Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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All frequencies weighted by 159) WEIGHT
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL848319052.2013668.11
2) Interview date (INTDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL848386006.443863.32
3) Interviewer ID (INTID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8483459.91177.63
4) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Central239528.2
2) Eastern407848.1
3) Indiana1832.2
4) Mountain3824.5
5) Pacific127615
6) Arizona1692
TOTAL8483100.0
5) Repnumb (REPNUMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8483151.6929.11
6) Phone type (PHONTYPE)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted257130.3
1) Listed273332.2
3) Protected317937.5
TOTAL8483100.0
7) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama1782.1
4) Arizona1692
5) Arkansas62.7
6) California90310.6
8) Colorado1571.9
9) Connecticut72.8
10) Delaware7.1
11) Washington D.C.40
12) Florida4275
13) Georgia1982.3
16) Idaho48.6
17) Illinois3043.6
18) Indiana1982.3
19) Iowa911.1
20) Kansas1091.3
21) Kentucky1401.7
22) Louisiana1341.6
23) Maine62.7
24) Maryland1842.2
25) Massachusetts1962.3
26) Michigan2673.1
27) Minnesota1281.5
28) Mississippi71.8
29) Missouri2202.6
30) Montana39.5
31) Nebraska68.8
32) Nevada73.9
33) New Hampshire48.6
34) New Jersey2072.4
35) New Mexico43.5
36) New York5186.1
37) North Carolina2523
38) North Dakota33.4
39) Ohio4084.8
40) Oklahoma931.1
41) Oregon1131.3
42) Pennsylvania5056
44) Rhode Island30.4
45) South Carolina1772.1
46) South Dakota26.3
47) Tennessee1812.1
48) Texas5436.4
49) Utah68.8
50) Vermont24.3
51) Virginia2603.1
53) Washington1872.2
54) West Virginia841
55) Wisconsin1692
56) Wyoming6.1
TOTAL8484100.0
8) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL848328662.0015825.23
9) Rural, suburban, or urban (RSU)
TOTAL%
1) Rural196323.1
2) Suburban402547.4
3) Urban249529.4
TOTAL8483100.0
10) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied437151.5
2) Dissatisfied346040.8
9) Don't know/refused6527.7
TOTAL8483100.0
11) Sample split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1423249.9
2) Form 2425150.1
TOTAL8483100.0
12) How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election…quite a lot or only a little? (ELECTION)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot407248
2) Some (VOL.)6087.2
3) Little314237
4) None (VOL.)5796.8
9) Don't know/refused821
TOTAL8483100.0
13) How closely have you been following news about the presidential election campaign…very closely, fairly closely, not too closely, or not at all closely? (ELECFOLL)
TOTAL%
1) Very closely186422
2) Fairly closely355141.9
3) Not too closely177220.9
4) Not at all closely124314.7
9) Don't know/refused53.6
TOTAL8483100.0
14) How often would you say you vote… (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always393646.4
2) Nearly always154318.2
3) Part of the time92510.9
4) Seldom107712.7
5) Never vote93111
6) Other response53.6
9) Don't know/refused19.2
TOTAL8484100.0
15) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register... Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered633274.6
2) No, not registered211224.9
9) Don't know/refused39.5
TOTAL8483100.0
16) Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (CERTREG)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain585592.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed4477.1
9) Don't know/refused30.5
Missing2151 
TOTAL6332100.0
17) If the presidential election were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Democratic ticket of Al Gore and Joe Lieberman, for the Republican ticket of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, for the Green Party ticket headed by Ralph Nader, or for the Reform Party ticket headed by Pat Buchanan? (WHOVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Gore/Lieberman249642.6
2) Bush/Cheney223338.1
3) Nader1051.8
4) Buchanan51.9
8) Other721.2
9) Undecided89715.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
18) Do you support (INSERT PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE FROM WHOVOTE, DO NOT READ VP CHOICE) strongly or only moderately? (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly272955.9
2) Only moderately207542.5
9) Don't know811.7
Missing3598 
TOTAL4885100.0
19) As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to Gore the Democrat, more to Bush the Republican, more to Nader of the Green Party or more to Buchanan the Reform party candidate? (WHOLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Gore23924.7
2) Bush15415.9
3) Nader333.4
4) Buchanan212.2
8) Other313.2
9) Undecided49150.7
Missing7514 
TOTAL969100.0
20) Would you say that your choice is more of a vote FOR Al Gore or more a vote AGAINST George W. Bush? (FORGORE)
TOTAL%
1) For Gore175064
2) Against Bush80929.6
9) Undecided1756.4
Missing5748 
TOTAL2734100.0
21) Would you say that your choice is more a vote FOR George W. Bush or more a vote AGAINST Al Gore? (FORBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) For Bush143460.1
2) Against Gore79133.1
9) Undecided1636.8
Missing6095 
TOTAL2388100.0
22) Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for Al Gore in November or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (CHNCGORE)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him78025
2) Decided not to vote for him205265.8
9) Don't know/refused2889.2
Missing5363 
TOTAL3120100.0
23) Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for George W. Bush in November or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (CHNCBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him86124.8
2) Decided not to vote for him225765.1
9) Don't know/refused34910.1
Missing5016 
TOTAL3467100.0
24) Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for Ralph Nader in November or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (CHNCNADE)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him74012.9
2) Decided not to vote for him446778.1
9) Don't know/refused5108.9
Missing2767 
TOTAL5717100.0
25) Do you think there is a chance that you might vote for Pat Buchanan in November or have you definitely decided not to vote for him? (CHNCBUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Chance might vote for him4958.6
2) Decided not to vote for him481283.2
9) Don't know/refused4768.2
Missing2701 
TOTAL5783100.0
26) What do you like most about (INSERT FROM WHOVOTE OR SUPPORT), his personality, his leadership ability, his experience or his stand on issues? (LIKEMOST)
TOTAL%
1) Personality4608.6
2) Leadership ability88216.5
3) Experience82815.5
4) Stand on issues279552.4
9) Don't know/refused3676.9
Missing3151 
TOTAL5332100.0
