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General Social Survey, 1998 - 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 harshly1756.2%6.2%-0.95
2) Not harshly enough209574.0%80.2%-0.31
3) About right37213.1%93.3%0.34
8) Don't know1796.3%99.6%3.54
9) No answer110.4%100.0%4.18





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Too harshly7.1%
87
5.5%
88
06.2%
175
Not harshly enough71.4%
880
75.9%
1215
074.0%
2095
About right15.3%
188
11.5%
184
013.1%
372
Don't know6.0%
74
6.6%
105
06.3%
179
No answer0.2%
3
0.5%
8
00.4%
11
Missing0000
Total 100%
1232
100%
1600
   
2832

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly4.5%
101
14.5%
58
8.4%
16
06.2%
175
Not harshly enough74.8%
1676
71.8%
287
69.1%
132
074.0%
2095
About right13.3%
298
10.3%
41
17.3%
33
013.1%
372
Don't know6.9%
155
3.5%
14
5.2%
10
06.3%
179
No answer0.5%
11
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.4%
11
Missing00000
Total 100%
2241
100%
400
100%
191
   
2832

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly6.2%
95
4.8%
34
0.0%
0
10.1%
40
3.8%
6
06.2%
175
Not harshly enough75.8%
1155
76.9%
542
72.0%
36
62.1%
246
73.9%
116
074.0%
2095
About right11.7%
179
12.3%
87
18.0%
9
19.9%
79
11.5%
18
013.1%
372
Don't know5.9%
90
5.4%
38
10.0%
5
7.8%
31
9.6%
15
06.3%
179
No answer0.3%
5
0.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.3%
2
00.4%
11
Missing0000000
Total 100%
1524
100%
705
100%
50
100%
396
100%
157
   
2832

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 Never marriedMarriedWidowed/Divorced/SeparatedMissingTotal
Too harshly10.7%
71
3.3%
45
7.2%
59
06.2%
175
Not harshly enough66.5%
441
79.1%
1065
71.7%
589
074.0%
2095
About right14.0%
93
12.0%
162
14.2%
117
013.1%
372
Don't know8.6%
57
5.1%
68
6.4%
53
16.3%
178
No answer0.2%
1
0.4%
6
0.5%
4
00.4%
11
Missing00010
Total 100%
663
100%
1346
100%
822
   
2831

Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-64 yearsMore than 65 yearsMissingTotal
Too harshly9.9%
53
5.5%
38
7.9%
46
3.7%
20
3.5%
17
16.2%
174
Not harshly enough69.8%
375
74.5%
512
75.0%
435
78.2%
426
72.0%
345
274.0%
2093
About right11.7%
63
12.2%
84
11.9%
69
13.6%
74
16.9%
81
113.1%
371
Don't know8.2%
44
7.3%
50
5.0%
29
3.9%
21
7.3%
35
06.3%
179
No answer0.4%
2
0.4%
3
0.2%
1
0.7%
4
0.2%
1
00.4%
11
Missing0000040
Total 100%
537
100%
687
100%
580
100%
545
100%
479
   
2828

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school4 years collegeMore than 4 years collegeMissingTotal
Too harshly7.5%
12
6.4%
75
5.8%
68
6.2%
19
16.2%
174
Not harshly enough75.0%
120
76.3%
898
74.2%
874
64.3%
196
774.0%
2088
About right10.0%
16
11.6%
136
13.3%
157
19.7%
60
313.1%
369
Don't know7.5%
12
5.3%
62
6.4%
75
9.5%
29
16.3%
178
No answer0.0%
0
0.5%
6
0.3%
4
0.3%
1
00.4%
11
Missing0000120
Total 100%
160
100%
1177
100%
1178
100%
305
   
2820

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratRepublicanOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly7.5%
99
3.6%
35
7.6%
41
06.2%
175
Not harshly enough73.5%
967
79.0%
764
66.5%
359
574.0%
2090
About right13.2%
174
11.6%
112
15.6%
84
213.1%
370
Don't know5.5%
72
5.5%
53
10.0%
54
06.3%
179
No answer0.3%
4
0.3%
3
0.4%
2
20.3%
9
Missing00090
Total 100%
1316
100%
967
100%
540
   
2823

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