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General Social Survey, 2000 - 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 harshly2097.4%7.4%-0.91
2) Not harshly enough191367.9%75.3%-0.36
3) About right43615.5%90.8%0.20
8) Don't know2408.5%99.3%2.99
9) No answer190.7%100.0%3.55





Age (I-AGE)

 18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTotal
Too harshly11.1%
65
7.7%
69
6.5%
55
3.9%
19
17.4%
208
Not harshly enough64.3%
378
68.7%
614
70.6%
596
66.3%
320
567.9%
1908
About right13.8%
81
14.9%
133
15.4%
130
18.8%
91
115.5%
435
Don't know10.2%
60
8.1%
72
7.1%
60
9.9%
48
08.5%
240
No answer0.7%
4
0.7%
6
0.4%
3
1.0%
5
10.6%
18
Missing000080
Total 100%
588
100%
894
100%
844
100%
483
   
2809

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Too harshly8.4%
103
6.7%
106
07.4%
209
Not harshly enough66.2%
814
69.2%
1099
067.9%
1913
About right17.9%
220
13.6%
216
015.5%
436
Don't know6.9%
85
9.8%
155
08.5%
240
No answer0.6%
7
0.8%
12
00.7%
19
Missing0000
Total 100%
1229
100%
1588
   
2817

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedWidowedDivorcedSeparatedNever marriedMissingTotal
Too harshly5.4%
69
4.8%
13
5.2%
23
13.4%
15
12.5%
89
07.4%
209
Not harshly enough72.8%
931
64.8%
177
70.7%
312
67.0%
75
58.6%
417
167.9%
1912
About right14.2%
182
17.2%
47
15.2%
67
15.2%
17
17.3%
123
015.5%
436
Don't know7.3%
93
11.7%
32
7.3%
32
3.6%
4
11.1%
79
08.5%
240
No answer0.2%
3
1.5%
4
1.6%
7
0.9%
1
0.6%
4
00.7%
19
Missing0000010
Total 100%
1278
100%
273
100%
441
100%
112
100%
712
   
2816

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 LiberalModerate, middle of the roadConservativeMissingTotal
Too harshly11.7%
82
6.2%
65
6.0%
53
97.6%
200
Not harshly enough60.1%
421
68.7%
724
75.2%
669
9968.6%
1814
About right17.7%
124
16.1%
170
13.1%
117
2515.5%
411
Don't know9.7%
68
8.7%
92
5.6%
50
307.9%
210
No answer0.7%
5
0.3%
3
0.1%
1
100.3%
9
Missing0001730
Total 100%
700
100%
1054
100%
890
   
2644

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly5.9%
89
6.9%
47
12.7%
8
11.8%
47
11.2%
17
17.4%
208
Not harshly enough72.1%
1096
68.9%
468
57.1%
36
55.3%
220
60.5%
92
168.0%
1912
About right14.3%
217
14.6%
99
17.5%
11
20.9%
83
16.4%
25
115.5%
435
Don't know7.4%
113
8.7%
59
12.7%
8
10.6%
42
11.2%
17
18.5%
239
No answer0.4%
6
0.9%
6
0.0%
0
1.5%
6
0.7%
1
00.7%
19
Missing0000040
Total 100%
1521
100%
679
100%
63
100%
398
100%
152
   
2813

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTotal
Too harshly9.3%
41
6.7%
100
6.3%
13
7.4%
32
10.6%
23
07.5%
209
Not harshly enough66.7%
293
71.6%
1075
73.8%
152
62.8%
273
49.5%
108
1267.9%
1901
About right14.6%
64
13.3%
200
13.6%
28
17.9%
78
28.4%
62
415.4%
432
Don't know7.7%
34
7.9%
118
6.3%
13
11.5%
50
10.6%
23
28.5%
238
No answer1.6%
7
0.5%
8
0.0%
0
0.5%
2
0.9%
2
00.7%
19
Missing00000180
Total 100%
439
100%
1501
100%
206
100%
435
100%
218
   
2799

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