General Social Survey, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Year of survey (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1990) 19901372100.0
TOTAL1372100.0
2) Respondent original ID Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372686.5396
3) Last week were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time70451.3
2) Working part time14710.7
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike261.9
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work332.4
5) Retired19414.1
6) In school483.5
7) Keeping house19914.5
8) Other211.5
TOTAL1372100.0
4) If working, full or part time: How many hours did you work last week, at all jobs? (HRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL85141.17915
5) If with a job, but not at work: How many hours a week do you usually work, at all jobs? (HRS2)
TOTAL%
20) 20311.5
30) 3013.8
35) 3513.8
40) 401038.5
41) 4113.8
48) 4813.8
50) 5013.8
56) 5613.8
60) 60311.5
70) 7013.8
98) Don't know13.8
99) No answer, Don't know27.7
Missing1346 
TOTAL26100.0
6) If retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did you ever work for as long as one year? (EVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38984.2
2) No7115.4
9) No answer20.4
Missing910 
TOTAL462100.0
7) Respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Occupation Codes on the summary page) (OCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372412.148291
8) Prestige of respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Prestige Scores on the summary page) (PRESTIGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL130040.74214
9) (Are/Were) you self employed or (do/did) you work for someone else? (WRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed15011.5
2) Someone else114988.3
9) No answer20.2
Missing71 
TOTAL1301100.0
10) Respondent's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the summary page) (INDUSTRY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372548.023311
11) Respondent's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Occupation Codes on the summary page) (OCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1301386.379245
12) Prestige of respondent's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Prestige Scores on the summary page) (PRESTG80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL130042.65713
13) Respondent's industry (See Note 4: 1980 Industrial Classification on the summary page) (INDUS80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1295564.578287
14) Are you currently--married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married72753.0
2) Widowed17112.5
3) Divorced17112.5
4) Separated372.7
5) Never married26519.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
15) How old were you when you first married? (AGEWED)
TOTAL%
14) 1450.5
15) 1580.7
16) 16262.3
17) 17615.5
18) 18948.5
19) 191079.7
20) 2012211.0
21) 2113211.9
22) 221029.2
23) 23797.1
24) 24615.5
25) 25686.1
26) 26484.3
27) 27474.2
28) 28302.7
29) 29201.8
30) 30252.3
31) 31111.0
32) 32111.0
33) 3390.8
35) 3530.3
36) 3620.2
37) 3710.1
38) 3820.2
39) 3910.1
40) 4020.2
41) 4110.1
42) 4210.1
43) 4330.3
45) 4510.1
53) 5310.1
54) 5410.1
56) 5610.1
57) 5710.1
59) 5910.1
60) 6010.1
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer171.5
Missing265 
TOTAL1107100.0
16) Asked only of those who are currently married or widowed: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19421.6
2) No70077.8
9) No answer60.7
Missing472 
TOTAL900100.0
17) Have you ever been widowed? (WIDOWED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262.8
2) No88594.6
9) No answer252.7
Missing436 
TOTAL936100.0
18) Last week was your (wife/husband) working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (SPWRKSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time39153.8
2) Working part time658.9
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike162.2
4) Unemployed, laid off looking for work131.8
5) Retired9312.8
6) In school121.7
7) Keeping house12617.3
8) Other81.1
9) No answer30.4
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
19) If spouse working, full or part time: How many hours did (he/she) work last week, at all jobs? (SPHRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45941.34214
20) If spouse with job, but not at work: How many hours a week does (he/she) usually work, at all jobs? (SPHRS2)
TOTAL%
20) 2015.3
21) 2115.3
30) 3015.3
38) 3815.3
40) 40947.4
46) 4615.3
60) 6015.3
99) No answer421.1
Missing1353 
TOTAL19100.0
21) If spouse retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did (he/she) ever work for as long as one year? (SPEVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20082.6
2) No3916.1
9) No answer31.2
Missing1130 
TOTAL242100.0
22) Occupation of respondent's spouse (See Note 1: Occupation Codes on the summary page) (SPOCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL677415.118276
23) Prestige of respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 1: Prestige Scores on the summary page) (SPPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67742.55714
24) Spouse's employment status (SPWRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed9513.8
2) Someone else58284.6
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer91.3
Missing684 
TOTAL688100.0
25) Spouse's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the summary page) (SPIND)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL674564.375301
26) Respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Occupation Codes on the summary page) (SPOCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL684380.307262
27) Prestige of respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Prestige Scores on the summary page) (SPPRES80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67744.54913
28) Respondent's spouse's industry (See Note 4: 1980 Industrial Classification on the summary page) (SPIND80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL676552.559300
29) 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 summary page) (PAOCC16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1138490.53261
30) Prestige of father's occupation (while respondent was growing up) (See Note 1: Prestige Scores on the summary page) (PAPRES16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL113840.86513
31) 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-employed33228.7
2) Someone else79568.8
8) Don't know50.4
9) No answer232.0
Missing217 
TOTAL1155100.0
32) Father's industry (while respondent was growing up) (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the summary page) (PAIND16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1132371.38309
33) Respondent's father's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Occupation Codes on the summary page) (PAOCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1153465.907273
34) Prestige of father's occupation (See Note 3: 1980 Prestige Scores on the summary page) (PAPRES80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL113742.13911
35) Respondent's father's industry (See Note 4: 1980 Industrial Classification on the summary page) (PAIND80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1138364.873298
36) How many brothers and sisters did you have? Please 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) 0644.7
1) 122416.3
2) 226119.0
3) 324317.7
4) 416412.0
5) 51198.7
6) 6886.4
7) 7604.4
8) 8493.6
9) 9312.3
10) 10231.7
11) 11221.6
12) 12100.7
13) 1340.3
14) 1450.4
15) 1510.1
17) 1720.1
19) 1910.1
99) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
37) 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) None39228.6
1) One20815.2
2) Two34124.9
3) Three21515.7
4) Four1178.5
5) Five503.6
6) Six261.9
7) Seven141.0
8) Eight or more70.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
38) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL137245.95718
39) 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 schooling40.3
1) 1st grade10.1
2) 2nd grade50.4
3) 3rd grade10.1
4) 4th grade90.7
5) 5th grade50.4
6) 6th grade191.4
7) 7th grade141.0
8) 8th grade584.2
9) 9th grade523.8
10) 10th grade533.9
11) 11th grade815.9
12) 12th grade43631.8
13) 1 year of college1067.7
14) 2 years of college16712.2
15) 3 years of college624.5
16) 4 years of college16311.9
17) 5 years of college443.2
18) 6 years of college493.6
19) 7 years of college130.9
20) 8 years of college282.0
98) Don't know20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
40) What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that your father (or substitute father) finished and got credit for? (PAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling221.6
1) 1st grade20.1
2) 2nd grade110.8
3) 3rd grade332.4
4) 4th grade292.1
5) 5th grade171.2
6) 6th grade423.1
7) 7th grade251.8
8) 8th grade15911.6
9) 9th grade332.4
10) 10th grade423.1
11) 11th grade201.5
12) 12th grade30021.9
13) 1 year of college352.6
14) 2 years of college543.9
15) 3 years of college171.2
16) 4 years of college856.2
17) 5 years of college90.7
18) 6 years of college211.5
19) 7 years of college60.4
20) 8 years of college201.5
97) Not applicable19013.8
98) Don't know16512.0
99) No answer352.6
TOTAL1372100.0
41) What is the highest grade in elementary school or high school that your mother (substitute mother) finished and got credit for? (MAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling251.8
1) 1st grade10.1
2) 2nd grade30.2
3) 3rd grade241.7
4) 4th grade161.2
5) 5th grade261.9
6) 6th grade382.8
7) 7th grade191.4
8) 8th grade16011.7
9) 9th grade523.8
10) 10th grade543.9
11) 11th grade503.6
12) 12th grade43631.8
13) 1 year of college543.9
14) 2 years of college715.2
15) 3 years of college221.6
16) 4 years of college805.8
17) 5 years of college60.4
18) 6 years of college141.0
19) 7 years of college10.1
20) 8 years of college40.3
97) Not applicable322.3
98) Don't know15111.0
99) No answer332.4
TOTAL1372100.0
42) What is the highest grade in elementary or high school that your (husband/wife) finished and got credit for? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling40.3
1) 1st grade10.1
3) 3rd grade20.1
4) 4th grade30.2
5) 5th grade30.2
6) 6th grade90.7
7) 7th grade110.8
8) 8th grade302.2
9) 9th grade251.8
10) 10th grade251.8
11) 11th grade342.5
12) 12th grade24017.5
13) 1 year of college543.9
14) 2 years of college846.1
15) 3 years of college302.2
16) 4 years of college876.3
17) 5 years of college221.6
18) 6 years of college261.9
19) 7 years of college110.8
20) 8 years of college201.5
97) Not applicable64547.0
98) Don't know60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
43) Highest educational degree earned by respondent (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school28220.6
1) High school72652.9
2) Junior college755.5
3) Bachelor's degree19714.4
4) Graduate degree876.3
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
44) Highest educational degree of respondent's father (PADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school53539.0
1) High school41330.1
2) Junior college151.1
3) Bachelor's degree775.6
4) Graduate degree523.8
7) Not applicable19113.9
8) Don't know725.2
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
45) Highest educational degree of respondent's mother (MADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school55640.5
1) High school56241.0
2) Junior college322.3
3) Bachelor's degree805.8
4) Graduate degree221.6
7) Not applicable322.3
8) Don't know695.0
9) No answer191.4
TOTAL1372100.0
46) Highest educational degree of respondent's spouse (SPDEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school1359.8
1) High school39028.4
2) Junior college322.3
3) Bachelor's degree1077.8
4) Graduate degree564.1
7) Not applicable64547.0
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
47) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male60444.0
2) Female76856.0
TOTAL1372100.0
48) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White115083.8
2) Black15911.6
3) Other634.6
TOTAL1372100.0
49) Which of the categories on this card comes closest to the type of place you were living in when you were 16 years old? (RES16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm1349.8
2) On a farm23617.2
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)43731.9
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)19614.3
5) In a suburb near a large city13910.1
6) In a large city (over 250,000)22716.5
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
50) In what state or foreign country were you living when you were 16 years old? (REG16)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign705.1
1) New England705.1
2) Middle Atlantic22016.0
3) East North Central26719.5
4) West North Central14410.5
5) South Atlantic19113.9
6) East South Central1087.9
7) West South Central1077.8
8) Mountain624.5
9) Pacific1339.7
TOTAL1372100.0
51) When you were 16 years old, were you living in this same (city/town/county)? (MOBILE16)
TOTAL%
1) Same state, same city54139.4
2) Same state, different city39128.5
3) Different state42831.2
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
52) Were you living with both your own mother and father around the time you were 16? (IF NO: With whom were you living around that time?) (FAMILY16)
TOTAL%
0) Other332.4
1) Both own mother and father99272.3
2) Father and stepmother201.5
3) Mother and stepfather745.4
4) Father only251.8
5) Mother only17012.4
6) Some other male relative (no female head)70.5
7) Some other female relative (no male head)211.5
8) Other arrangement with relatives (e.g., aunt and uncle, grandparents)292.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
53) If not living with both own mother and father: What happened? (FAMDIF16)
TOTAL%
1) One or both parents died14337.6
2) Parents divorced or separated17145.0
3) Father absent in armed forces10.3
4) One or both parents in institution10.3
5) Other5213.7
8) Don't know51.3
9) No answer71.8
Missing992 
TOTAL380100.0
54) Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as a year, after she was married? (MAWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes79764.4
2) No41233.3
8) Don't know241.9
9) No answer40.3
Missing135 
TOTAL1237100.0
55) Did she work as long as a year after you were born and before you started first grade? (MAWKBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37046.2
2) No39649.4
8) Don't know273.4
9) No answer81.0
Missing571 
TOTAL801100.0
56) Thinking about the time when you were 16 years old, compared with American families in general then, would you say your family income was -- far below average, below average, average, above average, or far above average? (INCOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average1269.2
2) Below average34224.9
3) Average65147.4
4) Above average21615.7
5) Far above average221.6
8) Don't know120.9
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1372100.0
57) Were you born in this country? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes127292.7
2) No896.5
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
58) Were both your parents born in this country? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
0) Both born in US113482.7
1) Mother yes, father no523.8
2) Mother no, father yes282.0
3) Mother yes, father DK40.3
7) Mother DK, father DK10.1
8) Neither born in US14710.7
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
59) Were all of your four grandparents born in this country? IF NO: How many were born outside the United States? (GRANBORN)
TOTAL%
0) None76358.5
1) One876.7
2) Two15211.7
3) Three372.8
4) Four24418.7
8) Don't know131.0
9) No answer80.6
Missing68 
TOTAL1304100.0
60) Number of household members (HOMPOP)
TOTAL%
1) 33024.1
2) 48335.2
3) 22116.1
4) 20314.8
5) 896.5
6) 282.0
7) 141.0
8) 40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
61) Number of members under 6 (BABIES)
TOTAL%
0) None113482.7
1) One15711.4
2) Two674.9
3) Three40.3
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
62) Number of members 6 to 12 years (PRETEEN)
TOTAL%
0) None110280.3
1) One15711.4
2) Two866.3
3) Three151.1
4) Four20.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
63) Number of members 13 to 17 years old (TEENS)
TOTAL%
0) None119186.8
1) One1289.3
2) Two392.8
3) Three60.4
4) Four10.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
64) Number of members over 17 years old (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) One40829.7
2) Two79057.6
3) Three1198.7
4) Four413.0
5) Five100.7
6) Six40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
65) How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way? (UNRELAT)
TOTAL%
0) None93589.7
1) One767.3
2) Two90.9
3) Three50.5
9) No answer171.6
Missing330 
TOTAL1042100.0
66) 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) None24818.1
1) One50837.0
2) Two45633.2
3) Three1017.4
4) Four402.9
5) Five70.5
6) Six30.2
8) Eight or more10.1
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
67) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,00060.4
2) $1,000 to 2,999130.9
3) $3,000 to 3,999231.7
4) $4,000 to 4,999302.2
5) $5,000 to 5,999292.1
6) $6,000 to 6,999302.2
7) $7,000 to 7,999272.0
8) $8,000 to 9,999433.1
9) $10,000 to 14,9991259.1
10) $15,000 to 19,9991349.8
11) $20,000 to 24,9991168.5
12) $25,000 or over65347.6
13) Refused735.3
98) Don't know584.2
99) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
68) 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 $1,000252.7
2) $1,000 to 2,999384.0
3) $3,000 to 3,999373.9
4) $4,000 to 4,999272.9
5) $5,000 to 5,999323.4
6) $6,000 to 6,999212.2
7) $7,000 to 7,999232.4
8) $8,000 to 9,999343.6
9) $10,000 to 14,99912413.2
10) $15,000 to 19,99911712.4
11) $20,000 to 24,99911512.2
12) $25,000 or over28229.9
13) Refused475.0
98) Don't know111.2
99) No answer91.0
Missing430 
TOTAL942100.0
69) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (Family income on 1986-1990 surveys) (INCOME86)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,00060.4
2) $1,000 to 3,000130.9
3) $3,000 to 4,000231.7
4) $4,000 to 5,000302.2
5) $5,000 to 6,000292.1
6) $6,000 to 7,000302.2
7) $7,000 to 8,000272.0
8) $8,000 to 10,000433.1
9) $10,000 to 12,500735.3
10) $12,500 to 15,000523.8
11) $15,000 to 17,500634.6
12) $17,500 to 20,000715.2
13) $20,000 to 22,500644.7
14) $22,500 to 25,000523.8
15) $25,000 to 30,000956.9
16) $30,000 to 35,0001108.0
17) $35,000 to 40,000856.2
18) $40,000 to 50,0001097.9
19) $50,000 to 60,000826.0
20) $60,000 to over17212.5
21) Refused735.3
98) Don't know584.2
99) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
70) In which of these groups did your earnings from (stated occupation) for last year fall? That is, before taxes or other deductions. (Respondent's income on 1986-90 surveys) (RINCOM86)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000252.7
2) $1,000 to 3,000384.0
3) $3,000 to 4,000373.9
4) $4,000 to 5,000272.9
5) $5,000 to 6,000323.4
6) $6,000 to 7,000212.2
7) $7,000 to 8,000232.4
8) $8,000 to 10,000343.6
9) $10,000 to 12,500707.4
10) $12,500 to 15,000545.7
11) $15,000 to 17,500606.4
12) $17,500 to 20,000576.1
13) $20,000 to 22,500626.6
14) $22,500 to 25,000535.6
15) $25,000 to 30,000778.2
16) $30,000 to 35,000616.5
17) $35,000 to 40,000485.1
18) $40,000 to 50,000454.8
19) $50,000 to 60,000161.7
20) $60,000 or over353.7
21) Refused475.0
98) Don't know111.2
99) No answer91.0
Missing430 
TOTAL942100.0
71) Region of interview (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England735.3
2) Middle Atlantic20014.6
3) East North Central24317.7
4) West North Central1349.8
5) South Atlantic23817.3
6) East South Central1057.7
7) West South Central1158.4
8) Mountain856.2
9) Pacific17913.0
TOTAL1372100.0
72) Norc size of place (See Note 5: NORC Size of Place on summary page) (XNORCSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) 20615.0
2) 1329.6
3) 29021.1
4) 18613.6
5) 674.9
6) 1087.9
7) 1178.5
8) 815.9
9) 1077.8
10) 785.7
TOTAL1372100.0
73) 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 6: SRC Belt Code on summary page) (SRCBELT)
TOTAL%
1) 1067.7
2) 17012.4
3) 16512.0
4) 23917.4
5) 49636.2
6) 19614.3
TOTAL1372100.0
74) Size of place in thousands (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372352.9271244
75) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (DOTDATA)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12923.5052
76) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (DOTPEOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12926.2792
77) Respondent's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (DOTTHNG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12926.0862
78) Respondent's Occupational General Educational Development (DOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12923.7711
79) Respondent's Occupational Specific Vocation Preparation (DOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12925.3462
80) Respondent's Occupational Prestige (DOTPRES)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL129241.64415
81) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (SPDOTDAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6733.2852
82) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (SPDOTPEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6736.1882
83) Spouse's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (SPDOTTHN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6735.9953
84) Spouse's Occupational General Educational Development (SPDOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6733.8691
85) Spouse's Occupation Specific Vocation Preparation (SPDOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6735.5972
86) Spouse's Occupational Prestige (SPDOTPRE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67343.1615
87) Father's Occupational Relationship with Data (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (PADOTDAT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11243.2672
88) Father's Occupational Relationship with People (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (PADOTPEO)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11246.7442
89) Father's Occupational Relationship with Things (See Note 7: Dot Variables on summary page) (PADOTTHN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11244.4873
90) Father's Occupational General Educational Development (PADOTGED)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11243.7441
91) Father's Occupation Specific Vocation Preparation (PADOTSVP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11245.8232
92) Father's Occupational Prestige (PADOTPRE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL112439.64314
93) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
0) Strong Democrat17012.4
1) Not very strong Democrat31523.0
2) Independent, close to Democrat1339.7
3) Independent (neither, no response)15511.3
4) Independent, close to Republican14310.4
5) Not very strong Republican28020.4
6) Strong Republican16011.7
7) Other party, refused to say120.9
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
94) In 1988, you remember that Dukakis ran for President on the Democratic ticket against Bush for the Republicans. Do you remember for sure whether or not you voted in that election? (VOTE88)
TOTAL%
1) Voted88864.7
2) Did not vote41029.9
3) Ineligible483.5
4) Refused80.6
8) Don't know/can't remember171.2
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
95) If voted: Did you vote for Dukakis or Bush? (PRES88)
TOTAL%
1) Dukakis31235.1
2) Bush52959.5
3) Other candidate111.2
4) Refused10.1
8) Don't know192.1
9) No answer171.9
Missing483 
TOTAL889100.0
96) If did not vote or ineligible: Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted? (IF88WHO)
TOTAL%
1) Dukakis10422.7
2) Bush25254.9
3) Other224.8
8) Don't know7215.7
9) No answer92.0
Missing913 
TOTAL459100.0
97) 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 liberal362.6
2) Liberal14110.3
3) Slightly liberal17913.0
4) Moderate, middle of the road47634.7
5) Slightly conservative24017.5
6) Conservative19214.0
7) Extremely conservative513.7
8) Don't know533.9
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
98) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Space exploration program? (NATSPAC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little7511.1
2) About right29443.6
3) Too much26339.0
8) Don't know395.8
9) No answer30.4
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
99) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little47670.6
2) About right12718.8
3) Too much314.6
8) Don't know355.2
9) No answer50.7
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
100) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the nation's health? (NATHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48471.8
2) About right15122.4
3) Too much182.7
8) Don't know172.5
9) No answer40.6
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
101) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Solving the problems of the big cities? (NATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little33750.0
2) About right17826.4
3) Too much679.9
8) Don't know8712.9
9) No answer50.7
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
102) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Halting the rising crime rate? (NATCRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Too little46869.4
2) About right14721.8
3) Too much274.0
8) Don't know294.3
9) No answer30.4
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
103) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Dealing with drug addiction? (NATDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Too little42963.6
2) About right17425.8
3) Too much446.5
8) Don't know223.3
9) No answer50.7
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
104) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving the nation's education system? (NATEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little47870.9
2) About right15623.1
3) Too much203.0
8) Don't know172.5
9) No answer30.4
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
105) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving the conditions of Blacks? (NATRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little24736.6
2) About right27140.2
3) Too much10014.8
8) Don't know527.7
9) No answer40.6
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
106) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The military, armaments and defense? (NATARMS)
TOTAL%
1) Too little6910.2
2) About right28542.3
3) Too much28041.5
8) Don't know365.3
9) No answer40.6
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
107) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Foreign aid? (NATAID)
TOTAL%
1) Too little365.3
2) About right15823.4
3) Too much44666.2
8) Don't know314.6
9) No answer30.4
