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4.) COMSOUTH: Just for the record, would you say that your community is in the South?
5.) LIVESOU: Not counting time away at school or temp reasons, you lived in South all your life or not? How long?
6.) TRAVOUT: [ASKED ONLY IF LIVESOU=4 "ALL MY LIFE"]Have you ever traveled or visited outside the South?
8.) LIVSTAT1: Not count away at school & other temp reasons, have you lived in all your life?
9.) LIVSTAT2: Not count time away at school & other temp reasons, how long have you lived in ?
10.) SOUTHERN: [ASK ONLY IF COMSOUTH=1 "YES"]Do you consider yourself a Southerner, or not?
11.) SIDIMP: Would you say that being a Southerner is
12.) SGLOBL1: Would you say you pay more attention to how Southerners are different, or how they are connected?
13.) SGLOBL2: Would you say you pay more attention to how Southerners are connected, or how they are different?
15.) LIVEWH: Do you live in a city, a suburban community, a small town, or a rural area?
16.) GENDER: Code the gender of respondent
18.) RELIG: How often do you attend church or other religious services?
19.) RELIGIMP: How important would you say your religious faith is in your own life these days
20.) RELAFFL: What is your religious affiliation
21.) NORELIG: Do you consider yourself to be an agnostic, an atheist, or just not religious?
22.) RELAFCHK: What religion are you?
23.) DMETHDST: United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Free Methodist Church, other Methodist
24.) DPRESBY: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 40 "PRESBYTERIAN"]Is that
25.) DLUTHRAN: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 34 "LUTHERAN"]Is that
26.) DDISCIPL: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 17 "CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN"]Whey you say "Christian" does that mean
27.) DCHRIST: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 20 "CHURCH(ES) OF CHRIST"]Is that
28.) DCHGOD: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 21 "CHURCH OF GOD"]Is that
29.) DHOLINES: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 30 "HOLINESS"]Is that
30.) DANABAPT: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 10 "ANABAPTIST"]What kind of Anabaptist church is that?
31.) DANY: ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 33 "JUST PROTESTANT"]Does your church have any denominational affiliation at all?
32.) DINDEP: [ASK ONLY IF DENOM= 31 "INDEPENDENT OR 38 "NON/INTER-DENOMINATIONAL PROTESTANT"]Is that an
33.) RELID97S: When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are
34.) RELCATH: Do you consider yourself a traditionalist Catholic, a progressive Catholic, or none of these?
35.) RELIGRT: Do you consider yourself to be part of the religious right political movement?
36.) WOMCLERG: Are there any women among your church's ordained clergy?
37.) WOMBIBLE: How comfortable would you feel having a woman read the Bible from the pulpit in your church:
38.) WOMPRECH: How comfortable would you feel having a woman preach a sermon in your church:
39.) WOMWED: How comfortable would you feel having a woman perform a funeral or a wedding in your church:
40.) READROMN: Have you ever read any romance novels?
41.) CHRSTROM: Have you read any Christian romance novels, by authors like Janette Oke, or Christian romance author
42.) MARITAL: Are you currently…
43.) MARBFOR: [ASK ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"]Is this your first marriage, or have you been married before?
46.) PARENT: Are you a parent?
47.) STEPPRNT: Are you a step-parent?
48.) EMPLOYED: Last week were you primarily:
49.) HWEMPLOY: [ASL ONLY IF MARITAL= 1 "MARRIED"]What about your spouse?
50.) INCOMEF9: Please stop me when a category best describes your total household income before taxes:
51.) AMERINDN: ]As far as you know, were any of your ancestors American Indians?
52.) HISPNS01: [ASK ONLY IF RACES01= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, OR 12]Are you of Hispanic origin?
53.) CHILD18: How many people under 18 live in this house?
54.) CHILD12: How many of those are under 12 years old?
55.) PEOPLE: Including yourself, how many people 18 or older live at this telephone number?
56.) PARTYID: Regardless of how you vote, when it comes to national politics, do you usually think of yourself as
57.) STRDEM: Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong Democrat?
58.) STRREP: Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong Republican?
59.) INDEP: Do you usually think of yourself as closer to the Republican party or as closer to Democratic party
60.) LIBCON: When it comes to politics,you think of yourself as Liberal, Conservative, Moderate, or what
61.) STRLIB: Do you think of yourself as a strong Liberal, or a not very strong Liberal?
62.) STRCON: Do you think of yourself as a strong Conservative, or a not very strong Conservative?
63.) MODERATE: Do you think of yourself as more like a Liberal, or more like a Conservative?
64.) MARUPDAT: Do you think that it still makes sense for couples to promise a lifelong commitment when they marry?
65.) LEGMARR: Do you agree or disagree: To have a fulfilling life, most people need to be legally married.
