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Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1999 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respodent ID number initial screen (RESPNUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8292,418.68808.89
2) Respondent's number (RESP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8292,413.99804.02
3) Which state am I calling? NOTE: State is recoded into DEEPSOU and GALREG in the dataset. (STATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.7
4) Arkansas303.6
10) Florida14317.2
11) Georgia8410.1
18) Kentucky374.5
19) Louisiana414.9
25) Mississippi253.0
34) North Carolina8610.4
37) Oklahoma414.9
41) South Carolina283.4
43) Tennessee647.7
44) Texas15418.6
47) Virginia576.9
Total829100.0
4) Verify state called (STATE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.7
4) Arkansas303.6
10) Florida14317.2
11) Georgia8410.1
18) Kentucky374.5
19) Louisiana414.9
25) Mississippi253.0
34) North Carolina8610.4
37) Oklahoma414.9
41) South Carolina283.4
43) Tennessee647.7
44) Texas15418.6
47) Virginia576.9
Total829100.0
5) In which year were you born? NOTE: This variable is recoded into AGE, and collapsed in AGECAT. (YRBORN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8291,953.2917.98
6) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes72887.9
2) No8510.3
3) Don't know/No answer151.8
Missing1
Total828100.0
7) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? [IF NO, THEN ASK:] How long have you lived in the South. NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Yes' to COMSOUTH (LIVESOU)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 Years527.1
2) 6 to 10 years425.8
3) More than 10 years18825.8
4) All my life44260.7
5) Don't know/No answer40.5
Missing101
Total728100.0
8) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'All my life' to LIVESOU (TRAVOUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39489.1
2) No4610.4
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
Missing387
Total442100.0
9) Have you ever lived in a Southern State? Note: Asked of non-Southern respondents only. (SOULIV)
 TOTAL%
2) No1100.0
Missing828
Total1100.0
10) Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'No' or 'Don't Know/No Answer' to SOULIV (TRAVIN)
 TOTAL%
2) No1100.0
Missing828
Total1100.0
11) Which state did you live in when you were 16? NOTE: This variable was called STATE prior to the Fall 1993 administration of this poll. NOTE: STATE16 is recoded into the variable RESIDENT in the dataset (STATE16)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total82928.5015.50
12) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes56267.9
2) No24529.6
3) Don't know/No answer212.5
Missing1
Total828100.0
13) Would you say that being a Southerner is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to you? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Yes' to SOUTHERN (SIDIMP)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important17431.0
2) Somewhat important18833.5
3) Not very important9316.5
4) Not at all important9416.7
5) Don't know/No answer132.3
Missing267
Total562100.0
14) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
 TOTAL%
1) City27332.9
2) Suburbs16419.8
3) Small town21125.5
4) Rural17721.4
5) Refused/Not sure40.5
Total829100.0
15) Code the gender of the respondent [If you cannot tell, ask the respondent.] (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male36544.0
2) Female46456.0
Total829100.0
16) How many years of school have you completed? NOTE: This variable is collapsed into categories in the data set and is called GRADE (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
3) 3rd grade10.1
4) 4th grade30.4
5) 5th grade10.1
6) 6th grade30.4
7) 7th grade10.1
8) 8th grade111.3
9) 9th grade60.7
10) 10th grade121.4
11) 11th grade303.6
12) 12th grade (High school)24829.9
13) Some college (Two year degree)21626.1
14) 4 year college graduate18922.8
15) Advanced degree (MA, PHD, LLD, MD)10112.2
16) No answer70.8
Total829100.0
17) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
 TOTAL%
1) More than once a week15118.2
2) Once a week24930.0
3) Two to three times a month13115.8
4) Several times a year16620.0
5) Never12615.2
6) Refuse60.7
Total829100.0
18) 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 important33940.9
2) Very important29135.1
3) Somewhat important14317.2
4) Not important526.3
5) Don't know/No answer40.5
Total829100.0
19) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered 'SOME OTHER RELIGION' AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFFL)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant58570.6
2) Catholic12715.3
3) Jewish121.4
4) Some other religion (Specify)354.2
5) No religion [Not religious/agnostic/atheist]354.2
6) Christian or just a Christian [vol]202.4
7) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total829100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY BELONGED TO SOME OTHER RELIGION: What other religion are you? Does your religion include any of the following words: Anglican, Lutheran, Adventist, Methodist, Apostolic, Nazarene, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Bible, Pentecostal, Born-Again, Presbyterian, Christ/Christian, Prophetic, Church of God, Quaker/Friends, Episcopalian, Seventh-Day Adventist, Greek/Serb Orthodox, Holiness? NOTE: This is a filter to make sure that a verbatim 'SOME OTHER RELIGION' answer is only taken from non-Protestants. Interviewers see this screen only if respondents answered 'SOME OTHER RELIGION' to RELAFFL. If the interviewer codes this question as 'Yes,' the respondent is recoded as 'PROTESTANT' in RELAFFL. If the interviewer codes 'No,' then a verbatim response is taken. Open-ended responses are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFCHK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes16982.8
2) No3517.2
Missing625
Total204100.0
21) With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? [IF 2 OFFERED, ASK: 'WHICH ONE ARE YOU MOST CONNECTED TO OR INVOLVED IN?'] NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered 'PROTESTANT' to 19, 'CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN' to 19, or were coded as 'YES' in RELAFCHK. If respondent answered 'CHRISTIAN SCIENCE' or 'NOT RELIGIOUS/ATHIEST/AGNOSTIC', they were skipped to MARITAL. Open-ended responses from those who answered 'OTHER' are coded in the data set as OTHDENOM. RELAFFL and DENOM are collapsed into FAITH97X, which is collapsed into FAITH. (DENOM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total60524.6913.09
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22) 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? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Baptist' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'other' are coded in the data set as OTHBAPT. (DBAPTIST)
 TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Association3311.8
11) American Baptist USA41.4
13) Baptist General Conference10.4
16) Free Will Baptist51.8
19) Independent Baptist (no denominational ties)165.7
20) Missionary Baptist82.9
21) National Baptist Convention USA62.1
22) Primitive Baptist10.4
25) Southern Baptist13949.6
26) Other (Specify)93.2
27) Don't know; 'Just Baptist'5820.7
Missing549
Total280100.0
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23) Is that the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist group? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Methodist' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'other' are coded in the data set as OTHMETH. (DMETHDST)
 TOTAL%
1) African Methodist Episcopal67.0
2) African Methodist Episcopal Zion11.2
4) United Methodist7486.0
5) Other (Specify)33.5
6) Don't know; 'Just Methodist'22.3
Missing743
Total86100.0
24) 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? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Presbyterian' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'other' are coded in the data set as OTHPRESB. (DPRESBY)
 TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC)39.7
2) Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC)26.5
3) Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)26.5
4) Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA)1135.5
5) Other (Specify)722.6
6) Don't know; 'Just Presbyterian'619.4
Missing798
Total31100.0
25) Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Lutheran' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'other' are coded in the data set as OTHLUTHR. (DLUTHRAN)
 TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA; formerly the Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church)936.0
2) Missouri Synod936.0
4) Other (Specify)28.0
5) Don't know; 'Just Lutheran'520.0
Missing804
Total25100.0
26) 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?' NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Christian' or 'Just Christian' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHCHRST. (DDISCIPL)
 TOTAL%
2) 'Just a Christian'1275.0
3) Other Christian denomination (Specify)318.8
4) Don't know16.3
Missing813
Total16100.0
27) Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Church(es) of Christ' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHCHCHR. (DCHRIST)
 TOTAL%
1) Church(es) of Christ15100.0
Missing814
Total15100.0
28) 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? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Church of God' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHCOGOD. (DCHGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Anderson, IN111.1
2) Cleveland, TN333.3
3) In Christ111.1
4) Other (Specify)333.3
5) Don't know111.1
Missing820
Total9100.0
29) Is that the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Church of the Nazarene, the Salvation Army, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist Church, the Church of God (Anderson, IN), or some other Holiness group? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Holiness' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHHOLI. (DHOLINES)
 TOTAL%
1) Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)120.0
6) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)120.0
7) Other (Specify)240.0
8) Don't know; 'Just Holiness'120.0
Missing824
Total5100.0
30) 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? NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Pentecostal' to DENOM or DCHARIS. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHPENTE. (DPENTE)
 TOTAL%
10) Apostolic Pentecostal211.1
11) Assemblies of God316.7
12) Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)15.6
14) Church of God in Christ15.6
