Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respnum (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9191530.835867
2) Timeans (TIMEANS)
TOTAL%
105) 30.3
106) 121.3
107) 222.4
108) 363.9
109) 677.3
110) 9310.1
111) 11612.6
112) 13514.7
113) 10511.4
114) 788.5
115) 697.5
116) 444.8
117) 394.2
118) 272.9
119) 161.7
120) 91.0
121) 121.3
122) 50.5
123) 80.9
124) 50.5
125) 30.3
126) 20.2
127) 10.1
129) 30.3
130) 10.1
131) 20.2
132) 10.1
134) 10.1
136) 10.1
139) 10.1
141) 10.1
145) 10.1
TOTAL919100.0
3) Resptyp (RESPTYP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9191530.835867
4) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9081950.35217
5) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83691.2
2) No738.0
3) Don't know/No answer80.9
Missing2 
TOTAL917100.0
6) 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 years425.0
2) 6 to 10 years465.5
3) More than 10 years20624.6
4) All my life53864.4
5) Don't know/No answer40.5
Missing83 
TOTAL836100.0
7) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46185.7
2) No7714.3
Missing381 
TOTAL538100.0
8) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama515.5
2) Alaska10.1
4) Arizona40.4
5) Arkansas303.3
6) California171.8
8) Colorado30.3
9) Connecticut70.8
11) D.C.10.1
12) Florida758.2
13) Georgia606.5
15) Hawaii20.2
17) Illinois151.6
18) Indiana70.8
19) Iowa50.5
20) Kansas40.4
21) Kentucky424.6
22) Louisiana434.7
23) Maine20.2
24) Maryland80.9
25) Massachusetts60.7
26) Michigan161.7
27) Minnesota20.2
28) Mississippi323.5
29) Missouri60.7
30) Montana10.1
31) Nebraska10.1
32) Nevada10.1
33) New Hampshire10.1
34) New Jersey111.2
36) New York272.9
37) North Carolina889.6
39) Ohio212.3
40) Oklahoma272.9
42) Pennsylvania171.8
44) Rhode Island10.1
45) South Carolina323.5
47) Tennessee475.1
48) Texas12513.6
51) Virginia505.4
53) Washington10.1
54) West Virginia30.3
55) Wisconsin30.3
77) Foreign country182.0
99) Don't know50.5
TOTAL919100.0
9) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69575.9
2) No20322.2
3) Don't know/No answer182.0
Missing3 
TOTAL916100.0
10) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City29632.2
2) Suburbs17418.9
3) Town24026.1
4) Rural20822.6
5) Refused/Not sure10.1
TOTAL919100.0
11) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
2) 2nd grade10.1
4) 4th grade30.3
5) 5th grade20.2
6) 6th grade20.2
7) 7th grade60.7
8) 8th grade151.6
9) 9th grade182.0
10) 10th grade212.3
11) 11th grade303.3
12) 12th grade28831.3
13) Some college22824.8
14) 4 Year college grad.18820.5
15) Advanced degree11412.4
16) No answer30.3
TOTAL919100.0
12) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13114.3
2) Once a week24927.1
3) 2-3 times a month13014.1
4) Several times a year23825.9
5) Never16618.1
6) Refused50.5
TOTAL919100.0
13) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33536.5
2) Methodist9710.6
3) Lutheran242.6
4) Presbyterian384.1
5) Episcopalian212.3
6) Church of Christ272.9
7) Other Protestant495.3
8) Catholic12513.6
9) Jewish151.6
10) Other9410.2
11) None839.0
12) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL919100.0
14) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married52156.7
2) Divorced10311.2
3) Separated242.6
4) Widowed9610.4
5) Single17218.7
6) No answer30.3
TOTAL919100.0
15) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67973.9
2) No23926.0
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL919100.0
16) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time52457.0
2) Working part time647.0
3) Going to school545.9
4) Keeping house737.9
5) Retired15917.3
6) Unemployed293.2
7) Or what?151.6
8) No answer10.1
TOTAL919100.0
17) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time33163.5
2) Working part time346.5
3) Going to school81.5
4) Keeping house499.4
5) Retired8616.5
6) Unemployed51.0
7) Or what?61.2
8) No answer20.4
Missing398 
TOTAL521100.0
18) 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 10,000707.6
2) 10,000 to 19,99911512.5
3) 20,000 to 29,99915116.4
4) 30,000 to 39,99912213.3
5) 40,000 to 49,9999610.4
6) 50,000 to 59,999748.1
7) More than 60,00015216.5
8) No answer13915.1
TOTAL919100.0
19) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White77484.2
2) Black707.6
3) African-American171.8
4) Negro, colored, etc.20.2
5) Native American/Indian80.9
6) Asian/Oriental70.8
7) Other374.0
8) No answer40.4
TOTAL919100.0
20) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic424.6
2) No, not Hispanic86794.3
3) Don't know/No answer101.1
TOTAL919100.0
21) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 53658.3
1) 15016.3
2) 14716.0
3) 525.7
4) 222.4
5) 70.8
6) 10.1
8) 10.1
12) 30.3
TOTAL919100.0
22) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 10627.7
1) 13134.2
2) 9825.6
3) 4010.4
4) 51.3
5) 10.3
12) 20.5
Missing536 
TOTAL383100.0
23) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 22324.4
2) 54960.1
3) 10111.1
4) 313.4
5) 60.7
6) 10.1
7) 20.2
8) 10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL914100.0
24) 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) Republican33736.7
2) Democrat28030.5
3) Independent19721.4
4) Other party394.2
5) Don't know/No answer667.2
TOTAL919100.0
25) [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 Democrat11741.8
2) Not very strong Democrat14953.2
3) Don't know/No answer145.0
Missing639 
TOTAL280100.0
26) [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 Republican15846.9
2) Not very strong Republican16348.4
3) Don't know/No answer164.7
Missing582 
TOTAL337100.0
27) [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 party7236.5
2) Closer to Democratic party6231.5
3) Don't know/No answer6332.0
Missing722 
TOTAL197100.0
28) 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) Rights42546.2
2) Obligations32935.8
3) Both equal (vol)11912.9
4) Don't know/No answer465.0
TOTAL919100.0
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) Liberal15917.3
2) Moderate (middle of the road)29131.7
3) Conservative34337.3
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)343.7
5) Don't know576.2
6) No answer353.8
TOTAL919100.0
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 liberal6239.0
2) Not very strong liberal8754.7
3) Don't know74.4
4) No answer31.9
Missing760 
TOTAL159100.0
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 conservative20359.2
2) Not very strong conservative12436.2
3) Don't know144.1
4) No answer20.6
Missing576 
TOTAL343100.0
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 liberal8529.2
2) Neither2910.0
3) More conservative16155.3
4) Don't know144.8
5) No answer20.7
Missing628 
TOTAL291100.0
33) And now I'd like to ask you some questions about the Olympic Games coming up in 1996: Do you happen to know where the 1996 Summer Olympic Games will be held? [IF YES, ASK:] Where? (OLYMWH)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta55960.8
2) Wrong Answer171.8
3) Don't know/No answer34337.3
TOTAL919100.0
34) Would you say you're very likely to watch the Olympics on television, that you might watch them, or that you will definitely not watch them? (OLYMTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely50154.5
2) Might watch28430.9
3) Won't watch12313.4
4) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL919100.0
35) Do you happen to know the name of the mascot for the 1996 Olympic Games? (OLYMMASC)
TOTAL%
1) Whatizit, whatzit, etc.384.1
2) Izzy424.6
3) Wrong answer182.0
4) Don't know/No answer82189.3
TOTAL919100.0
36) Have you heard or read anything about the 'Cultural Olympiad'-the festival of art and music that will be held along with the 1996 Olympics? (OLYMCULT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes808.7
2) No82790.0
3) No answer121.3
TOTAL919100.0
37) Have you ever been to the Winter or Summer Olympic Games? (OLYMATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232.5
2) No89297.1
3) Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL919100.0
38) Have you ever made a contribution to support the U.S. Olympic team? (OLYMSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27730.1
2) No61066.4
3) Don't know/No answer323.5
TOTAL919100.0
39) How much does it matter to you how many medals the U.S. team wins, does it matter to you a lot, somewhat, or don't you care about that? (OLYMFOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Matters a lot23325.4
