Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number: (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9962948.9183640
2) State being called: (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) ALABAMA656.5
4) ARKANSAS383.8
10) FLORIDA16216.3
11) GEORGIA959.5
18) KENTUCKY414.1
19) LOUISIANA555.5
25) MISSISSIPPI505.0
34) NORTH CAROLINA10110.1
37) OKLAHOMA343.4
41) SOUTH CAROLINA515.1
43) TENNESSEE717.1
44) TEXAS15615.7
47) VIRGINIA777.7
TOTAL996100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9851952.35717
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) YES89090.6
2) NO929.4
Missing14 
TOTAL982100.0
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 LESS505.6
2) 6 TO 10 YEARS576.4
3) MORE THAN 10 YEARS18420.7
4) ALL MY LIFE59767.2
Missing108 
TOTAL888100.0
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) YES50384.4
2) NO9315.6
Missing400 
TOTAL596100.0
7) Which State did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) ALABAMA636.4
4) ARIZONA10.1
5) ARKANSAS343.4
6) CALIFORNIA202.0
8) COLORADO30.3
9) CONNECTICUT20.2
12) FLORIDA838.4
13) GEORGIA808.1
15) HAWAII10.1
16) IDAHO10.1
17) ILLINOIS111.1
18) INDIANA80.8
19) IOWA40.4
20) KANSAS40.4
21) KENTUCKY424.2
22) LOUISIANA545.4
24) MARYLAND50.5
25) MASSACHUSETTS80.8
26) MICHIGAN131.3
27) MINNESOTA10.1
28) MISSISSIPPI434.3
29) MISSOURI60.6
31) NEBRASKA20.2
32) NEVADA10.1
33) NEW HAMPSHIRE10.1
34) NEW JERSEY70.7
35) NEW MEXICO10.1
36) NEW YORK262.6
37) NORTH CAROLINA868.7
38) NORTH DAKOTA20.2
39) OHIO161.6
40) OKLAHOMA303.0
42) PENNSYLVANIA151.5
44) RHODE ISLAND10.1
45) SOUTH CAROLINA444.4
46) SOUTH DAKOTA10.1
47) TENNESSEE535.3
48) TEXAS11511.6
50) VERMONT20.2
51) VIRGINIA596.0
53) WASHINGTON20.2
54) WEST VIRGINIA30.3
55) WISCONSIN60.6
56) WYOMING10.1
77) FOREIGN COUNTRY303.0
Missing5 
TOTAL991100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) YES72974.9
2) NO24425.1
Missing23 
TOTAL973100.0
9) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL961124.007129
10) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) CITY35135.6
2) SUBURBS15916.1
3) TOWN27928.3
4) RURAL AREA19619.9
Missing11 
TOTAL985100.0
11) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st GRADE (OR LESS)20.2
3) 3rd GRADE20.2
4) 4th GRADE80.8
5) 5th GRADE30.3
6) 6th GRADE30.3
7) 7th GRADE70.7
8) 8th GRADE171.7
9) 9th GRADE161.6
10) 10th GRADE272.7
11) 11th GRADE464.6
12) 12th GRADE (HIGH SCHOOL)31331.6
13) SOME COLLEGE (TWO YEAR DEGREE)25525.7
14) 4 YEAR COLLEGE GRADUATE18118.2
15) ADVANCED DEGREE (MA, PHD, LLD, MD)11211.3
Missing4 
TOTAL992100.0
12) RESPONDENTS WITH NO COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school? RESPONDENTS WITH AT LEAST SOME COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school or college? (TEAMS)
TOTAL%
1) YES47047.9
2) NO51252.1
Missing14 
TOTAL982100.0
13) How often, if at all, do you exercise vigorously, so that your heart rate is elevated for at least 20 minutes? Would you say you do this every day, four to six days a week, one to three days a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) EVERY DAY15916.3
2) FOUR TO SIX DAYS A WEEK11611.9
3) ONE TO THREE DAYS A WEEK28929.6
4) A FEW TIMES A MONTH14114.4
5) LESS OFTEN THAN THAT, OR NEVER27227.8
Missing19 
TOTAL977100.0
14) Do you currently belong to a health club, YMCA, or gym? (HLTHCLUB)
TOTAL%
1) YES16917.0
2) NO82383.0
Missing4 
TOTAL992100.0
15) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK17217.3
2) ONCE A WEEK32432.7
3) 2-3 TIMES A MONTH16016.1
4) SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR17017.1
5) NEVER16616.7
Missing4 
TOTAL992100.0
16) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) PROTESTANT72774.0
2) CATHOLIC13213.4
3) JEWISH60.6
4) OTHER373.8
5) NO RELIGION545.5
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN262.6
Missing14 
TOTAL982100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IS PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN/JUST CHRISTIAN: With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) BAPTIST -SOUTHERN25734.4
11) BAPTIST -AMERICAN70.9
12) BAPTIST -INDEPENDENT182.4
13) BAPTIST -OTHER557.4
14) BAPTIST -DON'T KNOW638.4
15) METHODIST -UNITED638.4
16) METHODIST -AME (AFRICAN M EPISCO)101.3
