Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Nonvoters

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Self is a member. (UNIONSLF)
TOTAL%
0) No 70289.1
1) Yes8610.9
TOTAL788100.0
2) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Other is a member. (UNIONOTH)
TOTAL%
0) No 72391.8
1) Yes658.2
TOTAL788100.0
3) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - No union member in household. (UNIONNO)
TOTAL%
0) No 16420.8
1) Yes62479.2
TOTAL788100.0
4) Are you a member of a labor union, or is anyone else in this household a member of a labor union? - Not sure (UNIONNSR)
TOTAL%
0) No 77698.5
1) Yes121.5
TOTAL788100.0
5) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Belong to/attend church in person (RLGINFBG)
TOTAL%
0) No 34182.2
1) Yes7417.8
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
6) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Watch on television (RLGINFTV)
TOTAL%
0) No 34883.9
1) Yes6716.1
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
7) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Listen on radio (RLGINFRD)
TOTAL%
0) No 37590.4
1) Yes409.6
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
8) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? - Receive literature (RLGINFLT)
TOTAL%
0) No 36187.0
1) Yes5413.0
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
9) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? -Do not do these things (RLGINFNT)
TOTAL%
0) No 14735.4
1) Yes26864.6
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
10) Do you belong to or attend in person, watch on television, listen on radio, or receive literature from any evangelical church or preacher? -Not sure (RLGINFNS)
TOTAL%
0) No 40697.8
1) Yes92.2
Missing373 
TOTAL415100.0
11) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - U.S.A. (GPCTRYUS)
TOTAL%
0) No 31239.6
1) Yes47660.4
TOTAL788100.0
12) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - French Canadian (GPCTRYFC)
TOTAL%
0) No 77698.5
1) Yes121.5
TOTAL788100.0
13) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Canadian (GPCTRYC)
TOTAL%
0) No 77698.5
1) Yes121.5
TOTAL788100.0
14) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Puerto Rico (GPCTRYPR)
TOTAL%
0) No 77998.9
1) Yes91.1
TOTAL788100.0
15) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Mexico (GPCTRYMX)
TOTAL%
0) No 77398.1
1) Yes151.9
TOTAL788100.0
16) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Caribbean (GPCTRYOC)
TOTAL%
0) No 78099.0
1) Yes81.0
TOTAL788100.0
17) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Latin and South America (GPCTRYSA)
TOTAL%
0) No 77698.5
1) Yes121.5
TOTAL788100.0
18) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Ireland (GPCTRYIR)
TOTAL%
0) No 74894.9
1) Yes405.1
TOTAL788100.0
19) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - England or Scotland (GPCTRYED)
TOTAL%
0) No 74995.1
1) Yes394.9
TOTAL788100.0
20) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Scandinavia (GPCTRYSV)
TOTAL%
0) No 76296.7
1) Yes263.3
TOTAL788100.0
21) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Germany (GPCTRYGR)
TOTAL%
0) No 71190.2
1) Yes779.8
TOTAL788100.0
22) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - France (GPCTRYFR)
TOTAL%
0) No 77398.1
1) Yes151.9
TOTAL788100.0
23) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Italy (GPCTRYIT)
TOTAL%
0) No 74794.8
1) Yes415.2
TOTAL788100.0
24) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Spain or Portugal (GPCTRYSP)
TOTAL%
0) No 77698.5
1) Yes121.5
TOTAL788100.0
25) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Western Europe (specify) (GPCTRYOW)
TOTAL%
0) No 77498.2
1) Yes141.8
TOTAL788100.0
26) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Austria or Hungary (GPCTRYAU)
TOTAL%
0) No 77197.8
1) Yes172.2
TOTAL788100.0
27) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Poland (GPCTRYPL)
TOTAL%
0) No 76697.2
1) Yes222.8
TOTAL788100.0
28) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Russia (GPCTRYRS)
TOTAL%
0) No 76997.6
1) Yes192.4
TOTAL788100.0
29) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Eastern Europe (specify) (GPCTRYOE)
TOTAL%
0) No 77197.8
1) Yes172.2
TOTAL788100.0
30) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Japan (GPCTRYJP)
TOTAL%
0) No 78699.7
1) Yes20.3
TOTAL788100.0
31) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other Asia (specify) (GPCTRYAS)
TOTAL%
0) No 77998.9
1) Yes91.1
TOTAL788100.0
32) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Africa (GPCTRYAF)
TOTAL%
0) No 78699.7
1) Yes20.3
TOTAL788100.0
33) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Other (specify) (GPCTRYOT)
TOTAL%
0) No 78399.4
