ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Politics and International Relations, 2005

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent number (RESPNO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10012172.5161229
2) Date of Survey (DATE)
TOTAL%
10) March 10, 200532032.0
11) March 11, 200526326.3
12) March 12, 200520020.0
13) March 13, 200521821.8
TOTAL1001100.0
3) Time zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Eastern46546.5
2) Central30630.6
3) Mountain484.8
4) Pacific18218.2
TOTAL1001100.0
4) Census Region (REG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)19019.0
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22622.6
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)36036.0
4) West (Census Division 8,9)22522.5
TOTAL1001100.0
5) Census Division (CENSDIV)
TOTAL%
1) New England474.7
2) Middle Atlantic14314.3
3) East North Central16116.1
4) West North Central656.5
5) South Atlantic18218.2
6) East South Central666.6
7) West South Central11211.2
8) Mountain707.0
9) Pacific15515.5
TOTAL1001100.0
6) ABC State (ABCSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama191.9
3) Arizona191.9
4) Arkansas161.6
5) California11611.6
6) Colorado181.8
7) Connecticut70.7
8) Delaware20.2
9) District of Columbia20.2
10) Florida646.4
11) Georgia282.8
13) Idaho70.7
14) Illinois323.2
15) Indiana232.3
16) Iowa80.8
17) Kansas161.6
18) Kentucky202.0
19) Louisiana131.3
20) Maine60.6
21) Maryland191.9
22) Massachusetts212.1
23) Michigan373.7
24) Minnesota161.6
25) Mississippi60.6
26) Missouri161.6
27) Montana20.2
28) Nebraska30.3
29) Nevada70.7
30) New Hampshire80.8
31) New Jersey202.0
32) New Mexico50.5
33) New York616.1
34) North Carolina242.4
35) North Dakota20.2
36) Ohio414.1
37) Oklahoma141.4
38) Oregon151.5
39) Pennsylvania626.2
40) Rhode Island30.3
41) South Carolina80.8
42) South Dakota40.4
43) Tennessee212.1
44) Texas696.9
45) Utah60.6
46) Vermont20.2
47) Virginia242.4
48) Washington242.4
49) West Virginia111.1
50) Wisconsin282.8
51) Wyoming60.6
TOTAL1001100.0
7) FIPS State Number (FIPSSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama191.9
4) Arizona191.9
5) Arkansas161.6
6) California11611.6
8) Colorado181.8
9) Connecticut70.7
10) Delaware20.2
11) District of Columbia20.2
12) Florida646.4
13) Georgia282.8
16) Idaho70.7
17) Illinois323.2
18) Indiana232.3
19) Iowa80.8
20) Kansas161.6
21) Kentucky202.0
22) Louisiana131.3
23) Maine60.6
24) Maryland191.9
25) Massachusetts212.1
26) Michigan373.7
27) Minnesota161.6
28) Mississippi60.6
29) Missouri161.6
30) Montana20.2
31) Nebraska30.3
32) Nevada70.7
33) New Hampshire80.8
34) New Jersey202.0
35) New Mexico50.5
36) New York616.1
37) North Carolina242.4
38) North Dakota20.2
39) Ohio414.1
40) Oklahoma141.4
41) Oregon151.5
42) Pennsylvania626.2
44) Rhode Island30.3
45) South Carolina80.8
46) South Dakota40.4
47) Tennessee212.1
48) Texas696.9
49) Utah60.6
50) Vermont20.2
51) Virginia242.4
53) Washington242.4
54) West Virginia111.1
55) Wisconsin282.8
56) Wyoming60.6
TOTAL1001100.0
8) Designated Market Area - 3 digit code [See summary documentation for category labels] (DMA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1001623.775113
9) MSAFLAG (MSAFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) MSA80780.6
2) Non-MSA19419.4
TOTAL1001100.0
10) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10013661.662936
11) Metropolitan Division [See summary documentation for category labels] (METRODIV)
TOTAL%
0) 74974.8
13644) 40.4
14484) 60.6
15764) 60.6
15804) 60.6
16974) 171.7
19124) 121.2
19804) 80.8
20764) 20.2
21604) 20.2
22744) 50.5
23104) 90.9
23844) 40.4
29404) 20.2
31084) 303.0
33124) 40.4
35004) 70.7
35084) 50.5
35644) 323.2
36084) 121.2
37964) 151.5
40484) 30.3
41884) 80.8
42044) 141.4
42644) 90.9
45104) 20.2
47644) 101.0
47894) 111.1
48424) 40.4
48864) 30.3
TOTAL1001100.0
12) CBSA Type (CBSATYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Metropolitan80787.7
2) Micropolitan11312.3
Missing81 
TOTAL920100.0
13) Core Based Statistical Area [See summary documentation for category labels] (CBSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100128095.26513354
14) Combined Statistical Area [See summary documentation for category labels] (CSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1001199.841192
15) Nielsen Scantrack Market [See summary documentation for category labels] (NIELSEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100155.19157
16) Congressional District (CONGDIST)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10019.81910
