Middletown Area Study, 1983

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Do you recall the downing of the Korean passenger airplane over Russian territory last September? (KALJET)
TOTAL%
1) No225.9
2) Yes35094.1
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
2) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECALLED THE DOWNING OF THE KOREAN PASSENGER AIRPLANE OVER RUSSIAN TERRITORY LAST SEPTEMBER: Overall, do you think the response of the United States to the downing of the Korean airliner was: (KALTOUGH)
TOTAL%
1) Too tough113.2
2) About right13037.6
3) Not tough enough17951.7
4) Don't know267.5
Missing27 
TOTAL346100.0
3) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RECALLED THE DOWNING OF THE KOREAN PASSENGER AIRPLANE OVER RUSSIAN TERRITORY LAST SEPTEMBER: Did the downing of the airliner increase your distrust of the Soviet Union? (KALUSSR)
TOTAL%
1) No10429.6
2) Yes23867.8
3) Not sure92.6
Missing22 
TOTAL351100.0
4) I want to ask you about a freeze on the development of nuclear weapons by the United States and the Soviet Union. The freeze would be mutual and could be checked by both countries. Would you approve or disapprove such a nuclear freeze? (FREEZE)
TOTAL%
1) Approve27273.7
2) Disapprove6417.3
3) Not sure338.9
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DISAPPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you disapprove because the Soviet Union cannot be trusted? (FREZUSSR)
TOTAL%
1) No57.6
2) Yes6192.4
Missing307 
TOTAL66100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DISAPPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you disapprove because we cannot verify the freeze? (FREZVER)
TOTAL%
1) No812.3
2) Yes5787.7
Missing308 
TOTAL65100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO APPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you approve because of fear of the destruction that a nuclear war would cause? (FREZDES)
TOTAL%
1) No3211.8
2) Yes23988.2
Missing102 
TOTAL271100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO APPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you approve because you are against all wars? (FREZWAR)
TOTAL%
1) No12144.8
2) Yes14955.2
Missing103 
TOTAL270100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO APPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you approve because you believe that money spent on nuclear weapons should be spent on social programs? (FREZMONY)
TOTAL%
1) No12046.2
2) Yes14053.8
Missing113 
TOTAL260100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO APPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you approve because you believe we already have enough nuclear weapons? (FREZENUF)
TOTAL%
1) No5824.4
2) Yes18075.6
Missing135 
TOTAL238100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO APPROVE OF A NUCLEAR FREEZE: Do you approve because you fear nuclear accidents? (FREZACC)
TOTAL%
1) No6825.2
2) Yes20274.8
Missing103 
TOTAL270100.0
12) Should the United States stop development of nuclear weapons without waiting for the Soviet Union to do the same? (FREZUNI)
TOTAL%
1) No27380.5
2) Yes4312.7
3) Not sure236.8
Missing34 
TOTAL339100.0
13) I am going to name some government institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institution are concerned, do you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? -- What about Congress - do you have a great deal of confidence, some confidence or hardly any confidence in the members of Congress? (CONCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal4712.7
2) Some25669.4
3) Hardly any5615.2
4) Not sure102.7
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
14) I am going to name some government institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institution are concerned, do you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? -- Next, the U.S. Supreme Court - do you have a great deal of confidence, some confidence or hardly any confidence in Supreme Court justices? (CONCOURT)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal9826.6
2) Some20355.2
3) Hardly any5414.7
4) Not sure133.5
Missing5 
TOTAL368100.0
15) I am going to name some government institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institution are concerned, do you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? -- What about the military? (CONMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal16845.5
2) Some14639.6
3) Hardly any3810.3
4) Not sure174.6
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
16) I am going to name some government institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institution are concerned, do you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? -- Last, what about the President and his advisors? (CONPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal11731.7