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
108) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Welfare? (NATFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little14822.0
2) About right23234.4
3) Too much25537.8
8) Don't know355.2
9) No answer40.6
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
109) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Highways and bridges? (NATROAD)
TOTAL%
1) Too little59243.1
2) About right58642.7
3) Too much866.3
8) Don't know876.3
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1372100.0
110) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Social Security? (NATSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little66748.6
2) About right53839.2
3) Too much765.5
8) Don't know705.1
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1372100.0
111) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Mass transportation? (NATMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Too little45533.2
2) About right62945.8
3) Too much1128.2
8) Don't know15611.4
9) No answer201.5
TOTAL1372100.0
112) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Parks and recreation? (NATPARK)
TOTAL%
1) Too little41230.0
2) About right78357.1
3) Too much765.5
8) Don't know826.0
9) No answer191.4
TOTAL1372100.0
113) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Space exploration? (NATSPACY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little7410.6
2) About right29842.7
3) Too much27839.8
8) Don't know334.7
9) No answer152.1
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
114) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The environment? (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48168.9
2) About right15021.5
3) Too much243.4
8) Don't know284.0
9) No answer152.1
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
115) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Health? (NATHEALY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little45765.5
2) About right16824.1
3) Too much375.3
8) Don't know213.0
9) No answer152.1
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
116) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to big cities? (NATCITYY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little15321.9
2) About right25035.8
3) Too much18526.5
8) Don't know9613.8
9) No answer142.0
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
117) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Law enforcement? (NATCRIMY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little38054.4
2) About right23834.1
3) Too much405.7
8) Don't know243.4
9) No answer162.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
118) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Drug rehabilitation? (NATDRUGY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little44163.2
2) About right15722.5
3) Too much598.5
8) Don't know253.6
9) No answer162.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
119) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Education? (NATEDUCY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little49771.2
2) About right14921.3
3) Too much223.2
8) Don't know162.3
9) No answer142.0
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
120) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to Blacks? (NATRACEY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little19728.2
2) About right29141.7
3) Too much14220.3
8) Don't know537.6
9) No answer152.1
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
121) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: National defense? (NATARMSY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little659.3
2) About right29442.1
3) Too much29742.6
8) Don't know273.9
9) No answer152.1
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
122) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to other countries? (NATAIDY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little385.4
2) About right13819.8
3) Too much48269.1
8) Don't know243.4
9) No answer162.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
123) Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to the poor? (NATFAREY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little45164.6
2) About right16623.8
3) Too much497.0
8) Don't know162.3
9) No answer162.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
124) Some people think that the government in Washington ought to reduce the income differences between the rich and the poor, perhaps by raising the taxes of wealthy families or by giving income assistance to the poor. Others think that the government should not concern itself with reducing this income difference between the rich and the poor. Here is a card with a scale from 1 to 7. Think of a score of 1 as meaning that the government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor, and a score of 7 meaning that the government should not concern itself with reducing income differences. What score between 1 and 7 comes closest to the way you feel? (EQWLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Government should18820.9
2) 210711.9
3) 315717.5
4) 419021.1
5) 5808.9
6) 6566.2
7) Government should not9310.3
8) Don't know252.8
9) No answer30.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
125) 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 high53157.9
2) About right33136.1
3) Too low60.7
8) Don't know343.7
9) No answer151.6
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
126) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody 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 speak66372.3
2) Not allowed23625.7
8) Don't know151.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
127) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLATH)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach46050.2
5) Not allowed40343.9
8) Don't know515.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
128) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion. If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote against churches and religion should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor27229.7
2) Not favor60966.4
8) Don't know313.4
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
129) 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 speak57362.5
2) Not allowed31934.8
8) Don't know202.2
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
130) Consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLRAC)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach40944.6
5) Not allowed45349.4
8) Don't know515.6
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
131) Consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote which said Blacks are inferior should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor28931.5
2) Not favor58764.0
8) Don't know374.0
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
132) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose this admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak58964.2
2) Not allowed29832.5
8) Don't know272.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
133) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose he is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not? (COLCOM)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, fired38341.8
5) Not fired47151.4
8) Don't know586.3
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
134) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose he 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) Favor29932.6
2) Not favor58463.7
8) Don't know313.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
135) 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 speak52156.8
2) Not allowed36439.7
8) Don't know293.2
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
136) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLMIL)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach39443.0
5) Not allow48152.5
8) Don't know384.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
137) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Suppose he 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) Favor32535.4
2) Not favor55460.4
8) Don't know343.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
138) And what about 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 speak67473.5
2) Not allowed20622.5
8) Don't know343.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
139) And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach57462.6
5) Not allowed29732.4
8) Don't know434.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
140) And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor30333.0
2) Not favor58663.9
8) Don't know252.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
141) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor101874.2
2) Oppose26419.2
8) Don't know846.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
142) 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) Favor71978.4
2) Oppose17919.5
8) Don't know161.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
143) In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals? (COURTS)
TOTAL%
1) Too harshly473.4
2) Not harshly enough113182.4
3) About right1249.0
8) Don't know654.7
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
144) Everything considered, would you say that, in general, you approve or disapprove of wiretapping? (WIRTAP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve20321.9
2) Disapprove66872.0
8) No opinion545.8
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
145) Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should14616.2
2) Should not72180.2
8) Don't know273.0
9) No answer50.6
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
146) Do you expect the United States to fight in another world war within the next ten years? (USWARY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25527.5
2) No63568.4
8) Don't know374.0
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
147) Do you think it will be best for the future of this country if we take an active part in world affairs, or if we stay out of world affairs? (USINTL)
TOTAL%
1) Active part63368.2
2) Stay out25327.3
8) Don't know384.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
148) Do you think our government should continue to belong to the United Nations or should we pull out of it now? (USUN)
TOTAL%
1) Continue to belong77283.2
2) Pull out now10010.8
8) Don't know545.8
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
149) 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 all50154.6
2) It's bad, but no worse than some others27530.0
3) It's all right for some countries10311.2
4) It's a good form of government60.7
8) Don't know283.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
150) Rating: Russia (RUSSIA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like576.6
1) +4404.6
2) +313615.7
3) +213215.2
4) +121224.5
5) -19010.4
6) -2354.0
7) -3364.2
8) -4202.3
9) -5 dislike10912.6
Missing505 
TOTAL867100.0
151) Rating: Japan (JAPAN)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like809.1
1) +4677.6
2) +315117.2
3) +211212.7
4) +117920.3
5) -1839.4
6) -2404.5
7) -3505.7
8) -4303.4
9) -5 dislike8810.0
Missing492 
TOTAL880100.0
152) Rating: Canada (CANADA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like33438.0
1) +417820.2
2) +316018.2
3) +2819.2
4) +19510.8
5) -180.9
6) -280.9
7) -330.3
8) -440.5
9) -5 dislike91.0
Missing492 
TOTAL880100.0
153) Rating: China (CHINA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like414.8
1) +4343.9
2) +38610.0
3) +210211.8
4) +119923.1
5) -113715.9
6) -2677.8
7) -3515.9
8) -4374.3
9) -5 dislike10912.6
Missing509 
TOTAL863100.0
154) Rating: Israel (ISRAEL)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like758.8
1) +4485.7
2) +38610.1
3) +29311.0
4) +118221.4
5) -112815.1
6) -2698.1
7) -3455.3
8) -4303.5
9) -5 dislike9311.0
Missing523 
TOTAL849100.0
155) Rating: Egypt (EGYPT)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like465.6
1) +4354.2
2) +39912.0
3) +210913.2
4) +124629.9
5) -111013.3
6) -2607.3
7) -3384.6
8) -4232.8
9) -5 dislike587.0
Missing548 
TOTAL824100.0
156) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant86262.8
2) Catholic32723.8
3) Jewish272.0
4) None1097.9
5) Other423.1
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
157) IF PROTESTANT: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.212.4
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.40.5
12) National Baptist Convention of America60.7
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.20.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention12214.1
15) Other Baptist Churches172.0
18) Baptist, don't know which596.8
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church111.3
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church60.7
22) United Methodist Church9310.7
23) Other Methodist Churches30.3
28) Methodist, don't know which161.8
30) American Lutheran Church323.7
31) Lutheran Church in America80.9
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod232.7
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod70.8
34) Other Lutheran Churches40.5
35) Evangelical Lutheran121.4
38) Lutheran, don't know which212.4
40) Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.131.5
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.252.9
42) Other Presbyterian Churches20.2
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)161.8
48) Presbyterian, don't know which131.5
50) Episcopal Church343.9
60) Other21124.3
70) No denomination given or non-denominational789.0
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer70.8
Missing505 
TOTAL867100.0
158) Other Protestant denominations (See Note 8: Other Protestant Denominations on summary page) (OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL21992.041190
159) IF JEWISH: Do you consider yourself Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these? (JEW)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox13.1
2) Conservative1237.5
3) Reform928.1
4) None of these412.5
8) Don't know13.1
9) No answer515.6
Missing1340 
TOTAL32100.0
160) Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion (FUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist39929.1
2) Moderate55040.1
3) Liberal36726.7
9) No answer, and excluded564.1
TOTAL1372100.0
161) How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never18013.1
1) Less than once a year1148.3
2) About once or twice a year16311.9
3) Several times a year17512.8
4) About once a month1057.7
5) 2-3 times a month1279.3
6) Nearly every week705.1
7) Every week30622.3
8) Several times a week936.8
9) Don't know, no answer392.8
TOTAL1372100.0
162) Would you call yourself a strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) or a not very strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong48335.2
2) Not very strong54139.4
3) Somewhat strong18613.6
4) No religion1097.9
8) Don't know130.9
9) No answer402.9
TOTAL1372100.0
163) Do you believe there is a life after death? (POSTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64369.3
2) No17819.2
8) Undecided9810.6
9) No answer91.0
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
164) About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day21022.6
2) Once a day26128.1
3) Several times a week12413.4
4) Once a week778.3
5) Less than once a week22924.7
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer252.7
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
165) There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1202.2
2) 2141.5
3) 3141.5
4) 422924.7
5) 5778.3
6) 6919.8
7) Father 743747.1
8) Don't know80.9
9) No answer384.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
166) On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 142545.8
2) 211112.0
3) 3717.7
4) 418820.3
5) 5353.8
6) 6131.4
7) Spouse 7303.2
8) Don't know121.3
9) No answer434.6
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
167) On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 134537.2
2) 2818.7
3) 3727.8
4) 422924.7
5) 5343.7
6) 6242.6
7) Lover 7849.1
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer505.4
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
168) On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 126328.3
2) 2677.2
3) 3414.4
4) 425827.8
5) 5384.1
6) 6293.1
7) King 718019.4
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer475.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
169) In what religion were you raised? (RELIG16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant87763.9
2) Catholic36126.3
3) Jewish272.0
4) None725.2
5) Other272.0
99) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
170) IF PROTESTANT: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM16)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.262.9
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.70.8
12) National Baptist Convention of America70.8
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.20.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention12914.6
15) Other Baptist Churches161.8
18) Baptist, don't know which859.6
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church91.0
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church50.6
22) United Methodist Church10812.2
23) Other Methodist Churches60.7
28) Methodist, don't know which364.1
30) American Lutheran Church323.6
31) Lutheran Church in America91.0
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod252.8
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod50.6
34) Other Lutheran Churches40.5
35) Evangelical Lutheran91.0
38) Lutheran, don't know which273.1
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States151.7
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.222.5
42) Other Presbyterian Churches30.3
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)91.0
48) Presbyterian, don't know which182.0
50) Episcopal Church303.4
60) Other19021.5
70) No denomination given or non-denominational404.5
99) No answer111.2
Missing487 
TOTAL885100.0
171) Other Protestant denominations (See Note 8: Other Protestant Denominations on summary page) (OTH16)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL201111.975235
172) IF JEWISH: Were you Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these? (JEW16)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox617.1
2) Conservative1131.4
3) Reform720.0
4) None of these25.7
9) No answer925.7
Missing1337 
TOTAL35100.0
173) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent raised in (FUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalism42631.0
2) Moderate55240.2
3) Liberal35225.7
9) No answer423.1
TOTAL1372100.0
174) What is your (SPOUSE'S) religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (SPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant44260.8
2) Catholic19126.3
3) Jewish172.3
4) None527.2
5) Other202.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) Do answer40.6
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
175) IF PROTESTANT: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.61.3
12) National Baptist Convention of America20.4
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.10.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention6314.1
15) Other Baptist Churches81.8
18) Baptist, don't know which265.8
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church30.7
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church20.4
22) United Methodist Church449.8
23) Other Methodist Churches10.2
28) Methodist, don't know which20.4
30) American Lutheran Church224.9
31) Lutheran Church in America20.4
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod92.0
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod51.1
34) Other Lutheran Churches40.9
35) Evangelical Lutheran112.5
38) Lutheran, don't know which112.5
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States71.6
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.112.5
42) Other Presbyterian Churches20.4
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)122.7
48) Presbyterian, don't know which81.8
50) Episcopal Church163.6
60) Other12026.8
70) No denomination given or non-denominational439.6
98) Don't know10.2
99) No answer51.1
Missing925 
TOTAL447100.0
176) Spouse: Other Protestant denominations (See Note 8: Other Protestant Denominations on summary page) (SPOTHER)
TOTAL%
9) 21.6
10) 10.8
12) 54.0
13) 10.8
16) 10.8
18) 10.8
24) 10.8
25) 10.8
31) 107.9
32) 43.2
34) 21.6
35) 86.3
36) 32.4
40) 86.3
44) 32.4
51) 10.8
52) 10.8
53) 10.8
56) 21.6
58) 32.4
59) 1612.7
60) 32.4
63) 10.8
64) 21.6
65) 10.8
66) 10.8
67) 10.8
68) 86.3
69) 10.8
70) 10.8
71) 10.8
77) 54.0
80) 10.8
81) 43.2
84) 10.8
89) 10.8
90) 10.8
93) 21.6
97) 32.4
112) 10.8
117) 21.6
119) 21.6
138) 10.8
140) 10.8
998) 10.8
999) 54.0
Missing1246 
TOTAL126100.0
177) Does (s/he) consider (her/himself) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these? (SPJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox14.5
2) Conservative522.7
3) Reform731.8
4) None of these313.6
8) Don't know14.5
9) No answer522.7
Missing1350 
TOTAL22100.0
178) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse (SPFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist20628.3
2) Moderate31242.9
3) Liberal18024.8
9) No answer, excluded294.0
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
179) In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised? (SPREL16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant43960.4
2) Catholic21629.7
3) Jewish152.1
4) None365.0
5) Other141.9
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer50.7
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
180) IF PROTESTANT: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN16)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Association71.6
12) National Baptist Convention of America10.2
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.10.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention6614.8
15) Other Baptist Churches51.1
18) Baptist, don't know which276.1
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church51.1
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church20.4
22) United Methodist Church5311.9
23) Other Methodist Churches30.7
28) Methodist, don't know which132.9
30) American Lutheran Church245.4
31) Lutheran Church in America20.4
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod71.6
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod61.3
34) Other Lutheran Churches51.1
35) Evangelical Lutheran81.8
38) Lutheran, don't know which153.4
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States81.8
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.122.7
42) Other Presbyterian Churches10.2
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)92.0
48) Presbyterian, don't know which102.2
50) Episcopal Church163.6
60) Other9721.7
70) No denomination given or non-denominational317.0
98) Don't know51.1
99) No answer71.6
Missing926 
TOTAL446100.0
181) Spouse: Other Protestant denomination (See Note 8: Other Protestant Denominations on summary page) (SPOTH16)
TOTAL%
1) 10.9
8) 10.9
9) 10.9
12) 54.6
13) 10.9
16) 10.9
18) 10.9
19) 10.9
23) 10.9
25) 10.9
31) 32.8
32) 43.7
33) 10.9
34) 10.9
35) 76.4
36) 21.8
37) 10.9
40) 54.6
44) 43.7
53) 10.9
56) 21.8
58) 32.8
59) 1311.9
60) 21.8
63) 10.9
64) 21.8
65) 21.8
68) 76.4
69) 10.9
71) 10.9
77) 65.5
79) 10.9
81) 43.7
93) 10.9
101) 10.9
112) 10.9
117) 10.9
119) 21.8
133) 10.9
138) 10.9
139) 10.9
998) 54.6
999) 76.4
Missing1263 
TOTAL109100.0
182) IF JEWISH: Was (s/he) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these? (SPJEW16)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox313.6
2) Conservative522.7
3) Reform627.3
4) None of these14.5
8) Don't know29.1
9) No answer522.7
Missing1350 
TOTAL22100.0
183) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse raised in (SPFUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist19526.8
2) Moderate32444.6
3) Liberal18024.8
9) No answer, excluded283.9
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
184) The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this -- do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Approve36739.5
2) Disapprove51755.7
8) No opinion424.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
185) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? a. Bible is actual word of God and is to be taken literally, b. Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables recorded by men. (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Actual word29932.2
2) Inspired word45549.0
3) Ancient book14015.1
4) Other70.8
8) Don't know192.0
9) No answer80.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
186) People have different images of the world and human nature. We'd like to know the kinds of images you have. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of the world and human nature between the two contrasting images? Look at the first set of contrasting images. If you think that "The world is basically filled with evil and sin," you would place yourself at 1. If you think "There is much goodness in the world which hints at God's goodness" you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere between these two you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. (WORLD1)
TOTAL%
1) 1 world evil475.1
2) 2283.0
3) 3768.2
4) 427930.1
5) 524326.2
6) 612613.6
7) 7 much goodness11612.5
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer111.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
187) Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) Human nature is basically good; to 7) Human nature is fundamentally perverse and corrupt. (WORLD4)
TOTAL%
1) 1 basically good16517.8
2) 219320.8
3) 316918.2
4) 426228.2
5) 5636.8
6) 6343.7
7) 7 perverse and corrupt323.4
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer80.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
188) Do you think there should be laws against marriages between (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) and whites? (RACMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17118.6
2) No71978.4
8) Don't know262.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
189) 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 strongly748.1
2) Agree slightly12413.5
3) Disagree slightly21823.8
4) Disagree strongly47151.4
8) No opinion272.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
190) 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 says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)54940.0
2) The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color75755.2
3) Neither221.6
8) Don't know392.8
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
191) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: Are there any [(Negroes/Blacks/African Americans)/Whites] living in this neighborhood now? (RACLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74354.2