27) What do you like LEAST about Al Gore, his personality, his leadership ability, his experience or his stand on issues? (LSTGORE)
TOTAL%
1) Personality52216.7
2) Leadership ability46314.8
3) Experience2096.7
4) Stand on issues131242.1
9) Don't know/refused61319.7
Missing5363 
TOTAL3119100.0
28) What do you like LEAST about George W. Bush, his personality, his leadership ability, his experience or his stand on issues? (LSTBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Personality67219.4
2) Leadership ability37110.7
3) Experience38011
4) Stand on issues133738.6
9) Don't know/refused70720.4
Missing5016 
TOTAL3467100.0
29) Have the presidential candidates been talking about the issues that are important to you in this campaign, or not? (IMPTISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes421271.9
2) No127321.7
9) Don't know/refused3706.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
30) What's your impression…do George W. Bush and Al Gore take different positions on the issues, or are they pretty similar in their positions on the issues? (BUSHGORE)
TOTAL%
1) Take different positions328756.1
2) Pretty similar in their positions188332.2
9) Don't know/refused68411.7
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
31) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient OR…Government often does a better job than people give it credit for. (VIEWGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly365043
2) Statement #1 - not strongly7909.3
3) Statement #2 - strongly230327.1
4) Statement #2 - not strongly110113
5) Neither/both equally3343.9
9) Don't know/refused3053.6
TOTAL8483100.0
32) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Racial discrimination is the main reason why many black people can't get ahead these days OR…Blacks who can't get ahead in this country are mostly responsible for their own condition. (VIEWRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly191822.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly7408.7
3) Statement #2 - strongly363442.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly93211
5) Neither/both equally7118.4
9) Don't know/refused5476.4
TOTAL8482100.0
33) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Immigrants today strengthen our country because of their hard work and talents OR…Immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care. (VIEWIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly304035.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly120214.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly244028.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly7659
5) Neither/both equally5766.8
9) Don't know/refused4605.4
TOTAL8483100.0
34) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. We should all be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong OR…It's acceptable to refuse to fight in a war you believe is morally wrong. (VIEWFGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly346440.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly6527.7
3) Statement #2 - strongly312136.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly6808
5) Neither/both equally1802.1
9) Don't know/refused3864.6
TOTAL8483100.0
35) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they're willing to work hard OR…Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people. (VIEWWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly556865.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly5927
3) Statement #2 - strongly168219.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly3584.2
5) Neither/both equally1611.9
9) Don't know/refused1221.4
TOTAL8483100.0
36) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Too much power is concentrated in the hands of a few large companies OR…The largest companies do NOT have too much power. (VIEWCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly543664.1
2) Statement #1 - not strongly103012.1
3) Statement #2 - strongly96911.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly5366.3
5) Neither/both equally1031.2
9) Don't know/refused4094.8
TOTAL8483100.0
37) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Business corporations make too much profit OR…Most corporations make a fair and reasonable amount of profit. (VIEWCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly384545.3
2) Statement #1 - not strongly7018.3
3) Statement #2 - strongly236127.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly91010.7
5) Neither/both equally1932.3
9) Don't know/refused4725.6
TOTAL8482100.0
38) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly OR…Elected officials in Washington try hard to stay in touch with voters back home. (VIEWOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly447752.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly111913.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly152718
4) Statement #2 - not strongly7979.4
5) Neither/both equally1712
9) Don't know/refused3924.6
TOTAL8483100.0
39) Now I'm going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Most elected officials care what people like me think OR…Most elected officials don't care what people like me think. (VIEWCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly217225.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly111913.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly375044.2
4) Statement #2 - not strongly92610.9
5) Neither/both equally2603.1
9) Don't know/refused2563
TOTAL8483100.0
40) Do you yourself plan to vote in the election this November? (PLANVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes557795.3
2) No1502.6
9) Don't know/refused1272.2
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
41) How certain are you that you will vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain? (CERTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain492688.3
2) Fairly certain56710.2
3) Not certain601.1
9) Don't know/refused23.4
Missing2906 
TOTAL5576100.0
42) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations. Would you say your overall opinion of the Republican Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPREPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable33411.2
2) Mostly favorable126542.3
3) Mostly unfavorable83427.9
4) Very unfavorable35511.9
8) Can't rate1705.7
9) Refused361.2
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
43) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations. Would you say your overall opinion of the Democratic Party is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPDEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable47615.9
2) Mostly favorable130643.6
3) Mostly unfavorable69023.1
4) Very unfavorable35211.8
5) Never heard of3.1
