Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's number (RESP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8522347.248801
2) Which state am I calling? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama455.3
4) Arkansas212.5
10) Florida14116.5
11) Georgia718.3
18) Kentucky435.0
19) Louisiana465.4
25) Mississippi273.2
34) North Carolina768.9
37) Oklahoma435.0
41) South Carolina445.2
43) Tennessee738.6
44) Texas15518.2
47) Virginia677.9
TOTAL852100.0
3) In which year were you born? (YRBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8521955.619
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) Yes77691.1
2) No667.7
3) Don't know/No Answer101.2
TOTAL852100.0
5) [ASKED ONLY IF COMSOUTH=1 "YES"]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%
1) 5 years or less465.9
2) 6 to 10 years425.4
3) More than 10 years18323.6
4) All my life50264.7
5) Don't know/No answer30.4
Missing76 
TOTAL776100.0
6) [ASKED ONLY IF LIVESOU=4 "ALL MY LIFE"]Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South? (TRAVOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44187.8
2) No6112.2
Missing350 
TOTAL502100.0
7) Which state did you live in when you were 16? (STATE16)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama455.3
3) Arizona10.1
4) Arkansas202.3
5) California141.6
6) Colorado20.2
7) Connecticut20.2
10) Florida677.9
11) Georgia647.5
13) Idaho20.2
14) Illinois121.4
15) Indiana111.3
16) Iowa40.5
17) Kansas30.4
18) Kentucky354.1
19) Louisiana465.4
20) Maine30.4
21) Maryland91.1
22) Massachusetts40.5
23) Michigan80.9
24) Minnesota10.1
25) Mississippi283.3
26) Missouri50.6
27) Montana20.2
28) Nebraska10.1
29) Nevada10.1
31) New Jersey80.9
32) New Mexico30.4
33) New York273.2
34) North Carolina607.0
36) Ohio232.7
37) Oklahoma313.6
38) Oregon10.1
39) Pennsylvania121.4
41) South Carolina354.1
43) Tennessee586.8
44) Texas11413.4
46) Vermont10.1
47) Virginia414.8
48) Washington50.6
49) West Virginia91.1
50) Wisconsin30.4
52) Foreign country273.2
53) Don't know40.5
TOTAL852100.0
8) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, have you lived in all your life? (LIVSTAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than five years61.1
2) Five to nine years61.1
3) Ten to fourteen years193.6
4) Fifteen to nineteen years112.1
5) Twenty or more years10018.9
6) All my life38372.5
7) Don't know/No answer30.6
Missing324 
TOTAL528100.0
9) Not counting time spent away at school and for other temporary reasons, how long have you lived in ? (LIVSTAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Less than five years8325.6
2) Five to nine years4313.3
3) Ten to fourteen years4313.3
4) Fifteen to nineteen years3711.4
5) Twenty or more years10632.7
6) All my life92.8
7) Don't know/No answer30.9
Missing528 
TOTAL324100.0
10) [ASK ONLY IF COMSOUTH=1 "YES"]Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not? (SOUTHERN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60270.7
2) No23227.2
3) Don't know/No Answer182.1
TOTAL852100.0
11) [ASK ONLY IF SOUTHERN= 1 "YES" OR SOUFAM= 1 "YES, SELF" OR 3 "BOTH SELF AND FAMILY"]Would you say that being a Southerner is very important, somewhat important, not very important, or not at all important to you? (SIDIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18330.4
2) Somewhat important20333.7
3) Not very important9515.8
4) Not at all important9916.4
5) Don't know/No answer223.7
Missing250 
TOTAL602100.0
12) [ASK ON IF SOUTHERN= 1 "YES]Some Southerners pay more attention to how they are different from non-Southerners. Other Southerners pay more attention to how connected they are with people around the world. For you personally, would you say you pay more attention to how Southerners are different, or how they are connected? (SGLOBL1)
TOTAL%
1) Different than non-Southerners9129.3
2) Connected to people around the world15549.8
3) Neither299.3
4) Both72.3
5) Don't know/No answer299.3
Missing541 
TOTAL311100.0
13) [ASK ON IF SOUTHERN= 1 "YES]Some Southerners pay more attention to how connected they are with people around the world. Other Southerners pay more attention to how they are different from non-Southerners. For you personally, would you say you pay more attention to how Southerners are connected, or how they are different? (SGLOBL2)
TOTAL%
1) Connected to people around the world13044.7
2) Different than non-Southerners8830.2
3) Neither3411.7
4) Both31.0
5) Don't know/No answer3612.4
Missing561 
TOTAL291100.0
14) What is your zip code? (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL85247798.83923117
15) Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area? (LIVEWH)
TOTAL%
1) City31236.6
2) Suburbs14717.3
3) Small Town20123.6
4) Rural18822.1
5) Refused/Not sure40.5
TOTAL852100.0
16) Code the gender of respondent (GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male35641.8
2) Female49658.2
TOTAL852100.0
17) How many years of school have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) 1st Grade (or less)10.1
2) 2nd Grade10.1
4) 4th Grade10.1
5) 5th Grade20.2
6) 6th Grade10.1
7) 7th Grade40.5
8) 8th Grade91.1
9) 9th Grade131.5
10) 10th Grade161.9
11) 11th Grade344.0
12) 12th Grade (High school)24128.3
13) Some college (Two year degree)23928.1
14) 4 year college graduate18421.6
15) Advanced degree (Ma, Phd, Lld, Md)10111.9
16) No answer50.6
TOTAL852100.0
18) How often do you attend church or other religious services? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13315.6
2) Once a week24228.4
3) Two to three times a month13916.3
4) Several times a year19322.7
5) Never14016.4
6) Refused50.6
TOTAL852100.0
19) How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days -- extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not important? (RELIGIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important36743.1
2) Very important30035.2
3) Somewhat important12514.7
4) Not important495.8
5) Don't know/No answer111.3
TOTAL852100.0
20) What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant58168.2
2) Catholic13515.8
3) Jewish70.8
4) Some other religion (Specify)263.1
5) No Religion [Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist]374.3
6) Christian or just a Christian485.6
7) Don't know/No answer182.1
TOTAL852100.0
21) Do you consider yourself to be an agnostic, an atheist, or just not religious? (NORELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic513.5
2) Atheist410.8
3) Just not religious2259.5
4) Don't know/No answer616.2
Missing815 
TOTAL37100.0
22) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 4 "SOME OTHER RELIGION"]"What other religion are you?" Does the response include any of the following words? Anglican, Holiness, Adventist, Lutheran, Apostolic, Methodist, Assembly of God, Nazarene, Baptist, Non-Denominational, Bible, Pentecostal, Born-Again, Presbyterian, Christ/Christian, Prophetic, Church of God, Quaker/Friends, Episcopalian, Seventh-Day Adventist, or Greek/Serb Orthodox (RELAFCHK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9177.8
2) No2622.2
Missing735 
TOTAL117100.0
23) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 36 "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 Episcopal65.8
2) African Methodist Episcopal Zion32.9
3) Free Methodist Church21.9
4) United Methodist8077.7
5) Other (Specify)11.0
6) Don't know; "Just Methodist"1110.7
Missing749 
TOTAL103100.0
24) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 40 "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%
1) Evangelical Presbyterian Church14.8
2) Orthodox Presbyterian Church14.8
3) Presbyterian Church in America14.8
4) Presbyterian Church in The USA1152.4
5) Other (Specify)29.5
6) Don't know; "Just Presbyterian"523.8
Missing831 
TOTAL21100.0
25) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 34 "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)1250.0
2) Missouri Synod312.5
4) Other (Specify)14.2
5) Don't know; "Just Lutheran"833.3
Missing828 
TOTAL24100.0
26) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 17 "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 Christ313.0
2) "Just A Christian"1669.6
3) Other Christian Denomination (Specify)28.7
4) Don't know28.7
Missing829 
TOTAL23100.0
27) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 20 "CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST"]Is that the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ? (DCHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Church(es) of Christ1083.3
4) Don't know216.7
Missing840 
TOTAL12100.0
28) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 21 "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, IN120.0
2) Cleveland, TN120.0
3) In Christ120.0
4) Other (Specify)120.0
5) Don't know120.0
Missing847 
TOTAL5100.0
29) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 30 "HOLINESS"]Is that the Christian and Missionary Alliance, the Church of the Nazarene, the Salvation Army, the Wesleyan Church, the Free Methodist Church, the Church of God (Anderson, IN), or some other Holiness group? (DHOLINES)
TOTAL%
6) Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)116.7
7) Other (Specify)466.7
8) Don't know; "Just Holiness"116.7
Missing846 
TOTAL6100.0
30) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 10 "ANABAPTIST"]What kind of Anabaptist church is that? [If need prompts:]What is it called exactly? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DANABAPT)
TOTAL%
1) Amish1100.0
Missing851 
TOTAL1100.0
31) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 33 "JUST PROTESTANT"]Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all? (DANY)
TOTAL%
3) Don't know1100.0
Missing851 
TOTAL1100.0
32) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 31 "INDEPENDENT OR 38 "NON/INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT"]Is that an independent fundamentalist church, independent charismatic church, independent Pentecostal church, independent Evangelical church, or what? (DINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Independent Fundamentalist29.1
2) Independent Charismatic313.6
3) Independent Pentecostal14.5
5) Other (Specify)14.5
6) Don't know/"Just Independent"1568.2
Missing830 
TOTAL22100.0
33) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN" AND DENOM= 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, OR 52]When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
TOTAL%
1) Pentecostal6910.6
2) Fundamentalist375.7
3) Evangelical477.2
4) Mainline Protestant11217.3
5) Theologically Liberal11918.3
6) Other (Specify)71.1
7) None of the above10816.6
8) Don't know/No Answer15023.1
Missing203 
TOTAL649100.0
34) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 2 "CATHOLIC" AND DENOM= 15 "CATHOLIC" OR 43 "ROMAN CATHOLIC"]Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these? (RELCATH)
TOTAL%
1) Traditionalist5236.9
2) Progressive3122.0
3) None of these4431.2
4) Other (Specify)10.7
5) Don't know/No answer139.2
Missing711 
TOTAL141100.0
35) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN"]Do you consider yourself to be part of the religious right political movement? (RELIGRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9113.5
2) No50575.0
3) Don't know/No answer7711.4
Missing179 
TOTAL673100.0
36) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" AND RELIG= 1 "MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK" OR 2 "ONCE A WEEK" OR 3 "TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH" OR 4 "SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR"]Are there any women among your church's ordained clergy? (WOMCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19032.8
2) No36462.8
3) Don't know/Does not apply264.5
Missing272 
TOTAL580100.0
37) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" AND RELIG= 1 "MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK" OR 2 "ONCE A WEEK" OR 3 "TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH" OR 4 "SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR"]How comfortable would you feel having a woman read the Bible from the pulpit in your church: very comfortable, fairly comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable? (WOMBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable42272.8
2) Fairly comfortable8915.3
3) Not too comfortable234.0
4) Not at all comfortable356.0
5) Don't know/No answer111.9
Missing272 
TOTAL580100.0
38) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" AND RELIG= 1 "MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK" OR 2 "ONCE A WEEK" OR 3 "TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH" OR 4 "SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR"]How comfortable would you feel having a woman preach a sermon in your church: very comfortable, fairly comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable? (WOMPRECH)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable39267.6
2) Fairly comfortable6811.7
3) Not too comfortable335.7
4) Not at all comfortable7212.4
5) Don't know/No answer152.6
Missing272 
TOTAL580100.0
39) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" AND RELIG= 1 "MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK" OR 2 "ONCE A WEEK" OR 3 "TWO TO THREE TIMES A MONTH" OR 4 "SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR"]How comfortable would you feel having a woman perform a funeral or a wedding in your church: very comfortable, fairly comfortable, not too comfortable, or not at all comfortable? (WOMWED)
TOTAL%
1) Very comfortable37464.5
2) Fairly comfortable7412.8
3) Not too comfortable356.0
4) Not at all comfortable7713.3
5) Don't know/No answer203.4
Missing272 
TOTAL580100.0
40) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 2 "CATHOLIC" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN"]Have you ever read any romance novels? (READROMN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34551.3
2) No32348.0
3) Don't know/No Answer50.7
Missing179 
TOTAL673100.0
41) [ASK ONLY IF READROMN= 1 "YES"]Have you ever read any Christian romance novels, by authors like Janette Oke, Lori Wick, Francine Rivers, or Grace Livingston Hill--or any other Christian romance author? (CHRSTROM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9427.2
2) No23969.3
3) Don't know/No Answer123.5
Missing507 
TOTAL345100.0
42) Are you currently… (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married42750.1
2) Divorced11113.0
3) Separated263.1
4) Widowed667.7
5) Never been married21525.2
6) No answer70.8
TOTAL852100.0
43) [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"]Is this your first marriage, or have you been married before? (MARBFOR)
TOTAL%
1) First marriage29268.4
2) Have been married before13431.4
3) Refused/No answer10.2
Missing425 
TOTAL427100.0
44) [ASK ONLY IF MARBFOR= 1 "FIRST MARRIAGE"]How old were you when you first got married? (AGEMARR1)
TOTAL%
10) Don't know/No Answer10.3
15) 1510.3
16) 1651.7
17) 17165.5
18) 183411.6
19) 19289.6
20) 20289.6
21) 214816.4
22) 22186.2
23) 23227.5
24) 24196.5
25) 25175.8
26) 2693.1
27) 27124.1
28) 2893.1
29) 2972.4
30) 3051.7
31) 3120.7
33) 3310.3
34) 3410.3
35) 3541.4
36) 3620.7
37) 3710.3
40) 4010.3
46) 4610.3
Missing560 
TOTAL292100.0
45) [ASK ONLY IF MARBFOR= 2 "HAVE BEEN MARRIED BEFORE"]How old were you when you got married for the first time? (AGEMARR2)
TOTAL%
10) Don't know/No Answer10.7
13) 1310.7
15) 1543.0
16) 1653.7
17) 17107.5
18) 182014.9
19) 19118.2
20) 201813.4
21) 211813.4
22) 2296.7
23) 23139.7
24) 2432.2
25) 2543.0
26) 2643.0
27) 2721.5
28) 2853.7
29) 2910.7
30) 3043.0
34) 3410.7
Missing718 
TOTAL134100.0
46) Are you a parent? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60170.5
2) No24729.0
3) Don't know/No Answer40.5
TOTAL852100.0
47) Are you a step-parent? (STEPPRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11813.8
2) No73085.7
3) Don't know/No Answer40.5
TOTAL852100.0
48) Last week were you primarily: (EMPLOYED)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time48757.2
2) Working part-time546.3
3) Going to school596.9
4) Keeping house698.1
5) Retired13716.1
6) Unemployed252.9
7) Or what172.0
8) No answer40.5
TOTAL852100.0
49) [ASL ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"]What about your spouse? (HWEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time28667.0
2) Working part-time184.2
3) Going to school20.5
4) Keeping house307.0
5) Retired6615.5
6) Unemployed133.0
7) Or what102.3
8) No answer20.5
Missing425 
TOTAL427100.0
50) 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: (INCOMEF9)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20,0009110.7
2) $20,000 up to $29,9999811.5
3) $30,000 up to $39,99910212.0
4) $40,000 up to $49,9998910.4
5) $50,000 up to $59,999617.2
6) $60,000 up to $69,999435.0
7) $70,000 up to $79,999344.0
8) More than $80,00011213.1
9) No answer22226.1
TOTAL852100.0
51) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, OR 12]As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians? (AMERINDN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, were33939.8
2) No, were not47555.8
3) Don't know384.5
TOTAL852100.0
52) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, OR 12]Are you of Hispanic origin? (HISPNS01)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic354.3
2) No, not Hispanic76994.4
3) Don't know/No answer111.3
Missing37 
TOTAL815100.0
53) How many people under 18 live in this house? (CHILD18)
TOTAL%
0) None49958.6
1) One15518.2
2) Two12314.4
3) Three465.4
4) Four202.3
5) Five30.4
6) Six20.2
7) Seven10.1
12) Refused30.4
TOTAL852100.0
54) How many of those are under 12 years old? (CHILD12)
TOTAL%
0) None11532.9
1) One13839.4
2) Two6819.4
3) Three226.3
4) Four51.4
5) Five10.3
6) Six10.3
Missing502 
TOTAL350100.0
55) Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number? (PEOPLE)
TOTAL%
1) One25029.3
2) Two44251.9
3) Three11213.1
4) Four313.6
5) Five50.6
8) Eight10.1
12) Refused111.3
TOTAL852100.0
56) 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) Republican29134.2
2) Democrat29534.6
3) Independent15318.0
4) Other414.8
5) Don't know/No answer728.5
TOTAL852100.0
57) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 2 "DEMOCRAT"]Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat? (STRDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat16455.6
2) Not very strong Democrat12141.0
3) Don't know/No answer103.4
Missing557 
TOTAL295100.0
58) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 1 "REPUBLICAN"]Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican? (STRREP)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Republican16958.1
2) Not very strong Republican11238.5
3) Don't know/No answer103.4
Missing561 
TOTAL291100.0
59) [ASK ONLY IF PARTYID= 3 "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 party4529.4
2) Closer to Democratic party5032.7
3) Don't know/No answer/Neither5837.9
Missing699 
TOTAL153100.0
60) 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) Liberal17320.3
2) Moderate (Middle of the road)26631.2
3) Conservative26631.2
4) Never think of self in these terms (No preference)526.1
5) Don't know536.2
6) No answer354.1
7) R insists that he/she has no understanding of these terms70.8
TOTAL852100.0
61) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 1 "LIBERAL"]Do you think of yourself as a strong Liberal, or a not very strong Liberal? (STRLIB)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal7845.1
2) Not very strong liberal9253.2
3) Don't know31.7
Missing679 
TOTAL173100.0
62) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 3 "CONSERVATIVE"]Do you think of yourself as a strong Conservative, or a not very strong Conservative? (STRCON)
TOTAL%
1) Strong conservative13952.3
2) Not very strong conservative10840.6
3) Don't know145.3
