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I.     PARTISANSHIP AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS PARTIES III.D. FOREIGN RELATIONS ISSUES VI.A. CIVIC PARTICIPATION
II.    CANDIDATE AND INCUMBENT EVALUATIONS III.E. NONRACIAL CIVIL RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS VI.B. ENGAGEMENT AND INFORMATION
II.A. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS III.F. ENVIRONMENT ISSUES VI.C. CAMPAIGN ACTIVITY
II.B. CONTACT WITH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES / INCUMBENT III.G. FEDERAL SPENDING ISSUES VI.D. REGISTRATION, TURNOUT, AND VOTE CHOICE
III.   ISSUES IV.   IDEOLOGY AND VALUES VII.  MEDIA
III.A. (SOCIAL) WELFARE ISSUES IV.A. VALUES AND PREDISPOSITIONS VIII. SOCIAL GROUPS
III.B. RACIAL POLICY ISSUES V.    SYSTEM SUPPORT IX.  PERSONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC
III.C. ECONOMIC ISSUES VI.  POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AND MOBILIZATION  










                     
          CONTENT  NOTE  12   08   04   02   00   98   96   94   92   90   88   86   84   82   80   78   76   74   72   70   68   66   64   62   60   58   56   52 
I. PARTISANSHIP AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS PARTIES
         
1   I **   Are there important differences in what the Republicans and Democrats stand for    12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84      80      76      72      68    66    64      60        52  




2   I   Is one of the parties more conservative than the other at the national level    12  08  04            92   90    88      84          76      72    70    68      64      60        




3   I   Which party is it that is more conservative at the national level    12  08  04            92   90    88      84          76      72    70    68      64      60        




4   I   What are the differences in what the Democrats and Republicans stand for    12        00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84      80      76      72      68    66    64      60        52  
         
    - feelings about parties -
         
7   I **   Anything R likes about the Democratic party incl Intro  12  08  04    00    96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




8   I **   What is it that R likes about the Democratic party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




9   I **   Anything R dislikes about the Democratic party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




10   I **   What is it that R dislikes about the Democratic party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




11   I **   Anything R likes about the Republican party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




12   I **   What is it that R likes about the Republican party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




13   I **   Anything R dislikes about the Republican party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




14   I **   What is it that R dislikes about the Republican party    12  08  04    00    96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




15   I **   Thermometer for: Democratic party    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




16   I **   Thermometer for: Republican party    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




19   I   Thermometer for: Tea Party    12                                                       




20   I   CSES: Like-dislike (11pt) scale placement for Democratic party    12  08  04        96                                           




21   I   CSES: Like-dislike (11pt) scale placement for Republican party    12  08  04        96                                           
         
    - partisanship and closeness to parties -
         
31   I **   Does R think of self as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




32   I **   Is R a strong or not very strong Republican/Democrat    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




33   I **   Is R closer to the Republican party or the Democratic party    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64    62    60    58    56    52  




35   I   CSES: Does R usually think of self as close to any particular political party incl CSES intro  12    04        96                                           




38   I   CSES: Does R who is not close to a political party feel a little closer to one of the political parties than to others    12    04        96                                           




39   I   CSES: (R CLOSE TO A POLITICAL PARTY OR A LITTLE CLOSER TO ONE THAN OTHERS) Which party does R feel closest to    12                                                       




41   I   CSES: How close is it that R feels to closest political party    12    04        96                                           




44   I   Does R support, oppose, or neither support nor oppose the Tea Party movement    12                                                       




45   I   Is R's Tea Party support/opposition strong or not very strong    12                                                       




46   I   Does R lean toward supporting or opposing the Tea Party, or does R not lean either way    12                                                       
         
    - party performance -
         
49   I **   Which party would do a better job handling the nation's economy    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90                                      




63   I   Which party does a better job looking out for the interests of women    12                                                       




67   I   Which political party is most likely to get government to do a better job dealing with most important problem in U.S.    12        00   98  96   94 92     88    86    84    82    80    78    76      72                    
         
