5
Missing415 
TOTAL402100.0
58) On another subject: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage? (PRESEXW)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong22253.5
2) Not morally wrong14735.4
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)276.5
4) Don't know/No answer194.6
Missing402 
TOTAL415100.0
59) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a husband to have sexual relations with someone other than his wife? (EXMARH)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong40193.5
2) Not morally wrong235.4
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)20.5
4) Don't know/No answer30.7
Missing388 
TOTAL429100.0
60) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a wife to have sexual relations with someone other than her husband? (EXMARW)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong35190.5
2) Not morally wrong277.0
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)51.3
4) Don't know/No answer51.3
Missing429 
TOTAL388100.0
61) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to swear using God's name? (SWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong66481.3
2) Not morally wrong12214.9
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)162.0
4) Don't know/No answer151.8
TOTAL817100.0
62) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to have sexual fantasies about someone you're not married to? (EXMARFAN)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong36644.8
2) Not morally wrong38547.1
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)131.6
4) Don't know/No answer536.5
TOTAL817100.0
63) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to not attend church on Sunday? (NOTATTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong20825.5
2) Not morally wrong51062.4
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)809.8
4) Don't know/No answer192.3
TOTAL817100.0
64) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to cheat on your taxes? (TAXCHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong69484.9
2) Not morally wrong10112.4
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)91.1
4) Don't know/No answer131.6
TOTAL817100.0
65) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to own a handgun? (HANDGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong13316.3
2) Not morally wrong61375.0
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)506.1
4) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL817100.0
66) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a woman to have sexual relations with another woman? (LESBMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong31775.8
2) Not morally wrong7417.7
3) Sometimes/Depends112.6
4) Don't know/No answer163.8
Missing399 
TOTAL418100.0
67) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a man to have sexual relations with another man? (HOMOMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong31378.4
2) Not morally wrong7017.5
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)51.3
4) Don't know/No answer112.8
Missing418 
TOTAL399100.0
68) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the South. In general, do you think that movies and television programs present an accurate picture of the South, or not? (SOUTHPIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, present accurate picture16520.2
2) No, don't present accurate picture47458.0
3) Sometimes8910.9
4) Don't know/No answer8910.9
TOTAL817100.0
69) How well does each of the following TV programs fit your own image of what Southerners are really like? Very well, somewhat, or not very well at all? I you haven't seen a program, just say so. How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: Designing Women? (DESWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12515.3
2) Somewhat22026.9
3) Not very well at all24229.6
4) Haven't seen show20425.0
5) Don't know/No answer263.2
TOTAL817100.0
70) How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: Hee Haw? (HEEHAW)
TOTAL%
1) Very well799.7
2) Somewhat10312.6
3) Not very well at all49961.1
4) Haven't seen show11514.1
5) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL817100.0
71) How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: The Dukes of Hazzard? (DUKESHZ)
TOTAL%
1) Very well698.4
2) Somewhat13316.3
3) Not very well at all45455.6
4) Haven't seen show13917.0
5) Don't know/No answer222.7
TOTAL817100.0
72) How well dos this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: The Andy Griffith Show? (ANDYGRIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very well21926.8
2) Somewhat27633.8
3) Not very well at all24429.9
4) Haven't seen show506.1
5) Don't know/No answer283.4
TOTAL817100.0
73) Do you think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city, or do you think it's pretty much like other cities in the United States? (ATLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta distinctively Southern30136.8
2) Pretty much like other cities40449.4
3) Don't know/No answer11213.7
TOTAL817100.0
74) In general, do you think race relations are better in the South than elsewhere in the United States, worse in the South, or about the same as in the rest of the country? (RACESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Better in South14617.9