8) Can't rate1304.3
9) Refused361.2
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
44) Now I'd like your opinion of some groups and organizations. Would you say your overall opinion of Congress is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCONGR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2398
2) Mostly favorable157852.7
3) Mostly unfavorable79026.4
4) Very unfavorable1605.3
5) Never heard of5.2
8) Can't rate1936.4
9) Refused291
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
45) Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Evangelical Christians is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable59320.7
2) Mostly favorable119841.9
3) Mostly unfavorable37613.1
4) Very unfavorable963.4
5) Never heard of782.7
8) Can't rate36212.7
9) Refused1585.5
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
46) Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Jews is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable76426.7
2) Mostly favorable142849.9
3) Mostly unfavorable1425
4) Very unfavorable772.7
5) Never heard of3.1
8) Can't rate29710.4
9) Refused1515.3
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
47) Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Catholics is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPCATHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable82228.7
2) Mostly favorable139548.8
3) Mostly unfavorable1806.3
4) Very unfavorable1013.5
5) Never heard of3.1
8) Can't rate2237.8
9) Refused1374.8
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
48) Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Muslim Americans is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPMUSLIM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable31611
2) Mostly favorable111138.8
3) Mostly unfavorable37813.2
4) Very unfavorable2328.1
5) Never heard of602.1
8) Can't rate60621.2
9) Refused1585.5
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
49) Now I'd like your opinion of some religious groups. Would you say your overall opinion of Atheists, that is, people who don't believe in God is very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPATHEIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2137.4
2) Mostly favorable68624
3) Mostly unfavorable55919.5
4) Very unfavorable92232.2
5) Never heard of12.4
8) Can't rate32411.3
9) Refused1455.1
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
50) These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and mosques contribute to solving important social problems…a great deal, some, not much, nothing at all? (SOCPROB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal82127.4
2) Some132644.3
3) Not much64121.4
4) Nothing at all1153.8
9) Don't know/refused903
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
51) In your opinion, is either the Democratic party or the Republican party TOO CLOSELY tied to religious leaders these days, or not? (RELLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) YES Republican36112.6
2) YES Democratic1846.4
3) NO Neither is too closely tied185864.9
4) Both equally2117.4
9) Don't know/refused2478.6
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
52) As I read from a list, tell me which ONE of the following items is the most important thing for the next president to do. Please wait until I read the entire list before you respond. (PRESDO)
TOTAL%
1) The economy66811.4
2) Health care112219.2
3) Education124221.2
4) Morality68111.6
5) Taxes5459.3
6) Social Security and Medicare141724.2
7) Other (SPECIFY)1172
8) None of the above8.1
9) Don't know/refused54.9
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
53) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Would use good judgment in a crisis. (DESCJUDG)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush114238.2
2) Al Gore130043.4
3) Neither (VOL.)923.1
4) Both equally (VOL.)2418.1
9) Don't know/refused2187.3
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
54) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Personally likable. (DESCLIKE)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush112237.5
2) Al Gore130543.6
3) Neither (VOL.)1033.4
4) Both equally (VOL.)34711.6
9) Don't know/refused1173.9
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
55) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Honest and truthful. (DESCTRTH)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush103834.7
2) Al Gore112237.5
3) Neither (VOL.)39713.3
4) Both equally (VOL.)2699
9) Don't know/refused1675.6
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
56) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Cares about people like me. (DESCCARE)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush93631.3
2) Al Gore139146.5
3) Neither (VOL.)2658.9
4) Both equally (VOL.)2157.2
9) Don't know/refused1856.2
Missing5490 
TOTAL2992100.0
57) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. A strong leader. (DESCLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush131143.8
2) Al Gore112837.7
3) Neither (VOL.)2056.8
4) Both equally (VOL.)2016.7
9) Don't know/refused1495
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
58) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. A typical politician. (DESCPOLI)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush111437.2
2) Al Gore110737
3) Neither (VOL.)491.6
4) Both equally (VOL.)60520.2
9) Don't know/refused1194
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
59) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Can get things done. (DESCDONE)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush118239.5
2) Al Gore118439.5
3) Neither (VOL.)1354.5
4) Both equally (VOL.)2468.2
9) Don't know/refused2478.2
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
60) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Willing to take a stand, even if it's unpopular. (DESCSTND)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush133744.7
2) Al Gore111437.2
3) Neither (VOL.)2257.5
4) Both equally (VOL.)1575.2
9) Don't know/refused1605.3
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
61) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. He is experienced and knows a lot about the issues. (DESCEXP)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush85128.4
2) Al Gore161754
3) Neither (VOL.)953.2
4) Both equally (VOL.)2979.9
9) Don't know/refused1344.5
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
62) As I read a list of phrases, tell me if you think each phrase better describes George W. Bush or Al Gore. Comes closest to my opinions on the most important issues to me. (DESCOPIN)
TOTAL%
1) George W. Bush116638.9
2) Al Gore143447.9
3) Neither (VOL.)1575.2