    - role of parties -
         
71   I **   Better when one party controls both the Presidency and U.S. Congress or when control is split    12  08  04  02  00   98      92                                       
         
II. CANDIDATE AND INCUMBENT EVALUATIONS
    - thermometers - Presidents, other incumbents, and candidates -
         
79   II   Thermometer for: former President GW Bush    12                                                       




80   II **   Thermometer for: Democratic Presidential candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




81   II **   Thermometer for: Republican Presidential candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




84   II **   Thermometer for: Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




85   II **   Thermometer for: Republican Vice-Presidential candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




87   II **   Thermometer for: Democratic U.S. House candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




88   II **   Thermometer for: Republican U.S. House candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




89   II **   Thermometer for: Independent/Third-party U.S. House candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98     94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




91   II **   Thermometer for: U.S. Senator #1 in state without U.S. Senate race    12  08  04       98     94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




92   II **   Thermometer for: U.S. Senator #2 in state without U.S. Senate race    12  08  04       98     94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




93   II **   Thermometer for: nonrunning U.S. Senator in state with U.S. Senate race    12  08  04       98     94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




94   II **   Thermometer for: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate    12  08  04  02  00   98     94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78                          




96   II **   Thermometer for: Republican U.S. Senate candidate    12  08  04  02  00        92                                       




98   II **   Thermometer for: independent/third-party U.S. Senate candidate    12  08  04                                                   
         
    - thermometers - other political figures -
         
100   II   Thermometer for: U.S. Secretary of State unique natl ofc  12  08  04                                                   




103   II   Thermometer for: Chief Justice of the Supreme Court unique natl ofc  12                                                       




104   II   Thermometer for: spouse of Republican Pres cand    12  08                                                     




105   II   Thermometer for: spouse of Democratic Pres cand    12  08                                                     
         
    - evaluation - Presidential candidates -
         
122   II **   Anything R likes about Democratic Presidential candidate incl Intro  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




123   II **   What is it that R likes about Democratic Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




124   II **   Anything R dislikes about Democratic Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




125   II **   What is it that R dislikes about Democratic Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




126   II **   Anything R likes about Republican Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




127   II **   What is it that R likes about Republican Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




128   II **   Anything R dislikes about Republican Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




129   II **   What is it that R dislikes about Republican Presidential candidate    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72      68      64      60      56    52  




134   II   CSES: Like-dislike (11pt) scale placement for Democratic Presidential candidate    12  08          96                                           




135   II   CSES: Like-dislike (11pt) scale placement for Republican Presidential candidate    12  08          96                                           
         
    - traits - Presidential candidates -
         
165   II   How well does _moral_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




167   II   How well does _moral_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




170   II   How well does _intelligent_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




172   II   How well does _intelligent_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




175   II   How well does _provides strong leadership_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




177   II   How well does _provides strong leadership_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




180   II   How well does _really cares about people like you_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




182   II   How well does _really cares about people like you_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




185   II   How well does _knowledgeable_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




187   II   How well does _knowledgeable_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




191   II   How well does _honest_ describe: Democratic Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




194   II   How well does _honest_ describe: Republican Presidential candidate (no RB, 5 cat) 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     
         
    - affects - Presidential candidates -
         
228   II **   Has Democratic Presidential candidate ever made R feel: angry incl Intro  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




229   II **   Has Republican Presidential candidate ever made R feel: angry    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




231   II **   Has Democratic Presidential candidate ever made R feel: hopeful    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




232   II **   Has Republican Presidential candidate ever made R feel: hopeful    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




234   II **   Has Democratic Presidential candidate ever made R feel: afraid    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




235   II **   Has Republican Presidential candidate ever made R feel: afraid    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




237   II **   Has Democratic Presidential candidate ever made R feel: proud    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




238   II **   Has Republican Presidential candidate ever made R feel: proud    12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




240   II **   How often has Democratic Presidential candidate made R feel: angry    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




241   II **   How often has Republican Presidential candidate made R feel: angry    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




