Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

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All frequencies weighted by 5) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)
1) Case ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1573827.22477.32
2) Interview start time (TM_START)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
3) Interview finish time [TM_FINISH] (TM_FINIS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
4) Interview duration in minutes (DURATION)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1573312.751542.28
5) 18 and older U.S. population based weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.659
6) What is your religious preference, if any? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant57136.5
2) Catholic36723.5
3) Christian (neither Protestant nor Catholic)17911.5
4) Jewish301.9
5) Muslim/Islam6.4
6) Buddhist201.3
7) Hindu161
8) Other Eastern religion1.1
9) Other, please specify875.6
10) None28618.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1563100.0
7) If possible, please provide the specific name of your denomination [DENOMINATION] (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
8) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Mainline Christian [ID_MAINLINE] (ID_MAINL)
TOTAL%
0) No132884.4
1) Yes24515.6
TOTAL1573100.0
9) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Religious Right [ID_RELRIGHT] (ID_RELRI)
TOTAL%
0) No151596.3
1) Yes583.7
TOTAL1573100.0
10) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Theologically liberal [ID_THEOLBL] (ID_THEOL)
TOTAL%
0) No151396.2
1) Yes603.8
TOTAL1573100.0
11) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Evangelical [ID_EVANGELICAL] (ID_EVANG)
TOTAL%
0) No143391.1
1) Yes1408.9
TOTAL1573100.0
12) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Theologically conservative [ID_THEOCNS] (ID_THEOC)
TOTAL%
0) No148094.1
1) Yes935.9
TOTAL1573100.0
13) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Charismatic [ID_CHARISMATIC] (ID_CHARI)
TOTAL%
0) No154097.9
1) Yes332.1
TOTAL1573100.0
14) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Bible-Believing [ID_BIBLEBLV] (ID_BIBLE)
TOTAL%
0) No116073.7
1) Yes41326.3
TOTAL1573100.0
15) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Born-again [ID_BORNAGAIN] (ID_BORNA)
TOTAL%
0) No129582.3
1) Yes27817.7
TOTAL1573100.0
16) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Pentecostal [ID_PENTECOSTAL] (ID_PENTE)
TOTAL%
0) No149795.2
1) Yes764.8
TOTAL1573100.0
17) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Seeker [ID_SEEKER] (ID_SEEKE)
TOTAL%
0) No150495.6
1) Yes694.4
TOTAL1573100.0
18) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Fundamentalist [ID_FUNDAMENTALIST] (ID_FUNDA)
TOTAL%
0) No154598.2
1) Yes281.8
TOTAL1573100.0
19) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Spiritual, but not religious [ID_SPIRITUAL] (ID_SPIRI)
TOTAL%
0) No122277.7
1) Yes35122.3
TOTAL1573100.0
20) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Secular [ID_SECULAR] (ID_SECUL)
TOTAL%
0) No153997.8
1) Yes342.2
TOTAL1573100.0
21) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Irreligious [ID_IRRELIGIOUS] (ID_IRREL)
TOTAL%
0) No155698.9
1) Yes171.1
TOTAL1573100.0
22) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Religiously indifferent [ID_RELINDIFF] (ID_RELIG)
TOTAL%
0) No140289.1
1) Yes17110.9
TOTAL1573100.0
23) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Atheist [ID_ATHEIST] (ID_ATHEI)
TOTAL%
0) No149995.3
1) Yes744.7
TOTAL1573100.0
24) Which, if any, of the following terms and phrases describe your religious identity? Refused [ID_REFUSED] (ID_REFUS)
TOTAL%
0) No135386
1) Yes22014
TOTAL1573100.0
25) How religious do you consider yourself to be? (HOWRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious29318.9
2) Not too religious32821.2
3) Somewhat religious60339
4) Very religious32320.9
Missing22 
TOTAL1547100.0
26) How often do you attend religious services at a church, mosque, synagogue or other place of worship? [ATTENDANCE] (ATTENDAN)
TOTAL%
1) Never34722.4
2) Less than once a year26417.1
3) Once or twice a year18712.1
4) Several times a year15610.1
5) Once a month603.9
6) Two to three times a month1016.5
7) Weekly31920.6
8) Several times a week1127.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1546100.0
27) When you were a child, around 11 or 12, how often did you attend religious services? [PASTATTEND] (PASTATTE)
TOTAL%
1) Never1439.2
2) Less than once a year694.5
3) Once or twice a year875.6
4) Several times a year1429.2
5) Once a month613.9
6) Two to three times times a month16510.6
7) Weekly68344.1
8) Several times a week20012.9
Missing17 
TOTAL1550100.0
28) Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible means exactly what it says. It should be taken literally, word-for-word, on all subjects27017.6
2) The Bible is perfectly true, but it should not be taken literally, word-for-word. We must interpret its meaning54635.5
3) The Bible contains some human error17211.2
4) The Bible is an ancient book of history and legends34222.3
5) I don't know20713.5
Missing31 
TOTAL1537100.0
29) Which of the following statements comes closest to your views about the origin and development of man? [HUMANORIGINS] (HUMANORI)
TOTAL%
1) God created man pretty much in his present form at one time within the last 10,000 years62841.8
2) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life. God had no part in this process29919.9
3) Man has developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, including man's57438.2
Missing61 
TOTAL1501100.0
30) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Ancient advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis, once existed. (ATLANTIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1449.6
2) Agree83856
3) Disagree38725.9
4) Strongly disagree1278.5
Missing66 
TOTAL1496100.0
31) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: It is possible to influence the physical world through the power of positive thinking. [POSTHINKING] (POSTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17511.7
2) Agree91060.6
3) Disagree32121.4
4) Strongly disagree966.4
Missing57 
TOTAL1502100.0
32) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Astrologers, palm readers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers and psychics can foresee the future. [FORTUNETELLERS] (FORTUNET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree241.6
2) Agree24816.5
3) Disagree72247.9
4) Strongly disagree51334
Missing55 
TOTAL1507100.0
33) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Astrology impacts my life and personality. [ASTROLOGY] (ASTROLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree201.3
2) Agree18712.4
3) Disagree67344.8
4) Strongly disagree62341.5
Missing58 
TOTAL1503100.0
34) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Houses or rooms can be haunted by spirits. [HAUNTINGS] (HAUNTING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1197.9
2) Agree72448.1
3) Disagree44329.5
4) Strongly disagree21814.5
Missing59 
TOTAL1504100.0
35) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Dreams sometimes foretell the future. (DREAMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1107.3
2) Agree80653.6
3) Disagree44129.3
4) Strongly disagree1469.7
Missing57 
TOTAL1503100.0
36) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Some UFOs are probably spaceships from other worlds. (UFOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree744.9
2) Agree56837.8
3) Disagree56137.4
4) Strongly disagree29919.9
Missing59 
TOTAL1502100.0
37) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Bigfoot is a real creature that has yet to be discovered by science. (BIGFOOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree251.7
2) Agree29919.9
3) Disagree77951.9
4) Strongly disagree39826.5
Missing61 
TOTAL1501100.0
38) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Satan causes most evil in the world. [SATAN_EVIL] (SATAN_EV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26918
2) Agree47031.4
3) Disagree48632.5
4) Strongly disagree27218.2
Missing61 
TOTAL1497100.0
39) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Consulted a horoscope to get an idea about the course of my life. [HOROSCOPE] (HOROSCOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42327.5
2) No111472.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1537100.0
40) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Called or consulted a medium, fortune teller or psychic. (PSYCHIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17811.6
2) No135788.4
Missing34 
TOTAL1535100.0
41) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Lived in a house or place you believed to be haunted. (HAUNTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20913.6
2) No132486.4
Missing34 
TOTAL1533100.0
42) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Consulted a Ouija board to contact a decreased person or spirit. (OUIJA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes895.8
2) No144294.2
Missing36 
TOTAL1531100.0
43) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Had a dream that later came true. (HAD_DREA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62941.1
2) No90058.9
Missing38 
TOTAL1529100.0
44) As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Witnessed an object in the sky that I could not identify (UFO). (SAW_UFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24315.9
2) No128684.1
Missing36 
TOTAL1529100.0
45) How would you describe yourself politically? (POLPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely conservative674.4
2) Conservative31320.5
3) Leaning conservative16410.7
4) Moderate60139.3
5) Leaning liberal16110.5
6) Liberal19012.4
7) Extremely liberal342.2
Missing40 
TOTAL1530100.0
46) Do you think of yourself as Republican, Democrat or Independent? (POLAFFIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican996.5
2) Moderate Republican20113.2
3) Leaning Republican1489.7
4) Independent49532.5
5) Leaning Democrat19312.7
6) Moderate Democrat23115.2
7) Strong Democrat15710.3
Missing50 
TOTAL1524100.0
47) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in life? (CANTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted34122.2
2) You can't be too careful in life63441.3
3) It all depends56136.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1536100.0
48) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? All things considered I'm satisfied with my life as a whole these days. [SATIS_LIFE] (SATIS_LI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31220.3
2) Agree92260
3) Disagree24816.1
4) Strongly disagree543.5
Missing28 
TOTAL1536100.0
49) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? All things considered, I'm satisfied with my financial situation these days. [SATIS_FINANCES] (SATIS_FI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1278.3
2) Agree72347.1
3) Disagree49031.9
4) Strongly disagree19412.6
Missing32 
TOTAL1534100.0
50) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? My overall health is good compared to most people my age. [SATIS_HEALTH] (SATIS_HE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26617.4
2) Agree97663.7
3) Disagree23715.5
4) Strongly disagree543.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1533100.0
51) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? When making decisions, I focus more on feelings than facts. [DECISIONS] (DECISION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree432.8
2) Agree43128
3) Disagree91159.2
4) Strongly disagree1539.9
Missing30 
TOTAL1538100.0
52) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? If I ran out of gas on the road, I would feel safe asking a stranger for help. [GAS_STRANGER] (GAS_STRA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree442.9
2) Agree67944.2
3) Disagree64141.7
4) Strongly disagree17211.2
Missing30 
TOTAL1536100.0
53) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? If a stranger ran out of gas on the road, I would feel safe giving them help. (GAS_HELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree412.7
2) Agree66143.2
3) Disagree68044.5
4) Strongly disagree1479.6
Missing33 
TOTAL1529100.0
54) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? If I were the victim of a crime, I would trust the police for help. [TRUST_POLICE] (TRUST_PO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24115.7
2) Agree103667.6
3) Disagree20513.4
4) Strongly disagree503.3
Missing34 
TOTAL1532100.0
55) How safe do you feel: In your house? (SAFE_HOU)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe82653.4
2) Safe59938.7
3) Somewhat safe1087
4) Not at all safe14.9
Missing23 
TOTAL1547100.0
56) How safe do you feel: On the internet? (SAFE_NET)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe1248.1
2) Safe57837.6
3) Somewhat safe65742.8
4) Not at all safe17711.5
Missing32 
TOTAL1536100.0
57) How safe do you feel: Walking alone at night? (SAFE_WAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe1328.6
2) Safe52634.2
3) Somewhat safe56236.5
4) Not at all safe31920.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1539100.0
58) How safe do you feel: In your neighborhood? (SAFE_NGB)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe40726.3
2) Safe76549.5
3) Somewhat safe34122
4) Not at all safe342.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1547100.0
59) How safe do you feel: In your city? (SAFE_CIT)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe21413.9
2) Safe72347
3) Somewhat safe49832.4
4) Not at all safe1026.6
Missing28 
TOTAL1537100.0
60) How safe do you feel: At work? (SAFE_WOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very safe45530.8
2) Safe75050.8
3) Somewhat safe22615.3
4) Not at all safe453
Missing95 
TOTAL1476100.0
61) How often do you watch the following TV shows? Talk shows. [WATCH_TALK] (WATCH_TA)
TOTAL%
1) Very often936.1
2) Often15810.3
3) Sometimes39025.4
4) Rarely50733.1
5) Never38525.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1533100.0
62) How often do you watch the following TV shows? Food and cooking shows. [WATCH_COOKING] (WATCH_CO)
TOTAL%
1) Very often885.7
2) Often20313.2
3) Sometimes45829.9
4) Rarely43228.2
5) Never35323
Missing40 
TOTAL1534100.0
63) How often do you watch the following TV shows? Shows about actual crimes, such as Dateline NBC, 48 Hours, and America's Most Wanted. [WATCH_TRUECRIME] (WATCH_TR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often1258.2
2) Often18011.8
3) Sometimes47331.1
4) Rarely42628
5) Never31620.8
Missing48 
TOTAL1520100.0
64) How often do you watch the following TV shows? Shows about fictional crimes, such as Castle, CSI, and Law and Order: SVU. [WATCH_CRIME] (WATCH_CR)
TOTAL%
1) Very often19912.9
2) Often29219
3) Sometimes39926
4) Rarely35122.8
5) Never29619.3
Missing35 
TOTAL1537100.0
65) How often do you watch the following TV shows? TV in general. (WAVE_TV)
TOTAL%
1) Very often38825.3
2) Often53935.1
3) Sometimes43728.5
4) Rarely1328.6
5) Never402.6
Missing35 
TOTAL1536100.0
66) How often do you worry about the following? Growing old. [WORRY_OLD] (WORRY_OL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always895.8
2) Very often35723.2