4) No answer51.9
Missing586 
TOTAL266100.0
63) [ASK ONLY IF LIBCON= 2 "MODERATE"]Do you think of yourself as more like a Liberal, or more like a Conservative? (MODERATE)
TOTAL%
1) More liberal7126.7
2) Neither/Refuses to choose4516.9
3) More conservative12948.5
4) Don't know176.4
5) No answer41.5
Missing586 
TOTAL266100.0
64) These days, about half of all marriages end in divorce. Do you think that it still makes sense for couples to promise a lifelong commitment when they marry? (MARUPDAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75288.3
2) No698.1
3) Don't know/No Answer313.6
TOTAL852100.0
65) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: To have a fulfilling life, most people need to be legally married. (LEGMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree36042.3
2) Disagree46554.6
3) Don't know/No Answer273.2
TOTAL852100.0
66) What do you think is the ideal age for a woman to marry? (MAGEWOM)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know/It depends/No answer15818.5
1) Other (Specify)172.0
15) 1510.1
16) 1620.2
18) 18273.2
19) 1920.2
20) 20475.5
21) 21576.7
22) 22435.0
23) 23435.0
24) 24556.5
25) 2522626.5
26) 26273.2
27) 27263.1
28) 28374.3
29) 2940.5
30) 30627.3
31) 3120.2
32) 3210.1
33) 3320.2
35) 3580.9
38) 3810.1
40) 4030.4
212) 21210.1
TOTAL852100.0
67) And what is the ideal age for a man to marry? (MAGEMAN)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know/It depends/No answer14817.4
1) Other (Specify)161.9
16) 1630.4
18) 18111.3
19) 1910.1
20) 20283.3
21) 21465.4
22) 22313.6
23) 23252.9
24) 24435.0
25) 2518721.9
26) 26323.8
27) 27394.6
28) 28455.3
29) 2970.8
30) 3012214.3
31) 3140.5
32) 32101.2
33) 3360.7
34) 3420.2
35) 35323.8
38) 3810.1
40) 40101.2
50) 5020.2
60) 6010.1
TOTAL852100.0
68) What is the very youngest age that you think it is appropriate for someone to get married? (LOWSTAGE)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know/It depends/No answer768.9
1) Other (Specify)40.5
13) 1310.1
14) 1440.5
15) 1560.7
16) 16222.6
17) 17232.7
18) 1823027.0
19) 19384.5
20) 2010812.7
21) 2114216.7
22) 22505.9
23) 23192.2
24) 24212.5
25) 25758.8
26) 2610.1
27) 2770.8
28) 2891.1
30) 30111.3
33) 3310.1
35) 3510.1
65) 6510.1
76) 7610.1
253) 25310.1
TOTAL852100.0
69) Some people say that a woman should worry if she is not married by the time she reaches age 30. Other people say that these days a woman does not need to worry about that kind of thing. Which comes closest to your opinion? (WORRY30)
TOTAL%
1) Should worry607.0
2) Should not worry74687.6
3) Don't know/Depends/No answer465.4
TOTAL852100.0
70) I'm going to read you a list of reasons why people select their particular mates. I'd like to know how important each reason is for you, personally. Would you say that for you, being in love is a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason to marry someone? (INLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Very important76990.3
2) Somewhat important576.7
3) Not too important101.2
4) Not at all important70.8
5) Don't know/Depends/No answer91.1
TOTAL852100.0
71) I'm going to read you a list of reasons why people select their particular mates. I'd like to know how important each reason is for you, personally. Would you say that for you, sharing the same interests and values is a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason to marry someone? (SHAREVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important60871.4
2) Somewhat important19923.4
3) Not too important232.7
4) Not at all important80.9
5) Don't know/Depends/No answer141.6
TOTAL852100.0
72) I'm going to read you a list of reasons why people select their particular mates. I'd like to know how important each reason is for you, personally. Would you say that for you, wanting to raise a family together is a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason to marry someone? (RAISEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important60671.1
2) Somewhat important14817.4
3) Not too important455.3
4) Not at all important283.3
5) Don't know/Depends/No answer252.9
TOTAL852100.0
73) I'm going to read you a list of reasons why people select their particular mates. I'd like to know how important each reason is for you, personally. Would you say that for you, having greater financial security is a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason to marry someone? (FINSECUR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important22626.5
2) Somewhat important32438.0
3) Not too important16819.7
4) Not at all important11413.4
5) Don't know/Depends/No answer202.3
TOTAL852100.0
74) I'm going to read you a list of reasons why people select their particular mates. I'd like to know how important each reason is for you, personally. Would you say that for you, coming from similar backgrounds is a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important reason to marry someone? (SIMBKG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24228.4
2) Somewhat important30035.2
3) Not too important19022.3
4) Not at all important10512.3
5) Don't know/Depends/No answer151.8
TOTAL852100.0
75) Which of the following statements comes closest to your point of view? 1. In general, laws making divorce easier to obtain are good for children because it gets them out of a bad situation. OR 2. In general, laws making divorce easier to obtain are bad for children because it breaks up families. (EASYDIV)
TOTAL%
1) Easier divorce is good26030.5
2) Easier divorce is bad40147.1
3) Don't know/Depends/No answer19122.4
TOTAL852100.0
76) If divorce seems unavoidable, what do you think is the worst possible age for children to be when their parents get a divorce: pre-school, elementary school, junior high, high school, college age, or older? (WORSTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Pre-school13816.2
2) Elementary school28333.2
3) Junior high school21925.7
4) High school556.5
5) College age161.9
6) Older80.9
7) Don't know/All are bad/Depends/No answer13315.6
TOTAL852100.0
77) How often do you think about dying? Would you say you think about it very often, fairly often, occasionally, hardly ever, or never? (THKDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Very often9110.7
2) Fairly often9511.2
3) Occasionally32337.9
4) Hardly ever23027.0
5) Never10011.7
6) Don't know/No answer131.5
TOTAL852100.0
78) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about how your family or loved ones will be cared for? (CAREFAM)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal37449.7
2) Somewhat14519.3
