General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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EROSION

Which one of the following is not an example of erosion?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock.
  2) A glacier picks up boulders as it moves.
  3) A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream.
  4) An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1538 43.2% 43.2% -.91
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 215 6% 49.3% -.49
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 328 9.2% 58.5% -.06
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 142 4% 62.5% .36
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 1091 30.7% 93.1% .78
Don't know 215 6% 99.2% 2.47
No answer 30 .8% 100% 2.89

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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 8.5%
49
6.3%
61
5.1%
51
4.7%
31
6.6%
20
6.0%
212
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 12.8%
74
12.0%
117
8.3%
84
6.0%
40
3.3%
10
9.2%
325
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 4.9%
28
3.5%
34
3.6%
36
4.8%
32
3.9%
12
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 27.1%
156
27.6%
269
36.8%
371
32.3%
214
23.9%
73
30.7%
1083
Don't know 5.6%
32
6.9%
67
4.3%
43
5.9%
39
10.8%
33
6.1%
214
No answer 0.5%
3
0.6%
6
0.6%
6
1.1%
7
2.6%
8
0.9%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 4.9%
36
6.8%
76
5.4%
29
5.7%
49
8.1%
24
6.0%
214
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 10.1%
75
10.1%
113
9.6%
52
7.7%
66
7.4%
22
9.2%
328
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 4.5%
33
4.0%
45
3.1%
17
4.3%
37
3.4%
10
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 31.8%
235
30.6%
341
32.3%
175
30.8%
263
25.6%
76
30.7%
1090
Don't know 6.2%
46
5.6%
62
5.7%
31
6.4%
55
6.1%
18
6.0%
212
No answer 0.9%
7
0.8%
9
0.7%
4
0.8%
7
1.0%
3
0.8%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 7.1%
34
6.9%
121
5.6%
17
4.9%
32
3.0%
11
6.0%
215
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 6.0%
29
10.4%
183
12.5%
38
7.5%
49
8.0%
29
9.2%
328
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 6.4%
31
4.7%
82
1.7%
5
3.1%
20
1.1%
4
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 22.6%
109
28.2%
496
35.6%
108
35.6%
233
40.2%
145
30.7%
1091
Don't know 15.6%
75
6.0%
105
3.6%
11
2.8%
18
1.7%
6
6.0%
215
No answer 1.0%
5
0.7%
12
1.3%
4
0.6%
4
1.4%
5
0.8%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 4.1%
64
7.6%
151
6.0%
215
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 7.8%
122
10.4%
206
9.2%
328
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 3.4%
53
4.5%
89
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 37.3%
586
25.4%
505
30.7%
1091
Don't know 5.2%
81
6.7%
134
6.0%
215
No answer 0.8%
12
0.9%
18
0.8%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 5.2%
145
9.4%
46
8.0%
24
6.0%
215
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 9.4%
259
9.8%
48
7.0%
21
9.2%
328
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 2.9%
79
8.6%
42
7.0%
21
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 34.2%
946
17.3%
85
19.9%
60
30.7%
1091
Don't know 4.3%
120
10.8%
53
14.0%
42
6.0%
215
No answer 0.7%
20
0.8%
4
2.0%
6
0.8%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 7.1%
43
5.5%
43
7.2%
95
4.0%
34
6.0%
215
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 9.4%
57
9.5%
75
9.0%
118
9.2%
78
9.2%
328
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 3.0%
18
2.5%
20
5.2%
69
4.1%
35
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 28.0%
170
33.0%
259
29.7%
391
32.0%
271
30.7%
1091
Don't know 9.2%
56
5.0%
39
5.8%
77
5.1%
43
6.0%
215
No answer 1.6%
10
0.8%
6
0.7%
9
0.6%
5
0.8%
30
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
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 5.7%
104
7.0%
59
12.9%
8
5.7%
33
4.5%
11
6.1%
215
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 9.0%
163
8.2%
69
4.8%
3
11.2%
65
9.9%
24
9.1%
324
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 4.3%
79
4.2%
35
4.8%
3
3.4%
20
2.1%
5
4.0%
142
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 31.7%
577
26.6%
224
33.9%
21
34.5%
201
26.3%
64
30.6%
1087
Don't know 5.3%
96
9.0%
76
8.1%
5
3.1%
18
7.8%
19
6.0%
214
No answer 0.5%
10
1.2%
10
3.2%
2
0.7%
4
1.6%
4
0.8%
30
TOTAL 100.0%
1820
100.0%
841
100.0%
62
100.0%
582
100.0%
243

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Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Liberal Moderate Conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 44.0%
423
43.0%
566
42.4%
488
43.1%
1477
The wind in the desert blows sand against a rock. 6.7%
64
6.7%
88
5.0%
58
6.1%
210
A glacier picks up boulders as it moves. 11.0%
106
9.8%
129
7.7%
89
9.5%
324
A flood washed over a riverbank, and the water carries small soil particles downstream. 3.2%
31
4.1%
54
4.3%
49
3.9%
134
An icy winter causes the pavement in a road to crack. 28.6%
275
29.6%
389
35.3%
406
31.2%
1070
Don't know 5.7%
55
5.8%
76
4.7%
54
5.4%
185
No answer 0.7%
7
1.0%
13
0.5%
6
0.8%
26
TOTAL 100.0%
961
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1150

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