Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respnum (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8031321.787735
2) Timeans (TIMEANS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL803103.51314
3) Respondent number (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8031321.785735
4) Check of respondent number (RESP2)
TOTAL%
1) 803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
5) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7921950.44917
6) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71989.5
2) No739.1
3) Don't know/No answer111.4
TOTAL803100.0
7) 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 years588.1
2) 6 to 10 years334.6
3) More than 10 years15521.6
4) All my life47165.5
5) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing84 
TOTAL719100.0
8) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39283.2
2) No7916.8
Missing332 
TOTAL471100.0
9) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama526.5
3) Arizona10.1
4) Arkansas263.2
5) California91.1
6) Colorado30.4
7) Connecticut50.6
8) Delaware10.1
10) Florida486.0
11) Georgia455.6
12) Hawaii20.2
13) Idaho10.1
14) Illinois131.6
15) Indiana121.5
16) Iowa30.4
17) Kansas70.9
18) Kentucky324.0
19) Louisiana405.0
20) Maine10.1
21) Maryland70.9
22) Massachusetts81.0
23) Michigan121.5
24) Minnesota81.0
25) Mississippi293.6
26) Missouri40.5
28) Nebraska20.2
31) New Jersey81.0
32) New Mexico10.1
33) New York253.1
34) North Carolina648.0
35) North Dakota30.4
36) Ohio141.7
37) Oklahoma293.6
39) Pennsylvania91.1
41) South Carolina313.9
43) Tennessee536.6
44) Texas11714.6
45) Utah10.1
46) Vermont10.1
47) Virginia445.5
49) West Virginia50.6
50) Wisconsin30.4
52) Foreign country243.0
TOTAL803100.0
10) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56870.7
2) No19624.4
3) Don't know/No answer394.9
TOTAL803100.0
11) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City25231.4
2) Suburbs14217.7
3) Town20325.3
4) Rural20225.2
5) Refused/Not sure40.5
TOTAL803100.0
12) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
2) 2nd grade10.1
3) 3rd grade20.2
4) 4th grade50.6
5) 5th grade20.2
6) 6th grade40.5
7) 7th grade81.0
8) 8th grade202.5
9) 9th grade182.2
10) 10th grade243.0
11) 11th grade374.6
12) 12th grade24430.4
13) Some college21626.9
14) 4 Year college graduate13216.4
15) Advanced degree8010.0
16) No answer101.2
TOTAL803100.0
13) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week12815.9
2) Once a week24931.0
3) 2-3 times a month10312.8
4) Several times a year17321.5
5) Never14317.8
6) Refused70.9
TOTAL803100.0
14) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30938.5
2) Methodist749.2
3) Lutheran263.2
4) Presbyterian222.7
5) Episcopalian151.9
6) Church of Christ293.6
7) Other Protestant445.5
8) Catholic12215.2
9) Jewish81.0
10) Other8911.1
11) None486.0
12) Don't know/No answer172.1
TOTAL803100.0
15) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married49161.1
2) Divorced8911.1
3) Separated232.9
4) Widowed739.1
5) Single12515.6
6) No answer20.2
TOTAL803100.0
16) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63479.0
2) No16921.0
TOTAL803100.0
17) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time46557.9
2) Working part time486.0
3) Going to school293.6
4) Keeping house9011.2
5) Retired13116.3
6) Unemployed212.6
7) Or what?182.2
8) No answer10.1
TOTAL803100.0
18) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time32265.6
2) Working part time275.5
3) Going to school71.4
4) Keeping house438.8
5) Retired6513.2
6) Unemployed122.4
7) Or what?112.2
8) No answer40.8
Missing312 
TOTAL491100.0
19) 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 10,0008110.1
2) 10,000 to 19,99910212.7
3) 20,000 to 29,99915018.7
4) 30,000 to 39,99913616.9
5) 40,000 to 49,999789.7
6) 50,000 to 59,999516.4
7) More than 60,00010413.0
8) No answer10112.6
TOTAL803100.0
20) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White64380.1
2) Black8110.1
3) African-American263.2
4) Negro, colored, etc.60.7
5) Native American/Indian70.9
6) Asian/Oriental91.1
7) Other202.5
8) No answer111.4
TOTAL803100.0
21) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic597.3
2) No, not Hispanic73791.8
3) Don't know/No answer70.9
TOTAL803100.0
22) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 44054.8
1) 14317.8
2) 14317.8
