Values Survey Combined Dataset, 1987-2012

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Percentages are weighted by 171) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Unique ID (RESPID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35578164202.91455160.15
2) Survey year (YEAR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL355781996.588.56
3) Interview date (INTDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1305862344.5027890.75
4) Date (DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3517565.1537.30
5) Areacode (AREACODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6829506.52226.02
6) Census region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 20.5
2) Midwest 24.2
3) South 34.7
4) West 20.7
TOTAL35578100.0
7) State from FIPS (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.7
2) Alaska .1
4) Arizona 1.2
5) Arkansas 1
6) California 10.1
8) Colorado 1.7
9) Connecticut 1.2
10) Delaware .2
11) Washington, D.C. .3
12) Florida 4.6
13) Georgia 2.7
15) Hawaii .3
16) Idaho .6
17) Illinois 4
18) Indiana 2.3
19) Iowa 1.3
20) Kansas 1
21) Kentucky 1.8
22) Louisiana 1.7
23) Maine .7
24) Maryland 2
25) Massachusetts 2.1
26) Michigan 3.8
27) Minnesota 1.8
28) Mississippi 1.1
29) Missouri 2.2
30) Montana .5
31) Nebraska .8
32) Nevada .6
33) New Hampshire .5
34) New Jersey 2.7
35) New Mexico .9
36) New York 6.4
37) North Carolina 3.1
38) North Dakota .2
39) Ohio 4.5
40) Oklahoma 1.3
41) Oregon 1.3
42) Pennsylvania 5.6
44) Rhode Island .5
45) South Carolina 1.5
46) South Dakota .3
47) Tennessee 2.3
48) Texas 6.1
49) Utah 1
50) Vermont .3
51) Virginia 2.5
53) Washington 2.3
54) West Virginia 1
55) Wisconsin 2.1
56) Wyoming .2
Missing4013 
TOTAL31565100.0
8) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1756028634.5415838.13
9) Community type (USR)
TOTAL%
1) Urban 30
2) Suburban 48.1
3) Rural 21.9
Missing26391 
TOTAL9187100.0
10) MSA code (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1422315696.3915811.00
11) SMSA123 (SMSA123)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL93131.960.73
12) Form (FORM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL173661.890.89
13) Form2 (FORM2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL25281.500.50
14) Two-way form splits for 2007 (FORM07)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 48.9
2) Form 2 51.1
Missing33571 
TOTAL2007100.0
15) Four-way form splits for 2007 (FORM074)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1A 25.6
2) Form 1B 23.3
3) Form 2A 25.9
4) Form 2B 25.2
Missing33571 
TOTAL2007100.0
16) Survey A or B (SURVEY09)
TOTAL%
1) Values A - 3/31 - 4/6 46.5
2) Values B - 4/14 - 4/20 53.5
Missing32565 
TOTAL3013100.0
17) Two-way splits for 2009 (FORM09)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1 49.2
2) Form 2 50.8
Missing32565 
TOTAL3013100.0
18) Two-way form splits for 2012 (FORM12)
TOTAL%
1) Form A 50.2
2) Form B 49.8
Missing32570 
TOTAL3008100.0
19) Four-way form splits for 2012 (FORM12_4)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1a 23.5
2) Form 2a 26.7
3) Form 1b 24.5
4) Form 2b 25.2
Missing32570 
TOTAL3008100.0
20) Now I am going to read you a series of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it or completely disagree with it: People like me don't have any say about what the government does. (Q2A) (FEELGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.6
2) Mostly agree 35.2
3) Mostly disagree 32
4) Completely disagree 14.5
9) Don't know 1.6
Missing3 
TOTAL35575100.0
21) Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly. (Q2B) (FEELOFWA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 31
2) Mostly agree 47.3
3) Mostly disagree 16
4) Completely disagree 3.3
9) Don't know 2.4
Missing4 
TOTAL35574100.0
22) Most elected officials care what people like me think. (Q2C) (FEELOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 5.6
2) Mostly agree 35
3) Mostly disagree 40.2
4) Completely disagree 16.6
9) Don't know 2.6
Missing7 
TOTAL35571100.0
23) Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things. (Q2D) (FEELVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24.9
2) Mostly agree 47.4
3) Mostly disagree 17.8
4) Completely disagree 7.3
9) Don't know 2.5
Missing5032 
TOTAL30546100.0
24) Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control. (Q2E) (FEELSUC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.6
2) Mostly agree 25.2
3) Mostly disagree 38.2
4) Completely disagree 22.8
9) Don't know 3.1
Missing4081 
TOTAL31497100.0
25) Hard work offers little guarantee of success. (Q2F) (FEELWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 11.8
2) Mostly agree 22
3) Mostly disagree 37.6
4) Completely disagree 26.8
9) Don't know 1.9
Missing1512 
TOTAL34066100.0
26) I admire people who get rich by working hard. (Q2G) (FEELRICH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 50.3
2) Mostly agree 38.5
3) Mostly disagree 6.6
4) Completely disagree 3.2
9) Don't know 1.4
Missing22920 
TOTAL12658100.0
27) The strength of this country today is mostly based on the success of American business. (Q2H) (FEELSTTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.6
2) Mostly agree 53.5
3) Mostly disagree 15.4
4) Completely disagree 4.4
9) Don't know 4.1
Missing6850 
TOTAL28728100.0
28) Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good. (Q2I) (FEELBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.5
2) Mostly agree 38.8
3) Mostly disagree 30.4
4) Completely disagree 5.6
9) Don't know 7.8
Missing10916 
TOTAL24662100.0
29) The federal government should run ONLY those things that cannot be run at the local level. (Q2J) (FEDLOC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28
2) Mostly agree 45.9
3) Mostly disagree 16.5
4) Completely disagree 4.6
9) Don't know 5
Missing14432 
TOTAL21146100.0
30) When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful. (Q2K) (FEELGVWS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24.5
2) Mostly agree 39.2
3) Mostly disagree 27.1
4) Completely disagree 5.5
9) Don't know 3.7
Missing5341 
TOTAL30237100.0
31) The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (Q2L) (FEELGTCT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 25.5
2) Mostly agree 34.8
3) Mostly disagree 30.8
4) Completely disagree 6.1
9) Don't know 2.8
Missing5343 
TOTAL30235100.0
32) The government is really run for the benefit of all the people. (Q2M) (FEELGTPL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.4
2) Mostly agree 39.6
3) Mostly disagree 33.8
4) Completely disagree 13.7
9) Don't know 2.7
Missing1514 
TOTAL34064100.0
33) Business corporations generally strike a fair balance between making profits and serving the public interest. (Q2N) (FEELBS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 5.8
2) Mostly agree 35.2
3) Mostly disagree 38.8
4) Completely disagree 14.8
9) Don't know 5.4
Missing6734 
TOTAL28844100.0
34) There is too much power concentrated in the hands of a few big companies. (Q2O) (FEELPWBS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 32.5
2) Mostly agree 44.5
3) Mostly disagree 16.5
4) Completely disagree 3.1
9) Don't know 3.4
Missing5231 
TOTAL30347100.0
35) Business corporations make too much profit. (Q2P) (FEELBSPR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24.2
2) Mostly agree 38.6
3) Mostly disagree 25.5
4) Completely disagree 6
9) Don't know 5.6
Missing5233 
TOTAL30345100.0
36) It is time for Washington politicians to step aside and make room for new leaders. (Q2Q) (FEELPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26
2) Mostly agree 42
3) Mostly disagree 22.1
4) Completely disagree 3.6
9) Don't know 6.3
Missing9280 
TOTAL26298100.0
37) Dealing with a federal government agency is often not worth the trouble. (Q2R) (FEELGTAG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.2
2) Mostly agree 41.9
3) Mostly disagree 27.6
4) Completely disagree 4.5
9) Don't know 6.8
Missing14848 
TOTAL20730100.0
38) Many people today think they can get ahead without working hard and making sacrifices. (Q2S) (FEELGETA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.4
2) Mostly agree 37.7
3) Mostly disagree 23.5
4) Completely disagree 13.6
9) Don't know 1.8
Missing24591 
TOTAL10987100.0
39) As Americans we can always find a way to solve our problems and get what we want. (Q2T) (FEELSLPR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.1
2) Mostly agree 51.5
3) Mostly disagree 22.7
4) Completely disagree 6.7
9) Don't know 3.1
Missing5224 
TOTAL30354100.0
40) I don't believe that there are any real limits to growth in this country today. (Q2U) (FEELGRLT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.1
2) Mostly agree 42.4
3) Mostly disagree 26.8
4) Completely disagree 7.4
9) Don't know 4.3
Missing5224 
TOTAL30354100.0
41) We need new people in Washington even if they are not as effective as experienced politicians. (Q2V) (FEELNWWA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.1
2) Mostly agree 34.3
3) Mostly disagree 34.2
4) Completely disagree 11.2
9) Don't know 5.2
Missing13345 
TOTAL22233100.0
42) Occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. will be part of life in the future. (Q2HH) (FEELTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.1
2) Mostly agree 47.3
3) Mostly disagree 17.3
4) Completely disagree 8.4
9) Don't know 4.9
Missing28847 
TOTAL6731100.0
43) Now I am going to read you a series of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it or completely disagree with it: Wall Street makes an important contribution to the American economy (Q20W)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.4
2) Mostly agree 44.1
3) Mostly disagree 21
4) Completely disagree 9.7
9) Don't know 8.7
Missing32624 
TOTAL2954100.0
44) Now I am going to read you a series of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it or completely disagree with it: Wall Street only cares about making money for itself (Q20X)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 31.3
2) Mostly agree 38.6
3) Mostly disagree 19
4) Completely disagree 5.4
9) Don't know 5.6
Missing32624 
TOTAL2954100.0
45) There needs to be stricter laws and regulations to protect the environment. (Q10A) (DTLAWENV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 44.3
2) Mostly agree 39.6
3) Mostly disagree 11.4
4) Completely disagree 3.7
9) Don't know 1
Missing21180 
TOTAL14398100.0
46) People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment. (Q10B) (DTPRCENV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 18.2
2) Mostly agree 40.2
3) Mostly disagree 26.8
4) Completely disagree 12.6
9) Don't know 2
Missing19673 
TOTAL15905100.0
47) Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. (Q10C) (DTEQLOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 49.9
2) Mostly agree 40.7
3) Mostly disagree 5.9
4) Completely disagree 1.9
9) Don't know 1.6
Missing3060 
TOTAL32518100.0
48) We have gone too far in pushing equal rights in this country. (Q10D) (DTTFEQUR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.2
2) Mostly agree 26.8
3) Mostly disagree 31.8
4) Completely disagree 21.8
9) Don't know 3.4
Missing5343 
TOTAL30235100.0
49) It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves. (Q10E) (DTRESPGV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.6
2) Mostly agree 42.9
3) Mostly disagree 21.6
4) Completely disagree 8.3
9) Don't know 3.6
Missing9411 
TOTAL26167100.0
50) The government should help more needy people even if it means going deeper in debt. (Q10F) (DTHELPND)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.8
2) Mostly agree 34.2
3) Mostly disagree 32.4
4) Completely disagree 12.6
9) Don't know 5
Missing7389 
TOTAL28189100.0
51) The government should guarantee every citizen enough to eat and a place to sleep. (Q10G) (DTEATSL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 29.2
2) Mostly agree 34.9
3) Mostly disagree 23.1
4) Completely disagree 9.9
9) Don't know 2.9
Missing6850 
TOTAL28728100.0
52) I like political leaders who are willing to make compromises in order to get the job done. (Q10H) (DTPOLCMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26.2
2) Mostly agree 48.8
3) Mostly disagree 14.5
4) Completely disagree 5.1
9) Don't know 5.4
Missing15444 
TOTAL20134100.0
53) I am very patriotic. (Q10I) (DTPATRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 50.7
2) Mostly agree 39.1
3) Mostly disagree 6.1
4) Completely disagree 2
9) Don't know 2.2
Missing6851 
TOTAL28727100.0
54) In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country. (Q10J) (DTPSBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.5
2) Mostly agree 27.6
3) Mostly disagree 38.3
4) Completely disagree 15.6
9) Don't know 6
Missing7 
TOTAL35571100.0
55) I think it's all right for blacks and whites to date each other. (Q10K) (DTOLBLWT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 32
2) Mostly agree 30.7
3) Mostly disagree 14.5
4) Completely disagree 18
9) Don't know 4.9
Missing6849 
TOTAL28729100.0
56) We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment. (Q10L) (DTPRFBL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.7
2) Mostly agree 19.8
3) Mostly disagree 36.7
4) Completely disagree 31.2
9) Don't know 3.6
Missing5341 
TOTAL30237100.0
57) Discriminations against blacks are rare today. (Q10M) (DTDISCRM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 7.4
2) Mostly agree 22.7
3) Mostly disagree 42.4
4) Completely disagree 23
9) Don't know 4.5
Missing5581 
TOTAL29997100.0
58) We should restrict and control people coming into our country to live more than we do now. (Q10N) (DTCONTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 43.2
2) Mostly agree 32.3
3) Mostly disagree 15.3
4) Completely disagree 6.1
9) Don't know 3.2
Missing21180 
TOTAL14398100.0
59) It is my belief that we should get even with any country that tries to take advantage of the United States. (Q10O) (DTGTEVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 18.2
2) Mostly agree 30
3) Mostly disagree 31.9
4) Completely disagree 13.5
9) Don't know 6.4
Missing6850 
TOTAL28728100.0
60) The best way to ensure peace is through military strength. (Q10P) (DTMILT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.2
2) Mostly agree 35
3) Mostly disagree 28.3
4) Completely disagree 12.7
9) Don't know 3.8
Missing5345 
TOTAL30233100.0
61) American lives are worth more than the lives of people in other countries. (Q10Q) (DTUSWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.7
2) Mostly agree 14.4
3) Mostly disagree 33.1
4) Completely disagree 40.2
9) Don't know 3.6
Missing14330 
TOTAL21248100.0
62) We all should be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong. (Q10R) (DTFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.2
2) Mostly agree 32.1
3) Mostly disagree 25.3
4) Completely disagree 15.6
9) Don't know 4.8
Missing6352 
TOTAL29226100.0
63) I often worry about the chances of nuclear war. (Q10S) (DTNUCWR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24
2) Mostly agree 32.3
3) Mostly disagree 27.7
4) Completely disagree 13.9
9) Don't know 2
Missing18019 
TOTAL17559100.0
64) Most of the countries that have gotten help from America end up resenting us. (Q10T) (DTRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.2
2) Mostly agree 43.6
3) Mostly disagree 19.7
4) Completely disagree 3.1
9) Don't know 6.4
Missing10916 
TOTAL24662100.0
65) It's best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs. (Q10U) (DTACTWA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 44
2) Mostly agree 45.3
3) Mostly disagree 6.1
4) Completely disagree 1.8
9) Don't know 2.8
Missing6351 
TOTAL29227100.0
66) Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs. (Q10V) (DTDEPND)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 33.4
2) Mostly agree 42
3) Mostly disagree 15.7
4) Completely disagree 5
9) Don't know 3.8
Missing17404 
TOTAL18174100.0
67) Japan has taken unfair advantage of the United States. (Q10W) (DTJAPAN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.8
2) Mostly agree 35.2
3) Mostly disagree 22.2
4) Completely disagree 5.6
9) Don't know 8.2
Missing28902 
TOTAL6676100.0
68) We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home. (Q10X) (DTHOMEPR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 40.7
2) Mostly agree 40
3) Mostly disagree 14
4) Completely disagree 3.1
9) Don't know 2.1
Missing19673 
TOTAL15905100.0
69) We should put more emphasis on fuel conservation than on developing new oil supplies. (Q10Y) (DTFUELCS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.1
2) Mostly agree 41.1
3) Mostly disagree 18.6
4) Completely disagree 6.3
9) Don't know 6.9
Missing30810 
TOTAL4768100.0
70) The growing number of newcomers from other countries threaten traditional American customs and values. (Q10Z) (DTTHREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20
2) Mostly agree 28.7
3) Mostly disagree 30.4
4) Completely disagree 15.5
9) Don't know 5.3
Missing27856 
TOTAL7722100.0
71) Women get fewer opportunities than men for good jobs. (Q10AA) (DTWOMEN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.1
2) Mostly agree 36.8
3) Mostly disagree 30.3
4) Completely disagree 10.5
9) Don't know 3.4
Missing28838 
TOTAL6740100.0
72) Men and women are better at different things in the workplace. (Q10BB) (DTMENWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 36.3
2) Mostly agree 41.2
3) Mostly disagree 13.6
4) Completely disagree 6.3
9) Don't know 2.5
Missing31792 
TOTAL3786100.0
73) The criminal justice system should try to rehabilitate criminals, not just punish them. (Q10CC) (DTREHBCR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26.5
2) Mostly agree 43.3
3) Mostly disagree 15.3
4) Completely disagree 10.3
9) Don't know 4.5
Missing31792 
TOTAL3786100.0
74) The tax system is unfair to people like me. (Q10DD) (DTUNFRTX)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.6
2) Mostly agree 28.6
3) Mostly disagree 35
4) Completely disagree 9.3
9) Don't know 4.5
Missing30810 
TOTAL4768100.0
75) I'm going to read you some more statements on a different topic. Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of these statements: Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (Q16A) (TOPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 47.7
2) Mostly agree 30
3) Mostly disagree 14
4) Completely disagree 7.3
9) Don't know 1
Missing12298 
TOTAL23280100.0
76) We all will be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins. (Q16B) (TOJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 57
2) Mostly agree 24.3
3) Mostly disagree 7.8
4) Completely disagree 6.7
9) Don't know 4.2
Missing7245 
TOTAL28333100.0
77) Even today miracles are performed by the power of God. (Q16C) (MIRACLE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 52.5
2) Mostly agree 29.6
3) Mostly disagree 8.5
4) Completely disagree 4.8
9) Don't know 4.5
Missing16591 
TOTAL18987100.0
78) I never doubt the existence of God. (Q16D) (NODOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 64.7
2) Mostly agree 22
3) Mostly disagree 7
4) Completely disagree 4.3
9) Don't know 1.9
Missing11261 
TOTAL24317100.0
79) School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (Q16E) (FIREHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.7
2) Mostly agree 16.9
3) Mostly disagree 26.6
4) Completely disagree 27.3
9) Don't know 5.5
Missing6238 
TOTAL29340100.0
80) Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries. (Q16F) (BANBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.6
2) Mostly agree 21
3) Mostly disagree 22.3
4) Completely disagree 23.9
9) Don't know 4.1
Missing5225 
TOTAL30353100.0
81) Nude magazines and X-rated movies provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (Q16G) (XRATED1)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.7
2) Mostly agree 30.2
3) Mostly disagree 25.8
4) Completely disagree 25.9
9) Don't know 4.4
Missing17380 
TOTAL18198100.0
82) Nude pictures and X-rated videos on the Internet provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (Q16GINT) (XRATED2)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.2
2) Mostly agree 19
3) Mostly disagree 27.5
4) Completely disagree 41.8
9) Don't know 3.5
Missing34603 
TOTAL975100.0
83) Freedom of speech should not extend to groups like Neo-Nazis or other extremists. (Q16H) (LIMITSPC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.1
2) Mostly agree 20.6
3) Mostly disagree 30.7
4) Completely disagree 23.2
9) Don't know 5.3
Missing13296 
TOTAL22282100.0
84) The police should be allowed to search the houses of known drug dealers without a court order. (Q16I) (SEARCHHM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 25.9
2) Mostly agree 20.5
3) Mostly disagree 25
4) Completely disagree 26.3
9) Don't know 2.4
Missing13296 
TOTAL22282100.0
85) Women should return to their traditional roles in society. (Q16J) (FEMTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.6
2) Mostly agree 16.2
3) Mostly disagree 28.7
4) Completely disagree 42
9) Don't know 3.4
Missing10249 
TOTAL25329100.0
86) Too many children are being raised in day care centers these days. (Q16K) (DAYCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 30.5
2) Mostly agree 40.6
3) Mostly disagree 18.2
4) Completely disagree 6.1
9) Don't know 4.6
Missing18407 
TOTAL17171100.0
87) AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (Q16L) (AIDSGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.2
2) Mostly agree 21
3) Mostly disagree 20.5
4) Completely disagree 35.9
9) Don't know 7.4
Missing12361 
TOTAL23217100.0
88) I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage. (Q16M) (OLDFASHN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 46.9
2) Mostly agree 35.7
3) Mostly disagree 9.6
4) Completely disagree 5.9
9) Don't know 1.9
Missing10246 
TOTAL25332100.0
89) There are clear guidelines about what's good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. (Q16N) (GOODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 39.8
2) Mostly agree 38.6
3) Mostly disagree 11.6
4) Completely disagree 6.6
9) Don't know 3.4
Missing8782 
TOTAL26796100.0
90) Labor unions are necessary to protect the working person. (Q16O) (LABORUNI)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 25.4
2) Mostly agree 42.8
3) Mostly disagree 19.4
4) Completely disagree 7.8
9) Don't know 4.6
Missing15332 
TOTAL20246100.0
91) Labor unions have too much power. (Q16P) (POWERLAB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.7
2) Mostly agree 36.7
3) Mostly disagree 26.2
4) Completely disagree 9.2
9) Don't know 7.1
Missing20099 
TOTAL15479100.0
92) Today it's really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer. (Q16Q) (MORERICH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 35.7
2) Mostly agree 38.7
3) Mostly disagree 18.1
4) Completely disagree 4.9
9) Don't know 2.6
Missing6731 
TOTAL28847100.0
93) I can usually tell whether I'll have a lot in common with someone by knowing how much he or she has. (Q16R) (INCOMMON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 6.6
2) Mostly agree 23.3
3) Mostly disagree 44.8
4) Completely disagree 22.1
9) Don't know 3.2
Missing19102 
TOTAL16476100.0
94) I don't have much in common with people of other races. (Q16S) (NOCOMMON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 4.1
2) Mostly agree 15
3) Mostly disagree 47.5
4) Completely disagree 30
9) Don't know 3.3
Missing16852 
TOTAL18726100.0
95) I often don't have enough money to make ends meet. (Q16T) (NOMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.8
2) Mostly agree 25.5
3) Mostly disagree 37.7
4) Completely disagree 15.6
9) Don't know 1.4
Missing5231 
TOTAL30347100.0
96) Money is one of my most important concerns. (Q16U) (WORRYMON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.3
2) Mostly agree 32.4
3) Mostly disagree 35.3
4) Completely disagree 14.9
9) Don't know 1.1
Missing18089 
TOTAL17489100.0
97) I'm pretty well satisfied with the way things are going for me financially. (Q16V) (HAPPYMON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 14.2
2) Mostly agree 46.5
3) Mostly disagree 24.8
4) Completely disagree 13.2
9) Don't know 1.2
Missing5229 
TOTAL30349100.0
98) I feel it's my duty as a citizen to always vote. (Q16W) (DUTYVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 60.8
2) Mostly agree 28.5
3) Mostly disagree 6.2
4) Completely disagree 2.9
9) Don't know 1.8
Missing5236 
TOTAL30342100.0
99) I'm interested in keeping up with national affairs. (Q16X) (USAFFAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 41.1
2) Mostly agree 45.2
3) Mostly disagree 9.5
4) Completely disagree 2.6
9) Don't know 1.6
Missing6735 
TOTAL28843100.0
100) I'm generally bored by what goes on in Washington. (Q16Y) (BOREDPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13
2) Mostly agree 35.4
3) Mostly disagree 35.5
4) Completely disagree 13.8
9) Don't know 2.3
Missing10839 
TOTAL24739100.0
101) I'm pretty interested in following local politics. (Q16Z) (LOCALPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.1
2) Mostly agree 49.6
3) Mostly disagree 20.7
4) Completely disagree 5
9) Don't know 1.7
Missing7750 
TOTAL27828100.0
102) Most issues discussed in Washington don't affect me personally. (Q16AA) (NOAFFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 6.6
2) Mostly agree 25.4
3) Mostly disagree 44.3
4) Completely disagree 21.1
9) Don't know 2.5
Missing6739 
TOTAL28839100.0
103) I feel guilty when I don't get a chance to vote. (Q16BB) (GUILTVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 34.5
2) Mostly agree 33.4
3) Mostly disagree 18.1
4) Completely disagree 9.3
9) Don't know 4.8
Missing6742 
TOTAL28836100.0
104) Sometimes I vote for a candidate without really knowing enough about him or her. (Q16CC) (DONTKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.7
2) Mostly agree 39.9
3) Mostly disagree 26.1
4) Completely disagree 17.5
9) Don't know 3.8
Missing12308 
TOTAL23270100.0
105) I am concerned that business corporations are collecting too much information about people like me. (Q16DD) (CORPINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 38.8
2) Mostly agree 36.7
3) Mostly disagree 16.8
4) Completely disagree 4.6
9) Don't know 3.1
Missing30632 
TOTAL4946100.0
106) I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me. (Q16GOV) (PRIVACY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.7
2) Mostly agree 31.2
3) Mostly disagree 27
4) Completely disagree 9.2
9) Don't know 3.9
Missing30825 
TOTAL4753100.0
107) I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (Q16EE) (SCIHURT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.9
2) Mostly agree 22.9
3) Mostly disagree 36.2
4) Completely disagree 20.7
9) Don't know 4.3
Missing29286 
TOTAL6292100.0
108) Technology is making life too complicated for me. (Q16FF) (TECHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.1
2) Mostly agree 18.5
3) Mostly disagree 41.9
4) Completely disagree 27.8
9) Don't know 1.7
Missing29286 
TOTAL6292100.0
109) I favor protecting the rights of the unborn in almost all cases. (Q16GG) (PROTECT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 42.1
2) Mostly agree 30.2
3) Mostly disagree 15.9
4) Completely disagree 7.6
9) Don't know 4.2
Missing33076 
TOTAL2502100.0
110) I am more concerned about finding cures for diseases than about protecting embryos. (Q16HH) (FINDCURE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.9
2) Mostly agree 34.4
3) Mostly disagree 18.8
4) Completely disagree 11.7
9) Don't know 11.2
Missing33076 
TOTAL2502100.0
111) I often worry about the chances of a nuclear attack by terrorists. (Q28S) (TONUCTER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 21.2
2) Mostly agree 24.9
3) Mostly disagree 33.6
4) Completely disagree 18.2
9) Don't know 2.1
Missing32694 
TOTAL2884100.0
112) The government needs to do more to make health care affordable and accessible. (Q31G) (HCAFFORD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 60.7
2) Mostly agree 23.4
3) Mostly disagree 8.5
4) Completely disagree 5.7
9) Don't know 1.7
Missing32511 
TOTAL3067100.0
113) A free market economy needs government regulation in order to best serve the public interest. (Q31GG) (REGECON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.5
2) Mostly agree 39.1
3) Mostly disagree 20
4) Completely disagree 10.1
9) Don't know 7.3
Missing32511 
TOTAL3067100.0
114) I am concerned about the government becoming too involved in healthcare. (Q31HH) (GOVINVHC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.2
2) Mostly agree 25.3
3) Mostly disagree 27.8
4) Completely disagree 16.8
9) Don't know 2.9
Missing32511 
TOTAL3067100.0
115) I am sometimes very conscious of the presence of God. (Q87D) (GODPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 44.7
2) Mostly agree 35.9
3) Mostly disagree 11.5
4) Completely disagree 4.3
9) Don't know 3.6
Missing23268 
TOTAL12310100.0
116) The federal government should be able to overrule individual states on important matters. (Q87G) (FEELFED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.9
2) Mostly agree 34.3
3) Mostly disagree 31.8
4) Completely disagree 15.6
9) Don't know 8.5
Missing25319 
TOTAL10259100.0
117) The government ought to be able to censor news stories that it feels threaten national security. (Q87M) (CENSORNW)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.7
2) Mostly agree 39.6
3) Mostly disagree 19.6
4) Completely disagree 13.5
9) Don't know 4.6
Missing25312 
TOTAL10266100.0
118) The news media should be free to report on any stories they feel are in the national interest. (Q87N) (FREEREPT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.3
2) Mostly agree 48.1
3) Mostly disagree 16.5
4) Completely disagree 4.6
9) Don't know 3.6
Missing25314 
TOTAL10264100.0
119) I don't pay attention to whether a candidate calls himself a liberal or a conservative. (Q87BB) (DTPPAYCA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 21.9