2) No55040.1
8) Don't know755.5
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
192) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: Are there any [(Negro/Black/African-American)/White] families living close to you? (RACCLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55974.8
2) No17122.9
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer152.0
Missing625 
TOTAL747100.0
193) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: 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 away36849.3
2) 1-3 blocks away, under quarter mile23932.0
3) 4-8 blocks away, quarter to 1 mile8511.4
4) Over 8 blocks away, over 1 mile435.8
8) Don't know30.4
9) No answer91.2
Missing625 
TOTAL747100.0
194) 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/Black456.0
2) Remain integrated66188.5
8) Don't know273.6
9) No answer141.9
Missing625 
TOTAL747100.0
195) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about 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) Yes26428.8
2) No64270.0
8) Don't know70.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
196) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: Would you yourself have any objection to sending your children to a school where a few of the children are [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)]? (RACFEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes423.1
2) No131495.8
8) Don't know110.8
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
197) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: If no or don't know to previous question: [Would you send your children to a school] Where half of the children are [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)]? (RACHAF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21316.0
2) No107480.8
8) Don't know372.8
9) No answer60.5
Missing42 
TOTAL1330100.0
198) Before 1978 asked non-Blacks only, 1978 and later all asked about opposite race: If no or don't know to previous question: [Would you send your children to a school] Where more than half of the children are [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)]? (RACMOST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43839.2
2) No59052.8
8) Don't know746.6
9) No answer151.3
Missing255 
TOTAL1117100.0
199) In general, do you favor or oppose the busing of (Negro/Black/African-American) and white school children from one district to another? (BUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45132.9
2) Oppose83961.2
8) Don't know805.8
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
200) If your party nominated a (Negro/Black/African-American) for President, would you vote for him if he were qualified for the job? (RACPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77383.3
2) No10511.3
8) Don't know424.5
9) No answer80.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
201) 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, attend32536.2
2) No, do not attend41245.8
3) No church15817.6
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
202) 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 happy45533.2
2) Pretty happy78457.1
3) Not too happy1228.9
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
203) 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 happy46864.2
2) Pretty happy24032.9
3) Not too happy162.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer40.5
Missing643 
TOTAL729100.0
204) Would you say your own health, in general, is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent28531.1
2) Good41945.7
3) Fair16217.7
4) Poor485.2
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer10.1
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
205) In general, do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull? (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Exciting40844.5
2) Routine45449.5
3) Dull454.9
8) No opinion50.5
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
206) 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 helpful46451.6
2) Just look out for themselves37241.4
3) Depends556.1
8) Don't know70.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
207) 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 advantage32536.2
2) Would try to be fair51557.3
3) Depends535.9
8) Don't know60.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
208) 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 trusted34238.0
2) Can't be too careful51757.5
3) Other, depends394.3
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
209) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area. The city or place you live in. (SATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal13615.1
2) A great deal29933.3
3) Quite a bit16117.9
4) A fair amount18320.4
5) Some697.7
6) A little384.2
7) None121.3
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
210) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area. Your non-working activities -- hobbies and so on. (SATHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal20522.8
2) A great deal31735.3
3) Quite a bit15417.1
4) A fair amount10511.7
5) Some525.8
6) Little273.0
7) None323.6
8) Don't know50.6
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
211) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area. Your family life. (SATFAM)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal36740.8
2) A great deal30533.9
3) Quite a bit9410.5
4) A fair amount637.0
5) Some343.8
6) A little171.9
7) None171.9
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
212) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area. Your friendships. (SATFRND)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal28231.4
2) A great deal37341.5
3) Quite a bit11713.0
4) A fair amount626.9
5) Some303.3
6) A little222.4
7) None91.0
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
213) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area. Your health and physical condition. (SATHEALT)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal22525.0
2) A great deal31234.7
3) Quite a bit13715.2
4) A fair amount13014.5
5) Some475.2
6) A little313.4
7) None141.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
214) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Banks and financial institutions. (CONFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal16017.8
2) Only some52057.8
3) Hardly any19822.0
8) Don't know212.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
215) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Major companies. (CONBUS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal22324.8
2) Only some54460.5
3) Hardly any9710.8
8) Don't know333.7
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
216) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Organized religion. (CONCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal20322.6
2) Only some44249.2
3) Hardly any21223.6
8) Don't know414.6
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
217) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Education. (CONEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal24126.8
2) Only some52958.8
3) Hardly any11012.2
8) Don't know151.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
218) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Executive branch of the federal government. (CONFED)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal21023.4
2) Only some45150.2
3) Hardly any20823.1
8) Don't know303.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
219) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Organized labor. (CONLABOR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal9610.7
2) Only some47652.9
3) Hardly any27931.0
8) Don't know475.2
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
220) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Press. (CONPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal13214.7
2) Only some51657.4
3) Hardly any21924.4
8) Don't know313.4
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
221) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Medicine. (CONMEDIC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal41045.6
2) Only some41846.5
3) Hardly any616.8
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
222) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? TV. (CONTV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal12313.7
2) Only some52258.1
3) Hardly any24126.8
8) Don't know131.4
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
223) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? U.S. Supreme Court. (CONJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal31535.0
2) Only some43147.9
3) Hardly any11412.7
8) Don't know394.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
224) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific Community. (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal33537.3
2) Only some42547.3
3) Hardly any596.6
8) Don't know798.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
225) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Congress. (CONLEGIS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal13715.2
2) Only some52858.7
3) Hardly any20422.7
8) Don't know283.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
226) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Military. (CONARMY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal29332.6
2) Only some45951.1
3) Hardly any12113.5
8) Don't know262.9
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
227) Importance of learned quality for a child: A. To obey (OBEY)
TOTAL%
1) First16518.4
2) Second10812.0
3) Third16618.5
4) Fourth28531.7
5) Fifth14716.4
9) No answer283.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
228) Importance of learned quality for a child: B. To be well-liked or popular (POPULAR)
TOTAL%
1) First80.9
2) Second182.0
3) Third505.6
4) Fourth18120.1
5) Fifth61468.3
9) No answer283.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
229) Importance of learned quality for a child: C. To think for himself or herself (THNKSELF)
TOTAL%
1) First44048.9
2) Second17119.0
3) Third9010.0
4) Fourth11012.2
5) Fifth606.7
9) No answer283.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
230) Importance of learned quality for a child: D. To work hard (WORKHARD)
TOTAL%
1) First13915.5
2) Second30133.5
3) Third29432.7
4) Fourth11612.9
5) Fifth212.3
9) No answer283.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
231) Importance of learned quality for a child: E. To help others when they need help (HELPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) First11913.2
2) Second27330.4
3) Third27130.1
4) Fourth17919.9
5) Fifth293.2
9) No answer283.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
232) How often: Spend a social evening with relatives? (SOCREL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day737.9
2) Once or twice a week25026.9
3) Several times a month17919.3
4) About once a month14315.4
5) Several times a year18319.7
6) About once a year657.0
7) Never323.4
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
233) How often: Spend a social evening with someone who lives in your neighborhood? (SOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day525.6
2) Once or twice a week16517.8
3) Several times a month10511.3
4) About once a month13414.4
5) Several times year10311.1
6) About once a year889.5
7) Never27429.5
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
234) How often: Spend a social evening with friends who live outside the neighborhood? (SOCFREND)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day232.5
2) Once or twice a week16017.2
3) Several times a month19320.8
4) About once a month21923.6
5) Several times a year17518.9
6) About once a year586.3
7) Never9710.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
235) How often: Go to a bar or tavern? (SOCBAR)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day60.6
2) Once or twice a week748.0
3) Several times a month596.4
4) About once a month9410.1
5) Several times a year10611.4
6) About once a year10611.4
7) Never47951.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
236) How often: Spend a social evening with your parents? (SOCPARS)
TOTAL%
0) Not appropriate (no such relatives)26228.2
1) Almost every day535.7
2) Once or twice a week13414.4
3) Several times a month10311.1
4) About once a month889.5
5) Several times a year13514.5
6) About once a year788.4
7) Never687.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer50.5
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
237) How often: Spend a social evening with a brother or sister? (SOCSIBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not appropriate (no such relatives)869.3
1) Almost every day616.6
2) Once or twice a week12113.0
3) Several times a month919.8
4) About once a month13414.4
5) Several times a year21523.2
6) About once a year13114.1
7) Never849.1
9) No answer50.5
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
238) 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 idea39644.0
2) Bad idea33737.5
3) Depends15116.8
8) Don't know151.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
239) 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 alcohol63670.7
2) Total abstainer26329.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
240) Do you sometimes drink more than you think you should? (DRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22034.6
2) No40463.5
8) Don't know30.5
9) No answer91.4
Missing736 
TOTAL636100.0
241) Do you smoke? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28531.7
2) No61268.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
242) Have you ever tried to give up smoking? (QUITSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21173.3
2) No7325.3
9) No answer41.4
Missing1084 
TOTAL288100.0
243) Have you ever smoked regularly? (EVSMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22035.8
2) No36859.9
9) No answer264.2
Missing758 
TOTAL614100.0
244) In spite of what some people say, the lot (situation/condition) of the average man is getting worse, not better. (ANOMIA5)
TOTAL%
1) Agree50755.3
2) Disagree37440.8
8) Don't know343.7
9) No answer20.2
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
245) It's hardly fair to bring a child into the world with the way things look for the future. (ANOMIA6)
TOTAL%
1) Agree32034.9
2) Disagree56661.7
8) Don't know272.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
246) Most public officials (people in public office) are not really interested in the problems of the average man. (ANOMIA7)
TOTAL%
1) Agree61366.8
2) Disagree27530.0
8) Don't know262.8
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
247) Thinking about the next 12 months, how likely do you think it is that you will lose your job or be laid off -- very likely, fairly likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? (JOBLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely193.2
2) Fairly likely335.5
3) Not too likely14524.1
4) Not at all likely39565.6
8) Don't know91.5
9) No answer10.2
Missing770 
TOTAL602100.0
248) About how easy would it be for you to find a job with another employer with approximately the same income and fringe benefits you now have? Would you say very easy, somewhat easy, or not easy at all? (JOBFIND)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy19031.6
2) Somewhat easy18029.9
3) Not easy at all22337.0
8) Don't know71.2
9) No answer20.3
Missing770 
TOTAL602100.0
249) 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 satisfied48143.4
2) Moderately satisfied41337.2
3) Little dissatisfied1099.8
4) Very dissatisfied383.4
9) No answer686.1
Missing263 
TOTAL1109100.0
250) 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 work42670.8
2) Stop working16026.6
8) Don't know81.3
9) No answer81.3
Missing770 
TOTAL602100.0
251) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? High income (JOBINC)
TOTAL%
1) Most18219.8
2) Next23125.2
3) Third26629.0
4) Fourth15216.6
5) Fifth495.3
9) No answer374.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
252) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? No danger of being fired (JOBSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Most556.0
2) Next10611.6
3) Third19521.3
4) Fourth28831.4
5) Fifth23625.7
9) No answer374.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
253) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Working hours are short, lots of free time (JOBHOUR)
TOTAL%
1) Most272.9
2) Next586.3
3) Third9810.7
4) Fourth21123.0
5) Fifth48653.0
9) No answer374.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
254) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Chances for advancement (JOBPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Most15617.0
2) Next31234.0
3) Third21923.9
4) Fourth12713.8
5) Fifth667.2
9) No answer374.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
255) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Work important and gives a feeling of accomplishment (JOBMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) Most46050.2
2) Next17318.9
3) Third10211.1
4) Fourth10211.1
5) Fifth434.7
9) No answer374.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
256) 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 class574.2
2) Working class62345.4
3) Middle class64046.6
4) Upper class433.1
8) Don't know40.3
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
257) 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 satisfied40629.6
2) More or less satisfied59143.1
3) Not satisfied at all37027.0
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
258) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse or has it stayed the same? (FINALTER)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better52738.4
2) Getting worse28220.6
3) Stayed the same55840.7
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
259) 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 average674.9
2) Below average32023.3
3) Average68449.9
4) Above average26619.4
5) Far above average272.0
8) Don't know70.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
260) Do you (does your [spouse]) have a supervisor on (your, his, her) job to whom you are (he, she, is) directly responsible? (WKSUB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51879.8
2) No12519.3
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer40.6
Missing723 
TOTAL649100.0
261) IF YES: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible? (WKSUBS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes40377.2
4) No10920.9
8) Don't answer30.6
9) No answer71.3
Missing850 
TOTAL522100.0
262) In your (spouse's) job, (do you, does he, she) supervise anyone who is directly responsible to (you, him, her)? (WKSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26240.4
2) No37557.8
9) No answer121.8
Missing723 
TOTAL649100.0
263) IF YES: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else? (WKSUPS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes8129.6
4) No17664.2
8) Don't know31.1
9) No answer145.1
Missing1098 
TOTAL274100.0
264) 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) Yes26529.5
2) No63270.3
8) Don't know20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
265) Do you (or your [spouse]) belong to a labor union? (Who?) (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent belongs10311.5
2) Yes, spouse belongs414.6
3) Yes, both belong70.8
4) No, neither belong74582.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
266) 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 important59865.2
2) Hard work, luck equally important19020.7
3) Luck most important12213.3
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
267) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country up to men. (FEHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Agree15917.1
2) Disagree73178.8
8) Not sure323.4
9) No answer60.6
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
268) Do you approve or disapprove of a married woman earning money in business or industry if she has a husband capable of supporting her? (FEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Approve73979.6
2) Disapprove16317.6
8) Don't know192.0
9) No answer70.8
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
269) If your party nominated a woman for President, would you vote for her if she were qualified for the job? (FEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes80186.3
2) No9410.1
8) Don't know303.2
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
270) Tell me if you agree or disagree with this statement: Most men are better suited emotionally for politics than are most women. (FEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree23425.2
2) Disagree63568.4
8) Not sure576.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
271) Please tell me whether or not you think it should 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) Yes71578.0
2) No16518.0
8) Don't know353.8
9) No answer20.2
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
272) Please tell me whether or not you think it should 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) Yes39643.2
2) No48352.7
8) Don't know333.6
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
273) Please tell me whether or not you think it should 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) Yes81488.8
2) No738.0
8) Don't know272.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
274) Please tell me whether or not you think it should 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) Yes41645.4
2) No44949.0
8) Don't know475.1
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
275) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74080.7
2) No13314.5
8) Don't know394.3
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
276) Please tell me whether or not you think it should 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) Yes39543.1
2) No47752.0
8) Don't know414.5
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
277) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38141.5
2) No49654.1
8) Don't know363.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
278) What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have? (CHLDIDEL)
TOTAL%
0) None101.1
1) One171.8
2) Two50254.1
3) Three21723.4
4) Four909.7
5) Five121.3
6) Six70.8
7) Seven or more10.1
8) As many as you want434.6
9) No answer, don't know293.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
279) Do you expect to have any (more) children? (CHLDMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20522.1
2) No68673.9
3) Uncertain374.0
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
280) How many (more) [children does respondent expect to have]? (CHLDNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One4923.9
2) Two9646.8
3) Three3517.1
4) Four104.9
5) Five31.5
6) Six10.5
8) Eight or more10.5
9) No answer, don't know104.9
Missing1167 
TOTAL205100.0
281) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25127.0
2) Agree28630.8
3) Disagree21022.6
4) Strongly disagree14415.5
8) Don't know363.9
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
282) Would you be for or against sex education in the public schools? (SEXEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) For80987.2
2) Against919.8
8) Don't know242.6
9) No answer40.4
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
283) Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now? (DIVLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Easier21222.8
2) More difficult45649.1
3) Stay as is21122.7
8) Don't know485.2
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
284) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. If a man and woman have sex relations before marriage, do you think it is always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes or not wrong at all? (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always22924.7
2) Almost always wrong10311.1
3) Wrong only sometimes20522.1
4) Not wrong at all35638.4
8) Don't know323.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
285) What if they are in their early teens, say 14 to 16 years old? In that case, do you think sex relations before marriage are always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (TEENSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong61566.3
2) Almost always wrong16017.2
3) Wrong only sometimes9410.1
4) Not wrong at all293.1
8) Don't know262.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
286) 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 wrong70977.3
2) Almost always wrong11512.5
3) Wrong only sometimes636.9
4) Not wrong at all131.4
8) Don't know141.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
287) 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 wrong66572.5
2) Almost always wrong424.6
3) Wrong only sometimes535.8
4) Not wrong at all11212.2
8) Don't know444.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
288) 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) Yes50255.8
2) No33937.7
8) Don't know566.2
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
289) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals? (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54760.8
2) No28731.9
8) Don't know647.1
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
290) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape? (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50756.4
2) No29733.0
8) Don't know9410.5
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
291) Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses? (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52858.7
2) No23926.6
8) Don't know12914.3
9) No answer30.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
292) 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.36540.6
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.47152.4
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.505.6
8) Don't know131.4
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
293) Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year? (XMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20622.9
2) No68876.5
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
294) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26128.1
2) Agree46650.2
3) Disagree15416.6
4) Strongly disagree363.9
8) Don't know80.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
295) When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient's life by some painless means if the patient and his family request it? (LETDIE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63568.4
2) No24326.2
8) Don't know475.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
296) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has an incurable disease? (SUICIDE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51955.9
