Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's ID number (IDNUMBER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4225821.488500
2) State (STATE)
TOTAL%
3) Arizona71.7
5) California4711.1
6) Colorado122.8
7) Connecticut81.9
8) Delaware40.9
13) Idaho51.2
14) Illinois225.2
15) Indiana174.0
16) Iowa81.9
17) Kansas81.9
20) Maine92.1
21) Maryland153.6
22) Massachusetts184.3
23) Michigan215.0
24) Minnesota122.8
26) Missouri153.6
28) Nebraska61.4
29) Nevada10.2
30) New Hampshire20.5
31) New Jersey143.3
32) New Mexico71.7
33) New York317.3
35) North Dakota10.2
36) Ohio409.5
38) Oregon102.4
39) Pennsylvania317.3
40) Rhode Island20.5
42) South Dakota10.2
45) Utah40.9
46) Vermont30.7
48) Washington112.6
49) West Virginia112.6
50) Wisconsin163.8
51) Wyoming30.7
TOTAL422100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL4181951.35216
4) [ASKED ONLY OF SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO LIVE IN BORDER STATES] Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1840.0
2) No2453.3
3) Don't know/No answer36.7
Missing377 
TOTAL45100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY LIVE IN THE SOUTH] Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in the South all your life or not? How long have you lived in the South? (LIVESOU)
TOTAL%
3) More than 10 years211.1
4) All my life1583.3
5) Don't know/No answer15.6
Missing404 
TOTAL18100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE LIVED IN THE SOUTH ALL OF THEIR LIFE] Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1386.7
2) No213.3
Missing407 
TOTAL15100.0
7) [ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS] Have you ever lived in a Southern state? (SOULIV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10026.5
2) No27773.5
Missing45 
TOTAL377100.0
8) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT LIVED IN THE SOUTH] Have you ever traveled or visited in the South? (TRAVIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20674.4
2) No7125.6
Missing145 
TOTAL277100.0
9) Which State did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL42229.70416
10) [ASKED ONLY OF NON-SOUTHERN RESPONDENTS] Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner? (SOUTHFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, self174.0
2) Yes, family7918.7
3) Yes, both245.7
4) No30071.1
5) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
11) In which county do you now live? (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41458.94449
12) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City12529.6
2) Suburbs11126.3
3) Town10725.4
4) Rural Area7618.0
5) Refused/Not sure30.7
TOTAL422100.0
13) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) 3rd Grade10.2
5) 5th Grade10.2
7) 7th Grade10.2
8) 8th Grade61.4
9) 9th Grade51.2
10) 10th Grade51.2
11) 11th Grade81.9
12) 12th grade (high school graduate)12629.9
13) Some college (two-year degree)11527.3
14) 4-year college graduate9221.8
15) Advanced Degree (M.A., Ph.D, LL.D., M.D.)6014.2
16) No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
14) What is your marital status? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23455.5
2) Divorced4410.4
3) Separated81.9
4) Widowed389.0
5) Single9622.7
6) No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
15) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30371.8
2) No11928.2
TOTAL422100.0
16) Last week were you primarily working full- time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time24959.0
2) Working part-time358.3
3) Going to school174.0
4) Keeping house286.6
5) Retired6415.2
6) Unemployed153.6
7) Or what133.1
8) No answer10.2
TOTAL422100.0
17) [ASKED ONLY OF MARRIED RESPONDENTS] What about your husband/wife, last week was he/she primarily working full-time, working part-time, going to school, keeping house, retired, or unemployed? (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time15365.4
2) Working part-time177.3
3) Going to school41.7
4) Keeping house208.5
5) Retired3414.5
6) Unemployed31.3
7) Or what20.9
8) No answer10.4
Missing188 
TOTAL234100.0
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 $10,000235.5
2) $10,000 up to $19,9994310.2
3) $20,000 up to $29,9996314.9
4) $30,000 up to $39,9996816.1
5) $40,000 up to $49,9995713.5
6) $50,000 up to $59,999296.9
7) More than $60,0008921.1
8) No answer5011.8
TOTAL422100.0
19) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White/Caucasian34581.8
2) Black153.6
3) African-American143.3
4) Negro, Colored, etc.20.5
5) Native American/Indian10.2
6) Asian71.7
7) Other358.3
8) No answer30.7
TOTAL422100.0
20) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic225.2
2) No, not Hispanic39693.8
3) Don't know/ No answer40.9
TOTAL422100.0
21) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 24257.3
1) 7517.8
2) 6615.6
3) 255.9
4) 92.1
5) 40.9
12) 10.2
TOTAL422100.0
22) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE UNDER 18 IN THEIR HOUSEHOLD] How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 6636.7