2) Somewhat38241.6
3) Don't care28631.1
4) Don't know/No answer182.0
TOTAL919100.0
40) Right now, would you say you're very likely to go to the 1996 Olympics, that you might go, or that you will definitely not be there? (OLYMGOTO)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely626.7
2) Might go18420.0
3) Won't be there65971.7
4) Don't know/No answer141.5
TOTAL919100.0
41) Do you know anyone who lives in Georgia that you've talked with about going to the Olympics? (OLYMGEOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18420.0
2) No72679.0
3) Don't know/No answer91.0
TOTAL919100.0
42) I'm going to read a list of things that might come to mind when people think about the city of Atlanta. For each one, please tell me whether it's something you associate with Atlanta: Braves baseball... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69876.0
2) No18119.7
3) Don't know404.4
TOTAL919100.0
43) Crime... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49453.8
2) No36639.8
3) Don't know596.4
TOTAL919100.0
44) The Civil Rights movement... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48052.2
2) No37340.6
3) Don't know667.2
TOTAL919100.0
45) 'Gone With the Wind'... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59664.9
2) No26829.2
3) Don't know556.0
TOTAL919100.0
46) Business opportunity and economic growth... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59464.6
2) No24526.7
3) Don't know808.7
TOTAL919100.0
47) Opportunities for African Americans... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43247.0
2) No36039.2
3) Don't know12713.8
TOTAL919100.0
48) Coca-Cola... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38642.0
2) No48152.3
3) Don't know525.7
TOTAL919100.0
49) Strip clubs... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19421.1
2) No61266.6
3) Don't know11312.3
TOTAL919100.0
50) Ted Turner and CNN... do you associate that with Atlanta? (ATLAN11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56661.6
2) No28430.9
3) Don't know697.5
TOTAL919100.0
51) Have you ever been in the Atlanta airport-for instance, to change planes? (AIRPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49754.1
2) No41545.2
3) Don't know70.8
TOTAL919100.0
52) Aside from that, have you ever been in Atlanta? (ATLVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57963.0
2) No33836.8
3) Don't know20.2
TOTAL919100.0
53) Do you think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city, or is Atlanta pretty much like other cities in the United States? (ATLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Distinctively Southern43146.9
2) Like others39743.2
3) Don't know/No answer919.9
TOTAL919100.0
54) Now here are some questions about other topics: The United Nations has been in existence for 50 years. All things considered, do you think the UN is worthwhile or not? (UN50)
TOTAL%
1) Worthwhile63669.2
2) Not worthwhile16818.3
3) Not sure626.7
4) Don't know/No answer535.8
TOTAL919100.0
55) 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 direction21823.7
2) Wrong track61566.9
3) Don't know/No answer869.4
TOTAL919100.0
56) Generally speaking, would you say that the government in Washington is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVWASH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent111.2
2) Good13414.6
3) Fair45249.2
4) Poor28130.6
5) Don't know/No answer414.5
TOTAL919100.0
57) How about your state government-is it doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent232.5
2) Good26528.8
3) Fair41344.9
4) Poor16417.8
5) Don't know/No answer545.9
TOTAL919100.0
58) How about your local government-is it doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job? (GOVLOCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent434.7
2) Good31133.8
3) Fair36039.2
4) Poor13214.4
5) Don't know/No answer737.9
TOTAL919100.0
59) Now I'm going to list some parts of the government. Would you please tell me whether you think each one is doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job: the Internal Revenue Service (or IRS)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (IRS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent343.7