2) Some15040.7
3) Hardly any8823.8
4) Not sure143.8
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
17) We are faced with many problems in this country. 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. -- First, protecting the environment - are we spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount? (MONENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too much277.3
2) Too little16544.4
3) About right13937.4
4) Not sure4111.0
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
18) We are faced with many problems in this country. 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. -- Improving the conditions of Blacks - are we spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount? (MONBLACK)
TOTAL%
1) Too much6216.8
2) Too little9425.4
3) About right15842.7
4) Not sure5615.1
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
19) We are faced with many problems in this country. 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. -- What about military defense? (MONMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much7821.0
2) Too little10428.0
3) About right16343.9
4) Not sure267.0
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
20) We are faced with many problems in this country. 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. -- Last, how about welfare? (MONWEL)
TOTAL%
1) Too much17246.5
2) Too little7018.9
3) About right9625.9
4) Not sure328.6
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
21) How would you rate Mr. Reagan's performance as President up to this point in time? Would you say he has done: (REAGAN)
TOTAL%
1) An excellent job4913.2
2) A good job13135.2
3) A fair job13135.2
4) A poor job5915.9
5) No opinion20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
22) How would you describe your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal123.4
2) Somewhat liberal7019.8
3) Middle of the road14039.5
4) Somewhat conservative9526.8
5) Very conservative3710.5
Missing19 
TOTAL354100.0
23) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican9024.6
2) As an Independent7721.0
3) As a Democrat8824.0
4) As a member of some other party10.3
5) Sometimes as a Republican, sometimes as a Democrat11030.1
Missing7 
TOTAL366100.0
24) Looking at the last 5 years, would you say things have gotten worse for you? (DECLINE)
TOTAL%
1) No23262.4
2) Yes13335.8
3) Not sure71.9
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
25) What about the people in your neighborhood - in general have things gotten worse for them? (DECNEIGH)
TOTAL%
1) No19151.6
2) Yes14037.8
3) Not sure3910.5
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
26) Now I would like to discuss another topic in the news: child abuse. Sometimes people see changes that make them suspect child abuse by the parents. -- If friends of the family suspect parents have abused their children, should they report their suspicion to the Department of Welfare? (ABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) No164.3
2) Yes34692.8
3) Not sure112.9
TOTAL373100.0
27) Now I would like to discuss another topic in the news: child abuse. Sometimes people see changes that make them suspect child abuse by the parents. -- If a court finds that parents have abused their children, should the court have the power to take the children away from the parents? (ABUAWAY)
TOTAL%
1) No92.4
2) Yes33891.4
3) Not sure236.2
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
28) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- It is difficult to trust people who do not hold the same beliefs as I do. (NOTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree16644.6
2) Somewhat disagree12834.4
3) Uncertain318.3
4) Somewhat agree359.4
5) Strongly agree123.2
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
29) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- There are a number of groups and people in America today that are trying to destroy traditional ways of life. (DESTRADI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4913.2
2) Somewhat disagree5815.7
3) Uncertain328.6
4) Somewhat agree10227.6
5) Strongly agree12934.9
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
30) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- Every person should have complete faith in some supernatural power whose decisions are obeyed without question. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12133.6
2) Somewhat disagree5916.4
3) Uncertain339.2
4) Somewhat agree6618.3
5) Strongly agree8122.5
Missing13 
TOTAL360100.0
31) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- The country would be better off if there was a religious political party. (RELIGPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree18750.7
2) Somewhat disagree7921.4
3) Uncertain3710.0
4) Somewhat agree3810.3
5) Strongly agree287.6
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
32) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- One's minister (priest, or rabbi) should come out in support of a presidential candidate. (MINPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15341.5
2) Somewhat disagree8823.8
3) Uncertain4712.7
4) Somewhat agree5414.6
5) Strongly agree277.3
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
33) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- The United States is God's instrument in the fight against communism. (GODCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree9927.2
2) Somewhat disagree6217.0
3) Uncertain6618.1
4) Somewhat agree8222.5
5) Strongly agree5515.1
Missing9 
TOTAL364100.0
34) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- America is God's chosen nation today. (GODCHOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12734.4
2) Somewhat disagree6718.2
3) Uncertain6918.7
4) Somewhat agree5314.4
5) Strongly agree5314.4
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
35) For the following statements please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, are uncertain, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree. -- Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn. (OBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree349.2
2) Somewhat disagree5214.0
3) Uncertain143.8
4) Somewhat agree9826.4
5) Strongly agree17346.6
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
36) We would like to ask you some questions about religion. First, would you briefly describe what you think a religious person is like. That is, please tell me one or two characteristics that you believe best describe what religious people are like in general. -- First characteristic (RELIMAG1)
TOTAL%
1) Loving and caring5315.3
2) Respect for others185.2
3) Helps others113.2
4) Obeys the teaching of God308.7
5) Practice what they preach288.1
6) Moral and ethical113.2
7) Lives a proper life61.7
8) Good people226.4
9) Trustworthy51.4
10) Honest4412.7
11) Non-violent20.6
12) Hypocrites82.3
13) Dogmatic51.4
14) Other negative traits102.9
15) Other positive traits9326.9
Missing27 
TOTAL346100.0
37) We would like to ask you some questions about religion. First, would you briefly describe what you think a religious person is like. That is, please tell me one or two characteristics that you believe best describe what religious people are like in general. -- Second characteristic (RELIMAG2)
TOTAL%
1) Loving and caring4616.5
2) Respect for others145.0
3) Helps others3211.5
4) Obeys the teaching of God2910.4
5) Practice what they preach259.0
6) Moral and ethical41.4
7) Lives a proper life41.4
8) Good people72.5
9) Trustworthy114.0
10) Honest124.3
11) Non-violent10.4
12) Hypocrites31.1
13) Dogmatic51.8
14) Other negative traits103.6
15) Other positive traits7527.0
Missing95 
TOTAL278100.0
38) Do you watch religious broadcasts on television? (RELTV)
TOTAL%
1) No17246.2
2) Yes20053.8
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS ON TELEVISION: In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- Jerry Falwell (RELFALW)
TOTAL%
1) No15879.4
2) Yes4120.6
Missing174 
TOTAL199100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS ON TELEVISION: In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- The PTL Club with Jim Bakker (RELPTL)
TOTAL%
1) No12462.0
2) Yes7638.0
Missing173 
TOTAL200100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS ON TELEVISION: In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- James Robison (RELROB)
TOTAL%
1) No16985.8
2) Yes2814.2
Missing176 
TOTAL197100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCASTS ON TELEVISION: In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- The 700 Club (REL700)
TOTAL%
1) No13165.5
2) Yes6934.5
Missing173 
TOTAL200100.0
43) Do you believe that someday Christ will return? (CHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) No4411.9
2) Yes29078.6
3) Not sure359.5
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT CHRIST WILL RETURN: Are you certain Christ will return or do you have some doubts? (CHRDOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Certain22978.2
2) Some doubts6421.8
Missing80 
TOTAL293100.0
45) Do you believe that every word of the Bible is true? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) No13235.9
2) Yes20656.0
3) Not sure308.2
Missing5 
TOTAL368100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE EVERY WORD OF THE BIBLE: Are you certain every word is true or do you have some doubts? (BIBDOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Certain15974.3
2) Some doubts5525.7
Missing159 
TOTAL214100.0
47) Have you heard of the Moral Majority? (MORALMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) No9024.5
2) Yes27875.5
Missing5 
TOTAL368100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HEARD OF THE MORAL MAJORITY: How do you feel about the Moral Majority? Do you strongly support this group, generally support this group, feel somewhat against this group, or feel strongly against the moral majority? (MORMAJAT)
TOTAL%
1) Feel strongly against the Moral Majority5520.0
2) Feel somewhat against this group8530.9
3) Generally support this group5720.7
4) Strongly support this group114.0
5) No opinion6724.4
Missing98 
TOTAL275100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SUPPORT THE MORAL MAJORITY: Have you ever donated any money to the Moral Majority? (MORMAMON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes811.0
2) No6589.0
Missing300 
TOTAL73100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DO NOT SUPPORT THE MORAL MAJORITY: Are you against the goals of the moral majority, the methods they use to try to attain the goals, or both the goals and methods? (MOROPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Goals53.3
2) Methods6341.7
3) Both6643.7
4) Neither21.3
5) Not sure159.9
Missing222 
TOTAL151100.0
51) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant25068.3
2) Catholic4813.1
5) Other359.6
6) None339.0
Missing7 
TOTAL366100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT: What is your denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist8733.9
2) Presbyterian, Episcopal103.9
3) Lutheran (Not part of the Lutheran Churches of America)20.8
4) Lutheran (Part of the Lutheran Churches of America)51.9
5) Lutheran (Not sure if part of the Lutheran Churches of America)10.4
6) Christian (Not Disciples of Christ)62.3
7) Christian (Disciples of Christ)176.6
8) Christian (Not sure if Disciples of Christ)72.7
9) United Church of Christ51.9
10) Church of the Brethren41.6
11) Friends Church41.6
12) Unitarian - Universalist41.6
13) Baptist (Not part of the American Convention)114.3
14) Baptist (Part of the American Convention)187.0
15) Baptist (Nor sure if part of the American Convention)207.8
16) Baptist (Other)5621.8
Missing116 
TOTAL257100.0
53) How often do you attend church? (RELOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never5615.4
2) Once or less a year3710.2
3) Once or more a year7119.5
4) Once a month4211.5
5) Less than weekly3710.2
6) Weekly8623.6
7) More than weekly359.6
Missing9 
TOTAL364100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Do members of the church you attend speak in tongues at any church service? (TOUNGES)
TOTAL%
1) No26884.3
2) Yes4313.5
3) Not sure72.2
Missing55 
TOTAL318100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Has your pastor or other church leader spoken out about the moral majority? (RELMOR)
TOTAL%
1) No22872.2
2) Yes3912.3
3) Don't know4915.5
Missing57 
TOTAL316100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AND WHOSE PASTORS OR CHURCH LEADERS HAVE SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THE MORAL MAJORITY: In general were the things you heard in favor of the moral majority or against the moral majority? (RELMOROP)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1741.5
2) Against1639.0
3) Both37.3
4) Not sure512.2
Missing332 
TOTAL41100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Has your pastor or other church leader spoken out about a nuclear freeze? (RELFRZ)
TOTAL%
1) No19663.0
2) Yes7223.2
3) Not sure4313.8
Missing62 
TOTAL311100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AND WHOSE PASTORS OR CHURCH LEADERS HAVE SPOKEN OUT ABOUT A NUCLEAR FREEZE: In general were the things you heard in favor of the nuclear freeze or against the nuclear freeze? (RELFRZOP)
TOTAL%
1) Favor5067.6
2) Against1418.9
3) Both22.7
4) Not sure810.8
Missing299 
TOTAL74100.0
59) Do you ever pray privately? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) No338.9
2) Yes33691.1
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PRAY PRIVATELY: Do you pray privately just on special occasions, often or regularly each week? (PRAYPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) Special occasions7823.1
2) Often11935.3
3) Regularly14041.5
Missing36 
TOTAL337100.0
61) Now I want to ask you about Ball State, and I want to emphasize that we really want your frank opinion. Compared to other schools in the state, would you rate Ball State as: (BSU)
TOTAL%
1) Below average184.9
2) Average17848.5
3) Above average13937.9
4) Not sure328.7
Missing6 
TOTAL367100.0
62) How often do you watch network or national news on TV? (MEDIATV)
TOTAL%
1) Daily25067.4
2) Several times a week7018.9
3) Once a week184.9
4) Several times a month184.9
5) Monthly or less92.4
6) Never61.6
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
63) How often do you read magazines such as Time, Newsweek, or U.S. News and World Report? (MEDMAG)
TOTAL%
1) Weekly9726.1
2) Several times a month349.2
3) Monthly3710.0
4) Less than monthly8924.0
5) Never11430.7
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
64) Have you ever been on active duty for military training or service? (MILITARY)
TOTAL%
1) No30482.4
2) Yes6517.6
Missing4 
TOTAL369100.0
65) Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, living with a partner, or have never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married22460.2
2) Divorced297.8
3) Separated41.1
4) Widowed379.9
5) Live in partner92.4
6) Never married6918.5
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
66) Last week were you working full-time, part-time, unemployed, keeping house, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time15241.1
2) Working part-time5414.6
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike20.5
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work215.7
5) Retired4311.6
6) In school225.9
7) Keeping house7119.2
8) Other51.4
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
67) What is your occupation? (Bureau of Census occupation codes--see file notes/study summary for list of codes) (OCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL215439.219296
68) Do you believe that people doing this kind of work get less respect today than when you first began doing this work? (WRKRES)
TOTAL%
1) No15974.6
2) Yes4320.2
3) Not sure115.2
Missing160 
TOTAL213100.0
69) Are you employed by someone else, are you self-employed, or do you work without pay in family business? (WRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Someone else17986.1
2) Self employed2813.5
3) Work without pay10.5
Missing165 
TOTAL208100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE: I want to ask you about several work activities. For each one, please tell me if you can do this on your main job, either officially or unofficially. -- The first activity is deciding when to come to work and when to leave work. Can you decide this on your job, either officially or unofficially? (WRKGO)
TOTAL%
1) No10958.3
2) Yes7841.7
Missing186 
TOTAL187100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENT WHO WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE: I want to ask you about several work activities. For each one, please tell me if you can do this on your main job, either officially or unofficially. -- The next activity is deciding on your own to introduce a new task or work assignment for yourself. Can you do this on your job? (WRKTASK)
TOTAL%
1) No6132.8
2) Yes12567.2
Missing187 
TOTAL186100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENT WHO WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE: I want to ask you about several work activities. For each one, please tell me if you can do this on your main job, either officially or unofficially. -- As an official part of your main job, do you supervise the work of other employees or tell other employees what work to do? (WRKSUP)
TOTAL%
1) No11159.4
2) Yes7640.6
Missing186 
TOTAL187100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENT WHO ARE MARRIED: Last week was your spouse working full-time, part-time, unemployed, keeping house, or what? (SPWRKSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time12656.8
2) Working part-time167.2
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike10.5
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work62.7
5) Retired2511.3
6) In school41.8
7) Keeping house4218.9
8) Other20.9
Missing151 
TOTAL222100.0
74) What is your spouse's occupation? (Bureau of Census occupation codes--see file notes/study summary for list of codes) (SPOCC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL142487.514289
75) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Elementary - 210.3
4) Elementary - 410.3
5) Elementary - 541.1
7) Elementary - 710.3
8) Elementary - 8102.7
9) High School - 9143.8
10) High School - 10236.2
11) High School - 11225.9
12) High School - 1214238.3
13) College - Freshman225.9
14) College - Sophomore195.1
15) College - Junior164.3
16) College - Senior3810.2
17) College - Graduate or Professional4311.6
18) Trade School154.0
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
76) What is your age please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL36742.46617
77) What is your ethnic background? Are you: (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Black226.0
2) White33992.1
3) American Indian30.8
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican)20.5
5) Oriental10.3
6) Other10.3
Missing5 
TOTAL368100.0
78) I'd like to ask you a general question about your income please. Last year, was your total family income, from all sources: (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less5014.7
2) $5,000 - 10,0006117.9
3) $10,000 - 15,0005415.8
4) $15,000 - 20,0004212.3
5) $20,000 - 25,0003510.3
6) $25,000 - 35,0005215.2
7) $35,000 - 50,000319.1
8) Over $50,000164.7
Missing32 
TOTAL341100.0
79) Do you live in: (RESIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Muncie24866.5
2) A small town in the county6016.1
3) In a rural area5314.2
4) Muncie suburb123.2
TOTAL373100.0
80) Are you responsible for taking care of any children who are living with you? (DEPCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) No22661.1
2) Yes14438.9
Missing3 
TOTAL370100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANY CHILDREN THAT LIVE WITH THEM: How many children are you responsible for? (DEPCHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One5638.6
2) Two5135.2
3) Three2013.8
4) Four128.3
5) Five or more64.1
Missing228 
TOTAL145100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER: Let us talk about your child (children) who is (are) two years old or less. Do you need help in caring for this child (these children?) (DEP2CRE)
TOTAL%
1) No1864.3
2) Yes932.1
3) Not sure13.6
Missing345 
TOTAL28100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): Do you need all-day care? (DEP2DAY)
TOTAL%
1) No325.0
2) Yes975.0
Missing361 
TOTAL12100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): Would you prefer someone to come and stay in your house or a Center to where the dependent(s) can be brought? (DEP2HSE)
TOTAL%
1) House360.0
2) Center240.0
Missing368 
TOTAL5100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): In order to use the Day Care Center -- Would if have to be open by 6 A.M.? (DEP26AM)
TOTAL%
1) No350.0
2) Yes350.0
Missing367 
TOTAL6100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): In order to use the Day Care Center -- Would the Center have to be open during the night? (DEP2NITE)
TOTAL%
1) No360.0
2) Yes240.0
Missing368 
TOTAL5100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN TWO YEARS OLD OR YOUNGER: Do you need help in transporting the child (children) to community activities or programs for the young? (DEP2TRAN)
TOTAL%
1) No1076.9
2) Yes323.1
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 3-5: Let us talk about you child (children) who is (are) ages 3-5. Do you need help in caring for this child (these children?) (DEP5CRE)
TOTAL%
1) No3075.0
2) Yes1025.0
Missing333 
TOTAL40100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 3-5 AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): Do you need all-day care? (DEP5ALL)
TOTAL%
1) No650.0
2) Yes650.0
Missing361 
TOTAL12100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 3-5 AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): Would you prefer someone to come and stay in your house or a Center to where the dependent(s) can be brought? (DEP5HSE)
TOTAL%
1) House116.7
2) Center583.3
Missing367 
TOTAL6100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 3-5 AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): In order to use the Day Care Center -- Would if have to be open by 6 A.M.? (DEP5DAY)
TOTAL%
1) No583.3
2) Yes116.7
Missing367 
TOTAL6100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 3-5: Do you need help in transporting the child (children) to community activities or programs for the young? (DEP5TRAN)
TOTAL%
1) No1275.0
2) Yes425.0
Missing357 
TOTAL16100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 6-14: Let us talk about you child (children) who is (are) ages 6-14. Do you need help in caring for this child (these children?) (DEP14CRE)
TOTAL%
1) No7683.5
2) Yes1516.5
Missing282 
TOTAL91100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 6-14 AND NEED HELP IN CARING FOR THIS CHILD (THESE CHILDREN): Do you need before school care? What about after school care? (DEP14SCH)
TOTAL%
2) After1145.8
3) Both312.5
4) Neither833.3
5) Not sure28.3
Missing349 
TOTAL24100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGES 6-14: Do you need help in transporting the child (children) to community activities or programs for the young? (DEP14TRA)
TOTAL%
1) No1973.1
2) Yes726.9
Missing347 
TOTAL26100.0
96) Are you responsible financially, or otherwise, for taking care of anyone 65 years of age or older? (DEPELD)
TOTAL%
1) No33992.9
2) Yes267.1
Missing8 
TOTAL365100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: For how many elderly people are you responsible? (DEPELDN)
TOTAL%
1) One1666.7
2) Two833.3
Missing349 
TOTAL24100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need help in caring for this person (these persons)? (DEPHELP)
TOTAL%
1) No1770.8
2) Yes729.2
Missing349 
TOTAL24100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need all-day care for this person (these persons)? (DEPELDAL)
