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General Social Survey, 1990 - Analysis

COURTS

In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Too harshly473.4%3.4%-1.00
2) Not harshly enough113182.4%85.9%-0.27
3) About right1249.0%94.9%0.46
8) Don't know654.7%99.6%4.11
9) No answer50.4%100.0%4.84





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-4445-5960-7475 and olderMissingTotal
Too harshly5.4%
15
4.1%
20
2.4%
6
1.6%
4
1.8%
2
03.4%
47
Not harshly enough79.3%
219
81.5%
397
84.6%
208
86.1%
216
81.3%
91
082.4%
1131
About right8.7%
24
9.7%
47
8.9%
22
9.6%
24
6.3%
7
09.0%
124
Don't know5.8%
16
4.5%
22
4.1%
10
2.4%
6
9.8%
11
04.7%
65
No answer0.7%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.9%
1
00.4%
5
Missing0000000
Total 100%
276
100%
487
100%
246
100%
251
100%
112
   
1372

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 Less than once a yearAbout once or twice a yearSeveral times a yearAbout once a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTotal
Too harshly3.4%
10
3.7%
6
2.9%
5
3.8%
4
2.5%
5
3.5%
14
33.3%
44
Not harshly enough78.2%
230
82.2%
134
84.6%
148
81.0%
85
84.3%
166
85.2%
340
2882.7%
1103
About right11.2%
33
9.8%
16
9.1%
16
10.5%
11
6.1%
12
8.0%
32
49.0%
120
Don't know6.8%
20
3.7%
6
3.4%
6
4.8%
5
6.6%
13
2.8%
11
44.6%
61
No answer0.3%
1
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.5%
2
00.4%
5
Missing000000390
Total 100%
294
100%
163
100%
175
100%
105
100%
197
100%
399
   
1333

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh schoolJunior collegeBachelor's degreeGraduate degreeMissingTotal
Too harshly3.5%
10
3.2%
23
4.0%
3
3.0%
6
4.6%
4
13.4%
46
Not harshly enough81.9%
231
83.9%
609
77.3%
58
83.8%
165
73.6%
64
482.4%
1127
About right8.9%
25
8.1%
59
12.0%
9
8.1%
16
17.2%
15
09.1%
124
Don't know5.0%
14
4.5%
33
6.7%
5
4.6%
9
4.6%
4
04.8%
65
No answer0.7%
2
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
00.4%
5
Missing0000050
Total 100%
282
100%
726
100%
75
100%
197
100%
87
   
1367

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Too harshly3.1%
19
3.6%
28
03.4%
47
Not harshly enough81.5%
492
83.2%
639
082.4%
1131
About right10.9%
66
7.6%
58
09.0%
124
Don't know4.0%
24
5.3%
41
04.7%
65
No answer0.5%
3
0.3%
2
00.4%
5
Missing0000
Total 100%
604
100%
768
   
1372

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly3.4%
29
4.3%
14
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
7.1%
3
03.4%
47
Not harshly enough84.6%
729
82.9%
271
81.5%
22
74.3%
81
61.9%
26
282.6%
1129
About right8.0%
69
8.0%
26
14.8%
4
15.6%
17
16.7%
7
19.0%
123
Don't know3.8%
33
4.0%
13
3.7%
1
9.2%
10
14.3%
6
24.6%
63
No answer0.2%
2
0.9%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.4%
5
Missing0000050
Total 100%
862
100%
327
100%
27
100%
109
100%
42
   
1367

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Liberal and extremely liberalSlightly liberalModerate, middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTotal
Too harshly7.3%
13
3.4%
6
3.8%
18
0.8%
2
2.1%
4
2.0%
1
33.3%
44
Not harshly enough71.8%
127
81.0%
145
83.0%
395
89.6%
215
88.0%
169
88.2%
45
3583.3%
1096
About right11.9%
21
13.4%
24
8.2%
39
6.7%
16
6.8%
13
3.9%
2
98.7%
115
Don't know9.0%
16
1.7%
3
4.8%
23
2.1%
5
3.1%
6
5.9%
3
94.3%
56
No answer0.0%
0
0.6%
1
0.2%
1
0.8%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
10.3%
4
Missing000000570
Total 100%
177
100%
179
100%
476
100%
240
100%
192
100%
51
   
1315

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
Too harshly2.6%
30
7.5%
12
7.9%
5
03.4%
47
Not harshly enough83.6%
961
76.7%
122
76.2%
48
082.4%
1131
About right9.2%
106
8.2%
13
7.9%
5
09.0%
124
Don't know4.2%
48
7.5%
12
7.9%
5
04.7%
65
No answer0.4%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
00.4%
5
Missing00000
Total 100%
1150
100%
159
100%
63
   
1372

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