Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1994

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4195798.37439
2) Respondent's year of birth (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4131950.03616
3) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes724.1
2) No1965.5
3) Don't know/No answer310.3
Missing390 
TOTAL29100.0
4) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? [IF NOT, ASK:] How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 years228.6
4) All my life571.4
Missing412 
TOTAL7100.0
5) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5100.0
Missing414 
TOTAL5100.0
6) Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9925.4
2) No28974.1
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
Missing29 
TOTAL390100.0
7) Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22677.7
2) No6522.3
Missing128 
TOTAL291100.0
8) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama20.5
4) Arizona30.7
5) Arkansas10.2
6) California337.9
8) Colorado102.4
9) Connecticut61.4
10) Delaware20.5
12) Florida20.5
15) Hawaii10.2
16) Idaho30.7
17) Illinois307.2
18) Indiana143.3
19) Iowa71.7
20) Kansas92.1
21) Kentucky20.5
22) Louisiana10.2
23) Maine30.7
24) Maryland143.3
25) Massachusetts184.3
26) Michigan348.1
27) Minnesota122.9
28) Mississippi10.2
29) Missouri92.1
30) Montana20.5
31) Nebraska81.9
33) New Hampshire10.2
34) New Jersey122.9
35) New Mexico20.5
36) New York399.3
37) North Carolina10.2
38) North Dakota10.2
39) Ohio266.2
40) Oklahoma10.2
41) Oregon41.0
42) Pennsylvania368.6
44) Rhode Island41.0
45) South Carolina20.5
46) South Dakota41.0
49) Utah20.5
53) Washington102.4
54) West Virginia41.0
55) Wisconsin204.8
56) Wyoming10.2
77) Foreign Country174.1
99) Don't Know51.2
TOTAL419100.0
9) Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self143.3
2) Yes, family5513.1
3) Yes, both self and family92.1
4) No33880.7
5) Don't know/No answer30.7
TOTAL419100.0
10) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City14033.4
2) Suburbs12229.1
3) Town8720.8
4) Rural7016.7
TOTAL419100.0
11) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
3) 3rd grade10.2
6) 6th grade10.2
7) 7th grade10.2
8) 8th grade71.7
9) 9th grade20.5
10) 10th grade102.4
11) 11th grade112.6
12) 12th grade12930.8
13) Some college9622.9
14) 4 Year college graduate9222.0
15) Advanced degree6415.3
16) No answer51.2
TOTAL419100.0
12) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week389.1
2) Once a week13632.5
3) 2-3 times a month378.8
4) Several times a year11627.7
5) Never8921.2
6) Refused30.7
TOTAL419100.0
13) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist378.8
2) Methodist389.1
3) Lutheran225.3
4) Presbyterian153.6
5) Episcopalian102.4
6) Church of Christ102.4
7) Other Protestant235.5
8) Catholic13432.0
9) Jewish184.3
10) Other5713.6
11) None4811.5
12) Don't know/No answer71.7
TOTAL419100.0
14) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23556.1
2) Divorced5212.4
3) Separated71.7
4) Widowed286.7
5) Single9522.7
6) No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
15) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29169.5
2) No12730.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
TOTAL419100.0
16) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time22854.4
2) Working part time358.4
3) Going to school317.4
4) Keeping house4410.5
5) Retired5112.2
6) Unemployed235.5
7) Or what?51.2
8) No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
17) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time15566.0
2) Working part time239.8
3) Going to school31.3
4) Keeping house218.9
5) Retired2410.2
6) Unemployed41.7
7) Or what?41.7
8) No answer10.4
Missing184 
TOTAL235100.0
18) I am going to read you a list of income categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 10,000358.4
2) 10,000 to 19,9994310.3
3) 20,000 to 29,9995813.8
4) 30,000 to 39,9995914.1
5) 40,000 to 49,9995112.2
6) 50,000 to 59,999327.6
7) More than 60,0007417.7
8) No answer6716.0
TOTAL419100.0
19) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White35985.7
2) Black215.0
3) African-American41.0
5) Native American/Indian41.0
6) Asian/Oriental51.2
7) Other215.0
8) No answer51.2
TOTAL419100.0
20) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic235.5
2) No, Not Hispanic39494.0
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
21) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 23455.8
1) 7417.7
2) 6515.5
3) 337.9
4) 61.4
5) 30.7
6) 20.5
12) 20.5
TOTAL419100.0
22) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 29269.7
1) 6415.3
2) 399.3
3) 194.5
4) 20.5
5) 10.2
12) 20.5
TOTAL419100.0
23) Number of people older than 18 in household (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 9923.7
2) 23355.9
3) 5513.2
4) 215.0
5) 61.4
6) 30.7
Missing2 
TOTAL417100.0
24) Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11226.7
2) Democrat12429.6
3) Independent13231.5
