Middletown Area Study, 1978

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Last week were you working full time, part time, keeping house, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time13237.5
2) Working part-time308.5
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike61.7
4) Unemployed, laid off looking for work195.4
5) Retired5014.2
6) In school205.7
7) Keeping house8825.0
8) Other72.0
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
2) Respondent has two or more jobs. (JOBS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92.6
2) No34397.4
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
3) What kind of work do you (did you) normally do? That is, what (is/was) your job called? (OCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers257.2
2) Managers, and administrators, except farm113.2
3) Sales workers195.4
4) Clerical and kindred workers318.9
5) Craftsmen and kindred workers4813.8
6) Operatives except transport4412.6
7) Transport equipment operatives123.4
8) Laborers, except farm123.4
9) Farmers and farm managers10.3
10) Farm laborers and farm foremen10.3
11) Service workers4212.0
13) Housewife8022.9
14) Student185.2
15) Unemployed30.9
16) Retired20.6
Missing4 
TOTAL349100.0
4) (Are/Were) you self employed or (do/did) you work for someone else? (WORKFOR)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed4115.0
2) Work for someone else22983.6
3) Both41.5
Missing79 
TOTAL274100.0
5) Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23366.6
2) Widowed236.6
3) Divorced257.1
4) Separated72.0
5) Never been married6217.7
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: How old were you when you first married? (AGEWED)
TOTAL%
1) 19 or younger11841.7
2) 20 to 2914751.9
3) 30 to 39144.9
4) 40 to 4910.4
7) 70 to 7910.4
8) Don't know20.7
Missing70 
TOTAL283100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8330.0
2) No19470.0
Missing76 
TOTAL277100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: How many children have you ever had (fathered)? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage). (CHILDREN)
TOTAL%
0) None3211.1
1) One4314.9
2) Two7626.4
3) Three6522.6
4) Four289.7
5) Five165.6
6) Six103.5
7) Seven or more186.3
Missing65 
TOTAL288100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: Last week was your (wife/husband) working full-time, part-time, keeping house, or what? (SPOUSWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time11247.3
2) Working part-time187.6
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike62.5
4) Unemployed, laid off looking for work62.5
5) Retired3213.5
6) In school10.4
7) Keeping house5924.9
8) Other31.3
Missing116 
TOTAL237100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: Respondent's spouse has two or more jobs. (SPOSJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20.6
2) No34999.4
Missing2 
TOTAL351100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What kind of work (does/did) your spouse normally do? That is, what (is/was) (his/her) job called? (SPOUSOC1)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers166.7
2) Managers, and administrators, except farm125.0
3) Sales workers145.9
4) Clerical and kindred workers156.3
5) Craftsmen and kindred workers3715.5
6) Operatives except transport3313.8
7) Transport equipment operatives83.3
8) Laborers, except farm114.6
9) Farmers and farm managers10.4
11) Service workers3313.8
12) Private house worker31.3
13) Housewife5121.3
14) Student10.4
15) Unemployed10.4
16) Retired20.8
17) Other10.4
Missing114 
TOTAL239100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: (Is/were) (he/she) self-employed or (does/did) (he/she) work for someone else? (SPOSWRK4)
TOTAL%
1) Self employed2814.5
2) Work for someone else16082.9
3) Both52.6
Missing160 
TOTAL193100.0
13) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is your spouse's age? (SPOUSAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL23146.30716
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: How many years of schooling has your spouse completed? (SPOUSED)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.5
2) Second grade10.5
3) Third grade10.5
4) Fourth grade31.4
5) Fifth grade10.5
6) Sixth grade20.9
7) Seventh grade52.3
8) Eighth grade2611.9
9) Ninth grade62.7
10) Tenth grade2411.0
11) Eleventh grade125.5
12) Twelfth grade9744.3
13) One year of college135.9
14) Two years of college104.6
15) Three years of college62.7
16) Four years of college104.6
17) Five years of college10.5
Missing134 