3) 506.2
4) 162.0
5) 30.4
6) 20.2
7) 10.1
12) 50.6
TOTAL803100.0
23) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 8924.5
1) 14038.6
2) 10127.8
3) 226.1
4) 51.4
5) 10.3
12) 51.4
Missing440 
TOTAL363100.0
24) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 17522.1
2) 48861.5
3) 9111.5
4) 293.7
5) 60.8
6) 10.1
7) 10.1
11) 20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL793100.0
25) 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) Republican28635.6
2) Democrat27133.7
3) Independent14618.2
4) Other party344.2
5) Don't know/No answer668.2
TOTAL803100.0
26) [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 Democrat13248.7
2) Not very strong Democrat12144.6
3) Don't know/No answer186.6
Missing532 
TOTAL271100.0
27) [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 Republican13848.3
2) Not very strong Republican13145.8
3) Don't know/No answer175.9
Missing517 
TOTAL286100.0
28) [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 party4933.6
2) Closer to Democratic party4329.5
3) Don't know/No answer5437.0
Missing657 
TOTAL146100.0
29) 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) Liberal12014.9
2) Moderate (middle of the road)24330.3
3) Conservative30838.4
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)425.2
5) Don't know597.3
6) No answer283.5
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms30.4
TOTAL803100.0
30) [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 liberal5646.7
2) Not very strong liberal5646.7
3) Don't know75.8
4) No answer10.8
Missing683 
TOTAL120100.0
31) [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 conservative14747.7
2) Not very strong conservative13945.1
3) Don't know196.2
4) No answer31.0
Missing495 
TOTAL308100.0
32) [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 liberal7229.6
2) Neither156.2
3) More conservative14358.8
4) Don't know124.9
5) No answer10.4
Missing560 
TOTAL243100.0
33) I'd like you to think about four basic regions of the country-the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, and the Far West. I'm going to read some statements and I'd like you to tell me which one of those four regions first comes to mind as I read each one. First-you'd like to retire there. Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRETIR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast546.7
2) South58873.2
3) Midwest587.2
4) Far West729.0
5) Don't know/Can't say313.9
TOTAL803100.0
34) It has the best schools.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGSCHOO)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast28034.9
2) South19924.8
3) Midwest11013.7
4) Far West536.6
5) Don't know/Can't say16120.0
TOTAL803100.0
35) You'd like to go there on vacation.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGVACA)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast15419.2
2) South18823.4
3) Midwest10813.4
4) Far West29837.1
5) Don't know/Can't say556.8
TOTAL803100.0
36) You'd like to live there.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast688.5
2) South54567.9
3) Midwest769.5
4) Far West8010.0
5) Don't know/Can't say344.2
TOTAL803100.0
37) The people there speak with accents.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGACCEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast27133.7
2) South36145.0
3) Midwest273.4
4) Far West516.4
5) Don't know/Can't say9311.6
TOTAL803100.0
38) It has the best weather in the U.S.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGWEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast364.5
2) South47859.5
3) Midwest627.7
4) Far West18823.4
5) Don't know/Can't say394.9
TOTAL803100.0
39) It has the friendliest people.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGFRIEN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast465.7
2) South58572.9
3) Midwest8410.5
4) Far West283.5
5) Don't know/Can't say607.5
TOTAL803100.0
40) It's the most cosmopolitan part of the country.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGCOSMO)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast46057.3
2) South658.1
3) Midwest354.4
4) Far West12615.7
5) Don't know/Can't say11714.6
TOTAL803100.0
41) It has the country's highest cost of living.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGCOST)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast41351.4
