Middletown Area Study, 2000

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent Number (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL621217.296139
2) [RECORD RESPONDENT'S SEX BY VOICE IDENTIFICATION] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male30048.3
2) Female32151.7
TOTAL621100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married37760.8
2) Widowed6811.0
3) Separated71.1
4) Divorced508.1
5) Never been married11819.0
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
4) What was the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 110.2
5) 510.2
6) 610.2
8) 871.1
9) 961.0
10) 1091.5
11) 11111.8
12) High School Graduate21434.6
13) 13497.9
14) 14579.2
15) 15396.3
16) College Graduate12620.4
17) Graduate/Professional9114.7
98) Trade School71.1
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
5) [IF MARITAL = 1]What was the last grade your spouse completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
5) 510.3
7) 710.3
8) 820.5
9) 941.1
10) 1082.1
11) 11102.7
12) High School Graduate15140.1
13) 13205.3
14) 14359.3
15) 15133.4
16) College Graduate7921.0
17) Graduate/Professional4612.2
98) Trade School51.3
99) No response20.5
Missing244 
TOTAL377100.0
6) Last week, were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time29848.1
2) Working part-time and not in school426.8
3) With job, not at work (temp. ill, vac, strike, maternity l71.1
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work91.5
5) Retired15424.9
6) In school426.8
7) Keeping house528.4
8) Other152.4
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
7) How many children do you have? [IF RESPONDENT ASKS IF HE/SHE SHOULD INCLUDE STEPCHILDREN OR ADOPTED CHILDREN, SAY YES] (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 015725.3
1) 17512.1
2) 216927.2
3) 312119.5
4) 4599.5
5) 5213.4
6) 6101.6
7) 761.0
8) Eight or more children30.5
TOTAL621100.0
8) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County25741.5
2) Other Indiana County17327.9
3) Outside Indiana19030.6
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
9) [IF VARIABLE DELAWARE = 1] Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23390.7
2) No249.3
Missing364 
TOTAL257100.0
10) [IF VARIABLE DELAWARE = 3] Where were you born? (State or Country) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama31.6
2) Alaska10.5
3) Arizona10.5
4) Arkansas31.6
5) California63.2
7) Connecticut31.6
9) Florida21.1
10) Georgia10.5
11) Hawail10.5
12) Idaho10.5
13) Illinois1910.1
14) Indiana21.1
15) Iowa52.6
16) Kansas52.6
17) Kentucky2312.2
18) Louisiana21.1
19) Maine10.5
20) Maryland31.6
22) Michigan157.9
23) Minnesota10.5
24) Mississippi42.1
25) Missouri21.1
26) Montana10.5
27) Nebraska10.5
28) Nevada10.5
30) New Jersey42.1
32) New York42.1
33) North Carolina21.1
34) North Dakota21.1
35) Ohio189.5
36) Oklahoma42.1
38) Pennsylvania84.2
40) South Carolina10.5
42) Tennessee189.5
43) Texas21.1
44) Utah21.1
45) Vermont10.5
46) Virginia10.5
47) Washington21.1
48) West Virginia52.6
49) Wisconsin10.5
52) Other countries42.1
99) No response31.6
Missing432 
TOTAL189100.0
11) To which racial group do you belong? (If necessary, read responses) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White58194.0
2) Black223.6
3) Latino/Hispanic20.3
4) Asian/Pacific Islander30.5
5) Native American10.2
6) Other40.6
7) Mixed40.6
8) Don't know/not sure10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
12) What is your age, please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL62149.06319
13) I'm going to read you a series of income categories. Please stop me when I get to the category that includes your total household income last year, from all sources, before taxes? (IF RESPONDENT GIVES EXACT INCOME, CHOOSE FIRST CATEGORY THAT INCLUDES THAT AMOUNT.) (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000223.5
2) $5,000 - $10,000335.3
3) $10,000 - $20,000538.5
4) $20,000 - $30,0008613.8
5) $30,000 - $40,000558.9
6) $40,000 - $50,0007311.8
7) $50,000 - $60,0006210.0
8) $60,000 - $70,000396.3
9) $70,000 - $80,000426.8
10) $80,000 - $90,000152.4
11) $90,000 - $100,000223.5
12) $100,000 or more345.5
88) Don't know/not sure243.9
99) No response619.8
TOTAL621100.0
14) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican18029.2
2) As an Independent9014.6
3) As a Democrat19331.3
4) As a member of some other party14223.1
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat20.3
8) Don't know/not sure91.5
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