19) Pentecostal Church of God316.7
20) Pentecostal Holiness Church211.1
21) Spanish Pentecostal00.0
22) United Pentecostal Church International15.6
23) Other (Specify)316.7
24) Don't know; 'Just Pentecostal'211.1
Missing811
Total18100.0
31) Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent pentecostal church, independent evangelical church, or what?: NOTE: Asked of respondents who answered 'Independent' or 'Non/Inter-denominational' to DENOM. Open ended-responses of those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHINDEP. (DINDEP)
 TOTAL%
1) Independent Fundamentalist312.5
3) Independent Pentecostal14.2
4) Independent Evangelical28.3
5) Other (Specify)729.2
6) Don't know/'Just independent'937.5
7) Refused28.3
Missing805
Total24100.0
32) When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered 'Protestant' or 'Christian or just Christian' to RELAFFL AND did not answer 'Christian Science,' 'Catholic,' 'Roman Catholic,' or 'Not Religious' to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered 'Other' are coded in the dataset as OTHRELID. (RELID97S)
 TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal6611.0
2) Fundamentalist427.0
3) Evangelical498.2
4) Mainline Protestant12721.1
5) Theologically liberal12821.3
6) Other (Specify)111.8
7) None of the above6210.3
8) Don't know/No answer11619.3
Missing228
Total601100.0
33) Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these? NOTE: Asked of those who answered 'Catholic' to RELAFFL and of respondents who answered 'Catholic' or 'Roman Catholic' to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered 'Other' are coded in the data set as OTHCATH. (RELCATH)
 TOTAL%
1) Traditionalist4736.4
2) Progressive3527.1
3) None of these3124.0
4) Other (Specify)53.9
5) Don't know/No answer118.5
Missing700
Total129100.0
34) Are you currently...married, divorced, separated, widowed, or single? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married46456.0
2) Divorced11313.6
3) Separated172.1
4) Widowed, or688.2
5) Have you never been married?16319.7
6) No answer40.5
Total829100.0
35) Are you a parent? INTERVIEWER: IF RESPODENT SAYS THEY ARE A STEP-PARENT CODE AS YES. (PARENT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes61974.7
2) No20925.2
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Total829100.0
36) Last week were you primarily: Working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? (EMPLOYED)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time51161.6
2) Working part time597.1
3) Going to school334.0
4) Keeping house465.5
5) Retired12815.4
6) Unemployed172.1
7) Or what?303.6
8) No answer50.6
Total829100.0
37) What about your wife/husband - last week was he/she: Working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, unemployed, or what? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered 'Married' to MARTIAL. (HWEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time30665.9
2) Working part time245.2
3) Going to school71.5
4) Keeping house469.9
5) Retired6514.0
6) Unemployed30.6
7) Or what?122.6
8) No answer10.2
Missing365
Total464100.0
38) 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 $10,000334.0
2) $10,000 up to $19,999809.7
3) $20,000 up to $29,99910712.9
4) $30,000 up to $39,99911614.0
5) $40,000 up to $49,9998710.5
6) $50,000 up to $59,999769.2
7) More than $60,00020624.8
8) No answer12415.0
Total829100.0
39) What race do you consider yourself? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered 'Other or Mixed' are coded in dataset as OTHRACE. NOTE: In the datasheet, RACE94 is recoded into the variable RACE. (RACE94)
 TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian62675.5
2) Black779.3
3) African-American344.1
4) Negro, Colored, Etc.50.6
5) Native American/American Indian60.7
6) Asian/Oriental40.5
7) Other or mixed (Specify)587.0
8) No answer192.3
Total829100.0
40) As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians? NOTE: Not asked of respondents who answered 'Native American/Indian' to RACE94. These respondents were recoded to 'Yes' for that question in the final data set. (AMERINDN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, were32539.2
2) No, were not45955.4
3) Don't know455.4
Total829100.0
41) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic627.5
2) No, not Hispanic75791.3
3) Don't know/No answer101.2
Total829100.0
42) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
 TOTAL%
0) 047156.8
1) 116419.8
2) 213616.4
3) 3344.1
4) 4141.7
5) 520.2
6) 610.1
8) 820.2
11) More than 1010.1
12) Refused40.5
Total829100.0
43) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total3541.051.02
44) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) 120224.4
2) 246656.2
3) 311113.4
4) 4334.0
5) 560.7
6) 630.4
7) 710.1
11) More than 1010.1
12) Refused60.7
Total829100.0
45) 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? NOTE: If respondent answered 'Republican,' he/she was asked STRREP. If respondent answered 'Democrat,' he/she was aksed STRDEM. If respondent answered 'Independent,' he/she was asked INDEP. If the respondent answered 'Other' or 'Don't know/ no answer,' he/she was skipped to #55. INDEP, PARTYID, STRDEM, STRREP, and INDEP are merged into PIDRCODE in the datatset. (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) Republican26632.1
2) Democrat30636.9
3) Independent14918.0
