General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

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Still thinking about the same couple, if both are in a similar work situation and are eligible for paid leave, how should this paid leave period be divided between the mother and the father?
  0) Inapplicable
  1) The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave
  2) The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it
  3) The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period
  4) The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it
  5) The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Inapplicable 3796 78.8% 78.8% -.39
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 289 6% 84.8% .26
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 271 5.6% 90.4% .91
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 327 6.8% 97.2% 1.56
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 3 .1% 97.2% 2.21
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 2 0% 97.3% 2.87
Don't know 118 2.4% 99.7% 4.82
No answer 14 .3% 100% 5.47

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
Inapplicable 69.3%
463
75.6%
997
81.0%
1093
83.3%
848
83.2%
346
78.6%
3747
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 8.7%
58
6.6%
87
4.7%
64
4.5%
46
8.2%
34
6.1%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 8.5%
57
7.4%
97
5.2%
70
3.9%
40
1.4%
6
5.7%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 11.1%
74
7.6%
100
5.9%
80
5.5%
56
3.8%
16
6.8%
326
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
Don't know 2.1%
14
2.7%
35
2.7%
36
2.4%
24
2.2%
9
2.5%
118
No answer 0.0%
0
0.2%
2
0.3%
4
0.3%
3
1.2%
5
0.3%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
668
100.0%
1318
100.0%
1349
100.0%
1018
100.0%
416

4769


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Every week or more TOTAL
Inapplicable 80.0%
1229
77.3%
495
77.9%
366
76.7%
526
79.6%
156
79.4%
1012
78.8%
3784
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 5.4%
83
4.8%
31
5.3%
25
6.6%
45
6.1%
12
7.3%
93
6.0%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 4.2%
64
7.3%
47
6.8%
32
8.0%
55
4.6%
9
4.9%
63
5.6%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 7.7%
119
6.7%
43
7.7%
36
6.0%
41
6.1%
12
6.0%
76
6.8%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
2
Don't know 2.5%
39
3.6%
23
1.7%
8
2.3%
16
3.1%
6
1.9%
24
2.4%
116
No answer 0.2%
3
0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.1%
1
0.5%
1
0.4%
5
0.2%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
1537
100.0%
640
100.0%
470
100.0%
686
100.0%
196
100.0%
1274

4803


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
Inapplicable 76.6%
595
77.3%
402
77.1%
1353
81.9%
552
83.3%
761
78.9%
3663
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 4.5%
35
4.6%
24
6.4%
112
6.4%
43
6.2%
57
5.8%
271
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 5.9%
46
7.3%
38
6.0%
105
5.8%
39
4.3%
39
5.8%
267
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 9.5%
74
8.1%
42
7.5%
132
4.5%
30
3.9%
36
6.8%
314
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
2
Don't know 3.2%
25
2.7%
14
2.7%
48
1.3%
9
1.5%
14
2.4%
110
No answer 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.2%
4
0.1%
1
0.3%
3
0.2%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
777
100.0%
520
100.0%
1755
100.0%
674
100.0%
914

4640


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 79.7%
2949
75.5%
545
75.9%
302
78.8%
3796
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 5.3%
197
8.4%
61
7.8%
31
6.0%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 5.7%
212
5.1%
37
5.5%
22
5.6%
271
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 6.1%
227
8.9%
64
9.0%
36
6.8%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.1%
2
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
2
Don't know 2.7%
99
1.9%
14
1.3%
5
2.4%
118
No answer 0.4%
13
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.3%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
3700
100.0%
722
100.0%
398

4820


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
Inapplicable 80.7%
1905
78.9%
828
80.2%
69
76.3%
706
72.3%
276
78.8%
3784
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 6.4%
152
5.7%
60
4.7%
4
5.3%
49
6.3%
24
6.0%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 4.7%
110
5.3%
56
7.0%
6
6.6%
61
9.7%
37
5.6%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 5.6%
132
6.7%
70
5.8%
5
9.1%
84
8.9%
34
6.8%
325
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
1
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
2
Don't know 2.2%
53
2.9%
30
2.3%
2
2.6%
24
2.4%
9
2.5%
118
No answer 0.3%
7
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
2361
100.0%
1049
100.0%
86
100.0%
925
100.0%
382

4803


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Inapplicable 79.5%
1695
78.2%
2101
78.8%
3796
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 6.9%
148
5.2%
141
6.0%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 5.1%
108
6.1%
163
5.6%
271
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 6.1%
130
7.3%
197
6.8%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.1%
3
0.1%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
1
0.0%
1
0.0%
2
Don't know 2.0%
43
2.8%
75
2.4%
118
No answer 0.3%
7
0.3%
7
0.3%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
2132
100.0%
2688

4820

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