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3.) CLONEHUM: Genetic technology, cloning, create new human being who would be exact copy of particular individual
4.) CLONINFT: What about cloning to allow infertile couples to have a child?
5.) MANMARS: 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: RANDOM ASSIGNMENT ONLY 1/2 RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Do you believe in life after death?
8.) RELIFDIB: RANDOM 1/2 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, the power of the human mind to heal the human body?
11.) BLFASTRO: Do you believe in astrology, that the 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 in ghosts, 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: Some are superstitious & try behave way to avoid bad luck or "jinxing". How superstitious are you?
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: Students in high schools should be given more homework, less homework, or given about right amount
32.) EDUCWORK: Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students?
33.) EDDAYSHS: Favor or oppose increasing the number of days per year spent in school...for high school students?
34.) EDDAYGR: Favor or oppose increasing the 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: Public school students 1-8 grade promoted end of year or students who failed most subjects kept back
37.) EDUCOLLG: Colleges should raise entrance requirements, making it harder for high school graduates to enter
38.) EDUCDIPL: All high school students in US required to pass standard nationwide exam to get high school diploma
39.) EDUCTEST: Nationwide test all student enter high school & graduate let parents learn children edu achievement
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 had boy graduating from high school, like him to go to college, or rather do something else
43.) EDGIRLCO: If had girl graduating from high school, like him to go to 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, easier get & keep good job, just as well/better something else
46.) TCHCREAT: Requiring public schools to also teach the Biblical versioni of how life on Earth was created by God
47.) ENVIRON: Protect environment priority, risk curbing eco growth. Economic growth priority environment suffers
48.) SEGREGAT: Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between?
49.) PRTYWHEN: When was the last time you went to a party -- 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: Were alcoholic beverages served at the last party you attended?
52.) JEWELRY: Do you ever wear any jewelry, including rings and watches?
55.) COMSOUTH: 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?
59.) SOUTHERN: ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself a Southerner?
60.) SIDIMP: Would you say that being a Southerner is
62.) SIBLINGS: When growing up, how many brothers & sisters did you have who lived in same household w/ you?
64.) LIVEWH: Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area?
66.) RELIG: How often do you attend church or other religious services?
67.) RELIGIMP: How imporant would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days
68.) RELAFFL: What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, other religion, or no religion?
69.) RELAFCHK: What other religion are you? Does your religion include
72.) DMETHDST: United Methodist, African Methodist Episcopal, Free Methodist, or some other Methodist group
73.) DPRESBY: Presbyterian USA, Presbyterian in America, Orthodox Presbyterian, Evangelical Presbyterian or other
74.) DLUTHRAN: Is that Evangelical Lutheran in America, Missouri Synod, Wisconsin Synod, or other
75.) DREFORMD: Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America or some other Reformed group?
76.) DDISCIPL: Denomination "Christian Church (Disciples Christ), other Christian denomination, "Im just Christian"
77.) DCHRIST: WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCHES OF CHRIST: Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ?
78.) DCHGOD: Church of God of Anderson, IN; Church of God of Cleveland, TN; Church of God in Christ; or other
79.) DHOLINES: Christian&Missionary Alliance, Church Nazarene, Salvation Army, Wesleyan, Free Methodist, other
80.) DCHARIS: Is that charismatic associated w/any denomination, Pentecostal, or non-denominational charismatic
81.) DPENTE: What kind of church? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called?
82.) DANABAPT: Kind of Anabaptist church? Part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called?
83.) DANY: JUST PROTESTANT: Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all?
84.) DINDEP: Independent fundamentalist, independent charismatic, independent Pentecostal,independent evangelical
85.) RELID97: You are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant?
86.) RELCATH: Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these?
87.) MARITAL: What is your marital status?
88.) EMPLOYED: Last week working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed
89.) HWEMPLOY: ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily:
90.) INCOME: Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes.
91.) INCOMEA: Describes your total household income before taxes. Is it less than $40,000 or is it $40,000 or more
92.) INCOMEB: ASKED WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS LESS THAN $40,000: Is it less than $20,000?
93.) INCOMEC: ASKED WHO SAID THEIR TOTAL FAMILY INCOME BEFORE TAXES IS $40,000 OR MORE: Is it less than $60,000?
94.) RACE: What race do you consider yourself?
95.) AMERINDN: As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians?
96.) HISPANIC: Are you of Hispanic origin?
100.) PARTYID: National politics, do you usually think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, Independent, other
101.) STRDEM: DEMOCRATS: Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
102.) STRREP: REPUBLICAN: Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican?
103.) INDEP: Do you usually think of yourself as closer to Republican party or as closer to Democratic party?
104.) LIBCON: When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as LIBERAL, CONSERVATIVE, or MODERATE
105.) STRLIB: LIBERAL: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal?
106.) STRCON: CONSERVATIVE: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative?
107.) MODERATE: MODERATE: Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative?
108.) NOTSEP: South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country?
109.) SEX: Sex of the respondent:
110.) ACCENTS: Respondent's accent:
112.) TOTWT: Variable is based on Census of Population and is used to combine Northern and Southern data sets.
113.) I-SEX: Sex of the respondent: (For use with on-line analysis)
114.) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
115.) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis)
116.) I-RELIG: What is your religious affiliation (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
117.) I-PARTY: Think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, Independent or other? (For use with on-line analysis)
118.) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
119.) I-INCOME: Best describes your total household income before taxes. (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)