4) Other party225.3
5) Don't know/No answer296.9
TOTAL419100.0
25) [If R answered Democrat, R was asked STRDEM] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat4536.3
2) Not very strong Democrat7258.1
3) Don't know/No answer75.6
Missing295 
TOTAL124100.0
26) [If R answered Republican, R was asked STRREP] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican6053.6
2) Not very strong Republican5044.6
3) Don't know/No answer21.8
Missing307 
TOTAL112100.0
27) [If R answered Independent, R was asked INDEP] Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party? (INDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Closer to Republican party4534.1
2) Closer to Democratic party3929.5
3) Don't know/No answer4836.4
Missing287 
TOTAL132100.0
28) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, a moderate, or what? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal9422.4
2) Moderate (middle of the road)13832.9
3) Conservative13832.9
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)204.8
5) Don't know215.0
6) No answer71.7
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms10.2
TOTAL419100.0
29) [If R answered liberal, R was asked STRLIB] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal3739.4
2) Not very strong liberal5356.4
3) Don't know22.1
4) No answer22.1
Missing325 
TOTAL94100.0
30) [If R answered conservative, R was asked STRCON] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative7453.6
2) Not very strong conservative6244.9
3) Don't know10.7
4) No answer10.7
Missing281 
TOTAL138100.0
31) [If R answered moderate, R was asked MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4834.8
2) Neither2215.9
3) More conservative5439.1
4) Don't know1410.1
Missing281 
TOTAL138100.0
32) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male20348.4
2) Female21651.6
TOTAL419100.0
33) Let me ask you a couple of questions about currents events. Do you think there will be another world war at some point, or not? (WORLDWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15637.2
2) No22754.2
3) Don't know/No answer368.6
TOTAL419100.0
34) In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to require black children to go to all-black or segregated schools. Do you personally think that decision of the U.S. Supreme Court was right or wrong? (DESEG)
TOTAL%
1) Right30572.8
2) Wrong7918.9
3) Don't know/No answer358.4
TOTAL419100.0
35) Do you think that integrated schools are necessary to insure that all students have an equal chance at a good education, or is integration not as important as making sure that each community or neighborhood school provides a good education? (INTEGRA)
TOTAL%
1) Integrated schools necessary15236.3
2) Integration not as important24057.3
3) Don't know/No answer276.4
TOTAL419100.0
36) Is your opinion of Hillary Rodham Clinton favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about Hillary Rodham Clinton to have an opinion? (HILLARYR)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable9143.1
2) Unfavorable5626.5
3) Haven't heard enough4521.3
4) Don't know/No answer199.0
Missing208 
TOTAL211100.0
37) Is your opinion of Hillary Clinton favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you hear enough about Hillary Clinton to have an opinion? (HILLARYC)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable8339.9
2) Unfavorable5827.9
3) Haven't heard enough4923.6
4) Don't know/No answer188.7
Missing211 
TOTAL208100.0
38) All things considered, do you think that she is a good role model for young girls and women, or do you think she is not a very good role model? (HRCMODEL)
TOTAL%
1) Good role model26563.2
2) Not good role model9121.7
3) Haven't heard enough317.4
4) Don't know/No answer327.6
TOTAL419100.0
39) On another subject, here are a few questions about religion - Are you now a member of a church or religious congregation? (CHMEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, member27565.6
2) No, not member14233.9
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
40) Does your minister ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE1M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2717.4
2) No11976.8
3) Don't know/No answer95.8
Missing264 
TOTAL155100.0
41) How much does your minister's advice influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE1P)
TOTAL%
1) A lot414.8
2) Somewhat933.3
3) Not much1348.1
4) Don't know/No answer13.7
Missing392 
TOTAL27100.0
42) Does your priest ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE2M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2320.9
2) No8173.6
3) Don't know/No answer65.5
Missing309 
TOTAL110100.0
43) How much does your priest's advice influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE2P)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14.3
2) Somewhat521.7
3) Not much1773.9
Missing396 
TOTAL23100.0
