General Social Survey, 1980

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Year of survey (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1980) 19801468100.0
TOTAL1468100.0
2) Respondent original ID Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468734.5424
3) Last week were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time68746.8
2) Working part-time1379.3
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike352.4
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work392.7
5) Retired14910.1
6) In school402.7
7) Keeping house35624.3
8) Other251.7
TOTAL1468100.0
4) If working, full- or part-time: How many hours did you work last week, at all jobs? (HRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82441.14415
5) If with a job, but not at work: How many hours a week do you usually work, at all jobs? (HRS2)
TOTAL%
10) 1012.9
12) 1212.9
20) 2025.7
21) 2112.9
33) 3312.9
36) 3612.9
38) 3812.9
40) 401337.1
44) 4412.9
45) 4538.6
47) 4712.9
50) 5025.7
70) 7012.9
80) 8012.9
98) Don't know12.9
99) No answer411.4
Missing1433 
TOTAL35100.0
6) If retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did you ever work for as long as one year? (EVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45179.1
2) No11920.9
Missing898 
TOTAL570100.0
7) Respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Occupation Codes on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (OCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468426.783296
8) Prestige of respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Prestige Codes on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PRESTIGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL134939.52914
9) (Are/Were) you self-employed or (do/did) you work for someone else? (WRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed16812.5
2) Someone else117487.0
9) No answer70.5
Missing119 
TOTAL1349100.0
10) Respondent's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (INDUSTRY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468499.201321
11) Are you currently--married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married88960.6
2) Widowed16411.2
3) Divorced1258.5
4) Separated483.3
5) Never married24216.5
TOTAL1468100.0
12) If ever married: How old were you when you first married? (AGEWED)
TOTAL%
12) 1210.1
13) 1310.1
14) 1450.4
15) 15161.3
16) 16413.3
17) 17816.6
18) 1813511.0
19) 1914311.7
20) 2013010.6
21) 2115412.6
22) 22887.2
23) 23927.5
24) 24937.6
25) 25584.7
26) 26494.0
27) 27282.3
28) 28161.3
29) 29171.4
30) 30131.1
31) 3170.6
32) 32100.8
33) 3340.3
34) 3470.6
35) 3560.5
36) 3630.2
37) 3710.1
38) 3820.2
39) 3930.2
40) 4040.3
42) 4220.2
44) 4410.1
45) 4510.1
50) 5010.1
55) 5510.1
73) 7310.1
99) No answer110.9
Missing242 
TOTAL1226100.0
13) Asked only of those who are currently married or widowed: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16916.0
2) No87282.8
9) No answer121.1
Missing415 
TOTAL1053100.0
14) Last week was your (wife/husband) working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (SPWRKSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Full-time46852.6
2) Part-time758.4
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike262.9
4) Unemployed182.0
5) Retired9210.3
6) In school91.0
7) Keeping house18821.1
8) Other111.2
9) No answer20.2
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
15) If spouse working, full- or part-time: How many hours did (he/she) work last week, at all jobs? (SPHRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL54542.40215
16) If spouse with a job, but not at work: How many hours a week does (he/she) usually work, at all jobs? (SPHRS2)
TOTAL%
8) 813.6
14) 1413.6
20) 2013.6
35) 3513.6
38) 3813.6
40) 40932.1
44) 4413.6
45) 4513.6
48) 48310.7
50) 50310.7
55) 5513.6
56) 5613.6
99) No answer414.3
Missing1440 
TOTAL28100.0
17) If spouse retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did (he/she) ever work for as long as one year? (SPEVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23979.1
2) No6120.2
9) No answer20.7
Missing1166 
TOTAL302100.0
18) Occupation of respondent's spouse (See Note 1: Occupation Codes on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPOCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL826449.614262
19) Prestige of respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 1: Prestige Scores on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL82640.60513
20) (Is/was) your spouse self-employed or (does/did) your spouse work for someone else? (SPWRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employment9611.6
2) Someone else72988.0
9) No Answer30.4
Missing640 
TOTAL828100.0
21) Spouse's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPIND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL822522.493302
22) Respondent's father's occupation: What kind of work did your father (father substitute) normally do while you were growing up? That is, what was his job called? (See Note 1: Occupation Codes on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PAOCC16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1230523.791255
23) Prestige of father's occupation (while respondent was growing up) (See Note 1: Prestige Scores on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PAPRES16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL123040.0612
24) Father's employment status: While you were growing up was your father self-employed, or did he work for someone else? (PAWRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employment40833.0
2) Someone else81866.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) No Answer110.9
Missing230 
TOTAL1238100.0
25) Father's industry (while respondent was growing up) (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PAIND16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1229341.395315
26) How many brothers and sisters did you have? (Count those born alive, but no longer living, as well as those alive now. Also include stepbrothers and stepsisters, and children adopted by your parents.) (SIBS)
TOTAL%
0) 0735.0
1) 121214.4
2) 223015.7
3) 319513.3
4) 418912.9
5) 514710.0
6) 61077.3
7) 7845.7
8) 8704.8
9) 9453.1
10) 10322.2
11) 11271.8
12) 12181.2
13) 13161.1
14) 1470.5
15) 1550.3
16) 1630.2
17) 1710.1
18) 1810.1
20) 2030.2
23) 2310.1
27) 2710.1
98) Don't know10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
27) How many children have you ever had? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage). (CHILDS)
TOTAL%
0) 038926.5
1) 123616.1
2) 235924.5
3) 321314.5
4) 41208.2
5) 5644.4
6) 6362.5
7) 7181.2
8) Eight or more302.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
28) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL146845.30618
29) Respondent's education: What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that you finished and got credit for? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.1
1) 1st grade10.1
2) 2nd grade60.4
3) 3rd grade70.5
4) 4th grade130.9
5) 5th grade181.2
6) 6th grade271.8
7) 7th grade382.6
8) 8th grade1016.9
9) 9th grade795.4
10) 10th grade916.2
11) 11th grade835.7
12) 12th grade50334.3
13) 1 year of college976.6
14) 2 years of college1097.4
15) 3 years of college483.3
16) 4 years of college1349.1
17) 5 years of college372.5
18) 6 years of college382.6
19) 7 years of college141.0
20) 8 years of college181.2
98) Don't know40.3
99) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
30) What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that your father (or father substitute) finished and got credit for? (PAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling422.9
1) 1st grade30.2
2) 2nd grade100.7
3) 3rd grade292.0
4) 4th grade513.5
5) 5th grade362.5
6) 6th grade865.9
7) 7th grade362.5
8) 8th grade20113.7
9) 9th grade382.6
10) 10th grade362.5
11) 11th grade362.5
12) 12th grade24816.9
13) 1 year of college292.0
14) 2 years of college422.9
15) 3 years of college130.9
16) 4 years of college654.4
17) 5 years of college130.9
18) 6 years of college181.2
19) 7 years of college90.6
20) 8 years of college171.2
97) Not applicable23015.7
98) Don't know17812.1
99) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
31) What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that your mother (or mother substitute) finished and got credit for? (MAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling412.8
1) 1st grade50.3
2) 2nd grade40.3
3) 3rd grade271.8
4) 4th grade412.8
5) 5th grade292.0
6) 6th grade755.1
7) 7th grade392.7
8) 8th grade22715.5
9) 9th grade503.4
10) 10th grade674.6
11) 11th grade463.1
12) 12th grade38326.1
13) 1 year of college342.3
14) 2 years of college694.7
15) 3 years of college50.3
16) 4 years of college624.2
17) 5 years of college70.5
18) 6 years of college90.6
20) 8 years of college20.1
97) Not applicable624.2
98) Don't know18112.3
99) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
32) What is the highest grade in elementary or high school that your spouse finished and got credit for? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.1
1) 1st grade20.1
2) 2nd grade20.1
3) 3rd grade70.5
4) 4th grade60.4
5) 5th grade120.8
6) 6th grade141.0
7) 7th grade231.6
8) 8th grade604.1
9) 9th grade372.5
10) 10th grade503.4
11) 11th grade382.6
12) 12th grade34523.5
13) 1 year of college573.9
14) 2 years of college684.6
15) 3 years of college191.3
16) 4 years of college795.4
17) 5 years of college181.2
18) 6 years of college201.4
19) 7 years of college110.7
20) 8 years of college120.8
97) Not applicable57939.4
98) Don't know60.4
99) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
33) Highest educational degree earned by respondent (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school44530.3
1) High school74550.7
2) Associate/Junior college453.1
3) Bachelor's15810.8
4) Graduate714.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
34) Highest educational degree of respondent's father (or father substitute) (PADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school66645.4
1) High school33923.1
2) Associate/Junior college50.3
3) Bachelor's563.8
4) Graduate563.8
7) Not applicable23015.7
8) Don't know1016.9
9) No answer151.0
TOTAL1468100.0
35) Highest educational degree of respondent's mother (or mother substitute) (MADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school72749.5
1) High school48833.2
2) Associate/Junior college100.7
3) Bachelor's553.7
4) Graduate201.4
7) Not applicable624.2
8) Don't know886.0
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1468100.0
36) Highest educational degree of respondent's spouse (SPDEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school25017.0
1) High school46931.9
2) Associate/Junior college241.6
3) Bachelor's825.6
4) Graduate563.8
7) Not applicable57939.4
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
37) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male64143.7
2) Female82756.3
TOTAL1468100.0
38) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White131889.8
2) Black1409.5
3) Other100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
39) Which of these categories comes closest to the type of place you were living in when you were sixteen years old? (RES16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm1459.9
2) On a farm31021.1
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)46531.7
4) In a medium-size city (50,000--250,000)20413.9
5) In a suburb near a large city1188.0
6) In a large city (over 250,000)22515.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
40) In what state or foreign country were you living when you were sixteen years old? (REG16)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign644.4
1) New England533.6
2) Middle Atlantic23716.1
3) East North Central30420.7
4) West North Central1298.8
5) South Atlantic24316.6
6) East South Central1278.7
7) West South Central1268.6
8) Mountain594.0
9) Pacific1268.6
TOTAL1468100.0
41) When you were sixteen years old, were you living in this same (city/town/county)? (MOBILE16)
TOTAL%
1) Same state, same city63042.9
2) Same state, different city38626.3
3) Different state44630.4
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
42) Were you living with both your own mother and father around the time you were sixteen? (If no: With whom were you living around that time?) (FAMILY16)
TOTAL%
0) Other432.9
1) Both own mother and father107072.9
2) Father and stepmother251.7
3) Mother and stepfather694.7
4) Father only292.0
5) Mother only17912.2
6) Some other male relative (no female head)80.5
7) Some other female relative (no male head)231.6
8) Other arrangement with relatives (e.g., aunt and uncle, grandparents)221.5
TOTAL1468100.0
43) If not living with both own mother and father: What happened? (FAMDIF16)
TOTAL%
1) One or both parents died21754.5
2) Parents divorced or separated13132.9
3) Father absent in armed forces10.3
5) Other4611.6
8) Don't know10.3
9) No answer20.5
Missing1070 
TOTAL398100.0
44) Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as a year, after she was married? (MAWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71053.8
2) No57743.7
8) Don't know171.3
9) No answer151.1
Missing149 
TOTAL1319100.0
45) If yes to MAWORK: Did she work for as long as a year before you started first grade? (MAWKBABY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28839.7
2) No39854.9
8) Don't know243.3
9) No answer152.1
Missing743 
TOTAL725100.0
46) If yes to MAWORK: Did she work for as long as a year around the time you were sixteen? (MAWK16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44761.7
2) No25935.7
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer172.3
Missing743 
TOTAL725100.0
47) Thinking about the time when you were sixteen years old, compared with American families in general then, how would describe your family income? (INCOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average1167.9
2) Below average33923.1
3) Average75151.2
4) Above average23015.7
5) Far above average191.3
8) Don't know110.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
48) Were you born in this country? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes136292.8
2) No1047.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
49) Were both your parents born in this country? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
0) Both born in US117880.2
1) Mother yes, father no584.0
2) Mother no, father yes302.0
3) Mother yes, father don't know30.2
6) Mother don't know, father no10.1
7) Mother don't know, father don't know30.2
8) Neither born in US19313.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
50) Were all of your four grandparents born in this country? If no: How many were born outside the United States? (GRANBORN)
TOTAL%
0) None79355.7
1) One916.4
2) Two16311.4
3) Three392.7
4) Four30221.2
8) Don't know282.0
9) No answer80.6
Missing44 
TOTAL1424100.0
51) Number of household members (HOMPOP)
TOTAL%
1) 28819.6
2) 49333.6
3) 25917.6
4) 24816.9
5) 1077.3
6) 382.6
7) 221.5
8) 60.4
9) 10.1
10) 60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
52) Number of household members under six years old (BABIES)
TOTAL%
0) 0117980.3
1) 120013.6
2) 2664.5
3) 3100.7
