Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences, TESS2104 Singer, The Effect of Question Wording on Preferences for Genetic Testing and Abortion

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1570807.497469
2) Post-stratification weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157011
3) Interview start time (TM_START)
4) Interview finish time (TM_FIN)
5) Interview duration in minutes (DURATION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1570140.438934
6) Experimental Conditions (XTESS104)
TOTAL%
1) 1 (Version1 and AX1)38624.6
2) 2 (Version1 and AY1)38924.8
3) 3 (Version2 and AX2)39725.3
4) 4 (Version2 and AY2)39825.4
TOTAL1570100.0
7) Political Party (XPARTY7)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican22814.5
2) Not strong Republican17010.8
3) Leans Republican30819.6
4) Undecided/Independent/Other583.7
5) Leans Democrat29018.5
6) Not strong Democrat23214.8
7) Strong Democrat28418.1
TOTAL1570100.0
8) Ideology: In general, do you think of yourself as:? (XIDEO)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused110.7
1) Extremely liberal543.4
2) Liberal19112.2
3) Slightly liberal17110.9
4) Moderate, middle of the road54634.8
5) Slightly conservative19912.7
6) Conservative32720.8
7) Extremely conservative714.5
TOTAL1570100.0
9) Religion 1: What is your religion? (XREL1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused60.4
1) Baptist -- any denomination23715.1
2) Protestant (e.g., Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal)32220.5
3) Catholic40525.8
4) Mormon312.0
5) Jewish291.8
6) Muslim50.3
7) Hindu20.1
8) Buddhist60.4
9) Pentecostal533.4
10) Eastern Orthodox60.4
11) Other Christian17611.2
12) Other non-Christian, please specify332.1
13) None25916.5
TOTAL1570100.0
10) Religion 2: How often do you attend religious services? (XREL2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused40.3
1) More than once a week16913.0
2) Once a week36227.7
3) Once or twice a month13510.3
4) A few times a year24218.5
5) Once a year or less22517.2
6) Never16812.9
Missing265 
TOTAL1305100.0
11) [If XTESS104=1 or 2] How much would you say you have heard or read about genetic testing: a great deal, something but not very much, or nothing at all? (Q1_1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused30.4
1) A great deal8410.8
2) Something but not very much52367.5
3) Nothing at all16521.3
Missing795 
TOTAL775100.0
12) Order of ‘more good than harm or more harm than good' and ‘more harm than good or more good than harm' in Q2_1 (ORD_Q2_1)
TOTAL%
1) More good than harm or more harm than good38449.5
2) More harm than good or more good than harm39150.5
Missing795 
TOTAL775100.0
13) [If XTESS104=1 or 2] Some people say that genetic testing is a wonderful advance. Others think it may cause trouble. Based on what you know, do you think genetic testing will do more good than harm or more harm than good? (Q2_1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused273.5
1) More good than harm53669.2
2) More harm than good21227.4
Missing795 
TOTAL775100.0
14) [If XTESS104=1 or 2] Today, tests are being developed that make it possible to detect serious genetic defects before a baby is born. If (you/your partner) were pregnant, would you want (her) to have a test to find out if the baby has any serious genetic defects? (Q3_1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused40.5
1) Yes49063.2
2) No28136.3
Missing795 
TOTAL775100.0
15) [If XTESS104=1 or 2] Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you, yourself want (your partner) to have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (Q4_1)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused101.3
1) Yes31841.0
2) No44757.7
Missing795 
TOTAL775100.0
16) [If XTESS104=3 or 4] How much would you say you have heard or read about genetic testing -- a great deal, something but not very much, or nothing at all? (Q1_2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused60.8
1) A great deal8510.7
2) Something but not very much55669.9
3) Nothing at all14818.6
Missing775 
TOTAL795100.0
17) Order of ‘more good than harm or more harm than good' and ‘more harm than good or more good than harm' in Q2_2 (ORD_Q2_2)
TOTAL%
1) More good than harm or more harm than good38448.3
2) More harm than good or more good than harm41151.7
Missing775 
TOTAL795100.0
18) [If XTESS104=3 or 4] Some people say that genetic testing is a wonderful advance. Others think it may cause trouble. Based on what you know, do you think genetic testing will do more good than harm or more harm than good? (Q2_2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused101.3
1) More good than harm56170.6
2) More harm than good22428.2
Missing775 
TOTAL795100.0
19) [If XTESS104=3 or 4] If [you/your partner] were pregnant, would you want [her] to have a test to find out if the fetus has any serious genetic defects? (Q3_2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused30.4
1) Yes47559.7
2) No31739.9
Missing775 
TOTAL795100.0
20) [If XTESS104=3 or 4] Suppose a test shows the fetus has a serious genetic defect. Would you, yourself, want [your partner] to have an abortion if a test shows the fetus has a serious genetic defect? (Q4_2)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused60.8
1) Yes32641.0
2) No46358.2
Missing775 
TOTAL795100.0
21) Age (PPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157049.65617
