Detroit Area Study, 1958: The Religious Factor

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Study number (V1)
TOTAL%
849) 656100.0
TOTAL656100.0
2) Interview number (V2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL656334.006202
3) Tract number (V3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL656589.837298
4) Household composition (V4)
TOTAL%
1) Head487.3
2) Head, wife15523.6
3) Head, child274.1
4) Head, wife, child33651.2
5) Head, parents71.1
6) Head, wife, parents10.2
8) Head, wife, child, parents132.0
9) Head, other relative101.5
10) Head, wife, other relative50.8
11) Head, child, other relative60.9
12) Head, wife, child, other relative152.3
13) Head, parents, other relative40.6
15) Head, child, parents, other relatives20.3
16) Head, wife, child, parents, other relative10.2
17) Head, roomers71.1
18) Head, wife, roomers40.6
19) Head, child, roomers30.5
20) Head, wife, child, roomers10.2
25) Head, other relative not in secondary10.2
26) Head, wife, other relative not in secondary10.2
28) Head, wife, child, other relative not in secondary10.2
33) Head, roomers30.5
34) Head, wife, roomers10.2
35) Head, child, roomers10.2
36) Head, wife, child, roomers20.3
41) Head, other relative, roomers secondary present10.2
TOTAL656100.0
5) Presence of three generations (V5)
TOTAL%
1) DU contains three generations223.4
2) DU does not contain three generations63496.6
TOTAL656100.0
6) Total number of adults (21 years and older) living in dwelling unit (V6)
TOTAL%
1) One7211.0
2) Two47973.0
3) Three7211.0
4) Four264.0
5) Five60.9
6) Six10.2
TOTAL656100.0
7) Number of minors in dwelling unit less than six years old (Minors' Listing Box) (V7)
TOTAL%
0) None44167.3
1) One11016.8
2) Two609.2
3) Three345.2
4) Four71.1
5) Five30.5
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
8) Number of minors in dwelling unit 6-12 years old (V8)
TOTAL%
0) None46871.5
1) One11016.8
2) Two558.4
3) Three152.3
4) Four60.9
5) Five10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
9) Number of minors in dwelling unit 13-15 years old (V9)
TOTAL%
0) None56586.3
1) One7711.8
2) Two132.0
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
10) Number of minors in dwelling unit 16-18 years old (V10)
TOTAL%
0) None58288.9
1) One659.9
2) Two81.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
11) Number of minors in dwelling unit 19-20 years old (V11)
TOTAL%
0) None61493.7
1) One375.6
2) Two40.6
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
12) Total number of minors in dwelling unit (V12)
TOTAL%
0) None28142.9
1) One11317.3
2) Two11818.0
3) Three8012.2
4) Four375.6
5) Five111.7
6) Six81.2
7) Seven40.6
8) Eight20.3
9) Nine or more10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
13) Total number of persons in dwelling unit (V13)
TOTAL%
1) One456.9
2) Two18928.9
3) Three13320.3
4) Four12318.8
5) Five8613.1
6) Six456.9
7) Seven121.8
8) Eight101.5
9) Nine60.9
10) Ten50.8
11) Eleven10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
14) Race (V14)
TOTAL%
1) White54883.7
2) Negro10716.3
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
15) Do you own this home or renting? (V15)
TOTAL%
1) Owns43467.0
2) Renting (for cash, or for labor, e.g. a caretaker)21032.4
3) Other (Gets housing free from relatives, etc.)40.6
Missing8 
TOTAL648100.0
16) Is this dwelling unit located on a single level, or does it have it's own upstairs and/or basement? (V16)
TOTAL%
1) Single level16525.9
2) Upstairs only436.8
3) Basement only17427.4
4) Both upstairs and basement25439.9
Missing20 
TOTAL636100.0
17) Adult number (V17)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent656100.0
TOTAL656100.0
18) Respondent's sex (V18)
TOTAL%
1) Male30646.6
2) Female35053.4
TOTAL656100.0
19) Respondent's age (V19)
TOTAL%
1) 21-24578.7
2) 25-298713.3
3) 30-349614.7
4) 35-398513.0
5) 40-447010.7
6) 45-49659.9
7) 50-54406.1
8) 55-59527.9
9) 60-64436.6
10) 65 and over609.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
20) Respondent's relationship to head of household (V20)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household32850.0
2) Wife26239.9
3) Son, son-in-law182.7
4) Daughter, daughter-in-law121.8
6) Mother, mother-in-law142.1
7) Other relative - younger than head or same age40.6
8) Other relative - older than head50.8
9) Roomer not in secondary family (no relatives in dwelling unit)101.5
10) Roomer is head of secondary family (relatives in dwelling unit)30.5
TOTAL656100.0
21) Respondent's marital status (V21)
TOTAL%
1) Married52379.8
2) Single538.1
3) Divorced223.4
4) Separated152.3
5) Widowed426.4
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
22) Respondent's highest grade level (V22)
TOTAL%
0) None or less than one year71.1
1) One to four years304.6
2) Five or six years284.3
4) Seven years172.6
5) Eight years7611.6
6) Nine to 11 years, or some high school, not ascertained how much16725.5
7) Completed high school20731.6
8) One to three years of college or some college, not ascertained how much7010.7
9) Completed college436.6
10) Graduate work in college111.7
TOTAL656100.0
23) Respondent's length of Detroit-area residence (V23)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL44122.56714
24) Respondent's age at arrival in Detroit area (V24)
TOTAL%
1) Five years or less255.7
2) Six to 10 years old388.6
3) 11 to 15 years439.8
4) 16 to 208719.8
5) 21 or more24756.1
Missing216 
TOTAL440100.0
25) Respondent's place of birth (V25)
TOTAL%
1) Southern United States14935.3
2) Northeastern United States5212.3
3) North-Central United States5613.3
4) Western United States61.4
5) Michigan (other than Detroit area)6615.6
6) Canada296.9
7) Europe6415.2
Missing234 
TOTAL422100.0
26) Size of birth place? (V26)
TOTAL%
1) Born on farm9729.6
2) Place less than 2500 – not a farm5115.5
3) 2,500 – 9,9994513.7
4) 10,000 - 24,999195.8
5) 25,000 - 49,999164.9
6) 50,000 - 99,999278.2
7) 100,000 - 999,9996319.2
8) One million or more103.0
Missing328 
TOTAL328100.0
27) Ever lived on a farm? Where? (V27)
TOTAL%
1) Southern U.S. farm experience8542.9
2) Northern U.S. farm experience7035.4
3) Foreign farm experience4321.7
Missing458 
TOTAL198100.0
28) Ever lived on a farm? Between what ages? First age on farm (Actual Age Coded) (V28)
TOTAL%
0) Born on farm12864.6
1) 1105.1
2) 231.5
3) 321.0
4) 452.5
5) 531.5
6) 642.0
7) 784.0
8) 852.5
9) 921.0
10) 1063.0
12) 1231.5
13) 1310.5
14) 1410.5
15) 1521.0
16) 1621.0
18) 1831.5
20) 2010.5
25) 2531.5
26) 2610.5
28) 2810.5
31) 3110.5
32) 3210.5
46) 4610.5
54) 5410.5
Missing458 
TOTAL198100.0
29) Age when left farm? (actual age coded). (V29)
TOTAL%
0) Born on farm21.0
1) 121.0
2) 252.6
3) 310.5
5) 531.5
6) 652.6
7) 721.0
8) 894.6
9) 952.6
10) 1084.1
11) 1131.5
12) 1273.6
13) 1384.1
14) 14115.6
15) 152110.7
16) 16157.7
17) 17126.1
18) 18136.6
19) 19126.1
20) 2052.6
21) 2173.6
22) 2242.0
23) 2331.5
24) 2442.0
25) 2531.5
26) 2610.5
27) 2710.5
28) 2810.5
29) 2921.0
30) 3031.5
31) 3110.5
32) 3231.5
33) 3310.5
34) 3421.0
35) 3510.5
43) 4310.5
46) 4610.5
47) 4710.5
48) 4810.5
50) 5010.5
54) 5410.5
56) 5610.5
59) 5910.5
62) 6210.5
78) 7810.5
Missing460 
TOTAL196100.0
30) What was your total family income in 1957, considering all sources such as rents, wages, interest and so on? (V30)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $1,000162.6
2) $1,000–$1,999274.3
3) $2,000–$2,999294.6
4) $3,000–$3,999365.8
5) $4,000–$4,9997812.5
6) $5,000–$5,99910116.1
7) $6,000–$6,9997311.7
8) $7,000–$7,9996610.5
9) $8,000–$9,9997011.2
10) $10,000-$14,9999815.7
11) $15,000 or more325.1
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
31) How much of that was the income of the head of the family? (V31)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $1,000284.5
2) $1,000–$1,999375.9
3) $2,000–$2,999314.9
4) $3,000–$3,999619.7
5) $4,000–$4,99910116.1
6) $5,000–$5,99911217.8
7) $6,000–$6,9997311.6
8) $7,000–$7,9996710.7
9) $8,000–$9,999416.5
10) $10,000-$14,999568.9
11) $15,000 or more213.3
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
32) What is your religious preference? (V32)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic23536.8
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.3
3) Greek Orthodox60.9
4) Russian Orthodox10.2
8) Orthodox Jewish40.6
9) Conservative Jewish142.2
10) Reform Jewish81.3
17) Protestant; no denomination given213.3
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.2
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)20.3
21) Presbyterian446.9
22) Lutheran6910.8
23) Congregational81.3
24) Evangelical and Reformed40.6
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England264.1
29) Methodist558.6
30) African Methodist Episcopal20.3
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren30.5
32) Baptist11117.4
33) Disciples of Christ10.2
35) Church of God20.3
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist20.3
37) Church of God and Christ30.5
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God30.5
40) Church of Christ20.3
43) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
45) Other fundamentalist10.2
46) Christian Scientists30.5
47) Spiritualistic10.2
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon10.2
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.2
52) Unity20.3
Missing17 
TOTAL639100.0
33) Respondent's frequency of religious service attendance (V33)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more28142.9
2) Twice a month9915.1
3) Once a month446.7
4) A few times a year or less13520.6
5) Never9614.7
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
34) Respondent's occupation (V34)
TOTAL%
1) Accountants and auditors20.5
4) Engineers153.6
6) Clergymen10.2
9) Teachers112.6
10) Other professional, technical and kindred workers153.6
12) Self-employed businessman, part owner small business earning less than $10,000 in 1957112.6
13) Self-employed businessman, part owner large business earning more than $10,000 in 1957102.4
14) Manager or official327.7
16) Bookkeepers102.4
17) Receptionist10.2
18) Other clerical and kindred workers4911.8
19) Sales workers317.5
20) Self-employed artisans and craftsmen41.0
21) Foreman133.1
22) Armed services20.5
23) Craftsmen and kindred workers6816.3
24) Truck Drivers, taxicab drivers, chauffeurs, bus drivers143.4
25) Operatives and kindred workers7417.8
27) Policemen10.2
28) Other protective service workers61.4
29) Practical nurse, nurse's aide41.0
30) Other practical household and service workers276.5
32) Non-farm laborers153.6
Missing240 
TOTAL416100.0
35) Respondent's current labor force status (V35)
TOTAL%
1) In labor force and employed either by self or someone else34953.2
2) In labor force and unemployed or laid-off467.0
3) Housewife (unless employed at least part-time)23836.3
4) Retired213.2
5) Student (unless employed at least part-time)20.3
TOTAL656100.0
36) Usually self-employed or employed by others? (V36)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed337.9
2) Employed by someone else38291.8
3) Both self and other employed10.2
Missing240 
TOTAL416100.0
37) Occupation of head of the family. (V37)
TOTAL%
1) Accountants and auditors20.3
4) Engineers325.1
5) Lawyers and judges10.2
6) Clergymen30.5
7) Physicians and surgeons20.3
9) Teachers91.4
10) Other professional, technical and kindred workers233.7
12) Self-employed businessman, part-owner small business earning less than $10000 in 1957193.0
13) Self-employed businessman, part-owner large business earning more than $10000 in 1957152.4
14) Manager or official518.1
15) Self-employed, size of business not ascertained20.3
16) Bookkeepers61.0
18) Other clerical and kindred workers477.5
19) Sales workers315.0
20) Self-employed artisans and craftsmen50.8
21) Foreman172.7
22) Armed services20.3
23) Craftsmen and kindred workers13120.9
24) Truck drivers, taxicab drivers, chauffeurs, bus drivers304.8
25) Operatives and kindred workers13421.4
26) Firemen10.2
27) Policemen30.5
28) Other protective service workers81.3
29) Practical nurse, nurse's aide20.3
30) Other practical household and service workers294.6
32) Non-farm laborers213.4
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
38) Current labor force status of head of the family. (V38)
TOTAL%
1) In labor force and employed either by self or someone else52379.8
2) In labor force and unemployed or laid-off7010.7
3) Housewife (unless employed at least part-time)264.0
4) Retired345.2
5) Student (unless employed at least part-time)20.3
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
39) Usually self-employed or employed by others: family head? (V39)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed538.4
2) Employed by someone else57491.4
3) Both self and other employed10.2
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
40) Number of adults in family in the labor force (V40)
TOTAL%
0) None477.2
1) One42865.5
2) Two15223.3
3) Three213.2
4) Four50.8
Missing3 
TOTAL653100.0
41) Did you get any of your education in parochial schools or other schools run by your church? (V41)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19329.5
2) No46170.5
Missing2 
TOTAL654100.0
42) How many years did you attend church schools? (V42)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year31.7
2) 1-1.9 years116.1
3) 2-2.9 years137.2
4) 3-3.9 years168.8
5) 4-4.9 years158.3
6) 5-5.9 years63.3
7) 6-7.9 years5228.7
8) 8-11.9 years1910.5
9) 12 years3619.9
10) More than 12 years105.5
Missing475 
TOTAL181100.0
43) How many other houses or apartments have you lived in here in the Detroit area? (V43)
TOTAL%
0) None -- has lived only at present address while in the Detroit area436.6
1) One8813.5
2) Two12018.4
3) Three11818.1
4) Four8012.3
5) Five599.1
6) Six477.2
7) Seven264.0
8) Eight182.8
9) Nine50.8
10) 10213.2
11) 1130.5
12) 1260.9
13) 1310.2
14) 1410.2
15) 1581.2
16) 1610.2
20) 2020.3
25) 2530.5
27) 2710.2
Missing5 
TOTAL651100.0
44) How long have you lived at this address? (V44)
TOTAL%
0) Six months - 11.9 months193.4
1) 1 - 1.9 years8515.4
2) 2 - 2.9 years6511.8
3) 3 - 3.9 years5710.3
4) 4 - 4.9 years274.9
5) 5 - 5.9 years529.4
6) 6 - 6.9 years264.7
7) 7 - 7.9 years346.2
8) 8 - 8.9 years254.5
9) 9 - 9.9 years203.6
10) 10 - 10.9 years234.2
11) 11 - 11.9 years91.6
12) 12 years122.2
13) 13 years61.1
14) 14 years61.1
15) 15 years91.6
16) 16 years61.1
17) 17 years122.2
18) 18 years91.6
19) 19 years50.9
20) 20 years122.2
21) 21 years10.2
22) 22 years10.2
23) 23 years20.4
24) 24 years10.2
26) 26 years10.2
27) 27 years50.9
28) 28 years10.2
29) 29 years30.5
30) 30 years30.5
31) 31 years40.7
32) 32 years40.7
33) 33 years40.7
35) 35 years10.2
38) 38 years20.4
Missing104 
TOTAL552100.0
45) Tract of place of last previous residence (V45)
TOTAL%
1) Tract No. coded of City of Detroit tracts42272.4
810) 81010.2
827) 82710.2
839) 83910.2
844) 84410.2
846) 84610.2
848) 84810.2
855) 85510.2
862) 86210.2
880) 88010.2
887) 88710.2
904) 90410.2
905) 90510.2
913) 91310.2
918) 91810.2
957) 95710.2
962) Dearborn203.4
963) Livonia30.5
964) Hamtramck162.7
965) Highland Park91.5
966) Melvindale10.2
967) Royal Oak132.2
968) Grosse Pointe (all)40.7
969) Ferndale91.5
970) Inkster30.5
971) Lincoln Park50.9
972) River Rouge101.7
973) Birmingham30.5
974) St. Claire Shores area20.3
975) Wayne40.7
976) Southfield Township30.5
977) Hazel Park71.2
978) Ecorse30.5
979) Warren Township30.5
980) East Detroit71.2
981) Wyandotte30.5
982) Roseville40.7
983) Berkeley40.7
984) Clawson10.2
986) Harper Woods30.5
987) Trenton, Grosse Ile30.5
988) Taylor Township30.5
Missing73 
TOTAL583100.0
46) Distance of movement from last previous residence to present residence? (actual miles coded) (V46)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile13122.4
1) 17212.3
2) 27112.2
3) 3498.4
4) 4457.7
5) 5417.0
6) 6478.0
7) 7345.8
8) 8254.3
9) 9244.1
10) 10223.8
11) 1171.2
12) 1261.0
13) 1340.7
14) 1430.5
15) 1510.2
17) 1710.2
19) 1910.2
Missing72 
TOTAL584100.0
47) Do you have a telephone here at home? (V47)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57589.0
2) No7111.0
Missing10 
TOTAL646100.0
48) Do you plan to get a telephone during the next 12 months? (V48)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2336.5
2) No4063.5
Missing593 
TOTAL63100.0
49) How many telephones in all do you have here at home, counting any extensions you may have? (Do not count jack-plugs here) (V49)
TOTAL%
1) One45078.9
2) Two9917.4
3) Three213.7
Missing86 
TOTAL570100.0
50) Do you have any wall plugs for telephones? How many wall plugs d o you have? (V50)
TOTAL%
1) One jack-plug arrangement1534.1
2) Two jack-plug arrangements1534.1
3) Three jack-plug arrangements1125.0
4) Four jack-plug arrangements12.3
5) Five jack-plug arrangements24.5
Missing612 
TOTAL44100.0
51) Do you have any telephones in color? How many telephones are in color? (V51)
TOTAL%
1) One color telephone11386.9
2) Two color telephones1612.3
3) Three color telephones10.8
Missing526 
TOTAL130100.0
52) Do you plan to get a telephone in color during the next 12 months? (V52)
TOTAL%
1) Yes245.6
2) No40194.4
Missing231 
TOTAL425100.0
53) Do you plan to get any more telephones or extensions during the next twelve months? (V53)
TOTAL%
1) Yes407.1
2) No52192.9
Missing95 
TOTAL561100.0
54) Do you have a party line or a private line? (V54)
TOTAL%
1) Party line37666.3
2) Private line19133.7
Missing89 
TOTAL567100.0
55) Do you have unlimited local calls here, or not? (V55)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32257.1
2) No24242.9
Missing92 
TOTAL564100.0
56) Altogether about how many local calls are usually made from your telephone in a day? (V56)
TOTAL%
0) No calls usually made in a day40.7
1) Less than one call made in a day203.6
2) One call per day8915.9
3) One or two calls per day213.8
4) Two calls per day12121.6
5) Two or three calls per day315.5
6) Three calls per day8415.0
7) Three or four calls per day244.3
8) Four calls per day305.4
9) Four or five calls per day91.6
10) Five calls per day315.5
11) Five or six calls per day142.5
12) Six calls per day142.5
13) Six or seven calls per day20.4
14) Seven calls per day142.5
15) More than seven calls per day529.3
Missing96 
TOTAL560100.0
57) And about how often are out of town or long distance calls made from you telephone-say to places more than twenty-five miles from here? (V57)
TOTAL%
1) Every day20.4
2) Almost everyday20.4
3) Once or twice a week386.7
4) A few times a month7012.4
5) Once a month8214.5
6) A few times a year21137.4
7) Less often8314.7
8) Never7613.5
Missing92 
TOTAL564100.0
58) Some people find it hard to place (make) out-of-town calls. What if anything, bothers you about placing an out-of-town call? (If cost mentioned, say ‘aside from the cost') First response (V58)
TOTAL%
1) Difficulty with the operator, impoliteness631.6
2) Need to call information315.8
3) Lines busy; long delay526.3
4) Bad or wrong connection315.8
5) Party lines in rural areas210.5
Missing637 
TOTAL19100.0
59) In comparison with the cost of other things today, do you think the telephone rates on out-of-town calls are low, about right or high? (V60)
TOTAL%
1) Low295.7
2) About Right38175.4
3) High9518.8
Missing151 
TOTAL505100.0
