State of the First Amendment Survey, 2001

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All frequencies weighted by 6) WEIGHT
1) Sequential record ID (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1012514.92292.73
2) Education category for weight (WGTEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school10010
2) High school graduate37837.6
3) Some college29028.9
4) College graduate15315.2
5) Post-graduate848.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1005100.0
3) Gender for weight (WGTSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648
2) Female52652
TOTAL1012100.0
4) Age category for weight (WGTAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2913115.7
2) 30-5940748.8
3) 60+29635.5
Missing179 
TOTAL834100.0
5) Weight Class (WGTCLASS)
TOTAL%
111) Male 18-24 Less than high school/high school grad/some college626.2
113) Male 18-24 College grad/post grad4.4
121) Male 25-44 Less than high school/high school grad929.2
122) Male 25-44 Some college525.2
123) Male 25-44 College grad/post grad565.6
131) Male 45-64 Less than high school/high school grad636.3
132) Male 45-64 Some college363.6
133) Male 45-64 College grad/post grad444.4
141) Male 65+ Less than high school/high school grad424.2
142) Male 65+ Some college121.2
143) Male 65+ College grad/post grad151.5
211) Female 18-24 Less than high school/high school grad/some college595.9
213) Female 18-24 College grad/post grad6.6
221) Female 25-44 Less than high school/high school grad878.7
222) Female 25-44 Some college626.2
223) Female 25-44 College grad/post grad585.8
231) Female 45-64 Less than high school/high school grad757.5
232) Female 45-64 Some college404
233) Female 45-64 College grad/post grad383.8
241) Female 65+ Less than high school/high school grad656.5
242) Female 65+ Some college171.7
243) Female 65+ College grad/post grad101
Missing18 
TOTAL995100.0
6) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10.555
7) In what year were you born? (DOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10122099.231063.77
8) What was the last grade of school you completed? Grade school or less, some high school, high school, some college, college grad, post graduate. (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Grade school or less9.9
2) Some high school919
3) High school37837.4
4) Trade school (volunteered)161.6
5) Some college27527.2
6) College graduate15315.1
7) Post graduate848.3
99) Don't know/ refused6.6
TOTAL1012100.0
9) Are you White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or something else? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White81780.7
2) Black908.9
3) Hispanic292.9
4) Asian9.9
5) Bi-Racial (volunteered)101
6) Other383.8
99) Don't know/ refused191.9
TOTAL1012100.0
10) For classification purposes only, is the total yearly income of all the members of your family now living at home $40,000 or more, or would it be less than $40,000? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $40,00040940.4
2) $40,000 or more53352.7
99) Don't know/Refused706.9
TOTAL1012100.0
11) And is that… (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Under $10,000399.5
2) $10,000 to less than $20,0008320.3
3) $20,000 to less than $30,00012530.6
4) $30,000 to less than $40,00012430.3
99) Don't know/Refused389.3
Missing603 
TOTAL409100.0
12) And is that… (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) $40,000 to less than $50,00015629.3
2) $50,000 to less than $75,00015829.6
3) $75,000 to less than $100,0009016.9
4) $100,000 or more9317.4
99) Don't know/Refused366.8
Missing478 
TOTAL533100.0
13) Are you Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or some other religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic26626.3
2) Protestant35935.4
3) Jewish181.8
4) Other (specify)25325
5) None (vol)858.4
99) Don't know/Refused323.2
TOTAL1013100.0
14) Would you describe yourself as either a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian or would you not describe yourself that way? (CHRSTYP)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist/evangelical20120.9
2) Neither fundamentalist nor evangelical65267.7
3) Not sure (volunteered)757.8
99) Don't know/Refused353.6
Missing50 
TOTAL963100.0
15) In politics today, are you a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or what? (POLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat38137.7
2) Republican28127.8
3) Independent24424.1
4) No preference (volunteered)605.9
5) Other (volunteered)262.6
99) Don't know/Refused191.9
TOTAL1011100.0
16) Do you have any children under the age of 18? (KIDS18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37637.2
2) No63062.3
99) Don't know/Refused6.6
TOTAL1012100.0
17) (Follow-up if Yes) Do you have any children under the age of 12? (KIDS12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27673.2
2) No10026.5
99) Don't know/Refused1.3
Missing636 
TOTAL377100.0
18) (Follow-up if Yes) Do you have any children under the age of 6? (KIDS6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16258.7
2) No11441.3
99) Don't know/Refused00
Missing736 
TOTAL276100.0
