State of the First Amendment Survey, 2006

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All frequencies weighted by 40) WEIGHT
1) Case ID number. (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1005492.49290.30
2) Time zone (TIMEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Central43243
2) Eastern35935.7
3) Mountain969.6
4) Pacific11811.7
TOTAL1005100.0
3) State (STATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL0
4) State recode (STATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama131.3
2) Arkansas141.4
3) Arizona262.6
4) California807.9
5) Colorado161.6
6) Connecticut9.9
7) Delaware2.2
8) Florida595.9
9) Georgia141.4
10) Iowa141.4
11) Idaho7.7
12) Illinois676.7
13) Indiana141.4
14) Kansas121.2
15) Kentucky151.5
16) Louisiana303
17) Massachusetts313.1
18) Maryland101
19) Maine141.4
20) Michigan8.8
21) Minnesota212.1
22) Missouri272.7
23) Mississippi141.4
24) Montana111.1
25) North Carolina141.4
26) North Dakota111.1
27) Nebraska8.8
28) New Hampshire6.6
29) New Jersey262.6
30) New Mexico9.9
31) Nevada2.2
32) New York484.8
33) Ohio151.5
34) Oklahoma151.5
35) Oregon131.3
36) Pennsylvania636.3
37) Rhode Island5.5
38) South Carolina4.4
39) South Dakota7.7
40) Tennessee303
41) Texas939.2
42) Utah181.8
43) Virginia111.1
44) Vermont1.1
45) Washington202
46) Wisconsin494.9
47) West Virginia9.9
48) Wyoming2.2
TOTAL1007100.0
5) FIPS CODE (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100529429.1416110.18
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10054482.762512.73
7) Metropolitan Status Coded (MSC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10052.761.55
8) Census Region (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast20420.3
2) Midwest (North Central)25125
3) South34834.6
4) West20320.2
TOTAL1006100.0
9) Census division (CENSU)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10055.022.51
10) CBSA CODE (CBSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100530474.0511046.98
11) CBSA DIVISION (CBSAD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100528165.3410386.21
12) CBSA MSA MET STATUS CODE (CBMSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10052.481.53
13) CBSA MCSA MET STATUS CODE (CBMSC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL10054.571.16
14) 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?) (NOTE: ACCEPT UP TO 6 RESPONSES. "OTHER" can be used.) (FSTAMEN1)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press161.6
2) Freedom of speech49549.2
3) Freedom of religion353.5
4) Right to petition1.1
5) Right of assembly/association121.2
80) Other (Specify)444.4
98) Don't know40139.8
99) Refused3.3
TOTAL1007100.0
15) 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?) "OTHER" can be used. (FSTAMEN2)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press6821.9
2) Freedom of speech5517.7
3) Freedom of religion8527.4
4) Right to petition103.2
5) Right of assembly/association4514.5
80) Other (Specify)4414.2
98) Don't know31
Missing695 
TOTAL310100.0
16) 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?) (NOTE: ACCEPT UP TO 6 RESPONSES. "OTHER" can be used.) (FSTAMEN3)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press3328.2
2) Freedom of speech54.3
3) Freedom of religion2420.5
4) Right to petition65.1
5) Right of assembly/association3328.2
80) Other (Specify)1412
98) Don't know21.7
Missing889 
TOTAL117100.0
17) 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?) (NOTE: ACCEPT UP TO 6 RESPONSES. "OTHER" can be used.) (FSTAMEN4)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press612.5
2) Freedom of speech24.2
3) Freedom of religion1429.2
4) Right to petition1020.8
5) Right of assembly/association1429.2
80) Other (Specify)24.2
Missing959 
TOTAL48100.0
18) 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?) (NOTE: ACCEPT UP TO 6 RESPONSES. "OTHER" can be used.) (FSTAMEN5)
TOTAL%
1) Freedom of the press426.7