44) Does your rabbi ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions? (ADVICE3M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110.0
2) No880.0
3) Don't know/No answer110.0
Missing409 
TOTAL10100.0
45) How much does your rabbi's advice influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much? (ADVICE3P)
TOTAL%
3) Not much1100.0
Missing418 
TOTAL1100.0
46) People have different ideas about what churches and religious bodies should do. For each of the following, please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to do that: Provide moral guidance for young people. (MORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important35584.7
2) Somewhat important4711.2
3) Not very important143.3
4) Don't know/No answer30.7
TOTAL419100.0
47) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to care for the needy. (NEEDY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important33479.7
2) Somewhat important7116.9
3) Not very important92.1
4) Don't know/No answer51.2
TOTAL419100.0
48) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to convert non-believers. (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13331.7
2) Somewhat important8119.3
3) Not very important18844.9
4) Don't know/No answer174.1
TOTAL419100.0
49) Please tell me whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not very important for a church or religious body to provide opportunities for worship. (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34482.1
2) Somewhat important5412.9
3) Not very important143.3
4) Don't know/No answer71.7
TOTAL419100.0
50) In the past week, have you-been to church, or other religious services? (CHURCHWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20047.7
2) No21651.6
3) Don't know/No answer30.7
TOTAL419100.0
51) In the past week, have you-read the Bible at home? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12429.6
2) No29369.9
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
52) In the past week, have you-prayed, outside of church? (PRAYWK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31474.9
2) No10023.9
3) Don't know/No answer51.2
TOTAL419100.0
53) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: The United States is a Christian country, and the government should make laws to keep it that way. (CHRISTCO)
TOTAL%
1) Agree13432.0
2) Disagree25961.8
3) Don't know/No answer266.2
TOTAL419100.0
54) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: There's no such thing as the Devil. (NODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree7918.9
2) Disagree30272.1
3) Don't know/No answer389.1
TOTAL419100.0
55) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: Angels exist. (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree31074.0
2) Disagree5914.1
3) Don't know/No answer5011.9
TOTAL419100.0
56) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: Jesus Christ will return to earth someday. (JCRETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree26763.7
2) Disagree9522.7
3) Don't know/No answer5713.6
TOTAL419100.0
57) For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: The Bible is scientifically, historically, and literally true. (BIBTRUE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree21551.3
2) Disagree17040.6
3) Don't know/No answer348.1
TOTAL419100.0
58) On another subject: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a man to have sexual relations before marriage? (PRESEXM)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong9244.4
2) Not morally wrong9344.9
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)104.8
4) Don't know/No answer125.8
Missing212 
TOTAL207100.0
59) On another subject: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage? (PRESEXW)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong9745.8
2) Not morally wrong9444.3
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)125.7
4) Don't know/No answer94.2
Missing207 
TOTAL212100.0
60) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a husband to have sexual relations with someone other than his wife? (EXMARH)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong20096.6
2) Not morally wrong73.4
Missing212 
TOTAL207100.0
61) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a wife to have sexual relations with someone other than her husband? (EXMARW)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong19391.0
2) Not morally wrong125.7
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)31.4
4) Don't know/No answer41.9
Missing207 
TOTAL212100.0
62) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to swear using God's name? (SWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong31976.1
2) Not morally wrong7618.1
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)133.1
4) Don't know/No answer112.6
TOTAL419100.0
63) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to have sexual fantasies about someone you're not married to? (EXMARFAN)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong15637.2
2) Not morally wrong22553.7
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)81.9
4) Don't know/No answer307.2
TOTAL419100.0
64) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to not attend church on Sunday? (NOTATTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong9222.0
2) Not morally wrong28367.5
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)358.4
4) Don't know/No answer92.1
TOTAL419100.0
65) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to cheat on your taxes? (TAXCHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong34181.4
2) Not morally wrong6515.5
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)71.7
4) Don't know/No answer61.4
TOTAL419100.0
66) Do you think it is morally wrong or not to own a handgun? (HANDGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong9021.5
2) Not morally wrong27966.6
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)337.9
4) Don't know/No answer174.1
TOTAL419100.0
67) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a woman to have sexual relations with another woman? (LESBMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong13462.0
2) Not morally wrong5425.0
3) Sometimes/Depends146.5
4) Don't know/No answer146.5
Missing203 
TOTAL216100.0
68) Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a man to have sexual relations with another man? (HOMOMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong14470.9
2) Not morally wrong4421.7
3) Sometimes/Depends (vol)83.9
4) Don't know/No answer73.4
Missing216 
TOTAL203100.0
69) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the South. In general, do you think that movies and television programs present an accurate picture of the South, or not? (SOUTHPIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, present accurate picture6716.0
2) No, don't present accurate picture18443.9
3) Sometimes5412.9
4) Don't know/No answer11427.2
TOTAL419100.0
70) How well does each of the following TV programs fit your own image of what Southerners are really like? Very well, somewhat, or not very well at all? I you haven't seen a program, just say so. How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: Designing Women? (DESWOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very well5011.9
2) Somewhat9121.7
3) Not very well at all9021.5
4) Haven't seen show16238.7
5) Don't know/No answer266.2
TOTAL419100.0
71) How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: Hee Haw? (HEEHAW)
TOTAL%
1) Very well225.3
2) Somewhat358.4
3) Not very well at all23856.8
4) Haven't seen show11026.3
5) Don't know/No answer143.3
TOTAL419100.0
72) How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: The Dukes of Hazzard? (DUKESHZ)
TOTAL%
1) Very well276.4
2) Somewhat4510.7
3) Not very well at all22253.0
4) Haven't seen show10324.6
5) Don't know/No answer225.3
TOTAL419100.0
73) How well does this program fit your image of what Southerners are really like: The Andy Griffith Show? (ANDYGRIF)
TOTAL%
1) Very well9622.9
2) Somewhat11126.5
3) Not very well at all12229.1
4) Haven't seen show6415.3
5) Don't know/No answer266.2
TOTAL419100.0
74) Do you think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city, or do you think it's pretty much like other cities in the United States? (ATLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta distinctively Southern14133.7
2) Pretty much like other cities21852.0
3) Don't know/No answer6014.3
TOTAL419100.0
75) In general, do you think race relations are better in the South than elsewhere in the United States, worse in the South, or about the same as in the rest of the country? (RACESOU)
TOTAL%
1) Better in South4210.0
2) Worse in South13532.2
3) About the same19145.6
4) Don't know/No answer5112.2
TOTAL419100.0
76) Do you think opportunities for minorities are better, worse, or about the same in the South? (SOUMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Better4310.3
2) Worse11928.4
3) About the same17441.5
4) Don't know/No answer8319.8
TOTAL419100.0
77) Here are a few questions about men and women these days. If you have ever dated, who usually paid for things like meals and entertainment: the man, the woman, or were expenses split pretty evenly? (DATEPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Man31374.7
2) Woman10.2
3) Split evenly8119.3
4) Depended on relationship174.1
5) Never dated10.2
6) Don't know/No answer61.4
TOTAL419100.0
78) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Women who don't care about their appearance are not very feminine. (APPFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree16439.1
2) Disagree23054.9
3) Don't know/No answer256.0
TOTAL419100.0
79) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most men think they're better than women. (MENBETT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree22854.4
2) Disagree16238.7
3) Don't know/No answer296.9
TOTAL419100.0
80) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most women think they're better than men. (WOMBETT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree10124.1
2) Disagree28467.8
3) Don't know/No answer348.1
TOTAL419100.0
81) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Some equality in marriage is a good thing, but by and large, the husband should have the main say-so. (HUSBRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree9121.7
2) Disagree31875.9
3) Don't know/No answer102.4
TOTAL419100.0
82) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Men have a duty to protect women. (PROTECTW)
TOTAL%
1) Agree29369.9
2) Disagree11226.7
3) Don't know/No answer143.3
TOTAL419100.0
83) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: A woman is asking for trouble if she goes into a bar alone. (BARALONE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree19045.3
2) Disagree21751.8
3) Don't know/No answer122.9
TOTAL419100.0
84) I am going to read a series of statements. For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: It's easier being a mother with young children today than it was when I was a child. (EASYMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree6315.0
2) Disagree33179.0
3) Don't know/No answer256.0
TOTAL419100.0
85) Now I'd like to ask you a few questions about health and exercise. Do you get regular exercise of any sort these days? (EXERCISE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28367.5
2) No13632.5
TOTAL419100.0
86) [If R answered yes, R was asked EXERHARD, EXERWHY, and EXERCLUB] How often do you exercise strenuously-that is, so you breathe heavily and your heart beats faster for at least 20 minutes? (EXERHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Never269.2
2) Only occasionally238.1
3) Several times a month51.8
4) Once or twice a week5218.4
5) At least three times a week17461.5
6) Don't know/No answer31.1
Missing136 
TOTAL283100.0
87) [If R answered yes, R was asked EXERHARD, EXERWHY, and EXERCLUB] What's the main reason you exercise—for your health, for your appearance, or because you enjoy it? (EXERWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Health19769.6
2) Appearance258.8
3) Enjoy it4817.0
4) Don't know/No answer134.6
Missing136 
TOTAL283100.0
88) [If R answered yes, R was asked EXERHARD, EXERWHY, and EXERCLUB] Do you belong to a health or exercise club, or have exercise equipment at home? (EXERCLUB)
TOTAL%
1) Belong to a health club3512.4
2) Have equipment at home11942.0
3) Both289.9
4) Neither10135.7
Missing136 
TOTAL283100.0
89) When you buy food, do you usually look at the label to see what its ingredients are, or don't you pay much attention to that? (LOOKLABL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, look at label25059.7
2) No, don't pay much attention13331.7
3) Sometimes286.7
4) Don't know/No answer81.9
TOTAL419100.0
90) How often do you, personally, look at a recipe when you cook-at least once a week, a few times a month, only occasionally, or never? (RECIPE)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week11427.2
2) Few times a month4911.7
3) Only occasionally15136.0
4) Never8019.1
5) Do not cook (vol)235.5
6) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL419100.0
91) How many days in the past week have you gone out or sent out for your evening meal? (DINEOUT)
TOTAL%
0) 12329.4
1) 12830.5
2) 8319.8
3) 4510.7
4) 194.5
5) 92.1
6) 41.0
7) 71.7
8) 10.2
TOTAL419100.0
92) In the past week, have you bought a snack or a meal-not just a soft drink-from a vending machine? (VENDING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have bought snack/meal11427.2
2) No, not bought snack/meal30572.8
TOTAL419100.0
93) In your household, is the TV usually on while you're eating your evening meal, or not? (TVONEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, TV on21852.0
2) No, TV not on17642.0
3) Sometimes on/sometimes off256.0
TOTAL419100.0
94) On another subject: In the past year, have you-attended a classical music concert, opera, or the ballet? (CONCERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14133.7
2) No27866.3
TOTAL419100.0
95) In the past year, have you been to any kind of museum-an art or history museum, for instance? (MUSEUM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23556.1
2) No18443.9
TOTAL419100.0
96) In the past year, have you been to a crafts fair or arts festival? (CRAFTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27164.7
2) No14835.3
TOTAL419100.0
97) In the past year, have you read any novels? (NOVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25059.7
2) No16840.1
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
TOTAL419100.0
98) [If R answered yes, R was asked NOVELSOU] Were any of those novels by Southern writers? (NOVELSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7730.8