2) No35438.1
8) Don't know545.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
297) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has gone bankrupt? (SUICIDE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes697.4
2) No82789.1
8) Don't know293.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
298) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person has dishonored his or her family? (SUICIDE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes748.0
2) No82388.7
8) Don't know283.0
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
299) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person is tired of living and ready to die? (SUICIDE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13314.3
2) No75481.3
8) Don't know384.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
300) Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person? (HIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32936.6
2) No56863.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
301) Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (HITAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child13240.0
2) Adult12337.3
3) Both7422.4
9) No answer10.3
Missing1042 
TOTAL330100.0
302) Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at? (GUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17819.8
2) No71980.0
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
303) Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (GUNAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child2413.3
2) Adult14882.2
3) Both63.3
9) No answer21.1
Missing1192 
TOTAL180100.0
304) Are there any situations that you can imagine in which you would approve of a man punching an adult male stranger? (HITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56262.5
2) No27730.8
8) Not sure525.8
9) No answer80.9
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
305) Would you approve if the stranger: was in a protest march showing opposition to the other man's views? (HITMARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes283.1
2) No84694.1
8) Not sure242.7
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
306) Would you approve if the stranger: Was drunk and bumped into the man and his wife on the street? (HITDRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes849.3
2) No78186.9
8) Not sure333.7
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
307) Would you approve if the stranger: had hit the man's child after the child had accidentally damaged the stranger's car? (HITCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53459.4
2) No33036.7
8) Not sure343.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
308) Would you approve if the stranger: was beating up a woman and the man saw it? (HITBEATR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75083.4
2) No11713.0
8) Not sure303.3
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
309) Would you approve if the stranger: had broken into the man's house? (HITROBBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76184.6
2) No10912.1
8) Not sure293.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
310) Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a policeman striking an adult male citizen? (POLHITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61768.6
2) No22224.7
8) Not sure485.3
9) No answer121.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
311) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: had said vulgar and obscene things to the policeman? (POLABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10812.0
2) No75984.4
8) Not sure313.4
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
312) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was being questioned as a suspect in a murder case? (POLMURDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10111.2
2) No77185.8
8) Not sure262.9
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
313) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was attempting to escape from custody? (POLESCAP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66373.7
2) No19121.2
8) Not sure444.9
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
314) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was attacking the policeman with his fists? (POLATTAK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83092.3
2) No505.6
8) Not sure182.0
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
315) 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) Yes37440.8
2) No53057.8
8) Don't know101.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
316) 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) Yes556.0
2) No85993.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
317) During the last year, did anyone take something directly from you by using force -- such as a stickup, mugging, or threat? (ROBBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131.4
2) No90198.3
9) No answer30.3
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
318) Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers? (OWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38742.2
2) No52056.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
319) IF YES: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? Pistol (PISTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21323.2
2) No69475.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
320) IF YES: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? Shotgun (SHOTGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23525.6
2) No67273.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
321) IF YES: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? Rifle (RIFLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23025.1
2) No67773.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
322) Do any of these guns personally belong to you? (ROWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25564.2
2) No13032.7
9) No answer123.0
Missing975 
TOTAL397100.0
323) Do you (or does your husband/wife) go hunting? (HUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent does12713.8
2) Yes, spouse dose535.8
3) Yes, both do232.5
4) No, neither R nor spouse hunts71077.4
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
324) How often do you read the newspaper -- every day, a few times a week, once a week, less than once a week, or never? (NEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Every day48852.6
2) A few times a week20522.1
3) Once a week10010.8
4) Less than once a week899.6
5) Never454.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
325) On the average day, about how many hours do you personally watch television? (TVHOURS)
TOTAL%
0) 0293.1
1) 120021.6
2) 226128.1
3) 317218.5
4) 411512.4
5) 5677.2
6) 6363.9
7) 7121.3
8) 8141.5
9) 920.2
10) 10101.1
12) 1250.5
15) 1510.1
17) 1710.1
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
326) 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 number634.6
2) Refused phone number231.7
3) Is this phone located in your own home, yes123990.3
4) Is this phone located in your own home, no382.8
9) No answer90.7
TOTAL1372100.0
327) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager102474.6
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager26919.6
3) Indifferent and bored644.7
4) Hostile50.4
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
328) Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair or poor? (COMPREND)
TOTAL%
1) Good108378.9
2) Fair21015.3
3) Poor604.4
9) No answer191.4
TOTAL1372100.0
329) Form number (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Standard (form 1)67449.1
2) Variant (form 2)69850.9
TOTAL1372100.0
330) AGREE OR DISAGREE?: A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (FECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20121.7
2) Agree38241.2
3) Disagree26728.8
4) Strongly disagree717.7
8) Don't know60.6
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
331) AGREE OR DISAGREE?: It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career than to have one herself. (FEHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree353.8
2) Agree23024.8
3) Disagree45749.2
4) Strongly disagree18219.6
8) Don't know222.4
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
332) AGREE OR DISAGREE?: A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. (FEPRESCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree737.9
2) Agree37240.1
3) Disagree37740.6
4) Strongly disagree788.4
8) Don't know262.8
9) No answer20.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
333) AGREE OR DISAGREE?: It is much better for everyone involved if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family. (FEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree646.9
2) Agree30132.4
3) Disagree40543.6
4) Strongly disagree13114.1
8) Don't know262.8
9) No answer10.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
334) If you and your friends belonged to a social club that would not let (Negroes/Blacks) join, would you try to change the rules so that (Negroes/Blacks) could join? (RACCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54058.2
2) No29631.9
8) Don't know859.2
9) No answer70.8
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
335) On the average (Negroes/Blacks) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are...A. Mainly due to discrimination? (RACDIF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53438.9
2) No75755.2
8) Don't know745.4
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
336) On the average (Negroes/Blacks) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are...B. Because most (Negroes/Blacks) have less in-born ability to learn? (RACDIF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24017.5
2) No108178.8
8) Don't know433.1
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
337) On the average (Negroes/Blacks) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are...C. Because most (Negroes/Blacks) don't have the chance for education that it takes to rise out of poverty? (RACDIF3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71051.7
2) No60944.4
8) Don't know463.4
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
338) On the average (Negroes/Blacks) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are...D. Because most (Negroes/Blacks) just don't have the motivation or will power to pull themselves up out of poverty? (RACDIF4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78857.4
2) No49335.9
8) Don't know836.0
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
339) Divorces during the last five years. (DIVORCE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not divorced79087.9
1) Divorced during four years before last year566.2
2) Divorced last year192.1
3) Divorced during both periods30.3
9) No answer313.4
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
340) Unemployment during last five years. (UNEMP5)
TOTAL%
0) Not unemployed71879.9
1) Unemployed during four years before last year and not main earner374.1
2) Unemployed during four years before last year and main earner505.6
3) Unemployed last year and not main earner91.0
4) Unemployed last year and during four previous years and not main earner202.2
5) Unemployed last year and not main earner and unemployed during previous four years and main earner50.6
6) Unemployed last year and main earner141.6
7) Unemployed last year and main earner and unemployed previous four years and not main earner30.3
8) Unemployed last year and previous four years and main earner both period394.3
9) No answer40.4
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
341) Hospitalization and disability during last five years. (HOSDIS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not hospitalized/disabled56462.7
1) Hospitalized/disabled during four years before last year16818.7
2) Hospitalized/disabled last year616.8
3) Hospitalized/disabled during both periods9710.8
9) No answer91.0
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
342) Death of relatives during the last five years. (DEATH5)
TOTAL%
0) No deaths57764.2
1) No deaths last year, one death during previous four years17319.2
2) No deaths last year, two or more deaths during previous four years374.1
3) One death last year, none during previous four years505.6
4) One death last year, one during previous four years283.1
5) One death last year, two or more during previous four years91.0
6) Two or more deaths last year, none during previous four years101.1
7) Two or more deaths last year, one during previous four years50.6
8) Two or more deaths last year, two or more during previous four years10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
343) Number of relatives dying since respondent 16 years old and prior to the last five years. (DEATH16)
TOTAL%
0) 45650.7
1) 15517.2
2) 879.7
3) 606.7
4) 606.7
5) 424.7
6) 242.7
7) 131.4
8) 20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
344) Death of respondent's father (PADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported43348.2
1) Died before respondent was 16 years old434.8
2) Died after respondent was 16 and prior to last five years28631.8
3) Died during four years prior to last year657.2
4) Died last year171.9
8) Don't know414.6
9) No answer141.6
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
345) Death of respondent's mother (MADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported56863.2
1) Died before respondent was 16 years old151.7
2) Died after respondent was 16 years old and prior to last five years21423.8
3) Died during four years prior to last year384.2
4) Died last year141.6
8) Don't know485.3
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
346) Death of child or child's spouse (CHLDDTH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported57689.4
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years406.2
2) Died during four years prior to last year162.5
3) Died last year50.8
9) No answer71.1
Missing728 
TOTAL644100.0
347) Death of sibling or sibling-in-law (SIBDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported67078.3
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years9711.3
2) Died during four years prior to last year566.5
3) Died last year263.0
9) Do answer70.8
Missing516 
TOTAL856100.0
348) Death of spouse (SPDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported59682.5
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years8611.9
2) Died during four years prior to last year202.8
3) Died last year131.8
9) No answer71.0
Missing650 
TOTAL722100.0
349) Number of traumatic events happening to respondent last year. (TRAUMA1)
TOTAL%
0) 054260.3
1) 125828.7
2) 2404.4
3) 380.9
9) No answer515.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
350) Number of traumatic events happening to respondent during last five years. (TRAUMA5)
TOTAL%
0) 026729.7
1) 135339.3
2) 218620.7
3) 3374.1
4) 450.6
9) No answer515.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
351) I'd like to talk with you about issues some people tell us are important. Some people think that the government in Washington should do everything possible to improve the standard of living of all poor Americans; they are at Point 1 on this card. Other people think it is not the government's responsibility, and that each person should take care of himself; they are at Point 5. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government16818.7
2) 213414.9
3) 3 Agree with both38743.0
4) 411112.3
5) 5 People758.3
8) Don't know232.6
9) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
352) Some people think that the government in Washington is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and private businesses. Others disagree and think that the government should do even more to solve our country's problems. Still others have opinions somewhere in between. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPNOT)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government do more11813.1
2) 213515.0
3) 3 Agree with both36440.5
4) 413314.8
5) 5 Government doing too much9510.6
8) Don't know546.0
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
353) In general, some people think that it is the responsibility of the government in Washington to see to it that people have help in paying for doctors and hospital bills. Others think that these matters are not the responsibility of the federal government and that people should take care of these things themselves. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPSICK)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government help26629.6
2) 222925.5
3) 3 Agree with both27030.0
4) 4677.5
5) 5 People take care394.3
8) Don't know262.9
9) No answer20.2
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
354) Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government help13910.1
2) 213810.1
3) 3 Agree with both45232.9
4) 422016.0
5) 5 No special treatment37427.3
8) Don't know463.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1372100.0
355) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? Fraternal groups (MEMFRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes879.7
2) No80589.5
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
356) Member? Service clubs (MEMSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes879.7
2) No80289.2
8) Don't know30.3
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
357) Member? Veterans' groups (MEMVET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes647.1
2) No82992.2
9) No answer60.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
358) Member? Political clubs (MEMPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes404.4
2) No85394.9
9) No answer60.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
359) Member? Labor unions (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11212.5
2) No78086.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer60.7
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
360) Member? Sports groups (MEMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17319.2
2) No72180.2
9) No answer50.6
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
361) Member? Youth groups (MEMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9410.5
2) No79888.8
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
362) Member? School service groups (MEMSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11713.0
2) No77586.2
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
363) Member? Hobby or garden clubs (MEMHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10411.6
2) No78887.7
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
364) Member? School fraternities or sororities (MEMGREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes424.7
2) No85094.5
9) No answer70.8
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
365) Member? Nationality groups (MEMNAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes414.6
2) No84994.4
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer80.9
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
366) Member? Farm organizations (MEMFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes434.8
2) No84794.2
9) No answer91.0
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
367) Member? Literary, art, discussion or study groups (MEMLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes808.9
2) No81190.2
9) No answer80.9
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
368) Member? Professional or academic societies (MEMPROOF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14015.6
2) No75083.4
9) No answer91.0
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
369) Member? Church-affiliated groups (MEMCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29833.1
2) No59866.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
370) Member? Any other groups (MEMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6113.4
2) No38885.3
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer51.1
Missing917 
TOTAL455100.0
371) Any membership at all (MEMNUM)
TOTAL%
0) 028631.8
1) 121824.2
2) 215417.1
3) 3869.6
4) 4697.7
5) 5394.3
6) 6252.8
7) 780.9
8) 850.6
9) 930.3
10) 1020.2
11) 1120.2
13) 1310.1
99) No answer10.1
Missing473 
TOTAL899100.0
372) It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they don't like and to 'do their own thing' (OWNTHING)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly15711.4
2) Agree75354.9
3) Disagree34124.9
4) Disagree strongly685.0
8) Don't know513.7
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
373) A child should never be allowed to talk back to his parents, or else he will lose respect for them (TALKBACK)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly23717.3
2) Agree54039.4
3) Disagree51337.4
4) Disagree strongly554.0
8) Don't know211.5
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
374) People can be divided into two classes --the weak and the strong (TWOCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly685.0
2) Agree50336.7
3) Disagree60544.1
4) Disagree strongly1329.6
8) Don't know604.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1372100.0
375) It is best to treat dissenters with leniency and an open mind, since new ideas are the lifeblood of progressive change (OPENMIND)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly1218.8
2) Agree83660.9
3) Disagree22316.3
4) Disagree strongly312.3
8) Don't know15010.9
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
376) Now I will read a list of reasons some people give to explain why there are poor people in this country. Please tell me whether you feel each of these is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why there are poor people in this country. Failure of society to provide good schools for many Americans (WHYPOOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important48635.4
2) Somewhat important52738.4
3) Not important32323.5
8) Don't know302.2
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
377) Please tell me whether you feel each of these is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why there are poor people in this country. Loose morals and drunkenness (WHYPOOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important52138.0
2) Somewhat important46133.6
3) Not important33824.6
8) Don't know443.2
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
378) Please tell me whether you feel each of these is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why there are poor people in this country. Failure of industry to provide enough jobs (WHYPOOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important47434.5
2) Somewhat important57141.6
3) Not important28520.8
8) Don't know352.6
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
379) Please tell me whether you feel each of these is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why there are poor people in this country. Lack of effort by the poor themselves (WHYPOOR4)
TOTAL%
1) Very important62045.2
2) Somewhat important60243.9
3) Not important1158.4
8) Don't know292.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
380) Here are different opinions about social differences in this country. Please tell me for each one whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. Only if differences in income are large enough is there an incentive for individual effort. (SOCDIF1)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly795.8
2) Agree63246.1
3) Disagree45433.1
4) Disagree strongly614.4
8) Don't know14110.3
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
381) Personal income should not be determined solely by one's work. Rather, everybody should get what he/she needs to provide a decent life to his/her family. (SOCDIF2)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly866.3
2) Agree45933.5
3) Disagree61544.8
4) Disagree strongly15911.6
8) Don't know473.4
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
382) No one would study for years to become a lawyer or doctor unless they expected to earn a lot more than ordinary workers. (SOCDIF3)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly28120.5
2) Agree73853.8
3) Disagree29121.2
4) Disagree strongly352.6
8) Don't know221.6
9) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
383) One of the big problems in this country is that we don't give everyone an equal chance. (SOCDIF4)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly16111.7
2) Agree49736.2
3) Disagree55540.5
4) Disagree strongly1218.8
8) Don't know312.3
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
384) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Whites (WLTHWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich564.1
2) 2846.1
3) 339829.0
4) 469350.5
5) 5775.6
6) 650.4
7) 7 poor30.2
8) Don't know402.9
9) No answer161.2
TOTAL1372100.0
385) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Jews (WLTHJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich15211.1
2) 233624.5
3) 335025.5
4) 432323.5
5) 5685.0
6) 6151.1
7) 7 poor60.4
8) Don't know1057.7
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
386) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Blacks (WLTHBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich30.2
2) 2191.4
3) 3402.9
4) 427520.0
5) 549135.8
6) 636526.6
7) 7 poor1087.9
8) Don't know543.9
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
387) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Asian Americans (WLTHASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich171.2
2) 2735.3
3) 321415.6
4) 443731.9
5) 528620.8
6) 614310.4
7) 7 poor574.2
8) Don't know1289.3
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
388) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Hispanic Americans (WLTHHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich20.1
2) 2251.8
3) 3574.2
4) 421115.4
5) 547634.7
6) 635926.2
7) 7 poor1128.2
8) Don't know1138.2
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
389) Where would you rate the wealth of the following groups: Southern Whites (WLTHSO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 rich312.3
2) 2715.2
3) 317712.9
4) 458142.3
5) 526319.2
6) 6896.5
7) 7 poor241.7
8) Don't know1158.4
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1372100.0
390) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Whites (WORKWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard1228.9
2) 223917.4
3) 338127.8
4) 448235.1
5) 5574.2
6) 6161.2
7) 7 lazy60.4
8) Don't know443.2
9) No answer251.8
TOTAL1372100.0
391) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Jews (WORKJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard21916.0
2) 232223.5
3) 334425.1
4) 429821.7
5) 5352.6
6) 6261.9
7) 7 lazy80.6
8) Don't know946.9
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
392) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Blacks (WORKBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard453.3
2) 2554.0
3) 316612.1
4) 446033.5
5) 530822.4
6) 618213.3
7) 7 lazy795.8
8) Don't know513.7
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
393) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Asian Americans (WORKASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard14310.4
2) 219214.0
3) 330222.0
4) 437527.3
5) 51329.6
6) 6523.8
7) 7 lazy241.7
8) Don't know1269.2
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
394) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Hispanic Americans (WORKHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard533.9
2) 2735.3
3) 321015.3
4) 444932.7
5) 526919.6
6) 614810.8
7) 7 lazy372.7
8) Don't know1067.7
9) No answer272.0
TOTAL1372100.0
395) Do the people in the following groups tend to be hard working or do they tend to be lazy: Southern Whites (WORKSO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 work hard785.7
2) 21259.1
3) 325818.8
4) 453138.7
5) 517913.0
6) 6423.1
7) 7 lazy231.7
8) Don't know1077.8
9) No answer292.1
TOTAL1372100.0
396) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Whites (VIOLWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent191.4
2) 2533.9
3) 317012.4
4) 455940.7
5) 521515.7
6) 620314.8
7) 7 not violent654.7
8) Don't know624.5
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
397) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Jews (VIOLJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent221.6
2) 2483.5
3) 3795.8
4) 445032.8
5) 522416.3
6) 626319.2
7) 7 not violent1369.9
8) Don't know1239.0
9) No answer272.0
TOTAL1372100.0
398) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Blacks (VIOLBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent1148.3
2) 222416.3
3) 333924.7
4) 439528.8
5) 51178.5
6) 6685.0
7) 7 not violent251.8
8) Don't know644.7
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
399) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Asian Americans (VIOLASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent251.8
2) 2493.6
3) 318013.1
4) 454139.4
5) 521415.6
6) 61259.1
7) 7 not violent594.3
8) Don't know15311.2
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
400) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Hispanic Americans (VIOLHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent634.6
2) 217012.4
3) 329421.4
4) 445733.3
5) 515211.1
6) 6695.0
7) 7 not violent241.7
8) Don't know1178.5
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1372100.0
401) Do the people in the following groups tend to be violence prone or do they tend not to be prone to violence: Southern Whites (VIOLSO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 violent382.8
2) 2685.0
3) 316812.2
4) 458342.5
5) 519214.0
6) 61228.9
7) 7 not violent453.3
8) Don't know1289.3
9) No answer282.0
TOTAL1372100.0
402) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Whites (INTLWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent120.9
2) 2261.9
3) 3574.2
4) 444132.1
5) 534725.3
6) 627319.9
7) 7 intelligent1359.8
8) Don't know503.6
9) No answer312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
403) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Jews (INTLJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent141.0
2) 2332.4
3) 3604.4
4) 434525.1
5) 528720.9
6) 633724.6
7) 7 intelligent16912.3
8) Don't know956.9
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
404) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Blacks (INTLBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent272.0
2) 2936.8
3) 324818.1
4) 460043.7
5) 519514.2
6) 6775.6
7) 7 intelligent402.9
8) Don't know614.4
9) No answer312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
405) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Asian Americans (INTLASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent130.9
2) 2513.7
3) 31228.9
4) 449436.0
5) 526319.2
6) 616712.2
7) 7 intelligent946.9
8) Don't know1369.9
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
406) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Hispanic Americans (INTLHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent211.5
2) 21017.4
3) 325518.6
4) 456140.9
5) 518913.8
6) 6654.7
7) 7 intelligent362.6
8) Don't know1128.2
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
407) Do the people in the following groups tend to be unintelligent or do they tend to be intelligent: Southern Whites (INTLSO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 unintelligent161.2
2) 2402.9
3) 314610.6
4) 458642.7
5) 524818.1
6) 61349.8
7) 7 intelligent604.4
8) Don't know1108.0
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
408) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Whites (FAREWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting21015.3
2) 239428.7
3) 334525.1
4) 429421.4
5) 5362.6
6) 6171.2
7) 7 welfare60.4
8) Don't know402.9
9) No answer302.2
TOTAL1372100.0
409) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Jews (FAREJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting38528.1
2) 242531.0
3) 321415.6
4) 419614.3
5) 5201.5
6) 6120.9
7) 7 welfare70.5
8) Don't know826.0
9) No answe312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
410) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Blacks (FAREBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting272.0
2) 2413.0
3) 31138.2
4) 437627.4
5) 530922.5
6) 629821.7
7) 7 welfare1339.7
8) Don't know443.2
9) No answer312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
411) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Asian Americans (FAREASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting1228.9
2) 220915.2
3) 321715.8
4) 442631.0
5) 515010.9
6) 6584.2
7) 7 welfare231.7
8) Don't know13710.0
9) No answer302.2
TOTAL1372100.0
412) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Americans (FAREHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting362.6
2) 2584.2
3) 316412.0
4) 441230.0
5) 530522.2
6) 616311.9
7) 7 welfare926.7
8) Don't know1128.2
9) No answer302.2
TOTAL1372100.0
413) Do people in the following groups tend to prefer to be self-supporting or do they tend to prefer to live off of welfare: Southern Whites (FARESO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 self-supporting987.1
2) 220815.2
3) 326219.1
4) 446634.0
5) 51188.6
6) 6473.4
7) 7 welfare201.5
8) Don't know1228.9
9) No answer312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
414) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Whites (PATRWHTS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic34124.9
2) 238528.1
3) 325018.2
4) 425918.9
5) 5241.7
6) 6141.0
7) 7 unpatriotic30.2
8) Don't know654.7
9) No answer312.3
TOTAL1372100.0
415) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Jews (PARTJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic18713.6
2) 227920.3
3) 326119.0
4) 436826.8
5) 5805.8
6) 6342.5
7) 7 unpatriotic100.7
8) Don't know1218.8
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
416) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Blacks (PATRBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic1208.7
2) 219214.0
3) 323817.3
4) 446533.9
5) 514010.2
6) 6543.9
7) 7 unpatriotic332.4
8) Don't know987.1
9) No answer322.3
TOTAL1372100.0
417) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Asian Americans (PATRASNS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic987.1
2) 215811.5
3) 320715.1
4) 445433.1
5) 516612.1
6) 6614.4
7) 7 unpatriotic292.1
8) Don't know16612.1
9) No answer332.4
TOTAL1372100.0
418) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Hispanic Americans (PATRHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic866.3
2) 21269.2
3) 320915.2
4) 446133.6
5) 518513.5
6) 6916.6
7) 7 unpatriotic372.7
8) Don't know14410.5
9) No answer332.4
TOTAL1372100.0
419) Do the people in the following groups tend to be patriotic or do they tend to be unpatriotic: Southern Whites (PATRSO)
TOTAL%
1) 1 patriotic25818.8
2) 230121.9
3) 323517.1
4) 434825.4
5) 5503.6
6) 6161.2
7) 7 unpatriotic90.7
8) Don't know1218.8
9) No answer342.5
TOTAL1372100.0
420) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were Jews? (LIVEJEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor846.1
2) Favor23717.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose83660.9
4) Oppose14810.8
5) Strongly oppose382.8
8) Don't know191.4
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
421) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were blacks? (LIVEBLKS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor674.9
2) Favor14810.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose56841.4
4) Oppose39128.5
5) Strongly oppose17913.0
8) Don't know90.7
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
422) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were Asian Americans? (LIVEASNS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong favor463.4
2) Favor14010.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose66348.3
4) Oppose35826.1
5) Strong oppose1289.3
8) Don't know272.0
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
423) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were Hispanic Americans? (LIVEHSPS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor523.8
2) Favor1319.5
3) Neither favor nor oppose58442.6
4) Oppose40229.3
5) Strongly oppose16812.2
8) Don't know241.7
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
424) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were whites raised in the North? (Only asked of respondents in the South Atlantic, South East Central, and South West Central regions) (LIVENO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor388.3
2) Favor9320.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose26157.0
4) Oppose429.2
5) Strongly oppose81.7
8) Don't know102.2
9) No answer61.3
Missing914 
TOTAL458100.0
425) Would you favor living in a neighborhood where half of your neighbors were raised in the South? (Only asked of respondents in regions other than the South Atlantic, South East Central, and South West Central regions) (LIVESO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor454.9
2) Favor14616.0
3) Neither favor nor oppose53658.6
4) Oppose13214.4
5) Strongly oppose333.6
8) Don't know171.9
9) No answer50.5
Missing458 
TOTAL914100.0
426) What about having a close relative marry a Jewish person? Would you be very in favor of it happening, somewhat in favor, neither in favor nor opposed to it happening, somewhat opposed, or very opposed to it happening? (MARJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor987.1
2) Favor16712.2
3) Neither favor nor oppose85962.6
4) Oppose15411.2
5) Strongly oppose685.0
8) Don't know161.2
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
427) How about having a close relative or family member marry a black person? (MARBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor967.0
2) Favor614.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose40729.7
4) Oppose34224.9
5) Strongly oppose44132.1
8) Don't know151.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
428) How about having a close relative or family member marry and Asian American person?D (MARASIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor392.8
2) Favor906.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose63246.1
4) Oppose37327.2
5) Strongly oppose20514.9
8) Don't know241.7
9) No answer90.7
TOTAL1372100.0
429) How about having a close relative or family member marry a Hispanic American person? (MARHISP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor624.5
2) Favor946.9
3) Neither favor nor oppose63646.4
4) Oppose34325.0
5) Strongly oppose20815.2
8) Don't know191.4
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
430) How about having a close relative or family member marry a white raised in the North? (Only asked of persons in the South Atlantic, South East Central, and South West Central regions) (MARNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor5111.1
2) Favor7716.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose26858.5
4) Oppose357.6
5) Strongly oppose163.5
8) Don't know61.3
9) No answer51.1
Missing914 
TOTAL458100.0
431) How about having a close relative or family member marry a white raised in the South? (Only asked of respondents not in the South Atlantic, South East Central, and South West Central regions) (MARSO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor626.8
2) Favor12513.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose59865.4
4) Oppose788.5
5) Strongly oppose343.7
8) Don't know131.4
9) No answer40.4
Missing458 
TOTAL914100.0
432) Here are some proposals about welfare. I would like to know if you favor or oppose them. Would you say that you strongly favor it, favor it, neither favor nor oppose it, oppose it, or strongly oppose it? First, requiring that people must work in order to receive welfare. (WORKFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor62345.4
2) Favor48835.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose1158.4
4) Oppose977.1
5) Strongly oppose282.0
8) Don't know120.9
9) No answer90.7
TOTAL1372100.0
433) Here are some proposals about welfare. I would like to know if you favor or oppose them. Would you say that you strongly favor it, favor it, neither favor nor oppose it, oppose it, or strongly oppose it? Second, reducing welfare benefits to make working for a living more attractive. (LESSFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor44532.4
2) Favor49436.0
3) Neither favor nor oppose14910.9
4) Oppose18413.4
5) Strongly oppose533.9
8) Don't know382.8
9) No answer90.7
TOTAL1372100.0
434) Here are several things that the government in Washington might do to deal with the problems of poverty and unemployment. I would like you to tell me if you favor or oppose them. Would you say that you strongly favor it, favor it, neither favor nor oppose it, oppose, or strongly oppose it? Giving businesses and industry special tax breaks for locating in poor and high unemployment areas. (POVZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor12318.2
2) Favor33149.1
3) Neither favor nor oppose10415.4
4) Oppose639.3
5) Strongly oppose213.1
8) Don't know263.9
9) No answer60.9
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
435) Spending more money on the schools in poor neighborhoods especially for pre-school and early education programs. (POVSCHS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor21131.3
2) Favor36053.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose497.3
4) Oppose284.2
5) Strongly oppose91.3
8) Don't know111.6
9) No answer60.9
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
436) Providing special college scholarships for children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who maintain good grades. (POVCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor25638.0
2) Favor34951.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose375.5
4) Oppose121.8
5) Strongly oppose71.0
8) Don't know71.0
9) No answer60.9
Missing698 
TOTAL674100.0
437) Here are some things that the government in Washington might do to deal with the problems of poverty and unemployment among Black Americans. I would like you to tell me if you favor or oppose them. Would you say that you strongly favor it, favor it, neither favor it nor oppose it, oppose it, or strongly oppose it? Giving business and industry special tax breaks for locating in largely black areas. (BLKZONE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor689.7
2) Favor24134.5
3) Neither favor nor oppose16022.9
4) Oppose14921.3
5) Strongly oppose466.6
8) Don't know253.6
9) No answer91.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
438) Spending more money on the schools in black neighborhoods, especially for pre-school and early education programs. (BLKSCHS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor14921.3
2) Favor33548.0
3) Neither favor nor oppose9113.0
4) Oppose7510.7
5) Strongly oppose253.6
8) Don't know142.0
9) No answer91.3
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
439) Providing special college scholarships for black children who maintain good grades. (BLKCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor14921.3
2) Favor34849.9
3) Neither favor nor oppose8812.6
4) Oppose679.6
5) Strongly oppose273.9
8) Don't know81.1
9) No answer111.6
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
440) Forbidding the use of racial quotas in hiring and employment. (RACQUOTA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor13819.8
2) Favor26137.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose10314.8
4) Oppose10515.0
5) Strongly oppose415.9
8) Don't know375.3
9) No answer131.9
Missing674 
TOTAL698100.0
441) Some people think that certain groups have too much influence in American life and politics, while other people feel that certain groups don't have as much influence as they deserve. For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Whites (INFLUWHT)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence34024.8
2) Right amount of influence86763.2
3) Too little influence785.7
8) Don't know654.7
9) No answer221.6
TOTAL1372100.0
442) For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Jews (INFLUJEW)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence28620.8
2) Right amount of influence73553.6
3) Too little influence17012.4
8) Don't know15811.5
9) No answer231.7
TOTAL1372100.0
443) For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Blacks (INFLUBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence19113.9
2) Right amount of influence42430.9
3) Too little influence63346.1
8) Don't know1017.4
9) No answer231.7
TOTAL1372100.0
444) For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Asian Americans (INFLUASN)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence856.2
2) Right amount of influence55340.3
3) Too little influence50336.7
8) Don't know20715.1
9) No answer241.7
TOTAL1372100.0
445) For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Hispanic Americans (INFLUHSP)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence644.7
2) Right amount of influence49836.3
3) Too little influence61444.8
8) Don't know17412.7
9) No answer221.6
TOTAL1372100.0
446) For each group I read to you, just tell me the number of the statement that best says how you feel: Southern Whites (INFLUSO)
TOTAL%
1) Too much influence14110.3
2) Right amount of influence83260.6
3) Too little influence19814.4
8) Don't know18013.1
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1372100.0
447) How much discrimination is there that hurts the chances of Hispanic Americans to get good paying jobs? (HSPJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot29221.3
2) Some61244.6
3) Only a little24718.0
4) None at all1178.5
8) Don't know956.9
9) No answer90.7
TOTAL1372100.0
448) How much discrimination is there that hurts the chances of blacks to get good paying jobs? (BLKJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot39228.6
2) Some57742.1
3) Only a little21715.8
4) None at all1269.2
8) Don't know493.6
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
449) How much discrimination is there that hurts the chances of Asian Americans to get good paying jobs? (ASNJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14410.5
2) Some58542.6
3) Only a little30222.0
4) None at all18813.7
8) Don't know14110.3
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
450) How much discrimination is there that makes it hard for Hispanic Americans to buy or rent housing wherever they want? (HSPHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot25118.3
2) Some57241.7
3) Only a little27319.9
4) None at all15611.4
8) Don't know1128.2
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
451) How much discrimination is there that makes it hard for blacks to buy or rent housing wherever they want? (BLKHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot45232.9
2) Some52738.4
3) Only a little19314.1
4) None at all1319.5
8) Don't know574.2
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
452) How much discrimination is there that makes it hard for Asian Americans to buy or rent housing wherever they want? (ASNHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) A lot15411.2
2) Some56541.2
3) Only a little28720.9
4) None at all21315.5
8) Don't know14110.3
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
453) IF EMPLOYED: Are the people who work where you work all white, mostly white, about half and half, mostly black, or all black? (RACWORK)
TOTAL%
1) All white27631.5
2) Mostly white38744.1
3) About half and half9811.2
4) Mostly black252.9
5) All black80.9
6) Works alone10.1
8) Don't know586.6
9) No answer242.7
Missing495 
TOTAL877100.0
454) IF EMPLOYED: Does the place where you work have an affirmative action program or make any special effort to hire and promote minorities? (AFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38744.1
2) No36041.0
8) Don't know10812.3
9) No answer222.5
Missing495 
TOTAL877100.0
455) What do you think the chances are these days that a white person won't get a job or promotion while an equally or less qualified black person gets one instead? (DISCAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely34325.0
2) Somewhat likely53438.9
3) Not very likely46734.0
8) Don't know161.2
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
456) Do you feel this way because of something that happened to you personally? (DISCWHY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes647.1
2) No80188.5
8) Don't know182.0
9) No answer222.4
Missing467 
TOTAL905100.0
457) Do you feel this way because of something that happened to a relative, family member, or a close friend? (DISCWHY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13715.1
2) No72880.4
8) Don't know182.0
9) No answer222.4
Missing467 
TOTAL905100.0
458) Do you feel this way because you saw it occurring at work? (WHYDISC3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18920.9
2) No67674.7
8) Don't know182.0
9) No answer222.4
Missing467 
TOTAL905100.0
459) Do you feel this way because you heard about it on the media? (DISCWHY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36039.8
2) No50555.8
8) Don't know182.0
9) No answer222.4
Missing467 
TOTAL905100.0
460) Do you feel this way because you heard about it from another source? (DISWHY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30834.0
2) No55761.5
8) Don't know182.0
9) No answer222.4
Missing467 
TOTAL905100.0
461) Do you feel this way because of some other reason? (DISCWHY6)
TOTAL%
1) No specific source1823.1
2) All of the above33.8
3) The law67.7
8) Don't know2633.3
9) No answer2532.1
Missing1294 
TOTAL78100.0
462) In general, would you say that people should obey the law without exception or are there exceptional occasions on which people should follow their consciences even if it means breaking the law? (OBEYLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Obey law47639.1
2) Follow consciences63452.1
8) Can't choose725.9
9) No Answer352.9
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
463) There are many ways people or organizations can protest against a government action they strongly oppose. Please show which you think should be allowed and which should not be allowed by circling a number after each question. Organizing public meetings to protest against the government. (PROTEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed55445.5
2) Probably allowed31826.1
3) Probably not allowed16313.4
4) Definitely not allowed1109.0
8) Can't choose534.4
9) No answer191.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
464) Publishing pamphlets to protest against the government. (PROTEST2)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed46938.5
2) Probably allowed32626.8
3) Probably not allowed18815.4
4) Definitely not allowed14511.9
8) Can't choose645.3
9) No answer252.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
465) Organizing protest marches and demonstrations. (PROTEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed42935.3
2) Probably allowed37731.0
3) Probably not allowed19215.8
4) Definitely not allowed13110.8
8) Can't choose615.0
9) No answer272.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
466) Occupying a government office and stopping work there for several days. (PROTEST4)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed433.5
2) Probably allowed988.1
3) Probably not allowed32626.8
4) Definitely not allowed64352.8
8) Can't choose816.7
9) No answer262.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
467) Seriously damaging government buildings. (PROTEST5)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed231.9
2) Probably allowed242.0
3) Probably not allowed816.7
4) Definitely not allowed99781.9
8) Can't choose665.4
9) No answer262.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
468) Organizing a nationwide strike of all workers against the government. (PROTEST6)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed1048.5
2) Probably allowed18215.0
3) Probably not allowed22418.4
4) Definitely not allowed58948.4
8) Can't choose917.5
9) No answer272.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
469) There are some people whose views are considered extreme by the majority. First, consider people who want to overthrow the government by revolution. Please circle a number after each question to show if you think such people should be allowed to: Hold public meetings to express their views. (REVSPEAK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed37831.1
2) Probably allowed30725.2
3) Probably not allowed17314.2
4) Definitely not allowed28823.7
8) Can't choose584.8
9) No answer131.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
470) There are some people whose views are considered extreme by the majority. First, consider people who want to overthrow the government by revolution. Please circle a number after each question to show if you think such people should be allowed to: Publish books expressing their views. (REVPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed36530.0
2) Probably allowed38831.9
3) Probably not allowed16713.7
4) Definitely not allowed21517.7
8) Can't choose584.8
9) No answer242.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
471) Consider people who believe that whites are racially superior to all other races. Should they be allowed to: Hold public meetings to express their views. (RACSPEAK)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed30825.3
2) Probably allowed38731.8
3) Probably not allowed22018.1
4) Definitely not allowed21717.8
8) Can't choose705.8
9) No answer151.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