2) South415.1
3) Midwest222.7
4) Far West25932.3
5) Don't know/Can't say688.5
TOTAL803100.0
42) It's growing in importance.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGIMPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast678.3
2) South45356.4
3) Midwest9411.7
4) Far West749.2
5) Don't know/Can't say11514.3
TOTAL803100.0
43) The people there are extremely religious.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast567.0
2) South53766.9
3) Midwest8210.2
4) Far West263.2
5) Don't know/Can't say10212.7
TOTAL803100.0
44) Most people who run things come from there.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGRUN)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast39348.9
2) South11314.1
3) Midwest8010.0
4) Far West627.7
5) Don't know/Can't say15519.3
TOTAL803100.0
45) It has the best job opportunities.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGOPPOR)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast21626.9
2) South25431.6
3) Midwest729.0
4) Far West11614.4
5) Don't know/Can't say14518.1
TOTAL803100.0
46) People there have the strongest sense of family.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast587.2
2) South48460.3
3) Midwest14117.6
4) Far West222.7
5) Don't know/Can't say9812.2
TOTAL803100.0
47) People there have the healthiest lifestyle.-Which comes to mind: the Northeast, the South, the Midwest, or the Far West? (REGHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast486.0
2) South28535.5
3) Midwest20625.7
4) Far West14618.2
5) Don't know/Can't say11814.7
TOTAL803100.0
48) If you could double your family's income by moving to New York City, would you do it? (MOVENY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11414.2
2) No67483.9
3) Don't know/Can't say151.9
TOTAL803100.0
49) Here are some questions about how people talk-People sometimes use different words for the same thing. What do you call-those bugs that light up at night? (WORDBUG)
TOTAL%
1) Lightning bugs58072.2
2) Fireflies14217.7
3) Other445.5
4) Don't know374.6
TOTAL803100.0
50) What do you call-a piece of cloth that you wash dishes with? (WORDDISH)
TOTAL%
1) Dishcloth27934.7
2) Dishrag25131.3
3) Washcloth11113.8
4) Washrag394.9
5) Other11514.3
6) Don't know81.0
TOTAL803100.0
51) What do you call-those little bugs that get on you in the grass and make you itch? (WORDBUG2)
TOTAL%
1) Chiggers29136.2
2) Redbugs688.5
3) No see ‘ums101.2
4) Other35844.6
5) Don't know769.5
TOTAL803100.0
52) When you were a young child, what did you call your mother? (WORDMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Mother11714.6
2) Momma/Mama23729.5
3) Mommy729.0
4) Mom33041.1
5) Ma182.2
6) Maw50.6
7) [Given name]20.2
8) Other121.5
9) No mother/Not applicable101.2
TOTAL803100.0
53) What do you call your mother now? (WORDMOM2)
TOTAL%
1) Mother14017.7
2) Momma/Mama11514.5
3) Mommy162.0
4) Mom31339.5
5) Ma131.6
6) Maw30.4
7) [Given name]70.9
8) Other162.0
9) No mother/Not applicable17021.4
Missing10 
TOTAL793100.0
54) Different regions of the U.S. have different accents associated with them. Is there any regional accent that you particularly don't like to listen to? (ACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Southern496.1
2) Yankee, Northern729.0
3) New York, New Jersey, Brooklyn, Long Island8811.0
4) New England, Boston, Massachusetts293.6
5) Midwestern60.7
6) Other708.7
7) None/No answer48960.9
TOTAL803100.0
55) In general, do you find Southern accents pleasant or unpleasant? (NSACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Pleasant64685.7
2) Unpleasant476.2
3) Neither (vol)334.4
4) Don't know/Can't say283.7
Missing49 
TOTAL754100.0
56) Would you say that you have a strong Southern accent, a mild Southern accent, or no Southern accent? (SACCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strong11414.2
2) Mild40049.8
3) None26432.9
4) Don't know/Can't say253.1
TOTAL803100.0
57) Have you ever felt embarrassed about your Southern accent? (SACCENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7214.0
2) No44286.0
Missing289 
TOTAL514100.0
58) Has anyone ever made fun of it? (SACCENT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26551.6
2) No24748.1
3) Don't know/Can't say20.4
Missing289 
TOTAL514100.0
59) Do you think things in your community today are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten off on the wrong track? (DIRECTCM)