3) Not very often77650.4
4) Hardly ever31920.7
Missing31 
TOTAL1541100.0
67) How often do you worry about the following? Not having enough money for the future. [WORRY_MONEY] (WORRY_MO)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always24616
2) Very often55135.9
3) Not very often56837
4) Hardly ever16911
Missing34 
TOTAL1534100.0
68) How often do you worry about the following? Becoming unemployed. [WORRY_UNEMPLOYED] (WORRY_UN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always1177.8
2) Very often26617.7
3) Not very often61641
4) Hardly ever50433.5
Missing71 
TOTAL1503100.0
69) How often do you worry about the following? Becoming sick. [WORRY_ILLNESS] (WORRY_IL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always1207.8
2) Very often33822
3) Not very often84655
4) Hardly ever23515.3
Missing33 
TOTAL1539100.0
70) How often do you worry about the following? Dying. [WORRY_DEATH] (WORRY_DE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost always704.5
2) Very often20913.6
3) Not very often79851.8
4) Hardly ever46330.1
Missing32 
TOTAL1540100.0
71) Please select the statement that best describes your level of gun/firearm ownership: (OWNGUNS)
TOTAL%
1) I do not own a gun111173.8
2) I own a gun for recreational use (such as for hunting)825.4
3) I own a gun for personal protection and/or to protect my family1208
4) I own a gun for both recreational use and for personal/family protection19212.8
Missing72 
TOTAL1505100.0
72) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? We have seasons because the earth travels closer to the sun in the summer months and farther away during winter. [SCIENCE_SEASONS] (SCI_SEAS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42628.2
2) Agree68645.4
3) Disagree22815.1
4) Strongly disagree17111.3
Missing60 
TOTAL1511100.0
73) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? When a bullet is shot straight out over a cliff, it begins falling the instant it leaves the gun. [SCIENCE_BULLET] (SCI_BULL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25516.9
2) Agree47531.5
3) Disagree63041.8
4) Strongly disagree1469.7
Missing57 
TOTAL1506100.0
74) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? A traditional light bulb gives off light because of the high electrical voltage inside the bulb. [SCIENCE_LIGHTBULB] (SCI_LIGH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1429.5
2) Agree71647.9
3) Disagree49933.4
4) Strongly disagree1399.3
Missing71 
TOTAL1496100.0
75) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? The sun appears to set in the west because the earth spins in a westward direction. [SCIENCE_SUN] (SCI_SUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1469.8
2) Agree65143.7
3) Disagree45430.5
4) Strongly disagree23816
Missing79 
TOTAL1489100.0
76) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? These days, most American children get too many vaccinations. [SCIENCE_VACCINES] (SCI_VACC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1056.9
2) Agree36924.4
3) Disagree75950.1
4) Strongly disagree28118.6
Missing53 
TOTAL1514100.0
77) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? Less religious. [YOUTH_RELIGION] (YOUTH_RE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48131.4
2) Agree85355.7
3) Disagree18011.7
4) Strongly disagree181.2
Missing34 
TOTAL1532100.0
78) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? Less sensitive to displays of violence. [YOUTH_VIOLENCE] (YOUTH_VI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48631.7
2) Agree79251.7
3) Disagree20513.4
4) Strongly disagree493.2
Missing36 
TOTAL1532100.0
79) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? Less financially independent. [YOUTH_FINANCE] (YOUTH_FI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42327.7
2) Agree83254.4
3) Disagree25016.4
4) Strongly disagree241.6
Missing38 
TOTAL1529100.0
80) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? Less hard-working. [YOUTH_HARDWORK] (YOUTH_HA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44229
2) Agree71947.2
3) Disagree32121.1
4) Strongly disagree412.7
Missing45 
TOTAL1523100.0
81) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? More likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. [YOUTH_DRUGABUSE] (YOUTH_DR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33722.1
2) Agree73648.2
3) Disagree41527.2
4) Strongly disagree392.6
Missing40 
TOTAL1527100.0
82) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? More sexually promiscuous. [YOUTH_PROMISCUOUS] (YOUTH_PR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44929.4
2) Agree77050.4
3) Disagree28018.3
4) Strongly disagree291.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1528100.0
83) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements about today's youth? More self-centered. [YOUTH_SELFCENTERED] (YOUTH_SE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49432.5
2) Agree78551.6
3) Disagree21414.1
4) Strongly disagree291.9
Missing48 
TOTAL1522100.0
84) How concerned are you about the following Internet-related problems? Having my email, phone records, and internet use tracked by government agencies. [NET_GOVTSURV] (NET_GOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned31520.5
2) Concerned40626.4
3) Somewhat concerned41126.7
4) Not concerned40626.4
Missing32 
TOTAL1538100.0
85) How concerned are you about the following internet-related problems? Having my email, phone records, and internet use tracked by large corporations. [NET_CORPSURV] (NET_CORP)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned33822
2) Concerned48331.5
3) Somewhat concerned43328.2
4) Not concerned27918.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1533100.0
86) How concerned are you about the following internet-related problems? Being slandered, bullied, or publicly humiliated over the Internet. [NET_BULLY] (NET_BULL)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned1479.6
2) Concerned24015.6
3) Somewhat concerned33321.7
4) Not concerned81853.2
Missing34 
TOTAL1538100.0
87) How concerned are you about the following Internet-related problems? Having my credit cards, bank accounts, or investments stolen over the Internet. [NET_IDENTITYTHEFT] (NET_IDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned52334.1
2) Concerned51033.2
3) Somewhat concerned36723.9
4) Not concerned1358.8
Missing32 
TOTAL1535100.0
88) How concerned are you about the following Internet-related problems? Being targeted by an online sexual predator. [NET_SEXPREDATOR] (NET_SEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned16710.9
2) Concerned17611.5
3) Somewhat concerned20913.7
4) Not concerned97963.9
Missing36 
TOTAL1531100.0
89) Which of the following statements best describes your personal view? [ENVIRONMENT] (ENVIRONM)
TOTAL%
1) The environment should be protected even at the cost of economic growth70145.8
2) It is not worth reducing economic growth for environmental protection24015.7
3) I have not thought enough about this to take a position on the issue59038.5
Missing36 
TOTAL1531100.0
90) Which of the following statements best describes your personal belief about global climate change (global warming due to the Greenhouse effect)? [CLIMATECHANGE] (CLIMATEC)
TOTAL%
1) Global climate change is occurring and is significantly accelerated by human activities and pollution93061.1
2) Global climate change is occurring, but is not the result of human activities and pollution25516.8
3) Global climate change is NOT occurring1399.1
4) None of these19813
Missing43 
TOTAL1522100.0
91) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Air pollution. [ENV_AIRPOLLUT] (ENV_AIRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned33722
2) Concerned65442.7
3) Somewhat concerned41727.2
4) Not at all concerned1238
Missing34 
TOTAL1531100.0
92) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Pollution of drinking water [ENV_DRINKINGWATER] (ENV_DRIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned44128.8
2) Concerned63541.4
3) Somewhat concerned35623.2
4) Not at all concerned1006.5
Missing34 
TOTAL1532100.0
93) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Industrial pollution of rivers and streams. [ENV_RIVRPOLLUT] (ENV_RIVR)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned45629.9
2) Concerned62140.7
3) Somewhat concerned34822.8
4) Not at all concerned1026.7
Missing37 
TOTAL1527100.0
94) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Oil and gas pipeline leaks. [ENV_PIPELINE] (ENV_PIPE)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned35423.2
2) Concerned54035.4
3) Somewhat concerned45229.6
4) Not at all concerned18011.8
Missing37 
TOTAL1526100.0
95) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Soil and water contamination from toxic waste. [ENV_SOILCONTAM] (ENV_SOIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned41627.4
2) Concerned59239
3) Somewhat concerned37624.8
4) Not at all concerned1338.8
Missing47 
TOTAL1517100.0
96) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Loss of tropical rain forests. [ENV_RAINFOREST] (ENV_RAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned39926
2) Concerned56737
3) Somewhat concerned40326.3
4) Not at all concerned16310.6
Missing35 
TOTAL1532100.0
97) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Global warming and climate change. [ENV_WARMING] (ENV_WARM)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned36724
2) Concerned48231.5
3) Somewhat concerned41727.3
4) Not at all concerned26317.2
Missing37 
TOTAL1529100.0
98) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Oil spills from tanker ships and offshore drilling. [ENV_OILSPILL] (ENV_OILS)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned35223
2) Concerned53635
3) Somewhat concerned46930.6
4) Not at all concerned17411.4
Missing35 
TOTAL1531100.0
99) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Extinction of plant and animal species. [ENV_EXTINCTION] (ENV_EXTI)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned39625.9
2) Concerned49832.5
3) Somewhat concerned44629.1
4) Not at all concerned19112.5
Missing35 
TOTAL1531100.0
100) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Urban sprawl and loss of open space. [ENV_SPRAWL] (ENV_SPRA)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned33822.2
2) Concerned54635.9
3) Somewhat concerned44629.3
4) Not at all concerned19312.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1523100.0
101) Please indicate the extent to which you feel concerned about each of the following environmental issues: Water pollution from urban runoff (from streets and parking lots). [ENV_RUNOFF] (ENV_RUNO)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned29319.2
2) Concerned52534.3
3) Somewhat concerned51133.4
4) Not at all concerned20013.1
Missing36 
TOTAL1529100.0
102) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Devastating earthquake. [DISAS_QUAKE] (DISAS_QU)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried22314.6
2) Worried34022.2
3) Somewhat worried59939.2
4) Not at all worried36724
Missing34 
TOTAL1529100.0
103) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Devastating hurricane or tornado. [DISAS_TORNADO] (DISAS_TO)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried23115.2
2) Worried38825.5
3) Somewhat worried56937.4
4) Not at all worried33522
Missing43 
TOTAL1523100.0
104) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Devastating flood. [DISAS_FLOOD] (DISAS_FL)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried19412.8
2) Worried34022.4
3) Somewhat worried57938.2
4) Not at all worried40426.6
Missing48 
TOTAL1517100.0
105) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Devastating asteroid. [DISAS_ASTEROID] (DISAS_AS)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried926.1
2) Worried16010.6
3) Somewhat worried41027.1
4) Not at all worried85256.3
Missing45 
TOTAL1514100.0
106) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Large volcanic eruption (such as the Yellowstone Caldera). [DISAS_VOLCANO] (DISAS_VO)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried1087.2
2) Worried20013.3
3) Somewhat worried48632.2
4) Not at all worried71347.3
Missing55 
TOTAL1507100.0
107) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? EMP attack. [DISAS_EMP] (DISAS_EM)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried16811.1
2) Worried27017.8
3) Somewhat worried53635.3
4) Not at all worried54435.8
Missing46 
TOTAL1518100.0
108) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Significant power outage, lasting a week or more. [DISAS_POWER] (DISAS_PO)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried19112.5
2) Worried31720.8
3) Somewhat worried58938.6
4) Not at all worried42728
Missing38 
TOTAL1524100.0
109) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Terrorist attack. [DISAS_TERROR] (DISAS_TE)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried30019.7
2) Worried40426.5
3) Somewhat worried53335
4) Not at all worried28518.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1522100.0
110) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Nuclear/biological weapons attack. [DISAS_NUKE] (DISAS_NU)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried24316
2) Worried35323.2
3) Somewhat worried54535.8
4) Not at all worried38025
Missing42 
TOTAL1521100.0
111) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Nuclear accident/meltdown. [DISAS_MELTDOWN] (DISAS_ME)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried19012.6
2) Worried28418.9
3) Somewhat worried57438.1
4) Not at all worried45830.4
Missing57 
TOTAL1506100.0
112) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Economic/financial collapse. [DISAS_COLLAPSE] (DISAS_CO)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried25416.7
2) Worried46830.7
3) Somewhat worried58838.6
4) Not at all worried21314
Missing39 
TOTAL1523100.0
113) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Pandemic or a major epidemic. [DISAS_PANDEMIC] (DISAS_PA)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried16911.1
2) Worried36023.6
3) Somewhat worried62340.9
4) Not at all worried37124.4
Missing41 
TOTAL1523100.0
114) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? Widespread civil unrest. [DISAS_UNREST] (DISAS_UN)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried16310.7
2) Worried31820.9
3) Somewhat worried57137.6
4) Not at all worried46730.7
Missing45 
TOTAL1519100.0
115) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? The U.S. will decline and no longer be a superpower. [DISAS_DECLINE] (DISAS_DE)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried26517.4
2) Worried31520.7
3) Somewhat worried45830.2
4) Not at all worried48131.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1519100.0
116) How worried are you that the following natural/manmade disasters or events could occur in the United States in the next 25 years? The U.S. will be involved in another world war. [DISAS_WAR] (DISAS_WA)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried28218.5
2) Worried34422.6
3) Somewhat worried54235.6
4) Not at all worried35523.3
Missing42 
TOTAL1523100.0