4) Both equally (VOL.)702.3
9) Don't know/refused1675.6
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
63) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of keeping the economy strong? (JOBECON)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore132646.4
2) George W. Bush108237.8
3) Neither (VOL.)1394.9
9) Don't know/refused31310.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
64) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of making wise decisions about the country's defense policy? (JOBDEFEN)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore113339.6
2) George W. Bush131646
3) Neither (VOL.)1184.1
9) Don't know/refused29410.3
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
65) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of keeping Social Security and Medicare financially sound? (JOBSS)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore140649.2
2) George W. Bush101435.5
3) Neither (VOL.)1284.5
9) Don't know/refused31210.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
66) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of representing your views on gun control? (JOBGUNS)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore107237.5
2) George W. Bush111238.9
3) Neither (VOL.)1354.7
9) Don't know/refused54218.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
67) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of improving conditions of minority groups? (JOBMINOR)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore148051.7
2) George W. Bush79827.9
3) Neither (VOL.)1214.2
9) Don't know/refused46216.1
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
68) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of improving the health care system? (JOBHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore145250.8
2) George W. Bush91231.9
3) Neither (VOL.)1746.1
9) Don't know/refused32311.3
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
69) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of protecting and strengthening families? (JOBFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore119641.8
2) George W. Bush113439.7
3) Neither (VOL.)1625.7
9) Don't know/refused36812.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
70) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of representing your views about abortion? (JOBABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore107937.7
2) George W. Bush96433.7
3) Neither (VOL.)2107.3
9) Don't know/refused60821.3
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
71) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of dealing with taxes? (JOBTAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore118441.4
2) George W. Bush118241.3
3) Neither (VOL.)1294.5
9) Don't know/refused36612.8
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
72) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of improving education? (JOBEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore129745.3
2) George W. Bush111939.1
3) Neither (VOL.)1043.6
9) Don't know/refused34011.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
73) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of protecting the environment? (JOBENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore164957.6
2) George W. Bush69424.3
3) Neither (VOL.)1184.1
9) Don't know/refused40014
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
74) Regardless of who you support, which one of the Presidential candidates - Al Gore or George W. Bush - do you think would do the best job of representing your views on America's role in world affairs? (JOBREP)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore125543.9
2) George W. Bush110638.7
3) Neither (VOL.)1033.6
9) Don't know/refused39713.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
75) As you may know, the federal government now has a budget SURPLUS. In your opinion, which ONE of the following should be done with the available money? Should the money be used… (SURPLUS)
TOTAL%
1) For a tax cut81013.8
2) To pay off the national debt more quickly124421.3
3) For increased spending on domestic programs such as health, education and the environment146525
4) To help make the Social Security and Medicare programs financially sound221637.9
9) Don't know/refused1192
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
76) In your opinion, should the federal government create national standards to protect the rights of patients in HMOs and managed health care plans, OR would this get the government too involved in health care? (NATSTAND)
TOTAL%
1) Create national standards to protect the rights of patients in HMO's339157.9
2) This would get the government too involved in health care208735.6
9) Don't know/refused3776.4
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
77) I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Eliminating the inheritance tax. (PROPTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor253143.2
2) Favor162027.7
3) Oppose89415.3
4) Strongly oppose4377.5
9) Don't know/refused3736.4
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
78) I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Giving government funding to religious organizations so they can provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them. (PROPRELI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor62720.9
2) Favor98032.7
3) Oppose80226.8
4) Strongly oppose50516.9
9) Don't know/refused792.6
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
79) I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Allowing religious organizations to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them. (PROPSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor91632
2) Favor101235.4
3) Oppose48817.1
4) Strongly oppose33811.8
9) Don't know/refused1073.7
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
80) I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Federal funding for vouchers to help low and middle income parents send their children to private and parochial schools. (PROPFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor138723.7
2) Favor171829.3
3) Oppose157927
4) Strongly oppose97816.7
9) Don't know/refused1933.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
81) I'd like your opinion of some programs and proposals being discussed in this country today. Please tell me if you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each one. Making prescription drug benefits part of the Medicare system. (PROPDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor332056.7
2) Favor196933.6
3) Oppose2905
4) Strongly oppose1392.4
9) Don't know/refused1372.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