243   II **   How often has Democratic Presidential candidate made R feel: hopeful    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




244   II **   How often has Republican Presidential candidate made R feel: hopeful    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




246   II **   How often has Democratic Presidential candidate made R feel: afraid    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




247   II **   How often has Republican Presidential candidate made R feel: afraid    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




249   II **   How often has Democratic Presidential candidate made R feel: proud    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            




250   II **   How often has Republican Presidential candidate made R feel: proud    12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80                            
         
II.A. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS
    - performance - current President -
         
260   II.A **   Does R approve or disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling job    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72      68                




261   II.A **   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling job    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72      68                




262   II.A **   Does R approve or disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling the economy    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84                                




263   II.A **   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling economy    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84                                




264   II.A **   Does R approve or disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling foreign relations    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88      84                                




265   II.A **   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling foreign relations    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88      84                                




268   II.A   Does R approve or disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling health care    12  08          96   94                                        




269   II.A   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way current U.S. President is handling health care    12  08          96   94                                        




280   II.A   Does R approve or disapprove of the way the current U.S. President handled the war in Afghanistan    12                                                       




281   II.A   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way current U.S. President handled the war in Afghanistan    12                                                       
         
    - performance retrospective - current President -
         
282   II.A **   Current U.S. President retrospective: U.S. more or less secure, or not changed    12  08      00                                               
         
    - other (federal) government performance -
         
328   II.A **   Does R approve or disapprove of the way the U.S. Congress has been handling its job    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




329   II.A **   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove how U.S. Congress is handling its job    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




333   II.A   Does R approve or disapprove of the way U.S. federal government has handled the effort to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks in the United States during the last four years    12  08                                                     




334   II.A   How much does R approve/disapprove [U.S. federal government handling effort to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks in the United States during the last four years]    12  08                                                     
         
    - U.S. House performance -
         
335   II.A **   Does R approve or disapprove of the way running (retiring) U.S. House incumbent has been handling job sometimes incl retir incum  12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




336   II.A **   R strongly or not strongly approve/disapprove of the way running (retiring) U.S. House incumbent has been handling job sometimes incl retir incum  12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




337   II.A **   How good a job has running (retiring) U.S. House incumbent done with keeping in touch with people in R's district sometimes incl retir incum  12  08  04    00   98  96    92   90    88    86                                  
         
III. ISSUES
    - general U.S. problems, goals and condition -
         
360   III **   What are the most important problems facing the U.S.    12        00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64      60        




361   III **   Of the important problems mentioned by R, what is the single most important problem the U.S. faces    12        00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66    64      60        




365   III   Are things in this country on the right track or have things seriously gotten off on the wrong track    12  08  04       98     94 92                                       




368   III   When trying to solve important problems, how often should the government rely on scientific approaches    12                                                       




376   III   How much discrimination is there in the United States today against each of the following groups: Blacks [GRID] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




377   III   How much discrimination is there in the United States today against each of the following groups: Hispanics [GRID] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




378   III   How much discrimination is there in the United States today against each of the following groups: Whites [GRID] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




379   III   How much discrimination is there in the United States today against each of the following groups: Gays and Lesbians [GRID] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




380   III   How much discrimination is there in the United States today against each of the following groups: Women [GRID] 2012: CASI  12                                                       
         
III.A. SOCIAL WELFARE ISSUES
    - Social Security and Medicare -
         
385   III.A   Does R favor or oppose allowing people to put a portion of Social Security into stocks and bonds    12  08  04                                                   




386   III.A   R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose allowing people to put a portion of Social Security into stocks and bonds    12  08  04                                                   




387   III.A   R lean toward favoring or opposing allowance to put a portion of Social Security into stocks and bonds, or lean neither way    12  08  04                                                   
         
    - guaranteed jobs and income -
         
390   III.A **   Guaranteed jobs and income (7pt) scale placement for R incl Intro 2008: SPLICE w/ immig work, citizenship  12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




