Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1994

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9381705.217925
2) Respondent's year of birth (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9261949.24817
3) Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not? (COMSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86692.5
2) No586.2
3) Don't know/No answer121.3
Missing2 
TOTAL936100.0
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 years647.4
2) 6 to 10 years505.8
3) More than 10 years18921.8
4) All my life56164.8
5) Don't know/No answer20.2
Missing72 
TOTAL866100.0
5) Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49187.5
2) No6912.3
3) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing377 
TOTAL561100.0
6) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama434.6
4) Arizona20.2
5) Arkansas313.3
6) California151.6
8) Colorado30.3
9) Connecticut20.2
10) Delaware20.2
11) D.C.10.1
12) Florida667.0
13) Georgia566.0
15) Hawaii10.1
16) Idaho10.1
17) Illinois151.6
18) Indiana101.1
20) Kansas20.2
21) Kentucky404.3
22) Louisiana485.1
23) Maine20.2
24) Maryland70.7
25) Massachusetts60.6
26) Michigan222.3
27) Minnesota60.6
28) Mississippi313.3
29) Missouri121.3
30) Montana20.2
31) Nebraska20.2
33) New Hampshire20.2
34) New Jersey151.6
35) New Mexico10.1
36) New York262.8
37) North Carolina879.3
38) North Dakota20.2
39) Ohio161.7
40) Oklahoma283.0
41) Oregon20.2
42) Pennsylvania121.3
44) Rhode Island10.1
45) South Carolina464.9
46) South Dakota10.1
47) Tennessee525.5
48) Texas12012.8
51) Virginia555.9
53) Washington10.1
54) West Virginia80.9
55) Wisconsin40.4
56) Wyoming20.2
77) Foreign country202.1
99) Don't know80.9
Missing1 
TOTAL937100.0
7) Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68873.5
2) No23024.6
3) Don't know/No answer181.9
Missing2 
TOTAL936100.0
8) What means more to you: being a Southerner, or being an American? (SOUAMER)
TOTAL%
1) Southerner means more436.3
2) American means more59185.9
3) Depends (vol)192.8
4) Don't know/No answer355.1
Missing250 
TOTAL688100.0
9) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City31533.6
2) Suburbs15816.8
3) Town24426.0
4) Rural22023.5
5) Refused/Not sure10.1
TOTAL938100.0
10) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC94)
TOTAL%
5) 5th grade30.3
6) 6th grade40.4
7) 7th grade50.5
8) 8th grade202.1
9) 9th grade283.0
10) 10th grade343.6
11) 11th grade262.8
12) 12th grade29631.6
13) Some college23825.4
14) 4 Year college graduate17318.4
15) Advanced degree10811.5
16) No answer30.3
TOTAL938100.0
11) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week14615.6
2) Once a week28730.6
3) 2-3 times a month13514.4
4) Several times a year24025.6
5) Never12713.5
6) Refused30.3
TOTAL938100.0
12) What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (FAITHX)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33836.0
2) Methodist11812.6
3) Lutheran262.8
4) Presbyterian404.3
5) Episcopalian303.2
6) Church of Christ353.7
7) Other Protestant272.9
8) Catholic10811.5
9) Jewish60.6
10) Other14215.1
11) None606.4
12) Don't know/No answer80.9
TOTAL938100.0
13) Are you currently... (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married55859.5
2) Divorced11312.0
3) Separated232.5
4) Widowed697.4
5) Single17118.2
6) No answer40.4
TOTAL938100.0
14) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72877.6
2) No20822.2
3) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL938100.0
15) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time53657.1
2) Working part time596.3
3) Going to school495.2
4) Keeping house879.3
5) Retired15616.6
6) Unemployed283.0
7) Or what?202.1
8) No answer30.3
TOTAL938100.0
16) What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily: (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time34762.2
2) Working part time366.5
3) Going to school132.3
4) Keeping house5710.2
5) Retired9517.0
6) Unemployed40.7
7) Or what?40.7
8) No answer20.4
Missing380 
TOTAL558100.0
17) 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 10,000818.6
2) 10,000 to 19,99914115.0
3) 20,000 to 29,99916817.9
4) 30,000 to 39,99914215.1
5) 40,000 to 49,999919.7
6) 50,000 to 59,999656.9
7) More than 60,00011211.9
8) No answer13814.7
TOTAL938100.0
18) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE94)
TOTAL%
1) White74279.1
2) Black939.9
3) African-American272.9
4) Negro, colored, etc.30.3
5) Native American/Indian60.6
