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Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respondent's id number initial screen (RESPNUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4666,846.25523.65
2) Respondent's number (RESP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4666,846.25523.65
3) Which state am I calling? (STATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46625.5614.10
4) Verify state called (STATE2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46625.5614.10
5) First, I'd like to ask you about your own health. Would you say that overall you are in excellent, very good, good, fair or poor health? (HEALTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent10622.7
2) Very Good16836.1
3) Good12326.4
4) Fair4810.3
5) Poor194.1
6) Don't Know/No answer20.4
Total466100.0
6) Thinking about exercise, how many days each week, on average, do you work out or exercise for more than 30 minutes over the course of the day? (DAYS_EXR)
 TOTAL%
0) None/never/less than one day a week15934.1
1) One day a week377.9
2) Two days a week4710.1
3) Three days a week7616.3
4) Four days a week429.0
5) Five days a week5311.4
6) Six days a week132.8
7) Seven days a week388.2
8) Don't Know/No answer10.2
Total466100.0
7) And now, I'd like to ask you about the number of servings of several kinds of foods that you usually eat on a daily basis. First, when thinking about fruits and vegetables, a serving is one piece of fruit, a half cup of sliced fruit or vegetables, or a cup of fruit juice. On average, about how many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? (SERVVEG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4663.042.14
8) Now, think about how many servings of meat, fish, or eggs you have a day. A serving is one egg or a piece of fish or meat about the size of a deck of playing cards. On average, about how many servings of meat, fish, or eggs do you eat each day? (SERVMEAT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4662.041.73
9) And now, think about bread, cereal and pasta. A serving is one piece of bread or a half a cup of cereal or pasta. On average, about how many servings of bread, cereal or pasta do you eat each day? (SERVCERE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4662.892.08
10) And what about dairy products? A serving is one cup of milk or yogurt, or one slice of cheese. On average, about how many servings of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, or cheese do you have a day? (SERVDAIR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4662.121.73
11) How would you assess your own weight now? Are you under your ideal weight, about right, or overweight? (OWNWGHT)
 TOTAL%
1) Under ideal weight367.7
2) About right22147.4
3) Overweight20744.4
4) Don't Know/No answer20.4
Total466100.0
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12) [ASK ONLY IF OWNWGHT= 3 "OVERWEIGHT"] Would you say you are slightly overweight, moderately overweight, or seriously overweight? (OWNWGHT2)
 TOTAL%
1) Slightly overweight10651.2
2) Moderately overweight6933.3
3) Seriously overweight3115.0
4) Don't Know/No answer10.5
Missing259
Total207100.0
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13) How many pounds over his ideal weight do you think a man would have to be before you would consider his weight to be a serious health risk? (MANLBS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46658.2561.34
14) How many pounds over her ideal weight do you think a woman would have to be before you would consider her weight to be a serious health risk? (WMNLBS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46655.7962.23
15) Do you think most obese people are seriously overweight mainly because of bad diet and exercise habits, or are they seriously overweight mainly because of things they can't control such as their inherited metabolism? (RSNOBESE)
 TOTAL%
1) Because of bad diet and exercise habits23550.4
2) Because of things they can't control10021.5
3) Both10322.1
4) It depends153.2
5) Don't Know/No answer132.8
Total466100.0
16) Obese people face a lot of discrimination these days. (OBSEDISC)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree35776.6
2) Disagree8518.2
3) It depends102.1
4) Don't Know/No answer143.0
Total466100.0
17) Obese people should be allowed to park in handicapped spaces and have other special accommodations. (OBSEPARK)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree8919.1
2) Disagree31166.7
3) It depends5311.4
4) Don't Know/No answer132.8
Total466100.0
18) Movie theaters and airlines should be required to provide some seats larger than normal to accommodate obese people. (OBSESEAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree32970.6
2) Disagree10522.5
3) It depends173.6
4) Don't Know/No answer153.2
Total466100.0
19) Obese people should take responsibility for their own health and lose weight. (OBSERESP)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree35977.0