4) Other455.4
5) Don't know/No answer637.6
Total829100.0
46) 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 Democrat16252.9
2) Not very strong Democrat13744.8
3) Don't know/No answer72.3
Missing523
Total306100.0
47) 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 Republican11643.6
2) Not very strong Republican14153.0
3) Don't know/No answer93.4
Missing563
Total266100.0
48) 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 Party4832.2
2) Closer to Democratic Party4530.2
3) Don't know/No answer/Neither5637.6
Missing680
Total149100.0
49) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a LIBERAL, a CONSERVATIVE, a MODERATE, or what? NOTE: If respondent answered 'Liberal,' he/she was asked STRLIB. If respondent answered 'Moderate,' he/she was asked MODERATE. If respondent answered 'Conservative,' he/she was asked STRCON. If respondent answered 'Don't know,' 'No answer,' or 'No understanding of these terms,' he/she was skipped to SEGREGAT. LIBCON, STRLIB, STRCON, and MODERATE are merged into LCRECODE in the dataset. (LIBCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Liberal18622.4
2) Moderate (Middle of the road)23228.0
3) Conservative27933.7
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)546.5
5) Don't know495.9
6) No answer202.4
7) Respondent insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms91.1
Total829100.0
50) Do you think of yourself as a STRONG liberal, or a NOT VERY STRONG liberal? (STRLIB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal7238.7
2) Not very strong liberal10355.4
3) Don't know73.8
4) No answer42.2
Missing643
Total186100.0
51) Do you think of yourself as a STRONG conservative, or a NOT VERY STRONG conservative? (STRCON)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative14552.0
2) Not very strong conservative11942.7
3) Don't know124.3
4) No answer31.1
Missing550
Total279100.0
52) Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
 TOTAL%
1) More liberal6628.4
2) Neither-Respondent refused to choose3012.9
3) More conservative12654.3
4) Don't know73.0
5) No answer31.3
Missing597
Total232100.0
53) There's been a lot of talk these days about race relations, and it's important to know how people really feel about these things. Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between? (SEGREGAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Integration48358.3
2) Segregation303.6
3) Something in-between23328.1
4) Don't know/No answer8310.0
Total829100.0
54) The next few questions are about the South. Overall, what kind of effect do you think racial integration has had on the quality of life in the South? Has integration generally had a positive effect, a negative effect, or not made much difference? (INTERGRA)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive40849.2
2) Negative10512.7
3) Not much difference22427.0
4) Both [volunteered]303.6
5) Don't know/No answer627.5
Total829100.0
55) Do you think opportunities for minorities are better in the South than in other parts of the country, worse, or about the same? (SOUMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Better in the South12615.2
2) Worse in the South15518.7
3) About the same42751.5
4) Don't know/No answer12114.6
Total829100.0
56) In general, do you think race relations are better in the South than elsewhere in the United States, worse in the South, or about the same as in the rest of the country? (RACESOU)
 TOTAL%
1) Better in the South11914.4
2) Worse in the South20624.8
3) About the same40649.0
4) Don't know/No answer9811.8
Total829100.0
57) Now, a question about your local community, that is, within a couple of miles from your home. How long have you lived in your community? NOTE: If the respondent answered 'Less than 5 years,' he/she was skipped to TCHDIV. (COMLVYRS)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 year22727.4
2) 5 to 9 years12214.7
3) 10 to 19 years17020.5
4) 20 years or more30636.9
5) Don't know/No answer40.5
Total829100.0
58) Over the past 10 years, has the African-American population in your local community, that is, within a couple of miles from your home, increased, decreased, or stayed about the same? [IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVEN'T LIVED IN COMMUNITY LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW, ASK: From what you know about the community, would you say the African- American population has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?] (AFPOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased26143.4
2) Decreased152.5
3) Stayed the same30951.3
4) Don't know/No answer172.8
Missing227
Total602100.0
59) Would you say it has increased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Increased' to AFPOP. (AFPOPI)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little9536.4
2) Quite a lot7829.9
3) Something in-between8532.6
4) Don't know/No answer31.1
Missing568
Total261100.0
60) Would you say it has decreased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Decreased' to AFPOP. (AFPOPD)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little640.0
2) Quite a lot640.0
3) Something in-between320.0
4) Don't know/No answer00.0
Missing814
Total15100.0
