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Total Answers for Each Question in the Database

LabelQuestion IDAnswer Count Description
Gender Q922 22481 The gender of the participant, Male or Female
Age Q701 19479 The age of the participant, in years.
Age Group A Q801 2974 Participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 sorted into 4 age groups.
Age Group B Q901 3058 Participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 sorted into 5 age groups.
Age Group C age_c 705 Participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007 sorted into 10 age groups.
Age Group D Q9011 5590 Participants in the Demographic Survey 2015, sorted into 3 age groups.
Year of Birth year_of_birth 705 Year of birth, for participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007.
Marital Status A Q9140 6264 Marital status of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010.
Marital Status B harris_2011:Q2135 10649 Marital status of participants in the Memorable Dream Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012.
Education A q9030 6280 Educational background of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010.
Education B harris_2011:Q2146 8377 Educational background of participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012. Exact question: What is the highest level of education you have completed or the highest degree you have received?
Education C educ_3 705 Educational background of participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007
Education D education_d 5590 The highest level of educational achievement for participants in the Demographic Survey 2015, sorted into 6 groups.
Current Grade in School harris_youth_2011:Q700 1199 Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011.
School Location harris_youth_2011:Q705 1199 School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011.
School Type harris_youth_2011:Q710 1193 School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011.
Race/Ethnicity A q9040 3577 Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010.
Race/Ethnicity B harris_2011:Q2178 8377 Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012. Exact question: In racial/ethnic terms, do you consider yourself...?
Race/Ethnicity C harris_youth_2011:Q485 1199 Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011.
Race/Ethnicity D Q703 3585 Participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who consider themselves Hispanic or Latino.
Race/Ethnicity E harris_2011:Q2175 8377 Participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012 who answered the question: Are you of Hispanic origin, such as Latin American, Mexican, Puerto Rican, or Cuban?
Race/Ethnicity F race_ethnicity_f 5590 The race/ethnicity of participants in the Demographic Survey 2015, divided into 8 groups.
Personal Finances A Q921 2519 The annual income of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into six groups.
Personal Finances B harris_2011:Q2157 8377 The annual income of participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012, sorted into 11 groups. Exact question: Which of the following income categories best describes your total 2010 household income before taxes?
Personal Finances C harris_2011:Q2159 8377 The household assets of participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012. Exact question: Many households have money that they invest for many purposes. Excluding any company pension or retirement plan or any property investments, what would you estimate your household's total investable and disposable assets to be?
Personal Finances D income_3 705 Annual income for participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007, sorted into 9 groups.
Personal Finances E family_income_r 5576 Annual income for participants in the 2015 Demographic Survey, sorted into 3 groups.
Political Ideology Q906 9268 Political ideology, asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into 6 groups.
Political Ideology 2 Q9061 2927 How the participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 identified themselves on a liberal-conservative political spectrum. Exact question: On a scale of 1 to 9 with 1 being extremely liberal and 9 being extremely conservative, how would you describe your political ideology?
Political Ideology 3 ideology_3 705 Political ideology of participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007, sorted into 3 groups.
Political Ideology 4 political_ideology4 5590 The political ideology of the participants in the 2015 Demographic Survey, sorted into 6 groups.
Political Party Q2004 2992 Political Party registration of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010.
Political Party x Race/Ethnicity racepar 2855 Political party registration in relation to the race/ethnicity of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010.
President Bush approval 2007 bush_approval 705 Approval of George W. Bush's performance as U.S. President, asked of participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007.
2008 Presidential Vote Q2003 2992 2008 US Presidential election votes by participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: For whom did you vote for President in the 2008 Election?
Tea Party Views Q995 2972 Attitude toward the "Tea Party" among participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: How important are the endorsements of Tea Party organizations to your vote in November?
Immigration Policy A immigration_church 2285 Participants in the 2016 Demographic Survey responding to the following question: "Do you favor or oppose the following immigration policy: Requiring churches to report illegal immigrants?"
Immigration Policy B immigration_school 2285 Participants in the 2016 Demographic Survey responding to the following question: "Do you favor or oppose the following immigration policy: Not allowing illegal immigrants to attend public schools?"
Immigration Policy C immigration_wall 2285 Participants in the 2016 Demographic Survey responding to the following question: "Do you favor or oppose the following immigration policy: Constructing a large wall along the border with Mexico?"