17) FIPS County (FIPS_CNT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100128068.54516347
18) Zip Code (ZIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100150811.78729288
19) Urban, Suburban, Rural (URBAN)
TOTAL%
1) U34734.7
2) S45945.9
3) R19519.5
TOTAL1001100.0
20) Percent Black (PRCNT_BL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10018.35614
21) Percent Asian (PRCNT_AS)
TOTAL%
0) 33433.4
1) 26026.0
2) 14314.3
3) 616.1
4) 464.6
5) 333.3
6) 202.0
7) 181.8
8) 191.9
9) 90.9
10) 101.0
11) 80.8
12) 30.3
13) 70.7
14) 20.2
15) 40.4
16) 10.1
17) 20.2
18) 30.3
19) 30.3
20) 40.4
21) 20.2
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
24) 10.1
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
32) 10.1
34) 10.1
38) 10.1
40) 10.1
TOTAL1001100.0
22) Percent Hispanic (PRCNT_HP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10017.13812
23) Number of times Interviewer tried to call (TIMES)
TOTAL%
1) One time37537.5
2) Two times19919.9
3) Three times12712.7
4) Four times10410.4
5) Five times676.7
6) Six times414.1
7) Seven times313.1
8) Eight times232.3
9) Nine times242.4
10) Ten times90.9
11) Eleven times10.1
TOTAL1001100.0
24) RDD Block Count (BLOCKCNT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100132.39613
25) Phone Type (PHONETYP)
TOTAL%
0) Unlisted28628.6
1) Listed34834.8
2) Business373.7
3) Protected33033.0
TOTAL1001100.0
26) Gender asked for at intro (QSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male73273.1
2) Female26926.9
TOTAL1001100.0
27) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? [INTERVIEWER: If approve: Do you approve strongly or somewhat? If disapprove: Do you disapprove strongly or somewhat?] (BUSHAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve Strongly33733.8
2) Approve Somewhat18919.0
3) Disapprove Somewhat999.9
4) Disapprove Strongly35035.1
8) DK/No opinion222.2
Missing4 
TOTAL997100.0
28) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? (BUSHNET)
TOTAL%
1) Approve Net52652.8
2) Disapprove Net44945.0
8) DK/No opinion222.2
Missing4 
TOTAL997100.0
29) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling Social Security? (BUSHSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Approve37137.1
2) Disapprove54454.5
8) DK/No opinion848.4
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
30) How about the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq? [Note: half of the sample was asked BUSHIRAQ and BUSHECON; the other half was asked BUSHTERR and BUSHHLTH.] (BUSHIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Approve21743.4
2) Disapprove27054.0
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
31) How about the way Bush is handling the economy? [Note: half of the sample was asked BUSHIRAQ and BUSHECON; the other half was asked BUSHTERR and BUSHHLTH.] (BUSHECON)
TOTAL%
1) Approve22845.6
2) Disapprove25951.8
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
32) How about the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism? [Note: half of the sample was asked BUSHIRAQ and BUSHECON; the other half was asked BUSHTERR and BUSHHLTH.] (BUSHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Approve29859.6
2) Disapprove18837.6
8) DK/No opinion142.8
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
33) How about the way Bush is handling health care? [Note: half of the sample was asked BUSHIRAQ and BUSHECON; the other half was asked BUSHTERR and BUSHHLTH.] (BUSHHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Approve21944.2
2) Disapprove23747.8
8) DK/No opinion408.1
Missing505 
TOTAL496100.0
34) Which of these should be the highest priority for Bush and Congress this year: The U.S. campaign against terrorism, the war in Iraq, the economy and jobs, health care, Social Security or something else? (PRIORITY)
TOTAL%
1) The U.S. campaign against terrorism16917.0
2) The war in Iraq23223.3
3) The economy and jobs26426.5
4) Health care16716.8
5) Social Security989.8
6) Something else494.9
8) DK/No opinion181.8
Missing4 
TOTAL997100.0
35) If changes are not made, do you think the Social Security system is heading for a crisis down the road, or not? (SSCRISIS)
TOTAL%
1) Headed for crisis70070.0
2) Not headed for crisis23523.5
3) Already in crisis101.0
8) DK/No opinion555.5
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
36) [IF SSCRISIS=1,3] Do you think Social Security needs major changes, or minor changes? [INTERVIEWER: if SSCRISIS=1, then ask: To avoid a crisis, do you think Social Security needs major changes, or minor changes?] (SSCHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) Major changes47066.2
2) Minor changes22031.0
