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] Members of the military
  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 78.2% 78.2%
Some 15.2% 93.4%
Not very much 3.1% 96.5%
Nothing at all 1.8% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 100%
Total N = 1983

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-49 50-64 65-79 80 or more TOTAL
A lot 77.9% 75.7% 81.3% 81.7% 72.0% 78.3%
Some 14.8% 18.3% 13.7% 12.6% 15.9% 15.4%
Not very much 3.6% 2.9% 2.0% 3.1% 3.7% 2.8%
Nothing at all 3.3% 1.3% 1.8% 0.8% 2.4% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 1.9% 1.4% 1.9% 6.1% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1954


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
A lot 74.4% 79.0% 81.5% 75.4% 78.2%
Some 15.9% 16.2% 12.6% 18.0% 15.2%
Not very much 5.2% 1.8% 3.0% 2.7% 3.1%
Nothing at all 2.9% 1.4% 1.3% 2.0% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 1.6% 1.7% 2.0% 1.7%
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 70.3% 80.9% 80.0% 78.1% 72.6% 78.3%
Some 14.3% 12.4% 15.3% 18.6% 20.5% 15.3%
Not very much 5.5% 2.4% 2.1% 2.2% 4.7% 2.8%
Nothing at all 2.7% 2.7% 1.3% 0.4% 1.9% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 1.5% 1.3% 0.7% 0.5% 1.7%
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 80.0% 81.2% 82.9% 72.6% 76.9% 72.6% 78.2%
Some 15.5% 12.4% 9.8% 8.1% 12.7% 19.7% 15.2%
Not very much 2.0% 2.2% 3.9% 14.5% 4.5% 3.1% 3.1%
Nothing at all 1.0% 1.1% 2.0% 1.6% 1.5% 3.7% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 3.2% 1.5% 3.2% 4.5% 0.9% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1973


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A lot 76.0% 80.2% 78.2%
Some 17.4% 13.2% 15.2%
Not very much 2.6% 3.6% 3.1%
Nothing at all 2.6% 1.1% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1983


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hisp Black, non-Hisp Hispanic Other TOTAL
A lot 81.0% 71.9% 72.3% 78.2% 78.3%
Some 14.9% 17.3% 14.7% 11.3% 15.0%
Not very much 2.5% 4.8% 4.3% 3.2% 3.1%
Nothing at all 1.0% 3.2% 3.2% 4.8% 1.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.6% 2.8% 5.4% 2.4% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1957



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