Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number: (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8442360.047821
2) Which state am I calling? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama465.5
4) Arkansas293.4
10) Florida14817.5
11) Georgia718.4
18) Kentucky414.9
19) Louisiana394.6
25) Mississippi344.0
34) North Carolina10112.0
37) Oklahoma283.3
41) South Carolina323.8
43) Tennessee607.1
44) Texas15218.0
47) Virginia637.5
TOTAL844100.0
3) Do you favor or oppose using genetic technology -- called cloning -- to create a new human being who would be an exact copy of a particular individual? (CLONEHUM)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR648.0
2) OPPOSE71288.9
3) IT DEPENDS ON PROPER CONTROLS253.1
Missing43 
TOTAL801100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO CLONING: What about cloning to allow infertile couples to have a child? Would you favor or oppose cloning for that purpose? (CLONINFT)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR IN THAT CASE8212.0
2) OPPOSE IN THAT CASE57183.5
3) IT DEPENDS314.5
Missing160 
TOTAL684100.0
5) And now a question about space travel. Would you favor or oppose sending a manned rocket to land on Mars? (MANMARS)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR54471.6
2) OPPOSE21628.4
Missing84 
TOTAL760100.0
6) Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God? (RELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) THERE IS A GOD73687.8
2) THERE IS A SPIRIT OR LIFE FORCE8410.0
3) I DON'T BELIEVE IN ANY OF THESE182.1
Missing6 
TOTAL838100.0
7) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe in life after death? (RELIFDIA)
TOTAL%
1) YES27169.7
2) NO7619.5
3) NOT SURE4210.8
Missing455 
TOTAL389100.0
8) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe there is a life after death, or not? (RELIFDIB)
TOTAL%
1) YES35978.9
2) NO5411.9
3) NOT SURE429.2
Missing389 
TOTAL455100.0
9) 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 ACCOUNT56671.7
2) DARWINIAN EVOLUTION14518.4
3) BOTH, GOD CREATED IT AND THEN IT EVOLVED607.6
4) NEITHER182.3
Missing55 
TOTAL789100.0
10) Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, the power of the human mind to heal the human body? (BLFHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE44058.5
2) DON'T BELIEVE31241.5
Missing92 
TOTAL752100.0
11) Do you believe in astrology, that is, that the position of the stars and planets can affect people's lives? (BLFASTRO)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE27637.2
2) DON'T BELIEVE46662.8
Missing102 
TOTAL742100.0
12) Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception? (BLFESP)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE49567.7
2) DON'T BELIEVE23632.3
Missing113 
TOTAL731100.0
13) Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil? (BLFPOSSD)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE50566.8
2) DON'T BELIEVE25133.2
Missing88 
TOTAL756100.0
14) Do you believe in deja vu, that is, the feeling that you have been somewhere or done something before? (BFDEJAVU)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE57273.1
2) DON'T BELIEVE21026.9
Missing62 
TOTAL782100.0
15) Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past? (BLFEXTRA)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE27441.5
2) DON'T BELIEVE38758.5
Missing183 
TOTAL661100.0
16) Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death? (BLFRECAR)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE20927.8
2) DON'T BELIEVE54372.2
Missing92 
TOTAL752100.0
17) Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations? (BLFGHOST)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE31742.7
2) DON'T BELIEVE42557.3
Missing102 
TOTAL742100.0
18) Do you believe that God answers prayers? (BLFPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE75693.6
2) DON'T BELIEVE526.4
Missing36 
TOTAL808100.0
19) Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell? (BLFHELL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE60980.9
2) DON'T BELIEVE14419.1
Missing91 
TOTAL753100.0
20) In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just people's imagination? (UFOREAL)
TOTAL%
1) UFOS ARE REAL30943.3
2) UFOS ARE IMAGINATION33046.2
3) IT DEPENDS--SOMETIMES REAL, SOMETIMES IMAGINED7510.5
Missing130 
TOTAL714100.0
21) Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or "jinxing" themselves. How superstitious are you? -- Would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious? (SUPERSTS)
TOTAL%
1) VERY SUPERSTITIOUS212.5
2) SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS18321.8
3) NOT VERY SUPERSTITIOUS25029.7
4) NOT AT ALL SUPERSTITIOUS38746.0
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE VERY OR SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS: Could you tell me one thing that you are superstitious about? (SUPEREG)
TOTAL%
1) RESPONDENT IS ABLE TO THINK OF SOMETHING HE OR SHE IS SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT16783.9
2) RESPONDENT CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT THEY ARE SUPERSTITIOUS ABOUT3216.1
Missing645 
TOTAL199100.0
23) Have you personally ever used the power of your mind to heal your own body? (MINDHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HAVE HEALED SELF WITH MIND22727.7
2) NO, HAVE NOT59272.3
Missing25 
TOTAL819100.0
24) Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer? (PRAYHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HAVE BEEN HEALED BY PRAYER38947.2
2) NO, HAVE NOT43652.8
Missing19 
TOTAL825100.0
25) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) YES62173.6
2) NO22326.4
TOTAL844100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS: On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your children's education? (EDSATISA)
TOTAL%
1) SATISFIED45676.5
2) DISSATISFIED14023.5
Missing248 
TOTAL596100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS: On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the education children are getting today? (EDSATISB)
TOTAL%
1) SATISFIED7234.3
2) DISSATISFIED13865.7
Missing634 
TOTAL210100.0
28) Do you think children today are being educated better or worse than you were? (EDUCWORS)
TOTAL%
1) BETTER40651.7
2) SAME506.4
3) WORSE33042.0
Missing58 
TOTAL786100.0
29) Educators do not all agree on how much time should be spent teaching reading in the public schools. Do you, yourself, think reading is more important or less important than other school subjects? (EDREADIN)
TOTAL%
1) MORE IMPORTANT74288.3
2) ABOUT SAME8910.6
3) LESS IMPORTANT91.1
Missing4 
TOTAL840100.0
30) Do you think that reading is better taught today, or not as well taught as when you were in grade school? (EDUCREAD)
TOTAL%
1) BETTER TAUGHT31243.6
2) SAME375.2
3) NOT AS WELL TAUGHT36651.2
Missing129 
TOTAL715100.0
31) Do you think students in our high schools should be given more homework, less homework, or do you think they are given about the right amount now? (EDUHOMWK)
TOTAL%
1) GIVE LESS518.0
2) ABOUT RIGHT NOW30447.8
3) GIVE MORE28144.2
Missing208 
TOTAL636100.0
32) Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students? (EDUCWORK)
TOTAL%
1) TOO MUCH7210.1
2) TOO LITTLE55577.9
3) ABOUT RIGHT8511.9
Missing132 
TOTAL712100.0
33) Would you favor or oppose increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for high school students? (EDDAYSHS)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR35445.9
2) OPPOSE41754.1
Missing73 
TOTAL771100.0
34) Would you favor or oppose increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for grade school students? (EDDAYGR)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR31139.9
2) OPPOSE46860.1
Missing65 
TOTAL779100.0
35) Do you think discipline in the public schools in your community is too strict or not strict enough? (EDUCDISP)
TOTAL%
1) TOO STRICT425.5
2) ABOUT RIGHT8811.5
3) NOT STRICT ENOUGH63783.1