117) Thinking about the federal government in Washington D.C., how worried are you about the following? Government use of drones within the U.S. [GOVT_DRONES] (GOVT_DRO)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried16010.5
2) Worried30820.3
3) Somewhat worried47231.1
4) Not worried at all58038.2
Missing46 
TOTAL1520100.0
118) Thinking about the federal government in Washington D.C., how worried are you about the following? The Affordable Health Care Act, also called Obamacare. [GOVT_OBAMACARE] (GOVT_OBA)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried42928.1
2) Worried29019
3) Somewhat worried29919.6
4) Not worried at all51033.4
Missing39 
TOTAL1528100.0
119) Thinking about the federal government in Washington D.C., how worried are you about the following? Corrupt government officials. [GOVT_CORRUPTION] (GOVT_COR)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried62240.8
2) Worried39025.6
3) Somewhat worried35022.9
4) Not worried at all16410.7
Missing42 
TOTAL1526100.0
120) Thinking about the federal government in Washington D.C., how worried are you about the following? Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition. [GOVT_GUNCONTROL] (GOVT_GUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very worried35223.1
2) Worried27718.2
3) Somewhat worried32621.4
4) Not worried at all56937.3
Missing42 
TOTAL1524100.0
121) In the event of a natural disaster, about how long could you take care of yourself (without government relief)? (SURVIVAL)
TOTAL%
1) One day674.4
2) Three days1379
3) A week44129
4) A month39926.3
5) Three months22314.7
6) Indefinitely25216.6
Missing46 
TOTAL1519100.0
122) Have you or anyone in your household put together a disaster or emergency supplies kit, containing supplies such as food, water, clothing, and medical supplies? (SUPPLIES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39826.1
2) No112873.9
Missing45 
TOTAL1526100.0
123) How afraid are you of having to evacuate your home in the next 25 years due to natural or manmade disaster? [EVACUATION] (EVACUATI)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid734.8
2) Afraid1479.6
3) Somewhat afraid50833.2
4) Not afraid at all80152.4
Missing38 
TOTAL1529100.0
124) How likely: We will cure cancer and most other genetic diseases. [FUTURE_CURES] (FUTURE_C)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely28318.6
2) Fairly likely74749
3) Not very likely37424.6
4) Not at all likely1197.8
Missing39 
TOTAL1523100.0
125) How likely: We will develop spaceships that travel faster than the speed of light. [FUTURE_SPACESHIPS] (FUTURE_S)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely1509.9
2) Fairly likely52734.8
3) Not very likely55436.5
4) Not at all likely28518.8
Missing45 
TOTAL1516100.0
126) How likely: We will exhaust the earth's supply of oil. [FUTURE_OIL] (FUTURE_O)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely27017.8
2) Fairly likely62541.1
3) Not very likely50733.4
4) Not at all likely1177.7
Missing44 
TOTAL1519100.0
127) How likely: We will learn to transport objects instantly over large distances. [FUTURE_TELEPORT] (FUTURE_T)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely1228.1
2) Fairly likely40226.6
3) Not very likely67644.6
4) Not at all likely31420.7
Missing49 
TOTAL1514100.0
128) How likely: The world will end as prophesied in the Bible. [FUTURE_ARMAGEDDON] (FUTURE_A)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely24416.3
2) Fairly likely32021.3
3) Not very likely49332.9
4) Not at all likely44329.5
Missing65 
TOTAL1500100.0
129) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Today's movies and TV shows encourage children to view homosexuality as normal and healthy. (GAY_TV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47931.5
2) Agree78551.6
3) Disagree18512.2
4) Strongly disagree724.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1521100.0
130) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Children are more likely to become homosexual if they have openly gay teachers. [GAY_TEACHERS] (GAY_TEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1127.4
2) Agree28919.1
3) Disagree60740
4) Strongly disagree50833.5
Missing50 
TOTAL1516100.0
131) How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Legalizing homosexual marriage undermines traditional marriage and the family. [GAY_MARRIAGE] (GAY_MARR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43929.2
2) Agree33422.2
3) Disagree33522.3
4) Strongly disagree39626.3
Missing56 
TOTAL1504100.0
132) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as school teachers? [GAY_SCHOOL] (GAY_SCHO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47831.4
2) Agree67244.2
3) Disagree23115.2
4) Strongly disagree1409.2
Missing47 
TOTAL1521100.0
133) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as youth sports coaches? [GAY_COACHES] (GAY_COAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46230.3
2) Agree57837.9
3) Disagree31620.7
4) Strongly disagree16811
Missing47 
TOTAL1524100.0
134) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as police? [GAY_POLICE] (GAY_POLI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree50433.1
2) Agree77751.1
3) Disagree1429.3
4) Strongly disagree996.5
Missing49 
TOTAL1522100.0
135) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as politicians? [GAY_POLITICIANS] (GAY_POLT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49032.3
2) Agree77350.9
3) Disagree15610.3
4) Strongly disagree996.5
Missing52 
TOTAL1518100.0
136) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as soldiers? [GAY_SOLDIERS] (GAY_SOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49032.3
2) Agree73648.5
3) Disagree18812.4
4) Strongly disagree1046.9
Missing53 
TOTAL1518100.0
137) Do you agree or disagree that openly gay people should be allowed to serve as religious leaders? [GAY_RELLEADER] (GAY_RELL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree44129
2) Agree45429.9
3) Disagree30920.3
4) Strongly disagree31620.8
Missing51 
TOTAL1520100.0
138) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Illegal immigrants are more likely to commit crime than U.S. citizens. [IMM_CRIME] (IMM_CRIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15410.2
2) Agree42628.1
3) Disagree74649.2
4) Strongly disagree19112.6
Missing47 
TOTAL1517100.0
139) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Recent immigrants are more reluctant to assimilate than previous immigrants. [IMM_ASSIMILATE] (IMM_ASSI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18712.6
2) Agree55937.5
3) Disagree63142.4
4) Strongly disagree1127.5
Missing68 
TOTAL1489100.0
140) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Immigrants are a drain on the economy. [IMM_DRAIN] (IMM_DRAI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25416.8
2) Agree56937.6
3) Disagree53435.3
4) Strongly disagree15610.3
Missing49 
TOTAL1513100.0
141) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Immigrants bring diseases into the United States. [IMM_DISEASE] (IMM_DISE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1208
2) Agree43529
3) Disagree73248.8
4) Strongly disagree21414.3
Missing59 
TOTAL1501100.0
142) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Police should be allowed to raid businesses and homes in order to find undocumented workers. (IMM_RAID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1389.2
2) Agree52535
3) Disagree59739.8
4) Strongly disagree23915.9
Missing60 
TOTAL1499100.0
143) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Deportation is a good solution for immigration issues. [IMM_DEPORT] (IMM_DEPO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23215.5
2) Agree61641.1
3) Disagree47431.6