22) Age: Seven categories (PPAGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-241519.6
2) 25-3421613.8
3) 35-4423615.0
4) 45-5428518.2
5) 55-6432921.0
6) 65-7426216.7
7) 75+915.8
TOTAL1570100.0
23) Age: Four categories (PPAGECT4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2925916.5
2) 30-4434421.9
3) 45-5946829.8
4) 60+49931.8
TOTAL1570100.0
24) Education (highest degree received) (PPEDUC)
TOTAL%
2) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade30.2
3) 5th or 6th grade40.3
4) 7th or 8th grade201.3
5) 9th grade130.8
6) 10th grade251.6
7) 11th grade301.9
8) 12th grade, no diploma543.4
9) High school graduate, high school diploma or the equivalent (GED)48430.8
10) Some college, no degree34321.8
11) Associate degree1298.2
12) Bachelor's degree28218.0
13) Master's degree1368.7
14) Professional or doctorate degree473.0
TOTAL1570100.0
25) Education (categorical) (PPEDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school1499.5
2) High school48430.8
3) Some college47230.1
4) Bachelor's degree or higher46529.6
TOTAL1570100.0
26) Race /ethnicity (PPETHM)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic116674.3
2) Black, non-Hispanic1388.8
3) Other, non-Hispanic241.5
4) Hispanic20212.9
5) Two-plus races, non-Hispanic402.5
TOTAL1570100.0
27) Gender (PPGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male78449.9
2) Female78650.1
TOTAL1570100.0
28) Household head (PPHHHEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No30019.1
1) Yes127080.9
TOTAL1570100.0
29) Household size (PPHHSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) 25216.1
2) 64140.8
3) 26216.7
4) 23014.6
5) 1096.9
6) 473.0
7) 140.9
8) 40.3
9) 70.4
10) 20.1
12) 10.1
13) 10.1
TOTAL1570100.0
30) Housing type (PPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A one-family house detached from any other house113372.2
2) A one-family house attached to one or more houses1258.0
3) A building with two or more apartments24715.7
4) A mobile home613.9
5) Boat, RV, van, etc.40.3
TOTAL1570100.0
31) Household income (PPINCIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000312.0
2) $5,000 to $7,499231.5
3) $7,500 to $9,999261.7
4) $10,000 to $12,499322.0
5) $12,500 to $14,999372.4
6) $15,000 to $19,999603.8
7) $20,000 to $24,999613.9
8) $25,000 to $29,999815.2
9) $30,000 to $34,999895.7
10) $35,000 to $39,999855.4
11) $40,000 to $49,9991268.0
12) $50,000 to $59,9991509.6
13) $60,000 to $74,99916210.3
14) $75,000 to $84,9991056.7
15) $85,000 to $99,9991117.1
16) $100,000 to $124,99918511.8
17) $125,000 to $149,999895.7
18) $150,000 to $174,999553.5
19) $175,000 or more623.9
TOTAL1570100.0
32) Marital status (PPMARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Married90457.6
2) Widowed654.1
3) Divorced1549.8
4) Separated271.7
5) Never married30419.4
6) Living with partner1167.4
TOTAL1570100.0
33) MSA status (PPMSACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Non-Metro25716.4
1) Metro131383.6
TOTAL1570100.0
34) Region 4: based on state of residence (PPREG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast29518.8
2) Midwest36923.5
3) South54834.9
4) West35822.8
TOTAL1570100.0
35) Region 9: based on state of residence (PPREG9)
TOTAL%
1) New England724.6
2) Mid-Atlantic22314.2
3) East-North Central25116.0
4) West-North Central1187.5
5) South Atlantic29018.5
6) East-South Central895.7
7) West-South Central16910.8
8) Mountain1207.6
9) Pacific23815.2
TOTAL1570100.0
36) Ownership status of living quarters (PPRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Owned or being bought by you or someone in your household117274.6
2) Rented for cash35222.4
3) Occupied without payment of cash rent462.9
TOTAL1570100.0
37) State (PPSTATEN)
TOTAL%
11) ME110.7
12) NH20.1
13) VT30.2
14) MA362.3
15) RI50.3
16) CT151.0
21) NY905.7
22) NJ483.1
23) PA855.4
31) OH684.3
32) IN332.1
33) IL523.3
34) MI583.7
35) WI402.5
41) MN342.2
42) IA181.1
43) MO281.8
44) ND30.2
45) SD100.6
46) NE100.6
47) KS151.0
51) DE60.4
52) MD281.8
53) DC60.4
54) VA322.0
55) WV110.7
56) NC372.4
57) SC231.5
58) GA402.5
59) FL1076.8
61) KY171.1
62) TN432.7
63) AL211.3
64) MS80.5
71) AR80.5
72) LA140.9
73) OK211.3
74) TX1268.0
81) MT40.3
82) ID80.5
83) WY30.2
84) CO231.5
85) NM90.6
86) AZ432.7
87) UT80.5
88) NV221.4
91) WA493.1
92) OR251.6
93) CA16010.2
95) HI40.3
TOTAL1570100.0
38) Presence of household members: Children 0-2 (PPT01)
TOTAL%
0) 149195.0
1) 744.7
2) 50.3
TOTAL1570100.0
39) Presence of household members: Children 2-5 (PPT25)
TOTAL%
0) 141990.4
1) 1177.5
2) 312.0
3) 30.2
TOTAL1570100.0
40) Presence of household members: Children 6-12 (PPT612)
TOTAL%
0) 134185.4
1) 1499.5
2) 654.1
3) 130.8
4) 20.1
TOTAL1570100.0
41) Presence of household members: Children 13-17 (PPT1317)
TOTAL%
0) 132284.2
1) 19112.2
2) 503.2
3) 60.4
4) 10.1
TOTAL1570100.0
42) Presence of household members: Adults 18+ (PPT18OV)
TOTAL%
1) 28418.1
2) 94260.0
3) 21313.6
4) 935.9
5) 281.8
6) 40.3
7) 30.2
8) 10.1
9) 10.1
13) 10.1
TOTAL1570100.0
43) Current employment status (PPWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Working, as a paid employee75047.8
2) Working, self-employed1036.6
3) Not working, on temporary layoff from a job161.0
4) Not working, looking for work1227.8
5) Not working, retired33521.3
6) Not working, disabled1137.2
7) Not working, other1318.3
TOTAL1570100.0
44) Household Internet access (PPNET)
TOTAL%
0) No31520.1
1) Yes125579.9
TOTAL1570100.0