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3.) USDECLIN: Do you think the United States is in a decline as a nation, holding steady or nation is improving?
4.) POLINT: How interested are you in politics and national affairs?
5.) CF1FEDGV: How much confidence you, yourself have in -- A. The Federal government
6.) CF3STAGV: How much confidence you, yourself have in -- B. State government
7.) CF3PRES: How much confidence you, yourself have in -- C. The Presidency
8.) CF4CONG: How much confidence you, yourself have in -- D. Congress
9.) A1HRDWRK: Agree/Disagree -- A. With hardwork and perseverance,anyone can succeed in America
10.) A2DMCRCY: Agree/Disasgree -- B. American democracy is only as strong as its citizens virtue
11.) A3FREEDM: Agree/Disagree -- C.America's contribution is one of expanding freedom for more&more people.
12.) A4GOD: Agree/Disagree -- D. America has a special place in God's plan of history.
13.) A5DSTNY: Agree/Disagree -- E. From its start, America had a destiny to set an example for other nations.
14.) O1XREL: Agree/Disagree -- A. The federal government seems mostly hostile to religion.
15.) O2SERIUS: Agree/Disagree -- B. Political events more like theatre/entertainment than something taken seriously
16.) O3NOSAY: Agree/Disagree -- C. People like me don't have any say about what the government does.
17.) O4WINEL: Agree/Disagree--D. Most politicians are more interested in winning elections than doing what's right
18.) O5BIGINT: Agree/Disagree -- E. The govt is pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves.
19.) O6IMAGES: Agree/Disagree--F.Our leadrs are more concerned w/managing their image than solving nation's problms
20.) O7GDSYST: Agree/Disagree -- G. Our system of government is good, but the people running it are incompetent.
21.) TRUTH: Republican G.W. Bush,Democrat A.Gore -- A. Who most consistently tells the truth? [ALTERNATE ORDER]
22.) EFFECT: Republican G.W. Bush, Democrat A.Gore -- B. The most effective leader, George W. Bush or Al Gore?
23.) SMART: Republican G.W. Bush, Democrat A.Gore -- C. Which candidate would you say is smarter?
24.) SCANDAL: Republican G.W. Bush, Democrat A.Gore -- D. Which most likely to become involved in a scandal
25.) PSRNEW: Are you currently registered to vote?
26.) REGVOTE: Do you plan to vote in the Presidential election in November?
27.) PLNVOTE: If Presidential election held today&choice was btwn A. Gore Dem, & G.W. Bush Rep,likely to vote for?
28.) POLRSPCT: 1 = "A great deal" & 7 = "Not at all"-- A. Extent you respect political institutions in America
29.) POLPROUD: 1 = "A great deal" & 7 = "Not at all"-- B. Extent are you proud to live under our political system?
30.) POLBEST: 1 = "A great deal" & 7 = "Not at all"-- C.Extent you feel our system of govt is best possible system
31.) POLSPPRT: 1 = "A great deal" & 7 = "Not at all"-- D. Extent you feel you should support our system of govt
32.) POLFUTUR: 1 ="A great deal" & 7 ="Not at all"-- E. Extent you think the best yrs for America are in the future
33.) CONLIB: Which of the following best describes your overall political beliefs?
34.) PARTYID: Do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what?
35.) VOTECC: More/Less likely--support candidate if he/she closely associated w/conservative Christian politics
36.) SUPPCC: Would identify yourself as a supporter of the conservative Christian movement in American politics
37.) PUBSCHL: Agree?: A.Better for society if children attend public schools rather than persue educatnl options
38.) SAME: Agree/Disagree: B. We would all be better off if we could live by the same basic moral guidelines.
39.) TOLRN: Agree/Disagree: C. We should be more tolerant of people who adopt alternate lifestyles.
40.) BEAUTY: Agree/Disagree: D. Everything is beautiful – it's all a matter of how you look at it.
41.) GODPUN: Agree/Disagree: E. Those who violate God's rules will be punished.
42.) MYRESP: Agree/Disagree: F. It is my responsibility to help others lead more moral lives.
