Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8501469.64875
2) State being called (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama536.2
4) Arkansas364.2
10) Florida12114.2
11) Georgia677.9
18) Kentucky455.3
19) Louisiana384.5
25) Mississippi323.8
34) North Carolina9010.6
37) Oklahoma344.0
41) South Carolina354.1
43) Tennessee698.1
44) Texas15918.7
47) Virginia718.4
TOTAL850100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8361951.22117
4) [ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN BORDER STATES] Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74087.1
2) No9210.8
3) Don't know/No answer182.1
TOTAL850100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE IN THE SOUTH] Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less364.9
2) 6 to 10 years456.1
3) More than 10 years15921.5
4) All my life49566.9
5) Don't know/No answer50.7
Missing110 
TOTAL740100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH ALL OF THEIR LIFE] Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42986.7
2) No6613.3
Missing355 
TOTAL495100.0
7) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama546.4
3) Arizona10.1
4) Arkansas263.1
5) California80.9
6) Colorado30.4
7) Connecticut70.8
8) Delaware10.1
9) District of Columbia10.1
10) Florida556.5
11) Georgia445.2
12) Hawaii10.1
14) Illinois192.2
15) Indiana70.8
16) Iowa50.6
17) Kansas60.7
18) Kentucky424.9
19) Louisiana323.8
20) Maine10.1
21) Maryland60.7
22) Massachusetts111.3
23) Michigan91.1
24) Minnesota20.2
25) Mississippi313.6
26) Missouri60.7
28) Nebraska10.1
31) New Jersey111.3
32) New Mexico20.2
33) New York232.7
34) North Carolina779.1
36) Ohio141.6
37) Oklahoma323.8
39) Pennsylvania111.3
40) Rhode Island20.2
41) South Carolina333.9
43) Tennessee576.7
44) Texas12114.2
46) Vermont10.1
47) Virginia546.4
48) Washington10.1
49) West Virginia40.5
50) Wisconsin30.4
51) Wyoming20.2
52) Foreign country212.5
53) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL850100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS] Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61372.2
2) No21625.4
3) Don't know/No answer202.4
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
9) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL826134.04138
10) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City27632.5
2) Suburbs15318.0
3) Town22626.6
4) Rural Area19222.6
5) Refused/Not sure30.4
TOTAL850100.0
11) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st Grade (Or Less)10.1
2) 2nd Grade10.1
3) 3rd Grade40.5
4) 4th Grade40.5
5) 5th Grade20.2
6) 6th Grade60.7
7) 7th Grade80.9
8) 8th Grade91.1
9) 9th Grade131.5
10) 10th Grade161.9
11) 11th Grade273.2
12) 12th Grade (High School)28833.9
13) Some College (Two Year Degree)20724.4
14) 4 Year College Graduate17320.4
15) Advanced Degree (Ma, Phd, Lld, Md)8610.1
16) No answer50.6
TOTAL850100.0
12) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week12815.1
2) Once a week26731.4
3) 2-3 times a month11613.6
4) Several times a year20123.6
5) Never13115.4
6) Refused70.8
TOTAL850100.0
13) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist32237.9
2) Methodist10812.7
3) Lutheran192.2
4) Presbyterian283.3
5) Episcopalian222.6
6) Church Of Christ232.7
7) Other Protestant303.5
8) Catholic12214.4
9) Jewish50.6
10) Other8910.5
11) None718.4
12) Don't know/No answer111.3
TOTAL850100.0
14) [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist8715.8
2) Evangelical498.9
3) Mainline9316.8
4) Liberal13324.1
5) Other183.3
6) None of the above17231.2
Missing298 
TOTAL552100.0
15) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married50158.9
2) Divorced10712.6
3) Separated161.9
4) Widowed728.5
5) Single15017.6
6) No answer40.5
TOTAL850100.0
16) [ASKED OF MARRIED, DIVORCED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY] How old were you when you were married? If you've been married more than once, how old were you when you were married for the first time? (AGEMAR)
TOTAL%
13) 10.1
14) 20.3
15) 71.0
16) 243.4
17) 365.2
18) 7510.8
19) 8211.8
20) 628.9
21) 9113.1
22) 557.9
23) 486.9
24) 334.7
25) 365.2
26) 294.2
27) 243.4
28) 223.2
29) 172.4
30) 142.0
31) 71.0
32) 30.4
33) 40.6
34) 30.4
35) 30.4
36) 30.4
37) 30.4
38) 20.3
40) 20.3
43) 10.1
54) 10.1
99) 60.9
Missing154 
TOTAL696100.0
17) [ASKED OF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY] Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14123.9
2) No44675.7
3) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing261 
TOTAL589100.0
18) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63274.4
2) No21525.3
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
TOTAL850100.0
19) Last week were you primarily working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time46254.4
2) Working part-time688.0
3) Going to school596.9
4) Keeping house8510.0
5) Retired13716.1
6) Unemployed273.2
7) Or what101.2
8) No answer20.2
TOTAL850100.0
20) [ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS] What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time33065.9