391   III.A **   Guaranteed jobs and income (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE w/ immig work, citizenship  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72                    




392   III.A **   Guaranteed jobs and income (7pt) scale placement for Republican Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE w/ immig work, citizenship  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80      76      72                    




394   III.A **   Guaranteed jobs and income (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Party    12    04    00       94 92     88      84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    




395   III.A **   Guaranteed jobs and income (7pt) scale placement for Republican Party    12    04    00       94 92     88      84    82    80    78    76    74    72                    
         
    - government health insurance -
         
398   III.A **   Government-private/private-government health insurance (7pt) scale placement for R 2000:2 ver; incl intr; 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96   94  92     88      84        78    76      72    70                  




403   III.A   Government-private health insurance (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08          96         88              76      72                    




406   III.A   Government-private health insurance (7pt) scale placement for Republican Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08          96         88              76      72                    




410   III.A   Government-private health insurance (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Party    12               94      88            78    76      72    70                  




411   III.A   Government-private health insurance (7pt) scale placement for Republican Party    12               94      88            78    76      72    70                  




415   III.A   Does R favor or oppose the health care reform law of 2010    12                                                       




416   III.A   How much does R favor/ oppose the health care reform law of 2010    12                                                       




417   III.A   When/if the health care law [of 2010] is fully implemented, will it have improved, worsened, or had no effect on the quality of health care services in the United States?    12                                                       




418   III.A   When/if the health care law [of 2010] is fully implemented, will it have increased, decreased, or had no effect on the number of Americans with health insurance    12                                                       
         
    - other social welfare issues -
         
432   III.A   How likely is it that recent immigration levels will take jobs away from people already here    12  08  04                                                   
         
III.B. RACIAL POLICY ISSUES
    - government aid to blacks -
         
433   III.B **   Government aid to blacks (7pt) scale placement for R    12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70                  




435   III.B   Government aid to blacks (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Presidential candidate 1/2 sample  12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80      76      72                    




436   III.B   Government aid to blacks (7pt) scale placement for Republican Presidential candidate 1/2 sample  12  08  04    00    96         88      84      80      76      72                    
         
    - other racial policy issues -
         
446   III.B **   Is R for or against preferential hiring and promotion of blacks incl Intro  12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90      86                                  




447   III.B **   R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose preferential hiring and promotion of blacks    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90      86                                  




448   III.B   Does R favor or oppose allowing companies to increase the number of black workers by considering race along with other factors when choosing employees    12                                                       




449   III.B   How much does R favor/oppose allowing companies to increase the number of black workers by considering race along with other factors when choosing employees    12                                                       




451   III.B **   Should the government in Washington see that blacks get fair treatment in jobs or is this not the government's business    12  08  04    00    96    92     88    86                72      68      64            




452   III.B **   R feel strongly or not strongly that government should see to fair treatment in jobs for blacks/not government's business    12  08  04    00    96         88    86                72      68      64            




459   III.B   Does R favor or oppose allowing universities to increase the number of black students by considering race along with other factors when choosing students    12                                                       




460   III.B   How much does R favor/oppose allowing universities to increase the number of black students by considering race along with other factors when choosing students    12                                                       
         
III.C. ECONOMIC ISSUES
    - Respondent's economic condition -
         
467   III.C **   Is R better off or worse off financially than a year ago    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66      62          




468   III.C **   Much or somewhat better/worse off R financially than a year ago    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66      62          




469   III.C **   Is R invested in the stock market 2012: CASI  12  08  04  02  00   98                                             




470   III.C   Is R investment in stock market through work 2012: CASI  12                                                       




471   III.C   Has R ever owned vacation home 2012: CASI  12                                                       




472   III.C   Has R ever owned property that R rented 2012: CASI  12                                                       




473   III.C   Has R ever been awarded stock grants or options 2012: CASI  12                                                       




474   III.C   Has R ever owned undeveloped land 2012: CASI  12                                                       




475   III.C   Has R ever invested in someone's business 2012: CASI  12                                                       




476   III.C **   Will R be better off, worse off, or just about the same financially a year from now    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66      62    60    58    56    




