Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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Q6D

(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? Medical doctors
  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 66.1% 66.1%
Some 24% 90.1%
Not very much 5.9% 96%
Nothing at all 2.1% 98.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2% 100.1%
Total N = 4006

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
A lot 72.9% 67.1% 64.8% 60.4% 55.6% 66.3%
Some 19.0% 23.8% 26.3% 25.0% 33.3% 24.0%
Not very much 6.0% 6.0% 5.4% 7.2% 2.5% 5.9%
Nothing at all 1.3% 1.6% 2.3% 3.1% 1.2% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.7% 1.5% 1.1% 4.3% 7.4% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3943


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
A lot 68.3% 65.7% 64.6% 67.0% 66.1%
Some 24.8% 26.5% 23.5% 21.6% 24.0%
Not very much 5.0% 3.6% 6.9% 7.2% 5.9%
Nothing at all 1.0% 2.3% 2.5% 2.1% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 2.0% 2.5% 2.0% 2.0%
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 64.0% 64.4% 66.3% 69.3% 69.9% 66.3%
Some 18.9% 24.2% 24.9% 25.0% 24.2% 24.0%
Not very much 7.6% 5.7% 6.5% 4.4% 4.8% 5.8%
Nothing at all 3.8% 3.0% 1.1% 1.0% 0.7% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 2.7% 1.2% 0.3% 0.4% 1.9%
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 67.8% 72.1% 59.1% 61.9% 55.2% 67.8% 66.3%
Some 24.3% 18.0% 25.7% 27.6% 31.0% 21.8% 23.9%
Not very much 4.2% 7.7% 8.2% 4.8% 7.3% 6.9% 5.8%
Nothing at all 2.1% 0.8% 3.4% 4.8% 1.2% 1.9% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 1.4% 3.6% 1.0% 5.2% 1.6% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 65.2% 66.9% 66.1%
Some 24.2% 23.8% 23.9%
Not very much 6.2% 5.6% 5.9%
Nothing at all 2.5% 1.6% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 2.1% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4006


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
A lot 67.1% 63.5% 69.5% 59.9% 66.5%
Some 25.2% 20.4% 16.8% 28.2% 23.6%
Not very much 4.7% 8.1% 7.5% 10.1% 5.9%
Nothing at all 1.5% 5.0% 2.0% 1.8% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 3.1% 4.3% 0.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3945



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