3) Freedom of religion16.7
4) Right to petition426.7
5) Right of assembly/association640
Missing991 
TOTAL15100.0
19) 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 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. (FSTOOFAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree838.3
2) Mildly agree999.9
3) Mildly disagree21921.8
4) Strongly disagree54354
98) Don't know595.9
99) Refused2.2
TOTAL1005100.0
20) 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? (PRS2FREE)
TOTAL%
1) Too much freedom40240
2) Too little freedom10110
3) About right47247
98) Don't know252.5
99) Refused5.5
TOTAL1005100.0
21) Newspapers should be allowed to freely criticize the U.S. military about its strategy and performance. (PROBE: AGREE/DISAGREE STRONGLY/MILDLY) (PRSCRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33533.3
2) Mildly agree25425.2
3) Mildly disagree10710.6
4) Strongly disagree28228
98) Don't know262.6
99) Refused2.2
TOTAL1006100.0
22) Musicians should be allowed to sing songs with lyrics that others might find offensive. (PROBE: AGREE/DISAGREE STRONGLY/MILDLY) (OFFMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41140.9
2) Mildly agree22322.2
3) Mildly disagree10910.8
4) Strongly disagree23423.3
98) Don't know272.7
99) Refused1.1
TOTAL1005100.0
23) People should be allowed to say things in public that might be offensive to religious groups. (PROBE: AGREE/DISAGREE STRONGLY/MILDLY) (OFFRLPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree31331.1
2) Mildly agree24224.1
3) Mildly disagree15715.6
4) Strongly disagree26926.8
98) Don't know222.2
99) Refused2.2
TOTAL1005100.0
24) People should be allowed to say things in public that might be offensive to racial groups. (PROBE: AGREE/DISAGREE STRONGLY/MILDLY) (OFFRAPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22522.4
2) Mildly agree20120
3) Mildly disagree13613.5
4) Strongly disagree42642.3
98) Don't know161.6
99) Refused2.2
TOTAL1006100.0
25) Please tell me which one of the following three statements you agree with the most. Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information when there is wrong-doing. Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information. (PUBCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Newspapers should be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information.12112
2) Newspapers should be allowed to publish only when there is wrongdoing.50950.6
3) Newspapers should not be allowed to publish sensitive and classified government information.34934.7
98) Don't know212.1
99) Refused5.5
TOTAL1005100.0
26) Newspapers should honor government requests to withhold publishing information that might hurt efforts to win the war on terrorism. (PUBTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57657.3
2) Mildly agree17717.6
3) Mildly disagree878.7
4) Strongly disagree12212.1
98) Don't know404
99) Refused3.3
TOTAL1005100.0
27) Even during wartime, the press should be allowed to publish stories that criticize the actions of the government. (PUBCRTGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38338.1
2) Mildly agree27727.6
3) Mildly disagree12612.5
4) Strongly disagree18318.2
98) Don't know323.2
99) Refused4.4
TOTAL1005100.0
28) Even during wartime, political candidates should be allowed to criticize the actions of government while campaigning. (CANCRTGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45645.4
2) Mildly agree23523.4
3) Mildly disagree11010.9
4) Strongly disagree18218.1
98) Don't know181.8
99) Refused4.4
TOTAL1005100.0
29) In what year were you born? (YRBRNV)
TOTAL%
1913) 19131.1
1915) 191500
1916) 19161.1
1917) 19172.2
1918) 191800
1919) 19191.1
1921) 19214.4
1922) 19221.1
1923) 19235.5
1924) 19245.5
1925) 19255.5
1926) 19264.4
1927) 19276.6
1928) 19285.5
1929) 19297.7
1930) 19306.6
1931) 19313.3
1932) 19328.8
1933) 19335.5
1934) 1934131.3
1935) 1935131.3
1936) 19368.8
1937) 1937141.4
1938) 1938131.3
1939) 19395.5
