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Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respondent's ID number: (IDNUMBER)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8171,280.62744.26
2) Respondent's number (RESP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8171,275.49725.56
3) Check of resp number (RESP2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8171.000.00
4) State being called (STATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama496.0
4) Arkansas273.3
10) Florida15418.8
11) Georgia668.1
18) Kentucky374.5
19) Louisiana394.8
25) Mississippi354.3
34) North Carolina8210.0
37) Oklahoma334.0
41) South Carolina354.3
43) Tennessee566.9
44) Texas14117.3
47) Virginia637.7
Total817100.0
5) Verify state called (STATE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama496.0
4) Arkansas273.3
10) Florida15418.8
11) Georgia668.1
18) Kentucky374.5
19) Louisiana394.8
25) Mississippi354.3
34) North Carolina8310.2
37) Oklahoma334.0
41) South Carolina354.3
43) Tennessee566.9
44) Texas14017.1
47) Virginia637.7
Total817100.0
6) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8091,951.9916.88
7) 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) Yes73790.2
2) No708.6
3) Don't know/No answer101.2
Total817100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE IN THE SOUTH: 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) Less than 5 years435.8
2) 6 to 10 years537.2
3) More than 10 years16422.3
4) All my life47664.6
5) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing80
Total737100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH ALL OF THEIR LIFE: Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40184.2
2) No7415.5
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing341
Total476100.0
10) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16X)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81727.5215.79
11) ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS: Do you consider yourself a Southerner? (SOUTHERN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes58972.1
2) No21125.8
3) Don't know/No answer172.1
Total817100.0
12) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total790123.05125.20
13) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
 TOTAL%
1) City25931.7
2) Suburbs14017.1
3) Town24129.5
4) Rural area16820.6
5) Refused/Not sure91.1
Total817100.0
14) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) 1st grade (or less)10.1
3) 3rd grade20.2
4) 4th grade60.7
5) 5th grade20.2
6) 6th grade20.2
7) 7th grade40.5
8) 8th grade121.5
9) 9th grade111.3
10) 10th grade212.6
11) 11th grade283.4
12) 12th grade (high school)24830.4
13) Some college (two year degree)21826.7
14) 4 year college graduate15418.8
15) Advanced degree (MA, PhD, LLD, MD)10412.7
16) No answer40.5
Total817100.0
15) RESPONDENTS WITH NO COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school? RESPONDENTS WITH AT LEAST SOME COLLEGE EDUCATION WERE ASKED: Did you play any organized team sports when you were in high school or college? (TEAMS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes38848.0
2) No42051.9
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing8
Total809100.0
16) How often, if at all, do you exercise vigorously, so that your heart rate is elevated for at least 20 minutes? Would you say you do this every day, four to six days a week, one to three days a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (EXERCISE)
 TOTAL%
1) Every day11714.3
2) Four to six days a week9211.3
3) One to three days a week24630.1
4) A few times a month12315.1
5) Less often than that, or never22427.4
6) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total817100.0
17) Do you currently belong to a health club, YMCA, or gym? (HLTHCLUB)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes13917.0
2) No67582.6
3) Don't know/No answer30.4
Total817100.0
18) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13516.5
2) Once a week25230.8
3) 2-3 times a month11914.6
4) Several times a year15218.6
5) Never15619.1
6) Refused30.4
Total817100.0
19) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant57370.1
2) Catholic12515.3
3) Jewish60.7
4) Some other religion293.5
5) No religion485.9
6) Christian or just a Christian232.8
7) Don't know/No answer131.6
Total817100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEIR RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION IS PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN/JUST CHRISTIAN: With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total59619.3110.48
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21) ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97S)
 TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal7312.2
2) Fundamentalist538.9
3) Evangelical498.2
4) Mainline8313.9
5) Theologically liberal13122.0
6) Other152.5
7) None of the above559.2
8) Don't know\No answer13723.0
Missing221
Total596100.0
22) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married47357.9
2) Divorced10613.0
3) Separated212.6
4) Widowed637.7
5) Single15018.4
6) No answer40.5
Total817100.0
