December 2006 Values Update Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Codebook


Percentages are weighted by 204) WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted
1) Unique ID (PSRAID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20076235.6518689.01
2) Interview date (INT_DATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2007101144.4043338.84
3) Area code (AREA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2007574.81237.13
4) FIPS code (FIPS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200728156.9216031.12
5) Respondent's state from FIPS (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama 1.9
4) Arizona 1.7
5) Arkansas .8
6) California 12.1
8) Colorado 2
9) Connecticut 1.4
10) Delaware .2
11) District of Columbia .2
12) Florida 5.3
13) Georgia 2.6
16) Idaho .4
17) Illinois 3.4
18) Indiana 2
19) Iowa 1
20) Kansas 1
21) Kentucky 1.4
22) Louisiana 1.8
23) Maine .8
24) Maryland 2
25) Massachusetts 2.1
26) Michigan 3.2
27) Minnesota 2.2
28) Mississippi 1
29) Missouri 2.1
30) Montana .4
31) Nebraska .7
32) Nevada .8
33) New Hampshire .6
34) New Jersey 2.4
35) New Mexico .6
36) New York 5.1
37) North Carolina 2.8
38) North Dakota .3
39) Ohio 5.3
40) Oklahoma 1.4
41) Oregon 1
42) Pennsylvania 5.5
44) Rhode Island .7
45) South Carolina 1
46) South Dakota 0
47) Tennessee 2.4
48) Texas 7.2
49) Utah 1
50) Vermont .2
51) Virginia 2.6
53) Washington 2.1
54) West Virginia .8
55) Wisconsin 2.2
56) Wyoming .2
TOTAL2007100.0
6) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200724388.7115400.44
7) Census region (CREGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast 19
2) Midwest 23.4
3) South 35.4
4) West 22.2
TOTAL2007100.0
8) Time zone (TIMEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Central 29
2) Eastern 48.4
3) Mountain 5
4) Pacific 15.9
5) Arizona 1.7
TOTAL2007100.0
9) Community type (USR)
TOTAL%
1) Rural 18.8
2) Suburban 49.4
3) Urban 31.9
TOTAL2007100.0
10) Community type (USR1)
TOTAL%
1) Urban 31.9
2) Suburban 49.4
3) Rural 18.8
TOTAL2007100.0
11) Four-way form split (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Form 1A 25.6
2) Form 1B 23.3
3) Form 2A 25.9
4) Form 2B 25.2
TOTAL2007100.0
12) Language of interview (LANG)
TOTAL%
1) English 94
2) Spanish 6
TOTAL2007100.0
13) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President? (BUSHAPP1)
TOTAL%
1) Approve 33.2
2) Disapprove 57.1
9) Don't know/Refused 9.7
TOTAL2007100.0
14) Do you [approve/disapprove] very strongly, or not so strongly? (BUSHAPP2)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly 71
2) Not so strongly 26
9) Don't know/Refused 3
Missing186 
TOTAL1821100.0
15) All in all, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in this country today? (SATISFID)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied 30.2
2) Dissatisfied 63.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
TOTAL2007100.0
16) Thinking about the Democratic and Republican parties, would you say there is a great deal of difference in what they stand for, a fair amount of difference, or hardly any difference at all? (DEMVREP)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal of difference 34.7
2) A fair amount of difference 35.1
3) Hardly any difference 22.8
9) Don't know/Refused 7.4
TOTAL2007100.0
17) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion. (DIFFABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 17.3
2) Favor 17.5
3) Oppose 28.6
4) Strongly oppose 27.4
9) Don't know 9.2
TOTAL2007100.0
18) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally. (GAYMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 13.3
2) Favor 24.2
3) Oppose 21.5
4) Strongly oppose 32.9
9) Don't know 8.2
TOTAL2007100.0
19) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. The death penalty for persons convicted of murder. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 30.6
2) Favor 33.6
3) Oppose 17.6
4) Strongly oppose 11.6
9) Don't know 6.7
TOTAL2007100.0
20) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. An increase in the minimum wage, from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour. (WAGEINC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 47.5
2) Favor 36
3) Oppose 8.4
4) Strongly oppose 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL2007100.0
21) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Affirmative action programs designed to help blacks, women, and other minorities get better jobs and education. (AFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 27.6
2) Favor 42.2
3) Oppose 17.1
4) Strongly oppose 8.3
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
TOTAL2007100.0
22) As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. The U.S. government guaranteeing health insurance for all citizens, even if it means raising taxes. (UNIVHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor 26.7
2) Favor 39.7
3) Oppose 17.9
4) Strongly oppose 11.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
TOTAL2007100.0
23) One proposal would allow undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for several years to gain legal working status and the possibility of citizenship in the future. Would you favor or oppose this proposal? (IMMGSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 59.3
2) Oppose 36.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
TOTAL2007100.0
24) Would you favor or oppose building a fence along 700 miles of the border with Mexico? (MEXFENCE)
TOTAL%
1) Favor 45.6
2) Oppose 48.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL2007100.0
25) Is your overall opinion of the federal government in Washington very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNFEDGV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.3
2) Mostly favorable 37.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 31.5
4) Very unfavorable 14.6
5) Never heard of .7
8) Can't relate 6
9) Refused 2.6
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
26) Is your overall opinion of the Republican Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNREP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.5
2) Mostly favorable 31.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 27
4) Very unfavorable 20.5
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't related 8.2
9) Refused 2.3
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
27) Is your overall opinion of the Democratic Party very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNDEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.1
2) Mostly favorable 38.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 22.7
4) Very unfavorable 12.2
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't relate 8.2
9) Refused 2.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
28) Is your overall opinion of the news media very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNNEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.5
2) Mostly favorable 37
3) Mostly unfavorable 32.2
4) Very unfavorable 17.4
5) Never heard of .1
8) Can't relate 3.3
9) Refused 2.4
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
29) Is your overall opinion of the Christian Conservative Movement very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCCM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.6
2) Mostly favorable 30.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 15.9
4) Very unfavorable 13.9
5) Never heard of 11.6
8) Can't relate 12.2
9) Refused 1.6
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
30) Is your overall opinion of the Environmentalist Movement very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNENMV)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 21.3
2) Mostly favorable 41.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 15
4) Very unfavorable 6.6
5) Never heard of 5.3
8) Can't relate 8.2
9) Refused 2.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
31) Is your overall opinion of the military very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 46.7
2) Mostly favorable 37.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.8
