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3.) COMSOUTH: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South, or not?
4.) LIVESOU: Lived in the South all your life or not?Don't incld being away @school/other reason.[IF NOT]How long
5.) TRAVOUT: Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South?
7.) SOUTHERN: Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not?
8.) SOUAMER: What means more to you: being a Southerner, or being an American?
9.) LIVEWH: Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area?
11.) RELIG: How often do you attend church or other religious services?
13.) MARITAL: Are you currently...
14.) PARENT: Are you a parent?
15.) EMPLOYED: Last week were you primarily:
16.) HWEMPLOY: What about your husband/wife-last week was he/she primarily:
17.) INCOME: Which category best describes your total household income before taxes:
18.) RACE94: What race do you consider yourself?
19.) HISPANIC: Are you of Hispanic origin?
23.) PARTYID: National politics- Do you usually think of yourself as Republican,a Democrat,an Independent,or what
24.) STRDEM: [If R answered Democrat, R was asked STRDEM] Call yourself a strong/not very strong Democrat?
25.) STRREP: [If R answered Republican, R was asked STRREP] Call yourself a strong/not very strong Republican?
26.) INDEP: [If R answered Independent, R was asked INDEP] Call yourself closer to Republican/Democrat party?
27.) LIBCON: When it comes to politics, usually think of yourself as a liberal, conservative, moderate, or what
28.) STRLIB: [If R answered liberal, R was asked STRLIB] Think of yourself as strong/not very strong liberal
29.) STRCON: [If R answered conservative,R asked STRCON] Think of yourself as strong/not very strong conservative
30.) MODERATE: [If R answered moderate, R was asked MODERATE] Think of yourself as more like a liberal/conservative
31.) GENDER: Respondent's sex
32.) WORLDWAR: Do you think there will be another world war at some point, or not?
33.) DESEG: 1994 US Supreme Crt ruled-requiring black childrn go to all-black/segregated schools illegal. Right?
35.) HILLARYR: What is your opinion of Hillary Rodham Clinton?
36.) HILLARYC: What is your opinion of Hillary Clinton?
37.) HRCMODEL: Think she is a good role model for young girls and women/think she is not a very good role model?
38.) CHMEMBER: Questions about religion - Are you now a member of a church or religious congregation?
39.) ADVICE1M: Does your minister ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions?
40.) ADVICE1P: How much your minister's advices influence your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much
41.) ADVICE2M: Does your priest ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions?
42.) ADVICE2P: How much your priest's advice influences your own political attitudes-a lot, somewhat, or not much?
43.) ADVICE3M: Does your rabbi ever offer advice and guidance to the congregation on political questions?
44.) ADVICE3P: How much does your rabbi's advice influence your own political attitudes—a lot, somewhat,or not much
45.) MORAL: How important is it for a church or religious body to: Provide moral guidance for young people.
46.) NEEDY: How important is it for a church or religious body to: Care for the needy.
47.) CONVERT: How important is it for a church or religious body to: Convert non-believers.
48.) WORSHIP: How important is it for a church or religious body to: Provide opportunities for worship.
49.) CHURCHWK: In the past week, have you-been to church, or other religious services?
50.) READBIBL: In the past week, have you-read the Bible at home?
51.) PRAYWK: In the past week, have you-prayed, outside of church?
52.) CHRISTCO: Agree? The United States is a Christian country, and the govt should make laws to keep it that way
53.) NODEVIL: Tell me whether you agree or disagree: There's no such thing as the Devil.
54.) ANGELS: For each of the following questions, would you tell me whether you agree or disagree: Angels exist.
55.) JCRETURN: Tell me whether you agree or disagree: Jesus Christ will return to earth someday.
56.) BIBTRUE: Tell me whether you agree or disagree: The Bible is scientifically, historically, and literally true
57.) PRESEXM: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a man to have sexual relations before marriage?
58.) PRESEXW: Do you think it is morally wrong or not-for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage?
59.) EXMARH: Think it's morally wrong/not for a husband to have sexual relations with someone other than his wife
60.) EXMARW: Think it's morally wrong/not for a wife to have sexual relations with someone other than her husband
61.) SWEAR: Do you think it is morally wrong or not to swear using God's name?
62.) EXMARFAN: Think it is morally wrong or not to have sexual fantasies about someone you're not married to?
63.) NOTATTCH: Do you think it is morally wrong or not to not attend church on Sunday?
64.) TAXCHEAT: Do you think it is morally wrong or not to cheat on your taxes?
65.) HANDGUN: Do you think it is morally wrong or not to own a handgun?