3) Not too much8611.4
4) Not at all12817.0
5) Don't know/No answer192.5
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
79) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about not having completed your life's work? (LIFEWK)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal14118.8
2) Somewhat21128.1
3) Not too much14018.6
4) Not at all23431.1
5) Don't know/No answer263.5
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
80) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about the possibility of being alone when you are dying? (DIEALONE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal13217.6
2) Somewhat16421.8
3) Not too much15019.9
4) Not at all28337.6
5) Don't know/No answer233.1
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
81) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about not having the chance to say goodbye to someone? (NOGOODBY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal28437.8
2) Somewhat20427.1
3) Not too much10413.8
4) Not at all14118.8
5) Don't know/No answer192.5
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
82) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about the possibility of great physical pain before you die? (PHYSPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal16722.2
2) Somewhat21728.9
3) Not too much14319.0
4) Not at all20026.6
5) Don't know/No answer253.3
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
83) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about dying when you are out of touch with God or a higher power? (OUTTOUCH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26535.2
2) Somewhat11515.3
3) Not too much9612.8
4) Not at all24732.8
5) Don't know/No answer293.9
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
84) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about not being forgiven by God? (GODNOTFG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26034.6
2) Somewhat10514.0
3) Not too much9312.4
4) Not at all26535.2
5) Don't know/No answer293.9
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
85) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about not being forgiven by someone for something you did? (UNFRGIVN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal12716.9
2) Somewhat16421.8
3) Not too much15720.9
4) Not at all27736.8
5) Don't know/No answer273.6
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
86) [ASK ONLY IF THKDEATH= 1 "VERY OFTEN" OR 2 "FAIRLY OFTEN" OR 3 "OCCASIONALLY" OR 4 "HARDLY EVER"]I'm going to read a list of things that people sometimes worry about when they think about their own death. For each one, please tell me whether it worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much, or not at all when you think about your own death. When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about what it will be like for you after you die? (AFTERDIE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal13417.8
2) Somewhat14218.9
3) Not too much14118.8
4) Not at all30941.1
5) Don't know/No answer263.5
Missing100 
TOTAL752100.0
87) When you die, would you prefer to be buried or cremated? (BURCREM1)
TOTAL%
1) Buried49458.0
2) Cremated24428.6
3) Don't know/No Answer11413.4
TOTAL852100.0
88) [ASK ONLY IF BURCREM1= 1 "BURIED" OR 2 "CREMATED"]Have you made any arrangements for that? (ARNGMNTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24633.3
2) No48665.9
3) Don't know/No Answer60.8
Missing114 
TOTAL738100.0
89) Have you discussed with family members whether or not you should be kept on life support systems if you become terminally ill or have a debilitating injury? (LIFESUPR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49958.6
2) No32938.6
3) Don't know/No Answer242.8
TOTAL852100.0
90) In the past 12 months, have you attended a funeral? (FUNERAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51760.7
2) No32037.6
3) Don't know/No Answer151.8
TOTAL852100.0
91) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11]In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement, as it applies to you. My race is an important part of who I am. (RWHOIAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21826.0
2) Agree24028.6
3) Neutral17120.4
4) Disagree13516.1
5) Strongly disagree445.2
6) Don't know/No answer313.7
Missing13 
TOTAL839100.0
92) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11] In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement as it applies to you: I identify closely with my race. (RIDENTIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17821.2
2) Agree29935.6
3) Neutral18822.4
4) Disagree10212.2
5) Strongly disagree313.7
6) Don't know/No answer414.9
Missing13 
TOTAL839100.0
93) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11] In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement as it applies to you: In most of my day-to-day interactions with other people I am very aware of being . (RAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12514.9
2) Agree17120.4
3) Neutral14016.7
4) Disagree28734.2
5) Strongly disagree819.7
6) Don't know/No answer354.2
Missing13 
TOTAL839100.0
94) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11] In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement as it applies to you: I am happy to be . (RHAPPY2B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13767.2
2) Agree5426.5
3) Neutral83.9
4) Disagree10.5
6) Don't know/No answer42.0
Missing648 
TOTAL204100.0
95) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11] In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement as it applies to you: It makes me proud to be . (RPROUD2B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13566.2
2) Agree4823.5
3) Neutral136.4
4) Disagree52.5
6) Don't know/No answer31.5
Missing648 
TOTAL204100.0
96) [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, OR 11] In answer to an earlier question you said that you consider your race to be . Next, I'm going to read a statement about race. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, are neutral, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement as it applies to you: I feel lucky to be . (RLUCKY2B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10551.5
2) Agree4120.1
3) Neutral3215.7
4) Disagree209.8
5) Strongly disagree21.0
6) Don't know/No answer42.0
Missing648 
TOTAL204100.0
97) And finally, just a few questions about the Internet. How often, if at all, do you yourself use the Internet: every day, most days, once or twice a week, less than that, or never? (USEINET)
TOTAL%
1) Every day26931.6
