General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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LFTPLANE

Which of the following is a key factor that enables an airplane to lift?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing.
  2) Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside.
  3) Engine power is greater than that of friction.
  4) The plane's wing is lighter than air.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1538 43.2% 43.2% -.67
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 1074 30.2% 73.4% -.23
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 118 3.3% 76.7% .21
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 460 12.9% 89.6% .64
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 58 1.6% 91.3% 1.08
Don't know 282 7.9% 99.2% 2.82
No answer 29 .8% 100% 3.26

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years old 30-44 years old 45-59 years old 60-74 years old 75 years and older TOTAL
Inapplicable 40.6%
234
43.1%
420
41.4%
418
45.2%
300
48.9%
149
43.1%
1521
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 29.3%
169
28.1%
274
33.1%
334
32.9%
218
23.6%
72
30.3%
1067
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 4.2%
24
4.6%
45
2.6%
26
2.6%
17
2.0%
6
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 15.6%
90
14.4%
140
14.2%
143
10.1%
67
5.6%
17
13.0%
457
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 2.8%
16
1.5%
15
1.4%
14
1.5%
10
0.7%
2
1.6%
57
Don't know 6.8%
39
7.8%
76
6.5%
66
6.8%
45
17.0%
52
7.9%
278
No answer 0.7%
4
0.4%
4
0.8%
8
0.9%
6
2.3%
7
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
576
100.0%
974
100.0%
1009
100.0%
663
100.0%
305

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Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Never Several times a year or less 1-3 times a month Every week or nearly every week More than once a week TOTAL
Inapplicable 41.5%
307
42.0%
468
43.2%
234
44.2%
378
48.5%
144
43.2%
1531
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 33.8%
250
30.4%
339
29.2%
158
29.8%
255
23.9%
71
30.3%
1073
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 3.0%
22
3.8%
42
3.0%
16
3.5%
30
2.7%
8
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 12.9%
95
14.3%
159
13.7%
74
11.2%
96
12.1%
36
13.0%
460
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 0.7%
5
1.6%
18
2.2%
12
1.6%
14
2.7%
8
1.6%
57
Don't know 7.3%
54
7.0%
78
8.1%
44
8.8%
75
9.4%
28
7.9%
279
No answer 0.8%
6
0.9%
10
0.7%
4
0.8%
7
0.7%
2
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
1114
100.0%
542
100.0%
855
100.0%
297

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Education (I-EDUC)

Left high school High school Junior college Bachelor Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 41.3%
199
43.1%
758
39.6%
120
45.6%
298
44.6%
161
43.2%
1536
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 16.2%
78
28.7%
504
37.0%
112
35.6%
233
40.7%
147
30.2%
1074
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 5.4%
26
3.0%
52
4.0%
12
3.4%
22
1.7%
6
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 15.1%
73
14.5%
254
11.9%
36
9.5%
62
9.7%
35
12.9%
460
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 3.7%
18
1.9%
34
0.3%
1
0.6%
4
0.3%
1
1.6%
58
Don't know 17.4%
84
8.1%
142
5.9%
18
4.7%
31
1.9%
7
7.9%
282
No answer 0.8%
4
0.7%
13
1.3%
4
0.6%
4
1.1%
4
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
482
100.0%
1757
100.0%
303
100.0%
654
100.0%
361

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 41.5%
651
44.6%
887
43.2%
1538
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 38.8%
609
23.4%
465
30.2%
1074
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 2.2%
35
4.2%
83
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 11.1%
174
14.4%
286
12.9%
460
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 1.2%
19
2.0%
39
1.6%
58
Don't know 4.5%
71
10.6%
211
7.9%
282
No answer 0.6%
10
1.0%
19
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
1569
100.0%
1990

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 43.3%
1198
43.4%
213
42.2%
127
43.2%
1538
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 32.7%
906
20.0%
98
23.3%
70
30.2%
1074
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 3.1%
86
4.7%
23
3.0%
9
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 12.4%
342
14.9%
73
15.0%
45
12.9%
460
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 1.1%
30
3.9%
19
3.0%
9
1.6%
58
Don't know 6.8%
187
12.0%
59
12.0%
36
7.9%
282
No answer 0.7%
18
1.2%
6
1.7%
5
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
2767
100.0%
491
100.0%
301

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Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 41.8%
254
43.8%
344
42.4%
558
45.0%
381
43.2%
1537
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 27.6%
168
31.2%
245
29.4%
387
32.3%
274
30.2%
1074
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 4.1%
25
3.9%
31
3.2%
42
2.4%
20
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 12.5%
76
11.6%
91
14.4%
189
12.3%
104
12.9%
460
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 2.0%
12
1.5%
12
1.6%
21
1.5%
13
1.6%
58
Don't know 10.9%
66
7.0%
55
8.7%
114
5.5%
47
7.9%
282
No answer 1.2%
7
1.0%
8
0.5%
6
0.9%
8
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
608
100.0%
786
100.0%
1317
100.0%
847

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 43.5%
791
43.8%
368
32.3%
20
41.4%
241
47.7%
116
43.3%
1536
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 30.9%
562
25.0%
210
38.7%
24
36.1%
210
26.7%
65
30.2%
1071
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 3.3%
60
3.4%
29
0.0%
0
3.4%
20
3.7%
9
3.3%
118
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 12.3%
224
14.3%
120
16.1%
10
12.9%
75
11.5%
28
12.9%
457
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 1.6%
29
2.1%
18
0.0%
0
1.2%
7
1.6%
4
1.6%
58
Don't know 7.8%
142
10.3%
87
9.7%
6
4.5%
26
7.4%
18
7.9%
279
No answer 0.7%
12
1.1%
9
3.2%
2
0.5%
3
1.2%
3
0.8%
29
TOTAL 100.0%
1820
100.0%
841
100.0%
62
100.0%
582
100.0%
243

3548


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate Conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 44.0%
423
43.0%
566
42.4%
488
43.1%
1477
Air pressure beneath the wing is greater than that above the wing. 30.9%
297
28.1%
370
33.8%
389
30.8%
1056
Pressure within the airplane is greater than that of the outside. 3.4%
33
3.5%
46
3.3%
38
3.4%
117
Engine power is greater than that of friction. 11.8%
113
15.1%
199
11.2%
129
12.9%
441
The plane's wing is lighter than air. 2.1%
20
1.8%
24
1.1%
13
1.7%
57
Don't know 7.1%
68
7.4%
97
7.7%
88
7.4%
253
No answer 0.7%
7
1.0%
13
0.4%
5
0.7%
25
TOTAL 100.0%
961
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1150

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