Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q6B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Do [INSERT ITEM; RANDOMIZE] contribute a lot, some, not very much, or nothing at all to the well being of our society Engineers
  1) A lot
  2) Some
  3) Not very much
  4) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A lot 62.6% 62.6%
Some 26.3% 88.9%
Not very much 4.8% 93.7%
Nothing at all 2.1% 95.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 100%
Total N = 4006

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
A lot 72.2% 65.3% 59.7% 51.2% 51.9% 62.8%
Some 21.1% 27.1% 28.9% 28.4% 24.7% 26.4%
Not very much 3.1% 3.7% 5.0% 9.9% 5.6% 4.8%
Nothing at all 2.6% 1.0% 2.1% 2.1% 4.3% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 2.9% 4.4% 8.4% 13.6% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3943


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
A lot 64.0% 62.2% 62.3% 62.2% 62.6%
Some 26.0% 26.6% 25.9% 27.2% 26.4%
Not very much 4.6% 4.5% 5.8% 3.6% 4.8%
Nothing at all 1.5% 2.1% 2.1% 2.3% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 4.6% 3.8% 4.7% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4006


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school (Grades 1-8 or no formal schooling) or high school incomplete High school graduate (Grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes community college) or two year associate degree from a college or university Four year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional schooling, no postgraduate degree or Postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree TOTAL
A lot 45.3% 58.4% 66.0% 70.7% 69.7% 62.6%
Some 27.2% 27.8% 26.3% 23.6% 27.2% 26.5%
Not very much 9.3% 5.2% 4.6% 3.0% 2.2% 4.8%
Nothing at all 5.5% 2.9% 1.0% 0.3% 0.2% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.6% 5.8% 2.1% 2.3% 0.7% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3984


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A lot 62.5% 63.1% 58.9% 57.5% 44.0% 70.5% 62.6%
Some 28.2% 24.0% 26.6% 28.3% 29.4% 21.8% 26.3%
Not very much 4.1% 6.8% 6.3% 9.4% 10.1% 2.9% 4.8%
Nothing at all 2.0% 3.3% 1.2% 1.9% 3.2% 1.9% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 2.7% 7.0% 2.8% 13.3% 2.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 65.4% 60.0% 62.6%
Some 24.2% 28.4% 26.4%
Not very much 5.2% 4.5% 4.8%
Nothing at all 2.5% 1.6% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 5.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4006


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
A lot 63.6% 59.4% 57.9% 68.6% 62.6%
Some 27.9% 25.5% 22.3% 20.6% 26.3%
Not very much 4.0% 6.6% 7.1% 6.5% 4.9%
Nothing at all 1.0% 4.6% 4.3% 2.2% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.9% 8.4% 2.2% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3945



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