477   III.C **   Much or somewhat better worse off R financially a year from now    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80    78    76    74    72    70    68    66      62    60    58    56    




478   III.C   What does R think of R's personal financial situation these days    12            96                                           




487   III.C   During the past 12 months, has R or anyone living with R put off getting regular check ups, vaccinations, or treatment for illness or injury because of the cost    12                                                       




488   III.C   During the next 12 months, how likely is it that R will be able to pay for all health care costs    12                                                       




495   III.C   Does R pay rent for home, make monthly mortgage payments for home, own home outright with no payments due, or have some other living arrangement?    12                                                       




496   III.C   (IF LIVING ARRANGEMENT OTHER THAN HOME OWNERSHIP OR RENTAL) Does R pay any money for housing, or does R not pay any money for housing    12                                                       




497   III.C   (IF R PAYS RENT/MORTGAGE/OTHER PAYMENT FOR HOUSING) During the next 12 months, how likely is it that R will be able to make all payments on time    12                                                       




498   III.C   During the past 12 months, has anyone in family or a close personal friend lost a job    12                                                       




511   III.C   As far as R and family are concerned, how worried is R about current financial situation    12                                                       




512   III.C   Over the next ten years or so, how likely or unlikely is it that R will improve standard of living    12                                                       




513   III.C   CSES: How likely or unlikely is it that R household's income could be severely reduced in the next twelve months    12                                                       




514   III.C   CSES: Does R or a member of R household own a residence - for example, a home or an apartment    12                                                       




515   III.C   CSES: Does R or a member of household own a business, a piece of property, a farm, or livestock    12                                                       




516   III.C   CSES: Does R or a member of household own stocks or bonds    12                                                       




517   III.C   CSES: Does R or a member of household have any savings    12                                                       




518   III.C   CSES: (IF R CURRENTLY WORKING) If R lost job, how easy or difficult would it be to find another job in the next twelve months    12                                                       




519   III.C   CSES: (IF SPOUSE/PARTNER CURRENTLY WORKING) If spouse/partner lost job, how easy or difficult would it be for them to find another job in the next twelve months    12                                                       
         
    - state of the economy -
         
520   III.C **   Has the nation's economy gotten better or worse over the past year    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




521   III.C **   Much or somewhat better/worse economy in the last year    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




522   III.C **   Does R expect the economy to get better or worse in the next 12 months 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




523   III.C **   Much or somewhat better/worse economy in the next year 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




527   III.C   Is the state of the economy very good, good, neither good nor bad, bad, or very bad    12                                                       




528   III.C   CSES: Over the past twelve months has the state of the economy gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse    12            96                                           




529   III.C   CSES: Much or somewhat better/worse economy in the past twelve months    12            96                                           




534   III.C   Has unemployment in the country gotten better, stayed the same, or gotten worse in the past year    12  08  04            92     88    86                                  




535   III.C   Much or somewhat that the level of unemployment has gotten better/worse    12  08  04            92     88    86                                  




542   III.C   Does R think the difference in incomes between rich and poor in the U.S. is larger, smaller, or about the same as 20 years ago    12  08  04                                                   




543   III.C   Much or somewhat larger/smaller gap in incomes between rich and poor in the U.S. than 20 years ago    12  08  04                                                   




545   III.C   CSES: How much does R agree or disagree that the govt should take measures to reduce differences in income levels    12                                                       




546   III.C   Is it good or bad that the difference in incomes has grown as indicated in the past few decades [graph] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




547   III.C   Does R favor or oppose the government trying to make the indicated income difference smaller [graph] 2012: CASI  12                                                       




548   III.C   Economy better/worse if Dem Pres cand wins 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




550   III.C   Economy better/worse if Rep Pres cand wins 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




552   III.C   Will unemployment get better, stay the same, or get worse in the next 12 months    12  08  04            92                                       