43.) HONST: Agree/Disagree: G. The greatest moral virtue is to be honest about your feelings and desires.
44.) EGOOD: Agree/Disagree: H. All views of what is good are equally valid.
45.) SCHINV: How involved in teaching do you believe the should schools be?
46.) PATIENT: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- A. Being patient with others
47.) CURS: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- B. Avoid cursing and bad language
48.) PRINCPL: Importance of this quality when it comes to character--C.Sticking to one's principles no matter what
49.) SEXPROM: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- D. Avoiding sexual promiscuity
50.) SACINT: Importnce of this quality when it comes to character--E.Sacrificing your interests for good of othrs
51.) SHARFEL: Importance of this quality when it comes to character -- F. Sharing your feelings openly with others
52.) HONEST: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- G. Being honest and truthful
53.) MATSUC: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- H. Achieving material success
54.) COMMIT: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- I. Following through on commitments
55.) WORKHARD: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- J. Working hard on one's work
56.) OBYAUTH: How important is this quality when it comes to character--K. Obeying those in positions of authority
57.) CONSC: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- L. Following your own conscience
58.) LAWABID: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- M. Being law-abiding
59.) PROTINT: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- N. Protecting your own interests
60.) ENJOY: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- O. Enjoying yourself
61.) RSPCTOTH: How important is this quality when it comes to character -- P. Being respectful of others
62.) PRESMAR: How important is this quality when it comes to character--Q.Preserving a marriage,whatever the costs
63.) AMERCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- A. Compared to fifty years ago, most Americans are lacking in character.
64.) CHARFTH: Agree/Disagree -- B. Character is always grounded in some kind of faith commitment.
65.) POLTCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- C. A politician can be effective even if he had little personal character.
66.) GORECHAR: Agree/Disagree -- D. Al Gore is a man of character.
67.) GRGCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- E. George W. Bush is a man of character.
68.) BILLCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- F. Bill Clinton is a man of character.
69.) HILCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- G. Hillary Clinton is a woman of character.
70.) POLTLESS: Agree/Disagree -- H. Generally speaking, politicians have less character than the average American.
71.) LEWSCAN: Agree? -- I. President Clinton should have resigned from office his role in Monica Lewinsky scandal.
72.) OVERCHAR: Agree/Disagree -- J. The character issue is overblown by the media; it is really not that important.
73.) CHLDDEV: Agree? -- K. A child's success in school is more important than the development of their character.
74.) HILIE: Agree?-L. Hillary Clinton probably lied about her own involvement in Clinton administration scandals
75.) HAPINTG: Agree?--M. Doing what makes you happy is more important than having integrity in the eyes of others.
76.) CHARMEAN: Agree/Disagree -- N. Character is just a nice sounding word with little real meaing.
77.) WDIVORCE: How morally wrong/right -- A. Divorce (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
78.) WPRESEX: How morally wrong/right -- B. Sex before marriage (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
79.) WINTERM: How morally wrong/right -- C. Marriages between blacks&whites (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
80.) WHOMOSEX: How morally wrong/right--D.Sexual relatns btwn 2 adults of same sex(see note 1 on ARDA summary page)
81.) WALCOHOL: How morally wrong/right -- E. Drinking alcohol (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
82.) WMARIJNA: How morally wrong/right -- F. Smoking marijuana (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
83.) WPORNMOV: How morally wrong/right -- G. Watching pornographic movies (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page)
84.) WSWEAR: How morally wrong/right -- H. Swearing/using offensive language (see note 1 on ARDA summary page)
85.) WABORT: How morally wrong/right -- I.Abortion in 1st 3 months of pregnancy(see note 1 on ARDA summary page)
86.) SLIVE: Your outlook on life -- Live for today/prepare for tomorrow
87.) SOTHERS: Your outlook -- Do unto others as you would have them do unto you/eye for an eye&a tooth for a tooth
88.) SNGHBRS: Your outlook -- Good fences make good neighbors/good neighbors are always there when you need them
89.) SHONESTY: Your outlook on life -- Honesty is the best policy or a little white lie never hurt anyone
90.) SMONEY: Your outlook on life -- Money is the key to life's satisfactions or the best things in life are free
91.) SNUMBER1: Your outlook on life -- Look out for number one or God first, others second, myself last
92.) SEATDRNK: Your outlook on life -- Eat, drink, and be merry or a penny saved is a penny earned
93.) FAMILY: Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? A. Your family
94.) COUNTRY: Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? B. Your country
95.) FAITH: Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? C. Your faith
96.) CORVAL: Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? D. Your core values and convictions
97.) FRNDS: Which of the following would you risk your life to protect? E. Your close friends
98.) SCHEAT: Your experience in school,incld higher educatn--Did you ever cheat on test/plagiarize work in school
99.) SCHEATF: IF YES TO SCHEAT, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely?