4) Strongly disagree17711.8
Missing61 
TOTAL1499100.0
144) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about immigrants. Creating a pathway to citizenship will encourage illegal immigration. [IMM_PATHWAY] (IMM_PATH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23915.9
2) Agree49132.8
3) Disagree58639.1
4) Strongly disagree18312.2
Missing67 
TOTAL1499100.0
145) How would you rate the following government agencies? ATF - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. [THERM_ATF] (THERM_AT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157351.8423.57
146) How would you rate the following government agencies? CDC - The Centers for Disease Control. [THERM_CDC] (THERM_CD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157366.2723.05
147) How would you rate the following government agencies? CIA - The Central Intelligence Agency. [THERM_CIA] (THERM_CI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157351.1524.81
148) How would you rate the following government agencies? DEA - The Drug Enforcement Agency. [THERM_DEA] (THERM_DE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157353.8625.54
149) How would you rate the following government agencies? DHS - The Department of Homeland Security. [THERM_DHS] (THERM_DH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157351.4525.63
150) How would you rate the following government agencies? EPA - The Environmental Protection Agency. [THERM_EPA] (THERM_EP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157354.0226.05
151) How would you rate the following government agencies? FBI - The Federal Bureau of Investigation. [THERM_FBI] (THERM_FB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157357.0024.73
152) How would you rate the following government agencies? FDA - The Food and Drug Administration. [THERM_FDA] (THERM_FD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157355.6425.74
153) How would you rate the following government agencies? FEMA - The Federal Emergency Management Agency. [THERM_FEMA] (THERM_FE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157351.8424.27
154) How would you rate the following government agencies? IRS - The Internal Revenue Service. [THERM_IRS] (THERM_IR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157339.6726.19
155) How would you rate the following government agencies? NSA - The National Security Agency. [THERM_NSA] (THERM_NS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157347.3026.58
156) How would you rate the following government agencies? MSBA - The Merit Systems Protection Board. [THERM_MSBA] (THERM_MS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157343.5122.65
157) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Asians. [THERM_ASIANS] (THERM_AS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157368.8624.65
158) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Atheists. [THERM_ATHEISTS] (THER_ATH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157348.7931.34
159) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Blacks. [THERM_BLACKS] (THERM_BL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157367.9325.03
160) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Catholics. [THERM_CATHOLICS] (THERM_CA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157369.0324.17
161) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Caucasians/whites. [THERM_WHITE] (THERM_WH)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157374.1922.27
162) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Evangelical Christians. [THERM_EVAN] (THERM_EV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157361.8127.24
163) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Feminists. [THERM_FEMINIST] (THER_FEM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157356.2227.12
164) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Hispanics. [THERM_HISPANIC] (THERM_HI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157366.3626.11
165) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Homosexuals. [THERM_HOMOSEXUAL] (THERM_HO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157354.4531.39
166) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Immigrants. [THERM_IMMIGRANTS] (THERM_IM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157356.4628.18
167) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Jews. [THERM_JEWS] (THERM_JE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157367.8325.36
168) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Muslims. [THERM_MUSLIMS] (THERM_MU)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157350.0430.32
169) How would you rate the following groups of Americans? Preppers/survivalists. [THERM_PREPPER] (THERM_PR)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157350.3027.34
170) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Being mugged. [FEAR_MUGGING] (FEAR_MUG)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid865.6
2) Afraid23415.2
3) Somewhat afraid59038.4
4) Not afraid at all62740.8
Missing30 
TOTAL1537100.0
171) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Identity theft/credit card fraud. (FEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid30920.1
2) Afraid47430.9
3) Somewhat afraid54635.5
4) Not afraid at all20713.5
Missing30 
TOTAL1536100.0
172) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Being stalked. [FEAR_STALKED] (FEAR_STA)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid815.3
2) Afraid19412.7
3) Somewhat afraid37924.7
4) Not afraid at all87857.3
Missing31 
TOTAL1532100.0
173) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Murder. [FEAR_MURDER] (FEAR_MUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1268.2
2) Afraid19712.9
3) Somewhat afraid44228.9
4) Not afraid at all76349.9
Missing37 
TOTAL1528100.0
174) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Police brutality. [FEAR_BRUTALITY] (FEAR_BRU)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid795.2
2) Afraid19412.8
3) Somewhat afraid38525.3
4) Not afraid at all86256.7
Missing43 
TOTAL1520100.0
175) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Sexual assault. [FEAR_RAPE] (FEAR_RAP)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1107.2
2) Afraid19512.7
3) Somewhat afraid40526.5
4) Not afraid at all82053.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1530100.0
176) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Racial/hate crime. [FEAR_HATE] (FEAR_HAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid946.1
2) Afraid21814.3
3) Somewhat afraid37424.5
4) Not afraid at all84355.1
Missing40 
TOTAL1529100.0
177) How afraid are you of being victimized in the following ways? Being the victim of a random/mass shooting. [FEAR_SHOOTING] (FEAR_SHO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1399.1
2) Afraid24816.3
3) Somewhat afraid51133.5
4) Not afraid at all62841.2
Missing40 
TOTAL1526100.0
178) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Child abduction. [COMPARE_ABDUCTION] (COMP_ABD)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often29219.3
2) More often56937.6
3) About the same51434
4) Less than before996.5
5) A lot less than before382.5
Missing49 
TOTAL1512100.0
179) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Gang violence. [COMPARE_GANG] (COMP_GAN)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often42728.2
2) More often54836.2
3) About the same37724.9
4) Less than before1328.7
5) A lot less than before302
Missing52 
TOTAL1514100.0
180) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Human trafficking. [COMPARE_TRAFFICKING] (COMP_TRA)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often38725.7
2) More often60440.1
3) About the same41927.8
4) Less than before724.8
5) A lot less than before261.7
Missing55 
TOTAL1508100.0
181) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Mass riots. [COMPARE_RIOTS] (COMP_RIO)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often20513.6
2) More often37524.9
3) About the same58038.5
4) Less than before28118.6
5) A lot less than before674.4
Missing60 
TOTAL1508100.0
182) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Pedophilia/sexual predation of youth. [COMPARE_PEDOPHILE] (COMP_PED)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often41727.6
2) More often53835.6
3) About the same47331.3
4) Less than before573.8
5) A lot less than before271.8
Missing53 
TOTAL1512100.0
183) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? School shootings. [COMPARE_SCHOOL] (COMP_SCH)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often67944.8
2) More often57838.1
3) About the same18712.3
4) Less than before362.4
5) A lot less than before362.4
Missing47 
TOTAL1516100.0
184) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Serial killing. [COMPARE_SERIAL] (COMP_SER)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often26317.4
2) More often42928.4
3) About the same65643.4
4) Less than before1328.7
5) A lot less than before312.1
Missing52 
TOTAL1511100.0
185) Compared to 20 years ago, how often do you think the following crimes occur? Sexual assault. [COMPARE_RAPE] (COMP_RAP)
TOTAL%
1) A lot more often37825.1
2) More often52034.5
3) About the same52634.9
4) Less than before553.6
5) A lot less than before291.9
Missing58 
TOTAL1508100.0
186) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if the criminal justice system was more effective. [CRIME_JUSTICE] (CRIM_JUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41027.2
2) Agree83055.1
3) Disagree24816.5
4) Strongly disagree191.3
Missing50 
TOTAL1507100.0
187) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if there were more employment opportunities. [CRIME_EMPLOY] (CRIM_EMP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31821.1
2) Agree91460.7
3) Disagree24316.1
4) Strongly disagree302
Missing56 
TOTAL1505100.0
188) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if we had stronger moral values in this country. [CRIME_MORALS] (CRIM_MOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree59339.4
2) Agree67244.7
3) Disagree21114
4) Strongly disagree281.9
Missing53 
TOTAL1504100.0
189) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if there were fewer evil people in the world. [CRIME_EVIL] (CRIM_EVI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43629
2) Agree72448.2
3) Disagree28218.8
4) Strongly disagree614.1
Missing59 
TOTAL1503100.0
190) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if there was less violence in the media. [CRIME_MEDIA] (CRIM_MED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34723.1
2) Agree71847.9
3) Disagree38425.6
4) Strongly disagree503.3
Missing64 
TOTAL1499100.0
191) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate would be lower if we could more effectively help the mentally ill. [CRIME_MENTAL] (CRIM_MEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43929.2
2) Agree77751.8
3) Disagree25617.1
4) Strongly disagree291.9
Missing61 
TOTAL1501100.0
192) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the crime rate. Crime rate is higher amongst members of racial minority groups because of police bias. [CRIME_BIAS] (CRIM_BIA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1379.2
2) Agree50533.7
3) Disagree66944.7
4) Strongly disagree18612.4
Missing64 
TOTAL1497100.0
193) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Make sentences more severe for all crimes. [PUNISH_SENTENCE] (PUN_SENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30520.1
2) Agree53034.9
3) Disagree56737.4
4) Strongly disagree1167.6
Missing52 
TOTAL1518100.0
194) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Use the death penalty for juveniles who murder. [PUNISH_DEATH] (PUN_DEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21714.4
2) Agree44829.7
3) Disagree62141.2
4) Strongly disagree22114.7
Missing63 
TOTAL1507100.0
195) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Limit the appeals available for death sentences. [PUNISH_APPEALS] (PUN_APPE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41227.4
2) Agree64442.8
3) Disagree34422.9
4) Strongly disagree1057
Missing63 
TOTAL1505100.0
196) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Use three strikes laws for repeat offenders. [PUNISH_STRIKES] (PUN_STRI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40827.2
2) Agree71147.4
3) Disagree27718.5
4) Strongly disagree1057
Missing62 
TOTAL1501100.0
197) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Use chemical castration on sex offenders. [PUNISH_CASTRATE] (PUN_CAST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41127.4
2) Agree55937.2
3) Disagree39726.4
4) Strongly disagree1359
Missing64 
TOTAL1502100.0
198) Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about the punishment of criminals. Reduce the privileges available to prisoners (televisions, recreation, etc). [PUNISH_PRIVILEGES] (PUN_PRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53935.5
2) Agree56537.2
3) Disagree32221.2
4) Strongly disagree926.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1518100.0
199) How afraid are you of the following? Blood and/or needles. [PHOBIA_BLOOD] (PHOB_BLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid996.5
2) Afraid19412.8
3) Somewhat afraid43828.8
4) Not afraid at all78951.9
Missing47 
TOTAL1520100.0
200) How afraid are you of the following? Bugs, snakes, dogs, or any other animal/insect. [PHOBIA_ANIMALS] (PHOB_ANI)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1147.5
2) Afraid23415.5
3) Somewhat afraid60039.6
4) Not afraid at all56637.4
Missing47 
TOTAL1514100.0
201) How afraid are you of the following? Clowns. [PHOBIA_CLOWNS] (PHOB_CLO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid402.6
2) Afraid795.2
3) Somewhat afraid1308.6
4) Not afraid at all126583.6
Missing47 
TOTAL1514100.0
202) How afraid are you of the following? Drowning, water. [PHOBIA_DROWNING] (PHOB_DRO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1187.8
2) Afraid18612.2
3) Somewhat afraid44829.4
4) Not afraid at all77050.6
Missing44 
TOTAL1522100.0
203) How afraid are you of the following? Flying. [PHOBIA_FLYING] (PHOB_FLY)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid825.4
2) Afraid1499.8
3) Somewhat afraid38725.5
4) Not afraid at all89959.3
Missing47 
TOTAL1517100.0
204) How afraid are you of the following? Ghosts. [PHOBIA_GHOSTS] (PHOB_GHO)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid281.9
2) Afraid875.8
3) Somewhat afraid25316.8
4) Not afraid at all113775.5
Missing61 
TOTAL1505100.0
205) How afraid are you of the following? High places like balconies, bridges, or roofs. [PHOBIA_HEIGHTS] (PHOB_HEI)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1338.7
2) Afraid25616.8
3) Somewhat afraid56637.2
4) Not afraid at all56737.3
Missing41 
TOTAL1522100.0
206) How afraid are you of the following? Public speaking. [PHOBIA_SPEAKING] (PHOB_SPE)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid1389.1
2) Afraid26017.2
3) Somewhat afraid57638.1
4) Not afraid at all53635.5
Missing56 
TOTAL1510100.0
207) How afraid are you of the following? Small, enclosed spaced, such as caves, tunnels, closets and elevators. [PHOBIA_CLAUSTROPHOBIA] (PHOB_CLA)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid946.2
2) Afraid19012.5
3) Somewhat afraid45530.1