472) Consider people who believe that whites are racially superior to all other races. Should they be allowed to: Publish books expressing their views. (RACPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed31626.0
2) Probably allowed40533.3
3) Probably not allowed20316.7
4) Definitely not allowed19115.7
8) Can't choose736.0
9) No answer292.4
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
473) Suppose the police get an anonymous tip that a man with a long criminal record is planning to break into a warehouse. Please circle a number for each question to show if you think police should be allowed without a court order to: Keep the man under surveillance. (CRIMTAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed81266.7
2) Probably allowed30124.7
3) Probably not allowed292.4
4) Definitely not allowed272.2
8) Can't choose100.8
9) No answer383.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
474) Suppose the police get an anonymous tip that a man with a long criminal record is planning to break into a warehouse. Please circle a number for each question to show if you think police should be allowed without a court order to: Tap his telephone. (CRIMTAP)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed22718.7
2) Probably allowed31726.0
3) Probably not allowed29924.6
4) Definitely not allowed27022.2
8) Can't choose403.3
9) No answer645.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
475) Suppose the police get an anonymous tip that a man with a long criminal record is planning to break into a warehouse. Please circle a number for each question to show if you think police should be allowed without a court order to: Open his mail. (CRIMREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed937.6
2) Probably allowed12610.4
3) Probably not allowed34027.9
4) Definitely not allowed53243.7
8) Can't choose594.8
9) No answer675.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
476) Suppose the police get an anonymous tip that a man with a long criminal record is planning to break into a warehouse. Please circle a number for each question to show if you think police should be allowed without a court order to: Detain the man overnight for questioning. (CRIMHOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely allowed28323.3
2) Probably allowed35128.8
3) Probably not allowed24820.4
4) Definitely not allowed22218.2
8) Can't choose483.9
9) No answer655.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
477) All systems of justice make mistakes, but which do you think is worse? 1) To convict an innocent person, or 2) To let a guilty person go free (VERDICT)
TOTAL%
1) Convict innocent68456.2
2) Guilty go free24320.0
8) Can't choose24920.5
9) No answer413.4
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
478) Do you think those with high incomes should pay a much larger proportion, pay a larger proportion, pay the same proportion as those who earn low incomes, pay a smaller proportion, pay a much smaller proportion? (PROGTAX)
TOTAL%
1) Much larger21817.9
2) Larger49740.8
3) Same42534.9
4) Smaller100.8
5) Much smaller50.4
8) Can't choose514.2
9) No answer110.9
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
479) It is the responsibility of the government to reduce the differences in income between people with high incomes and those with low incomes. (EQINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly1149.4
2) Agree28623.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree32726.9
4) Disagree34928.7
5) Disagree strongly12510.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer141.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
480) Here are some things the government might do for the economy. Circle one number for each action to show whether you are in favor of it or against it. Control of wages by legislation. (SETWAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of846.9
2) In favor of20917.2
3) Neither in favor nor against29424.2
4) Against40633.4
5) Strongly against18615.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer363.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
481) Control of prices by legislation. (SETPRICE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of1099.0
2) In favor of31525.9
3) Neither in favor nor against30725.2
4) Against30324.9
5) Strongly against13811.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer443.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
482) Cuts in government spending. (CUTGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of43635.8
2) In favor of48840.1
3) Neither in favor nor against18615.3
4) Against524.3
5) Strongly against201.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer342.8
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
483) Government financing of projects to create new jobs. (MAKEJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of29524.2
2) In favor of53243.7
3) Neither in favor nor against24720.3
4) Against877.1
5) Strongly against242.0
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer312.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
484) Less government regulation of business. (LESSREGV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of12810.5
2) In favor of35929.5
3) Neither in favor nor against47038.6
4) Against17814.6
5) Strongly against403.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer413.4
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
485) Support for industry to develop new products and technology. (HLPHITEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of30625.1
2) In favor of56246.2
3) Neither in favor nor against24119.8
4) Against594.8
5) Strongly against181.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer302.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
486) Supporting declining industries to protect jobs. (SAVEJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of17714.5
2) In favor of43635.8
3) Neither in favor nor against34128.0
4) Against18815.4
5) Strongly against443.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer302.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
487) Reducing the work week to make more jobs. (CUTHOURS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly in favor of927.6
2) In favor of18915.5
3) Neither in favor nor against41534.1
4) Against35429.1
5) Strongly against12810.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer383.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
488) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. The environment. (SPENVIRO)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more17814.6
2) Spend more51041.9
3) Spend the same as now33927.9
4) Spend less857.0
5) Spend much less231.9
8) Can't choose413.4
9) No answer413.4
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
489) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Health. (SPHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more23319.1
2) Spend more59548.9
3) Spend the same as now28523.4
4) Spend less252.1
5) Spend much less90.7
8) Can't choose282.3
9) No answer423.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
490) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. The police and law enforcement. (SPPOLICE)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more13110.8
2) Spend more50941.8
3) Spend the same as now44236.3
4) Spend less504.1
5) Spend much less151.2
8) Can't choose322.6
9) No answer383.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
491) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Education. (SPSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more30124.7
2) Spend more55645.7
3) Spend the same as now26721.9
4) Spend less201.6
5) Spend much less90.7
8) Can't choose272.2
9) No answer373.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
492) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. The military and defense. (SPARMS)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more373.0
2) Spend more1209.9
3) Spend the same as now42234.7
4) Spend less34027.9
5) Spend much less21717.8
8) Can't choose363.0
9) No answer453.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
493) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Retirement benefits. (SPRETIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more14211.7
2) Spend more40833.5
3) Spend the same as now47138.7
4) Spend less857.0
5) Spend much less262.1
8) Can't choose463.8
9) No answer393.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
494) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Unemployment benefits. (SPUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more816.7
2) Spend more22718.7
3) Spend the same as now57847.5
4) Spend less17114.1
5) Spend much less685.6
8) Can't choose534.4
9) No answer393.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
495) Listed below are various areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Culture and the arts. (SPARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more272.2
2) Spend more12210.0
3) Spend the same as now48840.1
4) Spend less24620.2
5) Spend much less19115.7
8) Can't choose998.1
9) No answer443.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
496) If the government had to choose between keeping down inflation or keeping down unemployment to which do you think it should give highest priority? (INFLJOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Keeping inflation down51242.1
2) Keeping unemployment down44036.2
8) Can't choose22118.2
9) No answer443.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
497) Do you think that labor unions in this country have too much power or too little power? (LABORPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Far to much power17014.0
2) Too much power34528.3
3) About the right amount of power41333.9
4) Too little power1179.6
5) Far to little power242.0
8) Can't choose12610.4
9) No answer221.8
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
498) How about business and industry, do they have too much power or too little power? (BUSPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Far to much power1058.6
2) Too much power38831.9
3) About the right amount of power50941.8
4) Too little power685.6
5) Far to little power20.2
8) Can't choose1219.9
9) No answe242.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
499) And what about the federal government, does it have too much power or too little power? (GOVTPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Far to much power14511.9
2) Too much power40433.2
3) About the right amount of power52042.7
4) Too little power483.9
5) Far to little power30.2
8) Can't choose736.0
9) No answer242.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
500) What do you think the government's role in each of these industries should be: Electric power. (OWNPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Own it635.2
2) Control prices and profits but not own it61850.8
3) Neither own it nor control its prices and profits36630.1
8) Can't choose12210.0
9) No answer483.9
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
501) What do you think the government's role in each of these industries should be: The steel industry. (OWNSTEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Own it211.7
2) Control prices and profits but not own it36429.9
3) Neither own it nor control its prices and profits62351.2
8) Can't choose15212.5
9) No answer574.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
502) What do you think the government's role in each of these industries should be: Banking and insurance. (OWNBANKS)
TOTAL%
1) Own it433.5
2) Control prices and profits but not own it52643.2
3) Neither own it nor control its prices and profits43735.9
8) Can't choose16413.5
9) No answer473.9
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
503) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide a job for everyone who wants one. (JOBSALL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be17814.6
2) Probably should be31225.6
3) Probably should not be37530.8
4) Definitely should not be25320.8
8) Can't choose554.5
9) No answer443.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
504) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Keep prices under control. (PRICECON)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be28823.7
2) Probably should be57747.4
3) Probably should not be19015.6
4) Definitely should not be806.6
8) Can't choose383.1
9) No answer443.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
505) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide health care for the sick. (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be46438.1
2) Probably should be56246.2
3) Probably should not be927.6
4) Definitely should not be332.7
8) Can't choose272.2
9) No answer393.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
506) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide a decent standard of living for the old. (AIDOLD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be46037.8
2) Probably should be54544.8
3) Probably should not be1199.8
4) Definitely should not be242.0
8) Can't choose322.6
9) No answer373.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
507) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide industry with the help it needs to grow. (AIDINDUS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be20516.8
2) Probably should be57247.0
3) Probably should not be27222.4
4) Definitely should not be544.4
8) Can't choose746.1
9) No answer403.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
508) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide a decent standard of living for the unemployed. (AIDUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be15412.7
2) Probably should be43335.6
3) Probably should not be37831.1
4) Definitely should not be14511.9
8) Can't choose675.5
9) No answer403.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
509) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Reduce income differences between the rich and poor. (EQUALIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be18615.3
2) Probably should be30425.0
3) Probably should not be33027.1
4) Definitely should not be28323.3
8) Can't choose725.9
9) No answer423.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
510) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Give financial assistance to college students from low-income families. (AIDCOL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be34728.5
2) Probably should be63852.4
3) Probably should not1078.8
4) Definitely should not be342.8
8) Don't know494.0
9) No answer423.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
511) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to: Provide decent housing for those who can't afford it. (AIDHOUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be23619.4
2) Probably should be58848.3
3) Probably should not be23119.0
4) Definitely should not be665.4
8) Don't know574.7
9) No answer393.2
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
512) What are your personal feelings about: People who organize protests against a government action they strongly oppose. (PROTSTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely favorable1078.8
2) Favorable32226.5
3) Neither favorable nor unfavorable41233.9
4) Unfavorable17314.2
5) Extremely unfavorable695.7
8) Can't choose998.1
9) No answer352.9
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
513) What are your personal feelings about: People who want to overthrow the government by revolution. (REVOLTRS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely favorable100.8
2) Favorable252.1
3) Neither favorable nor unfavorable16713.7
4) Unfavorable34828.6
5) Extremely unfavorable57447.2
8) Can't choose594.8
9) No answer342.8
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
514) What are your personal feelings about: People who believe whites are racially superior to all other races. (RACISTS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely favorable171.4
2) Favorable453.7
3) Neither favorable nor unfavorable26922.1
4) Unfavorable36530.0
5) Extremely unfavorable43735.9
8) Can't choose504.1
9) No answer342.8
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
515) In general, how good would you say labor unions are for the country as a whole? (UNIONSOK)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent332.7
2) Very good18315.0
3) Fairly good59348.7
4) Not very good20917.2
5) Not good at all635.2
8) Can't choose1088.9
9) No answer282.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
516) How interested would you say you personally are in politics? (POLINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very interested14712.1
2) Fairly interested33027.1
3) Somewhat interested40833.5
4) Not very interested20016.4
5) Not at all interested776.3
8) Can't choose191.6
9) No answer363.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
517) Within the past 12 months, how many people have you known personally that were victims of homicide? (CIDEKNEW)
TOTAL%
0) 0124490.7
1) 1815.9
2) 2272.0
3) 3110.8
4) 440.3
5) 520.1
6) 610.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
518) Think about the person you know best who was a victim of homicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (CIDEWHO)
TOTAL%
2) Partner or lover10.8
3) Son or daughter10.8
4) Other relative1511.7
5) Friend4535.2
6) Neighbor53.9
7) Co-worker97.0
8) Acquaintance4333.6
9) Patient32.3
10) Other43.1
99) No answer21.6
Missing1244 
TOTAL128100.0
519) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (CLOSEST): We would like to know a few things about that person. Was that person male or female? (CIDESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male9473.4
2) Female3225.0
9) No answer21.6
Missing1244 
TOTAL128100.0
520) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (CLOSEST): How old was that person? Was (he/she) 10 years or under, 11-20, 21-40, or 41 years or older? (CIDEAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or under21.6
2) 11-202318.0
3) 21-407558.6
4) 41 years or older2620.3
9) No answer21.6
Missing1244 
TOTAL128100.0
521) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (CLOSEST): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic or other? (CIDERACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black5139.8
2) White6248.4
3) Hispanic86.3
4) Other53.9
9) No answer21.6
Missing1244 
TOTAL128100.0
522) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (CLOSEST): What State did this person live in? (CIDEREG)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign10.8
1) New England32.3
2) Middle Atlantic1814.1
3) East North Central2418.8
4) West North Central64.7
5) South Atlantic2620.3
6) East South Central107.8
7) West South Central1310.2
8) Mountain1410.9
9) Pacific118.6
99) No answer21.6
Missing1244 
TOTAL128100.0
523) Think about the person you knew next best who was a victim of homicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (CIDEWHO2)
TOTAL%
2) Partner or lover12.1
4) Other relative36.4
5) Friend1838.3
6) Neighbor12.1
7) Co-worker12.1
8) Acquaintance2042.6
10) Other12.1
99) No answer24.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
524) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): Was that person male or female? (CIDESEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Male3370.2
2) Female1225.5
9) No answer24.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
525) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (CIDEAGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 yrs.714.9
3) 21-40 yrs.3268.1
4) 41 years or older612.8
9) No answer24.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
526) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic or other? (CIDERAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Black2961.7
2) White1327.7
3) Hispanic12.1
4) Other24.3
9) No answer24.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
527) KNOW VICTIM OF HOMICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): What State did this person live in? (CIDEREG2)
TOTAL%
1) New England12.1
2) Middle Atlantic817.0
3) East North Central714.9
4) West North Central12.1
5) South Atlantic919.1
6) East South Central510.6
7) West South Central612.8
8) Mountain48.5
9) Pacific48.5
99) No answer24.3
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
528) Think about the person you knew next best who was a victim of homicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (CIDEWHO3)
TOTAL%
4) Other relative210.0
5) Friend630.0
6) Neighbor210.0
7) Co-worker210.0
8) Acquaintance630.0
99) No answer210.0
Missing1352 
TOTAL20100.0
529) Know victim of homicide (third closest): Was that person male or female? (CIDESEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Male1365.0
2) Female525.0
9) No answer210.0
Missing1352 
TOTAL20100.0
530) Know victim of homicide (third closest): How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (CIDEAGE3)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 yrs.315.0
3) 21-40 yrs.945.0
4) 41 years or older630.0
9) No answer210.0
Missing1352 
TOTAL20100.0
531) Know victim of homicide (third closest): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic or other? (CIDERAC3)
TOTAL%
1) Black1155.0
2) White525.0
3) Hispanic15.0
9) No answer315.0
Missing1352 
TOTAL20100.0
532) Know victim of homicide (third closest): What State did this person live in? (CIDEREG3)
TOTAL%
2) Middle Atlantic210.0
3) East North Central315.0
5) South Atlantic210.0
6) East South Central315.0
7) West South Central315.0
8) Mountain15.0
9) Pacific420.0
99) No answer210.0
Missing1352 
TOTAL20100.0
533) How many people have you known personally, either living or dead, who came down with the disease called AIDS? (AIDSKNOW)
TOTAL%
0) 0119587.1
1) 11319.5
2) 2231.7
3) 390.7
4) 440.3
5) 560.4
6) 620.1
7) 710.1
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
534) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO)
TOTAL%
2) Partner or lover10.6
3) Son or daughter10.6
4) Other relative2313.0
5) Friend4123.2
6) Neighbor52.8
7) Co-worker2212.4
8) Acquaintance6637.3
9) Patient63.4
10) Other116.2
99) No answer10.6
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
535) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): We would like to know a few other things about that person. Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Living5229.4
2) Dead11866.7
8) Don't know52.8
9) No answer21.1
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
536) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male16090.4
2) Female169.0
9) No answer10.6
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
537) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): How old (is/was) that person? (AIDSAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or younger10.6
2) 11-2063.4
3) 21-4013878.0
4) 41 years or older3117.5
9) No answer10.6
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
538) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/was) it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (AIDSRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black2614.7
2) White13274.6
3) Hispanic158.5
4) Other31.7
9) No answer10.6
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
539) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What State did this person live in? (AIDSREG)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign21.1
1) New England95.1
2) Middle Atlantic3922.0
3) East North Central2212.4
4) West North Central116.2
5) South Atlantic3218.1
6) East South Central63.4
7) West South Central105.6
8) Mountain105.6
9) Pacific3419.2
99) No answer21.1
Missing1195 
TOTAL177100.0
540) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO2)
TOTAL%
4) Other relative24.2
5) Friend1327.1
6) Neighbor12.1
7) Co-worker510.4
8) Acquaintance1939.6
9) Patient48.3
10) Other24.2
99) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
541) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (SECOND CLOSEST): Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDED2)
TOTAL%
1) Living2450.0
2) Dead1939.6
8) Don't know36.3
9) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
542) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Male4695.8
9) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
543) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): How old (is/was) that person? (Is/Was) (he/she) (AIDSAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or younger12.1
2) 11-2024.2
3) 21-403777.1
4) 41 years or older612.5
9) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
544) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/Was) it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (AIDSRAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Black612.5
2) White3777.1
3) Hispanic36.3
9) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
545) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What State did this person live in? (AIDSREG2)
TOTAL%
2) Middle Atlantic714.6
3) East North Central612.5
4) West North Central24.2
5) South Atlantic1327.1
6) East South Central12.1
7) West South Central48.3
8) Mountain48.3
9) Pacific918.8
99) No answer24.2
Missing1324 
TOTAL48100.0
546) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO3)
TOTAL%
5) Friend624.0
6) Neighbor14.0
7) Co-worker416.0
8) Acquaintance832.0
9) Patient312.0
10) Other28.0
99) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
547) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (THIRD CLOSEST): Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDED3)
TOTAL%
1) Living1144.0
2) Dead1352.0
9) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
548) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Male2392.0
2) Female14.0
9) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
549) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): How old (is/was) that person? (Is/Was) (he/she)... (AIDSAGE3)
TOTAL%
2) 11-2014.0
3) 21-401976.0
4) 41 years or older416.0
9) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
550) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/Was) it Black, White, Hispanic or other? (AIDSRAC3)
TOTAL%
1) Black28.0
2) White1872.0
3) Hispanic416.0
9) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
551) KNOW SOMEONE WITH AIDS (CLOSEST): What State did this person live in? (AIDSREG3)
TOTAL%
2) Middle Atlantic728.0
3) East North Central416.0
5) South Atlantic520.0
6) East South Central14.0
7) West South Central14.0
8) Mountain14.0
9) Pacific520.0
99) No answer14.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
552) Within the past 12 months, how many people have you known personally that have committed suicide? (SUIKNEW)
TOTAL%
0) None123890.2
1) One1097.9
2) Two171.2
3) Three60.4
9) Don't know, No answer20.1
TOTAL1372100.0
553) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO)
TOTAL%
3) Son or daughter10.7
4) Other relative1813.4
