2013†BR†Survey†-†In†Preparation

The 2013 Baton Rouge Survey
Questionnaire (in Development)
(as of 2/6/13)
With possible alternatives
Family
Variable socrel : SPEND EVENING WITH RELATIVES
PreQuestion Text
173. Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things...
Literal Question
A. Spend a social evening with relatives?
Descriptive Text
Values Categories N NW
-1 NAP 0 0  0.0%
1 ALMOST DAILY 2513 2754  9.5%
2 SEV TIMES A WEEK 7859 7845  27.1%
3 SEV TIMES A MNTH 5248 5263  18.2%
4 ONCE A MONTH 4742 4775  16.5%
5 SEV TIMES A YEAR 5267 5200  18.0%
6 ONCE A YEAR 2020 1963  6.8%
7 NEVER 1263 1128  3.9%
0 22004 21991
8 DK 34 34
9 NA 70 67
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 28912
Missing cases 22108
Variable balwkfam : HOW SUCCESSFUL BALANCING WORK FAMILY
Literal Question
558. How successful do you feel at balancing your paid work and your family life? Do you feel...
Values Categories N NW
1 NOT AT ALL SUCCESSFUL 22 21  2.1%
2 NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL 112 110  11.0%
3 SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL 479 498  49.7%
4 VERY SUCCESSFUL 310 315  31.5%
5 COMPLETELY SUCCESSFUL 50 57  5.7%
0 NAP 50026 50003
8 DONT KNOW 11 8
9 NA 10 9
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 973
Missing cases 50047
Next, I have some questions about raising children in this country today . . .
All in all, do you think MOTHERS of children under 18 are now doing a BETTER job as parents than their
own mothers did 20 or 30 years ago, a WORSE job -- or about the SAME job?
Mothers of Mothers of
All Children under 18 Adult Children Non-mothers
Better 11 13 10 11
Worse 56 50 57 63
About the same 27 35 25 21
Donít know 6 2 8 5
100 100 100 100
Source: http://www.people-press.org/files/legacy-questionnaires/109.pdf
Do you approve or disapprove of spanking children?
Approve Disapprove No opinion
% % %
National adults
1997 Feb 24-26 65 32 3
1990 65 25 10
Parents of children under 18
1997 Feb 24-26 66 31 3
1946 74 24 2
Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1588/Children-Violence.aspx
Politics, Tolerance, Civil Liberties
Variable polint : YOUR INTEREST IN POLITICS.
Literal Question
1191. How interested would you say you personally are in politics?
Values Categories N NW
1 VERY INTERESTED 615 584  14.8%
2 FAIRLY INTERESTED 1017 1018  25.8%
3 SOMEWHAT INTERESTED 1233 1259  31.9%
4 NOT VERY INTERESTED 675 676  17.1%
5 NOT AT ALL INTERESTED 400 406  10.3%
0 NAP 46953 46946
8 CANT CHOOSE 45 46
9 NA 82 85
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 3940
Missing cases 47080
Variable govunemp : GOVMNT SHOULD PROVIDE UNEMP BENEFITS
PreQuestion Text
1256. Do you agree or disagree...
Literal Question
F. The government should provide a decent standard of living for the unemployed.
Values Categories N NW
1 STRONGLY AGREE 136 144  9.5%
2 AGREE 500 506  33.7%
3 NEITHER 383 376  25.0%
4 DISAGREE 400 402  26.8%
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 76 74  4.9%
0 NAP 49456 49452
8 CANT CHOOSE 41 40
9 NA 28 26
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 1495
Missing cases 49525
77. There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance,
somebody who is against all churches and religion . . .
83 Now consider a Muslim clergyman who preaches hatred of the United States.
A. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community preaching hatred of the United States, should he be
allowed to speak, or not?
[VAR: SPKMSLM]
RESPONSE PUNCH
2008 2010 ALL
Yes, allowed 1 567 528 1095
Not allowed 2 761 736 1497
DONíT KNOW 8 16 14 30
No Answer 9 8 3 11
Not Applicable BK 671 763 1434
Source: http://publicdata.norc.org/GSS/DOCUMENTS/BOOK/GSS_Codebook.pdf, p. 246
Variable spkath : ALLOW ANTI-RELIGIONIST TO SPEAK
PreQuestion Text
76. There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion . . .
Literal Question
A. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your (city/town/community) against churches and religion, should he be allowed to speak, or not?