Missing77 
TOTAL767100.0
36) Should every public school student in the first eight grades be promoted at the end of the year, or should students who have failed most of their subjects be kept back? (EDUPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) PROMOTED323.9
2) KEPT BACK75591.5
3) IT DEPENDS384.6
Missing19 
TOTAL825100.0
37) Some people say that colleges should raise their entrance requirements, making it harder for high school graduates to enter. Do you think colleges should do this, or not? (EDUCOLLG)
TOTAL%
1) SHOULD22028.9
2) SHOULD NOT54171.1
Missing83 
TOTAL761100.0
38) Should all high school students in the United States be required to pass a standard nationwide examination in order to get a high school diploma? (EDUCDIPL)
TOTAL%
1) YES61175.0
2) NO20425.0
Missing29 
TOTAL815100.0
39) Would you favor or oppose a nationwide test to be given to all students when they enter high school and again when they graduate to let parents learn more about their children's educational achievement? (EDUCTEST)
TOTAL%
1) FAVOR67484.3
2) OPPOSE12615.8
Missing44 
TOTAL800100.0
40) Would you like to have a daughter of yours go into teaching? (EDGIRLTC)
TOTAL%
1) YES51962.8
2) NO22226.9
3) IT DEPENDS8510.3
Missing18 
TOTAL826100.0
41) Would you like to have a son of yours go into teaching? (EDBOYTC)
TOTAL%
1) YES47558.0
2) NO25230.8
3) IT DEPENDS9211.2
Missing25 
TOTAL819100.0
42) If you had a boy graduating from high school, would you personally like to have him go on to college, or would you rather have him do something else? (EDBOYCOL)
TOTAL%
1) GO TO COLLEGE72887.3
2) DO SOMETHING ELSE202.4
3) IT DEPENDS8610.3
Missing10 
TOTAL834100.0
43) If you had a girl graduating from high school, would you personally like to have her go on to college, or would you rather have her do something else? (EDGIRLCO)
TOTAL%
1) GO TO COLLEGE74189.1
2) DO SOMETHING ELSE141.7
3) IT DEPENDS779.3
Missing12 
TOTAL832100.0
44) Do you think a college education is worth what it costs in time and money to persons who are not going into professions? (EDUCOST)
TOTAL%
1) WORTH THE COST43056.2
2) NOT WORTH IT33543.8
Missing79 
TOTAL765100.0
45) Generally speaking, which of the following best represents your opinion about getting a college education? A person has to have a college education in order to get and keep a really good job. Having a college education makes it easier for a person to get and keep a really good job. A person can do just as well or better by spending those years on something else. (EDUCOLJO)
TOTAL%
1) COLLEGE NECESSARY TO GOOD JOB15118.8
2) COLLEGE HELPS55669.1
3) PERSON CAN DO AS WELL SPENDING YEARS ON SOMETHING ELSE9812.2
Missing39 
TOTAL805100.0
46) Public schools now teach the scientific theory of evolution, which explains how life developed on Earth. Would you favor or oppose requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God? (TCHCREAT)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WOULD FAVOR61977.3
2) NO, WOULD NOT FAVOR18222.7
Missing43 
TOTAL801100.0
47) Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing the environment and economic growth. Which of these statements comes closer to your own point of view? Protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Economic growth should be given priority even if the environment suffers to some extent. (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) PROTECTION SHOULD BE PRIORITY59172.8
2) ECONOMIC GROWTH SHOULD BE PRIORITY14718.1
3) CAN'T DECIDE749.1
Missing32 
TOTAL812100.0
48) There's a lot of talk about race relations these days, and it's important to know how people really feel about these things. Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between? (SEGREGAT)
TOTAL%
1) INTEGRATION49161.2
2) SEGREGATION455.6
3) SOMETHING IN-BETWEEN26633.2
Missing42 
TOTAL802100.0
49) When was the last time you went to a party -- was it in the last week, in the last month, or before that? (PRTYWHEN)