60) What, if anything bothers you about the way in which rates on out-of-town calls are charged for? First response (V61)
TOTAL%
1) Three minute limit is too short1111.8
2) Rates too high beyond three minutes1819.4
3) Billing in error on calls99.7
4) Tax to high on calls3941.9
5) Too complicated; unit method is bad, arbitrary66.5
6) Inequitable rates; no relationship between cost and miles1010.8
Missing563 
TOTAL93100.0
61) What, if anything bothers you about the way in which rates on out -of-town calls are charged for? Second response (V62)
TOTAL%
1) Three minute limit is too short225.0
2) Rates too high beyond three minutes450.0
4) Tax too high on calls112.5
5) Too complicated; unit method is bad, arbitrary112.5
Missing648 
TOTAL8100.0
62) What was your father's usual occupation while you were growing up? (V63)
TOTAL%
1) Accountants and auditors30.5
2) Undertakers20.3
3) Dentists10.2
4) Engineers121.9
5) Lawyers and Judges20.3
6) Clergymen111.8
7) Physicians and surgeons20.3
9) Teachers50.8
10) Other professional, technical and kindred workers50.8
11) Farmers11518.4
12) Self-employed businessman, owner or part owner of small business earning less than $10,000 in 195791.4
13) Self-employed businessman, owner or part owner of large business earning more than $10,000 in 195720.3
14) Manager or official182.9
15) Self-employed, size of business not ascertained426.7
18) Other clerical and kindred workers81.3
19) Sales workers162.6
20) Self-employed artisans and craftsmen61.0
21) Foreman172.7
23) Craftsmen and kindred workers11818.8
24) Truck drivers, taxicab drivers, chauffeurs, bus drivers71.1
25) Operatives and kindred workers15725.1
26) Firemen10.2
27) Policemen71.1
28) Other protective service workers61.0
29) Practical nurse, nurse's aide10.2
30) Other practical household and service workers71.1
31) Farm laborers30.5
32) Non-farm laborers436.9
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
63) How many acres did he farm? (V64)
TOTAL%
1) None10.9
2) One to 10 acres76.3
3) 11 to 25 acres1412.6
4) 26 to 50 acres2018.0
5) 51 to 75 acres65.4
6) 76 to 100 acres2522.5
7) 101 to 150 acres109.0
8) 151 to 200 acres1513.5
9) Over 200 acres1311.7
Missing545 
TOTAL111100.0
64) What is the nationality of your family on your father's side? (V65)
TOTAL%
1) English416.5
2) Scotch, Scotch-Irish (but not Scotch and Irish)284.4
3) Irish6610.5
4) French233.6
5) Any other single Northwest nationality: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Belgian, Swiss, Icelandic284.4
6) Any mixture of Northwest European -- other than shown in 7142.2
7) Welsh, or any mixture of English, Scotch, Irish or Welsh365.7
8) German, Pennsylvania Dutch7211.4
9) Polish7111.3
10) Any other single Central European country; Czechoslovakian, Austrian, Hungarian, Austrian, Hungarian, Slav, Croat233.6
11) Any mixture of Central European countries50.8
12) Any single Eastern European: Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Armenian, Tu487.6
14) Italian284.4
15) Any single other Southern European nationality; Greek, Spanish, Portuguese50.8
17) Canadian40.6
18) French Canadian20.3
20) Any mixture of nationalities not coded in 6, 11, 13, 16284.4
21) Any single nationality not listed in code101.6
22) Negro9915.7
Missing25 
TOTAL631100.0
65) Was your father born in the U.S.? (V66)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26348.4
2) No28051.6
Missing113 
TOTAL543100.0
66) What is the nationality of your family on your mother's side? (V67)
TOTAL%
1) English619.9
2) Scotch, Scotch-Irish (but not Scotch and Irish)335.3
3) Irish416.6
4) French264.2
5) Any other single Northwest nationality: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Belgian, Swiss, Icelandic213.4
6) Any mixture of Northwest European -- other than shown in 7132.1
7) Welsh, or any mixture of English, Scotch, Irish, or Welsh274.4
8) German, Pennsylvania Dutch7211.6
9) Polish7412.0
10) Any other single Central European country; Czechoslovakian, Austrian, Hungarian, Austrian, Hungarian, Slav, Croat213.4
11) Any mixture of Central European countries50.8
12) Any single Eastern European: Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Armenian, Tu457.3
14) Italian294.7
15) Any single other Southern European nationality; Greek, Spanish, Portuguese40.6
17) Canadian20.3
18) French Canadian20.3
20) Any mixture of nationalities not coded in 6, 11, 13, 16355.7
21) Any single nationality not listed in code91.5
22) Negro9916.0
Missing37 
TOTAL619100.0
67) Was your mother born in the US? (V68)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28252.0
2) No26048.0
Missing114 
TOTAL542100.0
68) Were any of your grandparents born in the U.S.? How many were born in the U.S.? (V69)
TOTAL%
0) None28253.5
1) One born in the U.S.193.6
2) Two born in the U.S.8916.9
3) Three born in the U.S.152.8
4) Four born in the U.S.11622.0
5) Some born in the U.S., don't know number61.1
Missing129 
TOTAL527100.0
69) Each year the State of Michigan sends automobile owners a prepared license plate application like this one. Have you, or your family, ever received one of these forms in the mail? (V70)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50180.8
3) No11919.2
Missing36 
TOTAL620100.0
70) The state is thinking of changing this procedure. Instead of preparing and mailing this application, the state is considering having each car owner fill out the application at the place where he buys his license plates. Would you care if you, or someone else in your family, had to fill out this license plate application yourself? (V71)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24748.1
2) Unsure or don't know203.9
3) No24748.1
Missing142 
TOTAL514100.0
71) The reason the state is thinking of changing this procedure is that it will save about a quarter of a million dollars each year. Would you favor filling out your own application if the state could save that much money? (V72)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17265.6
2) Unsure or don't know155.7
3) No7528.6
Missing394 
TOTAL262100.0
72) Number of calls at this address made by interviewer. (cover sheet) (V73)
TOTAL%
1) One22033.7
2) Two20331.1
3) Three10115.5
4) Four568.6
5) Five243.7
6) Six233.5
7) Seven121.8
8) Eight81.2
9) Nine40.6
10) Ten or More20.3
Missing3 
TOTAL653100.0
73) Length of interview. (cover sheet) (V74)
TOTAL%
2) 30-44 minutes142.2
3) 45-59 minutes9414.6
4) 60-74 minutes (1 hour, 14 minutes)23336.2
5) 75-89 minutes (1 hour, 29 minutes)15023.3
6) 90-104 minutes (1 hour, 44 minutes)10015.6
7) 105-119 minutes (1 hour, 59 minutes)345.3
8) 120-134 minutes (2 hours, 14 minutes)111.7
9) 135 minutes or more71.1
Missing13 
TOTAL643100.0
74) Rapport with respondent. (V75)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent26441.3
2) Good28344.2
3) Fair7812.2
4) Poor142.2
5) Very poor10.2
Missing16 
TOTAL640100.0
75) Any evidence that respondent was evasive? (V76)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9715.2
2) No54184.8
Missing18 
TOTAL638100.0
76) Any evidence that respondent sensed religious differences between self and interviewer? (V77)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely325.0
2) Maybe7010.9
3) Slightly385.9
4) No50478.3
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
77) Who else was present in room during interview? (V78)
TOTAL%
1) Minor children only9823.8
2) Spouse (with or without children)22655.0
3) Relatives other than spouse (with or without spouse)5012.2
4) Friends or neighbors184.4
5) Relatives and friends or neighbors194.6
Missing245 
TOTAL411100.0
78) What effect did their presence have? (V79)
TOTAL%
1) Hurt the interview to at least some degree16239.4
2) Did not affect the interview at all24960.6
Missing245 
TOTAL411100.0
79) Was there any evidence that respondent found the interview too long? (V80)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10517.7
2) No48982.3
Missing62 
TOTAL594100.0
80) How successful was the interviewer in recording respondent's responses to open-ended questions? (V81)
TOTAL%
1) Got them all32150.1
2) Got most of it27943.5
3) Missed some of it375.8
4) Missed much40.6
Missing15 
TOTAL641100.0
81) Do (did) you work for yourself or are (were) you employed by someone else or some company? (V82)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed378.8
2) Not self-employed37990.5
3) Both self and not self-employed (respondent has 2 jobs)30.7
Missing237 
TOTAL419100.0
82) (If self-employed) How many people do you employ? (V83)
TOTAL%
1) None1231.6
2) One-nine2155.3
3) 10-99513.2
Missing618 
TOTAL38100.0
83) (If not self-employed) How many people are employed by the company you work for? (V84)
TOTAL%
1) One-nine3810.0
2) 10-998422.0
3) 100-9997820.5
4) 1,000 or more18147.5
Missing275 
TOTAL381100.0
84) Are (were) you a member of a labor union? (V85)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17345.5
2) No20754.5
Missing276 
TOTAL380100.0
85) Which union is (was) that? (V86)
TOTAL%
1) UAW-CIO8147.4
2) Other CIO Union2112.3
3) AFL Union3922.8
4) Other unions (includes Teamsters)3017.5
Missing485 
TOTAL171100.0
86) Have you ever been a steward or held any other union office? (V87)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3017.9
2) No13882.1
Missing488 
TOTAL168100.0
87) Did you ever have a business of your own or work for yourself? (V88)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6617.5
2) No31282.5
Missing278 
TOTAL378100.0
88) What type of work did you do? (V89)
TOTAL%
1) Professional (doctors, lawyers, etc.)69.8
2) Farmer23.3
3) Business man (store keeper, gas station owner, etc.)4065.6
4) Salesman or insurance man, etc.23.3
5) Skilled craftsman (carpenters, plumbers, painters, etc.)1118.0
Missing595 
TOTAL61100.0
89) (If respondent now housewife) Have you ever held a full time job outside the home? (V90)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17274.5
2) No5925.5
Missing425 
TOTAL231100.0
90) For how long was this all told? (V91)
TOTAL%
1) Less than six months84.8
2) 6 to 11.9 months84.8
3) 1 to 1.9 years169.6
4) 2 to 4.9 years4024.0
5) 5 to 9.9 years5331.7
6) 10 to 19.9 years3018.0
7) 20 years or more127.2
Missing489 
TOTAL167100.0
91) What type of work did you last do? (V92)
TOTAL%
8) Nurse10.6
9) Teachers74.1
10) Other professional, technical and kindred workers31.8
14) Manager or official21.2
15) Self-employed, size of business not ascertained21.2
16) Bookkeepers21.2
17) Receptionist42.4
18) Other clerical and kindred workers6840.0
19) Sales workers127.1
23) Craftsmen and kindred workers42.4
24) Truck drivers, taxicab drivers, chauffeurs, bus drivers10.6
25) Operatives and kindred workers3922.9
28) Other protective service workers10.6
29) Practical nurse, nurse's aide42.4
30) Other practical household and service workers1911.2
32) Non-farm laborers10.6
Missing486 
TOTAL170100.0
92) Some people tell us that they couldn't really be happy unless they were working at some job (or keeping house). But others say that they would be a lot happier if they didn't have to work and could take life easy. How do you feel about this? (V93)
TOTAL%
1) Not happy unless working52386.0
3) Happier not working8514.0
Missing48 
TOTAL608100.0
93) Why is that? First response (V94)
TOTAL%
1) God expects people to work; man was meant to work (idea of divine imperative)61.1
2) Man should work (no explicit indication of divine imperative, but belief that it is wrong to be idle)509.3
3) Idleness leads to mischief40.7
4) Other moral or religious reasons20.4
5) Work gives feeling of achievement or accomplishment: ‘I like to work,' ‘I enjoy working'13324.7
6) Work keeps a person fit mentally or physically7714.3
7) Enjoys contacts with other people which work brings132.4
8) Other non-moral, non-religious positive reasons40.7
9) Nothing else to do; bored otherwise; just couldn't sit around all day18634.5
10) It's a habit; have always worked and couldn't stop now285.2
11) Money; need or could use extra money224.1
12) Idea that something bad would happen if stopped -- 'When a man stops working he usually dies'101.9
13) Keeps mind off troubles40.7
Missing117 
TOTAL539100.0
94) Why is that? Second response (V95)
TOTAL%
1) God expects people to work; man was meant to work (idea of divine imperative)31.7
2) Man should work (no explicit indication of divine imperative, but belief that it is wrong to be idle)168.9
3) Idleness leads to mischief.73.9
5) Work gives feeling of achievement or accomplishment: ‘I like to work,' ‘I enjoy working'3016.8
6) Work keeps a person fit mentally or physically3016.8
7) Enjoys contacts with other people which work brings137.3
8) Other non-moral, non-religious positive reasons21.1
9) Nothing else to do; bored otherwise; just couldn't sit around all day4927.4
10) It's a habit; have always worked and couldn't stop now52.8
11) Money; need or could use extra money147.8
12) Idea that something bad would happen if stopped -- 'When a man stops working he usually dies'95.0
13) Keeps mind off troubles10.6
Missing477 
TOTAL179100.0
95) Reasons for stopping work. First response (V96)
TOTAL%
1) Hedonistic reasons: rather take it easy; enjoy life, etc.5160.0
2) Chance to pursue hobby or some other activity of personal interest, but which makes no social contribution2327.1
3) Desire to do something important or of value to others, or the society as a whole; do volunteer or social work33.5
4) Too old67.1
5) Don't believe work that important22.4
Missing571 
TOTAL85100.0
96) Reasons for stopping work. Second response (V97)
TOTAL%
1) Hedonistic reasons: rather take it easy; enjoy life, etc.550.0
2) Chance to pursue hobby or some other activity of personal interest, but which makes no social contribution330.0
3) Desire to do something important or of value to others, or the society as a whole220.0
Missing646 
TOTAL10100.0
97) Would you please look at this card (Show Card I) and tell me which thing on this list you would most prefer in a job (would want most for your husband's job)? First response (V98)
TOTAL%
1) High income9715.0
2) No danger of being fired9815.2
3) Working hours are short, lots of free time284.3
4) Chances for advancement14121.9
5) The work is important and gives a feeling of accomplishment28143.6
Missing11 
TOTAL645100.0
98) Preferred aspect of job or husband's job (second response) (V99)
TOTAL%
1) High income11417.9
2) No danger of being fired10716.8
3) Working hours are short, lots of free time406.3
4) Chances for advancement23737.1
5) The work is important and gives a feeling of accomplishment14021.9
Missing18 
TOTAL638100.0
99) Preferred aspect of job or husband's job (third response) (V100)
TOTAL%
1) High income19331.4
2) No danger of being fired14223.1
3) Working hours are short, lots of free time7512.2
4) Chances for advancement11719.0
5) The work is important and gives a feeling of accomplishment8814.3
Missing41 
TOTAL615100.0
100) Least preferred aspect of job or husband's job (V101)
TOTAL%
1) High income8112.9
2) No danger of being fired14723.4
3) Working hours are short, lots of free time32651.9
4) Chances for advancement457.2
5) The work is important and gives a feeling of accomplishment294.6
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
101) All things considered, do you think that science is, or is not a good field for a young man to go into today? (V102)
TOTAL%
1) Is59393.5
2) Unsure416.5
Missing22 
TOTAL634100.0
102) Why do you feel that way? Reasons science is a good field. First response (V103)
TOTAL%
1) Mobility opportunities: chance to get ahead in science; good pay; respect and honor12222.3
2) Creative opportunities: chance to do intellectual exciting or at least interesting work5810.6
3) Humanitarian reasons: to make a better world; to help people as Jonas Salk did6211.4
4) National survival: fate of nation depends on scientists; threat of Russians6912.6
5) This is the scientific age: implication that this is simply the trend of the times (lacking mobility theme)21038.5
6) Chance to be important or do important things.244.4
7) Religious reasons10.2
Missing110 
TOTAL546100.0
103) Why do you feel that way? Reasons science is a good field. Second response (V104)
TOTAL%
1) Mobility opportunities: chance to get ahead in science; good pay; respect and honor6227.9
2) Creative opportunities: chance to do intellectual exciting or at least interesting work4018.0
3) Humanitarian reasons: to make a better world; to help people as Jonas Salk did4620.7
4) National survival: fate of nation depends on scientists; threat of Russians2611.7
5) This is the scientific age: implication that this is simply the trend of the times (lacking mobility theme)3114.0
6) Chance to be important or do important things.167.2
7) Religious reasons10.5
Missing434 
TOTAL222100.0
104) Why do you feel that way? Reasons science is a good field. Third response (V105)
TOTAL%
1) Mobility opportunities: chance to get ahead in science; good pay; respect and honor724.1
2) Creative opportunities: chance to do intellectual exciting or at least interesting work517.2
3) Humanitarian reasons: to make a better world; to help people as Jonas Salk did931.0
4) National survival: fate of nation depends on scientists; threat of Russians413.8
6) Chance to be important or do important things.413.8
Missing627 
TOTAL29100.0
105) Reasons science is not a good field. First response (V106)
TOTAL%
1) Conflict between religion and science or threat to religion from science625.0
2) Science is overemphasized and threatens non-religious, humanitarian values833.3
4) Poor rewards: financial or otherwise1041.7
Missing632 
TOTAL24100.0
106) Reasons science is not a good field. Second response (V107)
TOTAL%
1) Conflict between religion and science or threat to religion from science1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
107) Changing the subject a bit, do you think it's a good idea or bad idea to buy things on the installment plan? (V108)
TOTAL%
1) Good30454.7
3) Bad25245.3
Missing100 
TOTAL556100.0
108) Why do you feel that way? Reasons installment buying is a good idea. First response (V109)
TOTAL%
1) Establishes credit6617.8
2) Builds financial stability123.2
3) Can buy things you would not otherwise have24866.8
4) You get better service on it when something goes wrong if it's not paid for71.9
5) Permits you to save51.3
6) Often a necessity123.2
7) Good for the economy; good for business215.7
Missing285 
TOTAL371100.0
109) Why do you feel that way? Reasons installment buying is a good idea. Second response (V110)
TOTAL%
1) Establishes credit917.3
2) Builds financial stability35.8
3) Can buy things you would not otherwise have2140.4
4) You get better service on it when something goes wrong if it's not paid for47.7
5) Permits you to save35.8
6) Often a necessity11.9
7) Good for the economy; good for business1121.2
Missing604 
TOTAL52100.0
110) Why do you feel that way? Reasons installment buying is a bad idea. First response (V111)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong; not right to go into debt3411.3
2) Costs more than paying cash5217.3
3) Leads to financial irresponsibility11839.2
4) Too risky; too dependent on steady job; can lose everything7625.2
5) Leads to worry and insecurity206.6