19) Respondent's Sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648
2) Female52652
TOTAL1012100.0
20) As you may know, individuals, businesses and other organizations are currently allowed to contribute as much money as they want to political parties. Would you favor or oppose new federal laws that would limit the amount of money that any individual or group can contribute to political parties? (PROBE: Is that strongly or somewhat?) (GRESTRIC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor strongly52551.9
2) Favor somewhat18318.1
3) Oppose somewhat11811.7
4) Oppose strongly14013.8
99) Don't know/Refused454.5
TOTAL1011100.0
21) Do you agree or disagree with the statement: Limiting the amount of money that individuals or groups can contribute to political parties is a violation of the First Amendment of free speech. (Probe: Is that strongly or mildly?) (DOLIMIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17417.2
2) Mildly agree16516.3
3) Mildly disagree25325
4) Strongly disagree35635.2
99) Don't know/Refused646.3
TOTAL1012100.0
22) Do you agree or disagree with the statement: Political candidates should be required to both fully and immediately disclose the names of individuals and organizations that make campaign contributions in federal elections. (Probe: Is that strongly or mildly?) (NAMEPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree72271.3
2) Mildly agree15215
3) Mildly disagree616
4) Strongly disagree585.7
99) Don't know/Refused191.9
TOTAL1012100.0
23) Do you agree or disagree with the statement: There should be a limit to the amount of money that political parties can spend during a federal election campaign. (Probe: Is that strongly or mildly?) (LIMSPEND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62661.9
2) Mildly agree14414.2
3) Mildly disagree11211.1
4) Strongly disagree10110
99) Don't know/Refused292.9
TOTAL1012100.0
24) Recently, President Bush established the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which is encouraging Congress to allow religious groups to apply for government funding for social services such as drug and alcohol abuse counseling, mentoring, help for pregnant teens and feeding the homeless. How much, if any, have you heard about President Bush's new program? (FAITHBAS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14614.4
2) Some21521.2
3) A little24324
4) Nothing40740.2
99) Don't know/Refused1.1
TOTAL1012100.0
25) Do you favor or oppose allowing religious groups that receive government funding to also include their own religious message along with the program? (RELMSG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor17917.7
2) Somewhat favor26426.1
3) Somewhat oppose17817.6
4) Strongly oppose33232.8
99) Don't know/Refused595.8
TOTAL1012100.0
26) Form type (RAND2)
TOTAL%
1) Form A52251.6
2) Form B49048.4
TOTAL1012100.0
27) As you may know, the U.S. Constitution provides for the separation of church and state. How concerned are you, if at all, that providing public funding to religious groups for social services violates that constitutional principle? (CHRSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned11321.6
2) Somewhat concerned15128.9
3) Not too concerned13525.9
4) Not at all concerned10620.3
99) Don't know/Refused173.3
Missing490 
TOTAL522100.0
28) As you may know, the U.S. Constitution provides for the separation of church and state. How concerned are you, if at all, that providing public funding to religious groups for social services violates that constitutional principle? (CHRSTAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned10321
2) Somewhat concerned16233.1
3) Not too concerned10922.2
4) Not at all concerned11122.7
99) Don't know/Refused51
Missing522 
TOTAL490100.0
29) As you may know, courts have traditionally given broad First Amendment protections to books and newspapers that contain material that may be offensive to some people. Do you agree or disagree that material on the Internet should have the same First Amendment protections as printed material such as books and newspapers? (INTPROT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree52551.8
2) Mildly agree24624.3
3) Mildly disagree757.4
4) Strongly disagree12212
99) Don't know/Refused454.4
TOTAL1013100.0
30) As you may know, most public libraries have computers that visitors may use to access information on the Internet. I'm going to read you three statements that describe different policies that public libraries might adopt regarding access to Internet sites that contain material that might offend some people. Please tell me which statement comes closest to your own opinion. (INTLIBR1)
TOTAL%
1) Public libraries should block access to potentially offensive sites on all computers.13725.6
2) Public libraries should block access to potentially offensive sites in computers used by children.32660.9
3) Public library users should have full access to all Internet sites5911
99) Don't know/Refused132.4
Missing477 
TOTAL535100.0
