SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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FAIR

Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair?
  1) People will take advantage of you.
  2) People try to be fair.
  3) Depends

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
People will take advantage of you. 149 37.8% 37.8% -1.22
People try to be fair. 234 59.4% 97.2% .66
Depends 11 2.8% 100% 2.53

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 75.0%
6
40.4%
44
31.3%
41
36.3%
33
45.7%
16
37.4%
140
People try to be fair. 25.0%
2
56.9%
62
65.6%
86
59.3%
54
54.3%
19
59.6%
223
Depends 0.0%
0
2.8%
3
3.1%
4
4.4%
4
0.0%
0
2.9%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
109
100.0%
131
100.0%
91
100.0%
35

374


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 42.9%
24
41.0%
41
38.2%
29
34.1%
31
31.8%
21
37.5%
146
People try to be fair. 55.4%
31
57.0%
57
60.5%
46
63.7%
58
60.6%
40
59.6%
232
Depends 1.8%
1
2.0%
2
1.3%
1
2.2%
2
7.6%
5
2.8%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
56
100.0%
100
100.0%
76
100.0%
91
100.0%
66

389


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 34.8%
56
46.7%
14
31.9%
23
45.0%
9
41.4%
41
42.9%
3
37.5%
146
People try to be fair. 63.4%
102
46.7%
14
61.1%
44
55.0%
11
58.6%
58
42.9%
3
59.6%
232
Depends 1.9%
3
6.7%
2
6.9%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
14.3%
1
2.8%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
161
100.0%
30
100.0%
72
100.0%
20
100.0%
99
100.0%
7

389


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 27.5%
44
47.3%
26
39.8%
35
50.0%
11
51.8%
29
38.1%
145
People try to be fair. 67.5%
108
49.1%
27
59.1%
52
50.0%
11
48.2%
27
59.1%
225
Depends 5.0%
8
3.6%
2
1.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.9%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
55
100.0%
88
100.0%
22
100.0%
56

381


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 34.4%
42
39.5%
103
37.9%
145
People try to be fair. 62.3%
76
57.9%
151
59.3%
227
Depends 3.3%
4
2.7%
7
2.9%
11
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
261

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Household income (I-INCOME)

< $20,000 $20,000 - $30,000 $30,000 - $40,000 $40,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $60,000 $60,000+ TOTAL
People will take advantage of you. 47.4%
55
38.2%
34
35.9%
23
34.2%
13
16.7%
3
17.6%
6
37.3%
134
People try to be fair. 50.9%
59
59.6%
53
60.9%
39
55.3%
21
83.3%
15
82.4%
28
59.9%
215
Depends 1.7%
2
2.2%
2
3.1%
2
10.5%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.8%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
116
100.0%
89
100.0%
64
100.0%
38
100.0%
18
100.0%
34

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