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3.) COMSOUTH: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not?
4.) LIVESOU: Not inclding time away at schl&othr reasons, lived in the South all life/not?[IF NOT, ASK:]How long
5.) TRAVOUT: Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South?
6.) SOULIV: Have you ever lived in a Southern state?
7.) TRAVIN: Have you ever traveled or visited in the South?
9.) SOUFAM: Do you consider yourself or anyone in your family a Southerner?
10.) LIVEWH: Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area?
12.) RELIG: How often do you attend church or other religious services?
14.) MARITAL: Are you currently...
15.) PARENT: Are you a parent?
16.) EMPLOYED: Last week were you primarily:
17.) HWEMPLOY: What about your husband/wife—last week was he/she primarily:
18.) INCOME: categories. Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes:
19.) RACE94: What race do you consider yourself?
20.) HISPANIC: Are you of Hispanic origin?
24.) PARTYID: Regardless of how you vote, do you usually think of yourself as a Rep, a Dem, an Indep, or what?
25.) STRDEM: [If R answered Dem] Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
26.) STRREP: [If R answered Rep] Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican?
27.) INDEP: [If Indep] Think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to the Democratic party?
28.) LIBCON: Politics, do you usually think of yourself as a liberal, a conservative, a moderate, or what?
29.) STRLIB: [If R answered liberal] Do you think of yourself as a strong liberal or a not very strong liberal?
30.) STRCON: [R conservative] Do you think of yourself as a strong conservative or a not very strong conservative
31.) MODERATE: [R answered moderate] Do you think of yourself as more like a liberal or more like a conservative?
32.) SODA: What do you call a carbonated beverage like 7-Up or Dr. Pepper?
33.) STUFFING: What goes inside a Thanksgiving turkey?
34.) SKILLET: What do you call the utensil you fry eggs in?
35.) SUPPER: What do you call your evening meal?
36.) CALLWAR: What do you call the war between the North and the South in the 1860s?
37.) YALL: There's a Southern expression 'y'all'-how often do you hear people say that?
38.) YALLUSE: How often do you use that expression yourself-very often, sometimes, only occasionally, or never?
39.) YALLONE: Can you use 'y'all' for just one person?
40.) FIXIN: The expression 'fixin' to' as in 'I'm fixin to leave'-how often do you hear people say that?
41.) FIXINUSE: Do you ever use that expression yourself? [IF YES:] How often?
42.) MIGHTC: What about - 'might could'- as in 'I might could do that'-how often do you hear people say that?
43.) MIGHTUSE: Do you ever use that expression yourself? [IF YES:] How often?
44.) FOODKIND: Questions about food-If you were going out to eat which of the following foods would you most prefer
46.) FCAKE: Usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Fruitcake.
47.) MINCEPIE: Usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Mince pie.
48.) BCUSTARD: Eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Boiled custard.
49.) SPCASS: Eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or never eaten it? Sweet potato casserole.
50.) AMBROSIA: Usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Ambrosia.
51.) PUMPKINP: Usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or never eaten it? Pumpkin pie.
52.) EGGNOG: Usually eat it at the holidays, sometimes eat it, seldom eat it, or have never eaten it? Eggnog.
53.) SPIKENOG: Do you spike it? [IF YES:] With what?
54.) GIVEFOOD: Do you give food as presents at the holidays?[IF YES]Do you make it yourself/buy it already prepared
55.) DRESSUP: Do you usually dress up for holiday meals at home, or do you dress casually?
56.) LIGHTOUT: Do you decorate the outside of your house w/ lights?[IF YES]Do you go all out/do you just have a few
57.) NYEVE: Usually go out to celebrate, do you celebrate at home, or do you not celebrate New Year's at all?
58.) NYEVEGUN: Have you ever set off fireworks or fired a gun to celebrate New Year's Eve? Which?
59.) VALENTIN: Your view on Valentine's Day - occasion to show affection or way for companies to make money?
60.) GENEALOG: Do you yourself/does anyone in your family,do genealogy-that is, the study of your family's ancestry
61.) LIVE1860: Did you have any ancestors living in the United States in 1860?
62.) CIVFIGHT: Did any of your family fight in the Civil War?[IF YES] Fought for the Confederacy,the Union or both?
63.) BATTLES: Can you name any Civil War battles, right off hand?
64.) FLAG: Do you think the Confederate flag is more a symbol of racial conflict or Southern pride?
65.) FLAGFEEL: How strongly do you feel about the Confederate flag?
66.) CONFEDS: Agree? If my ancestor fought in the Confederate Army I would be ashamed knowing reasons for the war
67.) CONFEDP: Agree?If my ancestor fought in Confederate Army I'd be proud he fought for what he thought was right
68.) SOUUS94: The South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country.
69.) CWDMM: It's important to remember our history, but the Civil War doesn't mean much to me personally.
70.) STATECF: There should be no official use of the Confederate flag by state & local government
71.) DISPLAYF: No one should be allowed to display the Confederate flag, even individuals and private organizations
72.) SOUHIST: I have a great deal of interest in the history of the South.
73.) SOULOST: It's a good thing the South lost the Civil War.
74.) LESSHIST: We would be better off if we paid less attention to history and put the past behind us.
75.) CIVILWHY: The Civil War was more about slavery than it was about states' rights or any other issue.
76.) SEGREGAT: Are you in favor of integration of the races, strict segregation, or something in-between?
78.) STARSOU: Is there any movie star from the South working today that you particularly admire?
79.) CARVAN: Is the vehicle you drive most an import or American-made? Is it a car or van, or a truck?
80.) BUMPSTIK: Do you have any bumper stickers on your car or truck?
81.) HANGREAR: Does anything hang from your rear-view mirror?
82.) PULLOVER: Do you pull over for funerals?
85.) GENDER: Respondent's sex
86.) ACCENTS: Respondent's accent
89.) GRADE: Educational attainment
91.) FAITH: Religious preference recode
92.) RACE: Respondent's race
97.) GALREG: Region of country-Gallup
99.) NV: South or non-South recode
103.) RESIDENT: Residence at age 16: South/Non-south
106.) AGECAT: Age of respondent by categories
108.) COLESLAW: Put on hot dogs: cole slaw
109.) CHILI: Put on hot dogs: chili
110.) MUSTARD: Put on hot dogs: mustard
111.) RELISH: Put on hot dogs: relish
112.) ONIONSHD: Put on hot dogs: onions
113.) SAUERKR: Put on hot dogs: sauerkraut
114.) KETCHUP: Put on hot dogs: ketchup
115.) OTHERHD: Put on hot dogs: other
116.) DONTEAT: Don't eat hot dogs
117.) CORNBRD: In turkey stuffing: cornbread
118.) RICE: In turkey stuffing: rice
119.) ONIONST: In turkey stuffing: onions
120.) SAUSAGE: In turkey stuffing: sausage
121.) PECANS: In turkey stuffing: pecans
122.) OYSTERS: In turkey stuffing: oysters
123.) OTHERT: In turkey stuffing: other
124.) CELERY: In turkey stuffing: celery
125.) SPICES: In turkey stuffing: spices
126.) PREPACK: In turkey stuffing: prepackaged
127.) BREAD: In turkey stuffing: bread
128.) DONTLIKE: In turkey stuffing: don't like it
132.) NSMETRO: Nsmetro
146.) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis)
147.) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis)
148.) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis)
149.) I-PARTYID: Yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (Recoded for online analysis)
150.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis)
151.) I-RELIGION: Religious affiliation? [IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for online analysis)