2) Working part-time244.8
3) Going to school20.4
4) Keeping house459.0
5) Retired8016.0
6) Unemployed112.2
7) Or what71.4
8) No answer20.4
Missing349 
TOTAL501100.0
21) I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000698.1
2) $10,000 up to $19,99910812.7
3) $20,000 up to $29,99914817.4
4) $30,000 up to $39,99913415.8
5) $40,000 up to $49,999789.2
6) $50,000 up to $59,999627.3
7) More than $60,00014517.1
8) No answer10612.5
TOTAL850100.0
22) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian64876.2
2) Black9611.3
3) African-American404.7
4) Negro, Colored, Etc.50.6
5) Native American/Indian121.4
6) Asian/Oriental20.2
7) Other374.4
8) No answer101.2
TOTAL850100.0
23) Do you happen to know whether any of your ancestors were American Indians? (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, were33339.2
2) No, were not39246.1
3) Don't Know12514.7
TOTAL850100.0
24) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic536.2
2) No, not Hispanic77891.5
3) Don't know192.2
TOTAL850100.0
25) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 047255.5
1) 115518.2
2) 213916.4
3) 3546.4
4) 4172.0
5) 550.6
6) 620.2
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
12) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL850100.0
26) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE UNDER 18 IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD] How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 011129.4
1) 113736.2
2) 29124.1
3) 3287.4
4) 451.3
5) 510.3
6) 610.3
7) 710.3
12) Don't know/No answer30.8
Missing472 
TOTAL378100.0
27) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 18321.7
2) 50860.2
3) 10912.9
4) 323.8
5) 50.6
6) 40.5
10) 10.1
11) 20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL844100.0
28) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE] How would you describe your current living situation? Do you currently live with family or do you live with people not related to you? (LIVEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) With family members65392.8
2) With someone not related365.1
3) With family and non-related60.9
4) Don't know/No answer91.3
Missing146 
TOTAL704100.0
29) 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 other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican28333.3
2) Democrat28233.2
3) Independent18021.2
4) Other party374.4
5) Don't know/No answer688.0
TOTAL850100.0
30) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS DEMOCRATS] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat12644.7
2) Not very strong Democrat13447.5
3) Don't know/No answer227.8
Missing568 
TOTAL282100.0
31) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICAN] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican14049.5
2) Not very strong Republican13547.7
3) Don't know/No answer82.8
Missing567 
TOTAL283100.0
32) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT] 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 Party6737.2
2) Closer to Democratic Party5027.8
3) Don't Know6335.0
Missing670 
TOTAL180100.0
33) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal15318.0
2) Moderate (Middle of the Road)24428.7
3) Conservative32638.4
4) Never think of self in these terms (No Preference)242.8
5) Don't know627.3
6) No answer384.5
7) Respondent doesn't know30.4
TOTAL850100.0
34) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS LIBERAL] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal, or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal6844.4
2) Not very strong liberal7750.3
3) Don't Know63.9
4) No answer21.3
Missing697 
TOTAL153100.0
35) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS CONSERVATIVE] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative, or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative16049.1
2) Not very strong conservative15146.3
3) Don't know134.0
4) No answer20.6
Missing524 
TOTAL326100.0
36) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal8233.6
2) Neither2811.5
3) More conservative11748.0
4) Don't know135.3
5) No answer41.6
Missing606 
TOTAL244100.0
37) If the presidential election were held today and the candidates were Bill Clinton, the Democrat, and Bob Dole, the Republican, would you vote for Clinton or for Dole? (ELECT96)
TOTAL%
1) Clinton35441.6
2) Dole31537.1
3) Undecided13415.8
4) Refused475.5
TOTAL850100.0
38) Would you say that Newt Gingrich is doing a good job, only a fair job, or not a good job at all as Speaker of the House? (NEWTSPKR)
TOTAL%
1) Good16919.9
2) Fair30636.0
3) Not good at all22826.8
4) Don't Know14717.3
TOTAL850100.0
39) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE GIVEN THIS INTRODUCTION FOR THE FOLLOWING NINE QUESTIONS] Now I'm going to read you the names of some black Americans who have been in the news. For each one, please tell me whether you admire that person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, OK? (BLACK1)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent heard this intro ("some black Americans")408100.0