1) 5832.2
2) 3519.4
3) 168.9
4) 31.7
5) 10.6
12) 10.6
Missing242 
TOTAL180100.0
23) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 9823.2
2) 23655.9
3) 6214.7
4) 215.0
5) 30.7
6) 10.2
12) 10.2
TOTAL422100.0
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 other? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11026.1
2) Democrat14434.1
3) Independent11126.3
4) Other194.5
5) Don't know389.0
TOTAL422100.0
25) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS DEMOCRATS] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat6645.8
2) Not very strong Democrat7048.6
3) Don't know85.6
Missing278 
TOTAL144100.0
26) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICAN] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican6155.5
2) Not very strong Republican4339.1
3) Don't know65.5
Missing312 
TOTAL110100.0
27) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT] 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 Party3027.0
2) Closer to Democratic Party4843.2
3) Don't know3329.7
Missing311 
TOTAL111100.0
28) In general, when it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, or a moderate? (LIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal8319.7
2) Moderate (middle of the road)14133.4
3) Conservative13231.3
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preferences)122.8
5) Don't know368.5
6) No answer153.6
7) Respondent doesn't know30.7
TOTAL422100.0
29) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS LIBERAL] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal, or a not very strong liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal2934.9
2) Not very strong liberal4756.6
3) Don't know67.2
4) No answer11.2
Missing339 
TOTAL83100.0
30) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS CONSERVATIVE] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative, or a not very strong conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative6750.8
2) Not very strong conservative6045.5
3) Don't know53.8
Missing290 
TOTAL132100.0
31) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK OF THEMSELVES AS MODERATE] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal, or more like a conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal4834.0
2) Neither1812.8
3) More conservative6646.8
4) Don't know85.7
5) No answer10.7
Missing281 
TOTAL141100.0
32) Now, thinking about religion, how important would you say religion is in your own life? Would you say that it's extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10725.4
2) Very important15236.0
3) Somewhat important12128.7
4) Not important409.5
5) Don't know/ No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
33) Overall, how important would you say that participation in a church or other organized religious community is in your life? Would you say that it's extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (CHRCHIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important7618.0
2) Very important11928.2
3) Somewhat important12529.6
4) Not important10023.7
5) Don't know/ No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
34) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG96F)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know/No answer10.2
1) More than once a week4911.6
2) Every week10324.4
3) Nearly every week153.6
4) 2-3 times a month4210.0
5) Once a month368.5
6) Several times a year6715.9
7) Once a year225.2
8) Less than once a year215.0
9) Never6615.6
TOTAL422100.0
35) Did you happen to attend church or synagogue in the last 7 days? (ATTD7DAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16238.4
2) No26061.6
TOTAL422100.0
36) How often do you take part in the activities and organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? I mean things like youth groups, community work, or choir practice. (CHRCHACT)
TOTAL%
1) Never22453.1
2) Several times a year8520.1
3) 2-3 times a month4210.0
4) Once a week389.0
5) More than once a week266.2
6) Don't know/ No answer71.7
TOTAL422100.0
37) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH ONCE A WEEK OR MORE] In an average week, how many hours do you usually spend attending church services and participating in other church activities? (ATTDHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 042.6
1) 12516.4
2) 23019.7
3) 32717.8
4) 41912.5
5) 5138.6
6) 674.6
7) 742.6
8) 874.6
10) 1042.6
12) 1242.6
16) 1621.3
20) 2032.0
24) 2421.3
30) Don't know/No answer10.7
Missing270 
TOTAL152100.0
38) What is your religious affiliation, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant20749.1
2) Catholic12228.9
3) Jewish92.1
4) Nothing in particular194.5
5) "Just a Christian"153.6
6) Something else348.1
7) Not religious/atheist/agnostic112.6
8) Don't know/No answer51.2
TOTAL422100.0
39) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WERE "JUST A CHRISTIAN"] Would you say that you are either a Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Christian? (CATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes320.0
