Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL308154.589
2) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL30240.81817
3) What is your sex? (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12841.6
2) Female17556.8
9) No answer51.6
TOTAL308100.0
4) Please tell me your approximate family income. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003110.1
2) $10,000 to $15,0004414.3
3) $15,000 to $20,0004614.9
4) $20,000 to $25,0003210.4
5) $25,000 to $30,000309.7
6) Over $30,0007123.1
9) Don't know, no answer5417.5
TOTAL308100.0
5) The following scores are occupational prestige scores based on NORC rankings. Please refer to study summary documentation (NOTE 1) for specific information regarding these scores. (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
35) 10.3
80) 20.6
110) 51.6
140) 20.6
175) 31.0
215) 51.6
245) 31.0
260) 10.3
275) 41.3
295) 185.8
315) 10.3
345) 10.3
390) 31.0
415) 31.0
440) 10.3
460) 10.3
470) 10.3
495) 82.6
515) 20.6
530) 41.3
545) 20.6
570) 20.6
590) 10.3
600) 20.6
625) 31.0
700) 144.5
805) 10.3
830) 10.3
996) 5818.8
997) 9731.5
998) 4414.3
999) 144.5
TOTAL308100.0
6) What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you've completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary school61.9
2) Some high school247.8
3) High school diploma8928.9
4) Some college9129.5
5) College degree7123.1
6) Graduate school227.1
9) No answer51.6
TOTAL308100.0
7) The following scores are academic subject codes. Please refer to study summary documentation (NOTE 2) for specific information regarding these codes. (MAJOR)
TOTAL%
100) 113.6
104) 10.3
109) 51.6
111) 20.6
114) 10.3
115) 20.6
116) 31.0
117) 31.0
141) 20.6
142) 20.6
200) 123.9
201) 20.6
203) 10.3
222) 10.3
223) 10.3
232) 10.3
301) 82.6
400) 72.3
403) 10.3
404) 41.3
407) 10.3
408) 10.3
409) 10.3
411) 10.3
412) 10.3
500) 196.2
501) 103.2
502) 61.9
503) 61.9
504) 51.6
505) 82.6
602) 61.9
604) 10.3
621) 10.3
626) 20.6
631) 20.6
701) 72.3
998) 113.6
999) 14948.4
TOTAL308100.0
8) The following scores are denomination codes. Please refer to study summary documentation (NOTE 3) for specific information regarding these codes. (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
100) 3812.3
201) 61.9
203) 61.9
205) 10.3
206) 20.6
207) 20.6
208) 61.9
211) 7022.7
301) 92.9
305) 4013.0
306) 51.6
307) 31.0
310) 41.3
401) 247.8
402) 51.6
403) 3611.7
501) 20.6
703) 165.2
801) 82.6
999) 258.1
TOTAL308100.0
9) How religious are you? (HOWREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all216.8
2) Slightly4314.0
3) Somewhat11637.7
4) Very8026.0
5) Extremely3511.4
9) No response134.2
TOTAL308100.0
10) In terms of politics are you: (POLS)
TOTAL%
1) Radical/leftist20.6
2) Liberal3310.7
3) Moderate11838.3
4) Conservative12640.9
5) Extremely Conservative144.5
9) No response154.9
TOTAL308100.0
11) What state are you from originally? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) New England (ME, NH, CT, VT, RI, MA)72.3
2) Northeast (NY, PA, DE, NJ)72.3
3) Middle Atlantic (WV, VA, SC, NC, MD, Washington DC)41.3
4) Southeast (FL, AL, GA, MS, TN)61.9
5) Midwest (KY, OH, IN, MI)134.2
6) Upper Midwest (WI, MN, IA, ND, SD, MT)61.9
7) Heartland (NB, KS, MO, IL)3712.0
8) Southwest (OK, TX, LA, AR)20566.6
9) Mountain States (NM, AZ, CO, WY, ID, NV, UT)72.3
10) Pacific (AK, CA, OR, WA, HI)61.9
11) Other31.0
99) No response72.3
TOTAL308100.0
12) Do you feel that science and technology are important in your life? (TECHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no41.3
2) I don't think so165.2
3) Unsure144.5
4) I think so6621.4
5) Definitely yes20867.5
TOTAL308100.0
13) In your opinion, is nuclear energy a good or bad thing? (NUKES)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad258.1
2) I think it is bad.3310.7
3) Unsure6822.1
4) I think it is good.11035.7
5) Definitely good7223.4
TOTAL308100.0
14) In your opinion, is the technology to produce so-called "test-tube babies" good or bad? (BABES)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad9831.8
2) I think it is bad.6320.5
3) Unsure7223.4
4) I think it is good.5919.2
5) Definitely good165.2
TOTAL308100.0
15) In your opinion, is laetrile good or bad? (LAETRILE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad278.8
2) I think it is bad.3511.4
3) Unsure15751.0