8) DK/No opinion202.8
Missing291 
TOTAL710100.0
37) How much do you feel you know about Bush's proposals to change the Social Security system-a great deal, a good amount, only some or hardly anything? (BUSHSS)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal15115.1
2) Good amount39339.3
3) Only some32632.6
4) Hardly anything12012.0
5) Nothing90.9
8) DK/No opinion20.2
TOTAL1001100.0
38) Overall, do you support or oppose Bush's proposals on Social Security? [INTERVIEWER: If support, then ask: Do you support them strongly or somewhat? If oppose, then ask: Do you oppose them strongly or somewhat?] (BUSHSS2)
TOTAL%
1) Support, strongly19019.1
2) Support, somewhat20420.5
3) Oppose, somewhat18318.4
4) Oppose, strongly34834.9
8) DK/No opinion717.1
Missing5 
TOTAL996100.0
39) Overall, do you support or oppose Bush's proposals on Social Security? [INTERVIEWER: If support, then ask: Do you support them strongly or somewhat? If oppose, then ask: Do you oppose them strongly or somewhat?] (BUSHSSNE)
TOTAL%
1) Support NET39439.6
2) Oppose NET53153.3
8) DK/No opinion717.1
Missing5 
TOTAL996100.0
40) Would you say that the more you hear about Bush's proposals on Social Security the more you like them, or the more you hear about Bush's proposals on Social Security the less you like them? (BUSHSS3)
TOTAL%
1) Like them more34434.4
2) Like them less55255.1
3) No difference545.4
8) DK/No opinion515.1
TOTAL1001100.0
41) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. The first is increasing the Social Security tax rate. (SSTAXRT)
TOTAL%
1) Support31831.8
2) Oppose63763.8
8) DK/No opinion444.4
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
42) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. How about collecting Social Security taxes on ALL the money a worker earns, rather than taxing only up to the first 90-thousand dollars of annual income? (SSTAXALL)
TOTAL%
1) Support58258.6
2) Oppose38138.3
8) DK/No opinion313.1
Missing7 
TOTAL994100.0
43) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. How about raising the retirement age to receive full Social Security benefits to 68, instead of the current 67? (SSRETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Support36336.3
2) Oppose61861.8
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
44) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. How about further reducing the benefits paid to people who retire early. For instance, people who retire at age 62 would get 63 percent of their full benefits, rather than the current 70 percent? (SSBENEFI)
TOTAL%
1) Support38538.5
2) Oppose59359.4
8) DK/No opinion212.1
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
45) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. How about changing the way Social Security benefits are calculated so that benefits increase at a slower rate than they would under the current formula? [Note: half of the sample was asked SSCALC; the other half was asked SSREDUCE.] (SSCALC)
TOTAL%
1) Support18236.7
2) Oppose28056.5
8) DK/No opinion346.9
Missing505 
TOTAL496100.0
46) I'm going to mention changes some leaders have proposed for Social Security. Please tell me if you support or oppose each one. How about Reducing guaranteed benefits for future retirees? [Note: half of the sample was asked SSCALC; the other half was asked SSREDUCE.] (SSREDUCE)
TOTAL%
1) Support10320.6
2) Oppose37174.2
8) DK/No opinion265.2
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
47) Would you support or oppose a plan in which people who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market? (SSSTOCK)
TOTAL%
1) Support56456.5
2) Oppose41341.3
8) DK/No opinion222.2
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
48) Who do you trust to do a better job handling Social Security, Bush or the Democrats in Congress? (BUSHDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Bush39439.5
2) Democrats44945.0
3) Both equally141.4
4) Neither12012.0
8) DK/No opinion212.1
Missing3 
TOTAL998100.0
49) On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? (IRAQWRTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting, strongly37037.0
2) Yes, worth fighting, somewhat10610.6
3) No, not worth fighting, somewhat10210.2
4) No, not worth fighting, strongly40640.6
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
50) On another subject, all in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not? (IRAQNET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, worth fighting NET47647.6
2) No, not worth fighting NET50850.8
8) DK/No opinion161.6
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