TOTAL%
1) Right direction21251.2
2) Wrong track17943.2
3) Don't know235.6
Missing389 
TOTAL414100.0
60) 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) Right direction7419.0
2) Wrong track28773.8
3) Don't know287.2
Missing414 
TOTAL389100.0
61) 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) Integration38247.6
2) Strict segregation374.6
3) In-between30137.5
4) Don't know/Can't say8310.3
TOTAL803100.0
62) In politics, do you think race is more of an issue these days than it used to be, less of an issue, or about as much an issue as it's always been? (RACEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) More of an issue35744.5
2) Less of an issue13416.7
3) About the same28135.0
4) Don't know/Can't say313.9
TOTAL803100.0
63) Do you favor or oppose federal laws requiring affirmative action programs for women and minorities in employment and education, provided there are no rigid quotas? (AAQUOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Favor43053.5
2) Oppose25231.4
3) Don't know/Can't say12115.1
TOTAL803100.0
64) Do you agree or disagree that once affirmative action programs or women and minorities are started, the result is bound to be reverse discrimination against white men? (AAREVERS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree35043.6
2) Disagree30538.0
3) Don't know/Can't say14818.4
TOTAL803100.0
65) In the last ten years has your community received a great many immigrants from other countries, some immigrants from other countries, or hardly any immigrants at all? (IMMIGCM)
TOTAL%
1) Great many25031.1
2) Some25732.0
3) Hardly any25531.8
4) None (vol)253.1
5) Don't know/Can't say162.0
TOTAL803100.0
66) Overall, do you think that recent immigrants have improved the quality of life in your community, hurt the quality of life, or made no difference? (IMMIGCM2)
TOTAL%
1) Improved quality9618.9
2) Hurt quality14628.8
3) Made no difference23446.2
4) Don't know/Can't say316.1
Missing296 
TOTAL507100.0
67) In the next ten years, would you like to see this country admit more, fewer, or about the same number of immigrants as were admitted in the last ten years? (IMMIGCT)
TOTAL%
1) More415.1
2) Fewer45456.5
3) About the same23829.6
4) Don't know/Can't say708.7
TOTAL803100.0
68) Now I'd like to ask you some questions about cigarette smoking. Do you smoke cigarettes? (CIGSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22127.5
2) No58172.4
3) No answer10.1
TOTAL803100.0
69) [If R answered yes to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGQUIT] Have you ever tried to quit? (CIGQUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17177.4
2) No4821.7
3) No answer20.9
Missing582 
TOTAL221100.0
70) [If R answered no to CIGSMK, R was asked CIGEVER] Have you ever smoked cigarettes regularly? (CIGEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17930.8
2) No40369.2
Missing221 
TOTAL582100.0
71) Do you believe that breathing second-hand smoke is harmful to you? (CIGHARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66783.1
2) No10813.4
3) Don't know283.5
TOTAL803100.0
72) How do you feel about smoking in public places like airports and sports arenas? Do you think that smoking should be permitted, that there should be designated smoking and non-smoking areas, or that smoking should be banned entirely? (CIGPUBLC)
TOTAL%
1) Should be permitted475.9
2) Should be designated areas49862.0
3) Should be banned entirely24931.0
4) Don't know/Don't care91.1
TOTAL803100.0
73) Would you support or oppose a $1.00 per pack increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes? (CIGTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Support38447.8
2) Oppose35043.6
3) Don't know/Don't care698.6
TOTAL803100.0
74) Do you think that U.S. taxpayers should pay for programs to help tobacco farmers make the transition to other crops? (CIGFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33842.1
2) No39549.2
3) Don't know/Don't care708.7
TOTAL803100.0
75) Here are a few questions about sports-Do you happen to know where the 1996 summer Olympic Games will be held? [IF YES, ASK:] Where? (OLYWH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Atlanta57671.7
2) Yes, wrong answer101.2
3) Don't know/No answer21727.0
TOTAL803100.0