4) Very unfavorable 2.5
5) Never heard of .3
8) Can't relate 3.3
9) Refused 1.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
32) Is your overall opinion of Congress very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.2
2) Mostly favorable 41.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 28.5
4) Very unfavorable 9.4
5) Never heard of 1
8) Can't relate 7.2
9) Refused 1.4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
33) Is your overall opinion of the Supreme Court very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNSCRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 17.8
2) Mostly favorable 54.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.8
4) Very unfavorable 3.2
5) Never heard of 1.5
8) Can't related 8.2
9) Refused 1.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
34) Is your overall opinion of the United Nations very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.5
2) Mostly favorable 42.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 18.6
4) Very unfavorable 14.3
5) Never hear of 1.3
8) Can't relate 7.7
9) Refused 1.1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
35) Is your overall opinion of business corporations very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNCORP)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.4
2) Mostly favorable 47.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 22
4) Very unfavorable 7.9
5) Never heard of 1.9
8) Can't relate 9.8
9) Refused 1.6
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
36) Is your overall opinion of labor unions very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNLABUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 18.2
2) Mostly favorable 39.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 20.5
4) Very unfavorable 10.6
5) Never heard of 2.1
8) Can't relate 7.8
9) Refused 1.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
37) Is your overall opinion of the National Rifle Association very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (OPNNRA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 22.2
2) Mostly favorable 29.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 18.7
4) Very unfavorable 13.7
5) Never heard of 6.1
8) Can't relate 9.2
9) Refused .8
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
38) Do you think that using military force against countries that may seriously threaten our country, but have not attacked us, can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified? (JUSTPREM)
TOTAL%
1) Often justified 16
2) Sometimes justified 38.6
3) Rarely justified 24.4
4) Never justified 17
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
TOTAL2007100.0
39) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. People like me don't have any say about what the government does. (NOSAYGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.1
2) Mostly agree 34.7
3) Mostly disagree 35.5
4) Completely disagree 14.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
TOTAL2007100.0
40) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Generally speaking, elected officials in Washington lose touch with the people pretty quickly. (LOSETCH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 30.9
2) Mostly agree 47.6
3) Mostly disagree 14.1
4) Completely disagree 3.9
9) Don't know/Refused 3.5
TOTAL2007100.0
41) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Most elected officials care what people like me think. (OFFCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 3.5
2) Mostly agree 30.9
3) Mostly disagree 40.7
4) Completely disagree 21.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.6
TOTAL2007100.0
42) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Voting gives people like me some say about how government runs things. (VOTESAY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.6
2) Mostly agree 48.8
3) Mostly disagree 18.1
4) Completely disagree 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 3
TOTAL2007100.0
43) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Success in life is pretty much determined by forces outside our control. (SUCCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.8
2) Mostly agree 23.7
3) Mostly disagree 39.4
4) Completely disagree 23.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
TOTAL2007100.0
44) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Hard work offers little guarantee of success. (HRDWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.9
2) Mostly agree 23.1
3) Mostly disagree 34.5
4) Completely disagree 29.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL2007100.0
45) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The strength of this country today is mostly based on the success of American business. (BUSAMSUC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 18.7
2) Mostly agree 53.5
3) Mostly disagree 17.5
4) Completely disagree 6.5
9) Don't know/Refused 3.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
46) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Government regulation of business usually does more harm than good. (BUSREG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.9
2) Mostly agree 39
3) Mostly disagree 29.6
4) Completely disagree 5.2
9) Don't know/Refused 8.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
47) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The federal government should run only those things that cannot be run at the local level. (FEDLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.4
2) Mostly agree 46.5
3) Mostly disagree 16.3
4) Completely disagree 4
9) Don't know/Refused 5.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
48) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. When something is run by the government, it is usually inefficient and wasteful. (GOVINEFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 23.9
2) Mostly agree 37.9
3) Mostly disagree 27.6
4) Completely disagree 6.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
49) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The federal government controls too much of our daily lives. (TOMCHFED)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.2
2) Mostly agree 35.3
3) Mostly disagree 27.2
4) Completely disagree 6.2
9) Don't know/Refused 3
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
50) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The government is really run for the benefit of all the people. (GVBENALL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.7
2) Mostly agree 35.5
3) Mostly disagree 36.8
4) Completely disagree 15.2
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL2007100.0
51) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Business corporations generally strike a fair balance between making profits and serving the public interest. (BUSFRBAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 6.2
2) Mostly agree 31.6
3) Mostly disagree 38.8
4) Completely disagree 19.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
52) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. There is too much power concentrated in the hands of a few big companies. (TOMCHBUS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 38.1
2) Mostly agree 38.1
3) Mostly disagree 17
4) Completely disagree 4.2
9) Don't know/Refused 2.7
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
53) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Business corporations make too much profit. (BUSPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 29.9
2) Mostly agree 35.2
3) Mostly disagree 21.5
4) Completely disagree 8.2
9) Don't know/Refused 5.2
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
54) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Dealing with a federal government agency is often not worth the trouble. (FEDTRBL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.9
2) Mostly agree 37
3) Mostly disagree 31.2
4) Completely disagree 7.8
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
55) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. As Americans we can always find a way to solve our problems and get what we want. (AMERSLV)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.9
2) Mostly agree 44.6
3) Mostly disagree 27.8
4) Completely disagree 9.9
9) Don't know/Refused 3.8
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
56) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I don't believe that there are any real limits to growth in this country today. (NOGRWLMT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 14.5
2) Mostly agree 42.1
3) Mostly disagree 29.9
4) Completely disagree 9
9) Don't know/Refused 4.4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
57) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. (SOCEQL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 50.9
2) Mostly agree 40.6
3) Mostly disagree 5
4) Completely disagree 1.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
58) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country. (BLCKIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.8
2) Mostly agree 28.1
3) Mostly disagree 36.6
4) Completely disagree 12.6
9) Don't know/Refused 9.9
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
59) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Discrimination against blacks is rare today. (DSCRM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 6.5
2) Mostly agree 26.3
3) Mostly disagree 40.8
4) Completely disagree 21.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.2
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
60) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs. (POORDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.9
2) Mostly agree 39.3
3) Mostly disagree 21
4) Completely disagree 6.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
61) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Freedom of speech should not extend to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists. (FRSPTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.9
2) Mostly agree 23.6
3) Mostly disagree 32.1
4) Completely disagree 17.5
9) Don't know/Refused 5.9
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
62) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The police should be allowed to search the houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists without a court order. (COPSRTER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.8
2) Mostly agree 19.6
3) Mostly disagree 29.6
4) Completely disagree 32.7
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
63) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Occasional acts of terrorism in the U.S. will be part of life in the future. (USTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 21.3
2) Mostly agree 49
3) Mostly disagree 16.3
4) Completely disagree 7.8
9) Don't know/Refused 5.6
TOTAL2007100.0
64) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 22.8
2) Democrat 31
3) Independent 38.8
4) No preference 3.9
5) Other party .5
9) Don't know/Refused 3
TOTAL2007100.0
65) [IF 'REPULICAN' OR 'DEMOCRAT' TO PARTY] Do you consider yourself a strong [Republican/Democrat] or not a strong [Republican/Democrat]? (PARTYSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strong 53.7
2) Not strong 44.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2
Missing913 
TOTAL1094100.0
66) [IF 'INDEPENDENT' ' NO PREFERENCE' 'OTHER PARTY' 'DON'T KNOW/REFUSED' TO PARTY] As of today do you lean more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (PARTYLN)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 25.9
2) Democrat 40.1
9) Other/Don't know/Refused 34
Missing1094 
TOTAL913100.0
67) In the 2006 election for Congress, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote? (CVOTE06A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, voted 63.1
2) No, didn't vote 35.6
3) No, too young to vote .7
9) DK/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
68) [IF 'YES,VOTED' TO CVOTE06A] Did you happen to vote for a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in your district? (CVOTE06B)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 36.5
2) Democrat 52.3
3) Other/Independent Candidate 2.8
4) Didn't vote for Congress .7
9) Don't know/Refused 7.7
Missing619 
TOTAL1388100.0
69) How often would you say you vote? (OFTVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Always 44.9
2) Nearly always 25.3
3) Part of the time 11.4
4) Seldom 9.7
5) Never vote 7.2
6) Other response 1.1
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
70) Some people seem to follow what's going on in the government and public affairs most of the time, whether there's an election or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in government and public affairs most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all? (FOLGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Most of the time 53.3
2) Some of the time 28
3) Only now and then 11.1
4) Hardly at all 7
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2007100.0
71) Some people say they are basically content with the federal government, others say they are frustrated, and others say they are angry. Which of these best describes how you feel? (CONTFED)
TOTAL%
1) Basically content 21.3
2) Frustrated 58.1
3) Angry 15.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4.9
TOTAL2007100.0
72) How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right? (TRUSTDC)
TOTAL%
1) Just about always 3.2
2) Most of the time 27.6
3) Only some of the time 63
4) Never 5.3
9) Don't know/Refused .9
TOTAL2007100.0
73) If you had to choose, would you rather have a smaller government providing fewer services or a bigger government providing more services? (GOVSIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Smaller government, fewer services 44.9
2) Bigger government, more services 43.5
3) Depends 3.7
9) Don't know/Refused 7.8
TOTAL2007100.0
74) In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the wisdom of the American people when it comes to making political decisions? (TRUSTPPL)
TOTAL%
1) Very great deal 13.1
2) Good deal 44.3
3) Not very much 33.6
4) None at all 7.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2007100.0
75) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. There needs to be stricter law and regulations to protect the environment. (ENVLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 35.4
2) Mostly agree 48.1
3) Mostly disagree 11.9
4) Completely disagree 2.9
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
76) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. People should be willing to pay higher prices in order to protect the environment. (PAYENVR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17
2) Mostly agree 42.7
3) Mostly disagree 24.7
4) Completely disagree 12.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
77) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Our society should do what is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. (SOCSUCC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 47.1
2) Mostly agree 43.8
3) Mostly disagree 6.1
4) Completely disagree 1.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
78) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We have gone too far in pushing equal rights in this country. (TOOMCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16.8
2) Mostly agree 28.5
3) Mostly disagree 31.9
4) Completely disagree 19
9) Don't know/Refused 3.7
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
79) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves. (GOVCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26.8
2) Mostly agree 41.9
3) Mostly disagree 19.7
4) Completely disagree 8.4
9) Don't know/Refused 3.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
80) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The government should help most needy people even if it means going deeper in debt. (GVHLPNDY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 18.8
2) Mostly agree 35.5
3) Mostly disagree 28.7
4) Completely disagree 10.9