2) No853.3
3) Don't know426.7
Missing407 
TOTAL15100.0
40) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WERE "SOMETHING ELSE"] Which religion are you? (RELAFFL6)
TOTAL%
11) Baptist411.8
14) Buddhist38.8
20) Eastern Orthodox12.9
23) Hindu25.9
25) Independent12.9
26) Jehovah's Witness25.9
28) Methodist25.9
30) Mormon/Latter-Day Saints25.9
38) Other1235.3
39) No religion/atheist/agnostic12.9
40) Don't know/Refused411.8
Missing388 
TOTAL34100.0
41) With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
12) Assembly of God51.9
13) Baptist5721.8
14) Brethren10.4
15) Catholic31.1
17) "Christian" or "Just Christian"103.8
18) Christian and Missionary Alliance10.4
20) Church(es) of Christ72.7
21) Church of God31.1
23) Congregationalist51.9
24) Disciples of Christ10.4
25) Episcopalian/Anglican Church England124.6
27) Evangelical Free Church20.8
31) Independent10.4
32) Jehovah's Witness51.9
34) Lutheran3814.5
36) Methodist3111.8
37) Mormon/Latter Day Saints10.4
38) Non/Inter-Denominational Protestant93.4
39) Pentecostal10.4
40) Presbyterian124.6
41) Quaker/Friends31.1
42) Reformed20.8
45) Unitarian-Universalist31.1
46) United Church of Christ31.1
48) Other207.6
49) Don't know31.1
50) Refused31.1
51) Not religious/atheist/agnostic20.8
52) None (not affiliated with a church)186.9
Missing160 
TOTAL262100.0
42) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS BAPTISTS] With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it Southern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the USA, the American Baptist Association, the National Baptist Convention USA, an independent Baptist church, or some other Baptist group? (DBAPTIST)
TOTAL%
11) American Baptist USA58.8
15) Conservative Baptist Association of America35.3
17) Fundamentalist Baptist (No denominational ties)11.8
19) Independent Baptist (No denominational ties)1119.3
20) Missionary Baptist11.8
21) National Baptist Convention USA11.8
25) Southern Baptist1933.3
26) Other35.3
27) Don't know; "Just Baptist"1322.8
Missing365 
TOTAL57100.0
43) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS METHODIST] Is that the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Free Methodist Church, or some other Methodist group? (DMETHDST)
TOTAL%
1) African Methodist Episcopal26.5
2) African Methodist Episcopal Zion13.2
3) Free Methodist Church13.2
4) United Methodist2374.2
6) Don't know; "Just Methodist"412.9
Missing391 
TOTAL31100.0
44) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PRESBYTERIAN] Is that the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., the Presbyterian Church in America, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, or some other Presbyterian group? (DPRESBY)
TOTAL%
2) Orthodox Presbyterian Church18.3
4) Presbyterian Church in the USA758.3
6) Don't know; "Just Presbyterian"433.3
Missing410 
TOTAL12100.0
45) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS LUTHERAN] Is that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Synod, or some other Lutheran group? (DLUTHRAN)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (ELCA; formerly the Lutheran Church in America, American Lutheran Church)1847.4
2) Missouri Synod615.8
3) Wisconsin Synod12.6
4) Other37.9
5) Don't know; "Just Lutheran"1026.3
Missing384 
TOTAL38100.0
46) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS REFORMED] Is that the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America, or some other Reformed group? (DREFORMD)
TOTAL%
2) Reformed Church In America150.0
3) Other150.0
Missing420 
TOTAL2100.0
47) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS BRETHREN] Is that the Church of the Brethren, the Plymouth Brethren, United Brethren in Christ, or some other Brethren group? (DBRETHEN)
TOTAL%
4) Other1100.0
Missing421 
TOTAL1100.0
48) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS CONGREGATIONALIST] Is that the United Church of Christ or just a Congregational church? (DUCC)
TOTAL%
1) United Church of Christ120.0
2) Just Congregational480.0
Missing417 
TOTAL5100.0
49) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS "CHRISTIAN" OR "JUST CHRISTIAN"] When you say "Christian," does that mean the denomination called the "Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)," or some other Christian denomination, or do you mean to say "I am just a Christian?" (DDISCIPL)
TOTAL%
1) Disciples of Christ330.0
2) "Just a Christian"550.0
3) Other Christian Denomination110.0
4) Don't know110.0
Missing412 
TOTAL10100.0
50) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCHES OF CHRIST] Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (DCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Church(es) of Christ685.7
2) United Church of Christ114.3
Missing415 
TOTAL7100.0
51) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED WITH CHURCH OF GOD] Is that the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana; the Church of God of Cleveland, Tennessee; the Church of God in Christ; or some other Church of God? (DCHGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Anderson, IN133.3
