State of Disunion Survey, 1996

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Round (ROUND)
TOTAL%
1) 184490.1
2) 2039.9
TOTAL2047100.0
2) ID (ID)
3) WGHT (WGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2047249.965149
4) WGHT2 (WGHT2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20472.51
5) Gallup weight*.4 (to readjust sample size) (WGHTNEW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL204711
6) WGHTR1 (WGHTR1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1844186.17997
7) WGHT2R1 (WGHT2R1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL18441.8621
8) Gallup round 1 weight*.5371 (WGTR1NEW)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL184411
9) STATEVAR (STATEVAR)
TOTAL%
11) ME80.4
12) NH10.0
13) VT80.4
14) MA592.9
15) RI241.2
16) CT40.2
21) NY1909.3
22) NJ522.5
23) PA924.5
24) MD462.2
25) DE80.4
26) WV221.1
27) DC80.4
31) OH542.6
32) MI623.0
33) IN371.8
34) IL1306.4
41) WI663.2
42) MN271.3
43) IA472.3
44) MO412.0
46) SD80.4
47) NE281.4
48) KS120.6
51) VA271.3
52) NC482.3
53) SC281.4
54) GA683.3
55) FL582.8
56) KY120.6
57) TN783.8
58) AL231.1
59) MS221.1
61) AR80.4
62) LA542.6
63) OK321.6
64) TX23811.6
72) AZ80.4
73) CO361.8
76) UT150.7
77) NV80.4
81) CA20810.2
82) OR150.7
83) WA190.9
84) HI80.4
TOTAL2047100.0
10) SMSA (SMSA)
TOTAL%
1) SMSA central city72035.2
2) SMSA not central city98047.9
3) Not SMSA34717.0
TOTAL2047100.0
11) REPLSAMP (REPLSAMP)
TOTAL%
1) 98047.9
2) 106752.1
TOTAL2047100.0
12) STRATUM (STRATUM)
TOTAL%
1) Cities 1,000,000+22611.0
2) Cities 250,000-999,99922310.9
3) Cities 50,000-249,99934717.0
4) Urban areas outside city59329.0
5) Cities 2,500 not in urban area1989.7
6) Less than 2,500924.5
7) Open country36818.0
TOTAL2047100.0
13) FRINGE (FRINGE)
TOTAL%
1) Central city72835.6
2) Urban fringe66132.3
3) Not urban area65832.1
TOTAL2047100.0
14) TIMESURV (TIMESURV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL204788.32838
15) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married121659.4
2) Single41820.4
3) Divorced1788.7
4) Separated391.9
5) Widowed1959.5
Missing1 
TOTAL2046100.0
16) Employment status of spouse (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed full-time1199.9
2) Self-employed part-time302.5
3) Employed full-time53944.8
4) Employed part-time816.7
5) Unemployed/retired/homemaker/etc.43336.0
Missing845 
TOTAL1202100.0
17) Political party identification (PARTYGAL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican50225.4
2) Democrat77239.0
3) Independent55227.9
4) Other180.9
5) No party1356.8
Missing68 
TOTAL1979100.0
18) Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40320.0
2) No161380.0
Missing31 
TOTAL2016100.0
19) Number of persons 18 years or older living in household (HOMADULT)
TOTAL%
1) 39519.3
2) 121759.6
3) 28013.7
4) 1095.3
5) 271.3
6) 110.5
7) 20.1
8) 20.1
Missing4 
TOTAL2043100.0
20) Employment status of respondent (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time91945.7
2) Part-time25512.7
3) Not employed83541.6
Missing38 
TOTAL2009100.0
21) Are you the chief wage earner? (CHFEARNR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes122159.6
2) No82640.4
TOTAL2047100.0
22) Employment status of chief wage earner (EMPEARNR)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time59677.0
2) Part-time314.0
3) Not employed14719.0
Missing1273 
TOTAL774100.0
23) What is your position in this household? (HOMPOSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Male head88444.4
2) Female head, wife of head88644.5
3) Son of head693.5
4) Daughter of head643.2
5) Father of head50.3
6) Mother of head60.3
7) Other male492.5
8) Other female291.5
Missing55 
TOTAL1992100.0
24) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Own134668.3
2) Rent62631.7
Missing75 
TOTAL1972100.0
25) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL203846.75318
26) Age group of respondent (AGESUM)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2421710.6
2) 25-3441420.3
3) 35-4442420.8
4) 45-5429514.5
5) 55+68833.8
Missing9 
TOTAL2038100.0
27) Are you of Hispanic origin or descent? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22411.0
2) No181289.0
Missing11 
TOTAL2036100.0
28) Race and gender of respondent (RACEGEND)
TOTAL%
1) White man85541.8
2) White woman84941.5
3) Black man1246.1
4) Black woman1095.3
5) Other man643.1
6) Other woman462.2
TOTAL2047100.0
29) Does your household have a telephone? (TELEPHON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes188993.4
2) No1346.6
Missing24 
TOTAL2023100.0
30) In general, do you think the United States is in a decline as a nation, are we holding steady, or is the nation improving? (USDECLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Declining100650.7
2) Holding steady77238.9
3) Improving20510.3
Missing64 
TOTAL1983100.0
31) If answered decline or improving in USDECLIN: would you say the DECLINE/IMPROVEMENT is a strong one, or are we only moderately DECLINING/IMPROVING? (HOWSTRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strong43737.0
2) Moderate74363.0
Missing867 
TOTAL1180100.0
32) How do you feel about this general direction? Generally speaking are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States? Would you say you are very SATISFIED/DISSATISFIED, or only somewhat SATISFIED/DISSATISFIED? (DSATIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied894.5
2) Somewhat satisfied74637.6
3) Somewhat dissatisfied76038.3
4) Very dissatisfied39119.7
Missing61 
TOTAL1986100.0
33) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? A. Our standard of living (D1LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline26713.2
2) Moderate decline82040.6
3) Holding steady62731.0
4) Moderate improvement26613.2
5) Strong improvement402.0
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
34) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? B. Education and the schools (D2EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline43421.9
2) Moderate decline78239.5
3) Holding steady49525.0
4) Moderate improvement22511.4
5) Strong improvement452.3
Missing66 
TOTAL1981100.0
35) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? C. Family life (D3FAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline48524.0
2) Moderate decline78438.9
3) Holding steady53126.3
4) Moderate improvement1758.7
5) Strong improvement422.1
Missing30 
TOTAL2017100.0
36) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? D. The American work ethic (D4WRKETH)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline34717.7
2) Moderate decline75938.8
3) Holding steady66233.8
4) Moderate improvement1507.7
5) Strong improvement381.9
Missing91 
TOTAL1956100.0
37) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? E. American moral and ethical standards (D5MORALS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline60730.4
2) Moderate decline80240.1
3) Holding steady46523.3
4) Moderate improvement995.0
5) Strong improvement271.4
Missing47 
TOTAL2000100.0
38) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? F. The quality of TV and entertainment (D6TVQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline78438.9
2) Moderate decline65332.4
3) Holding steady37618.7
4) Moderate improvement1477.3
5) Strong improvement562.8
Missing31 
TOTAL2016100.0
39) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? G. Crime and public safety (D7CRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline80839.9
2) Moderate decline70734.9
3) Holding steady33816.7
4) Moderate improvement1346.6
5) Strong improvement371.8
Missing23 
TOTAL2024100.0
40) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? H. Religious and spiritual life (D8RELLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline27714.1
2) Moderate decline57529.2
3) Holding steady82742.0
4) Moderate improvement24512.4
5) Strong improvement472.4
Missing76 
TOTAL1971100.0
41) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? I. Business and the economy (D9BUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline23411.8
2) Moderate decline72836.6
3) Holding steady71435.9
4) Moderate improvement27013.6
5) Strong improvement432.2
Missing58 
TOTAL1989100.0
42) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? J. Racial and ethnic relations (D10RACER)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline27613.8
2) Moderate decline64632.3
3) Holding steady74437.2
4) Moderate improvement29114.6
5) Strong improvement412.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1998100.0
43) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? K. Our criminal justice system (D11CJS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline59930.1
2) Moderate decline74637.4
3) Holding steady48324.2
4) Moderate improvement1266.3
5) Strong improvement392.0
Missing54 
TOTAL1993100.0
44) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? L. Our health care system (D12HLCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline40920.4
2) Moderate decline69334.6
3) Holding steady64432.2
4) Moderate improvement20610.3
5) Strong improvement492.4
Missing46 
TOTAL2001100.0
45) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? M. The quality of our national leaders (D13LEADQ)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline41921.1
2) Moderate decline72136.3
3) Holding steady66433.5
4) Moderate improvement1487.5
5) Strong improvement321.6
Missing63 
TOTAL1984100.0
46) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? N. US global influence (D14GLBAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline1347.1
2) Moderate decline50726.8
3) Holding steady90948.1
4) Moderate improvement28315.0
5) Strong improvement563.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1889100.0
47) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? O. American military power (D15MLPWR)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline1256.5
2) Moderate decline39620.7
3) Holding steady94849.5
4) Moderate improvement32216.8
5) Strong improvement1236.4
Missing133 
TOTAL1914100.0
48) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? P. The churches and religious institutions (D16CHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline1366.9
2) Moderate decline42721.7
3) Holding steady105553.6
4) Moderate improvement27914.2
5) Strong improvement713.6
Missing79 
TOTAL1968100.0
49) How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? Q. The honesty and integrity of the average American (D17HNSTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong decline26913.5
2) Moderate decline71235.7
3) Holding steady84142.2
4) Moderate improvement1497.5
5) Strong improvement211.1
Missing55 
TOTAL1992100.0
50) If you had to pick one of these as the area that has experienced the greatest decline of all, which would it be? (DECLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Our standard of living1336.9
2) Education and the schools1427.3
3) Family life26013.4
4) The American work ethic572.9
5) American moral and ethical standards23512.2
6) The quality of TV and entertainment1346.9
7) Crime and public safety36819.0
8) Religious and spiritual life462.4
9) Business and the economy462.4
10) Racial and ethnic relations693.6
11) Our criminal justice system1527.9
12) Our health care system995.1
13) The quality of our national leaders804.1
14) US global influence110.6
15) American military power120.6
16) The churches and religious institutions150.8
17) The honesty and integrity of the average American653.4
18) None100.5
Missing113 
TOTAL1934100.0
51) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: a. changes in the role of women in society. (C1FEMROL)
TOTAL%
1) Very good51425.6
2) Mostly good128764.2
3) Mostly bad1748.7
4) Very bad291.4
Missing43 
TOTAL2004100.0
52) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: b. greater openness toward divorced people. (C2OPENDV)
TOTAL%
1) Very good31516.2
2) Mostly good116459.9
3) Mostly bad34918.0
4) Very bad1145.9
Missing105 
TOTAL1942100.0
53) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: c. greater openness about sex and the human body. (C3OPENSX)
TOTAL%
1) Very good22311.4
2) Mostly good98850.6
3) Mostly bad51826.5
4) Very bad22511.5
Missing93 
TOTAL1954100.0
54) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: d. more willingness to question the authority of the government. (C4GVAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very good45022.8
2) Mostly good111756.7
3) Mostly bad30915.7
4) Very bad944.8
Missing77 
TOTAL1970100.0
55) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: e. greater emphasis upon health and fitness. (C5FITNES)
TOTAL%
1) Very good86142.6
2) Mostly good99449.1
3) Mostly bad1336.6
4) Very bad351.7
Missing24 
TOTAL2023100.0
56) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: f. greater cultural and ethnic diversity. (C6CULDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Very good34618.0
2) Mostly good122763.9
3) Mostly bad28715.0
4) Very bad593.1
Missing128 
TOTAL1919100.0
57) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: g. more acceptance of homosexuality. (C7ACHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very good1608.4
2) Mostly good70236.8
3) Mostly bad58030.4
4) Very bad46624.4
Missing139 
TOTAL1908100.0
58) Now I'd like to ask about some changes that have occurred in recent decades. Please tell me whether you feel each change was very good, mostly good, mostly bad, or very bad for our society: h. greater attention to equality for racial and ethnic minorities. (C8EQLMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very good34517.6
2) Mostly good116459.5
3) Mostly bad34817.8
4) Very bad985.0
Missing92 
TOTAL1955100.0
59) When the government in Washington decides to solve a problem, how much confidence do you have that the problem will actually be solved - a lot, some, just a little, or none at all? (CONFSLVE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of confidence824.1
2) Some confidence70535.0
3) Just a little confidence79739.6
4) No confidence at all42921.3
Missing34 
TOTAL2013100.0
60) How much confidence do you have in the people who run our government to tell the truth to the public - a great deal of confidence, some, only a little, or none at all? (CONFTRTH)
TOTAL%
1) A lot of confidence653.2
2) Some confidence66733.1
3) Just a little confidence79239.3
4) No confidence at all49124.4
Missing32 
TOTAL2015100.0
61) How interested are you in politics and national affairs? Are you very interested, somewhat interested, only slightly interested, or not at all interested? (POLINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested55627.3
2) Somewhat interested88243.4
3) Only slightly interested43521.4
4) Not interested1617.9
Missing13 
TOTAL2034100.0
62) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. A. Balancing the federal budget (P1BALBUD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose572.9
2) 2522.7
3) 3643.3
4) Neutral32216.5
5) 519910.2
6) 635918.4
7) Strongly favor89545.9
Missing99 
TOTAL1948100.0
63) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. B. Setting term limits for members of Congress (P2TRMLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose864.5
2) 2643.4
3) 3844.4
4) Neutral34818.4
5) 521911.6
6) 633417.6
7) Strongly favor76140.1
Missing151 
TOTAL1896100.0
64) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. C. Allowing voluntary prayer in the public schools (P3SCLPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1507.6
2) 2583.0
3) 3814.1
4) Neutral34917.8
5) 520210.3
6) 625112.8
7) Strongly favor87244.4
Missing84 
TOTAL1963100.0
65) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. D. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder (P4DTHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1748.8
2) 2763.9
3) 31025.2
4) Neutral26613.5
5) 520510.4
6) 627513.9
7) Strongly favor87544.3
Missing74 
TOTAL1973100.0
66) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. E. Increasing foreign aid to impoverished nations (P5FRNAID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose32816.5
2) 221710.9
3) 330515.4
4) Neutral53226.8
5) 527914.1
6) 61778.9
7) Strongly favor1457.3
Missing64 
TOTAL1983100.0
67) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. F. Increasing defense spending (P6DEFSP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose22811.6
2) 21618.2
3) 329314.9
4) Neutral53026.9
5) 532316.4
6) 621711.0
7) Strongly favor22011.2
Missing75 
TOTAL1972100.0
68) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. G. Increasing government spending on prisons and law enforcement (P7PRSNSP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1688.6
2) 21296.6
3) 320610.5
4) Neutral37619.2
5) 537519.1
6) 636118.4
7) Strongly favor34817.7
Missing84 
TOTAL1963100.0
69) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. H. Using American soldiers to keep the peace in Bosnia (P8BOSNIA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose43121.9
2) 223311.8
3) 324412.4
4) Neutral40220.4
5) 526013.2
6) 621510.9
7) Strongly favor1839.3
Missing79 
TOTAL1968100.0
70) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. I. Allowing gays to serve in the military (P9GAYMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose39721.3
2) 21548.3
3) 31467.8
4) Neutral42322.7
5) 523512.6
6) 61769.4
7) Strongly favor33417.9
Missing182 
TOTAL1865100.0
71) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. J. Reducing welfare payments to persons living in poverty (P10WELFR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose42321.4
2) 223812.0
3) 330215.3
4) Neutral39319.9
5) 519910.1
6) 620010.1
7) Strongly favor22411.3
Missing68 
TOTAL1979100.0
72) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. K. Passing stronger restrictions against smoking in public places (P11SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose27114.0
2) 21387.1
3) 31055.4
4) Neutral40520.9
5) 520010.3
6) 624212.5
7) Strongly favor57529.7
Missing111 
TOTAL1936100.0
73) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. L. Passing stronger restrictions on the sale and use of handguns (P12GUNSL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose23311.8
2) 2864.4
3) 31165.9
4) Neutral23211.8
5) 51618.2
6) 625412.9
7) Strongly favor88845.1
Missing77 
TOTAL1970100.0
74) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. M. Reducing the size of the federal government (P13SZFGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose764.0
2) 2482.5
3) 3944.9
4) Neutral39620.8
5) 527514.4
6) 635918.9
7) Strongly favor65634.5
Missing143 
TOTAL1904100.0
75) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. N. Reducing the size of state governments (P14SZSGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose794.1
2) 2713.7
3) 31427.5
4) Neutral47024.7
5) 534718.2
6) 633917.8
7) Strongly favor45724.0
Missing142 
TOTAL1905100.0
76) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. O. Shifting many government functions from the federal level to the states (P15SHIFT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1075.7
2) 21005.4
3) 31236.6
4) Neutral39721.3
5) 527915.0
6) 637720.3
7) Strongly favor47825.7
Missing186 