9) Don't know/Refused 6.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
81) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The government should guarantee every citizen enough to eat and a place to sleep. (GVEATSLP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 31.2
2) Mostly agree 37.8
3) Mostly disagree 20.7
4) Completely disagree 7.9
9) Don't know/Refused 2.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
82) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I like political leaders who are willing to make compromises in order to get the job done. (POLCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 29.3
2) Mostly agree 50.4
3) Mostly disagree 10.8
4) Completely disagree 4.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
83) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I don't pay attention to whether a candidate calls him or herself a liberal or conservative. (IRLIBCON)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.9
2) Mostly agree 36.8
3) Mostly disagree 21.2
4) Completely disagree 11.4
9) Don't know/Refused 7.6
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
84) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I am very patriotic. (PATRIOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 49.2
2) Mostly agree 40.7
3) Mostly disagree 6.2
4) Completely disagree 1.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
85) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. In the past few years there hasn't been much real improvement in the position of black people in this country. (NBLKIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.2
2) Mostly agree 28.6
3) Mostly disagree 35.4
4) Completely disagree 14.3
9) Don't know/Refused 9.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
86) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I think it's all right for blacks and whites to date each other. (INTERDAT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 51.2
2) Mostly agree 31.9
3) Mostly disagree 5.9
4) Completely disagree 6.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
87) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We should make every possible effort to improve the position of blacks and other minorities, even if it means giving them preferential treatment. (PREFBLCK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.4
2) Mostly agree 23.1
3) Mostly disagree 33.1
4) Completely disagree 29.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.3
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
88) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Discrimination against blacks is rare today. (RAREDSCM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.9
2) Mostly agree 23.7
3) Mostly disagree 43.3
4) Completely disagree 18.7
9) Don't know/Refused 5.3
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
89) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We should restrict and control people coming into out country to live more than we do now. (RESTIMM)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 40.5
2) Mostly agree 34.3
3) Mostly disagree 14
4) Completely disagree 6.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.7
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
90) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. It is my belief that we should get even with any country that tries to take advantage of the United States. (REVENGE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.1
2) Mostly agree 25.2
3) Mostly disagree 35.7
4) Completely disagree 17.6
9) Don't know/Refused 6.4
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
91) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The best way to ensure peace is through military strength. (MILPEACE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 18.1
2) Mostly agree 31.2
3) Mostly disagree 29.4
4) Completely disagree 17.2
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
92) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. American lives are worth more than the lives of people in other countries. (AMWRTHMO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 8.5
2) Mostly agree 14.1
3) Mostly disagree 29.4
4) Completely disagree 43.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
93) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We all should be willing to fight for our country, whether it is right or wrong. (WLLFIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 20.2
2) Mostly agree 29.6
3) Mostly disagree 25.8
4) Completely disagree 19.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.4
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
94) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I often worry about the chances of nuclear war. (NUKEWRRY)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 22.6
2) Mostly agree 32.7
3) Mostly disagree 26
4) Completely disagree 16.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.9
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
95) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Most of the countries that have gotten help from America end up resenting us. (RESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26.1
2) Mostly agree 39.9
3) Mostly disagree 22.4
4) Completely disagree 4.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6.8
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
96) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. It's best for the future of our country to be active in world affairs. (WRLDAFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 41.7
2) Mostly agree 44.2
3) Mostly disagree 7.3
4) Completely disagree 3.3
9) Don't know/Refused 3.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
97) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs. (POGVDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 29.3
2) Mostly agree 40.2
3) Mostly disagree 19.1
4) Completely disagree 6.2
9) Don't know 5.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
98) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We should pay less attention to problems overseas and concentrate on problems here at home. (DOMPRB)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 37.9
2) Mostly agree 38.7
3) Mostly disagree 16.2
4) Completely disagree 4.1
9) Don't know 3.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
99) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. We should put more emphasis on fuel conservation than on developing new oil supplies. (FUELCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.7
2) Mostly agree 39.9
3) Mostly disagree 16.7
4) Completely disagree 7.4
9) Don't know 7.2
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
100) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The growing number of newcomers from other countries threatens traditional American customs and values. (NEWTHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.9
2) Mostly agree 30.5
3) Mostly disagree 30
4) Completely disagree 15.6
9) Don't know 6.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
101) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Nude magazines and X-rated movies provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (PORNOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 14.6
2) Mostly agree 28.2
3) Mostly disagree 24.7
4) Completely disagree 27
9) Don't know 5.5
Missing1498 
TOTAL509100.0
102) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Nude magazines and X-rated videos on the internet provide harmless entertainment or those who enjoy it. (INPORNOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 6.8
2) Mostly agree 20.2
3) Mostly disagree 23.8
4) Completely disagree 44.8
9) Don't know 4.4
Missing1534 
TOTAL473100.0
103) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The tax system is unfair to people like me. (TAXUNFR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.5
2) Mostly agree 28.7
3) Mostly disagree 37.2
4) Completely disagree 9.9
9) Don't know 4.7
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
104) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me. (GOVINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 28.2
2) Mostly agree 31.8
3) Mostly disagree 27.6
4) Completely disagree 8.9
9) Don't know 3.5
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
105) For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. I am concerned that business corporations are collecting too much information about people like me. (CORPINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 36.2
2) Mostly agree 37.6
3) Mostly disagree 18.2
4) Completely disagree 4.8
9) Don't know 3.1
Missing1025 
TOTAL982100.0
106) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (PRAYIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 44.7
2) Mostly agree 33.2
3) Mostly disagree 12.7
4) Completely disagree 8.4
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
107) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? We all will be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins. (GODJUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 54.2
2) Mostly agree 24.8
3) Mostly disagree 9.3
4) Completely disagree 7.7
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
108) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I never doubted the existence of God. (NVDBTGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 61.3
2) Mostly agree 22.2
3) Mostly disagree 7.1
4) Completely disagree 6.5
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
109) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? School boards ought to have the right to fire teachers who are known homosexuals. (FGAYTCH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.8
2) Mostly agree 10.5
3) Mostly disagree 27.1
4) Completely disagree 39.1
9) Don't know/Refused 5.6
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
110) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Books that contain dangerous ideas should be banned from public school libraries. (BANBOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 30.2
2) Mostly agree 16.4
3) Mostly disagree 22.8
4) Completely disagree 26.6
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
111) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Nude magazines and X-rated movies provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (OKPORN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 13.9
2) Mostly agree 26.7
3) Mostly disagree 26.9
4) Completely disagree 26.9
9) Don't know/Refused 5.7
Missing1484 
TOTAL523100.0
112) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Nude pictures and X-rated videos on the internet provide harmless entertainment for those who enjoy it. (PRNINTOK)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.6
2) Mostly agree 17.8
3) Mostly disagree 30.9
4) Completely disagree 39
9) Don't know/Refused 2.8
Missing1505 
TOTAL502100.0
113) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Freedom of speech should not extend to groups that are sympathetic to terrorists. (CENSTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 24.5
2) Mostly agree 21.7
3) Mostly disagree 27.6
4) Completely disagree 21.8
9) Don't know/Refused 4.4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
114) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? The police should be allowed to search the houses of people who might be sympathetic to terrorists without a court order. (SRCHTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 17.8
2) Mostly agree 20.4
3) Mostly disagree 24.9
4) Completely disagree 34.6
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
115) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Women should return to their traditional roles in society. (TRADWMN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 7.9
2) Mostly agree 12.1
3) Mostly disagree 24
4) Completely disagree 51.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
116) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDSPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 9.1
2) Mostly agree 13.6
3) Mostly disagree 20
4) Completely disagree 52.5
9) Don't know/Refused 4.8
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
117) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage. (FAMVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 40.6
2) Mostly agree 35.3
3) Mostly disagree 11.7
4) Completely disagree 8.7
9) Don't know/Refused 3.6
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
118) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? There are clear guidelines about what's good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. (GOODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 38.6
2) Mostly agree 40
3) Mostly disagree 11.2
4) Completely disagree 6.8
9) Don't know/Refused 3.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
119) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Labor unions are necessary to protect the working person. (UNIONPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 26.9
2) Mostly agree 41.3
3) Mostly disagree 18.8
4) Completely disagree 9.1
9) Don't know/Refused 4
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
120) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Today it's really true that the rich just get richer while the poor get poorer. (RCHRCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 36.6
2) Mostly agree 36
3) Mostly disagree 18.2
4) Completely disagree 7
9) Don't know/Refused 2.2
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
121) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I often don't have enough money to make ends meet. (NOCASH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 19.7
2) Mostly agree 24.5
3) Mostly disagree 34.6
4) Completely disagree 19.1
9) Don't know/Refused 2.1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
122) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm pretty well satisfied with the way things are going for me financially. (FINSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 15.4
2) Mostly agree 44.8
3) Mostly disagree 21.1
4) Completely disagree 17.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
123) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I feel it's my duty as a citizen to always vote. (DUTYVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 63.6
2) Mostly agree 26.3
3) Mostly disagree 5.3
4) Completely disagree 3.2
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
124) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm interested in keeping up with national affairs. (NATAFFRS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 47.2
2) Mostly agree 41.7
3) Mostly disagree 7.4
4) Completely disagree 3
9) Don't know/Refused .7
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
125) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I'm pretty interested in following local politics. (LOCPOLTC)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 34.2
2) Mostly agree 48.2
3) Mostly disagree 12.4
4) Completely disagree 3.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.6
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
126) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Most issues discussed in Washington don't affect me personally. (DCNOAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 4.8
2) Mostly agree 22.3
3) Mostly disagree 39.9
4) Completely disagree 30.7
9) Don't know/Refused 2.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
127) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I feel guilty when I don't get a chance to vote. (GLTNOVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 34.7
2) Mostly agree 30
3) Mostly disagree 15.7
4) Completely disagree 11.7
9) Don't know/Refused 7.9
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
128) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Sometimes I vote for a candidate without really knowing enough about him or her. (IGNVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 10.9
2) Mostly agree 29.9
3) Mostly disagree 30.2
4) Completely disagree 25.8
9) Don't know/Refused 3.3