51) Again thinking about the goals versus the costs of the war, so far in your opinion has there been an acceptable or unacceptable number of U.S. military casualties in Iraq? (CASUALTY)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable30730.9
2) Unacceptable65966.4
8) DK/No opinion272.7
Missing8 
TOTAL993100.0
52) Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq? [Note: half of the sample was asked IRAQPLAN; the other half was asked IRAQPLN2.] (IRAQPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Does21843.7
2) Does not27254.5
8) DK/No opinion91.8
Missing502 
TOTAL499100.0
53) Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have a clear plan for eventually withdrawing most U.S. troops from Iraq? [Note: half of the sample was asked IRAQPLAN; the other half was asked IRAQPLN2.] (IRAQPLN2)
TOTAL%
1) Does17635.1
2) Does not30761.3
8) DK/No opinion183.6
Missing500 
TOTAL501100.0
54) Do you think the war with Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of the United States? [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Has it contributed to the long-term security of the United States a great deal, or somewhat?] (IRAQSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, great deal31131.1
2) Yes, somewhat22522.5
3) No, has not44344.3
8) DK/No opinion212.1
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
55) Do you think the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same? (IRAQFORC)
TOTAL%
1) Increased16316.4
2) Decreased40040.3
3) Kept about the same37938.2
8) DK/No opinion515.1
Missing8 
TOTAL993100.0
56) [IF IRAQFORC=2] Should all U.S. forces in Iraq be withdrawn immediately, or should they be decreased, but not all withdrawn immediately? (IRAQFOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Withdrawn immediately10526.3
2) Decreased but not withdrawn immediately29072.7
8) DK/No opinion41.0
Missing602 
TOTAL399100.0
57) Do you think the United States has gotten bogged down in Iraq, or do you think the United States is making good progress in Iraq? (IRAQPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Has gotten bogged down52052.1
2) Is making good progress44945.0
8) DK/No opinion292.9
Missing3 
TOTAL998100.0
58) Do you think the war in Iraq has left the United States in a stronger position in the world, a weaker position, or hasn't it made much difference to the U.S position in the world? (IRAQPOS)
TOTAL%
1) Stronger30330.3
2) Weaker40840.8
3) No difference28028.0
8) DK/No opinion101.0
TOTAL1001100.0
59) Considering everything, do you think most of the Iraqi people support or oppose what the United States is trying to do in Iraq? (IRAQSUPP)
TOTAL%
1) Support58158.3
2) Oppose34434.5
8) DK/No opinion727.2
Missing4 
TOTAL997100.0
60) As a result of the war, do you think the Iraqi people are better off or worse off now than they were before the U.S-led invasion of Iraq? [Note: only asked of half the sample] (IRAQBETR)
TOTAL%
1) Better off34068.0
2) Worse off11923.8
3) No difference214.2
8) DK/No opinion204.0
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
61) In the long run, do you think the Iraqi people will be better off or worse off as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? [Note: only asked of half the sample] (IRAQBET2)
TOTAL%
1) Better off37474.9
2) Worse off8216.4
3) No difference224.4
8) DK/No opinion214.2
Missing502 
TOTAL499100.0
62) How confident are you that the elections held in Iraq this past January will produce a stable government that can rule Iraq effectively-very confident, somewhat confident, not too confident, or not confident at all? [Note: half the sample was asked IRAQELEC; the other half was asked IRAQELE2.] (IRAQELEC)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident5611.2
2) Somewhat confident22445.0
3) Not too confident14428.9
4) Not confident at all6813.7
8) DK/No opinion61.2
Missing503 
TOTAL498100.0
63) Do you think the elections held in Iraq this past January did or did not bring the United States closer to the day U.S. forces can be withdrawn from Iraq? [Note: half the sample was asked IRAQELEC; the other half was asked IRAQELE2.] (IRAQELE2)
TOTAL%
1) Did31663.5
2) Did not16533.1
8) DK/No opinion173.4
Missing503 
TOTAL498100.0
64) As a result of the war, do you think the chances that democracy will spread in the Middle East are better, worse or unchanged? (DEMEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Better47347.3
2) Worse777.7
3) Unchanged43043.0
8) DK/No opinion202.0
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
