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									                             SURVEY RESEARCH LABORATORY
                             SOUTH CAROLINA STATE SURVEY
                                   Field Version 11/1/02

"Hello, this is ______________________ calling for the University of South Carolina. This month
the University is conducting a confidential study of public opinion in South Carolina and we'd really
appreciate your help and cooperation."

"First, let me make sure I've dialed the correct phone number ... “Is this ________________?"


"My next questions are about transportation in South Carolina. I'm going to read several
statements, and for each of them I'd like for you to tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree,
or strongly disagree."

9. "In South Carolina, the condition of the roads and bridges is getting worse ... do you strongly
    agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree."

               1.   STRONGLY AGREE
               2.   AGREE
               3.   DISAGREE
               4.   STRONGLY DISAGREE
               5.   DON'T KNOW (PROBE: "In general ...")

10. "South Carolina should dedicate funding for the repair and regular maintenance of its roads
      and bridges ... do you strongly agree, agree,   disagree, or strongly disagree."

               1.   STRONGLY AGREE
               2.   AGREE
               3.   DISAGREE
               4.   STRONGLY DISAGREE
               5.   DON'T KNOW (PROBE: "In general ...")

11. "Traffic congestion is a significant problem for you on a daily basis ... do you strongly agree,
agree, disagree, or strongly disagree."

               1.   STRONGLY AGREE
               2.   AGREE
               3.   DISAGREE
               4.   STRONGLY DISAGREE
               5.   DON'T KNOW (PROBE: "In general ...")




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12. "Speed limits on South Carolina highways are too high ... do you strongly agree, agree,
disagree, or strongly disagree."

               1.   STRONGLY AGREE
               2.   AGREE
               3.   DISAGREE
               4.   STRONGLY DISAGREE
               5.   DON'T KNOW (PROBE: "In general ...")


13. "The measures taken to guide traffic through construction zones are clear and effective ... do
       you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree."


               1.   STRONGLY AGREE
               2.   AGREE
               3.   DISAGREE
               4.   STRONGLY DISAGREE
               5.   DON'T KNOW (PROBE: "In general ...")

"Now, a few final questions..."

15. "Some people are registered to vote and others are not. Are you currently registered to vote
     in South Carolina?"

               1. YES
               2. NO
               3. DK (DO NOT PROBE)

16. "What is your age?"

               ______ CODE EXACT NUMBER OF YEARS (E.G., 45)

               96. NINETY-SIX YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
               97. REFUSED
               98. DK

17. "Do you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area of South Carolina?"

             1. URBAN (INSIDE CITY LIMITS)
            2. SUBURBAN (JUST OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS)
       3. RURAL (AWAY FROM A CITY)
             4. DK (PROBE: "How would you describe it?")




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18. "What is the highest grade of school or year of college that you actually finished and got
     credit for?"

               ______ RECORD GRADE

               00. NO FORMAL SCHOOLING
               98. DK

19. "Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an
     Independent or what?"

   IF REPUBLICAN: "Would you call yourself a strong Republican or a not very strong
                Republican?

   IF DEMOCRAT: "Would you call yourself a strong Democrat or a not very strong
                 Democrat?"

    IF INDEPENDENT, NO PREFERENCE, OR OTHER: "Do you think of yourself as closer
                                        to the Republican or to the Democratic
party?"


               1. STRONG REPUBLICAN
               2. NOT VERY STRONG REPUBLICAN
               3. INDEPENDENT, BUT CLOSER TO REPUBLICANS
               4. INDEPENDENT -- CLOSER TO NEITHER
               5. INDEPENDENT, BUT CLOSER TO DEMOCRATS
               6. NOT VERY STRONG DEMOCRAT
               7. STRONG DEMOCRAT
               8. OTHER (SPECIFY: _________________)


20. "What is your race?" PROBE BY READING CHOICES IF NECESSARY)

               1. BLACK; AFRICAN-AMERICAN
               2. WHITE
               3. HISPANIC; PUERTO RICAN; MEXICAN OR SPANISH-AMERICAN
               4. NATIVE AMERICAN; AMERICAN INDIAN
               5. ASIAN; ORIENTAL
               6. OTHER (SPECIFY): ________________________________




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21. "How many of the persons who currently live in your household are under 18 years of age,
     including babies and small children?"

       ______ RECORD NUMBER

       7. SEVEN OR MORE
       8. DK

22. "So that we can be sure we're getting a cross-section of all people, I'd like you to estimate
     your family's total income for 2001, before taxes were taken out. Include wages, social
     security, welfare and any other income. Into which of the following categories does it fall?
     As with all of the interview, this information will be strictly confidential. Was it ...

          (READ CHOICES)

             01. Less than $5,000
              02. $5,000 - 9,999
              03. $10,000 - 14,999
              04. $15,000 - 19,999
              05. $20,000 - 24,999
              06. $25,000 - 29,999
              07. $30,000 - 34,999
              08. $35,000 - 39,999
              09. $40,000 - 44,999
              10. $45,000 - 49,999
              11. $50,000 - 74,999
              12. $75,000 - 99,999
              13. $100,000 and over

               14. REFUSED
               15. DK


23. "Not counting cell phones, business lines, extension phones, faxes, or modems -- on how
     many different telephone numbers can your household be reached?"

               ______ RECORD NUMBER

               7. SEVEN OR MORE
               8. DK




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24. "Including yourself, how many people aged 18 or older are currently living in your
     household?"

                 ______ RECORD NUMBER

                 7. SEVEN OR MORE
                 8. DK



25. "And what is your zip code?"             RECORD __________



"That's   all the questions I have. Thank you for you cooperation."

26.   RECORD SEX:

                 1. MALE
                 2. FEMALE




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