2) Good32435.3
3) Fair30933.6
4) Poor18119.7
5) No opinion717.7
TOTAL919100.0
60) The Post Office... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (USPS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent454.9
2) Good40844.4
3) Fair27529.9
4) Poor17418.9
5) No opinion171.8
TOTAL919100.0
61) The armed forces... are they doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent15717.1
2) Good53057.7
3) Fair14615.9
4) Poor313.4
5) No opinion556.0
TOTAL919100.0
62) The Environmental Protection Agency (or EPA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (EPA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent323.5
2) Good32935.8
3) Fair34637.6
4) Poor14115.3
5) No opinion717.7
TOTAL919100.0
63) The Centers for Disease Control (or CDC)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (CDC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent636.9
2) Good42746.5
3) Fair23825.9
4) Poor727.8
5) No opinion11912.9
TOTAL919100.0
64) The Immigration and Naturalization Service (or INS)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (INS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent80.9
2) Good14816.1
3) Fair27029.4
4) Poor35839.0
5) No opinion13514.7
TOTAL919100.0
65) The National Weather Service... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (NWS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent12713.8
2) Good55960.8
3) Fair15817.2
4) Poor404.4
5) No opinion353.8
TOTAL919100.0
66) The Federal Aviation Administration (or FAA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (FAA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent252.7
2) Good34037.0
3) Fair26328.6
4) Poor869.4
5) No opinion20522.3
TOTAL919100.0
67) The Drug Enforcement Administration (or DEA)... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (DEA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent232.5
2) Good21323.2
3) Fair33636.6
4) Poor28731.2
5) No opinion606.5
TOTAL919100.0
68) The Social Security Administration... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (SSA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent262.8
2) Good25627.9
3) Fair36139.3
4) Poor21123.0
5) No opinion657.1
TOTAL919100.0
69) The United States Congress... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (CONGRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent161.7
2) Good16918.4
3) Fair41545.2
4) Poor25027.2
5) No opinion697.5
TOTAL919100.0
70) The National Endowment for the Arts... is it doing an excellent job, a good one, only fair, or a poor job? (NEA)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent203.5
2) Good16428.9
3) Fair14325.2
4) Poor7012.3
5) No opinion17130.1
Missing351 
TOTAL568100.0
71) Is there anyone serving in elected public office today that you admire as a true public servant? (SERVANT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31834.6
2) No53958.7
3) Don't know626.7
TOTAL919100.0
72) If you, yourself, could run for Congress and win, would you do it? (RUNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23825.9
2) No64470.1
3) Maybe252.7
4) Don't know121.3
TOTAL919100.0
73) Here are some questions about the South in general. I'd like to get a better idea of what you would include in your definition of the South today. For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South: 'Gone With the Wind'... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27129.5
2) Somewhat important25427.6
3) Not very important22724.7
4) Not at all important13114.3
5) Don't know/No answer363.9
TOTAL919100.0
74) Revival meetings... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important35738.8
2) Somewhat important26028.3
3) Not very important17418.9
4) Not at all important9810.7
5) Don't know/No answer303.3
TOTAL919100.0
75) Southern hospitality... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important68774.8
2) Somewhat important16117.5
3) Not very important414.5
4) Not at all important171.8
5) Don't know/No answer131.4
TOTAL919100.0
76) Grand Ol' Opry... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important36439.6