69.) WORRY30: Some say woman worry if not married by age 30. Others woman doesn’t need to worry. Your opinion
70.) INLOVE: Being in love is very important, somewhat, not too, or not at all for you to marry someone
71.) SHAREVAL: Sharing same interests & values is very important, somewhat, not too or not at all to marry someone
72.) RAISEFAM: Wanting to raise family together is very important, somewhat, not too or not at all to marry someone
73.) FINSECUR: Have greater financial security is very important, somewhat, not too or not at all to marry someone
74.) SIMBKG: Coming from similar background very important, somewhat, not at all, not too important marry someone
75.) EASYDIV: Divorce easier1.Good for children bc gets out of bad situation.2.Bad for children bc breaks families
76.) WORSTAGE: If divorce unavoidable, worst possible age for children to be when their parent get a divorce
77.) THKDEATH: How often do you think about dying? Would you say you think about it is
78.) CAREFAM: Think about own death, how much do you worry about how your family or loved ones will be cared for?
79.) LIFEWK: Think about your own death, how much do you worry about not having completed your life's work?
80.) DIEALONE: Think about own death, how much do you worry about the possibility of being alone when you are dying
81.) NOGOODBY: Think about own death, how much do you worry about not having the chance to say goodbye to someone?
82.) PHYSPAIN: Think about own death, how much do you worry about possibility of great physical pain before you die
83.) OUTTOUCH: Think about own death, how much you worry about dying when youre out of touch w/ God or higher power
84.) GODNOTFG: When you think about your own death, how much do you worry about not being forgiven by God?
85.) UNFRGIVN: Think about own death, how much you worry about not being forgiven by someone for something you did
86.) AFTERDIE: Think about your own death, how much do you worry about what it will be like for you after you die?
87.) BURCREM1: When you die, would you prefer to be buried or cremated?
88.) ARNGMNTS: [ASK ONLY IF BURCREM1= 1 "BURIED" OR 2 "CREMATED"]Have you made any arrangements for that?
89.) LIFESUPR: Discussed w/family whether or not kept on life support systems if terminally ill/debilitating injury
90.) FUNERAL: In the past 12 months, have you attended a funeral?
91.) RWHOIAM: Do you agree or disagree as applies to you. My race is an important part of who I am.
92.) RIDENTIF: Do you agree or disagree as it applies to you: I identify closely with my race.
93.) RAWARE: In most of my day-to-day interactions with other people I am very aware of being
94.) RHAPPY2B: Do you agree or disagree as it applies to you: I am happy to be .
95.) RPROUD2B: Do you agree or disagree as it applies to you: It makes me proud to be .
96.) RLUCKY2B: Agree or disagree with the statement as it applies to you: I feel lucky to be .
97.) USEINET: How often, if at all, do you yourself use the Internet
98.) USEMAIL: How important is email in your everyday life? Would you say it is
99.) INETNEWS: How important is the Internet in your daily life for keeping up with current news?
100.) INETREC: And what about for recreation, such as humor or games? For you, is the Internet
101.) INETTASK: How important is the Internet in your life for doing every day tasks, such as shopping, banking, etc
102.) NOTSEP: The South is better off as part of the United States than it would be as a separate country.
103.) CALLBACK: Reporters for Atlanta Journal-Constitution to Would you be willing to have a reporter call you?
104.) GOODINT: Do you think this person would be good to call back for more info? (Was this a good interview?)
105.) ACCENTS: Respondent's accent:
107.) RACEORD: Which "I am" questions mentioned race?
108.) IAMRACE: Racial category coded by the interviewer.
114.) SHEET: Sheet
115.) SAMPLE: Sample
116.) REGSTATE: Test to verify sample origin
121.) AGECAT: Recode of AGE in categories
123.) RACE: Respondent's race
124.) HISPANIC: Is respondent of Hispanic origin?
125.) RCMIN: Interview's length in categories
128.) GALREG: Gallup organization regionalized
129.) AJCREGN: AJC Regionalization
130.) GRADE: Educational attainment
131.) LCRECODE: Liberal/conservative recode
132.) DEEPSOU: Residence in deep south
133.) RESIDENT: Resident in North/South
134.) WHSTATE: Regional recode: State of residence
135.) PIDRCODE: Recode for Party Identification
139.) FAITH: Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL)
140.) SGLOBL: South and globalization (aggregate of the two versions with statements in different orders)
141.) SGLOBQ: Which question the respondent was asked (SGLOBL1 or SGLOBL2)
143.) AGEMCAT: Collapsed version of AGEMARR
144.) MAWOCAT: Collapsed version of MAGEWOM
145.) MAMNCAT: Collapsed version of MAGEMAN
149.) NSMETRO: Respondent lives in Metro or Non-metro county
150.) WTVARS: Weight for South (PEOPLE/mean HH size for South)
151.) INTGEN: Interviewer's gender
152.) INTRACE: Interviewer's race
153.) INTACC: Interviewer's accent
154.) INTNSACC: Interviewer Non-Southern accent
160.) I-AGE: YRBORN recoded in age of the respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis)
162.) I-GENDER: Code the gender of respondent (for use with online analysis)
163.) I-INCOME: Best describes your total household income before taxes: (Recoded for use with online analysis)
164.) I-MARITAL: Are you currently… (Recoded for use with online analysis)
165.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (Recoded for use with online analysis)