Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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Percentages are weighted by 159) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL279919052.2013668.11
2) Interview date (INTDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL279986006.443863.32
3) Interviewer ID (INTID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2768459.91177.63
4) Time zone (TIMEZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Central 28.2
2) Eastern 48.1
3) Indiana 2.2
4) Mountain 4.5
5) Pacific 15
6) Arizona 2
TOTAL2799100.0
5) Repnumb (REPNUMB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2799151.6929.11
6) Phone type (PHONTYPE)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted 30.3
1) Listed 32.2
3) Protected 37.5
TOTAL2799100.0
7) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 2.1
4) Arizona 2
5) Arkansas .7
6) California 10.6
8) Colorado 1.9
9) Connecticut .8
10) Delaware .1
11) Washington D.C. 0
12) Florida 5
13) Georgia 2.3
16) Idaho .6
17) Illinois 3.6
18) Indiana 2.3
19) Iowa 1.1
20) Kansas 1.3
21) Kentucky 1.7
22) Louisiana 1.6
23) Maine .7
24) Maryland 2.2
25) Massachusetts 2.3
26) Michigan 3.1
27) Minnesota 1.5
28) Mississippi .8
29) Missouri 2.6
30) Montana .5
31) Nebraska .8
32) Nevada .9
33) New Hampshire .6
34) New Jersey 2.4
35) New Mexico .5
36) New York 6.1
37) North Carolina 3
38) North Dakota .4
39) Ohio 4.8
40) Oklahoma 1.1
41) Oregon 1.3
42) Pennsylvania 6
44) Rhode Island .4
45) South Carolina 2.1
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.1
48) Texas 6.4
49) Utah .8
50) Vermont .3
51) Virginia 3.1
53) Washington 2.2
54) West Virginia 1
55) Wisconsin 2
56) Wyoming .1
TOTAL2799100.0
8) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL279928662.0015825.23
9) Rural, suburban, or urban (RSU)
TOTAL%
1) Rural 23.1
2) Suburban 47.4
3) Urban 29.4
TOTAL2799100.0
10) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATCTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 51.5
2) Dissatisfied 40.8
9) Don't know/refused 7.7
TOTAL2799100.0
11) Sample split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 49.9
2) Form 2 50.1
TOTAL2799100.0
12) How much thought have you given to the coming presidential election…quite a lot or only a little? (ELECTION)
TOTAL%
1) Quite a lot 48
2) Some (VOL.) 7.2
3) Little 37
4) None (VOL.) 6.8
9) Don't know/refused 1
TOTAL2799100.0
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 closely 22
2) Fairly closely 41.9
3) Not too closely 20.9
4) Not at all closely 14.7
9) Don't know/refused .6
TOTAL2799100.0
14) How often would you say you vote… (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 46.4
2) Nearly always 18.2
3) Part of the time 10.9
4) Seldom 12.7
5) Never vote 11
6) Other response .6
9) Don't know/refused .2
TOTAL2799100.0
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, registered 74.6
2) No, not registered 24.9
9) Don't know/refused .5
TOTAL2799100.0
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 certain 92.5
2) Chance registration has lapsed 7.1
9) Don't know/refused .5
Missing651 
TOTAL2148100.0
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/Lieberman 42.6
2) Bush/Cheney 38.1
3) Nader 1.8
4) Buchanan .9
8) Other 1.2
9) Undecided 15.3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
18) Do you support (INSERT PRESIDENTIAL CHOICE FROM WHOVOTE, DO NOT READ VP CHOICE) strongly or only moderately? (SUPPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly 55.9
2) Only moderately 42.5
9) Don't know 1.7
Missing1117 
TOTAL1682100.0
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) Gore 24.7
2) Bush 15.9
3) Nader 3.4
4) Buchanan 2.2
8) Other 3.2
9) Undecided 50.7
Missing2482 
TOTAL317100.0
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 Gore 64
2) Against Bush 29.6
9) Undecided 6.4
Missing1881 
TOTAL918100.0
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 Bush 60.1
2) Against Gore 33.1
9) Undecided 6.8
Missing1963 
TOTAL836100.0
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 him 25
2) Decided not to vote for him 65.8
9) Don't know/refused 9.2
Missing1718 
TOTAL1081100.0
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 him 24.8
2) Decided not to vote for him 65.1
9) Don't know/refused 10.1
Missing1636 
TOTAL1163100.0
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 him 12.9
2) Decided not to vote for him 78.1
9) Don't know/refused 8.9
Missing851 
TOTAL1948100.0
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 him 8.6
2) Decided not to vote for him 83.2
9) Don't know/refused 8.2
Missing822 
TOTAL1977100.0
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) Personality 8.6
2) Leadership ability 16.5
3) Experience 15.5
4) Stand on issues 52.4
9) Don't know/refused 6.9
Missing972 
TOTAL1827100.0