2) Worse in South19724.1
3) About the same40149.1
4) Don't know/No answer738.9
TOTAL817100.0
75) Do you think opportunities for minorities are better, worse, or about the same in the South? (SOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Better17821.8
2) Worse16620.3
3) About the same39548.3
4) Don't know/No answer789.5
TOTAL817100.0
76) Here are a few questions about men and women these days. If you have ever dated, who usually paid for things like meals and entertainment: the man, the woman, or were expenses split pretty evenly? (DATEPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Man65480.0
2) Woman60.7
3) Split evenly12815.7
4) Depended on relationship121.5
5) Never dated40.5
6) Don't know/No answer131.6
TOTAL817100.0
77) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Women who don't care about their appearance are not very feminine. (APPFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree43052.6
2) Disagree33841.4
3) Don't know/No answer496.0
TOTAL817100.0
78) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most men think they're better than women. (MENBETT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree43653.4
2) Disagree33741.2
3) Don't know/No answer445.4
TOTAL817100.0
79) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most women think they're better than men. (WOMBETT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree18622.8
2) Disagree57069.8
3) Don't know/No answer617.5
TOTAL817100.0
80) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Some equality in marriage is a good thing, but by and large, the husband should have the main say-so. (HUSBRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24329.7
2) Disagree55267.6
3) Don't know/No answer222.7
TOTAL817100.0
81) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Men have a duty to protect women. (PROTECTW)
TOTAL%
1) Agree60473.9
2) Disagree19223.5
3) Don't know/No answer212.6
TOTAL817100.0
82) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: A woman is asking for trouble if she goes into a bar alone. (BARALONE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree40149.1
2) Disagree37545.9
3) Don't know/No answer415.0
TOTAL817100.0
83) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: It's easier being a mother with young children today than it was when I was a child. (EASYMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree13015.9
2) Disagree65079.6
3) Don't know/No answer374.5
TOTAL817100.0
84) Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about health and exercise. Do you get regular exercise of any sort these days? (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54466.6
2) No27133.2
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL817100.0
85) [If R answered yes, R was asked EXERHARD, EXERWHY, and EXERCLUB] How often do you exercise strenuously—that is, so you breathe heavily and your heart beats faster for at least 20 minutes? (EXERHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Never458.3
2) Only occasionally529.6
3) Several times a month152.8
4) Once or twice a week10519.3
5) At least three times a week32359.4
6) Don't know/No answer40.7
Missing273 
TOTAL544100.0
86) What's the main reason you exercise—for your health, for your appearance, or because you enjoy it? (EXERWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Health37468.8
2) Appearance519.4
3) Enjoy it9918.2
4) Don't know/No answer203.7
Missing273 
TOTAL544100.0
87) Do you belong to a health or exercise club, or have exercise equipment at home? (EXERCLUB)
TOTAL%
1) Belong to a health club6011.0
2) Have equipment at home24645.2
3) Both529.6
4) Neither18433.8
5) Don't know/No answer20.4
Missing273 
TOTAL544100.0
88) When you buy food, do you usually look at the label to see what its ingredients are, or don't you pay much attention to that? (LOOKLABL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, look at label50862.2
2) No, don't pay much attention24329.7
3) Sometimes597.2
4) Don't know/No answer70.9
TOTAL817100.0
89) How often do you, personally, look at a recipe when you cook-at least once a week, a few times a month, only occasionally, or never? (RECIPE)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week20024.5
2) Few times a month10112.4
3) Only occasionally30136.8
4) Never16520.2
5) Do not cook (vol)475.8
6) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL817100.0
90) How many days in the past week have you gone out or sent out for your evening meal? (DINEOUT)
TOTAL%
0) 21926.8
1) 23929.3
2) 16720.4
3) 8910.9
4) 425.1
5) 212.6
6) 111.3
7) 273.3
8) 20.2
TOTAL817100.0
91) In the past week, have you bought a snack or a meal-not just a soft drink—from a vending machine? (VENDING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have bought snack/meal25230.8
2) No, not bought snack/meal56469.0
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL817100.0
92) In your household, is the TV usually on while you're eating your evening meal, or not? (TVONEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, TV on51763.3
2) No, TV not on25230.8
3) Sometimes on/sometimes off425.1
