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3.) CLONEHUM: Genetic technology called cloning to create new human being who would be exact copy of individual
4.) CLONINFT: What about cloning to allow infertile couples to have a child?
5.) MANMARS: Question about space travel. Would you favor or oppose sending a manned rocket to land on Mars?
6.) RELGOD: Which one of these statements comes closest to your belief about God?
7.) RELIFDIA: ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe in life after death?
8.) RELIFDIB: HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe there is a life after death, or not?
9.) ORIGIN: Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth
10.) BLFHEAL: Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, power of human mind to heal human body
11.) BLFASTRO: Do you believe in astrology, that is, position of the stars and planets can affect people's lives?
12.) BLFESP: Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception?
13.) BLFPOSSD: Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil?
14.) BFDEJAVU: Do you believe in deja vu, that is, feeling that you have been somewhere or done something before?
15.) BLFEXTRA: Do you believe that extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth at some time in the past?
16.) BLFRECAR: Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death?
17.) BLFGHOST: Do you believe ghosts, that is, spirits of dead people can come back in certain places & situations
18.) BLFPRAY: Do you believe that God answers prayers?
19.) BLFHELL: Do you believe that after people die, some souls go to Heaven and others go to Hell?
20.) UFOREAL: In your opinion, are UFOs something real, or just people's imagination?
21.) SUPERSTS: How superstitious are you -- you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious?
22.) SUPEREG: ASKED VERY OR SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS: Could you tell me one thing that you are superstitious about?
23.) MINDHEAL: Have you personally ever used the power of your mind to heal your own body?
24.) PRAYHEAL: Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer?
25.) PARENT: Are you a parent?
26.) EDSATISA: On the whole, would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your children's education?
27.) EDSATISB: Would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with the education children are getting today?
28.) EDUCWORS: Do you think children today are being educated better or worse than you were?
29.) EDREADIN: Do you, yourself, think reading is more important or less important than other school subjects?
30.) EDUCREAD: Do you think reading is better taught today, or not as well taught as when you were in grade school?
31.) EDUHOMWK: You think students in our high schools should be given more homework, less homework, or right amount
32.) EDUCWORK: Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students?
33.) EDDAYSHS: Increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for high school students
34.) EDDAYGR: You favor or oppose increasing number of days per year spent in school...for grade school students?
35.) EDUCDISP: Do you think discipline in the public schools in your community is too strict or not strict enough?
36.) EDUPROMO: Every public school student grades 1-8 promote end of yr or students who failmost subjects kept back
37.) EDUCOLLG: Some say colleges should raise entrance requirements, make harder for high school graduates to enter
38.) EDUCDIPL: High school student require pass standard nationwide examination in order to get high school diploma
39.) EDUCTEST: Nationwide test enter high school & when graduate let parents learn more about children edu achieve
40.) EDGIRLTC: Would you like to have a daughter of yours go into teaching?
41.) EDBOYTC: Would you like to have a son of yours go into teaching?
42.) EDBOYCOL: If boy graduating from high school, you personally like him go college or rather do something else
43.) EDGIRLCO: If girl graduating from high school, you personally like him go college or rather do something else
44.) EDUCOST: College edu is worth what it costs in time and money to persons who are not going into professions?
45.) EDUCOLJO: College edu get &keep good job. College edu easier get &keep good job. Just as well/better spend yrs
46.) TCHCREAT: Require public schools to also teach the Biblical version of how life on Earth was created by God
47.) ENVIRON: Protect environment priority risk curb economic growth. Economic grow priority if environment suffer
48.) SEGREGAT: Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between?
49.) PRTYWHEN: When was last time you went to a party-- was it in the last week, in the last month, or before that?
50.) PRTYDRES: Was the most recent party you attended dress-up or casual?
51.) PRTYBOOZ: PARTY AT LEAST IN THE LAST MONTH: Were alcoholic beverages served at the last party you attended?