2) Most days9511.2
3) Once or twice a week11413.4
4) Less than once a week9911.6
5) Never27131.8
6) Don't know/No answer40.5
TOTAL852100.0
98) [ASK ONLY IF USEINET= 1 "EVERY DAY" OR 2 "MOST DAYS" OR 3 "ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK"]How important is email in your everyday life? Would you say it is very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important? (USEMAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important20743.3
2) Somewhat important14029.3
3) Not too important9519.9
4) Not at all important357.3
5) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing374 
TOTAL478100.0
99) [ASK ONLY IF USEINET= 1 "EVERY DAY" OR 2 "MOST DAYS" OR 3 "ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK"]How important is the Internet in your daily life for keeping up with current news? Would you say the Internet is very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important for that? (INETNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8417.6
2) Somewhat important14630.5
3) Not too important11824.7
4) Not at all important12927.0
5) Don't know/No answer10.2
Missing374 
TOTAL478100.0
100) [ASK ONLY IF USEINET= 1 "EVERY DAY" OR 2 "MOST DAYS" OR 3 "ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK"]And what about for recreation, such as humor or games? For you, is the Internet very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important for that? (INETREC)
TOTAL%
1) Very important5110.7
2) Somewhat important13929.1
3) Not too important12826.8
4) Not at all important15732.8
5) Don't know/No answer30.6
Missing374 
TOTAL478100.0
101) [ASK ONLY IF USEINET= 1 "EVERY DAY" OR 2 "MOST DAYS" OR 3 "ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK"]How important is the Internet in your life for doing everyday tasks, such as shopping, getting directions, banking, or checking the weather? Would you say the Internet is very important, somewhat important, not too important or not at all important for that? (INETTASK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important7615.9
2) Somewhat important15732.8
3) Not too important12025.1
4) Not at all important12325.7
5) Don't know/No answer20.4
Missing374 
TOTAL478100.0
102) Finally, do you agree or disagree that: The South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country. (NOTSEP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree74387.2
2) Disagree607.0
3) Don't know/No answer495.8
TOTAL852100.0
103) Some of the questions on this survey will be used by reporters for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to write stories for the newspaper. Would you be willing to have a reporter call you back to see if you would be willing to discuss some of these matters in greater detail? (CALLBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37443.9
2) No44251.9
3) No Answer364.2
TOTAL852100.0
104) Do you think this person would be good to call back for more information? (Was this a good interview?) (GOODINT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62473.2
2) No22826.8
TOTAL852100.0
105) Respondent's accent: (ACCENTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent20423.9
2) Detectable Southern accent, but not strong32037.6
3) No Southern accent32838.5
TOTAL852100.0
106) The code for the respondent's county (COUNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL823168.812218
107) Which "I am" questions mentioned race? (RACEORD)
TOTAL%
0) No, none of the three answers has anything to do with race81695.8
1) Yes, race was mentioned first131.5
2) Yes, race was mentioned second80.9
3) Yes, race was mentioned third10.1
4) Not sure141.6
TOTAL852100.0
108) [ASK ONLY IF RACEORD= 1 "YES, RACE WAS MENTIONED FIRST" OR 2 "YES, RACE WAS MENTIONED SECOND" OR 3 "YES, RACE WAS MENTIONED THIRD"]Racial category coded by the interviewer. (IAMRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White940.9
2) Caucasian29.1
3) Black627.3
4) African-American29.1
7) Hispanic14.5
8) Native American14.5
11) Other14.5
Missing830 
TOTAL22100.0
109) The date of poll (DATE)
TOTAL%
130) 354.1
131) 354.1
201) 465.4
203) 293.4
204) 303.5
205) 435.0
206) 293.4
207) 394.6
208) 293.4
210) 414.8
211) 475.5
212) 384.5
213) 384.5
214) 475.5
215) 202.3
217) 273.2
218) 232.7
219) 202.3
220) 192.2
221) 222.6
222) 232.7
224) 222.6
225) 80.9
226) 273.2
227) 182.1
228) 101.2
301) 70.8
303) 101.2
304) 70.8
305) 121.4
306) 101.2
307) 131.5
308) 101.2
309) 10.1
319) 40.5
320) 30.4
321) 40.5
322) 20.2
324) 30.4
325) 10.1
TOTAL852100.0
110) The time of poll (TIMEINT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL852634.428346
111) Interviewer number (INTNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 40.5
5) 283.3
6) 293.4
8) 344.0
9) 435.0
10) 505.9
11) 232.7
13) 404.7
14) 657.6
15) 475.5
16) 445.2
17) 364.2
22) 161.9
30) 50.6
32) 313.6
33) 546.3
37) 172.0
38) 252.9
40) 455.3
41) 273.2
42) 161.9
43) 80.9
44) 333.9
50) 232.7
52) 222.6
53) 212.5
54) 232.7
55) 151.8
56) 283.3
TOTAL852100.0
112) Interview length in minutes (MINUTES)
TOTAL%
-201) 10.1
-39) 10.1
2) 10.1
4) 30.4
5) 20.2
6) 60.7
7) 131.5
8) 172.0
9) 354.1
10) 637.4
11) 12314.4
12) 14316.8
13) 11413.4
14) 9010.6
15) 627.3
16) 546.3
17) 293.4
18) 273.2
19) 131.5
20) 141.6
21) 80.9
22) 30.4
23) 70.8
24) 40.5
25) 40.5
26) 40.5
27) 20.2
28) 10.1
30) 20.2
32) 10.1
34) 10.1
36) 10.1
38) 10.1
41) 10.1
64) 10.1
TOTAL852100.0
113) Verbatim for RELID97S (OTHRELID)
114) Sheet (SHEET)
TOTAL%
1) White (south)852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
115) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) South852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
116) Test to verify sample origin (REGSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Southern state residence852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
117) [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 "PROTESTANT" OR 6 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN" OR RELAFCHK= 1 "YES"] With what church denomination, if any, are you most closely affiliated? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) Anabaptist10.2
11) Anglican/Church of England10.2
12) Assembly of God71.1
13) Baptist28743.8
15) Catholic60.9
17) "Christian" or "Just Christian"233.5
18) Christian and Missionary Alliance10.2
20) Church(es) of Christ121.8
21) Church of God50.8
22) Church of the Nazarene10.2
24) Disciples of Christ40.6
25) Episcopalian/Angl'cn/Chrch England233.5
27) Evangelical Free Church20.3
30) Holiness60.9
31) Independent40.6
32) Jehovah's Witness20.3
33) "Just Protestant"10.2
34) Lutheran243.7