15) How would you describe your political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Liberal193.1
2) Liberal10617.2
3) Middle-of-the-road24339.4
4) Conservative19131.0
5) Very Conservative426.8
8) Don't know/not sure152.4
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
16) Turning to the issues in this year's election, let me slowly read a short list of ten issues in this year's presidential campaign. Of these issues, please tell me which one you consider to be the most important. The list is: (ISSUES)
TOTAL%
1) Social Security10817.4
2) Healthcare8613.8
3) The Economy508.1
4) Taxes548.7
5) Education13822.2
6) The Environment325.2
7) National Defense396.3
8) The Gun Issue386.1
9) Abortion589.3
10) Capital Punishment50.8
11) Don't know/No response132.1
TOTAL621100.0
17) Have you heard of an organization called the Christian Coalition? (HEARDCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50581.3
2) No10116.3
3) Are you not sure152.4
TOTAL621100.0
18) [IF 'YES' TO VARIABLE HEARDCC] To what extent do you support the Christian Coalition? Do you: (CHRISTCO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support this group306.0
2) Generally support this group8617.2
3) Neutral about this group22444.8
4) Generally against this group5210.4
5) Strongly against this group6212.4
8) Don't know469.2
Missing121 
TOTAL500100.0
19) How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your present economic situation? Are you: (ECONSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied365.8
2) Dissatisfied9715.7
3) Satisfied39764.1
4) Very satisfied8413.6
8) Don't know50.8
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
20) How would you judge the American economy? Would you say the American economy today is in: (AMERECON)
TOTAL%
1) Terrible shape111.8
2) Not very good shape619.9
3) OK shape21735.1
4) Good shape26542.9
5) Excellent shape599.5
8) Don't know50.8
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
21) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following two statements - If there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to work, the government should create jobs. (JOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree558.9
2) Disagree18830.4
3) Neutral about this statement13221.4
4) Agree18129.3
5) Strongly agree with this statement518.3
8) Don't know111.8
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
22) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following two statements - The government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor. (INCOMDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10016.2
2) Disagree18730.3
3) Neutral about this statement11819.1
4) Agree13021.0
5) Strongly agree with this statement6310.2
8) Don't know203.2
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
23) What is your religious preference? Would you say you are... (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic6911.1
2) Protestant (Christian)42167.9
3) Jewish20.3
4) Other: Like Muslim, Buddhism, Mormon, etc.9615.5
5) None294.7
8) Don't know/not sure30.5
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
24) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never7213.4
2) About once a year275.0
3) A few times a year8916.5
4) About once a month458.4
5) More than once a month448.2
6) Once a week14827.5
7) More than once a week10920.3
8) Don't know/not sure40.7
Missing83 
TOTAL538100.0
25) Please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statements. - The major problem with education today is that religion has been taken out of the classroom. (EDPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree8113.1
2) Disagree13221.3
3) Neutral about this statement10817.4
4) Agree16226.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement13221.3
8) Don't know40.6
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
26) Please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statements. - Every word of the Bible is true. (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree7512.2
2) Disagree10917.7
3) Neutral about this statement8914.4
4) Agree16126.1
5) Strongly agree with this statement17027.6
8) Don't know121.9
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
27) Please tell me to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statements. - A person can be moral without being religious. (RELMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree91.4
2) Disagree386.1
3) Neutral about this statement274.3
4) Agree32251.9