6) Bad for the economy; bad for business10.3
Missing355 
TOTAL301100.0
111) Why do you feel that way? Reasons installment buying is a bad idea. Second response (V112)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong; not right to go into debt23.6
2) Costs more than paying cash1425.5
3) Leads to financial irresponsibility1018.2
4) Too risky; too dependent on steady job; can lose everything1323.6
5) Leads to worry and insecurity1527.3
6) Bad for the economy; bad for business11.8
Missing601 
TOTAL55100.0
112) Some people tell us that they try to keep careful records of how much they spend on everything, while others tell us they don't. Do you do this (in your family)? (V113)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24337.1
2) No41262.9
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
113) What kind of records do you keep? First response (V114)
TOTAL%
1) Detailed record of expenditures; a budget9443.7
2) Record only of deductible items for income tax purposes104.7
3) Keeps check stubs3114.4
4) Keeps some records on some things7233.5
5) Receipts83.7
Missing441 
TOTAL215100.0
114) What kind of records do you keep? Second response (V115)
TOTAL%
1) Detailed record of expenditures; a budget529.4
2) Record only of deductible items for income tax purposes211.8
3) Keeps check stubs529.4
4) Keeps some records on some things423.5
5) Receipts15.9
Missing639 
TOTAL17100.0
115) Do you (or your husband) have a savings account, own government bonds, or save in any other way? (V116)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent has all three types of savings173.4
2) Respondent has pure voluntary savings and other voluntary savings183.6
3) Respondent has pure voluntary savings and compulsory savings20.4
4) Respondent has only pure voluntary savings44690.3
5) Respondent has other voluntary savings and compulsory savings10.2
6) Respondent has only other voluntary savings102.0
Missing162 
TOTAL494100.0
116) Number of forms of pure voluntary savings reported by respondent. (V117)
TOTAL%
1) One44690.8
2) Two408.1
3) Three and more51.0
Missing165 
TOTAL491100.0
117) Do you think every family should save a part of its income every month, or not? (V118)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63898.5
3) No101.5
Missing8 
TOTAL648100.0
118) How important do you feel this is -- that is should people save even if it means doing without some things they could really use, or should they save only when they can do it without trouble? (V119)
TOTAL%
1) Save Regardless31750.3
2) Unsure284.4
3) Save when convenient28545.2
Missing26 
TOTAL630100.0
119) Why do you feel saving is important? First response (V120)
TOTAL%
1) Morally justified: It's the right thing to do; people should assume responsibility for themselves and not leave254.2
2) To prepare for emergencies: to prepare for a rainy day41969.7
3) To attain some major goal or goals: to prepare for old age; to provide education for children; to purchase home6711.1
4) To buy when desired: car, appliances, clothes183.0
5) Character building value of savings142.3
6) To avoid anxiety and feelings of insecurity549.0
7) To avoid wasting money40.7
Missing55 
TOTAL601100.0
120) Why do you feel saving is important? Second response (V121)
TOTAL%
1) Morally justified: It's the right thing to do; people should assume responsibility for themselves and not leave1410.1
2) To prepare for emergencies: to prepare for a rainy day4734.1
3) To attain some major goal or goals: to prepare for old age; to provide education for children; to purchase home3223.2
4) To buy when desired: car, appliances, clothes96.5
5) Character building value of savings32.2
6) To avoid anxiety and feelings of insecurity3122.5
7) To avoid wasting money21.4
Missing518 
TOTAL138100.0
121) Why do you feel saving is important? Third response (V122)
TOTAL%
1) Morally justified: It's the right thing to do; people should assume responsibility for themselves and not leave18.3
2) To prepare for emergencies: to prepare for a rainy day216.7
3) To attain some major goal or goals: to prepare for old age; to provide education for children; to purchase home541.7
4) To buy consumer when desired: car, appliances, clothes18.3
6) To avoid anxiety and feelings of insecurity325.0
Missing644 
TOTAL12100.0
122) While we're on the subject of money, when you go to some big store where clerks are busy, they sometimes make mistakes in figuring your change. When you get a few cents more change than you're supposed to, do you think it is worth the bother to return the few pennies involved? (V123)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54083.1
2) It depends467.1
3) No649.8
Missing6 
TOTAL650100.0
123) If you were driving in another state and got a ticket for parking just a few minutes overtime while getting your lunch, would you bother to pay the fine? (V124)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53082.0
2) It depends558.5
3) No619.4
Missing10 
TOTAL646100.0
124) Would you pay it even if you were in a big hurry and knew that police in that town would never bother you if you didn't pay the fine? (V125)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40577.1
2) It depends489.1
3) No7213.7
Missing131 
TOTAL525100.0
125) Some people say the government should do more than it has in connection with problems such as housing, unemployment, education and so on. But others say the government is already doing to much along these lines. On the whole, would you say that what the government is doing now is too much, about right or not enough? (V126)
TOTAL%
1) Too much559.4
2) About right23340.0
3) Not enough29550.6
Missing73 
TOTAL583100.0
126) (If not enough) Would you like to see the government go so far as to take over and run the big industries in this country such as the railroads, the steel industry, or would you not be in favor of this? (V127)
TOTAL%
1) Would favor4615.8
2) Unsure3612.3
3) Would not favor21071.9
Missing364 
TOTAL292100.0
127) Do you consider yourself a Republican or a Democrat? (V128)
TOTAL%
1) Republican14922.9
2) Democrat33751.8
3) Independent12619.4
4) Other30.5
5) No preference355.4
Missing6 
TOTAL650100.0
128) (If not Republican or Democrat) In general, do you consider yourself closer to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party? (V129)
TOTAL%
1) Republican3421.5
2) Democrat5434.2
3) No preference7044.3
Missing498 
TOTAL158100.0
129) Why are you a (Republican - Democrat)? First response (V130)
TOTAL%
1) Lifetime member; raised in this party; have always voted for this party10221.2
2) Respondent's party works for something that will help respondent; or respondent's class or oppositions; party against respondent or respondent's class16434.1
3) Respondent's party works for good of whole country or opposition party works against whole country5812.1
4) Likes own party's stand on issues or opposition party works against whole country6914.3
5) Likes own party candidates or dislikes other's367.5
6) Influenced by family and/or other relatives4910.2
7) Influenced by friends and persons other than relatives30.6
Missing175 
TOTAL481100.0
130) Why are you a (Republican - Democrat)? Second response (V131)
TOTAL%
1) Lifetime member; raised in this party; have always voted for this party1110.7
2) Respondent's party works for something that will help respondent; or respondent's class or oppositions; party against respondent or respondent's class2827.2
3) Respondent's party works for good of whole country or opposition party works against whole country2019.4
4) Likes own party's stand on issues or opposition party works against whole country1615.5
5) Likes own party candidates or dislikes other's109.7
6) Influenced by family and/or other relatives1514.6
7) Influenced by friends and persons other than relatives32.9
Missing553 
TOTAL103100.0
131) Why are you a (Republican - Democrat)? Third response (V132)
TOTAL%
2) Respondent's party works for something that will help respondent; or respondent's class or oppositions; party against respondent or respondent's class225.0
3) Respondent's party works for good of whole country or opposition party works against whole country112.5
4) Likes own party's stand on issues or opposition party works against whole country225.0
5) Likes own party candidates or dislikes other's225.0
7) Influenced by friends and persons other than relatives112.5
Missing648 
TOTAL8100.0
132) Do you usually vote the straight party ticket when you vote, or do you split your ticket between the parties? (V133)
TOTAL%
1) Straight23845.9
2) Straight and split11822.8
3) Split11722.6
4) Never voted458.7
Missing138 
TOTAL518100.0
133) Have you always considered yourself a (Republican or Democrat)? (V134)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42886.1
2) No6913.9
Missing159 
TOTAL497100.0
134) When you were growing up, did your father consider himself a Republican or a Democrat? (V135)
TOTAL%
1) Republican13528.5
2) Democrat30163.6
3) Independent377.8
Missing183 
TOTAL473100.0
135) Many people tell us they didn't vote in the last presidential election. Do you remember if you happened to vote in that particular election? (V136)
TOTAL%
1) Voted49777.2
2) Did not vote14722.8
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
136) Did you vote for Eisenhower or Stevenson? (V137)
TOTAL%
1) Eisenhower24250.1
2) Stevenson24049.7
3) Other10.2
Missing173 
TOTAL483100.0
137) In the election for Michigan's governor that same year (1956), did you vote for Cobo, or for Williams (V138)
TOTAL%
1) Cobo13729.3
2) Williams33070.5
3) Other10.2
Missing188 
TOTAL468100.0
138) Looking ahead, we're interested in finding out what sort of man Detroiters would most like to see in the White House when President Eisenhower's term is up. Would you prefer a man who bases his campaign on belief in God and the American way of life, or one who bases his campaign on a discussion of political and economic problems? (V139)
TOTAL%
1) Man who campaigns on belief in God40072.5
3) Man who discusses problems15227.5
Missing104 
TOTAL552100.0
139) Would you prefer a man who gets things done without letting government rules and regulations stop him, or one who takes longer to get most things done but generally follows the rules and regulations? (V140)
TOTAL%
1) Man who acts without regard for rules10517.5
3) Man who always abides by the rules49482.5
Missing57 
TOTAL599100.0
140) Would you prefer a man who spends a great deal of time studying every problem carefully, or one who seems to have a sixth sense which he depends on? (V141)
TOTAL%
1) Man who studies problems56491.3
3) Man with sixth sense548.7
Missing38 
TOTAL618100.0
141) In our country the Constitution guarantees the right of free speech to everyone. In your opinion, does this include the right for someone to make statements criticizing what the President does? (V142)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47074.7
3) No15925.3
Missing27 
TOTAL629100.0
142) In your opinion, does the right of free speech include the right for someone to make speeches against religion? (V143)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30347.7
3) No33252.3
Missing21 
TOTAL635100.0
143) In your opinion, does the right of free speech include the right for someone to make speeches in favor of fascism or dictatorship? (V144)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24540.2
3) No36459.8
Missing47 
TOTAL609100.0
144) In your opinion, does the right of free speech include the right for someone to make speeches in favor of communism? (i.e. speeches only) (V145)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22436.5
3) No38963.5
Missing43 
TOTAL613100.0
145) Personally, do you think white students and Negro students should go to the same schools, or to separate schools? (V146)
TOTAL%
1) Same schools33361.6
2) Unsure315.7
3) Separate schools17732.7
Missing115 
TOTAL541100.0
146) Would you be at all disturbed or unhappy if a Negro with the same income and education as you, moved into your block? (V147)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29354.0
2) Unsure305.5
3) No22040.5
Missing113 
TOTAL543100.0
147) What would make you disturbed or unhappy? First response (V148)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative position: it's new, haven't experienced it, we're not ready for it yet, it would be a change3110.3
2) Fear of material loss: property values would go down6421.3
3) Negative or unfavorable personal experience: I'm from the South and I know what they're like196.3
4) Social mingling is bad: prestige will be lost; kids shouldn't play together; no inter-marriages10936.2
5) Negroes overwhelming whites: they are taking over Detroit; where one is they all come; they bring conflict165.3
6) Negroes are dirty and don't keep up their houses: neighborhood would become run down289.3
7) Negroes are criminal and/or their kids are delinquent; would not be safe to walk the streets93.0
8) Simple statement of prejudice and other reasons: I just won't like it kill 'em off; send them back where they came from258.3
Missing355 
TOTAL301100.0
148) What would make you disturbed or unhappy? Second response (V149)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative position: it's new, haven't experienced it, we're not ready for it yet, it would be a change33.7
2) Fear of material loss: property values would go down1316.0
3) Negative or unfavorable personal experience: I'm from the South and I know what they're like22.5
4) Social mingling is bad: prestige will be lost; kids shouldn't play together; no inter-marriages2834.6
5) Negroes overwhelming whites: they are taking over Detroit; where one is they all come; they bring conflict1214.8
6) Negroes are dirty and don't keep up their houses: neighborhood would become run down1518.5
7) Negroes are criminal and/or their kids are delinquent; would not be safe to walk the streets56.2
8) Simple statement of prejudice and other reasons: I just won't like it kill 'em off; send them back where they came from33.7
Missing575 
TOTAL81100.0
149) What would make you disturbed or unhappy? Third response (V150)
TOTAL%
2) Fear of material loss: property values would go down215.4
3) Negative or unfavorable personal experience: I'm from the South and I know what they're like215.4
4) Social mingling is bad: prestige will be lost; kids shouldn't play together; no inter-marriages323.1
5) Negroes overwhelming whites: they are taking over Detroit; where one is they all come; they bring conflict17.7
6) Negroes are dirty and don't keep up their houses: neighborhood would become run down430.8
7) Negroes are criminal and/or their kids are delinquent; would not be safe to walk the streets17.7
Missing643 
TOTAL13100.0
150) Intensity of prejudice toward Negroes (V152)
TOTAL%
1) No evidence that respondent has unfavorable opinion of Negroes9130.3
2) Some evidence that respondent has unfavorable image of Negroes, but no evidence of hatred or fear14448.0
3) Evidence of hatred or fear of Negroes contained in respondent's responses; They ought to send them back to where they came from3612.0
4) I just don't like them or other unclassifiable: (Some responses may be in this form with no further explanation)299.7
Missing356 
TOTAL300100.0
151) How much thought have you given to world problems -- things such as our country's relations with England, France, Russia and other countries? (V153)
TOTAL%
1) Much17426.9
2) Some18929.2
3) Little22334.5
4) None619.4
Missing9 
TOTAL647100.0
152) Some people say we are spending too much to help other countries and that we shouldn't spend a penny abroad except when we have to in national defense. Do you agree with them or not? (V154)
TOTAL%
1) Agree28449.0
3) Disagree29651.0
Missing76 
TOTAL580100.0
153) Do you think it was a good idea, or not, for the United States to join the United Nations? (V155)
TOTAL%
1) Agree56696.3
3) Disagree223.7
Missing68 
TOTAL588100.0
154) If a workable plan could be developed for a single government for the whole world, would you like to see the United States join it, or not? (V156)
TOTAL%
1) Agree33862.0
3) Disagree20738.0
Missing111 
TOTAL545100.0
155) If no: Why is that? Concern about world government (V157)
TOTAL%
1) Only concerned with what the U.S. would lose6841.7
2) Concern primarily about what the U.S. would lose, but some about rest of world63.7
3) Primarily concerned that all countries would suffer -- whole world would be worse off6036.8
4) Don't believe world government is possible2414.7
5) Things going well enough now for the U.S.53.1
Missing493 
TOTAL163100.0
156) How much chance do you think there is of our country getting involved in an all-out atomic war with Russia in the next 10 or 20 years? (V158)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain356.3
2) Better than 50-50 chance, but not absolutely certain; it's likely to come; there's a good chance16730.0
3) 50-50 chance5610.1
4) Some chance, but less than 50-50 chance; it could happen; it's not very likely; I don't expect it20236.3
5) No chance at all9717.4
Missing99 
TOTAL557100.0
157) Most public officials are not really interested the problems of the average man (V159)
TOTAL%
1) Agree32453.2
3) Disagree28546.8
Missing47 
TOTAL609100.0
158) These days a person doesn't really know whom he can count on (V160)
TOTAL%
1) Agree41465.9
3) Disagree21434.1
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
159) Every American should be required by law to own a flag (V161)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24939.3
3) Disagree38560.7
Missing22 
TOTAL634100.0
160) Children born today have a wonderful future to look forward to (V162)
TOTAL%
1) Agree51186.6
3) Disagree7913.4
Missing66 
TOTAL590100.0
161) While we are talking about children, would you please look at this card. If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him for life? (First response) (V163)
TOTAL%
1) To obey21132.6
2) To be well liked or popular132.0
3) To think for himself31248.2
4) To work hard304.6
5) To help others when they need help8112.5
Missing9 
TOTAL647100.0
162) Most important lesson for child (Second response) (V164)
TOTAL%
1) To obey9214.4
2) To be well liked or popular609.4
3) To think for himself13320.8
4) To work hard14622.8
5) To help others when they need help20932.7
Missing16 
TOTAL640100.0
163) Most important lesson for child (Third response) (V165)
TOTAL%
1) To obey10516.6
2) To be well liked or popular6810.7
3) To think for himself8413.3
4) To work hard20131.8
5) To help others when they need help17527.6
Missing23 
TOTAL633100.0
164) Least important lesson for child (V166)
TOTAL%
1) To obey6710.9
2) To be well liked or popular38362.3
3) To think for himself467.5
4) To work hard8213.3
5) To help others when they need help376.0
Missing41 
TOTAL615100.0
165) How much interest do you have in religion? (V167)
TOTAL%
1) Much30953.4
2) Some20735.8
3) Little569.7
4) None71.2
Missing77 
TOTAL579100.0
166) Do you have a religious preference? That is, are you either Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, or something else? What specific denomination is that, if any? 34b: (If Jew) Do you consider yourself Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these? (V168)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic23336.6
