Middletown Area Study, 1979

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Where were you born? In what city/county/state were you born? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Muncie15330.9
2) Delaware County255.1
3) East Central Indiana5611.3
4) Indiana10020.2
5) Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, or Illinois9419.0
6) Other6713.5
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
2) How many years have you lived in Muncie? (YRSMUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49533.27319
3) How many years have you lived at your present address? (YRSADD)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL49614.00413
4) Do you live in an apartment or a house? (HOMETYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Apartment5110.3
2) House44489.7
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN A HOUSE: Do you rent or own this house? (HOMETEN)
TOTAL%
1) Rent7014.6
2) Own41185.4
Missing15 
TOTAL481100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO LIVE IN A HOUSE: What would you say the fair market value of your house is? That is, what would you get if you sold it (In Thousands)? (HOUSVAL)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34736.63726
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT RENT: How much is your rent each month? (RENT)
TOTAL%
0) 45.4
5) 11.4
31) 11.4
48) 11.4
60) 11.4
80) 34.1
86) 11.4
88) 11.4
90) 11.4
100) 34.1
110) 11.4
117) 11.4
120) 912.2
125) 45.4
130) 11.4
135) 22.7
150) 34.1
154) 22.7
160) 11.4
165) 34.1
175) 56.8
177) 11.4
180) 22.7
190) 22.7
195) 22.7
200) 68.1
210) 11.4
213) 11.4
215) 11.4
222) 11.4
225) 22.7
230) 11.4
250) 11.4
260) 11.4
290) 11.4
300) 11.4
365) 11.4
Missing422 
TOTAL74100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT RENT: Does this (rent) include heat? (HEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2835.9
2) No5064.1
Missing418 
TOTAL78100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT RENT: Does this (rent) include utilities like electricity? (UTILS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2633.3
2) No5266.7
Missing418 
TOTAL78100.0
10) How many rooms are there in your (apartment/house)? Please do not count bathrooms. (ROOMS)
TOTAL%
1) 10.2
2) 51.0
3) 132.6
4) 6513.2
5) 14930.2
6) 12224.7
7) 6312.8
8) 459.1
9) 122.4
10) 112.2
11) 30.6
12) 10.2
13) 20.4
14) 10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
11) How many people live there in your household, including you? (HOMPOP)
TOTAL%
1) One9419.0
2) Two18337.0
3) Three8016.2
4) Four8016.2
5) Five377.5
6) Six122.4
7) Seven40.8
8) Eight20.4
9) Nine20.4
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
12) Is there any area around your residence, within a mile, that you would be afraid of walking in alone at night? (FEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26654.2
2) No21944.6
3) Don't know61.2
Missing5 
TOTAL491100.0
13) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced or have you never married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married33568.0
2) Widowed9519.3
3) Separated30.6
4) Divorced346.9
5) Single265.3
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
14) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time22645.6
2) Working part time489.7
3) With a job but temporary71.4
4) Unemployed, laid off71.4
5) Retired9419.0
6) In school71.4
7) Keeping house10020.2
8) Other71.4
TOTAL496100.0
15) What kind of work (do you/did you) normally do? That is, what (is/was) your job called? What do you actually do in that job? That is, what are some of our main duties? (OCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical6622.5
2) Managers, administrators289.6
3) Sales, clerical5920.1
4) Craftsmen, foremen3511.9
5) Operatives165.5
6) Service5217.7
7) Laborer3712.6
Missing203 
TOTAL293100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Last week, was your (wife/husband) working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (SPWRKSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time19657.8
2) Working part time236.8
3) With a job but temporary30.9
4) Unemployed, laid off30.9
5) Retired4413.0
6) In school61.8
7) Keeping house6118.0
8) Other30.9
Missing157 
TOTAL339100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What kind of work (does/did) your (husband/wife) normally do? That is, what (is/was) (his/her) job called? What (does/did) (he/she) actually do in that job? That is, what (are/were) some of (his/her) main duties? (SPOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical5222.1
2) Managers, administrators3414.5
3) Sales, clerical3816.2
4) Craftsmen, foremen2510.6
5) Operatives177.2
6) Service3113.2