76) Which is your favorite National Football League team? (FBALLNFL)
TOTAL%
1) Arizona Cardinals20.2
2) Atlanta Falcons232.9
3) Buffalo Bills60.7
4) Carolina Panthers141.7
5) Chicago Bears111.4
6) Cincinnati Bengals30.4
7) Cleveland Browns70.9
8) Dallas Cowboys22027.4
9) Denver Broncos50.6
10) Detroit Lions70.9
11) Green Bay Packers60.7
12) Houston Oilers70.9
14) Jacksonville Jaguars101.2
15) Kansas City Chiefs40.5
16) Miami Dolphins526.5
17) Minnesota Vikings20.2
18) New England Patriots30.4
19) New Orleans Saints212.6
20) New York Giants121.5
21) New York Jets10.1
22) Oakland Raiders60.7
23) Philadelphia Eagles20.2
24) Pittsburgh Steelers111.4
25) St. Louis Rams10.1
26) San Diego Chargers10.1
27) San Francisco 49ers465.7
28) Seattle Seahawks20.2
29) Tampa Bay Buccaneers81.0
30) Washington Redskins455.6
31) Don't know/No answer26533.0
TOTAL803100.0
77) Would you say you're a devoted football fan, a casual fan, or not a fan at all? (FBALLFAN)
TOTAL%
1) Devoted fan18923.5
2) Casual fan37246.3
3) Not a fan at all23729.5
4) No answer50.6
TOTAL803100.0
78) Which do you prefer to watch-professional football, college football, or high-school football? (FBALLTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Professional28750.7
2) College17631.1
3) High-school427.4
4) Don't know/Can't say/Like them all6110.8
Missing237 
TOTAL566100.0
79) What is your favorite major league baseball team? (BASEBALL)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta Braves21927.3
2) Chicago Cubs141.7
3) Cincinnati Reds283.5
4) Colorado Rockies30.4
5) Florida Marlins131.6
6) Houston Astros253.1
7) Los Angeles Dodgers172.1
9) New York Mets111.4
10) Philadelphia Phillies50.6
11) Pittsburgh Pirates30.4
12) St. Louis Cardinals182.2
14) San Francisco Giants40.5
15) Baltimore Orioles131.6
16) Boston Red Sox232.9
17) California Angels10.1
18) Chicago White Sox20.2
19) Cleveland Indians131.6
20) Detroit Tigers30.4
21) Kansas City Royals20.2
23) Minnesota Twins60.7
24) New York Yankees324.0
25) Oakland A's10.1
26) Seattle Mariners30.4
27) Texas Rangers344.2
29) Don't know/No Answer31038.6
TOTAL803100.0
80) Now a few more questions-have you ever lived in a mobile home (or trailer)? (MBLHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31539.2
2) No48760.6
3) No answer10.1
TOTAL803100.0
81) If you had to choose, would you rather live in an apartment or in a mobile home? (MBLHOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Apartment46658.0
2) Mobile home29636.9
3) Don't know/Can't say415.1
TOTAL803100.0
82) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male32540.5
2) Female47859.5
TOTAL803100.0
83) [Asked only of female respondents] How often do you put on makeup-more than once a day, ever day, most days, occasionally, or never? (MAKEUP)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day255.2
2) Every day21745.4
3) Most days6012.6
4) Occasionally12225.5
5) Never5311.1
6) No answer10.2
Missing325 
TOTAL478100.0
84) [Asked only of male respondents] Do you have a beard or a mustache? (BEARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, beard103.1
2) Yes, mustache8124.9
3) Yes, both3611.1
4) No, neither19459.7
5) No answer41.2
Missing478 
TOTAL325100.0
85) Do people ever call you by a nickname-that is, something other than the first name on your birth certificate? (NICKNAME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42252.6
2) No37947.2
3) No answer20.2
TOTAL803100.0
86) Every state has a state bird. Do you happen to know what yours is? (STATBIRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45456.5
2) No34042.3
3) No answer91.1
TOTAL803100.0
87) What kind of cola drink is your favorite-Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or something else? (COLA)
TOTAL%
1) Coca-Cola/Coke20926.0
2) Diet Coke12515.6
3) Pepsi13416.7
4) Diet Pepsi435.4
5) RC Cola/Royal Crown50.6
6) Store brand or other cola354.4
7) Don't care/No preference/Don't like colas/Named a non-cola/No answer25231.4
TOTAL803100.0
88) Are there any bumper stickers on the vehicle you drive most often? (Not including parking stickers) (BMPSTCK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14017.4
2) No65982.1
3) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL803100.0
89) In general, are the salespeople in the stores where you shop very polite, somewhat polite, or not at all polite? (SALESPEO)