36) Methodist10315.7
37) Mormon/Latter-Day Saints10.2
38) Non/Inter-Denominational Protestant182.7
39) Pentecostal243.7
40) Presbyterian213.2
45) Unitarian-Universalist50.8
46) United Church of Christ (UCC)10.2
48) Other (Specify)192.9
49) Don't know50.8
50) Refused60.9
52) None (Not affiliated with a church)426.4
Missing197 
TOTAL655100.0
118) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 13 "BAPTIST"]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%
10) American Baptist Association3813.2
11) American Baptist USA62.1
16) Free Will Baptist62.1
19) Independent Baptist (No denominational ties)196.6
20) Missionary Baptist113.8
21) National Baptist Convention USA103.5
25) Southern Baptist13948.4
26) Other (Specify)62.1
27) Don't know; "Just Baptist"5218.1
Missing565 
TOTAL287100.0
119) [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 39 "PENTECOSTAL" OR DCHARIS= 2 "PENTECOSTAL"]What kind of church is that? What is it called exactly? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called? (DPENTE)
TOTAL%
10) Apostolic Pentecostal520.8
11) Assemblies of God520.8
14) Church of God in Christ28.3
18) Full Gospel14.2
20) Pentecostal Holiness Church28.3
22) United Pentecostal Church International14.2
23) Other (Specify)312.5
24) Don't know; "Just Pentecostal"520.8
Missing828 
TOTAL24100.0
120) YRBORN recoded in age of the respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL85243.16518
121) Recode of AGE in categories (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 years old12714.9
2) 25-44 years old30936.3
3) 45-64 years old28433.3
4) 65 years or older11613.6
5) Don't know or refused161.9
TOTAL852100.0
122) What race do you consider yourself? (RACES01)
TOTAL%
1) White43450.9
2) Caucasian20123.6
3) Black839.7
4) African American394.6
5) Negro40.5
7) Hispanic374.3
8) Native American20.2
9) American Indian20.2
10) Asian50.6
11) Other323.8
12) Refused/None/Human/Don't know/No answer131.5
TOTAL852100.0
123) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White63574.5
2) Black/African American12614.8
3) Native American/American Indian40.5
4) Other748.7
5) No answer131.5
TOTAL852100.0
124) Is respondent of Hispanic origin? (HISPANIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Hispanic728.5
2) No, not Hispanic76990.3
3) Don't know/No answer111.3
TOTAL852100.0
125) Interview's length in categories (RCMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 15 minutes61071.8
2) 15-19 minutes18521.8
3) 20-29 minutes475.5
4) 30 and more minutes80.9
Missing2 
TOTAL850100.0
126) Old code for US States (STATCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama455.3
2) Arkansas212.5
3) Florida14116.5
4) Georgia718.3
5) Kentucky435.0
6) Louisiana465.4
7) Mississippi273.2
8) North Carolina768.9
9) Oklahoma435.0
10) South Carolina445.2
11) Tennessee738.6
12) Texas15518.2
13) Virginia677.9
TOTAL852100.0
127) Recode of STATE16 to FIPS codes (STAT16FP)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama455.3
4) Arizona10.1
5) Arkansas202.4
6) California141.7
8) Colorado20.2
9) Connecticut20.2
12) Florida677.9
13) Georgia647.5
16) Idaho20.2
17) Illinois121.4
18) Indiana111.3
19) Iowa40.5
20) Kansas30.4
21) Kentucky354.1
22) Louisiana465.4
23) Maine30.4
24) Maryland91.1
25) Massachusetts40.5
26) Michigan80.9
27) Minnesota10.1
28) Mississippi283.3
29) Missouri50.6
30) Montana20.2
31) Nebraska10.1
32) Nevada10.1
34) New Jersey80.9
35) New Mexico30.4
36) New York273.2
37) North Carolina607.1
39) Ohio232.7
40) Oklahoma313.7
41) Oregon10.1
42) Pennsylvania121.4
45) South Carolina354.1
47) Tennessee586.8
48) Texas11413.4
50) Vermont10.1
51) Virginia414.8
53) Washington50.6
54) West Virginia91.1
55) Wisconsin30.4
77) Foreign country273.2
Missing4 
TOTAL848100.0
128) Gallup organization regionalized (GALREG)
TOTAL%
1) South852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
129) AJC Regionalization (AJCREGN)
TOTAL%
1) South852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
130) Educational attainment (GRADE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than grade 9192.2
2) 9-11 Grade637.4
3) High school grad24128.3
4) Some college23928.1
5) College grad or more28533.5
6) No answer50.6
TOTAL852100.0
131) Liberal/conservative recode (LCRECODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong liberal789.2
2) Not strong liberal9511.2
3) Moderate liberal718.3
4) Moderate667.7
5) Moderate conservative12915.1
6) Not strong conservative12714.9
7) Strong conservative13916.3
8) No preference526.1
9) Don't know/No answer9511.2
TOTAL852100.0
132) Residence in deep south (DEEPSOU)
TOTAL%
1) Deep south23327.3
2) Peripheral south61972.7
TOTAL852100.0
133) Resident in North/South (RESIDENT)
TOTAL%
1) South64478.4
2) Border232.8
3) Non-south15418.8
Missing31 
TOTAL821100.0
134) Regional recode: State of residence (WHSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) South852100.0
TOTAL852100.0
135) Recode for Party Identification (PIDRCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat16419.2
2) Not very strong Democrat13115.4
3) Independent, close to Democrats505.9
4) Independent586.8
5) Independent close to Republicans455.3
6) Not very strong Republican12214.3
7) Strong Republican16919.8
8) Other Party414.8
9) Don't know/No answer728.5
TOTAL852100.0
136) States FIPS codes (STATEFPS)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama455.3
5) Arkansas212.5
12) Florida14116.5
13) Georgia718.3
21) Kentucky435.0
22) Louisiana465.4
28) Mississippi273.2
37) North Carolina768.9
40) Oklahoma435.0
45) South Carolina445.2
47) Tennessee738.6
48) Texas15518.2
51) Virginia677.9
TOTAL852100.0
137) State-county fips codes (numeric) (ST_CNTY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL79030750.63916896
138) Respondent's religious pref5- recode of DENOM and RELAFFL (FAITH97X)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist28733.7
2) Methodist10312.1
3) Lutheran242.8
4) Presbyterian212.5
5) Episcopalian242.8
6) Church of Christ131.5
7) Other Protestant15418.1
8) Catholic14116.5
9) Jewish70.8
10) Other232.7
11) None374.3
12) Don't know/No answer182.1
TOTAL852100.0
139) Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL) (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Mainline Protestant47255.4
2) Other Protestant15418.1
3) Catholic14116.5
4) Jewish70.8
5) Other232.7
6) None374.3
7) Don't know/No answer182.1
TOTAL852100.0
140) South and globalization (aggregate of the two versions with statements in different orders) (SGLOBL)
TOTAL%
1) Different that non-Southerners17929.7
2) Connected to people around the world28547.3