82) Which do you favor more -- cutting taxes for people in all income brackets, OR tax cuts targeted to lower and middle income families? (FAVOR)
TOTAL%
1) Cutting taxes for all income brackets232839.8
2) Tax cuts targeted to lower and middle income families340758.2
9) Don't know/refused1202
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
83) Do you think that we should increase our defense spending, keep it about the same, or cut it back? (DEFSPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Increase defense spending198433.9
2) Keep it about the same283348.4
3) Cut it back82014
9) Don't know/refused2173.7
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
84) How much, if anything, have you heard about a proposal which would allow younger workers to invest a portion of their payroll taxes in private retirement accounts, which might include stocks or mutual funds, rather than having all of it go toward Social Security -- a lot, a little or nothing at all? (PROPWORK)
TOTAL%
1) A lot150225.7
2) A little252243.1
3) Nothing at all176730.2
8) Don't know/refused631.1
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
85) Generally, do you favor or oppose this proposal? (FAVPROP)
TOTAL%
1) Favor410970.2
2) Oppose123921.2
9) Don't know/refused5068.6
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
86) In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions? (CHRCHPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Should keep out266945.6
2) Should express views296650.7
9) No opinion2203.8
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
87) Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (DISCPULP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes190032.5
2) No374664
9) Don't know/refused2083.6
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
88) Aside from weddings and funerals how often do you attend religious services…more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (RELSERV)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week97916.7
2) Once a week166028.4
3) Once or twice a month96216.4
4) A few times a year100817.2
5) Seldom75412.9
6) Never4467.6
9) Don't know/refused46.8
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
89) Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in church activities, would you say you're very involved, somewhat involved, not too involved, or not at all involved? (CHRCHACT)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved115425
2) Somewhat involved155033.6
3) Not too involved113524.6
4) Not at all involved76616.6
9) Don't know/refused4.1
Missing3875 
TOTAL4609100.0
90) Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting religious values…the Republicans or the Democrats? (RELVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) The Republicans118039.4
2) The Democrats89730
3) Neither (VOL.)1645.5
4) Both equally (VOL.)2026.7
9) Don't know/refused55118.4
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
91) Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting religious freedom…the Republicans or the Democrats? (RELFREE)
TOTAL%
1) The Republicans91932.1
2) The Democrats100835.2
3) Neither (VOL.)1324.6
4) Both equally (VOL.)1705.9
9) Don't know/refused63322.1
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
92) Now I'd like you to think about some concerns that people may have. How concerned are you, if at all about not having enough money for your retirement? (CONCRET)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned324555.4
2) Somewhat concerned139223.8
3) Not too concerned61510.5
4) Not at all concerned4848.3
5) Does not apply (VOL.)881.5
9) Don't know/refused31.5
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
93) Now I'd like you to think about some concerns that people may have. How concerned are you, if at all about being unable to save enough money to put a child through college? (CONCSAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned266445.5
2) Somewhat concerned130422.3
3) Not too concerned4918.4
4) Not at all concerned67811.6
5) Does not apply (VOL.)68311.7
9) Don't know/refused35.6
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
94) Now I'd like you to think about some concerns that people may have. How concerned are you, if at all about being unable to afford necessary health care when a family member gets sick? (CONCHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned369763.2
2) Somewhat concerned110418.9
3) Not too concerned4657.9
4) Not at all concerned4878.3
5) Does not apply (VOL.)851.5
9) Don't know/refused16.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
95) Now I'd like you to think about some concerns that people may have. How concerned are you, if at all about not having adequate child care when you go to work? (CONCWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned211736.2
2) Somewhat concerned100317.1
3) Not too concerned5359.1
4) Not at all concerned122220.9
5) Does not apply (VOL.)91615.6
9) Don't know/refused631.1
Missing2629 
TOTAL5856100.0
96) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. This country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment OR…This country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment. (STATENVI)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly568567
2) Statement #1 - not strongly89510.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly105012.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly4014.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)2382.8
9) Don't know/refused2142.5
TOTAL8483100.0
97) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy OR…Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost. (STATLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly190422.4
2) Statement #1 - not strongly7318.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly420549.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly94011.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)1752.1
9) Don't know/refused5286.2
TOTAL8483100.0
98) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. As Americans, we can always find ways to solve our problems and get what we want OR…This country can't solve many of its important problems. (STATPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly392746.3
2) Statement #1 - not strongly106612.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly244928.9
4) Statement #2 - not strongly6157.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)1541.8
9) Don't know/refused2733.2
TOTAL8484100.0
99) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society OR…Homosexuality is a way of life that should be discouraged by society. (STATHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly299035.2