6) Asian/Oriental50.5
7) Other525.5
8) No answer101.1
TOTAL938100.0
19) Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic434.6
2) No, Not Hispanic88394.1
3) Don't know/No answer121.3
TOTAL938100.0
20) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) 55058.6
1) 15216.2
2) 16017.1
3) 505.3
4) 181.9
5) 30.3
6) 10.1
8) 10.1
12) 30.3
TOTAL938100.0
21) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) 65369.6
1) 14115.0
2) 11412.2
3) 232.5
4) 40.4
5) 20.2
12) 10.1
TOTAL938100.0
22) Number of people older than 18 in household (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) 22724.3
2) 57761.8
3) 879.3
4) 323.4
5) 80.9
6) 10.1
7) 10.1
10) 10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL934100.0
23) 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) Republican29231.1
2) Democrat30032.0
3) Independent23324.8
4) Other party535.7
5) Don't know/No answer606.4
TOTAL938100.0
24) [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 Democrat13043.5
2) Not very strong Democrat14849.5
3) Don't know/No answer217.0
Missing639 
TOTAL299100.0
25) [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 Republican15252.1
2) Not very strong Republican13245.2
3) Don't know/No answer82.7
Missing646 
TOTAL292100.0
26) [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 party8134.9
2) Closer to Democratic party7130.6
3) Don't know/No answer8034.5
Missing706 
TOTAL232100.0
27) 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) Liberal16517.6
2) Moderate (middle of the road)29531.4
3) Conservative33836.0
4) Never think of self in these terms (no preference)363.8
5) Don't know747.9
6) No answer283.0
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms20.2
TOTAL938100.0
28) [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 liberal5835.2
2) Not very strong liberal9658.2
3) Don't know116.7
Missing773 
TOTAL165100.0
29) [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 conservative19658.0
2) Not very strong conservative12436.7
3) Don't know123.6
4) No answer61.8
Missing600 
TOTAL338100.0
30) [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 liberal7926.8
2) Neither248.1
3) More conservative17559.3
4) Don't know175.8
Missing643 
TOTAL295100.0
31) What do you call a carbonated beverage like 7-Up or Dr. Pepper? (SODA)
TOTAL%
1) Pop828.7
2) Soda30532.5
3) Soda pop272.9
4) Coke20221.5
6) Soft drink15016.0
7) Dope20.2
8) Something else15116.1
9) Don't know/No answer192.0
TOTAL938100.0
32) What goes inside a Thanksgiving turkey? (STUFFING)
TOTAL%
1) Stuffing71676.3
2) Dressing18719.9
3) Something else171.8
4) Don't know/No answer181.9
TOTAL938100.0
33) What do you call the utensil you fry eggs in? (SKILLET)
TOTAL%
1) Skillet27729.5
2) Frying pan57861.6
3) Something else667.0
4) Don't know/No answer171.8
TOTAL938100.0
34) What do you call your evening meal? (SUPPER)
TOTAL%
1) Supper38240.7
2) Dinner53056.5
3) Something else202.1
4) Don't know/No answer60.6
TOTAL938100.0
35) What do you call the war between the North and the South in the 1860s? (CALLWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Civil War58161.9
2) War Between the States616.5
3) Something else13013.9
4) Don't know/No answer16617.7
TOTAL938100.0
36) There's a Southern expression 'y'all'-how often do you hear people say that? Very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (YALL)
TOTAL%
1) Very often64268.4
2) Sometimes11111.8
3) Only occasionally15416.4
4) Never262.8
5) Don't know/No answer50.5
TOTAL938100.0
37) How often do you use that expression yourself-very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (YALLUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often44046.9
2) Sometimes12313.1
3) Only occasionally17518.7
4) Never18619.8
5) Don't know/No answer141.5
TOTAL938100.0
38) Can you use 'y'all' for just one person? (YALLONE)
TOTAL%
1) Just one22830.9
2) More than one49166.5
3) Don't know/No answer192.6
Missing200 
TOTAL738100.0
39) What about the expression 'fixin' to'-as in 'I'm fixin' to leave'-how often do you hear people say that? Very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (FIXIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very often46249.3
2) Sometimes15816.8
3) Only occasionally22123.6
4) Never838.8
5) Don't know/No answer141.5
TOTAL938100.0
40) Do you ever use that expression yourself? [IF YES:] How often-very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (FIXINUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often22824.3
