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General Social Survey, 1996 - Analysis

COURTS

In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Too harshly1354.6%4.6%-0.93
2) Not harshly enough224677.3%82.0%-0.31
3) About right31010.7%92.7%0.31
8) Don't know1976.8%99.4%3.40
9) No answer160.6%100.0%4.02





Age (I-AGE)

 18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Too harshly7.7%
51
4.2%
40
4.0%
34
2.0%
9
14.6%
134
Not harshly enough75.1%
498
79.1%
751
77.1%
649
77.5%
344
477.4%
2242
About right9.0%
60
10.3%
98
12.1%
102
11.0%
49
110.7%
309
Don't know7.4%
49
6.0%
57
6.1%
51
9.0%
40
06.8%
197
No answer0.8%
5
0.3%
3
0.7%
6
0.5%
2
00.6%
16
Missing000060
Total 100%
663
100%
949
100%
842
100%
444
   
2898

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Too harshly5.3%
68
4.1%
67
04.6%
135
Not harshly enough77.0%
990
77.6%
1256
077.3%
2246
About right11.3%
145
10.2%
165
010.7%
310
Don't know5.8%
75
7.5%
122
06.8%
197
No answer0.5%
7
0.6%
9
00.6%
16
Missing0000
Total 100%
1285
100%
1619
   
2904

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly3.2%
76
11.7%
47
7.8%
12
04.6%
135
Not harshly enough78.8%
1851
71.1%
286
71.2%
109
077.3%
2246
About right10.9%
255
9.0%
36
12.4%
19
010.7%
310
Don't know6.6%
154
7.5%
30
8.5%
13
06.8%
197
No answer0.6%
13
0.7%
3
0.0%
0
00.6%
16
Missing00000
Total 100%
2349
100%
402
100%
153
   
2904

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTotal
Too harshly7.4%
33
3.7%
58
4.3%
8
4.7%
22
5.8%
13
14.6%
134
Not harshly enough75.0%
336
80.3%
1258
77.5%
145
75.2%
354
65.6%
147
677.3%
2240
About right9.8%
44
9.3%
145
12.8%
24
11.3%
53
19.6%
44
010.7%
310
Don't know7.4%
33
6.4%
100
5.3%
10
7.4%
35
8.5%
19
06.8%
197
No answer0.4%
2
0.4%
6
0.0%
0
1.5%
7
0.4%
1
00.6%
16
Missing0000070
Total 100%
448
100%
1567
100%
187
100%
471
100%
224
   
2897

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly3.9%
65
4.8%
33
2.9%
2
8.3%
28
4.9%
7
04.7%
135
Not harshly enough79.1%
1316
78.7%
539
76.5%
52
69.9%
237
68.5%
98
477.3%
2242
About right10.3%
172
11.4%
78
8.8%
6
10.0%
34
13.3%
19
110.7%
309
Don't know5.9%
99
5.0%
34
11.8%
8
11.2%
38
12.6%
18
06.8%
197
No answer0.7%
12
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.7%
1
00.6%
16
Missing0000050
Total 100%
1664
100%
685
100%
68
100%
339
100%
143
   
2899

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a yearAbout once a month2-3 times a monthOnce or more a weekMissingTotal
Too harshly6.2%
43
3.5%
14
5.3%
22
7.9%
15
3.0%
13
3.3%
23
54.6%
130
Not harshly enough72.9%
504
77.0%
308
75.5%
314
75.3%
143
79.1%
341
82.7%
575
6177.4%
2185
About right11.0%
76
12.8%
51
12.0%
50
7.9%
15
12.3%
53
8.2%
57
810.7%
302
Don't know9.1%
63
6.3%
25
7.0%
29
8.4%
16
5.1%
22
5.3%
37
56.8%
192
No answer0.7%
5
0.5%
2
0.2%
1
0.5%
1
0.5%
2
0.4%
3
20.5%
14
Missing000000810
Total 100%
691
100%
400
100%
416
100%
190
100%
431
100%
695
   
2823

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Liberal or extremely liberalSlightly liberalModerate, middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTotal
Too harshly9.7%
35
4.2%
14
4.2%
44
4.2%
19
3.3%
18
54.7%
130
Not harshly enough63.3%
229
73.4%
245
78.8%
823
81.6%
368
85.3%
470
11177.8%
2135
About right13.8%
50
13.5%
45
10.2%
107
9.3%
42
8.3%
46
2010.6%
290
Don't know11.9%
43
8.4%
28
6.6%
69
4.0%
18
2.9%
16
236.3%
174
No answer1.4%
5
0.6%
2
0.2%
2
0.9%
4
0.2%
1
20.5%
14
Missing000001610
Total 100%
362
100%
334
100%
1045
100%
451
100%
551
   
2743

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