65) Before the war, do you think Iraq did or did not provide direct support to the Al Qaeda [INTERVIEWER: pronounce: Al KY-da] terrorist group? [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Is that your suspicion only, or do you think there's been solid evidence of that?] (AL_QAEDA)
TOTAL%
1) Iraq provided support, your suspicion only37437.5
2) Iraq provided support, solid evidence of that23323.3
3) Iraq did not provide support31431.5
8) DK/No opinion777.7
Missing3 
TOTAL998100.0
66) Shortly before the war, do you think Iraq did have weapons of mass destruction that have not been found, or do you think Iraq did not have any weapons of mass destruction? (IRAQ_WMD)
TOTAL%
1) Did have weapons55555.5
2) Did not have weapons40540.5
8) DK/No opinion404.0
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
67) In making its case for war with Iraq, do you think the Bush administration told the American public what it believed to be true, or intentionally misled the American public? (BUSHPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Told the American public what it believed to be true56857.0
2) Intentionally misled the American public41041.1
8) DK/No opinion191.9
Missing4 
TOTAL997100.0
68) Do you think the U.S. experience in Iraq will make the Bush administration more likely or less likely to use military force to resolve disputes with other countries, or don't you think it has made a difference? [If "More likely" or "Less likely": Is that a good thing or a bad thing?] (BUSHFORC)
TOTAL%
1) More likely, good thing11011.0
2) More likely, bad thing20920.9
3) Less likely, bad thing454.5
4) Less likely good thing16616.6
5) Has not made a difference42442.4
6) Depends171.7
8) DK/No opinion282.8
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
69) Do you think the U.S. experience in Iraq will make the Bush administration more likely or less likely to use military force to resolve disputes with other countries, or don't you think it has made a difference? (BUSHFNET)
TOTAL%
1) More likely NET31957.2
2) Less likely NET21137.8
8) DK/No opinion285.0
Missing443 
TOTAL558100.0
70) Considering everything, do you think the United States did the right thing in going to war with Iraq or do you think it was a mistake? (IRAQWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Right thing51151.0
2) Mistake47747.7
8) DK/No opinion131.3
TOTAL1001100.0
71) On another subject: For each country I name, please tell me whether you think it does or does not pose a threat to the United States. The first is Syria. [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Would you say it's a serious threat, or not serious?] (SYRIA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, serious threat24624.6
2) Yes, but not serious22922.9
3) No, does not pose threat45145.2
8) DK/No opinion727.2
Missing3 
TOTAL998100.0
72) How about North Korea? Do you think North Korea does or does not pose a threat to the United States? [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Would you say it's a serious threat, or not serious?] (N_KOREA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, serious threat54854.8
2) Yes, but not serious20320.3
3) No, does not pose threat22222.2
8) DK/No opinion272.7
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
73) How about Iran? Do you think Iran does or does not pose a threat to the United States? [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Would you say it's a serious threat, or not serious?] (IRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, serious threat41241.2
2) Yes, but not serious22922.9
3) No, does not pose threat32832.8
8) DK/No opinion303.0
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
74) To prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose offering it financial incentives such as aid money, or more trade? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (IRANNUC)
TOTAL%
1) Support23947.8
2) Oppose24849.6
8) DK/No opinion132.6
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
75) To prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose bombing Iranian military targets? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (IRANBOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Support15030.2
2) Oppose31463.2
8) DK/No opinion336.6
Missing504 
TOTAL497100.0
76) To prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose invading with U.S. forces to remove the Iranian government from power? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (IRAN_INV)
TOTAL%
1) Support11823.6
2) Oppose35571.1
8) DK/No opinion265.2
Missing502 
TOTAL499100.0