17) METHODIST -OTHER152.0
18) METHODIST -DONT'T KNOW131.7
19) LUTHERAN -EVANGELICAL L CHURCH AMER81.1
20) LUTHERAN -MISSOURI OR WISC SYNOD30.4
21) LUTHERAN -OTHER30.4
22) LUTHERAN -DON'T KNOW81.1
23) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA233.1
24) PRESBYTERIAN -OTHER91.2
25) PRESBYTERIAN -DON'T KNOW81.1
26) EPISCOPALIAN/ANGLICAN202.7
27) CHURCH OF CHRIST152.0
28) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST50.7
29) CHURCH OF GOD81.1
30) CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST50.7
31) ASSEMBLIES OF GOD131.7
32) CHRISTIAN CHURCH -DISCIPLES OF CHRIST20.3
33) CHRISTIAN CHURCH -OTHER/DON'T KNOW40.5
34) HOLINESS101.3
35) PENTECOSTAL304.0
36) NAZARENE -CHURCH OF10.1
37) UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST30.4
38) INDEPENDENT CHURCH20.3
39) NON/INTER DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH212.8
40) OTHER243.2
41) JUST A CHRISTIAN (NO AFFILIATION)121.6
42) NO CHURCH AFFILIATION91.2
Missing249 
TOTAL747100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
TOTAL%
1) PENTECOSTAL10113.4
2) FUNDAMENTALIST638.4
3) EVANGELICAL567.4
4) MAINLINE9012.0
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL16722.2
6) OTHER162.1
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE739.7
8) DON'T KNOW18724.8
Missing243 
TOTAL753100.0
19) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED52753.1
2) DIVORCED12512.6
3) SEPARATED343.4
4) WIDOWED888.9
5) SINGLE21822.0
Missing4 
TOTAL992100.0
20) 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%
14) 30.4
15) 81.0
16) 283.6
17) 455.9
18) 9111.8
19) 769.9
20) 7810.2
21) 9912.9
22) 668.6
23) 425.5
24) 445.7
25) 496.4
26) 334.3
27) 283.6
28) 131.7
29) 131.7
30) 121.6
31) 40.5
32) 70.9
33) 101.3
34) 20.3
35) 50.7
36) 10.1
37) 10.1
38) 40.5
39) 10.1
40) 20.3
41) 10.1
42) 10.1
44) 10.1
Missing228 
TOTAL768100.0
21) Were your parents divorced while you were growing up, that is, before you turned 18 years old? (PDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) YES20120.3
2) NO78779.7
Missing8 
TOTAL988100.0
22) ASKED OF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY: Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) YES15624.0
2) NO49376.0
Missing347 
TOTAL649100.0
23) Do you have any brothers or sisters? IF YES: Have any of them ever been divorced? (SDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) NO SIBLINGS545.5
2) SOME DIVORCED SIBLINGS44845.4
3) NO DIVORCED SIBLINGS48449.1
Missing10 
TOTAL986100.0
24) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) YES74675.1
2) NO24824.9
Missing2 
TOTAL994100.0
25) Last week were you primarily working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME58460.8
2) WORKING PART TIME687.1
3) GOING TO SCHOOL495.1
4) KEEPING HOUSE808.3
5) RETIRED15015.6
6) UNEMPLOYED303.1
Missing35 
TOTAL961100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME34968.6
2) WORKING PART TIME305.9
3) GOING TO SCHOOL20.4
4) KEEPING HOUSE509.8
5) RETIRED7013.8
6) UNEMPLOYED81.6
Missing487 
TOTAL509100.0
27) 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 $10,00011113.4
2) $10,000 UP TO $19,99911714.1
3) $20,000 UP TO $29,99915919.2
4) $30,000 UP TO $39,99912014.5
5) $40,000 UP TO $49,99910813.0
6) $50,000 UP TO $59,999627.5
7) MORE THAN $60,00015118.2
Missing168 
TOTAL828100.0
28) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) WHITE/CAUCASIAN63764.7
2) BLACK20320.6
3) AFRICAN-AMERICAN626.3
4) NEGRO, COLORED, ETC.242.4
5) NATIVE AMERICAN/INDIAN70.7
6) ASIAN/ORIENTAL70.7
7) OTHER454.6
Missing11 
TOTAL985100.0
29) Do you happen to know whether any of your ancestors were American Indians? (AMINDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WERE37740.5
2) NO, WERE NOT55359.5
Missing66 
TOTAL930100.0
30) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HISPANIC585.9
2) NO, NOT HISPANIC92194.1
Missing17 
TOTAL979100.0
31) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 52553.0
1) 18618.8
2) 18318.5
3) 626.3
4) 252.5
5) 50.5
6) 20.2
7) 20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL990100.0
32) 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) 12827.5
1) 17337.2
2) 11424.5
3) 337.1
4) 143.0
5) 30.6
Missing531 
TOTAL465100.0
33) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 25826.1
2) 55556.1
3) 13413.5
4) 313.1
5) 90.9
6) 20.2
Missing7 
TOTAL989100.0
34) 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) REPUBLICAN28530.7
2) DEMOCRAT40844.0
3) INDEPENDENT18119.5
4) OTHER535.7
Missing69 
TOTAL927100.0
35) 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 DEMOCRAT20450.0
2) NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT17442.6
3) DON'T KNOW307.4
Missing588 
TOTAL408100.0
36) 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 REPUBLICAN14149.5
2) NOT VERY STRONG REPUBLICAN12844.9
3) DON'T KNOW165.6
Missing711 
TOTAL285100.0
37) 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 PARTY5832.0
2) CLOSER TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY7843.1
3) DON'T KNOW4524.9
Missing815 
TOTAL181100.0
38) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) LIBERAL16918.2
2) MODERATE (MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)28230.3
3) CONSERVATIVE36939.6
4) NEVER THINK OF SELF IN THESE TERMS (NO PREFERENCE)374.0
5) DON'T KNOW747.9
Missing65 
TOTAL931100.0
39) 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 LIBERAL6639.5
2) NOT VERY STRONG LIBERAL9456.3
3) DON'T KNOW74.2
Missing829 
TOTAL167100.0
40) 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 CONSERVATIVE19051.9
2) NOT VERY STRONG CONSERVATIVE15843.2
3) DON'T KNOW184.9
Missing630 
TOTAL366100.0
41) 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 LIBERAL9835.4
2) NEITHER3914.1
3) MORE CONSERVATIVE12645.5
4) DON'T KNOW145.1
Missing719 
TOTAL277100.0
42) Thinking about athletes who are currently active, what ONE athlete, if any, do you admire most? (ADMIRE)
TOTAL%
10) JEFF GORDON71.1
11) KEN GRIFFEY, JR.20.3
12) EVANDER HOLYFIELD91.5
13) MICHAEL JOHNSON162.6
14) MICHAEL JORDAN23738.3
15) GREG MADDUX20.3
16) CAL RIPKIN, JR.121.9
17) EMMITT SMITH182.9
18) MIKE TYSON30.5
19) TIGER WOODS162.6
20) OTHER29647.9
Missing378 
TOTAL618100.0
43) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a daughter in elementary school, and she was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage her to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Girl Scouts? (GIRLACT)
TOTAL%
1) PIANO16636.3
2) SOCCER10222.3
3) GIRL SCOUTS18941.4
Missing539 
TOTAL457100.0
44) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a son in elementary school, and he was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage him to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Boy Scouts? (BOYACT)
TOTAL%
1) PIANO8118.9
2) SOCCER12328.7
3) BOY SCOUTS22552.4
Missing567 
TOTAL429100.0
45) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GIRLSPTS)
TOTAL%
1) YES39540.9
2) NO57159.1
Missing30 
TOTAL966100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLFOOTB)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION FOOTBALL7819.7
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED FOOTBALL31780.3
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLBASKTB)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION BASKETBALL38697.7
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED BASKETBALL92.3
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLHOCKEY)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION HOCKEY35990.9
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED HOCKEY369.1
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLWRESTL)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION WRESTLING35088.6
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED WRESTLING4511.4
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCHEERL)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION CHEERLEADING39499.7
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED CHEERLEADING10.3
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLGYMN)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION GYMNASTICS39499.7
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED GYMNASTICS10.3
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCOED)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION CO-ED SPORTS38597.5
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED CO-ED SPORTS102.5