7) Laborer3816.2
Missing261 
TOTAL235100.0
18) How about your (house/apartment). Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with it? (SHOMN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied81.6
2) Moderately dissatisfied204.0
3) A little dissatisfied132.6
4) Neutral112.2
5) A little satisfied132.6
6) Moderately satisfied14930.0
7) Very satisfied28156.7
8) Other10.2
TOTAL496100.0
19) How about five years ago? Were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with your house or apartment then? (SHOMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied163.2
2) Moderately dissatisfied275.5
3) A little dissatisfied193.9
4) Neutral20.4
5) A little satisfied244.9
6) Moderately satisfied14830.0
7) Very satisfied25451.5
8) Other30.6
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
20) What about the neighborhood you live in? Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with it (SNEIGHN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied255.1
2) Moderately dissatisfied265.3
3) A little dissatisfied173.4
4) Neutral193.8
5) A little satisfied265.3
6) Moderately satisfied13326.9
7) Very satisfied24950.3
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
21) What about five years ago? Were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with your neighborhood then? (SNEIGHP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied224.5
2) Moderately dissatisfied224.5
3) A little dissatisfied173.4
4) Neutral122.4
5) A little satisfied183.7
6) Moderately satisfied13527.4
7) Very satisfied26654.0
8) Other10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
22) How about the city of Muncie? Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied, with it? (SMUNN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied5310.7
2) Moderately dissatisfied438.7
3) A little dissatisfied204.0
4) Neutral214.3
5) A little satisfied306.1
6) Moderately satisfied17735.8
7) Very satisfied14930.2
8) Other10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
23) And five years ago, were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with Muncie then? (SMUNP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied326.8
2) Moderately dissatisfied296.1
3) A little dissatisfied204.2
4) Neutral194.0
5) A little satisfied347.2
6) Moderately satisfied17136.1
7) Very satisfied16534.8
8) Other40.8
Missing22 
TOTAL474100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE IN THE LABOR FORCE: What about your job? Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with it? (SWORKN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied113.3
2) Moderately dissatisfied123.6
3) A little dissatisfied72.1
4) Neutral51.5
5) A little satisfied144.2
6) Moderately satisfied8625.5
7) Very satisfied20259.9
Missing159 
TOTAL337100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE IN THE LABOR FORCE: And five years ago, were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with your job then? (SWORKP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied144.5
2) Moderately dissatisfied154.8
3) A little dissatisfied103.2
4) Neutral61.9
5) A little satisfied113.5
6) Moderately satisfied7323.5
7) Very satisfied18158.2
8) Other10.3
Missing185 
TOTAL311100.0
26) How about your financial situation? Are you mainly dissatisfied or satisfied with it? (SFINANN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied377.5
2) Moderately dissatisfied6212.6
3) A little dissatisfied295.9
4) Neutral91.8
5) A little satisfied336.7
6) Moderately satisfied18136.9
7) Very satisfied13928.3
8) Other10.2
Missing5 
TOTAL491100.0
27) And five years ago, were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with your financial situation then? (SFINANP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied408.3
2) Moderately dissatisfied5110.5
3) A little dissatisfied204.1
4) Neutral71.4
5) A little satisfied357.2
6) Moderately satisfied18237.6
7) Very satisfied14730.4
8) Other20.4
Missing12 
TOTAL484100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How about your marriage? Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with it? (SMARN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied61.8
2) Moderately dissatisfied30.9
3) A little dissatisfied30.9
4) Neutral10.3
5) A little satisfied10.3
6) Moderately satisfied319.1
7) Very satisfied29385.9
8) Other30.9
Missing155 
TOTAL341100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: And five years ago - were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with your marriage then? (SMARP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied82.5
2) Moderately dissatisfied41.3
3) A little dissatisfied30.9
4) Neutral20.6