27) What do you like LEAST about Al Gore, his personality, his leadership ability, his experience or his stand on issues? (LSTGORE)
TOTAL%
1) Personality 16.7
2) Leadership ability 14.8
3) Experience 6.7
4) Stand on issues 42.1
9) Don't know/refused 19.7
Missing1718 
TOTAL1081100.0
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) Personality 19.4
2) Leadership ability 10.7
3) Experience 11
4) Stand on issues 38.6
9) Don't know/refused 20.4
Missing1636 
TOTAL1163100.0
29) Have the presidential candidates been talking about the issues that are important to you in this campaign, or not? (IMPTISS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 71.9
2) No 21.7
9) Don't know/refused 6.3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 positions 56.1
2) Pretty similar in their positions 32.2
9) Don't know/refused 11.7
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 - strongly 43
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 9.3
3) Statement #2 - strongly 27.1
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 13
5) Neither/both equally 3.9
9) Don't know/refused 3.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 22.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 8.7
3) Statement #2 - strongly 42.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 11
5) Neither/both equally 8.4
9) Don't know/refused 6.4
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 35.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 14.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly 28.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 9
5) Neither/both equally 6.8
9) Don't know/refused 5.4
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 40.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 7.7
3) Statement #2 - strongly 36.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 8
5) Neither/both equally 2.1
9) Don't know/refused 4.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 65.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 7
3) Statement #2 - strongly 19.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 4.2
5) Neither/both equally 1.9
9) Don't know/refused 1.4
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 64.1
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 12.1
3) Statement #2 - strongly 11.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 6.3
5) Neither/both equally 1.2
9) Don't know/refused 4.8
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 45.3
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 8.3
3) Statement #2 - strongly 27.8
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 10.7
5) Neither/both equally 2.3
9) Don't know/refused 5.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 52.8
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 13.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly 18
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 9.4
5) Neither/both equally 2
9) Don't know/refused 4.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 25.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 13.2
3) Statement #2 - strongly 44.2
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 10.9
5) Neither/both equally 3.1
9) Don't know/refused 3
TOTAL2799100.0
40) Do you yourself plan to vote in the election this November? (PLANVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 95.3
2) No 2.6
9) Don't know/refused 2.2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
41) How certain are you that you will vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain? (CERTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 88.3
2) Fairly certain 10.2
3) Not certain 1.1
9) Don't know/refused .4
Missing882 
TOTAL1917100.0
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 favorable 11.2
2) Mostly favorable 42.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 27.9
4) Very unfavorable 11.9
8) Can't rate 5.7
9) Refused 1.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 favorable 15.9
2) Mostly favorable 43.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 23.1
4) Very unfavorable 11.8
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 4.3
9) Refused 1.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 favorable 8
2) Mostly favorable 52.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 26.4
4) Very unfavorable 5.3
5) Never heard of .2
8) Can't rate 6.4
9) Refused 1
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 favorable 20.7
2) Mostly favorable 41.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.1
4) Very unfavorable 3.4
5) Never heard of 2.7
8) Can't rate 12.7
9) Refused 5.5
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 favorable 26.7
2) Mostly favorable 49.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 5
4) Very unfavorable 2.7
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 10.4