31) As you may know, most public libraries have computers that visitors may use to access information on the Internet. I'm going to read you three statements that describe different policies that public libraries might adopt regarding access to Internet sites that contain material that might offend some people. Please tell me which statement comes closest to your own opinion. (INTLIBR2)
TOTAL%
1) Public libraries should block access to potentially offensive sites on all computers.16634.8
2) Public libraries should block access to potentially offensive sites in computers used by children.27056.6
3) Public library users should have full access to all Internet sites357.3
99) Don't know/Refused61.3
Missing535 
TOTAL477100.0
32) There are currently computer programs available that allow Internet users to filter out, or prevent access to, Web sites that may be considered harmful or offensive, especially to children. Do you think parents should assume full responsibility for filtering on-line content that might be harmful or offensive, especially to children, or do you think the government should assume some of the responsibility for filtering on-line content that might be harmful or offensive, especially to children. (INTRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Parents should assume full responsibility for filtering on-line content that might be harmful or offensive, especially to children.68467.7
2) The government should assume some of the responsibility for filtering on-line content that might be harmful or offensive, especially to children.21321.1
3) Both (vol)10110
4) Neither (vol)5.5
99) Don't know/Refused8.8
TOTAL1011100.0
33) Any group that wants to should be allowed to hold a rally for a cause or issue even if it may be offensive to others in the community. (RALLY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40139.6
2) Mildly agree25224.9
3) Mildly disagree11511.4
4) Strongly disagree22121.8
99) Don't know/Refused232.3
TOTAL1012100.0
34) Public school students should be allowed to report on controversial issues in their student newspapers without the approval of school authorities. (STUNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20219.9
2) Mildly agree19819.5
3) Mildly disagree22322
4) Strongly disagree36636.1
99) Don't know/Refused242.4
TOTAL1013100.0
35) Public school students should be allowed to access Internet sites with religious information while using school computers. (STURELAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47546.9
2) Mildly agree24924.6
3) Mildly disagree969.5
4) Strongly disagree16616.4
99) Don't know/Refused262.6
TOTAL1012100.0
36) Public school students, while using school computers, should be allowed to access Internet sites which contain speech that might be offensive to some racial groups. (STURACAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15715.5
2) Mildly agree22021.7
3) Mildly disagree17317.1
4) Strongly disagree43242.7
99) Don't know/Refused303
TOTAL1012100.0
37) Public school students, while using school computers, should be allowed to access Internet sites that contain educational material about sexual topics. (STUSEXAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35935.5
2) Mildly agree25625.3
3) Mildly disagree979.6
4) Strongly disagree27927.6
99) Don't know/Refused212.1
TOTAL1012100.0
38) Public schools should be allowed to discipline students who post offensive material on the Internet, even when students are posting such material on their own computers outside of school hours. (STUPOST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22722.4
2) Mildly agree12712.5
3) Mildly disagree20119.8
4) Strongly disagree42041.5
99) Don't know/Refused383.8
TOTAL1013100.0
39) Overall, how would you rate the job the American educational system does in teaching students about the First Amendment freedoms? (SCH1ST)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent484.7
2) Good25224.9
3) Fair39138.6
4) Poor24724.4
99) Don't know/Refused747.3
TOTAL1012100.0
40) How would you rate the job that public schools have done promoting First Amendment principles through school activities or policies? (SCHPRINC)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent343.4
2) Good25925.6
3) Fair41741.2
4) Poor22722.4
99) Don't know/Refused767.5
TOTAL1013100.0
41) Overall, do you think that students in public schools have too much freedom to express themselves, too little freedom to express themselves, or about the right amount of freedom to express themselves while at school? (SCHSPECH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much23423.1
2) Too little21821.5
3) Right Amount50249.6
99) Don't know/Refused595.8
TOTAL1013100.0
42) Overall, do you think that students in public schools have too much religious freedom, too little religious freedom, or about the right amount of religious freedom while at school? (SCHRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Too much323.2
2) Too little53152.5
3) Right Amount40740.2
99) Don't know/Refused424.2
TOTAL1012100.0
43) Teachers or other public school officials should be allowed to lead prayers in school. (SCHPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37937.5
2) Mildly agree16816.6
3) Mildly disagree15215