4) 420.1
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1468100.0
53) Number of household members six to twelve years old (PRETEEN)
TOTAL%
0) 0113177.0
1) 120914.2
2) 2976.6
3) 3171.2
4) 420.1
9) No answer120.8
TOTAL1468100.0
54) Number of household members thirteen to seventeen years old (TEENS)
TOTAL%
0) 0120882.3
1) 116411.2
2) 2755.1
3) 370.5
4) 430.2
5) 510.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
55) Number of household members eighteen or more years old (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) 137025.2
2) 287859.8
3) 31459.9
4) 4503.4
5) 5141.0
6) 610.1
7) 730.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
56) How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way? (UNRELAT)
TOTAL%
0) 0109492.7
1) 1584.9
2) 2141.2
3) 350.4
4) 430.3
9) No answer60.5
Missing288 
TOTAL1180100.0
57) Just thinking about your family now--those people in the household who are related to you… How many persons in the family, including yourself, earned any money last year from any job or employment? (EARNRS)
TOTAL%
0) 024917.0
1) 154437.1
2) 248332.9
3) 3986.7
4) 4533.6
5) 5110.7
6) 670.5
7) 730.2
8) Eight or more10.1
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1468100.0
58) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year--before taxes, that is? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000181.2
2) $1,000 to 2,999503.4
3) $3,000 to 3,999594.0
4) $4.000 to 4,999463.1
5) $5,000 to 5,999543.7
6) $6,000 to 6,999503.4
7) $7,000 to 7,999543.7
8) $8,000 to 9,999785.3
9) $10,000 to 14,99921114.4
10) $15,000 to 19,99921614.7
11) $20,000 to 24,99919213.1
12) $25,000 or over33022.5
13) Refused402.7
98) Don't know644.4
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
59) In which of these groups did your earnings from (stated occupation) for last year fall? That is, before taxes or other deductions. (RINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000454.6
2) $1,000 to 2,999767.8
3) $3,000 to 3,999373.8
4) $4,000 to 4,999293.0
5) $5,000 to 5,999454.6
6) $6,000 to 6,999313.2
7) $7,000 to 7,999363.7
8) $8,000 to 9,999889.1
9) $10,000 to 14,99917918.4
10) $15,000 to 19,99913614.0
11) $20,000 to 24,999808.2
12) $25,000 or over10010.3
13) Refused232.4
98) Don't know80.8
99) No answer596.1
Missing496 
TOTAL972100.0
60) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (INCOME77)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000181.2
2) $1,000 to 2,999503.4
3) $3,000 to 3,999594.0
4) $4,000 to 4,999463.1
5) $5,000 to 5,999543.7
6) $6,000 to 6,999503.4
7) $7,000 to 7,999543.7
8) $8,000 to 9,999785.3
9) $10,000 to 12,4991147.8
10) $12,500 to 14,999976.6
11) $15,000 to 17,4991077.3
12) $17,500 to 19,9991097.4
13) $20,000 to 22,4991047.1
14) $22,500 to 24,999886.0
15) $25,000 to 49,99926918.3
16) $50,000 or over614.2
17) Refused402.7
98) Don't know644.4
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
61) In which of these groups did your earnings from (stated occupation) for last year fall? That is, before taxes or other deductions. (RINCOM77)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000454.6
2) $1,000 to 2,999767.8
3) $3,000 to 3,999373.8
4) $4,000 to 4,999293.0
5) $5,000 to 5,999454.6
6) $6,000 to 6,999313.2
7) $7,000 to 7,999363.7
8) $8,000 to 9,999889.1
9) $10,000 to 12,49910711.0
10) $12,500 to 14,999727.4
11) $15,000 to 17,499697.1
12) $17,500 to 19,999676.9
13) $20,000 to 22,499484.9
14) $22,500 to 24,999323.3
15) $25,000 to 49,999788.0
16) $50,000 or over222.3
17) Refused232.4
98) Don't know80.8
99) No answer596.1
Missing496 
TOTAL972100.0
62) Region of interview (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England533.6
2) Middle Atlantic23916.3
3) East North Central30620.8
4) West North Central1026.9
5) South Atlantic26718.2
6) East South Central1117.6
7) West South Central1208.2
8) Mountain795.4
9) Pacific19113.0
TOTAL1468100.0
63) NORC size of place (See Note 3: NORC Size of Place on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (XNORCSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) 29820.3
2) 1439.7
3) 22015.0
4) 946.4
5) 1188.0
6) 1107.5
7) 815.5
8) 694.7
9) 745.0
10) 26117.8
TOTAL1468100.0
64) SRC (Survey Research Center, University of Michigan) New Belt Code; (the SRC belt code has been revised for the NORC survey to aid in the categorization of places by size and type simultaneously, see Note 4: SRC New Belt Code on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SRCBELT)
TOTAL%
1) 1238.4
2) 21914.9
3) 1298.8
4) 16611.3
5) 57839.4
6) 25317.2
TOTAL1468100.0
65) Size of place in thousands (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468400.1861337
66) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 5 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTDATA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13353.6822
67) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 6 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTPEOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13356.5142
68) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTTHNG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13355.9033
69) Respondent's Occupational General Educational Development (GED) (See Note 8 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13353.6761
70) Respondent's Occupational Specific Vocation Preparation (SVP) (See Note 9 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13355.2682
71) Respondent's Occupational Prestige (See Note 10 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DOTPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL133540.24814
72) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 5 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTDAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8153.5272
73) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 6 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTPEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8156.4122
74) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTTHN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8155.6953
75) Spouse's Occupational General Educational Development (GED) (See Note 8 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8153.7221
76) Spouse's Occupation Specific Vocation Preparation (SVP) (See Note 9 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8155.4282
77) Spouse's Occupational Prestige (See Note 10 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPDOTPRE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL81541.09514
78) Father's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 5 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTDAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12083.3162
79) Father's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 6 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTPEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12086.8782
80) Father's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTTHN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12084.1923
81) Father's Occupational General Educational Development (GED) (See Note 8 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12083.6811
82) Father's Occupation Specific Vocation Preparation (SVP) (See Note 9 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12085.8322
83) Father's Occupational Prestige (See Note 10 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PADOTPRE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL120838.18113
84) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
0) Strong Democrat18812.8
1) Not very strong Democrat37425.5
2) Independent, closer to Democrat19313.1
3) Independent (neither, no response)24616.8
4) Independent, closer to Republican1238.4
5) Not very strong Republican21814.9
6) Strong Republican1147.8
7) Other party, refused to say90.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
85) In 1976, you remember that Carter ran for President on the Democratic ticket against Ford for the Republicans. Do you remember for sure whether or not you voted in that election? (VOTE76)
TOTAL%
1) Voted89661.0
2) Did not vote44030.0
3) Ineligible1077.3
8) Don't know221.5
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
86) If voted: Did you vote for Carter or Ford? (PRES76)
TOTAL%
1) Carter49555.1
2) Ford35939.9
3) Other91.0
4) Refused111.2
5) Didn't vote50.6
8) Don't know131.4
9) No answer70.8
Missing569 
TOTAL899100.0
87) If did not vote or ineligible: Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted? (IF76WHO)
TOTAL%
1) Carter24343.5
2) Ford19835.4
3) Other285.0
8) Don't know7713.8
9) No answer132.3
Missing909 
TOTAL559100.0
88) I'm going to show you a seven-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely liberal to extremely conservative. Where would you place yourself on this scale? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal362.5
2) Liberal1218.2
3) Slightly liberal20814.2
4) Moderate, middle of the road58239.6
5) Slightly conservative25817.6
6) Conservative18012.3
7) Extremely conservative443.0
8) Don't know221.5
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1468100.0
89) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Space exploration program (NATSPAC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little26418.0
2) About right50634.5
3) Too much57439.1
8) Don't know1228.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
90) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the environment (NATEVNIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little70247.8
2) About right45430.9
3) Too much22615.4
8) Don't know835.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
91) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving and protecting the nation's health (NATHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Too little80354.7
2) About right49233.5
3) Too much1127.6
8) Don't know604.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
92) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Solving the problems of the big cities (NATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little58539.9
2) About right38126.0
3) Too much31221.3
8) Don't know18612.7
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
93) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Halting the rising crime rate (NATCRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Too little100868.7
2) About right30420.7
3) Too much886.0
8) Don't know634.3
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
94) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Dealing with drug addiction (NATDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Too little87359.5
2) About right36725.0
3) Too much1137.7
8) Don't know1077.3
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
95) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving the nation's education system (NATEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little77152.5
2) About right48433.0
3) Too much14910.1
8) Don't know594.0
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
96) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Improving the conditions of Blacks (NATRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little35324.0
2) About right64543.9
3) Too much34923.8
8) Don't know1157.8
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
97) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: The military, armaments, and defense (NATARMS)
TOTAL%
1) Too little82556.2
2) About right37725.7
3) Too much16811.4
8) Don't know956.5
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
98) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Foreign aid (NATAID)
TOTAL%
1) Too little755.1
2) About right29019.8
3) Too much102469.8
8) Don't know775.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
99) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Welfare (NATFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little19613.4
2) About right37825.7
3) Too much82756.3
8) Don't know624.2
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
100) What score between 1 [government should do something to reduce income differences between rich and poor] to 7 [government should not concern itself with income differences] comes closest to the way you feel? (EQWLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Government should24616.8
2) 21369.3
3) 323816.2
4) 429019.8
5) 518012.3
6) 61067.2
7) Government should not22715.5
8) Don't know402.7
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
101) Do you consider the amount of federal income tax which you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low? (TAX)
TOTAL%
1) Too high98867.3
2) About right39126.6
3) Too low40.3
8) Don't know664.5
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1468100.0
102) Consider a person who is against all churches and religion. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your (city/town/community) against churches and religion, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak97166.1
2) Not allowed48533.0
8) Don't know120.8
TOTAL1468100.0
103) Should a person who is against all churches and religion be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLATH)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach66545.3
5) Not allowed75451.4
8) Don't know453.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
104) If some people in your community suggested that a book written by an atheist against churches and religion should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor52135.5
2) Not favor90961.9
8) Don't know382.6
TOTAL1468100.0
105) Consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community claiming that Blacks are inferior, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak90261.4
2) Not allowed52335.6
8) Don't know392.7
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
106) Should a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLRAC)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach63042.9
5) Not allowed76952.4
8) Don't know634.3
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
107) If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a racist which said Blacks are inferior should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor47632.4
2) Not favor93563.7
8) Don't know523.5
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
108) Suppose an admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak80955.1
2) Not allowed62142.3
8) Don't know372.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
109) Suppose an admitted Communist is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not? (COLCOM)
TOTAL%
4) Fired78253.3
5) Not fired59540.5
8) Don't know886.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
110) Suppose an admitted Communist wrote a book which is in your public library. Somebody in your community suggests that the book should be removed from the library. Would you favor removing it, or not? (LIBCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor57138.9
2) Not favor83957.2
8) Don't know553.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
111) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak83456.8
2) Not allowed60241.0