1940) 1940161.6
1941) 19418.8
1942) 1942171.7
1943) 1943151.5
1944) 1944212.1
1945) 1945121.2
1946) 1946181.8
1947) 19477.7
1948) 1948252.5
1949) 1949171.7
1950) 1950222.2
1951) 1951101
1952) 1952191.9
1953) 1953161.6
1954) 1954101
1955) 1955191.9
1956) 1956121.2
1957) 1957232.3
1958) 1958151.5
1959) 1959212.1
1960) 1960121.2
1961) 1961191.9
1962) 1962202
1963) 1963252.5
1964) 1964272.7
1965) 1965232.3
1966) 1966202
1967) 1967202
1968) 1968161.6
1969) 1969191.9
1970) 1970161.6
1971) 1971111.1
1972) 1972303
1973) 1973161.6
1974) 1974292.9
1975) 1975191.9
1976) 1976212.1
1977) 1977383.8
1978) 1978171.7
1979) 19795.5
1980) 1980222.2
1981) 1981111.1
1982) 19829.9
1983) 19837.7
1984) 19849.9
1985) 19852.2
1986) 1986313.1
1987) 19876.6
1988) 1988212.1
9999) Don't know/Refused252.5
TOTAL1004100.0
30) Created variable. AGEGROUP (AGEGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24868.8
2) 25-3420921.3
3) 35-4419620
4) 45-5416516.8
5) 55-6416516.8
6) 65+15916.2
Missing25 
TOTAL980100.0
31) Created variable. Respondent's age. (AGEYEARS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL100546.4416.89
32) AGEYEARS Recode (AGEREC)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2411912.1
2) 25-3417618
3) 35-4419620
4) 45-6433033.7
5) 65+15916.2
Missing25 
TOTAL980100.0
33) 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 less (1-8 years)121.2
2) Some high school (9-11 years)676.7
3) High school grad (12 years)37837.6
4) Trade school (volunteered)191.9
5) Some college (13-15 years)/Associate degree26626.4
6) College graduate16616.5
7) Post-graduate908.9
99) Refused8.8
TOTAL1006100.0
34) EDUC four-category recode (EDUCCAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school/high school graduate45745.8
2) Some college/Associate degree28428.5
3) Bachelor's degree16616.6
4) Graduate work909
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
35) EDUC 3-category recode (EDUCCAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school/high school graduate45745.8
2) Some college/Associate degree28428.5
3) Bachelor's/Graduate degree25625.7
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
36) Are you White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, or something else? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White76576.1
2) Black848.4
3) Hispanic636.3
4) Asian181.8
5) Bi-racial (Volunteered)242.4
80) Other (SPECIFY)212.1
98) Don't know1.1
99) Refused292.9
TOTAL1005100.0
37) RACE recode (RACEREC)
TOTAL%
1) White76580.2
2) Black848.8
3) Hispanic636.6
4) Asian181.9
5) Bi-racial (Volunteered)242.5
Missing52 
TOTAL954100.0
38) Other race (OTRACE)
TOTAL%
1) 198397.9
2) Hispanic mixed with Black1.1
3) Human race00
4) Indian1.1
5) Italian1.1
6) Jewish00
7) Middle Eastern1.1
8) Native American9.9
9) Other1.1
10) Pacific Islander1.1
11) South American6.6
TOTAL1004100.0
39) Respondents sex. (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648.4
2) Female51951.6
TOTAL1005100.0
40) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1.0030.69
41) Created variable AGEGROUP (for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24868.8
2) 25-3420921.3
3) 35-4419620
4) 45-5416516.8
5) 55-6416516.8
6) 65+15916.2
Missing25 
TOTAL980100.0
42) Respondents sex. (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male48648.4
2) Female51951.6
TOTAL1005100.0
43) RACE recode (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White76580.2
2) Black848.8
3) Hispanic636.6
4) Asian181.9
5) Bi-racial (Volunteered)242.5
Missing52 
TOTAL954100.0
44) EDUC four-category recode (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school/high school graduate45745.8
2) Some college/Associate degree28428.5
3) Bachelor's degree16616.6
4) Graduate work909
Missing8 
TOTAL997100.0
45) Census Region (for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast20420.3
2) Midwest (North Central)25125
3) South34834.6
4) West20320.2
TOTAL1006100.0