5) Friend4533.6
6) Neighbor96.7
7) Co-worker107.5
8) Acquaintance4332.1
10) Other64.5
99) No answer21.5
Missing1238 
TOTAL134100.0
554) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (CLOSEST): Was that person male or female? (SUISEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male10578.4
2) Female2720.1
9) Don't know, No answer21.5
Missing1238 
TOTAL134100.0
555) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (CLOSEST): How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years2417.9
3) 21-40 years6347.0
4) 41 years or older4533.6
9) No answer21.5
Missing1238 
TOTAL134100.0
556) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (CLOSEST): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black1712.7
2) White10578.4
3) Hispanic86.0
4) Other21.5
9) Don't know, no answer21.5
Missing1238 
TOTAL134100.0
557) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (CLOSEST): What state did this person live in? (SUIREG)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign21.5
1) New England107.5
2) Middle Atlantic1813.4
3) East North Central2014.9
4) West North Central118.2
5) South Atlantic1410.4
6) East South Central1410.4
7) West South Central1511.2
8) Mountain107.5
9) Pacific1712.7
99) No answer32.2
Missing1238 
TOTAL134100.0
558) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO2)
TOTAL%
4) Other relative28.0
5) Friend728.0
6) Neighbor416.0
7) Co-worker28.0
8) Acquaintance832.0
99) Don't know, no answer28.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
559) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): Was that person male or female? (SUISEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Male1456.0
2) Female832.0
8) Don't know14.0
9) No answer28.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
560) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years624.0
3) 21-40 years1144.0
4) 41 years or older520.0
8) Don't know14.0
9) No answer28.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
561) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Black312.0
2) White1976.0
8) Don't know14.0
9) No answer28.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
562) Know someone who committed suicide (second closest): What state did this person live in? (SUIREG2)
TOTAL%
1) New England312.0
3) East North Central416.0
4) West North Central312.0
5) South Atlantic28.0
6) East South Central28.0
7) West South Central312.0
8) Mountain312.0
9) Pacific312.0
99) No answer28.0
Missing1347 
TOTAL25100.0
563) Think about the person who you have known next best, who has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO3)
TOTAL%
4) Other relative225.0
5) Friend337.5
8) Acquaintance112.5
99) Don't know, no answer225.0
Missing1364 
TOTAL8100.0
564) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (THIRD CLOSEST): Was this person male or female? (SUISEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Male562.5
2) Female112.5
9) Don't know/No answer225.0
Missing1364 
TOTAL8100.0
565) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE3)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years112.5
3) 21-40 years450.0
4) 41 years or older112.5
9) Don't know, no answer225.0
Missing1364 
TOTAL8100.0
566) KNOW SOMEONE WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE (SECOND CLOSEST): What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRAC3)
TOTAL%
2) White675.0
9) Don't know, no answer225.0
Missing1364 
TOTAL8100.0
567) Know someone who committed suicide (third closest): What state did this person live in? (SUIREG3)
TOTAL%
1) New England225.0
3) East North Central112.5
7) West South Central112.5
9) Pacific225.0
99) No answer225.0
Missing1364 
TOTAL8100.0
568) How many sex partners have you had in the last 12 months? (PARTNERS)
TOTAL%
0) No partners23019.6
1) 1 partner76565.2
2) 2 partners665.6
3) 3 partners322.7
4) 4 partners221.9
5) 5-10 partners252.1
6) 11-20 partners10.1
7) 21-100 partners20.2
8) 100+ partners10.1
9) 1+ partners151.3
99) No answer141.2
Missing199 
TOTAL1173100.0
569) Was one of the partners your husband or wife or regular sexual partner? (MATESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84589.6
2) No758.0
9) No answer232.4
Missing429 
TOTAL943100.0
570) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Close personal friend (FRNDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8840.6
2) No5826.7
9) No answer7132.7
Missing1155 
TOTAL217100.0
571) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Neighbor, Co-Worker, or long-term acquaintance (ACQNTSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4319.8
2) No10347.5
9) No answer7132.7
Missing1155 
TOTAL217100.0
572) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Casual date or pick-up (PIKUPSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4520.7
2) No10146.5
9) No answer7132.7
Missing1155 
TOTAL217100.0
573) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Person you paid for sex (PAIDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41.8
2) No14265.4
9) No answer7132.7
Missing1155 
TOTAL217100.0
574) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Other (OTHERSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52.3
2) No14165.0
9) No answer7132.7
Missing1155 
TOTAL217100.0
575) Have your sex partners in the last 12 months been exclusively male, both male and female, or exclusively female? (SEXSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Exclusively male46849.6
2) Both male and female50.5
3) Exclusively female42445.0
9) No answer464.9
Missing429 
TOTAL943100.0
576) About how often did you have sex during the last 12 months? (SEXFREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all1109.4
1) Once or twice393.3
2) About once a month574.9
3) 2 or 3 times a month917.8
4) About once a week1109.4
5) 2 or 3 times a week1089.2
6) More than 3 times a week373.2
9) No answer62152.9
Missing199 
TOTAL1173100.0
577) In the past month, have you engaged in sexual intercourse? (SEXFREQ1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38866.8
2) No19333.2
Missing791 
TOTAL581100.0
578) About how many times did you engage in intercourse during the month? (SEXFREQ2)
TOTAL%
1) 1287.2
2) 2369.3
3) 3307.7
4) 44511.6
5) 5307.7
6) 6328.2
7) 7102.6
8) 8369.3
9) 941.0
10) 10379.5
12) 12164.1
13) 1361.5
14) 1410.3
15) 15133.4
16) 1641.0
17) 1710.3
19) 1910.3
20) 20133.4
22) 2210.3
23) 2310.3
24) 2410.3
25) 2541.0
27) 2710.3
30) 3041.0
50) 5010.3
60) 6010.3
98) Don't know10.3
99) No answer307.7
Missing984 
TOTAL388100.0
579) Now thinking about the time since your 18th birthday (including the past 12 months) how many female partners have you had sex with? (NUMWOMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 056247.9
1) 1988.4
2) 2524.4
3) 3453.8
4) 4443.8
5) 5221.9
6) 6171.4
7) 790.8
8) 8151.3
9) 920.2
10) 10302.6
12) 12110.9
13) 1310.1
14) 1420.2
15) 1570.6
18) 1820.2
19) 1910.1
20) 20332.8
22) 2210.1
24) 2420.2
25) 25100.9
27) 2710.1
30) 30141.2
33) 3310.1
35) 3510.1
40) 4070.6
45) 4510.1
50) 50161.4
100) 10060.5
130) 13010.1
150) 15010.1
200) 20020.2
997) Refused10.1
998) Don't know80.7
999) No answer14712.5
Missing199 
TOTAL1173100.0
580) Now thinking about the time since your 18th birthday (including the past 12 months) how many male partners have you had sex with? (NUMMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 049442.1
1) 125421.7
2) 2816.9
3) 3675.7
4) 4433.7
5) 5322.7
6) 6211.8
7) 760.5
8) 890.8
9) 930.3
10) 10151.3
12) 12100.9
14) 1410.1
15) 1550.4
19) 1910.1
20) 2070.6
23) 2310.1
25) 2560.5
40) 4020.2
45) 4510.1
50) 5030.3
997) Refused30.3
998) Don't know50.4
999) No answer1038.8
Missing199 
TOTAL1173100.0
581) How many of your (number) brothers and sisters were born before you were? (SIBORDER)
TOTAL%
0) 023124.9
1) 124426.3
2) 214815.9
3) 3869.3
4) 4586.3
5) 5363.9
6) 6181.9
7) 7181.9
8) 8111.2
9) 960.6
10) 1050.5
11) 1120.2
16) 1610.1
95) Only child454.8
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer181.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
582) How much would you say you have heard or read about genetic screening? (GENETEST)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11712.8
2) Not very much54159.0
3) Nothing at all23725.8
7) Refused20.2
8) Don't know161.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
583) Some people say that genetic screening is a wonderful medical advance. Others think it may cause trouble. Based on what you know, do you think genetic screening will do more good than harm, or more harm than good? (GENEGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) More good than harm43447.3
2) More harm than good19020.7
3) It depends9910.8
7) Refused to answer60.7
8) Don't know18320.0
9) No answer50.5
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
584) Today tests are being developed that make it possible to detect serious genetic defects before a baby is born. But so far, it is impossible either to treat or correct most of them. If (you/your partner) were pregnant, would you want (her) to have a test to find out if the baby has any serious genetic defects? (GENESELF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have a test58063.2
2) No25928.2
7) Refused to answer30.3
8) Don't know717.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
585) Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion37741.1
2) No34737.8
7) Refused202.2
8) Don't know16518.0
9) No answer80.9
Missing455 
TOTAL917100.0
586) When I say "serious genetic defect," what kinds of defects do you think of? First mention. (See Note 9: Serious Genetic Defects on the ARDA summary page for codes) (GENEDEF1)
TOTAL%
1) 123625.8
2) 234037.1
3) 3161.7
4) 4101.1
5) 550.5
6) 6131.4
7) 7141.5
10) 10161.7
11) 11465.0
12) 12404.4
13) 1391.0
14) 1430.3
15) 15182.0
20) 2030.3
21) 2110.1
30) 3010.1
31) 31161.7
35) 3530.3
60) 6080.9
70) 7030.3
75) 7540.4
77) 7710.1
79) 7910.1
90) 9020.2
95) 9570.8
98) Don't know9410.3
99) No answer60.7
Missing456 
TOTAL916100.0
587) When I say "serious genetic defect," what kinds of defects do you think of? Second mention. (See Note 9: Serious Genetic Defects on the ARDA summary page for codes) (GENEDEF2)
TOTAL%
1) 110.2
2) 28412.9
3) 3538.1
4) 4172.6
5) 571.1
6) 6203.1
7) 7294.4
10) 10446.7
11) 1110416.0
12) 129013.8
13) 13223.4
14) 14162.5
15) 15517.8
20) 2091.4
21) 2120.3
22) 2240.6
30) 3060.9
31) 31142.1
35) 3560.9
60) 60172.6
62) 6210.2
70) 7040.6
71) 7110.2
72) 7220.3
73) 7320.3
74) 7410.2
75) 7581.2
76) 7610.2
77) 7730.5
78) 7840.6
80) 8010.2
81) 8110.2
90) 9030.5
95) 9571.1
98) Don't know60.9
99) No answer111.7
Missing720 
TOTAL652100.0
588) When I say "serious genetic defect," what kinds of defects do you think of? Third mention. (See Note 9: Serious Genetic Defects on the ARDA summary page for codes) (GENEDEF3)
TOTAL%
1) 120.6
2) 230.8
3) 3123.3
4) 461.7
5) 541.1
6) 6133.6
7) 771.9
10) 1051.4
11) 11349.4
12) 124011.0
13) 13195.2
14) 14133.6
15) 155114.1
20) 2051.4
21) 2130.8
22) 2220.6
30) 30102.8
31) 31267.2
35) 35143.9
60) 60195.2
61) 6141.1
62) 6210.3
70) 7061.7
72) 7220.6
75) 7561.7
76) 7610.3
77) 7751.4
78) 7830.8
80) 8061.7
81) 8110.3
90) 9030.8
95) 95164.4
98) Don't know71.9
99) No answer133.6
Missing1010 
TOTAL362100.0
589) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: The job of a parent is more difficult today than it used to be. (PARHARDR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64046.6
2) Agree56341.0
3) Disagree1097.9
4) Strongly disagree251.8
8) Don't know181.3
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
590) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: Parents today are not doing as good a job as their own parents did. (PARWORSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20715.1
2) Agree55140.2
3) Disagree44732.6
4) Strongly disagree1158.4
8) Don't know352.6
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
591) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: Parents today feel uncertain about what is the right thing to do in raising their children. (PARRGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24517.9
2) Agree92667.5
3) Disagree1228.9
4) Strongly disagree272.0
8) Don't know352.6
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
592) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: Parents often don't know where their children are or what they are doing. (PARWHERE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25818.8
2) Agree77856.7
3) Disagree23617.2
4) Strongly disagree574.2
8) Don't know251.8
9) No answer181.3
TOTAL1372100.0
593) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: Parents today have a hard time making ends meet. (PARFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30222.0
2) Agree89365.1
3) Disagree1198.7
4) Strongly disagree201.5
8) Don't know211.5
9) No answer171.2
TOTAL1372100.0
594) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: The role of the federal government in family life today is too large. (PARGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1087.9
2) Agree48535.3
3) Disagree46333.7
4) Strongly disagree1178.5
8) Don't know17913.0
9) No answer201.5
TOTAL1372100.0
595) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: Parents today don't spend enough time with their children. (PARTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27019.7
2) Agree84061.2
3) Disagree16812.2
4) Strongly disagree322.3
8) Don't know433.1
9) No answer191.4
TOTAL1372100.0
596) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: When both parents work, children are more likely to get into trouble. (PARWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24517.9
2) Agree70951.7
3) Disagree30121.9
4) Strongly disagree634.6
8) Don't know342.5
9) No answer201.5
TOTAL1372100.0
597) Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements regarding parents: The burden of taxes discourages couples from having as many children as they would like. (PARTAXES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree826.0
2) Agree45833.4
3) Disagree56341.0
4) Strongly disagree1329.6
8) Don't know1178.5
9) No answer201.5
TOTAL1372100.0
598) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Mothers. (ROLEMA)
TOTAL%
1) Very good71251.9
2) Good47834.8
3) Fairly good1329.6
4) Fairly bad110.8
5) Very bad40.3
8) Don't know231.7
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
599) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Fathers. (ROLEPA)
TOTAL%
1) Very good55040.1
2) Good50837.0
3) Fairly good23116.8
4) Fairly bad362.6
5) Very bad90.7
8) Don't know251.8
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
600) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Grandparents. (ROLEGP)
TOTAL%
1) Very good57541.9
2) Good56941.5
3) Fairly good17612.8
4) Fairly bad120.9
5) Very bad10.1
8) Don't know261.9
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
601) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Child-care providers. (ROLECCP)
TOTAL%
1) Very good14610.6
2) Good40529.5
3) Fairly good62945.8
4) Fairly bad815.9
5) Very bad60.4
8) Don't know916.6
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1372100.0
602) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Teachers. (ROLETCHR)
TOTAL%
1) Very good21815.9
2) Good62345.4
3) Fairly good43531.7
4) Fairly bad463.4
5) Very bad40.3
8) Don't know352.6
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
603) Many adults play roles in the lives of children. Please rate the following as very good, good, fairly good, fairly bad, or very bad. Priests, ministers, and rabbis. (ROLECLRG)
TOTAL%
1) Very good32523.7
2) Good59543.4
3) Fairly good32924.0
4) Fairly bad322.3
5) Very bad80.6
8) Don't know725.2
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1372100.0
604) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: The quality of their education. (CHLDEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Much better20615.0
2) Better46533.9
3) About the same30222.0
4) Worse31923.3
5) Much worse443.2
8) Don't know231.7
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
605) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: The love and attention they receive from their parents. (CHLDLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Much better423.1
2) Better15811.5
3) About the same66448.4
4) Worse42731.1
5) Much worse302.2
8) Don't know362.6
9) No answer151.1
TOTAL1372100.0
606) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: The safety of the neighborhoods they live in. (CHLDSAFE)
TOTAL%
1) Much better130.9
2) Better1037.5
3) About the same32423.6
4) Worse74354.2
5) Much worse15811.5
8) Don't know171.2
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1372100.0
607) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: Their moral or religious training. (CHLDMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Much better171.2
2) Better936.8
3) About the same48135.1
4) Worse62545.6
5) Much worse977.1
8) Don't know443.2
9) No answer151.1
TOTAL1372100.0
608) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: The supervision and discipline they receive from their parents. (CHLDSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Much better211.5
2) Better906.6
3) About the same45733.3
4) Worse66848.7
5) Much worse946.9
8) Don't know292.1
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
609) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: Their housing. (CHLDHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Much better574.2
2) Better45433.1
3) About the same59743.5
4) Worse19714.4
5) Much worse211.5
8) Don't know302.2
9) No answer161.2
TOTAL1372100.0
610) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: Getting health care when they need it. (CHLDHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Much better1017.4
2) Better51037.2
3) About the same41530.2
4) Worse27820.3
5) Much worse251.8
8) Don't know282.0
9) No answer151.1
TOTAL1372100.0
611) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: Acquiring the skills needed to get a good job. (CHLDSKLS)
TOTAL%
1) Much better997.2
2) Better54739.9
3) About the same39628.9
4) Worse24818.1
5) Much worse352.6
8) Don't know332.4
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1372100.0
612) Compared with 10 years ago, would you say that American children today are much better off, better off, about the same, worse off, or much worse off regarding: The time children have with their parents. (CHLDTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Much better181.3
2) Better1178.5
3) About the same40129.2
4) Worse71852.3
5) Much worse715.2
8) Don't know332.4
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1372100.0
613) Children are exposed to many influences in their daily lives. What kind of influence does each of the following have on children: Movies. (INFFILMS)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive936.8
2) Positive31723.1
3) Neutral35425.8
4) Negative41630.3
5) Very negative14210.3
8) Don't know423.1
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
614) What kind of influence does each of the following have on children: Children's programs on television. (INFPUBTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive29921.8
2) Positive81159.1
3) Neutral14610.6
4) Negative543.9
5) Very negative171.2
8) Don't know382.8
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
615) What kind of influence does each of the following have on children: Programs on network television. (INFNETTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive342.5
2) Positive29621.6
3) Neutral47434.5
4) Negative41430.2
5) Very negative1047.6
8) Don't know433.1
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
616) What kind of influence does each of the following have on children: Commercials on network television. (INFADSTV)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive614.4
2) Positive18713.6
3) Neutral39829.0
4) Negative50436.7
5) Very negative17712.9
8) Don't know382.8
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
617) What kind of influence does each of the following have on children: Rock music. (INFMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive815.9
2) Positive1359.8
3) Neutral38528.1
4) Negative41230.0
5) Very negative29721.6
8) Don't know543.9
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
618) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Prenatal care for pregnant mothers who can't afford it. (SPPREGNT)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more12610.4
2) Spend more40032.9
3) Spend the same as now51041.9
4) Spend less846.9
5) Spend much less252.1
8) Don't know534.4
9) No answer191.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
619) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Health care for children whose families don't have insurance. (SPHLTHKD)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more22418.4
2) Spend more57347.1
3) Spend the same as now31826.1
4) Spend less272.2
5) Spend much less141.2
8) Don't know433.5
9) No answer181.5
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
620) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Preschool programs like Head Start for poor children. (SPHEADST)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more21617.7
2) Spend more51442.2
3) Spend the same as now36229.7
4) Spend less413.4
5) Spend much less201.6
8) Don't know393.2
9) No answer252.1
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
621) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Child care for poor children. (SPPOORKD)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more19015.6
2) Spend more51742.5
3) Spend the same as now38231.4
4) Spend less544.4
5) Spend much less121.0
8) Don't know423.5
9) No answer201.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
622) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Child care for all children with working parents. (SPWRKPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more12410.2
2) Spend more30124.7
3) Spend the same as now45137.1
4) Spend less18815.4
5) Spend much less867.1
8) Don't know473.9
9) No answer201.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
623) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Housing for poor families with children. (SPHOMEKD)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more16313.4
2) Spend more45137.1
3) Spend the same as now46037.8
4) Spend less604.9
5) Spend much less231.9
8) Don't know393.2
9) No answer211.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
624) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Services for disabled and chronically ill children. (SPDSABKD)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more29324.1
2) Spend more57347.1
3) Spend the same as now27422.5
4) Spend less181.5
5) Spend much less70.6
8) Don't know322.6
9) No answer201.6
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
625) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Drug abuse prevention and treatment for children and youth. (SPDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more31225.6
2) Spend more52943.5
3) Spend the same as now27222.4
4) Spend less302.5
5) Spend much less171.4
8) Don't know332.7
9) No answer242.0
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
626) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Nutrition programs for poor children and families, such as food stamps and school lunches. (SPFOODKD)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more23819.6
2) Spend more42334.8
3) Spend the same as now42334.8
4) Spend less544.4
5) Spend much less242.0
8) Don't know342.8
9) No answer211.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
627) Here are some other areas of government spending. Please indicate whether you would like to see more or less government spending in each area. Remember that if you say "much more", it might require a tax increase to pay for it. Contraceptive services for teenagers. (SPPILL)
TOTAL%
1) Spend much more17914.7
2) Spend more27822.8
3) Spend the same as now37731.0
4) Spend less12310.1
5) Spend much less15712.9
8) Don't know756.2
9) No answe282.3
Missing155 
TOTAL1217100.0
628) Poverty Status of Household (POVLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor1349.8
2) Poor-Imputed10.1
3) Non-poor105977.7
4) Non-poor-Imputed1259.2
5) Borderline443.2
Missing9 
TOTAL1363100.0
629) Income Deficit of Household (INCDEF)
TOTAL%
1) -$10,00050.4
2) -$10,000 to -$5,000322.6
3) -$4,999 to -$1,000816.6
4) -$999 to +$999635.1
5) +$1,000 to +$4,9991058.6
6) +$5,000 to +$10,00013010.6
7) $10,00025821.0
8) 20,000 +55245.0
Missing146 
TOTAL1226100.0
630) Family income on 1972-1991 surveys in constant dollars (base=1986) (REALINC)
TOTAL%
444) 60.5
1774) 131.1
3105) 231.9
3992) 302.4
4879) 292.4
5766) 302.4
6653) 272.2
7984) 433.5
9980) 735.9
12197) 524.2
14415) 635.1
16633) 715.8
18851) 645.2
21068) 524.2
24395) 957.7
28830) 1109.0
33266) 856.9
39919) 1098.9
48790) 826.7
99988) 17214.0
Missing143 
TOTAL1229100.0
631) Respondent's income on 1972-1991 surveys in constant dollars (base=1986) (REALRINC)
TOTAL%
444) 252.9
1774) 384.3
3105) 374.2
3992) 273.1
4879) 323.7
5766) 212.4
6653) 232.6
7984) 343.9
9980) 708.0
12197) 546.2
14415) 606.9
16633) 576.5
18851) 627.1
21068) 536.1
24395) 778.8
28830) 617.0
33266) 485.5
39919) 455.1
48790) 161.8
103206) 354.0
Missing497 
TOTAL875100.0
632) From what countries or part of the world did your ancestors come? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Africa1019.4
2) Austria40.4
3) Canada (French)171.6
4) Canada (Other)90.8
5) China40.4
6) Czechoslovakia171.6
7) Denmark151.4
8) England and Wales16615.4
9) Finland40.4
10) France151.4
11) Germany19418.0
12) Greece60.6
13) Hungary40.4
14) Ireland11610.8
15) Italy534.9
16) Japan20.2
17) Mexico292.7
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)201.9
19) Norway222.0
20) Philippines10.1
21) Poland373.4
22) Puerto Rico121.1
23) Russia (USSR)191.8
24) Scotland373.4
25) Spain100.9
26) Sweden232.1
27) Switzerland50.5
29) Other (Specify)100.9
30) American Indian635.8
31) India20.2
32) Portugal10.1
33) Lithuania70.6
34) Yugoslavia60.6
35) Romania20.2
36) Belgium20.2
37) Arabic30.3
38) Other Spanish90.8
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)70.6
97) America90.8
99) No answer141.3
Missing295 
TOTAL1077100.0
633) First ethnicity mentioned (ETH1)
TOTAL%
1) Africa1077.8
2) Austria70.5
3) Canada (French)231.7
4) Canada (Other)90.7
5) China40.3
6) Czechoslovakia211.5
7) Denmark130.9
8) England and Wales18513.5
9) Finland50.4
10) France241.7
11) Germany24017.5
12) Greece100.7
13) Hungary40.3
14) Ireland13910.1
15) Italy533.9
16) Japan20.1
17) Mexico322.3
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)201.5
19) Norway221.6
20) Philippines10.1
21) Poland413.0
22) Puerto Rico120.9
23) Russia (USSR)322.3
24) Scotland523.8
25) Spain100.7
26) Sweden251.8
27) Switzerland80.6
29) Other (Specify)130.9
