CAROLINA STATE SURVEYS
1989 the Institute’s survey research unit has conducted a
number of state-wide surveys on a variety of policy issues.
Both the South Carolina Policy Survey (an internal Institute
survey) and the South Carolina State Survey (a biannual
omnibus survey in which various organizations participate) are
random-digit dialed telephone surveys of the adult (age 18 and
older) population. Publicly released data from these surveys
are now available.
each of these surveys three files are available: (1) A
questionnaire file that provides the wording of the questions
for the available data; (2) a set of frequency counts that
provides marginal distributions for these items; and (3) an
SPSS data file. The results provided in the marginal
distributions have been weighted so that the characteristics
of the sample reflect those of the South Carolina adult
population on the basis of age, race, and sex. Each of the
SPSS data contains a variable (CENSUSWT) that applies these
weights, and it is highly recommended that these weights be used
in any analyses of these data to ensure a representative
sample for making estimates of the true population figures for
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