TOTAL1861100.0
77) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. P. Reducing federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment (P16ENVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose43622.6
2) 222111.4
3) 321711.2
4) Neutral36318.8
5) 521511.1
6) 622911.8
7) Strongly favor25213.0
Missing114 
TOTAL1933100.0
78) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. Q. Ending affirmative action programs for women and minorities (P17AFFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose32116.9
2) 223312.2
3) 320110.6
4) Neutral44723.5
5) 524012.6
6) 619310.1
7) Strongly favor26914.1
Missing143 
TOTAL1904100.0
79) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. R. Guaranteeing every American adequate medical care, whether or not they can pay for it (P18MDCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose783.9
2) 2532.6
3) 3703.5
4) Neutral1678.3
5) 521110.5
6) 637918.9
7) Strongly favor104552.2
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
80) I'm going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you don't really care about the issue, please say so. S. Making English the official language of the United States (P19ENGLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose1065.5
2) 2532.7
3) 3532.7
4) Neutral22911.8
5) 51527.8
6) 623412.1
7) Strongly favor111357.4
Missing107 
TOTAL1940100.0
81) Which one of the following best describes your overall political beliefs? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Far left201.1
2) Very liberal1518.1
3) Somewhat liberal31717.0
4) Moderate74439.8
5) Somewhat conservative42522.8
6) Very conservative19010.2
7) Far right211.1
Missing179 
TOTAL1868100.0
82) Using this scale in which "1" means none at all, and "7" means a great deal, where would you place yourself for each of the following? A. To what extent do you have respect for the political institutions in America? (POLRSPCT)
TOTAL%
1) None at all1095.4
2) 21376.8
3) 323011.5
4) 438919.4
5) 545622.8
6) 636518.2
7) A great deal31715.8
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
83) Using this scale in which "1" means none at all, and "7" means a great deal, where would you place yourself for each of the following? B. To what extent are you proud to live under our political system? (POLPROUD)
TOTAL%
1) None at all492.4
2) 2783.9
3) 31316.5
4) 423411.6
5) 532015.9
6) 650024.8
7) A great deal70334.9
Missing32 
TOTAL2015100.0
84) Using this scale in which "1" means none at all, and "7" means a great deal, where would you place yourself for each of the following? C. To what extent do you feel our system of government is the best possible system? (POLBEST)
TOTAL%
1) None at all783.9
2) 21015.1
3) 31608.0
4) 426313.2
5) 533416.7
6) 646623.4
7) A great deal59329.7
Missing52 
TOTAL1995100.0
85) Using this scale in which "1" means none at all, and "7" means a great deal, where would you place yourself for each of the following? D. To what extent do you feel you should support our system of government? (POLSPPRT)
TOTAL%
1) None at all452.2
2) 2582.9
3) 3834.1
4) 421310.6
5) 532015.9
6) 655427.6
7) A great deal73536.6
Missing39 
TOTAL2008100.0
86) Using this scale in which "1" means none at all, and "7" means a great deal, where would you place yourself for each of the following? E. To what extent do you think the best years for America are in the future? (POLFUTUR)
TOTAL%
1) None at all1226.5
2) 21648.7
3) 320510.9
4) 433417.8
5) 533117.6
6) 634718.5
7) A great deal37620.0
Missing168 
TOTAL1879100.0
87) Which of the following comes closest to your view of the United States? (USABEST)
TOTAL%
1) The US is the greatest country in the world, better than all other countries.110555.8
2) The US is a great country, but so are certain other countries.79740.3
3) There are some other countries that are better than the US.783.9
Missing67 
TOTAL1980100.0
88) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? A. The Federal government (CF1FEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1788.9
2) Quite a lot47923.8
3) Some100650.1
4) Very little34617.2
Missing38 
TOTAL2009100.0
89) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? B. State government (CF2STAGV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1608.0
2) Quite a lot63231.5
3) Some97848.7
4) Very little23811.9
Missing39 
TOTAL2008100.0
90) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? C. The Presidency (CF3PRES)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal25712.8
2) Quite a lot52426.2
3) Some77738.8
4) Very little44522.2
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
91) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? D. Congress (CF4CONG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1015.1
2) Quite a lot41821.0
3) Some94847.6
4) Very little52426.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1991100.0
92) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? E. Church or organized religion (CF5CHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal55527.9
2) Quite a lot74037.2
3) Some51525.9
4) Very little1799.0
Missing58 
TOTAL1989100.0
93) Now I am going to read you a short list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one-a great deal, quite a lot, some, very little, or none at all? F. The US economy (CF6ECON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1316.6
2) Quite a lot51325.7
3) Some96348.3
4) Very little38719.4
Missing53 
TOTAL1994100.0
94) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. A. Newt Gingrich (F1GNGRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1126.8
2) Mostly favorable44627.2
3) Mostly unfavorable47528.9
4) Very unfavorable60837.1
Missing406 
TOTAL1641100.0
95) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. B. Bill Clinton (F2CLNTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable32716.8
2) Mostly favorable84543.3
3) Mostly unfavorable41621.3
4) Very unfavorable36218.6
Missing97 
TOTAL1950100.0
96) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. C. Louis Farrakhan (F3FARKKN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable342.6
2) Mostly favorable15712.1
3) Mostly unfavorable32324.9
4) Very unfavorable78360.4
Missing750 
TOTAL1297100.0
97) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. D. Rush Limbaugh (F4LIMBGH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1459.1
2) Mostly favorable39124.5
3) Mostly unfavorable40525.4
4) Very unfavorable65341.0
Missing453 
TOTAL1594100.0
98) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. E. Madonna, the rock star (F5MADNNA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable623.5
2) Mostly favorable30517.1
3) Mostly unfavorable49727.9
4) Very unfavorable91751.5
Missing266 
TOTAL1781100.0
99) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. F. Jesse Jackson (F6JESSEJ)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1709.1
2) Mostly favorable76641.1
3) Mostly unfavorable52328.1
4) Very unfavorable40321.6
Missing185 
TOTAL1862100.0
100) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. G. Pat Robertson (F7RBRTSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1117.6
2) Mostly favorable54036.9
3) Mostly unfavorable47532.5
4) Very unfavorable33723.0
Missing584 
TOTAL1463100.0
101) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. H. Colin Powell (F8POWELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable61535.6
2) Mostly favorable82948.0
3) Mostly unfavorable19211.1
4) Very unfavorable905.2
Missing321 
TOTAL1726100.0
102) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. I. Ted Kennedy (F9TKNNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable22712.3
2) Mostly favorable70438.1
3) Mostly unfavorable48626.3
4) Very unfavorable43323.4
Missing197 
TOTAL1850100.0
103) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. J. Ronald Reagan (F10REAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable36519.3
2) Mostly favorable84344.6
3) Mostly unfavorable42422.4
4) Very unfavorable25913.7
Missing156 
TOTAL1891100.0
104) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. K. Oliver North (F11NORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1589.3
2) Mostly favorable54732.3
3) Mostly unfavorable56033.0
4) Very unfavorable43025.4
Missing352 
TOTAL1695100.0
105) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. L. Bob Dole (F12DOLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1176.8
2) Mostly favorable70941.1
3) Mostly unfavorable56632.8
4) Very unfavorable33319.3
Missing322 
TOTAL1725100.0
106) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. M. Patrick Buchanan (F13BUCHN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable875.9
2) Mostly favorable47032.0
3) Mostly unfavorable56938.7
4) Very unfavorable34323.3
Missing578 
TOTAL1469100.0
107) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. N. Billy Graham (F14GRAHM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable68237.9
2) Mostly favorable65436.3
3) Mostly unfavorable29416.3
4) Very unfavorable1709.4
Missing247 
TOTAL1800100.0
108) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. O. Oprah Winfrey (F15WNFRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable48925.9
2) Mostly favorable98652.3
3) Mostly unfavorable27414.5
4) Very unfavorable1377.3
Missing161 
TOTAL1886100.0
109) Next, I will read off the names of some people in the news. As I read each name, tell me if your opinion of them is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable-or if you have never heard of them. P. Pope John Paul II (F16POPE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable81143.3
2) Mostly favorable81643.6
3) Mostly unfavorable1689.0
4) Very unfavorable784.2
Missing174 
TOTAL1873100.0
110) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. A. Most elected officials don't care what people like me think. (O1NOCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree38419.3
2) Mostly agree98549.6
3) Mostly disagree50925.6
4) Completely disagree1075.4
Missing62 
TOTAL1985100.0
111) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. B. Our system of government is good, but the people running it are incompetent. (O2GDSYST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33316.9
2) Mostly agree95248.3
3) Mostly disagree60130.5
4) Completely disagree834.2
Missing78 
TOTAL1969100.0
112) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. C. Our leaders are more concerned with managing their images than with solving our nation's problems. (O3IMAGES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree59330.0
2) Mostly agree95348.2
3) Mostly disagree36718.5
4) Completely disagree663.3
Missing68 
TOTAL1979100.0
113) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. D. People in government waste a lot of the money we pay in taxes. (O4TAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree95647.9
2) Mostly agree84542.4
3) Mostly disagree1487.4
4) Completely disagree452.3
Missing53 
TOTAL1994100.0
114) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. E. The government is pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves. (O5BIGINT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree60030.6
2) Mostly agree97049.4
3) Mostly disagree33917.3
4) Completely disagree542.8
Missing84 
TOTAL1963100.0
115) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. F. Political events these days seem more like theater or entertainment than like something to be taken seriously. (O6SERIUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree60430.8
2) Mostly agree94948.4
3) Mostly disagree34417.6
4) Completely disagree633.2
Missing87 
TOTAL1960100.0
116) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. G. Our country is run by a close network of special interests, public officials, and the media. (O7NETWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree52627.0
2) Mostly agree104453.5
3) Mostly disagree32316.6
4) Completely disagree572.9
Missing97 
TOTAL1950100.0
117) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. H. The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (O8CONTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree45723.4
2) Mostly agree77139.4
3) Mostly disagree60330.8
4) Completely disagree1256.4
Missing91 
TOTAL1956100.0
118) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. I. People like me don't have any say about what the government does. (O9NOSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36918.5
2) Mostly agree82141.2
3) Mostly disagree61831.0
4) Completely disagree1839.2
Missing56 
TOTAL1991100.0
119) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. J. So many other people vote in elections that it doesn't matter much whether I vote or not. (O10NOVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1638.3
2) Mostly agree37719.3
3) Mostly disagree63432.4
4) Completely disagree78440.0
Missing89 
TOTAL1958100.0
120) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. K. The way the government is running, a government shutdown probably does more good than harm. (O11SHTDN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree19610.5
2) Mostly agree43623.5
3) Mostly disagree64034.4
4) Completely disagree58731.6
Missing188 
TOTAL1859100.0
121) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. L. Most politicians are more interested in winning elections than in doing what is right. (O12WINEL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree58029.4
2) Mostly agree99250.4
3) Mostly disagree33216.9
4) Completely disagree663.4
Missing77 
TOTAL1970100.0
122) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. M. The federal government seems mostly hostile to religion. (O13XREL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21111.5
2) Mostly agree50927.8
3) Mostly disagree78442.8
4) Completely disagree32717.9
Missing216 
TOTAL1831100.0
123) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. N. Our federal tax system is basically unfair. (O14UNTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree47425.1
2) Mostly agree81243.0
3) Mostly disagree49926.4
4) Completely disagree1045.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1889100.0
124) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. O. The best government is the one which governs the least. (O15LGVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40021.8
2) Mostly agree73640.0
3) Mostly disagree52428.5
4) Completely disagree1799.7
Missing208 
TOTAL1839100.0
125) Now I want you to consider a series of objections that some have expressed regarding politics and the government. For each one, please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the complaint. And here's one last statement . . . P. Government often does a better job than people give it credit for. (O16CREDT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1789.5
2) Mostly agree91949.1
3) Mostly disagree60032.1
4) Completely disagree1759.3
Missing175 
TOTAL1872100.0
126) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? A. Patriotic (E1PATRTC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1739.0
2) Well101953.3
3) Not very well61332.1
4) Not well at all1075.6
Missing135 
TOTAL1912100.0
127) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? B. Out-of-touch with reality (E2NORLTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well29615.6
2) Well71437.6
3) Not very well72938.3
4) Not well at all1628.5
Missing146 
TOTAL1901100.0
128) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? C. Sensitive to the concerns of most Americans (E3SENSTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very well824.2
2) Well64132.8
3) Not very well95649.0
4) Not well at all27414.0
Missing94 
TOTAL1953100.0
129) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? D. Religious (E4RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1076.0
2) Well60934.2
3) Not very well81545.8
4) Not well at all24914.0
Missing267 
TOTAL1780100.0
130) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? E. Mean-spirited (E5MEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1106.3
2) Well42024.1
3) Not very well88050.5
4) Not well at all33119.0
Missing306 
TOTAL1741100.0
131) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? F. Concerned about values and morality (E6MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1005.2
2) Well69136.0
3) Not very well85544.6
4) Not well at all27314.2
Missing128 
TOTAL1919100.0
132) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? G. Concerned about the common good (E7CGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1005.1
2) Well80741.4
3) Not very well81841.9
4) Not well at all22511.5
Missing97 
TOTAL1950100.0
133) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? H. Extremist (E8EXTREM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1387.9
2) Well43424.9
3) Not very well78645.0
4) Not well at all38722.2
Missing302 
TOTAL1745100.0
134) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? I. Hypocritical (E9HYPCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well32218.2
2) Well60034.0
3) Not very well59133.4
4) Not well at all25414.4
Missing280 
TOTAL1767100.0
135) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? J. Involved in a conspiracy (E10CNSPR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1176.9
2) Well29717.5
3) Not very well70541.5
4) Not well at all58034.1
Missing348 
TOTAL1699100.0
136) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? K. Concerned about the quality of life (E11QLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1145.9
2) Well84744.1
3) Not very well74438.7
4) Not well at all21711.3
Missing125 
TOTAL1922100.0
137) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? L. People of conviction (E12CNVCT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1186.4
2) Well76941.9
3) Not very well72939.7
4) Not well at all22112.0
Missing210 
TOTAL1837100.0
138) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? M. Democratic (E13DMCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1387.5
2) Well93350.8
3) Not very well63334.4
4) Not well at all1347.3
Missing209 
TOTAL1838100.0
139) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? N. Only concerned about their own agenda (E14AGNDA)
TOTAL%
1) Very well47725.0
2) Well85044.6
3) Not very well47024.7
4) Not well at all1095.7
Missing141 
TOTAL1906100.0
140) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? O. Pose a threat to American society (E15THRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1417.8
2) Well41923.1
3) Not very well77843.0
4) Not well at all47326.1
Missing236 
TOTAL1811100.0
141) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? P. Backward (E16BACK)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1005.7
2) Well41823.7
3) Not very well76343.2
4) Not well at all48527.5
Missing281 
TOTAL1766100.0
142) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? Q. Mainstream (E17MAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1066.0
2) Well76543.5
3) Not very well70940.4
4) Not well at all17710.1
Missing290 
TOTAL1757100.0
143) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? R. Well-meaning (E18WELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1156.2
