The 2006 Baton Rouge Survey        
Questionnaire (in Development)    
(revision after class, 2/3/06)    
(T) = trend available from 2000-05 BR Surveys    
   
   
   
Family  
   
- GSS Codebook Variable: FECHLD (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
   
252. Now I'm going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. For example, here is the statement:    
   
A. A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (T)    
   
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 930    
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL    
Strongly agree 1 236 0 646 0 850 217 455 579 407 3,390    
Agree 2 501 0 1189 0 1,644 496 901 1012 841 6,584    
Disagree 3 505 0 872 0 1,111 283 496 624 470 4,361    
Strongly disagree 4 263 0 271 0 294 67 96 178 122 1,291    
Don't know 8 22 0 20 0 38 15 24 29 26 174    
No answer 9 3 0 6 0 9 2 5 7 5 37    
Not applicable BK 12096 354 4538 353 1,961 526 1015 475 961 22,279    
   
   
   
- GSS Codebook Variable: OBTOHELP (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
     
470. B. Sometimes people are asked to make great sacrifices for others in their family by caring for an elderly parent or a spouse who is seriously ill or injured. When someone is asked to give such care, is it their obligation to do so, or should they give care only if they really want to?    
   
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 1768    
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL    
It is their obligation 1 0 0 0 0 0 890 0 0 0 890    
Give care only if they really want to 2 0 0 0 0 0 626 0 0 0 626    
Other (SPECIFY) 3 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 57    
Don't know 8 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24    
No answer 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 9    
Not applicable BK 13626 354 7542 353 5907 0 2992 2904 2832 36,510    
     
     
     
Crime & Punishment  
   
   
Gallup Poll. May 2-4, 2004. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (total sample).    
   
"If you could choose between the following two approaches, which do you think is the better penalty for murder: the death penalty or life imprisonment with absolutely no possibility of parole?" Options were rotated. Form B (N=486, MoE 5).    
.    
Death Life In No    
Penalty Prison Opinion    
% % %    
5/04 50 46 4    
5/03 53 44 3    
5/02 52 43 5    
5/01 52 43 5    
   
 
How likely do you think it is that you may be the victim of a crime in the next 12 months? Would you say it is… (T)  
 
  1. Very likely  
  2. Somewhat likely  
  3. Somewhat unlikely  
  4. Very unlikely  
 
  8. Don't know  
  9. No response  
 
 
 
Religion  
   
   
- GSS Codebook Variable: PRAYER (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
   
119A. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling?    
   
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 480    
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL    
Approve 1 1831 72 1560 0 1,538 423 737 780 794 7,735    
Disapprove 2 3294 262 2170 0 2,254 611 1150 1099 988 11,828    
No opinion 8 142 19 118 0 146 43 85 79 85 717    
No answer 9 12 1 15 0 8 3 5 2 4 50    
Not applicable BK 8347 0 3679 353 1,961 526 1015 944 961 17,786    
   
   
   
- GSS Codebook Variable: CHURCHPOW (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
   
903. Do you think that churches and religious organizations in this country have too much power or too little power? (T)    
   
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 3723    
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL    
Far too much power 1 0 0 0 0 88 0 0 0 68 156    
Too much power 2 0 0 0 0 185 0 0 0 186 371    
About the right amount of power 3 0 0 0 0 698 0 0 0 596 1,294    
Too little power 4 0 0 0 0 178 0 0 0 182 360    
Far too little power 5 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 50 86    
Can't choose 8 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 157 298    
No answer 9 0 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 45 78    
Not applicable BK 13626 354 7542 353 4,548 1606 2992 2904 1548 35,473    
   
   
 
 
 
Post-Katrina  
   
FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Sept. 27-28, 2005. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.  
.  
"If people rebuild homes and businesses in high-risk areas that are known to have a tendency to flood, should they be eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster relief money a second time or not?"  
.  
Yes No Unsure  
% % %  
9/27-28/05 29 58 13  
 
http://www.pollingreport.com/disasters.htm  
 
 
Would you be willing or not willing to pay more in taxes to help with the recovery from Hurricane Katrina? (T)  
 
Willing 52  
Not Willing 43  
Don't Know 4  
No answer 1  
100  
 
 
Computers, Internet, Science  
 
- GSS Codebook Variable: TECHJOBS (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
 
873. New kinds of technology are being introduced more and more in the United States: computers, robots, and so on. Do you think these new technologies will over the next few years...  
 
PLEASE CIRCLE ONE NUMBER ONLY  
 
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 3667  
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL  
...greatly increase the number of jobs? 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 183 183  
...slightly increase the number of jobs? 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 238 238  
...make no difference to the number of jobs? 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 129  
...slightly reduce the number of jobs? 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 329 329  
...greatly reduce the number of jobs? 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 232 232  
Can't choose 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 87  
No answer 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 25  
Not applicable (Did not do ISSSP) BK 13626 354 6865 353 5907 1606 2992 2904 1609 36,216  
 
 
- GSS Codebook Variable: SCICHNG (from: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu:8080/GSS/homepage.htm)  
 
357. Here are some things that have been said about science. Would you tell me if you tend to agree or disagree with them?  
 
B. One trouble with science is that it makes our way of life change too fast.  
 
RESPONSE PUNCH YEAR COL: 1327  
    1972-82 1982B 1983-87 1987B 1988-91 1993 1994 1996 1998 ALL  
Agree 1 0 0 0 0 595 0 0 0 0 595  
Disagree 2 0 0 0 0 854 0 0 0 0 854  
Don't Know 8 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 18  
No answer 9 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 14  
Not applicable BK 13626 354 7542 353 4,426 1606 2992 2904 2832 36,635