61) And what about the Hispanic population-that is, Mexican or other Latin American. Over the past 10 years, has the Hispanic population in your local community, increased, decreased, or stayed about the same? [IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVEN'T LIVED IN COMMUNITY LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW, ASK: From what you know about the community, would you say the Hispanic population has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?] (HSPOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased34256.8
2) Decreased81.3
3) Stayed the same22136.7
4) Don't know/No answer315.1
Missing227
Total602100.0
62) Would you say it has increased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Increased' to HSPOP. (HSPOPI)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little9628.1
2) Quite a lot18052.6
3) Something in-between6519.0
4) Don't know/No answer10.3
Missing487
Total342100.0
63) Would you say it has decreased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Decreased' to HSPOP. (HSPOPD)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little450.0
2) Quite a lot225.0
3) Something in-between225.0
4) Don't know/No answer00.0
Missing821
Total8100.0
64) And what about the Asian population. Over the past 10 years, would you say the Asian population in your local community, has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same? [IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVEN'T LIVED IN COMMUNITY LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW, ASK: From what you know about the community, would you say the Asian population has increased, decreased, or stayed about the same?] (ASPOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased20433.9
2) Decreased122.0
3) Stayed the same33155.0
4) Don't know/No answer559.1
Missing227
Total602100.0
65) Would you say it has increased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Increased' to ASPOP. (ASPOPI)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little10149.5
2) Quite a lot6732.8
3) Something in-between3517.2
4) Don't know/No answer10.5
Missing625
Total204100.0
66) Would you say it has decreased just a little, quite a lot, or something in-between? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Decreased' to ASPOP. (ASPOPD)
 TOTAL%
1) Just a little325.0
2) Quite a lot433.3
3) Something in-between541.7
4) Don't know/No answer00.0
Missing817
Total12100.0
67) Overall, would you say that over the past 10 years, your community has become more ethnically and racially mixed, less ethnically and racially mixed--or has it stayed pretty much the same? [IF RESPONDENT SAYS THEY HAVEN'T LIVED IN COMMUNITY LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW, ASK: From what you know about the community, would you say that your community has become more ethnically and racially mixed, less ethnically and racially mixed--or has it stayed pretty much the same?] (RCMIX)
 TOTAL%
1) More mixed29549.0
2) Less mixed101.7
3) Stayed the same28246.8
4) Don't know/No answer152.5
Missing227
Total602100.0
68) Would you say that it has become much more mixed, somewhat more mixed, or a little more ethnically and racially mixed? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'More Mixed' to RCMIX. (RCMIXI)
 TOTAL%
1) Much more10134.2
2) Somewhat more12241.4
3) A little more7124.1
4) Don't know/No answer10.3
Missing534
Total295100.0
69) Would you say that it has become much less mixed, somewhat less mixed, or a little less ethnically and racially mixed? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Less Mixed' to RCMIX. (RCMIXD)
 TOTAL%
1) Much more330.0
2) Somewhat more220.0
3) A little more550.0
4) Don't know/No answer00.0
Missing819
Total10100.0
70) Overall, would you say that increasing ethnic and racial diversity in your community-that is, within a couple of miles from your home--is a good thing for your community, a bad thing, or does it not make much difference? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Much More' or 'Somewhat More' to RCMIXI. (MIXIGOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Good thing10948.9
2) Bad thing2410.8
3) Does not make much difference8035.9
4) Don't know/No answer104.5
Missing606
Total223100.0
71) Overall, would you say that decreasing ethnic and racial diversity in your community-that is, within a couple of miles from your home--is a good thing for your community, a bad thing, or does it not make much difference? NOTE: Asked only of those who answered 'Much Less' or 'Somewhat Less' to RCMIXD. (MIXDGOOD)
 TOTAL%
2) Bad thing360.0
3) Has not made much difference240.0
Missing824
Total5100.0
72) Would you agree or disagree that having children learn about cultural diversity is a good way to help eliminate racism? (TCHDIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree71185.8
2) Disagree597.1
3) Don't know/No answer597.1
Total829100.0
73) Some employers have what are called 'diversity programs' that are designed to help employees understand and get along with people who are racially and ethnically different from themselves. Does your employer have such a program? NOTE: Asked only if respondent answered 'Working full time' or 'Working part time' in EMPLOYED. (DPRO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes13724.0
2) No36063.2
3) Self-employed [volunteered]468.1
4) Don't know/No answer274.7
Missing259
Total570100.0