2) Sometimes15917.0
3) Only occasionally14815.8
4) Never39542.1
5) Don't know/No answer80.9
TOTAL938100.0
41) What about the expression 'might could'-as in 'I might could do that'-how often do you hear people say that? Very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (MIGHTC)
TOTAL%
1) Very often20221.5
2) Sometimes15316.3
3) Only occasionally30732.7
4) Never25827.5
5) Don't know/No answer181.9
TOTAL938100.0
42) Do you ever use that expression yourself? [IF YES:] How often-very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never? (MIGHTUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often909.6
2) Sometimes10511.2
3) Only occasionally12112.9
4) Never61165.1
5) Don't know/No answer111.2
TOTAL938100.0
43) Here are some questions about food-If you were going out to eat which of the following foods would you most prefer? (FOODKIND)
TOTAL%
1) Mexican13714.6
2) Italian10110.8
3) Chinese828.7
4) Southern11612.4
5) American15116.1
6) Seafood31233.3
7) Something else212.2
8) Don't know/No answer181.9
TOTAL938100.0
44) When you hear the word 'barbecue,' what meat do you think of? Any special cut of _____? (BARBECUE)
TOTAL%
1) Hamburger/Hot dogs434.6
2) Pork ribs20021.3
3) Chopped pork697.4
4) Sliced pork232.5
5) Other pork (shoulder, ham, whole hog)13814.7
6) Beef ribs747.9
7) Chicken19220.5
8) Chopped beef121.3
9) Sliced beef111.2
10) Other beef11712.5
11) Something else475.0
12) Don't know/No answer121.3
TOTAL938100.0
45) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Fruitcake. (FRUTCAKE)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays25126.8
2) Sometimes eat it16517.6
3) Seldom eat it20421.7
4) Never eat it31633.7
5) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL938100.0
46) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Mince pie. (MINCEPIE)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays838.8
2) Sometimes eat it849.0
3) Seldom eat it15716.7
4) Never eat it61165.1
5) Don't know/No answer30.3
TOTAL938100.0
47) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Boiled custard. (BCUSTARD)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays758.0
2) Sometimes eat it11111.8
3) Seldom eat it11412.2
4) Never eat it63367.5
5) Don't know/No answer50.5
TOTAL938100.0
48) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Sweet potato casserole. (SPCASS)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays38641.2
2) Sometimes eat it22824.3
3) Seldom eat it798.4
4) Never eat it24125.7
5) Don't know/No answer40.4
TOTAL938100.0
49) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Ambrosia. (AMBROSIA)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays17318.4
2) Sometimes eat it13514.4
3) Seldom eat it869.2
4) Never eat it51454.8
5) Don't know/No answer303.2
TOTAL938100.0
50) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Pumpkin pie. (PUMPKINP)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays52956.4
2) Sometimes eat it16317.4
3) Seldom eat it656.9
4) Never eat it18119.3
TOTAL938100.0
51) Food is an important part of many people's Christmas or Hanukkah holidays. For each of the foods I'm going to mention, would you tell me whether you usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Eggnog. (EGGNOG)
TOTAL%
1) Usually eat it at the holidays32334.4
2) Sometimes eat it18820.0
3) Seldom eat it13314.2
4) Never eat it29431.3
TOTAL938100.0
52) Do you spike it? [IF YES:] With what? (SPIKENOG)
TOTAL%
1) No, don't spike it32951.1
2) Yes, with Bourbon558.5
3) Yes, with Rum9414.6
4) Yes, with Brandy243.7
5) Yes, with "Whiskey" (unspecified)416.4
6) Yes, with other426.5
7) Sometimes436.7
8) Don't know/No answer162.5
Missing294 
TOTAL644100.0
53) Do you ever give food as presents at the holidays? [IF YES:] Do you make it yourself, or buy it already prepared? (GIVEFOOD)
TOTAL%
1) No, never give food as presents37339.8
2) Yes, give food that is homemade30732.7
3) Yes, give food that I buy already prepared16317.4
4) Both, buy and make food for gifts899.5
5) Don't know/No answer60.6
TOTAL938100.0
54) Do you usually dress up for holiday meals at home, or do you dress casually? (DRESSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Dress up22423.9
2) Dress casually69974.5
3) Don't know/No answer151.6
TOTAL938100.0
55) Do you decorate the outside of your house with lights? [IF YES:] Do you go all out, or do you just have a few? (LIGHTOUT)
TOTAL%
1) No, don't use lights34336.6
