Baton Rouge 2004 Survey: Percentages & Comparisons
First, may I ask, In what year were you born? [recoded as Age] (US total) (South)
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
18-30 32 30 27 29 28 19 21
31-45 29 27 31 31 30 36 35
46-60 23 22 25 23 22 23 22
61 and Over 16 16 17 17 20 22 22
Missing 1 5 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Do you agree or disagree ...
Both the husband and the wife should contribute to the household income.
BR 2004 US-GSS 96
Strongly agree 22 30
Agree 49 37
Neither agree or disagree 14 21
Disagree 11 9
Strongly disagree 1 2
Can't choose 1 1
No answer 1 0
100 100
A job is alright, but what most women really want is a home and children.
BR 2004 US-GSS 94
Strongly agree 9 7
Agree 41 25
Neither agree or disagree 14 23
Disagree 30 30
Strongly disagree 2 12
Can't choose 2 0
Don't Know 1 3
No answer 0 1
100 100
Next, please tell me if you think each of the following trends is generally a good thing for our society, a bad thing for our society, or doesn't make much difference?
More mothers of young children working outside the home
BR 2004   Pew 1997
Good Thing for Society 20   17
Doesn't Make Much Difference 29   37
Bad Thing for Society 48 41
Don't Know 3 5
No answer 1 0
100 100
 
More women not ever having children
BR 2004 Pew 1997
Good Thing for Society 10 19
Doesn't Make Much Difference 35 48
Bad Thing for Society 52 24
Don't Know 2 9
No answer 1 0
100 100
 
More fathers staying home with children so their wives can work full-time
BR 2004 Pew 1997
Good Thing for Society 28 39
Doesn't Make Much Difference 31 38
Bad Thing for Society 37 20
Don't Know 3 3
No answer 1 0
100 100
source: Pew: Motherhood Today - A Tougher Job, Less Ably Done - May 9, 1997  
 