Descriptive Text
See Appendix N for across survey changes.
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOWED 22344 22528  70.7%
2 NOT ALLOWED 9492 9348  29.3%
0 NAP 18754 18739
8 DK 382 360
9 NA 48 45
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 31836
Missing cases 19184
Variable spkhomo : ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL TO SPEAK
PreQuestion Text
81. And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual?
Literal Question
A. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not?
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOWED 22134 22264  74.9%
2 NOT ALLOWED 7525 7481  25.1%
0 NAP 20367 20351
8 DK 917 852
9 NA 77 72
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 29659
Missing cases 21361
Variable spkmil : ALLOW MILITARIST TO SPEAK
PreQuestion Text
80. Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country.
Literal Question
A. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community, should he be allowed to speak, or not?
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOWED 16475 16564  61.2%
2 NOT ALLOWED 10517 10493  38.8%
0 NAP 23355 23340
8 DK 610 562
9 NA 63 61
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 26992
Missing cases 24028
Variable spkrac : ALLOW RACIST TO SPEAK
PreQuestion Text
78. Or consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior.
Literal Question
A. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community claiming that Blacks are inferior, should he be allowed to speak, or not?
Descriptive Text
See Appendix N for across survey changes.
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOWED 16639 16690  61.7%
2 NOT ALLOWED 10379 10376  38.3%
0 NAP 23355 23340
8 DK 556 528
9 NA 91 86
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 27018
Missing cases 24002
Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about Muslims? Most Muslims around the world are accepting of people of races other than their own.
Base 1,002 100%
Agree 474 47%
Disagree 465 47%
Don't know 60 6%
Refused 3 -
Source: http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/153434/ENGLISH-First-PDF-Test.aspx
Which comes closer to your view -- [ROTATED: the government should take all steps necessary to prevent additional acts of terrorism in the U.S. even if it means your basic civil liberties would be violated, (or) the government should take steps to prevent additional acts of terrorism but not if those steps would violate your basic civil liberties]?
Take steps,
even if Take steps but
civil liberties not violate civil No
violated liberties opinion
% % %
2011 Aug 11-14 25 71 4
2005 Dec 16-18 ^ 31 65 4
2003 Nov 10-12 ^ 31 64 5
2003 Aug 25-26 ^ 29 67 4
2003 Apr 22-23 33 64 3
2002 Sep 2-4 ^ 33 62 5
2002 Jun 21-23 40 56 4
2002 Jan 25-27 47 49 4
Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/5263/Civil-Liberties.aspx
Do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, or is that not the responsibility of the federal government?
Yes, government†† responsibility No, not government responsibility Noopinion
2012 Nov 15-18 44 54 2
2011 Nov 3-6 50 46 4
2010 Nov 4-7 47 50 3
2009 Nov 5-8 47 50 3
2008 Nov 13-16 ^ 54 41 5
2007 Nov 11-14 ^ 64 33 3
2006 Nov 9-12 ^ 69 28 3
2005 Nov 7-10 ^ 58 38 4
2004 Nov 7-10 ^ 64 34 2
2003 Nov 3-5 ^ 59 39 2
2002 Nov 11-14 62 35 3
2001 Nov 8-11 ^ 62 34 4
2000 Sep 11-13 64 31 5
2000 Jan 13-16 59 38 3
Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/158966/majority-against-gov-healthcare-guarantee.aspx
Crime
Is there any area near where you live - 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
Yes 57 57 50 52 52
No 42 42 49 46 44
Don't know, No answer 1 1 1 2 4
Total 100 100 100 100 100
Variable owngun : HAVE GUN IN HOME
Literal Question
237. Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers?
Values Categories N NW
1 YES 12702 13525  44.3%
2 NO 17594 16771  54.9%
3 REFUSED 234 235  0.8%
0 NAP 20367 20351
8 DK 20 25
9 NA 103 112
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 30530
Missing cases 20490
(From 2006 class survey)
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?