TOTAL%
1) LAST WEEK21625.7
2) LAST MONTH21425.4
3) BEFORE THAT37644.7
4) NEVER GO TO PARTIES354.2
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GONE TO A PARTY AT LEAST ONCE IN THE LAST MONTH: Was the most recent party you attended dress-up or casual? IF RESPONDENT ASKS WHAT WE MEAN BY DRESS-UP SAY: "Did the men wear coats and ties?" (PRTYDRES)
TOTAL%
1) DRESS-UP14318.1
2) CASUAL64981.9
Missing52 
TOTAL792100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GONE TO A PARTY AT LEAST IN THE LAST MONTH: Were alcoholic beverages served at the last party you attended? (PRTYBOOZ)
TOTAL%
1) YES52366.0
2) NO27034.0
Missing51 
TOTAL793100.0
52) Do you ever wear any jewelry, including rings and watches? (JEWELRY)
TOTAL%
1) YES76390.4
2) NO819.6
TOTAL844100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO WEAR JEWELRY: How many pieces of jewelry are you wearing right now? (JEWELNUM)
TOTAL%
0) ZERO (NONE)15520.3
1) ONE18524.2
2) TWO17022.3
3) THREE7910.4
4) FOUR618.0
5) FIVE344.5
6) SIX293.8
7) SEVEN182.4
8) EIGHT111.4
9) NINE OR MORE212.8
Missing81 
TOTAL763100.0
54) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8381952.74117
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE SOUTH: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) YES76492.0
2) NO668.0
Missing14 
TOTAL830100.0
56) 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 LESS537.0
2) 6 TO 10 YEARS415.4
3) MORE THAN 10 YEARS19025.0
4) ALL MY LIFE47762.7
Missing83 
TOTAL761100.0
57) 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) YES41988.0
2) NO5712.0
Missing368 
TOTAL476100.0
58) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) ALABAMA414.9
4) ARIZONA30.4
5) ARKANSAS253.0
6) CALIFORNIA121.4
8) COLORADO50.6
9) CONNECTICUT60.7
10) DELAWARE10.1
12) FLORIDA637.5
13) GEORGIA546.4
17) ILLINOIS192.3
18) INDIANA81.0
19) IOWA40.5
20) KANSAS20.2
21) KENTUCKY374.4
22) LOUISIANA394.6
23) MAINE10.1
24) MARYLAND40.5
25) MASSACHUSETTS101.2
26) MICHIGAN121.4
27) MINNESOTA50.6
28) MISSISSIPPI283.3
29) MISSOURI50.6
30) MONTANA20.2
31) NEBRASKA10.1
34) NEW JERSEY91.1
35) NEW MEXICO20.2
36) NEW YORK364.3
37) NORTH CAROLINA779.2
38) NORTH DAKOTA10.1
39) OHIO161.9
40) OKLAHOMA242.9
42) PENNSYLVANIA182.1
44) RHODE ISLAND20.2
45) SOUTH CAROLINA232.7
46) SOUTH DAKOTA20.2
47) TENNESSEE475.6
48) TEXAS11113.2
51) VIRGINIA495.8
54) WEST VIRGINIA70.8
55) WISCONSIN50.6
77) FOREIGN COUNTRY242.9
Missing4 
TOTAL840100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) YES57769.8
2) NO25030.2
Missing17 
TOTAL827100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES SOUTHERNERS: Would you say that being a Southerner is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to you? (SIDIMP)
TOTAL%
1) VERY IMPORTANT13523.8
2) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT20436.0
3) NOT VERY IMPORTANT9416.6
4) NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT13423.6
Missing277 
TOTAL567100.0
61) N0T ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN WASHINGTON D.C.: In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL810120.226112
62) When you were growing up, how many brothers and sisters did you have who lived in the same household with you? Include stepbrothers and stepsisters, and adopted children. (SIBLINGS)
TOTAL%
0) NONE [ONLY CHILD]718.4
1) ONE19022.6
2) TWO20224.0
3) THREE13115.6
4) FOUR9511.3
5) FIVE455.4
6) SIX354.2
7) SEVEN212.5
8) EIGHT OR MORE516.1
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
63) Of the brothers and sisters you grew up with, were you the oldest, second oldest, third oldest, or what? (BIRTHODR)
TOTAL%
1) OLDEST24031.5
2) SECOND OLDEST23831.2
3) THIRD OLDEST14819.4
4) FOURTH OLDEST618.0
5) FIFTH OLDEST324.2
6) SIXTH OLDEST152.0
7) SEVENTH OLDEST172.2
8) EIGHTH OLDEST30.4
9) NINTH OLDEST10.1
10) TENTH OLDEST40.5
11) ELEVENTH OLDEST30.4
12) TWELVTH OLDEST10.1
Missing81 
TOTAL763100.0
64) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) CITY26631.7