8) Don't know302.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
112) Should a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLMIL)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach57739.3
5) Not allowed82756.3
8) Don't know604.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
113) Suppose such a person wrote a book advocating doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Somebody in your community suggests that the book be removed from the public library. Would you favor removing it, or not? (LIBMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor56538.5
2) Not favor85258.0
8) Don't know493.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
114) Consider a man who admits that he is a homosexual. Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak96765.9
2) Not allowed45531.0
8) Don't know463.1
TOTAL1468100.0
115) Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
TOTAL%
4) Allowed80154.6
5) Not allowed60941.5
8) Don't know563.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
116) If some people in your community suggested that a book written by a homosexual in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor58139.6
2) Not favor85358.1
8) Don't know322.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
117) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor98266.9
2) Oppose39026.6
8) Don't know896.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
118) Would you favor or oppose a law which would require a person to obtain a police permit before he or she could buy a gun? (GUNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Favor101869.3
2) Oppose42128.7
8) Don't know281.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
119) In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals? (COURTS)
TOTAL%
1) Too harshly483.3
2) Not harshly enough121883.0
3) About right1127.6
8) Don't know875.9
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
120) Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should36424.8
2) Should not105671.9
8) Don't know453.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
121) Thinking about all the different kinds of governments in the world today, which of these statements comes closest to how you feel about Communism as form of government? (COMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) It's the worst kind of all83556.9
2) It's bad, but no worse than some others38726.4
3) It's all right for some countries18912.9
4) It's a good form of government151.0
8) Don't know392.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
122) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant93663.8
2) Catholic36224.7
3) Jewish322.2
4) None1057.2
5) Other302.0
99) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
123) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
18) Baptist, Don't know which30732.7
28) Methodist, Don't know which17018.1
38) Lutheran, Don't know which929.8
48) Presbyterian, Don't know which798.4
50) Episcopal Church414.4
60) Other19520.8
70) No denomination given or nondenominational525.5
99) No answer30.3
Missing529 
TOTAL939100.0
124) Other Protestant denomination respondent belongs to (See Note 13 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (OTHER)
TOTAL%
2) 10.5
3) 31.5
5) 10.5
6) 21.0
8) 31.5
9) 10.5
12) 115.6
14) 10.5
23) 21.0
29) 10.5
31) 147.1
32) 31.5
33) 42.0
35) 2512.6
36) 157.6
37) 21.0
40) 94.5
41) 10.5
44) 10.5
45) 21.0
48) 10.5
52) 10.5
56) 52.5
58) 84.0
59) 10.5
60) 84.0
61) 21.0
63) 10.5
64) 94.5
65) 42.0
66) 10.5
68) 178.6
69) 52.5
70) 10.5
71) 10.5
74) 10.5
76) 10.5
77) 42.0
80) 42.0
81) 105.1
82) 10.5
83) 10.5
87) 10.5
95) 31.5
96) 10.5
999) 42.0
Missing1270 
TOTAL198100.0
125) Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion (FUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist44630.4
2) Moderate69347.2
3) Liberal28619.5
9) No answer432.9
TOTAL1468100.0
126) How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never16711.4
1) Less than once a year1097.4
2) About once or twice a year23015.7
3) Several times a year22315.2
4) About once a month986.7
5) Two to three times a month1188.0
6) Nearly every week916.2
7) Every week31621.5
8) Several times a week1097.4
9) Don't know or no answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
127) Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong55838.0
2) Not very strong64944.2
3) Somewhat strong1339.1
4) No religion1057.2
8) Don't know70.5
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1468100.0
128) Do you believe there is a life after death? (POSTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes107173.0
2) No24716.8
8) Undecided1449.8
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
129) In what religion were you raised? (RELIG16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant98367.0
2) Catholic38926.5
3) Jewish322.2
4) None453.1
5) Other171.2
99) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
130) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM16)
TOTAL%
18) Baptist, Don't know which33033.5
28) Methodist, Don't know which22422.7
38) Lutheran, Don't know which10510.7
48) Presbyterian, Don't know which919.2
50) Episcopal Church373.8
60) Other16817.1
70) No denomination given or nondenominational252.5
99) No answer50.5
Missing483 
TOTAL985100.0
131) Other Protestant denomination respondent was raised in (See Note 13 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (OTH16)
TOTAL%
1) 21.2
5) 10.6
8) 31.7
12) 52.9
18) 10.6
23) 74.0
24) 10.6
29) 10.6
31) 169.2
32) 42.3
33) 42.3
35) 2514.5
36) 126.9
40) 95.2
41) 10.6
44) 42.3
45) 31.7
46) 21.2
51) 21.2
52) 10.6
53) 10.6
56) 52.9
58) 42.3
59) 10.6
60) 52.9
61) 10.6
63) 10.6
64) 74.0
65) 10.6
68) 84.6
69) 52.9
70) 31.7
71) 52.9
77) 52.9
80) 10.6
81) 74.0
82) 10.6
87) 10.6
999) 74.0
Missing1295 
TOTAL173100.0
132) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent raised in (FUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist43929.9
2) Moderate77152.5
3) Liberal23015.7
9) No answer281.9
TOTAL1468100.0
133) What is your (spouse's) religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (SPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant56863.9
2) Catholic22525.3
3) Jewish202.2
4) None465.2
5) Other182.0
8) Don't Know91.0
9) No Answer30.3
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
134) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN)
TOTAL%
18) Baptist, Don't know which17731.0
28) Methodist, Don't know which10518.4
38) Lutheran, Don't know which518.9
48) Presbyterian Don't know which539.3
50) Episcopal Church244.2
60) Other12521.9
70) No denomination given or nondenominational254.4
98) Don't know71.2
99) No answer40.7
Missing897 
TOTAL571100.0
135) Other Protestant denomination spouse belongs to (See Note 13 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPOTHER)
TOTAL%
2) 10.8
6) 10.8
8) 21.6
9) 10.8
12) 118.5
14) 10.8
23) 10.8
31) 129.3
32) 21.6
33) 21.6
35) 1410.9
36) 86.2
37) 10.8
40) 75.4
41) 10.8
44) 21.6
45) 32.3
48) 10.8
51) 10.8
56) 21.6
58) 43.1
59) 10.8
60) 64.7
61) 10.8
63) 10.8
64) 75.4
65) 53.9
68) 86.2
69) 43.1
70) 10.8
76) 10.8
80) 21.6
81) 75.4
83) 10.8
87) 10.8
999) 53.9
Missing1339 
TOTAL129100.0
136) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse (SPFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist26329.6
2) Moderate42247.5
3) Liberal16218.2
9) No answer424.7
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
137) In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised? (SPREL16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant57564.7
2) Catholic23326.2
3) Jewish182.0
4) None262.9
5) Other141.6
8) Don't know192.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
138) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN16)
TOTAL%
18) Baptist, Don't know which18131.3
28) Methodist, Don't know which11920.6
38) Lutheran, Don't know which569.7
48) Presbyterian, Don't know which508.6
50) Episcopal Church183.1
60) Other11820.4
70) No denomination given or nondenominational152.6
98) Don't know172.9
99) No answer50.9
Missing889 
TOTAL579100.0
139) Other Protestant denomination spouse was raised in (See Note 13 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPOTH16)
TOTAL%
2) 10.8
8) 10.8
12) 108.1
14) 10.8
20) 10.8
23) 21.6
31) 75.7
32) 32.4
33) 21.6
34) 10.8
35) 1915.4
36) 86.5
37) 10.8
38) 10.8
40) 86.5
44) 21.6
45) 21.6
51) 10.8
56) 21.6
58) 32.4
60) 43.3
61) 10.8
63) 21.6
64) 43.3
65) 43.3
68) 108.1
69) 43.3
70) 10.8
76) 21.6
77) 21.6
80) 10.8
81) 64.9
87) 10.8
999) 54.1
Missing1345 
TOTAL123100.0
140) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse was raised in (SPFUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist27030.4
2) Moderate43548.9
3) Liberal12914.5
9) No answer556.2
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
141) Do you think there should be laws against marriages between (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) and whites? (RACMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42729.1
2) No100068.1
8) Don't know392.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
142) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: How strongly would you object if a member of your family wanted to bring a [White/(Negro/Black)] friend home to dinner? Would you object strongly, mildly, or not at all? (RACDIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly14910.1
2) Mildly19012.9
3) Not at all110575.3
8) Don't know211.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
143) Which statement comes closest to how you, yourself, feel: (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) shouldn't push themselves where they're not wanted. (RACPUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly49233.5
2) Agree slightly45130.7
3) Disagree slightly28019.1
4) Disagree strongly20514.0
8) No opinion362.5
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
144) Which statement comes closest to how you, yourself, feel: White people have a right to keep (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) out of their neighborhoods if they want to, and (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) should respect that right. (RACSEG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly22115.1
2) Agree slightly22015.0
3) Disagree slightly39727.0
4) Disagree strongly57639.2
8) No opinion503.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
145) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. There are two possible laws to vote on. Which law would you vote for? (RACOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) One law which says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to [Whites/(Negro/Blacks/African-Americans)].80654.9
2) The second law which says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.61241.7
3) Neither231.6
8) Don't know251.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
146) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: Are there any [(Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)/Whites] living in this neighborhood now? (RACLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67546.0
2) No73750.2
8) Don't know543.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
147) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: If there are any [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] families living in this neighborhood now, are there any [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] families living close to you? (RACCLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49573.1
2) No17826.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.4
Missing791 
TOTAL677100.0
148) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: If there are any [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] families living in this neighborhood now, how many blocks (or miles) away do they--[the (Negro/Black/African-American)/white] families who live closest to you--live? (RACDIS)
TOTAL%
1) On this block, a few doors/houses away31145.9
2) One to three blocks away, under one-quarter mile22332.9
3) Four to eight blocks away, one-quarter to one mile10315.2
4) Over eight blocks away, over one mile263.8
8) Don't know60.9
9) No answer81.2
Missing791 
TOTAL677100.0
149) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: If there are any [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] families living in this neighborhood now: Do you think this neighborhood will become all (Negro/Black/African-American) in the next few years, or will it remain integrated? (RACINTEG)
TOTAL%
1) All Negro/Black426.2
2) Remain integrated59788.2
8) Don't know263.8
9) No answer121.8
Missing791 
TOTAL677100.0
150) ASKED IN TERMS OF OPPOSITE RACE: During the last few years, has anyone in your family brought a friend who was a [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] home for dinner? (RACHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42028.6
2) No103870.7
8) Don't know80.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
151) Do you think white students and (Negro/Black) students should go to the same schools or to separate schools? (RACSCHOL)
TOTAL%
1) Same schools127386.7
2) Separate schools16010.9
8) Don't know292.0
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
152) Asked in terms of opposite race: Do [(Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans)/Whites] attend the church that you, yourself, attend most often, or not? (RACCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, attend52035.4
2) No, do not attend71949.0
3) No church22315.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
153) Taken all together, how would you say things are these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy49633.8
2) Pretty happy77152.5
3) Not too happy19513.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
154) If currently married: Taking things all together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy59967.4
2) Pretty happy25829.0
3) Not too happy252.8
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer50.6
Missing579 
TOTAL889100.0
155) Would you say your own health, in general, is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent46631.7
2) Good61642.0
3) Fair28819.6
4) Poor966.5
9) No Answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
156) In general, do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull? (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Exciting67245.8
2) Routine70848.2
3) Dull825.6
8) No opinion60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
157) Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful, or that they are mostly just looking out for themselves? (HELPFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Try to be helpful71448.6
2) Just look out for themselves67846.2
3) Depends644.4
8) Don't know90.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
158) Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair? (FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Would take advantage of you50534.4
2) Would try to be fair88260.1
3) Depends634.3
8) Don't know181.2
TOTAL1468100.0
159) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (TRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted66545.3