4) Strongly disagree29028.7
99) Don't know/Refused222.2
TOTAL1011100.0
44) Students should be allowed to lead prayers over the public address system at public school-sponsored events such as football games. (SCHPRAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40840.3
2) Mildly agree16716.5
3) Mildly disagree14514.3
4) Strongly disagree27827.5
99) Don't know/Refused141.4
TOTAL1012100.0
45) Students at public schools should be allowed to express their own religious views in a class discussion as long as their views are relevant to the topic. (RELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree78477.4
2) Mildly agree17517.3
3) Mildly disagree212.1
4) Strongly disagree262.6
99) Don't know/Refused7.7
TOTAL1013100.0
46) Public school students should be allowed to distribute religious materials at school. (RELIGMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20420.2
2) Mildly agree18618.4
3) Mildly disagree20720.5
4) Strongly disagree39939.4
99) Don't know/Refused161.6
TOTAL1012100.0
47) Public school students who have personal web sites on school computers should be allowed to post material on their web sites that others may find offensive. (STUPOST2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree908.9
2) Mildly agree13012.9
3) Mildly disagree19819.6
4) Strongly disagree55855.2
99) Don't know/Refused353.5
TOTAL1011100.0
48) Public school students should be allowed unfiltered access to all Web sites on school computers, even if this means that they occasionally may encounter inappropriate or offensive material. (STUACINT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree545.3
2) Mildly agree908.9
3) Mildly disagree19719.4
4) Strongly disagree65064.2
99) Don't know/Refused222.2
TOTAL1013100.0
49) Newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of a story. (PRSGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53953.3
2) Mildly agree22222
3) Mildly disagree989.7
4) Strongly disagree12712.6
99) Don't know/Refused252.5
TOTAL1011100.0
50) Newspapers should be allowed to endorse candidates for public office. (POLPAP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29929.5
2) Mildly agree28928.6
3) Mildly disagree11010.9
4) Strongly disagree28227.9
99) Don't know/Refused323.2
TOTAL1012100.0
51) Newspapers should be allowed to criticize public officials. (POLPAP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58157.4
2) Mildly agree22622.3
3) Mildly disagree878.6
4) Strongly disagree11010.9
99) Don't know/Refused8.8
TOTAL1012100.0
52) Television networks should be allowed to project winners of an election while people are still voting. (PREDWIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree878.6
2) Mildly agree10710.6
3) Mildly disagree12912.8
4) Strongly disagree68067.3
99) Don't know/Refused8.8
TOTAL1011100.0
53) If a news report projected the winner of an election while people were still voting, how do you think this would affect people who had not yet voted? Do you think they would be more likely to vote, less likely to vote, or do you think it would not affect their decision to vote? (EFPRDWIN)
TOTAL%
1) More likely13613.4
2) Less Likely64563.7
3) No effect18318.1
99) Don't know/Refused484.7
TOTAL1012100.0
54) Do you favor or oppose a law that restricts news organizations from projecting the winner of a presidential election while people are still voting? (PROBE: Is that strongly or somewhat?) (RSTVOTPR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor37236.8
2) Somewhat favor16316.1
3) Somewhat oppose20119.9
4) Strongly oppose24824.5
99) Don't know/Refused282.8
TOTAL1012100.0
55) How important, if at all, do you think it is for the government to hold the media in check? (MEDIACHK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28327.9
2) Somewhat important43843.2
3) Not too important949.3
4) Not important at all17317.1
99) Don't know/Refused252.5
TOTAL1013100.0
56) How important, if at all, do you think it is for the media to hold the government in check? (GOVTSCHK)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49048.4
2) Somewhat important34434
3) Not too import717
4) Not important at all696.8
99) Don't know/Refused393.8
TOTAL1013100.0
57) Some people believe that the media has too much freedom to publish whatever it wants. Others believe there is too much government censorship. Which of these beliefs lies closest to your own? (PRSFREE)
TOTAL%
1) There is too much media freedom41040.5
2) There is too much government censorship36536.1
3) Neither (vol)11911.8
4) Both (vol)747.3
99) Don't know/Refused444.3
TOTAL1012100.0
58) Do you favor or oppose allowing student newspapers at public colleges to report on controversial subjects without the approval of school authorities. (COLNEWS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor33132.7
2) Somewhat favor23022.7
3) Somewhat oppose18518.3
4) Strongly oppose21421.1
99) Don't know/Refused525.1
TOTAL1012100.0
59) Do you favor or oppose allowing student newspapers at public colleges to publish advertisements discussing controversial subjects, even if substantial numbers of students might be offended? (COLNEWS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor26826.5