2) SUBURBS15218.1
3) SMALL TOWN23427.9
4) RURAL18722.3
Missing5 
TOTAL839100.0
65) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st GRADE (OR LESS)20.2
2) 2nd GRADE10.1
3) 3rd GRADE20.2
4) 4th GRADE10.1
6) 6th GRADE50.6
7) 7th GRADE70.8
8) 8th GRADE121.4
9) 9th GRADE232.7
10) 10th GRADE202.4
11) 11th GRADE273.2
12) 12th GRADE (HIGH SCHOOL)23928.4
13) SOME COLLEGE (TWO YEAR DEGREE)23427.8
14) 4 YEAR COLLEGE GRADUATE15818.8
15) ADVANCED DEGREE (MA, PHD, LLD, MD)11013.1
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
66) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK12014.3
2) ONCE A WEEK25730.6
3) TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH13215.7
4) SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR19623.3
5) NEVER13516.1
Missing4 
TOTAL840100.0
67) How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) EXTREMELY IMPORTANT33239.6
2) VERY IMPORTANT30436.2
3) SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT15618.6
4) NOT IMPORTANT475.6
Missing5 
TOTAL839100.0
68) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) PROTESTANT59371.3
2) CATHOLIC14217.1
3) JEWISH121.4
4) SOME OTHER RELIGION212.5
5) NO RELIGION [NOT RELIGIOUS/AGNOSTIC/ATHEIST]404.8
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN242.9
Missing12 
TOTAL832100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY BELONGED TO SOME OTHER RELIGION: What other religion are you? Does your religion include any of the following words: Anglican, Lutheran, Adventist, Methodist, Apostolic, Nazarene, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Bible, Pentecostal, Born-Again, Presbyterian, Christ/Christian, Prophetic, Church of God, Quaker/Friends, Episcopalian, Seventh Day Adventist, Greek/Serb Orthodox, Holiness? (RELAFCHK)
TOTAL%
1) YES (RESPONDENT IS CONSIDERED PROTESTANT)12285.3
2) NO (RESPONDENT IS NOT CONSIDERED PROTESTANT)2114.7
Missing701 
TOTAL143100.0
70) APPLIES TO RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT, CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) ANABAPTIST10.2
11) ANGLICAN/CHURCH OF ENGLAND10.2
12) ASSEMBLY OF GOD91.5
13) BAPTIST29247.6
15) CATHOLIC20.3
16) CHARISMATIC10.2
17) "CHRISTIAN" OR "JUST CHRISTIAN"203.3
19) CHRISTIAN SCIENCE10.2
20) CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST223.6
21) CHURCH OF GOD101.6
24) DISCIPLES OF CHRIST10.2
25) EPISCOPALIAN/ANGL'CN/CHRCH ENGLAND203.3
26) EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH10.2
27) EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH10.2
30) HOLINESS50.8
31) INDEPENDENT30.5
32) JEHOVAH'S WITNESS20.3
33) "JUST PROTESTANT"10.2
34) LUTHERAN274.4
36) METHODIST8513.9
38) NON/INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT142.3
39) PENTECOSTAL193.1
40) PRESBYTERIAN325.2
42) REFORMED10.2
45) UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST20.3
46) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (UCC)20.3
47) WESLEYAN CHURCH20.3
48) OTHER142.3
51) NOT RELIGIOUS/ATHEIST/AGNOSTIC10.2
52) NONE (NOT AFFILIATED WITH A CHURCH)213.4
Missing231 
TOTAL613100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS BAPTISTS: With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the USA, the American Baptist Association, the National Baptist Convention USA, an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist group? (DBAPTIST)
TOTAL%
10) AMERICAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION103.4
11) AMERICAN BAPTIST USA41.4
14) BAPTIST MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION51.7
16) FREE WILL BAPTIST20.7
17) FUNDAMENTALIST BAPTIST (NO DENOMINATIONAL TIES)20.7
19) INDEPENDENT BAPTIST (NO DENOMINATIONAL TIES)196.5
20) MISSIONARY BAPTIST51.7
21) NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION USA93.1
22) PRIMITIVE BAPTIST20.7
25) SOUTHERN BAPTIST17861.0
26) OTHER41.4
27) DON'T KNOW; "JUST BAPTIST"5217.8
Missing552 