555   III.C   How much is President to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




556   III.C   How much is previous President to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




557   III.C   How much are Democrats in Congress to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




558   III.C   How much are Republicans in Congress to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




559   III.C   How much Wall Street Bankers to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




560   III.C   How much are consumers who borrowed too much to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       




561   III.C   How much are mortgage lenders to blame for poor economic conditions    12                                                       
         
    - tax cut and tax level -
         
578   III.C   Does R favor or oppose increasing income taxes on people making over one million dollars per year    12                                                       




579   III.C   How strongly does R favor or oppose increasing income taxes on people making over one million dollars per year    12                                                       
         
    - taxes/services tradeoff -
         
584   III.C   Should the federal government encourage or discourage American companies to replace U.S. workers with foreign workers, or stay out    12  08  04                                                   
         
    - increase/decrease federal budget deficit -
         
590   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit incl intro  12  08                                                     




591   III.C   How much does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit    12  08                                                     




592   III.C   Does R lean to favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit    12  08                                                     




593   III.C   Importance of reducing the federal budget deficit    12                                                       




597   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by cutting military spending    12  08                                                     




600   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by cutting spending on government activities other than the military    12  08                                                     




603   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by raising personal income taxes for those making over $250,000 per year    12                                                       




604   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by replacing Medicare with a voucher program    12                                                       




605   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by increasing corporate taxes    12                                                       




606   III.C   Does R favor or oppose reducing the federal budget deficit by reducing the number of federal government employees by 10 percent    12                                                       
         
    - other U.S. economic policy -
         
607   III.C **   Does R favor or oppose placing limits on imports to protect American jobs    12  08  04    00   98  96    92   90    88    86                                  




609   III.C   A great deal or a little the federal government should encourage/ discourage hiring foreign workers    12  08  04                                                   




615   III.C   Does R favor or oppose the Troubled Asset Relief Program of 2008, or TARP, also known as the Wall Street bailout    12                                                       




616   III.C   Does R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose TARP    12                                                       
         
III.D. FOREIGN RELATIONS ISSUES
    - international strength and use of military -
         
617   III.D **   Has the U.S. position in the world grown weaker, stayed about the same, or grown stronger during the past year    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84                  68      64      60    58      




618   III.D **   Does R agree or disagree that U.S. would be better off if we stayed home and did not concern ourselves with problems elsewhere    12  08  04  02  00   98  96   94 92   90    88    86    84      80      76      72      68          60    58    56    52  




630   III.D   To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would R favor or oppose the U.S. bombing Iran's nuclear development sites    12                                                       




631   III.D   To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would R favor or oppose invading with U.S. forces to remove the Iranian government from power    12                                                       




632   III.D   Does R think China's military is a major threat to the security of the U.S., a minor threat, or not a threat    12                                                       




633   III.D   During the next 12 months, how likely is it that there will be a terrorist attack in the United States that kills 100 or more people    12  08                                                   
         
    - defense spending -
         
634   III.D **   Defense spending (7pt) scale placement for R incl Intro; 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




635   III.D **   Defense spending (7pt) scale placement for Democratic Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




636   III.D **   Defense spending (7pt) scale placement for Republican Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96    92     88      84      80                            




637   III.D **   Defense spending (7pt) scale placement for Democratic party    12    04    00    96    92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




638   III.D **   Defense spending (7pt) scale placement for Republican party    12    04    00    96    92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            
         
    - war -
         
661   III.D   Has the current war in Afghanistan has been worth the cost or not    12                                                       




671   III.D   As a result of United States' war in Afghanistan, has the terrorism threat against U.S. increased, decreased or stayed the same    12                                                       
         
    - other -
         
691   III.D   Is the U.S. too supportive of Israel, not supportive enough of Israel, or is U.S. support of Israel about right    12                                                       




692   III.D   Does R think Iran is or is not trying to develop nuclear weapons    12                                                       




693   III.D   To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would R favor or oppose direct diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran to try to resolve the situation    12                                                       