Religious Affiliation A q9070 2914 The religious affiliation of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into 4 groups. Exact question: What is your religious affiliation? Note: The 4 categories used for this question were not of my design, and the "Other/None" category is an inadequate catch-all for non-Judeo-Christians..
Religious Affiliation B q9071 485 The religious affiliation of participants in the Sears 2014 collection of dreams.
Religious Affiliation C religpew 5590 The religious affiliation of the participants in the 2015 Demographic Survey, sorted into 12 categories.
Born Again Christian Q908 1118 Participants in the Demographic Survey who answered "Protestant" to the question about Religious Affiliation were asked a follow-up question about their status as a Born Again Christian. Exact question: Do you consider yourself to be a Born Again Christian?
Religious Worship A Q970 9959 Frequency of religious worship service attendance for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 and the Demographic Survey 2012, sorted into 6 groups. Exact question: How often do you attend worship services?
Religious Worship B pew_churatd 5590 The frequency of religious worship service attendance for the 2015 Demographic Survey, sorted into 6 groups.
More Spiritual Than Religious Q1000 2992 Participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who consider themselves to be more spiritual than religious. Exact question: Do you consider yourself to be more spiritual than religious?
Passport Ownership Q998 2966 How many participants in the 2010 Demographic Survey own a passport. Exact question: Do you own a passport?
US State of Residence Q999 11369 US State of residence for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, Children's Dreams Survey 2011, Memorable Dreams Survey 2011, and Demographic Survey 2012.
US Region A q0 2974 US region of residence for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into 4 regions.
US Region B harris_2011:Q2164 8377 US Region of residence for participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and the Demographic Survey 2012, sorted into five regions.
US Region C region_3 705 US Region of residence for participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007, sorted into eight regions.
US Region D region_4 705 US Region of residence for participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007, sorted into 5 regions.
US Region E region_5 705 US Region of residence for participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007, sorted into 5 types on a rural-large metropolitan scale..
US Region F region_6 5590 The regions of the US, sorted into 4 groups.
Country of Residence harris_2012:Q2109 5746 Country of residence
Hours of sleep per night Q1 3697 The average number of hours of sleep each night for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: On average, about how many hours do you usually sleep each night?
Insomnia Nights Per Week A Q2 9287 The average number of nights of insomnia per week for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: About how many nights per week do you have insomnia or trouble sleeping?
Insomnia Nights Per Week B harris_2012:Q1020 6332 The average number of nights of insomnia per week for participants in the Demographic Survey 2012, sorted into 3 groups. Exact question: About how many nights per week, if any, do you experience insomnia or have trouble sleeping?
Dream Recall Q3 14914 Dream recall frequencies for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 and the Demographic Survey 2012, sorted into 7 groups. Exact question: How often do you wake up remembering a dream?
Nightmare Recall Q4 2992 Nightmare recall frequency for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into 7 groups. Exact question: How often do you wake up remembering a nightmare or a very upsetting dream?
Talking About Dreams Q5 6279 Frequency of talking about dreams with other people for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010, sorted into 7 groups. Exact question: How often do you talk with your family or friends about your dreams?
Typical Dreams: Being Chased or Attacked Q8 3697 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Being chased or attacked.
Typical Dreams: Visitation Q6 8285 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - A person who is dead appearing alive.
Typical Dreams: Sexual Q10 3697 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Sexual feelings or experiences.
Sexual Dreams Before Waking Sexual Activity Q11 1954 The participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who answered Yes to the typical dreams question about sexual dreams were asked a follow-up question: Did you have any sexual dreams before your first sexual activity in waking life?
Typical Dreams: Falling Q9 3697 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Falling.
Typical Dreams: Flying Q7 5982 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Flying or floating in the air.
Typical Dreams: Just Like Waking Life Q12 3697 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Being in a situation exactly like your regular waking life.
Typical Dreams: Awareness Q13 8582 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Being aware you are dreaming.
Typical Dreams: Control Q14 2992 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the Demographic Survey 2010. Exact question: Please tell us if you have experienced any of the following in your dreams - Being able to control a dream.
Lucid awareness and control lucid_control 705 A typical dreams questions asked of participants in the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007. Exact wording of the question: Have you ever dreamed of any of the following things? Just asnwer yes or no: Being aware you're dreaming and able to control the dream.