Missing442 
TOTAL408100.0
40) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE GIVEN THIS INTRODUCTION FOR THE FOLLOWING NINE QUESTIONS: Now I'm going to read you the names of some Americans who have been in the news. For each one, please tell me whether you admire that person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, OK? (BLACK0)
TOTAL%
2) Respondent heard this intro ("some Americans")442100.0
Missing408 
TOTAL442100.0
41) How much do you admire Colin Powell? (POWELL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal50259.1
2) Some19222.6
3) Not much202.4
4) Not at all212.5
5) Don't know/No answer11513.5
TOTAL850100.0
42) How much do you admire Jesse Jackson? (JACKSON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal17320.4
2) Some30435.8
3) Not much11914.0
4) Not at all18121.3
5) Don't know/No answer738.6
TOTAL850100.0
43) How much do you admire O.J. Simpson? (SIMPSON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal546.4
2) Some12414.6
3) Not much10912.8
4) Not at all46855.1
5) Don't know/No answer9511.2
TOTAL850100.0
44) How much do you admire Louis Farrakhan? (FARRAKH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal414.8
2) Some8610.1
3) Not much718.4
4) Not at all34740.8
5) Don't know/No answer30535.9
TOTAL850100.0
45) How much do you admire Oprah Winfrey? (OPRAH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal38845.6
2) Some30535.9
3) Not much556.5
4) Not at all556.5
5) Don't know/No answer475.5
TOTAL850100.0
46) How much do you admire Johnnie Cochran? (COCHRAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10512.4
2) Some21825.6
3) Not much12815.1
4) Not at all23527.6
5) Don't know/No answer16419.3
TOTAL850100.0
47) How much do you admire Clarence Thomas? (CTHOMAS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11613.6
2) Some21725.5
3) Not much10412.2
4) Not at all15217.9
5) Don't know/No answer26130.7
TOTAL850100.0
48) How much do you admire Coretta Scott King? (CKING)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal22726.7
2) Some20524.1
3) Not much394.6
4) Not at all495.8
5) Don't Know33038.8
TOTAL850100.0
49) How much do you admire Anita Hill? (AHILL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10512.4
2) Some22426.4
3) Not much11213.2
4) Not at all16219.1
5) Don't know/No answer24729.1
TOTAL850100.0
50) There has been a lot of talk lately about American values. Some people think the federal government should promote traditional values in our society. Others think the government should not favor any particular set of values. Which comes closer to your view? (TRADVALU)
TOTAL%
1) Government should promote traditional values in our society.45853.9
2) Government should not favor any particular set of values.27332.2
3) Don't know/No answer11813.9
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
51) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to recycle to conserve natural resources? (RESPRECY)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility81095.4
2) Don't have personal responsibility192.2
3) Don't know/No answer202.4
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
52) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep even unhappy marriages together if there are young children in the home? (RESPMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility28333.3
2) Don't have personal responsibility47956.4
3) Don't know/No answer8710.2
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
53) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to care for sick and aged parents at home, if they possibly can? (RESPAGED)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility81095.4
2) Don't have personal responsibility242.8
3) Don't know/No answer151.8
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
54) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep the mother at home when there are small children in the household, even if it means going on welfare? (RESPMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility19222.6
2) Don't have personal responsibility58969.4
3) Don't know/No answer688.0
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
55) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to keep themselves healthy, so the rest of us don't have to pay extra for their health care? (RESPHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility78392.2
2) Don't have personal responsibility435.1
3) Don't know/No answer232.7
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
56) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to make a special effort to help others of their own racial or ethnic background? (RESPRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility59169.6
2) Don't have personal responsibility19623.1
3) Don't know/No answer627.3
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
57) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay for their children's college educations? (RESPCOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility69381.6
2) Don't have personal responsibility12114.3
3) Don't know/No answer354.1
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
58) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay for damages resulting from crimes committed by their minor children under 18 years old? (RESPREST)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility67379.3
2) Don't have personal responsibility11914.0
3) Don't know/No answer576.7
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
59) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to be married before they have children? (RESPBEFO)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility66077.7
2) Don't have personal responsibility15918.7
3) Don't know/No answer303.5
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
60) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to wait until they're at least 21 before they have children? (RESPWAIT)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility53563.0
2) Don't have personal responsibility27131.9
3) Don't know/No answer435.1
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
61) I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to pay attention to the news and vote in most elections? (RESPVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility78292.1
2) Don't have personal responsibility586.8
3) Don't know/No answer91.1
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
62) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 5 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA1)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility23656.7
2) Don't have personal responsibility14735.3
3) Don't know/No answer337.9
Missing434 
TOTAL416100.0
63) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to contribute at least 10 percent of their income to charity? (RESPCHA2)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility22251.3
2) Don't have personal responsibility17340.0
3) Don't know/No answer388.8
Missing417 
TOTAL433100.0
64) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to help a man whose car is broken down on a lonely road? (RESPHLPM)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility21851.9
2) Don't have personal responsibility15436.7
3) Don't know/No answer4811.4
Missing430 
TOTAL420100.0
65) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the issue of personal responsibility. I'm going to read you a list of things that some people have associated with personal responsibility. For each one, tell me whether you feel people have a responsibility to do that. Would you say that people have a personal responsibility to help a woman whose car is broken down on a lonely road? (RESPHLPF)
TOTAL%
1) Have personal responsibility34780.9
2) Don't have personal responsibility6014.0
3) Don't know/No answer225.1
Missing421 
TOTAL429100.0
66) Suppose someone has parents who need help paying for nursing-home care and children who need a college education. To whom does that person have a greater financial responsibility: to the parents or to the children? (REPSPORC)
TOTAL%
1) Parents35641.9
2) Children30736.2
3) Both equally9911.7
4) Neither60.7
5) Don't know/Can't say/Depends/No answer819.5
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
67) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Arguing or quarrelling openly. (FAMARGU)
TOTAL%
1) Very often426.3
2) Often7511.3
3) Sometimes21432.3
4) Hardly ever23134.9
5) Never9414.2
6) Don't know/No answer60.9
Missing188 
TOTAL662100.0
68) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Kissing or hugging each other. (FAMKISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often29244.1
2) Often24336.7
3) Sometimes8512.8
4) Hardly ever223.3
5) Never162.4
6) Don't know/No answer40.6
Missing188 
TOTAL662100.0
69) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Refusing to speak to each other (FAMREFUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very often101.5
2) Often162.4
3) Sometimes9013.6
4) Hardly ever24036.3
5) Never30445.9
6) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing188 
TOTAL662100.0
70) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS] As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Sharing jokes or making each other laugh. (FAMJOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often35052.9
2) Often24637.2
3) Sometimes507.6
4) Hardly ever91.4
5) Never40.6
6) Don't know/No answer30.5
Missing188 
TOTAL662100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS: As I read off some different ways family members behave with each other, please tell me how often each one takes place among family members in your household very often, often, sometimes, hardly ever, or never. Helping each other with personal problems. (FAMHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very often32849.5
2) Often25037.8
3) Sometimes6810.3
4) Hardly ever101.5
5) Never30.5