3) Church of God in Christ266.7
Missing419 
TOTAL3100.0
52) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS PENTECOSTAL] What kind of church is that? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DPENTE)
TOTAL%
23) Other1100.0
Missing421 
TOTAL1100.0
53) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS INDEPENDENT OR "NON-INTERDENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT"] Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent Pentecostal church, or independent evangelical church? (DINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Independent Fundamentalist330.0
5) Other110.0
6) Don't know/"Just Independent"660.0
Missing412 
TOTAL10100.0
54) Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal Protestant? (RELID)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist3112.3
2) Evangelical2710.7
3) Mainline4216.7
4) Theologically liberal5019.8
5) Other41.6
6) None of the above4116.3
7) Don't know5722.6
Missing170 
TOTAL252100.0
55) Do you consider yourself a charismatic Christian, or involved in the charismatic movement? (CHARISMA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes359.2
2) No29376.9
3) Don't know5313.9
Missing41 
TOTAL381100.0
56) [NOT ASKED OF CATHOLIC OR ORTHODOX RESPONDENTS] Do you consider yourself a Pentecostal? (PENTE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes228.6
2) No21383.5
3) Don't know207.8
Missing167 
TOTAL255100.0
57) Do you consider yourself to be a born-again Christian? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11028.9
2) No25767.5
3) Don't know143.7
Missing41 
TOTAL381100.0
58) How important do you think it is for children to attend Sunday School or some other organized source of religious teaching? (RELEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important9923.5
2) Very important20247.9
3) Somewhat important8620.4
4) Not important255.9
5) Don't know/ No answer102.4
TOTAL422100.0
59) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS] How much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children were to marry someone from a different religious faith than your own? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRY1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot155.0
2) A little5518.2
3) Not at all20969.0
4) Depends on religion155.0
5) Don't know93.0
Missing119 
TOTAL303100.0
60) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS] How much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children married someone who had no religious faith at all? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRYNO1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot8126.7
2) A little8026.4
3) Not at all12440.9
4) Depends on person82.6
5) Don't know103.3
Missing119 
TOTAL303100.0
61) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS] If you had children, how much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children were to marry someone from a different religious faith than your own? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRY2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot86.7
2) A little1815.1
3) Not at all8067.2
4) Depends on religion97.6
5) Don't know/ No answer43.4
Missing303 
TOTAL119100.0
62) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS] If you had children, how much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children married someone who had no religious faith at all? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRYNO2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot3025.2
2) A little2722.7
3) Not at all5848.7
4) Depends on person21.7
5) Don't know/ No answer21.7
Missing303 
TOTAL119100.0
63) [NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY NEVER ATTEND CHURCH] Tell me if the following is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not very important to you in your own choice of a religious congregation. Because it is active in charitable works in your community. (CHCHARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important287.9
2) Very important13738.5
3) Somewhat important12735.7
4) Not important5014.0
5) Don't know143.9
Missing66 
TOTAL356100.0
64) [NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY NEVER ATTEND CHURCH] Tell me if the following is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not very important to you in your own choice of a religious congregation. Because it has a lot of social activities. (CHSOCIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important72.0
2) Very important6418.0
3) Somewhat important11432.0
4) Not important15844.4
5) Don't know133.7
Missing66 
TOTAL356100.0
65) [NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY NEVER ATTEND CHURCH] Tell me if the following is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not very important to you in your own choice of a religious congregation. Because its religious teachings are close to your beliefs. (CHTEACH)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important6819.1
