December 2006 Values Update Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Codebook


All frequencies weighted by 204) WEIGHT
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40996235.6518689.01
2) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4099101144.4043338.84
3) Area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4099574.81237.13
4) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL409928156.9216031.12
5) Respondent's state from FIPS (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama761.9
4) Arizona681.7
5) Arkansas33.8
6) California49612.1
8) Colorado842
9) Connecticut591.4
10) Delaware8.2
11) District of Columbia8.2
12) Florida2165.3
13) Georgia1062.6
16) Idaho17.4
17) Illinois1413.4
18) Indiana842
19) Iowa401
20) Kansas391
21) Kentucky581.4
22) Louisiana741.8
23) Maine33.8
24) Maryland812
25) Massachusetts882.1
26) Michigan1303.2
27) Minnesota912.2
28) Mississippi421
29) Missouri872.1
30) Montana16.4
31) Nebraska28.7
32) Nevada31.8
33) New Hampshire25.6
34) New Jersey1002.4
35) New Mexico24.6
36) New York2115.1
37) North Carolina1162.8
38) North Dakota12.3
39) Ohio2165.3
40) Oklahoma571.4
41) Oregon401
42) Pennsylvania2275.5
44) Rhode Island29.7
45) South Carolina431
46) South Dakota10
47) Tennessee972.4
48) Texas2977.2
49) Utah391
50) Vermont8.2
51) Virginia1072.6
53) Washington852.1
54) West Virginia32.8
55) Wisconsin912.2
56) Wyoming10.2
TOTAL4101100.0
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL409924388.7115400.44
7) Census region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast78019
2) Midwest96023.4
3) South145035.4
4) West90822.2
TOTAL4098100.0
8) Time zone (TIMEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Central119029
2) Eastern198548.4
3) Mountain2045
4) Pacific65315.9
5) Arizona681.7
TOTAL4100100.0
9) Community type (USR)
TOTAL%
1) Rural76918.8
2) Suburban202349.4
3) Urban130731.9
TOTAL4099100.0
10) Community type (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban130731.9
2) Suburban202349.4
3) Rural76918.8
TOTAL4099100.0
11) Four-way form split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1A104825.6
2) Form 1B95623.3
3) Form 2B106125.9
4) Form 2B103325.2
TOTAL4098100.0
12) Language of interview (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English385394
2) Spanish2466
TOTAL4099100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President? (BUSHAPP1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve136233.2
2) Disapprove234057.1
9) Don't know/Refused3979.7
TOTAL4099100.0
14) Do you [approve/disapprove] very strongly, or not so strongly? (BUSHAPP2)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly262871
2) Not so strongly96226
9) Don't know/Refused1113
Missing397 
TOTAL3701100.0
15) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATISFID)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied123930.2
2) Dissatisfied259763.4
9) Don't know/Refused2636.4
TOTAL4099100.0
16) Thinking about the Democratic and Republican parties, would you say there is a great deal of difference in what they stand for, a fair amount of difference, or hardly any difference at all? (DEMVREP)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of difference142234.7
2) A fair amount of difference143935.1
3) Hardly any difference93522.8
9) Don't know/Refused3037.4
TOTAL4099100.0
17) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion. (DIFFABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor70717.3
2) Favor71917.5
3) Oppose117228.6
4) Strongly oppose112127.4
9) Don't know3799.2
TOTAL4098100.0
18) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor54413.3
2) Favor99024.2
3) Oppose88121.5
4) Strongly oppose134932.9
9) Don't know3348.2
TOTAL4098100.0
19) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor125230.6
2) Favor137533.6
3) Oppose72317.6
4) Strongly oppose47411.6
9) Don't know2746.7
TOTAL4098100.0
20) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. An increase in the minimum wage, from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour. (WAGEINC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor194547.5
2) Favor147736
3) Oppose3438.4
4) Strongly oppose2395.8
9) Don't know/Refused952.3
TOTAL4099100.0
21) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women, and other minorities get better jobs and education. (AFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor113127.6
2) Favor173142.2
3) Oppose70117.1
4) Strongly oppose3398.3
9) Don't know/Refused1974.8
TOTAL4099100.0
22) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. The U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes. (UNIVHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor109426.7
2) Favor162939.7
3) Oppose73417.9
4) Strongly oppose45611.1
9) Don't know/Refused1864.5
TOTAL4099100.0
23) One proposal would allow undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for several years to gain legal working status and the possibility of citizenship in the future. Would you favor or oppose this proposal? (IMMGSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor243259.3
2) Oppose149136.4
9) Don't know/Refused1764.3
TOTAL4099100.0
24) Would you favor or oppose building a fence along 700 miles of the border with Mexico? (MEXFENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Favor186945.6
2) Oppose198548.4
9) Don't know/Refused2446
TOTAL4098100.0
25) Is your overall opinion of the federal government in Washington very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNFEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1467.3
2) Mostly favorable74837.3
3) Mostly unfavorable63131.5
4) Very unfavorable29214.6
5) Never heard of14.7
8) Can't relate1216
9) Refused522.6
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
26) Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1909.5
2) Mostly favorable64031.9
3) Mostly unfavorable54127
4) Very unfavorable41220.5
5) Never heard of11.5
8) Can't related1658.2
9) Refused462.3
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
27) Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable30215.1
2) Mostly favorable77438.6
3) Mostly unfavorable45522.7
4) Very unfavorable24512.2
5) Never heard of8.4
8) Can't relate1658.2
9) Refused562.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
28) Is your overall opinion of the news media very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1517.5
2) Mostly favorable74237
3) Mostly unfavorable64532.2
4) Very unfavorable34917.4
5) Never heard of2.1
8) Can't relate663.3
9) Refused482.4
Missing2094 
TOTAL2003100.0
29) Is your overall opinion of the Christian Conservative Movement very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCCM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable29314.6
2) Mostly favorable60530.2
3) Mostly unfavorable31915.9
4) Very unfavorable27913.9
5) Never heard of23211.6
8) Can't relate24512.2
9) Refused321.6
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
30) Is your overall opinion of the Environmentalist Movement very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNENMV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable42821.3
2) Mostly favorable83041.4
3) Mostly unfavorable30115
4) Very unfavorable1326.6
5) Never heard of1065.3
8) Can't relate1648.2
9) Refused452.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2006100.0
31) Is your overall opinion of the military very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable93646.7
2) Mostly favorable75037.4
3) Mostly unfavorable1577.8
4) Very unfavorable512.5
5) Never heard of6.3
8) Can't relate673.3
9) Refused371.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
32) Is your overall opinion of Congress very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable23411.2
2) Mostly favorable86741.4
3) Mostly unfavorable59828.5