100.) LIEDSEX: Have you ever lied to a partner about romantic or sexual involvement with another person?
101.) LIDSXF: IF YES TO LIEDSEX, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely?
102.) LIEDWORK: Have you ever lied to an employer about being sick or unable to work?
103.) LIWRKF: IF YES TO LIEDWORK, Would you say you did this frequently, occasionally, or rarely?
104.) ABORT: Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion?
105.) H1BORN: Agree? Re:homosexuality… a. person is either homosexual/heterosexual&little they can do about it?
106.) H2MARRY: Agree? re:homosexuality... b. homosexual couples (couples of same sex) should have to right to marry
107.) H3ADOPT: Agree? re:homosexuality... C. homosexual couples should be allowed to adopt children.
108.) H4MILTRY: Agree? re:homosexuality... D. homosexuals should be allowed to serve openly in the armed forces.
109.) H6UNLWFL: Agree? re:homosexuality…e. homosexual behavior should be against law,even if btwn consenting adults
110.) H7GODPUN: Agree? re:homosexuality... f. AIDS is God's way of punishing homosexuals.
111.) H8TLIF: Agree? re:homosexuality…g. homosexuality should be considered acceptable alternative lifestyle
112.) HISPANIC: Are you of Spanish of Hispanic Origin?
113.) RACE: Would you describe yourself as . . .
114.) MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
115.) DIVORCE: [IF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED] Have you ever been divorced?
116.) PDIVORCE: Did your parents divorce before you reached the age of eighteen?
117.) FAMLIFE: Would you describe your family life for most of your childhood as…
118.) GREWUP: In what type of place did you generally live during the first fifteen years of your life?
123.) OCC: What is your current employment status? Are you . . .
124.) RELIGION: What is your religious preference, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or something else?
125.) EVANG: [If PROTESTANT OR CATHOLIC] Would you describe yourself as an evangelical Christian?
126.) RELBELF: How important to you are your religious beliefs?
127.) RELVIEW: 1=very liberal and 6=very conservative, where are you when describing your general religious outlook
128.) OFTPRAY: How oftn you pray--daily,several times a week,once a week,2/3 times a month,once a month/less,never
129.) GOD: Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God?
130.) RELATGOD: IF ANSWERED "THERE IS A GOD", ASK: Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God?
131.) BIBLE: Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible?
133.) GENDER: NOT ASKED: Gender (IF UNSURE, ENTER "DON'T KNOW / CAN'T TELL")
135.) TIMEZONE: Timezone (see note 3 on the ARDA summary page)
137.) AGEREC4: Respondent's Age in Four Categories
138.) BLACK: Flag for Black respondent
139.) RACETHNC: Race/Ethnic Group
140.) MARITALN: Marital Status
141.) AGER: Age of Respondent Collapsed
142.) EDUCR: Education
144.) REGION: Gallup 8 Regions
145.) REGION4: Region
146.) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis)
147.) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
148.) I-RELIGION: Religious preference,Protestant,Catholic,Jewish,something else(Recoded for use with online analysis)
149.) I-SEX: Respondent's gender (for use with online analysis)
150.) I-PARTYID: Think of yourself as Republican,Democrat,Independent,or what?(Recoded for use with online analysis)
151.) I-REGION: Region (for use with online analysis)