2) Disagree469.9
3) It depends5511.8
4) Don't Know/No answer61.3
Total466100.0
20) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes33371.5
2) No13128.1
3) Don't Know/No answer20.4
Total466100.0
21) [ASK ONLY IF PARENT= 1 "YES"] How often do, or did, you and your children eat an evening meal together at home--almost every day, most days, occasionally or almost never? (CFMEAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost every day24072.1
2) Most Days5516.5
3) Occasionally288.4
4) Almost Never51.5
5) Don't Know/No answer51.5
Missing133
Total333100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF PARENT= 1 "YES"] How often do, or did, you and your children eat an evening meal together at a restaurant--almost every day, most days, occasionally or almost never? (CFREST)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost every day51.5
2) Most Days154.5
3) Occasionally23871.5
4) Almost Never6720.1
5) Don't Know/No answer82.4
Missing133
Total333100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF PARENT= 1 "YES"] How often do, or did, you and your children take a family vacation --once a year or more, most years, occasionally or never? (CFVAC)
 TOTAL%
1) Once a year or more23370.0
2) Most years164.8
3) Occasionally5516.5
4) Never247.2
5) Don't Know/No answer51.5
Missing133
Total333100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF PARENT= 1 "YES"] How often do, or did, you and your children go to church or other religious services together: Once a week or more, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (CFREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more15345.9
2) A few times a month4914.7
3) A few times a year4714.1
4) Less often than that7622.8
5) Don't Know/No answer82.4
Missing133
Total333100.0
25) When you were growing up, did your family usually say grace at meals? (GRACEKID)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26156.0
2) No20143.1
3) Don't Know/No answer40.9
Total466100.0
26) How about now? Do you usually say grace at family meals? (GRACENOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22047.2
2) No23951.3
3) Don't Know/No answer71.5
Total466100.0
27) Some people think relations between men and women have changed for the better in recent years. Others think they've gotten worse. How about you? Would you say they've improved or gotten worse? (MFRELAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved19541.8
2) Gotten Worse16535.4
3) No Change5612.0
4) Don't Know/No answer5010.7
Total466100.0
28) One recent change is that more mothers are working outside the home. Do you think that's an improvement, a change for the worse, or is it something that doesn't matter much one way or the other? (WORKOUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Improvement8117.4
2) Change for the worse19642.1
3) Doesn't matter much one way or the other12025.8
4) It depends/partly good and partly bad6113.1
5) Don't Know/No answer81.7
Total466100.0
29) Are you currently married, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married24352.1
2) Divorced6413.7
3) Separated122.6
4) Widowed377.9
5) Have you never been married10923.4
6) No answer10.2
Total466100.0
30) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Is this your first marriage, or have you been married before? (MARBFOR)
 TOTAL%
1) First marriage20584.4
2) Have been married before3815.6
Missing223
Total243100.0
31) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] In your household, who usually prepares the meals: yourself or your spouse? (HOUSMEAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Self11949.0
2) Spouse7129.2
3) Both equally4920.2
4) Each for self10.4
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)20.8
7) Don't Know/No answer10.4
Missing223
Total243100.0
32) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] In your household, who usually fixes things around the house? (HOUSFIX)
 TOTAL%
1) Self11346.5
2) Spouse8635.4
3) Both equally2911.9
4) Each for self20.8
5) Child/Children20.8
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)104.1
7) Don't Know/No answer10.4
Missing223
Total243100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who usually does the laundry? (HOUSLAUN)
 TOTAL%
1) Self11848.6
2) Spouse7731.7
3) Both equally3815.6
4) Each for self31.2
5) Child/Children20.8
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)52.1
Missing223
Total243100.0
34) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who usually makes the most mess? (HOUSMESS)
 TOTAL%
1) Self6325.9
2) Spouse7832.1
3) Both equally3112.8
4) Each for self10.4
5) Child/Children5723.5
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)20.8
7) Don't Know/No answer114.5
Missing223
Total243100.0
35) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who has the most say on how money is spent? (HOUSMONY)
 TOTAL%
1) Self8635.4
2) Spouse4819.8
3) Both equally10442.8
4) Each for self41.6