23) ASKED OF MARRIED, DIVORCED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY: How old were you when you were married? If you've been married more than once, how old were you when you were married for the first time? (AGEMAR)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total66322.144.71
24) Were your parents divorced while you were growing up, that is, before you turned 18 years old? (PDIVORCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes16720.4
2) No64578.9
3) Don't know/No answer50.6
Total817100.0
25) ASKED OF MARRIED, SEPARATED, OR WIDOWED RESPONDENTS ONLY: Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes14225.5
2) No41574.5
Missing260
Total557100.0
26) Do you have any brothers or sisters? IF YES: Have any of them ever been divorced? (SDIVORCE)
 TOTAL%
1) No siblings465.6
2) Some divorced siblings38146.6
3) No divorced siblings38547.1
4) Don't know/No answer50.6
Total817100.0
27) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60273.7
2) No21326.1
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
Total817100.0
28) Last week were you primarily working full time, working part time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time48359.1
2) Working part time566.9
3) Going to school415.0
4) Keeping house668.1
5) Retired12415.2
6) Unemployed232.8
7) Or what?232.8
8) No answer10.1
Total817100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS: What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time31366.2
2) Working part time265.5
3) Going to school20.4
4) Keeping house4910.4
5) Retired6413.5
6) Unemployed61.3
7) Or what?122.5
8) No answer10.2
Missing344
Total473100.0
30) 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. (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000728.8
2) $10,000 up to $19,9998210.0
3) $20,000 up to $29,99913116.0
4) $30,000 up to $39,99910713.1
5) $40,000 up to $49,99910012.2
6) $50,000 up to $59,999597.2
7) More than $60,00013516.5
8) No answer13116.0
Total817100.0
31) What race do you consider yourself? (Spring 1994 version) (RACE94)
 TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian63778.0
2) Black779.4
3) African-American263.2
4) Negro, Colored, etc.70.9
5) Native American/Indian70.9
6) Asian/Oriental70.9
7) Other455.5
8) No answer111.3
Total817100.0
32) Do you happen to know whether any of your ancestors were American Indians? (AMERINDN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, were30337.1
2) No, were not46657.0
3) Don't know485.9
Total817100.0
33) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic556.7
2) No, not Hispanic74791.4
3) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total817100.0
34) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
 TOTAL%
0) 044554.5
1) 114617.9
2) 215218.6
3) 3455.5
4) 4182.2
5) 540.5
6) 620.2
7) 710.1
12) Don't know/No answer40.5
Total817100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE UNDER 18 IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD: How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
 TOTAL%
0) 010127.2
1) 113736.8
2) 29325.0
3) 3256.7
4) 4113.0
5) 510.3
12) Don't know/No answer41.1
Missing445
Total372100.0
36) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) 118722.9
2) 248859.7
3) 310813.2
4) 4212.6
5) 560.7
6) 620.2
12) Don't know/No answer50.6
Total817100.0
37) 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 other? (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican27333.4
2) Democrat28835.3
3) Independent15218.6
4) Other party475.8
5) Don't know/No answer577.0
Total817100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS DEMOCRATS: Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13346.2
2) Not very strong Democrat13346.2
3) Don't know/No answer227.6
Missing529
Total288100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICAN: Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican13549.5
2) Not very strong Republican12545.8
3) Don't know/No answer134.8
Missing544
Total273100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE 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 Party5334.9
2) Closer to Democratic Party5838.2
3) Don't know/No answer4127.0
Missing665
Total152100.0
41) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, or a MODERATE? (LIBCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Liberal13917.0
2) Moderate (Middle of the road)22827.9
3) Conservative31939.0
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)283.4
5) Don't know577.0
6) No answer445.4
7) Respondent doesn't know20.2
Total817100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS LIBERAL: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal? (STRLIB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal5136.7
2) Not very strong liberal7956.8
3) Don't know75.0
4) No answer21.4
Missing678
Total139100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS CONSERVATIVE: Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative? (STRCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative16250.8
2) Not very strong conservative14043.9
3) Don't know154.7
4) No answer20.6
Missing498
Total319100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS MODERATE: Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal8436.8
2) Neither3314.5
3) More conservative9843.0
4) Don't know83.5
5) No answer52.2
Missing589
Total228100.0