6) Don't know/No answer30.5
Missing188 
TOTAL662100.0
72) Would you say that, in general, your family is very close, somewhat close, not too close, or not close at all? (FAMCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very close66277.9
2) Somewhat close16219.1
3) Not too close192.2
4) Not close at all30.4
5) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL850100.0
73) Are both of your parents living? (PALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, both are38245.0
2) Mother is15418.1
3) Father is414.8
4) Neither is26230.9
5) Don't know/No answer101.2
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
74) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. In another generation, families will be stronger than they are today. (FAMSTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10712.6
2) Agree somewhat18321.6
3) Disagree somewhat25630.2
4) Strongly disagree23627.8
5) Don't Know/No answer677.9
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
75) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. I am my brother's keeper. (BROSKEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34941.1
2) Agree somewhat24328.6
3) Disagree somewhat789.2
4) Strongly disagree13415.8
5) Don't Know/No answer455.3
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
76) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. Teenage mothers on welfare should be required to live with their parents or legal guardians. (TEENMOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36042.4
2) Agree somewhat18922.3
3) Disagree somewhat11914.0
4) Strongly disagree9811.5
5) Don't Know/No answer839.8
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
77) For each of the following statements, I'd like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly disagree. The government is not doing enough to keep families together. (FAMGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18021.2
2) Agree somewhat18822.1
3) Disagree somewhat16519.4
4) Strongly disagree19923.4
5) Don't Know/No answer11713.8
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
78) On another subject, when you think about what the city of Atlanta is noted for, nationally and internationally, what is the very first thing that comes to mind? (ATLANTA)
TOTAL%
1) The 1996 Olympics28633.7
2) The Braves (baseball)637.4
3) Business/commercial center242.8
4) Civil rights/Martin Luther King252.9
5) Other25830.4
6) Don't know/No answer19322.7
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
79) Overall, do you have a positive or negative opinion of Atlanta? (ATLANTA2)
TOTAL%
1) Positive56166.1
2) Negative10712.6
3) Don't know/No answer18121.3
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
80) Right now, would you say you're very likely to go to the Olympics in Atlanta this summer, that you might go, or that you definitely will not be there? (OLYMGO2)
TOTAL%
1) Likely to go303.5
2) Might go10312.1
3) Will not go70783.3
4) Don't know91.1
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
81) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY ARE "LIKELY TO GO" OR "MIGHT GO" TO THE OLYMPICS IN ATLANTA] Do you have tickets for any of the events? (TICKETS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2216.5
2) No11082.7
3) No answer10.8
Missing717 
TOTAL133100.0
82) Now, on a different topic, how do you feel about "hate crime" laws that impose extra penalties on those who assault someone on account of the victim's race, religion, or ethnic group? Do you think that extra penalties for this type of crime are a good idea or a bad idea? (HATECR1B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea50859.8
2) Bad idea24228.5
3) Both/neither222.6
4) Don't know/No answer779.1
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
83) To the best of your knowledge, does your state have a hate crime law like the one I just described? (HAVELAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, state has hate crime law16519.4
2) No, state does not have hate crime law30235.6
3) Don't know/Not sure/No answer38245.0
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
84) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A BAD IDEA] How do you feel about laws that impose extra penalties on people who vandalize synagogues, churches, mosques, or cemeteries? Do you think that special penalties for this type of vandalism would be a good idea or bad idea? (HATECR2B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea11949.2
2) Bad idea10945.0
3) Both/neither31.2
4) Don't know/No answer114.5
Missing608 
TOTAL242100.0
85) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID HATE CRIME LAWS ARE A GOOD IDEA] How about hate crime laws that impose special penalties when crimes are directed against gay men and lesbians on account of their sexual orientation? Do you think that the hate crime laws should also include sexual orientation? (HATECR3B)
TOTAL%
1) Good idea34668.1
2) Bad idea10620.9
3) Both/neither91.8