4) I think it is good.6922.4
5) Definitely good185.8
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
16) In your opinion, is genetic engineering, also called "gene splicing," good or bad? (GENETICS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad6320.5
2) I think it is bad.4715.3
3) Unsure11738.0
4) I think it is good.5216.9
5) Definitely good278.8
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
17) In your opinion, is the space program good or bad? (SPACE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad92.9
2) I think it is bad.175.5
3) Unsure299.4
4) I think it is good.11236.4
5) Definitely good14145.8
TOTAL308100.0
18) In your opinion, are birth control pills and other modern forms of contraception good or bad? (BC)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely bad206.5
2) I think it is bad.196.2
3) Unsure3110.1
4) I think it is good.9029.2
5) Definitely good14647.4
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
19) There have been several social movements against the use of certain kinds of technology-such as anti-nuclear power, anti-pesticides, anti-SST, and so forth. What is your opinion of the movement against nuclear power? (ANTINUKE)
TOTAL%
1) Dangerous299.4
2) Bad6922.4
3) Unsure9330.2
4) Good7725.0
5) Valuable3912.7
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0
20) What is your opinion of the movement against the use of pesticides and herbicides in farming? (ANTIPEST)
TOTAL%
1) Dangerous123.9
2) Bad6119.8
3) Unsure9530.8
4) Good10433.8
5) Valuable3411.0
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
21) What is your opinion of the movement to ban construction of the supersonic transport plane? (ANTISST)
TOTAL%
1) Dangerous175.5
2) Bad8326.9
3) Unsure12239.6
4) Good6922.4
5) Valuable165.2
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0
22) What is your opinion of the movement against the use of genetic engineering? (ANTIGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Dangerous154.9
2) Bad6019.5
3) Unsure11738.0
4) Good8427.3
5) Valuable258.1
9) No response72.3
TOTAL308100.0
23) What is your opinion of the movement in favor of strong governmental control of automobile and factory air pollution? (PROGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Dangerous185.8
2) Bad7925.6
3) Unsure4614.9
4) Good11637.7
5) Valuable4715.3
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
24) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much actual influence does the public have? (PUBINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little6621.4
2) Little3912.7
3) Some12640.9
4) Much4213.6
5) Very much278.8
9) No response82.6
TOTAL308100.0
25) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much actual influence do business leaders have? (BUSINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little72.3
2) Little216.8
3) Some6420.8
4) Much12841.6
5) Very much7725.0
9) No response113.6
TOTAL308100.0
26) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much actual influence do government leaders have? (GOVTINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little72.3
2) Little103.2
3) Some3712.0
4) Much9029.2
5) Very much15650.6
9) No response82.6
TOTAL308100.0
27) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much actual influence do scientific experts have? (SCIINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little216.8
2) Little206.5
3) Some7725.0
4) Much7825.3
5) Very much10233.1
9) No response103.2
TOTAL308100.0
28) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much influence should the public have? (PUBCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very little123.9
2) Little82.6
3) Some7524.4
4) Much8226.6
5) Very much12239.6
9) No response92.9
TOTAL308100.0
29) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much influence should business leaders have? (BUSCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very little185.8
2) Little216.8
3) Some11838.3
4) Much9330.2
5) Very much5016.2
9) No response82.6
TOTAL308100.0
30) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much influence should government leaders have? (GOVTCONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very little268.4
2) Little278.8
3) Some11738.0
4) Much7825.3
5) Very much5116.6
9) No response92.9