Next, we'd like to know how much you trust different groups of people. First, think about (GROUP). Generally speaking, would you say that you can trust them a lot, some, only a little, or not at all?
People in your neighborhood
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 35 26 37 36 47 48
Trust them some 40 41 40 37 32 33
Trust them only a little 16 19 17 16 11 11
Trust them not at all 8 11 3 7 8 6
(vol) Does not apply 1 1
Don't Know 1 2 2 4 3 2
100 100 100 100 100 100
People you work with
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 33 29 32 38 40 42
Trust them some 32 35 37 32 24 25
Trust them only a little 17 15 13 10 10 9
Trust them not at all 7 7 5 4 4 4
(vol) Does not apply 9 10 11 16 21 21
Don't Know 2 4 1 0 1 0
Refused 0 0 1 0
100 100 100 100 100 100
People at your church or place of worship
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 55 50 59 67 62 59
Trust them some 29 32 28 22 18 17
Trust them only a little 8 7 5 4 5 5
Trust them not at all 2 1 1 1 1 2
(vol) Does not apply 4 7 5 7 14 17
Don't Know 2 2 2 0 1
Refused 0 1 1 0 0
100 100 100 100 100 100
People who work in the stores where you shop
BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 9 12 21 26 28
Trust them some 43 50 48 45 45
Trust them only a little 26 22 20 18 16
Trust them not at all 17 8 8 9 7
(vol) Does not apply 0 1 3 2 2
Don't Know 5 8 1 2 2
100 100 100 100 100
The local news media
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 8 8 12 14 15 14
Trust them some 42 39 51 45 40 42
Trust them only a little 29 28 26 27 22 24
Trust them not at all 20 23 8 11 16 15
(vol) Does not apply 0 0 1 1 4 3
Don't Know 1 3 2 1 2 2
100 100 100 100 100 100
The police in your local community
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 29 26 31 38 47 49
Trust them some 45 47 45 40 32 31
Trust them only a little 16 16 17 15 11 11
Trust them not at all 9 9 6 6 9 7
Don't Know 2 3 1 2 2 2
100 100 100 100 100 100
White people
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 20 16 23 24 26 28
Trust them some 59 59 61 56 48 49
Trust them only a little 11 11 9 11 11 10
Trust them not at all 3 5 2 3 2 2
(vol) Does not apply 2 2 2 3 3 4
Don't Know 3 5 2 2 1 2
Refused 2 2 3 2 8 7
100 100 100 100 100 100
African Americans or Blacks
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 16 13 16 18 21 22
Trust them some 61 59 63 60 50 50
Trust them only a little 12 14 13 14 13 10
Trust them not at all 3 6 2 2 3 3
(vol) Does not apply 2 2 1 3 4 5
Don't Know 2 5 2 1 2 2
Refused 2 2 3 2 8 7
100 100 100 100 100 100
Asian people
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 15 15 13 16 19 21
Trust them some 56 51 61 53 46 47
Trust them only a little 14 13 11 14 12 11
Trust them not at all 4 8 4 3 4 3
(vol) Does not apply 4 2 3 7 8 8
Don't Know 6 10 5 4 3 3
Refused 2 2 3 2 9 7
100 100 100 100 100 100
Hispanics or Latinos
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001 BR'00* South'00* SCBS'00*
Trust them a lot 12 13 13 15 17 20
Trust them some 58 52 61 54 47 48
Trust them only a little 15 14 12 15 14 12
Trust them not at all 5 6 3 3 4 3
(vol) Does not apply 3 3 2 7 7 7
Don't Know 5 10 6 4 3 3
Refused 3 2 4 2 9 7
100 100 100 100 100 100
City government
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 7 9 10
Trust them some 48 46 51
Trust them only a little 30 27 26
Trust them not at all 14 16 11
(vol) Does not apply 1 0 1
Don't Know 1 2 3
100 100 100
Grade and high school teachers
BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 37 32
Trust them some 47 46
Trust them only a little 10 13
Trust them not at all 4 4
Don't Know 3 6
100 100
Congressmen
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 8 6 9
Trust them some 45 40 46
Trust them only a little 27 27 29
Trust them not at all 16 22 11
(vol) Does not apply 1 0 1
Don't Know 2 5 3
Refused 0 0 1
100 100 100
Medical doctors
BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 36 50
Trust them some 52 37
Trust them only a little 7 9
Trust them not at all 3 2
Don't Know 2 1
100 100
Journalists
BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 6 10
Trust them some 47 57
Trust them only a little 30 24
Trust them not at all 14 6
Don't Know 3 3
Refused 0 1
100 100
Clergy
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2001
Trust them a lot 37 34 53
Trust them some 44 47 38
Trust them only a little 13 11 5
Trust them not at all 5 4 1
(vol) Does not apply 1 1 0
Don't Know 1 4 3
100 100 100
Christians
BR 2004
Trust them a lot 35
Trust them some 48
Trust them only a little 12
Trust them not at all 2
(VOLUNTEERED) Does not apply 1
Don't Know 2
Refused 1
100
Jews
BR 2004
Trust them a lot 25
Trust them some 47
Trust them only a little 10
Trust them not at all 4
(VOLUNTEERED) Does not apply 4
Don't Know 9
Refused 2
100
Muslims
BR 2004
Trust them a lot 10
Trust them some 44
Trust them only a little 18
Trust them not at all 12
(VOLUNTEERED) Does not apply 3
Don't Know 12
Refused 1
100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000
How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right - just about always, most of the time or only some of the time?
BR 2004 NES 02
Just About Always 3 5
Most of the Time 29 51
Some of the Time 63 44
None of the Time 4 0
Don't Know, Depends 0 0
No answer 0 0
100 100
 