2) Can't be too careful74150.5
3) Depends553.7
8) Don't know50.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
160) How much satisfaction do you get from: The city or place you live in? (SATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal34723.6
2) A great deal45030.7
3) Quite a bit22415.3
4) A fair amount26718.2
5) Some825.6
6) A little654.4
7) None271.8
8) Don't know60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
161) How much satisfaction do you get from: Your non-working activities--hobbies and so on? (SATHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal39927.2
2) A great deal50034.1
3) Quite a bit23015.7
4) A fair amount16111.0
5) Some724.9
6) A little604.1
7) None382.6
8) Don't know70.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
162) How much satisfaction do you get from: Your family life? (SATFAM)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal64844.1
2) A great deal49633.8
3) Quite a bit14810.1
4) A fair amount906.1
5) Some271.8
6) A little271.8
7) None231.6
8) Don't know70.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
163) How much satisfaction do you get from: Your friendships? (SATFRND)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal50234.2
2) A great deal60941.5
3) Quite a bit18412.5
4) A fair amount1127.6
5) Some302.0
6) A little181.2
7) None120.8
8) Don't know10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
164) How much satisfaction do you get from: Your health and physical condition? (SATHEALT)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal42128.7
2) A great deal51334.9
3) Quite a bit19813.5
4) A fair amount18412.5
5) Some584.0
6) A little614.2
7) None292.0
8) Don't know40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
165) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Banks and financial institutions? (CONFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal46331.5
2) Only some73750.2
3) Hardly any22315.2
8) Don't know402.7
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
166) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Major companies? (CONBUS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal39927.2
2) Only some77953.1
3) Hardly any20814.2
8) Don't know805.4
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
167) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Organized religion? (CONCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal51735.2
2) Only some63143.0
3) Hardly any26117.8
8) Don't know563.8
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
168) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Education? (CONEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal43829.8
2) Only some81555.5
3) Hardly any18312.5
8) Don't know302.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
169) As far as the people running this institution are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Executive branch of the Federal Government? (CONFED)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal17712.1
2) Only some73750.2
3) Hardly any50234.2
8) Don't know493.3
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
170) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Organized labor? (CONLABOR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal22015.0
2) Only some72749.5
3) Hardly any43429.6
8) Don't know855.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
171) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Press? (CONPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal32221.9
2) Only some84957.8
3) Hardly any25317.2
8) Don't know432.9
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
172) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Medicine? (CONMEDIC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal76852.3
2) Only some56838.7
3) Hardly any1097.4
8) Don't know221.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
173) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: TV? (CONTV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal23516.0
2) Only some80154.6
3) Hardly any40627.7
8) Don't know251.7
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
174) As far as the people running this institution are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: U.S. Supreme Court? (CONJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal36124.6
2) Only some73450.0
3) Hardly any28619.5
8) Don't know875.9
TOTAL1468100.0
175) As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Scientific community? (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal60741.3
2) Only some62242.4
3) Hardly any936.3
8) Don't know1409.5
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
176) As far as the people running this institution are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Congress? (CONLEGIS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1369.3
2) Only some77953.1
3) Hardly any49333.6
8) Don't know584.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
177) As far as the people running this institution are concerned, how much confidence would you say you have in: Military? (CONARMY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal40527.6
2) Only some76452.0
3) Hardly any23716.1
8) Don't know614.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
178) Importance of child's characteristics: A. That he has good manners (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (MANNERS)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have224.5
2) One of three most desirable qualities9519.3
3) Not mentioned27054.8
4) One of three least important qualities8717.6
5) Least important quality153.0
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
179) Importance of child's characteristics: B. That he tries hard to succeed (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (SUCCESS)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have224.5
2) One of three most desirable qualities5811.8
3) Not mentioned30561.9
4) One of three least important qualities8316.8
5) Least important quality214.3
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
180) Importance of child's characteristics: C. That he is honest (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (HONEST)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have19639.8
2) One of three most desirable qualities13226.8
3) Not mentioned15331.0
4) One of three least important qualities51.0
5) Least important quality30.6
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
181) Importance of child's characteristics: D. That he is neat and clean (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (CLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have10.2
2) One of three most desirable qualities295.9
3) Not mentioned26553.8
4) One of three least important qualities12625.6
5) Least important quality6813.8
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
182) Importance of child's characteristics: E. That he has good sense and sound judgment (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (JUDGMENT)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have8016.2
2) One of three most desirable qualities12324.9
3) Not mentioned25551.7
4) One of three least important qualities244.9
5) Least important quality71.4
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
183) Importance of child's characteristics: F. That he has self-control (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (CONTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have132.6
2) One of three most desirable qualities5711.6
3) Not mentioned35471.8
4) One of three least important qualities5711.6
5) Least important quality81.6
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
184) Importance of child's characteristics: G. That he acts like a boy or that she acts like a girl (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (ROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have10.2
2) One of three most desirable qualities122.4
3) Not mentioned15631.6
4) One of three least important qualities10721.7
5) Least important quality21343.2
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
185) Importance of child's characteristics: H. That he gets along well with other children (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (AMICABLE)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have112.2
2) One of three most desirable qualities5912.0
3) Not mentioned33868.6
4) One of three least important qualities6914.0
5) Least important quality122.4
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
186) Importance of child's characteristics: I. That he obeys his parents well (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (OBEYS)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have5010.1
2) One of three most desirable qualities8918.1
3) Not mentioned31363.5
4) One of three least important qualities275.5
5) Least important quality102.0
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
187) Importance of child's characteristics: J. That he is responsible (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (RESPONSI)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have438.7
2) One of three most desirable qualities12425.2
3) Not mentioned30662.1
4) One of three least important qualities122.4
5) Least important quality40.8
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
188) Importance of child's characteristics: K. That he is considerate of others (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (CONSIDER)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have265.3
2) One of three most desirable qualities10922.1
3) Not mentioned32666.1
4) One of three least important qualities255.1
5) Least important quality30.6
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
189) Importance of child's characteristics: L. That he is interested in how and why things happen (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (INTEREST)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have204.1
2) One of three most desirable qualities6312.8
3) Not mentioned21944.4
4) One of three least important qualities12525.4
5) Least important quality6212.6
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
190) Importance of child's characteristics: M. That he is a good student (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 1.) (STUDIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have20.4
2) One of three most desirable qualities255.1
3) Not mentioned28357.4
4) One of three least important qualities14729.8
5) Least important quality326.5
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing975 
TOTAL493100.0
191) Importance of child's characteristics: A. That a child has good manners (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (MANNERSY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have224.5
2) One of three most desirable qualities11924.2
3) Not mentioned25151.0
4) One of three least important qualities8316.9
5) Least important quality122.4
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
192) Importance of child's characteristics: B. That a child tries hard to succeed (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (SUCCESSY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have204.1
2) One of three most desirable qualities7114.4
3) Not mentioned29560.0
4) One of three least important qualities8918.1
5) Least important quality122.4
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
193) Importance of child's characteristics: C. That a child is honest (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (HONESTY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have16132.7
2) One of three most desirable qualities14830.1
3) Not mentioned17435.4
4) One of three least important qualities40.8
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
194) Importance of child's characteristics: D. That a child is neat and clean (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (CLEANY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have20.4
2) One of three most desirable qualities275.5
3) Not mentioned27155.1
4) One of three least important qualities11723.8
5) Least important quality7014.2
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
195) Importance of child's characteristics: E. That a child has good sense and sound judgment (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (JUDGMENY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have7815.9
2) One of three most desirable qualities10020.3
3) Not mentioned26253.3
4) One of three least important qualities397.9
5) Least important quality81.6
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
196) Importance of child's characteristics: F. That a child has self-control (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (CONTROLY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have142.8
2) One of three most desirable qualities5611.4
3) Not mentioned36073.2
4) One of three least important qualities479.6
5) Least important quality102.0
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
197) Importance of child's characteristics: G. That he acts like a boy or that she acts like a girl (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (ROLEY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have30.6
2) One of three most desirable qualities153.0
3) Not mentioned13928.3
4) One of three least important qualities10922.2
5) Least important quality22144.9
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
198) Importance of child's characteristics: H. That a child gets along well with other children (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (AMICABLY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have71.4
2) One of three most desirable qualities5210.6
3) Not mentioned35672.4
4) One of three least important qualities6312.8
5) Least important quality91.8
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
199) Importance of child's characteristics: I. That a child obeys his or her parents well (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (OBEYSY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have9018.3
2) One of three most desirable qualities6613.4
3) Not mentioned30361.6
4) One of three least important qualities244.9
5) Least important quality40.8
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
200) Importance of child's characteristics: J. That a child is responsible (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (RESPONSY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have397.9
2) One of three most desirable qualities11222.8
3) Not mentioned29359.6
4) One of three least important qualities357.1
5) Least important quality81.6
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
201) Importance of child's characteristics: K. That a child is considerate of others (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (CONSIDEY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have326.5
2) One of three most desirable qualities10421.1
3) Not mentioned31163.2
4) One of three least important qualities336.7
5) Least important quality71.4
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