2) Well94050.6
3) Not very well63434.1
4) Not well at all1699.1
Missing189 
TOTAL1858100.0
144) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes America's governing elite-the people who run our major institutions such as the government, universities, and the mass media. Would you say it describes these people very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? S. People of character (E19CHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1105.9
2) Well78142.2
3) Not very well72339.1
4) Not well at all23612.8
Missing197 
TOTAL1850100.0
145) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? A. Treating all people equally regardless of race or ethnic background (R1TRTEQ)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation115057.0
2) Very important obligation67733.6
3) Somewhat important obligation1185.9
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference713.5
Missing31 
TOTAL2016100.0
146) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? B. Volunteering time to community service (R2VOLNTR)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation33616.7
2) Very important obligation84341.9
3) Somewhat important obligation50425.1
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference32716.3
Missing37 
TOTAL2010100.0
147) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? C. Reporting a crime that one has witnessed (R3REPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation111855.5
2) Very important obligation68834.2
3) Somewhat important obligation1326.6
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference753.7
Missing34 
TOTAL2013100.0
148) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? D. Being able to speak and understand English (R4SPKENG)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation105152.3
2) Very important obligation66733.2
3) Somewhat important obligation21510.7
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference773.8
Missing37 
TOTAL2010100.0
149) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? E. Donating blood or organs to help with medical needs (R5DONATE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation39819.9
2) Very important obligation72136.1
3) Somewhat important obligation34917.5
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference53026.5
Missing49 
TOTAL1998100.0
150) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? F. Taking action to help if you hear someone screaming or see them being attacked (R6HELP)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation108754.2
2) Very important obligation66733.3
3) Somewhat important obligation1316.5
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference1195.9
Missing43 
TOTAL2004100.0
151) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? G. Being civil to others with whom we disagree (R7CIVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation70835.3
2) Very important obligation88544.1
3) Somewhat important obligation28014.0
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference1336.6
Missing41 
TOTAL2006100.0
152) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? H. Keeping fully informed about news and public issues (R8NEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation60830.4
2) Very important obligation83741.9
3) Somewhat important obligation36118.1
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference1939.7
Missing48 
TOTAL1999100.0
153) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? I. Voting in elections (R9VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation107953.9
2) Very important obligation58729.3
3) Somewhat important obligation1618.0
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference1768.8
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
154) We all know that Americans have certain rights, such as the right to free speech and to a free public education. Now I'd like you to consider what obligations or responsibilities, if any, we have towards others. For each of the following, do you feel it is an absolutely essential obligation for us as Americans, a very important obligation, a somewhat important obligation, or is it entirely a matter of personal preference? J. Working to reduce inequality and injustice (R10EQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential obligation83541.9
2) Very important obligation81941.1
3) Somewhat important obligation22411.3
4) Entirely a matter of personal preference1135.7
Missing56 
TOTAL1991100.0
155) If you were twenty years old and our country were at war, would you be willing to fight under any condition, under some but not all conditions, or under no condition? (WARFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Under any condition61331.5
2) Under some conditions95048.8
3) Under no condition23111.9
4) Not sure1547.9
Missing99 
TOTAL1948100.0
156) Sometimes when people pursue their individual interests it is good for everyone, as is true when someone paints a beautiful landscape or discovers a cure for a disease. But sometimes what individuals want to do is harmful to the larger community. Then we have to decide which takes priority-personal freedom or the public good. When you personally compare the importance of individual freedom and the public good, which takes priority in your mind? (FREEGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority1407.3
2) Individual freedom has greater priority1869.7
3) Both have equal priority93448.5
4) The public good has greater priority47524.7
5) The public good has much greater priority1919.9
Missing121 
TOTAL1926100.0
157) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . a. an individual wants to smoke in a public facility, such as a restaurant? (X1SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority1447.2
2) Individual freedom has greater priority1638.2
3) Both have equal priority41820.9
4) The public good has greater priority71035.5
5) The public good has much greater priority56528.3
Missing47 
TOTAL2000100.0
158) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . b. the owner of a small business ignores the minimum wage, arguing that he should be free to pay employees whatever he can afford? (X2MINWAG)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority1346.9
2) Individual freedom has greater priority19510.0
3) Both have equal priority30315.6
4) The public good has greater priority61631.7
5) The public good has much greater priority69435.7
Missing105 
TOTAL1942100.0
159) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . c. a person wants to carry a concealed weapon, even though they have no license to do so. (X3HIDGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority894.6
2) Individual freedom has greater priority1186.0
3) Both have equal priority1608.2
4) The public good has greater priority50025.6
5) The public good has much greater priority108955.7
Missing91 
TOTAL1956100.0
160) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . d. the owner of a local record store wants to sell a recording that glamorizes violence against women. (X4VIOLRC)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority713.6
2) Individual freedom has greater priority1407.2
3) Both have equal priority28414.5
4) The public good has greater priority48224.7
5) The public good has much greater priority97850.0
Missing92 
TOTAL1955100.0
161) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . e. a waitress doesn't report her tips for tax purposes, arguing that the government had nothing to do with her earnings? (X5TIPS)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority19610.3
2) Individual freedom has greater priority27414.4
3) Both have equal priority42122.1
4) The public good has greater priority58931.0
5) The public good has much greater priority42122.1
Missing146 
TOTAL1901100.0
162) We can also look at specific situations where the expression of personal freedom might harm the larger community. For each of the following situations, please state the number that best reflects which you think should take priority-individual freedom or the public good. Which takes priority when . . . f. an individual wants to burn the US flag to demonstrate his frustration with the government? (X6BRNFLG)
TOTAL%
1) Individual freedom has much greater priority1547.9
2) Individual freedom has greater priority23211.9
3) Both have equal priority27113.9
4) The public good has greater priority42721.9
5) The public good has much greater priority86444.4
Missing99 
TOTAL1948100.0
163) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? A. Protecting the natural environment (L1ENVRN)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government115966.2
2) State government32418.5
3) Local government1196.8
4) Private organizations633.6
5) Individuals864.9
Missing296 
TOTAL1751100.0
164) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? B. Ensuring fair treatment of women and minorities (L2FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government118767.5
2) State government31317.8
3) Local government1277.2
4) Private organizations462.6
5) Individuals854.8
Missing289 
TOTAL1758100.0
165) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? C. Ensuring health standards for meat and dairy products (L3HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government124669.9
2) State government38721.7
3) Local government1035.8
4) Private organizations311.7
5) Individuals150.8
Missing265 
TOTAL1782100.0
166) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? D. Guaranteeing our national security (L4SECRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government162190.3
2) State government1116.2
3) Local government482.7
4) Private organizations100.6
5) Individuals60.3
Missing251 
TOTAL1796100.0
167) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? E. Helping the poor and unemployed (L5POOR)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government73141.4
2) State government67138.0
3) Local government23313.2
4) Private organizations764.3
5) Individuals553.1
Missing281 
TOTAL1766100.0
168) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? F. Financing a college education (L6FINCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government49028.2
2) State government47027.0
3) Local government1196.8
4) Private organizations1599.1
5) Individuals50028.8
Missing309 
TOTAL1738100.0
169) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? G. Guarding against discrimination in hiring (L7DSCRM)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government92852.4
2) State government51429.0
3) Local government20011.3
4) Private organizations754.2
5) Individuals543.0
Missing276 
TOTAL1771100.0
170) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? H. Setting safety standards for the workplace (L8WRKSAF)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government89250.3
2) State government54530.8
3) Local government21512.1
4) Private organizations915.1
5) Individuals291.6
Missing275 
TOTAL1772100.0
171) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? I. Deciding when prayer is permissible in the public schools (L9SCLPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government50028.8
2) State government40723.5
3) Local government37821.8
4) Private organizations512.9
5) Individuals39923.0
Missing312 
TOTAL1735100.0
172) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? J. Setting educational standards for the schools (L10EDSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government57232.2
2) State government76242.9
3) Local government33218.7
4) Private organizations392.2
5) Individuals714.0
Missing271 
TOTAL1776100.0
173) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? K. Deciding when smoking is permissible in public (L11SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government45225.8
2) State government44925.6
3) Local government49028.0
4) Private organizations1126.4
5) Individuals24814.2
Missing296 
TOTAL1751100.0
174) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondent's state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? L. Ensuring that the poorest Americans have enough to eat (L12EAT)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government101357.4
2) State government36320.6
3) Local government23613.4
4) Private organizations874.9
5) Individuals653.7
Missing283 
TOTAL1764100.0
175) Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [your state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? M. Financing health care (L13HCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Federal government110162.8
2) State government34519.7
3) Local government764.3
4) Private organizations794.5
5) Individuals1528.7
Missing294 
TOTAL1753100.0
176) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? A. Our nation was founded upon Biblical principles. (A1BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential44425.1
2) Very important59133.4
3) Somewhat important46026.0
4) Somewhat unimportant1045.9
5) Very unimportant643.6
6) Definitely leave out1086.1
Missing276 
TOTAL1771100.0
177) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? B. With hard work and perseverance, anyone can succeed in America. (A2HRDWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential65036.2
2) Very important85447.5
3) Somewhat important23112.8
4) Somewhat unimportant321.8
5) Very unimportant191.1
6) Definitely leave out120.7
Missing249 
TOTAL1798100.0
178) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? C. America is the world's great melting pot in which people from different countries are united into one nation. (A3MLTPOT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential59233.1
2) Very important73841.3
3) Somewhat important36520.4
4) Somewhat unimportant583.2
5) Very unimportant171.0
6) Definitely leave out191.1
Missing258 
TOTAL1789100.0
179) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? D. Our founders were part of a male-dominated culture that gave important roles to men while keeping women in the background. (A4MALES)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential19911.3
2) Very important47927.2
3) Somewhat important48927.7
4) Somewhat unimportant28916.4
5) Very unimportant1719.7
6) Definitely leave out1377.8
Missing283 
TOTAL1764100.0
180) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? E. American democracy is only as strong as the virtue of its citizens. (A5DMCRCY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential70739.8
2) Very important76042.7
3) Somewhat important25314.2
4) Somewhat unimportant341.9
5) Very unimportant110.6
6) Definitely leave out130.7
Missing269 
TOTAL1778100.0
181) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? F. Ours has been a history of war and aggression; our expansion occurred at the cost of much suffering. (A6EXPAN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential35120.0
2) Very important66237.8
3) Somewhat important45526.0
4) Somewhat unimportant1418.0
5) Very unimportant794.5
6) Definitely leave out653.7
Missing294 
TOTAL1753100.0
182) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? G. America's contribution is one of expanding freedom for more and more people. (A7FREEDM)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential43824.7
2) Very important83547.0
3) Somewhat important38521.7
4) Somewhat unimportant754.2
5) Very unimportant221.2
6) Definitely leave out201.1
Missing272 
TOTAL1775100.0
183) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? H. America has a special place in God's plan of history. (A8GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential37621.8
2) Very important50529.3
3) Somewhat important36621.2
4) Somewhat unimportant1679.7
5) Very unimportant1096.3
6) Definitely leave out20011.6
Missing324 
TOTAL1723100.0
184) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? I. Our nation betrayed its founding principles by cruel mistreatment of Blacks and American Indians. (A9INDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential39422.5
2) Very important63536.2
3) Somewhat important41923.9
4) Somewhat unimportant1639.3
5) Very unimportant744.2
6) Definitely leave out673.8
Missing295 
TOTAL1752100.0
185) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? J. From its start, America had a destiny to set an example for other nations. (A10DSTNY)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential44125.0
2) Very important71240.3
3) Somewhat important37821.4
4) Somewhat unimportant1267.1
5) Very unimportant533.0
6) Definitely leave out553.1
Missing282 
TOTAL1765100.0
186) The public schools provide one of the most important ways for teaching our children about the American story. If you were to decide which themes the schools should include, how important would each of the following be in your lesson about America -- would it be absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, somewhat unimportant, very unimportant, or would you definitely leave it out? K. Our founders limited the power of government, so government would not intrude too much into the lives of its citizens. (A11LIMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential57232.6
2) Very important72141.1
3) Somewhat important32618.6
4) Somewhat unimportant1005.7
5) Very unimportant221.3
6) Definitely leave out140.8
Missing292 
TOTAL1755100.0
187) Are you currently registered to vote? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes164881.4
2) No36217.9
3) Not eligible (vol)150.7
Missing22 
TOTAL2025100.0
188) Do you, yourself, plan to vote in the Presidential election this November, or not? (PLNVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes169883.8
2) No23611.6
3) Don't know924.5
Missing21 
TOTAL2026100.0
189) If the Presidential election were being held today, and the choice was between Bill Clinton for the Democrats and Bob Dole for the Republicans, which would you be most likely to vote for? (WHOVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton96248.5
2) Bob Dole48724.5
3) Neither28014.1
4) Don't know25512.9
Missing63 
TOTAL1984100.0
190) Did you vote in the last Presidential election (in 1992)? (VOTE92)
TOTAL%
1) Yes149874.3
2) No45922.8
3) Not eligible (vol)582.9
Missing32 
TOTAL2015100.0
191) Who did you vote for? Was it Bill Clinton, George Bush, Ross Perot, or someone else? (WHOVT92)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton75753.9
2) George Bush46633.2
3) Ross Perot15611.1
4) Someone else251.8
Missing643 
TOTAL1404100.0
192) Has your enthusiasm for voting increased or declined over the years, or has it stayed about the same? (VOTENTH)
TOTAL%
1) Increased48724.6
2) Decreased40020.2
3) Stayed about the same109655.3
Missing64 
TOTAL1983100.0
193) How often do you discuss politics and politicians with other people? Do you do that often, sometimes, rarely or never? (DISCPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Often43223.6
2) Sometimes73540.2
3) Rarely45725.0
4) Never20511.2
Missing218 
TOTAL1829100.0
194) Have you ever written a letter to the editor, to someone in government, or to someone else of influence about needs or problems? (LTTRWRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61430.3
