Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999

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Do you often have the following feelings? �Do you feel that there is more sorrow and less joy in life?'
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Hard to say
  7) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes 672 34.9% 34.9% -.9
No 900 46.8% 81.7% .07
Hard to say 310 16.1% 97.8% 1.04
Don't know 43 2.2% 100% 4.92

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

22-30 31-40 41-45 46-50 51-60 61-68 TOTAL
Yes 53.9%
104
42.6%
124
41.5%
119
34.2%
100
28.4%
148
22.6%
77
34.9%
672
No 30.1%
58
41.2%
120
38.0%
109
46.6%
136
53.4%
279
58.2%
198
46.8%
900
Hard to say 13.5%
26
14.1%
41
18.5%
53
16.8%
49
15.7%
82
17.4%
59
16.1%
310
Don't know 2.6%
5
2.1%
6
2.1%
6
2.4%
7
2.5%
13
1.8%
6
2.2%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
193
100.0%
291
100.0%
287
100.0%
292
100.0%
522
100.0%
340

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Education (I-EDUC)

None, self-study or Elementary Junior high school (including vocational) High school (HS) Vocational HS (or cadet) Junior college (of any kind) College or Grad school TOTAL
Yes 52.9%
231
39.7%
112
32.6%
79
26.9%
98
27.2%
82
22.3%
64
34.8%
666
No 30.4%
133
43.3%
122
43.0%
104
54.9%
200
56.5%
170
58.5%
168
46.9%
897
Hard to say 13.7%
60
14.2%
40
21.5%
52
15.9%
58
15.6%
47
17.4%
50
16.0%
307
Don't know 3.0%
13
2.8%
8
2.9%
7
2.2%
8
0.7%
2
1.7%
5
2.2%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
437
100.0%
282
100.0%
242
100.0%
364
100.0%
301
100.0%
287

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Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 32.5%
313
37.3%
359
34.9%
672
No 47.7%
459
45.8%
441
46.8%
900
Hard to say 17.9%
172
14.3%
138
16.1%
310
Don't know 1.9%
18
2.6%
25
2.2%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
962
100.0%
963

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Household income (I-INCOME)

NT$20,001 or less NT$30,001-40,000 NT$40,001-60,000 NT$60,001-80,000 NT$80,001-120,000 More than NT$120,000 TOTAL
Yes 49.5%
159
45.7%
117
34.1%
141
26.8%
67
25.8%
84
22.6%
45
34.7%
613
No 33.0%
106
34.0%
87
49.8%
206
51.6%
129
59.5%
194
59.3%
118
47.6%
840
Hard to say 14.6%
47
16.0%
41
15.0%
62
20.0%
50
13.5%
44
16.1%
32
15.6%
276
Don't know 2.8%
9
4.3%
11
1.2%
5
1.6%
4
1.2%
4
2.0%
4
2.1%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
321
100.0%
256
100.0%
414
100.0%
250
100.0%
326
100.0%
199

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Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Unmarried Married Other (please specify) TOTAL
Yes 24.9%
117
38.1%
553
0.00%
0
34.9%
670
No 57.1%
268
43.3%
628
0.00%
0
46.7%
896
Hard to say 16.6%
78
16.0%
232
0.00%
0
16.2%
310
Don't know 1.3%
6
2.6%
37
0.00%
0
2.2%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
469
100.0%
1450
100.0%
0

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

"I have no religious belief" Folk religion of any kind Buddhism (any sect) Taoism Christian (includes Cath and Prot) All other religions (including mixes of religions) TOTAL
Yes 25.6%
67
35.3%
227
39.9%
202
40.0%
98
20.9%
29
38.0%
49
34.9%
672
No 52.7%
138
44.0%
283
45.3%
229
40.4%
99
64.0%
89
47.3%
61
46.7%
899
Hard to say 17.9%
47
18.7%
120
13.0%
66
17.6%
43
10.8%
15
14.7%
19
16.1%
310
Don't know 3.8%
10
2.0%
13
1.8%
9
2.0%
5
4.3%
6
0.0%
0
2.2%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
262
100.0%
643
100.0%
506
100.0%
245
100.0%
139
100.0%
129

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