4) Very unfavorable1979.4
5) Never heard of201
8) Can't relate1507.2
9) Refused291.4
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
33) Is your overall opinion of the Supreme Court very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNSCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable37317.8
2) Mostly favorable113454.2
3) Mostly unfavorable28813.8
4) Very unfavorable683.2
5) Never heard of321.5
8) Can't related1718.2
9) Refused281.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
34) Is your overall opinion of the United Nations very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable30414.5
2) Mostly favorable89142.5
3) Mostly unfavorable38918.6
4) Very unfavorable30014.3
5) Never hear of271.3
8) Can't relate1617.7
9) Refused231.1
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
35) Is your overall opinion of business corporations very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1969.4
2) Mostly favorable99447.4
3) Mostly unfavorable46022
4) Very unfavorable1667.9
5) Never heard of391.9
8) Can't relate2069.8
9) Refused341.6
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
36) Is your overall opinion of labor unions very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNLABUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable38218.2
2) Mostly favorable82639.4
3) Mostly unfavorable43020.5
4) Very unfavorable22210.6
5) Never heard of442.1
8) Can't relate1647.8
9) Refused271.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
37) Is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNNRA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable46422.2
2) Mostly favorable61629.4
3) Mostly unfavorable39118.7
4) Very unfavorable28613.7
5) Never heard of1276.1
8) Can't relate1929.2
9) Refused17.8
Missing2004 
TOTAL2093100.0
38) Do you think that using military force against countries that may seriously threaten our country, but have not attacked us, can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified? (JUSTPREM)
TOTAL%
1) Often justified65516
2) Sometimes justified158438.6
3) Rarely justified100224.4
4) Never justified69717
9) Don't know/Refused1613.9
TOTAL4099100.0
39) 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. (NOSAYGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree53713.1
2) Mostly agree142134.7
3) Mostly disagree145535.5
4) Completely disagree59114.4
9) Don't know/Refused952.3
TOTAL4099100.0
40) 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. Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly. (LOSETCH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree126730.9
2) Mostly agree195047.6
3) Mostly disagree58014.1
4) Completely disagree1593.9
9) Don't know/Refused1433.5
TOTAL4099100.0
41) 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. Most elected officials care what people like me think. (OFFCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1443.5
2) Mostly agree126730.9
3) Mostly disagree166840.7
4) Completely disagree87221.3
9) Don't know/Refused1483.6
TOTAL4099100.0
42) 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. Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things. (VOTESAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree92822.6
2) Mostly agree199848.8
3) Mostly disagree74118.1
4) Completely disagree3087.5
9) Don't know/Refused1233
TOTAL4098100.0
43) 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. Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control. (SUCCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree4009.8
2) Mostly agree97123.7
3) Mostly disagree161339.4
4) Completely disagree95623.3
9) Don't know/Refused1593.9
TOTAL4099100.0
44) 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. Hard work offers little guarantee of success. (HRDWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree44610.9
2) Mostly agree94823.1
3) Mostly disagree141634.5
4) Completely disagree122029.8
9) Don't know/Refused691.7
TOTAL4099100.0
45) 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. The strength of this country today is mostly based on the success of American business. (BUSAMSUC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37418.7
2) Mostly agree107253.5
3) Mostly disagree35117.5
4) Completely disagree1316.5
9) Don't know/Refused773.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
46) 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. Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good. (BUSREG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35917.9
2) Mostly agree78239
3) Mostly disagree59429.6
4) Completely disagree1055.2
9) Don't know/Refused1648.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
47) 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. The federal government should run only those things that cannot be run at the local level. (FEDLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree54927.4
2) Mostly agree93246.5
3) Mostly disagree32716.3
4) Completely disagree804
9) Don't know/Refused1175.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
48) 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. When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful. (GOVINEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree47923.9
2) Mostly agree75937.9
3) Mostly disagree55427.6
4) Completely disagree1226.1
9) Don't know/Refused914.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
49) 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. The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (TOMCHFED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree56528.2
2) Mostly agree70835.3
3) Mostly disagree54527.2
4) Completely disagree1256.2
9) Don't know/Refused613
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
50) 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. The government is really run for the benefit of all the people. (GVBENALL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree3969.7
2) Mostly agree145635.5
3) Mostly disagree150836.8
4) Completely disagree62115.2
9) Don't know/Refused1182.9
TOTAL4099100.0
51) 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. Business corporations generally strike a fair balance between making profits and serving the public interest. (BUSFRBAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1296.2
2) Mostly agree66131.6
3) Mostly disagree81238.8
4) Completely disagree40719.4
9) Don't know/Refused854.1
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
52) 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. There is too much power concentrated in the hands of a few big companies. (TOMCHBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree79838.1
2) Mostly agree79838.1
3) Mostly disagree35517
4) Completely disagree874.2
9) Don't know/Refused562.7
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
53) 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. Business corporations make too much profit. (BUSPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree62729.9
2) Mostly agree73835.2
3) Mostly disagree45021.5
4) Completely disagree1718.2
9) Don't know/Refused1085.2
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
54) 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. Dealing with a federal government agency is often not worth the trouble. (FEDTRBL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37617.9
2) Mostly agree77537
3) Mostly disagree65331.2
4) Completely disagree1637.8
9) Don't know/Refused1286.1
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
55) 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. As Americans we can always find a way to solve our problems and get what we want. (AMERSLV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree29113.9
2) Mostly agree93444.6
3) Mostly disagree58327.8
4) Completely disagree2079.9