9) Refused 5.3
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 favorable 28.7
2) Mostly favorable 48.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.3
4) Very unfavorable 3.5
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't rate 7.8
9) Refused 4.8
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 favorable 11
2) Mostly favorable 38.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.2
4) Very unfavorable 8.1
5) Never heard of 2.1
8) Can't rate 21.2
9) Refused 5.5
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 favorable 7.4
2) Mostly favorable 24
3) Mostly unfavorable 19.5
4) Very unfavorable 32.2
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 11.3
9) Refused 5.1
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 deal 27.4
2) Some 44.3
3) Not much 21.4
4) Nothing at all 3.8
9) Don't know/refused 3
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 Republican 12.6
2) YES Democratic 6.4
3) NO Neither is too closely tied 64.9
4) Both equally 7.4
9) Don't know/refused 8.6
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 economy 11.4
2) Health care 19.2
3) Education 21.2
4) Morality 11.6
5) Taxes 9.3
6) Social Security and Medicare 24.2
7) Other (SPECIFY) 2
8) None of the above .1
9) Don't know/refused .9
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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. Bush 38.2
2) Al Gore 43.4
3) Neither (VOL.) 3.1
4) Both equally (VOL.) 8.1
9) Don't know/refused 7.3
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 37.5
2) Al Gore 43.6
3) Neither (VOL.) 3.4
4) Both equally (VOL.) 11.6
9) Don't know/refused 3.9
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 34.7
2) Al Gore 37.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 13.3
4) Both equally (VOL.) 9
9) Don't know/refused 5.6
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 31.3
2) Al Gore 46.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 8.9
4) Both equally (VOL.) 7.2
9) Don't know/refused 6.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 43.8
2) Al Gore 37.7
3) Neither (VOL.) 6.8
4) Both equally (VOL.) 6.7
9) Don't know/refused 5
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 37.2
2) Al Gore 37
3) Neither (VOL.) 1.6
4) Both equally (VOL.) 20.2
9) Don't know/refused 4
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 39.5
2) Al Gore 39.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.5
4) Both equally (VOL.) 8.2
9) Don't know/refused 8.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 44.7
2) Al Gore 37.2
3) Neither (VOL.) 7.5
4) Both equally (VOL.) 5.2
9) Don't know/refused 5.3
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 28.4
2) Al Gore 54
3) Neither (VOL.) 3.2
4) Both equally (VOL.) 9.9
9) Don't know/refused 4.5
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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. Bush 38.9
2) Al Gore 47.9
3) Neither (VOL.) 5.2
4) Both equally (VOL.) 2.3
9) Don't know/refused 5.6
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 Gore 46.4
2) George W. Bush 37.8
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.9
9) Don't know/refused 10.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 39.6
2) George W. Bush 46
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.1
9) Don't know/refused 10.3
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 49.2
2) George W. Bush 35.5
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.5
9) Don't know/refused 10.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 37.5
2) George W. Bush 38.9
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.7
9) Don't know/refused 18.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 51.7
2) George W. Bush 27.9
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.2
9) Don't know/refused 16.1
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 50.8
2) George W. Bush 31.9
3) Neither (VOL.) 6.1
9) Don't know/refused 11.3
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 41.8
2) George W. Bush 39.7
3) Neither (VOL.) 5.7
9) Don't know/refused 12.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 37.7
2) George W. Bush 33.7
3) Neither (VOL.) 7.3
9) Don't know/refused 21.3
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 41.4
2) George W. Bush 41.3
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.5
9) Don't know/refused 12.8
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 45.3
2) George W. Bush 39.1
3) Neither (VOL.) 3.6
9) Don't know/refused 11.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 57.6
2) George W. Bush 24.3
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.1
9) Don't know/refused 14
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 Gore 43.9
2) George W. Bush 38.7
3) Neither (VOL.) 3.6