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.3
3) Greek Orthodox50.8
7) Other Orthodox20.3
8) Orthodox Jewish50.8
9) Conservative Jewish142.2
10) Reform Jewish81.3
17) Protestant; no denomination given182.8
18) Non-denominational Protestant church30.5
21) Presbyterian446.9
22) Lutheran6910.8
23) Congregational81.3
24) Evangelical and Reformed20.3
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England264.1
29) Methodist538.3
30) African Methodist Episcopal30.5
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren30.5
32) Baptist11317.7
34) United Missionary or Protestant missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance10.2
35) Church of God10.2
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist20.3
37) Church of God in Christ10.2
38) Plymouth Brethren10.2
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God40.6
40) Church of Christ40.6
44) Seventh-day Adventist20.3
45) Other fundamentalist10.2
46) Christian Scientist30.5
47) Spiritualistic10.2
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon10.2
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.2
52) Unity20.3
53) Other non-traditional Christian10.2
Missing19 
TOTAL637100.0
167) Have you always been a (specific denomination)? (V169)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46478.0
2) No13021.8
3) Has preference but no denomination10.2
Missing61 
TOTAL595100.0
168) What was your religious preference previously? (V170)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic1815.5
3) Greek Orthodox10.9
8) Orthodox Jewish32.6
17) Protestant; no denomination given21.7
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.9
21) Presbyterian86.9
22) Lutheran108.6
23) Congregational54.3
24) Evangelical and Reformed10.9
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England43.4
29) Methodist3832.8
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren10.9
32) Baptist1916.4
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance10.9
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God10.9
41) Salvation Army10.9
46) Christian Scientist21.7
Missing540 
TOTAL116100.0
169) What were your reasons for changing? First response (V171)
TOTAL%
1) Change in religious beliefs: disagreement with teachings of old denomination-disagreement with dogmas, doctrine2925.7
2) Change in the amount of religious interest: became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination98.0
3) Spouse of different faith: influence of spouse or in-laws3531.0
4) Influence of children, or relatives other than spouse or in-laws54.4
5) Physical location of the place of worship: church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.1815.9
6) Social reasons; dislike members of old church, or congregation, friends and neighbors attend new church, etc.76.2
7) Preference for or dissatisfaction with a particular local church; didn't like the service in the old church108.8
Missing543 
TOTAL113100.0
170) What were your reasons for changing? Second response (V172)
TOTAL%
2) Change in the amount of religious interest: became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination321.4
4) Influence of children, or relatives other than spouse or in-laws428.6
5) Physical location of the place of worship: church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.214.3
6) Social reasons; dislike members of old church, or congregation, friends and neighbors attend new church, etc.321.4
7) Preference for or dissatisfaction with a particular local church; didn't like the service in the old church214.3
Missing642 
TOTAL14100.0
171) What were your reasons for changing? Third response (V173)
TOTAL%
2) Change in the amount of religious interest: became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
172) When did you make this change? (V174)
TOTAL%
13) 1913-19464943.8
47) 1947-19522623.2
53) 195398.0
54) 195487.1
55) 195543.6
56) 195665.4
57) 195787.1
58) 195821.8
Missing544 
TOTAL112100.0
173) What is (if dead: was) the religious preference of your father? (V175)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic23038.7
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.3
3) Greek Orthodox71.2
7) Other Orthodox20.3
8) Orthodox Jewish71.2
9) Conservative Jewish101.7
10) Reform Jewish40.7
12) Jewish; preference not ascertained50.8
16) Other religious10.2
17) Protestant; no denomination given162.7
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.2
21) Presbyterian366.1
22) Lutheran406.7
23) Congregational81.3
24) Evangelical and Reformed20.3
26) United Church of Christ10.2
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England142.4
29) Methodist8514.3
30) African Methodist Episcopal10.2
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren30.5
32) Baptist10617.8
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance10.2
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God30.5
40) Church of Christ20.3
44) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
46) Christian Scientist20.3
47) Spiritualistic10.2
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon20.3
51) Quakers10.2
Missing62 
TOTAL594100.0
174) Was this the religion in which he was raised? (V176)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53190.6
2) No559.4
Missing70 
TOTAL586100.0
175) Respondent's father's original religion (V177)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic918.8
8) Orthodox Jewish24.2
17) Protestant; no denomination given12.1
21) Presbyterian510.4
22) Lutheran918.8
23) Congregational12.1
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England36.3
29) Methodist816.7
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren12.1
32) Baptist510.4
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance12.1
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist12.1
51) Quakers24.2
Missing608 
TOTAL48100.0
176) When your father was about your age, was he more religious than you are, about as religious, or would you say he was less religious than you are? (V178)
TOTAL%
1) More religious15531.6
2) About as religious23447.8
3) Less religious10120.6
Missing166 
TOTAL490100.0
177) What is (if dead: was) the religious preference of your mother? (V179)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic23937.8
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.3
3) Greek Orthodox60.9
4) Russian Orthodox10.2
7) Other Orthodox20.3
8) Orthodox Jewish111.7
9) Conservative Jewish81.3
10) Reform Jewish30.5
12) Jewish; preference not ascertained40.6
16) Other religious10.2
17) Protestant; no denomination given91.4
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.2
21) Presbyterian416.5
22) Lutheran528.2
23) Congregational50.8
24) Evangelical and Reformed30.5
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England152.4
29) Methodist7912.5
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren30.5
32) Baptist12319.4
33) Disciples of Christ10.2
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance10.2
35) Church of God10.2
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist10.2
37) Church of God in Christ30.5
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God40.6
40) Church of Christ40.6
44) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
46) Christian Scientist40.6
47) Spiritualistic10.2
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon30.5
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.2
Missing23 
TOTAL633100.0
178) Was this the religion in which she was raised? (V180)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54489.2
2) No6610.8
Missing46 
TOTAL610100.0
179) Religion respondent's mother was raised in (V181)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic1625.4
8) Orthodox Jewish23.2
17) Protestant; no denomination given11.6
21) Presbyterian57.9
22) Lutheran57.9
23) Congregational34.8
25) Reformed, Dutch Reformed or Christian Reform11.6
26) United Church of Christ11.6
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England57.9
28) Mennonite, Dunkard11.6
29) Methodist1320.6
32) Baptist812.7
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance11.6
40) Church of Christ11.6
Missing593 
TOTAL63100.0
180) When your mother was about your age, was she more religious than you are, about as religious or would you say she was less religious than you are? (V182)
TOTAL%
1) More religious31354.6
2) About as religious21537.5
3) Less religious457.9
Missing83 
TOTAL573100.0
181) About how often, if ever, have you attended religious services during the last year? (V183)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more28343.5
2) Two or three times a month9614.7
3) Once a month436.6
4) A few times a year or less13320.4
5) Never9614.7
Missing5 
TOTAL651100.0
182) Which of the reasons on this card is the main reason you attend church? (V184)
TOTAL%
1) Because I've always gone193.5
2) To meet my friends20.4
3) Family or friends expect it101.9
4) To worship God or pray33962.9
5) God expects it295.4
6) To hear sermon183.3
7) To learn how to be a better person6211.5
8) Makes me feel better6011.1
Missing117 
TOTAL539100.0
183) Which church (synagogue) do you usually attend? Tract of Present Church. (V185)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL519587.667309
184) Denomination of present church (V186)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic20940.5
2) Greek Rite Catholic10.2
3) Greek Orthodox40.8
7) Other Orthodox40.8
8) Orthodox Jewish51.0
9) Conservative Jewish122.3
10) Reform Jewish20.4
17) Protestant; no denomination given10.2
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.2
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)10.2
21) Presbyterian305.8
22) Lutheran5310.3
23) Congregational51.0
24) Evangelical and Reformed20.4
25) Reformed, Dutch Reformed or Christian Reform10.2
26) United Church of Christ10.2
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England183.5
28) Mennonite, Dunkard10.2
29) Methodist346.6
30) African Methodist Episcopal101.9
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren20.4
32) Baptist9418.2
33) Disciples of Christ20.4
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary; Christian and Missionary Alliance20.4
35) Church of God10.2
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist10.2
38) Plymouth Brethren10.2
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God30.6
40) Church of Christ30.6
41) Salvation Army10.2
43) Southern Baptist10.2
44) Seventh-day Adventist10.2
45) Other fundamentalist20.4
46) Christian Scientist30.6
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.2
52) Unity30.6
Missing140 
TOTAL516100.0
185) About how long does it usually take you to travel to church? (V187)
TOTAL%
1) 0-4.9 minutes5811.0
2) 5-9.9 minutes18034.3
3) 10-14.9 minutes11221.3
4) 15-19.9 minutes6412.2
5) 20-24.9 minutes407.6
6) 25-29.9 minutes81.5
7) 30-44.9 minutes509.5
8) 45-59.9 minutes71.3
9) One hour or more61.1
Missing131 
TOTAL525100.0
186) Are you a member of that congregation or parish? (V188)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37471.0
2) No15329.0
Missing129 
TOTAL527100.0
187) About how long have you been going there? (V189)
TOTAL%
0) 6 months - 11.9 months142.8
1) One year - 1.9 years397.9
2) Two years - 2.9 years5210.5
3) Three years - 3.9 years5110.3
4) Four years - 4.9 years275.4
5) Five years - 5.9 years469.3
6) Six years - 6.9 years285.6
7) Seven years - 7.9 years142.8
8) Eight years - 8.9 years173.4
9) Nine years - 9.9 years132.6
10) 10 years - 10.9 years244.8
11) 11 years - 11.9 years51.0
12) 12 years - 12.9 years142.8
13) 13 years - 13.9 years40.8
14) 14 years - 14.9 years51.0
15) 15 years - 15.9 years142.8
16) 16 years - 16.9 years51.0
17) 17 years - 17.9 years51.0
18) 18 years - 18.9 years91.8
19) 19 years - 19.9 years20.4
20) 20 years - 20.9 years142.8
21) 21 years - 21.9 years20.4
22) 22 years - 22.9 years91.8
23) 23 years - 23.9 years10.2
24) 24 years - 24.9 years20.4
25) 25 years - 25.9 years81.6
27) 27 years - 27.9 years40.8
29) 29 years - 29.9 years10.2
30) 30 years - 30.9 years122.4
31) 31 years - 31.9 years40.8
32) 32 years - 32.9 years61.2
33) 33 years - 33.9 years20.4
34) 34 years - 34.9 years20.4
35) 35 years - 35.9 years51.0
36) 36 years - 36.9 years10.2
38) 38 years - 38.9 years20.4
40) 40 years - 40.9 years20.4
46) 46 years - 46.9 years10.2
47) 47 years - 47.9 years20.4
48) 48 years - 48.9 years10.2
53) 53 years - 53.9 years20.4
55) 55 years - 55.9 years10.2
57) 57 years - 57.9 years10.2
95) Less than six months234.6
Missing160 
TOTAL496100.0
188) What was the last Detroit area church (synagogue) you attended before this one? Tract (V190)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL357530.529316
189) What was the last Detroit area church (synagogue, temple) you attended before this one? (V191)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic17649.0
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.6
3) Greek Orthodox10.3
7) Other Orthodox10.3
8) Orthodox Jewish41.1
9) Conservative Jewish82.2
10) Reform Jewish10.3
18) Non-denominational Protestant church30.8
21) Presbyterian215.8
22) Lutheran349.5
23) Congregational61.7
24) Evangelical and Reformed10.3
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England71.9
29) Methodist318.6
30) African Methodist Episcopal10.3
32) Baptist5314.8
33) Disciples of Christ20.6
38) Plymouth Brethren10.3
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God10.3
40) Church of Christ10.3
45) Other fundamentalist10.3
46) Christian Scientist10.3
47) Spiritualistic10.3
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.3
Missing297 
TOTAL359100.0
190) Distance between present church and present residence (V192)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile21441.5
1) 1 - 1.9 miles7915.3
2) 2 - 2.9 miles5310.3
3) 3 - 3.9 miles377.2
4) 4 - 4.9 miles254.8
5) 5 - 5.9 miles193.7
6) 6 - 6.9 miles163.1
7) 7 - 7.9 miles122.3
8) 8 - 8.9 miles132.5
9) 9 - 9.9 miles163.1
10) 10 - 10.9 miles101.9
11) 11 - 11.9 miles71.4
12) 12 - 12.9 miles51.0
13) 13 - 13.9 miles51.0
14) 14 - 14.9 miles10.2
16) 16 - 16.9 miles10.2
17) 17 - 17.9 miles20.4
21) 21 - 21.9 miles10.2
Missing140 
TOTAL516100.0
191) Distance between former church and present residence (V193)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile3810.6
1) 14412.3
2) 23910.9
3) 33810.6
4) 4328.9
5) 5359.8
6) 6195.3
7) 7267.3
8) 8215.9
9) 9236.4
10) 1092.5
11) 1141.1
12) 1272.0
13) 13123.4
14) 1451.4
15) 1510.3
16) 1610.3
17) 1710.3
20) 2020.6
80) 8010.3
Missing298 
TOTAL358100.0
192) Distance between present church and former residence (V194)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile8818.8
1) 14810.3
2) 25511.8
3) 34710.1
4) 44910.5
5) 5388.1
6) 6306.4
7) 7316.6
8) 8163.4
9) 9224.7
10) 10173.6
11) 11102.1
12) 1251.1
13) 1330.6
14) 1430.6
15) 1520.4
17) 1710.2
20) 2010.2
22) 2210.2
Missing189 
TOTAL467100.0
193) Distance between former church and former residence (V195)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile12135.7
1) 15616.5
2) 23510.3
3) 33410.0
4) 4195.6
5) 5164.7
6) 6164.7
7) 761.8
8) 8133.8
9) 941.2
10) 1030.9
11) 1130.9
13) 1351.5
14) 1410.3
17) 1710.3
19) 1910.3
20) 2030.9
50) 5010.3
80) 8010.3
Missing317 
TOTAL339100.0
194) Distance between present church and former church (V196)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one mile257.1
1) 14412.6
2) 24312.3
3) 33911.1
4) 43810.9
5) 54212.0
6) 6267.4
7) 7185.1
8) 8154.3
9) 9216.0
10) 1072.0
11) 11102.9
12) 1282.3
13) 1372.0
14) 1430.9
15) 1510.3
17) 1710.3
20) 2010.3
21) 2110.3
Missing306 
TOTAL350100.0
195) Do you take part in any of the activities or organizations of your church (synagogue, temple) other than attending services? (V197)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17232.2
2) No36267.8
Missing122 
TOTAL534100.0
196) What sort of activities or organizations are these? First response (V198)
TOTAL%
1) Choir member, organist1710.4
2) Sunday school teacher2112.8
3) Member of church board74.3
4) Member of social group (e.g., bowling or other sports team, Knights of Columbus, Ladies Aid, etc.)6640.2
5) Member of religiously oriented group (e.g., Ambassadors for Christ, missionary group, etc.)3420.7
6) Usher's club95.5
7) Committees, fundraising drives, etc.106.1
Missing492 
TOTAL164100.0
197) What sort of activities or organizations are these? Second response (V199)
TOTAL%
1) Choir member, organist813.6
2) Sunday school teacher610.2
3) Member of church board46.8
4) Member of social group (e.g., bowling or other sports team, Knights of Columbus, Ladies Aid, etc.)1932.2
5) Member of religiously oriented group (e.g., Ambassadors for Christ, missionary group, etc.)1830.5
6) Usher's club46.8
Missing597 
TOTAL59100.0
198) What sort of activities or organizations are these? Third response (V200)
TOTAL%
2) Sunday school teacher222.2
3) Member of church board111.1
4) Member of social group (e.g., bowling or other sports team, Knights of Columbus, Ladies Aid, etc.)333.3
5) Member of religiously oriented group (e.g., Ambassadors for Christ, missionary group, etc.)333.3
Missing647 
TOTAL9100.0
199) How often have you done these things, all told, during the last year? (V201)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more6438.1
2) Twice a month2615.5
3) Once a month4023.8
4) A few times a year or less2615.5
5) Never127.1
Missing488 
TOTAL168100.0
200) Would you say you attend religious services more often, about the same, or less often then you did 10 or 15 years ago? (V202)
TOTAL%
1) More15724.0
2) Same25639.2
3) Less24036.8
Missing3 
TOTAL653100.0
201) What has been the reason for the change? First response (V203)
TOTAL%
1) Physical factors: accessibility or inaccessibility of the church; availability or unavailability of transportation5113.6
2) Time factors: availability or unavailability of time, as influenced by work, children, etc.12032.1
3) Family influence: encouragement or discouragement by spouse and/or children6216.6
4) Health reasons: disabilities or improvements195.1
5) Change in interest in church-going: increased or decreased interest, but without a change in religious beliefs6316.8
6) Change in basic religious beliefs leading to a change in church-going: conversion to a church; becoming agnostic4111.0
7) Just don't bother anymore184.8
Missing282 
TOTAL374100.0
202) Reason for change in attendance. Second response (V204)
TOTAL%
1) Physical factors: accessibility or inaccessibility of the church; availability or unavailability of transportation610.0
2) Time factors: availability or unavailability of time, as influenced by work, children, etc.1321.7
3) Family influence: encouragement or discouragement by spouse and/or children915.0
4) Health reasons: disabilities or improvements35.0
5) Change in interest in church-going: increased or decreased interest, but without a change in religious beliefs1931.7
6) Change in basic religious beliefs leading to a change in church-going: conversion to a church; becoming agnostic1016.7
Missing596 
TOTAL60100.0
203) All things considered, do you think you are more interested, about as interested or less interested in religion than you were 10 or 15 years ago? (V205)
