Middletown Area Study, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL417209121
2) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male18945.3
2) Female22854.7
TOTAL417100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married23255.6
2) Widowed409.6
3) Separated51.2
4) Divorced5813.9
5) Never been married8219.7
TOTAL417100.0
4) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
6) Elementary--610.2
7) Elementary--720.5
8) Elementary--881.9
9) High school--9102.4
10) High school--10153.6
11) High school--11256.0
12) High school graduate17241.4
13) College--freshman307.2
14) College--sophomore4210.1
15) College--junior163.9
16) College graduate4510.8
17) College--graduate or professional399.4
18) Trade school102.4
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
5) Elementary--510.4
6) Elementary--620.9
8) Elementary--820.9
9) High School--962.6
10) High School--10135.6
11) High School--11114.7
12) High School--129239.3
13) College--freshman166.8
14) College--sophomore2510.7
15) College--junior125.1
16) College--senior2912.4
17) College-graduate or professional208.5
18) Trade school52.1
Missing183 
TOTAL234100.0
6) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 0 kids11226.9
1) 1 kid6515.6
2) 2 kids11527.6
3) 3 kids6615.8
4) 4 kids286.7
5) 5 kids163.8
6) 6 kids133.1
7) 7 kids10.2
8) 8 or more kids10.2
TOTAL417100.0
7) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County16840.4
2) Other Indiana County12429.8
3) Outside Indiana12429.8
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16094.7
2) No95.3
Missing248 
TOTAL169100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama21.6
3) Arizona10.8
5) California43.1
6) Colorado10.8
7) Connecticut10.8
8) Delaware10.8
10) Georgia10.8
13) Illinois1814.2
15) Iowa21.6
16) Kansas21.6
17) Kentucky129.4
18) Louisiana21.6
21) Massachusetts32.4
22) Michigan64.7
24) Mississippi10.8
25) Missouri10.8
27) Nebraska10.8
30) New Jersey10.8
32) New York21.6
33) North Carolina21.6
34) North Dakota10.8
35) Ohio2015.7
36) Oklahoma10.8
37) Oregon10.8
38) Pennsylvania75.5
41) South Dakota10.8
42) Tennessee1612.6
43) Texas43.1
46) Virginia32.4
48) West Virginia32.4
49) Wisconsin21.6
51) Other Country43.1
Missing290 
TOTAL127100.0
10) How satisfied are you with the home you are currently living in? Are you: (SATHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied20950.1
2) Somewhat satisfied16539.6
3) Neutral20.5
4) Somewhat dissatisfied276.5
5) Very dissatisfied143.4
TOTAL417100.0
11) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White38192.3
2) Black276.5
3) Other51.2
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
12) What is your age, please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL41243.38818
13) Last week were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time19947.8
2) Working part time and not in school215.0
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, or strike20.5
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work102.4
5) Retired7417.8
6) In school5813.9
7) Keeping house4410.6
8) Other81.9
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Laborer146.3
2) Operative, service5223.5
3) Craftsman, foreman209.0
4) Clerical, sales5223.5
5) Manager, official3415.4
6) Professional, technical4922.2
Missing196 
TOTAL221100.0
15) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less4110.5
2) $5,001 - $10,0004511.5
3) $10,001 - $15,0004511.5
4) $15,001 - $20,0004712.0
5) $20,001 - $25,000246.1
6) $25,001 - $30,0004110.5
7) $30,001 - $50,0008521.7
8) $50,001 - $75,000389.7
9) $75,001 - $100,00041.0
10) More than $100,00061.5
11) Don't know164.1
Missing25 
TOTAL392100.0
16) How would you judge the American economy today? Would you say the American economy is in: (AMERECON)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape10.2
2) Good shape266.2
3) Okay shape11026.4
4) Not very good shape19546.8
5) Terrible shape8219.7
6) Don't know30.7
TOTAL417100.0
17) How satisfied would you say you are these days with your financial situation? Are you: (FINSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied5012.0
2) Somewhat satisfied21150.6
3) Neutral92.2
4) Somewhat dissatisfied9222.1
5) Very dissatisfied5312.7
6) Don't know20.5
TOTAL417100.0
18) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. "The American government guarantees everyone such things as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. In the same way, the government should guarantee a job to everyone willing to work." (GUARJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement8319.9
2) Agree14033.6
3) Are you neutral about this statement5012.0
4) Disagree10725.7
5) Strongly disagree348.2
6) Don't know30.7
TOTAL417100.0
19) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. "To solve the problems of poverty and unemployment, we must create a society in which goods and services are distributed more or less equally among all people." (EQUALDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement5212.5
2) Agree17141.2
3) Are you neutral about this statement5914.2
4) Disagree9522.9
5) Strongly disagree317.5
6) Don't know71.7
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
20) Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. "Rich people are morally obliged to help poor people." (RICHHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement4210.1
2) Agree13231.9