9) Don't know/refused 13.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 cut 13.8
2) To pay off the national debt more quickly 21.3
3) For increased spending on domestic programs such as health, education and the environment 25
4) To help make the Social Security and Medicare programs financially sound 37.9
9) Don't know/refused 2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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's 57.9
2) This would get the government too involved in health care 35.6
9) Don't know/refused 6.4
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 favor 43.2
2) Favor 27.7
3) Oppose 15.3
4) Strongly oppose 7.5
9) Don't know/refused 6.4
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 favor 20.9
2) Favor 32.7
3) Oppose 26.8
4) Strongly oppose 16.9
9) Don't know/refused 2.6
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 favor 32
2) Favor 35.4
3) Oppose 17.1
4) Strongly oppose 11.8
9) Don't know/refused 3.7
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 favor 23.7
2) Favor 29.3
3) Oppose 27
4) Strongly oppose 16.7
9) Don't know/refused 3.3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 favor 56.7
2) Favor 33.6
3) Oppose 5
4) Strongly oppose 2.4
9) Don't know/refused 2.3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 brackets 39.8
2) Tax cuts targeted to lower and middle income families 58.2
9) Don't know/refused 2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 spending 33.9
2) Keep it about the same 48.4
3) Cut it back 14
9) Don't know/refused 3.7
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 lot 25.7
2) A little 43.1
3) Nothing at all 30.2
8) Don't know/refused 1.1
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
85) Generally, do you favor or oppose this proposal? (FAVPROP)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 70.2
2) Oppose 21.2
9) Don't know/refused 8.6
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 out 45.6
2) Should express views 50.7
9) No opinion 3.8
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
87) Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit? (DISCPULP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 32.5
2) No 64
9) Don't know/refused 3.6
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 week 16.7
2) Once a week 28.4
3) Once or twice a month 16.4
4) A few times a year 17.2
5) Seldom 12.9
6) Never 7.6
9) Don't know/refused .8
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 involved 25
2) Somewhat involved 33.6
3) Not too involved 24.6
4) Not at all involved 16.6
9) Don't know/refused .1
Missing1215 
TOTAL1584100.0
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 Republicans 39.4
2) The Democrats 30
3) Neither (VOL.) 5.5
4) Both equally (VOL.) 6.7
9) Don't know/refused 18.4
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 Republicans 32.1
2) The Democrats 35.2
3) Neither (VOL.) 4.6
4) Both equally (VOL.) 5.9
9) Don't know/refused 22.1
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 concerned 55.4
2) Somewhat concerned 23.8
3) Not too concerned 10.5
4) Not at all concerned 8.3
5) Does not apply (VOL.) 1.5
9) Don't know/refused .5
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 concerned 45.5
2) Somewhat concerned 22.3
3) Not too concerned 8.4
4) Not at all concerned 11.6
5) Does not apply (VOL.) 11.7
9) Don't know/refused .6
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 concerned 63.2
2) Somewhat concerned 18.9
3) Not too concerned 7.9
4) Not at all concerned 8.3
5) Does not apply (VOL.) 1.5
9) Don't know/refused .3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 concerned 36.2
2) Somewhat concerned 17.1
3) Not too concerned 9.1
4) Not at all concerned 20.9
5) Does not apply (VOL.) 15.6
9) Don't know/refused 1.1
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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 - strongly 67
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 10.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly 12.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 4.7
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 2.8
9) Don't know/refused 2.5
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 22.4
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 8.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly 49.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 11.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 2.1
9) Don't know/refused 6.2
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 46.3
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 12.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly 28.9
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 7.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 1.8
9) Don't know/refused 3.2
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 35.2