Do you think that labor unions in this country have too much power or too little power?
BR 2004 GSS 96
Far too much power 10 14
Too much power 21 25
About the right amount of power 37 34
Too little power 18 11
Far too little power 5 2
Don't Know 9 12
No answer 1 2
100 100
How about business and industry [too much power?]
BR 2004 GSS 96
Far too much power 18 11
Too much power 36 33
About the right amount of power 34 38
Too little power 7 6
Far too little power 2 0
Don't Know 3 8
No answer 1 4
100 100
 
And what about the federal government [too much power?]
BR 2004 GSS 96
Far too much power 23 23
Too much power 40 38
About the right amount of power 32 28
Too little power 3 3
Far too little power 1 0
Don't Know 2 4
No answer 0 4
100 100
 
Churches and religious organizations [too much power?]
BR 2004 GSS 98
Far too much power 5 5
Too much power 12 14
About the right amount of power 47 46
Too little power 25 14
Far too little power 8 4
Don't Know 3 12
No answer 0 4
100 100
 
Muslims in this country [too much power?]
BR 2004
Far too much power 4
Too much power 12
About the right amount of power 43
Too little power 13
Far too little power 5
Don't Know 21
No answer 2
100
 
Jews in this country [too much power?]
BR 2004
Far too much power 4
Too much power 10
About the right amount of power 53
Too little power 9
Far too little power 3
Don't Know 20
No answer 2
100
 
Christians in this country [too much power?]
BR 2004
Far too much power 4
Too much power 10
About the right amount of power 54
Too little power 18
Far too little power 6
Don't Know 7
No answer 1
100
 
How much confidence do you have in the U.S. government to protect its citizens from future terrorist attacks: a great deal, fair amount, not very much, or none at all?
BR 2004 Gallup 04
Great Deal 20 31
Fair Amount 47 50
Not Very Much 27 15
None At All 5 4
No answer 0 0
100 100
CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 2-5, 2004. N=1,029 adults nationwide. MoE 3.
 
Do you agree or disagree: This country would be better off if we just stayed home and did not concern ourselves with problems in other parts of the world.
BR 2004 NES 02
Agree 25 21
Disagree 71 78
Don't Know 4 1
No answer 1 0
100 100
Is there any area right around here - that is, within a mile - where you would be afraid to walk alone at night?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Yes 57 57 50 52 52 41 43
No 42 42 49 46 44 57 54
Don't know, No answer 1 1 1 2 4 1 3
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
All systems of justice make mistakes, but which do you think is worse?
BR 2004 GSS 96
To convict an innocent person 66 60
To let a guilty person go free 27 23
Don't Know 4 15
No answer 3 2
100 100
Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Favor 59 56 61 62 58 68 70
Oppose 31 31 26 26 27 25 22
Don't know, No answer 10 13 13 12 15 8 8
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
There's been a lot of news about a serial killer in Southern Louisiana. As you may remember, a special task force was formed to investigate this case, and a suspect, Derrick Todd Lee, was captured last year. How good a job do you think this task force did in the serial killer case?
BR 2004
A very good job 7
A good job 45
A bad job 23
A very bad job 21
Don't Know 3
No answer 1
100
 
Do you feel safer now that a suspect has been captured in the serial killer case? Do you feel
BR 2004
Safer 41
Less safe 8
No difference 51
No answer 0
100
 
Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word. The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men.
BR 2004 GSS 98
Actual Word of God 40 31
Inspired by Word of God 49 49
Ancient Book Recorded by Men 8 16
Other (Volunteered) 1 1
Don't Know 1 2
No Answer 1 1
100 100
 
Do you think Hollywood and the entertainment industry are fair in their portrayal of people who share your religious faith, or not?
BR 2004 Pew 2001
Yes 34 35
No 52 49
Don't Know 12 16
No answer 2 0
100 100
Pew: Faith-Based Funding Backed, But Church-State Doubts Abound
 