2) No141469.7
Missing19 
TOTAL2028100.0
195) IF YES, Have you written such letters often, sometimes, or only rarely? (OFTWRITE)
TOTAL%
1) Often457.4
2) Sometimes22336.7
3) Only rarely33955.8
Missing1440 
TOTAL607100.0
196) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican50227.5
2) Democrat77242.3
3) Independent55230.2
Missing221 
TOTAL1826100.0
197) Would you be more or less likely to support a candidate if you learned that he or she was closely associated with conservative Christian politics, or wouldn't it make any difference? (VOTECC)
TOTAL%
1) More likely36418.0
2) Less likely49024.3
3) Wouldn't make any difference96847.9
4) Don't know1989.8
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
198) Would you identify yourself as a supporter of the conservative Christian movement in American politics? (SUPPCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46623.2
2) No124462.0
3) Don't know29614.8
Missing41 
TOTAL2006100.0
199) Which of these two statements comes closer to how you would describe the involvement of conservative Christians in politics? (CCVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) They are concerned citizens who are trying to improve the country76938.3
2) They are extremists with narrow views60230.0
3) Both (vol)1999.9
4) Don't know43721.8
Missing40 
TOTAL2007100.0
200) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? A. Patriotic (CC1PATR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well37923.9
2) Well73346.2
3) Not very well36322.9
4) Not well at all1117.0
Missing461 
TOTAL1586100.0
201) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? B. Backward (CC2BACK)
TOTAL%
1) Very well16010.3
2) Well35422.9
3) Not very well66242.8
4) Not well at all37023.9
Missing501 
TOTAL1546100.0
202) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? C. Religious (CC3RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very well70141.6
2) Well71942.7
3) Not very well19211.4
4) Not well at all734.3
Missing362 
TOTAL1685100.0
203) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? D. Only concerned about their own agenda (CC4AGNDA)
TOTAL%
1) Very well43526.3
2) Well56434.0
3) Not very well46127.8
4) Not well at all19711.9
Missing390 
TOTAL1657100.0
204) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? E. Mean-spirited (CC5MEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1439.3
2) Well30719.9
3) Not very well64942.0
4) Not well at all44528.8
Missing503 
TOTAL1544100.0
205) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? F. Concerned about women (CC6WOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well20012.8
2) Well61539.5
3) Not very well49731.9
4) Not well at all24515.7
Missing490 
TOTAL1557100.0
206) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? G. Concerned about the family (CC7FAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very well59135.6
2) Well75245.3
3) Not very well23814.3
4) Not well at all794.8
Missing387 
TOTAL1660100.0
207) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? H. Concerned about values and morality (CC8MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well66239.7
2) Well69341.5
3) Not very well22213.3
4) Not well at all925.5
Missing378 
TOTAL1669100.0
208) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? I. Extremist (CC9EXTRM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well40925.9
2) Well43427.4
3) Not very well46629.5
4) Not well at all27317.3
Missing465 
TOTAL1582100.0
209) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? J. Hypocritical (CC10HYP)
TOTAL%
1) Very well28218.6
2) Well38625.5
3) Not very well56337.1
4) Not well at all28518.8
Missing531 
TOTAL1516100.0
210) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? K. Intolerant of others' views (CC11INTL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well39124.3
2) Well51131.8
3) Not very well49330.7
4) Not well at all21113.1
Missing441 
TOTAL1606100.0
211) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? L. People of conviction (CC12CNVC)
TOTAL%
1) Very well49831.3
2) Well73846.3
3) Not very well24715.5
4) Not well at all1106.9
Missing454 
TOTAL1593100.0
212) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? M. People of low education (CC13LEDU)
TOTAL%
1) Very well684.5
2) Well25216.8
3) Not very well64943.3
4) Not well at all53035.4
Missing548 
TOTAL1499100.0
213) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? N. Democratic (CC14DMCR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well15110.0
2) Well54936.5
3) Not very well50733.7
4) Not well at all29719.7
Missing543 
TOTAL1504100.0
214) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? O. Sensitive to the concerns of most Americans (CC15SENS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well21313.2
2) Well60437.6
3) Not very well51231.8
4) Not well at all27917.4
Missing439 
TOTAL1608100.0
215) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? P. Pose a threat to American society (CC16THRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1479.4
2) Well32320.6
3) Not very well58637.3
4) Not well at all51332.7
Missing478 
TOTAL1569100.0
216) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? Q. Potentially violent (CC17VIOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1238.0
2) Well29019.0
3) Not very well54935.9
4) Not well at all56737.1
Missing518 
TOTAL1529100.0
217) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? R. Well-meaning (CC18WELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well34521.4
2) Well81150.4
3) Not very well31319.4
4) Not well at all1418.8
Missing437 
TOTAL1610100.0
218) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? S. Mainstream (CC19MAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1318.5
2) Well56536.6
3) Not very well59338.4
4) Not well at all25616.6
Missing502 
TOTAL1545100.0
219) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? T. Out-of-touch with reality (CC20REAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very well20212.8
2) Well40425.5
3) Not very well59137.3
4) Not well at all38624.4
Missing464 
TOTAL1583100.0
220) For each of the following phrases, tell me how well you think it describes those who are part of the conservative Christian movement in politics. Does it describe them very well, well, not very well, or not well at all? U. People of character (CC21CHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well28718.6
2) Well78350.7
3) Not very well34122.1
4) Not well at all1348.7
Missing502 
TOTAL1545100.0
221) Looking back over the last ten years, do you think the quality of life of African Americans in the US has gotten better, stayed about the same, or gotten worse? (DQLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Better99656.9
2) Same46326.4
3) Worse29216.7
Missing296 
TOTAL1751100.0
222) Looking ahead to the next ten years, do you think relations between blacks and whites will improve, stay about the same, or get worse? (DRRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Improve80042.0
2) Stay the same69736.6
3) Get worse40621.3
Missing144 
TOTAL1903100.0
223) In your view, should immigration-people coming from other countries to live in America-be kept at its present level, increased or decreased? (DIMMGRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Increased934.8
2) Kept at present level85944.5
3) Decreased97750.6
Missing118 
TOTAL1929100.0
224) IF INCREASED/DECREASED, Do you think it should be INCREASED/DECREASED a great deal or only somewhat? (MDIMMGRN)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal54752.8
2) Somewhat48947.2
Missing1011 
TOTAL1036100.0
225) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . a. how a person thinks about political issues is mostly a function of their gender or sex. (PS1GNDR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1025.0
2) Mostly agree51425.3
3) Mostly disagree73836.3
4) Completely disagree52625.9
5) Don't know1547.6
Missing13 
TOTAL2034100.0
226) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . b. people of other races can't really understand the way my race sees things. (PS2RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21210.4
2) Mostly agree59829.4
3) Mostly disagree69734.3
4) Completely disagree40620.0
5) Don't know1226.0
Missing12 
TOTAL2035100.0
227) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . c. being true to myself is the best way of furthering the public good. (PS3TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree61330.2
2) Mostly agree99248.8
3) Mostly disagree24412.0
4) Completely disagree773.8
5) Don't know1075.3
Missing14 
TOTAL2033100.0
228) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . d. the average American doesn't have the education and background to make responsible choices about political matters. (PS4EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1045.1
2) Mostly agree47323.2
3) Mostly disagree77237.9
4) Completely disagree59729.3
5) Don't know894.4
Missing12 
TOTAL2035100.0
229) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . e. you can usually predict someone's political views by their generation. (PS5GNRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1195.8
2) Mostly agree62430.6
3) Mostly disagree71735.2
4) Completely disagree44722.0
5) Don't know1296.3
Missing11 
TOTAL2036100.0
230) Please tell me how much you agree with each of these statements. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. in political discussions, a person's ethnic or group identity is more important than the things they say. (PS6ETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree854.2
2) Mostly agree37218.3
3) Mostly disagree70034.4
4) Completely disagree73736.3
5) Don't know1396.8
Missing14 
TOTAL2033100.0
231) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . a. a person is born either a homosexual or a heterosexual, and there is little they can do to change it. (H1BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree28015.4
2) Mostly agree43524.0
3) Mostly disagree34318.9
4) Completely disagree48926.9
5) Don't know26814.8
Missing232 
TOTAL1815100.0
232) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . b. homosexual couples-that is couples of the same sex-should have the right to marry. (H2MARRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1789.8
2) Mostly agree34819.1
3) Mostly disagree35819.7
4) Completely disagree75641.5
5) Don't know1819.9
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
233) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . c. homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children. (H3ADOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1387.6
2) Mostly agree31817.5
3) Mostly disagree37120.4
4) Completely disagree81945.0
5) Don't know1739.5
Missing228 
TOTAL1819100.0
234) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . d. homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces. (H4MILTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32618.0
2) Mostly agree55530.6
3) Mostly disagree29816.4
4) Completely disagree48426.7
5) Don't know1518.3
Missing233 
TOTAL1814100.0
235) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . e. landlords should not have to rent to homosexuals if they are morally opposed to homosexuality. (H5LNDLRD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33418.4
2) Mostly agree39321.6
3) Mostly disagree46125.4
4) Completely disagree46625.7
5) Don't know1628.9
Missing231 
TOTAL1816100.0
236) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. homosexual behavior should be against the law, even if it occurs between consenting adults. (H6UNLWFL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22012.1
2) Mostly agree28915.9
3) Mostly disagree52528.9
4) Completely disagree61834.0
5) Don't know1659.1
Missing230 
TOTAL1817100.0
237) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . g. AIDS is God's way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1327.3
2) Mostly agree22112.2
3) Mostly disagree37320.5
4) Completely disagree85947.3
5) Don't know23212.8
Missing230 
TOTAL1817100.0
238) Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . h. homosexuality should be considered an acceptable alternative lifestyle. (H8ALTLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree21011.6
2) Mostly agree46525.6
3) Mostly disagree38421.2
4) Completely disagree57731.8
5) Don't know1789.8
Missing233 
TOTAL1814100.0
239) In recent years there has been an effort to convert the male-sounding parts of our language, such as mankind and chairman, to more neutral terms, such as humankind and chairperson. Some are enthusiastic about these changes and some are frustrated by them. Please select the number that best describes your own response to this language shift. (NEUTLANG)
TOTAL%
1) Very enthusiastic about it834.6
2) 21498.2
3) 319310.6
4) Neutral88148.4
5) 519710.8
6) 61357.4
7) Very frustrated by it18410.1
Missing225 
TOTAL1822100.0
240) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? A. Individual rights (GF1INDRT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative140.8
-4) -460.3
-3) -3150.8
-2) -2110.6
-1) -1100.6
0) Neutral1447.9
1) 1744.1
2) 21266.9
3) 328415.6
4) 432217.7
5) Very positive81244.7
Missing229 
TOTAL1818100.0
241) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? B. Therapy (GF2THRPY)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative362.0
-4) -4211.2
-3) -3402.2
-2) -2412.3
-1) -1422.3
0) Neutral48326.7
1) 11327.3
2) 221712.0
3) 329916.5
4) 422712.6
5) Very positive27014.9
Missing239 
TOTAL1808100.0
242) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? C. Multicultural (GF3MULTC)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative381.9
-4) -4211.1
-3) -3341.7
-2) -2462.3
-1) -1422.1
0) Neutral48624.4
1) 11246.2
2) 220210.1
3) 335818.0
4) 430615.3
5) Very positive33716.9
Missing53 
TOTAL1994100.0
243) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? D. Family values (GF4FMLYV)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative90.4
-4) -4100.5
-3) -3150.7
-2) -2110.5
-1) -1180.9
0) Neutral914.5
1) 1351.7
2) 2844.2
3) 31939.6
4) 432215.9
5) Very positive123261.0
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
244) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? E. Tolerance (GF5TOLER)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative251.2
-4) -4120.6
-3) -3241.2
-2) -2281.4
-1) -1241.2
0) Neutral21710.8
1) 1934.6
2) 21869.2
3) 336618.2
4) 438018.9
5) Very positive66032.8
Missing32 
TOTAL2015100.0
245) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? F. Traditional (GF6TRDTN)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative90.5
-4) -4110.6
-3) -3150.8
-2) -2150.8
-1) -1120.7
0) Neutral22912.6
1) 11015.6
2) 220411.2
3) 334819.2
4) 433518.5
5) Very positive53529.5
Missing233 
TOTAL1814100.0
246) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? G. Ethnic diversity (GF7ETHDV)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative442.4
-4) -4140.8
-3) -3412.3
-2) -2372.1
-1) -1452.5
0) Neutral42223.4
1) 11196.6
2) 219710.9
3) 333318.5
4) 424513.6
5) Very positive30516.9
Missing245 
TOTAL1802100.0
247) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? H. Empowerment (GF8EMPWR)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative895.0
-4) -4422.3
-3) -3663.7
-2) -2683.8
-1) -1643.6
0) Neutral55130.8
1) 11427.9
2) 21759.8
3) 323613.2
4) 41588.8
5) Very positive19811.1
Missing258 
TOTAL1789100.0
248) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? I. Christian (GF9CHRST)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative170.8
-4) -4130.6
-3) -3241.2
-2) -2211.0
-1) -1160.8
0) Neutral32516.1
1) 1653.2
2) 21829.0
3) 327113.4
4) 431615.6
5) Very positive77038.1
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
249) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? J. Progressive (GF10PRGS)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative80.4
-4) -440.2
-3) -3150.8
-2) -2261.4
-1) -1291.6
0) Neutral30917.1
1) 11236.8
2) 224913.8
3) 335919.9
4) 430016.6
5) Very positive38421.3
Missing241 
TOTAL1806100.0
250) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? K. Self-fulfillment (GF11SLFF)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative170.8
-4) -4100.5
-3) -3190.9
-2) -2190.9
-1) -1261.3
0) Neutral22010.9
1) 11135.6
2) 225212.5
3) 339419.6
4) 436818.3
5) Very positive57528.6
Missing34 
TOTAL2013100.0
251) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? L. Political correctness (GF12PCOR)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative1649.1
-4) -4633.5
-3) -3874.8
-2) -2673.7
-1) -1673.7
0) Neutral49027.2
1) 11377.6
2) 219310.7
3) 321211.8
4) 41558.6
5) Very positive1659.2
Missing247 
TOTAL1800100.0
252) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? M. National Rifle Association (GF13NRA)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative32416.1
-4) -41085.4
-3) -31246.2
-2) -21035.1
-1) -1894.4
0) Neutral53526.6
1) 11356.7
2) 21396.9
3) 31537.6
4) 41125.6
5) Very positive1929.5
Missing33 
TOTAL2014100.0
253) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? N. Affirmative action (GF14AFFM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative1427.1
-4) -4542.7
-3) -31125.6
-2) -2894.5
-1) -1934.7
0) Neutral50025.0
1) 11467.3
2) 221110.6
3) 326213.1
4) 41678.4
5) Very positive22311.2
Missing48 
TOTAL1999100.0
254) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? O. Conservative (GF15CONS)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative492.4
-4) -4422.1
-3) -3773.8
-2) -2723.6
-1) -1653.2
0) Neutral49824.8
1) 11567.8
2) 227613.8
3) 330315.1
4) 421810.9
5) Very positive25012.5
Missing41 
TOTAL2006100.0
255) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? P. Environmentalist (GF16ENV)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative402.0
-4) -4231.1
-3) -3502.5
-2) -2391.9
-1) -1331.6
0) Neutral32816.3
1) 11356.7
2) 226613.2
3) 340820.3
4) 429314.6
5) Very positive39619.7
Missing36 
TOTAL2011100.0
256) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Q. Patriotic (GF17PATR)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative110.5
-4) -450.2
-3) -3140.7
-2) -2160.8
-1) -190.4
0) Neutral1798.9
1) 1763.8
2) 21859.2
3) 332115.9
4) 437118.4
5) Very positive83341.2
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
257) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? R. Holistic (GF18HLST)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative553.1
-4) -4241.4
-3) -3492.8
-2) -2543.1
-1) -1643.6
0) Neutral74442.1
1) 11367.7
2) 21689.5
3) 318610.5
4) 41357.6
5) Very positive1528.6
Missing280 
TOTAL1767100.0
258) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? S. Secular (GF19SCLR)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative492.5
-4) -4241.2
-3) -3603.1
-2) -2723.7
-1) -1814.1
0) Neutral95849.0
1) 11779.0
2) 21849.4
3) 31728.8
4) 4864.4
5) Very positive934.8
Missing91 
TOTAL1956100.0
259) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? T. Feminist (GF20FEM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative1417.0