2) Somewhat important30633.3
3) Not very important14615.9
4) Not at all important778.4
5) Don't know/No answer262.8
TOTAL919100.0
77) Football... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41545.2
2) Somewhat important25127.3
3) Not very important14315.6
4) Not at all important9910.8
5) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL919100.0
78) Black eyed peas on New Years Day... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37440.7
2) Somewhat important18820.5
3) Not very important18520.1
4) Not at all important14716.0
5) Don't know/No answer252.7
TOTAL919100.0
79) Wal-Mart... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37741.0
2) Somewhat important27930.4
3) Not very important15617.0
4) Not at all important919.9
5) Don't know/No answer161.7
TOTAL919100.0
80) The blues... is it very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important in your definition of today's South? (SOUDEF8)
TOTAL%
1) Very important30933.6
2) Somewhat important34637.6
3) Not very important16017.4
4) Not at all important687.4
5) Don't know/No answer363.9
TOTAL919100.0
81) Now I'm going to list some unusual foods. For reach one tell me whether you eat it often, sometimes, seldom or never. If you've never heard of it, tell me that too: Okra... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Often37040.3
2) Sometimes22224.2
3) Seldom13815.0
4) Never18019.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer91.0
TOTAL919100.0
82) Chitlins... have you ever eaten it? (FOOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Often333.6
2) Sometimes353.8
3) Seldom10611.5
4) Never71978.2
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer262.8
TOTAL919100.0
83) Pork rind... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD3)
TOTAL%
1) Often13114.3
2) Sometimes19521.2
3) Seldom23425.5
4) Never34938.0
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer101.1
TOTAL919100.0
84) Catfish... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Often32235.0
2) Sometimes22524.5
3) Seldom18820.5
4) Never16317.7
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer212.3
TOTAL919100.0
85) A Moon Pie... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Often12613.7
2) Sometimes16818.3
3) Seldom27229.6
4) Never28731.2
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer667.2
TOTAL919100.0
86) Fried tomatoes... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD6)
TOTAL%
1) Often15116.4
2) Sometimes17218.7
3) Seldom22524.5
4) Never36339.5
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer80.9
TOTAL919100.0
87) Sweet potato pie... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD7)
TOTAL%
1) Often20322.1
2) Sometimes25027.2
3) Seldom23725.8
4) Never22524.5
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL919100.0
88) Boiled peanuts... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD8)
TOTAL%
1) Often14415.7
2) Sometimes17118.6
3) Seldom18520.1
4) Never38541.9
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer343.7
TOTAL919100.0
89) Moonshine whiskey, or 'white lightning'... how often have you drunk it? (FOOD9)
TOTAL%
1) Often101.1
2) Sometimes424.6
3) Seldom16417.8
4) Never68674.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer171.8
TOTAL919100.0
90) Kielbasa... how often have you eaten it? It's a kind of sausage. (FOOD10)
TOTAL%
1) Often869.4
2) Sometimes13314.5
3) Seldom15216.5
4) Never25427.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer29432.0
TOTAL919100.0
91) Lox... how often have you eaten it? It's kosher salmon. (FOOD11)
TOTAL%
1) Often212.3
2) Sometimes505.4
3) Seldom889.6
4) Never39743.2
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer36339.5
TOTAL919100.0
92) Arugula... how often have you eaten it? It's a kind of cabbage. (FOOD12)
TOTAL%
1) Often161.7
2) Sometimes303.3
3) Seldom505.4
4) Never22924.9
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer59464.6
TOTAL919100.0
93) Venison... how often have you eaten it? It's deer meat. (FOOD13)
TOTAL%
1) Often14916.2
2) Sometimes18019.6
3) Seldom22424.4
4) Never30733.4
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer596.4
TOTAL919100.0
94) Caviar... how often have you eaten it? (FOOD14)
TOTAL%
1) Often151.6
2) Sometimes687.4
3) Seldom18920.6
4) Never64069.6
5) Never heard of it/Don't know/No answer70.8
TOTAL919100.0
95) Have you ever chewed tobacco? (CHEWTOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20222.0
2) No71778.0
TOTAL919100.0
96) Have you ever dipped snuff? (DIPSNUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13614.8
2) No78285.1
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL919100.0
97) Is pro wrestling a real sport or is it fake? (WRESTLNG)
TOTAL%
1) A real sport343.7
2) Fake84291.6
3) Don't know/No answer434.7
TOTAL919100.0
98) 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) Yes57062.0
2) No33035.9
3) No answer192.1
TOTAL919100.0
99) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55160.0
2) No36840.0
TOTAL919100.0
100) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male39943.4
2) Female52056.6
TOTAL919100.0
101) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent29632.2
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong37741.0
3) No Southern accent24626.8
TOTAL919100.0
102) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 434.7
2) 40.4
3) 9310.1
4) 363.9
5) 758.2
6) 232.5
7) 788.5
8) 232.5
9) 343.7
10) 363.9
11) 101.1
12) 141.5
13) 9810.7
15) 182.0
16) 515.5
17) 465.0
18) 363.9
19) 242.6
20) 313.4
21) 10.1
22) 60.7
23) 545.9
24) 252.7
25) 252.7
26) 91.0
30) 262.8
TOTAL919100.0
103) Check of respondent's number (RESP2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9191530.835867
104) Verify respondent discrepancy (RESP3)
TOTAL%
75) 14.8
208) 14.8
255) 14.8
608) 14.8
857) 14.8
989) 14.8
1084) 14.8
1100) 14.8
1113) 14.8
1249) 14.8
1461) 14.8
1555) 14.8
1699) 14.8
1814) 14.8
1823) 14.8
1977) 14.8
1995) 14.8
2026) 14.8
2259) 14.8
2662) 14.8
2666) 14.8
Missing898 
TOTAL21100.0
105) Verify state discrepancy (STVERIFY)
TOTAL%
12) Florida125.0
13) Georgia125.0
40) Oklahoma125.0
45) South Carolina125.0
Missing915 
TOTAL4100.0
106) Date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
201) 262.8
202) 303.3
205) 272.9
206) 242.6
207) 465.0
208) 212.3
209) 343.7
212) 303.3
213) 323.5
214) 242.6
215) 212.3
216) 222.4
219) 404.4
220) 454.9
221) 394.2
222) 404.4
223) 343.7
226) 252.7
227) 232.5
228) 384.1
301) 363.9
302) 363.9
312) 192.1
313) 353.8
314) 131.4
315) 202.2
316) 394.2
319) 212.3
320) 404.4
321) 283.0
322) 111.2
TOTAL919100.0
107) Time (start) of interview (TIMEINT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL919777.037119
108) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
4) 10.1
7) 10.1
8) 131.4
9) 556.0
10) 12413.5
11) 16918.4
12) 17218.7
13) 11312.3
14) 798.6
15) 535.8
16) 313.4
17) 333.6
18) 242.6
19) 131.4
20) 70.8
21) 91.0
22) 91.0
23) 10.1
25) 10.1
26) 10.1
28) 20.2
29) 20.2
30) 20.2
43) 10.1
63) 10.1
78) 10.1
94) 10.1
TOTAL919100.0
109) Check state number (STATCHK)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama606.5
2) Arkansas424.6
3) Florida15116.4
4) Georgia748.1
5) Kentucky454.9
6) Louisiana475.1
7) Mississippi293.2
8) North Carolina9910.8
9) Oklahoma353.8
10) South Carolina384.1
11) Tennessee606.5
12) Texas16317.8
13) Virginia748.1
19) Alaska10.1
Missing1 
TOTAL918100.0
110) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9293.2
2) 9th to 11th grade697.5
3) High school graduate28831.4
4) Some college22824.9
5) College grad or more30233.0
Missing3 
TOTAL916100.0
111) County of residence (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL889121.334122
112) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant54259.0
2) Other Protestant495.3
3) Catholic12513.6
4) Jewish151.6
5) Other9410.2
6) None839.0
7) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL919100.0
113) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White77484.2
2) Black/African-American899.7
3) Native American/Indian80.9
4) Other444.8
5) No answer40.4
TOTAL919100.0
114) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
1) South919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
115) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White62267.7
2) Black/African-American24626.8
4) Other515.5