3) Are you neutral about this statement6215.0
4) Disagree14835.7
5) Strongly disagree276.5
6) Don't know30.7
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
21) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican7919.3
2) As an Independent8821.5
3) As a Democrat9924.1
4) As a member of some other party10.2
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat13432.7
6) Don't know92.2
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
22) How would you describe your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal122.9
2) Liberal9422.6
3) Middle of the road17141.1
4) Conservative11126.7
5) Very conservative174.1
6) Don't know112.6
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
23) If you are going to vote in the upcoming election for U.S. Senator, which candidate do you plan to vote for or are you leaning towards? (SENVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Dan Coats13032.6
2) Baron Hill4611.5
3) Another candidate174.3
4) Will you not be voting10726.8
5) Undecided (don't know)9924.8
Missing18 
TOTAL399100.0
24) If you are going to vote in the upcoming election for U.S. House of Representatives, which candidate do you plan to vote for or are you leaning towards? (HOUSVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) Phil Sharp18846.9
2) Mike Pence4210.5
3) Another candidate143.5
4) Will not be voting8020.0
5) You do not live in the Congressional District in which Sharp and Pence are running92.2
6) Undecided (don't know)6817.0
Missing16 
TOTAL401100.0
25) Overall, how would you say George Bush is presently doing his job as President of the United States? Is he doing a(n): (GBUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent job225.3
2) Good job14434.7
3) Fair job18243.9
4) Poor job6114.7
5) Don't know61.4
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
26) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5814.0
2) Protestant19346.6
3) Christian10024.2
4) Jewish10.2
5) Other religion like Buddhist, Muslim, etc.20.5
6) None5513.3
7) Don't know51.2
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist7626.5
2) Methodist (usually attend "Union Chapel," "Center Chapel," or "Fountain Square."62.1
4) Presbyterian (not part of Presbyterian Church, USA)51.7
5) Presbyterian (part of the Presbyterian Church, USA)155.2
6) Presbyterian (Not sure if part of the Presbyterian Church, USA)31.0
7) Lutheran (Not part of the Missouri Synod)62.1
8) Lutheran (Part of the Missouri Synod)31.0
9) Lutheran (Not sure if part of the Missouri Synod)20.7
10) Baptist (Not part of the American Baptist Churches)227.7
11) Baptist (Part of the American Baptist Churches)258.7
12) Baptist (not sure if part of the American Baptist Churches)124.2
13) Christian (Not Disciples of Christ)82.8
14) Christian (Disciples of Christ)113.8
15) Christian (Not sure if Disciples of Christ)41.4
16) United Church of Christ144.9
17) Church of the Brethren20.7
19) Unitarian - Universalist10.3
20) Nazarene175.9
22) Church of God62.1
23) Other289.8
24) Non-denominational217.3
Missing130 
TOTAL287100.0
28) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never8620.8
2) About once a year409.7
3) A few times a year5814.0
4) About once a month358.5
5) More than once a month317.5
6) Once a week9122.0
7) More than once a week7117.2
8) Don't know10.2
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
29) Do you believe every word of the Bible is true? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20549.9
2) No11828.7
3) Not sure (or qualified Yes)8320.2
4) Don't know51.2
Missing6 
TOTAL411100.0
30) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. "Not controlling one's sexual desires is a sin that God will eventually punish." (SEXDESIR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement6114.9
2) Agree11628.4
3) Are you neutral about this statement7217.6
4) Disagree11127.1
5) Strongly disagree286.8
6) Don't know215.1
Missing8 
TOTAL409100.0
31) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. "From the moment of conception, a human life is in the hands of God." (GODSHAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement11427.7
2) Agree16339.7
3) Are you neutral about this statement6816.5
4) Disagree194.6
5) Strongly disagree389.2
6) Don't know92.2
Missing6 
TOTAL411100.0
32) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. "Christians today should spend more time using their religion to solve present day social problems such as racism and caring for the homeless, than with preparing for the life hereafter." (SOCGOSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement7819.0
2) Agree18344.6
3) Are you neutral about this statement4811.7
4) Disagree133.2
5) Strongly disagree7518.3
6) Don't know133.2
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
33) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted379.0
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is danger19647.8
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child8520.7
4) Abortion should never be forbidden8420.5
5) Don't know82.0
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-LIFE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) I am against abortion for most people, but I believe some people are responsible enough to make this decision7332.2
2) I am both against abortion for most people and personally against it14865.2