4) Don't know/No answer60.7
TOTAL817100.0
93) On another subject: In the past year, have you-attended a classical music concert, opera, or the ballet? (CONCERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23729.0
2) No57970.9
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL817100.0
94) In the past year, have you been to any kind of museum-an art or history museum, for instance? (MUSEUM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40649.7
2) No40849.9
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL817100.0
95) In the past year, have you been to a crafts fair or arts festival? (CRAFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48759.6
2) No32840.1
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL817100.0
96) In the past year, have you read any novels? (NOVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45155.2
2) No36644.8
TOTAL817100.0
97) [If R answered yes, R was asked NOVELSOU] Were any of those novels by Southern writers? (NOVELSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17639.0
2) No11124.6
3) Don't know/No answer16436.4
Missing366 
TOTAL451100.0
98) Do you, yourself, have any artistic talent-like singing, playing an instrument, writing, or drawing? (TALENT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39948.8
2) No41851.2
TOTAL817100.0
99) [If R answered yes, R was asked TALENT2] In what area would you say most of your artistic talent is-musical, visual arts, literary, or something else? (TALENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Musical18245.6
2) Visual arts (painting, sculpture, drawing)10426.1
3) Literary5614.0
4) Something else (crafts, sewing, etc)5714.3
Missing418 
TOTAL399100.0
100) Finally, here are a few questions just for fun. What is-your favorite major-league baseball team? (BASEBALL)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta Braves22327.3
2) Chicago Cubs222.7
3) Cincinnati Reds212.6
4) Colorado Rockies20.2
5) Florida Marlins172.1
6) Houston Astros242.9
7) Los Angeles Dodgers182.2
8) Montreal Expos10.1
9) New York Mets151.8
10) Philadelphia Phillies101.2
11) Pittsburgh Pirates60.7
12) St. Louis Cardinals182.2
13) San Diego Padres30.4
14) San Francisco Giants30.4
15) Baltimore Orioles111.3
16) Boston Red Sox162.0
17) California Angels10.1
18) Chicago White Sox101.2
19) Cleveland Indians40.5
20) Detriot Tigers91.1
21) Kansas City Royals70.9
22) Milwaukee Brewers20.2
23) Minnesota Twins10.1
24) New York Yankees404.9
25) Oakland A's60.7
26) Seattle Mariners10.1
27) Texas Rangers617.5
28) Toronto Blue Jays50.6
29) Don't know/no answer26031.8
TOTAL817100.0
101) What is-your favorite room in the house? (FAVEROOM)
TOTAL%
1) Kitchen10412.7
2) Bedroom18522.6
3) Family room/TV room/Den19323.6
4) Living room24530.0
5) Other779.4
6) Don't know/No answer131.6
TOTAL817100.0
102) What is-your favorite month of the year? (FAVEMNTH)
TOTAL%
1) January131.6
2) February222.7
3) March435.3
4) April12315.1
5) May11914.6
6) June9111.1
7) July8410.3
8) August384.7
9) September394.8
10) October607.3
11) November222.7
12) December12615.4
13) Don't know/No answer374.5
TOTAL817100.0
103) What person in your life has had the most influence on you? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Father/Stepfather15318.7
2) Mother/Stepmother22727.8
3) Husband or boyfriend12014.7
4) Wife or girlfriend10012.2
5) Teacher or Professor111.3
6) Friend212.6
7) Other13416.4
8) Don't know/No answer516.2
TOTAL817100.0
104) Do you or your family usually fly the American flag on holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July? (FLYFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38346.9
2) No43152.8
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL817100.0
105) The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper cosponsors this poll and will feature some articles based on the results. Sometimes their reporters like to call back some of the people we've talked with to interview them for a story in the newspaper. If you agree to be called back by a reporter and one does call you, some of your opinions may appear in the article. Knowing this, may a reporter call you back to interview you for a newspaper article? (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (good interview)36244.3
2) Yes (not good interview)12214.9
3) No32039.2
4) No answer131.6
TOTAL817100.0
106) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent27934.1
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong26532.4
3) No Southern accent27333.4
TOTAL817100.0
107) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 445.4
2) 394.8
4) 455.5
5) 151.8
6) 283.4
7) 627.6
8) 637.7
9) 344.2
10) 536.5
11) 647.8
12) 627.6
13) 506.1
14) 334.0
15) 546.6
16) 556.7
17) 344.2
18) 121.5
19) 131.6
20) 242.9
21) 263.2
22) 60.7
103) 10.1
TOTAL817100.0
108) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
10) 81.0
11) 303.7
12) 647.8
13) 11113.6
14) 12114.8
15) 9711.9
16) 9111.1
17) 8410.3
18) 577.0
19) 364.4
20) 232.8
21) 253.1
22) 131.6
23) 202.4
24) 81.0
25) 70.9
26) 60.7
27) 30.4
28) 10.1
29) 30.4
30) 20.2
31) 20.2
34) 10.1
35) 10.1
37) 10.1
44) 10.1
46) 10.1
TOTAL817100.0
109) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9324.0