4) Not afraid at all77551.2
Missing51 
TOTAL1514100.0
208) How afraid are you of the following? Strangers. [PHOBIA_STRANGERS] (PHOB_STR)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid533.5
2) Afraid1197.8
3) Somewhat afraid58138.2
4) Not afraid at all76750.5
Missing46 
TOTAL1520100.0
209) How afraid are you of the following? The dark. [PHOBIA_DARKNESS] (PHOB_DAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid392.6
2) Afraid885.8
3) Somewhat afraid40026.4
4) Not afraid at all99065.3
Missing47 
TOTAL1517100.0
210) How afraid are you of the following? Zombies. [PHOBIA_ZOMBIES] (PHOB_ZOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very afraid573.8
2) Afraid845.6
3) Somewhat afraid1479.7
4) Not afraid at all122380.9
Missing54 
TOTAL1511100.0
211) Age (PPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL157346.8617.25
212) Age - 7 Categories (PPAGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2419712.5
2) 25-3426416.8
3) 35-4427317.4
4) 45-5425816.4
5) 55-6430619.5
6) 65-7420312.9
7) 75+724.6
TOTAL1573100.0
213) Age - 4 Categories (PPAGECT4)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2933121
2) 30-4440425.7
3) 45-5943027.3
4) 60+40825.9
TOTAL1573100.0
214) Education (Highest degree received) (PPEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) No formal education00
2) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade3.2
3) 5th or 6th grade8.5
4) 7th or 8th grade14.9
5) 9th grade161
6) 10th grade231.5
7) 11th grade563.6
8) 12th grade, no diploma785
9) High school graduate -- high school diploma or the equivalent (GED)46229.4
10) Some college, no degree32220.5
11) Associate degree1348.5
12) Bachelor's degree26116.6
13) Master's degree1308.3
14) Professional or doctorate degree664.2
TOTAL1573100.0
215) Education (Categorical) (PPEDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school19812.6
2) High school46229.4
3) Some college45629
4) Bachelor's degree or higher45629
TOTAL1572100.0
216) Race/Ethnicity (PPETHM)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic104666.5
2) Black, non-Hispanic18311.6
3) Other, non-Hispanic976.2
4) Hispanic22714.4
5) 2+ races, non-Hispanic201.3
TOTAL1573100.0
217) Gender (PPGENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male76248.4
2) Female81151.6
TOTAL1573100.0
218) Household head (PPHHHEAD)
TOTAL%
0) No35722.7
1) Yes121677.3
TOTAL1573100.0
219) Household size (PPHHSIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15732.731.47
220) Housing type (PPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A one-family house detached from any other house107068
2) A one-family house attached to one or more houses1419
3) A building with two or more apartments29218.6
4) A mobile home623.9
5) Boat, RV, van, etc.8.5
TOTAL1573100.0
221) Household income (PPINCIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000342.2
2) $5,000 to $7,499231.5
3) $7,500 to $9,999271.7
4) $10,000 to $12,499412.6
5) $12,500 to $14,999332.1
6) $15,000 to $19,999644.1
7) $20,000 to $24,999664.2
8) $25,000 to $29,999774.9
9) $30,000 to $34,999966.1
10) $35,000 to $39,999754.8
11) $40,000 to $49,9991056.7
12) $50,000 to $59,9991559.9
13) $60,000 to $74,9991358.6
14) $75,000 to $84,9991147.3
15) $85,000 to $99,9991056.7
16) $100,000 to $124,99919712.5
17) $125,000 to $149,999935.9
18) $150,000 to $174,999493.1
19) $175,000 or more835.3
TOTAL1572100.0
222) Marital status (PPMARIT)
TOTAL%
1) Married80551.2
2) Widowed684.3
3) Divorced16810.7
4) Separated151
5) Never married39425.1
6) Living with partner1217.7
TOTAL1571100.0
223) MSA Status (PPMSACAT)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metro25015.9
1) Metro132384.1
TOTAL1573100.0
224) Region four - Based on state of residence (PPREG4)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast28718.2
2) Midwest33921.6
3) South58437.1
4) West36323.1
TOTAL1573100.0
225) Region nine - Based on state of residence (PPREG9)
TOTAL%
1) New England734.6
2) Mid-Atlantic21413.6
3) East-North Central21413.6
4) West-North Central1247.9
5) South Atlantic35422.5
6) East-South Central724.6
7) West-South Central15810.1
8) Mountain1187.5
9) Pacific24515.6
TOTAL1572100.0
226) Ownership status of living quarters (PPRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Owned or being bought by you or someone in your household108969.2
2) Rented for cash43127.4
3) Occupied without payment of cash rent533.4
TOTAL1573100.0
227) State (PPSTATEN)
TOTAL%
11) ME5.3
12) NH9.6
13) VT3.2
14) MA372.4
15) RI3.2
16) CT161
21) NY875.5
22) NJ543.4
23) PA734.6
31) OH583.7
32) IN201.3
33) IL613.9
34) MI432.7
35) WI322
41) MN291.8
42) IA191.2
43) MO442.8
44) ND4.3
45) SD2.1
46) NE12.8
47) KS151
51) DE9.6
52) MD291.8
53) DC2.1
54) VA724.6
55) WV11.7
56) NC382.4
57) SC281.8
58) GA382.4
59) FL1288.1
61) KY161
62) TN312
63) AL151
64) MS9.6
71) AR151
72) LA8.5
73) OK14.9
74) TX1217.7
81) MT6.4
82) ID9.6
83) WY3.2
84) CO281.8
85) NM151
86) AZ372.4
87) UT10.6
88) NV11.7
91) WA291.8
92) OR13.8
93) CA19312.3
94) AK4.3
95) HI6.4
TOTAL1574100.0
228) Presence of household members - Children 0-2 (PPT01)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15730.050.23
229) Presence of household members - Children 2-5 (PPT25)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15730.110.36
230) Presence of household members - Children 6-12 (PPT612)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15730.200.55
231) Presence of household members - Children 13-17 (PPT1317)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15730.200.50
232) Presence of household members - Adults 18+ (PPT18OV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15732.170.96
233) Current employment status (PPWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Working -- as a paid employee75848.2
2) Working -- self-employed1207.6
3) Not working -- on temporary layoff from a job161
4) Not working -- looking for work1368.6
5) Not working -- retired27817.7
6) Not working -- disabled1177.4
7) Not working -- other1489.4
TOTAL1573100.0
234) Household internet access (PPNET)
TOTAL%
0) No33721.4
1) Yes123678.6
TOTAL1573100.0
235) What is your religious preference, if any? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant57136.5
2) Catholic36723.5
3) Christian (neither Protestant nor Catholic)17911.4
4) Other16110.3
5) None28618.3
Missing8 
TOTAL1564100.0
236) Age - 4 Categories (For use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2933121
2) 30-4440425.7
3) 45-5943027.3
4) 60+40825.9
TOTAL1573100.0
237) Education (Categorical) (For use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school19812.6
2) High school46229.4
3) Some college45629
4) Bachelor's degree or higher45629
TOTAL1572100.0
238) Race/Ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic104666.5
2) Black, non-Hispanic18311.6
3) Other, non-Hispanic1177.4
4) Hispanic22714.4
TOTAL1573100.0
239) Gender (For use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male76248.4
2) Female81151.6
TOTAL1573100.0
240) Household income (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-FINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $19,99922214.1
2) $20,000 to $34,99923915.2
3) $35,000 to $59,99933521.3
4) $60,000 to $99,99935522.6
5) $100,000 or more42126.8
TOTAL1572100.0
241) Marital status (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married80551.2
2) Widowed, divorced, separated25216
3) Never married39425.1
4) Living with partner1217.7
TOTAL1572100.0
242) Region four - Based on state of residence (For use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast28718.2
2) Midwest33921.6
3) South58437.1
4) West36323.1
TOTAL1573100.0