2) Somewhat favor27327
3) Somewhat oppose20820.6
4) Strongly oppose19419.2
99) Don't know/Refused696.8
TOTAL1012100.0
60) Broadcasters should be allowed to televise the proceedings of the U.S. Supreme Court. (COURTV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree51851.2
2) Mildly agree26526.2
3) Mildly disagree929.1
4) Strongly disagree12312.2
99) Don't know/Refused131.3
TOTAL1011100.0
61) Some people feel that the U.S. Constitution should be amended to make it illegal to burn or desecrate the American flag as a form of political dissent. Others say that the U.S. Constitution should not be amended to specifically prohibit flag burning or desecration. Do you think the U.S. Constitution should or should not be amended to prohibit burning or desecrating the American Flag? (FLAGBRN)
TOTAL%
1) Should not59458.7
2) Should39639.1
99) Don't know/Refused222.2
TOTAL1012100.0
62) If "should": If an amendment prohibiting burning or desecrating the flag were approved, it would be the first time any of the freedoms in the First Amendment have been amended in over 200 years. Knowing this, would you still support an amendment to prohibit burning or desecrating the flag? (HISFLBRN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32281.3
2) No6015.2
99) Don't know/Refused143.5
Missing616 
TOTAL396100.0
63) People should be allowed to express unpopular opinions. (UNPOPOP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree75374.4
2) Mildly agree19619.4
3) Mildly disagree303
4) Strongly disagree242.4
99) Don't know/Refused9.9
TOTAL1012100.0
64) People should be allowed to say things in public that might be offensive to religious groups. (OFFSPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25124.8
2) Mildly agree22522.2
3) Mildly disagree15915.7
4) Strongly disagree35134.7
99) Don't know/Refused262.6
TOTAL1012100.0
65) Musicians should be allowed to sing songs with lyrics that others might find offensive. (OFFSONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34734.3
2) Mildly agree27026.7
3) Mildly disagree959.4
4) Strongly disagree28127.8
99) Don't know/Refused191.9
TOTAL1012100.0
66) People should be allowed to burn or deface the American flag as a political statement. (FLGBRN2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12612.5
2) Mildly agree13413.2
3) Mildly disagree595.8
4) Strongly disagree68767.9
99) Don't know/Refused6.6
TOTAL1012100.0
67) People should be allowed to say things in public that might be offensive to racial groups. (RACSPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16015.8
2) Mildly agree17817.6
3) Mildly disagree15615.4
4) Strongly disagree49649.1
99) Don't know/Refused212.1
TOTAL1011100.0
68) Would you favor or oppose a law that would make it illegal for people to say things in public that are offensive to racial groups? (FAVOPRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor36536.1
2) Oppose60960.2
99) Don't know/Refused383.8
TOTAL1012100.0
69) People should be allowed to display in a public place art that has content that might be offensive to others. (OFFART)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24524.2
2) Mildly agree26626.3
3) Mildly disagree15915.7
4) Strongly disagree30930.6
99) Don't know/Refused323.2
TOTAL1011100.0
70) Musicians should be allowed to sing songs in publicly-owned auditoriums even if the songs may offend some members of the community. (OFFSONG2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30730.3
2) Mildly agree28027.7
3) Mildly disagree13413.2
4) Strongly disagree26826.5
99) Don't know/Refused232.3
TOTAL1012100.0
71) Compact discs which contain content that may offend some members of the community should not be sold to persons under the age of 18. (OFFLYRC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree66365.5
2) Mildly agree14113.9
3) Mildly disagree1009.9
4) Strongly disagree888.7
99) Don't know/Refused202
TOTAL1012100.0
72) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press434.3
2) Freedom of speech51851.2
3) Freedom of religion181.8
4) Right to petition00
5) Right of assembly/association8.8
6) Other (specify)605.9
99) Don't know/Refused36436
TOTAL1011100.0
73) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS2)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press6817.3
2) Freedom of speech5814.8
3) Freedom of religion10125.7
4) Right to petition51.3
5) Right of assembly/association5213.2
6) Other (specify)5514
99) Don't know/Refused5413.7
Missing618 
TOTAL393100.0
74) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS3)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press2414.8
2) Freedom of speech1710.5
3) Freedom of religion3521.6
4) Right to petition21.2
5) Right of assembly/association2716.7
6) Other (specify)1811.1
99) Don't know/Refused3924.1
Missing850 
TOTAL162100.0
75) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS4)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press36.7
2) Freedom of speech12.2
3) Freedom of religion715.6
4) Right to petition613.3
5) Right of assembly/association1226.7