2) Yes, go all out17819.0
3) Yes, just a few41143.8
4) Don't know/No answer60.6
TOTAL938100.0
56) How about New Year's Eve: Do you usually go out to celebrate, do you celebrate at home, or do you not celebrate New Year's at all? (NYEVE)
TOTAL%
1) Go out24626.2
2) Celebrate at home44947.9
3) Don't celebrate15616.6
4) Depends869.2
5) Don't know/No answer10.1
TOTAL938100.0
57) Have you ever set off fireworks or fired a gun to celebrate New Year's Eve? Which? (NYEVEGUN)
TOTAL%
1) No, neither42745.5
2) Yes, fireworks38340.8
3) Yes, fired gun192.0
4) Yes, both10711.4
5) Don't know/No answer20.2
TOTAL938100.0
58) On another holiday: Some people say Valentine's Day is a nice occasion to show affection for loved ones. Others say it's mostly a way for card and candy companies to make money. How about you-which view is closer to your own? (VALENTIN)
TOTAL%
1) Occasion to show affection60464.4
2) Money for card companies22824.3
3) Depends525.5
4) Don't know/No answer545.8
TOTAL938100.0
59) Here are some questions on a different subject: Do you yourself, or does anyone in your family, do genealogy-that is, the study of your family's ancestry? (GENEALOG)
TOTAL%
1) No (does not study genealogy)44347.2
2) Respondent does737.8
3) Other family member does37039.4
4) Respondent and another family member do464.9
5) Don't know/No answer60.6
TOTAL938100.0
60) Did you have any ancestors living in the United States in 1860? (LIVE1860)
TOTAL%
1) No, no ancestors in U.S. in 186016817.9
2) Yes, had ancestors in U.S. in 186055158.7
3) Don't know/No answer21923.3
TOTAL938100.0
61) Did any of your family fight in the Civil War? [IF YES:] Which side did they fight for-for the Confederacy, for the Union, or did members of your family fight on both sides? (CIVFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) No, did not fight in the Civil War11220.3
2) Yes, fought for Confederacy16730.3
3) Yes, fought for Union417.4
4) Yes, fought for both sides478.5
5) Don't know/No answer18433.4
Missing387 
TOTAL551100.0
62) Can you name any Civil War battles, right off hand? (BATTLES)
TOTAL%
1) No, can't name one39642.2
2) Yes, Gettysburg21522.9
3) Yes, other battle named30832.8
4) Don't know/No answer192.0
TOTAL938100.0
63) Some people say the Confederate flag reminds them of white supremacy and racial conflict. Other people say the Confederate flag is a symbol of Southern heritage and pride. Do you think the flag is more a symbol of racial conflict or Southern pride? (FLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Racial conflict15416.4
2) Southern pride63567.7
3) Don't know/No answer14915.9
TOTAL938100.0
64) Some people feel very strongly about the Confederate flag. Others don't care much about it one way or the other. How about you: Would you say you feel very strongly about it, you don't care much about it, or something in between? (FLAGFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Feel strongly20722.1
2) Don't care much33435.6
3) Something in between37540.0
4) Don't know/No answer222.3
TOTAL938100.0
65) If I had an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army, I would be ashamed, knowing what I know about the reasons for the War. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree? (CONFEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree337.0
2) Somewhat agree7415.7
3) Somewhat disagree13328.2
4) Strongly disagree17537.1
5) Don't know/No answer5712.1
Missing466 
TOTAL472100.0
66) If I had an ancestor who fought in the Confederate Army, I would be proud that he fought for what he thought was right. Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree? (CONFEDP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26356.4
2) Somewhat agree13629.2
3) Somewhat disagree194.1
4) Strongly disagree194.1
5) Don't know/No answer296.2
Missing472 
TOTAL466100.0
67) The South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country. (SOUUS94)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70675.3
2) Somewhat agree9910.6
3) Somewhat disagree343.6
4) Strongly disagree576.1
5) Don't know/No answer424.5
TOTAL938100.0
68) It's important to remember our history, but the Civil War doesn't mean much to me personally. (CWDMM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19120.4
2) Somewhat agree26027.7
3) Somewhat disagree17118.2
4) Strongly disagree25927.6
5) Don't know/No answer576.1
TOTAL938100.0