77) To get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose offering it financial incentives such as aid money, or more trade? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (NKOR_NUC)
TOTAL%
1) Support25250.6
2) Oppose23747.6
8) DK/No opinion91.8
Missing503 
TOTAL498100.0
78) To get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose bombing North Korean military targets? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (NKORBOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Support10120.3
2) Oppose37976.1
8) DK/No opinion183.6
Missing503 
TOTAL498100.0
79) To get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, would you support or oppose invading with U.S. forces to remove the North Korean government from power? [Note: half of sample was asked IRANNUC, IRANBOMB, and IRAN_INV; the other half was asked NKOR_NUC, NKORBOMB, and NKORINVD.] (NKORINVD)
TOTAL%
1) Support8517.0
2) Oppose39378.6
8) DK/No opinion224.4
Missing501 
TOTAL500100.0
80) On another subject, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Pope John Paul the Second? (POPEJP)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable67068.4
2) Unfavorable15215.5
8) DK/No opinion15716.0
Missing22 
TOTAL979100.0
81) Has John Paul the Second had an influence on you personally in terms of your moral views, or not? [INTERVIEWER: If Yes, ask: Has it been a strong influence, or not strong?] (POPEVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, strong influence12912.9
2) Yes, not strong influence595.9
3) No80080.0
8) DK/No opinion121.2
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
82) What, if anything, is your religion? [INTERVIEWER: Do not read list.] [See summary documentation for category label explanation.] (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic101.0
2) Atheist161.6
3) Baptist10010.2
4) Catholic/Roman Catholic22222.6
6) Episcopalian202.0
7) Jewish232.3
8) Lutheran383.9
9) Methodist505.1
10) Pentecostal80.8
11) Presbyterian141.4
12) Protestant12612.8
13) Southern Baptist50.5
14) None11411.6
15) Other212.1
21) Christian (Protestant)*808.1
22) Christian (Non-Protestant)*909.2
23) Other Non-Christian*242.4
24) Islam/Muslim30.3
25) Mormon/Latter Day Saints121.2
99) DK/No opinion70.7
Missing18 
TOTAL983100.0
83) [IF RELIGION=15 "Other"] Supplementary categories for RELIGION [INTERVIEWER: Do not read list.] (RELIG_2)
TOTAL%
2) Buddhist1015.2
3) Church of Christ57.6
4) Church of God11.5
6) Hindu34.5
8) Jehovah's Witness11.5
9) Latter Day Saints23.0
12) Native American/Indian11.5
13) Non-Christian11.5
14) Non-Denominational1116.7
15) Orthodox (Any Mention)11.5
16) Pagans23.0
18) Seventh Day Adventist23.0
20) Unitarian/Universalist34.5
21) Wiccan23.0
22) Other2030.3
99) DK/No opinion11.5
Missing935 
TOTAL66100.0
84) [IF RELIG_2=14 "Non-Denominational"] Is that a Christian religion or not? (CHRISTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes981.8
2) No19.1
8) DK/No opinion19.1
Missing990 
TOTAL11100.0
85) [IF CHRISTN=1 "Yes"] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not? (PROTESTA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8048.5
2) No7746.7
8) DK/No opinion84.8
Missing836 
TOTAL165100.0
86) [IF CHRISTN=3,4,6,8,9,12,13,21,22,25 or IF RELIG_2=22 "Other"] Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30439.9
2) No44658.5
8) DK/No opinion121.6
Missing239 
TOTAL762100.0
87) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services - at least once a week, a few times a month, or less often than that? (ATNDRELG)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week36937.0
2) A few times a month15715.8
3) Less often than that41641.8
4) Never515.1
8) DK/No opinion30.3
Missing5 
TOTAL996100.0
88) Religion NETS (RELIGNET)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant44144.9
2) Catholic22222.6
3) Christian (Non-protestant)10210.4
4) Other Non-Christian717.2
5) None14014.2
8) Don't know70.7
Missing18 
TOTAL983100.0
89) [IF RELIGION=4] Do you think the next pope should maintain the traditional policies of the Church, or should he change Church policies to reflect the attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics today? [Note: asked only of Catholics] (POPETRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Maintain the traditional Church policies9342.3
2) Change Church policies to reflect attitudes/lifestyles12355.9
8) DK/No opinion41.8
Missing781 
TOTAL220100.0
90) [IF RELIGION=4] Would you personally prefer to have the next pope come from a country in the developed world, especially Europe, where almost all previous popes have come from or from a country in the developing world, especially South America or Africa, where the church is growing the fastest? [Note: asked only of Catholics] (POPEFROM)
TOTAL%
1) Developed world (Europe)8438.2
2) Developing world (South America/Africa)4319.5
3) No difference9141.4
8) DK/No opinion20.9
Missing781 
TOTAL220100.0
91) On another subject, do you think the tax cuts approved in Bush's first term should be made permanent, or should be allowed to expire in order to reduce the deficit? (TAXCUTS)
TOTAL%
1) Made permanent39639.6
2) Allowed to expire in order to reduce the deficit54054.0
8) DK/No opinion646.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
92) Overall, do you think the stock market is a safe investment, or a risky one? (STOCKSAF)
TOTAL%
1) Safe31731.7
2) Risky66166.0
8) DK/No opinion232.3
TOTAL1001100.0
93) How much do you worry that computers and technology are being used to invade your privacy - is that something you worry about a lot, some, not much or not at all? (PRIVACY)
TOTAL%
1) A lot21921.9
2) Some36236.2
3) Not much24724.7
4) Not at all17117.1
8) DK/No opinion20.2
TOTAL1001100.0
94) Have you personally ever had someone steal and misuse your credit card number or other personal information, or not? (CREDCARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22122.1
2) No77777.6
8) DK/No opinion30.3
TOTAL1001100.0
95) How concerned are you about having records containing your personal information stolen over the internet - very concerned, somewhat concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? (NETTHEFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned38538.5
2) Somewhat concerned35235.2
3) Not too concerned16116.1
4) Not concerned at all989.8
8) DK/No opinion40.4
Missing1 
TOTAL1000100.0
96) As you may know there are some companies that collect and sell information about people such as their Social Security number, credit card payment history, and public records such as drivers license, real estate, court and military service records. Do you think the companies that collect and sell this information are doing enough to protect your personal privacy, or not? (PROTPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Doing enough11111.1
2) Not doing enough84784.8
8) DK/No opinion414.1
Missing2 
TOTAL999100.0
97) Do you personally have a so-called living will or health care proxy to deal with your wishes for medical treatment if you're unable to do so, or not? (LIVWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46746.9
2) No52352.5
8) DK/No opinion60.6
Missing5 
TOTAL996100.0
98) As you may know, a woman in Florida named Terry Schiavo [INTERVIEWER: pronounce: SHY-VO] suffered brain damage and has been on life support for 15 years. Doctors say she has no consciousness and her condition is irreversible. Her parents and her husband disagree on whether or not she should be kept on life support. In cases like this who do you think should have final say, the parents or the spouse? (SCHIAVO)
TOTAL%
1) Parents23223.4
2) Spouse64665.3
3) Other252.5
4) Neither282.8
8) DK/No opinion596.0
Missing11 
TOTAL990100.0
99) If you were in this condition, would you want to be kept alive, or not? (ALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Would want to be kept alive848.5
2) Would not want to be kept alive86387.3
8) DK/No opinion414.1
Missing13 
TOTAL988100.0
100) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) A Democrat32232.5
2) A Republican33033.3
3) An Independent29029.2
4) Other454.5
8) DK/No opinion50.5
Missing9 
TOTAL992100.0
101) Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal19619.7
2) Moderate41842.0
3) Conservative35735.9
4) Don't think in those terms191.9
8) DK/No opinion50.5
Missing6 
TOTAL995100.0
102) What was the last grade of school you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 8th grade or less90.9
2) Some high school484.8
3) Graduated high school or technical school27827.9
4) Some college30030.2
5) Graduated College20820.9
6) Post-graduate15015.1
8) DK/No opinion20.2
Missing6 
TOTAL995100.0
103) If you graduated college, was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
2) Bachelor's degree18488.5
3) Other2411.5
Missing793 
TOTAL208100.0
104) Education breakdown (EDUBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School575.7
2) Graduated High School27828.0
3) Some college +65866.3
Missing8 
TOTAL993100.0
105) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL97647.56716
106) Age breakdown (AGEBREAK)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2914715.1
2) 30-3917618.0
3) 40-4921722.2
4) 50-6428228.9
5) 65+15415.8