2) Very important18351.4
3) Somewhat important6618.5
4) Not important226.2
5) Don't know174.8
Missing66 
TOTAL356100.0
66) [NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY NEVER ATTEND CHURCH] Tell me if the following is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not very important to you in your own choice of a religious congregation. Because you like the sermons of the pastor, priest, or rabbi. (CHSERMON)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important4512.6
2) Very important14340.2
3) Somewhat important10228.7
4) Not important5114.3
5) Don't know154.2
Missing66 
TOTAL356100.0
67) [NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY NEVER ATTEND CHURCH] Tell me if the following is extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not very important to you in your own choice of a religious congregation. Because it can get things done in the community. (CHCOMMTY)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important246.7
2) Very important13136.8
3) Somewhat important11231.5
4) Not important7220.2
5) Don't know174.8
Missing66 
TOTAL356100.0
68) How often, if ever, do you watch religious programs on television? (TVRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Never20047.4
2) Once in a while16338.6
3) Frequently4911.6
4) Every day61.4
5) Don't know/ No answer40.9
TOTAL422100.0
69) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WATCH RELIGIOUS TELEVISION PROGRAMS AT LEAST ONCE IN A WHILE] Have you ever contributed money to a ministry you learned about on television? (TVMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4821.6
2) No17177.0
3) Don't know/No answer31.4
Missing200 
TOTAL222100.0
70) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED MONEY TO A MINISTRY THEY LEARNED ABOUT ON TV] Do you mind telling me about how much you contributed last year to ministries you learned about on television? (TVMONIES)
TOTAL%
0) 918.8
10) 12.1
20) 36.3
25) 36.3
30) 36.3
50) 36.3
60) 12.1
70) 12.1
100) 612.5
150) 24.2
200) 24.2
300) 24.2
500) 24.2
8888) 1020.8
Missing374 
TOTAL48100.0
71) How often, if ever, do you listen to religious programs on the radio? (RADIOREL)
TOTAL%
1) Never26763.3
2) Once in a while10324.4
3) Frequently378.8
4) Every day122.8
5) Don't know/No answer30.7
TOTAL422100.0
72) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PARENTS] Did you, or do you plan to, send your children to public schools for all of their elementary and high school education? (PSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23376.9
2) No6722.1
3) Don't know/No answer31.0
Missing119 
TOTAL303100.0
73) [ASKED ONLY OF PARENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL OF THEIR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION] Did you or do you home school your children? (HOMESCH)
TOTAL%
0) No6292.5
1) Yes57.5
Missing355 
TOTAL67100.0
74) [ASKED ONLY OF PARENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL OF THEIR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION] Did you or do you send your children to Catholic school? (CATHSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No3349.3
1) Yes3450.7
Missing355 
TOTAL67100.0
75) [ASKED ONLY OF PARENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL OF THEIR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION] Did you or do you send your children to some other kind of religious school? (CHRSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No5277.6
1) Yes1522.4
Missing355 
TOTAL67100.0
76) [ASKED ONLY OF PARENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL OF THEIR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION] Did you or do you send your children to a non-religious private school? (PRIVSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No5480.6
1) Yes1319.4
Missing355 
TOTAL67100.0
77) [ASKED ONLY OF PARENTS WHO DO NOT PLAN TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL OF THEIR ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION] Did you or do you send your children to some other school? (OTHSCH)
TOTAL%
0) No6292.5
1) Yes57.5
Missing355 
TOTAL67100.0
78) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Elizabeth Dole? Do you admire her a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (EDOLE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal8219.4
2) Some12830.3
3) Not much337.8
4) Not at all6615.6
5) Don't know/No answer11326.8
TOTAL422100.0
79) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Michael Jordan? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (JORDAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11427.0
2) Some16739.6
3) Not much368.5
4) Not at all7217.1
5) Don't know/No answer337.8
TOTAL422100.0
80) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Jimmy Carter? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (CARTER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal13532.0