3) Don't know62.6
Missing190 
TOTAL227100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-CHOICE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROCHOS)
TOTAL%
1) I am for legalized abortion for most people, but I am personally against abortion6337.1
2) I am both for legalized abortion for most people and personally believe it is justifiable9958.2
3) Don't know84.7
Missing247 
TOTAL170100.0
36) Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you: (PLOBEH)
TOTAL%
1) A political candidate's position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for286.8
2) A candidate's position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for8320.2
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate12330.0
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate16540.2
5) Don't know112.7
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
37) Have you ever spoken out during a religious or church gathering in support of your stand on abortion? (RELBEH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7117.1
2) No34182.4
3) Not sure, might have20.5
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
38) I would now like you for a moment to think of, let's say, four adult people who have an important influence on you in your life. Now how many of them would you say have the same views as you do about abortion? (ABOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) All of them take the same position as you do on abortion (4 out of 4)13131.9
2) Most of them do (3 out of 4)9723.6
3) Some of them do (2 out of 4)8119.7
4) Few of them do (1 out of 4)307.3
5) None of them do (0 out of 4)204.9
6) Don't know5212.7
Missing6 
TOTAL411100.0
39) How confident would you say you are about your position on abortion? (CONFIDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident27967.4
2) Moderately confident8420.3
3) Somewhat confident358.5
4) Not very confident133.1
5) Don't know30.7
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
40) Do you happen to recall what year the United States Supreme Court decided the Roe vs. Wade abortion decision? (ROEYEAR)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know31475.5
63) 20.5
65) 10.2
66) 10.2
68) 41.0
69) 20.5
70) 81.9
71) 20.5
72) 102.4
73) 307.2
74) 61.4
75) 51.2
76) 20.5
77) 10.2
78) 61.4
79) 30.7
80) 41.0
81) 10.2
82) 20.5
83) 41.0
84) 10.2
85) 20.5
86) 20.5
87) 10.2
88) 10.2
89) 10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
41) Over the last few years, how often would you say that you have given the issue of abortion a lot of thought? (THOUGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently12630.4
2) Occasionally15838.1
3) Seldom10324.8
4) Never286.7
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
42) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "My position on abortion is clearly spelled out in the Bible." (ABBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6916.8
2) Agree9723.6
3) Are you neutral8821.4
4) Disagree9322.6
5) Strongly disagree317.5
6) Don't know338.0
Missing6 
TOTAL411100.0
43) Again, how much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Women need to have a much greater say, than they do today, about if and when they will have children." (GREATSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12730.9
2) Agree19246.7
3) Are you neutral4811.7
4) Disagree338.0
5) Strongly disagree30.7
6) Don't know81.9
Missing6 
TOTAL411100.0
44) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Males need to take much more responsibility in raising children than they do today." (RAISEK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20950.4
2) Agree16940.7
3) Are you neutral163.9
4) Disagree174.1
5) Strongly disagree20.5
6) Don't know20.5
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
45) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "American society should change so that women have just as much power as men in making business and governmental decisions." (EQROLES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11728.1
2) Agree18444.2
3) Are you neutral4811.5
4) Disagree5212.5
5) Strongly disagree112.6
6) Don't know41.0
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
46) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws which regulated these matters." (PRIVMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10024.1
2) Agree14635.2
3) Are you neutral4310.4
4) Disagree10324.8
5) Strongly disagree194.6
6) Don't know41.0
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
47) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "The solution to almost any human problem should be based on the situation at the time, and not on some general moral principle about right and wrong." (SITUATON)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8119.6
2) Agree18845.4
3) Are you neutral409.7
4) Disagree8420.3
5) Strongly disagree174.1
6) Don't know41.0
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
48) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "All human life is worth preserving. This can be done by eliminating both the practice of doctors painlessly ending the lives of terminally ill patients and the state's policy of executing people convicted of capital crimes." (ALLLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree307.4
2) Agree9523.4
3) Are you neutral7919.5
4) Disagree14836.5
5) Strongly disagree379.1