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
129) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I am concerned that the government is collecting too much information about people like me. (GVINFO)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 27.2
2) Mostly agree 30.3
3) Mostly disagree 26
4) Completely disagree 12.4
9) Don't know/Refused 4.2
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
130) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? I am worried that science is going too far and is hurting society rather than helping it. (SCIHRT)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 16
2) Mostly agree 18.5
3) Mostly disagree 35.6
4) Completely disagree 25.9
9) Don't know/Refused 3.9
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
131) Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Technology is making life too complicated for me. (TECHCOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree 12.3
2) Mostly agree 19.2
3) Mostly disagree 37.5
4) Completely disagree 30
9) Don't know/Refused 1
Missing982 
TOTAL1025100.0
132) Do you think the U.S. made the right decision or the wrong decision in using military force against Iraq? (IRAQWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Right decision 39.6
2) Wrong decision 53.2
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
TOTAL2007100.0
133) Do you think the U.S. should keep military troops in Iraq until the situation has stabilized, or do you think the U.S. should bring its troops home as soon as possible? (LVIRAQ)
TOTAL%
1) Keep troops in Iraq 41.3
2) Bring troops home 52.7
9) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL2007100.0
134) Do you think the war in Iraq has helped the war on terrorism, or has it hurt the war on terrorism? (IRAQTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Helped 35.6
2) Hurt 50.1
3) No effect 5.4
9) Don't know/Refused 8.9
TOTAL2007100.0
135) Is your overall opinion of Target very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (TARGET)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 21.4
2) Mostly favorable 59.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.5
4) Very unfavorable 2.9
5) Never heard of 1.7
8) Can't rate 6.2
9) Refused .7
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
136) Is your overall opinion of United Airlines very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (UNTAIRLN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 12
2) Mostly favorable 57.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 8.9
4) Very unfavorable 2.6
5) Never heard of 1.9
8) Can't rate 15.9
9) Refused 1.4
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
137) Is your overall opinion of Johnson & Johnson very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (JONJON)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23.9
2) Mostly favorable 60.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 3.8
4) Very unfavorable 1.2
5) Never heard of 2.9
8) Can't rate 7.3
9) Refused .8
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
138) Is your overall opinion of General Motors very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (GENMOT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 17.1
2) Mostly favorable 56.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 13.1
4) Very unfavorable 3.6
5) Never heard of 1.8
8) Can't rate 7.1
9) Refused .7
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
139) Is your overall opinion of Google very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (GOOGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 23.7
2) Mostly favorable 49.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 2.8
4) Very unfavorable 1.6
5) Never hear of 9
8) Can't rate 12.2
9) Refused 1.2
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
140) Is your overall opinion of McDonald's very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (MCDONALD)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.6
2) Mostly favorable 54.9
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.5
4) Very unfavorable 6.2
5) Never heard of .2
8) Can't rate 5.2
9) Refused .3
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
141) Is your overall opinion of Halliburton very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (HALLBRTN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 3.8
2) Mostly favorable 21.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 17.1
4) Very unfavorable 14.5
5) Never hear of 31
8) Can't rate 11.1
9) Refused 1.1
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
142) Is your overall opinion of Apple Computer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (APPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 16.8
2) Mostly favorable 54.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.2
4) Very unfavorable 1.6
5) Never heard of 3.1
8) Can't rate 16.9
9) Refused 1
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
143) Is your overall opinion of Starbucks very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (STARBUCK)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 15.7
2) Mostly favorable 47.8
3) Mostly unfavorable 12.5
4) Very unfavorable 4.5
5) Never heard of 4.4
8) Can't rate 14.3
9) Refused .9
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
144) Is your overall opinion of American Express very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (AMEREXPR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 14.8
2) Mostly favorable 51.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 11.4
4) Very unfavorable 3.7
5) Never heard of 1.8
8) Can't rate 15.7
9) Refused 1.5
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
145) Is your overall opinion of Coors very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (COORS)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 10.3
2) Mostly favorable 43
3) Mostly unfavorable 11.9
4) Very unfavorable 6.2
5) Never heard of 11
8) Can't rate 15.3
9) Refused 2.4
Missing975 
TOTAL1032100.0
146) Is your overall opinion of Home Depot very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (HOMEDEPO)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 26.6
2) Mostly favorable 58.2
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.3
4) Very unfavorable 1.4
5) Never heard of 1.4
8) Can't rate 4.1
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
147) Is your overall opinion of Southwest Airlines very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (SWAIRLN)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 20.2
2) Mostly favorable 50.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 3.6
4) Very unfavorable 1.6
5) Never heard of 4.2
8) Can't rate 18.7
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
148) Is your overall opinion of Pfizer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (PFIZER)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 7.7
2) Mostly favorable 39.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 10.7
4) Very unfavorable 3.4
5) Never heard of 22.8
8) Can't rate 14.9
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
149) Is your overall opinion of Toyota very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (TOYOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 24.5
2) Mostly favorable 53.7
3) Mostly unfavorable 7.7
4) Very unfavorable 2.9
5) Never heard of 1
8) Can't rate 9.5
9) Refused .7
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
150) Is your overall opinion of Microsoft very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (MICROSFT)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 21.4
2) Mostly favorable 57.3
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.1
4) Very unfavorable 2
5) Never heard of 3.7
8) Can't rate 8.7
9) Refused .7
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
151) Is your overall opinion of Coca-Cola very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (COCACOLA)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 25.1
2) Mostly favorable 55.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 8.7