9) Don't know/Refused793.8
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
56) 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. I don't believe that there are any real limits to growth in this country today. (NOGRWLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30414.5
2) Mostly agree88342.1
3) Mostly disagree62729.9
4) Completely disagree1889
9) Don't know/Refused934.4
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
57) 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. Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. (SOCEQL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree106650.9
2) Mostly agree85140.6
3) Mostly disagree1045
4) Completely disagree391.9
9) Don't know/Refused341.6
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
58) 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. In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country. (BLCKIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26812.8
2) Mostly agree58828.1
3) Mostly disagree76736.6
4) Completely disagree26312.6
9) Don't know/Refused2079.9
Missing2004 
TOTAL2093100.0
59) 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. Discrimination against blacks is rare today. (DSCRM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1376.5
2) Mostly agree55226.3
3) Mostly disagree85440.8
4) Completely disagree44321.1
9) Don't know/Refused1095.2
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
60) 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. Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs. (POORDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree60628.9
2) Mostly agree82339.3
3) Mostly disagree44021
4) Completely disagree1426.8
9) Don't know/Refused834
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
61) 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. Freedom of speech should not extend to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists. (FRSPTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41820.9
2) Mostly agree47323.6
3) Mostly disagree64332.1
4) Completely disagree35117.5
9) Don't know/Refused1195.9
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
62) 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. The police should be allowed to search the houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists without a court order. (COPSRTER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31615.8
2) Mostly agree39219.6
3) Mostly disagree59429.6
4) Completely disagree65532.7
9) Don't know/Refused482.4
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
63) 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. Occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. will be part of life in the future. (USTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree87321.3
2) Mostly agree200749
3) Mostly disagree66816.3
4) Completely disagree3207.8
9) Don't know/Refused2315.6
TOTAL4099100.0
64) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican93522.8
2) Democrat127031
3) Independent158938.8
4) No preference1593.9
5) Other party21.5
9) Don't know/Refused1253
TOTAL4099100.0
65) [IF "REPULICAN" OR "DEMOCRAT" TO PARTY] Do you consider yourself a strong [Republican/Democrat] or not a strong [Republican/Democrat]? (PARTYSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strong118453.7
2) Not strong97744.3
9) Don't know/Refused452
Missing1893 
TOTAL2206100.0
66) [IF "INDEPENDENT" " NO PREFERENCE" "OTHER PARTY" "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED" TO PARTY] As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican49025.9
2) Democrat75940.1
9) Other/Don't know/Refused64434
Missing2206 
TOTAL1893100.0
67) In the 2006 election for Congress, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (CVOTE06A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, voted258763.1
2) No, didn't vote146035.6
3) No, too young to vote30.7
9) DK/Refused22.5
TOTAL4099100.0
68) [IF "YES,VOTED" TO CVOTE06A] Did you happen to vote for a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in your district? (CVOTE06B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican94436.5
2) Democrat135352.3
3) Other/Independent Candidate732.8
4) Didn't vote for Congress18.7
9) Don't know/Refused1997.7
Missing1512 
TOTAL2587100.0
69) How often would you say you vote? (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always183944.9
2) Nearly always103725.3
3) Part of the time46811.4
4) Seldom3979.7
5) Never vote2967.2
6) Other response441.1
9) Don't know/Refused19.5
TOTAL4100100.0
70) Some people seem to follow what's going on in the 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 most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all? (FOLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time218353.3
2) Some of the time114928
3) Only now and then45411.1
4) Hardly at all2887
9) Don't know/Refused25.6
TOTAL4099100.0
71) Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel? (CONTFED)
TOTAL%
1) Basically content87421.3
2) Frustrated238358.1
3) Angry64015.6
9) Don't know/Refused2024.9
TOTAL4099100.0
72) How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right? (TRUSTDC)
TOTAL%
1) Just about always1313.2
2) Most of the time113127.6
3) Only some of the time258463
4) Never2165.3
9) Don't know/Refused37.9
TOTAL4099100.0
73) If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services or a bigger government providing more services? (GOVSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Smaller government, fewer services184244.9
2) Bigger government, more services178443.5
3) Depends1533.7
9) Don't know/Refused3207.8
TOTAL4099100.0
74) In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the wisdom of the American people when it comes to making political decisions? (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very great deal53613.1
2) Good deal181644.3
3) Not very much137633.6
4) None at all3097.5
9) Don't know/Refused611.5
TOTAL4098100.0
75) 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. There needs to be stricter law and regulations to protect the environment. (ENVLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree70935.4
2) Mostly agree96548.1
3) Mostly disagree23811.9
4) Completely disagree592.9
9) Don't know/Refused341.7
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
76) 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 should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment. (PAYENVR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree34117
2) Mostly agree85742.7
3) Mostly disagree49624.7
4) Completely disagree25312.6
9) Don't know/Refused582.9
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
77) 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. Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. (SOCSUCC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree94447.1
2) Mostly agree87843.8
3) Mostly disagree1226.1
4) Completely disagree301.5
9) Don't know/Refused301.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
78) 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. We have gone too far in pushing equal rights in this country. (TOOMCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33716.8
2) Mostly agree57228.5
3) Mostly disagree63931.9
4) Completely disagree38119
9) Don't know/Refused753.7
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
79) 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. It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves. (GOVCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree53826.8
2) Mostly agree84041.9
3) Mostly disagree39519.7
4) Completely disagree1698.4
9) Don't know/Refused623.1
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
80) 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. The government should help most needy people even if it means going deeper in debt. (GVHLPNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37718.8
2) Mostly agree71135.5
3) Mostly disagree57528.7
4) Completely disagree21810.9
9) Don't know/Refused1236.1
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
81) 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. The government should guarantee every citizen enough to eat and a place to sleep. (GVEATSLP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree62531.2
2) Mostly agree75737.8
3) Mostly disagree41420.7
4) Completely disagree1587.9
9) Don't know/Refused502.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
82) 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. I like political leaders who are willing to make compromises in order to get the job done. (POLCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree58729.3
2) Mostly agree100950.4
3) Mostly disagree21610.8
4) Completely disagree954.7
9) Don't know/Refused964.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2003100.0
83) 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. I don't pay attention to whether a candidate calls him or herself a liberal or conservative. (IRLIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree45922.9
2) Mostly agree73836.8
3) Mostly disagree42521.2
4) Completely disagree22911.4
9) Don't know/Refused1527.6
Missing2094 
TOTAL2003100.0
84) 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. I am very patriotic. (PATRIOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree98649.2
2) Mostly agree81540.7
3) Mostly disagree1256.2
4) Completely disagree321.6
9) Don't know/Refused462.3
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
85) 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. In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country. (NBLKIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24512.2
2) Mostly agree57328.6
3) Mostly disagree71035.4
4) Completely disagree28714.3
9) Don't know/Refused1909.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
86) 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. I think it's all right for blacks and whites to date each other. (INTERDAT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree102751.2
2) Mostly agree63931.9
3) Mostly disagree1195.9
4) Completely disagree1366.8
9) Don't know/Refused834.1
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
87) 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. We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment. (PREFBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20910.4
2) Mostly agree46223.1
3) Mostly disagree66433.1
4) Completely disagree58329.1
9) Don't know/Refused864.3
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
88) 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. Discrimination against blacks is rare today. (RAREDSCM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1798.9
2) Mostly agree47623.7
3) Mostly disagree86843.3
4) Completely disagree37618.7
9) Don't know/Refused1075.3
Missing2094 
TOTAL2006100.0
89) 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. We should restrict and control people coming into out country to live more than we do now. (RESTIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree81240.5
2) Mostly agree68734.3
3) Mostly disagree28014
4) Completely disagree1306.5
9) Don't know/Refused954.7
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
90) 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. It is my belief that we should get even with any country that tries to take advantage of the United States. (REVENGE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30315.1
2) Mostly agree50525.2
3) Mostly disagree71635.7
4) Completely disagree35217.6
9) Don't know/Refused1296.4
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
91) 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. The best way to ensure peace is through military strength. (MILPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree36218.1
2) Mostly agree62531.2
3) Mostly disagree59029.4
4) Completely disagree34417.2
9) Don't know/Refused844.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
92) 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. American lives are worth more than the lives of people in other countries. (AMWRTHMO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1718.5
2) Mostly agree28214.1
3) Mostly disagree58929.4
4) Completely disagree87743.8
9) Don't know/Refused854.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
93) 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. We all should be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong. (WLLFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40420.2
2) Mostly agree59329.6
3) Mostly disagree51725.8
4) Completely disagree38219.1
9) Don't know/Refused1085.4
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
94) 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. I often worry about the chances of nuclear war. (NUKEWRRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree45222.6
2) Mostly agree65632.7
3) Mostly disagree52226
4) Completely disagree33616.8
9) Don't know/Refused381.9
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
95) 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. Most of the countries that have gotten help from America end up resenting us. (RESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree52426.1
2) Mostly agree79939.9
3) Mostly disagree44922.4
4) Completely disagree954.7
9) Don't know/Refused1376.8
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
96) 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. It's best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs. (WRLDAFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree83541.7
2) Mostly agree88644.2
3) Mostly disagree1467.3
4) Completely disagree673.3
9) Don't know/Refused703.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
97) 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. Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs. (POGVDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree58729.3
2) Mostly agree80540.2
3) Mostly disagree38219.1
4) Completely disagree1256.2
9) Don't know1055.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
98) 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. We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home. (DOMPRB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree75937.9
2) Mostly agree77538.7
3) Mostly disagree32416.2
4) Completely disagree834.1
9) Don't know643.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
99) 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. We should put more emphasis on fuel conservation than on developing new oil supplies. (FUELCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree57628.7
2) Mostly agree80039.9
3) Mostly disagree33516.7
4) Completely disagree1497.4
9) Don't know1447.2
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
100) 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. The growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens traditional American customs and values. (NEWTHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35817.9
2) Mostly agree61130.5
3) Mostly disagree60230
4) Completely disagree31215.6
9) Don't know1226.1
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
101) 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. Nude magazines and X-rated movies provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (PORNOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree15314.6
2) Mostly agree29628.2
3) Mostly disagree25924.7
4) Completely disagree28427
9) Don't know585.5
Missing3051 
TOTAL1050100.0
102) 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. Nude magazines and X-rated videos on the internet provide harmless entertainment or those who enjoy it. (INPORNOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree656.8
2) Mostly agree19320.2
3) Mostly disagree22823.8
4) Completely disagree42944.8
9) Don't know424.4
Missing3143 
TOTAL957100.0
103) 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. The tax system is unfair to people like me. (TAXUNFR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree39019.5
2) Mostly agree57528.7
3) Mostly disagree74637.2
4) Completely disagree1999.9
9) Don't know954.7
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
104) 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. I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me. (GOVINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree56528.2
2) Mostly agree63831.8
3) Mostly disagree55327.6
4) Completely disagree1788.9
9) Don't know713.5
Missing2094 
TOTAL2005100.0
105) 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. I am concerned that business corporations are collecting too much information about people like me. (CORPINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree72636.2
2) Mostly agree75437.6
3) Mostly disagree36518.2
4) Completely disagree964.8
9) Don't know633.1
Missing2094 
TOTAL2004100.0
106) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (PRAYIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree93744.7
2) Mostly agree69533.2
3) Mostly disagree26612.7
4) Completely disagree1758.4
9) Don't know/Refused221.1
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
107) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? We all will be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins. (GODJUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree113554.2
2) Mostly agree52024.8
3) Mostly disagree1959.3
4) Completely disagree1627.7
9) Don't know/Refused844
Missing2004 
TOTAL2096100.0
108) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I never doubted the existence of God. (NVDBTGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree128461.3
2) Mostly agree46522.2
3) Mostly disagree1487.1
4) Completely disagree1366.5
9) Don't know/Refused612.9
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
109) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (FGAYTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37217.8
2) Mostly agree22010.5
3) Mostly disagree56727.1
4) Completely disagree81839.1
9) Don't know/Refused1175.6
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
110) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries. (BANBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree63330.2
2) Mostly agree34316.4
3) Mostly disagree47722.8
4) Completely disagree55726.6
9) Don't know/Refused834
Missing2004 
TOTAL2093100.0
111) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Nude magazines and X-rated movies provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (OKPORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree14813.9
2) Mostly agree28326.7
3) Mostly disagree28526.9
4) Completely disagree28526.9
9) Don't know/Refused605.7
Missing3038 
TOTAL1061100.0
112) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Nude pictures and X-rated videos on the internet provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (PRNINTOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree999.6
2) Mostly agree18417.8
3) Mostly disagree31930.9
4) Completely disagree40339
9) Don't know/Refused292.8
Missing3066 
TOTAL1034100.0
113) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Freedom of speech should not extend to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists. (CENSTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree51324.5
2) Mostly agree45421.7
3) Mostly disagree57827.6
4) Completely disagree45721.8
9) Don't know/Refused934.4
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
114) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? The police should be allowed to search the houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists without a court order. (SRCHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37217.8
2) Mostly agree42820.4
3) Mostly disagree52124.9
4) Completely disagree72534.6
9) Don't know/Refused482.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
115) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Women should return to their traditional roles in society. (TRADWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1667.9
2) Mostly agree25412.1
3) Mostly disagree50324
4) Completely disagree107051.1
9) Don't know/Refused1014.8
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
116) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDSPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1919.1
2) Mostly agree28513.6
3) Mostly disagree41820
4) Completely disagree110052.5
9) Don't know/Refused1014.8
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
117) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage. (FAMVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree85140.6
2) Mostly agree73935.3
3) Mostly disagree24611.7
4) Completely disagree1838.7
9) Don't know/Refused753.6
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
118) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? There are clear guidelines about what's good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. (GOODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree81038.6
2) Mostly agree83940
3) Mostly disagree23411.2
4) Completely disagree1436.8
9) Don't know/Refused703.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2096100.0
119) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Labor unions are necessary to protect the working person. (UNIONPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree56326.9
2) Mostly agree86541.3
3) Mostly disagree39318.8
4) Completely disagree1919.1
9) Don't know/Refused834
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
120) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Today it's really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer. (RCHRCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree76536.6
2) Mostly agree75436
3) Mostly disagree38118.2
4) Completely disagree1467
9) Don't know/Refused472.2
Missing2004 
TOTAL2093100.0
121) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I often don't have enough money to make ends meet. (NOCASH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41219.7
2) Mostly agree51424.5
3) Mostly disagree72434.6
4) Completely disagree40119.1
9) Don't know/Refused432.1
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
122) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm pretty well satisfied with the way things are going for me financially. (FINSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32315.4
2) Mostly agree93944.8
3) Mostly disagree44221.1
4) Completely disagree36317.3
9) Don't know/Refused271.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
123) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I feel it's my duty as a citizen to always vote. (DUTYVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree133263.6
2) Mostly agree55026.3
3) Mostly disagree1115.3
4) Completely disagree663.2
9) Don't know/Refused361.7
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
124) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm interested in keeping up with national affairs. (NATAFFRS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree98847.2
2) Mostly agree87441.7
3) Mostly disagree1557.4
4) Completely disagree633
9) Don't know/Refused14.7
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
125) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm pretty interested in following local politics. (LOCPOLTC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree71734.2
2) Mostly agree101048.2
3) Mostly disagree25912.4
4) Completely disagree753.6
9) Don't know/Refused341.6
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
126) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Most issues discussed in Washington don't affect me personally. (DCNOAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1004.8
2) Mostly agree46722.3
3) Mostly disagree83639.9
4) Completely disagree64430.7
9) Don't know/Refused482.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
127) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I feel guilty when I don't get a chance to vote. (GLTNOVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree72634.7
2) Mostly agree62930
3) Mostly disagree32915.7
4) Completely disagree24411.7
9) Don't know/Refused1667.9
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
128) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Sometimes I vote for a candidate without really knowing enough about him or her. (IGNVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22810.9
2) Mostly agree62629.9
3) Mostly disagree63230.2
4) Completely disagree54025.8
9) Don't know/Refused693.3
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
129) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me. (GVINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree57027.2
2) Mostly agree63430.3
3) Mostly disagree54426
4) Completely disagree25912.4
9) Don't know/Refused874.2
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
130) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (SCIHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33616
2) Mostly agree38718.5
3) Mostly disagree74635.6
4) Completely disagree54325.9
9) Don't know/Refused823.9
Missing2004 
TOTAL2094100.0
131) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Technology is making life too complicated for me. (TECHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree25712.3
2) Mostly agree40319.2
3) Mostly disagree78637.5
4) Completely disagree62830
9) Don't know/Refused211
Missing2004 
TOTAL2095100.0
132) Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq? (IRAQWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Right decision162239.6
2) Wrong decision218253.2
9) Don't know/Refused2947.2
TOTAL4098100.0
133) Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible? (LVIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Keep troops in Iraq169241.3
2) Bring troops home216252.7
9) Don't know/Refused2456
TOTAL4099100.0
134) Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (IRAQTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Helped145835.6
2) Hurt205550.1
3) No effect2205.4
9) Don't know/Refused3668.9
TOTAL4099100.0
135) Is your overall opinion of Target very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (TARGET)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable45221.4
2) Mostly favorable125459.5
3) Mostly unfavorable1597.5
4) Very unfavorable622.9
5) Never heard of361.7
8) Can't rate1306.2
9) Refused15.7
Missing1990 
TOTAL2108100.0
136) Is your overall opinion of United Airlines very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (UNTAIRLN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable25312
2) Mostly favorable120857.3
3) Mostly unfavorable1888.9
4) Very unfavorable542.6
5) Never heard of411.9
8) Can't rate33515.9
9) Refused301.4
Missing1990 
TOTAL2109100.0
137) Is your overall opinion of Johnson & Johnson very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (JONJON)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable50323.9
2) Mostly favorable126960.2
3) Mostly unfavorable803.8
4) Very unfavorable261.2
5) Never heard of612.9
8) Can't rate1547.3
9) Refused16.8
Missing1990 
TOTAL2109100.0
138) Is your overall opinion of General Motors very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (GENMOT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable36017.1
2) Mostly favorable119856.8
3) Mostly unfavorable27613.1
4) Very unfavorable763.6
5) Never heard of371.8
8) Can't rate1497.1
9) Refused14.7
Missing1990 
TOTAL2110100.0
139) Is your overall opinion of Google very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (GOOGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable50023.7
2) Mostly favorable104449.5
3) Mostly unfavorable602.8
4) Very unfavorable331.6
5) Never hear of1909
8) Can't rate25812.2
9) Refused251.2
Missing1990 
TOTAL2110100.0
140) Is your overall opinion of McDonald's very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (MCDONALD)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable33015.6
2) Mostly favorable115954.9
3) Mostly unfavorable36917.5
4) Very unfavorable1306.2
5) Never heard of5.2
8) Can't rate1105.2
9) Refused7.3
Missing1990 
TOTAL2110100.0
141) Is your overall opinion of Halliburton very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (HALLBRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable813.8
2) Mostly favorable45121.4
3) Mostly unfavorable36117.1
4) Very unfavorable30514.5
5) Never hear of65331
8) Can't rate23511.1
9) Refused231.1
Missing1990 
TOTAL2109100.0
142) Is your overall opinion of Apple Computer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (APPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable35416.8
2) Mostly favorable114754.4
3) Mostly unfavorable1316.2
4) Very unfavorable341.6
5) Never heard of653.1
8) Can't rate35716.9
9) Refused211
Missing1990 
TOTAL2109100.0
143) Is your overall opinion of Starbucks very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (STARBUCK)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable33215.7
2) Mostly favorable100747.8
3) Mostly unfavorable26412.5
4) Very unfavorable944.5
5) Never heard of924.4
8) Can't rate30114.3
9) Refused18.9
Missing1990 
TOTAL2108100.0
144) Is your overall opinion of American Express very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (AMEREXPR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable31314.8
2) Mostly favorable107751.1
3) Mostly unfavorable24011.4
4) Very unfavorable773.7
5) Never heard of381.8
8) Can't rate33215.7
9) Refused321.5
Missing1990 
TOTAL2109100.0
145) Is your overall opinion of Coors very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (COORS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable21710.3
2) Mostly favorable90743
3) Mostly unfavorable25111.9
4) Very unfavorable1306.2
5) Never heard of23311
8) Can't rate32215.3
9) Refused502.4
Missing1990 
TOTAL2110100.0
146) Is your overall opinion of Home Depot very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (HOMEDEPO)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable52926.6
2) Mostly favorable115758.2
3) Mostly unfavorable1457.3
4) Very unfavorable271.4
5) Never heard of271.4
8) Can't rate824.1
9) Refused221.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL1989100.0
147) Is your overall opinion of Southwest Airlines very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (SWAIRLN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable40220.2
2) Mostly favorable100750.6
3) Mostly unfavorable723.6
4) Very unfavorable321.6
5) Never heard of834.2
8) Can't rate37218.7
9) Refused221.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
148) Is your overall opinion of Pfizer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (PFIZER)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1537.7
2) Mostly favorable78639.5
3) Mostly unfavorable21310.7
4) Very unfavorable673.4
5) Never heard of45322.8
8) Can't rate29714.9
9) Refused211.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
149) Is your overall opinion of Toyota very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (TOYOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable48724.5
2) Mostly favorable106953.7
3) Mostly unfavorable1547.7
4) Very unfavorable572.9
5) Never heard of201
8) Can't rate1909.5
9) Refused13.7
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
150) Is your overall opinion of Microsoft very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (MICROSFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable42621.4
2) Mostly favorable114157.3
3) Mostly unfavorable1226.1
4) Very unfavorable402
5) Never heard of733.7
8) Can't rate1748.7
9) Refused14.7
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
151) Is your overall opinion of Coca-Cola very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (COCACOLA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable50025.1
2) Mostly favorable110655.6
3) Mostly unfavorable1738.7
4) Very unfavorable753.8
5) Never heard of9.5
8) Can't rate1115.6
9) Refused16.8
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
152) IS your overall opinion of Exxon/Mobil very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (EXXONMOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1939.7
2) Mostly favorable66933.6
3) Mostly unfavorable50525.4
4) Very unfavorable25712.9
5) Never heard of1296.5
8) Can't rate21410.8
9) Refused221.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL1989100.0
153) Is your overall opinion of Dell Computer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (DELLCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable42021.1
2) Mostly favorable110555.5
3) Mostly unfavorable1165.8
4) Very unfavorable502.5
5) Never heard of884.4
8) Can't rate1909.5
9) Refused211.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
154) Is your overall opinion of Boeing very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (BOEING)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable22511.3
2) Mostly favorable98549.5
3) Mostly unfavorable1376.9
4) Very unfavorable512.6
5) Never heard of30015.1
8) Can't rate26613.4
9) Refused251.3
Missing2109 
TOTAL1989100.0
155) Is your overall opinion of Citibank very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (CITIBANK)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable1969.9
2) Mostly favorable90345.4
3) Mostly unfavorable25212.7
4) Very unfavorable643.2
5) Never heard of1125.6
8) Can't rate43321.8
9) Refused281.4
Missing2109 
TOTAL1988100.0
156) Is your overall opinion of Ben and Jerry's very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (BENJERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable36918.5
2) Mostly favorable80640.5
3) Mostly unfavorable1005
4) Very unfavorable452.3
5) Never heard of33416.8
8) Can't rate29815
9) Refused381.9
Missing2109 
TOTAL1990100.0
157) Is your overall opinion of Walmart very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (WALMART)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable51125.7
2) Mostly favorable83742.1
3) Mostly unfavorable37719
4) Very unfavorable1788.9
5) Never heard of7.4
8) Can't rate663.3
9) Refused13.7
Missing2109 
TOTAL1989100.0
158) In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (GOVRTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well70317.2
2) Fairly well149736.5
3) Not too well109326.7
4) Not well at all70817.3
9) Don't know/Refused972.4
TOTAL4098100.0
159) In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not? (LIB4TERR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, it will be necessary162439.6
2) No, it will not be necessary222854.4
9) Don't know/Refused2476
TOTAL4099100.0
160) Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified? (JUSTTORT)
TOTAL%
1) Often justified48111.7
2) Sometimes justified127831.2
3) Rarely justified101424.7
4) Never justified120729.4
9) Don't know/Refused1192.9
TOTAL4099100.0
161) Do you display the flag at your home, in your office, or on your car? (FLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes253861.9
2) No154537.7
9) Don't know/Refused16.4
TOTAL4099100.0
162) Do you smoke cigarettes on a regular basis? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89621.9
2) No319377.9
9) Don't know/Refused10.2
TOTAL4099100.0
163) Do you have a close friend or family member who has served in the current military effort in Iraq? (MILRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes208750.9
2) No200248.8
9) Don't know/Refused10.2
TOTAL4099100.0
164) Do you have a close friend or family member who is gay? (GAYRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes167941
2) No236357.6
9) Don't know/Refused571.4
TOTAL4099100.0
165) Do you attend Bible study or prayer group meetings? (BIBSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151436.9
2) No256162.5
9) Don't know/Refused24.6
TOTAL4099100.0
166) Do you happen to have any guns, rifles, or pistols in your home? (OWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136333.3
2) No261963.9
9) Don't know/Refused1162.8
TOTAL4098100.0
167) Are you the owner of a small business? (OWNBUSNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53313
2) No355786.8
9) Don't know/Refused8.2
TOTAL4098100.0
168) Do you trade stocks or bonds in the stock market? (STOCKTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes115428.2
2) No291771.2
9) Don't know/Refused28.7
TOTAL4099100.0
169) Over the past 12 months, has there been a time when you or someone in your household has been without a job and looking for work, or not? (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes152237.1
2) No256162.5
9) Don't know/Refused16.4
TOTAL4099100.0
170) Over the past 12 months, has there been a time when you have been unable to afford necessary health care for yourself or a family member, or not? (NOHLTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes105625.8
2) No302573.8
9) Don't know/Refused18.4
TOTAL4099100.0
171) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (USEINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes288270.3
2) No121229.6
9) Don't know/Refused5.1
TOTAL4099100.0
172) [IF "YES" TO VQ30] Do you go online from home? If yes, does the modem you use at home use a dial-up connection through a standard telephone line or do you have a high-speed Internet connection such as a cable or DSL line? (INTCONN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, dial-up standard telephone line63622.1
2) Yes, high-speed internet connection186164.6
3) Yes, other/don't know441.5
4) No, does not go online from home30410.5
9) Don't know/Refused381.3
Missing1217 
TOTAL2883100.0
173) Now, just a few more questions for statistical purposes only. Respondent's gender. (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male199048.6
2) Female210851.4
TOTAL4098100.0
174) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 181182.9
19) 19902.2
20) 20581.4
21) 21681.7
22) 22521.3
23) 23571.4
24) 24691.7
25) 25802
26) 26461.1
27) 27701.7
28) 281102.7
29) 29621.5
30) 30791.9
31) 31551.3
32) 32581.4
33) 33631.5
34) 34932.3
35) 351072.6
36) 36671.6
37) 37842.1
38) 38832
39) 39511.2
40) 401022.5
41) 41751.8
42) 42942.3
43) 43631.5
44) 44701.7
45) 45621.5
46) 46822
47) 47802
48) 48471.1
49) 49771.9
50) 501112.7
51) 51822
52) 52842.1
53) 53721.8
54) 54721.8
55) 55531.3
56) 56531.3
57) 57661.6
58) 58631.5
59) 59611.5
60) 60721.8
61) 61461.1
62) 62671.6
63) 63581.4
64) 64501.2
65) 65601.5
66) 6634.8
67) 6725.6
68) 6834.8
69) 6931.8
70) 70501.2
71) 7128.7
72) 7226.6
73) 7330.7
74) 7436.9
75) 7537.9
76) 7634.8
77) 7736.9
78) 7819.5
79) 7919.5
80) 8036.9
81) 8118.4
82) 8215.4
83) 8311.3
84) 8420.5
85) 8513.3
86) 8611.3
87) 876.1
88) 886.1
89) 895.1
90) 903.1
91) 9120
92) 923.1
93) 9320
97) 97 or older10
99) Don't know/Refused621.5
TOTAL4095100.0
175) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-81944.7
2) High school incomplete (Grade 9-11)3508.5
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)134032.7
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school1393.4