In your opinion, should the churches keep out of political matters or should they express their views on day-to-day social and political questions?
BR 2004 Pew 2000
Should keep out 27 45
Should express views 70 61
Don't Know 2 4
No answer 1 0
100 100
Pew: Religion and Politics: the Ambivalent Majority
 
Is it appropriate to have a monument to the Ten Commandments in a state courthouse?
BR 2004
Yes 76
No 20
Don't Know 4
No answer 0
100
 
Suppose an Islamic Fundamentalist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak?
BR 2004
Yes 86
No 10
Don't Know 3
No answer 1
100
 
Do you think it should be legal or illegal for homosexual couples to get married?
BR 2004 ABC 04
Legal 25 41
Illegal 69 55
Don't Know 4 4
No answer 2 0
100 100
ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 15-18, 2004. N=1,036 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (total sample). Fieldwork by TNS Intersearch.
 
Would you support amending the U.S. Constitution to make it illegal for homosexual couples to get married anywhere in the U.S., or should each state make its own laws on homosexual marriage?
BR 2004 ABC 04
Amend Constitution 47 38
State Laws 43 58
Don't Know 8 3
No answer 2 0
100 100
ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Jan. 15-18, 2004. N=1,036 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (total sample). Fieldwork by TNS Intersearch.
 
Do you think same-sex couples should be allowed to form civil unions that are not marriages, but would give similar legal protection in areas such as inheritance, taxes, health insurance and hospital visits?
BR 2004 LAT 03
Allow 59 36
Not Allow 36 40
Don't Know 4 24
No answer 1 0
100 100
The Los Angeles Times Poll. Nov. 15-18, 2003. N=1,345 adults nationwide. MoE 3 (total sample).
 
Have you seen Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ?"
BR 2004
Yes, Seen Movie 30
No, Not Seen Movie 70
 
[If not seen: From what you have seen, heard, or read,] Do you believe that the account of Jesus Christ's arrest, trial and crucifixion as portrayed in the movie (Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ") are literally true, or are not literally true?
BR 2004 PSRA 04
Yes, Literally True 62 24
No, Not Literally True 16 14
Don't Know 19 62
No answer 2 0
100 100
Princeton Survey Research Associates, February 5-6, 2004, N=1004 Nationally. Note: Survey conducted Before movie released.
 
Who do you think was the most responsible for crucifying Christ, the Romans, the Greeks, the Jews, the Christians, or some other group?
BR 2004 NORC 64
The Romans 21 27
The Greeks 1 1
The Jews 25 43
The Christians 3 3
Some other group, (all of us and everyone) [volunteered] 26 7
The Jews and some other group 3 2
Don't Know 17 16
No answer 4 0
100 100
National Opinion Research Center, October 1964. N=1,975.
 
[If not seen: From what you have seen, heard, or read,] Do you think Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ," will increase anti-Jewish feelings, or that it won't do much to increase anti-Jewish feelings?
BR 2004 PSRA 04
Yes, Will Increase Anti-Jewish Feelings 17 13
No, Will Not 67 55
Don't Know 15 32
No answer 1 0
100 100
Princeton Survey Research Associates, February 5-6, 2004, N=1004 Nationally. Note: Survey conducted Before movie released.
 
There's been a lot of discussion about the graphic violence in Mel Gibson's movie, "The Passion of the Christ." [If not seen: From what you have seen, heard, or read,] Which of the following statements do you agree with most? The violence of the movie was appropriate because it showed how much Jesus was willing to suffer for his love of mankind. The violence of the movie got in the way of the most important message of the Gospels: love, forgiveness, resurrection, and redemption. The movie was so violent that it got in the way of any positive message at all.
BR 2004
Appropriate, Showed Suffering 61
Got In Way of Gospels Message of Forgiveness 12
Got In Way of Any Positive Message At All 4
Other 2
Can't Decide, Don't Know 19
No answer 3
100
Next I'd like to ask you a couple questions about television and newspapers. How many days in the past week did you read a daily newspaper?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR'00* SCBS'00* South'00*
0 17 20 14 17 18 26 29
1 11 10 12 9 14 12 12
2 11 9 13 12 15 10 10
3 10 10 10 12 10 9 10
4 9 7 10 7 4 5 4
5 5 6 5 9 4 4 4
6 0 2 2 3 2 2 1
7 31 35 32 27 32 32 30
Don't know 5 2 2 3
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000.
 