TOTAL219100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the highest educational degree your spouse has received? (SPOSDEGR)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school8937.6
2) High school11849.8
3) Associate/Junior College62.5
4) Bachelor's135.5
5) M.A./M.S.83.4
6) Doctorate31.3
Missing116 
TOTAL237100.0
16) What is your age now? (RESPAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34943.57318
17) How many years of schooling have you completed? (EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling20.6
1) First grade10.3
2) Second grade20.6
3) Third grade20.6
4) Fourth grade20.6
5) Fifth grade41.2
6) Sixth grade51.5
7) Seventh grade41.2
8) Eighth grade3911.5
9) Ninth grade113.2
10) Tenth grade308.8
11) Eleventh grade278.0
12) Twelfth grade13138.6
13) One year of college257.4
14) Two years of college226.5
15) Three years of college92.7
16) Four years of college164.7
17) Five years of college72.1
Missing14 
TOTAL339100.0
18) What is the highest educational degree you have received? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than high school12636.3
2) High school18252.4
3) Associate/Junior College82.3
4) Bachelor's195.5
5) M.A./M.S.82.3
6) Doctorate41.2
Missing6 
TOTAL347100.0
19) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Strong Democrat7823.4
2) Not very strong Democrat7622.8
3) Independent, close to Democrat257.5
4) Independent7121.3
5) Independent, close to Republican216.3
6) Not very strong Republican288.4
7) Strong Republican319.3
8) Other party30.9
Missing20 
TOTAL333100.0
20) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion or no religion? (RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant26576.8
2) Catholic3610.4
3) Jewish10.3
4) None319.0
5) Other123.5
Missing8 
TOTAL345100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANTS: What specific denomination is that, if any? (PROTDENO)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist6724.0
2) Methodist8028.7
3) Lutheran62.2
4) Presbyterian186.5
5) Episcopalian31.1
6) Church of God186.5
7) Other6222.2
8) No denomination given or non-denominational church259.0
Missing74 
TOTAL279100.0
22) How often do you attend religious services? (FREQREL)
TOTAL%
1) Once a year or less4512.9
2) A few times a year6117.5
3) About once a month339.5
4) Two to three times a month236.6
5) Every week8825.3
6) Several times a week3510.1
7) Never6117.5
8) Don't know20.6
Missing5 
TOTAL348100.0
23) Would you call yourself a strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] or a not very strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] (STRNGREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong13644.2
2) Not very strong9530.8
3) Somewhat strong6019.5
4) Don't know175.5
Missing45 
TOTAL308100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is your spouse's religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion or no religion? (SPOUSREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant18778.9
2) Catholic187.6
3) Jewish10.4
4) None229.3
5) Other93.8
Missing116 
TOTAL237100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED AND WHOSE SPOUSES ARE PROTESTANTS: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPOSDENO)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist5528.4
2) Methodist5729.4
3) Lutheran52.6
4) Presbyterian94.6
5) Episcopalian21.0
6) Church of God94.6
7) Other4221.6
8) No denomination given or non-denominational church157.7
Missing159 
TOTAL194100.0
26) 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? (ALLHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy8223.4
2) Pretty happy17550.0
3) Not too happy9025.7
4) Don't know30.9
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
27) Taking things all together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy or not too happy? (MARHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy13856.8
2) Pretty happy8936.6
3) Not too happy145.8
4) Don't know20.8
Missing110 
TOTAL243100.0
28) Would you say your own health, in general, is excellent, good, fair or poor? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent13337.8
2) Good13337.8
3) Fair6819.3
4) Poor174.8
5) Don't know10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
29) In general, do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull? (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Exciting16446.7
2) Pretty routine15544.2
3) Dull267.4
4) Don't know61.7
Missing2 
TOTAL351100.0
