Codebook

Saulwick Poll, 28, November 1988

    First a question about war crimes.
    You may know that there are moves to prosecute citizens or residents of
    Australia who are accused of committing serious war crimes, such as mass  
    murder, during World War Two.  Some say that after forty years it is too 
    late to start such prosecutions.  Others say it is not.

1.  Do you think that people accused of committing such war crimes during World
    War Two should or should not be prosecuted now in Australian courts? 

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SHOULD BE PROSECUTED                         1        370     39.0
SHOULD NOT BE PROSECUTED                     2        507     53.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         71      7.5
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


2.  Do you think that if a law is passed to allow people accused of such war 
    crimes to be prosecuted, it should: Cover all Australian citizens or cover
    all EXCEPT Australian World War Two servicemen and women.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

COVER ALL AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS                1        609     64.3
ALL EXCEPT AUSTRALIAN SERVICEMEN             2        196     20.7
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3        143     15.0
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


3.  And now a few questions about AIDS.
    Some people think that everyone in Australia should be REQUIRED to take an
    AIDS test.  Others say that this is neither necessary nor desirable.  
    Do you think that YOU should be REQUIRED to have a test for AIDS if you 
    were: 

a.  Seeking life insurance

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        626     66.0
NO                                           2        302     31.8
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         20      2.1
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


b.  Entering a hospital 

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        748     78.9
NO                                           2        184     19.4
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         16      1.7
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


c.  Getting married 
   
Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        640     67.6
NO                                           2        279     29.4
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         28      3.0
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


d.  Or starting a new job

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        284     30.0
NO                                           2        630     66.4
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         34      3.6
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


4.  And what about people believed by a Government health officer to be 
    intravenous drug users.  Should THEY be REQUIRED to have an AIDS test?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        823     86.8
NO                                           2        112     11.8
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         13      1.4
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


5.  And men believed by a Government health officer to be homosexual?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        715     75.4
NO                                           2        204     21.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         29      3.1
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


6.  Still thinking about AIDS:  Do you think that ALL Australian residents 16
    years of age and over:  Should or should not be REQUIRED to have a test 
    for AIDS?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

SHOULD                                       1        451     47.5
SHOULD NOT                                   2        478     50.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         19      2.0
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


7.  Do you think that the results of such a test should be:
    Anonymous and used for statistical purposes only,  made available to the 
    individual only, or made available to the individual AND others who may
    need to know?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

ANONYMOUS, STATISTICAL PURPOSES              1         38      4.0
TO INDIVIDUAL ONLY                           2        148     15.6
TO INDIVIDUAL and OTHERS                       3        262     27.6
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          4        500     52.8
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


8.  (If individual and others, ask) Which, if any, of the following would you 
    include as "others who may need to know":

a.  The person's doctor

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        688     72.6
YES                                          1        255     26.9
NO                                           2          5       .6
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


b.  The person's spouse or de facto partner

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        688     72.5
YES                                          1        258     27.2
NO                                           2          2       .2
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3          1       .1
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


c.  The person's employer

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        689     72.6
YES                                          1        100     10.6
NO                                           2        141     14.9
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3         18      1.9
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


d.  A Government health agency

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        690     72.7
YES                                          1        205     21.6
NO                                           2         46      4.8
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3          8       .8
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


9.  And now something quite different.  Do you ever sunbathe these days?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

YES                                          1        381     40.2
NO                                           2        559     58.9
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          3          9       .9
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


10. (If yes, ask) When you sunbathe, so you use a sun screen cream or lotion:
    Always, usually, rarely or never.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

                                             0        566     59.7
ALWAYS                                       1        147     15.6
USUALLY                                      2        123     13.0
RARELY                                       3         51      5.4
NEVER                                        4         61      6.4
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


11. Do you think that if people sunbathe without using a cream or lotion, the
    risk of their getting skin cancer is:  Greater than it used to be, about 
    the same or less than it used to be.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

GREATER THAN IT USED TO BE                   1        513     54.1
ABOUT THE SAME                               2        337     35.6
LESS THAN IT USED TO BE                      3         28      3.0
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          4         70      7.3
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


12. Thinking about Mr Hawke and his performance as Prime Minister.  Would you
    say his performance was: Very good, good, fair, poor or very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1        108     11.4
GOOD                                         2        323     34.1
FAIR                                         3        324     34.2
POOR                                         4        109     11.5
VERY POOR                                    5         67      7.0
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         17      1.8
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


13. Thinking about Mr Howard and his performance as Leader of the Opposition.
    Would you say his performance was: Very good, good, fair, poor 
    or very poor.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

VERY GOOD                                    1         30      3.2
GOOD                                         2        126     13.2
FAIR                                         3        411     43.3
POOR                                         4        229     24.2
VERY POOR                                    5        131     13.8
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         22      2.3
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


14. If a Federal election for the House of Representatives were held tomorrow,
    for which political party would you probably vote:  Labour, Liberal,
    National, Democrat or Some other party.