30) American Indian513.7
31) India30.2
32) Portugal10.1
33) Lithuania90.7
34) Yugoslavia60.4
35) Romania40.3
36) Belgium40.3
37) Arabic30.2
38) Other Spanish90.7
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)80.6
97) America60.4
98) No ethnicity mentioned14610.6
99) No answer80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
634) Second ethnicity mentioned (ETH2)
TOTAL%
1) Africa30.5
2) Austria30.5
3) Canada (French)50.8
4) Canada (Other)50.8
5) China10.2
6) Czechoslovakia111.9
7) Denmark61.0
8) England and Wales9516.1
9) Finland30.5
10) France416.9
11) Germany12020.3
12) Greece20.3
13) Hungary61.0
14) Ireland9816.6
15) Italy122.0
17) Mexico10.2
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)152.5
19) Norway101.7
21) Poland111.9
23) Russia (USSR)71.2
24) Scotland447.5
25) Spain122.0
26) Sweden132.2
27) Switzerland61.0
29) Other (Specify)50.8
30) American Indian244.1
31) India10.2
32) Portugal61.0
33) Lithuania50.8
34) Yugoslavia20.3
35) Romania40.7
36) Belgium10.2
38) Other Spanish10.2
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)20.3
98) No ethnicity mentioned10.2
99) No answer81.4
Missing782 
TOTAL590100.0
635) Third ethnicity mentioned (ETH3)
TOTAL%
1) Africa10.4
2) Austria31.3
3) Canada (French)41.8
4) Canada (Other)10.4
6) Czechoslovakia31.3
7) Denmark10.4
8) England and Wales3917.5
10) France209.0
11) Germany3214.3
13) Hungary20.9
14) Ireland3616.1
15) Italy62.7
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)114.9
19) Norway20.9
21) Poland83.6
23) Russia (USSR)41.8
24) Scotland156.7
25) Spain10.4
26) Sweden20.9
29) Other (Specify)31.3
30) American Indian167.2
31) India10.4
33) Lithuania10.4
34) Yugoslavia10.4
36) Belgium10.4
98) No ethnicity mentioned10.4
99) No Answer83.6
Missing1149 
TOTAL223100.0
636) Number of ethnicities named and picked (ETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country63846.5
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one43932.0
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose1329.6
4) Can't name any country14910.9
5) No information141.0
TOTAL1372100.0
637) From what countries or part of the world did your (wife's/husband's) ancestors come? (SPETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Africa346.0
2) Austria61.1
3) Canada (French)71.2
4) Canada (Other)40.7
5) China10.2
6) Czechoslovakia122.1
7) Denmark71.2
8) England and Wales8014.0
9) Finland30.5
10) France132.3
11) Germany9917.4
12) Greece20.4
13) Hungary20.4
14) Ireland6411.2
15) Italy325.6
16) Japan30.5
17) Mexico234.0
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)142.5
19) Norway173.0
21) Poland213.7
22) Puerto Rico71.2
23) Russia (USSR)81.4
24) Scotland213.7
25) Spain71.2
26) Sweden71.2
27) Switzerland50.9
29) Other (Specify)61.1
30) American Indian264.6
31) India10.2
32) Portugal30.5
34) Yugoslavia40.7
35) Romania10.2
37) Arabic10.2
38) Other Spanish40.7
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)61.1
97) America61.1
99) No answer132.3
Missing802 
TOTAL570100.0
638) First ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH1)
TOTAL%
1) Africa334.5
2) Austria71.0
3) Canada (French)81.1
4) Canada (Other)30.4
5) China10.1
6) Czechoslovakia101.4
7) Denmark60.8
8) England and Wales9613.2
9) Finland30.4
10) France172.3
11) Germany11716.1
12) Greece20.3
13) Hungary20.3
14) Ireland699.5
15) Italy365.0
16) Japan30.4
17) Mexico233.2
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)162.2
19) Norway192.6
21) Poland233.2
22) Puerto Rico71.0
23) Russia (USSR)101.4
24) Scotland243.3
25) Spain91.2
26) Sweden81.1
27) Switzerland71.0
29) Other (Specify)60.8
30) American Indian233.2
31) India10.1
32) Portugal50.7
34) Yugoslavia30.4
35) Romania20.3
37) Arabic10.1
38) Other Spanish30.4
39) West Indies (Non-Spanish)60.8
97) America60.8
98) No ethnicity mentioned10414.3
99) No answer81.1
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
639) Second ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH2)
TOTAL%
2) Austria10.4
3) Canada (French)31.2
4) Canada (Other)31.2
6) Czechoslovakia52.1
7) Denmark10.4
8) England and Wales2610.7
9) Finland10.4
10) France156.2
11) Germany4518.6
13) Hungary20.8
14) Ireland4317.8
15) Italy62.5
17) Mexico31.2
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)72.9
19) Norway52.1
21) Poland83.3
23) Russia (USSR)41.7
24) Scotland156.2
25) Spain20.8
26) Sweden114.5
27) Switzerland20.8
30) American Indian187.4
32) Portugal10.4
33) Lithuania20.8
34) Yugoslavia31.2
35) Romania10.4
38) Other Spanish10.4
98) No ethnicity mentioned10.4
99) No answer72.9
Missing1130 
TOTAL242100.0
640) Third ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH3)
TOTAL%
1) Africa11.6
3) Canada (French)11.6
6) Czechoslovakia11.6
7) Denmark23.3
8) England and Wales914.8
10) France46.6
11) Germany813.1
14) Ireland813.1
15) Italy11.6
16) Japan11.6
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)34.9
19) Norway11.6
21) Poland23.3
24) Scotland46.6
25) Spain23.3
29) Other (Specify)11.6
30) American Indian58.2
97) America11.6
99) No answer69.8
Missing1311 
TOTAL61100.0
641) Number of ethnicities named and picked for spouse (SPETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country38052.3
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one18325.2
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose446.1
4) Can't name any country10714.7
5) No information131.8
Missing645 
TOTAL727100.0
642) Have you ever been on active duty for military training or service for two consecutive months or more? IF YES: What was your total time on active duty? (VETYEARS)
TOTAL%
0) No active duty75981.8
1) Yes, less than 2 years363.9
2) Yes, 2-4 years899.6
3) Yes more than 4 years333.6
9) No answer111.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
643) Dwelling type (DWELLING)
TOTAL%
1) Trailer846.1
2) Detached single family house87964.1
3) 2-family house, 2 units side-by-side453.3
4) 2-family house, 2 units one above the other392.8
5) Detached 3-4 family house272.0
6) Row house (3 or more units in an attached row)402.9
7) Apartment house (5 or more units, 3 stories or less)15411.2
8) Apartment house (5 or more units, 4 stories or more)594.3
9) Apartment in a partly commercial structure90.7
10) Other231.7
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer120.9
TOTAL1372100.0
644) (Do you/Does your family) own your (home/apartment), pay rent, or what? (DWELOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own or is buying55760.3
2) Pays rent29732.2
3) Other303.3
9) No answer394.2
Missing449 
TOTAL923100.0
645) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word A (WORDA)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer16217.5
1) Correct answer67072.2
9) No answer9610.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
646) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word B (WORDB)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer404.3
1) Correct answer77883.8
9) No answer11011.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
647) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word C (WORDC)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer38941.9
1) Correct answer21323.0
9) No answer32635.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
648) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word D (WORDD)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer374.0
1) Correct answer79385.5
9) No answer9810.6
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
649) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word E (WORDE)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer15616.8
1) Correct answer62267.0
9) No answer15016.2
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
650) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word F (WORDF)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer9910.7
1) Correct answer69675.0
9) No answer13314.3
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
651) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word G (WORDG)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer41144.3
1) Correct answer32735.2
9) No answer19020.5
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
652) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word H (WORDH)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer32835.3
1) Correct answer26929.0
9) No answer33135.7
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
653) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word I (WORDI)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer18519.9
1) Correct answer64269.2
9) No answer10110.9
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
654) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words -- you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word J (WORDJ)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer53457.5
1) Correct answer22624.4
9) No answer16818.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
655) Total number of correct words (WORDSUM)
TOTAL%
0) None correct50.5
1) One correct161.7
2) Two correct272.9
3) Three correct555.9
4) Four correct869.3
5) Five correct12413.4
6) Six correct16818.1
7) Seven correct14315.4
8) Eight correct9610.3
9) Nine correct707.5
10) Ten correct636.8
99) No answer758.1
Missing444 
TOTAL928100.0
656) Relationship of first person to head of household (RELATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household1372100.0
TOTAL1372100.0
657) Gender of first person (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Male91666.8
2) Female44632.5
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0
658) Age of first person (OLD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL137248.24418
659) Marital status of first person (MAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Married77256.3
2) Widowed19013.8
3) Divorced17813.0
4) Separated433.1
5) Never married18213.3
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
660) Is the first person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10100.0
Missing1362 
TOTAL10100.0
661) Where is the first person staying? (WHERE1)
TOTAL%
1) Another household770.0
4) Other, don't know330.0
Missing1362 
TOTAL10100.0
662) Relationship of second person to head of household (RELATE2)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse76072.4
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)15715.0
4) Son-/daughter-in-law30.3
5) Grand/great-grandchild70.7
6) Parent/parent-in-law70.7
7) Other relative191.8
8) Non-relative868.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing323 
TOTAL1049100.0
663) Gender of second person (GENDER2)
TOTAL%
1) Male19919.0
2) Female84380.4
9) No answer70.7
Missing323 
TOTAL1049100.0
664) Age of second person (OLD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL104939.89219
665) Marital status of second person (MAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Married76276.1
2) Widowed131.3
3) Divorced373.7
4) Separated70.7
5) Never married16316.3
9) No answer191.9
Missing371 
TOTAL1001100.0
666) Is the second person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14100.0
Missing1358 
TOTAL14100.0
667) Where is the second person staying? (WHERE2)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1392.9
2) Traveling17.1
Missing1358 
TOTAL14100.0
668) Relationship of third person to head of household (RELATE3)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse40.7
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)49187.4
4) Son-/daughter-in-law50.9
5) Grand/great-grandchild101.8
6) Parent/parent-in-law61.1
7) Other relative173.0
8) Non-relative234.1
9) No answer61.1
Missing810 
TOTAL562100.0
669) Gender of third person (GENDER3)
TOTAL%
1) Male29352.1
2) Female26346.8
9) No answer61.1
Missing810 
TOTAL562100.0
670) Age of third person (OLD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL56216.27417
671) Marital status of third person (MAR3)
TOTAL%
1) Married165.4
2) Widowed51.7
3) Divorced134.4
4) Separated62.0
5) Never married22074.8
9) No answer3411.6
Missing1078 
TOTAL294100.0
672) Is the third person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15100.0
Missing1357 
TOTAL15100.0
673) Where is the third person staying? (WHERE3)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1493.3
2) Traveling16.7
Missing1357 
TOTAL15100.0
674) Relationship of fourth person to head of household (RELATE4)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse10.3
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)29586.8
4) Son-/daughter-in-law61.8
5) Grand/great-grandchild133.8
6) Parent/parent-in-law20.6
7) Other relative61.8
8) Non-relative123.5
9) No answer51.5
Missing1032 
TOTAL340100.0
675) Gender of fourth person (GENDER4)
TOTAL%
1) Male15846.5
2) Female17952.6
9) No answer30.9
Missing1032 
TOTAL340100.0
676) Age of fourth person (OLD4)
TOTAL%
0) 0102.9
1) 1216.2
2) 2154.4
3) 3154.4
4) 4185.3
5) 5195.6
6) 6164.7
7) 7257.4
8) 8164.7
9) 992.6
10) 10144.1
11) 11205.9
12) 12195.6
13) 13175.0
14) 14102.9
15) 15144.1
16) 16123.5
17) 1751.5
18) 1882.4
19) 19123.5
20) 2072.1
21) 2141.2
22) 2241.2
23) 2361.8
24) 2420.6
25) 2541.2
26) 2610.3
27) 2710.3
28) 2810.3
29) 2910.3
38) 3810.3
48) 4810.3
49) 4910.3
50) 5010.3
75) 7510.3
83) 8320.6
99) No answer72.1
Missing1032 
TOTAL340100.0
677) Marital status of fourth person (MAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Married43.3
2) Widowed32.4
4) Separated10.8
5) Never married9577.2
9) No answer2016.3
Missing1249 
TOTAL123100.0
678) Is the fourth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5100.0
Missing1367 
TOTAL5100.0
679) Where is the fourth person staying? (WHERE4)
TOTAL%
1) Another household360.0
2) Traveling120.0
9) No answer120.0
Missing1367 
TOTAL5100.0
680) Relationship of fifth person to head of household (RELATE5)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)11685.9
5) Grand/great-grandchild96.7
6) Parent/parent-in-law10.7
7) Other relative43.0
8) Non-relative10.7
9) No answer43.0
Missing1237 
TOTAL135100.0
681) Gender of fifth person (GENDER5)
TOTAL%
1) Male5540.7
2) Female7857.8
9) No answer21.5
Missing1237 
TOTAL135100.0
682) Age of fifth person (OLD5)
TOTAL%
0) 064.4
1) 196.7
2) 296.7
3) 385.9
4) 4139.6
5) 564.4
6) 61410.4
7) 785.9
8) 853.7
9) 975.2
10) 10118.1
11) 1121.5
12) 1232.2
13) 1343.0
14) 1453.7
15) 1510.7
16) 1632.2
17) 1710.7
18) 1821.5
19) 1932.2
20) 2021.5
21) 2121.5
22) 2221.5
23) 2310.7
24) 2410.7
25) 2510.7
30) 3010.7
43) 4310.7
58) 5810.7
99) No answer32.2
Missing1237 
TOTAL135100.0
683) Marital status of fifth person (MAR5)
TOTAL%
1) Married25.9
3) Divorced12.9
5) Never married2470.6
9) No answer720.6
Missing1338 
TOTAL34100.0
684) Is the fifth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4100.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
685) Where is the fifth person staying? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) Another household4100.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
686) Relationship of sixth person to head of household (RELATE6)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)3472.3
5) Grand/great-grandchild612.8
6) Parent/parent-in-law12.1
7) Other relative510.6
8) Non-relative12.1
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
687) Gender of sixth person (GENDER6)
TOTAL%
1) Male2655.3
2) Female2144.7
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
688) Age of sixth person (OLD6)
TOTAL%
0) 024.3
1) 124.3
2) 248.5
3) 3714.9
4) 436.4
5) 536.4
6) 612.1
7) 736.4
8) 836.4
9) 912.1
10) 1036.4
11) 1112.1
13) 1324.3
14) 1424.3
16) 1612.1
17) 1712.1
18) 1812.1
19) 1936.4
20) 2012.1
27) 2712.1
60) 6012.1
99) No answer12.1
Missing1325 
TOTAL47100.0
689) Marital status of sixth person (MAR6)
TOTAL%
1) Married214.3
5) Never married1071.4
9) No answer214.3
Missing1358 
TOTAL14100.0
690) Is the sixth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100.0
Missing1370 
TOTAL2100.0
691) Where is the sixth person staying? (WHERE6)
TOTAL%
1) Another household2100.0
Missing1370 
TOTAL2100.0
692) Relationship of seventh person to head of household (RELATE7)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)1477.8
5) Grand/great-grandchild316.7
7) Other relative15.6
Missing1354 
TOTAL18100.0
693) Gender of seventh person (GENDER7)
TOTAL%
1) Male1266.7
2) Female633.3
Missing1354 
TOTAL18100.0
694) Age of seventh person (OLD7)
TOTAL%
0) 211.1
1) 15.6
2) 316.7
3) 316.7
4) 15.6
5) 15.6
6) 15.6
9) 211.1
13) 15.6
14) 15.6
17) 15.6
20) 15.6
Missing1354 
TOTAL18100.0
695) Marital status of seventh person (MAR7)
TOTAL%
5) Never married4100.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
696) Is the seventh person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY7)
TOTAL%
1) YES1100.0
Missing1371 
TOTAL1100.0
697) Where is the seventh person staying? (WHERE7)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1100.0
Missing1371 
TOTAL1100.0
698) Relationship of eighth person to head of household (RELATE8)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)125.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild250.0
7) Other relative125.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
699) Gender of eighth person (GENDER8)
TOTAL%
1) Male250.0
2) Female250.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
700) Age of eighth person (OLD8)
TOTAL%
2) 125.0
3) 125.0
5) 125.0
19) 125.0
Missing1368 
TOTAL4100.0
701) Marital status of eighth person (MAR8)
TOTAL%
5) Never married1100.0
Missing1371 
TOTAL1100.0
702) Relationship of eleventh person to head of household (RELATE11)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)215.4
6) Parent/parent-in-law323.1
7) Other relative17.7
8) Non-relative323.1
9) No answer430.8
Missing1359 
TOTAL13100.0
703) Gender of eleventh person (GENDER11)
TOTAL%
1) Male538.5
2) Female861.5
Missing1359 
TOTAL13100.0
704) Age of eleventh person (OLD11)
TOTAL%
17) 1717.7
24) 2417.7
25) 2517.7
26) 2617.7
28) 28215.4
64) 6417.7
66) 66215.4
67) 6717.7
87) 8717.7
99) No answer215.4
Missing1359 
TOTAL13100.0
705) Marital status of eleventh person (MAR11)
TOTAL%
1) Married215.4
2) Widowed430.8
4) Separated215.4
5) Never married430.8
9) No answer17.7
Missing1359 
TOTAL13100.0
706) Is the eleventh person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3100.0
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
707) Where is the eleventh person staying? (WHERE11)
TOTAL%
1) Another household266.7
4) Other, don't know133.3
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
708) Relationship of twelfth person to head of household (RELATE12)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)133.3
8) Non-relative133.3
9) No answer133.3
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
709) Gender of twelfth person (GENDER12)
TOTAL%
1) Male133.3
2) Female266.7
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
710) Age of twelfth person (OLD12)
TOTAL%
28) 28133.3
64) 64133.3
99) No answer133.3
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
711) Marital status of twelfth person (MAR12)
TOTAL%
1) Married266.7
5) Never married133.3
Missing1369 
TOTAL3100.0
712) Is the twelfth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100.0
Missing1370 
TOTAL2100.0
713) Where is the twelfth person staying? (WHERE12)
TOTAL%
1) Another household2100.0
Missing1370 
TOTAL2100.0
714) Number in family of person who was household informant (i.e. who provided information on household members) (HEFINFO)
TOTAL%
1) First person84461.5
2) Second person45733.3
3) Third person342.5
4) Fourth person70.5
5) Fifth person70.5
6) Sixth person10.1
11) Eleventh person20.1
22) Non-household person130.9
99) No answer70.5
TOTAL1372100.0
715) Race of household (HHRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White112782.1
2) Black15711.4
3) American Indian211.5
4) Asiatic100.7
5) Other, mixed not able to observe382.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer181.3
TOTAL1372100.0
716) Number in family of respondent (RESPNUM)
TOTAL%
1) First person88264.3
2) Second person42330.8
3) Third person473.4
4) Fourth person151.1
5) Fifth person40.3
11) Eleventh person10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
717) Household type (HHTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) 32924.0
2) 795.8
3) 32023.3
4) 30722.4
6) 10.1
7) 362.6
8) 110.8
9) 241.7
10) 20.1
11) 564.1
12) 241.7
13) 70.5
15) 10.1
23) 80.6
26) 20.1
27) 10.1
28) 20.1
38) 10.1
41) 543.9
42) 10.1
43) 40.3
100) 100.7
102) 261.9
104) 20.1
123) 40.3
126) 20.1
141) 342.5
142) 10.1
151) 10.1
202) 141.0
203) 10.1
204) 20.1
999) 50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
718) Household type condensed (HHTYPE1)
TOTAL%
1) Married couple, no children40729.7
2) Single parent795.8
3) Other family, no children674.9
4) Single adult32924.0
5) Cohabitating couple, no children362.6
6) Non-family, no children282.0
8) Unsure, no children171.2
11) Married couple with children36026.2
13) Other family with children302.2
15) Cohabitating couple with children110.8
16) Non-family with children20.1
18) Unsure with children10.1
99) No answer50.4
TOTAL1372100.0
719) Number of family generations in household (FAMGEN)
TOTAL%
1) One generation75154.7
2) Two generations, children57341.8
3) Two generations, parents100.7
4) Two generations, grandchild(ren)90.7
5) Three generations, child(ren), grandchild(ren)211.5
6) Three generations, child(ren), parent80.6
TOTAL1372100.0
720) Respondent's relationship to head (RPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household88264.3
2) Spouse34425.1
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)775.6
4) Son-/daughter-in-law10.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild50.4
6) Parent/parent-in-law30.2
7) Other relative90.7
8) Non-relative453.3
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1372100.0
721) Is respondent a visitor? (RVISITOR)
TOTAL%
1) R. is member of household137199.9
2) R. is visitor10.1
TOTAL1372100.0
722) Number of visitors in household. (VISITORS)
TOTAL%
0) No visitor135999.1
1) 1 visitor100.7
2) 2 visitor30.2
TOTAL1372100.0
723) Date of interview (first digit is month, last two digits are date) (DATEINTV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372298.725268
724) Respondent's occupation (International Standard Classification Codes-1968) (ISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13004592.193001
725) Occupation of respondent's father (International Standard Classification Codes-1968) (PAISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11385812.6063069
726) Occupation of respondent's spouse (International Standard Classification Codes-1968) (SPISCO68)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6774600.1963045
727) Respondent's occupation (International Standard Classification Codes-1968) (ISCO681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13004781.8452932
728) Occupation of respondent's father (International Standard Classification Codes-1968) (PAISC681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11375994.7272972
729) Occupation of respondent's spouse (International Standard Classification Code-1968) (SPISC681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6774725.3162996
730) Respondent's occupation, 1988 Census (ISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13004941.7182570
731) Respondent's father's occupation, 1988 Census (PAISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11375615.8082727
732) Respondent's spouse's occupation, 1988 Census (SPISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL6774720.1942574
733) Respondent socioeconomic index (SEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL129446.70519
734) Socioeconomic index of respondent's father (PASEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL112445.58617
735) Socioeconomic index of respondent's spouse (SPSEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL67448.82719
736) Birth cohort of respondent -- actual year of birth (COHORT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL13721944.04318
737) Marriage cohort of the respondent -- year of marriage (MARCOHRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11072093.8571017
738) What is your date of birth? (only the month is coded here) (BIRTHMO)
TOTAL%
1) January1228.9
2) February1017.4
3) March1259.1
4) April1097.9
5) May926.7
6) June1097.9
7) July1208.7
8) August1369.9
9) September1067.7
10) October1178.5
11) November1168.5
12) December1067.7
99) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
739) Astrological sign of respondent (ZODIAC)
TOTAL%
1) Aries1108.0
2) Taurus946.9
3) Gemini1138.2
4) Cancer1249.0
5) Leo1269.2
6) Virgo1168.5
7) Libra1077.8
8) Scorpio1208.7
9) Sagittarius1037.5
10) Capricorn1057.7
11) Aquarius1158.4
12) Pisces1269.2
99) No answer130.9
TOTAL1372100.0
740) Ballot Administered (BALLOT)
TOTAL%
1) Ballot A47334.5
2) Ballot B45533.2
3) Ballot C44432.4
TOTAL1372100.0
741) Status on International Social Survey Program Supplement (ISSP)
TOTAL%
1) R did ISSP121788.7
2) R did not ISSP15511.3
TOTAL1372100.0
742) Weight for form variables (FORMWT)
TOTAL%
1) 1372100.0
TOTAL1372100.0
743) Sampling Error Code (SAMPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1372340.78426
744) The GSS has employed various sampling procedures and frames. Appendix A gives full details. (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
6) 1980 Sample Frame, full probability1372100.0
TOTAL1372100.0
745) Weight for Black oversamples (OVERSAMP)
TOTAL%
1) 1372100.0
TOTAL1372100.0
746) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2927620.1
2) 30-4448735.5
3) 45-5924617.9
4) 60-7425118.3
5) 75 and older1128.2
TOTAL1372100.0
747) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than once a year29422.1
2) About once or twice a year16312.2
3) Several times a year17513.1
4) About once a month1057.9
6) Nearly every week19714.8
7) Once a week or more39929.9
Missing39 
TOTAL1333100.0
748) I-EDUC: Highest educational degree earned by respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school28220.6
1) High school72653.1
2) Junior college755.5
3) Bachelor's degree19714.4
4) Graduate degree876.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1367100.0
749) I-GENDER: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male60444.0
2) Female76856.0
TOTAL1372100.0
750) 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) Protestant86263.1
2) Catholic32723.9
3) Jewish272.0
4) None1098.0
5) Other423.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1367100.0
751) I-POLITICS: 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? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
2) Liberal and extremely liberal17713.5
3) Slightly liberal17913.6
4) Moderate, middle of the road47636.2
5) Slightly conservative24018.3
6) Conservative19214.6
7) Extremely conservative513.9
Missing57 
TOTAL1315100.0
752) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White115083.8
2) Black15911.6
3) Other634.6
TOTAL1372100.0