TOTAL%
1) More32349.5
2) Same28844.2
3) Less416.3
Missing4 
TOTAL652100.0
204) What has been the reason for this (interest change)? First response (V206)
TOTAL%
1) Rational aspect emphasized together with fact of getting older10131.7
2) Rational aspect emphasized but without reference to getting older6319.7
3) Emotional aspect emphasized together with fact of getting older3210.0
4) Emotional aspect emphasized but without reference to getting older237.2
5) Conversion experience explained in terms of God's action or with this implied82.5
6) Influences of family or friends5416.9
7) Influences of contact with church or clergy237.2
8) Social utility of religion, or lack of it154.7
Missing337 
TOTAL319100.0
205) What has been the reason for this (change in interest)? Second response (V207)
TOTAL%
1) Rational aspect emphasized together with fact of getting older25.9
2) Rational aspect emphasized but without reference to getting older514.7
3) Emotional aspect emphasized together with fact of getting older38.8
4) Emotional aspect emphasized but without reference to getting older411.8
5) Conversion experience explained in terms of God's action or with this implied25.9
6) Influences of family or friends1132.4
7) Influences of contact with church or clergy411.8
8) Social utility of religion, or lack of it38.8
Missing622 
TOTAL34100.0
206) Some people wonder if there is a God. How do you feel -- do you believe there is a God, or not? (V208)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63096.6
2) Unsure152.3
3) No71.1
Missing4 
TOTAL652100.0
207) If respondent doesn't believe in God -- Did you ever believe in God? (V209)
TOTAL%
1) Yes853.3
2) No746.7
Missing641 
TOTAL15100.0
208) What caused you to doubt? First response (V210)
TOTAL%
1) Personal tragedy: Death of a loved one, prolonged illness, crippling accident, etc.225.0
2) Philosophical difficulties not involving personal tragedy: belief in an all-powerful and loving God irreconcilable450.0
3) Conflict between science (natural or social) and religion112.5
6) Influence of school or teachers112.5
Missing648 
TOTAL8100.0
209) Many of the people who believe in God say that when things go wrong and the future looks black, their belief in God and His goodness keeps them going. Do you have any beliefs that help you at times like this? (V212)
TOTAL%
1) Yes423.5
2) No1376.5
Missing639 
TOTAL17100.0
210) What are they? (God- types of beliefs to keep going in difficult times) First response (V213)
TOTAL%
1) Scientific or pseudo-scientific ideas present1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
211) Do you think God is like a Heavenly Father who watches over you and helps you, or do you have some other belief? (V215)
TOTAL%
1) Heavenly Father: without any qualifications58594.4
2) Heavenly Father, but with some serious reservation as to whether God either watches over or helps people.50.8
3) Respondent rejects term Heavenly Father as too anthropomorphic, but utilizes concepts of action in describing God91.5
4) Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes but utilizes ambiguous terminology193.1
5) Respondent rejects both personal and action attributes and specifically indicates that concept God is a residual category20.3
Missing36 
TOTAL620100.0
212) Many of the people who believe in God as a Heavenly Father say that when things go wrong and the future looks black, their belief in God's love and goodness keeps them going. In your own life, do you have any beliefs that help you in this way? (V216)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1847.4
2) No2052.6
Missing618 
TOTAL38100.0
213) Heavenly father- types of beliefs to keep going in difficult times. What are they? First response (V217)
TOTAL%
1) Scientific or pseudo-scientific ideas present16.3
2) Fundamental philosophical beliefs accepted as article of faith: I believe in the basic goodness of people1062.5
3) Social responsibilities must be shouldered: I have a family depending on me16.3
6) Mystical: Some kind of help outside ourselves318.8
7) God helps16.3
Missing640 
TOTAL16100.0
214) Heavenly father- types of beliefs to keep going in difficult times. What are they? Second response (V218)
TOTAL%
6) Mystical: Some kind of help outside ourselves1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
215) Do you believe that God answers people's prayers, or not? (V219)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57391.0
2) Unsure294.6
3) No284.4
Missing26 
TOTAL630100.0
216) Do you believe that God will always give people what they ask for in their prayers, or not? (V220)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11019.3
2) Unsure376.5
3) No42274.2
Missing87 
TOTAL569100.0
217) About how often do you pray? (V221)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day19133.9
2) Once a day23541.7
3) Few times a week427.4
4) Once a week or less7813.8
5) Never183.2
Missing92 
TOTAL564100.0
218) Do you believe in life after death, or not? (V222)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46273.6
2) Unsure7912.6
3) No8713.9
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
219) Do you believe in the next life some people will be punished and other rewarded by God, or not? (V223)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34574.5
2) Unsure5411.7
3) No6413.8
Missing193 
TOTAL463100.0
220) Do you believe that God judges people on the basis of whether they had faith and trust in Him, or on the basis of the kind of lives they led? (V224)
TOTAL%
1) Faith10730.7
2) Both11432.7
3) Lives12836.7
Missing307 
TOTAL349100.0
221) Do you believe that, when they are able, God expects people to worship Him in their churches and synagogues every week, or not? (V225)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42667.5
2) Unsure274.3
3) No17828.2
Missing25 
TOTAL631100.0
222) Some religious groups teach that the world is soon coming to an end. Do you believe that the world is coming to an end? (V226)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6410.2
2) Unsure11818.8
3) No44671.0
Missing28 
TOTAL628100.0
223) Are you at all afraid of God, or not? (V227)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18930.1
2) Unsure162.6
3) No42267.3
Missing29 
TOTAL627100.0
224) Are you at all afraid of God, or not? Why is that? (V228)
TOTAL%
1) Real personal anxiety expressed: Respondent indicates he is fearful of God's judgment or future punishment8847.1
2) Mere conventional acceptance of church doctrine without evidence of real personal anxiety: That's the way I was raised3116.6
3) Respondent fears God, but not clear if from real personal anxiety or conventional acceptance of church doctrine6333.7
4) Fear in the sense of respect52.7
Missing469 
TOTAL187100.0
225) Why is that? (Reason for fear: personal shortcomings or universal shortcomings) (V229)
TOTAL%
1) Personal shortcomings basis of fear: I haven't always lived the kind of life I ought to have4930.1
2) Everybody should fear God since every mans falls short of what God expects.2716.6
3) Not clear whether respondent fears God because of personal shortcomings or because every man falls short of what God expects8350.9
4) Material fears -- dying42.5
Missing493 
TOTAL163100.0
226) Reasons for not fearing God. First response (V230)
TOTAL%
1) God is love and mercy -- whom no one need fear11436.5
2) God is too remote or impersonal to be concerned with individual humans82.6
3) Respondent has lived a good life and has nothing to fear from God9530.4
4) Conventional acceptance of church doctrine3611.5
5) Have faith and trust Him216.7
6) No reason to fear God309.6
7) Nothing frightens me - (bravado or fatalism)82.6
Missing344 
TOTAL312100.0
227) Reasons for not fearing God. Second response (V231)
TOTAL%
1) God is love and mercy -- whom no one need fear618.2
3) Respondent has lived a good life and has nothing to fear from God1133.3
4) Conventional acceptance of church doctrine515.2
5) Have faith and trust Him515.2
6) No reason to fear God515.2
7) Nothing frightens me - (bravado or fatalism)13.0
Missing623 
TOTAL33100.0
228) Do you think that God is more concerned with the way people treat their fellow man, or is God more concerned with their attendance at church or synagogue, or would you say they are equally important to Him? (V232)
TOTAL%
1) Ethics more important34755.9
2) Both equal25440.9
3) Worship more important162.6
4) God not concerned40.6
Missing35 
TOTAL621100.0
229) Do you think that God is more pleased when people try to get ahead, or when people are satisfied with what they have and don't try to push ahead? (V233)
TOTAL%
1) Get ahead30849.6
2) Unsure6911.1
3) Are satisfied20432.9
4) God not concerned386.1
5) Both20.3
Missing35 
TOTAL621100.0
230) Do you think the work you do is as important in God's eyes as the work of ministers and priests (rabbis), or not? (V234)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38862.6
2) Unsure325.2
3) No19631.6
4) God not concerned40.6
Missing36 
TOTAL620100.0
231) What do you believe about Jesus? Do you believe that Jesus was God's only son sent into the world by God to save sinful men or do you believe that he was simply very good man and teacher or do you have some other belief? (V235)
TOTAL%
1) God's son53788.9
2) Simply a good man and teacher599.8
3) Jesus was both human and divine20.3
4) Jesus was simply a Jewish leader20.3
6) Jesus never lived10.2
7) God is Jesus30.5
Missing52 
TOTAL604100.0
232) Have you ever doubted that there is a God? What caused you to doubt? Respondent has doubted that there is a God because of: (First response) (V236)
TOTAL%
1) Personal Tragedy: death of a loved one, prolonged illness, crippling accident, etc.2729.7
2) Philosophical difficulties not involving personal tragedy: belief in an all-powerful and living God doesn't fit5560.4
3) Immaturity: I was young, etc.33.3
4) Conflict between science (natural or social) and religion55.5
5) Influence of friends or relatives11.1
Missing565 
TOTAL91100.0
233) Have you ever doubted that there is a God? What caused you to doubt? Respondent has doubted that there is a God because of: (Second response) (V237)
TOTAL%
1) Personal Tragedy: death of a loved one, prolonged illness, crippling accident, etc.323.1
2) Philosophical difficulties not involving personal tragedy: belief in an all-powerful and living God doesn't fit323.1
3) Immaturity: I was young, etc.430.8
4) Conflict between science (natural or social) and religion215.4
6) Influence of school or teachers17.7
Missing643 
TOTAL13100.0
234) Have you ever doubted that there is a God? What caused you to give up your doubts? Respondent has doubted that there is a God, but gave up doubts because of: (First response) (V238)
TOTAL%
1) Rational action: study, thought, reflection1955.9
2) Emotional experience: conversion, salvation, experience of god's blessings926.5
3) Growing older: greater experience and wisdom that comes with age38.8
4) Influence of local church clergy: kept attending church and finally regained faith; attended a religious class25.9
5) Influence of friends or relatives12.9
Missing622 
TOTAL34100.0
235) Have you ever doubted that there is a God? What caused you to give up your doubts? Respondent has doubted that there is a God, but gave up doubts because of: (Second response) (V239)
TOTAL%
1) Rational action: study, thought, reflection114.3
2) Emotional experience: conversion, salvation, experience of God's blessings342.9
4) Influence of local church clergy: kept attending church and finally regained faith; attended a religious class228.6
5) Influence of friends or relatives114.3
Missing649 
TOTAL7100.0
236) Do you feel that someone who doesn't believe in God, can be a good American, or not? (V240)
TOTAL%
1) Can be a good American35957.0
2) Unsure477.5
3) Cannot be a good American22435.6
Missing26 
TOTAL630100.0
237) When you have decisions to make in your everyday life, do you ask yourself what God would want you to do -- often, sometimes or never? (V241)
TOTAL%
1) Often22235.6
2) Sometimes28545.7
3) Never11618.6
Missing33 
TOTAL623100.0
238) Do you feel you have the right to question what your church teaches, or not? (V242)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42168.0
2) Unsure233.7
3) No17528.3
Missing37 
TOTAL619100.0
239) Which of the people or things on this card has had the greatest influence on your religious beliefs? (V243)
TOTAL%
1) Friends284.5
2) Teachers406.4
3) Husband, wife or children8914.2
4) Parents30849.2
5) Ministers, priests or rabbis12419.8
6) Books325.1
7) TV or radio50.8
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
240) Which has had the next greatest influence? (V244)
TOTAL%
1) Friends6410.5
2) Teachers8113.3
3) Husband, wife or children8313.6
4) Parents11819.3
5) Ministers, priests or rabbis21835.7
6) Books426.9
7) TV or radio40.7
Missing46 
TOTAL610100.0
241) Have your religious beliefs ever had any effect on your political beliefs? (V245)
TOTAL%
1) Yes649.9
2) Unsure233.6
3) No55886.5
Missing11 
TOTAL645100.0
242) In what ways? How affected political beliefs? First response (V246)
TOTAL%
1) Candidates' religion or faith in God influenced respondent's voting, at least on some occasions2647.3
2) Candidates' denomination influenced respondent's voting, either for or against, at least on some occasions916.4
3) Basic political philosophy of respondent shaped by or derived from his religious beliefs1221.8
4) Respondent's religious beliefs influenced his stand on various issues which arise, either domestic or foreign policy issues47.3
5) Votes on basis of candidates' morals47.3
Missing601 
TOTAL55100.0
243) In what ways? How affected political beliefs? Second response (V247)
TOTAL%
1) Candidates' religion or faith in God influenced respondent's voting, at least on some occasions233.3
3) Basic political philosophy of respondent shaped by or derived from his religious beliefs466.7
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
244) In what ways? How affected political beliefs? Third response (V248)
TOTAL%
1) Candidates' religion or faith in God influenced respondent's voting, at least on some occasions1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
245) Do you think that religious leaders ought to take a public stand on questions such as whether white or colored children should go to the same schools? (V249)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31649.1
2) Unsure609.3
3) No26741.5
Missing13 
TOTAL643100.0
246) Do you think that religious leaders ought to take a public stand on questions such as whether the government should provide doctors and medical care for people? (V250)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24938.8
2) Unsure477.3
3) No34553.8
Missing15 
TOTAL641100.0
247) Do you think that religious leaders ought to take a public stand for or against some candidate for public office? (V251)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10416.1
2) Unsure426.5
3) No49877.3
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
248) Here are four statements which have been made about the Bible and I'd like you to tell me which is the closest to your own view. 1) The Bible is God's Word and all it says is true. 2) The Bible was written by man inspired by God, and it's basic moral and religious teachings are true, but because the writers were men, it contains some human errors. 3) The Bible is a valuable book because it was written by wise and good men, but God had nothing to do with it. 4) The Bible was written by men so long ago that it is of little value today (V252)
TOTAL%
1) God's Word33352.0
2) Written by inspired men26841.9
3) Valuable book294.5
4) Of little value101.6
Missing16 
TOTAL640100.0
249) I have here the names of several people mentioned in the Bible whom we've found are not too well known. Would you tell me if you recognize any of these names, and if so, tell me briefly anything you know about them? Moses (V253)
TOTAL%
1) Incorrect answer23035.7
2) Partially correct answer365.6
3) Correct answer37858.7
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
250) I have here the names of several people mentioned in the Bible whom we've found are not too well known. Would you tell me if you recognize any of these names, and if so, tell me briefly anything you know about them? Samuel (V254)
TOTAL%
1) Incorrect answer59492.2
2) Partially correct answer446.8
3) Correct answer60.9
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
251) I have here the names of several people mentioned in the Bible whom we've found are not too well known. Would you tell me if you recognize any of these names, and if so, tell me briefly anything you know about them? Peter (V255)
TOTAL%
1) Incorrect answer27142.1
2) Partially correct answer21934.0
3) Correct answer15423.9
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
252) I have here the names of several people mentioned in the Bible whom we've found are not too well known. Would you tell me if you recognize any of these names, and if so, tell me briefly anything you know about them? Barnabas (V256)
TOTAL%
1) Incorrect answer60293.6
2) Partially correct answer264.0
3) Correct answer152.3
Missing13 
TOTAL643100.0
253) I have here the names of several people mentioned in the Bible whom we've found are not too well known. Would you tell me if you recognize any of these names, and if so, tell me briefly anything you know about them? Noah (V257)
TOTAL%
1) Incorrect answer11417.7
2) Partially correct answer60.9
3) Correct answer52581.4
Missing11 
TOTAL645100.0
254) Have you read any part of the Bible in the last year? (V258)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34252.9
2) No30547.1
Missing9 
TOTAL647100.0
255) How often have you read the Bible in the last year? (V259)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable, doesn't read the Bible30547.2
1) Everyday375.7
2) Almost every day284.3
3) Once or twice a week7711.9
4) Few times a month6510.1
5) Once a month253.9
6) Few times a year9414.6
7) Less often never152.3
Missing10 
TOTAL646100.0
256) What are your reasons for reading the Bible? First response (V260)
TOTAL%
1) To find comfort, solace or consolation7125.5
2) To learn what God expects me to do, to find guidance for problems of daily life, for inspiration7225.9
3) To become better informed about Biblical history, life of Jesus, etc., prepare for Sunday School9333.5
4) Feeling of compulsion to read Bible; God wants us to read it, church expects it217.6
5) Reads Bible on special ceremonial occasions: family gatherings, etc.103.6
6) Habit; I've always done it, training62.2
7) Understanding and wisdom51.8
Missing378 
TOTAL278100.0
257) What are your reasons for reading the Bible? Second response (V261)
TOTAL%
1) To find comfort, solace or consolation1220.7
2) To learn what God expects me to do, to find guidance for problems of daily life, for inspiration2746.6
3) To become better informed about Biblical history, life of Jesus, etc., prepare for Sunday School1220.7
4) Feeling of compulsion to read Bible; God wants us to read it, church expects it23.4
5) Reads Bible on special ceremonial occasions: family gatherings, etc.35.2