4) Don't know/No answer479.3
Missing342 
TOTAL508100.0
86) At what age do you think "middle age" generally begins? (MIDAGE)
TOTAL%
14) 10.1
15) 10.1
16) 30.4
17) 20.2
18) 10.1
20) 10.1
21) 30.4
24) 10.1
25) 111.3
27) 10.1
30) 323.8
32) 30.4
33) 20.2
34) 20.2
35) 8810.4
36) 10.1
37) 20.2
38) 20.2
39) 10.1
40) 19923.4
41) 10.1
42) 30.4
44) 10.1
45) 13415.8
46) 30.4
47) 10.1
48) 30.4
50) 19523.0
52) 40.5
54) 10.1
55) 455.3
56) 10.1
58) 10.1
60) 303.5
65) 91.1
70) 70.8
73) 10.1
75) 10.1
80) 20.2
85) 10.1
90) 30.4
150) 263.1
151) 50.6
152) 141.6
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
87) When does "old age" begin? (OLDAGE)
TOTAL%
21) 10.1
25) 10.1
35) 20.2
40) 30.4
43) 10.1
45) 80.9
50) 414.8
51) 40.5
54) 10.1
55) 172.0
56) 10.1
59) 10.1
60) 12314.5
62) 30.4
63) 20.2
64) 10.1
65) 13716.1
66) 60.7
67) 30.4
68) 60.7
70) 19022.4
72) 60.7
73) 20.2
75) 769.0
76) 10.1
77) 20.2
78) 60.7
79) 10.1
80) 708.2
82) 10.1
85) 111.3
90) 182.1
91) 10.1
92) 10.1
95) 10.1
100) 70.8
105) 10.1
110) 10.1
140) 10.1
150) 546.4
151) 111.3
152) 252.9
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
88) [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC RESPONDENTS] Do you have a family Bible in which things like births, deaths, and marriages have been recorded? (FAMBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46869.4
2) No19929.5
3) Don't know/No answer71.0
Missing176 
TOTAL674100.0
89) When all is said and done, do you think O.J. Simpson was innocent or guilty of murder? (OJGUILT)
TOTAL%
1) Innocent17720.8
2) Guilty50158.9
3) Don't know12014.1
4) Don't care111.3
5) No answer414.8
TOTAL850100.0
90) Do you agree or disagree that the South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country? (NOTSEP)
TOTAL%
1) Better off as part of U.S.74888.1
2) Better off as separate505.9
3) Don't know/No answer516.0
Missing1 
TOTAL849100.0
91) Gender of the respondent (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34440.5
2) Female50659.5
TOTAL850100.0
92) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong southern accent30335.6
2) Detectable southern accent, but not strong30035.3
3) No southern accent24729.1
TOTAL850100.0
93) Verified state of respondent (STCHK1)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama536.2
4) Arkansas364.2
10) Florida12214.4
11) Georgia677.9
17) Kansas20.2
18) Kentucky445.2
19) Louisiana384.5
22) Massachusetts10.1
25) Mississippi313.6
33) New York10.1
34) North Carolina9010.6
37) Oklahoma344.0
41) South Carolina344.0
43) Tennessee698.1
44) Texas15918.7
47) Virginia698.1
TOTAL850100.0
94) Recode of AGE in categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249711.6
2) 25 to 4437344.6
3) 45 to 6422927.4
4) 65 or older13716.4
Missing14 
TOTAL836100.0
95) GAllup Organization regionalization (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South850100.0
TOTAL850100.0
96) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9354.1
2) 9th to 11th grade566.6
3) High school graduate28834.1
4) Some college20724.5
5) College graduate or more25930.7
Missing5 
TOTAL845100.0
97) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL83644.77917
98) Does respondent live in a metropolitan area? (METRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metro29035.2
1) Metro53364.8
Missing27 
TOTAL823100.0
99) [WEIGHTING VARIABLE BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE] This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 2.056. (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.486455331412104) 18321.5
.5) 60.7
.972910662824207) 50859.8
1.45936599423631) 10912.8
1.94582132564842) 323.8
2.43227665706052) 50.6
2.91873198847262) 40.5
4.86455331412104) 10.1
5.35100864553314) 20.2
TOTAL850100.0
100) This weighting variable is based on the census of population and is used to combine northern and southern data sets. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.223495366086131) 18321.5
.229718282084975) 60.7
.446990732172262) 50859.8
.670486098258394) 10912.8
.893981464344525) 323.8
1.11747683043066) 50.6
1.34097219651679) 40.5
2.23495366086131) 10.1
2.45844902694744) 20.2
TOTAL850100.0
101) I-AGE: Recode of AGE in categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249711.6
2) 25 to 4437344.6
3) 45 to 6422927.4
4) 65 or older13716.4
Missing14 
TOTAL836100.0
102) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school9110.8
2) High school28834.1
3) Some college20724.5
4) College graduate or higher25930.7
Missing5 
TOTAL845100.0
103) I-GENDER: Gender of the respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male34440.5
2) Female50659.5
TOTAL850100.0
104) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian64877.1
2) Black14116.8
3) Native American/Indian121.4
4) Asian/Oriental20.2
5) Other374.4
Missing10 
TOTAL840100.0
105) 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 other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican28336.2
2) Democrat28236.1
3) Independent18023.0
4) Other party374.7
Missing68 
TOTAL782100.0