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2.) DATE: Date of Survey
3.) TZONE: Time zone
4.) REG4: Census Region
9.) MSAFLAG: MSAFLAG
12.) CBSATYPE: CBSA Type
19.) URBAN: Urban, Suburban, Rural
25.) PHONETYP: Phone Type
26.) QSEX: Gender asked for at intro
27.) BUSHAPP: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
28.) BUSHNET: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
29.) BUSHSOC: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling Social Security?
30.) BUSHIRAQ: How about the way Bush is handling the situation in Iraq?
31.) BUSHECON: How about the way Bush is handling the economy?
32.) BUSHTERR: How about the way Bush is handling the US campaign against terrorism?
33.) BUSHHLTH: How about the way Bush is handling heath care?
34.) PRIORITY: Which of these should be the highest priority for Bush and Congress this year?
35.) SSCRISIS: If changes not made, you think Social Security system is heading for crisis down the road, or not
36.) SSCHANGE: Do you think Social Security needs major changes, or minor changes?
37.) BUSHSS: How much do you feel you know about Bush's proposals to change Social Security system?
38.) BUSHSS2: Overall, do you support or oppose Bush's proposals on Social Security?
39.) BUSHSSNE: Overall, do you support or oppose Bush's proposals on Social Security?
40.) BUSHSS3: The more you hear about Bush's proposals on Social Security, themore you like or less you like them
41.) SSTAXRT: Tell me if you support or oppose each one. The first is increasing the Social Security tax rate.
42.) SSTAXALL: Collect Social Security taxes on ALL money worker earns rather than only first $90,000 annual income
43.) SSRETIRE: Raising retirement age to receive full Social Security benefits to 68, instead of current 67
44.) SSBENEFI: Further reduce benefits to people who retire early. Retire 62 get 63% full benefits, rather than 70%
45.) SSCALC: Change Social Security benefits calculated so benefits increase at slower rate than current formula
46.) SSREDUCE: You support or oppose: Reducing guaranteed benefits for future retirees
47.) SSSTOCK: People who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market?
48.) BUSHDEM: Who do you trust to do a better job handling Social Security, Bush or the Democrats in Congress?
49.) IRAQWRTH: Considering the cost to US vs benefits to US, do you think the war w/ Iraq was worth fighting or not
50.) IRAQNET: Considering cost to US versus the benefits to US, do you think war w/ Iraq worth fighting or not
51.) CASUALTY: Goals vs cost of war, so far, acceptable or unacceptable # US military casualties in Iraq
52.) IRAQPLAN: Do you think the Bush Administration does or does not have clear plan for handling situation in Iraq
53.) IRAQPLN2: Bush Admin does or does not have clear plan for eventually withdrawl most US troops from Iraq
54.) IRAQSEC: Do you think war w/ Iraq has or has not contributed to the long-term security of US
55.) IRAQFORC: You think # of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be increased, decreased, or kept about the same?
56.) IRAQFOR2: Should all US forces in Iraq be withdran immediately, or decreased by not all withdrawn immediately
57.) IRAQPROG: Do you think US gotten bogged down in Iraq, or you think US making good progress in Iraq
58.) IRAQPOS: Do you think war in Iraq left US stronger position in world, weaker or hasnít made much difference
59.) IRAQSUPP: Do you think most Iraqi people support or oppose what the United States is trying to do in Iraq?