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associates degree)96423.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)66116.1
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)42910.5
9) Don't know/Refused22.5
TOTAL4099100.0
176) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48911.9
2) No359387.7
9) Don't know/Refused16.4
TOTAL4098100.0
177) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White321078.3
2) Black46911.4
3) Asian822
4) Other or mixed race2696.6
9) Don't know/Refused701.7
TOTAL4100100.0
178) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married207350.6
2) Divorced51012.4
3) Separated982.4
4) Widowed3799.2
5) Never been married101824.8
9) Don't know/Refused21.5
TOTAL4099100.0
179) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes150136.6
2) No258663.1
9) Don't know/Refused12.3
TOTAL4099100.0
180) What is your religious preference: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church, such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (including Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.)222154.2
2) Roman Catholic109226.7
3) Jewish681.7
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)521.3
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian)29.7
6) Islam/Muslim18.4
7) Other religion822
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic44310.8
9) Don't know/Refused912.2
TOTAL4096100.0
181) [IF "OTHER RELIGION" OR "DON'T KNOW/REFUSED" TO RELIG]Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16860.9
2) No8831.9
9) Don't know/Refused207.2
Missing3823 
TOTAL276100.0
182) [IF "PROTESTANT", "ROMAN CATHOLIC", "MORMON" "ORTHODOX CHURCH" TO RELIG OR "YES" TO CHR]Would you describe yourself as "born again" or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would135139
2) No, would not197056.9
9) Don't know/Refused1434.1
Missing636 
TOTAL3464100.0
183) 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? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week49712.1
2) Once a week107326.2
3) Once or twice a month57514
4) A few times a year81719.9
5) Seldom73618
6) Never3759.1
9) Don't know/Refused26.6
TOTAL4099100.0
184) Thinking about the past year, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003047.4
2) 10 to under $20,00045211
3) 20 to under $30,00051912.7
4) 30 to under $40,00042910.5
5) 40 to under $50,0003859.4
6) 50 to under $75,00058714.3
7) 75 to under $100,0003999.7
8) 100 to under $150,0003217.8
9) $150,000 or more2115.1
10) Don't know/Refused49112
TOTAL4098100.0
185) 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, registered320978.3
2) No, not registered86921.2
9) Don't know/Refused21.5
TOTAL4099100.0
186) [IF "YES, REGISTERED" IN REGIST]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? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain305395.2
2) Chance registration has lapsed1354.2
9) Don't know/Refused20.6
Missing890 
TOTAL3208100.0
187) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal. (POLLIBCN)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2816.9
2) Conservative115928.3
3) Moderate157738.5
4) Liberal60514.8
5) Very liberal2235.4
9) Don't know/Refused2546.2
TOTAL4099100.0
188) Which of the following labels best described your household. (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Professional or business class120529.4
2) Working class193047.1
3) A struggling family or household?67316.4
4) More than one apply812
5) None apply1343.3
9) Don't know/Refused751.8
TOTAL4098100.0
189) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own285469.6
2) Rent105325.7
3) Other arrangement1674.1
9) Don't know/Refused25.6
TOTAL4099100.0
190) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time206350.3
2) Part-time51712.6
3) Not employed150136.6
9) Don't know/Refused17.4
TOTAL4098100.0
191) Are you yourself, or is your husband/wife, a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent50412.3
2) Yes, spouse2776.8
3) Yes, both22.5
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves11.3
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves5.1
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves00
7) No327279.8
9) Don't know/Refused8.2
TOTAL4099100.0
192) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is3699
2) Yes, spouse is1513.7
3) Yes, both551.3
4) No, neither are349785.3
9) Don't know/Refused26.6
TOTAL4098100.0
193) If we had not had the ability to interview you in Spanish, would you have been comfortable doing the interview in English, would it have been possible but hard for you to do it, or would you not have been able to do the interview in English? (SPANVENG)
TOTAL%
1) Comfortable in English187.3
2) Possible, but hard10141.1
3) Would not have been able12751.6
9) Don't know/Refused00
Missing3853 
TOTAL246100.0
194) What is your zipcode? [If ZIPCODE = 99999 then 'Don't know/refused'] (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL409951796.1730019.73
195) At a later date, news reporters may want to talk further with people who took part in this survey. Would you be willing to talk to a reporter about the survey topic at a convenient time? (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55753.5
2) No46544.7
9) Don't know/Refused191.8
Missing3058 
TOTAL1041100.0
196) [IF "YES" TO CONTACT] So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (NAME)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name51692.6
2) Declined to be contacted at this point.417.4
Missing3542 
TOTAL557100.0
197) Would you like their website address? (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, website requested211351.5
2) No, website not requested198648.5
TOTAL4099100.0
198) Recoded AGE (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2988121.5
2) 30-49149236.4
3) 50-64101124.7
4) 65+65416
9) Don't know/Refused621.5
TOTAL4100100.0
199) Population density (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest83620.4
2) 282720.2
3) 383420.4
4) 482420.1
5) Highest77518.9
9) Don't know/Refused20
TOTAL4098100.0
200) Red/Blue county based on 2000 election (RBCNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democratic87521.4
2) Democratic67216.4
3) Even67916.6
4) Republican97023.7
5) Strong Republican90122
Missing2 
TOTAL4097100.0
201) Recoded AGE (AGECAT2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2451312.5
2) 25-3471517.4
3) 35-4479719.4
4) 45-5476818.7
5) 55-6459014.4
6) 65+65416
9) Don't know/Refused621.5
TOTAL4099100.0
202) Recoded EDUC (EDUCCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school54413.3
2) High school graduate147936.1
3) Some college96423.5
4) College graduate and above109026.6
9) Don't know/Refused22.5
TOTAL4099100.0
203) Race/Ethnicity (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic288070.3
2) Black non-Hispanic44410.8
3) Hispanic48911.9
4) Other2395.8
9) Don't know/Refused461.1
TOTAL4098100.0
204) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2.0420.819
205) Recoded AGE (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2451312.7
2) 25-3471517.7
3) 35-4479719.7
4) 45-5476819
5) 55-6459014.6
6) 65+65416.2
Missing62 
TOTAL4037100.0
206) Now, just a few more questions for statistical purposes only. Respondent's gender. (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male199048.6
2) Female210851.4
TOTAL4098100.0
207) Recoded EDUC (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school54413.3
2) High school graduate147936.3
3) Some college96423.6
4) College graduate and above109026.7
Missing22 
TOTAL4077100.0
208) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican93523.5
2) Democrat127032
3) Independent158940
4) No preference1594
5) Other party21.5
Missing125 
TOTAL3974100.0
209) Race/Ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic288071.1
2) Black non-Hispanic44411
3) Hispanic48912.1
4) Other2395.9
Missing46 
TOTAL4052100.0