How many hours per day do you spend watching TV (television) on an average weekday, that is Monday through Friday? [IF RESPONSE IS 12 OR GREATER, ENTER 12]
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR'00* SCBS'00* South'00*
0 2 2 2 4 4 8 7
1 17 12 20 15 18 21 20
2 29 20 27 28 25 26 26
3 19 13 18 17 17 16 15
4 11 12 12 12 10 11 12
5 5 7 7 8 8 7 8
6 5 5 2 3 3 3 3
7 2 7 3 1 2 1 1
8 1 4 1 2 4 2 1
9 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
10 3 5 1 2 3 2 2
12 3 12 3 5 5 4 4
Don't know 3 2 2 3 1 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000.
 
Now I just have a few questions about your household and your background.
[IF UNSURE ASK]: Are you male or female?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Male 46 46 47 47 48 44 43
Female 54 54 54 53 52 56 57
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
 
Do you consider yourself to be: [READ RESPONSE OPTIONS] White, Black, Asian, American Indian, Other. Are you Hispanic or Latino? [Combined answers]
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR'00* SCBS'00* South'00*
White (non-Hispanic) 56 56 61 61 59 75 70
Black (non-Hispanic) 34 35 34 34 37 12 20
Asian 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Hispanic 1 3 2 3 3 11 9
Missing or Other 8 5 2 2
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000.
 
Are your currently married, living with a partner, separated, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Married 46 46 49 50 46 48 45
Living with partner 5 8 5 7 5
Separated 2 3 2 2 3 3 2
Divorced 10 8 9 10 13 16 19
Widowed 8 6 10 5 9 10 12
Single, never married 28 28 25 25 23 23 21
NA 1 2 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
Do you have children? How many?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
None 33 33 27 32 30 28 29
One 18 16 19 16 14 17 17
Two 25 21 26 29 29 26 24
Three 13 17 15 11 13 15 15
Four or more 11 11 13 11 13 14 15
Other Answer 1 1 1 1
NA 0 2 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
What is the highest grade of schooling that you have completed?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
8th Grade or less 1 1 1 3 1
Some high school 6 4 6 4 8 15 18
High School Diploma 18 23 20 17 25 53 54
Vocational/Technical school 4 6 6 3 8 7 6
Some College 29 24 30 31 26
College degree 28 26 26 22 20 17 16
Some graduate school 4 3 4 6 2
Graduate degree 11 12 8 13 11 7 6
NA 1 2 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*1998 Categories: Less Than HS; High School degree; [Junior College]; College Degree; Graduate Degree
What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Protestant 44 54 45 50 49 54 71
Catholic 29 28 36 34 29 25 17
Jewish 0 0 1 1 - 2 0
Other 19 8 10 7 9 3 2
None 6 7 5 6 7 14 9
Don't Know 1 1 1 1 2
No Answer 2 1 5
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
Religious Fundamentalism [Previous question followed up by question about specific denomination. Denominations categorized according to General Social Survey definitions]
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2000
Liberal 15 14 14 15
Moderate 31 38 45 35
Fundamentalist 29 36 33 33
[no religion; can't categorize] 25 13 8 17
Total 100 100 100 100
 
Are you a member of a local church, synagogue, or other religious or spiritual community?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR'00* SCBS'00* South'00*
Yes 75 69 75 78 76 65 68
No 19 24 20 17 23 35 32
Refused 1 1
[no religion] 6 6 5 5
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000. Base: of those with a religion.
 