2) Statement #1 - not strongly125614.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly298235.1
4) Statement #2 - not strongly4885.8
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)2723.2
9) Don't know/refused4965.8
TOTAL8484100.0
100) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries OR…Public school libraries should be allowed to carry any books they want. (STATBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly352241.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly5756.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly334039.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly6798
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)1301.5
9) Don't know/refused2372.8
TOTAL8483100.0
101) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. Religion is a very important part of my life OR…Religion is not that important to me. (STATREL)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly581868.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly5586.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly123914.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly6838.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)861
9) Don't know/refused991.2
TOTAL8483100.0
102) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. I'm generally satisfied with the way things are going for me financially OR…I'm not very satisfied with my financial situation. (STATFINA)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly394246.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly110613
3) Statement #2 - strongly276632.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly5056
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)811
9) Don't know/refused831
TOTAL8483100.0
103) Now I'm going to read you some more pairs of statements. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views - even if neither is exactly right. I often don't have enough money to make ends meet OR…Paying the bills is generally not a problem for me. (STATMON)
TOTAL%
1) Statement #1 - strongly259030.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly5746.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly406847.9
4) Statement #2 - not strongly95211.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.)1672
9) Don't know/refused1331.6
TOTAL8484100.0
104) Some people seem to follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs… (FOLLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time364543
2) Some of the time288734
3) Only now and then113913.4
4) Hardly at all7709.1
9) Don't know/refused43.5
TOTAL8484100.0
105) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Republican231827.3
2) Democrat287833.9
3) Independent254930
4) No preference4745.6
5) Other party21.2
9) Don't know/refused2432.9
TOTAL8483100.0
106) Do you consider yourself a STRONG Republican, or NOT a strong Republican? (REPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong116550.3
2) Not strong111648.1
9) Don't know/refused371.6
Missing6166 
TOTAL2318100.0
107) Do you consider yourself a STRONG Democrat, or NOT a strong Democrat? (DEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong161055.9
2) Not strong123743
9) Don't know/refused321.1
Missing5605 
TOTAL2879100.0
108) As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (LEANPART)
TOTAL%
1) Republican94028.6
2) Democrat107232.6
3) Neither (VOL.)88627
9) Don't know/refused38911.8
Missing5196 
TOTAL3287100.0
109) How good a job is the Republican Party doing these days in standing up for its traditional positions on such things as reducing the size of government, cutting taxes and promoting conservative social values -- would you say the Party is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job or a poor job? (JOBREPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent1355.4
2) Good107543.3
3) Only fair107943.5
4) Poor1345.4
9) Don't know/refused582.3
Missing6003 
TOTAL2481100.0
110) How good a job is the Democratic Party doing these days in standing up for its traditional positions on such things as protecting the interests of minorities, helping the poor and needy, and representing working people -- would you say the Party is doing an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job or a poor job? (JOBDEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent33211.6
2) Good148251.7
3) Only fair93032.4
4) Poor1033.6
9) Don't know/refused22.8
Missing5614 
TOTAL2869100.0
111) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I like Al Gore personally more than I did earlier in the year. (CANDGORE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree69223.1
2) Mostly agree98432.9
3) Mostly disagree51517.2
4) Completely disagree57119.1
9) Don't know/refused2317.7
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
112) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The Republican party has become more compassionate and caring than it has been in the past. (CANDREP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree39913.3
2) Mostly agree102634.3
3) Mostly disagree81727.3
4) Completely disagree49316.5
9) Don't know/refused2608.7
Missing5490 
TOTAL2995100.0
113) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. George W. Bush may not be up to the job of president. (CANDBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree67822.7
2) Mostly agree68122.8
3) Mostly disagree76025.4
4) Completely disagree70023.4
9) Don't know/refused1745.8
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
114) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Laura Bush is very impressive. (CANDLAUR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree47315.8
2) Mostly agree96032.1
3) Mostly disagree59419.8
4) Completely disagree31210.4
9) Don't know/refused65421.9
Missing5490 
TOTAL2993100.0
115) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Al Gore is really more liberal than he lets on. (CANDAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree70023.4
2) Mostly agree102434.2
3) Mostly disagree60920.3
4) Completely disagree2237.4
9) Don't know/refused43814.6
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
116) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I really like Joe Lieberman. (CANDLIEB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree49916.7
2) Mostly agree90730.3
3) Mostly disagree52517.5
4) Completely disagree34011.4
9) Don't know/refused72324.1
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
117) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Al Gore is too partisan and too divisive. (CANDDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree53717.9
2) Mostly agree63921.3
3) Mostly disagree101433.9
4) Completely disagree40613.6
9) Don't know/refused39813.3
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
118) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. It makes me uncomfortable when politicians talk about how religious they are. (CANDRELI)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree73324.5
2) Mostly agree74825
3) Mostly disagree77926
4) Completely disagree57919.3
9) Don't know/refused1565.2
Missing5490 
TOTAL2995100.0
119) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I am tired of all the problems associated with the Clinton administration. (CANDCLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree143648
2) Mostly agree73624.6
3) Mostly disagree47415.8
4) Completely disagree2337.8
9) Don't know/refused1153.8
Missing5490 
TOTAL2994100.0
120) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The Democrats care more about ordinary people than the Republicans. (CANDDEMO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree75426.3
2) Mostly agree74225.9
3) Mostly disagree61321.4
4) Completely disagree54419
9) Don't know/refused2097.3
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
121) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I have a lot of confidence in Al Gore's abilities to deal with difficult issues. (CANDISS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree64722.6
2) Mostly agree96333.7
3) Mostly disagree60621.2
4) Completely disagree52618.4
9) Don't know/refused1194.2
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
122) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. George W. Bush seems like a real person rather than a politician. (CANDGEOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree54319
2) Mostly agree97834.2
3) Mostly disagree65723
4) Completely disagree52618.4
9) Don't know/refused1565.5
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
123) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Tipper Gore is very impressive. (CANDTIPP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree52618.4
2) Mostly agree108137.8
3) Mostly disagree60021
4) Completely disagree35312.3
9) Don't know/refused30110.5
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
124) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. George W. Bush is really more conservative than he lets on. (CANDCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50817.7
2) Mostly agree115440.3
3) Mostly disagree57220
4) Completely disagree2177.6
9) Don't know/refused41114.4
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
125) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I really like Dick Cheney. (CANDCHEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree34412
2) Mostly agree92332.3
3) Mostly disagree55819.5
4) Completely disagree35812.5
9) Don't know/refused67923.7
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
126) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I like George W. Bush personally more than I did earlier in the year. (CANDLIKE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37213
2) Mostly agree93432.6
3) Mostly disagree70124.5
4) Completely disagree63822.3
9) Don't know/refused2177.6
Missing5622 
TOTAL2862100.0
127) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. It's important to me that a president have strong religious beliefs. (CANDBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree101035.3
2) Mostly agree99134.6
3) Mostly disagree47816.7
4) Completely disagree29810.4
9) Don't know/refused842.9
Missing5622 
TOTAL2861100.0
128) Now I am going to read some statements about the candidates and political parties. For each, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I wish Bill Clinton could run for a third term. (CANDBILL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree46516.3
2) Mostly agree30510.7
3) Mostly disagree46116.1
4) Completely disagree158155.3
9) Don't know/refused481.7
Missing5622 
TOTAL2860100.0
129) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative5008.5
2) Conservative172129.4
3) Moderate231039.5
4) Liberal83214.2
5) Very liberal2864.9
9) Don't know/refused2063.5
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
130) Thinking back to the 1996 presidential election, when Clinton ran against Dole and Perot, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (CLINDOLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Clinton263445
2) Yes, Dole140624
3) Yes, Perot4738.1
4) Yes, other candidate761.3
5) Yes, don't remember which candidate1322.3
6) No, didn't vote/too young93616
8) Don't remember if voted751.3
9) Refused1212.1
Missing2629 
TOTAL5853100.0
131) Do you use a computer at your workplace, at school, at home, or anywhere else on at least an occasional basis? (COMPUTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes419471.6
2) No165628.3
9) Don't know/refused5.1
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
132) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (WWW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes350383.5
2) No69116.5
9) Don't know/refused00
Missing4289 
TOTAL4194100.0
133) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 182502.9
19) 191571.9
20) 201351.6
21) 211251.5
22) 221301.5
23) 231481.7
24) 241141.3
25) 252132.5
26) 261682
27) 271481.7
28) 281491.8
29) 291471.7
30) 301782.1
31) 311702
32) 321601.9
33) 331151.4
34) 341391.6
35) 351601.9
36) 361872.2
37) 371782.1
38) 382052.4
39) 391682
40) 402703.2
41) 411361.6
42) 421712
43) 431631.9
44) 442332.7
45) 451772.1
46) 461451.7
47) 471541.8
48) 481291.5
49) 491912.3
50) 501651.9
51) 511181.4
52) 521251.5
53) 531712
54) 541131.3
55) 551221.4
56) 56941.1
57) 571051.2
58) 581171.4
59) 5980.9
60) 601051.2
61) 6153.6
62) 621051.2
63) 63841
64) 641141.3
65) 651071.3
66) 66821
67) 6761.7
68) 6877.9
69) 6980.9
70) 701241.5
71) 7131.4
72) 7259.7
73) 7380.9
74) 7465.8
75) 7566.8
76) 761041.2
77) 7757.7
78) 7840.5
79) 7968.8
80) 8054.6
81) 8148.6
82) 8239.5
83) 8336.4
84) 8432.4
85) 8528.3
86) 868.1
87) 879.1
88) 8819.2
89) 896.1
91) 9120
96) 967.1
97) 97 or older00
98) Don't know40
99) Refused1031.2
TOTAL8480100.0
134) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-82893.4
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11)109012.9
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate)309436.5
4) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school1782.1
5) Some college, no 4-year degree178221
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other 4-year degree)132015.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school6868.1
8) Don't know18.2
9) Refused25.3
TOTAL8482100.0
135) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8099.5
2) No762689.9
9) Don't know/refused49.6
TOTAL8484100.0
136) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White681180.3
2) Black98611.6
3) Asian1431.7
4) Other or mixed race4074.8