Missing25 
TOTAL976100.0
107) At present, are you yourself employed part-time or full-time, or are you retired or something else? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Employed part-time10210.3
2) Employed full-time57758.3
3) Unemployed303.0
4) Laid off20.2
5) Retired18018.2
6) Full-time homemaker494.9
7) Student141.4
8) Disabled272.7
9) DK/No opinion90.9
Missing11 
TOTAL990100.0
108) Are you of Hispanic origin or background? [If Yes, ask: Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? If No, ask: Are you white, black, or some other race?] (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White80882.6
2) Black616.2
3) White Hispanic394.0
4) Black Hispanic10.1
5) Hispanic (no race given)101.0
6) Asian80.8
7) Other race484.9
8) DK/No opinion30.3
Missing23 
TOTAL978100.0
109) Race NET (RACENET)
TOTAL%
1) White80882.6
2) Black616.2
3) Hispanic NET505.1
6) Asian80.8
7) Other484.9
8) DK/No opinion30.3
Missing23 
TOTAL978100.0
110) What was the total combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year? You can stop me when I get to the right category. Was it [INTERVIEWER: read list]? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 20 thousand dollars8610.3
2) 20 to 35 thousand11413.6
3) 35 to 50 thousand16720.0
4) 50 to 75 thousand16619.8
5) 75 to 100 thousand14217.0
6) More than 100 thousand15919.0
8) DK/No opinion30.4
Missing164 
TOTAL837100.0
111) May a reporter from ABC NEWS or The Washington Post call you to talk about some of the things we've been discussing? [Note: not asked of whole sample.] (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37865.1
2) No20334.9
Missing420 
TOTAL581100.0
112) Record Gender (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male53553.4
2) Female46646.6
TOTAL1001100.0
113) Red state (REDSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Red State520100.0
Missing481 
TOTAL520100.0
114) Blue State (BLUESTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Blue State481100.0
Missing520 
TOTAL481100.0
115) WEIGHT (WEIGHT)
TOTAL%
.4053) 50.5
.558) 13413.4
.6127) 636.3
.7092) 20220.2
.7345) 40.4
.7549) 515.1
.8588) 424.2
.8618) 878.7
.9118) 30.3
.9444) 282.8
.9625) 60.6
.9972) 383.8
1.0638) 20.2
1.0789987654321) 404.0
1.0942) 50.5
1.1378987654321) 525.2
1.2158) 272.7
1.2618) 333.3
1.2967987654321) 404.0
1.3170987654321) 202.0
1.3561) 262.6
1.4691) 40.4
1.4944) 40.4
1.5957) 40.4
1.6413) 50.5
1.6464) 80.8
1.7224) 20.2
2.0262987654321) 90.9
2.2288987654321) 30.3
2.3864987654321) 90.9
2.3881987654321) 70.7
2.4316) 30.3
2.5126) 101.0
2.5329) 10.1
2.6342) 70.7
2.9382) 20.2
2.9888) 20.2
3.1408) 10.1
3.2421) 10.1
3.2928) 40.4
3.8753) 40.4
4.2214987654321) 30.3
TOTAL1001100.0
116) NTILES of DMA (NDMA)
TOTAL%
1) 25825.8
2) 25025.0
3) 24224.2
4) 25125.1
TOTAL1001100.0
117) NTI001 NTILES OF DMA (NTI001)
TOTAL%
1) 25825.8
2) 25025.0
3) 24224.2
4) 25125.1
TOTAL1001100.0
118) NTI002 NTILES OF DMA (NTI002)
TOTAL%
1) 25825.8
2) 25025.0
3) 24224.2
4) 25125.1
TOTAL1001100.0
119) NTI003 NTILES OF DMA (NTI003)
TOTAL%
1) 25825.8
2) 25025.0
3) 24224.2
4) 25125.1
TOTAL1001100.0
120) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2914715.1
2) 30-3917618.0
3) 40-4921722.2
4) 50-6428228.9
5) 65+15415.8
Missing25 
TOTAL976100.0
121) I-EDUC: What was the last grade of school you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school grad575.7
3) Graduated high school or technical school27828.0
4) Some college30030.2
5) Graduated College20820.9
6) Post-graduate15015.1
Missing8 
TOTAL993100.0
122) I-GENDER: Record Gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male53553.4
2) Female46646.6
TOTAL1001100.0
123) I-INCOME: What was the total combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year? You can stop me when I get to the right category. Was it [INTERVIEWER: read list]? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 35 thousand dollars20024.0
3) 35 to 50 thousand16720.0
4) 50 to 75 thousand16619.9
5) 75 to 100 thousand14217.0
6) More than 100 thousand15919.1
Missing167 
TOTAL834100.0
124) I-RACE: Are you of Hispanic origin or background? [If Yes, ask: Are you White Hispanic or Black Hispanic? If No, ask: Are you white, black, or some other race?] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White80882.9
2) Black616.3
3) Hispanic505.1
6) Asian80.8
7) Other race484.9
Missing26 
TOTAL975100.0
125) I-REGION: Census Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast (Census Division 1,2)19019.0
2) Midwest (Census Division 3,4)22622.6
3) South (Census Division 5,6,7)36036.0
4) West (Census Division 8,9)22522.5
TOTAL1001100.0