6) Don't know174.2
Missing11 
TOTAL406100.0
49) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "We should move toward a society in which ideas count more than making money." (IDEASMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7718.5
2) Agree24157.9
3) Are you neutral4410.6
4) Disagree4210.1
5) Strongly disagree30.7
6) Don't know92.2
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
50) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "These days it is hard to trust Arabs." (ARABS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4811.7
2) Agree10124.6
3) Are you neutral7217.6
4) Disagree13532.9
5) Strongly disagree174.1
6) Don't know379.0
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
51) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn." (AUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10024.0
2) Agree21251.0
3) Are you neutral184.3
4) Disagree8019.2
5) Strongly disagree61.4
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
52) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "Children today seem uncivilized." (UNCIVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4410.6
2) Agree11728.2
3) Are you neutral4210.1
4) Disagree19246.3
5) Strongly disagree184.3
6) Don't know20.5
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
53) How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? "I would dislike being a member of a leaderless group." (LEADERLS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7317.6
2) Agree18344.2
3) Are you neutral5312.8
4) Disagree8520.5
5) Strongly disagree92.2
6) Don't know112.7
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
54) Do you believe birth control information and methods should be made readily available to teen-agers? (BIRTHCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33981.7
2) No5212.5
3) Not sure245.8
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
55) Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22053.8
2) No13934.0
3) Not sure5012.2
Missing8 
TOTAL409100.0
56) If a man and a women have sexual relations before marriage, do you think it is: (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Not wrong at all14034.1
2) Sometimes wrong12630.7
3) Almost always wrong92.2
4) Always wrong12330.0
5) Don't know122.9
Missing7 
TOTAL410100.0
57) Which of the following is more important to you? (GROWCNTY)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining a high rate of economic growth19446.6
2) Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful15838.0
3) Both5413.0
4) Don't know102.4
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
58) Which of the following is more important to you? (MORDER)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining order in the nation14134.1
2) Giving people more say in the decisions of the government23055.6
3) Both286.8
4) Don't know153.6
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
59) What is more important to you in your life? (REALDEAL)
TOTAL%
1) To be realistic about what can and can not be done22654.3
2) To try to reach the ideal in most situations18043.3
3) Both51.2
4) Don't know51.2
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
60) In your opinion, when does a human being exist? (NEWLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) The moment a women becomes pregnant21852.8
2) When a fetus can survive8119.6
3) Do you have some other belief194.6
4) Are you not sure when a human being comes into existence8420.3
5) Don't know112.7
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
61) Do you enjoy listening to new age music? (NEWAGEMU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10425.1
2) No19647.2
3) Have not heard of new age music11527.7
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
62) How often do you meditate or practice yoga? (YOGA)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently235.5
2) Occasionally174.1
3) Seldom225.3
4) Never35284.6
5) Don't know20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
63) Do you practice holistic health? (HOLISTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5112.3
2) No19346.7
3) Have never heard of holistic health16940.9
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
64) Do you drink alcoholic beverages? (DRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22052.8
2) No19747.2
TOTAL417100.0
65) How frequently do you go to a bar or tavern? (XDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Almost everyday20.5
2) Once or twice a week266.3
3) Several times a month204.8
4) About once a month378.9
5) Several times a year6315.2
6) About once a year419.9
7) Never22554.2
8) Don't know10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
66) Generally, would you say your family life has been getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same over the last few years? (DECFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Worse307.3
2) Same14836.2
3) Better22956.0
4) Don't know20.5
Missing8 
TOTAL409100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How old were you when you first married? (AGEWED)
TOTAL%
1) 15-2015046.9
2) 21-3016651.9
3) 31-4041.3
Missing97 
TOTAL320100.0
68) Have you ever been divorced in your life? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12631.7
2) No27168.3
Missing20 
TOTAL397100.0
69) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions again, indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "During my lifetime, I expect to see more and more of my tax dollars spent on programs for the elderly." (CHLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9021.6
2) Agree23957.3
3) Are you neutral194.6
4) Disagree6014.4
5) Strongly disagree51.2
6) Don't know41.0
TOTAL417100.0
70) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "I think it would be a highly frustrating job to provide long-term care for an elderly member of my family in my home." (EFRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9322.4
2) Agree17041.0
3) Are you neutral266.3
4) Disagree9322.4
5) Strongly disagree256.0
6) Don't know81.9
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
71) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Personally, I am more concerned about the problem of elder abuse." (CAMEA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4410.6
2) Agree11828.4
3) Are you neutral12429.8
4) Disagree10625.5
5) Strongly disagree122.9
6) Don't know122.9
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
72) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "It is the obligation of the government to look after old people who cannot look after themselves." (EAGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8320.0
2) Agree21150.7
3) Are you neutral307.2
4) Disagree7317.5
5) Strongly disagree112.6
6) Don't know81.9
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
73) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Individuals who fail to report cases of elder abuse to the proper authorities should be fined or imprisoned." (FAILRA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9522.8
2) Agree21050.5
3) Are you neutral419.9
4) Disagree6214.9
5) Strongly disagree41.0
6) Don't know41.0
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
74) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Mentally competent elder persons have the right to choose to live with family members who abuse them." (CHOOSA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree245.8
2) Agree19948.0
3) Are you neutral307.2
4) Disagree12630.4
5) Strongly disagree225.3
6) Don't know143.4
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
75) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "In most cases of elder abuse by family members, the abusers should receive counseling and supervision rather than imprisonment." (SUPERA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6515.6
2) Agree24659.0
3) Are you neutral348.2
4) Disagree5312.7
5) Strongly disagree112.6
6) Don't know81.9
TOTAL417100.0
76) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "I believe that families should be willing to make the necessary financial sacrifices to place elderly relatives in nursing homes when they cannot be adequately cared for at home." (COSNUR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9823.7
2) Agree23356.3
3) Are you neutral266.3
4) Disagree4811.6
5) Strongly disagree51.2
6) Don't know41.0
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
77) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Social workers frequently interfere with family situations involving the elderly which are none of their business." (SWINT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree389.2
2) Agree8821.3
3) Are you neutral6114.7
4) Disagree15637.7
5) Strongly disagree225.3
6) Don't know4911.8
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0
78) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Elderly persons who become troublesome and unreasonable tend to bring abuse upon themselves." (UPSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree174.1
2) Agree13131.5
3) Are you neutral348.2
4) Disagree17141.1
5) Strongly disagree409.6
6) Don't know235.5
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
79) Finally, we have a set of questions about the elderly. For the first few questions, again indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. "Taxes should be used for training programs for police so they can respond more effectively to cases of elder abuse." (POLEA)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5112.3
2) Agree24358.6
3) Are you neutral5112.3
4) Disagree4611.1
5) Strongly disagree71.7
6) Don't know174.1
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
80) If you suspected a case of elder mistreatment, who would you report it to? (SUSMISTR)
TOTAL%
1) The police23857.3
2) A social agency/welfare department9322.4
3) Adult protective services163.9
4) Area agency on aging133.1
5) Minister/clergy122.9
6) Physician30.7
7) Other member of abused person's family102.4
8) Other81.9
9) Don't know225.3
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
81) In your view, how serious is the problem of mistreatment of the elderly in Muncie and Delaware County? (SERMISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all serious235.5
2) Not too serious11828.4
3) Not sure15938.3
4) Somewhat serious9222.2
5) Very serious235.5
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
82) Which of the following would you say is the most serious problem in Muncie and Delaware County: Spouse abuse or mistreatment, elderly abuse or mistreatment, or child abuse or mistreatment? (CONCERN2)
TOTAL%
1) Spouse abuse6215.0
2) Elder abuse92.2
3) Child abuse23256.2
