General Social Survey, 1998

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Suppose you were riding in a car driven by a close friend. You know he is going too fast. He hits a pedestrian. He asks you to tell the police that he was obeying the speed limit. Which statement comes closest to you belief about what your friend has a right to expect from you? 1. My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit, 2. My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit, 3. My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit
  1) My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit.
  2) My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit
  3) My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 23 1.8% 1.8% -1.36
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 115 9% 10.7% -.83
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 972 75.7% 86.4% -.31
Don't know 119 9.3% 95.7% 2.3
No answer 55 4.3% 100% 2.82

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 2.4%
14
1.3%
9
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 10.9%
63
7.4%
52
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 72.1%
416
78.6%
556
75.7%
972
Don't know 9.2%
53
9.3%
66
9.3%
119
No answer 5.4%
31
3.4%
24
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
577
100.0%
707

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Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 1.2%
12
3.7%
6
5.4%
5
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 8.3%
85
9.9%
16
15.1%
14
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 78.4%
807
71.0%
115
53.8%
50
75.7%
972
Don't know 8.5%
87
9.3%
15
18.3%
17
9.3%
119
No answer 3.7%
38
6.2%
10
7.5%
7
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
1029
100.0%
162
100.0%
93

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Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 1.4%
10
2.2%
7
0.0%
0
2.8%
5
1.6%
1
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 6.7%
47
10.9%
35
14.3%
3
14.2%
25
7.9%
5
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 81.3%
571
70.8%
228
71.4%
15
63.1%
111
74.6%
47
75.7%
972
Don't know 7.0%
49
11.2%
36
9.5%
2
15.3%
27
7.9%
5
9.3%
119
No answer 3.6%
25
5.0%
16
4.8%
1
4.5%
8
7.9%
5
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
702
100.0%
322
100.0%
21
100.0%
176
100.0%
63

1284


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Never married Married Widowed/Divorced/Separated TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 2.8%
9
1.5%
9
1.4%
5
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 19.2%
61
4.6%
28
7.3%
26
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 61.8%
196
82.5%
503
76.5%
273
75.7%
972
Don't know 13.6%
43
6.6%
40
10.1%
36
9.3%
119
No answer 2.5%
8
4.9%
30
4.8%
17
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
317
100.0%
610
100.0%
357

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Age (I-AGE)

18-29 years 30-39 years 40-49 years 50-64 years More than 65 years TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 3.8%
10
1.9%
6
2.3%
6
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 18.3%
48
10.4%
32
5.7%
15
5.4%
13
3.3%
7
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 58.4%
153
73.8%
228
82.0%
214
85.4%
204
81.2%
173
75.7%
972
Don't know 15.3%
40
9.4%
29
6.9%
18
7.1%
17
7.0%
15
9.3%
119
No answer 4.2%
11
4.5%
14
3.1%
8
2.1%
5
8.0%
17
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
262
100.0%
309
100.0%
261
100.0%
239
100.0%
213

1284


Education (I-EDUCATIO)

Less than high school High school 4 years college More than 4 years college TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 4.1%
3
2.3%
12
1.5%
8
0.0%
0
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 8.2%
6
7.9%
42
10.6%
56
7.6%
11
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 65.8%
48
73.2%
388
76.2%
404
88.3%
128
75.7%
968
Don't know 11.0%
8
11.9%
63
8.3%
44
2.1%
3
9.2%
118
No answer 11.0%
8
4.7%
25
3.4%
18
2.1%
3
4.2%
54
TOTAL 100.0%
73
100.0%
530
100.0%
530
100.0%
145

1278


Family income (I-FAMINCOM)

LT $10,000 $10K-24999 $25,000+ Ref/DK TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 4.0%
6
1.8%
5
1.1%
8
3.0%
4
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 12.8%
19
12.0%
34
7.2%
52
7.5%
10
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 67.8%
101
71.7%
203
80.6%
579
66.4%
89
75.7%
972
Don't know 12.1%
18
9.9%
28
7.2%
52
15.7%
21
9.3%
119
No answer 3.4%
5
4.6%
13
3.8%
27
7.5%
10
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
149
100.0%
283
100.0%
718
100.0%
134

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Region (I-REGION)

New England North Central MD/S Atlantic South Central Mtn/Pacific TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 0.0%
0
2.3%
7
2.5%
11
1.8%
4
0.4%
1
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 10.0%
6
9.1%
28
7.4%
33
11.0%
25
9.5%
23
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 71.7%
43
75.6%
233
73.6%
329
77.6%
177
78.8%
190
75.7%
972
Don't know 11.7%
7
8.4%
26
12.1%
54
6.1%
14
7.5%
18
9.3%
119
No answer 6.7%
4
4.5%
14
4.5%
20
3.5%
8
3.7%
9
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
60
100.0%
308
100.0%
447
100.0%
228
100.0%
241

1284


Political party (I-POLPART)

Democrat Republican Other TOTAL
My friend has a definite right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit. 2.2%
13
0.7%
3
2.9%
7
1.8%
23
My friend has some right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 9.4%
56
8.5%
38
8.8%
21
9.0%
115
My friend has no right as a friend to expect me to testify that he was obeying the speed limit 74.2%
442
79.6%
355
72.0%
172
75.6%
969
Don't know 10.6%
63
7.0%
31
10.5%
25
9.3%
119
No answer 3.7%
22
4.3%
19
5.9%
14
4.3%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
596
100.0%
446
100.0%
239

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