5) Strongly agree with this statement21734.9
8) Don't know81.3
TOTAL621100.0
28) How often do you watch religious TV? (RELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Never20533.0
2) Rarely21134.0
3) One to three times a month589.3
4) Once a week6510.5
5) Several times a week538.5
6) Every day294.7
TOTAL621100.0
29) Would you vote for a candidate for President of the United States who was Jewish? (JEWISH)
TOTAL%
1) No142.3
2) Probably No91.5
3) Not sure609.8
4) Probably Yes12119.8
5) Yes40666.6
Missing11 
TOTAL610100.0
30) To what extent do you support or oppose a government school voucher program which would include funding to help parents send their children to private religious schools? (VOUCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support10817.4
2) Somewhat support19932.1
3) Somewhat oppose13922.5
4) Strongly oppose14222.9
8) Don't know315.0
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
31) Joseph Lieberman, the Democratic candidate for Vice President in this year's election, has been criticized for bringing too much religion into his political speeches. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this criticism? (LIEBERMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree7412.0
2) Disagree19531.6
3) Neutral about this statement22836.9
4) Agree6510.5
5) Strongly agree with this statement193.1
8) Don't know376.0
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
32) 'America is God's chosen nation today.' Do you: (GODCHOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree9315.0
2) Disagree19631.7
3) Neutral about this statement15324.8
4) Agree11919.3
5) Strongly agree with this statement447.1
8) Don't know132.1
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
33) 'One's minister, priest, or rabbi should come out in support of a presidential candidate.' Do you: (MINSPOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree609.7
2) Disagree18429.8
3) Neutral about this statement19731.9
4) Agree13221.4
5) Strongly agree with this statement304.9
8) Don't know142.3
Missing4 
TOTAL617100.0
34) 'Elected officials have an obligation to be directed by the moral teachings of their church or synagogue.' Do you: (CHRPUBO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree457.3
2) Disagree14323.1
3) Neutral about this statement15725.4
4) Agree20332.8
5) Strongly agree with this statement6310.2
8) Don't know71.1
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
35) I would now like to ask you some questions about how you plan to vote on Tuesday, November 7. First, how would you describe your intention to vote? Are you: (VOTEINT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely going to the polls and vote on November 755088.7
2) Probably going to vote579.2
3) Not sure whether you will vote132.1
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
36) [IF R ANSWERED '1' TO VARIABLE VOTEINT] Ok, which candidate for President of the United States will you vote for on Tuesday, November 7? (VOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Gore20335.3
2) Bush25544.3
3) Some other candidate386.6
4) Don't know yet7913.7
Missing46 
TOTAL575100.0
37) [IF R ANSWERED '2' TO VARIABLE VOTEINT] Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Gore2835.9
2) Bush2633.3
3) Some other candidate33.8
4) Don't know yet2126.9
Missing543 
TOTAL78100.0
38) [IF R ANSWERED '3' TO VARIABLE VOTEINT] Ok, if you decide to vote on Tuesday, November 7, which presidential candidate will you vote for? (VOTE3)
TOTAL%
1) Gore215.4
2) Bush323.1
3) Some other candidate538.5
4) Don't know yet323.1
Missing608 
TOTAL13100.0
39) [IF R ANSWERED '4' FOR VARIABLE VOTE3] Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE4)
TOTAL%
4) Don't know yet3100.0
Missing618 
TOTAL3100.0
40) To what extent do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? Do you (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Oppose it, or10116.3
2) Do you sometimes favor it and sometimes oppose it22736.7
3) Favor it27544.4
8) Don't know162.6
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
41) Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28245.9
2) Not sure14623.8
3) No18630.3
Missing7 
TOTAL614100.0
42) Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted7111.7
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life of the woman is in danger24941.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child11719.3
4) Abortion should never be forbidden15024.8
8) Don't know193.1
Missing15 
TOTAL606100.0