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)10.4
Missing223
Total243100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who does most of the yardwork? (HOUSYARD)
 TOTAL%
1) Self9438.7
2) Spouse8133.3
3) Both equally4418.1
4) Each for self10.4
5) Child/Children10.4
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)156.2
7) Don't Know/No answer72.9
Missing223
Total243100.0
37) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who does most of the housework? (HOUSCLEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Self11446.9
2) Spouse6225.5
3) Both equally5321.8
4) Each for self10.4
5) Child/Children31.2
6) Someone else (Parent, roommate, etc)104.1
Missing223
Total243100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] Who in your household is the peacemaker? That is, who is the best at resolving conflicts? (HOUSPEAC)
 TOTAL%
1) Self11246.1
2) Spouse6627.2
3) Both equally5221.4
4) Each for self20.8
5) Child/Children10.4
7) Don't Know/No answer104.1
Missing223
Total243100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] When it comes to your checking account, do you and your spouse have one joint account, do you have both a joint account and separate accounts, or do you maintain separate checking accounts? (CHKACCNT)
 TOTAL%
1) Joint account16869.1
2) Both joint and separate accounts4819.8
3) Separate accounts only187.4
4) No accounts41.6
5) Don't Know/No answer52.1
Missing223
Total243100.0
40) Are you a smoker, an ex-smoker, or have you never smoked? (SMOKER)
 TOTAL%
1) Smoker10823.2
2) Ex-smoker13929.8
3) Have never smoked21947.0
Total466100.0
41) In a typical week, on how many days do you usually drink some kind of alcoholic beverage, such as beer, wine, or liquor? (DAYSALC)
 TOTAL%
0) None/Don't drink24953.4
1) One day a week7616.3
2) Two days a week4810.3
3) Three days a week296.2
4) Four days a week71.5
5) Five days a week132.8
6) Six days a week51.1
7) Seven days a week337.1
8) Don't Know/No answer61.3
Total466100.0
42) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4661,953.1418.52
43) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN BORDER STATES: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1840.0
2) No2453.3
3) Don't know/No Answer36.7
Missing421
Total45100.0
44) [ASKED ONLY IF COMSOUTH=1 "YES"] Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
 TOTAL%
1) 5 years or less15.6
3) More than 10 years738.9
4) All my life1055.6
Missing448
Total18100.0
45) [ASKED ONLY IF LIVESOU=4 "ALL MY LIFE"] Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10100.0
Missing456
Total10100.0
46) [ASK ONLY IF COMSOUTH= 2 "NO"] Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes11727.8
2) No30472.2
Missing45
Total421100.0
47) [ASK ONLY IF SOULIV= 2 "NO"] Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23577.3
2) No6822.4
3) Don't Know/No answer10.3
Missing162
Total304100.0
48) Which State did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46627.3214.06
49) ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUFAM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, self214.5
2) Yes, family6714.4
3) Yes, both and family143.0
4) No35576.2
5) Don't know/No Answer91.9
Total466100.0
50) [ASK ONLY IF SOUTHERN= 1 "YES" OR SOUFAM= 1 "YES, SELF" OR 3 "BOTH SELF AND FAMILY"] Would you say that being a Southerner is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to you? (SIDIMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1028.6
2) Somewhat important1440.0
3) Not very important514.3
4) Not at all important514.3
5) Don't know/no answer12.9
Missing431
Total35100.0
51) What is your zip code? (ZIPCODE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46652,793.1433,033.85
52) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
 TOTAL%
1) City17337.1
2) Suburbs11925.5
3) Small Town9420.2
4) Rural7816.7
5) Refused/Not Sure20.4
Total466100.0
53) Code the gender of respondent (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male20944.8
2) Female25755.2
Total466100.0
54) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
4) 4th Grade20.4
7) 7th Grade10.2
8) 8th Grade81.7
9) 9th Grade71.5
10) 10th Grade81.7
11) 11th Grade122.6
12) 12th Grade (High School)13829.6
13) Some college (Two year degree)11524.7
14) 4 year college graduate10622.7
15) Advanced degree (Ma, Phd, Lld, Md)6513.9
16) No answer40.9
Total466100.0
55) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) More than once a week6714.4
2) Once a week9320.0
3) Two to three times a month5211.2
4) Several times a year12126.0
5) Never12827.5
6) Refuse51.1
Total466100.0
56) How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days: Extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13128.1
2) Very important15733.7
3) Somewhat important12025.8
4) Not important5010.7
5) Don't Know/ No answer81.7
Total466100.0
57) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant20944.8
2) Catholic13629.2
3) Jewish71.5
4) Some other religion (Specify)306.4