Typical Dreams: Predictive prophetic_2015 2303 A typical dreams question asked of participants in the 2015 Demographic Survey.
Most Frequent Typical Dream most_frequent_td 705 The most frequent of the 7 types of typical dreams asked of the participants of the Sleep and Dream Survey 2007.
Dream Text: Most Recent Dream Q15 7020 The text of most recent dream reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 and other sources. The exact question for the Demographic Survey 2010: Please describe your most recent dream, either from last night or within the last week, in as much detail as possible. The response is limited to 3000 characters.
Most Recent Dream: Recurrent Q16 934 A follow-up question for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who answered the question about most recent dreams: Is it a recurrent dream?
Dream Text: Earliest Remembered Dream Q17 1017 The text of earliest remembered dream reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 and other sources. Exact question: Please describe the first dream you remember from childhood in as much detail as you can. Response is limited to 3000 characters.
Earliest Remembered Dream: Recurrent Q18 1017 A follow-up question for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who answered the question about earliest remembered dreams: Is it a recurrent dream?
Dream Text: Worst Nightmare Q19 1211 The text of worst nightmare reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 and other sources. Exact question: Please describe the worst nightmare you can remember, from any period of your life, in as much detail as you can. Response is limited to 3000 characters.
Worst Nightmare: Recurrent Q20 1211 A follow-up question for participants in the Demographic Survey 2010 who answered the question about worst nightmares: Is it a recurrent dream?
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream last_nights_dream 13715 The text of last night's dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 1 last_nights_dream1 205 The text of last night's first dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 2 last_nights_dream2 204 The text of last night's second dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 3 last_nights_dream3 84 The text of last night's third dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 4 last_nights_dream4 47 The text of last night's fourth dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 5 last_nights_dream5 25 The text of last night's fifth dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 6 last_nights_dream6 11 The text of last night's sixth dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 7 last_nights_dream7 5 The text of last night's seventh dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Last Night's Dream 8 last_nights_dream8 0 The text of last night's eighth dream report. This is the SDDb category used for entries in a dream journal.
Dream Text: Barack Obama barack_dream 100 Texts of the first 100 dreams featuring Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, gathered in the early months of 2008 by the website www.metaphysicalpoll.com, created by Toronto novelist Sheila Heti.
Dream Text: Hillary Clinton hilary_dream 100 Texts of the first 100 dreams featuring Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, gathered in the early months of 2008 by the website www.metaphysicalpoll.com, created by Toronto novelist Sheila Heti.
Dream Text: Bad Dream gack_baddream 23 Text of a set of self-described bad dreams reported by participants in survey research conducted by psychologist Jayne Gackenbach in 2010.
Dream Text: Nightmare gack_nightmare 23 Text of a set of 46 self-described nightmares reported by participants in survey research conducted by psychologist Jayne Gackenbach in 2010.
Dream Text: Most Memorable harris_2011:Q1005 3258 Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream.
Dream Text: Work harris_2012:Q1025 2252 Text of work or job-related dream reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2012. Exact question: Have you ever dreamed about your job or a situation at work?
Dream Text: Visitation harris_2012:Q1030 2251 Text of visitation dream reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2012 and other sources. Exact question used in the Demographic Survey 2012: Have you ever dreamed about someone who is dead appearing as if they were still alive?
Dream Text: Awareness harris_2012:Q1035 2252 Text of lucid or self-awareness dream reports from participants in the Demographic Survey 2012 and other sources. Exact question used in the Demographic Survey 2012: Have you ever dreamed that you were aware of being within a dream?
Dream Text: Predictive predictive_dream 0 Dream texts from participants in the 2015 Demographic Survey in response to the question, have you ever dreamed of something that happened or came true in waking life?
Dream Text: SCU 1 kahan_q1 369 The first set of last night's dream reports from 185 undergraduate participants gathered by psychologist Tracey Kahan at Santa Clara University in 2009.
Dream Text: SCU 2 kahan_q2 0 The second set of last night's dream reports from 185 undergraduate participants gathered by psychologist Tracey Kahan at Santa Clara University in 2009.
Waking Report: SCU 1 kahan_q3 370 The first set of waking activity reports from 185 undergraduate participants gathered by psychologist Tracey Kahan at Santa Clara University in 2009.
Waking Report: SCU 2 kahan_q4 0 The second set of waking activity reports from 185 undergraduate participants gathered by psychologist Tracey Kahan at Santa Clara University in 2009.
Dream text: Nightmares nightmares 485 The text of dreams reported as nightmares
Dream Text: Recurring Dreams recurring_dream 7 Dreams reported as recurring
Dream Text: Memorable Dreams memorable_dream 15 Dreams reported as memorable or especially vivid from a previous time.
Dream Text: Spiritual Dream spiritual_dream 233 A dream report described as spiritual by the dreamer
Dream Text: Significant Dream significant_dream 328 A report of a dream described as significant by the dreamer.
Dream Text: Non-Spiritual Dream nonspiritual_dream 118 A report of a dream described as non-spiritual by the dreamer.
Dream text: Unpleasant dream unpleasant_dream 435 A report of an unpleasant dream.
ZQ zeo_zq 913 ZQ
Time to Z zeo_time_to_z 913 Time to Z
Time in Light zeo_time_in_light 913 Time in Light
Time in Deep zeo_time_in_deep 913 Time in Deep
Time in REM zeo_time_in_rem 913 Time in REM
Time in Wake zeo_time_in_wake 913 Time in Wake
Awakenings zeo_awakenings 913 Awakenings
Total Z zeo_total_z 913 Total Z
Sleep Date zeo_sleep_date 0 Sleep Date
Total Characters characters_total 453 Total characters
Male Characters characters_males 453 Male Characters
Female Characters characters_females 453 Female characters
Family Characters characters_family 453 Family characters
Children characters_children 453 Children
Friends characters_friends 453 Friends
Racial/Ethnic Characters characters_racial 452 Racial/Ethnic characters
Prominent Characters characters_prominent 453 Prominent characters
Occupational Characters characters_occupational 453 Occupational characters
Strangers characters_strangers 453 Strangers, unknown characters
Dead Characters characters_dead 453 Dead characters
Imaginary Characters characters_imaginary 453 Imaginary characters
Metamorphosis characters_metamorphosis 453 Characters who undergo a metamorphosis
Animals characters_animals 453 Animals
Creatures characters_creatures 453 Creatures
Physical Aggression 1 social_p1 452 Physical aggression, dreamer toward other
Physical Aggression 2 social_p2 453 Physical aggression, other toward dreamer
Physical Aggression 3 social_p3 453 Physical aggression, mutual between dreamer and other
Physical Aggression 4 social_p4 453 Physical aggression, other toward other
Physical Aggression 5 social_p5 453 Physical aggression, dreamer toward self
Non-Physical Aggression 1 social_a1a 201 Non-physical aggression, dreamer toward other
Non-Physical Aggression 2 social_a2 453 Non-physical aggression, other toward dreamer
Non-Physical Aggression 3 social_a3 453 Non-physical aggression, mutual between dreamer and other
Non-Physical Aggression 4 social_a4 453 Non-physical aggression, other toward other
Non-Physical Aggression 5 social_a5a 201 Non-physical aggression, dreamer toward self
Friendliness 1 social_f1 453 Friendliness, dreamer toward other
Friendliness 2 social_f2 453 Friendliness, other toward dreamer
Friendliness 3 social_f3 453 Friendliness, mutual between dreamer and other
Friendliness 4 social_f4 453 Friendliness, other toward other
Friendliness 5 social_f5 453 Friendliness, dreamer toward self
Sexuality 1 social_s1 453 Sexuality, dreamer toward other
Sexuality 2 social_s2 453 Sexuality, other toward dreamer
Sexuality 3 social_s3 453 Sexuality, mutual between dreamer and other
Sexuality 4 social_s4 452 Sexuality, other toward other
Sexuality 5 social_s5 453 Sexuality, dreamer toward self
Fear emotion_ap 453 Fear
Anger emotion_an 453 Anger
Sadness emotion_sd 453 Sadness
Wonder emotion_wn 453 Wonder
Happiness emotion_ha 453 Happiness
Misfortune fortune_m 453 Misfortunes
Good Fortunes fortune_g 453 Good fortunes
Inside Settings setting_inside 453 Inside settings
Outside Settings setting_outside 453 Outside settings
Familiar Settings setting_familiar 453 Familiar settings
Dream Location dream_location 452 The location where the individual slept when having this dream