5) A little satisfied30.9
6) Moderately satisfied3410.7
7) Very satisfied26182.1
8) Other30.9
Missing178 
TOTAL318100.0
30) How about your life as a whole? Are you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied with it? (SLIFEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied142.8
2) Moderately dissatisfied153.0
3) A little dissatisfied142.8
4) Neutral51.0
5) A little satisfied214.2
6) Moderately satisfied15831.9
7) Very satisfied26854.0
8) Other10.2
TOTAL496100.0
31) And five years ago - were you mainly dissatisfied or mainly satisfied the your life as a whole then? (SLIFEP)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied204.0
2) Moderately dissatisfied224.4
3) A little dissatisfied122.4
4) Neutral30.6
5) A little satisfied224.4
6) Moderately satisfied16132.5
7) Very satisfied25351.0
8) Other30.6
TOTAL496100.0
32) How would you rate your own health? Is your health excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent17034.4
2) Good20741.9
3) Fair8316.8
4) Poor346.9
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
33) Do you ever have any trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? (SLEEP)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time224.5
2) Pretty often6613.4
3) Not very much17435.2
4) Never23247.0
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
34) Have you ever been bothered by nervousness, feeling fidgety and tense? (TENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time214.2
2) Pretty often8216.6
3) Not very much22445.3
4) Never16833.9
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
35) Are you ever troubled by headaches or pains in the head? (HEADACHE)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time163.2
2) Pretty often499.9
3) Not very much21944.2
4) Never21142.6
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
36) Do you have a loss in appetite? (APPETITE)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time91.8
2) Pretty often193.8
3) Not very much9519.2
4) Never37175.1
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
37) How often are you bothered by having an upset stomach? (STOMACH)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time91.8
2) Pretty often408.1
3) Not very much24048.5
4) Never20641.6
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
38) Do you find it difficult to get up in the morning? (GETUP)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all the time479.5
2) Pretty often499.9
3) Not very much11322.9
4) Never28457.6
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO (HAVE BEEN/ARE) MARRIED: How many children have you ever (had/fathered)? Please count all the children that were born alive and from a previous marriage. (CHILDS)
TOTAL%
0) 7014.8
1) 7916.7
2) 12426.2
3) 9419.9
4) 449.3
5) 296.1
6) 122.5
7) 81.7
8) 40.8
9) 30.6
10) 20.4
11) 20.4
12) 20.4
Missing23 
TOTAL473100.0
40) What is the highest grade in school that you finished and got credit for. (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Elementary-210.2
3) Elementary-310.2
4) Elementary-410.2
5) Elementary-530.6
6) Elementary-6102.0
7) Elementary-7112.2
8) Elementary-8449.0
9) High School-9214.3
10) High School-10367.3
11) High School-11275.5
12) High School-1215631.8
13) College-Freshman377.5
14) College-Sophomore275.5
15) College-Junior142.9
16) College-Senior438.8
17) College-Graduate or Professional5912.0
Missing5 
TOTAL491100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO (HAVE BEEN/ARE) MARRIED: What about your (husband/wife)? What is the highest grade in school (he/she) finished and got credit for? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling112.8
2) Elementary-210.3
3) Elementary-341.0
4) Elementary-430.8
5) Elementary-520.5
6) Elementary-692.3
7) Elementary-761.5
8) Elementary-8307.7
9) High School-9153.8
10) High School-10215.4
11) High School-11164.1
12) High School-1214537.2
13) College-Freshman112.8
14) College-Sophomore297.4
15) College-Junior51.3
16) College-Senior369.2
17) College-Graduate or Professional4611.8
Missing106 
TOTAL390100.0
42) And your father? What was his education? (PAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling92.4
3) Elementary-3112.9
4) Elementary-4123.2
5) Elementary-592.4
6) Elementary-6338.7
7) Elementary-7112.9
8) Elementary-88522.5
9) High School-9102.6
10) High School-10154.0
11) High School-1192.4
12) High School-1210527.8
13) College-Freshman195.0
14) College-Sophomore133.4
15) College-Junior20.5
16) College-Senior236.1
17) College-Graduate or Professional123.2
Missing118 
TOTAL378100.0
43) And your mother? What was her education? (MAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling51.3
2) Elementary-210.3