202) Importance of child's characteristics: L. That a child is interested in how and why things happen (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (INTERESY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have142.8
2) One of three most desirable qualities7715.7
3) Not mentioned22545.7
4) One of three least important qualities11523.4
5) Least important quality5611.4
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
203) Importance of child's characteristics: M. That a child is a good student (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 2.) (STUDIOUY)
TOTAL%
1) Most desirable quality for a child to have40.8
2) One of three most desirable qualities265.3
3) Not mentioned29660.2
4) One of three least important qualities12826.0
5) Least important quality336.7
9) No answer51.0
Missing976 
TOTAL492100.0
204) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: A. That he has good manners (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (MANNERSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13528.0
2) Very important26154.0
3) Fairly important8116.8
4) Not too important30.6
9) No answer30.6
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
205) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: B. That he tries hard to succeed (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (SUCCESSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important13427.7
2) Very important24550.7
3) Fairly important8818.2
4) Not too important102.1
5) Not at all important10.2
9) No answer51.0
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
206) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: C. That he is honest (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (HONESTZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important31465.0
2) Very important15331.7
3) Fairly important112.3
9) No answer51.0
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
207) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: D. That he is neat and clean (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (CLEANZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important11223.2
2) Very important24049.7
3) Fairly important11223.2
4) Not too important163.3
9) No answer30.6
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
208) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: E. That he has good sense and sound judgment (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (JUDGMENZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important19239.8
2) Very important24049.7
3) Fairly important449.1
4) Not too important20.4
9) No answer51.0
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
209) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: F. That he has self-control (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (CONTROLZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important16834.8
2) Very important24851.3
3) Fairly important5010.4
4) Not too important112.3
5) Not at all important10.2
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer40.8
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
210) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: G. That he acts like a boy or that she acts like a girl (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (ROLEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10521.7
2) Very important18939.1
3) Fairly important11022.8
4) Not too important6313.0
5) Not at all important122.5
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer30.6
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
211) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: H. That he gets along well with other children (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (AMICABLZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10120.9
2) Very important24650.9
3) Fairly important12525.9
4) Not too important61.2
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer40.8
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
212) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: I. That he obeys his parents well (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (OBEYSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important20141.6
2) Very important21344.1
3) Fairly important5812.0
4) Not too important30.6
5) Not at all important10.2
9) No answer71.4
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
213) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: J. That he is responsible (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (RESPONSZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important18237.7
2) Very important25753.2
3) Fairly important336.8
4) Not too important61.2
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer40.8
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
214) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: K. That he is considerate of others (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (CONSIDEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important17736.6
2) Very important26354.5
3) Fairly important377.7
4) Not too important20.4
9) No answer40.8
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
215) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: L. That he is interested in how and why things happen (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (INTERESZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important12125.1
2) Very important23949.5
3) Fairly important10120.9
4) Not too important163.3
5) Not at all important30.6
9) No answer30.6
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
216) How important is it that a child has the following characteristic: M. That he is a good student (NOTE: This question was only asked on Form 3.) (STUDIOUZ)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important10120.9
2) Very important21143.7
3) Fairly important14129.2
4) Not too important234.8
5) Not at all important10.2
8) Don't know20.4
9) No answer40.8
Missing985 
TOTAL483100.0
217) When you rated the importance of various qualities for children, were you thinking mostly about boys, mostly about girls, or about both boys and girls equally? (CHLDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly about boys26317.9
2) Mostly about girls493.3
3) About both boys and girls equally113877.5
8) Don't know120.8
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
218) Do you agree more that: 1. the younger generation should be taught by their elders to do what is right; or that 2. the younger generation should be taught to think for themselves even though they may do something their elders disapprove of? (YOUNGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Taught by elders65844.8
2) Taught to think79754.3
8) Don't know60.4
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
219) As you know, many older people share a home with their grown children. Do you think this is generally a good idea or a bad idea? (AGED)
TOTAL%
1) A good idea59140.3
2) Bad idea63343.1
3) Depends22515.3
8) Don't know181.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
220) Do you ever have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer? (DRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Use alcohol107473.2
2) Total abstainer39126.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
221) If you use alcohol: Do you sometimes drink more than you think you should? (DRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41538.5
2) No64259.6
8) Don't know30.3
9) No answer171.6
Missing391 
TOTAL1077100.0
222) Do you smoke? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60140.9
2) No86659.0
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
223) If yes to SMOKE: Have you ever tried to give up smoking? (QUITSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40867.8
2) No18731.1
9) No answer71.2
Missing866 
TOTAL602100.0
224) If yes to SMOKE: Do you smoke cigarettes? (SMOKECIG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55191.5
2) No437.1
9) No answer81.3
Missing866 
TOTAL602100.0
225) If no to SMOKE: Have you ever smoked regularly? (EVSMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29934.5
2) No55163.6
9) No Answer172.0
Missing601 
TOTAL867100.0
226) Tell me whether you more or less agree, or more or less disagree, with the following statement: In spite of what some people say, the lot (situation/condition) of the average man is getting worse, not better. (ANOMIA5)
TOTAL%
1) Agree98667.2
2) Disagree44930.6
8) Don't know322.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
227) Tell me whether you more or less agree, or more or less disagree, with the following statement: It's hardly fair to bring a child into the world with the way things look for the future. (ANOMIA6)
TOTAL%
1) Agree68546.7
2) Disagree74350.6
8) Don't know382.6
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
228) Tell me whether you more or less agree, or more or less disagree, with the following statement: Most public officials (people in public office) are not really interested in the problems of the average man. (ANOMIA7)
TOTAL%
1) Agree103870.7
2) Disagree38326.1
8) Don't know443.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
229) On the whole, how satisfied are you with the work you do--would you say you are very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (SATJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied58446.6
2) Moderately satisfied44435.4
3) A little dissatisfied15912.7
4) Very dissatisfied594.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer70.6
Missing214 
TOTAL1254100.0
230) If you were to get enough money to live as comfortably as you would like for the rest of your life, would you continue to work or would you stop working? (RICHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Continue to work67475.1
2) Stop working20322.6
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer121.3
Missing570 
TOTAL898100.0
231) Which one thing on this list would you most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Which are third, fourth, and fifth most important?: High income (JOBINC)
TOTAL%
1) Most28819.6
2) Next38326.1
3) Third46331.5
4) Fourth23516.0
5) Fifth674.6
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
232) Which one thing on this list would you most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Which are third, fourth, and fifth most important?: No danger of being fired (JOBSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Most875.9
2) Next17011.6
3) Third24116.4
4) Fourth48633.1
5) Fifth45230.8
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
233) Which one thing on this list would you most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Which are third, fourth, and fifth most important?: Working hours are short, lots of free time (JOBHOUR)
TOTAL%
1) Most473.2
2) Next1228.3
3) Third15610.6
4) Fourth37125.3
5) Fifth74050.4
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
234) Which one thing on this list would you most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Which are third, fourth, and fifth most important?: Chances for advancement (JOBPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Most27218.5
2) Next50234.2
3) Third36324.7
4) Fourth19413.2
5) Fifth1057.2
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
235) Which one thing on this list would you most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Which are third, fourth, and fifth most important?: Work important and gives a feeling of accomplishment (JOBMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) Most74250.5
2) Next25917.6
3) Third21314.5
4) Fourth15010.2
5) Fifth724.9
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
236) If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: the lower class, the working class, the middle class, or the upper class? (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Lower class755.1
2) Working class67345.8
3) Middle class66345.2
4) Upper class503.4
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
237) So far as you and your family are concerned, would you say that you are pretty well satisfied with your present financial situation, more or less satisfied, or not satisfied at all? (SATFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty well satisfied41728.4
2) More or less satisfied65244.4
3) Not satisfied at all39326.8
8) Don't know40.3
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
238) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINALTER)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better50234.2
2) Getting worse37125.3
3) Stayed the same58940.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
239) Compared with American families in general, would you say your family income is far below average, below average, average, above average, or far above average? (FINRELA)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average704.8
2) Below average34223.3
3) Average76352.0
4) Above average24616.8
5) Far above average332.2
8) Don't know110.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
240) Asked if respondent or spouse is working: Do you (or if you're not working, does your spouse) have a supervisor on (your/his/her) job to whom you are (he/she is) directly responsible? (WKSUB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84879.7
2) No21219.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing404 
TOTAL1064100.0
241) If yes to WKSUB: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible? (WKSUBS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes67479.1
4) No16719.6
8) Don't know50.6
9) No answer60.7
Missing616 
TOTAL852100.0
242) In your (or if you're not working, your spouse's) job, (do you, does he/she) supervise anyone who is directly responsible to (you/him/her)? (WKSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46043.2
2) No57554.0
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer252.3
Missing404 
TOTAL1064100.0
243) If yes to WKSUP: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else? (WKSUPS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes13527.8
4) No31865.6
8) Don't know71.4
9) No answer255.2
Missing983 
TOTAL485100.0
244) At any time during the last ten years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month? (UNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41027.9
2) No105872.1
TOTAL1468100.0
245) Did you ever--because of sickness, unemployment, or any other reason--receive anything like welfare, unemployment insurance, or other aid from government agencies? (GOVAID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54737.3
2) No91662.4
8) Don't know50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
246) Do you (or your spouse) belong to a labor union? (Who?) (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent belongs19413.2
2) Yes, spouse belongs1037.0
3) Yes, both belong181.2
4) No, neither belong114778.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
247) Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Hard work most important92763.1
2) Hard work, luck equally important40927.9
3) Luck most important1188.0
8) Don't know110.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
248) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117980.3
2) No24016.3
8) Don't know483.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
249) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66345.2
2) No74450.7
8) Don't know584.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
250) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes128887.7
2) No1419.6
8) Don't know372.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
251) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72849.6
2) No68046.3
8) Don't know584.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
252) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes117780.2
2) No23415.9
8) Don't know543.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
253) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68046.3
2) No72449.3
8) Don't know624.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
254) Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57839.4
2) No82856.4
8) Don't know594.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
255) What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner--is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong101869.3
2) Almost always wrong23015.7
3) Wrong only sometimes1439.7
4) Not wrong at all533.6
8) Don't know231.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
256) What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex--do you think it is always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong102469.8
2) Almost always wrong845.7
3) Wrong only sometimes855.8
4) Not wrong at all20413.9
8) Don't know684.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
257) The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. I'm going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect. Sexual materials provide information about sex? (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85458.2
2) No50434.3
8) Don't know1077.3
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
258) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88160.0
2) No47732.5
8) Don't know1037.0
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
259) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79053.8
2) No53836.6
8) Don't know1349.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
260) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86558.9
2) No39326.8
8) Don't know20413.9
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
261) Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.59140.3
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under eighteen.75551.4
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.906.1
8) Don't know322.2
TOTAL1468100.0
262) Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year? (XMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23415.9
2) No122883.7
8) Don't know50.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
263) Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person? (HIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49033.4
2) No97766.6
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
264) If yes to HIT: did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (HITAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child20842.4
2) Adult18337.3
3) Both9820.0
9) No answer20.4
Missing977 
TOTAL491100.0
265) If yes to HIT: how many times would you guess this has happened to you? (HITNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Once11924.2
2) Two or three times15431.4
3) Four or more times18637.9
8) Not sure306.1
9) No answer20.4
Missing977 
TOTAL491100.0
266) Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at? (GUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30821.0
2) No115678.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
267) If yes to GUN: did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (GUNAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child3812.2
2) Adult25782.6
3) Both134.2
9) No answer31.0
Missing1157 
TOTAL311100.0
268) If yes to GUN: how many times would you guess this has happened to you? (GUNNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Once17355.6
2) Two or three times7524.1
3) Four or more times5016.1
8) Not sure103.2
9) No answer31.0
Missing1157 
TOTAL311100.0
269) Are there any situations that you can imagine in which you would approve of a man punching an adult male stranger? (HITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes91462.3
2) No49233.5
8) Not sure453.1
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1468100.0
270) Approve [of a man punching an adult male stranger] if the stranger: was in a protest march showing opposition to the other man's views? (HITMARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes624.2
2) No136893.2
8) Not sure271.8
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1468100.0
271) Approve [of a man punching an adult male stranger] if the stranger: was drunk and bumped into the man and his wife on the street? (HITDRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1409.5
2) No127486.8
8) Not sure473.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
272) Approve [of a man punching an adult male stranger] if the stranger: had hit the man's child after the child had accidentally damaged the stranger's car? (HITCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73049.7
2) No66645.4
8) Not sure644.4
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
273) Approve [of a man punching an adult male stranger] if the stranger: was beating up a woman and the man saw it? (HITBEATR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119681.5
2) No22115.1
8) Not sure432.9
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
274) Approve [of a man punching an adult male stranger] if the stranger: had broken into the man's house? (HITROBBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes119081.1
2) No23616.1
8) Not sure332.2
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1468100.0
275) Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a policeman striking an adult male citizen? (POLHITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes106172.3
2) No35123.9
8) Not sure453.1
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1468100.0
276) Approve [of policeman striking adult male citizen] if the citizen: had said vulgar and obscene things to the policeman? (POLABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19813.5
2) No123283.9
8) Not sure302.0
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
277) Approve [of policeman striking adult male citizen] if the citizen: was being questioned as a suspect in a murder case? (POLMURDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1228.3
2) No130889.1
8) Not sure312.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
278) Approve [of policeman striking adult male citizen] if the citizen: was attempting to escape from custody? (POLESCAP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes110675.3
2) No29320.0
8) Not sure624.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
279) Approve [of policeman striking adult male citizen] if the citizen: was attacking the policeman with his fists? (POLATTAK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes138094.0
2) No664.5
8) Not sure161.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
280) Is there any area right around here--that is, within a mile--where you would be afraid to walk alone at night? (FEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62942.8
2) No82756.3
8) Don't know100.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
281) During the last year--that is, between March and now--did anyone break into or somehow illegally get into your (apartment/home)? (BURGLR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1228.3
2) No134391.5
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
282) During the last year, did anyone take something directly from you by using force--such as a stickup, mugging, or threat? (ROBBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes302.0
2) No143697.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
283) Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers? (OWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69547.3
2) No76051.8
3) Refused20.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
284) If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a pistol? (PISTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33823.0
2) No111375.8
3) Refused70.5
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
285) If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a shotgun? (SHOTGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43229.4
2) No101969.4
3) Refused70.5
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
286) If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a rifle? (RIFLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42629.0
2) No102569.8
3) Refused70.5
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
287) If yes to OWNGUN: Does this gun (or do any of these guns) personally belong to you? (ROWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41258.3
2) No25035.4
3) Refused50.7
9) No answer405.7
Missing761 
TOTAL707100.0
288) Have you ever received a ticket, or been charged by the police, for a traffic violation--other than for illegal parking? (TICKET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76352.0
2) No69947.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
289) Were you ever picked up, or charged, by the police, for any (other) reason whether or not you were guilty? (ARREST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17812.1
2) No124484.7
3) Refused10.1
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer422.9
TOTAL1468100.0
290) Do you (or does your husband/wife) go hunting? (HUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent does20714.1
2) Yes, spouse does1258.5
3) Yes, both do553.7
4) No, neither R nor spouse hunts107873.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
291) Does any other member of this household go hunting? (HUNTOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13419.5
2) No52877.0
8) Don't know40.6
9) No answer202.9
Missing782 
TOTAL686100.0
292) On the average day, about how many hours do you personally watch television? (TVHOURS)
TOTAL%
0) 01117.6
1) 126117.8
2) 235123.9
3) 327618.8
4) 419213.1
5) 51278.7
6) 6654.4
7) 7151.0
8) 8241.6
9) 920.1
10) 10151.0
11) 1120.1
12) 1250.3
14) 1420.1
15) 1520.1
16) 1620.1
18) 1820.1
99) No answer141.0
TOTAL1468100.0
293) Do you have a telephone? May I have your name and telephone number? … Is this phone located in your own home? (PHONE)
TOTAL%
1) No phone number926.3
2) Refused phone number181.2
3) Phone number given, phone located in respondent's own home131689.6
4) Phone number given, phone not located in respondent's own home322.2
5) Location not given80.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
294) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and interested116079.0
2) Cooperative but not particularly interested22415.3
3) Impatient and restless473.2
4) Hostile20.1
9) No answer352.4
TOTAL1468100.0
295) Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair, or poor? (COMPREND)
TOTAL%
1) Good112076.3
2) Fair26918.3
3) Poor513.5
9) No answer281.9
TOTAL1468100.0
296) Form number (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Standard (Form 1)49333.6
2) Variant (Form 2)49233.5
3) Variant (Form 3)48332.9
TOTAL1468100.0
297) Divorces during the last five years (DIVORCE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not divorced131889.8
1) Divorced during four years before last year886.0
2) Divorced last year271.8
3) Divorced during both periods90.6
9) No answer261.8
TOTAL1468100.0
298) Number of relatives divorced last year (DIVREL1)
TOTAL%
0) 128187.3
1) 17211.7
2) 151.0
TOTAL1468100.0
299) Number of relatives divorced during previous four years (DIVREL4)
TOTAL%
0) 112076.3
1) 30120.5
2) 412.8
3) 50.3
4) 10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
300) Unemployment during last five years (See Note 11 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (UNEMP5)
TOTAL%
0) 115778.8
1) 795.4
2) 886.0
3) 161.1
4) 412.8
5) 10.1
6) 332.2
7) 70.5
8) 422.9
9) 40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
301) Number of relatives unemployed during last year (UNREL1)
TOTAL%
0) 107072.9
1) 33322.7
2) 553.7
3) 90.6
4) 10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
302) Number of relatives unemployed during previous four years (UNREL4)
TOTAL%
0) 102970.1
1) 37125.3
2) 533.6
3) 120.8
4) 30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
303) Hospitalization and disability during last five years (HOSDIS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not hospitalized/disabled83056.5
1) Hospitalized/disabled during four years before last year31221.3
2) Hospitalized/disabled last year1117.6
3) Hospitalized/disabled during both periods18712.7
9) No answer281.9
TOTAL1468100.0
304) Number of relatives hospitalized/disabled last year (HOSREL1)
TOTAL%
0) 86458.9
1) 44530.3
2) 1178.0
3) 332.2
4) 40.3
5) 40.3
6) 10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
305) Number of relatives hospitalized/disabled during previous four years (HOSREL4)
TOTAL%
0) 67245.8
1) 48833.2
2) 20213.8
3) 594.0
4) 251.7
5) 130.9
6) 70.5
7) 20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
306) Death of relatives during the last five years (See Note 12 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (DEATH5)
TOTAL%
0) 92763.1
1) 26618.1
2) 845.7
3) 886.0
4) 493.3
5) 181.2
6) 221.5
7) 50.3
8) 30.2
9) 60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
307) Number of relatives dying since the respondent was sixteen years old and prior to the last five years (DEATH16)
TOTAL%
0) 72249.2
1) 22715.5
2) 17511.9
3) 1228.3
4) 886.0
5) 674.6
6) 422.9
7) 151.0
8) 90.6
9) 10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
308) Death of respondent's father (PADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported64443.9
1) Died before respondent was sixteen years old1097.4
2) Died after respondent was sixteen and prior to last five years50534.4
3) Died during four years prior to last year926.3
4) Died last year513.5
8) Don't know533.6
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1468100.0
309) Death of respondent's mother (MADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported86859.1
1) Died before respondent was sixteen years old392.7
2) Died after respondent was sixteen years old and prior to last five years36324.7
3) Died during four years prior to last year785.3
4) Died last year352.4
8) Don't know724.9
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1468100.0
310) Death of child or child's spouse (CHLDDTH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported97089.9
1) Died after respondent was sixteen years old and prior to last five years635.8
2) Died during four years prior to last year262.4
3) Died last year70.6
9) No answer131.2
Missing389 
TOTAL1079100.0
311) Death of sibling or sibling-in-law (SIBDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported96269.0
1) Died after respondent was sixteen years old and prior to last five years19313.8
