General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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FISHEXP2

Why did you choose that answer [to FISHEXP1]?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish.
  2) Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment.
  3) Because that is what stays the same in this experiment.
  4) Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment.
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 1832 51.5% 51.5% -.71
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 168 4.7% 56.2% -.31
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 655 18.4% 74.6% .09
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 203 5.7% 80.3% .49
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 347 9.7% 90.1% .89
Don't know 315 8.9% 98.9% 2.49
No answer 39 1.1% 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 49.1%
283
52.9%
515
49.6%
500
52.2%
346
54.8%
167
51.3%
1811
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 4.7%
27
3.9%
38
4.9%
49
5.7%
38
4.6%
14
4.7%
166
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 22.9%
132
20.8%
203
19.5%
197
15.4%
102
5.6%
17
18.5%
651
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 8.2%
47
5.4%
53
6.6%
67
4.7%
31
1.6%
5
5.8%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 9.0%
52
9.8%
95
10.8%
109
9.4%
62
8.9%
27
9.8%
345
Don't know 5.6%
32
6.4%
62
7.7%
78
10.9%
72
22.3%
68
8.8%
312
No answer 0.5%
3
0.8%
8
0.9%
9
1.8%
12
2.3%
7
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
576
100.0%
974
100.0%
1009
100.0%
663
100.0%
305

3527


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 49.5%
366
50.2%
559
53.0%
287
52.3%
447
55.6%
165
51.4%
1824
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 5.5%
41
4.4%
49
4.1%
22
4.9%
42
4.7%
14
4.7%
168
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 18.5%
137
20.0%
223
16.1%
87
18.6%
159
16.2%
48
18.4%
654
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 5.1%
38
7.0%
78
6.1%
33
4.8%
41
4.4%
13
5.7%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 10.7%
79
10.5%
117
10.3%
56
8.7%
74
7.1%
21
9.8%
347
Don't know 9.2%
68
7.1%
79
9.4%
51
9.8%
84
10.1%
30
8.8%
312
No answer 1.4%
10
0.8%
9
1.1%
6
0.9%
8
2.0%
6
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
739
100.0%
1114
100.0%
542
100.0%
855
100.0%
297

3547


Education (I-EDUC)

Left high school High school Junior college Bachelor Graduate TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.4%
238
49.2%
865
51.8%
157
55.8%
365
56.8%
205
51.4%
1830
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 6.2%
30
5.2%
92
5.0%
15
3.1%
20
3.0%
11
4.7%
168
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 6.8%
33
17.2%
303
19.5%
59
26.0%
170
24.9%
90
18.4%
655
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 7.5%
36
6.4%
113
4.6%
14
4.1%
27
3.6%
13
5.7%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 12.4%
60
11.4%
201
10.6%
32
5.5%
36
5.0%
18
9.8%
347
Don't know 16.6%
80
9.4%
166
6.9%
21
4.6%
30
5.0%
18
8.9%
315
No answer 1.0%
5
1.0%
17
1.7%
5
0.9%
6
1.7%
6
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
482
100.0%
1757
100.0%
303
100.0%
654
100.0%
361

3557


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.3%
773
53.2%
1059
51.5%
1832
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 4.4%
69
5.0%
99
4.7%
168
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 21.0%
330
16.3%
325
18.4%
655
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 6.3%
99
5.2%
104
5.7%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 9.6%
150
9.9%
197
9.7%
347
Don't know 8.2%
129
9.3%
186
8.9%
315
No answer 1.2%
19
1.0%
20
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
1569
100.0%
1990

3559


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 52.1%
1442
47.0%
231
52.8%
159
51.5%
1832
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 4.5%
125
6.7%
33
3.3%
10
4.7%
168
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 20.1%
555
11.8%
58
14.0%
42
18.4%
655
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 5.7%
158
4.9%
24
7.0%
21
5.7%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 9.1%
252
13.4%
66
9.6%
29
9.7%
347
Don't know 7.6%
210
14.7%
72
11.0%
33
8.9%
315
No answer 0.9%
25
1.4%
7
2.3%
7
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
2767
100.0%
491
100.0%
301

3559


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Inapplicable 53.5%
325
53.3%
419
48.4%
638
53.0%
449
51.5%
1831
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 6.1%
37
5.7%
45
4.1%
54
3.8%
32
4.7%
168
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 14.1%
86
18.4%
145
19.2%
253
20.2%
171
18.4%
655
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 5.1%
31
4.6%
36
6.9%
91
5.3%
45
5.7%
203
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 7.4%
45
9.5%
75
11.4%
150
9.1%
77
9.8%
347
Don't know 11.7%
71
7.1%
56
9.3%
122
7.8%
66
8.9%
315
No answer 2.1%
13
1.3%
10
0.7%
9
0.8%
7
1.1%
39
TOTAL 100.0%
608
100.0%
786
100.0%
1317
100.0%
847

3558


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other (specify) TOTAL
Inapplicable 49.6%
903
55.6%
468
51.6%
32
49.8%
290
55.1%
134
51.5%
1827
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 4.6%
83
4.2%
35
3.2%
2
5.7%
33
5.8%
14
4.7%
167
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 19.0%
345
15.5%
130
12.9%
8
22.9%
133
15.6%
38
18.4%
654
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 5.6%
102
5.0%
42
6.5%
4
7.2%
42
4.9%
12
5.7%
202
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 10.8%
197
8.4%
71
12.9%
8
8.2%
48
9.5%
23
9.8%
347
Don't know 9.7%
177
9.8%
82
9.7%
6
5.2%
30
7.0%
17
8.8%
312
No answer 0.7%
13
1.5%
13
3.2%
2
1.0%
6
2.1%
5
1.1%
39
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 51.9%
499
51.4%
676
50.9%
585
51.4%
1760
Because I already know what affects the behavior of fish. 5.9%
57
4.5%
59
3.9%
45
4.7%
161
Because that is what is allowed to change in this experiment. 19.3%
185
16.2%
213
21.6%
248
18.9%
646
Because that is what stays the same in this experiment. 5.6%
54
6.2%
81
5.4%
62
5.8%
197
Because that is what the scientist decided to include in this experiment. 9.1%
87
11.3%
149
8.6%
99
9.8%
335
Don't know 7.5%
72
9.6%
126
8.3%
95
8.6%
293
No answer 0.7%
7
0.8%
11
1.4%
16
1.0%
34
TOTAL 100.0%
961
100.0%
1315
100.0%
1150

3426

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