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 14.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly 35.1
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 5.8
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 3.2
9) Don't know/refused 5.8
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 41.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 6.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly 39.4
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 8
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 1.5
9) Don't know/refused 2.8
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 68.6
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 6.6
3) Statement #2 - strongly 14.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 8.1
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 1
9) Don't know/refused 1.2
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 46.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 13
3) Statement #2 - strongly 32.6
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 6
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 1
9) Don't know/refused 1
TOTAL2799100.0
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 - strongly 30.5
2) Statement #1 - not strongly 6.8
3) Statement #2 - strongly 47.9
4) Statement #2 - not strongly 11.2
5) Neither/both equally (VOL.) 2
9) Don't know/refused 1.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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 time 43
2) Some of the time 34
3) Only now and then 13.4
4) Hardly at all 9.1
9) Don't know/refused .5
TOTAL2799100.0
105) In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 27.3
2) Democrat 33.9
3) Independent 30
4) No preference 5.6
5) Other party .2
9) Don't know/refused 2.9
TOTAL2799100.0
106) Do you consider yourself a STRONG Republican, or NOT a strong Republican? (REPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong 50.3
2) Not strong 48.1
9) Don't know/refused 1.6
Missing2003 
TOTAL796100.0
107) Do you consider yourself a STRONG Democrat, or NOT a strong Democrat? (DEMOC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong 55.9
2) Not strong 43
9) Don't know/refused 1.1
Missing1853 
TOTAL946100.0
108) As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (LEANPART)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 28.6
2) Democrat 32.6
3) Neither (VOL.) 27
9) Don't know/refused 11.8
Missing1742 
TOTAL1057100.0
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) Excellent 5.4
2) Good 43.3
3) Only fair 43.5
4) Poor 5.4
9) Don't know/refused 2.3
Missing1935 
TOTAL864100.0
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) Excellent 11.6
2) Good 51.7
3) Only fair 32.4
4) Poor 3.6
9) Don't know/refused .8
Missing1831 
TOTAL968100.0
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 agree 23.1
2) Mostly agree 32.9
3) Mostly disagree 17.2
4) Completely disagree 19.1
9) Don't know/refused 7.7
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 13.3
2) Mostly agree 34.3
3) Mostly disagree 27.3
4) Completely disagree 16.5
9) Don't know/refused 8.7
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 22.7
2) Mostly agree 22.8
3) Mostly disagree 25.4
4) Completely disagree 23.4
9) Don't know/refused 5.8
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 15.8
2) Mostly agree 32.1
3) Mostly disagree 19.8
4) Completely disagree 10.4
9) Don't know/refused 21.9
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 23.4
2) Mostly agree 34.2
3) Mostly disagree 20.3
4) Completely disagree 7.4
9) Don't know/refused 14.6
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 16.7
2) Mostly agree 30.3
3) Mostly disagree 17.5
4) Completely disagree 11.4
9) Don't know/refused 24.1
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 17.9
2) Mostly agree 21.3
3) Mostly disagree 33.9
4) Completely disagree 13.6
9) Don't know/refused 13.3
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 24.5
2) Mostly agree 25
3) Mostly disagree 26
4) Completely disagree 19.3
9) Don't know/refused 5.2
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 48
2) Mostly agree 24.6
3) Mostly disagree 15.8
4) Completely disagree 7.8
9) Don't know/refused 3.8
Missing1774 
TOTAL1025100.0
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 agree 26.3
2) Mostly agree 25.9
3) Mostly disagree 21.4
4) Completely disagree 19
9) Don't know/refused 7.3
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 22.6
2) Mostly agree 33.7
3) Mostly disagree 21.2
4) Completely disagree 18.4
9) Don't know/refused 4.2
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 19
2) Mostly agree 34.2
3) Mostly disagree 23
4) Completely disagree 18.4
9) Don't know/refused 5.5
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 18.4
2) Mostly agree 37.8
