Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999

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VANITY

Do you often have the following feelings? ‘Do you believe that at the end life is only vanity?'
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Hard to say
  7) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Yes 724 37.6% 37.6% -.77
No 853 44.3% 81.9% .01
Hard to say 262 13.6% 95.5% .8
Don't know 86 4.5% 100% 3.93

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

22-30 31-40 41-45 46-50 51-60 61-68 TOTAL
Yes 51.3%
99
48.8%
142
43.2%
124
38.0%
111
31.2%
163
25.0%
85
37.6%
724
No 30.1%
58
38.1%
111
37.6%
108
45.2%
132
50.0%
261
53.8%
183
44.3%
853
Hard to say 11.9%
23
8.2%
24
13.6%
39
13.0%
38
14.4%
75
18.5%
63
13.6%
262
Don't know 6.7%
13
4.8%
14
5.6%
16
3.8%
11
4.4%
23
2.6%
9
4.5%
86
TOTAL 100.0%
193
100.0%
291
100.0%
287
100.0%
292
100.0%
522
100.0%
340

1925


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 50.8%
222
46.8%
132
43.4%
105
34.9%
127
23.6%
71
21.3%
61
37.5%
718
No 27.2%
119
36.5%
103
38.0%
92
48.6%
177
58.8%
177
63.1%
181
44.4%
849
Hard to say 14.4%
63
12.4%
35
13.6%
33
12.6%
46
15.3%
46
13.6%
39
13.7%
262
Don't know 7.6%
33
4.3%
12
5.0%
12
3.8%
14
2.3%
7
2.1%
6
4.4%
84
TOTAL 100.0%
437
100.0%
282
100.0%
242
100.0%
364
100.0%
301
100.0%
287

1913


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 38.4%
369
36.9%
355
37.6%
724
No 45.1%
434
43.5%
419
44.3%
853
Hard to say 12.7%
122
14.5%
140
13.6%
262
Don't know 3.8%
37
5.1%
49
4.5%
86
TOTAL 100.0%
962
100.0%
963

1925


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 47.7%
153
45.7%
117
40.6%
168
30.4%
76
29.1%
95
27.1%
54
37.5%
663
No 30.8%
99
37.1%
95
43.7%
181
48.8%
122
56.1%
183
57.3%
114
45.0%
794
Hard to say 14.3%
46
10.9%
28
12.3%
51
17.6%
44
12.3%
40
13.6%
27
13.4%
236
Don't know 7.2%
23
6.3%
16
3.4%
14
3.2%
8
2.5%
8
2.0%
4
4.1%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
321
100.0%
256
100.0%
414
100.0%
250
100.0%
326
100.0%
199

1766


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Unmarried Married Other (please specify) TOTAL
Yes 26.7%
125
41.2%
598
0.00%
0
37.7%
723
No 51.2%
240
41.9%
608
0.00%
0
44.2%
848
Hard to say 19.0%
89
11.9%
173
0.00%
0
13.7%
262
Don't know 3.2%
15
4.9%
71
0.00%
0
4.5%
86
TOTAL 100.0%
469
100.0%
1450
100.0%
0

1919


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
35.5%
228
43.9%
222
42.9%
105
23.7%
33
53.5%
69
37.6%
724
No 53.4%
140
42.8%
275
42.7%
216
39.6%
97
56.1%
78
36.4%
47
44.3%
853
Hard to say 13.7%
36
16.5%
106
10.5%
53
13.9%
34
16.5%
23
7.8%
10
13.6%
262
Don't know 7.3%
19
5.3%
34
3.0%
15
3.7%
9
3.6%
5
2.3%
3
4.4%
85
TOTAL 100.0%
262
100.0%
643
100.0%
506
100.0%
245
100.0%
139
100.0%
129

1924