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION SOME OTHER SPORT30878.0
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED SOME OTHER SPORT8722.0
Missing601 
TOTAL395100.0
54) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BOYSPTS)
TOTAL%
1) YES10510.9
2) NO85889.1
Missing33 
TOTAL963100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYFOOTB)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION FOOTBALL7167.6
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED FOOTBALL3432.4
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYBASKTB)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION BASKETBALL10196.2
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED BASKETBALL43.8
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYHOCKEY)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION HOCKEY9489.5
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED HOCKEY1110.5
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYWRESTL)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION WRESTLING9994.3
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED WRESTLING65.7
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCHEERL)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION CHEERLEADING10095.2
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED CHEERLEADING54.8
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYGYMN)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION GYMNASTICS10499.0
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED GYMNASTICS11.0
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCOED)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION CO-ED SPORTS10398.1
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED CO-ED SPORTS21.9
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYOTHER)
TOTAL%
0) RESPONDENT DID NOT MENTION SOME OTHER SPORT4946.7
1) RESPONDENT MENTIONED SOME OTHER SPORT5653.3
Missing891 
TOTAL105100.0
63) Do you agree or disagree that female professional athletes are more likely than male professional athletes to be homosexual. (FHOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) AGREE14422.0
2) DISAGREE51278.0
Missing340 
TOTAL656100.0
64) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Monica Seles. (SELES)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED TENNIS51751.9
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT444.4
3) DON'T KNOW43543.7
TOTAL996100.0
65) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Mia Hamm. (HAMM)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED SOCCER656.5
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT787.8
3) DON'T KNOW85385.6
TOTAL996100.0
66) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Annika Sorenstam. (SORENSTA)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED GOLF525.2
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT10310.3
3) DON'T KNOW84184.4
TOTAL996100.0
67) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Sheryl Swoopes. (SWOOPES)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED BASKETBALL21321.4
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT535.3
3) DON'T KNOW73073.3
TOTAL996100.0
68) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Picabo Street. (STREET)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED SKIING16917.0
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT606.0
3) DON'T KNOW76777.0
TOTAL996100.0
69) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Jackie Joyner-Kersee. (KERSEE)
TOTAL%
1) CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED TRACK & FIELD OR BASKETBALL62162.3
2) NAMED WRONG SPORT323.2
3) DON'T KNOW34334.4
TOTAL996100.0
70) On another subject, have you ever entertained a person of another race in your home? (RACEHOME)
TOTAL%
1) YES77078.1
2) NO21621.9
Missing10 
TOTAL986100.0
71) Would you object if your son or daughter dated a person of another race? (RACEDATE)
TOTAL%
1) YES25527.3
2) NO61565.9
3) DEPENDS ON PERSON/PERSON'S RACE636.8
Missing63 
TOTAL933100.0
72) Thinking about interracial dating, do you think it has become more common, less common, or remained about the same over the past 5 years? (INTERDAT)
TOTAL%
1) MORE COMMON73176.9
2) LESS COMMON131.4
3) REMAINED THE SAME20621.7
Missing46 