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

LABOUR                                       1        341     36.0
LIBERAL                                      2        290     30.6
NATIONAL                                     3         78      8.2
DEMOCRAT                                     4         97     10.2
SOME OTHER PARTY                             5         49      5.2
DONT KNOW  NO ANSWER                         6         92      9.7
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


15. People seem to take a lot of interest in diet these days.  Thinking about
    red meat, such as beef, pork or veal.  Would you say that you ate:  More
    red meat, about the same or less red meat than you did two or three years
    ago? Or do you not eat red meat at all?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

MORE THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      1         78      8.2
ABOUT THE SAME                               2        399     42.1
LESS THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      3        429     45.2
NOT AT ALL                                   4         33      3.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5          9      1.0
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


16. And what about white meat, such as chicken or fish.  Would you say you ate:
    More white meat, about the same or less white meat now than you did two 
    or three years ago? Or do you not eat white meat at all?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

MORE THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      1        375     39.6
ABOUT THE SAME                               2        460     48.5
LESS THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      3         95     10.1
NOT AT ALL                                   4         14      1.5
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5          4       .4
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


17. And what about dairy products such as milk, butter or cheese.  Would you
    say you consume more dairy products, about the same or less dairy products
    than you did two or three years ago? Or do you not eat dairy products at
    all?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

MORE THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      1        136     14.4
ABOUT THE SAME                               2        492     51.9
LESS THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      3        297     31.3
NOT AT ALL                                   4         18      1.9
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5          5       .5
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


18. And what about fruit and vegetables.  Would you say you ate:  More fruit 
    and vegetables, about the same or less fruit and vegetables than you did 
    two or three years ago? Or do you not consume fruit or vegetables at all?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

MORE THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      1        505     53.3
ABOUT THE SAME                               2        386     40.7
LESS THAN 2-3 YEARS AGO                      3         46      4.9
NOT AT ALL                                   4          3       .3
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          5          8       .9
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0


19. Finally, could you name ONE vegetable that you REALLY don't like?

Category label                            Code      Count   Percent

NONE DISLIKED                                1        312     32.9
DONT KNOW NO ANSWER                          2         22      2.3
ARTICHOKES                                   3         10      1.1
ASPARAGAS                                    4         16      1.7
BEANS                                        5         17      1.8
BROCCOLI                                     6         44      4.6
CABBAGE                                      7         45      4.8
CARROTS                                      8         15      1.6
CAULIFLOWER                                  9         23      2.4
CUCUMBER                                    10         11      1.2
CAPSICUM                                    11          7       .7
EGGPLANT                                    12         12      1.2
LETTUCE                                     13          1       .1
MUSHROOMS                                   14          3       .3
PARSNIP                                     15         17      1.8
PEAS                                        16         11      1.1
POTATO                                      17          3       .3
PUMPKIN                                     18         45      4.8
SPINACH                                     19         74      7.9
BRUSSEL SPROUTS                             20         84      8.8
SWEDES                                      21         17      1.8
TOMATO                                      22          2       .2
TURNIPS                                     23         34      3.6
ZUCHINI                                     24         21      2.3
CELERY                                      25         11      1.2
SQUASH                                      26         11      1.2
AVOCADO                                     27          3       .3
LEEKS                                       28          3       .3
MARROW                                      29         13      1.3
CHOKO                                       30          9      1.0
LENTILS                                     31          4       .4
RADISH                                      32         13      1.3
SWEET POTATO                                33          9      1.0
BEETROOT                                    34         11      1.2
ONION                                       35          4       .4
CORN                                        36          1       .1
ENDIVE                                      37          2       .2
OKRA                                        38          1       .1
CHILLIES                                    39          1       .1
BROAD BEANS                                 40          7       .7
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                                 Total responses      948    100.0