69) There should be no official use of the Confederate flag by state and local governments-for instance, in state flags or over state buildings. (STATECF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18820.0
2) Somewhat agree13614.5
3) Somewhat disagree20221.5
4) Strongly disagree26928.7
5) Don't know/No answer14315.2
TOTAL938100.0
70) No one should be allowed to display the Confederate flag, even individuals and private organizations. (DISPLAYF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree515.4
2) Somewhat agree656.9
3) Somewhat disagree20622.0
4) Strongly disagree53957.5
5) Don't know/No answer778.2
TOTAL938100.0
71) I have a great deal of interest in the history of the South. (SOUHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32634.8
2) Somewhat agree33535.7
3) Somewhat disagree16617.7
4) Strongly disagree818.6
5) Don't know/No answer303.2
TOTAL938100.0
72) It's a good thing the South lost the Civil War. (SOULOST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24926.5
2) Somewhat agree20722.1
3) Somewhat disagree16817.9
4) Strongly disagree12713.5
5) Don't know/No answer18719.9
TOTAL938100.0
73) We would be better off if we paid less attention to history and put the past behind us. (LESSHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23925.5
2) Somewhat agree12613.4
3) Somewhat disagree17618.8
4) Strongly disagree36839.2
5) Don't know/No answer293.1
TOTAL938100.0
74) The Civil War was more about slavery than it was about states' rights or any other issue. (CIVILWHY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27028.8
2) Somewhat agree21923.3
3) Somewhat disagree14915.9
4) Strongly disagree19120.4
5) Don't know/No answer10911.6
TOTAL938100.0
75) There's a lot of talk about race relations these days, and it's important to know how people really feel about these things. Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between? (SEGREGAT)
TOTAL%
1) Integration44347.2
2) Strict segregation394.2
3) Something in-between38040.5
4) Don't know/No answer768.1
TOTAL938100.0
76) OK, here are a few more questions, just for fun. If you had to say, what one state best captures your idea of the South? (STSOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama12513.3
2) Arkansas161.7
3) Florida272.9
4) Georgia24626.2
5) Kentucky70.7
6) Louisiana525.5
7) Mississippi919.7
8) North Carolina525.5
9) Oklahoma30.3
10) South Carolina677.1
11) Tennessee384.1
12) Texas677.1
13) Virginia586.2
14) Other111.2
15) Don't know/No answer788.3
TOTAL938100.0
77) Is there any movie star from the South working today that you particularly admire? (STARSOU)
TOTAL%
1) No59563.4
2) Yes15816.8
3) Don't know/No answer18519.7
TOTAL938100.0
78) Is the vehicle you drive most an import or American-made? Is it a car or van, or a truck? (CARVAN)
TOTAL%
1) Import car or van21122.5
2) Import truck10411.1
3) American car or van48451.6
4) American truck11011.7
5) Don't have a car232.5
6) Don't know/No answer60.6
TOTAL938100.0
79) Do you have any bumper stickers on your car or truck? (BUMPSTIK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19020.9
2) No71779.0
3) Don't know/No answer10.1
Missing30 
TOTAL908100.0
80) Does anything hang from your rear-view mirror? (HANGREAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16618.3
2) No74281.7
Missing30 
TOTAL908100.0
81) Do you pull over for funerals? (PULLOVER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80088.1
2) No596.5
3) Depends414.5
4) Don't know/No answer80.9
Missing30 
TOTAL908100.0
82) 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) Yes58562.4
2) No32334.4
3) No answer303.2
TOTAL938100.0
83) Respondent be good to interview? (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, good to interview45778.1
2) No, not good to interview12821.9
Missing353 
TOTAL585100.0
84) Respondent's sex (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male38440.9
2) Female55459.1
TOTAL938100.0
85) Respondent's accent (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent28730.6
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong37840.3
3) No Southern accent27329.1
TOTAL938100.0
86) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 141.5
2) 454.8
3) 626.6
4) 111.2
5) 697.4
6) 444.7
7) 545.8
8) 171.8
9) 525.5
10) 404.3
11) 252.7
12) 323.4
13) 475.0
14) 515.4
15) 414.4
16) 758.0
17) 9710.3
18) 414.4
19) 545.8
20) 252.7
21) 222.3
22) 202.1
TOTAL938100.0
87) Minutes/length of interview (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