2) 9th to 11th grade708.7
3) High school graduate24029.7
4) Some college20325.1
5) College graduate or more26432.6
Missing8 
TOTAL809100.0
110) County (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL793131.623136
111) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant52263.9
2) Other Protestant404.9
3) Catholic9611.8
4) Jewish70.9
5) Other8910.9
6) None546.6
7) Don't know/No answer91.1
TOTAL817100.0
112) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White66581.4
2) Black/African-American10312.6
3) Native American/Indian60.7
4) Other334.0
5) No answer101.2
TOTAL817100.0
113) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
1) South817100.0
TOTAL817100.0
114) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White76393.4
2) Black/African-American546.6
TOTAL817100.0
115) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male9411.5
2) Female72388.5
TOTAL817100.0
116) Recode of region south/non-south (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
1) South817100.0
TOTAL817100.0
117) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South817100.0
TOTAL817100.0
118) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat12415.2
2) Not very strong Democrat12415.2
3) Independent, closer to Democrat647.8
4) Independent607.3
5) Independent, closer to Republican708.6
6) Not very strong Republican13516.5
7) Strong Republican15018.4
8) Other party263.2
9) Don't know/No answer647.8
TOTAL817100.0
119) South or non-south recode (NV)
TOTAL%
1) South817100.0
TOTAL817100.0
120) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes33440.9
2) 15-19 minutes36544.7
3) 20-29 minutes10913.3
4) 30+ minutes91.1
TOTAL817100.0
121) Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80544.94916
122) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal749.1
2) Not strong liberal728.8
3) Moderate-liberal607.3
4) Moderate546.6
5) Moderate-conservative13216.2
6) Not strong conservative15519.0
7) Strong conservative15919.5
8) No preference344.2
9) Don't know/No answer779.4
TOTAL817100.0
123) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South62178.2
2) Border222.8
3) Non-south15119.0
Missing23 
TOTAL794100.0
124) Called state deep south or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South21726.6
2) Peripheral South60073.4
TOTAL817100.0
125) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama415.0
2) Arkansas323.9
3) Florida12815.7
4) Georgia708.6
5) Kentucky323.9
6) Louisiana303.7
7) Mississippi354.3
8) North Carolina8910.9
9) Oklahoma293.5
10) South Carolina415.0
11) Tennessee597.2
12) Texas15919.5
13) Virginia728.8
TOTAL817100.0
126) Recode of HILLARYR and HILLARYC (HILLARY)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable31338.3
2) Unfavorable26131.9
3) Haven't heard enough15919.5
4) Don't know/No answer8410.3
TOTAL817100.0
127) Does R's clergyperson offer political advice (ADVICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16227.5
2) No40268.1
3) Don't know/No answer264.4
Missing227 
TOTAL590100.0
128) How much does clergyperson influences political views (ADVICE2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot2717.2
2) Somewhat5635.7
3) Not much7447.1
Missing660 
TOTAL157100.0
129) Weight (household) computed for south (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 21326.1
1) 45455.6
1.5) 11013.5
2) 303.7
2.5) 60.7
3) 20.2
3.5) 20.2
TOTAL817100.0
130) Total weight for merging north/south sample (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.230961799621582) 21326.1
.461923599243164) 45455.6
.692885398864746) 11013.5
.923847198486328) 303.7
1.15480899810791) 60.7
1.38577079772949) 20.2
1.61673259735107) 20.2
TOTAL817100.0
131) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24799.8
2) 25 to 4436645.5
3) 45 to 6423729.4
4) 65 or older12315.3
Missing12 
TOTAL805100.0
132) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) 817100.0
TOTAL817100.0
133) Regional breakdown (callsheet) (WHSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) 81599.8
2) 10.1
3) 10.1
TOTAL817100.0
134) Msacmsa (MSACMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7926030.1313511
135) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan26934.0
1) Metropolitan52366.0
Missing25 
TOTAL792100.0
136) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24799.8
2) 25 to 4436645.5
3) 45 to 6423729.4
4) 65 or older12315.3
Missing12 
TOTAL805100.0
137) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34141.7
2) Female47658.3
TOTAL817100.0
138) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9324.0
2) 9th to 11th grade708.7
3) High school graduate24029.7
4) Some college20325.1
5) College graduate or more26432.6
Missing8 
TOTAL809100.0
139) I-PARTYID: Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican28537.8
2) Democrat24832.9
3) Independent19425.8
4) Other party263.5
Missing64 
TOTAL753100.0
140) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist32440.1
2) Other Protestant23829.5
3) Catholic9611.9
4) Jewish70.9
5) Other8911.0
6) None546.7
Missing9 
TOTAL808100.0
141) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White66582.4
2) Black/African-American10312.8
3) Native American/Indian60.7
4) Other334.1
Missing10 
TOTAL807100.0