5) No Religion [Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist]367.7
6) Christian or just a Christian234.9
7) Don't Know/ No answer255.4
Total466100.0
58) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 5 "NO RELIGION"] Do you consider yourself to be an agnostic, an atheist, or just not religious? (NORELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) Agnostic719.4
2) Atheist25.6
3) Just not religious2466.7
4) Don't Know/ No answer38.3
Missing430
Total36100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 4 "SOME OTHER RELIGION"] What other religion are you? Does the response include any of the following words: Anglican, Holiness, Adventist, Lutheran, Apostolic, Methodist, Assembly of God, Nazarene, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Bible Pentecostal, Born-Again, Presbyterian, Christ/Christian Prophetic, Church Of God, Quaker / Friends, Episcopalian, Seventh Day Adventist, or Greek/Serb Orthodox? (RELAFCHK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes3352.4
2) No3047.6
Missing403
Total63100.0
60) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 36 "METHODIST"] Is that the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist group? (DMETHDST)
 TOTAL%
1) African Methodist Episcopal13.4
3) Free Methodist Church26.9
4) United Methodist2379.3
6) Don't Know; "Just Methodist"310.3
Missing437
Total29100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 40 "PRESBYTERIAN"] Is that the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or some other Presbyterian group? (DPRESBY)
 TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Presbyterian Church27.7
2) Orthodox Presbyterian Church27.7
3) Presbyterian Church in America311.5
4) Presbyterian Church in The USA1038.5
5) Other (Specify)27.7
6) Don't Know; "Just Presbyterian"726.9
Missing440
Total26100.0
62) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 34 "LUTHERAN"] Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (DLUTHRAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA; Formerly the Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church)1338.2
2) Missouri Synod514.7
3) Wisconsin Synod25.9
4) Other (Specify)25.9
5) Don't Know; "Just Lutheran"1235.3
Missing432
Total34100.0
63) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 42 "REFORMED"] Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America, or some other Reformed group? (DREFORMD)
 TOTAL%
2) Reformed Church In America (RCA)1100.0
Missing465
Total1100.0
64) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 14 "BRETHREN"] Is that the Church of the Brethren, the Plymouth Brethren, United Brethren in Christ, or some other Brethren group? (DBRETHEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Church of the Brethren1100.0
Missing465
Total1100.0
65) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 23 "CONGREGATIONALIST"] Is that the United Church of Christ or just a Congregational church? (DUCC)
 TOTAL%
1) United Church of Christ125.0
2) Just Congregational375.0
Missing462
Total4100.0
66) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 17 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN"] When you say "Christian," does that mean the denomination called the "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," or some other Christian denomination, or do you mean to say "I am just a Christian?" (DDISCIPL)
 TOTAL%
2) "Just A Christian"1083.3
3) Other Christian Denomination (Specify)216.7
Missing454
Total12100.0
67) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 20 "CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST"] Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (DCHRIST)
 TOTAL%
1) Church(es) of Christ1100.0
Missing465
Total1100.0
68) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 21 "CHURCH OF GOD"] Is that the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana; the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee; the Church of God in Christ; or some other Church of God? (DCHGOD)
 TOTAL%
2) Cleveland, TN1100.0
Missing465
Total1100.0
69) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 33 "JUST PROTESTANT"] Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all? (DANY)
 TOTAL%
3) Don't Know1100.0
Missing465
Total1100.0
70) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 31 "INDEPENDENT OR 38 "NON/INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT"] Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent Pentecostal church, independent evangelical church, or what?: (DINDEP)
 TOTAL%
1) Independent Fundamentalist110.0
2) Independent Charismatic220.0
4) Independent Evangelical110.0
5) Other (Specify)110.0
6) Don't Know/"Just Independent"440.0
7) Refused110.0
Missing456
Total10100.0
71) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN" AND DENOM= 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, OR 52] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
 TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal187.0
2) Fundamentalist93.5
3) Evangelical238.9
4) Mainline Protestant5521.4
5) Theologically Liberal5822.6
6) Other (specify)103.9
7) None of the above3312.8
8) Don't know/No Answer5119.8
Missing209
Total257100.0
72) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 2 "CATHOLIC" AND DENOM= 15 "CATHOLIC" OR 43 "ROMAN CATHOLIC"] Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these? (RELCATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Traditionalist5137.2
2) Progressive3424.8
3) None of these4230.7
4) Other (specify)10.7
5) Don't know/No answer96.6
Missing329
Total137100.0
73) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full-time25654.9
2) Working part-time459.7
3) Going to school255.4
4) Keeping house255.4
5) Retired9119.5
6) Unemployed51.1
7) Or what173.6
8) No answer20.4
Total466100.0
74) [ASK ONLY IF EMPLOYED= 1 "WORKING FULL-TIME" OR 2 "WORKING PART-TIME"] How long is your average one-way commute to work, in minutes? (COMMUTE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total30122.7925.59
75) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"] What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily (HWEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full-time13656.0
2) Working part-time249.9
3) Going to school20.8
4) Keeping house2610.7
5) Retired4518.5
6) Unemployed20.8
7) Or what62.5
8) No answer20.8
Missing223
Total243100.0
76) I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes: (INCOMEF9)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0004810.3
2) $20,000 up to $29,999449.4
3) $30,000 up to $39,9996113.1
4) $40,000 up to $49,999469.9
5) $50,000 up to $59,999429.0
6) $60,000 up to $69,999347.3
7) $70,000 up to $79,999234.9
8) More than 80,0005712.2
9) No answer11123.8
Total466100.0
77) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
 TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian38081.5
2) Black286.0
3) African-American102.1
4) Negro, Colored, Etc.10.2
5) Native American/American Indian30.6
6) Asian/Oriental61.3
7) Other or mixed (Specify)296.2
8) No Answer91.9
Total466100.0
78) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, OR 8] As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians? (AMERINDN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, were11424.5
2) No, were not33271.2
3) Don't Know204.3
Total466100.0
79) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic265.6
2) No, not Hispanic43593.3
3) Don't Know/No answer51.1
Total466100.0
80) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
 TOTAL%
0) None28360.7
1) One7115.2
2) Two7215.5
3) Three286.0
4) Four102.1
12) Refused20.4
Total466100.0
81) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
 TOTAL%
0) None6334.8
1) One5530.4
2) Two4826.5
3) Three116.1
4) Four42.2
Missing285
Total181100.0
82) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
 TOTAL%
0) None00.0
1) One11324.2
2) Two25554.7
3) Three6413.7
4) Four255.4
5) Five40.9
6) Six20.4
12) Refused30.6
Total466100.0
83) Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican12426.6
2) Democrat17236.9
3) Independent10322.1
4) Other204.3
5) Don't Know/No answer4710.1
Total466100.0
84) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 2 "DEMOCRAT"] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat8549.4
2) Not very strong Democrat8046.5
3) Don't Know/No answer74.1
Missing294
Total172100.0
85) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 1 "REPUBLICAN"] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican5443.5
2) Not very strong Republican6653.2
3) Don't Know/No answer43.2
Missing342
Total124100.0
86) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 3 "INDEPENDENT'] Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEP)
 TOTAL%
1) Closer to Republican party3029.1
2) Closer to Democratic party3433.0
3) Don't Know/No answer/Neither3937.9
Missing363
Total103100.0
87) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, a MODERATE, or what? (LIBCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Liberal11424.5
2) Moderate (Middle of the road)14330.7
3) Conservative12126.0
4) Never think of self in these terms (No preference)255.4
5) Don't know296.2
6) No answer306.4
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms40.9
Total466100.0
88) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 1 "LIBERAL"] Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal? (STRLIB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal5447.4
2) Not very strong liberal5548.2
3) Don't Know32.6
4) No answer21.8
Missing352
Total114100.0
89) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 3 "CONSERVATIVE"] Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative? (STRCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative5243.0
2) Not very strong conservative6553.7
3) Don't Know32.5
4) No answer10.8
Missing345
Total121100.0
90) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 2 "MODERATE"] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal6142.7