7) Understanding and wisdom23.4
Missing598 
TOTAL58100.0
258) What are your reasons for reading the Bible? Third response (V262)
TOTAL%
2) To learn what God expects me to do, to find guidance for problems of daily life, for inspiration250.0
3) To become better informed about Biblical history, life of Jesus, etc., prepare for Sunday School125.0
5) Reads Bible on special ceremonial occasions: family gatherings, etc.125.0
Missing652 
TOTAL4100.0
259) Have you ever read any part of the Bible? (V263)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23478.0
2) No6622.0
Missing356 
TOTAL300100.0
260) When was the last time you read the Bible? (V264)
TOTAL%
1) Within the last three years7135.3
2) Four or five years ago2813.9
3) More than five years ago, but while respondent was an adult (i.e., 21 years of age or over)5326.4
4) Not since childhood (i.e., respondent under 21 years of age)4924.4
Missing455 
TOTAL201100.0
261) Do you ever watch TV programs or listen to radio programs that are about religion or are sponsored by religious groups? (V265)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50077.4
2) No14622.6
Missing10 
TOTAL646100.0
262) Which programs have you watched or listened to? First response (V266)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable, respondent doesn't watch or listen to any programs14625.1
1) Lutheran Hour111.9
2) Catholic Hour203.4
3) The Rosary142.4
4) The Detroit Pulpit10.2
5) Other worship programs254.3
6) Worship programs, not further specified213.6
7) Crossroads122.1
8) This is the Life142.4
9) The Christophers183.1
10) Special religious drama; Green Pastures, holiday programs, etc.193.3
11) Other serial dramatic programs61.0
12) Religious dramatic programs, not further specified30.5
13) Bishop Sheen (Life is Worth Living)13222.7
14) Faith for Today61.0
16) Religion in Action20.3
18) Other discussion programs61.0
19) Religious discussion programs, not further specified10.2
20) Temple Baptist122.1
21) Gilead Baptist50.9
22) Billy Graham274.6
23) Oral Roberts295.0
25) Charles Fuller10.2
26) Other evangelistic programs of this type71.2
27) Evangelistic programs, not further specified30.5
28) Rev. Diggs20.3
30) Rev. Franklin50.9
31) Rev. Loften50.9
32) Prophet Jones20.3
34) Other programs of local preachers152.6
35) Local preachers, not further specified30.5
36) Renfro Valley10.2
37) U of M Hymns10.2
39) Other religious musical programs30.5
40) Religious music, not further specified20.3
41) Rome Eternal10.2
Missing75 
TOTAL581100.0
263) How often do you watch or listen to each of these programs? First response (V267)
TOTAL%
1) Every day92.0
2) Almost every day51.1
3) Once or twice a week22651.2
4) A few times a month7617.2
5) Once a month409.1
6) A few times a year6815.4
7) Less often173.9
Missing215 
TOTAL441100.0
264) Religious program watched or listened to. Second response (V268)
TOTAL%
1) Lutheran Hour73.0
2) Catholic Hour208.7
3) The Rosary73.0
4) The Detroit Pulpit10.4
5) Other worship programs135.7
6) Worship programs, not further specified41.7
7) Crossroads93.9
8) This is the Life83.5
9) The Christophers146.1
10) Special religious drama; Green Pastures, holiday programs, etc.104.3
11) Other serial dramatic programs31.3
12) Religious dramatic programs, not further specified20.9
13) Bishop Sheen (Life is Worth Living)3515.2
14) Faith for Today31.3
15) Radio Bible Class10.4
16) Religion in Action10.4
17) Voice of Prophecy20.9
18) Other discussion programs20.9
20) Temple Baptist93.9
21) Gilead Baptist31.3
22) Billy Graham198.3
23) Oral Roberts187.8
25) Charles Fuller10.4
26) Other evangelistic Programs of this type31.3
28) Rev. Diggs31.3
29) Rev. Chapman20.9
30) Rev. Franklin31.3
31) Rev. Loften52.2
34) Other programs of local preachers146.1
37) U of M Hymns10.4
39) Other religious musical programs52.2
41) Rome Eternal20.9
Missing426 
TOTAL230100.0
265) Frequency of watching second program (V269)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable, respondent doesn't watch or listen to any programs35554.1
1) Every day30.5
2) Almost every day71.1
3) Once or twice a week10816.5
4) A few times a month395.9
5) Once a month223.4
6) A few times a year426.4
7) Less often91.4
8) Don't know375.6
9) Not ascertained345.2
TOTAL656100.0
266) Religious program watched or listened to. Third response (V270)
TOTAL%
1) Lutheran Hour22.4
2) Catholic Hour33.6
3) The Rosary44.8
5) Other worship programs44.8
7) Crossroads89.5
8) This is the Life44.8
9) The Christophers56.0
10) Special religious drama; Green Pastures, holiday programs, etc.44.8
11) Other serial dramatic programs22.4
13) Bishop Sheen (life is worth living)78.3
14) Faith for Today44.8
16) Religion in Action11.2
18) Other discussion programs33.6
20) Temple Baptist22.4
22) Billy Graham56.0
23) Oral Roberts67.1
24) America to Your Knees11.2
26) Other evangelistic programs of this type22.4
28) Rev. Diggs22.4
30) Rev. Franklin33.6
31) Rev. Loften11.2
32) Prophet Jones22.4
34) Other programs of local preachers67.1
39) Other religious musical programs22.4
40) Religious music, not further specified11.2
Missing572 
TOTAL84100.0
267) Frequency of watching third program (V271)
TOTAL%
1) Every day66.7
3) Once or twice a week5056.2
4) A few times a month910.1
5) Once a month89.0
6) A few times a year1415.7
7) Less often22.2
Missing567 
TOTAL89100.0
268) What are your reasons for watching or listening to these programs? First response (V272)
TOTAL%
1) Religious interest; to worship, for inspiration, to hear sermon, etc.10923.4
2) Moral reasons, not necessarily religious; it's good for you, teaches you to behave, etc.275.8
3) To gain information; to compare different views: to learn about own and other doctrines9320.0
4) Curiosity, entertainment or general interest (no indication of religious motivation)18138.9
5) Because of certain sponsoring religion; it's a Lutheran program, I'm a Catholic; etc.20.4
6) Substitute for church attendance; can't get out to church, haven't time to leave the house, etc.214.5
7) No real reason; just habit; nothing else on; etc.326.9
Missing191 
TOTAL465100.0
269) What are your reasons for watching or listening to these programs? Second response (V273)
TOTAL%
1) Religious interest; to worship, for inspiration, to hear sermon, etc.3425.4
2) Moral reasons, not necessarily religious; it's good for you, teaches you to behave, etc.1712.7
3) To gain information; to compare different views: to learn about own and other doctrines3929.1
4) Curiosity, entertainment or general interest (no indication of religious motivation)3022.4
5) Because of certain sponsoring religion; it's a Lutheran program, I'm a Catholic; etc.10.7
6) Substitute for church attendance; can't get out to church, haven't time to leave the house, etc.129.0
7) No real reason; just habit; nothing else on; etc.10.7
Missing522 
TOTAL134100.0
270) What are your reasons for watching or listening to these programs? Third response (V274)
TOTAL%
1) Religious interest; to worship, for inspiration, to hear sermon, etc.430.8
2) Moral reasons, not necessarily religious; it's good for you, teaches you to behave, etc.323.1
3) To gain information; to compare different views: to learn about own and other doctrines538.5
6) Substitute for church attendance; can't get out to church, haven't time to leave the house, etc.17.7
Missing643 
TOTAL13100.0
271) Do you feel there are any disagreements between what science teaches and what your religious group teaches? (V275)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28445.1
2) Unsure14122.4
3) No20532.5
Missing26 
TOTAL630100.0
272) Would you say that these disagreements are -- very serious, somewhat serious or not very serious? (V276)
TOTAL%
1) Very7727.3
2) Somewhat7426.2
3) Not very13146.5
Missing374 
TOTAL282100.0
273) Would you say that you talk about religion with any of the people where you work often, sometimes or never? (V277)
TOTAL%
1) Often6417.8
2) Sometimes19654.4
3) Never9726.9
4) Respondent works alone30.8
Missing296 
TOTAL360100.0
274) Have these talks ever had any effect on your religious beliefs in any way? (V278)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3413.1
2) Unsure51.9
3) No22185.0
Missing396 
TOTAL260100.0
275) How belief changed, workplace. (If yes) In what way? First response (V279)
TOTAL%
1) Changed basic faith: became more religious: they got me to see the importance of religion1545.5
2) Changed basic faith: no change in religiosity: I became a Methodist because of talks13.0
4) Changed some specific beliefs: made me see drinking is a sin, or I no longer believe in miracles26.1
5) Has raised questions in my mind721.2
6) Has made me more tolerant of other groups412.1
7) Have learned lots of interesting things412.1
Missing623 
TOTAL33100.0
276) How belief changed, workplace. (If yes) In what way? Second response (V280)
TOTAL%
3) Changed basic faith: became less religious: Helped me see religion is just superstition133.3
5) Has raised questions in my mind133.3
7) Have learned lots of interesting things133.3
Missing653 
TOTAL3100.0
277) Are most (i.e., majority) of the people you work with Protestant, Catholic or Jewish? (V282)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant9831.8
2) Catholic9129.5
3) Jewish113.6
4) Protestant and Catholic4915.9
5) Protestant and Jewish31.0
6) Catholic and Jewish31.0
7) All three religions5317.2
Missing348 
TOTAL308100.0
278) Would (Do) you prefer to have most of the people you work with be of the same faith as yourself, or doesn't this make any difference? (V283)
TOTAL%
1) Same faith195.5
2) No difference32594.5
Missing312 
TOTAL344100.0
279) Would you say that you talk about religion with any of your neighbors often, sometimes or never? (V284)
TOTAL%
1) Often4315.9
2) Sometimes14252.4
3) Never8631.7
Missing385 
TOTAL271100.0
280) Have these talks ever had any effect on your religious beliefs in any way? (V285)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2513.7
2) Unsure42.2
3) No15384.1
Missing474 
TOTAL182100.0
281) (If yes) In what ways? First response (V286)
TOTAL%
1) Changed basic faith: became more religious: they got me to see the importance of religion212.5
3) Changed basic faith: became less religious: helped me see religion is just superstition212.5
4) Changed some specific beliefs: made me see drinking is a sin, or I no longer believe in miracles212.5
5) Has raised questions in my mind425.0
6) Has made me more tolerant of other groups212.5
7) Have learned lots of interesting things425.0
Missing640 
TOTAL16100.0
282) (If yes) In what ways? Second response (V287)
TOTAL%
1) Changed basic faith: became more religious: they got me to see the importance of religion120.0
3) Changed basic faith: became less religious: helped me see religion is just superstition120.0
4) Changed some specific beliefs: made me see drinking is a sin, or I no longer believe in miracles120.0
6) Has made me more tolerant of other groups120.0
7) Have learned lots of interesting things120.0
Missing651 
TOTAL5100.0
283) (If yes) In what ways? Third response (V288)
TOTAL%
3) Changed basic faith: became less religious: helped me see religion is just superstition1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
284) Are most (i.e. majority) of the people in your neighborhood Protestant, Catholic or Jewish? (V289)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant6127.9
2) Catholic8940.6
3) Jewish135.9
4) Protestant and Catholic3114.2
7) All three religions2511.4
Missing437 
TOTAL219100.0
285) Would (Do) you prefer to have most of your neighbors be of the same faith as yourself, or doesn't it make any difference? (V290)
TOTAL%
1) Same faith228.3
2) No difference24491.7
Missing390 
TOTAL266100.0
286) Do you have a religious preference? That is, are you either Protestant, Catholic, Jewish or something else? What specific denomination is that, if any? (V291)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant37057.9
2) Catholic23737.1
3) Jewish264.1
4) Eastern Orthodox60.9
Missing17 
TOTAL639100.0
287) Of those relatives you feel really close to, what proportion are Protestants? (V292)
TOTAL%
1) All of them20456.5
2) Nearly all of them8022.2
3) More than half of them195.3
4) About half of them3810.5
5) Less than half of them154.2
6) None of them51.4
Missing295 
TOTAL361100.0
288) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Protestants to marry other Protestants to marry other Protestants, or not? (V293)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser24266.5
2) Unsure123.3
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference11030.2
Missing292 
TOTAL364100.0
289) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Protestants to choose other Protestants, as their really close friends, or not? (V294)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser6818.7
2) Unsure92.5
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference28778.8
Missing292 
TOTAL364100.0
290) Thinking of your closest friends, what proportion are Protestants? (V295)
TOTAL%
1) All of them6718.6
2) Nearly all of them9426.0
3) More than half of them4111.4
4) About half of them11030.5
5) Less than half of them4713.0
6) None of them20.6
Missing295 
TOTAL361100.0
291) If for some reason you decided to become a Catholic someday, do you think any of your friends or relatives would try to discourage you, or not? (V296)
TOTAL%
1) Would try18150.4
2) Unsure205.6
3) Would not try15844.0
Missing297 
TOTAL359100.0
292) Do you think any of your friends, or relatives would feel at all unhappy or disturbed about it, or not? (V297)
TOTAL%
1) Would3018.6
2) Unsure2012.4
3) Would not11168.9
Missing495 
TOTAL161100.0
293) Compared with Protestants, do you think Catholics as whole are more tolerant, as tolerant or less tolerant of the religious beliefs of other people? (V298)
TOTAL%
1) Catholics more tolerant4013.2
2) Catholics as tolerant8327.5
3) Catholics less tolerant17959.3
Missing354 
TOTAL302100.0
294) Compared with Protestants, do you think that Catholics as a whole are more fair, as fair, or less fair in their business dealings? (V299)
TOTAL%
1) Catholics more fair269.3
2) Catholics as fair22379.6
3) Catholics less fair3111.1
Missing376 
TOTAL280100.0
295) Do you feel that Catholics have been trying to get too much power in this country, or not? (V300)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8824.7
2) Unsure7821.9
3) No19053.4
Missing300 
TOTAL356100.0
296) Compared with Protestants, do you think Jewish people as a whole are more tolerant, as tolerant or less tolerant of the religious beliefs of other people? (V301)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish more tolerant5221.3
2) Jewish as tolerant12551.2
3) Jewish less tolerant6727.5
Missing412 
TOTAL244100.0
297) Compared with Protestants, do you think that the Jewish people as a whole are more fair, as fair or less fair in their business dealings? (V302)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish more fair93.0
2) Jewish as fair15050.3
3) Jewish less fair13946.6
Missing358 
TOTAL298100.0
298) Do you feel that the Jewish people have been trying to get too much power in the country, or not? (V303)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9626.9
2) Unsure7220.2
3) No18952.9
Missing299 
TOTAL357100.0
299) Would you like to see your own denomination merge, or join together, with any other Protestant group? (V304)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13339.2
2) Unsure5115.0
3) No15545.7
Missing317 
TOTAL339100.0
300) Which groups would you like to see it merge with? (V305)
TOTAL%
1) Merger within own denomination (e.g., other Lutheran synods)1512.2
2) Limited merger with small number of other denominations3931.7
3) General merger, except for a small number of denominations97.3
4) Total merger of all Protestants4234.1
5) Broad merger of Protestants and non-Protestants75.7
6) Merger with Catholics only, mentioned43.3
7) Merger with Jews only, mentioned10.8
8) Merger with all who believe as we do, all who really believe, etc.64.9
Missing533 
TOTAL123100.0
301) Are there any Protestant groups you would not like to merge with? (V306)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3728.0
2) Unsure129.1
3) No8362.9
Missing524 
TOTAL132100.0
302) Which groups are these? General Categories First response (V307)
TOTAL%
1) Small fundamentalist sects1955.9
2) Baptists38.8
3) Episcopalians and/or Lutherans514.7
5) Semi-Christian or non-traditional Christian groups, like Unitarians, Christian Scientists, Mormons, Spiritualists720.6
Missing622 
TOTAL34100.0
303) Which groups are these? General Categories Second response (V308)
TOTAL%
1) Small fundamentalist sects430.8
2) Baptists215.4
4) Liberal, middle class Protestant groups like Methodists, Presbyterians or Congregationalists215.4
5) Semi-Christian or non-traditional Christian groups, like Unitarians, Christian Scientists, Mormons, Spiritualists538.5
Missing643 
TOTAL13100.0
304) Specific groups not supported in merger. Which groups are these? Specific Denominations First response (V309)
TOTAL%
22) Lutheran26.9
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England26.9
32) Baptist413.8
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist26.9
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God13.4
40) Church of Christ13.4
44) Seventh-day Adventist310.3
45) Other fundamentalist13.4
46) Christian Scientists413.8
50) Jehovah's Witnesses931.0
Missing627 
TOTAL29100.0
305) Which groups are these? Specific Denominations Second response (V310)
TOTAL%
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England17.7
29) Methodist17.7
32) Baptist17.7
44) Seventh-day Adventist215.4
45) Other fundamentalist323.1
46) Christian Scientists17.7
47) Spiritualistic17.7
50) Jehovah's Witnesses323.1
Missing643 
TOTAL13100.0
306) Of those relatives you feel really close to, what proportion are Catholics? (V311)
TOTAL%
1) All of them12755.0
2) Nearly all of them5423.4
3) More than half of them146.1
4) About half of them187.8
5) Less than half of them114.8
6) None of them73.0
Missing425 
TOTAL231100.0
307) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Catholics to marry other Catholics, or not? (V312)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser18679.8
2) Unsure93.9
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference3816.3
Missing423 
TOTAL233100.0
308) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Catholics to choose other Catholics as their really close friends, or not? (V313)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser7130.5
2) Unsure52.1
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference15767.4
Missing423 
TOTAL233100.0
309) Thinking of your closest friends, what proportion are Catholics? (V314)
TOTAL%
1) All of them3012.9
2) Nearly all of them7030.0
3) More than half of them3515.0
4) About half of them6527.9
5) Less than half of them2812.0
6) None of them52.1
Missing423 
TOTAL233100.0
310) If for some reason you decided to become a Protestant someday, do you think any of your friends or relatives would try to discourage you, or not? (V315)
TOTAL%
1) Would try18480.7
2) Unsure62.6
3) Would not try3816.7
