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Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010 - Analysis

LESSCRIM

What would be more effective in reducing crime [rotate]: Spending (large sums of/the same) money to send criminals to prison and keep them there a long time; or: Spending (large sums of/the same) money to reduce poverty and to keep young people in school? (91, 94, 96, 99, 10)
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
-1) RF/DK2176.4%6.4%-3.13
1) Longer prison terms104631.0%37.5%-0.62
2) Reduce poverty and improve schools210862.5%100.0%0.63
Missing15172
Total Unweighted N = 3371





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-93MissingTotal
RF/DK4.6%
32
4.5%
50
7.4%
62
9.3%
59
146.2%
203
Longer prison terms28.9%
202
30.1%
333
32.9%
276
32.7%
207
2831.0%
1018
Reduce poverty and improve schools66.5%
465
65.4%
725
59.8%
502
58.0%
367
4962.8%
2059
Missing352050283533254315263548
Total 100%
699
100%
1108
100%
840
100%
633
   
3280

Race (I-RACE)

 AnglosBlacksHispanicsAsiansOtherMissingTotal
RF/DK8.3%
166
2.8%
16
3.2%
18
4.7%
5
10.2%
9
36.4%
214
Longer prison terms34.7%
693
24.3%
141
26.8%
149
24.5%
26
34.1%
30
731.2%
1039
Reduce poverty and improve schools57.0%
1140
73.0%
424
70.0%
390
70.8%
75
55.7%
49
3062.4%
2078
Missing88972600274633537815212216
Total 100%
1999
100%
581
100%
557
100%
106
100%
88
   
3331

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProstestantCatholicJewishOther religionNo religionMissingTotal
RF/DK6.5%
118
5.3%
46
9.1%
4
10.2%
25
4.9%
16
86.3%
209
Longer prison terms31.2%
568
32.2%
279
34.1%
15
29.4%
72
28.4%
93
1931.1%
1027
Reduce poverty and improve schools62.3%
1135
62.5%
541
56.8%
25
60.4%
148
66.7%
218
4162.6%
2067
Missing782840831931368136815240332
Total 100%
1821
100%
866
100%
44
100%
245
100%
327
   
3303

Gender (I-GENDER)

 FemaleMaleMissingTotal
RF/DK5.7%
101
7.2%
116
06.4%
217
Longer prison terms29.7%
525
32.4%
521
031.0%
1046
Reduce poverty and improve schools64.5%
1139
60.3%
969
062.5%
2108
Missing804071001517232
Total 100%
1765
100%
1606
   
3371

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 ConservativeModerateLiberalMissingTotal
RF/DK7.1%
101
5.3%
59
3.5%
20
375.8%
180
Longer prison terms35.7%
505
28.7%
322
25.3%
145
7431.3%
972
Reduce poverty and improve schools57.2%
810
66.0%
741
71.2%
407
15063.0%
1958
Missing615750172643154331355
Total 100%
1416
100%
1122
100%
572
   
3110

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than 12th grade12th grade1-3 years of collegeBachelor's degree (BA, BS)Some graduate level workGraduate degree (MA, MS, MBA, Med, MSW, PhD, JD, MD, DDS)MissingTotal
RF/DK3.6%
12
6.1%
46
7.4%
76
5.1%
40
8.2%
11
8.2%
27
56.3%
212
Longer prison terms32.8%
109
34.2%
257
31.0%
318
29.9%
234
30.6%
41
24.9%
82
531.0%
1041
Reduce poverty and improve schools63.6%
211
59.7%
448
61.6%
633
65.0%
508
61.2%
82
66.9%
220
662.7%
2102
Missing182234934420329950115531518884
Total 100%
332
100%
751
100%
1027
100%
782
100%
134
100%
329
   
3355

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