9) 40.4
10) 141.5
11) 636.7
12) 10110.8
13) 15917.0
14) 12513.3
15) 12813.6
16) 849.0
17) 838.8
18) 545.8
19) 343.6
20) 222.3
21) 222.3
22) 151.6
23) 111.2
24) 91.0
25) 10.1
26) 10.1
27) 30.3
29) 20.2
30) 10.1
33) 20.2
TOTAL938100.0
88) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9323.4
2) 9th to 11th grade889.4
3) High school graduate29631.7
4) Some college23825.5
5) College graduate or more28130.1
Missing3 
TOTAL935100.0
89) County (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL909127.14131
90) Religious preference recode (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant58762.6
2) Other Protestant272.9
3) Catholic10811.5
4) Jewish60.6
5) Other14215.1
6) None606.4
7) Don't know/No answer80.9
TOTAL938100.0
91) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White74279.1
2) Black/African-American12313.1
3) Native American/Indian60.6
4) Other576.1
5) No answer101.1
TOTAL938100.0
92) Test of sample with black oversample (OSTEST)
TOTAL%
1) South938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
93) Race of interviewer (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White89795.6
2) Black/African-American414.4
TOTAL938100.0
94) Gender of interviewer (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male12012.8
2) Female81887.2
TOTAL938100.0
95) Recode of region south/non-south (NEWREG)
TOTAL%
1) South938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
96) Region of country-Gallup (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
97) Recode of party id (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat13013.9
2) Not very strong Democrat16918.1
3) Independent, closer to Democrat717.6
4) Independent808.5
5) Independent, closer to Republican818.7
6) Not very strong Republican14015.0
7) Strong Republican15216.2
8) Other party535.7
9) Don't know/No answer606.4
Missing2 
TOTAL936100.0
98) South or non-south recode (NV)
TOTAL%
1) South938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
99) Recode of minutes/interview (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes46649.7
2) 15-19 minutes38340.8
3) 20-29 minutes869.2
4) 30+ minutes30.3
TOTAL938100.0
100) Respondent's Age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL92644.75217
101) Liberal-conservative total (re-code) (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal586.2
2) Not strong liberal10711.4
3) Moderate-liberal798.4
4) Moderate414.4
5) Moderate-conservative17518.7
6) Not strong conservative14215.1
7) Strong conservative19620.9
8) No preference363.8
9) Don't know/No answer10411.1
TOTAL938100.0
102) Residence at age 16: South/Non-south (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South70377.3
2) Border303.3
3) Non-south17719.5
Missing28 
TOTAL910100.0
103) Called state deep south or not (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep South27729.5
2) Peripheral South66170.5
TOTAL938100.0
104) Which state called (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama606.4
2) Arkansas363.8
3) Florida13013.9
4) Georgia859.1
5) Kentucky394.2
6) Louisiana495.2
7) Mississippi333.5
8) North Carolina10611.3
9) Oklahoma303.2
10) South Carolina505.3
11) Tennessee697.4
12) Texas17118.2
13) Virginia808.5
TOTAL938100.0
105) Age of respondent by categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249710.5
2) 25 to 4440744.0
3) 45 to 6427529.7
4) 65 or older14715.9
Missing12 
TOTAL926100.0
106) Recode of STATCALL (regional breakdown) (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
107) Put on hot dogs: cole slaw (COLESLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes768.1
2) No86291.9
TOTAL938100.0
108) Put on hot dogs: chili (CHILI)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32935.1
2) No60964.9
TOTAL938100.0
109) Put on hot dogs: mustard (MUSTARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69574.1
2) No24325.9
TOTAL938100.0
110) Put on hot dogs: relish (RELISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21222.6
2) No72677.4
TOTAL938100.0
111) Put on hot dogs: onions (ONIONSHD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30032.0
2) No63868.0
TOTAL938100.0
112) Put on hot dogs: sauerkraut (SAUERKR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes475.0
2) No89195.0
TOTAL938100.0
113) Put on hot dogs: ketchup (KETCHUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34436.7
2) No59463.3
TOTAL938100.0