5) Spouse/child abuse204.8
6) Elder/child abuse51.2
7) All three equally245.8
8) Not sure/don't know6114.8
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
83) During the past year, have you ever encountered or suspected what you considered to be a situation of mistreatment of an older person? (MISTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes317.4
2) No38391.8
4) Not sure30.7
TOTAL417100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY: Please describe briefly the nature of the mistreatment. (TYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Physical abuse/battering620.0
2) Verbal abuse516.7
3) Neglect/improper care1136.7
4) Threat/intimidation26.7
5) Unnecessary restraint13.3
7) Theft or coerced into turning over money to abuser26.7
8) Other26.7
9) Don't know13.3
Missing387 
TOTAL30100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY: Please describe briefly who was being mistreated. (WHOMIS)
TOTAL%
1) Older woman (non-relative)722.6
2) Older man (non-relative)412.9
3) Older man and woman (non-relative)412.9
4) Older woman (relative)722.6
5) Older man (relative)516.1
7) Other39.7
8) Don't know13.2
Missing386 
TOTAL31100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY: Please describe briefly who was mistreating them. (WHODO)
TOTAL%
1) Son39.7
2) Daughter26.5
3) Both son and daughter39.7
4) Son-in-law13.2
7) Wife13.2
8) Various relatives26.5
9) Friend/neighbor26.5
10) Staff in hospital/nursing home1135.5
11) Other619.4
Missing386 
TOTAL31100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY: Did you report the situation to the authorities? (REPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1341.9
2) No1858.1
Missing386 
TOTAL31100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO THE AUTHORITIES: Why didn't you report it to the authorities? (WHYNOT)
TOTAL%
1) Didn't want to get involved211.1
5) Wasn't sure if it was mistreatment422.2
6) Not sure if it was serious enough211.1
8) Other950.0
9) Don't know15.6
Missing399 
TOTAL18100.0
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY AND REPORTED IT TO THE AUTHORITIES: Who did you report it to? (REPWHO)
TOTAL%
1) Police215.4
2) Social agency323.1
4) Area agency on aging17.7
5) Minster/clergy17.7
6) Physician17.7
8) Other430.8
9) Don't know17.7
Missing404 
TOTAL13100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY OR ARE NOT SURE IF THEY HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED OR SUSPECTED A SITUATION OF MISTREATMENT OF THE ELDERLY AND REPORTED IT TO THE AUTHORITIES: Did reporting the problem solve the situation to the best of your knowledge? (PROBSOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes646.2
2) No17.7
4) Situation improved, then got worse again215.4
5) Not sure430.8
Missing404 
TOTAL13100.0
91) Length of interview, (in minutes): (TIME)
TOTAL%
10) 41.0
12) 30.7
13) 153.6
14) 71.7
15) 5012.0
16) 215.0
17) 409.6
18) 235.5
19) 307.2
20) 7117.0
21) 204.8
22) 235.5
23) 143.4
24) 71.7
25) 399.4
26) 61.4
27) 133.1
28) 10.2
29) 41.0
30) 92.2
31) 30.7
32) 41.0
33) 10.2
35) 10.2
37) 10.2
40) 41.0
43) 10.2
45) 10.2
60) 10.2
TOTAL417100.0
92) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager24057.6
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager16138.6
3) Indifferent and bored133.1
4) Hostile30.7
TOTAL417100.0
93) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
TOTAL%
1) Good31876.3
2) Fair8219.7
3) Poor174.1
TOTAL417100.0
94) What religion sample was respondent taken from? (CATHRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Regular sample40095.9
2) Over-sampled Catholics174.1
TOTAL417100.0
95) What neighborhood sample was respondent taken from? (POORAREA)
TOTAL%
1) Regular sample36788.0
2) Over-sampling of poor neighborhoods5012.0
TOTAL417100.0
96) I-SEX: Sex of respondent: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male18945.3
2) Female22854.7
TOTAL417100.0
97) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Married23255.6
1) Widowed409.6
2) Sep./Div.6315.1
3) Never marr8219.7
TOTAL417100.0
98) I-EDUCATN: What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt HS6114.7
1) HS grad17241.4
2) SmeCol/Trd9823.6
3) Coll grad4510.8
4) Grad schl399.4
Missing2 
TOTAL415100.0
99) I-WHERBORN: Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana or outside Indiana? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-WHERBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County16840.4
2) Other Indiana County12429.8
3) Outside Indiana12429.8
Missing1 
TOTAL416100.0
100) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White38192.3
2) Black276.5
3) Other51.2
Missing4 
TOTAL413100.0
101) I-AGE: What is your age, please? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 17-2910425.2
1) 30-3910826.2
2) 40-495012.1
3) 50-648019.4
4) 65 & older7017.0
Missing5 
TOTAL412100.0
102) I-INCOME: Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 10K & less8622.9
1) 10001-20K9224.5
2) 20001-30K6517.3
3) 30001-50K8522.6
4) 50K & up4812.8
Missing41 
TOTAL376100.0
103) I-PARTY: Have you usually thought of yourself: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican7919.7
1) Independnt8821.9
2) Democrat9924.7
3) Var/Oth13533.7
Missing16 
TOTAL401100.0
104) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic5814.0
1) Protestant19346.6
2) Christian10024.2
3) None5513.3
4) Other/DK81.9
Missing3 
TOTAL414100.0