TOTAL292100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS METHODIST: Is that the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist group? (DMETHDST)
TOTAL%
1) AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL44.7
2) AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION22.4
3) FREE METHODIST CHURCH11.2
4) UNITED METHODIST7183.5
5) OTHER33.5
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST METHODIST"44.7
Missing759 
TOTAL85100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PRESBYTERIAN: Is that the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or some other Presbyterian group? (DPRESBY)
TOTAL%
1) EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (EPC)26.3
3) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (PCA)618.8
4) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE USA (PCUSA)1546.9
5) OTHER13.1
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST PRESBYTERIAN"825.0
Missing812 
TOTAL32100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS LUTHERAN: Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (DLUTHRAN)
TOTAL%
1) EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA (ELCA; formerly the Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church1451.9
2) MISSOURI SYNOD622.2
3) WISCONSIN SYNOD13.7
4) OTHER27.4
5) DON'T KNOW; "JUST LUTHERAN"414.8
Missing817 
TOTAL27100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS REFORMED: Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America or some other Reformed group? (DREFORMD)
TOTAL%
2) REFORMED CHURCH IN AMERICA (RCA)1100.0
Missing843 
TOTAL1100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS "CHRISTIAN" OR "JUST CHRISTIAN": When you say "Christian," does that mean the denomination called the "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," or some other Christian denomination, or do you mean to say "I am just a Christian?" (DDISCIPL)
TOTAL%
1) DISCIPLES OF CHRIST420.0
2) "JUST A CHRISTIAN"1155.0
3) OTHER CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION525.0
Missing824 
TOTAL20100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCHES OF CHRIST: Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (DCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST2090.9
2) UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST29.1
Missing822 
TOTAL22100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCH OF GOD: Is that the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana; the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee; the Church of God in Christ; or some other Church of God? (DCHGOD)
TOTAL%
2) CLEVELAND, TN440.0
3) CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST330.0
4) OTHER220.0
5) DON'T KNOW110.0
Missing834 
TOTAL10100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH HOLINESS: Is that the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Church of the Nazarene, the Salvation Army, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist Church, the Church of God (Anderson, IN), or some other Holiness group? (DHOLINES)
TOTAL%
1) CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE (CMA)120.0
5) FREE METHODIST CHURCH120.0
7) OTHER240.0
8) DON'T KNOW; "JUST HOLINESS"120.0
Missing839 
TOTAL5100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS CHARISMATIC: Is that a charismatic church associated with any denomination, a Pentecostal church, or a non-denominational charismatic church? (DCHARIS)
TOTAL%
3) INDEPENDENT CHARISMATIC1100.0
Missing843 
TOTAL1100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PENTECOSTAL: What kind of church is that? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DPENTE)
TOTAL%
11) ASSEMBLIES OF GOD315.8
12) CHURCH OF GOD (CLEVELAND, TENNESSEE)15.3
13) CHURCH OF GOD (HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA)15.3
18) FULL GOSPEL15.3
19) PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD15.3
20) PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH421.1
23) OTHER526.3
24) DON'T KNOW; "JUST PENTECOSTAL"315.8
Missing825 
TOTAL19100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS ANABAPTIST: What kind of Anabaptist church is that? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DANABAPT)
TOTAL%
7) DON'T KNOW; "JUST ANABAPTIST"1100.0
Missing843 
TOTAL1100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS JUST PROTESTANT: Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all? (DANY)
TOTAL%
3) DON'T KNOW1100.0
Missing843 
TOTAL1100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS INDEPENDENT OR "NON-INTERDENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT": Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent Pentecostal church, or independent evangelical church? (DINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) INDEPENDENT FUNDAMENTALIST212.5
2) INDEPENDENT CHARISMATIC425.0
3) INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL425.0
6) DON'T KNOW; "JUST INDEPENDENT"637.5
Missing828 
TOTAL16100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
TOTAL%
1) PENTECOSTAL7512.2
2) FUNDAMENTALIST528.5
3) EVANGELICAL508.2
4) MAINLINE7812.7
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL15224.8
6) OTHER71.1
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE6811.1
8) DON'T KNOW13121.4
Missing231 
TOTAL613100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC OR ROMAN CATHOLIC: Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these? (RELCATH)
TOTAL%
1) TRADITIONALIST5741.9
2) PROGRESSIVE3122.8
3) NONE OF THESE4835.3
Missing708 
TOTAL136100.0
87) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED46154.9
2) DIVORCED9811.7
3) SEPARATED293.5
4) WIDOWED819.6
5) SINGLE17120.4
Missing4 
TOTAL840100.0
88) Last week were you primarily working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME46456.5
2) WORKING PART TIME769.3
3) GOING TO SCHOOL394.8
4) KEEPING HOUSE718.6
5) RETIRED14517.7
6) UNEMPLOYED263.2
Missing23 
TOTAL821100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) WORKING FULL TIME28963.8
2) WORKING PART TIME265.7
3) GOING TO SCHOOL51.1
4) KEEPING HOUSE4610.2
5) RETIRED7817.2
6) UNEMPLOYED92.0
Missing391 
TOTAL453100.0
90) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: 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 $10,000298.2
2) $10,000 UP TO $19,9993710.4
3) $20,000 UP TO $29,9996718.9
4) $30,000 UP TO $39,9994713.2
5) $40,000 UP TO $49,999308.5
6) $50,000 UP TO $59,9994813.5
7) MORE THAN $60,0009727.3
Missing489 
TOTAL355100.0
91) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: I'm going to read you some income categories. Please tell me which category best describes your total household income before taxes. Is it less than $40,000, or is it $40,000 or more? (INCOMEA)
TOTAL%
1) LESS THAN $40,00019449.4
2) $40,000 OR MORE19950.6
Missing451 
TOTAL393100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS LESS THAN $40,000: Is it less than $20,000? (INCOMEB)
TOTAL%
1) YES (LESS THAN $20,000)6936.3
2) NO ($20,000 OR MORE)12163.7
Missing654 
TOTAL190100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS $40,000 OR MORE: Is it less than $60,000? (INCOMEC)
TOTAL%
1) YES (LESS THAN $60,000)8745.3
2) NO ($60,000 OR MORE)10554.7
Missing652 
TOTAL192100.0
94) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) WHITE/CAUCASIAN65378.5
2) BLACK738.8
3) AFRICAN-AMERICAN263.1
4) NEGRO, COLORED, ETC.70.8
5) NATIVE AMERICAN/INDIAN81.0
6) ASIAN/ORIENTAL81.0
7) OTHER576.9
Missing12 
TOTAL832100.0
95) As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians? (AMERINDN)
TOTAL%
1) YES, WERE33841.9
2) NO, WERE NOT46958.1
Missing37 
TOTAL807100.0
96) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) YES, HISPANIC637.7
2) NO, NOT HISPANIC75992.3
Missing22 
TOTAL822100.0
97) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 49959.3
1) 14817.6
2) 11613.8
3) 546.4
4) 182.1
5) 50.6
6) 10.1
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
