SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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What should be the aims of this country for the next ten years? Below are listed some goals to which some people give priority. Would you please say which one of these you yourself consider the most important? -- second choice
  1) Maintaining a high level of economic growth
  2) Making sure the country has strong defense forces
  3) Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities.
  4) Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 120 33.9% 33.9% -1.24
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 32 9% 42.9% -.39
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 121 34.2% 77.1% .46
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 81 22.9% 100% 1.31

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

Less than 25 25-39 40-49 50-64 65 + TOTAL
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 12.5%
1
38.8%
38
32.8%
39
37.2%
29
34.4%
11
35.2%
118
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 12.5%
1
8.2%
8
7.6%
9
10.3%
8
9.4%
3
8.7%
29
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 50.0%
4
28.6%
28
37.8%
45
30.8%
24
28.1%
9
32.8%
110
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 25.0%
2
24.5%
24
21.8%
26
21.8%
17
28.1%
9
23.3%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
8
100.0%
98
100.0%
119
100.0%
78
100.0%
32

335


Education (I-EDUC)

High school or less Some college Trade school, or junior college Bachelor's degree Graduate or professional degree TOTAL
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 28.6%
14
38.1%
32
34.8%
23
36.0%
31
28.1%
18
33.8%
118
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 12.2%
6
6.0%
5
13.6%
9
8.1%
7
6.3%
4
8.9%
31
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 46.9%
23
34.5%
29
30.3%
20
30.2%
26
35.9%
23
34.7%
121
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 12.2%
6
21.4%
18
21.2%
14
25.6%
22
29.7%
19
22.6%
79
TOTAL 100.0%
49
100.0%
84
100.0%
66
100.0%
86
100.0%
64

349


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced/Separated Widowed Single Other (please specify) TOTAL
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 27.6%
40
42.9%
12
39.1%
25
31.3%
5
37.4%
34
60.0%
3
34.1%
119
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 7.6%
11
14.3%
4
9.4%
6
0.0%
0
11.0%
10
0.0%
0
8.9%
31
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 40.7%
59
17.9%
5
31.3%
20
37.5%
6
31.9%
29
20.0%
1
34.4%
120
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 24.1%
35
25.0%
7
20.3%
13
31.3%
5
19.8%
18
20.0%
1
22.6%
79
TOTAL 100.0%
145
100.0%
28
100.0%
64
100.0%
16
100.0%
91
100.0%
5

349


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian/Pacific Islander Latino/Hispanic Other (please specify) TOTAL
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 30.7%
46
42.2%
19
34.2%
26
63.2%
12
30.8%
16
34.8%
119
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 8.7%
13
8.9%
4
11.8%
9
0.0%
0
9.6%
5
9.1%
31
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 30.0%
45
28.9%
13
42.1%
32
26.3%
5
34.6%
18
33.0%
113
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 30.7%
46
20.0%
9
11.8%
9
10.5%
2
25.0%
13
23.1%
79
TOTAL 100.0%
150
100.0%
45
100.0%
76
100.0%
19
100.0%
52

342


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 34.2%
38
34.8%
81
34.6%
119
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 10.8%
12
8.2%
19
9.0%
31
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 29.7%
33
35.2%
82
33.4%
115
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 25.2%
28
21.9%
51
23.0%
79
TOTAL 100.0%
111
100.0%
233

344


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
Maintaining a high level of economic growth 34.0%
34
32.1%
25
40.4%
23
40.5%
15
44.4%
8
28.1%
9
35.4%
114
Making sure the country has strong defense forces 11.0%
11
5.1%
4
10.5%
6
10.8%
4
0.0%
0
15.6%
5
9.3%
30
Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities. 35.0%
35
32.1%
25
17.5%
10
35.1%
13
38.9%
7
37.5%
12
31.7%
102
Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful 20.0%
20
30.8%
24
31.6%
18
13.5%
5
16.7%
3
18.8%
6
23.6%
76
TOTAL 100.0%
100
100.0%
78
100.0%
57
100.0%
37
100.0%
18
100.0%
32

322