TOTAL308100.0
31) In making decisions about the use of technology, how much influence should scientific experts have? (SCICONF)
TOTAL%
1) Very little41.3
2) Little82.6
3) Some5919.2
4) Much7925.6
5) Very much15249.4
9) No response61.9
TOTAL308100.0
32) Overall, have modern science and technology made the world a better or worse place to live than it was 100 years ago? (SCITECH)
TOTAL%
1) Much worse82.6
2) Somewhat worse123.9
3) Unsure268.4
4) Somewhat better8527.6
5) Much better17757.5
TOTAL308100.0
33) In your opinion is astrology a science? (ASTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no10534.1
2) I don't think so.5417.5
3) Unsure3110.1
4) I think so.6922.4
5) Definitely yes4815.6
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0
34) Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion regarding technology? (TECHNO)
TOTAL%
1) Technology is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged.14246.1
2) Technology is basically good and should be left alone.7123.1
3) Technology can have bad effects and should be controlled.7323.7
4) Technology is dangerous and should be strongly controlled.144.5
9) No response82.6
TOTAL308100.0
35) Which of the following statements is closest to your opinion regarding technology? (SCIENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Science is essential to our civilization and should be encouraged.15951.6
2) Science is basically good and should be left alone.6922.4
3) Science can have bad effects and should be controlled.6019.5
4) Science is dangerous and should be strongly controlled.113.6
9) No response92.9
TOTAL308100.0
36) In your opinion are there areas of study that scientists should leave alone? (AREAS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no3812.3
2) No8728.2
3) Unsure4514.6
4) Yes8427.3
5) Definitely yes5016.2
9) No response41.3
TOTAL308100.0
37) Is the theory of evolution true (valid)? (EVOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no8828.6
2) Probably no299.4
3) Unsure6822.1
4) Probably yes8928.9
5) Definitely yes3110.1
9) No response31.0
TOTAL308100.0
38) Does the public have enough knowledge about science and technology? (PUBKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no13443.5
2) Probably no9731.5
3) Unsure309.7
4) Probably yes3511.4
5) Definitely yes113.6
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0
39) Do you feel there is a "moral crisis" in the world today? (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no134.2
2) Probably no3912.7
3) Unsure3210.4
4) Probably yes9530.8
5) Definitely yes12741.2
9) No response20.6
TOTAL308100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THERE IS A "MORAL CRISIS" IN THE WORLD TODAY: Is science in any way to blame? (BLAME)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no7624.7
2) Probably no8828.6
3) Unsure3411.0
4) Probably yes3812.3
5) Definitely yes72.3
9) No response6521.1
TOTAL308100.0
41) Would you like a copy of our paper with our findings when we finish our study? (COPY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23877.3
2) No6119.8
3) Don't care41.3
9) No response51.6
TOTAL308100.0
42) If later on we need more information, would you be willing to be interviewed again? (REPEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24880.5
2) No3411.0
3) Unsure144.5
9) No response123.9
TOTAL308100.0
43) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-245017.2
2) 25-347826.8
3) 35-496422.0
4) 50-645920.3
5) 65+4013.7
Missing17 
TOTAL291100.0
44) I-SEX: What is your sex? (For use with on-line analysis.) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12841.6
2) Female17556.8
9) No answer51.6
TOTAL308100.0
45) I-INCOME: Please tell me your approximate family income. (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $15,000 or less7529.5
2) Between $15,000 and $20,0004618.1
3) Between $20,000 and $25,0003212.6
4) Between $25,000 and $30,0003011.8
5) $30,000 and up7128.0
Missing54 
TOTAL254100.0
46) I-EDUC: What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you've completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis.) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School graduate309.9
2) High School diploma8929.4
3) Some college9130.0
4) College degree7123.4
5) Graduate school227.3
Missing5 
TOTAL303100.0