43) The motion-picture industry is a threat to true American values. Do you: (MOVMAKER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6610.7
2) Disagree16626.8
3) Neutral about this statement9014.5
4) Agree18730.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement10316.6
8) Don't know71.1
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
44) What is your opinion of President Clinton's behavior during the Monica Lewinsky affair? Would you say it was: (LEWINSKY)
TOTAL%
1) Unforgivable14323.7
2) Forgivable, but he should have faced more punishment20033.2
3) Forgivable since he apologized488.0
4) Not relevant, since it was only his own personal behavior18731.0
8) Don't know254.1
Missing18 
TOTAL603100.0
45) What is your position on gun control? Do you believe that: (GUNCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) There should be more gun control laws26242.5
2) The number of gun control laws now is about right25240.8
3) Fewer gun control laws6510.5
8) Don't know/Not sure386.2
Missing4 
TOTAL617100.0
46) How often do you use the Internet? (USEINTNT)
TOTAL%
1) Never21334.3
2) Rarely426.8
3) Monthly203.2
4) Weekly7612.2
5) Daily27043.5
TOTAL621100.0
47) How often do you use the Internet to get religious or spiritual information? (RELINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Never24058.8
2) Rarely10225.0
3) Monthly225.4
4) Weekly286.9
5) Daily163.9
Missing213 
TOTAL408100.0
48) How often do you use the Internet to meet people of similar religious or spiritual interests? (MEETREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never34785.0
2) Rarely4711.5
3) Monthly41.0
4) Weekly82.0
5) Daily10.2
8) Don't know10.2
Missing213 
TOTAL408100.0
49) How often do you use the Internet to share your religious or spiritual beliefs with others? (SHAREREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never32579.7
2) Rarely5012.3
3) Monthly92.2
4) Weekly174.2
5) Daily71.7
Missing213 
TOTAL408100.0
50) How often do you use the Internet to seek counseling from a religious or spiritual advisor? (RELADVSR)
TOTAL%
1) Never38293.6
2) Rarely225.4
3) Monthly30.7
4) Weekly10.2
Missing213 
TOTAL408100.0
51) How often do you use the Internet to help you meditate, pray, or worship? (RELEXPER)
TOTAL%
1) Never37692.2
2) Rarely256.1
3) Monthly20.5
4) Weekly30.7
5) Daily10.2
8) Don't know10.2
Missing213 
TOTAL408100.0
52) In the next five years, do you expect to use the Internet instead of going to church? (SUBRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) No38496.0
2) Yes71.8
8) Don't know/Maybe92.3
Missing221 
TOTAL400100.0
53) If you did use the Internet instead of going to church, what do you suppose would be your primary reason? (WHYSUB)
TOTAL%
1) Internet is more convenient than going to church8928.0
2) You can worship without fear of embarrassment134.1
3) There is more religious choice154.7
4) There is no religious authority, or226.9
5) Is there another reason?9830.8
8) Don't know8125.5
Missing303 
TOTAL318100.0
54) First, let me give you a general definition of a hate crime law. It is a law which states that if a major reason a defendant in a trial committed a criminal act was because he or she was prejudiced toward the victim, the defendant shall receive a more severe sentence. To what extent would you support such a hate crime law in the state of Indiana? Would you: (HCATT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose such a law8313.5
2) Somewhat oppose such a law619.9
3) Somewhat support such a law21434.9
4) Strongly support such a law23538.3
8) Don't know213.4
Missing7 
TOTAL614100.0
55) Do you believe that crimes against homosexuals should be included in hate crime laws? (HCHOMOSX)
TOTAL%
1) No11518.9
2) Not sure8914.7
3) Yes40366.4
Missing14 
TOTAL607100.0
56) 'Hate crimes have increased in recent years.' Do you: (HCINCR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree142.3
2) Disagree11819.2
3) Neutral about this statement12720.7
4) Agree22035.8
5) Strongly agree with this statement10416.9
8) Don't know325.2
Missing6 
TOTAL615100.0
57) If an individual yelled a racial or ethnic slur at a member of a minority group, should this be a violation of a hate crime law? (HCSLUR)
TOTAL%
1) No35257.2
2) Not sure15124.6
3) Yes11218.2
Missing6 
TOTAL615100.0
58) Do you think hate crimes create fear in other minorities that they too might experience the same fate? Would you say: (HCFEAR)
TOTAL%
1) No589.4
2) Not sure11618.8
3) Yes44271.8
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