2) Mostly agree 40.7
3) Mostly disagree 22.5
4) Completely disagree 9.8
9) Don't know 5.1
Missing19788 
TOTAL15790100.0
120) There is an international communist conspiracy to rule the world. (Q87OO) (TOCONSP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.1
2) Mostly agree 32.5
3) Mostly disagree 24.8
4) Completely disagree 11
9) Don't know 12.5
Missing23271 
TOTAL12307100.0
121) Communist and non-communist countries can learn to live together peacefully. (Q87PP) (TOPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24.6
2) Mostly agree 48.5
3) Mostly disagree 15
4) Completely disagree 5.8
9) Don't know 6.1
Missing23276 
TOTAL12302100.0
122) Communist countries are all alike. (Q87QQ) (TOCMSAME)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.7
2) Mostly agree 25.4
3) Mostly disagree 40.1
4) Completely disagree 14.3
9) Don't know 11.5
Missing25314 
TOTAL10264100.0
123) Communists are responsible for a lot of the unrest in the United States today. (Q87RR) (TOCMRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.7
2) Mostly agree 34.7
3) Mostly disagree 28.9
4) Completely disagree 11
9) Don't know 8.8
Missing23266 
TOTAL12312100.0
124) Sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.9
2) Female 52.1
TOTAL35578100.0
125) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.6
19) 19 1.8
20) 20 1.7
21) 21 1.8
22) 22 1.8
23) 23 1.7
24) 24 1.8
25) 25 2.1
26) 26 1.8
27) 27 1.9
28) 28 2.2
29) 29 2.1
30) 30 2.2
31) 31 2
32) 32 2.3
33) 33 2.3
34) 34 2.3
35) 35 2.2
36) 36 1.9
37) 37 2
38) 38 2.1
39) 39 1.9
40) 40 2.3
41) 41 1.8
42) 42 2.2
43) 43 1.7
44) 44 1.7
45) 45 1.8
46) 46 1.5
47) 47 1.7
48) 48 1.5
49) 49 1.6
50) 50 1.9
51) 51 1.4
52) 52 1.7
53) 53 1.5
54) 54 1.4
55) 55 1.5
56) 56 1.3
57) 57 1.2
58) 58 1.3
59) 59 1.3
60) 60 1.4
61) 61 1.2
62) 62 1.4
63) 63 1.1
64) 64 1.2
65) 65 1.4
66) 66 1
67) 67 1.1
68) 68 1.1
69) 69 1.1
70) 70 1.1
71) 71 .9
72) 72 .9
73) 73 .8
74) 74 .8
75) 75 .8
76) 76 .7
77) 77 .7
78) 78 .7
79) 79 .5
80) 80 .5
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .4
83) 83 .3
84) 84 .2
85) 85 .3
86) 86 .1
87) 87 .1
88) 88 .1
89) 89 .1
90) 90 .1
91) 91 .1
92) 92 0
93) 93 0
94) 94 0
95) 95 0
96) 96 0
97) 97 or older 0
99) Don't know/Refused (Vol.) .8
Missing21 
TOTAL35557100.0
126) Are you, yourself, or Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Hispanic 8.1
2) No 90.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing15 
TOTAL35563100.0
127) What is your race? Are you white, black or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 81.9
2) Black 11.5
3) Other 5.7
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL35576100.0
128) (1994-2007) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian or some other? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White 77.6
2) Black 12
3) Asian 1.8
4) Other 7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
Missing19361 
TOTAL16217100.0
129) Race/ethnicity combined (RACETHN)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic 77.3
2) Black non-Hispanic 10.9
3) Hispanic 8.1
4) Other non-Hispanic 3.1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL35576100.0
130) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None or grade 1-8 5.7
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 12.3
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.7
4) Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 4.7
5) Some college, no four-year degree 21.8
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other 4-year degree) or higher 22.5
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3
Missing5 
TOTAL35573100.0
131) (1987-1993) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC87)
TOTAL%
1) None or grades 1-4 .9
2) Grades 5, 6 or 7 2.4
3) Grade 8 3.9
4) High school incomplete (grades 9 - 11) 14.6
5) High school graduate, (grade 12) 33.3
6) Technical, trade or business after high school 6
7) College/university incomplete 19.4
8) College/university graduate 16.9
9) Some post-graduate training for an advanced degree, for example, a master's degree, Ph.D., law or medical degree 2.6
99) Don't know/No answer/Refused (VOL.) .1
Missing16222 
TOTAL19356100.0
132) (1994-2009) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
1) None or grade 1-8 3.9
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 10
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.4
4) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school 3.9
5) Some college, no four-year degree 23.9
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other 4-year degree) 15.1
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 10.3
99) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .4
Missing22369 
TOTAL13209100.0
133) (2012) What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? (EDUC12)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades 1-8) 3.7
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 7.7
3) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 30.7
4) Some college, no degree (includes community college) 17.8
5) Two year associate degree from any college or university 10.6
6) Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (B.S., B.A., A.B.) 16.8
7) Some post-graduate or professional schooling, no post-graduate degree 1.8
8) Post-graduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (M.A., M.S., Ph.D., M.D., J.D.) 10.6
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .3
Missing32570 
TOTAL3008100.0
134) (1987-1988, 1900) Income 1987 [based on cards] (INCOME87)
TOTAL%
1) Under $2,000 1.2
2) $2,000-$2,999 1
3) $3,000-$3,999 1.5
4) $4,000-$4,999 1.9
5) $5,000-$5,999 2.3
6) $6,000-$6,999 2.9
7) $7,000-$9,999 5.1
8) $10,000-$11,999 5.9
9) $12,000-$14,999 7.9
10) $15,000-$19,999 11
11) $20,000-$24,999 7.9
12) $25,000-$29,999 8.1
13) $30,000-$34,999 7.7
14) $35,000-$39,999 6.4
15) $40,000-$49,999 9.2
16) $50,000-$99,999 10.5
17) $100,000 or more 1.7
99) Don't know/Refused 7.8
Missing25340 
TOTAL10238100.0