2) Died during four years prior to last year15110.8
3) Died last year785.6
9) No answer110.8
Missing73 
TOTAL1395100.0
312) Death of spouse (SPDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported103784.6
1) Died after respondent was sixteen years old and prior to last five years1098.9
2) Died during four years prior to last year453.7
3) Died last year221.8
9) No answer131.1
Missing242 
TOTAL1226100.0
313) Number of traumatic events (deaths, divorces, unemployment, and hospitalizations/disabilities) happening to respondent last year (TRAUMA1)
TOTAL%
0) 086258.7
1) 145330.9
2) 2906.1
3) 320.1
4) 410.1
9) No answer604.1
TOTAL1468100.0
314) Number of traumatic events (deaths, divorces, unemployment, and hospitalizations/disabilities) happening to respondent during last five years (TRAUMA5)
TOTAL%
0) 036825.1
1) 162942.8
2) 234423.4
3) 3594.0
4) 480.5
9) No answer604.1
TOTAL1468100.0
315) Number of traumatic events (deaths, divorces, unemployment, and hospitalizations/disabilities) happening to respondent's relatives last year (TRAREL1)
TOTAL%
0) 60140.9
1) 58740.0
2) 23816.2
3) 422.9
TOTAL1468100.0
316) Number of traumatic events (deaths, divorces, unemployment, and hospitalizations/disabilities) happening to respondent's relatives during last five years (TRAREL5)
TOTAL%
0) 28219.2
1) 55437.7
2) 43929.9
3) 19313.1
TOTAL1468100.0
317) Total number of traumatic events happening to respondent and relatives last year (TRATOT1)
TOTAL%
0) 040027.2
1) 147132.1
2) 235224.0
3) 31449.8
4) 4372.5
5) 530.2
6) 610.1
9) No answer604.1
TOTAL1468100.0
318) Total number of traumatic events happening to respondent and relatives during last five years (TRATOT5)
TOTAL%
0) 0946.4
1) 126117.8
2) 239026.6
3) 335624.3
4) 421014.3
5) 5775.2
6) 6191.3
7) 710.1
9) No answer604.1
TOTAL1468100.0
319) Respondents asked to place themselves on a scale: from 1) We should greatly decrease defense spending; to 7) We should greatly increase defense spending. (DEFSPDR)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it1359.2
1) Greatly decrease473.2
2) 2493.3
3) 3976.6
4) 430821.0
5) 533522.8
6) 618912.9
7) Greatly increase27818.9
8) Don't know251.7
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
320) Respondents asked to place what the Federal Government is doing at the present time on a scale: from 1) Greatly decreasing defense spending; to 7) Greatly increasing defense spending. (DEFSPDFG)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it845.7
1) Greatly decreasing634.3
2) 21288.7
3) 331721.6
4) 434723.6
5) 520714.1
6) 61238.4
7) Greatly increasing926.3
8) Don't know996.7
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
321) Respondents asked to place themselves on a scale: from 1) The government in Washington should make every possible effort to improve the social and economic position of blacks and other minority groups, even if it means giving them preferential treatment; to 7) The government should not make any special effort to help minorities because they should help themselves. (HLPMINR)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it805.4
1) Government should help684.6
2) 2704.8
3) 31399.5
4) 433923.1
5) 524216.5
6) 620714.1
7) Minority groups should help themselves29620.2
8) Don't know231.6
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
322) Respondents asked to place what the Federal Government is doing at the present time on a scale: from 1) Making a special effort to improve the economic position of blacks and other minority groups, even if it means giving them preferential treatment; to 7) Not making any special effort to do so improve the economic position of blacks and other minority groups. (HLPMINFG)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it614.2
1) Government is helping minority groups24516.7
2) 227818.9
3) 325417.3
4) 422115.1
5) 51409.5
6) 6996.7
7) Government is not making any special effort to help minorities513.5
8) Don't know1137.7
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
323) Respondents asked to place themselves on a scale: from 1) The government should provide fewer services, even in areas such as health and education, in order to reduce spending; to 7) It is important for the government to continue the services it now provides even if it means no reduction in spending. (CUTSPDR)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it1218.2
1) Government should provide many fewer services; reduce spending1218.2
2) 21238.4
3) 317912.2
4) 427118.5
5) 519513.3
6) 615810.8
7) Government should continue to provide services; no reduction in spending26117.8
8) Don't know352.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1468100.0
324) Respondents asked to place what the Federal Government is doing at the present time on a scale: from 1) Providing many fewer services, in order to reduce spending a lot; to 7) Continuing to provide services with no reduction in spending. (CUTSPDFG)
TOTAL%
0) Haven't thought much about it745.0
1) Government is providing many fewer services, reducing spending332.2
2) 2664.5
3) 31439.7
4) 428519.4
5) 527919.0
6) 624917.0
7) Government continuing to provide services, no reduction in spending23315.9
8) Don't know1016.9
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1468100.0
325) Are you a member of: Fraternal groups (MEMFRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15310.4
2) No128787.7
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1468100.0
326) Are you a member of: Service clubs (MEMSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1318.9
2) No131089.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer241.6
TOTAL1468100.0
327) Are you a member of: Veterans' groups (MEMVET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1087.4
2) No133390.8
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1468100.0
328) Are you a member of: Political clubs (MEMPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes463.1
2) No139895.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer231.6
TOTAL1468100.0
329) Are you a member of: Labor unions (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19113.0
2) No125585.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer211.4
TOTAL1468100.0
330) Are you a member of: Sports groups (MEMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24917.0
2) No119681.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer221.5
TOTAL1468100.0
331) Are you a member of: Youth groups (MEMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1178.0
2) No132590.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1468100.0
332) Are you a member of: School service groups (MEMSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1459.9
2) No129488.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer271.8
TOTAL1468100.0
333) Are you a member of: Hobby or garden clubs (MEMHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1238.4
2) No132089.9
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer241.6
TOTAL1468100.0
334) Are you a member of: School fraternities or sororities (MEMGREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes614.2
2) No137793.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1468100.0
335) Are you a member of: Nationality groups (MEMNAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes372.5
2) No140095.4
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1468100.0
336) Are you a member of: Farm organizations (MEMFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes594.0
2) No137993.9
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1468100.0
337) Are you a member of: Literary, art, discussion or study groups (MEMLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1248.4
2) No131589.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer281.9
TOTAL1468100.0
338) Are you a member of: Professional or academic societies (MEMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18812.8
2) No125185.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer281.9
TOTAL1468100.0
339) Are you a member of: Church-affiliated groups (MEMCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44130.0
2) No100668.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1468100.0
340) Are you a member of: Any other groups (MEMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14710.0
2) No128087.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) No answer352.4
TOTAL1468100.0
341) Total number of memberships (MEMNUM)
TOTAL%
0) 049833.9
1) 137125.3
2) 224216.5
3) 316411.2
4) 4815.5
5) 5432.9
6) 6302.0
7) 7130.9
8) 890.6
9) 950.3
10) 1030.2
16) 1610.1
99) No answer80.5
TOTAL1468100.0
342) Poverty Status of Household (POVLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor1308.9
2) Poor--Imputed120.8
3) Non-poor116980.3
4) Non-poor--Imputed815.6
5) Borderline634.3
Missing13 
TOTAL1455100.0
343) Income deficit of household (INCDEF)
TOTAL%
1) -$10,00020.1
2) -$10,000 to -$5,000151.1
3) -$4,999 to -$1,0001057.7
4) -$999 to +9991067.8
5) +$1,000 to $4,99919014.0
6) +$5,000 to $10,00024718.2
7) +$10,00036126.6
8) $20,000+33024.3
Missing112 
TOTAL1356100.0
344) Family income in constant dollars (base=1986 dollars) (REALINC)
TOTAL%
755) 181.3
3021) 503.7
5287) 594.3
6798) 463.4
8308) 544.0
9819) 503.7
11329) 544.0
13595) 785.7
16994) 1148.4
20770) 977.1
24547) 1077.9
28323) 1098.0
32100) 1047.7
35121) 886.5
56647) 26919.8
128141) 614.5
Missing110 
TOTAL1358100.0
345) Respondent's income in constant dollars (base=1986 dollars) (REALRINC)
TOTAL%
755) 455.1
3021) 768.6
5287) 374.2
6798) 293.3
8308) 455.1
9819) 313.5
11329) 364.1
13595) 8810.0
16994) 10712.1
20770) 728.2
24547) 697.8
28323) 677.6
32100) 485.4
35121) 323.6
56647) 788.8
139297) 222.5
Missing586 
TOTAL882100.0
346) From what countries or part of the world did your ancestors come? (IF MORE THAN ONE COUNTRY NAMED: Which one of these countries do you feel closer to?) (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Africa645.5
2) Austria141.2
3) Canada (French)80.7
4) Canada (Other)100.9
5) China10.1
6) Czechoslovakia191.6
7) Denmark110.9
8) England and Wales18315.7
9) Finland141.2
10) France232.0
11) Germany22919.7
12) Greece80.7
13) Hungary100.9
14) Ireland14012.0
15) Italy665.7
16) Japan20.2
17) Mexico232.0
18) The Netherlands181.5
19) Norway211.8
20) The Philippines20.2
21) Poland463.9
22) Puerto Rico161.4
23) Russia (USSR)141.2
24) Scotland413.5
25) Spain90.8
26) Sweden282.4
27) Switzerland20.2
29) Other80.7
30) American Indian474.0
31) India30.3
32) Portugal50.4
33) Lithuania100.9
34) Yugoslavia40.3
36) Belgium10.1
37) Arabic40.3
38) Other Spanish110.9
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)20.2
97) America312.7
99) No answer171.5
Missing303 
TOTAL1165100.0
347) Number of ethnicities named and picked (ETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country73450.0
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one41428.2
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose1389.4
4) Can't name any country16511.2
5) No information171.2
TOTAL1468100.0
348) Please tell me the names of the people who live in the household. [Head of the household is listed first.] (RELATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household1468100.0
TOTAL1468100.0
349) Gender of the head of household (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Male112676.7
2) Female34223.3
TOTAL1468100.0
350) Age of the head of household (OLD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL146847.04618
351) Marital status of head of household (MAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Married94864.6
2) Widowed17511.9
3) Divorced1258.5
4) Separated453.1
5) Never married17211.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0
352) Is the head of the household staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
353) Where is the head of the household staying? (WHERE1)
TOTAL%
1) Another household250.0
2) Traveling250.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
354) Relationship of second person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE2)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse94179.5
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)14011.8
5) Grand/great-grandchild70.6
6) Parent/parent-in-law100.8
7) Other relative221.9
8) Non-relative534.5
9) No answer100.8
Missing285 
TOTAL1183100.0
355) Gender of second person (GENDER2)
TOTAL%
1) Male13411.3
2) Female104888.6
9) No answer10.1
Missing285 
TOTAL1183100.0
356) Age of second person (OLD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL118340.08918
357) Marital status of second person (MAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Married94283.2
2) Widowed131.1
3) Divorced242.1
4) Separated80.7
5) Never married13612.0
9) No answer90.8
Missing336 
TOTAL1132100.0
358) Is the second person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11100.0
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
359) Where is the second person staying? (WHERE2)
TOTAL%
1) Another household872.7
2) Traveling19.1
9) No answer218.2
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
360) Relationship of third person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE3)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)59786.8
4) Son-/daughter-in-law81.2
5) Grand/great-grandchild101.5
6) Parent/parent-in-law111.6
7) Other relative142.0
8) Non-relative243.5
9) No answer243.5
Missing780 
TOTAL688100.0
361) Gender of third person (GENDER3)
TOTAL%
1) Male36252.6
2) Female32246.8
9) No answer40.6
Missing780 
TOTAL688100.0
362) Age of third person (OLD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL68816.18517
363) Marital status of third person (MAR3)
TOTAL%
1) Married133.4
2) Widowed92.4
3) Divorced184.8
4) Separated51.3
5) Never married30982.0
9) No answer236.1
Missing1091 
TOTAL377100.0
364) Is the third person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11100.0
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
365) Where is the third person staying? (WHERE3)
TOTAL%
1) Another household654.5
9) No answer545.5
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
366) Relationship of fourth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE4)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)37687.9
4) Son-/daughter-in-law20.5
5) Grand/great-grandchild143.3
6) Parent/parent-in-law20.5
7) Other relative61.4
8) Non-relative102.3
9) No answer184.2
Missing1040 
TOTAL428100.0
367) Gender of fourth person (GENDER4)
TOTAL%
1) Male21750.7
2) Female20948.8
9) No answer20.5
Missing1040 
TOTAL428100.0
368) Age of fourth person (OLD4)
TOTAL%
0) 0255.8
1) 1163.7
2) 2225.1
3) 3184.2
4) 4102.3
5) 5184.2
6) 6225.1
7) 7143.3
8) 8255.8
9) 9255.8
10) 10184.2
11) 11194.4
12) 12214.9
13) 13143.3
14) 14204.7
15) 15235.4
16) 16245.6
17) 17143.3
18) 18184.2
19) 19174.0
20) 2051.2
21) 2161.4
22) 2271.6
23) 2340.9
24) 2410.2
25) 2510.2
26) 2610.2
27) 2710.2
29) 2930.7
30) 3010.2
33) 3310.2
34) 3410.2
36) 3610.2
51) 5110.2
70) 7010.2
76) 7610.2
77) 7710.2
97) 9720.5
98) Don't know10.2
99) No answer51.2
Missing1040 
TOTAL428100.0
369) Marital status of fourth person (MAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Married42.3
2) Widowed42.3
3) Divorced52.9
4) Separated10.6
