Survey of Aging and Longevity, 2013

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(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? [FORMS 1 AND 3] Journalists/D
  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 28.4% 28.4%
Some 41.8% 70.2%
Not very much 18.5% 88.7%
Nothing at all 8.2% 96.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 100%
Total N = 1983

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
A lot 31.1% 33.3% 22.5% 26.3% 23.2% 28.5%
Some 44.7% 40.4% 45.2% 37.0% 39.0% 42.1%
Not very much 17.1% 16.3% 20.9% 21.8% 18.3% 18.6%
Nothing at all 5.2% 7.8% 7.6% 11.8% 11.0% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 2.2% 3.7% 3.1% 8.5% 2.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1954


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
A lot 32.1% 23.6% 29.6% 27.8% 28.4%
Some 39.2% 46.0% 39.0% 44.4% 41.8%
Not very much 17.0% 19.2% 18.2% 19.8% 18.5%
Nothing at all 8.6% 8.7% 9.1% 6.1% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.1% 2.5% 4.0% 2.0% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1983


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 37.7% 27.6% 26.7% 25.2% 31.6% 28.4%
Some 27.9% 42.3% 42.2% 48.6% 45.1% 42.1%
Not very much 12.0% 18.6% 21.7% 18.3% 15.8% 18.6%
Nothing at all 12.6% 9.0% 6.8% 6.8% 5.1% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 2.4% 2.6% 1.1% 2.3% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A lot 26.8% 34.9% 23.4% 29.5% 25.0% 32.3% 28.5%
Some 42.1% 35.5% 44.9% 41.0% 40.2% 43.3% 41.9%
Not very much 19.4% 17.7% 17.1% 11.5% 21.2% 18.0% 18.5%
Nothing at all 9.3% 7.5% 7.8% 16.4% 9.8% 4.6% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 4.3% 6.8% 1.6% 3.8% 1.8% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1973


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 27.6% 29.1% 28.4%
Some 38.0% 45.2% 41.8%
Not very much 21.3% 16.0% 18.5%
Nothing at all 9.7% 6.9% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 2.8% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1983


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
A lot 25.7% 34.1% 37.7% 25.8% 28.5%
Some 43.0% 37.3% 38.8% 47.6% 42.0%
Not very much 19.9% 15.3% 14.1% 17.7% 18.3%
Nothing at all 8.8% 9.6% 5.1% 4.0% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 3.6% 4.3% 4.8% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1957



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