694   III.D   To try to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, would R favor or oppose increasing international economic sanctions against Iran    12                                                       




695   III.D   Does R think the recent economic expansion of China has been generally good or bad for the U.S.    12                                                       




696   III.D   Does R favor or oppose the U.S. government torturing people who are suspected of being terrorists, to try to get information    12  08                                                     




697   III.D   How much does R favor/oppose use of U.S. govt torture [of those suspected of being terrorists]    12  08                                                     
         
III.E. NONRACIAL CIVIL RIGHTS AND REGULATIONS
    - feminism and women's issues -
         
698   III.E   Would it be good, bad, or neither good nor bad if the United States has a woman President in the next 20 years    12                                                       




699   III.E   How good/bad (would it be if the United States has a woman President in the next 20 years)    12                                                       




700   III.E   How important is it to R that a woman is/ is not elected President of the United States    12                                                       




718   III.E   When women demand equality these days, how often are they actually seeking special favors    12                                                       




720   III.E   When employers make decisions about hiring and promotion, how often do they discriminate against women    12                                                       




735   III.E   Does R think it is easier or harder for mothers who work outside the home to establish a warm and secure relationship with their children than it is for mothers who stay at home    12                                                       




736   III.E   Is it a great deal easier/harder, somewhat easier/harder, or slightly easier harder for mothers who work outside the home to establish a warm and secure relationship with their children    12                                                       




738   III.E   Does R think it is better or worse for the family as a whole if the man works outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family    12                                                       




739   III.E   Is it much better/worse, somewhat better/worse, or slightly better/worse [if the man works outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family]    12                                                       




740   III.E   How serious a problem is discrimination against women in the United States    12                                                       




741   III.E   When women complain about discrimination, how often do they cause more problems than they solve    12                                                       




742   III.E   Should the news media pay more attention to discrimination against women, less attention, or the same amount of attention they have been paying lately    12                                                       




743   III.E   Should the media pay a great deal less/more attention, somewhat less/more attention, or a little less/more attention [to discrimination against women]    12                                                       




744   III.E   In the U.S. today, do men or women women have more opportunities for achievement, or do they have equal opportunities    12                                                       




745   III.E   (IF MEN/WOMEN HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACHIEVEMENT) Do men/women have many more opportunities, moderately more opportunities, or slightly more opportunities    12                                                       
         
    - abortion -
         
746   III.E **   Which statement best agrees with R's view about abortion 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90    88    86    84    82    80                            




747   III.E **   Abortion issue placement for Democratic Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96    92                                       




748   III.E **   Abortion issue placement for Republican Presidential candidate 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00    96    92                                       




751   III.E **   Abortion issue placement for Democratic party 2008: 1/2 sample  12  08  04       98  96                 80                            




752   III.E **   Abortion issue placement for Republican party 2008: 1/2 sample  12  08  04       98  96                 80                            




755   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, not fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




756   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, not fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




757   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, not fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




758   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




759   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




760   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion when woman's health would be hurt, fatally 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




761   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion in incest case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




762   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion in incest case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




763   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion in incest case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




764   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion in rape case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




765   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion in rape case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




766   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion in rape case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




767   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion in birth defect case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




768   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion in birth defect case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




769   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion in birth defect case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




770   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion in financial hardship case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




771   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion in financial hardship case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




772   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion in financial hardship case 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




773   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion when child's gender is 'wrong' 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




774   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion when child's gender is 'wrong' 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




775   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion when child's gender is 'wrong' 2008: SPLICE  12  08                                                     




776   III.E   R favor/oppose abortion being legal if the woman chooses to have one    12                                                       




777   III.E   How much R favor/oppose abortion being legal if the woman chooses to have one    12                                                       




778   III.E   Does R lean to favor/oppose abortion being legal if the woman chooses to have one    12                                                       
         
    - gun control and death penalty -
         
809   III.E **   Does R favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder    12  08  04    00   98  96   94  92   90    88                                    