114) Put on hot dogs: other (OTHERHD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13614.5
2) No80285.5
TOTAL938100.0
115) Don't eat hot dogs (DONTEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes687.2
2) No87092.8
TOTAL938100.0
116) In turkey stuffing: corn bread (CORNBRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27329.1
2) No66570.9
TOTAL938100.0
117) In turkey stuffing: rice (RICE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60.6
2) No93299.4
TOTAL938100.0
118) In turkey stuffing: onions (ONIONST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28830.7
2) No65069.3
TOTAL938100.0
119) In turkey stuffing: sausage (SAUSAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes454.8
2) No89395.2
TOTAL938100.0
120) In turkey stuffing: pecans (PECANS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151.6
2) No92398.4
TOTAL938100.0
121) In turkey stuffing: oysters (OYSTERS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes414.4
2) No89795.6
TOTAL938100.0
122) In turkey stuffing: other (OTHERT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26127.8
2) No67772.2
TOTAL938100.0
123) In turkey stuffing: celery (CELERY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26027.7
2) No67872.3
TOTAL938100.0
124) In turkey stuffing: spices (SPICES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23925.5
2) No69974.5
TOTAL938100.0
125) In turkey stuffing: prepackaged (PREPACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes444.7
2) No89495.3
TOTAL938100.0
126) In turkey stuffing: bread (BREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22524.0
2) No71376.0
TOTAL938100.0
127) In turkey stuffing: don't like it (DONTLIKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9510.1
2) No84389.9
TOTAL938100.0
128) When interview terminated (TERMIN)
TOTAL%
4) Complete938100.0
TOTAL938100.0
129) Stfips (STFIPS)
TOTAL%
1) 606.4
5) 363.8
12) 13013.9
13) 859.1
21) 394.2
22) 495.2
28) 333.5
37) 10611.3
40) 303.2
45) 505.3
47) 697.4
48) 17118.2
51) 808.5
TOTAL938100.0
130) Cnty (CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL938123.209131
131) Nsmetro (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Metro31935.3
1) Non-metro58564.7
Missing34 
TOTAL904100.0
132) WTVARS (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.509424350483952) 22724.3
1.01884870096789) 57761.8
1.52827305145186) 879.3
2.03769740193583) 323.4
2.54712175241975) 80.9
3.05654610290372) 10.1
3.5659704533877) 10.1
5.09424350483951) 10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL934100.0
133) WTVAR (WTVAR)
TOTAL%
.5) 4100.0
Missing934 
TOTAL4100.0
134) WTVARN (WTVARN)
TOTAL%
.491642084562438) 22724.2
.5) 40.4
.983284169124878) 57761.5
1.47492625368729) 879.3
1.96656833824976) 323.4
2.45821042281217) 80.9
2.94985250737464) 10.1
3.44149459193705) 10.1
4.9164208456244) 10.1
TOTAL938100.0
135) TOTWT (TOTWT)
TOTAL%
.232155423777004) 22724.3
.464310847554006) 57761.8
.69646627133101) 879.3
.928621695108014) 323.4
1.16077711888503) 80.9
1.39293254266204) 10.1
1.62508796643901) 10.1
2.32155423777006) 10.1
Missing4 
TOTAL934100.0
136) QNUM (QNUM)
TOTAL%
20) 243.1
44) 243.1
82) 81.0
84) 24531.3
93) 20025.5
108) 50.6
109) 11915.2
112) 15920.3
Missing154 
TOTAL784100.0
137) Othrelig (OTHRELIG)
138) Cwname (CWNAME)
139) Spikeoth (SPIKEOTH)
140) Givepres (GIVEPRES)
141) Batname (BATNAME)
142) Sstbest (SSTBEST)
143) Southmov (SOUTHMOV)
144) Rearhang (REARHANG)
145) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18 to 249710.5
2) 25 to 4440744.0
3) 45 to 6427529.7
4) 65 or older14715.9
Missing12 
TOTAL926100.0
146) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9323.4
2) 9th to 11th grade889.4
3) High school graduate29631.7
4) Some college23825.5
5) College graduate or more28130.1
Missing3 
TOTAL935100.0
147) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male38440.9
2) Female55459.1
TOTAL938100.0
148) 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) Republican29233.3
2) Democrat30034.2
3) Independent23326.5
4) Other party536.0
Missing60 
TOTAL878100.0
149) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White74280.0
2) Black/African-American12313.3
3) Native American/Indian60.6
4) Other576.1
Missing10 
TOTAL928100.0
150) I-RELIGION: What is your religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist33836.3
2) Other Protestant27629.7
3) Catholic10811.6
4) Jewish60.6
5) Other14215.3
6) None606.5
Missing8 
TOTAL930100.0