___ A People in your neighborhood
___ B (How about) People you work with
___ C People at your church or place of worship
___ D People who work in the stores where you shop
___ E The police in your local community
___ F (How about) White people
___ G What about African Americans or Blacks?
___ H What about Asian people?
___ I How about Hispanics or Latinos?
___ J City government
___ K State government
___ L Thefederal government
___ M Journalists
___ N Clergy
1. Trust them a lot
2. Trust them some
3. Trust them only a little
4. Trust them not at all
5. (VOLUNTEERED) Does not apply
8 Don't Know
9 Refused
(CLARIFY IF NECESSARY: How about in general?)
ABC News/Washington Post Poll. April 5-8, 2012. N=1,103 adults nationwide, including an oversample of 100 blacks. Margin of error Ī 3.5 for all respondents, 4.5 for whites, 8.5 for blacks.
"Do you think blacks and other minorities receive equal treatment as whites in the criminal justice system or not?"
Do not
Receive equal receive equal
treatment treatment Unsure
% % %
ALL 37 55 7
Blacks 10 84 6
Whites 44 49 7
Source: http://www.pollingreport.com/crime.htm
Do you favor or oppose a law to ban the sale of assault weapons and semiautomatic rifles?
Favor 52%
Oppose 42%
Unsure 5%
(NA) 1%
Source: http://www.lsu.edu/fweil/Surveys/BR2010Freqs.htm
University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll. Jan. 22-28, 2013. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error Ī 3.
"Thinking about the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, last month -- would you say this incident has made you more likely to support some forms of gun control, less likely to support some forms of gun control, or made no difference in your opinion on gun control?"
Much Somewhat Somewhat Much No
more likely more likely less likely less likely difference
% % % % %
1/22-28/13 33 11 3 7 44
Source: http://www.pollingreport.com/guns.htm
Media
Variable freeprss : PRESS SHOULD BE COMPLETELY FREE
Literal Question
829. Many people think it is important to have complete freedom of the press and news media in the United States. Others think that the press too often invades the privacy of public figures like Senators or members of Congress by printing stories that contain personal details about their private lives. Which of the three statements on this card comes closest to your feelings about balancing freedom of the press and the right to privacy?
Descriptive Text
Hand Card FK contained response options 1-3.
Values Categories N NW
1 THERE SHOULD BE COMPLETE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, EVEN IF THE PRESS SOMETIMES INVADES THE PRIVACY OF PUBLIC FIGURES 292 296  21.5%
2 THE PRESS SHOULD DEVELOP A CODE OF ETHICS TO KEEP IT 879 885  64.4%
3 THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD KEEP THE PRESS FROM PRINTING 200 196  14.2%
0 NAP 49601 49601
8 DK 31 29
9 NA 17 14
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 1371
Missing cases 49649
Variable pubdef : SHOULD MEDIA PUBLISH DEFENSE PLANS
Literal Question
1157. A. Suppose a newspaper got hold of confidential government papers about defense plans and wanted to publish them.
Should the newspaper be allowed to publish the papers?...................1 
or
Should the government have the power to prevent publication?...........2
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOW PUBLICATION 97 93  16.3%
2 STOP PUBLICATION 479 474  83.7%
0 NAP 50343 50353
8 CANT CHOOSE 84 84
9 NA 17 17
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 576
Missing cases 50444
Variable pubecon : SHOULD MEDIA PUBLISH ECONOMIC PLANS?
Literal Question
B. Now suppose the confidential government papers were about economic plans.
Should the newspaper be allowed to publish the papers?.................1 
or
Should the government have the power to prevent publication..........2
Values Categories N NW
1 ALLOW PUBLICATION 359 350  60.8%
2 STOP PUBLICATION 227 226  39.2%
0 NAP 50343 50353
8 CANT CHOOSE 70 70
9 NA 21 21
Summary Statistics
Valid cases 586
Missing cases 50434
Trend: In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media such as newspapers, TV, and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?
Do you think the news media should -- or should not -- report information it obtains about the secret methods the government is using to fight terrorism?
Yes, should No, should not No opinion
2006 May 12-13 47% 49% 3%
Source: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1663/Media-Use-Evaluation.aspx
New Question:
How would you feel if drones were used in media coverage?
Very good idea
A good idea
A bad idea
A very bad idea
DK