2) No6425.6
3) Don't know/No answer10943.6
Missing169 
TOTAL250100.0
99) Do you, yourself, have any artistic talent—like singing, playing an instrument, writing, or drawing? (TALENT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19947.5
2) No22052.5
TOTAL419100.0
100) [If R answered yes, R was asked TALENT2] In what area would you say most of your artistic talent is-musical, visual arts, literary, or something else? (TALENT2)
TOTAL%
1) Musical7839.2
2) Visual arts (painting, sculpture, drawing)6030.2
3) Literary2613.1
4) Something else (crafts, sewing, etc)3316.6
5) Don't know/No answer21.0
Missing220 
TOTAL199100.0
101) Finally, here are a few questions just for fun. What is-your favorite major-league baseball team? (BASEBALL)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta Braves133.1
2) Chicago Cubs225.3
3) Cincinnati Reds174.1
4) Colorado Rockies102.4
5) Florida Marlins10.2
7) Los Angeles Dodgers122.9
9) New York Mets163.8
10) Philadelphia Phillies204.8
11) Pittsburgh Pirates163.8
12) St. Louis Cardinals163.8
13) San Diego Padres20.5
14) San Francisco Giants112.6
15) Baltimore Orioles71.7
16) Boston Red Sox153.6
17) California Angels20.5
18) Chicago White Sox112.6
19) Cleveland Indians51.2
20) Detriot Tigers184.3
21) Kansas City Royals122.9
22) Milwaukee Brewers133.1
23) Minnesota Twins215.0
24) New York Yankees286.7
25) Oakland A's81.9
26) Seattle Mariners102.4
28) Toronto Blue Jays20.5
29) Don't know/no answer11126.5
TOTAL419100.0
102) What is-your favorite room in the house? (FAVEROOM)
TOTAL%
1) Kitchen6615.8
2) Bedroom7317.4
3) Family room/TV room/Den7918.9
4) Living room14434.4
5) Other4510.7
6) Don't know/No answer122.9
TOTAL419100.0
103) What is-your favorite month of the year? (FAVEMNTH)
TOTAL%
1) January81.9
2) February61.4
3) March102.4
4) April348.1
5) May6214.8
6) June6816.2
7) July6716.0
8) August235.5
9) September286.7
10) October317.4
11) November71.7
12) December4611.0
13) Don't know/No answer296.9
TOTAL419100.0
104) What person in your life has had the most influence on you? (INFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Father/Stepfather8420.0
2) Mother/Stepmother10625.3
3) Husband or boyfriend6615.8
4) Wife or girlfriend5713.6
5) Teacher or Professor112.6
6) Friend92.1
7) Other6014.3
8) Don't know/No answer266.2
TOTAL419100.0
105) Do you or your family usually fly the American flag on holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July? (FLYFLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21551.3
2) No20348.4
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
TOTAL419100.0
106) The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper cosponsors this poll and will feature some articles based on the results. Sometimes their reporters like to call back some of the people we've talked with to interview them for a story in the newspaper. If you agree to be called back by a reporter and one does call you, some of your opinions may appear in the article. Knowing this, may a reporter call you back to interview you for a newspaper article? (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes (good interview)20047.7
2) Yes (not good interview)5412.9
3) No16238.7
4) No answer30.7
TOTAL419100.0
107) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent61.4
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong215.0
3) No Southern accent39293.6
TOTAL419100.0
108) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 235.5
2) 266.2
4) 204.8
5) 112.6
6) 143.3
7) 204.8
8) 409.5
9) 153.6
10) 194.5
11) 348.1
12) 4410.5
13) 256.0
14) 133.1
15) 163.8
16) 389.1
17) 174.1
18) 51.2
19) 61.4
20) 143.3
21) 143.3
22) 51.2
TOTAL419100.0
109) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
9) 10.2
10) 61.4
11) 184.3
12) 378.8
13) 4811.5
14) 5212.4
15) 5412.9
16) 5212.4
17) 4410.5
18) 245.7
19) 194.5
20) 112.6
21) 174.1
22) 92.1
23) 20.5
24) 61.4
25) 41.0
26) 30.7
27) 30.7
28) 30.7
30) 10.2
31) 20.5
34) 10.2
37) 20.5
TOTAL419100.0
110) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9102.4
2) 9th to 11th grade235.6
3) High school graduate12931.2
4) Some college9623.2
5) College graduate or more15637.7
Missing5 
TOTAL414100.0
111) County of residence (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40662.59950
112) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant13231.5
2) Other Protestant235.5
3) Catholic13432.0
4) Jewish184.3
5) Other5713.6
6) None4811.5
7) Don't know/No answer71.7
TOTAL419100.0
113) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35985.7
2) Black/African-American256.0
3) Native American/Indian41.0
4) Other266.2
5) No answer51.2
TOTAL419100.0
114) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South419100.0
TOTAL419100.0
115) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White40396.2
2) Black/African-American163.8
TOTAL419100.0
116) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male6415.3