-4) -4582.9
-3) -31095.4
-2) -21125.6
-1) -1904.5
0) Neutral60930.4
1) 11638.1
2) 221910.9
3) 320310.1
4) 41527.6
5) Very positive1477.3
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
260) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? U. Spirituality (GF21SPRT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative90.5
-4) -4120.7
-3) -3181.0
-2) -2211.2
-1) -1150.8
0) Neutral26814.8
1) 11156.4
2) 221211.7
3) 331017.2
4) 431717.5
5) Very positive51028.2
Missing240 
TOTAL1807100.0
261) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? V. Liberal (GF22LBRL)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative1005.0
-4) -4462.3
-3) -3844.2
-2) -21095.4
-1) -1743.7
0) Neutral53326.6
1) 11758.7
2) 223311.6
3) 325912.9
4) 41939.6
5) Very positive1959.7
Missing46 
TOTAL2001100.0
262) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? W. Christian Right (GF23CHRT)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative1267.0
-4) -4482.7
-3) -3754.2
-2) -2563.1
-1) -1442.4
0) Neutral40622.5
1) 11186.6
2) 21689.3
3) 322012.2
4) 420011.1
5) Very positive34018.9
Missing246 
TOTAL1801100.0
263) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? X. Community (GF24COM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative100.6
-4) -420.1
-3) -340.2
-2) -2100.6
-1) -190.5
0) Neutral1709.4
1) 1543.0
2) 218310.1
3) 340122.1
4) 440122.1
5) Very positive56931.4
Missing234 
TOTAL1813100.0
264) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Y. Militias (GF25MLTS)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative36120.2
-4) -41337.4
-3) -31518.4
-2) -2884.9
-1) -1945.3
0) Neutral49527.7
1) 1915.1
2) 2905.0
3) 31226.8
4) 4975.4
5) Very positive673.7
Missing258 
TOTAL1789100.0
265) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? Z. Morality (GF26MORL)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative120.6
-4) -4110.5
-3) -3221.1
-2) -2180.9
-1) -1130.6
0) Neutral24612.2
1) 1864.3
2) 21869.2
3) 331115.4
4) 436218.0
5) Very positive74637.1
Missing34 
TOTAL2013100.0
266) Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? AA.Civic responsibility (GF27CVCR)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative60.3
-4) -440.2
-3) -330.2
-2) -2130.7
-1) -180.4
0) Neutral19010.5
1) 11015.6
2) 222512.4
3) 337620.8
4) 435619.6
5) Very positive53029.2
Missing235 
TOTAL1812100.0
267) Americans today experience a broad range of emotions when they think about the social institutions that Touch our lives. Some of them make us happy while others make us upset or even angry. For each of the following, I want you to select the one word that best describes how you feel about that particular institution. If you don't have any particular feeling or just don't care about it, please say so. First I want you to consider our nation as a whole . . . which word best describes how you feel about the present state of our nation? (FNATION)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic432.2
2) Pleased1658.6
3) Content36518.9
4) Confused39020.2
5) Worried66734.6
6) Afraid844.4
7) Upset1055.4
8) Resentful140.7
9) Angry392.0
10) Indifferent-don't really care573.0
Missing118 
TOTAL1929100.0
268) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. A. First, how do you feel about the condition of American families? (FI1FAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic371.8
2) Pleased1507.5
3) Content33216.5
4) Confused22911.4
5) Worried92746.2
6) Afraid1346.7
7) Upset1206.0
8) Resentful190.9
9) Angry351.7
10) Indifferent-don't really care251.2
Missing39 
TOTAL2008100.0
269) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. B. Next, how do you feel about our national government? (FI2GOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic211.1
2) Pleased1155.8
3) Content26413.2
4) Confused43421.8
5) Worried63131.6
6) Afraid1085.4
7) Upset21110.6
8) Resentful552.8
9) Angry1236.2
10) Indifferent-don't really care331.7
Missing52 
TOTAL1995100.0
270) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. C. What about our economic situation? How do you feel about the condition of the American economy? (FI3ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic211.1
2) Pleased984.9
3) Content28514.3
4) Confused30715.4
5) Worried73937.0
6) Afraid21810.9
7) Upset1738.7
8) Resentful442.2
9) Angry924.6
10) Indifferent-don't really care191.0
Missing51 
TOTAL1996100.0
271) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. D. Next, consider our system of public education. How do you feel about our schools in America? (FI4EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic231.2
2) Pleased1578.0
3) Content37018.8
4) Confused1668.4
5) Worried67234.1
6) Afraid1628.2
7) Upset24112.2
8) Resentful311.6
9) Angry1196.0
10) Indifferent-don't really care281.4
Missing78 
TOTAL1969100.0
272) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. E. What about organized religion? How do you feel about the condition of our nation's churches? (FI5RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic663.4
2) Pleased36918.9
3) Content70035.9
4) Confused20610.6
5) Worried27113.9
6) Afraid572.9
7) Upset713.6
8) Resentful241.2
9) Angry251.3
10) Indifferent-don't really care1638.4
Missing95 
TOTAL1952100.0
273) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. F. Next consider our country's ethical and moral condition. How does that make you feel? (FI6MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic80.4
2) Pleased964.9
3) Content25913.1
4) Confused31115.8
5) Worried71436.2
6) Afraid1809.1
7) Upset23011.7
8) Resentful341.7
9) Angry1005.1
10) Indifferent-don't really care392.0
Missing76 
TOTAL1971100.0
274) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. G. How do you feel about the way our criminal justice system is working? (FI7ACJS)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic180.9
2) Pleased663.3
3) Content1889.5
4) Confused25112.6
5) Worried49624.9
6) Afraid21110.6
7) Upset30915.5
8) Resentful934.7
9) Angry33116.6
10) Indifferent-don't really care261.3
Missing58 
TOTAL1989100.0
275) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. H. What about our elected officials in Washington? How do you feel about them? (FI8ELOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic191.0
2) Pleased1015.1
3) Content23912.1
4) Confused39419.9
5) Worried48024.2
6) Afraid1206.1
7) Upset28514.4
8) Resentful1196.0
9) Angry1728.7
10) Indifferent-don't really care512.6
Missing67 
TOTAL1980100.0
276) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. I. How do you feel about the quality of our national political debates and discussions? (FI9QPDEB)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic231.2
2) Pleased1115.8
3) Content28714.9
4) Confused51626.8
5) Worried29815.5
6) Afraid562.9
7) Upset21311.0
8) Resentful1015.2
9) Angry1497.7
10) Indifferent-don't really care1749.0
Missing119 
TOTAL1928100.0
277) Next, I want you to consider several of our national institutions. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each one. J. Finally, what about the likely choice of candidates in the upcoming Presidential election? How do you feel about the people who are running? (FI10PRES)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic442.3
2) Pleased1427.4
3) Content34217.7
4) Confused40621.0
5) Worried44723.2
6) Afraid1286.6
7) Upset1628.4
8) Resentful562.9
9) Angry673.5
10) Indifferent-don't really care1357.0
Missing118 
TOTAL1929100.0
278) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . a. if there were tougher laws and penalties to deter crime? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I1LAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot119559.6
2) Help somewhat57428.6
3) Help only a little1738.6
4) Help not at all643.2
Missing41 
TOTAL2006100.0
279) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . b. if there were more government programs to fight poverty, drug abuse and other social problems? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I2POVRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot76338.2
2) Help somewhat68534.3
3) Help only a little33416.7
4) Help not at all21710.9
Missing48 
TOTAL1999100.0
280) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . c. if more parents used spanking to discipline their children? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I3SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot62131.6
2) Help somewhat61131.0
3) Help only a little38719.7
4) Help not at all34917.7
Missing79 
TOTAL1968100.0
281) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . d. if traditional values were taught in the public schools? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I4TRDTNL)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot103651.9
2) Help somewhat68334.2
3) Help only a little20310.2
4) Help not at all733.7
Missing52 
TOTAL1995100.0
282) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . e. if organized prayer were allowed in the public schools? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I5SCHPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot65533.6
2) Help somewhat60731.1
3) Help only a little36218.6
4) Help not at all32516.7
Missing98 
TOTAL1949100.0
283) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . f. if more women gave up their jobs and stayed home to care for their children? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I6HSWIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot48524.7
2) Help somewhat64132.6
3) Help only a little48524.7
4) Help not at all35318.0
Missing83 
TOTAL1964100.0
284) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . g. if society put less emphasis on money and material things? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I7MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot85543.1
2) Help somewhat79840.2
3) Help only a little25713.0
4) Help not at all733.7
Missing64 
TOTAL1983100.0
285) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . h. if more people regularly went to church or religious services? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I8CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot81341.2
2) Help somewhat69835.4
3) Help only a little32416.4
4) Help not at all1397.0
Missing73 
TOTAL1974100.0
286) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . i. if people were more involved in voting and politics? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I9VOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot86343.6
2) Help somewhat78939.8
3) Help only a little25512.9
4) Help not at all733.7
Missing67 
TOTAL1980100.0
287) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . j. if people would just lighten up about the things that happen? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I10LIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot36018.8
2) Help somewhat68635.9
3) Help only a little48425.3
4) Help not at all38320.0
Missing134 
TOTAL1913100.0
288) Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . k. if fathers would focus more upon their families and less upon other things? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I11FATHR)
TOTAL%
1) Help a lot104652.5
2) Help somewhat77939.1
3) Help only a little1306.5
4) Help not at all381.9
Missing54 
TOTAL1993100.0
289) Many believe that crime is one of America's greatest contemporary problems. How important do you think each of the following is to solving this problem? Is it very important, important, somewhat important, or not important? More police (SC1POLIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important79344.0
2) Important58232.3
3) Somewhat important33918.8
4) Not important884.9
Missing245 
TOTAL1802100.0
290) Many believe that crime is one of America's greatest contemporary problems. How important do you think each of the following is to solving this problem? Is it very important, important, somewhat important, or not important? More treatment and education (SC2TREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important97154.0
2) Important54930.6
3) Somewhat important21512.0
4) Not important623.5
Missing250 
TOTAL1797100.0
291) Many believe that crime is one of America's greatest contemporary problems. How important do you think each of the following is to solving this problem? Is it very important, important, somewhat important, or not important? More prisons and jails (SC3JAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important52429.5
2) Important51929.2
3) Somewhat important47526.7
4) Not important25814.5
Missing271 
TOTAL1776100.0
292) Many believe that crime is one of America's greatest contemporary problems. How important do you think each of the following is to solving this problem? Is it very important, important, somewhat important, or not important? Harsher sentences (SC4HARSH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important104158.4
2) Important42323.7
3) Somewhat important21712.2
4) Not important1025.7
Missing264 
TOTAL1783100.0
293) Many believe that crime is one of America's greatest contemporary problems. How important do you think each of the following is to solving this problem? Is it very important, important, somewhat important, or not important? Legalize drugs (SC5LGDRG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1509.1
2) Important1156.9
3) Somewhat important20512.4
4) Not important118771.6
Missing390 
TOTAL1657100.0
294) To what extent do you think the major problems facing our nation can be solved by our political system as it is currently structured? Would you say our political system can solve all of our major problems, most of them, some of them, only a few of them, or none of our major problems? (POLSOLV)
TOTAL%
1) All of them512.6
2) Most of them37619.3
3) Some of them101051.7
4) Only a few of them42121.6
5) None of them954.9
Missing94 
TOTAL1953100.0
295) Now let's shift our focus from the nation to your own local community of [interviewer: mention name of smallest local government unit in response probe]. How many years have you lived in this community? (LONGCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one1065.3
2) One to less than three1477.3
3) Three to less than five1517.5
4) Five to less than ten26713.3
5) Ten to twenty-five years59329.5
6) More than twenty-five years but not entire life47723.7
7) Entire life26913.4
Missing37 
TOTAL2010100.0
296) About how many different communities have you lived in during the last 10 years? (NUMCOM)
TOTAL%
1) One619.5
2) Two31849.3
3) Three or four19830.7
4) Five or more6810.5
Missing1402 
TOTAL645100.0
297) Residential stability (PERMANEN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year in community and high mobility or 1-3 years in community and very high mobility934.7
2) 1-3 years in community and moderate mobility or 3-5 years in community and high mobility1025.1
3) 1-3 years in community and low mobility or 3-5 years in community and moderate mobility1125.6
4) 3-5 years in community and low mobility854.3
5) 5-10 years in community26713.4
6) 10-25 years in community59329.7
7) 25 or more years in community47723.9
8) Entire life in community26913.5
Missing49 
TOTAL1998100.0
298) Length of residence in community (LONGCOMD)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 3 years25312.6
2) 3 to 9 years41820.8
3) 10 to 25 years59329.5
4) More than 25 years, but not entire life47723.7
5) Entire life26913.4
Missing37 
TOTAL2010100.0
299) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. A. First consider your local economy. How do you feel about your community's economic situation? (LC1ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic643.2
2) Pleased38919.7
3) Content71436.2
4) Confused1427.2
5) Worried43422.0
6) Afraid623.1
7) Upset703.5
8) Resentful271.4
9) Angry341.7
10) Indifferent-don't really care371.9
Missing74 
TOTAL1973100.0
300) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. B. Next, consider your local government. How do you feel about the way it is running? (LC2GOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic603.0
2) Pleased35918.2
3) Content71336.2
4) Confused24912.7
5) Worried31015.8
6) Afraid452.3
7) Upset924.7
8) Resentful412.1
9) Angry412.1
10) Indifferent-don't really care582.9
Missing79 
TOTAL1968100.0
301) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. C. What about the system of public education? How do you feel about the condition of your local schools? (LC3EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic774.0
2) Pleased33417.3
3) Content50426.0
4) Confused1598.2
5) Worried46524.0
6) Afraid914.7
7) Upset1527.9
8) Resentful281.4
9) Angry914.7
10) Indifferent-don't really care341.8
Missing112 
TOTAL1935100.0
302) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. D. And your local elected officials? How does thinking about them make you feel? (LC4ELOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic432.2
2) Pleased32716.9
3) Content68335.4
4) Confused24812.8
5) Worried27614.3
6) Afraid502.6
7) Upset1105.7
8) Resentful371.9
9) Angry633.3
10) Indifferent-don't really care934.8
Missing117 
TOTAL1930100.0
303) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. E. What about organized religion? How do you feel about the condition of your local churches? (LC5CHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic1688.7
2) Pleased54228.0
3) Content72137.2
4) Confused1125.8
5) Worried1377.1
6) Afraid351.8
7) Upset351.8
8) Resentful120.6
9) Angry191.0
10) Indifferent-don't really care1558.0
Missing111 
TOTAL1936100.0
304) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. F. How do you feel about your community's ethical and moral condition? (LC6MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic673.4
2) Pleased35117.9
3) Content65933.7
4) Confused20510.5
5) Worried39920.4
6) Afraid814.1
7) Upset844.3
8) Resentful211.1
9) Angry452.3
10) Indifferent-don't really care462.3
Missing89 
TOTAL1958100.0
305) A moment ago you described your feelings about national institutions. Now I want you to use the same set of responses to describe your feelings about your local community. Again, pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And if you have no particular feeling about something, please say so. G. Finally, consider family life in your local community. How do you feel about that? (LC7FAMLF)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic1236.2
2) Pleased54227.4
3) Content68634.7
4) Confused1306.6
5) Worried32816.6
6) Afraid582.9
7) Upset512.6
8) Resentful120.6
9) Angry201.0
10) Indifferent-don't really care291.5
Missing68 
TOTAL1979100.0
306) How safe do you feel being alone at night in your home? Do you feel very safe, somewhat safe, somewhat unsafe, or very unsafe? (SAFEHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe85642.3
2) Somewhat safe84941.9
3) Somewhat unsafe23611.7
4) Very unsafe834.1
Missing23 
TOTAL2024100.0
307) How safe do you feel being out alone at night walking in your neighborhood? Do you feel very safe, somewhat safe, somewhat unsafe, or very unsafe? (SAFEWALK)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe49527.3
2) Somewhat safe68537.7
3) Somewhat unsafe37120.4