2) Some19446.0
3) Not much4410.4
4) Not at all307.1
5) Don't know/No answer194.5
TOTAL422100.0
81) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about George Wallace? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (WALLACE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal194.5
2) Some10324.4
3) Not much409.5
4) Not at all13131.0
5) Don't know/No answer12930.6
TOTAL422100.0
82) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO RATED GEORGE WALLACE] When you rated George Wallace, were you thinking of the Former governor or the comedian? (WALLYWHO)
TOTAL%
1) Former governor27192.5
2) Comedian175.8
3) Don't know/ No answer51.7
Missing129 
TOTAL293100.0
83) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Ray Charles? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (CHARLES)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal15236.0
2) Some16639.3
3) Not much225.2
4) Not at all337.8
5) Don't know/No answer4911.6
TOTAL422100.0
84) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Bill Clinton? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (CLINTON)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal9422.3
2) Some18944.8
3) Not much368.5
4) Not at all8620.4
5) Don't know/No answer174.0
TOTAL422100.0
85) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Newt Gingrich? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (GINGRCH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal225.2
2) Some9021.3
3) Not much5412.8
4) Not at all17842.2
5) Don't know/No answer7818.5
TOTAL422100.0
86) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Ross Perot? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (PEROT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal5011.8
2) Some15336.3
3) Not much6816.1
4) Not at all11828.0
5) Don't know/No answer337.8
TOTAL422100.0
87) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Elvis Presley? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (ELVIS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal6816.1
2) Some17842.2
3) Not much6916.4
4) Not at all8720.6
5) Don't know/No answer204.7
TOTAL422100.0
88) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Martin Luther King, Junior? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (KING)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal23455.5
2) Some12128.7
3) Not much174.0
4) Not at all276.4
5) Don't know/No answer235.5
TOTAL422100.0
89) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? - How about Hank Williams, Senior? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (HANK)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal8119.2
2) Some11326.8
3) Not much307.1
4) Not at all6615.6
5) Don't know/No answer13231.3
TOTAL422100.0
90) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Robert E. Lee? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (LEE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10023.7
2) Some15135.8
3) Not much235.5
4) Not at all358.3
5) Don't know/No answer11326.8
TOTAL422100.0
91) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? - How about Billy Graham? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (GRAHAM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal16438.9
2) Some11527.3
3) Not much389.0
4) Not at all7016.6
5) Don't know/No answer358.3
TOTAL422100.0
92) For each of the following, please tell me whether you admire the person a great deal, some, not much, or not at all. If you Don't know enough about the person to have an opinion, just say so, okay? How about Mohammad Ali? Do you admire him a great deal, some, not much, or not at all? (ALI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal10925.8
2) Some17741.9
3) Not much4911.6
4) Not at all6314.9
5) Don't know/No answer245.7
TOTAL422100.0
93) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The environment. (ENVIRON)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far5914.0
2) Strike about the right balance13532.0
3) Don't go far enough21250.2
4) Don't know/No answer163.8
TOTAL422100.0
94) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The welfare of children. (CHILDWEL)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far4210.0
2) Strike about the right balance9622.7
3) Don't go far enough26262.1
4) Don't know/No answer225.2
TOTAL422100.0
95) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The rights of persons with disabilities. (DISABILY)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far348.1
2) Strike about the right balance18243.1
3) Don't go far enough17441.2
4) Don't know/No answer327.6
TOTAL422100.0
96) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The rights of minorities. (MINORITY)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far9823.2
2) Strike about the right balance14734.8
3) Don't go far enough13732.5
4) Don't know/No answer409.5
TOTAL422100.0
97) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The rights of immigrants to this country. (IMMIGRT)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far16940.0