3) Mostly disagree 21
4) Completely disagree 12.3
9) Don't know/refused 10.5
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 17.7
2) Mostly agree 40.3
3) Mostly disagree 20
4) Completely disagree 7.6
9) Don't know/refused 14.4
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 12
2) Mostly agree 32.3
3) Mostly disagree 19.5
4) Completely disagree 12.5
9) Don't know/refused 23.7
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 13
2) Mostly agree 32.6
3) Mostly disagree 24.5
4) Completely disagree 22.3
9) Don't know/refused 7.6
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 35.3
2) Mostly agree 34.6
3) Mostly disagree 16.7
4) Completely disagree 10.4
9) Don't know/refused 2.9
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
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 agree 16.3
2) Mostly agree 10.7
3) Mostly disagree 16.1
4) Completely disagree 55.3
9) Don't know/refused 1.7
Missing1825 
TOTAL974100.0
129) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 8.5
2) Conservative 29.4
3) Moderate 39.5
4) Liberal 14.2
5) Very liberal 4.9
9) Don't know/refused 3.5
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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, Clinton 45
2) Yes, Dole 24
3) Yes, Perot 8.1
4) Yes, other candidate 1.3
5) Yes, don't remember which candidate 2.3
6) No, didn't vote/too young 16
8) Don't remember if voted 1.3
9) Refused 2.1
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
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) Yes 71.6
2) No 28.3
9) Don't know/refused .1
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
132) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (WWW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 83.5
2) No 16.5
9) Don't know/refused 0
Missing1281 
TOTAL1518100.0
133) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.9
19) 19 1.9
20) 20 1.6
21) 21 1.5
22) 22 1.5
23) 23 1.7
24) 24 1.3
25) 25 2.5
26) 26 2
27) 27 1.7
28) 28 1.8
29) 29 1.7
30) 30 2.1
31) 31 2
32) 32 1.9
33) 33 1.4
34) 34 1.6
35) 35 1.9
36) 36 2.2
37) 37 2.1
38) 38 2.4
39) 39 2
40) 40 3.2
41) 41 1.6
42) 42 2
43) 43 1.9
44) 44 2.7
45) 45 2.1
46) 46 1.7
47) 47 1.8
48) 48 1.5
49) 49 2.3
50) 50 1.9
51) 51 1.4
52) 52 1.5
53) 53 2
54) 54 1.3
55) 55 1.4
56) 56 1.1
57) 57 1.2
58) 58 1.4
59) 59 .9
60) 60 1.2
61) 61 .6
62) 62 1.2
63) 63 1
64) 64 1.3
65) 65 1.3
66) 66 1
67) 67 .7
68) 68 .9
69) 69 .9
70) 70 1.5
71) 71 .4
72) 72 .7
73) 73 .9
74) 74 .8
75) 75 .8
76) 76 1.2
77) 77 .7
78) 78 .5
79) 79 .8
80) 80 .6
81) 81 .6
82) 82 .5
83) 83 .4
84) 84 .4
85) 85 .3
86) 86 .1
87) 87 .1
88) 88 .2
89) 89 .1
91) 91 0
96) 96 .1
98) Don't know 0
99) Refused 1.2
TOTAL2799100.0
134) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 3.4
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 12.9
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.5
4) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 2.1
5) Some college, no 4-year degree 21
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other 4-year degree) 15.6
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school 8.1
8) Don't know .2
9) Refused .3
TOTAL2799100.0
135) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 9.5
2) No 89.9
9) Don't know/refused .6
TOTAL2799100.0
136) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 80.3
2) Black 11.6
3) Asian 1.7
4) Other or mixed race 4.8
9) Don't know/refused 1.6
TOTAL2799100.0
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.) 60.4
2) Roman Catholic 23
3) Jewish 1.9
4) Mormon (Include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) 1.4
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian) .5
6) Islam/Muslim .4
7) Other religion (SPECIFY) 2.9
8) No religion, atheist 6.2
9) Don't know/refused 3.2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
138) As I read from a list, please tell me which if any of the following descriptions apply to you. (DESCREL)
TOTAL%
1) Traditional Catholic 61.2
2) Progressive Catholic 29.1
3) None of the above 6.5
9) Don't know/refused 3.2
Missing2356 
TOTAL443100.0
139) Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 38.6
2) No, would not 57.2
9) Don't know/refused 4.2
Missing961 
TOTAL1838100.0
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 $10,000 6.4
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 10.5
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 12.8
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 12.9
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 10.3
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 14.6
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 8.7
8) $100,000 or more 8.6
9) Don't know/refused 15.2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
141) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Married 56.1
2) Divorced 12.9
3) Separated 1.7