810   III.E **   R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder    12  08  04    00   98  96   94 92   90    88                                    




811   III.E   Should the government make it more difficult or easier to buy a gun, or should the rules stay the same as they are now    12  08  04    00                                               




813   III.E   How important is gun control issue to R 2008: SPLICE  12  08  04    00                                               




823   III.E   Does R or anyone else living with R own a gun 2012: CASI  12                                                       
         
    - gay and lesbian issues -
         
824   III.E **   Does R favor or oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination 2008: ACASI; 2012: 1/2 sample  12  08  04    00    96    92     88                                    




825   III.E **   R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose laws to protect homosexuals against job discrimination 2008: ACASI; 2012: 1/2 sample  12  08  04    00    96    92     88                                    




826   III.E   Does R favor or oppose laws to protect gays and lesbians against job discrimination 2012: 1/2 sample  12                                                       




827   III.E   R strongly or not strongly favor/oppose laws to protect gays and lesbians against job discrimination 2012: 1/2 sample  12                                                       




828   III.E **   Should homosexuals be allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces 2008: ACASI  12  08  04    00    96    92                                       




829   III.E **   R strongly or not strongly feel that homosexuals should/should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces 2008: ACASI  12  08  04    00    96    92                                       




830   III.E   Should gays and lesbians be allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces    12                                                       




831   III.E   R strongly or not strongly feel that gays and lesbians should/should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces    12                                                       




832   III.E **   Should gay and lesbian couples be legally permitted to adopt children 2008: ACASI  12  08  04    00        92                                       




835   III.E   Which is closest to R's view: gay and lesbian couples should be allowed to legally marry, allowed to form civil unions only, or no legal recognition of the relationship [RB]    12                                                       
         
    - immigration -
         
840   III.E   How much should the number of immigrants permitted to come to the U.S. be increased or decreased, or should number be the same as now    12    04       98     94  92                                       




849   III.E   What should government policy be toward unauthorized immigrants (RB, 4 cat)    12                                                       




850   III.E   Does R favor or oppose proposal to allow certain illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. as permanent residents    12                                                       




851   III.E   Does R favor or oppose state laws requiring police to determine immigration status of persons suspected to be undocumented immigrants    12                                                       
         
    - other civil rules, rights and obligations -
         
862   III.E   Have the changes in security at public places since Sept 11 gone too far, are they just about right, or do they not go far enough    12                                                       




863   III.E   Have increases in the govt's wiretapping powers since Sept 11 gone too far, are they just about right, or do they not go far enough    12                                                       




864   III.E   Does R favor or oppose the U.S. govt being required to present evidence to get a court permission to listen in on phone calls made by American citizens who are suspected of being terrorists    12                                                       




865   III.E   Does R favor or oppose the use of marijuana being legal    12                                                       
         
III.F. ENVIRONMENT ISSUES
         
890   III.F   Government should regulate business to protect environment and create jobs / should not regulate business and will cost jobs (7pt scale) - self-placement    12                                                       




891   III.F   Government should regulate business to protect environment and create jobs / should not regulate business and will cost jobs (7pt scale) - Democratic Pres cand placement    12                                                       




892   III.F   Government should regulate business to protect environment and create jobs / should not regulate business and will cost jobs (7pt scale) - Republican Pres cand placement    12                                                       




914   III.F   Does R favor or oppose increased U.S. offshore drilling    12                                                       




915   III.F   Should the U.S. have more or fewer power plants    12                                                       




916   III.F   Is global warming happening or not    12                                                       




917   III.F   If global warming is happening, are rising temperatures good or bad    12                                                       




918   III.F   If global warming is happening, is it caused mostly by human activity, mostly by natural causes, or about equally by both    12                                                       
         
III.G. FEDERAL SPENDING ISSUES
    - spending levels for specific programs -
         
919   III.G **   Should federal spending on Social Security be increased, decreased, or kept about the same    12  08  04  02  00    96   94  92   90    88    86    84        <