TOTAL919100.0
116) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male15116.4
2) Female76883.6
TOTAL919100.0
117) Accent of interviewer (INTACC)
TOTAL%
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong48853.1
3) No Southern accent43146.9
TOTAL919100.0
118) Recode of region South/Non-South (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
1) South919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
119) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
120) Recode of Party ID (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat11712.7
2) Not very strong Democrat16317.7
3) Independent, closer to Democrat626.7
4) Independent636.9
5) Independent, closer to Republican727.8
6) Not very strong Republican17919.5
7) Strong Republican15817.2
8) Other party394.2
9) Don't know/No answer667.2
TOTAL919100.0
121) South or Non-South recode (NO BL OS) (NV)
TOTAL%
1) South919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
122) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes72779.1
2) 15-19 minutes15416.8
3) 20-29 minutes323.5
4) 30+ minutes60.7
TOTAL919100.0
123) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL90844.64817
124) Liberal-conservative total (recode) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal626.7
2) Not strong liberal9710.6
3) Moderate-liberal859.2
4) Moderate454.9
5) Moderate-conservative16117.5
6) Not strong conservative14015.2
7) Strong conservative20322.1
8) No preference343.7
9) Don't know/No answer9210.0
TOTAL919100.0
125) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South70278.3
2) Border182.0
3) Non-south17619.6
Missing23 
TOTAL896100.0
126) Called state Deep South or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South24726.9
2) Peripheral South67273.1
TOTAL919100.0
127) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama606.5
2) Arkansas424.6
3) Florida15316.6
4) Georgia748.1
5) Kentucky454.9
6) Louisiana475.1
7) Mississippi293.2
8) North Carolina9910.8
9) Oklahoma363.9
10) South Carolina374.0
11) Tennessee606.5
12) Texas16317.7
13) Virginia748.1
TOTAL919100.0
128) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249110.0
2) 25 to 4441445.6
3) 45 to 6425728.3
4) 65 or older14616.1
Missing11 
TOTAL908100.0
129) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
130) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete919100.0
TOTAL919100.0
131) NSMETRO (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metropolitan30834.8
1) Metropolitan57865.2
Missing33 
TOTAL886100.0
132) WTVARS (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 40.4
.506098486765525) 22324.3
1) 10.1
1.01219697353107) 54959.7
1.51829546029655) 10111.0
2.02439394706208) 313.4
2.53049243382762) 60.7
3.03659092059315) 10.1
3.54268940735869) 20.2
4.04878789412422) 10.1
TOTAL919100.0
133) Weight for combining Northern and Southern data sets (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.236890669410012) 40.4
.239780018634559) 22324.3
.473781338820024) 10.1
.479560037269117) 54959.7
.719340055903677) 10111.0
.959120074538236) 313.4
1.19890009317279) 60.7
1.43868011180735) 10.1
1.6784601304419) 20.2
1.91824014907646) 10.1
TOTAL919100.0
134) SEROPN (SEROPN)
135) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249110.0
2) 25 to 4441445.6
3) 45 to 6425728.3
4) 65 or older14616.1
Missing11 
TOTAL908100.0
136) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9293.2
2) 9th to 11th grade697.5
3) High school graduate28831.4
4) Some college22824.9
5) College grad or more30233.0
Missing3 
TOTAL916100.0
137) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male39943.4
2) Female52056.6
TOTAL919100.0
138) 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) Republican33739.5
2) Democrat28032.8
3) Independent19723.1
4) Other party394.6
Missing66 
TOTAL853100.0
139) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White77484.6
2) Black/African-American899.7
3) Native American/Indian80.9
4) Other444.8
Missing4 
TOTAL915100.0
140) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33536.9
2) Other Protestant25628.2
3) Catholic12513.8
4) Jewish151.7
5) Other9410.4
6) None839.1
Missing11 
TOTAL908100.0