Missing428 
TOTAL228100.0
311) Do you think any of your friends or relatives would feel at all unhappy or disturbed about it, or not? (V316)
TOTAL%
1) Would1435.9
2) Unsure820.5
3) Would not1743.6
Missing617 
TOTAL39100.0
312) Compared with Catholics, do you think Protestants as a whole are more tolerant, as tolerant or less tolerant of religious beliefs of other people? (V317)
TOTAL%
1) Protestants more tolerant3419.2
2) Protestants as tolerant10257.6
3) Protestants less tolerant4123.2
Missing479 
TOTAL177100.0
313) Compared with Catholics, do you think Protestants as a whole are more fair, as fair or less fair in their business dealings? (V318)
TOTAL%
1) Protestants more fair84.3
2) Protestants as fair17191.0
3) Protestants less fair94.8
Missing468 
TOTAL188100.0
314) Do you feel that Protestants have too much power in this country today, or not? (V319)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2913.1
2) Unsure3716.7
3) No15670.3
Missing434 
TOTAL222100.0
315) Compared with Catholics, do you think Jewish people as a whole are more tolerant, as tolerant, or less tolerant of the religious beliefs of other people? (V320)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish more tolerant2917.1
2) Jewish as tolerant9354.7
3) Jewish less tolerant4828.2
Missing486 
TOTAL170100.0
316) Compared with Catholics, do you think that the Jewish people as a whole are more fair, as fair, or less fair in their business dealings? (V321)
TOTAL%
1) Jewish more fair52.6
2) Jewish as fair9951.3
3) Jewish less fair8946.1
Missing463 
TOTAL193100.0
317) Do you feel that the Jewish people have been trying to get too much power in this country, or not? (V322)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5825.9
2) Unsure3214.3
3) No13459.8
Missing432 
TOTAL224100.0
318) Do you believe the Catholic Church is the only true church established by God Himself, and that other churches were only established by men? (V323)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15366.2
2) Unsure177.4
3) No6126.4
Missing425 
TOTAL231100.0
319) Do you think that the ministers of other churches should be allowed to teach publicly, as on the radio, things that are contrary to Catholic teaching? For example, should they be allowed to teach publicly that it is never a sin to practice birth control, or should they not be allowed to do this? (V324)
TOTAL%
1) Should be allowed9641.4
2) Unsure2410.3
3) Should not be allowed11248.3
Missing424 
TOTAL232100.0
320) Of those relatives you feel really close to, what proportion are Jewish? (V325)
TOTAL%
1) All of them2076.9
2) Nearly all of them519.2
4) About half of them13.8
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
321) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Jewish people to marry other Jewish people, or not? (V326)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser2492.3
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference27.7
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
322) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Jewish people to choose other Jewish people as their really close friends, or not? (V327)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser1038.5
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference1661.5
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
323) Thinking of your closest friends, what proportion are Jewish? (V328)
TOTAL%
1) All of them1038.5
2) Nearly all of them1038.5
3) More than half of them27.7
4) About half of them415.4
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
324) If for some reason you decided to become a Christian someday, do you think any of your friends or relatives would try to discourage you, or not? (V329)
TOTAL%
1) Would try1979.2
2) Unsure14.2
3) Would not try416.7
Missing632 
TOTAL24100.0
325) Do you think any of your friends or relatives would feel at all unhappy or disturbed about it, or not? (V330)
TOTAL%
1) Would787.5
3) Would not112.5
Missing648 
TOTAL8100.0
326) Do you generally observe any of the following customs? On the last Passover, did you have a Seder in your own home or attend one elsewhere? (V331)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2596.2
2) No13.8
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
327) Does you family generally light Friday night candles? (V332)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1453.8
2) No1142.3
3) No family13.8
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
328) Last Hanukkah, did you light Hanukkah candles? (V333)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2076.9
2) No623.1
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
329) Do you use separate dishes for meat and dairy food? (V334)
TOTAL%
1) Yes934.6
2) No1765.4
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
330) Compared with Jewish people, do you think that Protestants are as a whole are more tolerant, as tolerant, or less tolerant, of the religious beliefs of other people? (V335)
TOTAL%
1) Protestants more tolerant525.0
2) Protestants as tolerant1260.0
3) Protestants less tolerant315.0
Missing636 
TOTAL20100.0
331) Compared with Jewish people, do you think Protestants as a whole are more fair, as fair, or less fair in their business dealings? (V336)
TOTAL%
2) Protestants as fair1688.9
3) Protestants less fair211.1
Missing638 
TOTAL18100.0
332) Do you feel that the Protestants have too much power in this country today, or not? (V337)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13.8
2) Unsure623.1
3) No1973.1
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
333) Compared with Jewish people, do you think that Catholics as a whole are more tolerant, as tolerant, or less tolerant of the religious beliefs of other people? (V338)
TOTAL%
1) Catholics more tolerant14.8
2) Catholics as tolerant733.3
3) Catholics less tolerant1361.9
Missing635 
TOTAL21100.0
334) Compared with Jewish people, do you think that Catholics as a whole are more fair, as fair, or less fair in their business dealings? (V339)
TOTAL%
2) Catholics as fair1785.0
3) Catholics less fair315.0
Missing636 
TOTAL20100.0
335) Do you feel that the Catholics have been trying to get too much power in this country, or not? (V340)
TOTAL%
1) Yes519.2
2) Unsure415.4
3) No1765.4
Missing630 
TOTAL26100.0
336) From the religious standpoint, do you feel you have more in common with the Protestants, or the Roman Catholics? (V341)
TOTAL%
3) Roman Catholics4100.0
Missing652 
TOTAL4100.0
337) Of those relatives you feel really close to, what proportion are members of the Orthodox faith? (V342)
TOTAL%
1) All of them350.0
2) Nearly all of them233.3
5) Less than half of them116.7
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
338) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Orthodox people to marry others of their own faith, or not? (V343)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser233.3
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference466.7
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
339) As a general rule, do you think it is wiser for Orthodox people to choose other Orthodox people as their really close friends, or not? (V344)
TOTAL%
1) Wiser116.7
2) Unsure116.7
3) Not wiser, or makes no difference466.7
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
340) Thinking of your closest friends, what proportion are members of the Orthodox faith? (V345)
TOTAL%
1) All of them116.7
2) Nearly all of them116.7
4) About half of them233.3
5) Less than half of them233.3
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
341) If for some reason you decided to become either a Protestant or Roman Catholic someday, do you think any of your friends or relatives would try to discourage you, or not? (V346)
TOTAL%
1) Would try350.0
3) Would not try350.0
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
342) Do you think any of your friends or relatives would feel at all unhappy or disturbed about it, or not? (V347)
TOTAL%
1) Would2100.0
Missing654 
TOTAL2100.0
343) On the whole, which mean more to you, your ties with your relatives, or your ties with your friends? (V348)
TOTAL%
1) Relatives41864.2
2) Both equal10015.4
3) Friends13320.4
Missing5 
TOTAL651100.0
344) If you were to join a different (some) religious group, which one do you think you'd be most likely to join? First response (V349)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic6723.0
4) Russian Orthodox10.3
11) Jewish; no preference31.0
12) Jewish; preference not ascertained62.1
17) Protestant; no denomination given227.6
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.3
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)10.3
21) Presbyterian237.9
22) Lutheran3612.4
23) Congregational20.7
25) Reformed, Dutch Reformed or Christian Reform10.3
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England237.9
29) Methodist4816.5
32) Baptist3010.3
33) Disciples of Christ10.3
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary, Christian and Missionary Alliance10.3
35) Church of God10.3
37) Church of God and Christ10.3
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God20.7
40) Church of Christ10.3
41) Salvation Army10.3
44) Seventh-day Adventist20.7
45) Other Fundamentalist10.3
46) Christian Scientists82.7
47) Spiritualistic31.0
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon10.3
49) Unitarian or Universalist31.0
51) Quakers10.3
Missing365 
TOTAL291100.0
345) If you were to join a different (some) religious group, which one do you think you'd be most likely to join? Seconds response (V350)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic15.0
13) Mohammedan15.0
21) Presbyterian420.0
22) Lutheran210.0
23) Congregational210.0
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England315.0
29) Methodist210.0
32) Baptist315.0
42) Primitive Baptist or Free Will Baptist15.0
52) Unity15.0
Missing636 
TOTAL20100.0
346) How do you feel about gambling? From the moral standpoint, would you say it is always wrong to gamble, usually wrong, sometimes wrong or never wrong? (V351)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong20932.3
2) Usually wrong8813.6
3) Sometimes wrong30246.6
4) Never wrong497.6
Missing8 
TOTAL648100.0
347) Do you think the government should have laws against all gambling? (V352)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20166.8
2) Unsure206.6
3) No8026.6
Missing355 
TOTAL301100.0
348) From the moral standpoint, would you say that it is always wrong for a married couple to practice birth control, usually wrong, sometimes wrong or never wrong? (V353)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong16326.0
2) Usually wrong609.6
3) Sometimes wrong21634.5
4) Never wrong18729.9
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
349) Do you think the government should have laws against birth control? (V354)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6930.5
2) Unsure2410.6
3) No13358.8
Missing430 
TOTAL226100.0
350) From the moral standpoint, would you say that moderate drinking is always wrong, usually wrong, sometimes wrong or never wrong? (V355)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong7511.6
2) Usually wrong396.0
3) Sometimes wrong22534.7
4) Never wrong31047.8
Missing7 
TOTAL649100.0
351) Do you think the government should have laws against drinking? (V356)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5142.1
2) Unsure1814.9
3) No5243.0
Missing535 
TOTAL121100.0
352) Do you think heavy drinking is always, usually, sometimes or never wrong? (V357)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong43480.4
2) Usually wrong7313.5
3) Sometimes wrong325.9
4) Never wrong10.2
Missing116 
TOTAL540100.0
353) From the moral standpoint, do you think it is always wrong, usually wrong, sometimes or never wrong for business to remain open on Sunday? (V358)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong24137.3
2) Usually wrong11818.3
3) Sometimes wrong16525.5
4) Never wrong12218.9
Missing10 
TOTAL646100.0
354) Do you think that the government ought to have laws against this? (V359)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22864.0
2) Unsure236.5
3) No10529.5
Missing300 
TOTAL356100.0
355) From the moral standpoint, how do you feel about divorce? (V360)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong14622.7
2) Usually wrong13120.4
3) Sometimes wrong31148.4
4) Never wrong558.6
Missing13 
TOTAL643100.0
356) Here are a few more of those statements you sometimes hear people make, and I'd like to find out whether or not you agree with each of them. The first statement is: Most people don't really care what happens to the next fellow (V361)
TOTAL%
1) Agree22034.0
2) Unsure182.8
3) Disagree41063.3
Missing8 
TOTAL648100.0
357) It's hardly fair to bring children into the world the way things look for the future? (V362)
TOTAL%
1) Agree7211.1
2) Unsure446.8
3) Disagree53282.1
Missing8 
TOTAL648100.0
358) Nowadays a person has to live pretty much for today and let tomorrow take care of itself. (V363)
TOTAL%
1) Agree20431.4
2) Unsure182.8
3) Disagree42765.8
Missing7 
TOTAL649100.0
359) If you had to choose, would you say that you are in the middle class, or would you say the working class? (V364)
TOTAL%
1) Middle20031.7
2) Working43168.3
Missing25 
TOTAL631100.0
360) All told, about how much would you estimate that your family (you) gave to charity last year? (V365)
TOTAL%
1) Nothing254.1
2) $0-$9213.5
3) $10-$24498.1
4) $25-$52 (one dollar a week)10116.7
5) $53-$99528.6
6) $100-$19916527.3
7) $200-$2998714.4
8) $300-$399457.4
9) $400-$499132.1
10) $500-$599366.0
11) $1,000 or more111.8
Missing51 
TOTAL605100.0
361) Compared with other families (persons) in this country, would you say your family (you) have been more fortunate than average, about average or less fortunate than average with respect to serious illness, accidents and death? (V366)
TOTAL%
1) More fortunate35154.5
2) About average23736.8
3) Less fortunate568.7
Missing12 
TOTAL644100.0
362) From the economic standpoint, would you say your family (you) have been more fortunate than average, about average or less fortunate than average? (V367)
TOTAL%
1) More fortunate21733.7
2) About average37758.6
3) Less fortunate497.6
Missing13 
TOTAL643100.0
363) Are you married, single, divorced, separated or widowed? (V368)
TOTAL%
1) Married51679.1
2) Single548.3
3) Divorced233.5
4) Separated182.8
5) Widowed416.3
Missing4 
TOTAL652100.0
364) If widowed or divorced, how long were you married? (V369)
TOTAL%
2) One - 1.9 years34.9
4) Three - 3.9 years34.9
5) Four - 4.9 years11.6
7) Six - Nine years34.9
8) 10 - 14 years711.5
9) 15 - 19 Years914.8
10) 20 years or more3557.4
Missing595 
TOTAL61100.0
365) (If widowed or divorced) How many children have you had altogether, including any who died after birth? (V370)
TOTAL%
0) None1117.7
1) One1422.6
2) Two711.3
3) Three1321.0
4) Four69.7
5) Five34.8
6) Six11.6
7) Seven11.6
8) Eight34.8
10) 1011.6
11) 1123.2
Missing594 
TOTAL62100.0
366) (If respondent widowed or 45 or older) Looking back now, if you could start your married life over, how many children would you want to have by the time you were 45 years old? (V371)
TOTAL%
0) None25.1
2) One12.6
4) Two512.8
5) Two or three12.6
6) Three to seven2461.5
16) 1637.7
22) 2237.7
Missing617 
TOTAL39100.0
367) Is this your first marriage? (V372)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45485.0
2) No8015.0
Missing122 
TOTAL534100.0
368) How many years were you married to your first husband (wife)? (V373)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year34.3
2) One - 1.9 years710.1
3) Two - 2.9 years45.8
4) Three - 3.9 years1115.9
5) Four - 4.9 years34.3
6) Five - 5.9 years710.1
7) Six - nine years1927.5
8) 10 - 14 years1014.5
9) 15 - 19 Years57.2
Missing587 
TOTAL69100.0
369) Did your first marriage end by death or divorce? (V374)
TOTAL%
1) Death2025.0
2) Divorce6075.0
Missing576 
TOTAL80100.0
370) Is this your wife's (husband's) first marriage? (V375)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44683.7
2) No8716.3
Missing123 
TOTAL533100.0
371) How many years was he (she) married to his (her) first wife (husband)? (V376)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year811.3
2) One - 1.9 years57.0
3) Two - 2.9 years79.9
4) Three - 3.9 years45.6
5) Four - 4.9 years68.5
6) Five - 5.9 years68.5
7) Six - nine years1318.3
8) 10 - 14 years1115.5
9) 15 - 19 Years45.6
10) 20 years or more79.9
Missing585 
TOTAL71100.0
372) How many children did he (she) have in his (her) first marriage? (V377)
TOTAL%
0) None3342.3
1) One1924.4
2) Two1924.4
3) Three22.6
4) Four33.8
5) Five11.3
8) Eight11.3
Missing578 
TOTAL78100.0
373) How long have you been married to your (present) wife (husband)? (V378)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one year122.2
2) One - 1.9 years112.1
3) Two - 2.9 years203.7
4) Three - 3.9 years203.7
5) Four - 4.9 years203.7
6) Five - 5.9 years356.6
7) Six - nine years7514.0
8) 10 - 14 years9918.5
9) 15 – 19 Years6612.4
10) 20 years or more17633.0
Missing122 
TOTAL534100.0
374) How many children have you had altogether, including any who died after birth? (V379)
TOTAL%
0) None8315.6
1) One10419.5
2) Two13825.9
3) Three10018.8
4) Four529.8
5) Five173.2
6) Six122.3
7) Seven112.1
8) Eight91.7
9) Nine30.6
10) 1020.4
11) 1110.2
12) 1210.2
Missing123 
TOTAL533100.0
375) (If respondent is married or separated, and 45 year old or older) Looking back now, if you could start your married life over, how many children would you want to have by the time you were 45 years old? (V380)
TOTAL%
0) None63.4
2) One21.1
4) Two4424.6
5) Two or three116.1
6) Three to nine11664.8
Missing477 
TOTAL179100.0
376) (If respondent is married or separated, and 45 year old or older) Do you expect to have any (more) children? (V381)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13546.4
2) No15653.6
Missing365 
TOTAL291100.0
377) (If no to Q135) If you could start your married life over again, and choose to have just the number you would want by the time you were 45, how many would that be? (V382)
TOTAL%
0) None31.9
2) One21.3
4) Two4629.9
5) Two or three21.3
6) Three to eight10064.9
96) Don't know10.6
Missing502 
TOTAL154100.0
378) (If yes or don't know to Q135) How many children do you expect to have altogether? (V383)
TOTAL%
2) One32.4
3) One or two21.6
4) Two2418.9
5) Two or three97.1
6) Three to 168970.1
Missing529 
TOTAL127100.0
379) (If respondent married two years or more) If you could start your married life over again, and choose to have just the number of children you would want by the time you were 45, how many would that be? (V384)
TOTAL%
2) One21.3
3) One or two10.7
4) Two2818.4
5) Two or three42.6
6) Three to nine11575.7
24) 2421.3
Missing504 
TOTAL152100.0
380) (Ask if respondent has or has had children) In the case of your children, have (will) you and your wife (husband) give (n) them any kind of religious training at home? (V385)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43887.6
2) No6212.4
Missing156 
TOTAL500100.0
381) If yes, what kinds of training have (will) you give(n) them? First response (V386)
TOTAL%
1) Send them to Sunday school, parochial school or church9624.9