45) Thinking about athletes who are currently active, what ONE athlete, if any, do you admire most? (ADMIRE)
 TOTAL%
10) Jeff Gordon70.9
11) Ken Griffey, Jr.20.2
12) Evander Holyfield70.9
13) Michael Johnson141.7
14) Michael Jordan16420.1
15) Greg Maddux20.2
16) Cal Ripkin, Jr.121.5
17) Emmitt Smith151.8
18) Mike Tyson20.2
19) Tiger Woods131.6
20) Other24329.7
21) Don't know/No answer33641.1
Total817100.0
46) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a daughter in elementary school, and she was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage her to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Girl Scouts? (GIRLACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Piano13732.2
2) Soccer9622.5
3) Girl Scouts14834.7
4) Can't choose/Don't know/Whatever child wanted4510.6
Missing391
Total426100.0
47) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF THE RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: If you had a son in elementary school, and he was interested in all of the following activities but only had time for one, which would you be most likely to encourage him to do -- take piano lessons, try out for the soccer team, or join the Boy Scouts? (BOYACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Piano6316.1
2) Soccer10627.1
3) Boy Scouts17544.8
4) Can't choose/Don't know/Whatever child wanted4712.0
Missing426
Total391100.0
48) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GIRLSPTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32339.5
2) No47257.8
3) Don't know/No answer222.7
Total817100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLFOOTB)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention football6419.8
1) Respondent mentioned football25980.2
Missing494
Total323100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLBASKTB)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention basketball32099.1
1) Respondent mentioned basketball30.9
Missing494
Total323100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLHOCKEY)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention hockey29491.0
1) Respondent mentioned hockey299.0
Missing494
Total323100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLWRESTL)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention wrestling28387.6
1) Respondent mentioned wrestling4012.4
Missing494
Total323100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCHEERL)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention cheerleading32299.7
1) Respondent mentioned cheerleading10.3
Missing494
Total323100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLGYMN)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention gymnastics32299.7
1) Respondent mentioned gymnastics10.3
Missing494
Total323100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLCOED)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention co-ed sports31597.5
1) Respondent mentioned co-ed sports82.5
Missing494
Total323100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE GIRLS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage girls to play? (GLOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention some other sport25177.7
1) Respondent mentioned some other sport7222.3
Missing494
Total323100.0
57) Do you think there are any sports that are inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BOYSPTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes8910.9
2) No70185.8
3) Don't know/No answer273.3
Total817100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYFOOTB)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention football6067.4
1) Respondent mentioned football2932.6
Missing728
Total89100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYBASKTB)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention basketball8797.8
1) Respondent mentioned basketball22.2
Missing728
Total89100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYHOCKEY)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention hockey8292.1
1) Respondent mentioned hockey77.9
Missing728
Total89100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYWRESTL)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention wrestling8595.5
1) Respondent mentioned wrestling44.5
Missing728
Total89100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCHEERL)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention cheerleading8494.4
1) Respondent mentioned cheerleading55.6
Missing728
Total89100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYGYMN)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention gymnastics8898.9
1) Respondent mentioned gymnastics11.1
Missing728
Total89100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYCOED)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention co-ed sports8797.8
1) Respondent mentioned co-ed sports22.2
Missing728
Total89100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SOME SPORTS ARE INAPPROPRIATE FOR TEENAGE BOYS TO PLAY: Which sport or sports would be inappropriate for teenage boys to play? (BYOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent did not mention some other sport3943.8
1) Respondent mentioned some other sport5056.2
Missing728
Total89100.0
