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General Social Survey, 2006 - 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 harshly2799.3%9.3%-0.99
2) Not harshly enough190263.6%72.9%-0.32
3) About right63821.3%94.2%0.36
8) Don't know1675.6%99.8%3.73
9) No answer60.2%100.0%4.41
Missing1518
Total Unweighted N = 2992





Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years old30-44 years old45-59 years old60-74 years old75 years and olderMissingTotal
Too harshly15.0%
79
9.4%
85
9.5%
79
5.8%
29
3.1%
7
09.3%
279
Not harshly enough56.1%
296
63.2%
569
66.3%
551
67.6%
336
63.9%
145
563.6%
1897
About right21.2%
112
21.5%
194
19.9%
165
20.9%
104
26.9%
61
221.3%
636
Don't know7.6%
40
5.7%
51
4.1%
34
5.4%
27
6.2%
14
15.6%
166
No answer0.2%
1
0.2%
2
0.2%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
00.2%
6
Missing238472457224117152610
Total 100%
528
100%
901
100%
831
100%
497
100%
227
   
2984

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a year1-3 times a monthNearly every weekWeekly or moreMissingTotal
Too harshly11.5%
103
8.9%
34
8.2%
26
11.9%
54
6.6%
10
6.5%
51
19.3%
278
Not harshly enough57.7%
516
66.8%
256
66.2%
210
61.9%
281
76.3%
116
66.6%
520
363.7%
1899
About right23.0%
206
19.3%
74
20.5%
65
22.2%
101
15.8%
24
21.0%
164
421.3%
634
Don't know7.5%
67
5.0%
19
5.0%
16
4.0%
18
1.3%
2
5.5%
43
25.5%
165
No answer0.3%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
3
00.2%
6
Missing4271881852348838715289
Total 100%
895
100%
383
100%
317
100%
454
100%
152
100%
781
   
2982

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolAssociate/Junior collegeBachelor'sGraduateMissingTotal
Too harshly16.7%
74
8.2%
122
5.6%
15
6.7%
35
12.2%
33
09.3%
279
Not harshly enough58.1%
257
69.2%
1028
69.9%
188
59.2%
310
43.9%
119
063.6%
1902
About right17.4%
77
17.8%
264
20.1%
54
27.1%
142
37.3%
101
021.3%
638
Don't know7.7%
34
4.6%
68
3.7%
10
7.1%
37
6.6%
18
05.6%
167
No answer0.0%
0
0.3%
4
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.2%
6
Missing24978710823913215183
Total 100%
442
100%
1486
100%
269
100%
524
100%
271
   
2992

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Too harshly11.0%
142
8.1%
137
09.3%
279
Not harshly enough60.2%
780
66.2%
1122
063.6%
1902
About right23.9%
310
19.3%
328
021.3%
638
Don't know4.8%
62
6.2%
105
05.6%
167
No answer0.2%
2
0.2%
4
00.2%
6
Missing70781115180
Total 100%
1296
100%
1696
   
2992

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly7.9%
122
9.6%
71
1.9%
1
12.6%
62
14.3%
21
29.3%
277
Not harshly enough68.2%
1054
64.5%
477
55.8%
29
52.3%
258
52.4%
77
763.6%
1895
About right19.2%
297
20.9%
155
26.9%
14
27.4%
135
23.1%
34
321.3%
635
Don't know4.5%
70
4.7%
35
15.4%
8
7.5%
37
10.2%
15
25.5%
165
No answer0.2%
3
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
00.2%
6
Missing7823742624678153212
Total 100%
1546
100%
740
100%
52
100%
493
100%
147
   
2978

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Too harshly9.1%
43
8.8%
61
8.6%
99
11.2%
76
09.3%
279
Not harshly enough57.3%
271
65.1%
451
67.3%
771
60.1%
409
063.6%
1902
About right24.7%
117
21.4%
148
18.7%
214
23.3%
159
021.3%
638
Don't know8.9%
42
4.8%
33
5.0%
57
5.1%
35
05.6%
167
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
0.3%
2
00.2%
6
Missing23834560033515180
Total 100%
473
100%
693
100%
1145
100%
681
   
2992

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