Project Canada 1985

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NWRES3 (Weighted by WT)

If a nuclear war does take place, do you think that significant damage will occur, but countries will recover, that there will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on, or that such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth?
  1) Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover.
  2) There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on.
  3) Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth.
  8) Undecided
  9) Varied

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 53 4.4% 4.4%
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 687 57.1% 61.5%
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 455 37.8% 99.3%
Undecided 4 .3% 99.6%
Varied 4 .3% 99.9%
Missing 32
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.8%
29
4.0%
24
4.4%
53
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 62.9%
382
51.3%
306
57.1%
688
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 31.8%
193
43.9%
262
37.8%
455
Undecided 0.2%
1
0.5%
3
0.3%
4
Varied 0.3%
2
0.3%
2
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
607
100.0%
597

1204


Race (I-RACE3)

White Other TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.3%
49
9.7%
3
4.4%
52
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 58.0%
668
25.8%
8
57.1%
676
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 37.2%
429
61.3%
19
37.9%
448
Undecided 0.2%
2
3.2%
1
0.3%
3
Varied 0.3%
4
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
1152
100.0%
31

1183


Marital status (I-MARITAL3)

Married Divorced Widowed Never marr Other TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.3%
31
7.1%
4
8.1%
7
3.5%
7
2.9%
3
4.4%
52
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 58.7%
427
53.6%
30
47.7%
41
54.5%
110
62.9%
66
57.3%
674
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 36.4%
265
39.3%
22
43.0%
37
41.6%
84
34.3%
36
37.7%
444
Undecided 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Varied 0.4%
3
0.0%
0
1.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
728
100.0%
56
100.0%
86
100.0%
202
100.0%
105

1177


Religious preference (I-RELIG3)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.6%
24
4.6%
22
7.7%
1
2.5%
3
16.7%
3
4.6%
53
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 60.5%
317
55.0%
262
30.8%
4
60.7%
74
38.9%
7
57.6%
664
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 34.2%
179
39.5%
188
61.5%
8
36.9%
45
44.4%
8
37.1%
428
Undecided 0.4%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
Varied 0.4%
2
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
524
100.0%
476
100.0%
13
100.0%
122
100.0%
18

1153


Education (I-EDUC3)

Grade school High school Technical or business school Undergraduate university Graduate or professional school, university TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.2%
6
5.9%
26
3.5%
9
2.8%
6
4.6%
5
4.4%
52
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 47.2%
68
55.4%
245
58.1%
150
63.0%
136
67.9%
74
57.6%
673
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 46.5%
67
38.0%
168
38.4%
99
33.8%
73
27.5%
30
37.4%
437
Undecided 1.4%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
Varied 0.7%
1
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
144
100.0%
442
100.0%
258
100.0%
216
100.0%
109

1169


Family income (I-INCOME3)

<$15,000 $15K-24999 $25K-39999 $40K-100K >$100,000 TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 4.1%
9
3.8%
11
5.5%
19
4.0%
11
11.5%
3
4.6%
53
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 53.7%
117
52.6%
154
55.4%
190
65.6%
181
73.1%
19
57.2%
661
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 40.8%
89
42.7%
125
38.8%
133
30.4%
84
15.4%
4
37.6%
435
Undecided 0.5%
1
0.7%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
Varied 0.9%
2
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
218
100.0%
293
100.0%
343
100.0%
276
100.0%
26

1156


Age (I-AGEGR3)

18-34 35-54 55 and over TOTAL
Damage will be significant, but as with past wars, countries will recover. 3.4%
16
4.1%
16
6.5%
20
4.4%
52
There will be destruction beyond anything in the past, but life will go on. 58.1%
272
57.5%
227
55.8%
173
57.3%
672
Such a war will mark the end of human life on Earth. 38.0%
178
38.2%
151
36.8%
114
37.8%
443
Undecided 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.6%
2
0.3%
3
Varied 0.2%
1
0.3%
1
0.3%
1
0.3%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
468
100.0%
395
100.0%
310

1173



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