3) Elementary-392.3
4) Elementary-451.3
5) Elementary-582.0
6) Elementary-6348.5
7) Elementary-782.0
8) Elementary-88521.3
9) High School-9225.5
10) High School-10256.3
11) High School-11133.3
12) High School-1211829.6
13) College-Freshman164.0
14) College-Sophomore143.5
15) College-Junior30.8
16) College-Senior256.3
17) College-Graduate or Professional82.0
Missing97 
TOTAL399100.0
44) What was your age on your last birthday? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL48450.86418
45) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant38377.7
2) Catholic5611.4
3) Jewish10.2
4) None418.3
5) Other122.4
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
46) How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never8216.7
1) Less than once a year346.9
2) About once a year397.9
3) Several times a year7415.1
4) About once a month397.9
5) Two to three times a month346.9
6) Nearly every week408.1
7) Every week9719.8
8) Several times a week5210.6
Missing5 
TOTAL491100.0
47) Were you living with both your own mother and father around the time you were 16? (FAM16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37074.9
2) No12425.1
Missing2 
TOTAL494100.0
48) When you were 16 years old, compared with American families in general then, would you say your family was far above average, above average, average, below average, or far below average? (INCOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Far above average71.4
2) Above average5511.1
3) Average29659.8
4) Below average10220.6
5) Far below average295.9
6) Don't know61.2
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
49) Compared with American families in general now, would you say your family income is far above average, above average, average, below average, or far below average? (FINRELA)
TOTAL%
1) Far above average163.3
2) Above average11423.2
3) Average24650.0
4) Below average9920.1
5) Far below average122.4
6) Don't know51.0
Missing4 
TOTAL492100.0
50) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINALTER)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better20341.0
2) Stayed the same19138.6
3) Getting worse9920.0
4) Don't know20.4
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
51) Last year, was your total family income from all sources, before taxes, more than $5,000? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Below $5,0008117.4
2) $5,000-10,0008518.3
3) $10,000-15,0007415.9
4) $15,000-20,0006714.4
5) $20,000-25,0006113.1
6) $25,000-50,0008217.6
7) $50,000 and above153.2
Missing31 
TOTAL465100.0
52) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White46694.0
2) Black295.8
3) Other10.2
TOTAL496100.0
53) 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? (HAPPYN)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy17134.5
2) Pretty happy26453.2
3) Not too happy5911.9
4) Don't know20.4
TOTAL496100.0
54) And five years ago, would you say you were very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPYP)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy17234.7
2) Pretty happy26453.3
3) Not too happy5711.5
4) Don't know20.4
Missing1 
TOTAL495100.0
55) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17535.3
2) Female32164.7
TOTAL496100.0
56) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17535.3
2) Female32164.7
TOTAL496100.0
57) I-RACE: What is your race? (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White46694.0
2) Black295.8
3) Other10.2
TOTAL496100.0
58) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced or have you never married? (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married33568.0
2) Widowed9519.3
3) Separated30.6
4) Divorced346.9
5) Single265.3
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
59) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant38377.7
2) Catholic5611.4
3) Jewish10.2
4) None418.3
5) Other122.4
Missing3 
TOTAL493100.0
60) I-EDUC: What is the highest grade in school that you finished and got credit for. (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School15431.4
2) High School graduate15631.8
3) Some college7815.9
4) College graduate438.8
5) Post graduate/professional5912.0
Missing6 
TOTAL490100.0
61) I-INCOME: Last year, was your total family income from all sources, before taxes: (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,0008117.4
2) $5,000-$15,00015934.2
3) $15,001-$25,00012827.5
4) $25,001-$50,0008217.6
5) $50,000+153.2
Missing31 
TOTAL465100.0
62) I-AGE: What was your age on your last birthday? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 17-307615.7
2) Age 31-4511824.4
3) Age 46-559419.4
4) Age 56-658016.5
5) Age 65+11624.0
Missing12 
TOTAL484100.0