5) Never married14884.6
9) No answer137.4
Missing1293 
TOTAL175100.0
370) Is the fourth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6100.0
Missing1462 
TOTAL6100.0
371) Where is the fourth person staying? (WHERE4)
TOTAL%
1) Another household583.3
9) No answer116.7
Missing1462 
TOTAL6100.0
372) Relationship of fifth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE5)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)16388.1
4) Son-/daughter-in-law10.5
5) Grand/great-grandchild42.2
6) Parent/parent-in-law21.1
7) Other relative10.5
8) Non-relative31.6
9) No answer115.9
Missing1283 
TOTAL185100.0
373) Gender of fifth person (GENDER5)
TOTAL%
1) Male9048.6
2) Female9350.3
9) No answer21.1
Missing1283 
TOTAL185100.0
374) Age of fifth person (OLD5)
TOTAL%
0) 094.9
1) 142.2
2) 2105.4
3) 3126.5
4) 494.9
5) 5137.0
6) 673.8
7) 794.9
8) 8105.4
9) 9105.4
10) 10105.4
11) 1163.2
12) 12158.1
13) 1342.2
14) 14105.4
15) 1552.7
16) 16115.9
17) 1773.8
18) 1894.9
19) 1931.6
20) 2021.1
22) 2221.1
23) 2321.1
25) 2510.5
27) 2710.5
63) 6310.5
69) 6910.5
98) Don't know10.5
99) No answer10.5
Missing1283 
TOTAL185100.0
375) Marital status of fifth person (MAR5)
TOTAL%
1) Married11.6
3) Divorced23.3
4) Separated34.9
5) Never married5285.2
9) No answer34.9
Missing1407 
TOTAL61100.0
376) Is the fifth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
377) Where is the fifth person staying? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) Another household150.0
9) No answer150.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
378) Relationship of sixth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE6)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)6484.2
5) Grand/great-grandchild56.6
6) Parent/parent-in-law11.3
9) No answer67.9
Missing1392 
TOTAL76100.0
379) Gender of sixth person (GENDER6)
TOTAL%
1) Male3850.0
2) Female3647.4
9) No answer22.6
Missing1392 
TOTAL76100.0
380) Age of sixth person (OLD6)
TOTAL%
0) 056.6
1) 145.3
2) 233.9
3) 367.9
4) 456.6
5) 522.6
6) 633.9
7) 711.3
8) 833.9
9) 911.3
10) 1079.2
11) 1133.9
12) 1267.9
13) 13810.5
14) 1456.6
16) 1645.3
17) 1722.6
18) 1811.3
19) 1933.9
20) 2011.3
22) 2211.3
71) 7111.3
99) No answer11.3
Missing1392 
TOTAL76100.0
381) Marital status of sixth person (MAR6)
TOTAL%
2) Widowed13.7
5) Never married2385.2
9) No answer311.1
Missing1441 
TOTAL27100.0
382) Relationship of seventh person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE7)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)2978.4
5) Grand/great-grandchild513.5
9) No answer38.1
Missing1431 
TOTAL37100.0
383) Gender of seventh person (GENDER7)
TOTAL%
1) Male2567.6
2) Female1129.7
9) No answer12.7
Missing1431 
TOTAL37100.0
384) Age of seventh person (OLD7)
TOTAL%
0) 025.4
1) 1513.5
2) 238.1
3) 338.1
4) 412.7
5) 525.4
6) 625.4
8) 825.4
9) 9616.2
12) 1225.4
13) 1312.7
14) 1425.4
15) 1512.7
18) 1825.4
19) 1912.7
21) 2112.7
99) No answer12.7
Missing1431 
TOTAL37100.0
385) Marital status of seventh person (MAR7)
TOTAL%
5) Never married666.7
9) No answer333.3
Missing1459 
TOTAL9100.0
386) Relationship of eighth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE8)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)1178.6
5) Grand/great-grandchild17.1
9) No answer214.3
Missing1454 
TOTAL14100.0
387) Gender of eighth person (GENDER8)
TOTAL%
1) Male642.9
2) Female750.0
9) No answer17.1
Missing1454 
TOTAL14100.0
388) Age of eighth person (OLD8)
TOTAL%
0) 017.1
1) 1214.3
4) 417.1
5) 517.1
6) 617.1
7) 7214.3
8) 817.1
11) 1117.1
16) 16214.3
17) 1717.1
99) No answer17.1
Missing1454 
TOTAL14100.0
389) Marital status of eighth person (MAR8)
TOTAL%
5) Never married375.0
9) No answer125.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
390) Relationship of ninth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE9)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)450.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild225.0
9) No answer225.0
Missing1460 
TOTAL8100.0
391) Gender of ninth person (GENDER9)
TOTAL%
1) Male450.0
2) Female337.5
9) No answer112.5
Missing1460 
TOTAL8100.0
392) Age of ninth person (OLD9)
TOTAL%
1) 1112.5
2) 2112.5
5) 5112.5
9) 9112.5
10) 10112.5
14) 14112.5
16) 16112.5
99) No answer112.5
Missing1460 
TOTAL8100.0
393) Marital status of ninth person (MAR9)
TOTAL%
5) Never married266.7
9) No answer133.3
Missing1465 
TOTAL3100.0
394) Is the ninth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1100.0
Missing1467 
TOTAL1100.0
395) Where is the ninth person staying? (WHERE9)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1100.0
Missing1467 
TOTAL1100.0
396) Relationship of tenth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household (RELATE10)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)342.9
5) Grand/great-grandchild228.6
9) No answer228.6
Missing1461 
TOTAL7100.0
397) Gender of tenth person (GENDER10)
TOTAL%
1) Male457.1
2) Female228.6
9) No answer114.3
Missing1461 
TOTAL7100.0
398) Age of tenth person (OLD10)
TOTAL%
1) 1114.3
3) 3114.3
4) 4114.3
8) 8114.3
11) 11114.3
13) 13114.3
99) No answer114.3
Missing1461 
TOTAL7100.0
399) Marital status of tenth person (MAR10)
TOTAL%
5) Never married150.0
9) No answer150.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
400) Are there any people currently staying in this household--visitors, friends, or relatives--who do not usually live here? If so, what is the first (visitor/friend/relative)'s relationship to the head of household? (RELATE11)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)618.8
5) Grand/great-grandchild26.3
6) Parent/parent-in-law618.8
7) Other relative618.8
8) Non-relative618.8
9) No answer618.8
Missing1436 
TOTAL32100.0
401) Gender of first (visitor/friend/relative) (GENDER11)
TOTAL%
1) Male1546.9
2) Female1650.0
9) No answer13.1
Missing1436 
TOTAL32100.0
402) Age of first (visitor/friend/relative) (OLD11)
TOTAL%
1) 113.1
2) 213.1
6) 613.1
10) 1013.1
12) 1213.1
14) 1413.1
15) 1526.3
17) 1713.1
18) 1826.3
23) 23412.5
25) 2513.1
26) 2626.3
28) 2813.1
39) 3913.1
43) 4313.1
45) 4513.1
46) 4613.1
52) 5213.1
56) 5613.1
62) 6213.1
68) 6813.1
69) 6913.1
73) 7313.1
89) 8913.1
98) Don't know13.1
99) No answer13.1
Missing1436 
TOTAL32100.0
403) Marital status of first (visitor/friend/relative) (MAR11)
TOTAL%
1) Married518.5
2) Widowed414.8
3) Divorced518.5
4) Separated518.5
5) Never married725.9
9) No answer13.7
Missing1441 
TOTAL27100.0
404) Is there a second (visitor/friend/relative) who does not usually live here but who is currently staying in this household? If so, what is their relationship to the head of household? (RELATE12)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)19.1
4) Son-/daughter-in-law19.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild327.3
7) Other relative218.2
8) Non-relative19.1
9) No answer327.3
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
405) Gender of second (visitor/friend/relative) (GENDER12)
TOTAL%
1) Male545.5
2) Female545.5
9) No answer19.1
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
406) Age of second (visitor/friend/relative) (OLD12)
TOTAL%
0) 019.1
1) 119.1
2) 219.1
3) 319.1
5) 519.1
7) 719.1
8) 819.1
15) 1519.1
21) 2119.1
54) 5419.1
99) No answer19.1
Missing1457 
TOTAL11100.0
407) Marital status of second (visitor/friend/relative) (MAR12)
TOTAL%
1) Married375.0
9) No answer125.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
408) Is there a third (visitor/friend/relative) who does not usually live here but who is currently staying in this household? If so, what is their relationship to the head of household? (RELATE13)
TOTAL%
5) Grand/great-grandchild250.0
9) No answer250.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
409) Gender of third (visitor/friend/relative) (GENDER13)
TOTAL%
2) Female375.0
9) No answer125.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
410) Age of third (visitor/friend/relative) (OLD13)
TOTAL%
0) 0125.0
3) 3125.0
5) 5125.0
99) No answer125.0
Missing1464 
TOTAL4100.0
411) Marital status of third (visitor/friend/relative) (MAR13)
TOTAL%
9) No answer1100.0
Missing1467 
TOTAL1100.0
412) Is there a fourth (visitor/friend/relative) who does not usually live here but who is currently staying in this household? If so, what is their relationship to the head of household? (RELATE14)
TOTAL%
5) Grand/great-grandchild150.0
9) No answer150.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
413) Gender of fourth (visitor/friend/relative) (GENDER14)
TOTAL%
1) Male150.0
9) No answer150.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
414) Age of fourth (visitor/friend/relative) (OLD14)
TOTAL%
2) 2150.0
99) No Answer150.0
Missing1466 
TOTAL2100.0
415) Number in family of person who was household informant (i.e., who provided information on household members) (HEFINFO)
TOTAL%
1) First person76952.4
2) Second person59640.6
3) Third person563.8
4) Fourth person110.7
5) Fifth person20.1
6) Sixth person20.1
11) Eleventh person50.3
99) No answer271.8
TOTAL1468100.0
416) Race of household (HHRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White129488.1
2) Black1389.4
3) American Indian40.3
4) Asiatic, Oriental80.5
5) Other, mixed, not able to observe60.4
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1468100.0
417) Number in family of respondent (RESPNUM)
TOTAL%
1) First person87559.6
2) Second person51635.1
3) Third person573.9
4) Fourth person151.0
5) Fifth person30.2
7) Seventh person10.1
11) Eleventh person10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
418) Household type (HHTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) 28719.6
2) 855.8
3) 36624.9
4) 38926.5
5) 40.3
6) 60.4
7) 181.2
9) 201.4
10) 20.1
11) 443.0
12) 292.0
13) 30.2
14) 10.1
23) 80.5
24) 10.1
26) 10.1
28) 60.4
41) 563.8
43) 10.1
44) 30.2
100) 40.3
101) 10.1
102) 211.4
104) 10.1
123) 30.2
127) 10.1
128) 20.1
131) 10.1
133) 10.1
141) 513.5
143) 20.1
144) 20.1
200) 40.3
202) 312.1
203) 40.3
204) 20.1
999) 70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
419) Household type condensed (HHTYPE1)
TOTAL%
1) Married couple, no children44830.5
2) Single parent855.8
3) Other family, no children533.6
4) Single adult28719.6
5) Cohabiting couple, no children181.2
6) Non-family, no children261.8
8) Unsure, no children130.9
11) Married couple with children48132.8
13) Other family with children332.2
16) Non-family with children40.3
18) Unsure with children130.9
99) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
420) Number of family generations in household (FAMGEN)
TOTAL%
1) One generation75651.5
2) Two generations, children64143.7
3) Two generations, parents110.7
4) Two generations, grandchild(ren)110.7
5) Three generations, child(ren), grandchildren292.0
6) Three generations, child(ren), parent191.3
7) Four generations10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
421) Respondent's relationship to head of household (RPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household87559.6
2) Spouse45030.7
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)855.8
4) Son-/daughter-in-law20.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild10.1
6) Parent/parent-in-law80.5
7) Other relative100.7
8) Non-relative302.0
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1468100.0
422) Is respondent a visitor? (RVISITOR)
TOTAL%
1) R. is member of household146799.9
2) R. is visitor10.1
TOTAL1468100.0
423) Number of visitors in household. (VISITOR)
TOTAL%
0) No visitors143697.8
1) One visitor211.4
2) Two visitors70.5
3) Three visitors20.1
4) Four visitors20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
424) Date of interview (first digit is month, last two digits are date) (DATEINTV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468332.418508
425) Respondent's occupation (International Standard Classification Codes,1968) (See Note 14 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (ISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13494858.5242950
426) Occupation of respondent's father (International Standard Classification Codes, 1968) (See Note 14 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (PAISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12306126.4942837
427) Occupation of respondent's spouse (International Standard Classification Codes, 1968) (See Note 14 on the ARDA Summary page for codes) (SPISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8265069.3753014
428) Birth cohort of respondent--actual year of birth (COHORT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14681984.464630
429) Marriage cohort of the respondent--year of marriage (MARCOHRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12282085.2921019
430) What is your date of birth? (only the month is coded here) (BIRTHMO)
TOTAL%
1) January1288.7
2) February1087.4
3) March15010.2
4) April1208.2
5) May1117.6
6) June1117.6
7) July1127.6
8) August1379.3
9) September1288.7
10) October1268.6
11) November1218.2
12) December1107.5
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
431) Astrological sign of respondent (ZODIAC)
TOTAL%
1) Aries1449.8
2) Taurus1077.3
3) Gemini1117.6
4) Cancer1218.2
5) Leo1298.8
6) Virgo1339.1
7) Libra1288.7
8) Scorpio1097.4
9) Sagittarius1137.7
10) Capricorn1157.8
11) Aquarius1298.8
12) Pisces1238.4
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1468100.0
432) Weight for form variables (FORMWT)
TOTAL%
.402) 342.3
.495) 322.2
.555) 362.5
1) 132089.9
1.32) 120.8
1.67) 120.8
1.8) 100.7
2.16996296296296) 70.5
5.04996296296296) 30.2
7.15) 20.1
TOTAL1468100.0
433) Sampling error code (SAMPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1468153.43628
434) Sampling procedure and frame (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
3) 1970 Sample Frame, full probability1468100.0
TOTAL1468100.0
435) Weight for Black oversamples (OVERSAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not 1982/19871468100.0
TOTAL1468100.0
436) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-3039527.1
2) 31-4438826.6
3) 45-5931521.6
4) 60-7427318.7
5) 75+886.0
Missing9 
TOTAL1459100.0
437) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male64143.7
2) Female82756.3
TOTAL1468100.0
438) I-EDUC: Highest educational degree earned by respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school44530.4
1) High school74550.9
2) Associate/Junior college453.1
3) Bachelor's15810.8
4) Graduate714.8
Missing4 
TOTAL1464100.0
439) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White131889.8
2) Black1409.5
3) Other100.7
TOTAL1468100.0
440) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant93663.9
2) Catholic36224.7
3) Jewish322.2
4) None1057.2
5) Other302.0
Missing3 
TOTAL1465100.0
441) I-PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat56238.4
2) Independent56238.4
3) Republican33222.7
4) Other90.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1465100.0
442) I-REGION: Region of interview (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-REGION)
TOTAL%
1) Northeast29219.9
2) Midwest40827.8
3) South49833.9
4) West27018.4
TOTAL1468100.0
443) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never16711.4
1) Less than once a month56238.5
2) Less than once a week30721.0
3) Weekly or more42529.1
Missing7 
TOTAL1461100.0