66.) LESBMOR: Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a woman to have sexual relations with another woman?
67.) HOMOMOR: Do you think it is morally wrong or not for a man to have sexual relations with another man?
68.) SOUTHPIC: Think that movies and television programs present an accurate picture of the South, or not?
69.) DESWOM: How well this TV program fits your image of what Southerners are really like: Designing Women
70.) HEEHAW: How well this TV program fits your image of what Southerners are really like: Hee Haw?
71.) DUKESHZ: How well this TV program fits your image of what Southerners are really like:TheDukes of Hazzard
72.) ANDYGRIF: How well this TV program fits your image of what Southerners are like: The Andy Griffith Show
73.) ATLSOU: Think of Atlanta as a distinctively Southern city/it's pretty much like other cities in the U.S.?
74.) RACESOU: Race relations-better/worse in the South than elsewhere in the US,same as in the rest of the country
75.) SOUMIN: Do you think opportunities for minorities are better, worse, or about the same in the South?
76.) DATEPAY: If you ever dated,who usually paid for things like meals&entertainment:the man/woman/expenses split
77.) APPFEM: Tell me if you agree or disagree: Women who don't care about their appearance are not very feminine.
78.) MENBETT: Agree? For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most men think they're better than women.
79.) WOMBETT: Agree? For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Most women think they're better than men.
80.) HUSBRULE: Agree?Some equality in marriage is a good thing,but by and large the husband should have main say-so
81.) PROTECTW: Agree/Disagree: For each please tell me if you agree or disagree: Men have a duty to protect women.
82.) BARALONE: Tell me if you agree or disagree: A woman is asking for trouble if she goes into a bar alone.
83.) EASYMOM: Agree/Disagree: It's easier being a mother with young children today than it was when I was a child.
84.) EXERCISE: Questions about health and exercise. Do you get regular exercise of any sort these days?
85.) EXERHARD: [If R answered yes, R was asked EXERHARD, EXERWHY, and EXERCLUB] How often you exercise strenously?
86.) EXERWHY: What's the main reason you exercise—for your health, for your appearance, or because you enjoy it?
87.) EXERCLUB: Do you belong to a health or exercise club, or have exercise equipment at home?
88.) LOOKLABL: When buying food,usually look at label to check ingredients/don't you pay much attention to that
89.) RECIPE: How often do you, personally, look at a recipe when you cook?
91.) VENDING: In the past week, have you bought a snack or a meal-not just a soft drink—from a vending machine?
92.) TVONEAT: In your household, is the TV usually on while you're eating your evening meal, or not?
93.) CONCERT: Another subject: In the past yr, have you-attended a classical music concert, opera, or the ballet?
94.) MUSEUM: In the past year, have you been to any kind of museum-an art or history museum, for instance?
95.) CRAFTS: In the past year, have you been to a crafts fair or arts festival?
96.) NOVEL: In the past year, have you read any novels?
97.) NOVELSOU: [If R answered yes, R was asked NOVELSOU] Were any of those novels by Southern writers?
98.) TALENT1: Do you, yourself, have any artistic talent-like singing, playing an instrument, writing, or drawing?
99.) TALENT2: [If R answered yes, R was asked TALENT2] In what area would you say most of your artistic talent is?
101.) FAVEROOM: What is-your favorite room in the house?
103.) INFLUEN: What person in your life has had the most influence on you?
104.) FLYFLAG: Do you/your family usually fly the American flag on holidays like Memorial Day & the Fourth of July
106.) ACCENTS: Respondent's accent
109.) GRADE: Educational attainment
111.) FAITH: Religious preference recode
112.) RACE: Respondent's race
114.) INTRACE: Race of interviewer
115.) INTGEN: Gender of interviewer
120.) RCMIN: Recode of minutes/interview
123.) RESIDENT: Residence at age 16: South/Non-south
124.) DEEPSOU: Called state deep south or not
126.) HILLARY: Recode of HILLARYR and HILLARYC
127.) ADVICE1: Does R's clergyperson offer political advice
128.) ADVICE2: How much does clergyperson influences political views
131.) AGECAT: Age of respondent by categories
135.) NSMETRO: Nsmetro
136.) I-AGE: Age of respondent by categories (for use with online analysis)
137.) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis)
138.) I-EDUC: Educational attainment (for use with online analysis)
139.) I-PARTYID: Nationl politics,no mattr how you vote-think of self as Rep/Dem/Indp/what(for use w/online analysis)
140.) I-RELIGION: Your religs affiliation?[IF PROTESTANT, ASK:] What denomination? (Recoded for use w/online analysis)
141.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis)