Middletown Area Study, 1980

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Our first question is, were you born in Muncie? (BORNMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9429.8
2) No22170.2
TOTAL315100.0
2) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS NOT BORN IN MUNCIE: Were you born in Delaware County? (BORNDEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes94.1
2) No21195.9
Missing95 
TOTAL220100.0
3) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS NOT BORN IN MUNCIE AND NOT BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in the state of Indiana? (BORNIND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9243.8
2) No11856.2
Missing105 
TOTAL210100.0
4) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time12740.4
2) Working part time319.9
3) With a job but temporary51.6
4) Unemployed, laid off92.9
5) Retired3410.8
6) In school10.3
7) Keeping house10433.1
8) Other31.0
Missing1 
TOTAL314100.0
5) 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 time17555.6
2) Working part time278.6
3) With a job but temporary51.6
4) Unemployed, laid off134.1
5) Retired299.2
6) In school20.6
7) Keeping house6219.7
8) Other20.6
TOTAL315100.0
6) How many years of schooling have you completed? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Elementary-110.3
4) Elementary-431.0
5) Elementary-510.3
6) Elementary-610.3
7) Elementary-7103.2
8) Elementary-8144.5
9) High School-9154.8
10) High School-10278.6
11) High School-11196.1
12) High School-1212038.3
13) College-Freshman227.0
14) College-Sophomore134.2
15) College-Junior134.2
16) College-Senior258.0
17) College-Graduate or Professional299.3
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: And how about your (husband/wife), how many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
4) Elementary-410.3
5) Elementary-510.3
6) Elementary-620.7
7) Elementary-710.3
8) Elementary-8186.0
9) High School-962.0
10) High School-10268.6
11) High School-11196.3
12) High School-1214247.0
13) College-Freshman144.6
14) College-Sophomore227.3
15) College-Junior103.3
16) College-Senior237.6
17) College-Graduate or Professional175.6
Missing13 
TOTAL302100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Is this your first marriage? (PREVMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26082.5
2) No5517.5
TOTAL315100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY MARRIED: How did your previous marriage end, by divorce, or by death of that spouse? (HOWEND)
TOTAL%
1) Divorce4072.7
2) Death1527.3
Missing260 
TOTAL55100.0
10) Next we would like to ask if you own or rent your residence? (HOMTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Own26383.5
2) Rent5216.5
TOTAL315100.0
11) If the number 10 represented the best possible neighborhood for you and your family, and number 1 represented the worst possible neighborhood, what number in-between represents where you actually live? (NEIGH)
TOTAL%
1) The worst-161.9
2) 220.6
3) 372.3
4) 492.9
5) 54113.3
6) 6278.8
7) 73110.1
8) 88728.2
9) 93511.4
10) The best-106320.5
Missing7 
TOTAL308100.0
12) Now, we'd like to ask you some questions about your parents. Thinking back to when you were 16 years old, were you living with both your father and your mother? (FAM16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24076.4
2) No7423.6
Missing1 
TOTAL314100.0
13) Did your mother ever work for pay as long as a year after she was married? (MAWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15851.3
2) No15048.7
Missing7 
TOTAL308100.0
14) Is your mother still living? (MALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19863.3
2) No11536.7
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE MOTHERS STILL LIVING: Where does she live? (MARES)
TOTAL%
1) With respondent21.0
2) Muncie/Delaware County8844.7
3) Other Indiana5427.4
4) Elsewhere5326.9
Missing118 
TOTAL197100.0
16) Is your father still living? (PALIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13442.9
2) No17857.1
Missing3 
TOTAL312100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE FATHERS STILL LIVING: Where does he live? (PARES)
TOTAL%
1) With respondent10.7
2) Muncie/Delaware County5943.7
3) Other Indiana3828.1
4) Elsewhere3727.4
Missing180 
TOTAL135100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE MOTHERS ARE LIVING BUT DO NOT LIVE WITH THEM: About how often do you see her per year? (MASEE)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times31.6
2) 1 to 5 times5127.0
3) 6 to 10 times84.2
4) 11 to 15 times189.5
5) 16 to 50 times1910.1
6) 51 to 99 times3216.9
7) 100 to 199 times3820.1
8) 200 to 299 times94.8
9) 300 times or more115.8
Missing126 
TOTAL189100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE FATHERS ARE LIVING BUT DO NOT LIVE WITH THEM: About how often do you see him per year? (PASEE)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times75.3
2) 1 to 5 times3627.1
3) 6 to 10 times53.8
4) 11 to 15 times1511.3
5) 16 to 50 times139.8
6) 51 to 99 times2317.3
7) 100 to 199 times2418.0
8) 200 to 299 times75.3
9) 300 times or more32.3
Missing182 
TOTAL133100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE FATHERS ARE LIVING BUT DO NOT LIVE WITH THEM: About how often do you have contact with her by phone or letter? (MACON)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times42.1
2) 1 to 15 times178.9
3) 16 to 50 times3015.8
4) 51 to 99 times5227.4
5) 100 to 199 times3216.8
6) 200 to 299 times42.1
7) 300 times or more5126.8
Missing125 
TOTAL190100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE FATHERS ARE LIVING BUT DO NOT LIVE WITH THEM: About how often do you have contact with him by phone or letter? (PACON)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times86.0
2) 1 to 15 times2014.9
3) 16 to 50 times2216.4
4) 51 to 99 times3223.9
5) 100 to 199 times2317.2
6) 200 to 299 times32.2
7) 300 times or more2619.4
Missing181 
TOTAL134100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE MOTHERS ARE LIVING: Are you satisfied with the amount of contact you have with your mother? Are you very satisfied, mostly satisfied, or not satisfied? (MASAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied9751.1
2) Mostly satisfied7137.4
3) Not satisfied2211.6
Missing125 
TOTAL190100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHOSE FATHERS ARE LIVING: Are you satisfied with the amount of contact you have with your father? Are you very satisfied, mostly satisfied, or not satisfied? (PASAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied6548.5
2) Mostly satisfied5541.0
3) Not satisfied1410.4
Missing181 
TOTAL134100.0
24) How many children have you ever had, whether or not they are still living? (CHILDS)
TOTAL%
0) 3410.8
1) 5015.9
2) 9329.5
3) 6721.3
4) 278.6
5) 175.4
6) 134.1
7) 92.9
8) 20.6
9) 20.6
12) 10.3
TOTAL315100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: About how often do you see (him/her) per year? (CSEE)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times53.2
2) 1 to 15 times6139.6
3) 16 to 50 times106.5
4) 51 to 99 times2415.6
5) 100 to 199 times3019.5
6) 200 to 299 times63.9
7) 300 times or more1811.7
Missing161 
TOTAL154100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: About how often do you have contact with (him/her) by phone or letter? (CCON)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times106.6
2) 1 to 15 times2214.5
3) 16 to 50 times2315.1
4) 51 to 99 times3019.7
5) 100 to 199 times2818.4
6) 200 to 299 times32.0
7) 300 times or more3623.7
Missing163 
TOTAL152100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: How satisfied are you with the amount of contact you have with (him/her)? Are you very satisfied, mostly satisfied, or not satisfied? (CSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied8454.2
2) Mostly satisfied5535.5
3) Not satisfied1610.3
Missing160 
TOTAL155100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Now about your (child/children), would you say (he/she/they) (get/got) strict, about average, or mild discipline? (CHLDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strict7527.6
2) Average16962.1
3) Mild2810.3
Missing43 
TOTAL272100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Who usually disciplines (disciplined) your (child/children)? (Is/was) it you, your (husband/wife), or do you each do it equally? (WHODIS)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent7928.8
2) Spouse2810.2
3) Equally16760.9
Missing41 
TOTAL274100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: If one of your children was having a problem and you didn't know how to help with it, who would you ask for advice other than your (husband/wife)? (CHLDPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Parent4921.6
2) Sibling73.1
3) Child31.3
4) Other relative2310.1
5) Friend2912.8
6) Minister/priest6629.1
7) Helping professional4620.3
8) Other41.8
Missing88 
TOTAL227100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: For the following statement, please tell me whether you generally agree with the statement, or if you generally disagree with the statement. My (husband/wife) (does/did) a good job disciplining our (child/children). (SPDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24088.6
2) Disagree3111.4
Missing44 
TOTAL271100.0
32) How would you describe the discipline you got while growing up? Was it strict, about average, or mild? (GROWDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strict14346.0
2) Average13443.1
3) Mild3410.9
Missing4 
TOTAL311100.0
33) Next I would like to ask you about your family activities. How often do you do the following things with just your (husband/wife)? -- Spend an evening watching television together? (per year) (TV)
TOTAL%
0) 175.4
12) 61.9
24) 113.5
36) 10.3
52) 3812.2
78) 10.3
82) 10.3
104) 3812.2
130) 134.2
156) 3611.5
182) 51.6
208) 165.1
218) 10.3
234) 31.0
260) 268.3
286) 10.3
312) 82.6
364) 154.8
365) 7524.0
Missing3 
TOTAL312100.0
34) Next I would like to ask you about your family activities. How often do you do the following things with just your (husband/wife)? -- Visit friends or relatives together (per year) (VISIT)
TOTAL%
0) 247.7
1) 20.6
2) 82.6
3) 31.0
4) 20.6
5) 10.3
6) 31.0
7) 10.3
12) 3410.9
18) 31.0
24) 4514.5
25) 10.3
26) 10.3
30) 41.3
36) 51.6
42) 10.3
52) 10132.5
54) 10.3
78) 41.3
104) 3711.9
130) 61.9
156) 113.5
182) 10.3
208) 51.6
234) 10.3
260) 10.3
312) 10.3
365) 41.3
Missing4 
TOTAL311100.0
35) Next I would like to ask you about your family activities. How often do you do the following things with just your (husband/wife)? -- Go out for an evening of entertainment together (per year) (ENTERT)
TOTAL%
0) 3410.9
1) 51.6
2) 144.5
3) 20.6
4) 92.9
5) 20.6
6) 31.0
7) 10.3
11) 10.3
12) 5116.3
18) 20.6
24) 5417.3
30) 41.3
34) 10.3
36) 51.6
42) 10.3
48) 10.3
52) 8326.5
78) 31.0
104) 278.6
130) 41.3
156) 41.3
182) 10.3
260) 10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
36) Next I would like to ask you about your family activities. How often do you do the following things with just your (husband/wife)? -- Go shopping together (per year) (SHOP)
TOTAL%
0) 5216.6
1) 92.9
2) 134.2
3) 61.9
4) 51.6
5) 20.6
6) 31.0
8) 10.3
12) 5016.0
17) 10.3
18) 10.3
24) 4915.7
26) 10.3
30) 20.6
36) 31.0
48) 20.6
52) 7624.3
78) 41.3
104) 237.3
130) 31.0
156) 51.6
208) 20.6
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
37) In general, how satisfied are you with the amount of time you get to spend with your (husband/wife)? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, or not very satisfied? (SATTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied20063.7
2) Mostly satisfied8627.4
3) Not satisfied288.9
Missing1 
TOTAL314100.0
38) Who prepares the meals in your household? Is it usually you, usually your (husband/wife), or do you each do it equally? (MEALS)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent14947.3
2) Spouse9530.2
3) Equally6821.6
4) Other31.0
TOTAL315100.0
39) Who is in charge of paying the bills? Is it usually you, usually your (husband/wife), or do you each do it equally? (BILLS)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent13342.2
2) Spouse10834.3
3) Equally7323.2
4) Other10.3
TOTAL315100.0
40) Who takes care of minor repairs around the house? Is it usually you, usually your (husband/wife), or do you each do it equally? (REPAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Respondent13041.5
2) Spouse11536.7
3) Equally5016.0
4) Other185.8
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
41) For each of the following statements, please tell me whether you generally agree with the statement, or if you generally disagree with it. The first is, my (husband/wife) is good at handling money. (MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25882.4
2) Disagree5517.6
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
42) For each of the following statements, please tell me whether you generally agree with the statement, or if you generally disagree with it. It would be alright with me if my (husband/wife) wanted to take a separate vacation. (SEPVAC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree18759.9
2) Disagree12540.1
Missing3 
TOTAL312100.0
43) If there were a serious illness in your family, who would you call on for comfort, other than your (husband/wife)? (COMFORT)
TOTAL%
1) Parent10134.2
2) Sibling3411.5
3) Child4816.3
4) Other relative3210.8
5) Friend3712.5
6) Minister/priest3812.9
7) Helping professional10.3
8) Other41.4
Missing20 
TOTAL295100.0
44) If the number 10 represented complete satisfaction with your marriage and the number 1 represented no satisfaction at all, what number in between best represents how satisfied with your marriage you actually are? (SATMAR)
TOTAL%
1) No satisfaction-110.3
3) 320.6
4) 420.6
5) 5165.2
6) 661.9
7) 7175.5
8) 85718.4
9) 98326.8
10) Complete satisfaction-1012640.6
Missing5 
TOTAL310100.0
45) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant24778.4
2) Catholic3511.1
3) Jewish10.3
4) None51.6
5) Other278.6
TOTAL315100.0
46) Would you call yourself a strong member of your religion, a somewhat strong member, or a not very strong member? (RINTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong9031.6
2) Somewhat strong9834.4
3) Not very strong9734.0
Missing30 
TOTAL285100.0
47) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL31344.13415
48) As 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 satisfied14947.3
2) More or less satisfied12238.7
3) Not at all satisfied4414.0
TOTAL315100.0
49) Thinking back to the time when you were 16 years old, compared with American families in general then, would you say your family income was below average, average, or above average? (INCOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Below average11838.1
2) Average15449.7
3) Above average3812.3
Missing5 
TOTAL310100.0
50) Compared with American families in general now, would you say your present family income is below average, average, above average? (FINRELA)
TOTAL%
1) Below average5417.1
2) Average17054.0
3) Above average9128.9
TOTAL315100.0
51) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINALTER)
TOTAL%
1) Better16151.1
2) Worse4414.0
3) Same11034.9
TOTAL315100.0
52) last year was your total family income greater than... (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Greater than $5,000248.1
2) Greater than $10,0003612.1
3) Greater than $15,0004515.2
4) Greater than $20,0006521.9
5) Greater than $25,0005016.8
6) Greater than $50,0007725.9
Missing18 
TOTAL297100.0
53) What is your race? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White29694.3
2) Black165.1
3) Other20.6
Missing1 
TOTAL314100.0
54) Sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male14144.8
2) Female17455.2
TOTAL315100.0
55) I-SEX: Sex (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male14144.8
2) Female17455.2
TOTAL315100.0
56) I-RACE: What is your race? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White29694.3
2) Black165.1
3) Other20.6
Missing1 
TOTAL314100.0
57) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant24778.4
2) Catholic3511.1
3) Jewish10.3
4) None51.6
5) Other278.6
TOTAL315100.0
58) I-EDUC: How many years of schooling have you completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School9129.1
2) High School graduate12038.3
3) Some college4815.3
4) College graduate258.0
5) Post graduate/porfessional299.3
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0
59) I-INCOME: Last year was your total family income greater than... (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Greater than $10,0006020.2
2) Greater than $15,0004515.2
3) Greater than $20,0006521.9
4) Greater than $25,0005016.8
5) Greater than $50,0007725.9
Missing18 
TOTAL297100.0
60) I-AGE: What is your age? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 17-306621.1
2) Age 31-4510232.6
3) Age 46-556922.0
4) Age 56-655216.6
5) Age 65+247.7
Missing2 
TOTAL313100.0