6) Other (specify)48.9
99) Don't know/Refused1226.7
Missing967 
TOTAL45100.0
76) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS5)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press111.1
3) Freedom of religion00
4) Right to petition111.1
5) Right of assembly/association444.4
99) Don't know/Refused333.3
Missing1003 
TOTAL9100.0
77) As you may know the First Amendment is part of the U.S. constitution. Can you name any of the specific rights that are guaranteed by the First Amendment? (PROBE: Are there any others you can name?) (SPECRTS6)
TOTAL%
6) Other (specify)150
99) Don't know/Refused150
Missing1011 
TOTAL2100.0
78) The First Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution more than 200 years ago. This is what it says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or of abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Based on your own feelings about the First Amendment, please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statement: The First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees. (PROBE: Do you agree/disagree strongly or mildly?) (FSTOOFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29629.3
2) Mildly agree1009.9
3) Mildly disagree18718.5
4) Strongly disagree39539.1
99) Don't know/Refused333.3
TOTAL1011100.0
79) Even though the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of the press, government has placed some restrictions on it. Overall, do you think Americans have too much press freedom, too little press freedom, or is the amount of press freedom in America about right? (AMERPRS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much freedom36536.1
2) Too little freedom13313.1
3) Right amount of freedom47847.2
99) Don't know/Refused363.6
TOTAL1012100.0
80) Overall, do you think the press in America has too much freedom to do what it wants, too little freedom to do what it wants, or is the amount of freedom the press has about right? (RSTRPRS)
TOTAL%
1) Too much freedom46946.3
2) Too little freedom848.3
3) Right amount of freedom42842.3
99) Don't know/Refused313.1
TOTAL1012100.0
81) Even though the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of speech, government has placed some restrictions on it. Overall, do you think Americans have too much freedom to speak freely, too little freedom to speak freely, or is the amount of freedom to speak freely about right? (RSTSPCH)
TOTAL%
1) Too much freedom11711.6
2) Too little freedom26426.1
3) Right amount of freedom61360.6
99) Don't know/Refused181.8
TOTAL1012100.0
82) Even though the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, government has placed some restrictions on it. Overall, do you think Americans have too much religious freedom, too little religious freedom, or is the amount of religious freedom about right? (RSTFRREL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much freedom444.4
2) Too little freedom32732.3
3) Right amount of freedom62261.5
99) Don't know/Refused181.8
TOTAL1011100.0
83) To the best of your knowledge, under current law, do Americans have the legal right to burn the American flag as a means of political protest? Yes or no? (RTOBURN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38838.3
2) No58958.2
99) Don't know/Refused353.5
TOTAL1012100.0
84) Time zone (TIMEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Central29629.3
2) Eastern52251.6
3) Mountain646.3
4) Pacific12912.8
TOTAL1011100.0
85) Region (REG)
TOTAL%
1) North East20420.2
2) North Central24924.6
3) South36936.5
4) West19018.8
TOTAL1012100.0
86) Time zone (TZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Newfoundland00
2) Atlantic00
3) Eastern54053.3
4) Central28127.7
5) Mountain616
6) Pacific13112.9
TOTAL1013100.0
87) Respondent's Sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648
2) Female52652
TOTAL1012100.0
88) Are you White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or something else? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White81782.4
2) Black909.1
3) Hispanic292.9
4) Asian9.9
5) Other474.7
Missing19 
TOTAL992100.0
89) For classification purposes only, is the total yearly income of all the members of your family now living at home $40,000 or more, or would it be less than $40,000? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $40,00040943.4
2) $40,000 or more53356.6
Missing70 
TOTAL942100.0
90) Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) North East20420.2
2) North Central24924.6
3) South36936.5
4) West19018.8
TOTAL1012100.0
91) Are you Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or some other religion? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic26626.3
2) Protestant35935.4
3) Jewish181.8
4) Other (specify)25325
5) None858.4
99) Don’t know/Refused323.2
TOTAL1013100.0
92) What was the last grade of school you completed? Grade school or less, some high school, high school, some college, college grad, post graduate. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school10010
2) High school graduate37837.6
3) Some college/trade school29028.9
4) College graduate15315.2
5) Post-graduate848.4
Missing6 
TOTAL1005100.0