4) Very unfavorable 3.8
5) Never heard of .5
8) Can't rate 5.6
9) Refused .8
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
152) IS your overall opinion of Exxon/Mobil very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (EXXONMOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.7
2) Mostly favorable 33.6
3) Mostly unfavorable 25.4
4) Very unfavorable 12.9
5) Never heard of 6.5
8) Can't rate 10.8
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
153) Is your overall opinion of Dell Computer very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (DELLCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 21.1
2) Mostly favorable 55.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 5.8
4) Very unfavorable 2.5
5) Never heard of 4.4
8) Can't rate 9.5
9) Refused 1.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
154) Is your overall opinion of Boeing very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (BOEING)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 11.3
2) Mostly favorable 49.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 6.9
4) Very unfavorable 2.6
5) Never heard of 15.1
8) Can't rate 13.4
9) Refused 1.3
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
155) Is your overall opinion of Citibank very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (CITIBANK)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 9.9
2) Mostly favorable 45.4
3) Mostly unfavorable 12.7
4) Very unfavorable 3.2
5) Never heard of 5.6
8) Can't rate 21.8
9) Refused 1.4
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
156) Is your overall opinion of Ben and Jerry's very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (BENJERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 18.5
2) Mostly favorable 40.5
3) Mostly unfavorable 5
4) Very unfavorable 2.3
5) Never heard of 16.8
8) Can't rate 15
9) Refused 1.9
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
157) Is your overall opinion of Walmart very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? (WALMART)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable 25.7
2) Mostly favorable 42.1
3) Mostly unfavorable 19
4) Very unfavorable 8.9
5) Never heard of .4
8) Can't rate 3.3
9) Refused .7
Missing1032 
TOTAL975100.0
158) In general, how well do you think the U.S. government is doing in reducing the threat of terrorism? (GOVRTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Very well 17.2
2) Fairly well 36.5
3) Not too well 26.7
4) Not well at all 17.3
9) Don't know/Refused 2.4
TOTAL2007100.0
159) In order to curb terrorism in this country, do you think it will be necessary for the average person to give up some civil liberties, or not? (LIB4TERR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, it will be necessary 39.6
2) No, it will not be necessary 54.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6
TOTAL2007100.0
160) Do you think the use of torture against suspected terrorists in order to gain important information can often be justified, sometimes be justified, rarely be justified, or never be justified? (JUSTTORT)
TOTAL%
1) Often justified 11.7
2) Sometimes justified 31.2
3) Rarely justified 24.7
4) Never justified 29.4
9) Don't know/Refused 2.9
TOTAL2007100.0
161) Do you display the flag at your home, in your office, or on your car? (FLAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 61.9
2) No 37.7
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2007100.0
162) Do you smoke cigarettes on a regular basis? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 21.9
2) No 77.9
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2007100.0
163) Do you have a close friend or family member who has served in the current military effort in Iraq? (MILRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 50.9
2) No 48.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2007100.0
164) Do you have a close friend or family member who is gay? (GAYRELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 41
2) No 57.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.4
TOTAL2007100.0
165) Do you attend Bible study or prayer group meetings? (BIBSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36.9
2) No 62.5
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2007100.0
166) Do you happen to have any guns, rifles, or pistols in your home? (OWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 33.3
2) No 63.9
9) Don't know/Refused 2.8
TOTAL2007100.0
167) Are you the owner of a small business? (OWNBUSNS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 13
2) No 86.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2007100.0
168) Do you trade stocks or bonds in the stock market? (STOCKTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 28.2
2) No 71.2
9) Don't know/Refused .7
TOTAL2007100.0
169) Over the past 12 months, has there been a time when you or someone in your household has been without a job and looking for work, or not? (UNEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 37.1
2) No 62.5
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2007100.0
170) Over the past 12 months, has there been a time when you have been unable to afford necessary health care for yourself or a family member, or not? (NOHLTHC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 25.8
2) No 73.8
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2007100.0
171) Do you ever go online to access the Internet or World Wide Web or to send and receive email? (USEINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 70.3
2) No 29.6
9) Don't know/Refused .1
TOTAL2007100.0
172) [IF 'YES' TO VQ30] Do you go online from home? If yes, does the modem you use at home use a dial-up connection through a standard telephone line or do you have a high-speed Internet connection such as a cable or DSL line? (INTCONN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, dial-up standard telephone line 22.1
2) Yes, high-speed internet connection 64.6
3) Yes, other/don't know 1.5
4) No, does not go online from home 10.5
9) Don't know/Refused 1.3
Missing590 
TOTAL1417100.0
173) Now, just a few more questions for statistical purposes only. Respondent's gender. (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.6
2) Female 51.4
TOTAL2007100.0
174) What is your age? (AGE)
TOTAL%
18) 18 2.9
19) 19 2.2
20) 20 1.4
21) 21 1.7
22) 22 1.3
23) 23 1.4
24) 24 1.7
25) 25 2
26) 26 1.1
27) 27 1.7
28) 28 2.7
29) 29 1.5
30) 30 1.9
31) 31 1.3
32) 32 1.4
33) 33 1.5
34) 34 2.3
35) 35 2.6
36) 36 1.6
37) 37 2.1
38) 38 2
39) 39 1.2
40) 40 2.5
41) 41 1.8
42) 42 2.3
43) 43 1.5
44) 44 1.7
45) 45 1.5
46) 46 2
47) 47 2
48) 48 1.1
49) 49 1.9
50) 50 2.7
51) 51 2
52) 52 2.1
53) 53 1.8
54) 54 1.8
55) 55 1.3
56) 56 1.3
57) 57 1.6
58) 58 1.5
59) 59 1.5
60) 60 1.8
61) 61 1.1
62) 62 1.6
63) 63 1.4
64) 64 1.2
65) 65 1.5
66) 66 .8
67) 67 .6
68) 68 .8
69) 69 .8
70) 70 1.2
71) 71 .7
72) 72 .6
73) 73 .7
74) 74 .9
75) 75 .9
76) 76 .8
77) 77 .9
78) 78 .5
79) 79 .5
80) 80 .9
81) 81 .4
82) 82 .4
83) 83 .3
84) 84 .5
85) 85 .3
86) 86 .3
87) 87 .1
88) 88 .1
89) 89 .1
90) 90 .1
91) 91 0
92) 92 .1
93) 93 0
97) 97 or older 0
99) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2007100.0
175) What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) None, or grade 1-8 4.7
2) High school incomplete (Grade 9-11) 8.5
3) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.7
4) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school 3.4
5) Some college, no 4-year degree (including associates degree) 23.5
6) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 16.1
7) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 10.5
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
176) Are you, yourself, of Hispanic origin or descent, such as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or some other Spanish background? (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 11.9
2) No 87.7
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2007100.0
177) What is your race? Are you white, black, Asian, or some other? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 78.3