66) Do you agree or disagree that female professional athletes are more likely than male professional athletes to be homosexual? (FHOMOSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree11714.3
2) Disagree42251.7
3) Depends on the sport91.1
4) Don't know/No answer26932.9
Total817100.0
67) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Monica Seles. (SELES)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified tennis45655.8
2) Named wrong sport303.7
3) Don't know/No answer33140.5
Total817100.0
68) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Mia Hamm. (HAMM)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified soccer597.2
2) Named wrong sport597.2
3) Don't know/No answer69985.6
Total817100.0
69) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Annika Sorenstam. (SORENSTA)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified golf496.0
2) Named wrong sport8310.2
3) Don't know/No answer68583.8
Total817100.0
70) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Sheryl Swoopes. (SWOOPES)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified basketball16520.2
2) Named wrong sport404.9
3) Don't know61274.9
Total817100.0
71) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Picabo Street. (STREET)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified skiing15619.1
2) Named wrong sport496.0
3) Don't know61274.9
Total817100.0
72) Can you identify the sport that each of the following athletes plays? - Jackie Joyner-Kersee. (KERSEE)
 TOTAL%
1) Correctly identified track & field or basketball50762.1
2) Named wrong sport303.7
3) Don't know/No answer28034.3
Total817100.0
73) On another subject, have you ever entertained a person of another race in your home? (RACEHOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes64679.1
2) No16420.1
3) Don't know/No answer70.9
Total817100.0
74) Would you object if your son or daughter dated a person of another race? (RACEDATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23829.1
2) No46456.8
3) Depends on person/person's race597.2
4) Don't know/No answer566.9
Total817100.0
75) Thinking about interracial dating, do you think it has become more common, less common, or remained about the same over the past 5 years? (INTERDAT)
 TOTAL%
1) More common60974.5
2) Less common91.1
3) Remained the same16720.4
4) Don't know/No answer323.9
Total817100.0
76) Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about funerals and some of the practices and rituals we have about death and dying. Have you ever been to a wake, viewing, or funeral service in someone's private home? (FUNERAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31939.0
2) No49660.7
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
Total817100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL: Was the body of the deceased present in the home in any of those cases? (BODY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26081.5
2) No5818.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.3
Missing498
Total319100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN TO A WAKE, VIEWING, OR FUNERAL WHERE THE BODY OF THE DECEASED WAS PRESENT: Was there an open casket? (CASKET)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes24594.2
2) No124.6
3) Don't know/No answer31.2
Missing557
Total260100.0
79) Have you ever been to a wake, viewing or funeral service where people were so upset that they were wailing and moaning? (WAILING)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes48559.4
2) No32539.8
3) Don't know/No answer70.9
Total817100.0
80) On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being never and 10 being all the time, how often would you say you think about your own death? (DEATH)
 TOTAL%
0) Don't know/No answer354.3
1) 111313.8
2) 212815.7
3) 313416.4
4) 4809.8
5) 514517.7
6) 6354.3
7) 7475.8
8) 8384.7
9) 9141.7
10) All the time485.9
Total817100.0
81) Have any of your close relatives ever been cremated? (CREMATER)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes15519.0
2) No65379.9
3) Don't know/No answer91.1
Total817100.0
82) Thinking about yourself, how likely do you think it is that you will ask your survivors to have your body cremated? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, or not very likely? (CREMATEU)
 TOTAL%
1) Very likely17321.2
2) Somewhat likely10813.2
3) Not very likely51763.3
4) Don't know/No answer192.3
Total817100.0
83) Within the past twelve months, about how many times did you visit a cemetery? Would you say it was never, once, two to five times, or more than five times? (CEMETARY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never27333.4
2) Once14417.6
3) Two to five times25931.7
4) More than five times13616.6
5) Don't know/No answer50.6
Total817100.0
84) Within the past twelve months, has anyone you considered a close friend or family member died? (FAMDIED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes51462.9
2) No30237.0
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Total817100.0
85) Changing the subject now...Some people say that the government does not make a strong effort to combat AIDS in the black community because the government cares less about black people than about whites. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVAIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true131.6