4) Very unsafe26514.6
Missing231 
TOTAL1816100.0
308) From what you know, would you say there is more crime in your neighborhood than there was 5 years ago, less crime, or about the same amount? (CRIMELEV)
TOTAL%
1) More68236.4
2) Less20510.9
3) About the same amount98952.7
Missing171 
TOTAL1876100.0
309) I'm going to read some things people do because of their concern over crime. Please tell me which, if any, of these things you, yourself have done. A. Had an anti-theft device installed in your car, van, or truck (CD1ATCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38321.0
2) No143879.0
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
310) I'm going to read some things people do because of their concern over crime. Please tell me which, if any, of these things you, yourself have done. B. Kept a loaded firearm for protection in your car, van, or truck (CD2CARGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1015.6
2) No171294.4
Missing234 
TOTAL1813100.0
311) I'm going to read some things people do because of their concern over crime. Please tell me which, if any, of these things you, yourself have done. C. Kept a loaded firearm for protection in your home (CD3HOMGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31917.7
2) No148882.3
Missing240 
TOTAL1807100.0
312) I'm going to read some things people do because of their concern over crime. Please tell me which, if any, of these things you, yourself have done. D. Had security lights or alarms installed at your home (CD4LTAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55630.5
2) No126569.5
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
313) I'm going to read some things people do because of their concern over crime. Please tell me which, if any, of these things you, yourself have done. E. Carried a weapon or other item for self-defense (CD5BODGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25814.2
2) No155485.8
Missing235 
TOTAL1812100.0
314) In what type of place did you generally live during the first fifteen years of your life? (GREWUP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly on a farm or in open country34417.0
2) Mostly in a small town55127.2
3) Mostly in a small city (under 50,000) or its suburbs29414.5
4) Mostly in a medium city (50,000 to 250,000) or its suburbs32516.0
5) Mostly in a big city (over 250,000) or its suburbs51225.3
Missing21 
TOTAL2026100.0
315) Were you born in the United States or in another country? (USBORN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S.190493.5
2) Other country1336.5
Missing10 
TOTAL2037100.0
316) Was your mother born in the United States or in another country? (MUSBORN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S.172184.8
2) Other country30915.2
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
317) What was the last grade your mother completed in school? (MEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, grades 1-4874.7
2) Grades 5, 6, 71116.0
3) Grade 819610.6
4) High school, incomplete27414.8
5) High school, graduate75941.0
6) Technical, trade or business school683.7
7) Some college or university, didn't graduate1638.8
8) Bachelor's degree1256.7
9) Some graduate school, didn't graduate170.9
10) Master's degree412.2
11) Doctorate, medical degree, or similar advanced degree120.6
Missing194 
TOTAL1853100.0
318) Did your mother ever hold a full-time job outside the home when you were growing up? (MJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94847.4
2) No105152.6
Missing48 
TOTAL1999100.0
319) IF YES, about how old were you when your mother first worked full-time outside the home? (AGEMJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Younger than six-preschool38442.9
2) Six to twelve-elementary school32736.5
3) Thirteen or older-teenager18520.6
Missing1151 
TOTAL896100.0
320) What about your father, was he born in the United States or in another country? (FUSBORN)
TOTAL%
1) U.S.172385.4
2) Other country29514.6
Missing29 
TOTAL2018100.0
321) What was the last grade your father completed in school? (FEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, grades 1-4955.3
2) Grades 5, 6, 71196.6
3) Grade 822012.3
4) High school, incomplete22412.5
5) High school, graduate60533.8
6) Technical, trade or business school794.4
7) Some college or university, didn't graduate1779.9
8) Bachelor's degree1458.1
9) Some graduate school, didn't graduate372.1
10) Master's degree522.9
11) Doctorate, medical degree, or similar advanced degree392.2
Missing255 
TOTAL1792100.0
322) How many brothers and sisters did you have? Please count those no longer living as well as those alive now. Also include stepbrothers and stepsisters, and children adopted by your parents. (SIBLINGS)
TOTAL%
0) 824.2
1) 28414.4
2) 40120.3
3) 38819.7
4) 28714.6
5) 1628.2
6) 1306.6
7) 643.2
8) 582.9
9) 381.9
10) 231.2
11) 241.2
12) 90.5
13) 60.3
14) 40.2
15) 20.1
16) 40.2
17) 20.1
18) 10.1
19) 10.1
21) 10.1
Missing76 
TOTAL1971100.0
323) Would you describe your family life for most of your childhood as (FAMLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy83641.1
2) Mostly happy103150.7
3) Mostly unhappy1376.7
4) Very unhappy281.4
Missing15 
TOTAL2032100.0
324) Did your parents divorce before you reached the age of eighteen? (PDIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30915.3
2) No171184.7
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
325) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 1) Fraternal groups (G1FRAT)
TOTAL%
0) No191793.6
1) Yes1306.4
TOTAL2047100.0
326) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 2) Civic or service clubs (G2CIVIC)
TOTAL%
0) No187991.8
1) Yes1688.2
TOTAL2047100.0
327) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 3) Veterans' groups (G3VET)
TOTAL%
0) No189492.5
1) Yes1537.5
TOTAL2047100.0
328) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 4) Political clubs or organizations (G4POL)
TOTAL%
0) No196295.8
1) Yes854.2
TOTAL2047100.0
329) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 5) Environmental clubs or organizations (G5ENV)
TOTAL%
0) No195495.5
1) Yes934.5
TOTAL2047100.0
330) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 6) Labor unions (G6LABOR)
TOTAL%
0) No186291.0
1) Yes1859.0
TOTAL2047100.0
331) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 7) Sports groups or clubs (G7SPORTS)
TOTAL%
0) No180188.0
1) Yes24612.0
TOTAL2047100.0
332) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 8) Youth groups (G8YOUTH)
TOTAL%
0) No192494.0
1) Yes1236.0
TOTAL2047100.0
333) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 9) School service groups (G9SCHSER)
TOTAL%
0) No185290.5
1) Yes1959.5
TOTAL2047100.0
334) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 10) Health, fitness, or exercise clubs (G10HLTH)
TOTAL%
0) No179587.7
1) Yes25212.3
TOTAL2047100.0
335) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 11) Hobby or garden clubs (G11HOBBY)
TOTAL%
0) No190092.8
1) Yes1477.2
TOTAL2047100.0
336) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 12) School fraternities or sororities (G12SFRAT)
TOTAL%
0) No196896.1
1) Yes793.9
TOTAL2047100.0
337) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 13) Nationality groups (G13NTNLY)
TOTAL%
0) No201098.2
1) Yes371.8
TOTAL2047100.0
338) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 14) Farm organizations (G14FARM)
TOTAL%
0) No199197.3
1) Yes562.7
TOTAL2047100.0
339) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 15) Literary, art, or music club or group (G15ART)
TOTAL%
0) No192794.1
1) Yes1205.9
TOTAL2047100.0
340) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 16) Discussion or study group (G16STUDY)
TOTAL%
0) No195095.3
1) Yes974.7
TOTAL2047100.0
341) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 17) Professional or academic societies (G17PROF)
TOTAL%
0) No185990.8
1) Yes1889.2
TOTAL2047100.0
342) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 18) Ethnic, racial, or nationality group (G18RACE)
TOTAL%
0) No201698.5
1) Yes311.5
TOTAL2047100.0
343) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 19) A church (G19CHRCH)
TOTAL%
0) No92044.9
1) Yes112755.1
TOTAL2047100.0
344) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 20) Church-affiliated groups other than church membership itself (G20CHRAF)
TOTAL%
0) No176586.2
1) Yes28213.8
TOTAL2047100.0
345) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 21) Consumer group or buying club (G21CNSMR)
TOTAL%
0) No191393.5
1) Yes1346.5
TOTAL2047100.0
346) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 22) Therapeutic or counseling group (G22COUNS)
TOTAL%
0) No198797.1
1) Yes602.9
TOTAL2047100.0
347) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you currently belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. Just call off the number of each type you belong to. 23) Any other groups (G23OTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No192093.8
1) Yes1276.2
TOTAL2047100.0
348) Thinking about all of the different types of groups you just told me you belong to, about how often do you personally attend group meetings for any of these groups? Do not include church services in your answer. (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week22314.3
2) About once a week44028.3
3) About once every two weeks18712.0
4) About once a month32620.9
5) Less than once a month38124.5
Missing490 
TOTAL1557100.0
349) We have been discussing group participation and relationships. If you think very generally about your ties to your family and closest friends, how would you describe those relationships? Are most of your family and friendship ties weak or strong? (FAMTIES)
TOTAL%
1) Weak181.0
2) 2392.1
3) 31196.5
4) 446925.7
5) Strong118364.7
Missing219 
TOTAL1828100.0
350) We have been discussing group participation and relationships. If you think very generally about your ties to your family and closest friends, how would you describe those relationships? Would you describe most of these relationships as close or distant? (CLOSEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very close85046.6
2) Close52528.8
3) Moderate21912.0
4) Distant1578.6
5) Very distant734.0
Missing223 
TOTAL1824100.0
351) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. A. What about your family life in general? Which word best describes your feelings about your family? (PF1LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic47023.2
2) Pleased87343.1
3) Content48624.0
4) Confused603.0
5) Worried733.6
6) Afraid110.5
7) Upset311.5
8) Resentful50.2
9) Angry50.2
10) Indifferent-don't really care130.6
Missing20 
TOTAL2027100.0
352) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. B. Next consider the work that you do. How do you generally feel about your current job? (PF2JOB)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic27215.3
2) Pleased53429.9
3) Content53329.9
4) Confused633.5
5) Worried784.4
6) Afraid120.7
7) Upset291.6
8) Resentful231.3
9) Angry140.8
10) Indifferent-don't really care22512.6
Missing264 
TOTAL1783100.0
353) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. C. And your economic situation? How do you feel about your personal financial situation? (PF3ECON)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic1316.5
2) Pleased45522.6
3) Content73536.6
4) Confused1005.0
5) Worried42421.1
6) Afraid381.9
7) Upset552.7
8) Resentful261.3
9) Angry271.3
10) Indifferent-don't really care190.9
Missing37 
TOTAL2010100.0
354) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. D. What about the church or fellowship that you are most closely connected with? How do you feel about that? (PF4CHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic24512.7
2) Pleased60731.6
3) Content55929.1
4) Confused552.9
5) Worried502.6
6) Afraid211.1
7) Upset120.6
8) Resentful60.3
9) Angry40.2
10) Indifferent-don't really care36318.9
Missing125 
TOTAL1922100.0
355) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. E. And your personal spiritual development? How do you feel about your own spiritual condition? (PF5SPIRT)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic29114.6
2) Pleased68334.2
3) Content72636.3
4) Confused995.0
5) Worried874.4
6) Afraid191.0
7) Upset170.9
8) Resentful30.2
9) Angry40.2
10) Indifferent-don't really care703.5
Missing48 
TOTAL1999100.0
356) Let's return to the categories you used earlier to describe your feelings about government and other institutions. But this time I want to know how you feel about different aspects of your personal and family life. Pick the word that best describes how you feel about each item. And remember to say so if you have no particular feeling about an item. F. Finally, how does thinking about your future usually make you feel? (PF6FUTUR)
TOTAL%
1) Enthusiastic24612.2
2) Pleased40019.9
3) Content49224.5
4) Confused1798.9
5) Worried39619.7
6) Afraid673.3
7) Upset271.3
8) Resentful80.4
9) Angry100.5
10) Indifferent-don't really care1849.2
Missing38 
TOTAL2009100.0
357) If you were to describe your life to someone you had never met, how would you describe it on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about your life. (LIFEXCT)
TOTAL%
1) Exciting21310.6
2) 241620.8
3) 360930.4
4) 438419.2
5) Routine38119.0
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
358) If you were to describe your life to someone you had never met, how would you describe it on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about your life. (LIFSTABL)
TOTAL%
1) Stable51027.8
2) 250527.6
3) 343723.8
4) 423412.8
5) Changing1478.0
Missing214 
TOTAL1833100.0
359) If you were to describe your life to someone you had never met, how would you describe it on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about your life. (LIFFRAG)
TOTAL%
1) Fragmented683.4
2) 21718.6
3) 345322.7
4) 468634.4
5) Whole61730.9
Missing52 
TOTAL1995100.0
360) If you were to describe yourself to someone you had never met, how would you describe yourself on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about yourself. (SELFTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional31016.9
2) 246525.4
3) 353929.5
4) 435419.4
5) Progressive1618.8
Missing218 
TOTAL1829100.0
361) If you were to describe yourself to someone you had never met, how would you describe yourself on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about yourself. (SELFSPON)
TOTAL%
1) Spontaneous1135.7
2) 234917.5
3) 360330.2
4) 457728.9
5) Cautious35817.9
Missing47 
TOTAL2000100.0
362) If you were to describe yourself to someone you had never met, how would you describe yourself on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about yourself. (SELFCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Consistent38218.9
2) 270334.8
3) 356227.8
4) 425412.6
5) Unpredictable1216.0
Missing25 
TOTAL2022100.0
363) If you were to describe yourself to someone you had never met, how would you describe yourself on each of these dimensions? Just pick the number that best reflects how you normally think about yourself. (SELFIND)
TOTAL%
1) Individualistic29514.7
2) 250725.2
3) 367033.4
4) 440220.0
5) Group-oriented1346.7
Missing39 
TOTAL2008100.0
364) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. A. Our values are something that each of us must decide without being influenced by others. (M1INFLU)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree79239.0
2) Mostly Agree94446.4
2.5) 2.5221.1
3) Mostly disagree1989.7
4) Completely disagree773.8
Missing14 
TOTAL2033100.0
365) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. B. What is true for me is not necessarily true for other persons. (M2TRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree86942.8
2) Mostly Agree98148.3
2.5) 2.5211.0
3) Mostly disagree1165.7
4) Completely disagree452.2
Missing15 
TOTAL2032100.0
366) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. C. Most things that are important today will probably be seen as unimportant in 25 or 30 years. (M3IMPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35117.3
2) Mostly Agree83341.0
2.5) 2.51246.1
3) Mostly disagree56127.6
4) Completely disagree1617.9
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
367) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. D. We would all be better off if we could live by the same basic moral guidelines. (M4SAME)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree55427.3
2) Mostly Agree99348.9
2.5) 2.5693.4
3) Mostly disagree31315.4
4) Completely disagree1015.0
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
368) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. It is hard to know right from wrong today, because the answers change from year to year. (M5RIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23111.4
2) Mostly Agree54526.8
2.5) 2.5532.6
3) Mostly disagree68433.7
4) Completely disagree51825.5
Missing16 
TOTAL2031100.0
369) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. F. We should be more tolerant of people who adopt alternate lifestyles. (M6TOLRN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31715.6
2) Mostly Agree96547.6
2.5) 2.5964.7
3) Mostly disagree45422.4
4) Completely disagree1959.6
Missing20 
TOTAL2027100.0
370) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. G. Everything is beautiful-it's all a matter of how you look at it. (M7BEAUTY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36718.1
2) Mostly Agree94546.6
2.5) 2.5924.5
3) Mostly disagree43921.6
4) Completely disagree1879.2
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
371) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. H. Those who violate God's rules will be punished. (M8GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree63531.4
2) Mostly Agree77938.6
2.5) 2.51457.2
3) Mostly disagree26913.3
4) Completely disagree1929.5
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
372) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. I. It is my responsibility to help others lead more moral lives. (M9MYRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30715.2
2) Mostly Agree86442.8
2.5) 2.5723.6
3) Mostly disagree55327.4
4) Completely disagree22311.0
Missing28 
TOTAL2019100.0
373) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. J. In general, Americans lived more moral and ethical lives 50 years ago. (M10PMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree65632.3
2) Mostly Agree78638.7
2.5) 2.51457.1
3) Mostly disagree31915.7
4) Completely disagree1246.1
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
374) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. K. The greatest moral virtue is to be honest about your feelings and desires. (M11HONST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree58328.7
2) Mostly Agree105852.2
2.5) 2.5683.4
3) Mostly disagree26212.9
4) Completely disagree572.8
Missing19 
TOTAL2028100.0
375) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. L. All views of what is good are equally valid. (M12EGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree29314.4
2) Mostly Agree90344.5
2.5) 2.51547.6
3) Mostly disagree46823.1
4) Completely disagree21110.4
Missing18 
TOTAL2029100.0
376) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S1LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Live for today1156.3
2) 21276.9
3) 31538.4
4) 444624.4
5) 540622.2
6) 634819.0
7) Prepare for tomorrow23312.7
Missing219 
TOTAL1828100.0
377) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S2OTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you70538.5
2) 244224.2
3) 323612.9
4) 424713.5
5) 5985.4
6) 6613.3
7) An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth402.2
Missing218 
TOTAL1829100.0
378) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S3NGHBRS)
TOTAL%
1) Good fences make good neighbors1206.6
2) 21367.5
3) 31548.4
4) 435019.2
5) 529916.4
6) 635719.6
7) Good neighbors are always there when you need them40722.3
Missing224 
TOTAL1823100.0
379) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S4HNSTY)
TOTAL%
1) Honesty is the best policy89148.7
2) 246225.2
3) 319810.8
4) 41618.8
5) 5613.3
6) 6351.9
7) A little white lie never hurt anyone231.3
Missing216 
TOTAL1831100.0
380) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S5WIN)
TOTAL%
1) It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game66036.1
2) 249427.0
3) 327915.3
4) 422712.4
5) 5904.9
6) 6482.6
7) Winning is all that really matters311.7
Missing218 
TOTAL1829100.0
381) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S6LIFKEY)
TOTAL%
1) Money is the key to life's satisfactions844.6
2) 21447.9
3) 328315.5
4) 446025.2
5) 530916.9
6) 624713.5
7) The best things in life are free29916.4
Missing221 
TOTAL1826100.0
382) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S7NICE)
TOTAL%
1) The meek shall inherit the earth40022.1
2) 227215.0
3) 331717.5
4) 451328.3
5) 51659.1
6) 6693.8
7) Nice guys finish last744.1
Missing237 
TOTAL1810100.0
383) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S8FIRST)
TOTAL%
1) Look out for number one935.1
2) 21287.0
3) 320511.3
4) 444024.2
5) 530516.7
6) 627014.8
7) God first, others second, myself last38020.9
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
384) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S9CHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) The old ways are always best1437.8
2) 21779.7
3) 327715.2
4) 465936.1
5) 529316.0
6) 61669.1
7) Any change is better than no change1136.2
Missing219 
TOTAL1828100.0
385) Even though we might rarely talk about it, each of us has a personal philosophy that guides our actions and decisions. Sometimes we summarize these philosophies in simple slogans or proverbs. For each pair of slogans below, select the number that best expresses your outlook on life. (S10MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Eat, drink, and be merry774.2
2) 2854.7
3) 31739.5
4) 444124.1
5) 537120.3
6) 635419.4
7) A penny saved is a penny earned32617.8
Missing220 
TOTAL1827100.0
386) Thinking very generally about the emotions you experience from day to day, how often would you say you feel guilty about something you have done or that you failed to do-often, sometimes, rarely, or never? (GUILTY)
TOTAL%
1) Often1909.6
2) Sometimes94647.7
3) Rarely70435.5
4) Never1427.2
Missing65 
TOTAL1982100.0
387) And thinking about your reactions to other people, how often do you feel morally offended or outraged by the things you see them do? (MOROFFND)
TOTAL%
1) Often30115.0
2) Sometimes102951.2
3) Rarely56328.0
4) Never1165.8
Missing38 
TOTAL2009100.0
388) Have you ever sued anyone or any organization? (SUED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1949.6
2) No182390.4
Missing30 
TOTAL2017100.0
389) IF YES, how many times have you sued? (NUMSUED)
TOTAL%
1) 14080.0
2) 2212.6
3) 74.0
4) 21.1
5) 10.6
6) 10.6
7) 10.6
13) 10.6
Missing1872 
TOTAL175100.0
390) Have you ever had any regular counseling or outside help with a personal problem? [IF NO OR NOT SURE: SKIP TO V1CHLDAB] (COUNSEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36218.0
2) No164781.7
3) Not sure70.3
Missing31 
TOTAL2016100.0
391) Counseled by a therapist (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (CNSLTHER)
TOTAL%
0) No14239.2
1) Yes22060.8
Missing1685 
TOTAL362100.0
392) Counseled by a social worker (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (CNSLSCWK)
TOTAL%
0) No30484.0
1) Yes5816.0
Missing1685 
TOTAL362100.0
393) Counseled by a member of the clergy (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (CNSLCLGY)
TOTAL%
0) No28979.8
1) Yes7320.2
Missing1685 
TOTAL362100.0
394) Counseled by a school counselor (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (CNSLSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) No32790.3
1) Yes359.7
Missing1685 
TOTAL362100.0
395) Counseled by someone else or doesn't remember from whom counseling was received (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (CNSLELSE)
TOTAL%
0) No35397.5
1) Yes92.5
Missing1685 
TOTAL362100.0
396) Do you feel that you, yourself, have ever been the victim of . . . a. child abuse? (V1CHLDAB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1427.0
2) No187993.0
Missing26 
TOTAL2021100.0
397) Do you feel that you, yourself, have ever been the victim of . . . b. spouse abuse? (V2SPOUAB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1698.4
2) No185191.6
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
398) Do you feel that you, yourself, have ever been the victim of . . . c. abuse by a non-family member? (V3INFAMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1758.6
2) No185591.4
Missing17 
TOTAL2030100.0
399) Do you feel that you, yourself, have ever been the victim of . . . d. sexual abuse? (V4SEXAB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1356.7
2) No189293.3
Missing20 
TOTAL2027100.0
400) Do you feel that you, yourself, have ever been the victim of . . . e. sexual harassment? (V5SEXHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1999.8
2) No182690.2
Missing22 
TOTAL2025100.0
401) Do you feel that you have ever been the victim of . . . a. religious discrimination? (DS1REDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1809.9
2) No164690.1
Missing221 
TOTAL1826100.0
402) Do you feel that you have ever been the victim of . . . b. racial discrimination? (DS2RADIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33118.1
2) No149481.9
Missing222 
TOTAL1825100.0
403) Do you feel that you have ever been the victim of . . . c. sexual discrimination? (DS3SXDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25113.7
2) No157686.3
Missing220 
TOTAL1827100.0
404) Do you feel that you have ever been the victim of . . . d. age discrimination? (DS4ADIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27515.1
2) No155184.9
Missing221 
TOTAL1826100.0
405) Do you feel that you have ever been the victim of . . . e. any other type of discrimination? (DS5ODIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1568.7
2) No164591.3
Missing246 
TOTAL1801100.0
406) How important to you are your religious beliefs? (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important117458.0
2) Fairly important60429.8
3) Not too important1788.8
4) Not at all important683.4
Missing23 
TOTAL2024100.0
407) How often do you go to church or temple-daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (CHRCATND)
TOTAL%
1) Daily361.8
2) Several times a week22211.1
3) Once a week61030.5
4) Two or three times a month27713.8
5) Once a month or less54727.3
6) Never31115.5
Missing44 
TOTAL2003100.0
408) How often do you pray-daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 to 3 times a month, once a month or less, never? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily95949.0
2) Several times a week38219.5
3) Once a week1427.3
4) Two or three times a month1366.9
5) Once a month or less19810.1
6) Never1417.2
Missing89 
TOTAL1958100.0
409) On a scale from 1 to 6 where 1 is very liberal and 6 is very conservative, where would you place yourself to describe your general religious outlook? (RELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal1568.1
2) 224412.7
3) 349725.9
4) 449725.9
5) 532617.0
6) Very conservative20010.4
Missing127 
TOTAL1920100.0
410) Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God? (GOD)
TOTAL%
1) There is a God171585.8
2) There is a spirit or life force [skip to BIBLE]24612.3
3) I don't believe there is any kind of spirit, God or life force [skip to BIBLE]371.9
Missing49 
TOTAL1998100.0
411) Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (RELATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141686.5
2) No1006.1
3) Not sure1217.4
Missing410 
TOTAL1637100.0
412) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the inspired Word of God, not mistaken in its statements and teaching, and is to be taken literally, word for word.65433.5
2) The Bible is the inspired work of God, not mistaken in its teachings, but is not always to be taken literally, word for word.63932.7
3) The Bible becomes the Word of God for a person who reads it in faith38719.8
4) The Bible is an ancient book of legends, history and moral precepts recorded by men.24312.4
5) None of these321.6
Missing92 
TOTAL1955100.0
413) If you were unsure of what was right or wrong, which would be the most important in deciding what you would do? (RIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Doing what would make you happy1859.4
2) Doing what would improve your situation or get you ahead1748.8
3) Following the advice of an expert or authority figure1578.0
4) Doing what would be best for everyone involved96348.9
5) Doing what God or scripture tell you is right49024.9
Missing78 
TOTAL1969100.0
414) What, in your opinion, is the most believable authority in matters of truth? (see note 2 on the ARDA summary page) (AUTHORTY)
TOTAL%
1) Your own personal experience798100.0
Missing1249 
TOTAL798100.0
415) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? A. My own well-being (PR1SELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible144779.5
2) Moderately responsible35619.6
3) Not very responsible120.7
4) Not responsible at all40.2
Missing228 
TOTAL1819100.0
416) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? B. My family (PR2FAMLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible139777.0
2) Moderately responsible37020.4
3) Not very responsible331.8
4) Not responsible at all150.8
Missing232 
TOTAL1815100.0
417) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? C. My friends and co-workers (PR3FRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible48927.2
2) Moderately responsible99555.4
3) Not very responsible28115.7
4) Not responsible at all301.7
Missing252 
TOTAL1795100.0
418) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? D. My local community (PR4COM)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible33618.7
2) Moderately responsible110961.7
3) Not very responsible30717.1
4) Not responsible at all462.6
Missing249 
TOTAL1798100.0
419) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? E. My country (PR5CNTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible60433.6
2) Moderately responsible93552.0
3) Not very responsible22112.3
4) Not responsible at all382.1
Missing249 
TOTAL1798100.0
420) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? F. All of humanity (PRHMNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible44725.1
2) Moderately responsible88549.6
3) Not very responsible36120.2
4) Not responsible at all915.1
Missing263 
TOTAL1784100.0
421) Each of us feels responsible to something or someone. When you think about your own responsibilities and obligations, how responsible do you feel toward each of the following? Would you say you feel very responsible toward it, moderately responsible, not very responsible, or not responsible at all toward it? G. God (PR7GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very responsible113264.3
2) Moderately responsible42624.2
3) Not very responsible1136.4
4) Not responsible at all905.1
Missing286 
TOTAL1761100.0
422) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. A. Divorce (W1DVRC)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated995.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated37119.0
3) Right for some, but not for me personally80641.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1909.7
5) Right for all25713.1
6) Not a moral issue23412.0
Missing90 
TOTAL1957100.0
423) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. B. Sex before marriage (W2PRESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated32016.7
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated49425.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42121.9
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others31416.3
5) Right for all1658.6
6) Not a moral issue20710.8
Missing126 
TOTAL1921100.0
424) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. C. Sexual relations between two adults of the same sex (W3HOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated63433.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated41822.0
3) Right for some, but not for me personally51427.1
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others673.5
5) Right for all955.0
6) Not a moral issue1719.0
Missing148 
TOTAL1899100.0
425) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. D. Marriages between blacks and whites (W4INTERM)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated24612.8
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated25813.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally72537.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1105.7
5) Right for all29015.1
6) Not a moral issue29715.4
Missing121 
TOTAL1926100.0
426) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. E. Marriages between 2 persons of the same sex (W5HOMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated78441.0
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated35318.5
3) Right for some, but not for me personally44923.5
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others562.9
5) Right for all894.7
6) Not a moral issue1799.4
Missing137 
TOTAL1910100.0
427) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. F. Making negative remarks about someone who is not present (W6NEGREM)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated41421.2
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated64533.0
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42521.8
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others864.4
5) Right for all623.2
6) Not a moral issue32216.5
Missing93 
TOTAL1954100.0
428) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. G. Drinking alcohol (W6ALCOHL)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated22311.3
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated28214.2
3) Right for some, but not for me personally55928.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others35618.0
5) Right for all21210.7
6) Not a moral issue34917.6
Missing66 
TOTAL1981100.0
429) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. H. Smoking cigarettes (W8SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated26013.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated38419.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally56328.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others25913.1
5) Right for all1618.1
6) Not a moral issue35317.8
Missing67 
TOTAL1980100.0
430) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Smoking marijuana (W9MRJNA)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated100251.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated27313.9
3) Right for some, but not for me personally35017.9
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others773.9
5) Right for all613.1
6) Not a moral issue19710.1
Missing87 
TOTAL1960100.0
431) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. J. Watching pornographic movies (W10PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated77239.6
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated34117.5
3) Right for some, but not for me personally47924.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1186.1
5) Right for all723.7
6) Not a moral issue1668.5
Missing99 
TOTAL1948100.0
432) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. K. Cheating on taxes (W11TAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated129566.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated21911.2
3) Right for some, but not for me personally1929.9
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others613.1
5) Right for all462.4
6) Not a moral issue1367.0
Missing98 
TOTAL1949100.0
433) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. L. Falling to follow through on a commitment (W12FAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated43122.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated63932.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally43422.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others985.0
5) Right for all683.5
6) Not a moral issue28314.5
Missing94 
TOTAL1953100.0
434) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. M. Swearing or using offensive language (W13SWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated40720.8
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated64032.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally44122.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1377.0
5) Right for all773.9
6) Not a moral issue25312.9
Missing92 
TOTAL1955100.0
435) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. N. Accepting a welfare payment from the government (W14WLFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated1336.9
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated22511.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally85844.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1306.8
5) Right for all26813.9
6) Not a moral issue30916.1
Missing124 
TOTAL1923100.0
436) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. O. Mistreating some who first mistreated you (W15MSTRT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated48025.2
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated50626.5
3) Right for some, but not for me personally49926.2
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1045.5
5) Right for all1015.3
6) Not a moral issue21711.4
Missing140 
TOTAL1907100.0
437) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. P. Medically assisted suicide for someone with a terminal illness (WRXSUI)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated52231.1
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated23013.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42625.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others16910.1
5) Right for all22013.1
6) Not a moral issue1106.6
Missing370 
TOTAL1677100.0
438) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. Q. Withdrawing life support from someone who requests it (W17LSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated26115.5
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated20912.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally38623.0