TOTAL950100.0
73) Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about funerals and some of the practices and rituals we have about death and dying. Have you ever been to a wake, viewing, or funeral service in someone's private home? (FRNERAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES37037.2
2) NO62462.8
Missing2 
TOTAL994100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL: Was the body of the deceased present in the home in any of those cases? (BODY)
TOTAL%
1) YES29480.1
2) NO7319.9
Missing629 
TOTAL367100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL WHERE THE BODY OF THE DECEASED WAS PRESENT: Was there an open casket? (CASKET)
TOTAL%
1) YES27594.5
2) NO165.5
Missing705 
TOTAL291100.0
76) Have you ever been to a wake, viewing or funeral service where people were so upset that they were wailing and moaning? (WAILING)
TOTAL%
1) YES63264.0
2) NO35636.0
Missing8 
TOTAL988100.0
77) On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being never and 10 being all the time, how often would you say you think about your own death? (DEATH)
TOTAL%
1) 14515.3
2) 14615.4
3) 14415.2
4) 939.8
5) 17218.2
6) 454.8
7) 565.9
8) 485.1
9) 212.2
10) 768.0
Missing50 
TOTAL946100.0
78) Have any of your close relatives ever been cremated? (CREMATER)
TOTAL%
1) YES16817.0
2) NO81883.0
Missing10 
TOTAL986100.0
79) Thinking about yourself, how likely do you think it is that you will ask your survivors to have your body cremated? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, or not very likely? (CREMATEU)
TOTAL%
1) VERY LIKELY18118.7
2) SOMEWHAT LIKELY11511.9
3) NOT VERY LIKELY67369.5
Missing27 
TOTAL969100.0
80) Within the past twelve months, about how many times did you visit a cemetery? Would you say it was never, once, two to five times, or more than five times? (CEMETARY)
TOTAL%
1) NEVER32132.5
2) ONCE17117.3
3) TWO TO FIVE TIMES32633.0
4) MORE THAN FIVE TIMES17017.2
Missing8 
TOTAL988100.0
81) Within the past twelve months, has anyone you considered a close friend or family member died? (FAMDIED)
TOTAL%
1) YES64264.6
2) NO35235.4
Missing2 
TOTAL994100.0
82) Changing the subject now...Some people say that the government does not make a strong effort to combat AIDS in the black community because the government cares less about black people than about whites. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVAIDS)
TOTAL%
1) ABSOLUTELY TRUE242.7
2) PROBABLY TRUE14116.1
3) PROBABLY NOT TRUE40646.3
4) ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE30634.9
Missing119 
TOTAL877100.0
83) Some people say that AIDS is a man-made virus. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) ABSOLUTELY TRUE525.9
2) PROBABLY TRUE21324.3
3) PROBABLY NOT TRUE31636.0
4) ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE29733.8
Missing118 
TOTAL878100.0
84) Some people say that HIV and AIDS are being used as part of a plot to deliberately kill African Americans. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDSPLOT)
TOTAL%
1) ABSOLUTELY TRUE60.6
2) PROBABLY TRUE485.2
3) PROBABLY NOT TRUE23325.1
4) ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE64169.1
Missing68 
TOTAL928100.0
85) Some people say the government deliberately makes sure that drugs are easily available in poor black neighborhoods in order to harm black people. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) ABSOLUTELY TRUE525.6
2) PROBABLY TRUE10611.5
3) PROBABLY NOT TRUE29431.8
4) ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE47351.1
Missing71 
TOTAL925100.0
86) Have you heard anything about the CIA being involved in the distribution of crack cocaine in this country? (CIACRACK)
TOTAL%
1) YES42143.5
2) NO54656.5
Missing29 
TOTAL967100.0
87) Some people say that the CIA has been involved in importing cocaine for distribution in the black community. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (COCAINE)
TOTAL%
1) ABSOLUTELY TRUE394.5
2) PROBABLY TRUE17720.6
3) PROBABLY NOT TRUE41648.4
4) ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE22726.4
Missing137 
TOTAL859100.0
88) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, easier to obtain, or stay as it is now? (GETDIVRX)
TOTAL%