2) Neither/Refuses to choose2014.0
3) More conservative6042.0
4) Don't Know21.4
Missing323
Total143100.0
91) Finally, do you agree or disagree that: The South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country. (NOTSEP)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree41789.5
2) Disagree173.6
3) Don't know/no answer326.9
Total466100.0
92) Some of the questions on this survey will be used by reporters for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to write stories for the newspaper. Would you be willing to have a reporter call you back to see if you would be willing to discuss some of these matters in greater detail? (CALLBACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20744.4
2) No25454.5
3) No Answer51.1
Total466100.0
93) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32168.9
2) No14531.1
Total466100.0
94) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent51.1
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong296.2
3) No Southern accent43292.7
Total466100.0
95) Respondent number again (RESP3)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4666,846.25523.65
96) Verify respondent number again (RESP4)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total76,926.71493.26
97) Verify the state of the respondent (STCHK1)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46625.5614.10
98) County of residence (COUNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total451105.77206.07
99) The date of poll (DATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total466218.6949.62
100) The time of poll (TIMEINT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total466752.66322.72
101) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46621.838.09
102) Interview length in minutes (MINUTES)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4667.3367.90
103) In which county in do you now live? (COUNTYX)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total466170.44135.35
104) Verbatim for RELAFFL and RELAFCHK (OTHRELAF)
 TOTAL%
1) Seventh Day Adventist10.2
2) Buddhist20.4
3) Christian10.2
4) Christian and Missionary Alliance Church10.2
5) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints10.2
6) Eastern Orthodox10.2
7) Ecumenical10.2
8) His self10.2
9) Jehovah's Witness40.9
10) Mediation-based Buddhism10.2
11) Mormon10.2
12) Mormon Christian20.4
13) Muslim10.2
14) New Age10.2
15) Non-Denominational20.4
16) Not Sure30.6
17) Orthodox10.2
18) Pagan10.2
19) Religious but Not Interested in Formal Religion10.2
20) Various10.2
21) Western Orthodox10.2
22) 2210.2
999) Missing/DK/NA43693.6
Total466100.0
105) Verbatim for DENOM (OTHDENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Seventh Day Adventist10.2
2) Church of the Brethren10.2
3) Ecumenical10.2
4) First United Church of Christ10.2
5) Four Square Evangelical10.2
6) His Self10.2
7) Christian10.2
8) Mormon10.2
9) Nazarene10.2
10) New Age10.2
11) Protestant and Buddhist10.2
12) St Josephs10.2
13) Western Orthodox10.2
14) 1410.2
999) Missing/DK/NA45297.0
Total466100.0
106) Verbatim for type of Baptist (OTHBAPT)
 TOTAL%
1) North American Baptist Conference10.2
2) Northern10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46499.6
Total466100.0
107) Verbatim for type of Presbyterian (OTHPRESB)
 TOTAL%
1) Northern Chapter of the Official Presbyterian Church10.2
2) United10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46499.6
Total466100.0
108) Verbatim for type of Lutheran (OTHLUTHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Lutheran Church of America10.2
2) Trinity10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46499.6
Total466100.0
109) Verbatim for DDISCIPL (OTHCHRST)
 TOTAL%
1) Non-Denomination - Just the belief in Christ10.2
2) Rochester Christian Church10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46499.6
Total466100.0
110) Verbatim for type of Independent (OTHINDEP)
 TOTAL%
1) Ind Protestant10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46599.8
Total466100.0
111) Verbatim for RELID97S (OTHRELID)
 TOTAL%
1) Apostolic10.2
2) Christian10.2
3) Just Baptist10.2
4) Mormon10.2
5) New Age10.2
6) Protestant30.6
999) Missing/DK/NA45898.3
Total466100.0
112) Verbatim for relcath (OTHRCATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Both10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA46599.8
Total466100.0
113) Verbatim for RACES01 (OTHRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) American30.6
2) Black and White10.2
3) British10.2
4) Caucasian/Japanese10.2
5) English Descent10.2
6) God's Child10.2
7) Hispanic112.4
8) Human10.2
9) Latin10.2
10) Mexican20.4
11) Mexican American10.2
12) Pacific Islander10.2
13) Pakistani10.2
14) Scottish American10.2
15) Spanish10.2
16) White/Jewish10.2
999) Missing/DK/NA43793.8
Total466100.0
114) Sample (SAMPLE)
 TOTAL%
2) North466100.0
999) Missing/DK/NA00.0
Total466100.0
115) Test to verify sample origin (REGSTATE)
 TOTAL%
2) Non-southern state residence466100.0
999) Missing/DK/NA00.0
Total466100.0
116) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" OR RELAFCHK= 1 "YES"] With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total26233.8213.11
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117) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 13 "BAPTIST"] With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the USA, the American Baptist Association, the National Baptist Convention USA, an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist group? (DBAPTIST)
 TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Association410.0
11) American Baptist USA25.0
16) Free Will Baptist12.5
19) Independent Baptist (No denominational ties)717.5
20) Missionary Baptist12.5
21) National Baptist Convention USA25.0
25) Southern Baptist1025.0
26) Other (Specify)25.0
27) Don't Know; "Just Baptist"1127.5
Missing426
Total40100.0
118) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 39 "PENTECOSTAL" OR DCHARIS= 2 "PENTECOSTAL"] What kind of church is that? What is it called exactly? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DPENTE)
 TOTAL%
11) Assemblies of God116.7
12) Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)116.7
19) Pentecostal Church of God116.7
24) Don't Know; "Just Pentecostal"350.0
Missing460
Total6100.0
119) YRBORN recoded in age of the respondent (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46645.6118.29
120) Recode of Age in categories (AGECAT)
 TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old469.9
2) 25-44 years old19341.4
3) 45-64 years old14330.7
4) 65 years or older7917.0
5) Don't know or refused51.1
Total466100.0
121) Respondent's race (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White38081.5
2) Black/African American398.4
3) Native American/American Indian30.6
4) Other357.5
5) No answer91.9
Total466100.0
122) Interview's length in categories (RCMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes41689.8
2) 15-19 minutes367.8
3) 20-29 minutes91.9
4) 30 and more minutes20.4
Missing3
Total463100.0
123) Old code for US States (STATCALL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46632.7810.58
124) Recode of STATE16 to FIPS codes (STAT16FP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46531.0516.77
125) Gallup organization regionalized (GALREG)
 TOTAL%
2) New England286.0
3) East Central9620.6
4) West Central6914.8
5) Mountain States429.0
6) Middle Atlantic13428.8
7) Pacific Coast9720.8
Total466100.0
126) AJC Regionalization (AJCRGN)
 TOTAL%
2) Northeast16234.8
3) Midwest16535.4
4) Far West13929.8
Total466100.0
127) Educational attainment (GRADE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9112.4
2) 9-11 Grade275.8
3) High school grad13829.6
4) Some college11524.7
5) College grad or more17136.7
6) No answer40.9
Total466100.0
128) Liberal/conservative recode (LCRECODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal5411.6
2) Not strong liberal6012.9
3) Moderate liberal6113.1
4) Moderate224.7
5) Moderate conservative6012.9
6) Not strong conservative6914.8
7) Strong conservative5211.2
8) No preference255.4
9) Don't know/No answer6313.5
Total466100.0
129) Residence in deep south (DEEPSOU)
 TOTAL%
3) Non-south466100.0
Total466100.0
130) Resident in North/South (RESIDENT)
 TOTAL%
1) South286.3
2) Border388.5
3) Non-south38085.2
Missing20
Total446100.0
131) Regional recode: State of residence (WHSTATE)
 TOTAL%
2) Border459.7
3) Non-south42190.3
Total466100.0
132) Recode for Party Identification (PIDRCODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat8518.2
2) Not very strong Democrat8718.7
3) Independent, close to Democrats347.3
4) Independent398.4
5) Independent, close to Republicans306.4
6) Not very strong Republican7015.0
7) Strong Republican5411.6
8) Other Party204.3
9) Don't know/No answer4710.1
Total466100.0
133) States FIPS codes (STATEFPS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total46628.3914.99
134) State-county FIPS codes (numeric) (ST_CNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total43028,497.1015,080.95
135) R's religious pref- recode of DENOM and RELAFFL (FAITH97X)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist408.6
2) Methodist296.2
3) Lutheran347.3
4) Presbyterian265.6
5) Episcopalian132.8
6) Church of Christ30.6
7) Other Protestant8418.0
8) Catholic13729.4
9) Jewish71.5
10) Other286.0
11) None408.6
12) Don't know/No answer255.4
Total466100.0
136) Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL) (FAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant14531.1
2) Other Protestant8418.0
3) Catholic13729.4
4) Jewish71.5
5) Other286.0
6) None408.6
7) Don't know/No answer255.4
Total466100.0
137) How long your average one-way commute to work (NCOMMUTE)
 TOTAL%
0) 0 minutes165.3
1) 1-5 minutes4615.3
2) 6-10 minutes6320.9
3) 11-15 minutes4314.3
4) 16-20 minutes3511.6
5) 21-30 minutes4515.0
6) 31-40 minutes144.7
7) 41-50 minutes155.0
8) 51-60 minutes62.0
9) 61 and more minutes186.0
Missing165
Total301100.0
138) Recode of income (incomef19) (INCOME2)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0004813.5
2) $20,000-$39,99910529.6
3) $40,000-$59,9998824.8
4) $60,000 or more11432.1
Missing111
Total355100.0
139) Recode of relig (how often attend) (RELIG2)
 TOTAL%
1) Never12827.8
2) Less than once a week17337.5
3) Once a week9320.2
4) More than once a week6714.5
Missing5
Total461100.0
140) About how many servings of fruits and vegetables do you eat each day? (RSERVEG)
 TOTAL%
0) No servings153.2
1) 1-2 servings21746.6
2) 3-4 servings15132.4
3) 5-6 servings5511.8
4) More than 7 servings214.5
5) Don't know/No answer71.5
Total466100.0
141) About how many servings of meat, fish, or eggs do you eat each day? (RSERMEAT)
 TOTAL%
0) No servings214.5
1) 1-2 servings33872.5
2) 3-4 servings8518.2
3) 5-6 servings102.1
4) More than 7 servings51.1
5) Don't know/No answer71.5
Total466100.0
142) About how many servings of bread, cereal, or pasta do you eat each day? (RSERCERE)
 TOTAL%
0) No servings224.7
1) 1-2 servings21646.4
2) 3-4 servings15332.8
3) 5-6 servings5211.2
4) More than 7 servings183.9
5) Don't know/No answer51.1
Total466100.0
143) Are you slightly overweight, moderately overweight, or seriously overweight? (RSERDAIR)
 TOTAL%
0) No servings469.9
1) 1-2 servings27057.9
2) 3-4 servings12226.2
3) 5-6 servings204.3
4) More than 7 servings30.6
5) Don't know/No answer51.1
Total466100.0
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144) How many pounds over his ideal weight should a man consider his weight to be a serious health issue? (RMANLBS)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 20 pounds12827.5
2) 21-40 pounds16635.6
3) 41-60 pounds8117.4
4) 61-100 pounds224.7
5) 101 or more pounds71.5
6) Don't know/No answer6213.3
Total466100.0
145) How many pounds over her ideal weight should a woman consider her weight to be a serious health issue? (RWMNLBS)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 20 pounds16034.3
2) 21-40 pounds16435.2
3) 41-60 pounds5311.4
4) 61-100 pounds194.1
5) 101 or more pounds71.5
6) Don't know/No answer6313.5
Total466100.0
146) Census (Consolidated) Metro Statistical Area (MSACMSA)
147) State-county FIPS codes (string var) (ST_CNTY2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total43028,497.1015,080.95
148) R lives in Metro or Non-Metro county (NSMETRO)
 TOTAL%
0) Non-metro8018.5
1) Metro35281.5
Missing34
Total432100.0
149) Interviewer's gender (INTGEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Male22147.6
2) Female24352.4
Missing2
Total464100.0
150) Interviewer's race (INTRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White23951.5
2) Black/African American18239.2
3) Native American/American Indian153.2
4) Other286.0
Missing2
Total464100.0
151) Interviewer's accent (INTACC)
 TOTAL%
0) 05912.7
1) Strong Southern accent235.0
2) Detectable Southern accent10723.1
3) No Southern accent27559.3
Missing2
Total464100.0
152) Interviewer Non-Southern accent (INTNSACC)
 TOTAL%
0) No non-Southern accent36979.5
1) Interviewer had a non-Southern accent9520.5
Missing2
Total464100.0
153) Weight for non-South (PEOPLE/mean HH size for non-South) (WTVARN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4661.000.42
154) Weight for national estimates (accounts for Southern oversample and HH size (TOTWT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total4662.200.93
155) Recode of Age in categories (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old4610.0
2) 25-44 years old19341.9
3) 45-64 years old14331.0
4) 65 years or older7917.1
Missing5
Total461100.0
156) How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less Than High School388.2
2) 12th Grade (High School)13829.9
3) Some college (Two year degree)11524.9
4) 4 year college graduate10622.9
5) Advanced degree (Ma, Phd, Lld, Md)6514.1
Missing4
Total462100.0
157) I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0004813.5
2) $20,000 up to $29,9994412.4
3) $30,000 up to $39,9996117.2
4) $40,000 up to $49,9994613.0
5) $50,000 up to $59,9994211.8
6) More than $60,00011432.1
Missing111
Total355100.0
158) Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican12429.6
2) Democrat17241.1
3) Independent10324.6
4) Other204.8
Missing47
Total419100.0
159) What race do you consider yourself? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian38083.2
2) Black, African-American398.5
3) Native American/American Indian30.7
4) Asian/Oriental61.3
5) Other or mixed (Specify)296.3
Missing9
Total457100.0
160) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant20947.4
2) Catholic13630.8
3) Jewish71.6
4) Some other religion (Specify)306.8
5) No Religion [Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist]368.2
6) Christian or just a Christian235.2
Missing25
Total441100.0

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