30) Would you say that most of the time people here in Muncie try to be helpful, or that they are just looking out for themselves? (MNCIHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Try to be helpful17450.0
2) Just lookout for themselves12034.5
3) Depends4713.5
4) Don't know72.0
Missing5 
TOTAL348100.0
31) Do you think most people here in Muncie would try to take advantage of you if they got the chance, or would they try to be fair? (MNCITAKE)
TOTAL%
1) Would take advantage of you11031.3
2) Would try to be fair17549.7
3) Depends5816.5
4) Don't know92.6
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
32) 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 deal4913.9
2) A great deal7721.8
3) Quite a bit6217.6
4) A fair amount8624.4
5) Some4211.9
6) A little226.2
7) None133.7
8) Don't know20.6
TOTAL353100.0
33) 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 deal7721.8
2) A great deal10329.2
3) Quite a bit6317.8
4) A fair amount4913.9
5) Some215.9
6) A little185.1
7) None215.9
8) Don't know10.3
TOTAL353100.0
34) 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. (SATFAMILY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal14240.3
2) A great deal9827.8
3) Quite a bit4713.4
4) A fair amount3610.2
5) Some113.1
6) A little102.8
7) None72.0
8) Don't know10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
35) 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. (SATFREND)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal10930.9
2) A great deal11833.4
3) Quite a bit5816.4
4) A fair amount3810.8
5) Some144.0
6) A little102.8
7) None61.7
TOTAL353100.0
36) 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. (SATHELTH)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal8022.7
2) A great deal11733.2
3) Quite a bit4913.9
4) A fair amount7019.9
5) Some133.7
6) A little154.3
7) None72.0
8) Don't know10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
37) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following. -- Spend a social evening with relatives. (XRELS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day349.6
2) Once or twice a week9226.1
3) Several times a month6117.3
4) About once a month5415.3
5) Several times a year6317.8
6) About once a year205.7
7) Never267.4
8) Don't know30.8
TOTAL353100.0
38) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following. -- Spend a social evening with someone who lives in your neighborhood. (XNEBORS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day318.8
2) Once or twice a week4913.9
3) Several times a month318.8
4) About once a month4412.5
5) Several times a year267.4
6) About once a year298.2
7) Never14039.7
8) Don't know30.8
TOTAL353100.0
39) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following. -- Spend a social evening with friends who live outside the neighborhood. (XFRENDS)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day205.7
2) Once or twice a week7621.5
3) Several times a month5716.1
4) About once a month7120.1
5) Several times a year5615.9
6) About once a year205.7
7) Never5014.2
8) Don't know30.8
TOTAL353100.0
40) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following. -- Go to a bar or tavern. (XDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day82.3
2) Once or twice a week4111.6
3) Several times a month246.8
4) About once a month287.9
5) Several times a year339.3
6) About once a year246.8
7) Never19455.0
8) Don't know10.3
TOTAL353100.0
41) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Fraternal groups (MEMFRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5415.4
2) No29684.6
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
42) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Service clubs (MEMSERVC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes226.3
2) No32893.7
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
43) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Veterans' groups (MEMVETS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes236.6
2) No32793.4
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
44) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Political clubs (MEMPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes185.1
2) No33394.9
Missing2 
TOTAL351100.0
45) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Labor unions (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9025.6
2) No26274.4
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
46) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Sports groups (MEMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6317.9
2) No28982.1
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
47) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Youth groups (MEMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes339.4
2) No31790.6
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
48) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- School service groups (MEMSKOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes339.4
2) No31990.6
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
49) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Hobby or garden groups (MEMHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4312.2
2) No30987.8
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
50) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- School fraternities or sororities (MEMSKOLF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes133.7
2) No33896.3
Missing2 
TOTAL351100.0
51) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Nationality groups (MEMETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes102.8
2) No34297.2
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
52) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Farm organizations (MEMFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30.9
2) No34999.1
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
53) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Literary, art, discussion, or study groups (MEMART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes123.4
2) No34096.6
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
54) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Professional or academic societies (MEMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes329.1
2) No32190.9
TOTAL353100.0
55) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Church-affiliated groups (MEMCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10128.6
2) No25271.4
TOTAL353100.0
56) Now I would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type? -- Any other groups (MEMOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3911.3
2) No30788.7
Missing7 
TOTAL346100.0
57) Total number of group and organization memberships for respondent (MEMALL)
TOTAL%
0) 83.1
1) 8733.6
2) 5220.1
3) 4417.0
4) 2610.0
5) 176.6
6) 93.5
7) 83.1
10) 31.2
11) 10.4
12) 10.4
15) 10.4
28) 10.4
36) 10.4
Missing94 
TOTAL259100.0
58) We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. 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? (YPRESENT)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty well satisfied13538.7
2) More or less satisfied12435.5
3) Not satisfied at all8925.5
4) Don't know10.3
Missing4 
TOTAL349100.0
59) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (YTHRUX)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better15243.2
2) Getting worse7019.9
3) Stayed the same12736.1
4) Don't know30.9
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
60) What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have? (IDEALFAM)
TOTAL%
1) One92.6
2) Two18653.8
3) Three7220.8
4) Four246.9
5) Five20.6
6) Six10.3
7) Seven or more10.3
8) As many as you want4312.4
9) None82.3
Missing7 
TOTAL346100.0
61) What do you think is the ideal number of children for your family to have? (IDEALOWN)
TOTAL%
1) One195.6
2) Two14943.8
3) Three7421.8
4) Four3510.3
5) Five92.6
6) Six61.8
7) Seven or more61.8
8) As many as you want164.7
9) None267.6
Missing13 
TOTAL340100.0
62) How many children have you had (females - number you have given birth to and males - how many you have fathered) including those who have died? (NKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) One4613.3
2) Two7020.2
3) Three6318.2
4) Four3811.0
5) Five164.6
6) Six123.5
7) Seven or more216.1
9) None8023.1
Missing7 
TOTAL346100.0
63) Do you expect to have more children? (KIDSMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4813.8
2) No26175.2
3) Uncertain133.7
4) Not asked, inappropriate257.2
Missing6 
TOTAL347100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT EXPECT TO HAVE MORE CHILDREN: How many? (KIDSMORN)
TOTAL%
1) One1834.6
2) Two2038.5
3) Three611.5
4) Four35.8
5) As many as you want59.6
Missing301 
TOTAL52100.0
65) Now I am going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. -- A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (WORKMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5014.4
2) Agree14541.7
3) Disagree11934.2
4) Strongly disagree164.6
5) Don't know185.2
Missing5 
TOTAL348100.0
66) Now I am going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. -- It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career that to have one for herself. (WIFEHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree288.1