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others24814.8
5) Right for all45627.2
6) Not a moral issue1197.1
Missing368 
TOTAL1679100.0
439) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. R. Suing someone who has wronged you (W18SUING)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated1467.7
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated21611.3
3) Right for some, but not for me personally51727.1
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others20911.0
5) Right for all54628.7
6) Not a moral issue27114.2
Missing142 
TOTAL1905100.0
440) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. S. Spanking a child (W19SPANK)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated1809.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated21811.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally43322.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others39320.5
5) Right for all39320.5
6) Not a moral issue29715.5
Missing133 
TOTAL1914100.0
441) Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. T. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (W20ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated66535.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated30916.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42522.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1306.9
5) Right for all20711.0
6) Not a moral issue1457.7
Missing166 
TOTAL1881100.0
442) Which of these statements best describes your feeling about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.78239.3
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.20110.1
3) Abortion is no murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.49224.7
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.30515.3
5) Don't know21010.6
Missing57 
TOTAL1990100.0
443) Suppose there was a genetic test that revealed a baby's likelihood of becoming a homosexual. If you/your partner were 2 months pregnant and this test revealed that your baby would probably become a homosexual, how likely would you be to favor an abortion? Do you think you would definitely favor an abortion, probably favor an abortion, probably oppose an abortion, or definitely oppose an abortion? (ABRTHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely favor an abortion785.2
2) Probably favor an abortion16511.1
3) Probably oppose an abortion31221.0
4) Definitely oppose an abortion93262.7
Missing560 
TOTAL1487100.0
444) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. A. A woman should put her husband and children ahead of her career. (SI1FCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree49326.9
2) Mostly agree83745.7
3) Mostly disagree33418.3
4) Completely disagree1045.7
5) Don't know623.4
Missing217 
TOTAL1830100.0
445) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. B. Being a housewife is generally less fulfilling than working for pay. (SI2HWIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1729.4
2) Mostly agree58031.7
3) Mostly disagree59732.7
4) Completely disagree34118.7
5) Don't know1387.5
Missing219 
TOTAL1828100.0
446) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. C. Suicide is morally acceptable, because a person has a right to do whatever he wants with himself. (SI3SUICD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1246.8
2) Mostly agree30616.8
3) Mostly disagree54730.1
4) Completely disagree74440.9
5) Don't know995.4
Missing227 
TOTAL1820100.0
447) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. D. I would personally feel very uncomfortable if I knew that my child's teacher were gay. (SI4GAYT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37620.6
2) Mostly agree55630.5
3) Mostly disagree48626.7
4) Completely disagree27114.9
5) Don't know1337.3
Missing225 
TOTAL1822100.0
448) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. Methods of birth control should be available to teenagers even if their parents do not approve. (SI5BRTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33918.6
2) Mostly agree67537.1
3) Mostly disagree36920.3
4) Completely disagree33518.4
5) Don't know1015.6
Missing228 
TOTAL1819100.0
449) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. F. The public schools have a responsibility to provide sex education for teenagers. (SI6SEXED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree43523.9
2) Mostly agree80644.2
3) Mostly disagree30816.9
4) Completely disagree19710.8
5) Don't know774.2
Missing224 
TOTAL1823100.0
450) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. G. Realizing your full potential as a human being is more important than helping others. (SI7FULL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree884.8
2) Mostly agree47826.3
3) Mostly disagree84746.6
4) Completely disagree29416.2
5) Don't know1126.2
Missing228 
TOTAL1819100.0
451) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. H. I believe that suffering and hardship is a necessary part of life and can actually enrich my life. (SI8SUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree25413.9
2) Mostly agree85046.7
3) Mostly disagree44424.4
4) Completely disagree18610.2
5) Don't know874.8
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
452) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. I. It is generally better for society if the man is the achiever outside the home, and the woman takes care of the home and family. (SI9GROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35419.4
2) Mostly agree69638.2
3) Mostly disagree47726.2
4) Completely disagree21812.0
5) Don't know764.2
Missing226 
TOTAL1821100.0
453) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. J. It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good hard spanking. (SI10SPNK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37620.7
2) Mostly agree79643.8
3) Mostly disagree37320.5
4) Completely disagree18810.3
5) Don't know854.7
Missing229 
TOTAL1818100.0
454) Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. K. A man should put his wife and children ahead of his career. (SI11MCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree49727.2
2) Mostly agree86447.4
3) Mostly disagree27014.8
4) Completely disagree1035.6
5) Don't know904.9
Missing223 
TOTAL1824100.0
455) How many children have you ever had? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from previous relationships or marriages). (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) 44524.6
1) 27315.1
2) 49327.3
3) 32417.9
4) 1437.9
5) 703.9
6) 251.4
7) 191.1
8) 60.3
9) 20.1
10) 40.2
13) 10.1
14) 10.1
Missing241 
TOTAL1806100.0
456) What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have? (NUMCHIL)
TOTAL%
0) 201.2
1) 623.8
2) 92456.4
3) 40624.8
4) 16910.3
5) 342.1
6) 130.8
7) 50.3
8) 20.1
9) 20.1
10) 10.1
Missing409 
TOTAL1638100.0
457) Do you smoke? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56928.1
2) No145871.9
Missing20 
TOTAL2027100.0
458) Do you ever have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine or beer, or are you a total abstainer? (ALCOHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes130764.8
2) Abstainer71035.2
Missing30 
TOTAL2017100.0
459) [If "yes" in ALCOHOL, ask:] Would you say you use alcohol frequently, moderately, or only on rare occasions? (OFTALCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Use alcohol frequently876.7
2) Use alcohol moderately52740.6
3) Use alcohol, but on rare occasions68352.7
Missing750 
TOTAL1297100.0
460) [If "abstainer" in ALCOHOL, ask:] Have you ever used alcohol in the past? (PASTALCH)
TOTAL%
1) Total abstainer, but have used alcohol at some point in the past39258.8
2) Have never used alcoholic beverages27541.2
Missing1380 
TOTAL667100.0
461) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? A. A sauna or hot tub (LX1TUB)
TOTAL%
0) No168793.8
1) Yes1116.2
Missing249 
TOTAL1798100.0
462) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? B. An expresso or cappuccino coffee machine (LX2COFF)
TOTAL%
0) No154886.2
1) Yes24813.8
Missing251 
TOTAL1796100.0
463) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? C. A large screen television (LX3LGTV)
TOTAL%
0) No149883.0
1) Yes30717.0
Missing242 
TOTAL1805100.0
464) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? D. A video camera (LX4VCAM)
TOTAL%
0) No160188.7
1) Yes20411.3
Missing242 
TOTAL1805100.0
465) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? E. A pager or beeper (LX5PAGER)
TOTAL%
0) No151284.0
1) Yes28716.0
Missing248 
TOTAL1799100.0
466) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? F. A personal computer (LX6PCOMP)
TOTAL%
0) No125469.6
1) Yes54730.4
Missing246 
TOTAL1801100.0
467) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? G. The internet or the World Wide Web (LX7WWW)
TOTAL%
0) No163891.6
1) Yes1508.4
Missing259 
TOTAL1788100.0
468) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? H. A microwave oven (LX8MICRO)
TOTAL%
0) No20611.3
1) Yes162288.7
Missing219 
TOTAL1828100.0
469) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? I. Home exercise equipment (LX9EXERC)
TOTAL%
0) No128171.3
1) Yes51628.7
Missing250 
TOTAL1797100.0
470) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? J. A cellular phone (LX10CELL)
TOTAL%
0) No142179.1
1) Yes37620.9
Missing250 
TOTAL1797100.0
471) Which of the following do you use at least once a week? K. Cable or Satellite television reception (LX11CABL)
TOTAL%
0) No61734.0
1) Yes120066.0
Missing230 
TOTAL1817100.0
472) On the average day, about how many hours do you personally watch television? (HRSTV)
TOTAL%
0) 492.5
1) 25512.8
2) 49824.9
3) 47823.9
4) 34517.3
5) 1457.3
6) 1185.9
7) 191.0
8) 452.3
9) 30.2
10) 160.8
11) 40.2
12) 130.7
14) 10.1
15) 20.1
16) 20.1
18) 30.2
20) 20.1
Missing49 
TOTAL1998100.0
473) How frequently do you listen to talk radio? (OFTRADIO)
TOTAL%
1) Never95948.0
2) Occasionally, but less than once a week44822.4
3) About once a week1075.4
4) More than once a week but less than once a day1366.8
5) Daily, for an hour or less1809.0
6) Daily for more than 1 hour1708.5
Missing47 
TOTAL2000100.0
474) Can you tell me the name of your favorite radio talk show host? (RADIOHST)
TOTAL%
1) Other31423.2
2) Don't know/refused30222.3
4) None50036.9
6) Rush Limbaugh14911.0
7) Paul Harvey241.8
8) Howard Stern282.1
9) Gordon Liddy90.7
10) TV personality282.1
Missing693 
TOTAL1354100.0
475) If you had to take a physical fitness test, involving such things as running, push-ups, and sit-ups, what kind of physical shape would it show you to be in-excellent, very good, good, only fair, poor, or very poor? (INSHAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent1136.3
2) Very good34719.3
3) Good58532.6
4) Only fair48226.9
5) Poor18710.4
6) Very poor804.5
Missing253 
TOTAL1794100.0
476) How many days per week do you do any vigorous exercise to help you stay physically fit, such as jogging, biking, swimming, or walking? (OFTVEXER)
TOTAL%
0) Zero61430.0
1) One1758.5
2) Two21910.7
3) Three29414.4
4) Four1256.1
5) Five1075.2
6) Six532.6
7) Seven1537.5
8) Don't know/refused30715.0
TOTAL2047100.0
477) Please tell me your approximate current height: height-feet (HEIGHT1)
TOTAL%
4) 150.7
5) 166282.1
6) 34617.1
7) 10.0
Missing23 
TOTAL2024100.0
478) Please tell me your approximate current height: height-inches (HEIGHT2)
TOTAL%
0) 22210.8
1) 1376.7
2) 1919.3
3) 1688.2
4) 1899.2
5) 1708.3
6) 1989.7
7) 1426.9
8) 1658.1
9) 1356.6
10) 1939.4
11) 1376.7
TOTAL2047100.0
479) Compute height= HEIGHT1*12+HEIGHT2 (HEIGHT)
TOTAL%
48) 10.0
54) 10.0
55) 10.0
56) 10.0
57) 10.0
58) 30.1
59) 70.3
60) 402.0
61) 562.8
62) 1396.9
63) 1336.6
64) 1778.7
65) 1668.2
66) 1949.6
67) 1406.9
68) 1638.1
69) 1346.6
70) 1909.4
71) 1306.4
72) 1587.8
73) 814.0
74) 512.5
75) 351.7
76) 120.6
77) 40.2
78) 30.1
79) 10.0
80) 10.0
86) 10.0
Missing23 
TOTAL2024100.0
480) Please tell me your approximate current weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1963166.44138
481) Approximately what percentage of your total income did you give to charity, including contributions to your church, in the past 12 months? Just give your best estimate (CHARITY)
TOTAL%
0) 36123.5
1) 20513.4
2) 1288.3
3) 694.5
4) 201.3
5) 28318.4
6) 70.5
7) 100.7
8) 191.2
9) 50.3
10) 32821.4
11) 20.1
12) 231.5
13) 10.1
14) 10.1
15) 402.6
18) 10.1
20) 211.4
25) 40.3
30) 10.1
33) 10.1
35) 10.1
40) 10.1
50) 10.1
75) 10.1
Missing513 
TOTAL1534100.0
482) Religious preference (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant111558.2
2) Catholic65134.0
3) Jewish452.3
4) Other1055.5
Missing131 
TOTAL1916100.0
483) Denomination (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Southern Baptist Convention817.3
2) American Baptist Convention171.5
3) National Baptist Convention of American60.5
4) National Baptist Convention USA20.2
5) Baptist, other312.8
6) Baptist, unspecified28825.8
7) Episcopalian302.7
8) American Lutheran Church100.9
9) Lutheran Church in America100.9
10) Lutheran Missouri Synod111.0
11) Lutheran, other50.4
12) Lutheran, unspecified716.4
13) United Methodist403.6
14) A M E Zion10.1
15) A M E Church20.2
16) Methodist, other70.6
17) Methodist, unspecified766.8
18) Presbyterian Church USA111.0
19) United Presbyterian in the USA30.3
20) Presbyterian, other50.4
21) Presbyterian, unspecified373.3
22) United Church of Christ or Congregationalist363.2
23) Christian Church - Disciples of Christ464.1
24) Other Protestant1109.9
25) Protestant, unspecified464.1
26) Roman Catholic10.1
27) Muslim40.4
30) Mormon - Latter Day Saints131.2
31) Eastern Orthodox20.2
33) Other171.5
99) Don't know/refused968.6
Missing932 
TOTAL1115100.0
484) Always this denomination? (ALDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes157281.0
2) No36819.0
Missing107 
TOTAL1940100.0
485) How many other denominations? (NUMDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) 121868.1
2) 26620.6
3) 3175.3
4) 4113.4
5) 530.9
13) 1310.3
17) 1710.3
99) Don't know/refused30.9
Missing1727 
TOTAL320100.0
486) Do you read a daily newspaper every day, almost every day, only occasionally, or almost never? (OFTPAPER)
TOTAL%
1) Every day87042.8
2) Almost every day42120.7
3) Occasionally51225.2
4) Almost never22911.3
Missing15 
TOTAL2032100.0
487) When you read the paper, how often do you read the sections dealing with national news and politics? (OFTNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always71335.3
2) Usually48424.0
3) Only occasionally55927.7
4) Never26413.1
Missing27 
TOTAL2020100.0
488) Respondent's education (EDUCN)
TOTAL%
1) From no education through 4th grade110.5
2) Grades 5 through 7361.8
3) Grade 8643.1
4) High school, incomplete21910.7
5) High school graduate69534.0
6) Technical or trade school1195.8
7) Some college42620.8
8) Bachelor's26212.8
9) Some graduate school592.9
10) Master's1145.6
11) Doctorate391.9
Missing3 
TOTAL2044100.0
489) City size (recoded numeric) (SIZCITYN)
TOTAL%
2) Open country36918.0
3) Under 2,500924.5
4) 2,500-4,999311.5
5) 5,000-9,999341.7
6) 10,000-24,999743.6
7) 25,999-49,9999592.9
8) 50,000-99,9991125.5
9) 100,000-249,9991497.3
10) 250,000-499,999552.7
11) 500,000-999,9991688.2
12) 1,000,000 or more90444.2
TOTAL2047100.0
490) Place size (recoded numeric) (SIZPLACN)
TOTAL%
2) Open country36918.0
3) Under 2,500924.5
4) 2,500-4,999572.8
5) 5,000-9,9991165.7
6) 10,000-24,99927513.4
7) 25,999-49,999931515.4
8) 50,000-99,9991929.4
9) 100,000-249,9991758.5
10) 250,000-499,9991145.6
11) 500,000-999,999934.5
12) 1,000,000 or more24912.2
TOTAL2047100.0
491) Place size collapsed(recoded numeric) (SIZPLACD)
TOTAL%
2) Open country36918.0
3) Under 2,500924.5
4) 2,500-9,9991738.5
5) 10,000-24,99927513.4
6) 25,999-49,999931515.4
7) 50,000-249,99936717.9
8) 250,000-999,99920710.1
9) 1,000,000 or more24912.2
TOTAL2047100.0
492) Region of country (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England1055.1
2) Mid-Atlantic41820.4
3) East Central28313.8
4) West Central22811.1
5) South East36417.8
6) South West33216.2
7) Rocky Mountain673.3
8) Pacific25012.2
TOTAL2047100.0
493) Urban-rural residence (URBRURAL)
TOTAL%
1) Open country36918.0
2) Towns less than 10,000, non-urban1577.7
3) Cities 10,000-50,000, non-urban1336.5
4) Towns less than 10,000, urban area1085.3
5) Cities 10,000-50,000, urban area45722.3
6) Cities 50,000-250,00036717.9
7) Cities 250,000-999,99920710.1
8) Cities one million or more24912.2
TOTAL2047100.0
494) Annual family income (FINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $2,000160.9
2) $2,000-$2,99980.5
3) $3,000-$3,999160.9
4) $4,000-$4,999191.1
5) $5,000-$5,999191.1
6) $6,000-$6,999251.5
7) $7,000-$9,999734.2
8) $10,000-$11,999734.2
9) $12,000-$14,9991126.5
10) $15,000-$19,99921112.2
11) $20,000-$24,9991619.3
12) $25,000-$29,9991649.5
13) $30,000-$34,9991518.8
14) $35,000-$39,99918610.8
15) $40,000-$44,999824.8
16) $45,000-$49,999734.2
17) $50,000-$59,9991025.9
18) $60,000-$69,999653.8
19) $70,000-$74,999372.1
20) $75,000-$99,999814.7
21) $100,000-$149,999372.1
22) $150,000 or more130.8
Missing323 
TOTAL1724100.0
495) Family income, Gallup income groups (FINCGALL)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,00057233.2
2) $20,000-$34,99947627.6
3) $35,000-$49,99934119.8
4) $50,000-$74,99920411.8
5) $75,000-$99,999814.7
6) $100,000 or more502.9
Missing323 
TOTAL1724100.0
496) Occupation of respondent (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
1) Farm laborer30.2
2) Laborer764.0
3) Service worker18910.0
4) Semi-skilled operative1618.5
5) Skilled trade or craft19510.3
6) Clerical or office1618.5
7) Sales work633.3
8) Manufacture rep221.2
9) Small business owner462.4
10) Farm owner-manager160.8
11) Manager or professional894.7
12) Professional29715.7
97) Housewife1779.4
98) Student603.2
99) Retired33217.6
Missing160 
TOTAL1887100.0
497) Occupation of primary earner (MAINOC)
TOTAL%
1) Farm laborer70.4
2) Laborer995.2
3) Service worker1608.4
4) Semi-skilled operative20610.8
5) Skilled trade or craft29015.3
6) Clerical or office1045.5
7) Sales work532.8
8) Manufacture rep261.4
9) Small business owner753.9
10) Farm owner-manager271.4
11) Manager or professional1025.4
12) Professional34418.1
97) Housewife452.4
98) Student180.9
99) Retired34518.1
Missing146 
TOTAL1901100.0
498) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 years old39319.3
2) 30-44 years old66232.5
3) 45-59 years old42220.7
4) 60-74 years old39319.3
5) 75 years and older1688.2
Missing9 
TOTAL2038100.0
499) I-EDUC: Respondent's education (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school33016.1
2) High school graduate69534.0
3) Some college/trade/technical school54526.7
4) Bachelor's degree32115.7
5) Graduate degree1537.5
Missing3 
TOTAL2044100.0
500) I-RELIGION: Religious preference (for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant111558.2
2) Catholic65134.0
3) Jewish452.3
4) Other1055.5
Missing131 
TOTAL1916100.0
501) I-PARTYID: Political party identification (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat77241.9
2) Independent55229.9
3) Republican50227.2
4) Other party member181.0
Missing203 
TOTAL1844100.0
502) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female100449.0
2) Male104351.0
TOTAL2047100.0