2) Female35584.7
TOTAL419100.0
117) Recode of region south/non-south (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South419100.0
TOTAL419100.0
118) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
2) New England307.2
3) East Central9823.6
4) West Central7317.5
5) Mountain States317.5
6) Middle Atlantic11728.1
7) Pacific Coast6716.1
Missing3 
TOTAL416100.0
119) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat4510.7
2) Not very strong Democrat7918.9
3) Independent, closer to Democrat399.3
4) Independent4811.5
5) Independent, closer to Republican4510.7
6) Not very strong Republican5212.4
7) Strong Republican6014.3
8) Other party225.3
9) Don't know/No answer296.9
TOTAL419100.0
120) South or non-south recode (NV)
TOTAL%
2) Non-South416100.0
Missing3 
TOTAL416100.0
121) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes16238.7
2) 15-19 minutes19346.1
3) 20-29 minutes5813.8
4) 30+ minutes61.4
TOTAL419100.0
122) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41343.96416
123) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal378.8
2) Not strong liberal5713.6
3) Moderate-liberal4811.5
4) Moderate368.6
5) Moderate-conservative5412.9
6) Not strong conservative6415.3
7) Strong conservative7417.7
8) No preference204.8
9) Don't know/No answer296.9
TOTAL419100.0
124) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South133.3
2) Border297.3
3) Non-south35589.4
Missing22 
TOTAL397100.0
125) Called state deep south or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
3) Non-South419100.0
TOTAL419100.0
126) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
14) Delaware10.2
16) Maryland174.1
17) Missouri92.1
18) West Virginia20.5
20) Arizona41.0
21) California4911.7
22) Colorado122.9
23) Connecticut71.7
25) Idaho20.5
26) Illinois266.2
27) Indiana174.1
28) Iowa71.7
29) Kansas102.4
31) Massachusetts163.8
32) Michigan307.2
33) Minnesota153.6
34) Montana10.2
35) Nebraska71.7
36) Nevada10.2
37) New Hampshire10.2
38) New Jersey204.8
39) New Mexico20.5
40) New York419.8
42) Ohio256.0
43) Oregon30.7
44) Pennsylvania368.6
45) Rhode Island51.2
46) South Dakota41.0
47) Utah41.0
48) Vermont10.2
49) Washington153.6
50) Wisconsin215.0
51) Wyoming51.2
52) Don't Know30.7
TOTAL419100.0
127) Recode of HILLARYR and HILLARYC (HILLARY)
TOTAL%
1) Favorable17441.5
2) Unfavorable11427.2
3) Haven't heard enough9422.4
4) Don't know/No answer378.8
TOTAL419100.0
128) Does R's clergyperson offer political advice (ADVICE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5118.5
2) No20875.6
3) Don't know/No answer165.8
Missing144 
TOTAL275100.0
129) How much does clergyperson influence political views (ADVICE2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot510.0
2) Somewhat1428.0
3) Not much3162.0
Missing369 
TOTAL50100.0
130) Weight (household) computed for north (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.483792781829835) 9923.6
.5) 10.2
.967585563659667) 23355.6
1) 10.2
1.45137786865234) 5513.1
1.93517112731931) 215.0
2.41896438598633) 61.4
2.90275573730468) 30.7
TOTAL419100.0
131) Total weight for merging north/south sample (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.991380691528321) 9923.6
1.02459144592283) 10.2
1.98276138305665) 23355.6
2.0491828918457) 10.2
2.97414207458497) 5513.1
3.9655227661133) 215.0
4.95690155029299) 61.4
5.94828414916994) 30.7
TOTAL419100.0
132) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24399.4
2) 25 to 4419647.5
3) 45 to 6413031.5
4) 65 or older4811.6
Missing6 
TOTAL413100.0
133) Recode of STATCALL (REGIONAL BREAKDOWN) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
2) 297.0
3) 38793.0
Missing3 
TOTAL416100.0
134) Regional breakdown (callsheet) (WHSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
2) 307.2
3) 38892.6
TOTAL419100.0
135) Msacmsa (MSACMSA)
136) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metropolitan8320.5
1) Metropolitan32179.5
Missing15 
TOTAL404100.0
137) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 24399.4
2) 25 to 4419647.5
3) 45 to 6413031.5
4) 65 or older4811.6
Missing6 
TOTAL413100.0
138) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9102.4
2) 9th to 11th grade235.6
3) High school graduate12931.2
4) Some college9623.2
5) College graduate or more15637.7
Missing5 
TOTAL414100.0
139) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male20348.4
2) Female21651.6
TOTAL419100.0
140) I-PARTYID: Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11228.7
2) Democrat12431.8
3) Independent13233.8
4) Other party225.6
Missing29 
TOTAL390100.0
141) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35986.7
2) Black/African-American256.0
3) Native American/Indian41.0
4) Other266.3
Missing5 
TOTAL414100.0
142) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist379.0
2) Other Protestant11828.6
3) Catholic13432.5
4) Jewish184.4
5) Other5713.8
6) None4811.7
Missing7 
TOTAL412100.0