2) Agree14341.3
3) Disagree13037.6
4) Strongly disagree298.4
5) Don't know164.6
Missing7 
TOTAL346100.0
67) Now I am going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. -- A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. (CHILDSUF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree349.7
2) Agree14541.4
3) Disagree13137.4
4) Strongly disagree226.3
5) Don't know185.1
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
68) Now I am going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. -- 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. (TRADFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4613.1
2) Agree16246.3
3) Disagree10429.7
4) Strongly disagree277.7
5) Don't know113.1
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
69) If the husband in a family wants children, but the wife decides that she does not want any children, is it all right for the wife to refuse to have children? (REFUSKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19767.9
2) No9332.1
Missing63 
TOTAL290100.0
70) Generally speaking, would you say you like or do not like living in Muncie? (LIKMUNCI)
TOTAL%
1) Like25974.2
2) Dislike7020.1
3) No opinion205.7
Missing4 
TOTAL349100.0
71) What is it you like/dislike the most about Muncie? (WHTLIKMN)
TOTAL%
1) People are friendly257.4
2) Like people in general82.4
3) Dislike people30.9
4) No cooperation30.9
5) Good job opportunities82.4
6) Good working conditions30.9
7) Bad job opportunities72.1
8) Poor working conditions20.6
9) No opportunities10.3
12) Dislike local government30.9
13) Taxes too high10.3
15) Nice, peaceful92.7
16) Good place to raise children20.6
17) Everything I want is here30.9
18) Like the size288.3
19) Like in general144.2
20) Good development10.3
21) Good facilities10.3
22) Shopping centers20.6
23) Better than other places41.2
25) Lived here all my life4413.1
26) Not large enough20.6
27) Poor urban facilities41.2
28) Change for the worse10.3
29) Backward community41.2
30) Ugly downtown41.2
31) No social life20.6
32) Dislike location30.9
33) Poor facilities10.3
34) Dull and boring185.3
35) Recreational opportunities20.6
36) Family lives here175.0
38) Like neighborhood30.9
40) Have friends here164.7
42) Good churches30.9
45) Presence of Ball State61.8
48) Dislike climate41.2
49) Cost of living too high20.6
50) Lots of things to do51.5
51) Likes everything92.7
52) Dislikes everything133.9
53) Other likes51.5
54) Other dislikes30.9
55) Average41.2
56) Don't know3410.1
Missing16 
TOTAL337100.0
72) How would you evaluate the Muncie school systems? (MNCESKOL)
TOTAL%
1) Very good5616.1
2) Fairly good15845.5
3) Not so good3510.1
4) Bad216.1
5) No opinion7722.2
Missing6 
TOTAL347100.0
73) What is it you like/dislike the most about the Muncie school system? (LIKSKOLS)
TOTAL%
1) Good teachers165.0
2) Good communication61.9
3) Good discipline20.6
4) More black teachers10.3
5) Poor discipline92.8
6) Incompetent children144.3
7) Poor communication30.9
8) Teachers too bossy10.3
9) Not enough individual attention30.9
10) Good academic program195.9
11) Open concept30.9
12) Trade school30.9
13) Special ed. for handicap20.6
14) Too restrictive61.9
15) Poor course offering20.6
16) Open concept41.2
17) Too many restrictions10.3
18) Too much homework10.3
19) Sports72.2
20) Extra curricular activities20.6
21) Good equipment10.3
23) Over emphasis on sports20.6
25) Good for children51.6
26) Drugs10.3
28) New school facilities51.6
29) Neighborhood school10.3
31) Diversification20.6
32) Dislikes administration30.9
33) Bad transportation61.9
34) Administration not20.6
35) Miss too many days30.9
36) Race relations41.2
37) Lunch program10.3
38) Salaries too low10.3
39) Busing20.6
51) Good teachers and administration20.6
52) Changes for the worse41.2
53) Some schools are better51.6
54) O.K. adequate92.8
55) Like everything30.9
56) Dislikes everything30.9
57) Other likes113.4
58) Other dislikes113.4
59) Average82.5
60) Don't know12237.9
Missing31 
TOTAL322100.0
74) How would you evaluate Ball State University as an institution of higher learning? (EVALBSU)
TOTAL%
1) Very good13739.6
2) Fairly good12235.3
3) Not so good144.0
4) Bad51.4
5) No opinion6819.7
Missing7 
TOTAL346100.0
75) What do you like/dislike the most about Ball State University? (LIKEBSU)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative institution20.6
2) Too hard to get into10.3
3) Costs too much31.0
4) Administration poor10.3