135) (1989) Income 1989 [based on cards] (INCOME89)
TOTAL%
1) Under $15,000 20.3
2) $15,000-$19,999 13.1
3) $20,000-$24,999 12.2
4) $25,000-$29,999 11.5
5) $30,000-$34,999 10
6) $35,000-$39,999 7.6
7) $40,000-$49,999 9.4
8) $50,000-$74,999 10.3
9) $75,000-$99,999 3
10) $100,000 or more 1.8
99) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing33530 
TOTAL2048100.0
136) (1991-1993) Income 1991 [based on cards] (INCOME91)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 8.8
2) $10,000 - 14,999 9.8
3) $15,000 - 19,999 13.7
4) $20,000 - 29,999 18.2
5) $30,000 - $49,999 22.9
6) $50,000 and over 18.1
99) Don't know/Refused 8.6
Missing28534 
TOTAL7044100.0
137) (1994-2003) Last year, that is in [YEAR], what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME94)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 7.1
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.6
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 14.9
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 14.1
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 11.1
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 14.3
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 7.4
8) $100,000 or more 7.8
99) Don't know/Refused 11.8
Missing27440 
TOTAL8138100.0
138) (2007-2012) Thinking about the past year, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME07)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 8
2) $10,000 to under $20,000 11.3
3) $20,000 to under $30,000 11.3
4) $30,000 to under $40,000 10
5) $40,000 to under $50,000 8.1
6) $50,000 to under $75,000 14
7) $75,000 to under $100,000 9.9
8) $100,000 to under $150,000 8.3
9) $150,000 or more 5.5
99) Don't know/Refused 13.7
Missing27550 
TOTAL8028100.0
139) Income ranges 1987 to 2012 (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Low 18.1
2) Lower middle 27.3
3) Upper middle 23.6
4) Upper 21.1
99) Don't know 9.9
Missing31 
TOTAL35547100.0
140) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.7
2) Democrat 33.5
3) Independent 34
4) No preference 3.2
5) Other party (Vol.) .6
9) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing4 
TOTAL35574100.0
141) As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or more to the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Lean Republican 33
2) Lean Democrat 35.8
9) Other/ Don't know/Refused 31.2
Missing21824 
TOTAL13754100.0
142) PARTY and PARTYLN combined three-way (PARTYSUM)
TOTAL%
1) Republican/Lean Republican 39.8
2) Democrat/Lean Democrat 47.7
9) No leaning 12.5
Missing4 
TOTAL35574100.0
143) PARTY and PARTYLN combined five-way (PARTY5)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 26.7
2) Lean Republican 13.1
3) Independent 12.4
4) Lean Democrat 14.2
5) Democrat 33.5
Missing40 
TOTAL35538100.0
144) (1987) When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative or in between? (1993) When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative or what? (IDEO87)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative 37
2) In between/Something else 36.8
3) Liberal 21.8
9) Other/Don't know (In 1993, Other and DK were separate categories) (Vol.) 4.4
Missing16769 
TOTAL18809100.0
145) (2002-2012) In general, would you describe your political views as…? (IDEO94)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6.4
2) Conservative 30
3) Moderate 37.7
4) Liberal 14.5
5) Very liberal 5.5
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
Missing22520 
TOTAL13058100.0
146) What is your religious preference - Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or an Orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 56.5
2) Catholic 25
3) Jewish 2
4) Mormon 1.5
5) Orthodox .6
6) Islam .2
7) Other 3
8) No/None 10.1
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
Missing3 
TOTAL35575100.0
147) Would you describe yourself as a 'born again' or evangelical Christian or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 34.9
2) No 60.3
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
Missing4596 
TOTAL30982100.0
148) Religion bannerpoints (RELIGN)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic evangelical Protestant 19.3
2) White non-Hispanic mainline Protestant 22.1
3) Black non-Hispanic Protestant 8.8
4) Other Protestant 6.4
5) White non-Hispanic Catholic 18.8
6) Other Catholic 6.2
7) Other Christian 2.2
8) Jewish 2
9) Other religion 3.2
10) Unaffiliated 10.1
99) Don't know/Refused 1.1
Missing3 
TOTAL35575100.0
149) (1987-1988, 1994) Do you go to church, synagogue or some other place of worship…? (CHURCH87)
TOTAL%
1) Every week 26
2) Almost every week 13.3
3) Once or twice a month 14.1
4) A few times a year 29.4
5) Never 16
9) Don't know/Refused 1.2
Missing27304 
TOTAL8274100.0
150) (1997-2012) 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? (CHURCH97)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 13.8
2) Once a week 24.7
3) Once or twice a month 14.9
4) A few times a year 18.9
5) Seldom 17.1
6) Never 9.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
Missing20370 
TOTAL15208100.0
151) (1987-1988, 1994-2012) Do you go to church, synagogue or some other place of worship? / Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services? [CHURCH87 AND CHURCH97 MERGED AND STANDARDIZED] (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never/Less than once a month 46.6
1) Once a month or more 53.4
Missing12096 
TOTAL23482100.0
152) Religious intensity based on three items (Prayer important, Judgment Day, Never doubt God) (RELIG3)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree all 6.6
2) Mixed/Don't know 24.6
3) Agree all 68.8
Missing14320 
TOTAL21258100.0
153) (1988, 1992-2007, 2012) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own 67
2) Rent 27.9
3) Other arrangement 4.5
9) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing17337 
TOTAL18241100.0
154) (1993-2003) Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live? (CITYSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) A large city 22.1