74) How would you rate your company's diversity program? Would you say it is excellent, good, fair, or poor? NOTE: Asked only if respondent answered 'Yes' to DPRO. (DPRORATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent5338.7
2) Good5640.9
3) Fair2115.3
4) Poor64.4
5) Don't know/No answer10.7
Missing692
Total137100.0
75) Have you participated in that program? NOTE: Asked only if respondent answered 'Yes' to DRPO. (DPROPART)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10778.1
2) No3021.9
3) Don't know/No answer00.0
Missing692
Total137100.0
76) I'd like to know about your employer's efforts to hire minority employees. Do you feel that your employer has been doing too much, too little, or about the right amount to hire minority employees? NOTE: Not asked if respondent is not employed full-time or part time, or if he/she responded 'Self employed' in DPRO. (HIREMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Too much315.9
2) Too little6312.0
3) About the right amount39174.6
4) Don't know/No answer397.4
Missing305
Total524100.0
77) Do you agree or disagree that affirmative action programs for women and minorities often result in reverse discrimination against white men? (AAREVERS)
 TOTAL%
1) Agree38846.8
2) Disagree29135.1
3) Don't know/No answer15018.1
Total829100.0
78) Think about your own neighborhood -- that is, the homes near your own. How many of the people living in your neighborhood are the same race as you -- all of them, more than half, about half, less than half, or none of them? (NEIGSAME)
 TOTAL%
1) All of them23027.7
2) More than half29535.6
3) About half14117.0
4) Less than half13516.3
5) None131.6
6) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total829100.0
79) What would you consider the ideal racial composition of your neighborhood -- that is, how many of your neighbors would you prefer to be of the same race as you -- all of them, more than half, about half, less than half, none of them, or does it not make any difference to you? (NEIGIDL)
 TOTAL%
1) All of them829.9
2) More than half678.1
3) About half576.9
4) Less than half232.8
5) None20.2
6) Doesn't make any difference/No preference58270.2
7) Don't know/No answer161.9
Total829100.0
80) O any people who are not the same race as you attend your church or place of worship? NOTE: Not asked if respondent said he/she never attended religious services in RELIG, or refused to answer RELIG. (MIXCRCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes49571.0
2) No17725.4
3) Don't know/No answer253.6
Missing132
Total697100.0
81) And now, thinking about your family... Has any member of your family ever married a person of another race? (MIXMARY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25130.3
2) No56868.5
3) Don't know/No answer101.2
Total829100.0
82) Would you disapprove if someone in your family married a person of a different race, or would it not make any difference? (OBJMARY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, would disapprove15718.9
2) Wouldn't make any difference/Would not disapprove55867.3
3) Would depend on person or race789.4
4) Don't know/No answer364.3
Total829100.0
83) Has any member of your family ever dated a person of another race? (MIXDATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes41550.1
2) No36343.8
3) Don't know/No answer516.2
Total829100.0
84) When you yourself were dating, would your parents have objected if you dated someone of a different race? (OBJPARNT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, would have objected50560.9
2) No, would not have objected23328.1
3) Would have depended on person or race [volunteered]273.3
4) Don't know/Never dated/No answer647.7
Total829100.0
85) And what about you, would you disapprove if someone in your family dated a person of a different race, or would it not make any difference? (OBJDATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, would disapprove16820.3
2) Wouldn't make any difference/Would not disapprove57068.8
3) Would have depended on person or race [volunteered]698.3
4) Don't know/Never dated/No answer222.7
Total829100.0
86) Has any member of your family ever adopted a child? (ADOPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20725.0
2) No61574.2
3) Don't know/No answer70.8
Total829100.0
87) Has any member of your family ever adopted a child of another race? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered 'Yes' to ADOPT. (ADOPTMIX)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6732.4
2) No13665.7
3) Don't know/No answer41.9
Missing622
Total207100.0
88) Would you disapprove if a member of your family adopted a child of a different race, or would it not make any difference? (OBJADOPT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, would disapprove617.4
2) Wouldn't make any difference/Would not disapprove72887.8
3) Would depend on person or race [volunteered]172.1
4) Don't know/No answer232.8
Total829100.0
89) Do you think that a child whose mother is one race and whose father is another race is likely to face unique problems in life, or not? (MIXPR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, will face problems63576.6
2) No, no unique problems14817.9
3) Don't know/No answer/It depends465.5
Total829100.0
90) I'd like to know how comfortable you generally feel interacting with people whose race is different from your own. In general, would you say you are very comfortable, pretty comfortable, pretty uncomfortable, or very uncomfortable? (MIXCOMF)
 TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable39447.5
2) Pretty comfortable39347.4
3) Pretty uncomfortable202.4
4) Very uncomfortable40.5
5) Don't know/Don't interact/No answer182.2
Total829100.0
91) As you have grown older, would you say your views about race relations have become more conservative, more liberal, or stayed about the same? (RRSELF)
 TOTAL%
1) More conservative9111.0
2) More liberal26231.6
3) Stayed the same46255.7
4) Don't know/No answer141.7
Total829100.0
92) Would you say that your children's views about race relations are more conservative, more liberal, or about the same as your own? NOTE: Asked only of those who identified themselves as parents in PARENT. (RRKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) More conservative396.3
2) More liberal14924.1
3) About the same as own34756.1
4) Kids too young to have views [volunteered]518.2
5) Don't know/No answer335.3
Missing210
Total619100.0
93) What name do you generally prefer for your race--black or African-American? NOTE: Asked only of those who identified themselves as 'Black,' 'African-American,' or 'Negro, Colored, etc.' in RACE94. (RNMPREF)
 TOTAL%
1) Black4538.8
2) African-American4942.2
3) Neither/Something else [volunteered]10.9
4) Don't know/Don't care/No answer2118.1
Missing713
Total116100.0
94) 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) Agree70785.3
2) Disagree576.9
3) Don't know/No answer657.8
Total829100.0
95) 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 discuss some of these matters in greater detail? (CALLBACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes41049.5
2) No40548.9
3) No answer141.7
Total829100.0
96) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60072.4
2) No22927.6
Total829100.0
97) Code respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent24329.3
2) Detectable Southern Accent, but not strong28234.0
3) No Southern accent30436.7
Total829100.0
98) Respodent's number again (RESP3)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8292,413.99804.02
99) Verify Respondent's number again (RESP4)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total131,784.31779.54
100) Verify the state of the respondent you interviewed (STCHK1)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.7
4) Arkansas303.6
10) Florida14317.2
11) Georgia8410.1
18) Kentucky374.5
19) Louisiana414.9
25) Mississippi253.0
34) North Carolina8610.4
37) Oklahoma414.9
41) South Carolina283.4
43) Tennessee647.7
44) Texas15418.6
47) Virginia576.9
Total829100.0
101) Please enter the code for the respondent's county: (COUNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total829198.27264.11
102) Date of poll (MMDD) (DATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total829239.9648.02
103) Type time of poll (HHMM) (TIMEINT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total829760.04343.40
104) Interview number (INTNUM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total82928.0811.15
105) Total time (TOTIME)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total829690.89415.15
106) Interview length in minutes (MINUTES)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total82911.0311.94
107) In which county do you now live? IF RESPONDENT LIVES IN LOUISIANA: IN which parish do you now live? NOTE: Not asked of respondents in Washington D.C. County FIPS codes are assigned to these responses in COUNTY. COUNTY is recoded into NSMETRO in the dataset. (COUNTYX)
108) Verbatim for RELAFFL (OTHRELAF)
109) Verbatim for DENOM (OTHDENOM)
110) Verbatim for type of Baptist (OTHBAPT)
111) Verbatim for type of Methodist (OTHMETH)
112) Verbatim for type of Presbyterian (OTHPRESB)
113) Verbatim for type of Lutheran (OTHLUTHR)
114) Verbatim for type of DDISCIPL (OTHCHRST)
115) Verbatim for type of Church of God (OTHCOGOD)
116) Verbatim for type of Holiness (OTHHOLI)
117) Verbatim for type of Pentecostal (OTHPENT)
118) Verbatim for type of Independent (OTHINDEP)
119) Verbatim for RELIG97S (OTHRELID)
120) Verbatim for RELCATH (OTHRCATH)
121) Verbatim for RACE94 (OTHRACE)
122) What kinds of unique problems do you think they might face? NOTE: Asked only of those who responded 'Yes' to MIXPR. (MXPRTXT)
123) Origin of sample: North/South/AAOS (SAMPLE)
 TOTAL%
1) South829100.0
Total829100.0
124) Test to verify sample origin (REGSTATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Southern state residence829100.0
Total829100.0
125) YRBORN recoded into age of respondent (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total82944.3017.62
126) Recode of AGE in categories (AGECAT)
 TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24 years old9010.9
2) 25 to 44 years old34441.5
3) 45 to 64 years old26131.5
4) 65 years or older12415.0
5) Don't know or refused101.2
Total829100.0
127) Respondent's race (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White62675.5
2) Black/African American11614.0
3) Native American/American Indian60.7
4) Other627.5
5) No answer192.3
Total829100.0
128) Interview's length in categories (RCMIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Less 15 minutes73989.5
2) 15-19 minutes647.7
3) 20-29 minutes151.8
4) 30+ minutes81.0
Missing3
Total826100.0
129) Old code for US States (STATCALL)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.7