98) 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) 11433.3
1) 13038.0
2) 7020.5
3) 216.1
4) 51.5
5) 10.3
6) 10.3
Missing502 
TOTAL342100.0
99) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 20524.5
2) 48457.9
3) 9911.8
4) 364.3
5) 101.2
6) 10.1
8) 10.1
Missing8 
TOTAL836100.0
100) 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) REPUBLICAN27435.5
2) DEMOCRAT27035.0
3) INDEPENDENT20626.7
4) OTHER222.8
Missing72 
TOTAL772100.0
101) 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 DEMOCRAT12949.0
2) NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT13451.0
Missing581 
TOTAL263100.0
102) 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 REPUBLICAN11744.3
2) NOT VERY STRONG REPUBLICAN14755.7
Missing580 
TOTAL264100.0
103) 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 PARTY7536.4
2) CLOSER TO DEMOCRATIC PARTY6833.0
3) DON'T KNOW6330.6
Missing638 
TOTAL206100.0
104) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) LIBERAL16520.9
2) MODERATE (MIDDLE OF THE ROAD)26433.4
3) CONSERVATIVE29136.8
4) NEVER THINK OF SELF IN THESE TERMS (NO PREFERENCE)313.9
5) DON'T KNOW405.1
Missing53 
TOTAL791100.0
105) 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 LIBERAL5031.4
2) NOT VERY STRONG LIBERAL10968.6
Missing685 
TOTAL159100.0
106) 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 CONSERVATIVE13046.4
2) NOT VERY STRONG CONSERVATIVE15053.6
Missing564 
TOTAL280100.0
107) 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 LIBERAL9536.5
2) NEITHER197.3
3) MORE CONSERVATIVE13250.8
4) DON'T KNOW145.4
Missing584 
TOTAL260100.0
108) 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) AGREE, BETTER OFF AS PART OF U.S.74692.6
2) DISAGREE, BETTER OFF SEPARATE607.4
Missing38 
TOTAL806100.0
109) Sex of the respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE35642.2
2) FEMALE48857.8
TOTAL844100.0
110) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) STRONG SOUTHERN ACCENT28033.2
2) DETECTABLE SOUTHERN ACCENT, BUT NOT STRONG25630.3
3) NO SOUTHERN ACCENT30836.5
TOTAL844100.0
111) WEIGHTING VARIABLE BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE: This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 2.0072. (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 21024.9
1) 48757.7
1.49) 9911.7
1.99) 364.3
2.49) 101.2
2.99) 10.1
3.99) 10.1
TOTAL844100.0
112) THIS WEIGHTING VARIABLE IS BASED ON THE CENSUS OF POPULATION AND IS USED TO COMBINE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DATA SETS. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.23) 21024.9
.45) 48757.7
.68) 9911.7
.91) 364.3
1.13) 101.2
1.36) 10.1
1.81) 10.1
TOTAL844100.0
113) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) MALE35642.2
2) FEMALE48857.8
TOTAL844100.0
114) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White65379.2
2) African American/Black10612.9
3) Other657.9
Missing20 
TOTAL824100.0
115) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) MARRIED46154.9
2) DIVORCED9811.7
3) SEPARATED293.5
4) WIDOWED819.6
5) SINGLE17120.4
Missing4 
TOTAL840100.0
116) I-RELIG: What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant59371.3
2) Catholic14217.1
3) Jewish121.4
4) Other religion455.4
5) No religion404.8
Missing12 
TOTAL832100.0
117) 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) REPUBLICAN27435.5
2) DEMOCRAT27035.0
3) INDEPENDENT20626.7
4) OTHER222.8
Missing72 
TOTAL772100.0
118) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School10011.9
2) High School graduate23928.4
3) Some college23427.8
4) College graduate15818.8
5) Post college degree11013.1
Missing3 
TOTAL841100.0
119) I-INCOME: BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: 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. (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000298.2
2) Less than $30,00010429.3
3) Less than $40,0004713.2
4) Less then $60,0007822.0
5) $60,000 or greater9727.3
Missing489 
TOTAL355100.0