1) Yes50.6
TOTAL788100.0
34) What country or countries were your grandparents born in? - Not sure (GPCTRYNS)
TOTAL%
0) No 74494.4
1) Yes445.6
TOTAL788100.0
35) Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) East 425.3
2) East 16921.4
3) South 17121.7
4) South 769.6
5) Midwest 12716.1
6) Midwest 627.9
7) West 425.3
8) West9912.6
TOTAL788100.0
36) Size of place (SIZEPLAC)
TOTAL%
1) Central city23429.7
2) Rest of metropolitan area33943.0
3) Outside metropolitan area21527.3
TOTAL788100.0
37) Respondent sex (Sex)
TOTAL%
1) Male 40251.0
2) Female38649.0
TOTAL788100.0
38) Interviewer sex (INTRSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 47159.9
2) Female31540.1
Missing2 
TOTAL786100.0
39) In 1982, in the race for Congress here in this district, did you vote, or didn't you get around to voting when less than half the voters came out to vote? (VTECNGRS)
TOTAL%
1) Voted 14618.5
2) Didn't vote60977.3
3) Not old enough to vote (voluntary)101.3
4) Not sure232.9
TOTAL788100.0
40) Regardless of how you may vote, what do you usually consider yourself - a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or What? (PRTYAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 16320.7
2) Democrat 28536.2
3) Independent22128.1
4) Other (voluntary)344.3
5) Not sure8410.7
Missing1 
TOTAL787100.0
41) Are you 18 to 21 years of age? (AGE18T21)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 12215.5
2) No66684.5
TOTAL788100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE: Did you vote in the election for president in 1980 when Carter and Reagan ran, or didn't you get around to voting back then when just over half the voters came out to vote? (VOTE1980)
TOTAL%
1) Voted 25538.4
2) Didn't vote39259.0
3) Not sure172.6
Missing124 
TOTAL664100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE 18 TO 21 YEARS OF AGE AND OF THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT IN 1980 WHEN CARTER AND REAGAN RAN: Are you registered or not so that you could vote if you wanted to in this presidential election on November 6th? That is, are you eligible or not so that you could vote if you wanted to? (RGSTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Registered/eligible27348.1
2) Not registered/not eligible27949.1
3) Not sure162.8
Missing220 
TOTAL568100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WERE REGISTERED/ELIGIBLE SO THAT THEY COULD VOTE IF THEY WANTED TO IN THIS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 6TH: If the presidential election were held right now, how likely do you think you would be to vote? Would you say you are absolutely certain, to vote, quite certain to vote, that you would probably vote, that you would probably not vote, or that you would certainly not vote? (PROBVOTE)
TOTAL%
3) Would probably vote19672.1
4) Would probably not vote2910.7
5) Would certainly not vote176.3
6) Not sure3011.0
Missing516 
TOTAL272100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT REGISTERED/NOT ELIGIBLE OR NOT SURE IF REGISTERED TO VOTE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVEBMER 6TH AND OF THOSE WHO WOULD PROBABLY VOTE, WOULD PROBABLY NOT VOTE, WOULD CERTAINLY NOT VOTE, AND NOT SURE TO VOTE IF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WERE HELD RIGHT NOW: Now this November in the presidential election, the choice is between Ronald Reagan and George Bush for the Republicans, and Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro for the Democrats. If you had to choose, would you vote for Reagan and Bush, the Republicans, or Mondale and Ferraro, the Democrats? (VOTEPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush36046.2
2) Mondale-Ferraro20926.8
3) Not sure21027.0
Missing9 
TOTAL779100.0
46) ASKED OF THOSE WHO WERE NOT SURE IF THEY WOULD VOTE FOR REAGAN-BUSH OR MONDALE-FERRARO: Well, if you had to say, would you lean toward the Republican ticket of Reagan-Bush or toward the Democratic ticket of Mondale and Ferraro? (LEANPRTY)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan-Bush4823.1
2) Mondale-Ferraro4521.6
3) Not sure11555.3
Missing580 
TOTAL208100.0
47) What type of work does the main wage earner of this household do? (TYPEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Professional8010.2
2) Manager, official617.8
3) Proprietor (small business)425.4
4) Clerical worker415.2
5) Sales worker405.1
6) Skilled craftsman, foreman10813.8
7) Operative, unskilled laborer (except farm)14418.4
8) Service worker567.1
9) Farmer, farm manager, farm laborer121.5
10) Student 50.6
11) Housewife 50.6
12) Military service121.5
13) Unemployed 243.1
14) Retired 11915.2
15) Welfare 50.6
16) Disabled 111.4