3) Neither6310.5
4) Both101.7
5) Don't know/No answer6510.8
Missing250 
TOTAL602100.0
141) Which question the respondent was asked (SGLOBL1 or SGLOBL2) (SGLOBQ)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent was asked SGLOBL131151.7
2) Respondent was asked SGLOBL229148.3
Missing250 
TOTAL602100.0
142) Combination of AGEMARR1 and AGEMARR2 (AGEMARR)
TOTAL%
10) Don't know/No answer20.5
13) 1310.2
15) 1551.2
16) 16102.3
17) 17266.1
18) 185412.7
19) 19399.2
20) 204610.8
21) 216615.5
22) 22276.3
23) 23358.2
24) 24225.2
25) 25214.9
26) 26133.1
27) 27143.3
28) 28143.3
29) 2981.9
30) 3092.1
31) 3120.5
33) 3310.2
34) 3420.5
35) 3540.9
36) 3620.5
37) 3710.2
40) 4010.2
46) 4610.2
Missing426 
TOTAL426100.0
143) Collapsed version of AGEMARR (AGEMCAT)
TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger61.4
2) 16-2017541.1
3) 21-2517140.1
4) 26-305813.6
5) 31-3592.1
6) 36-4040.9
8) 46-5010.2
11) Don't know/No answer20.5
Missing426 
TOTAL426100.0
144) Collapsed version of MAGEWOM (MAWOCAT)
TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger10.1
2) 16-20789.2
3) 21-2542449.8
4) 26-3015618.3
5) 31-35131.5
6) 36-4040.5
9) 51 or older10.1
10) Other172.0
11) Don't know/No answer15818.5
TOTAL852100.0
145) Collapsed version of MAGEMAN (MAMNCAT)
TOTAL%
2) 16-20435.0
3) 21-2533239.0
4) 26-3024528.8
5) 31-35546.3
6) 36-40111.3
8) 46-5020.2
9) 51 or older10.1
10) Other161.9
11) Don't know/No answer14817.4
TOTAL852100.0
146) Collapsed version of LOWSTAGE (LOWCAT)
TOTAL%
1) 15 or younger111.3
2) 16-17455.3
3) 18-1926831.5
4) 20-2125029.3
5) 22-23698.1
6) 24-259611.3
7) 26-2780.9
8) 28-2991.1
9) 30 or older161.9
10) Other40.5
11) Don't know/No answer768.9
TOTAL852100.0
147) Census (Consolidated) Metro Statistical Area (MSACMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7755671.3053370
148) State-county FIPS codes (string var) (ST_CNTY2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL78830703.51116891
149) Respondent lives in Metro or Non-metro county (NSMETRO)
TOTAL%
0) Non-metro21126.8
1) Metro57773.2
Missing64 
TOTAL788100.0
150) Weight for South (PEOPLE/mean HH size for South) (WTVARS)
TOTAL%
.5) 91.1
.516902274124155) 25029.3
1) 20.2
1.03380454824831) 44251.9
1.55070682237247) 11213.1
2.06760909649662) 313.6
2.58451137062077) 50.6
4.13521819299324) 10.1
TOTAL852100.0
151) Interviewer's gender (INTGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Male13816.2
2) Female71483.8
TOTAL852100.0
152) Interviewer's race (INTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White46454.5
2) Black/African American28032.9
4) Other10812.7
TOTAL852100.0
153) Interviewer's accent (INTACC)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Southern accent13015.3
2) Detectable Southern accent44652.3
3) No Southern accent27632.4
TOTAL852100.0
154) Interviewer Non-Southern accent (INTNSACC)
TOTAL%
0) No non-Southern accent57667.6
1) Interviewer had a non-Southern accent27632.4
TOTAL852100.0
155) [NOTE: Not asked of respondents in Washington D.C. County FIPS codes are assigned to these responses in COUNTY. COUNTY is recoded into NSMETRO in the dataset.] In which county do you now live? (COUNTYX2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL852278.056163
156) Verbatim for RACES01 (OTHRACE2)
TOTAL%
2) Afro American13.3
3) American310.0
4) Anglo-Germanic American13.3
5) Black American13.3
6) Black and Native American13.3
7) Cherokee13.3
8) Cherokee and Caucasian13.3
9) Chicano13.3
10) Englishman13.3
11) Euro-Mediterranean-anglo13.3
12) European Mutt13.3
13) Half white, half Cuban13.3
14) Hispanic and Jewish13.3
15) Human13.3
16) Indian13.3
17) Indian, Anglo13.3
18) Irish American13.3
19) Italian13.3
20) Little Indian and white13.3
21) Mexican American26.7
22) Mixed26.7
23) Native American Mix13.3
24) Puerto Rican13.3
25) White and Hispanic13.3
26) White and Indian13.3
27) White Hispanic13.3
Missing822 
TOTAL30100.0
157) Suppose you are going to be working on a project with another person whom you have never met. All of your communication will be by mail. The other person doesn't know anything at all about you. I'd like for you to tell me the three most important things about yourself that the other person should know. Please tell me what the first thing would be by completing the sentence: I am __________. (IAM12)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL742169.09398
158) Suppose you are going to be working on a project with another person whom you have never met. All of your communication will be by mail. The other person doesn't know anything at all about you. I'd like for you to tell me the three most important things about yourself that the other person should know. Please tell me what the first thing would be by completing the sentence: And second, I am __________. (IAM22)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL692199.345112
159) Suppose you are going to be working on a project with another person whom you have never met. All of your communication will be by mail. The other person doesn't know anything at all about you. I'd like for you to tell me the three most important things about yourself that the other person should know. Please tell me what the first thing would be by completing the sentence: And third, I am __________. (IAM32)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL650223.498123
160) I-AGE: YRBORN recoded in age of the respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) Under 4035242.1
1) 40-4918021.5
2) 50-6418822.5
3) Over 6511613.9
Missing16 
TOTAL836100.0
161) I-EDUC: How many years of school have you completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than High School829.7
1) High School Graduate24128.5
2) Some College23928.2
3) College Graduate18421.7
4) Advanced Degree10111.9
Missing5 
TOTAL847100.0
162) I-GENDER: Code the gender of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male35641.8
2) Female49658.2
TOTAL852100.0
163) I-INCOME: 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: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) Less than $20,0009114.4
1) $20,000 up to $49,99928945.9
2) $50,000 up to $79,99913821.9
3) Over $80,00011217.8
Missing222 
TOTAL630100.0
164) I-MARITAL: Are you currently… (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Never Married21525.4
2) Married42750.5
3) Widowed, Divorced, and Separated20324.0
Missing7 
TOTAL845100.0
165) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White63575.7
2) Black/African American12615.0
3) Native American/American Indian40.5
4) Other748.8
Missing13 
TOTAL839100.0