59) How often do you think poor people are treated by financially comfortable people with the ordinary, everyday respect that they deserve? Would you say just about: (RESPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Almost never7612.3
2) Only now and then13822.3
3) Some of the time26042.1
4) Most of the time11118.0
5) All the time121.9
8) Don't know213.4
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
60) Some people say that over the last few years poor people have gotten more than they deserve in this world. Do you: (DSRVPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10817.5
2) Disagree27845.1
3) Neutral about this statement14022.7
4) Agree6410.4
5) Strongly agree with this statement132.1
8) Don't know132.1
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
61) Some people say that poor people are their own worst enemy, that through their own actions they make their lives worse than they should be. Do you: (ENMYPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree548.8
2) Disagree19531.8
3) Neutral about this statement14824.1
4) Agree17528.5
5) Strongly agree with this statement325.2
8) Don't know101.6
Missing7 
TOTAL614100.0
62) Some people say that because of past discrimination poor people should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Do you: (PREFPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12319.9
2) Disagree33053.3
3) Neutral about this statement10617.1
4) Agree426.8
5) Strongly agree with this statement71.1
8) Don't know111.8
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
63) When reading, watching, or listening to the news, how often do you pay attention to issues that especially affect women? Would you say: (PAYATTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often20132.5
2) Fairly often29247.2
3) Not too often9815.9
4) Never193.1
8) Don't know81.3
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
64) In general, when comparing job opportunities for men and women who have the same education and experience, do you think that women have: (JOBOPPS)
TOTAL%
1) Much better job opportunities than men101.6
2) Better job opportunities than men335.3
3) About the same job opportunities as men24239.0
4) Worse job opportunities than men29247.1
5) Much worse job opportunities than men304.8
8) Don't know132.1
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
65) In general, when comparing men and women who have similar jobs and education, do you think women are paid: (PAY)
TOTAL%
1) Much better than men10.2
2) Better than men40.6
3) About the same as men16927.3
4) Worse than men38862.7
5) Much worse than men396.3
8) Don't know182.9
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
66) Do you think of yourself as a feminist? (FEMINIST)
TOTAL%
1) No44672.3
2) Not sure609.7
3) Yes11118.0
Missing4 
TOTAL617100.0
67) How often do you think women are treated by men with the ordinary, everyday respect that they deserve? Would you say just about: (RESPWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost never182.9
2) Only now and then508.1
3) Some of the time23337.6
4) Most of the time27644.6
5) All the time254.0
8) Don't know172.7
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
68) Some people say that over the last few years women have gotten more than they deserve in this world. Do you: (DSRVWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12520.3
2) Disagree35457.5
3) Neutral about this statement10016.2
4) Agree243.9
5) Strongly agree with this statement61.0
8) Don't know71.1
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
69) Some people say that women are their own worst enemy, that through their own actions they make their lives worse than they should be. Do you: (ENMYWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree8814.3
2) Disagree28045.5
3) Neutral about this statement10817.5
4) Agree11218.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement203.2
8) Don't know81.3
Missing5 
TOTAL616100.0
70) Some people say that because of past discrimination women should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Do you: (PREFWOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11017.7
2) Disagree36358.5
3) Neutral about this statement8213.2
4) Agree569.0
5) Strongly agree with this statement50.8
8) Don't know40.6
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
71) In general, men and women should share equally in the role of being the breadwinner for the family. Do you: (ROLESHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree213.4