1) MORE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN21146.0
2) EASIER TO OBTAIN5612.2
3) STAY AS IT IS NOW19241.8
Missing537 
TOTAL459100.0
89) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, stay as it is now, or be easier to obtain? (GETDIVRY)
TOTAL%
1) MORE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN21645.3
2) STAY AS IT IS NOW15131.7
3) EASIER TO OBTAIN11023.1
Missing519 
TOTAL477100.0
90) These days when people you know get married, do you generally expect their marriage will last, or do you think the couple will divorce sooner or later? (MARRLAST)
TOTAL%
1) EXPECT IT TO LAST40944.1
2) EXPECT DIVORCE40443.6
3) IT DEPENDS11412.3
Missing69 
TOTAL927100.0
91) How often, if at all, do you read from the Bible? Would you say you read the Bible every day, two to six days a week, once a week, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) EVERY DAY18718.9
2) TWO TO SIX DAYS A WEEK18819.0
3) ONCE A WEEK12913.0
4) A FEW TIMES A MONTH15015.2
5) A FEW TIMES A YEAR14214.4
6) LESS OFTEN THAN THAT, OR NEVER19319.5
Missing7 
TOTAL989100.0
92) Within the past twelve months, have you attended a religious revival meeting? (REVIVAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES38639.0
2) NO60561.0
Missing5 
TOTAL991100.0
93) Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN)
TOTAL%
1) BIBLICAL ACCOUNT63975.2
2) DARWINIAN EVOLUTION16018.8
3) BOTH, GOD CREATED LIFE AND THEN IT EVOLVED516.0
Missing146 
TOTAL850100.0
94) Within the past twelve months, have you or anyone in your household preserved any fruits or vegetables -- that is, by canning or freezing? (FRUITS)
TOTAL%
1) YES42442.9
2) NO56557.1
Missing7 
TOTAL989100.0
95) 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 UNITED STATES89294.3
2) BETTER OFF AS SEPARATE545.7
Missing50 
TOTAL946100.0
96) Sex of the respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE41441.6
2) FEMALE58258.4
TOTAL996100.0
97) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG SOUTHERN ACCENT29729.8
2) DETECTABLE SOUTHERN ACCENT, BUT NOT STRONG45645.8
3) NO SOUTHERN ACCENT24324.4
TOTAL996100.0
98) WEIGHTING VARIABLE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN OVERSAMPLE: This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 1.909 (WTVAROS)
TOTAL%
.52) 7139.7
1) 21.1
1.05) 6737.4
1.57) 2614.5
2.1) 105.6
2.62) 31.7
Missing817 
TOTAL179100.0
99) WEIGHTING VARIABLE BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE: This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 1.986 (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 19223.5
1.01) 48859.7
1.51) 10813.2
2.01) 212.6
2.52) 60.7
3.02) 20.2
Missing179 
TOTAL817100.0
100) THIS WEIGHTING VARIABLE IS BASED ON THE CENSUS OF POPULATION AND IS USED TO COMBINE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DATA SETS (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.23) 19223.5
.46) 48859.7
.69) 10813.2
.92) 212.6
1.15) 60.7
1.38) 20.2
Missing179 
TOTAL817100.0
101) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE41441.6
2) FEMALE58258.4
TOTAL996100.0
102) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White63764.7
2) Black28929.3
3) Other596.0
Missing11 
TOTAL985100.0
103) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED52753.1
2) DIVORCED12512.6
3) SEPARATED343.4
4) WIDOWED888.9
5) SINGLE21822.0
Missing4 
TOTAL992100.0
104) I-RELIG: What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant72774.0
2) Catholic13213.4
3) Jewish60.6
4) Other636.4
5) No religion545.5
Missing14 
TOTAL982100.0
105) I-PARTY: 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? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) REPUBLICAN28530.7
2) DEMOCRAT40844.0
3) INDEPENDENT18119.5
4) OTHER535.7
Missing69 
TOTAL927100.0
106) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high School12913.0
2) High School graduate31331.6
3) Some college25525.8
4) College graduate18118.3
5) Post college gradaute11211.3
Missing6 
TOTAL990100.0
107) I-INCOME: 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. (For use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00011113.4
2) Less than $20,00011714.1
3) Less than $40,00027933.7
4) Less than $60,00017020.5
5) $60,000 or greater15118.2
Missing168 
TOTAL828100.0