2) Probably true10012.2
3) Probably not true34342.0
4) Absolutely not true28134.4
5) Don't know/No answer809.8
Total817100.0
86) Some people say that AIDS is a man-made virus. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true394.8
2) Probably true16420.1
3) Probably not true25431.1
4) Absolutely not true26832.8
5) Don't know/No answer9211.3
Total817100.0
87) Some people say that HIV and AIDS are being used as part of a plot to deliberately kill African Americans. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (AIDSPLOT)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true40.5
2) Probably true303.7
3) Probably not true16920.7
4) Absolutely not true57370.1
5) Don't know/No answer415.0
Total817100.0
88) Some people say the government deliberately makes sure that drugs are easily available in poor black neighborhoods in order to harm black people. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (GOVDRUGS)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true273.3
2) Probably true637.7
3) Probably not true24429.9
4) Absolutely not true44354.2
5) Don't know/No answer404.9
Total817100.0
89) Have you heard anything about the CIA being involved in the distribution of crack cocaine in this country? (CIACRACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes33641.1
2) No46456.8
3) Don't know/No answer172.1
Total817100.0
90) Some people say that the CIA has been involved in importing cocaine for distribution in the black community. Do you think this is absolutely true, probably true, probably not true, or absolutely not true? (COCAINE)
 TOTAL%
1) Absolutely true242.9
2) Probably true12114.8
3) Probably not true36544.7
4) Absolutely not true21526.3
5) Don't know/No answer9211.3
Total817100.0
91) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, easier to obtain, or stay as it is now? (GETDIVRX)
 TOTAL%
1) More difficult to obtain19046.7
2) Easier to obtain389.3
3) Stay as it is now16540.5
4) Don't know/No answer143.4
Missing410
Total407100.0
92) BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION: Should divorce in this country be more difficult to obtain, stay as it is now, or be easier to obtain? (GETDIVRY)
 TOTAL%
1) More difficult to obtain18645.4
2) Stay as it is now12630.7
3) Easier to obtain7217.6
4) Don't know/No answer266.3
Missing407
Total410100.0
93) These days when people you know get married, do you generally expect their marriage will last, or do you think the couple will divorce sooner or later? (MARRLAST)
 TOTAL%
1) Expect it to last33841.4
2) Expect divorce33641.1
3) It depends8910.9
4) Don't know/No answer546.6
Total817100.0
94) How often, if at all, do you read from the Bible? Would you say you read the Bible every day, two to six days a week, once a week, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (READBIBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Every day13015.9
2) Two to six days a week16019.6
3) Once a week9912.1
4) A few times a month11714.3
5) A few times a year13015.9
6) Less often than that, or never17721.7
7) Don't know/No answer40.5
Total817100.0
95) Within the past twelve months, have you attended a religious revival meeting? (REVIVAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27133.2
2) No54266.3
3) Don't know/No answer40.5
Total817100.0
96) Which do you think is a more likely explanation for the origin of human life on Earth -- the Biblical account of creation or Darwinian evolution? (ORIGIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Biblical account51362.8
2) Darwinian evolution14918.2
3) Both, God created life and then it evolved475.8
4) Neither/Don't know/No answer10813.2
Total817100.0
97) Within the past twelve months, have you or anyone in your household preserved any fruits or vegetables -- that is, by canning or freezing? (FRUITS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes35443.3
2) No45755.9
3) Don't know/No answer60.7
Total817100.0
98) 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) Better off as part of United States74791.4
2) Better off as separate435.3
3) Don't know/No answer273.3
Total817100.0
99) AJC reporter call you back? (CALLBACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes41450.7
2) No38747.4
3) No answer162.0
Total817100.0
100) Was it a good interview? (GOODINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, good interview55167.4
2) No, not good interview26632.6
Total817100.0
101) Gender of the respondent (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male36144.2
2) Female45655.8
Total817100.0
102) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent21926.8
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong37545.9
3) No Southern accent22327.3
Total817100.0
103) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81710.835.61
104) Date of poll (DATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total817272.7764.73
105) Interview length in minutes (MINUTES)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81713.299.18
106) Respondent's race (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White63778.0
2) Black/African American11013.5
3) Native American/Indian70.9
4) Other526.4
5) No answer111.3
Total817100.0
107) Interview's length in categories (RCMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Less 15 minutes60674.5