2) Set children a good example51.3
3) Provide general moral training: e.g., We try to teach them what's right or We try to teach them right from wrong307.8
4) Teach them to pray, or see that they say prayers16643.1
5) Read Bible with them, or encourage them to read Bible5815.1
6) Help them with Sunday school or other religious homework or lessons256.5
7) Religious observance of religious holidays in home with some reasonable regularity51.3
Missing271 
TOTAL385100.0
382) If yes, what kinds of training have (will) you give(n) them? Second response (V387)
TOTAL%
1) Send them to Sunday school, parochial school or church6329.4
2) Set children a good example62.8
3) Provide general moral training: e.g., We try to teach them what's right or We try to teach them right from wrong2310.7
4) Teach them to pray, or see that they say prayers6229.0
5) Read Bible with them, or encourage them to read Bible2813.1
6) Help them with Sunday school or other religious homework or lessons2913.6
7) Religious observance of religious holidays in home with some reasonable regularity31.4
Missing442 
TOTAL214100.0
383) If yes, what kinds of training have (will) you give(n) them? Third response (V388)
TOTAL%
1) Send them to Sunday school, parochial school or church1729.8
2) Set children a good example23.5
3) Provide general moral training: e.g., We try to teach them what's right or We try to teach them right from wrong1424.6
4) Teach them to pray, or see that they say prayers610.5
5) Read Bible with them, or encourage them to read Bible712.3
6) Help them with Sunday school or other religious homework or lessons915.8
7) Religious observance of religious holidays in home with some reasonable regularity23.5
Missing599 
TOTAL57100.0
384) Do you feel that a 12-year-old child should be allowed to decide for himself whether he will go to church or Sunday school, or should his parents decide this? (V389)
TOTAL%
1) Child decide8317.0
2) Parents decide40583.0
Missing168 
TOTAL488100.0
385) Do (did, will) you encourage your children to pray, or not? (V390)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44289.1
2) No5410.9
Missing160 
TOTAL496100.0
386) Do (Did, will) your children attend the public schools, or do (did, will) they attend parochial schools? (V391)
TOTAL%
1) Public schools35671.6
2) Parochial schools10721.5
3) Both336.6
5) Private: non-church10.2
Missing159 
TOTAL497100.0
387) In your family, do you ever say a prayer before meals? (V392)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35971.8
2) No14128.2
Missing156 
TOTAL500100.0
388) How often is this done -- quite often, or just on special occasions? (V393)
TOTAL%
1) Quite often24266.7
2) On special occasions12133.3
Missing293 
TOTAL363100.0
389) In what denomination have (did, will) you raise(d) your children? (V394)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic19741.3
2) Greek Rite Catholic10.2
3) Greek Orthodox30.6
7) Other Orthodox10.2
8) Orthodox Jewish30.6
9) Conservative Jewish112.3
10) Reform Jewish30.6
12) Jewish; preference not ascertained20.4
17) Protestant; no denomination given91.9
18) Non-denominational Protestant church30.6
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)10.2
21) Presbyterian326.7
22) Lutheran5010.5
23) Congregational30.6
24) Evangelical and Reformed30.6
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England204.2
29) Methodist439.0
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren20.4
32) Baptist7716.1
33) Disciples of Christ10.2
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary, Christian and Missionary Alliance10.2
35) Church of God20.4
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist20.4
38) Plymouth Brethren10.2
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God30.6
40) Church of Christ10.2
45) Other fundamentalist10.2
50) Jehovah's Witnesses10.2
Missing179 
TOTAL477100.0
390) In what denomination have (did, will) you raise(d) your children? (V395)
TOTAL%
10) Reform Jewish111.1
21) Presbyterian222.2
29) Methodist444.4
32) Baptist222.2
Missing647 
TOTAL9100.0
391) (If respondent has children over 20 years old) Are all your grown children still members of that group? (V396)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11874.2
2) No4125.8
Missing497 
TOTAL159100.0
392) How many have changed, and what church have they joined, if any? (V397)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic931.0
21) Presbyterian26.9
22) Lutheran310.3
23) Congregational13.4
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England13.4
29) Methodist413.8
32) Baptist517.2
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist13.4
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God13.4
46) Christian Scientists13.4
49) Unitarian or Universalist13.4
Missing627 
TOTAL29100.0
393) How many have changed, and what church have they joined, if any? (V398)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic120.0
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England120.0
29) Methodist120.0
32) Baptist240.0
Missing651 
TOTAL5100.0
394) How did they happen to change? First response (V399)
TOTAL%
1) Change in religious beliefs; disagreement with teachings of old denomination13.3
2) Change in the amount of religious interest; became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination13.3
3) Spouse of different faith: influence of spouse or in-laws2170.0
4) Influence of children, or relatives other than spouse or in-laws13.3
5) Physical proximity of the place of worship; church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.516.7
6) Social reasons; dislike members of old church, like members of new church; Negroes in the old congregation13.3
Missing626 
TOTAL30100.0
395) How did they happen to change? Second response (V400)
TOTAL%
1) Change in religious beliefs; disagreement with teachings of old denomination116.7
3) Spouse of different faith; influence of spouse or in-laws233.3
5) Physical proximity of the place of worship; church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.233.3
7) Preference for or dissatisfaction with a particular local church; didn't like the service in the old church116.7
Missing650 
TOTAL6100.0
396) How did they happen to change? Third response (V401)
TOTAL%
5) Physical proximity of the place of worship; church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
397) What is (was) your husband's (wife's) job? (V402)
TOTAL%
1) Accountants and auditors20.6
4) Engineers143.9
5) Lawyers and judges10.3
6) Clergymen20.6
7) Physicians and surgeons10.3
8) Nurse41.1
9) Teachers41.1
10) Other professional, technical and kindred workers133.6
11) Farmers51.4
12) Self-employed business man, owner or part-owner of small business, earned less than $10,000 in 195782.2
13) Self-employed business man, owner or part-owner of large business, earned more than $10,000 in 195761.7
14) Manager or official267.2
15) Self-employed, size of business not ascertained30.8
16) Bookkeepers41.1
18) Other clerical and kindred workers359.7
19) Sales workers256.9
20) Self-employed artisans and craftsmen10.3
21) Foremen41.1
23) Craftsmen and kindred workers6618.3
24) Truck drivers, taxicab drivers, chauffeurs, bus drivers185.0
25) Operatives and kindred workers7921.9
26) Firemen10.3
27) Policemen30.8
28) Other protective service workers30.8
29) Practical nurse, nurse's aide20.6
30) Other household and service worker205.6
31) Farm laborers10.3
32) Non-farm laborers82.2
90) Unknown code10.3
Missing296 
TOTAL360100.0
398) Spouse's current labor force status. (V403)
TOTAL%
1) In labor force and employed31456.6
2) In labor force and unemployed or laid off234.1
3) Housewife20436.8
4) Retired132.3
5) Student10.2
Missing101 
TOTAL555100.0
399) Do (did) your husband (wife) work for himself (herself) or was he (she) employed by someone else or some company? (V404)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed359.7
2) Not self-employed32389.2
3) Both self and other-employed41.1
Missing294 
TOTAL362100.0
400) (If self employed) How many people do (did) he (she) employ? (V405)
TOTAL%
1) None1742.5
2) One-nine1640.0
3) 10-99410.0
5) 1,00037.5
Missing616 
TOTAL40100.0
401) (If not self employed) About how many people are (were) employed by the company your husband (wife) work(ed) for? (V406)
TOTAL%
1) One-nine3310.8
2) 10-996019.7
3) 100-9995217.0
4) 1,000 or more16052.5
Missing351 
TOTAL305100.0
402) Is (was) he (she) a member of a labor union? (V407)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16251.9
2) No15048.1
Missing344 
TOTAL312100.0
403) Which union is (was) that? (V408)
TOTAL%
1) UAW-CIO8255.8
2) Other CIO Union2215.0
3) AFL Union3020.4
4) Other unions138.8
Missing509 
TOTAL147100.0
404) Has he (she) ever been a steward or held any other union office? (V409)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2012.5
2) No14087.5
Missing496 
TOTAL160100.0
405) Did he (she) ever have a business of his (her) own or work for himself (herself)? (V410)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4915.6
2) No26584.4
Missing342 
TOTAL314100.0
406) What type of work did he (she) do? (V411)
TOTAL%
1) Professional (doctors, lawyers, etc.)36.1
2) Farmer12.0
3) Business man (store keeper, gas station owner, etc.)2244.9
4) Salesman or insurance man, etc.816.3
5) Skilled craftsman (carpenters, plumbers, painters, etc.)816.3
6) General; does odd jobs714.3
Missing607 
TOTAL49100.0
407) Did he (she) get any of his (her) education in parochial schools or other schools run by his (her) church? (V412)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11926.2
2) No33573.8
Missing202 
TOTAL454100.0
408) How many years did he (she) attend church schools? (V413)
TOTAL%
2) 1 - 1.9 years32.6
3) 2 - 2.9 years43.4
4) 3 - 3.9 years97.8
5) 4 - 4.9 years1210.3
6) 5 - 5.9 years43.4
7) 6 - 8.9 years4135.3
8) 9 - 11.9 years108.6
9) 12 years2118.1
10) More than 12 years1210.3
Missing540 
TOTAL116100.0
409) What is (was) your husband's (wife's) religious preference? What denomination is (was) that? Is (was he (she) Orthodox, Conservative or Reform? (V414)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic20737.7
2) Greek Rite Catholic20.4
3) Greek Orthodox30.5
7) Other Orthodox10.2
8) Orthodox Jewish40.7
9) Conservative Jewish152.7
10) Reform Jewish50.9
12) Jewish; preference not ascertained20.4
13) Mohammedan20.4
17) Protestant; no denomination given173.1
18) Non-denominational Protestant church40.7
19) Community Church (no denominational basis)10.2
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)10.2
21) Presbyterian305.5
22) Lutheran519.3
23) Congregational40.7
24) Evangelical and Reformed20.4
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England213.8
29) Methodist509.1
30) African Methodist Episcopal20.4
31) United Brethren or Evangelical Brethren20.4
32) Baptist10218.6
33) Disciples of Christ10.2
35) Church of God30.5
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist10.2
37) Church of God and Christ10.2
38) Plymouth Brethren10.2
39) Pentecostal or Assemblies of God30.5
40) Church of Christ10.2
45) Other Fundamentalist20.4
46) Christian Scientists20.4
47) Spiritualistic20.4
48) Latter-day Saints, Mormon10.2
50) Jehovah's Witnesses20.4
52) Unity10.2
Missing107 
TOTAL549100.0
410) Did your husband (wife) ever change his (her) religious preference? (V415)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12021.3
2) No44378.7
Missing93 
TOTAL563100.0
411) What was he (she) previously? (V416)
TOTAL%
1) Roman Catholic2724.8
8) Orthodox Jewish32.8
17) Protestant; no denomination given10.9
18) Non-denominational Protestant church10.9
20) Other Protestant (not listed here)10.9
21) Presbyterian98.3
22) Lutheran109.2
23) Congregational10.9
24) Evangelical and Reformed10.9
27) Episcopalian, Anglican, Church of England65.5
28) Mennonite, Dunkard10.9
29) Methodist2522.9
32) Baptist1816.5
34) United Missionary or Protestant Missionary, Christian and Missionary Alliance10.9
35) Church of God10.9
36) Nazarene or Free Methodist10.9
45) Other fundamentalist10.9
46) Christian Scientists10.9
Missing547 
TOTAL109100.0
412) When did he (she) change? First response (V417)
TOTAL%
1) Change in religious beliefs; disagreement with teachings of old denomination - disagreement with dogmas2524.0
2) Change in the amount of religious interest; became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination54.8
3) Spouse of different faith; influence of spouse or in-laws4947.1
4) Influence of children or relatives other than spouse and in-laws21.9
5) Physical proximity of the place of worship; church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.1615.4
7) Preference for or dissatisfaction with a particular local church; didn't like the service in the old church76.7
Missing552 
TOTAL104100.0
413) When did he (she) change? Second response (V418)
TOTAL%
1) Change in religious beliefs; disagreement with teachings of old denomination - disagreement with dogmas18.3
2) Change in the amount of religious interest; became more interested in religion and joined the new denomination216.7
3) Spouse of different faith; influence of spouse or in-laws18.3
4) Influence of children or relatives other than spouse and in-laws18.3
6) Social reasons; dislike members of old church, like members of new church; Negroes in the old congregation325.0
7) Preference for or dissatisfaction with a particular local church; didn't like the service in the old church433.3
Missing644 
TOTAL12100.0
414) When did he (she) change? Third response (V419)
TOTAL%
5) Physical proximity of the place of worship; church nearer or transportation more convenient, etc.1100.0
Missing655 
TOTAL1100.0
415) When was that approximately? (V420)
TOTAL%
4) 190411.0
5) 190511.0
6) 190611.0
17) 191711.0
18) 191821.9
21) 192111.0
24) 192411.0
26) 192611.0
27) 192711.0
28) 192832.9
30) 193011.0
31) 193132.9
32) 193211.0
34) 193411.0
35) 193511.0
36) 193621.9
37) 193732.9
38) 193832.9
39) 193921.9
40) 194043.8
42) 194211.0
43) 194376.7
44) 194411.0
45) 194543.8
46) 194687.7
47) 194721.9
48) 194865.8
49) 194932.9
50) 195032.9
51) 195132.9
52) 195243.8
53) 195387.7
54) 195465.8
55) 195554.8
56) 195665.8
57) 195721.9
58) 195811.0
Missing552 
TOTAL104100.0
416) How often does (did) your husband (wife) attend religious services? (V421)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more25745.1
2) Two-three times a month6611.6
3) Once a month386.7
4) A few times a year or less13022.8
5) Never7913.9
Missing86 
TOTAL570100.0
417) Do (did) you and your husband (wife) see eye-to-eye on religious matters, or not? (V422)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45781.0
2) Unsure295.1
3) No7813.8
Missing92 
TOTAL564100.0
418) Does (did) your husband (wife) consider himself (herself) a Republican or Democrat? (V423)
TOTAL%
1) Republican12323.4
2) Democrat30958.9
3) Independent9317.7
Missing131 
TOTAL525100.0
419) Which party does (did) he (she) feel closest to? (V424)
TOTAL%
1) Republican2323.7
2) Democrat3334.0
3) Neither4142.3
Missing559 
TOTAL97100.0
420) Did your husband (wife) ever change his (her) party preference? (V425)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7015.3
2) No38984.7
Missing197 
TOTAL459100.0
421) What is the original nationality of his (her) family on his (her) father's side? (V426)
TOTAL%
1) English458.2
2) Scotch, Scotch-Irish (but not Scotch and Irish)305.5
3) Irish509.1
4) French336.0
5) Any other single Northwest nationality: Norweigan, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Belgian, Swiss, Icelandic295.3
6) Any mixture of Northwest European -- other than shown in 7132.4
7) Welsh, or any mixture of English, Scotch, Irish or Welsh112.0
8) German, Pennsylvania Dutch7714.1
9) Polish5910.8
10) Any other single Central European country; Czechoslovakian, Austrian, Hungarian, Austrian, Hungarian, Slav193.5
11) Any mixture of Central European countries40.7
12) Any single Eastern European: Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Armenian366.6
14) Italian183.3
15) Any single other Southern European nationality; Greek, Spanish, Portuguese81.5
17) Canadian61.1
18) French Canadian50.9
19) Mexican20.4
20) Any mixture of nationalities not coded as 6, 11, 13, 1661.1
21) Any single nationality not listed in code61.1
22) Negro9116.6
Missing108 
TOTAL548100.0
422) Was his (her) father born in the U.S.? (V427)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22848.9
2) No23851.1
Missing190 
TOTAL466100.0
423) What is the original nationality of his (her) family on his (her) mother's side? (V428)
TOTAL%
1) English5610.5
2) Scotch, Scotch-Irish (but not Scotch and Irish)224.1
3) Irish478.8
4) French254.7
5) Any other single Northwest nationality: Norweigan, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Belgian, Swiss, Icelandic295.4
6) Any mixture of Northwest European -- other than shown in 7152.8
7) Welsh, or any mixture of English, Scotch, Irish or Welsh91.7
8) German, Pennsylvania Dutch6912.9
9) Polish6412.0
10) Any other single Central European country; Czechoslovakian, Austrian, Hungarian, Austrian, Hungarian, Slav183.4
11) Any mixture of Central European countries61.1
12) Any single Eastern European: Russian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Finnish, Romanian, Bulgarian, Armenian305.6
13) Any mixture of Eastern European countries10.2
14) Italian183.4
15) Any single other Southern European nationality; Greek, Spanish, Portuguese61.1
17) Canadian50.9
18) French Canadian61.1
19) Mexican20.4
20) Any mixture of nationalities not coded as 6, 11, 13, 1691.7
21) Any single nationality not listed in code50.9
22) Negro9217.2
Missing122 
TOTAL534100.0
424) Was his (her) mother born in the U.S.? (V429)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24753.2
2) No21746.8
Missing192 
TOTAL464100.0
425) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male30646.6
2) Female35053.4
TOTAL656100.0
426) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 21-2914422.0
2) 30-3918127.6
3) 40-4913520.6
4) 50-6413520.6
5) 65 and over609.2
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
427) I-MARITAL: Respondent's marital status (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married52379.8
2) Single538.1
3) Divorced223.4
4) Separated152.3
5) Widowed426.4
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0
428) I-EDUC: Respondent's highest grade level (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Middle school or less15824.1
2) Some high school16725.5
3) High school20731.6
4) Some college7010.7
5) College or more548.2
TOTAL656100.0
429) I-INCOME: What was your total family income in 1957, considering all sources such as rents, wages, interest and so on? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $1,999436.9
2) $2,000-$3,9996510.4
3) $4,000-$5,99917928.6
4) $6,000-$7,99913922.2
5) $8,000-$9,9997011.2
6) $10,000 or more13020.8
Missing30 
TOTAL626100.0
430) I-ATTEND: Respondent's frequency of religious service attendance (for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more28142.9
2) Twice a month9915.1
3) Once a month446.7
4) A few times a year or less13520.6
5) Never9614.7
Missing1 
TOTAL655100.0