2) Disagree12820.7
3) Neutral about this statement11218.1
4) Agree26943.5
5) Strongly agree with this statement7912.8
8) Don't know91.5
Missing3 
TOTAL618100.0
72) Even if a wife works outside the home, the husband should be the main breadwinner and the wife should have the responsibility for the home and children. Do you: (BREADWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11518.5
2) Disagree27844.8
3) Neutral about this statement6811.0
4) Agree11218.1
5) Strongly agree with this statement376.0
8) Don't know101.6
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
73) If jobs are scarce, a woman should not have a job if her husband can support her. Do you: (JOBSFEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree8613.9
2) Disagree26943.5
3) Neutral about this statement10717.3
4) Agree12420.0
5) Strongly agree with this statement254.0
8) Don't know81.3
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
74) How often do you think black people are treated by white people with the ordinary, everyday respect that they deserve? Would you say just about: (RESPBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost never172.8
2) Only now and then7512.2
3) Some of the time26342.8
4) Most of the time21535.0
5) All the time203.3
8) Don't know243.9
Missing7 
TOTAL614100.0
75) Some people say that over the last few years black people have gotten more than they deserve in this world. Do you: (DSRVBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6610.7
2) Disagree31351.0
3) Neutral about this statement12520.4
4) Agree8714.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement162.6
8) Don't know71.1
Missing7 
TOTAL614100.0
76) Some people say that black people are their own worst enemy, that through their own actions they make their lives worse than they should be. Do you: (ENMYBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree497.9
2) Disagree20032.4
3) Neutral about this statement12920.9
4) Agree19531.6
5) Strongly agree with this statement355.7
8) Don't know91.5
Missing4 
TOTAL617100.0
77) Some people say that because of past discrimination black people should be given preference in hiring and promotion. Do you: (PREFBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15324.7
2) Disagree36458.8
3) Neutral about this statement599.5
4) Agree345.5
5) Strongly agree with this statement40.6
8) Don't know50.8
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
78) Some people say that all people have to take responsibility for what happens to them in this world and not blame society if they wind up with less than they hoped for. Do you: (BLAME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree71.1
2) Disagree345.5
3) Neutral about this statement447.1
4) Agree28646.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement24138.9
8) Don't know71.1
Missing2 
TOTAL619100.0
79) When you think about blacks, women, and poor people in general terms, which group do you think usually has it the toughest in this society these days? Is it: (TOUGHEST)
TOTAL%
1) Blacks13522.4
2) Women427.0
3) The poor38463.7
8) Don't know427.0
Missing18 
TOTAL603100.0
80) I-SEX: [RECORD RESPONDENT'S SEX BY VOICE IDENTIFICATION] (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male30048.3
2) Female32151.7
TOTAL621100.0
81) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married37760.8
2) Widowed6811.0
3) Separated71.1
4) Divorced508.1
5) Never been married11819.0
Missing1 
TOTAL620100.0
82) I-AGE: What is your age, please? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-246510.6
1) 25-3611719.1
2) 37-4914423.6
3) 50-6415926.0
4) 65 plus12620.6
Missing10 
TOTAL611100.0
83) I-INCOME: I'm going to read you a series of income categories. Please stop me when I get to the category that includes your total household income last year, from all sources, before taxes? (IF RESPONDENT GIVES EXACT INCOME, CHOOSE FIRST CATEGORY THAT INCLUDES THAT AMOUNT.) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 0-20K10817.4
1) 20-40K14122.7
2) 40-70K17428.0
3) 70K plus11318.2
4) Don't know/Refused8513.7
TOTAL621100.0
84) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Would you say you are... (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic6911.2
1) Protestant42168.2
2) Jewish or other9815.9
3) None294.7
Missing4 
TOTAL617100.0
85) I-EDUC: What was the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school365.9
1) High school21435.0
2) Some college14523.7
3) College12620.6
4) Graduate degree9114.9
Missing9 
TOTAL612100.0