2) Strike about the right balance10925.8
3) Don't go far enough8620.4
4) Don't know/No answer5813.7
TOTAL422100.0
98) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? The rights of women. (WOMENRT)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far276.4
2) Strike about the right balance18343.4
3) Don't go far enough19245.5
4) Don't know/No answer204.7
TOTAL422100.0
99) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? Freedom of speech. (SPEECH)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far8219.4
2) Strike about the right balance23655.9
3) Don't go far enough8419.9
4) Don't know/No answer204.7
TOTAL422100.0
100) In general, when you think about the current laws and regulations to protect the following, do they go too far, strike about the right balance, or not go far enough? Neighborhoods from crime. (CRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Go too far92.1
2) Strike about the right balance8620.4
3) Don't go far enough30472.0
4) D Don't know/No answer235.5
TOTAL422100.0
101) Some people think that gains made by disadvantaged groups in American society have come at the expense of white males. Others think that disadvantaged groups have made gains without hurting the position of white males. Which view comes closer to your own? (RDISCRIM)
TOTAL%
1) White males hurt11627.5
2) White males not hurt18644.1
3) Neither one/Don't know/ No answer12028.4
TOTAL422100.0
102) Have you ever visited a national park or national forest? (NPARK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37388.4
2) No4711.1
3) Don't know/No answer20.5
TOTAL422100.0
103) Have you personally gone hunting or fishing in the last five years? (HUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18644.1
2) No23655.9
TOTAL422100.0
104) What would you say is the ideal age for a president: the 40s, the 50s, the 60s, the 70s, or what? (PREZAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 40s9422.3
2) 50s20548.6
3) 60s5212.3
4) 70s51.2
5) Other122.8
6) Doesn't matter5011.8
7) Don't know40.9
TOTAL422100.0
105) If you were stopped at a stoplight and the car in front of you didn't move when the light changed, about how many seconds would you usually wait to blow your horn? (HORN)
TOTAL%
1) Immediately/Right away/Wouldn't wait122.8
2) One or more seconds31875.4
3) Wouldn't blow horn ever6314.9
4) Other/It depends235.5
5) Don't know/No answer61.4
TOTAL422100.0
106) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD WAIT ONE OR MORE SECONDS BEFORE BLOWING THEIR HORN WHEN THE CAR IN FRONT OF THEM WAS STOPPED AT A GREEN LIGHT] How many seconds would you wait? (SECONDS)
TOTAL%
1) 103.1
2) 226.9
3) 3511.0
4) 103.1
5) 8225.8
6) 41.3
7) 72.2
8) 20.6
10) 7222.6
12) 20.6
15) 247.5
20) 123.8
30) 206.3
45) 10.3
50) 10.3
60) 123.8
120) 20.6
Missing104 
TOTAL318100.0
107) What term of endearment, or special name, do you call your spouse or the special person in your life? (ENDEAR)
TOTAL%
0) Honey15135.8
1) Sweetheart/Sweetie348.1
2) Dear255.9
3) Mom/Dad/Grandpa/Pa/Etc.71.7
4) Baby/Babe276.4
5) First/Last name296.9
7) Darling10.2
8) Other4711.1
9) No spouse or special person10123.9
TOTAL422100.0
108) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] Do you think American men have become less "manly" than they used to be? (LESMANLY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6631.6
2) No13363.6
3) Don't know/No answer104.8
Missing213 
TOTAL209100.0
109) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] Do you think American women have become less "feminine" than they used to be? (FEMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11252.6
2) No9745.5
3) Don't know/No answer41.9
Missing209 
TOTAL213100.0
110) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE BECOME LESS FEMININE] Is it a good thing, or a bad thing that American women have become less feminine? (GOODFEM)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing3026.8
2) Bad thing5145.5
3) Mixed2421.4
4) Don't know76.3
Missing310 
TOTAL112100.0
111) [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE AMERICAN MEN HAVE BECOME LESS MANLY] Is it a good thing, or a bad thing that American men have become less manly? (MANGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing1218.2
2) Bad thing4771.2
3) Mixed [Volunteered]710.6
Missing356 
TOTAL66100.0
112) Do you think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city, or is Atlanta pretty much like other cities in the United States? (ATLSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Distinctively Southern19245.5
2) Pretty much like other US cities15637.0
3) Don't know/No answer7417.5
TOTAL422100.0
113) In general, would you say that the Olympics gave you a more favorable or a less favorable impression of the city of Atlanta than you had before? (ATLOLYP)
TOTAL%
1) More favorable23555.7
2) Less favorable255.9
3) No difference13131.0
4) Don't know/No answer317.3
TOTAL422100.0
114) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, ONLY HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the expressions "you all" and "y'all." Do you ever use either one of these expressions yourself? Which would you say you use more often "you all" or "y'all"? (YALL1)
TOTAL%
1) Never use either10348.8
2) Use "you all" more5224.6
3) Use "Y'all" more4621.8
4) Use both about the same [Volunteered]73.3
5) Don't know/No answer31.4
Missing211 
TOTAL211100.0
115) [BY RANDOM ASSIGNMENT, THE OTHER HALF OF RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED THIS QUESTION] I want to ask you about the expressions "y'all" and "you all." Do you ever use either one of those expressions yourself? Which would you say you use more often "y'all" or "you all"? (YALL2)
TOTAL%
1) Never use either10348.8
2) Use "you all" more5827.5
3) Use "Y'all" more4420.9
4) Use both about the same [Volunteered]62.8
Missing211 
TOTAL211100.0
116) Do you agree or disagree that if it could be done without war, the South would be better off as a separate country today? (INDEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Agree348.1
2) Disagree35985.1
3) Don't know/ No answer296.9
TOTAL422100.0
117) Gender of the respondent: (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male17641.7
2) Female24658.3
TOTAL422100.0
118) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent81.9
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong4210.0
3) No Southern accent37288.2
TOTAL422100.0
119) Interview length in minutes. (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
8) 20.5
9) 51.2
10) 184.3
11) 419.9
12) 5112.3
13) 6315.1
14) 5813.9
15) 409.6
16) 327.7
17) 297.0
18) 163.8
19) 112.6
20) 133.1
21) 102.4
22) 112.6
23) 30.7
24) 20.5
25) 10.2
26) 20.5
27) 10.2
29) 10.2
30) 20.5
31) 20.5
39) 10.2
40) 10.2
Missing6 
TOTAL416100.0
120) Respondent's state of residence at age 16. (STATE16X)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL42126.1414
121) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White34581.8
2) Black/African-American317.3
3) Native American/Indian10.2
4) Other4210.0
5) No answer30.7
TOTAL422100.0
122) Gallup Organization regionalization (GALREG)
TOTAL%
2) New England4210.0
3) East Central10023.7
4) West Central6715.9
5) Mountain States399.2
6) Middle Atlantic10625.1
7) Pacific Coast6816.1
TOTAL422100.0
123) AJC regionalization (AJCREG)
TOTAL%
2) Northeast14835.1
3) Midwest16739.6
4) Far West10725.4
TOTAL422100.0
124) Recode of AGE into categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 244210.0
2) 25 to 4418143.3
3) 45 to 6413632.5
4) 65 or older5914.1
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
125) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 992.1
2) 9th to 11th grade184.3
3) High school graduate12630.0
4) Some college11527.4
5) College graduate or more15236.2
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
126) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41844.64816
127) Does the respondent live in a metro area? (METRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metro area11026.8
1) Metro area30173.2
Missing11 
TOTAL411100.0
128) [WEIGHTING VARIABLE BY HOUSEHOLD SIZE] This equation equals the variable PEOPLE divided by 2.0451. (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.488997555012225) 9823.2
.5) 10.2
.97799511002445) 23655.9
1.46699266503667) 6214.7
1.9559902200489) 215.0
2.44498777506113) 30.7
2.93398533007335) 10.2
TOTAL422100.0
129) THIS WEIGHTING VARIABLE IS BASED ON THE CENSUS OF POPULATION AND IS USED TO COMBINE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DATA SETS. (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.98365323948733) 9823.2
1.00578543737579) 10.2
1.96730647897466) 23655.9
2.95095971846199) 6214.7
3.93461295794932) 215.0
4.91826619743665) 30.7
5.90191943692398) 10.2
TOTAL422100.0
130) I-AGE: Recode of AGE into categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 244210.0
2) 25 to 4418143.3
3) 45 to 6413632.5
4) 65 or older5914.1
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
131) I-GENDER: Gender of the respondent: (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male17641.7
2) Female24658.3
TOTAL422100.0
132) I-MARITAL: What is your marital status? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23455.7
2) Divorced4410.5
3) Separated81.9
4) Widowed389.0
5) Single9622.9
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
133) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White34582.3
2) Black/African-American317.4
3) Native American/Indian10.2
4) Other4210.0
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
134) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school276.4
2) High school graduate12630.0
3) Some college11527.4
4) College graduate or more15236.2
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
135) 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 other? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican11028.6
2) Democrat14437.5
3) Independent11128.9
4) Other194.9
Missing38 
TOTAL384100.0