17) Other (specify) 30.4
18) Not Sure162.0
Missing4 
TOTAL784100.0
48) How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 20 779.8
2) 21 to 24 11114.1
3) 25 to 29 12716.1
4) 30 to 34 9211.7
5) 35 to 39 10112.8
6) 40 to 44 486.1
7) 45 to 49 283.6
8) 50 to 64 9311.8
9) 65 and over11014.0
Missing1 
TOTAL787100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO VOTED IN THE 1980 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Back in 1980, did you vote for Ronald Reagan the Republican, for Jimmy Carter the Democrat, or for John Anderson? (VTPRTY80)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan 9338.3
2) Carter 11647.7
3) Anderson 114.5
4) Other (voluntary)62.5
5) Not sure177.0
Missing545 
TOTAL243100.0
50) What is the last year of school you have completed? (EDULEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades 1-11)17622.5
2) High school graduate (grade 12)33042.1
3) Some college (grades 13-15)15219.4
4) College graduate (grade 16)9712.4
5) Postgraduate (grades 17 and over)283.6
Missing5 
TOTAL783100.0
51) With which religious group do you identify? Would you describe yourself as Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or what? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant 41552.9
2) Catholic 23529.9
3) Jewish 222.8
4) Other (specify) 334.2
5) None (voluntary)597.5
6) Not Sure212.7
Missing3 
TOTAL785100.0
52) ASKED OF THOSE WHO DESCRIBED THE RELIGION THEY IDENTIFIED WITH AS PROTESTANT: Which denomination is that? (DENOMINT)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist 15637.7
2) Methodist 7718.6
3) Presbyterian307.2
4) Congregational61.4
5) Lutheran 4410.6
6) Episcopalian71.7
7) Mormon 30.7
8) Other (Specify) 7718.6
9) Not sure143.4
Missing374 
TOTAL414100.0
53) How would you describe your own personal political philosophy - - conservative, middle-of-the-road, or liberal? (PLTPHLY)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative20626.1
2) Middle-of-the-road27835.3
3) Liberal 16621.1
4) Not sure13817.5
TOTAL788100.0
54) Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1983 household income? Was it (read list)? Total household income before taxes from all sources. (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $7,500 or less12215.5
2) $7,501 to $15,00016120.5
3) $15,001 to $25,00017221.9
4) $25,001 to $35,00011214.2
5) $35,001 to $50,0007910.1
6) $50,001 or over364.6
7) Not sure10413.2
Missing2 
TOTAL786100.0
55) Are you of Hispanic origin or descent, or not? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, of Hispanic origin617.7
2) No, not of Hispanic origin69488.1
3) Not sure334.2
TOTAL788100.0
56) Do you consider yourself white, black, oriental or what? (WTBLKASN)
TOTAL%
1) White 67485.6
2) Black 769.7
3) Oriental/Asian or Pacific Islander91.1
4) American Indian or Alaskan native60.8
5) Not sure222.8
Missing1 
TOTAL787100.0
57) I-REGION: Region (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
0) East21126.8
1) South24731.3
2) Midwest18924.0
3) West14117.9
TOTAL788100.0
58) I-Sex: Respondent sex (for use with online analysis) (I-Sex)
TOTAL%
1) Male 40251.0
2) Female38649.0
TOTAL788100.0
59) I-AGE: How old are you? (If hesitant, read list) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2418823.9
1) 25-3421927.8
2) 35-4414918.9
3) 45-6412115.4
4) 65 +11014.0
Missing1 
TOTAL787100.0
60) I-EDUCTION: What is the last year of school you have completed? (for use with online anlaysis) (I-EDUCTION)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school (grades 1-11)17622.5
2) High school graduate (grade 12)33042.1
3) Some college (grades 13-15)15219.4
4) College graduate (grade 16)9712.4
5) Postgraduate (grades 17 and over)283.6
Missing5 
TOTAL783100.0
61) I-RELIGION: With which religious group do you identify? Would you describe yourself as Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or what? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Protestant41554.3
1) Catholic23530.8
2) Jewish222.9
3) Other334.3
4) None597.7
Missing24 
TOTAL764100.0
62) I-INCOME: Which of the following income categories best describes your total 1983 household income? Was it (read list)? Total household income before taxes from all sources. (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) < 15,00028336.0
1) 15,001-25k28436.1
2) 25,001-50k7910.1
3) > 50,001364.6
4) Not sure10413.2
Missing2 
TOTAL786100.0
63) I-RACE: Do you consider yourself white, black, oriental or what? (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 67485.6
2) Black 769.7
3) Oriental/Asian or Pacific Islander91.1
4) American Indian or Alaskan native60.8
5) Not sure222.8
Missing1 
TOTAL787100.0