TOTAL%
1) No872.7
2) Yes327.3
Missing362 
TOTAL11100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need help from a visiting nurse? (DEPELDNS)
TOTAL%
1) No969.2
2) Yes430.8
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need hot meals delivered to that person (persons)? (DEPELDME)
TOTAL%
1) No1292.3
2) Yes17.7
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need help in transporting the elderly person (elderly people) to community activities or programs for the elderly? (SDEPELDT)
TOTAL%
1) No969.2
2) Yes430.8
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need temporary relief so you can run errands or relax? (DEPELDER)
TOTAL%
1) No975.0
2) Yes325.0
Missing361 
TOTAL12100.0
104) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need someone to be a companion for the elderly person (elderly people)? (DEPELDCO)
TOTAL%
1) No969.2
2) Yes430.8
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE 65 YEARS OR OLDER: Do you need someone to come in and do housework, either for yourself or the elderly person (elderly people)? (DEPELDIN)
TOTAL%
1) No753.8
2) Yes538.5
3) Not sure17.7
Missing360 
TOTAL13100.0
106) Are you responsible financially, or otherwise, for taking care of anyone who is handicapped or disabled? (DEPHAN)
TOTAL%
1) No34195.0
2) Yes185.0
Missing14 
TOTAL359100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: For how many such people are you responsible? (DEPHANN)
TOTAL%
1) One1386.7
2) Two213.3
Missing358 
TOTAL15100.0
108) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need help in caring for this person (these persons)? (DEPHANHL)
TOTAL%
1) No1066.7
2) Yes533.3
Missing358 
TOTAL15100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need all-day care for this person (these persons)? (DEPHANAL)
TOTAL%
1) No375.0
2) Yes125.0
Missing369 
TOTAL4100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need help from a visiting nurse? (DEPHANNS)
TOTAL%
1) No675.0
2) Yes225.0
Missing365 
TOTAL8100.0
111) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need hot meals delivered to that person (persons)? (DEPHANME)
TOTAL%
1) No685.7
2) Yes114.3
Missing366 
TOTAL7100.0
112) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need help in transporting the handicapped person (people) to community activities or programs for the handicapped? (DEPHANTR)
TOTAL%
1) No450.0
2) Yes450.0
Missing365 
TOTAL8100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need temporary relief so you can run errands or relax? (DEPHANER)
TOTAL%
1) No685.7
2) Yes114.3
Missing366 
TOTAL7100.0
114) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need someone to be a companion for the handicapped person (people)? (DEPHANCO)
TOTAL%
1) No480.0
2) Yes120.0
Missing368 
TOTAL5100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING CARE OF ANYONE WHO IS HANDICAPPED OR DISABLED: Do you need someone to come in and do housework, either for yourself or the handicapped person (people)? (DEPHANWR)
TOTAL%
1) No480.0
2) Yes120.0
Missing368 
TOTAL5100.0
116) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male13738.7
2) Female21761.3
Missing19 
TOTAL354100.0
117) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male13738.7
2) Female21761.3
Missing19 
TOTAL354100.0
118) I-RACE: What is your ethnic background? Are you: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black226.0
2) White33992.1
3) American Indian30.8
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican)20.5
5) Oriental10.3
6) Other10.3
Missing5 
TOTAL368100.0
119) I-MARITAL: Are you married, divorced, separated, widowed, living with a partner, or have never been married? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married22460.2
2) Divorced297.8
3) Separated41.1
4) Widowed379.9
5) Live in partner92.4
6) Never married6918.5
Missing1 
TOTAL372100.0
120) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant25068.3
2) Catholic4813.1
5) Other359.6
6) None339.0
Missing7 
TOTAL366100.0
121) I-EDUC: What is the last grade you completed in school? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School7620.5
2) High School graduate14238.3
3) Some college7219.4
4) College graduate3810.2
5) Post graduate/professional4311.6
Missing2 
TOTAL371100.0
122) I-INCOME: I'd like to ask you a general question about your income please. Last year, was your total family income, from all sources: (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00011132.6
2) $10,001-$20,0009628.2
3) $20,001-$35,0008725.5
4) $35,001-$50,000319.1
5) $50,001 and up164.7
Missing32 
TOTAL341100.0
123) I-AGE: What is your age please? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 14-3010729.2
2) Age 31-4511531.3
3) Age 46-554913.4
4) Age 56-655214.2
5) Age 66+4412.0
Missing6 
TOTAL367100.0