2) A suburb near a large city 22.1
3) A small city or town, OR 34.9
4) A rural area 20
9) Don't know/Refused .8
Missing25882 
TOTAL9696100.0
155) (1987-1990, 1992-2012) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed or never been married? Category 6 in 2009 and 2012: Living with a partner (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 55.8
2) Divorced 9.8
3) Separated 2.3
4) Widowed 8.5
5) Never married 22
6) Living with partner 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL35578100.0
156) Children under 18 living in household (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 38.9
2) No 60.4
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing4068 
TOTAL31510100.0
157) (1987-1988, 1990, 1992-2012) How many children under 18 years of age are now living in this household? (KIDS87)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, children 42.8
2) No children 56.3
9) Don't know/Refused .9
Missing20285 
TOTAL15293100.0
158) (1994-2012) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT94)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 35.3
2) No 64.3
9) Don't know/Refused .4
Missing19361 
TOTAL16217100.0
159) (1987-1990, 1994, 2002-2012) Are you now employed full-time, part-time or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 49.8
2) Part-time 12.6
3) Not employed 37
9) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing9201 
TOTAL26377100.0
160) (1987-1900, 1992-2012) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (LABORHH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self and/or spouse is union member 16.3
2) No, no union member in household 82.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing2020 
TOTAL33558100.0
161) (1997-2007) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 74.6
2) No 25.3
9) Don't know/Refused .1
Missing27714 
TOTAL7864100.0
162) (2009) Do you go online to use the Internet, at least occasionally? Do you send or receive email, at least occasionally? (INTNET09)
TOTAL%
0) Not a user 21.4
1) Internet user 78.6
Missing32565 
TOTAL3013100.0
163) (1992, 1994, 2002-2012) Final registered voter variable-combine REGICERT and REG (REGVOTER)
TOTAL%
0) Not registered/Not certain/Don't know 59.1
1) Certain registered 40.9
TOTAL35578100.0
164) (1987-1988, 1990-2012) 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? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 77.9
2) No 21.2
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9
Missing3509 
TOTAL32069100.0
165) (1992, 1994, 2002-2012) Are you absolutely certain you are registered to vote, or is there a chance your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 94.8
2) Chance registration has lapsed 4.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .7
Missing20783 
TOTAL14795100.0
166) (2012) Which of these statements best describes you? (REG)
TOTAL%
1) Are you ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN that you are registered to vote at your current address [OR] 71.3
2) Are you PROBABLY registered, but there is a chance your registration has lapsed [OR] 3.5
3) Are you NOT registered to vote at your current address 24.8
9) Don't Know/Refused (VOL.) .3
Missing34118 
TOTAL1460100.0
167) (1987-1990, 1994-2007, 2012) 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...(READ) (FOLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time 44.4
2) Some of the time 33.4
3) Only now and then, OR 14.7
4) Hardly at all? 6.5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .9
Missing13071 
TOTAL22507100.0
168) How often would you say you vote... (READ) (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 40.2
2) Nearly always 30.7
3) Part of the time, OR 11.4
4) Seldom? 9.4
5) Never vote (VOL) 5.5
6) Other response (VOL.) .8
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .5
99) (1987 ONLY) Combined Never/Other/Don't know 1.5
Missing1519 
TOTAL34059100.0
169) (1993) RVs only OFTVOTE (OFTVOTER)
TOTAL%
1) Always 57
2) Nearly always 31.1
3) Part of the time 6.9
4) Seldom 3.7
5) Never (VOL) .6
6) Other .5
9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.) .2
Missing34323 
TOTAL1255100.0
170) (1987-1990, 1992-2003, 2009) In the (2000) presidential election, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? [IF VOTED, ASK:] Did you vote for (Democratic candidate), (Republican candidate), (or other candidate)? (PRESVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Democrat 29.6
2) Yes, Republican 36.4
3) Yes, other 3.6
4) Yes, don't remember which candidate/Refused (VOL.) 1.9
6) No, didn't vote 21.8
7) Don't remember .8
9) Refused 1.2
99) (1987 ONLY) Combined Didn't vote/Other/Don't remember 4.7
Missing7311 
TOTAL28267100.0
171) Final weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3557810.549
172) What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 23.3
2) 30-44 31.2
3) 45-59 22.7
4) 60-74 16.7
5) 75 or older 6.2
Missing361 
TOTAL35217100.0
173) Sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47.9
2) Female 52.1
TOTAL35578100.0
174) What is your race? Are you white, black, or some other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 82.7
2) Black 11.6
3) Other 5.7
Missing327 
TOTAL35251100.0
175) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 5.7
2) High school incomplete (grades 9-11) 12.3
3) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.8
4) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school 4.7
5) Some college, no four-year degree 21.9
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A. or other four-year degree) or higher 22.6
Missing115 
TOTAL35463100.0
176) 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 57.1
2) Catholic 25.2
3) Jewish 2
4) Mormon 1.6
5) Other 3.9
6) No/None 10.2
Missing398 
TOTAL35180100.0
177) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 27.2
2) Democrat 34.1
3) Independent 34.7
4) No preference 3.3
5) Other party (Vol.) .6
Missing646 
TOTAL34932100.0