2) Arkansas303.6
3) Florida14317.2
4) Georgia8410.1
5) Kentucky374.5
6) Louisiana414.9
7) Mississippi253.0
8) North Carolina8610.4
9) Oklahoma414.9
10) South Carolina283.4
11) Tennessee647.7
12) Texas15418.6
13) Virginia576.9
Total829100.0
130) Recode of STATE16 to FIPS codes (STAT16FP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total82432.1518.07
131) Gallup Org. Regionalization Recode of STATE (GALREG)
 TOTAL%
1) South829100.0
Total829100.0
132) AJC Regionalization (AJCREGN)
 TOTAL%
1) South829100.0
Total829100.0
133) Educational attainment, Collapsed recode of EDUC (GRADE)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than Grade 9202.4
2) 9th to 11th Grade485.8
3) HS Grad24829.9
4) Some college21626.1
5) College grad or more29035.0
6) No answer70.8
Total829100.0
134) Liberal/Conservative recode (LCRECODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong lib728.7
2) Not Str lib11413.8
3) Mod-lib668.0
4) Moderate404.8
5) Mod-con12615.2
6) Not Str con13416.2
7) Strong con14517.5
8) No Pref546.5
9) DK/NA789.4
Total829100.0
135) Residence in Deep South, Recode of STATE (DEEPSOU)
 TOTAL%
1) Deep South21726.2
2) Peripheral South61273.8
Total829100.0
136) Residence North/South, Recode of STATE16 (RESIDENT)
 TOTAL%
1) South60276.1
2) Border202.5
3) Non-South16921.4
Missing38
Total791100.0
137) Regional recode: State of residence (WHSTATE)
 TOTAL%
1) South829100.0
Total829100.0
138) Recode for Party Identification (PIDRCODE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat16219.5
2) Not very strong Democrat14417.4
3) Independent, close to Democrat455.4
4) Independent566.8
5) Independent, close to Republican485.8
6) Not very strong Republican15018.1
7) Strong Republican11614.0
8) Other party455.4
9) Don't know; No answer637.6
Total829100.0
139) States FIPS codes (STATEFPS)
 TOTAL%
1) Alabama394.7
5) Arkansas303.6
12) Florida14317.2
13) Georgia8410.1
21) Kentucky374.5
22) Louisiana414.9
28) Mississippi253.0
37) North Carolina8610.4
40) Oklahoma414.9
45) South Carolina283.4
47) Tennessee647.7
48) Texas15418.6
51) Virginia576.9
Total829100.0
140) State-county FIPS codes (numeric) (ST_CNTY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total76429,642.0016,931.97
141) Respondent's religious preference--Recode of DENOM and RELAFFL (FAITH97X)
 TOTAL%
1) Baptist28033.8
2) Methodist8610.4
3) Lutheran253.0
4) Presbyterian313.7
5) Episcopalian212.5
6) Church of Christ161.9
7) Other Protestant14317.2
8) Catholic12915.6
9) Jewish121.4
10) Other354.2
11) None364.3
12) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total829100.0
142) Religious Preference Recode (DENOM & RELAFFL) (FAITH)
 TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant45955.4
2) Other Protestant14317.2
3) Catholic12915.6
4) Jewish121.4
5) Other354.2
6) None364.3
7) Don't know/No answer151.8
Total829100.0
143) Census (Consolidated) Metro Statistical Area (MSACMSA)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total7636,128.923,462.92
144) State-county FIPS codes (string variable) (ST_CNTY2)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total76329,632.0816,940.85
145) Respondent lives in Metro or Non-Metro county, Recode of COUNTY (NSMETRO)
 TOTAL%
0) Non-Metro26034.1
1) Metro50365.9
Missing66
Total763100.0
146) Interviewer's gender (INTGEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Male15418.6
2) Female67581.4
Total829100.0
147) Interviewer's race (INTRACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White61574.2
2) Black/African American16720.1
4) Other475.7
Total829100.0
148) Interviewer's accent (INTACC)
 TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent22927.6
2) Detectable Southern accent42951.7
3) No Southern accent17120.6
Total829100.0
149) Interviewer Non-Southern accent (INTNSACC)
 TOTAL%
0) No non-Southern accent58470.4
1) Interviewer had a non-Southern accent24529.6
Total829100.0
150) Weight for South (People/Mean HH Size for South) (WTVARS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8291.000.44
151) Weight for national estimates (accounts for Southern oversample and HH size) (TOTWT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total8290.450.20
152) Recode of AGE in categories (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24 years old9011.0
2) 25 to 44 years old34442.0
3) 45 to 64 years old26131.9
4) 65 years or older12415.1
Missing10
Total819100.0
153) How many years of school have you completed? NOTE: This variable is collapsed into categories in the data set and is called GRADE (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) 1st-11th grade688.3
2) 12th grade (High school)24830.2
3) Some college (Two year degree)21626.3
4) 4 year college graduate18923.0
5) Advanced degree (MA, PHD, LLD, MD)10112.3
Missing7
Total822100.0
154) Code the gender of the respondent [If you cannot tell, ask the respondent.] (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male36544.0
2) Female46456.0
Total829100.0
155) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered 'SOME OTHER RELIGION' AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant58571.9
2) Catholic12715.6
3) Jewish121.5
4) Some other religion (Specify)556.8
5) No religion [Not religious/agnostic/atheist]354.3
Missing15
Total814100.0

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