2) 15-19 minutes16420.2
3) 20-29 minutes374.6
4) 30+ minutes60.7
Missing4
Total813100.0
108) Old code for US states (STATCALL)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama496.0
2) Arkansas273.3
3) Florida15418.8
4) Georgia668.1
5) Kentucky374.5
6) Louisiana394.8
7) Mississippi354.3
8) North Carolina8210.0
9) Oklahoma334.0
10) South Carolina354.3
11) Tennessee566.9
12) Texas14117.3
13) Virginia637.7
Total817100.0
109) Recode of STATE16X to FIPS codes (STATE16)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81331.0318.28
110) YRBORN recoded in age of respondent (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total80945.0116.88
111) Recode of age in categories (AGECAT)
 TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24809.8
2) 25 to 4436044.1
3) 45 to 6423428.6
4) 65 or older13516.5
99) Don't know/No answer81.0
Total817100.0
112) Educational attainment (GRADE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9293.6
2) 9 to llth grade607.4
3) High school graduate24830.5
4) Some college21826.8
5) College graduate or more25831.7
Missing4
Total813100.0
113) Liberal/Conservative recode (LCRECODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal516.2
2) Not strong liberal8810.8
3) Moderate-liberal8410.3
4) Moderate465.6
5) Moderate-conservative9812.0
6) Not strong conservative15719.2
7) Strong conservative16219.8
8) No preference283.4
9) Don't know/No answer10312.6
Total817100.0
114) Residence in Deep South (DEEPSOU)
 TOTAL%
1) Deep South22427.4
2) Peripheral South59372.6
Total817100.0
115) Residence North/South (RESIDENT)
 TOTAL%
1) South62279.3
2) Border131.7
3) Non-South14919.0
Missing33
Total784100.0
116) Recode for party identification (PIDRCODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13316.3
2) Not very strong Democrat15519.0
3) Independent, close Democrat587.1
4) Independent415.0
5) Independent, close Republican536.5
6) Not very strong Republican13816.9
7) Strong Republican13516.5
8) Other party475.8
9) Don't know/No answer577.0
Total817100.0
117) State county codes (ST_CNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total81728,601.6017,424.66
118) Respondent lives in metro or non-metro county (NSMETRO)
 TOTAL%
0) Non-metro27534.8
1) Metro51565.2
Missing27
Total790100.0
119) Respondent's religious preference - Recode of DENOM (FAITH97X)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist28635.0
2) Methodist8510.4
3) Lutheran212.6
4) Presbyterian394.8
5) Episcopalian202.4
6) Church of Christ141.7
7) Other Protestant13116.0
8) Catholic12515.3
9) Jewish60.7
10) Other293.5
11) None485.9
12) Don't know/No answer131.6
Total817100.0
120) Verbatim for ADMIRE (sports person) (OTHADMRE)
121) Verbatim for BYNOTPL (non-coed response) (OTHBYNOT)
122) Verbatim for Co-ed response for BYNOTPL (OTHCOEDB)
123) Verbatim for GLNOTPL (non-coed response) (OTHGLNOT)
124) Verbatim for co-ed response for GLNOTPL (OTHCOEDG)
125) Verbatim for DENOM (OTHDENOM)
126) Verbatim for RELAFFL (OTHRELAF)
127) Verbatim for RELID97S (OTHRELID)
128) What means most as symbol of the South? (SSYMBOL)
129) Interviewer's gender (INTGEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Male27934.1
2) Female53865.9
Total817100.0
130) Interviewer's race (INTRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White61875.6
2) Black/African American13216.2
4) Other678.2
Total817100.0
131) Weight for south (PEOPLE/mean HH size for south) (WTVARS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8171.000.38
132) Weight for national estimates (accounts for Southern oversample and HH size) (TOTWT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8170.460.18
133) Religious preference RECODE (FAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant46556.9
2) Other Protestant13116.0
3) Catholic12515.3
4) Jewish60.7
5) Other293.5
6) None485.9
7) Don't know/No answer131.6
Total817100.0
134) How old when you first married? (recode) (AGEMARR2)
 TOTAL%
1) Under 186910.4
2) 18-2128543.0
3) 22-2518027.1
4) 26-308813.3
5) Over 30385.7
6) Never married10.2
7) Don't know/No answer20.3
Missing154
Total663100.0
135) Gender of the respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male36144.2
2) Female45655.8
Total817100.0
136) Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White63779.0
2) Black/African American11013.6
3) Other597.3
Missing11
Total806100.0
137) What is your marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married47358.2
2) Divorced10613.0
3) Separated212.6
4) Widowed637.7
5) Single15018.5
Missing4
Total813100.0
138) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant57371.3
2) Catholic12515.5
3) Jewish or other587.2
4) No religion486.0
Missing13
Total804100.0
139) 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 other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican27335.9
2) Democrat28837.9
3) Independent15220.0
4) Other party476.2
Missing57
Total760100.0
140) How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school8910.9
2) 12th grade (high school)24830.5
3) Some college (two year degree)21826.8
4) 4 year college graduate15418.9
5) Advanced degree (MA, PhD, LLD, MD)10412.8
Missing4
Total813100.0

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