9) Don't know/refused1361.6
TOTAL8483100.0
137) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (Baptist, Christian, Episcopal, Jehovah's Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.)353760.4
2) Roman Catholic134723
3) Jewish1121.9
4) Mormon (Include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)841.4
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian)29.5
6) Islam/Muslim25.4
7) Other religion (SPECIFY)1722.9
8) No religion, atheist3626.2
9) Don't know/refused1873.2
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
138) As I read from a list, please tell me which if any of the following descriptions apply to you. (DESCREL)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional Catholic81961.2
2) Progressive Catholic38929.1
3) None of the above876.5
9) Don't know/refused433.2
Missing7145 
TOTAL1338100.0
139) Would you describe yourself as a "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would208138.6
2) No, would not308157.2
9) Don't know/refused2284.2
Missing3093 
TOTAL5390100.0
140) Last year, that is in 1999, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? Just stop me when I get to the right category. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003756.4
2) $10,000 to under $20,00061210.5
3) $20,000 to under $30,00074812.8
4) $30,000 to under $40,00075712.9
5) $40,000 to under $50,00060410.3
6) $50,000 to under $75,00085714.6
7) $75,000 to under $100,0005098.7
8) $100,000 or more5048.6
9) Don't know/refused88715.2
Missing2629 
TOTAL5853100.0
141) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married328356.1
2) Divorced75712.9
3) Separated981.7
4) Widowed64110.9
5) Never married105118
9) Refused25.4
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
142) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes202234.5
2) No382065.2
9) Refused13.2
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
143) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time311453.2
2) Part-time69611.9
3) Not employed200834.3
9) Don't know/refused35.6
Missing2629 
TOTAL5853100.0
144) Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time201661.4
2) Part-time3269.9
3) Not employed93528.5
9) Don't know/refused6.2
Missing5200 
TOTAL3283100.0
145) Are you a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent64411
2) Yes, spouse2985.1
3) Yes, both1332.3
4) No, neither471180.5
8) Don't know39.7
9) Refused30.5
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
146) Are you yourself (IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED: or is your husband/wife) a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent95416.3
2) Yes, spouse5188.9
3) Yes, both24.4
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves (VOL.)35.6
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves (VOL.)12.2
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves (VOL.)00
7) No429273.3
9) Don't know/refused18.3
Missing2629 
TOTAL5853100.0
147) Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live… (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city120320.6
2) A suburb near a large city137323.5
3) A small city or town216437
4) A rural area107118.3
8) Don't know31.5
9) Refused12.2
Missing2629 
TOTAL5854100.0
148) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own427573
2) Rent134222.9
3) Other arrangement (VOL.)1983.4
8) Don't know5.1
9) Refused35.6
Missing2629 
TOTAL5855100.0
149) Enter day of the week interview was completed. (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Mon94511.1
2) Tue120614.2
3) Wed102012
4) Thu171020.2
5) Fri141816.7
6) Sat121214.3
7) Sun97311.5
TOTAL8484100.0
150) Other (SPECIFY) verbatim responses to PRESDO (OTHRPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
151) Other (SPECIFY) verbatim responses to RELPREF (OTHERREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
152) Which candidate do you think has been running the most POSITIVE campaign so far -- Al Gore or George Bush? (POSCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore99141.5
2) George W. Bush75231.5
3) Neither1335.6
4) Both2379.9
9) Don't know/refused27611.6
Missing6095 
TOTAL2389100.0
153) Respondent's race/ethnicity (RACETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic630774.3
2) Black Non-Hispanic91510.8
3) Hispanic8099.5
4) Other/Mixed Race3494.1
9) DK/Refused1031.2
TOTAL8483100.0
154) Date (DATE)
TOTAL%
1) 09/01/00 or before538863.5
2) 09/02/00 or after309536.5
TOTAL8483100.0
155) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male405647.8
2) Female442752.2
TOTAL8483100.0
156) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24106012.7
2) 25-34158919
3) 35-44187122.4
4) 45-54148917.8
5) 55-6497811.7
6) 65+137916.5
Missing117 
TOTAL8366100.0
157) Recoded education (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school137916.3
2) High school graduate309436.7
3) Some college196023.2
4) College graduate200623.8
Missing43 
TOTAL8439100.0
158) Census Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast166319.6
2) Midwest202123.8
3) South299435.3
4) West180521.3
TOTAL8483100.0
159) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3.0311.152
160) 10-group political typology (TYPOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Staunch conservatives92310.9
2) Moderate Republicans7939.3
3) Populist Republicans6928.2
4) New Prosperity Independents5396.4
5) Disaffecteds93711
6) Liberal Democrats84810
7) Socially Conservative Democrats7709.1
8) New Democrats95211.2
9) Partisan Poor89210.5
11) Bystanders113813.4
TOTAL8484100.0
161) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male405647.8
2) Female442752.2
TOTAL8483100.0
162) Recoded age (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24106012.7
2) 25-34158919
3) 35-44187122.4
4) 45-54148917.8
5) 55-6497811.7
6) 65+137916.5
Missing117 
TOTAL8366100.0
163) Recoded education (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school137916.3
2) High school graduate309436.7
3) Some college196023.2
4) College graduate200623.8
Missing43 
TOTAL8439100.0
164) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant353762.4
2) Roman Catholic134723.8
3) Jewish1122
4) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)841.5
7) Other religion2264
8) No religion or atheist3626.4
Missing2815 
TOTAL5668100.0
165) Aside from weddings and funerals how often do you attend religious services…more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week97916.9
2) Once a week166028.6
3) Once or twice a month96216.6
4) A few times a year100817.4
5) Seldom75413
6) Never4467.7
Missing2674 
TOTAL5809100.0
166) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative5008.9
2) Conservative172130.5
3) Moderate231040.9
4) Liberal83214.7
5) Very liberal2865.1
Missing2834 
TOTAL5649100.0