Not including weddings and funerals, how often do you attend religious services?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR'00* SCBS'00* South'00*
Every week (or more often) 42 42 47 40 49 41 45
Almost every week 17 12 13 19 12 9 11
Once or twice a month 15 16 14 20 21 20 18
A few times per year 13 13 11 11 12 17 16
Less often than that 11 6 9 4 6 13 9
Refused 2 5 1 1 0 0 0
[no religion] 1 7 5 5 0 0 0
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
*Social Capital Benchmark Survey, 2000. Base: of those with a religion.
 
Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? [If Republican or Democrat] Would you call yourself a strong (Republican/Democrat) or not a very strong (Republican/Democrat)? [If Independent, No Preference, Or Other] Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican or Democratic Party? [answers combined]
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Strong Democrat 22 22 17 19 18 13 14
Democrat 19 16 16 26 20 21 19
Lean Democratic 7 5 11 5 9 12 10
Independent 5 10 8 6 8 17 17
Lean Republican 7 7 8 5 5 9 8
Republican 16 13 15 17 17 17 20
Strong Republican 19 19 16 18 14 8 10
Don't Know, No Answer 1 2 4
Other 3 2 3 1 0 2 1
None 3 7 5 1 5
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Suppose the 2004 presidential election were being held TODAY, and the candidates were George W. Bush, the Republican, or John Kerry, the Democrat. Who would you vote for? If "Other" or "Don't know, No Answer, Refused": As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to:
BR 2004
Vote Bush 43
Lean Bush 1
Lean Kerry 3
Vote Kerry 43
Missing 10
100
 
Who did you vote for in the 2000 Presidential election?
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001
George W Bush 41 42 46 45
Al Gore 32 30 31 36
Someone else [Volunteered] 3 2 2 2
Didn't vote 22 20 16 11
Don't remember, No Answer, Refused 3 6 5 6
Total 100 100 100 100
 
We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. Would you call yourself [Read Answer Categories]:
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000 US-GSS 98 So-GSS 98
Extremely Liberal 3 3 2 2 2 2 2
Liberal 9 14 14 12 13 13 11
Slightly Liberal 12 7 10 12 8 12 11
Moderate, middle of the road 26 22 24 27 27 35 33
Slightly Conservative 16 11 11 12 15 15 16
Conservative 24 22 23 23 18 15 16
Extremely Conservative 5 5 3 5 5 3 5
Don't Know 5 13 12 7 8 5 7
No Answer 2 4 2 2 4
Total 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
 
Just one more question: Im going to read you a series of income categories. Please stop me when I get to the category that includes the total income that you and all other members of your household earned before taxes during 2001, from all sources.
BR 2004 BR 2003 BR 2002 BR 2001 BR 2000
Under $5,000 4 2 2 2
Under $10,000 3 3 4 5
Under $15,000 10 4 4 3 7
Under $25,000 11 8 9 9 12
Under $35,000 10 10 11 14 10
Under $50,000 16 14 16 13 9
Under $75,000 18 13 17 14 13
Under $90,000 10
More than $75,000 19 15 16 11
More than $90,000 14
Don't Know 3 8 5 7 4
No Response 9 18 17 19 27
Total 100 100 100 100 100
This concludes the interview. Thank you for participating in this survey and giving so generously of your time.
 
Note. Data collected by students in Sociology 2211 ("Sociological Methods"), Louisiana State University, March-April 2004. Data are based on a random-digit-dialed telephone sample, representative of the general population age 18 and over in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Survey includes 408 completed interviews. The results are weighted to reflect the combined age-gender-race/hispanic distributions, according to the U.S. Census for 2000.
Note. BR 2000 through BR 2003 are previous surveys in the present series. GSS is the General Social Survey, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago. US-GSS indicates the national sample; So-GSS indicates a Southern regional subset of the GSS. NES is the National Election Studies, conducted by the University of Michigan. Other comparative data are as shown in tables.