2) Black 11.4
3) Asian 2
4) Other or mixed race 6.6
9) Don't know/Refused 1.7
TOTAL2007100.0
178) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, or never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 50.6
2) Divorced 12.4
3) Separated 2.4
4) Widowed 9.2
5) Never been married 24.8
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
179) Are you the parent or guardian of any children under 18 now living in your household? (PARENT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 36.6
2) No 63.1
9) Don't know/Refused .3
TOTAL2007100.0
180) What is your religious preference: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church, such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant (including Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovah's Witness, Church of Christ, etc.) 54.2
2) Roman Catholic 26.7
3) Jewish 1.7
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) 1.3
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian) .7
6) Islam/Muslim .4
7) Other religion 2
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 10.8
9) Don't know/Refused 2.2
TOTAL2007100.0
181) [IF 'OTHER RELIGION' OR 'DON'T KNOW/REFUSED' TO RELIG]Do you think of yourself as a Christian or not? (CHRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 60.9
2) No 31.9
9) Don't know/Refused 7.2
Missing1878 
TOTAL129100.0
182) [IF 'PROTESTANT', 'ROMAN CATHOLIC', 'MORMON' 'ORTHODOX CHURCH' TO RELIG OR 'YES' TO CHR]Would you describe yourself as 'born again' or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would 39
2) No, would not 56.9
9) Don't know/Refused 4.1
Missing304 
TOTAL1703100.0
183) Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services: more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week 12.1
2) Once a week 26.2
3) Once or twice a month 14
4) A few times a year 19.9
5) Seldom 18
6) Never 9.1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2007100.0
184) Thinking about the past year, what was your total family income from all sources, before taxes? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,000 7.4
2) 10 to under $20,000 11
3) 20 to under $30,000 12.7
4) 30 to under $40,000 10.5
5) 40 to under $50,000 9.4
6) 50 to under $75,000 14.3
7) 75 to under $100,000 9.7
8) 100 to under $150,000 7.8
9) $150,000 or more 5.1
10) Don't know/Refused 12
TOTAL2007100.0
185) These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register. Are you now registered to vote in your precinct or election district or haven't you been able to register so far? (REGIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, registered 78.3
2) No, not registered 21.2
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
186) [IF 'YES, REGISTERED' IN REGIST]Are you absolutely certain that you are registered to vote, or is there a chance that your registration has lapsed because you moved or for some other reason? (REGICERT)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain 95.2
2) Chance registration has lapsed 4.2
9) Don't know/Refused .6
Missing354 
TOTAL1653100.0
187) In general, would you describe your political views as very conservative, conservative, moderate, liberal, or very liberal. (POLLIBCN)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative 6.9
2) Conservative 28.3
3) Moderate 38.5
4) Liberal 14.8
5) Very liberal 5.4
9) Don't know/Refused 6.2
TOTAL2007100.0
188) Which of the following labels best described your household. (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Professional or business class 29.4
2) Working class 47.1
3) A struggling family or household? 16.4
4) More than one apply 2
5) None apply 3.3
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
TOTAL2007100.0
189) Do you own or rent your home? (OWNRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Own 69.6
2) Rent 25.7
3) Other arrangement 4.1
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2007100.0
190) Are you now employed full-time, part-time, or not employed? (EMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time 50.3
2) Part-time 12.6
3) Not employed 36.6
9) Don't know/Refused .4
TOTAL2007100.0
191) Are you yourself, or is your husband/wife, a veteran of the armed services? (VETERAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent 12.3
2) Yes, spouse 6.8
3) Yes, both .5
4) Yes, respondent still active/in the reserves .3
5) Yes, spouse still active/in the reserves .1
6) Yes, both still active/in the reserves 0
7) No 79.8
9) Don't know/Refused .2
TOTAL2007100.0
192) Are you (or is your spouse) a member of a labor union? (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent is 9
2) Yes, spouse is 3.7
3) Yes, both 1.3
4) No, neither are 85.3
9) Don't know/Refused .6
TOTAL2007100.0
193) If we had not had the ability to interview you in Spanish, would you have been comfortable doing the interview in English, would it have been possible but hard for you to do it, or would you not have been able to do the interview in English? (SPANVENG)
TOTAL%
1) Comfortable in English 7.3
2) Possible, but hard 41.1
3) Would not have been able 51.6
9) Don't know/Refused 0
Missing1914 
TOTAL93100.0
194) What is your zipcode? [If ZIPCODE = 99999 then 'Don't know/refused'] (ZIPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL200751796.1730019.73
195) At a later date, news reporters may want to talk further with people who took part in this survey. Would you be willing to talk to a reporter about the survey topic at a convenient time? (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 53.5
2) No 44.7
9) Don't know/Refused 1.8
Missing1495 
TOTAL512100.0
196) [IF 'YES' TO CONTACT] So that a reporter might reach you more easily, can you tell me your first name? (NAME)
TOTAL%
1) Gave name 92.6
2) Declined to be contacted at this point. 7.4
Missing1724 
TOTAL283100.0
197) Would you like their website address? (WEBSITE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, website requested 51.5
2) No, website not requested 48.5
TOTAL2007100.0
198) Recoded AGE (AGECAT)
TOTAL%
1) 18-29 21.5
2) 30-49 36.4
3) 50-64 24.7
4) 65+ 16
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2007100.0
199) Population density (DENSITY)
TOTAL%
1) Lowest 20.4
2) 2 20.2
3) 3 20.4
4) 4 20.1
5) Highest 18.9
9) Don't know/Refused 0
TOTAL2007100.0
200) Red/Blue county based on 2000 election (RBCNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democratic 21.4
2) Democratic 16.4
3) Even 16.6
4) Republican 23.7
5) Strong Republican 22
Missing1 
TOTAL2006100.0
201) Recoded AGE (AGECAT2)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.5
2) 25-34 17.4
3) 35-44 19.4
4) 45-54 18.7
5) 55-64 14.4
6) 65+ 16
9) Don't know/Refused 1.5
TOTAL2007100.0
202) Recoded EDUC (EDUCCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 13.3
2) High school graduate 36.1
3) Some college 23.5
4) College graduate and above 26.6
9) Don't know/Refused .5
TOTAL2007100.0
203) Race/Ethnicity (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic 70.3
2) Black non-Hispanic 10.8
3) Hispanic 11.9
4) Other 5.8
9) Don't know/Refused 1.1
TOTAL2007100.0
204) Weight (WEIGHT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL20072.0420.819
205) Recoded AGE (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-24 12.7
2) 25-34 17.7
3) 35-44 19.7
4) 45-54 19
5) 55-64 14.6
6) 65+ 16.2
Missing38 
TOTAL1969100.0
206) Now, just a few more questions for statistical purposes only. Respondent's gender. (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male 48.6
2) Female 51.4
TOTAL2007100.0
207) Recoded EDUC (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school 13.3
2) High school graduate 36.3
3) Some college 23.6
4) College graduate and above 26.7
Missing13 
TOTAL1994100.0
208) In politics today, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Republican 24.6
2) Democrat 33.5
3) Independent 41.9
Missing137 
TOTAL1870100.0
209) Race/Ethnicity (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White non-Hispanic 71.1
2) Black non-Hispanic 11
3) Hispanic or other 18
Missing22 
TOTAL1985100.0