4) Widowed 10.9
5) Never married 18
9) Refused .4
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
142) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 34.5
2) No 65.2
9) Refused .2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
143) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 53.2
2) Part-time 11.9
3) Not employed 34.3
9) Don't know/refused .6
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
144) Is your spouse now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (SPOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 61.4
2) Part-time 9.9
3) Not employed 28.5
9) Don't know/refused .2
Missing1673 
TOTAL1126100.0
145) Are you a member of a labor union? (LABUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent 11
2) Yes, spouse 5.1
3) Yes, both 2.3
4) No, neither 80.5
8) Don't know .7
9) Refused .5
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
146) Are you yourself (IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED: or is your husband/wife) a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent 16.3
2) Yes, spouse 8.9
3) Yes, both .4
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves (VOL.) .6
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves (VOL.) .2
7) No 73.3
9) Don't know/refused .3
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
147) Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live… (LIVE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 20.6
2) A suburb near a large city 23.5
3) A small city or town 37
4) A rural area 18.3
8) Don't know .5
9) Refused .2
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
148) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own 73
2) Rent 22.9
3) Other arrangement (VOL.) 3.4
8) Don't know .1
9) Refused .6
Missing800 
TOTAL1999100.0
149) Enter day of the week interview was completed. (DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Mon 11.1
2) Tue 14.2
3) Wed 12
4) Thu 20.2
5) Fri 16.7
6) Sat 14.3
7) Sun 11.5
TOTAL2799100.0
150) Other (SPECIFY) verbatim responses to PRESDO (OTHRPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48
151) Other (SPECIFY) verbatim responses to RELPREF (OTHERREL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL126
152) Which candidate do you think has been running the most POSITIVE campaign so far -- Al Gore or George Bush? (POSCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Al Gore 41.5
2) George W. Bush 31.5
3) Neither 5.6
4) Both 9.9
9) Don't know/refused 11.6
Missing1964 
TOTAL835100.0
153) Respondent's race/ethnicity (RACETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) White Non-Hispanic 74.3
2) Black Non-Hispanic 10.8
3) Hispanic 9.5
4) Other/Mixed Race 4.1
9) DK/Refused 1.2
TOTAL2799100.0
154) Date (DATE)
TOTAL%
1) 09/01/00 or before 63.5
2) 09/02/00 or after 36.5
TOTAL2799100.0
155) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.8
2) Female 52.2
TOTAL2799100.0
156) Recoded age (RECAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.7
2) 25-34 19
3) 35-44 22.4
4) 45-54 17.8
5) 55-64 11.7
6) 65+ 16.5
Missing38 
TOTAL2761100.0
157) Recoded education (RECEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 16.3
2) High school graduate 36.7
3) Some college 23.2
4) College graduate 23.8
Missing14 
TOTAL2785100.0
158) Census Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19.6
2) Midwest 23.8
3) South 35.3
4) West 21.3
TOTAL2799100.0
159) Weight variable (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL27993.0311.152
160) 10-group political typology (TYPOLOGY)
TOTAL%
1) Staunch conservatives 10.9
2) Moderate Republicans 9.3
3) Populist Republicans 8.2
4) New Prosperity Independents 6.4
5) Disaffecteds 11
6) Liberal Democrats 10
7) Socially Conservative Democrats 9.1
8) New Democrats 11.2
9) Partisan Poor 10.5
11) Bystanders 13.4
TOTAL2799100.0
161) Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.8
2) Female 52.2
TOTAL2799100.0
162) Recoded age (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.7
2) 25-34 19
3) 35-44 22.4
4) 45-54 17.8
5) 55-64 11.7
6) 65+ 16.5
Missing38 
TOTAL2761100.0
163) Recoded education (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 16.3
2) High school graduate 36.7
3) Some college 23.2
4) College graduate 23.8
Missing14 
TOTAL2785100.0
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) Protestant 62.4
2) Roman Catholic 23.8
7) Other religion 7.4
8) No religion or atheist 6.4
Missing868 
TOTAL1931100.0
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 week 16.9
2) Once a week 28.6
3) Once or twice a month 16.6
4) A few times a year 17.4
5) Seldom 13
6) Never 7.7
Missing816 
TOTAL1983100.0
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 conservative 8.9
2) Conservative 30.5
3) Moderate 40.9
4) Liberal or very liberal 19.8
Missing865 
TOTAL1934100.0