52.) JEWELRY: Do you ever wear any jewelry, including rings and watches?
55.) COMSOUTH: LIVE SOUTHERN BORDER STATES: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South?
56.) LIVESOU: Have you lived in the South all your life or not? How long have you lived in the South?
57.) TRAVOUT: THEY HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH ALL OF THEIR LIFE: Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South?
58.) SOULIV: ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Have you ever lived in a Southern state?
59.) TRAVIN: ASKED RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT LIVED IN THE SOUTH: Have you ever traveled or visited in the South?
61.) SOUTHFAM: ASKED ONLY NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner?
62.) SIDIMP: Would you say that being a Southerner is
64.) SIBLINGS: When growing up, how many brothers & sisters lived in the same household with you?
66.) LIVEWH: Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area?
68.) RELIG: How often do you attend church or other religious services?
69.) RELIGIMP: How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days
70.) RELAFFL: What is your religious affiliation- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion or no religion
71.) RELAFCHK: What other religion are you?
73.) DBAPTIST: With which Baptist group is your church associated?
74.) DMETHDST: Is that United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Free Mehtodist, or other
75.) DPRESBY: Presbyterian USA, Presbyterian in America, Orthodox Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian or other
76.) DLUTHRAN: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Missouri Synod, Wisconsini Synod, other Lutheran group
77.) DREFORMD: Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America or some other Reformed group?
78.) DBRETHEN: Church of the Brethren, Plymouth Brethren, United Brethren in Christ, or some other Brethren group?
79.) DUCC: CONGREGATIONALIST: Is that the United Church of Christ or just a Congregational church?
80.) DDISCIPL: Denomination "Christian Church (Disciples Christ)," other Christian denomination or "just Christian"
81.) DCHRIST: WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCHES OF CHRIST: Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ?
82.) DCHGOD: Church of God of Anderson, IN; Church of God of Cleveland, TN; Church of God in Christ; or other
83.) DCHARIS: Charism associated w/ any denomination, Pentecostal church, or non-denominational charismatic church
84.) DPENTE: What kind of church? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called?
85.) DANY: IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PROTESTANT: Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all?
86.) DINDEP: Independent fundamentalist, independent charismatic, independent Pentecostal,independent evangelical
87.) RELID97: You are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant?
88.) RELCATH: Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these?
89.) MARITAL: What is your marital status?
90.) EMPLOYED: Last week, working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed
91.) HWEMPLOY: ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily:
92.) INCOME: Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes.
93.) INCOMEA: Describes your total household income before taxes. Is it less than $40,000 or is it $40,000 or more
94.) INCOMEB: ASKED WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS LESS THAN $40,000: Is it less than $20,000?
95.) INCOMEC: ASKED WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS $40,000 OR MORE: Is it less than $60,000?
96.) RACE: What race do you consider yourself?
97.) AMERINDN: As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians?
98.) HISPANIC: Are you of Hispanic origin?
102.) PARTYID: Do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or other?
103.) STRDEM: DEMOCRATS: Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
104.) STRREP: REPUBLICAN: Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican?
105.) INDEP: Do you usually think of yourself as closer to Republican party or as closer to Democratic party?
106.) LIBCON: Politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE?
107.) STRLIB: LIBERAL: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal?
108.) STRCON: CONSERVATIVE: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative?
109.) MODERATE: MODERATE: Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative?
110.) NOTSEP: South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country?
111.) SEX: Sex of the respondent:
112.) ACCENTS: Respondent's accent:
114.) TOTWT: Variable based on the Census of Population and is used to combine Northern and Southern data sets.
115.) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (For use with on-line analysis)
116.) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
117.) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis
118.) I-RELIG: What is your religious affiliation? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
119.) I-PARTY: Think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, Independent, or other? (For use with on-line analysis)
120.) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
121.) I-INCOME: Category best describes your total household income before taxes. (For use with on-line analysis)