5) Disorganized10.3
6) Good education206.5
7) Architecture10.3
8) Poor courses31.0
9) Unnecessary required20.6
10) Getting needed classes10.3
11) Foreign students10.3
12) Good student faculty10.3
14) Good atmosphere82.6
15) Good graduates20.6
16) Students help community20.6
17) Poor caliber graduates10.3
18) Good professors103.2
19) Dislikes professors31.0
20) Nice grounds10.3
21) Convenient82.6
22) Good place in general227.1
23) Facilities or buildings61.9
24) Some things are good31.0
25) Asset to Muncie216.8
26) Campus to big31.0
28) Parking poor10.3
29) Some things bad10.3
30) City too involved with10.3
31) Sports31.0
32) Entertainment51.6
33) Good job opportunities61.9
34) Sports not good10.3
35) Had relatives who attended20.6
36) Good variety of classes72.3
37) Likes everything72.3
38) Other likes206.5
39) Other dislikes82.6
40) Average51.6
41) Don't know11437.0
Missing45 
TOTAL308100.0
76) In general, what is you opinion of medical services and facilities in Muncie? (EVALMD)
TOTAL%
1) Very good7421.1
2) Fairly good16246.2
3) Not so good4914.0
4) Bad4412.5
5) No opinion226.3
Missing2 
TOTAL351100.0
77) What is it you like/dislike the most about the medical services/activities? (LIKEMD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33030.49120
78) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (FAMINCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000113.5
2) $1,000 to 2,999165.1
3) $3,000 to 4,999268.3
4) $5,000 to 6,999237.3
5) $7,000 to 8,999299.2
6) $9,000 to 10,9993410.8
7) $11,000 to 12,9993611.5
8) $13,000 to 14,999144.5
9) $15,000 to 16,999206.4
10) $17,000 to 18,999237.3
11) $19,000 to 20,999237.3
12) $21,000 to 22,99992.9
13) $23,000 to 24,99992.9
14) $25,000 to 26,999123.8
15) $27,000 to 28,99982.5
16) $29,000 to 30,99951.6
17) $31,000 to 32,99920.6
18) $33,000 to 34,99920.6
19) $35,000 or over123.8
Missing39 
TOTAL314100.0
79) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17248.9
2) Female18051.1
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
80) Race of respondent: (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian30.9
2) Black8123.0
3) Oriental10.3
4) White26675.6
5) Other10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
81) The interview was: (INTERVEW)
TOTAL%
1) Pleasant28380.4
2) First pleasant, but gradually became hard because the respondent was indifferent or anxious164.5
3) First indifferent but later became pleasant195.4
4) Indifferent349.7
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
82) Other people who were present during the interview: (PEOPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Did not disturb the interview13337.8
2) Also gave a response but did not influence the respondent3810.8
3) Also gave a response and their response influenced the respondent257.1
4) No one else present15644.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
83) The respondent answered honestly: (HONEST)
TOTAL%
1) All questions28380.4
2) Most of the questions5716.2
3) Respondent did not answer honestly123.4
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
84) I-SEX: Sex of respondent: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17248.9
2) Female18051.1
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
85) I-RACE: Race of respondent: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian30.9
2) Black8123.0
3) Oriental10.3
4) White26675.6
5) Other10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL352100.0
86) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23366.6
2) Widowed236.6
3) Divorced257.1
4) Separated72.0
5) Never been married6217.7
Missing3 
TOTAL350100.0
87) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion or no religion? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant26576.8
2) Catholic3610.4
3) Jewish10.3
4) None319.0
5) Other123.5
Missing8 
TOTAL345100.0
88) I-EDUC: What is the highest educational degree you have received? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School12636.3
2) Hifh School graduate18252.4
3) Associate's degree82.3
4) Bachelor's degree195.5
5) Master's or Doctorate degree123.5
Missing6 
TOTAL347100.0
89) I-INCOME: In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,0005316.9
2) $5,000-$15,00013643.3
3) $15,001-$25,0008426.8
4) $25,001-$35,000299.2
5) $35,001 and up123.8
Missing39 
TOTAL314100.0
90) I-AGE: What is your age now? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 17-257621.8
2) Age 26-356919.8
3) Age 36-507220.6
4) Age 51-658022.9
5) Age 65+5214.9
Missing4 
TOTAL349100.0