TOTAL%
1) Very polite38247.6
2) Somewhat polite39549.2
3) Not at all polite172.1
4) Don't know/Don't shop/Etc.91.1
TOTAL803100.0
90) 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) Agree12014.9
2) Disagree61676.7
3) Not sure/No answer678.3
TOTAL803100.0
91) 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) Yes51764.4
2) No27934.7
3) No answer70.9
TOTAL803100.0
92) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53967.1
2) No26432.9
TOTAL803100.0
93) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent24230.1
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong32941.0
3) No Southern accent23228.9
TOTAL803100.0
94) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 405.0
2) 222.7
3) 40.5
4) 354.4
5) 374.6
6) 232.9
7) 637.8
8) 354.4
9) 567.0
10) 334.1
11) 607.5
12) 475.9
13) 435.4
16) 344.2
17) 455.6
18) 415.1
19) 222.7
20) 374.6
21) 202.5
22) 8310.3
25) 182.2
159) 10.1
927) 10.1
1117) 10.1
1843) 10.1
2150) 10.1
TOTAL803100.0
95) Type respondent number again (RESP3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8031310.745756
96) Verify respondent number again (RESP4)
TOTAL%
26) 15.0
35) 15.0
184) 15.0
221) 15.0
270) 15.0
453) 15.0
874) 15.0
876) 15.0
1182) 15.0
1279) 15.0
1483) 15.0
1547) 15.0
1772) 15.0
1827) 15.0
1917) 15.0
2203) 15.0
2210) 15.0
2228) 15.0
2299) 15.0
2492) 15.0
Missing783 
TOTAL20100.0
97) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
917) 425.2
918) 394.9
919) 313.9
920) 475.9
921) 222.7
924) 374.6
925) 465.7
926) 546.7
927) 425.2
928) 384.7
1001) 455.6
1002) 587.2
1003) 364.5
1009) 536.6
1010) 445.5
1011) 374.6
1012) 455.6
1013) 20.2
1015) 536.6
1016) 313.9
1017) 10.1
TOTAL803100.0
98) Time (start) of interview (TIMEINT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL803799.542121
99) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
1) 10.1
2) 20.2
4) 10.1
5) 10.1
7) 10.1
8) 10.1
9) 60.7
10) 394.9
11) 10312.8
12) 11314.1
13) 12115.1
14) 10413.0
15) 8410.5
16) 556.8
17) 374.6
18) 334.1
19) 253.1
20) 70.9
21) 222.7
22) 70.9
23) 60.7
24) 40.5
25) 50.6
26) 50.6
27) 40.5
28) 20.2
29) 20.2
30) 40.5
31) 10.1
32) 10.1
33) 10.1
34) 20.2
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
195) 10.1
TOTAL803100.0
100) Start (START)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL803183771.9838478
101) Spdirect (SPDIRECT)
TOTAL%
1) 41451.6
2) 38948.4
TOTAL803100.0
102) Endtime (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL803186173.62338713
103) Totime (TOTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL803885.229456
104) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9425.3
2) 9th to 11th grade7910.0
3) High school graduate24430.8
4) Some college21627.2
5) College graduate or more21226.7
Missing10 
TOTAL793100.0
105) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant47559.2
2) Other Protestant445.5
3) Catholic12215.2
4) Jewish81.0
5) Other8911.1
6) None486.0
7) Don't know/No answer172.1
TOTAL803100.0
106) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White64380.1
2) Black/African-American11314.1
3) Native American/Indian70.9
4) Other293.6
5) No answer111.4
TOTAL803100.0
107) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
108) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White67383.8
2) Black/African-American8710.8
4) Other435.4
TOTAL803100.0
109) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male13216.4
2) Female67183.6
TOTAL803100.0
110) Accent of interviewer (INTACC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent739.1
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong27634.4
3) No Southern accent45456.5
TOTAL803100.0
111) Recode of region South/Non-South (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
112) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
113) AJC recode of region (AJCREGN)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
114) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13216.4
2) Not very strong Democrat13917.3
3) Independent, closer to Democrat435.4
4) Independent546.7
5) Independent, closer to Republican496.1
6) Not very strong Republican14818.4
7) Strong Republican13817.2
8) Other party344.2
9) Don't know/No answer668.2
TOTAL803100.0
115) South or Non-South recode (NO BL OS) (NV)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
116) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes49361.4
2) 15-19 minutes23429.1
3) 20-29 minutes648.0
4) 30+ minutes121.5
TOTAL803100.0
117) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79244.55117
118) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal567.0
2) Not strong liberal648.0
3) Moderate-liberal729.0
4) Moderate283.5
5) Moderate-conservative14317.8
6) Not strong conservative16120.0
7) Strong conservative14718.3
8) No preference425.2
9) Don't know/No answer9011.2
TOTAL803100.0
119) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South61078.3
2) Border172.2
3) Non-south15219.5
Missing24 
TOTAL779100.0
120) Called state Deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South22127.5
2) Peripheral South58272.5
TOTAL803100.0
121) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24789.8
2) 25 to 4436546.1
3) 45 to 6423329.4
4) 65 or older11614.6
Missing11 
TOTAL792100.0
122) Recode of STATE (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
123) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete803100.0
TOTAL803100.0
124) Statcall (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama577.1
2) Arkansas293.6
3) Florida11013.7
4) Georgia607.5
5) Kentucky405.0
6) Louisiana425.2
7) Mississippi293.6
8) North Carolina8710.8
9) Oklahoma394.9
10) South Carolina334.1
11) Tennessee658.1
12) Texas15218.9
13) Virginia607.5
TOTAL803100.0
125) State16a (STATE16A)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama526.5
4) Arizona10.1
5) Arkansas263.2
6) California91.1
8) Colorado30.4
9) Connecticut50.6
10) Delaware10.1
12) Florida486.0
13) Georgia455.6
15) Hawaii20.2
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois131.6
18) Indiana121.5
19) Iowa30.4
20) Kansas70.9
21) Kentucky324.0
22) Louisiana405.0
23) Maine10.1
24) Maryland70.9
25) Massachusetts81.0
26) Michigan121.5
27) Minnesota81.0
28) Mississippi293.6
29) Missouri40.5
31) Nebraska20.2
34) New Jersey81.0
35) New Mexico10.1
36) New York253.1
37) North Carolina648.0
38) North Dakota30.4
39) Ohio141.7
40) Oklahoma293.6
42) Pennsylvania91.1
45) South Carolina313.9
47) Tennessee536.6
48) Texas11714.6
49) Utah10.1
50) Vermont10.1
51) Virginia445.5
54) West Virginia50.6
55) Wisconsin30.4
77) Foreign country243.0
TOTAL803100.0
126) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan29437.7
1) Metropolitan48662.3
Missing23 
TOTAL780100.0
127) Wtvars (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.494080910689935) 17521.8
.5) 40.5
.988161821379869) 48860.8
1) 60.7
1.4822427320698) 9111.3
1.97632364275974) 293.6
2.47040455344967) 60.7
2.96448546413961) 10.1
3.45856637482954) 10.1
5.43489001758928) 20.2
TOTAL803100.0
128) Totwt (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.241600280869798) 17521.8
.244494652234619) 40.5
.483200561739597) 48860.8
.488989304469237) 60.7
.724800842609395) 9111.3
.966401123479194) 293.6
1.20800140434899) 60.7
1.44960168521879) 10.1
1.69120196608859) 10.1
2.65760308956778) 20.2
TOTAL803100.0
129) Word for cloth to wash dishes (DISHOTH)
130) Word for bugs that light up (BUGOTH)
131) Word for grass bugs that make you itch (BUGOTH2)
132) Mother called what when R was young (MOMOTH)
133) Mother called what now (MOMOTH2)
134) Regional accent that R does not like (ACCENTOT)
135) Bumper sticker on R's car (BMPSTCK2)
136) R's nickname (NICKNAM2)
137) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24789.8
2) 25 to 4436546.1
3) 45 to 6423329.4
4) 65 or older11614.6
Missing11 
TOTAL792100.0
138) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9425.3
2) 9th to 11th grade7910.0
3) High school graduate24430.8
4) Some college21627.2
5) College graduate or more21226.7
Missing10 
TOTAL793100.0
139) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male32540.5
2) Female47859.5
TOTAL803100.0
140) 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) Republican28638.8
2) Democrat27136.8
3) Independent14619.8
4) Other party344.6
Missing66 
TOTAL737100.0
141) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White64381.2
2) Black/African-American11314.3
3) Native American/Indian70.9
4) Other293.7
Missing11 
TOTAL792100.0
142) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist30939.3
2) Other Protestant21026.7
3) Catholic12215.5
4) Jewish81.0
5) Other8911.3
6) None486.1
Missing17 
TOTAL786100.0