60.) IRAQBETR: Result of war, do you think Iraq people better or worse off now than before US-led invasion of Iraq
61.) IRAQBET2: In long run, do you think Iraqi people better or worse off as result of US-led invasion of Iraq
62.) IRAQELEC: How confident elections in Iraq past Jan will produce stable govt that can rule Iraq effectively
63.) IRAQELE2: Elections held in Iraq past Jan did/did not bring US closer to day US forces can withdraw from Iraq
64.) DEMEFECT: Result of war,do you think chances democracy will spread in Middle East are better, worse, unchanged
65.) AL_QAEDA: Before the war, do you think Iraq did or did not provide direct support to the Al Qaeda
66.) IRAQ_WMD: Shortly before war Iraq had weaspons of mass destruction not been found or Iraq did not have weapons
67.) BUSHPUB: Do you think Bush admin told American public what it believed to be true or intentionally misled
68.) BUSHFORC: US experience in Iraq will make Bush admin more/less likely use military force resolve dispute or no
69.) BUSHFNET: US experience in Iraq will make Bush admin more/less likely use military force resolve dispute or no
70.) IRAQWAR: Do you think US did the right thing in going to war w/ Iraw or you think it was a mistake
71.) SYRIA: You think it does or does not pose threat to US. The first is Syria
72.) N_KOREA: Do you think North Korea does or does not pose a threat to US
73.) IRAN: Do you think Iran does or does not pose a threat to the US
74.) IRANNUC: To prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, you support or oppose offer financial incentives
75.) IRANBOMB: To prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, support or oppose bombing Iranian miltary targets
76.) IRAN_INV: Prevent Iran develop nuclear weapons support/oppose invade w/US force remove Iranian govt from power
77.) NKOR_NUC: Get N. Korea to give up nuclear weapons, support/oppose offer financial incentives, $ or trade
78.) NKORBOMB: Get N. Korea give up nuclear weapons, support/oppose bombing N. Korea military targets
79.) NKORINVD: Get N. Korea give up nuclear weapon support/oppose invade US forces remove N. Korean govt from power
80.) POPEJP: On another subject, do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of Pope John Paul the Second?
81.) POPEVIEW: Has John Paul the Second had influence on you personally in terms of your moral views, or not?
84.) CHRISTN: [IF RELIG_2=14 "Non-Denominational"] Is that a Christian religion or not?
85.) PROTESTA: [IF CHRISTN=1 "Yes"] Is that a Protestant denomination, or not?
86.) BRNAGAIN: Would you consider yourself a born-again or evangelical Christian, or not?
87.) ATNDRELG: Aside from weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?
88.) RELIGNET: Religion NETS
89.) POPETRAD: Next pope should maintain traditional policies of Church or reflect attitudes & lifestyles today
90.) POPEFROM: Prefer next pope from developed world where most come from or developing world where growing fastest
91.) TAXCUTS: You think tax cuts approved in Bushs first term should be made permanent or expire to reduce deficit
92.) STOCKSAF: Overall, do you think the stock market is a safe investment, or a risky one?
93.) PRIVACY: How much do you worry that computers & technology are being used to invade your privacy
94.) CREDCARD: Personally ever had someone steal & misuse your credit card number or other personal info, or not
95.) NETTHEFT: How concerned are you about having records containing your personal info stolen over the internet
96.) PROTPRIV: Companies that collect & sell this info are doing enough to protect your personal privacy, or not
97.) LIVWILL: Have living will or health care proxy to deal w/ your wishes for medical treatment if unable to
98.) SCHIAVO: Brain damage life support 15 yrs Irreversible Parents &husband disagree life support. Who final say
99.) ALIVE: If you were in this condition, would you want to be kept alive, or not?
100.) PARTYID: Generally speaking, you think of yourself as a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or what?
101.) POLVIEWS: Would you say your views on most political matters are liberal, moderate, or conservative?
102.) EDUC: What was the last grade of school you completed?
103.) DEGREE: If you graduated college, was that an associate's degree, a bachelor's degree, or what?
104.) EDUBREAK: Education breakdown
106.) AGEBREAK: Age breakdown
107.) EMPLOYED: At present, are you yourself employed part-time or full-time, or are you retired or something else?
108.) RACE: Are you of Hispanic origin or background/
109.) RACENET: Race NET
110.) INCOME: What was the total combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year
111.) CONTACT: May reporter from ABC NEWS/The Washington Post call to talk about things we've been discussing?
112.) GENDER: Record Gender
113.) REDSTATE: Red state
114.) BLUESTAT: Blue State
115.) WEIGHT: WEIGHT
120.) I-AGE: Age breakdown (for use with online analysis)
121.) I-EDUC: Education breakdown (for use with online analysis)
122.) I-GENDER: Record Gender (for use with online analysis)
123.) I-INCOME: Total combined combined income, before taxes, for all the members of your household last year?
124.) I-RACE: Are you of Hispanic origin or background? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
125.) I-REGION: Census Region (for use with online analysis)