Middletown Area Study, 1995

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Identification number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL422218.896128
2) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male18443.6
2) Female23856.4
TOTAL422100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married24257.5
2) Widowed12930.6
3) Separated30.7
4) Divorced358.3
5) Never been married122.9
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
4) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary--320.5
4) Elementary--410.2
5) Elementary--510.2
6) Elementary--630.7
7) Elementary--730.7
8) Elementary--8184.3
9) High school-9153.6
10) High school--10317.4
11) High school--11276.4
12) High school graduate18243.2
13) College--freshman235.5
14) College--sophomore255.9
15) College--junior112.6
16) College graduate327.6
17) College-graduate or professional4410.5
18) Trade school30.7
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling20.5
3) Elementary--310.3
4) Elementary--410.3
6) Elementary--610.3
7) Elementary--720.5
8) Elementary--892.3
9) High school-9143.6
10) High school--10123.1
11) High school--11123.1
12) High school graduate12632.6
13) College--freshman153.9
14) College--sophomore133.4
15) College--junior30.8
16) College graduate246.2
17) College-graduate or professional215.4
18) Trade school41.0
19) Not applicable (not married)12632.6
Missing36 
TOTAL386100.0
6) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 0 kids348.2
1) 1 kid4510.8
2) 2 kids12028.9
3) 3 kids8320.0
4) 4 kids5814.0
5) 5 kids348.2
6) 6 kids174.1
7) 7 kids102.4
8) 8 or more kids143.4
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you seen any of your adult children? Was it... (SEEKIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Never10.2
2) Less than once a year30.7
3) About once a year112.6
4) Several times a year10725.7
5) Once a week7317.5
6) More than once a week9823.5
7) Every day9222.1
8) Not applicable (no adult children)327.7
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0
8) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County14434.1
2) Other Indiana county13030.8
3) Outside Indiana14835.1
TOTAL422100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10124.7
2) No4611.2
3) Not applicable26264.1
Missing13 
TOTAL409100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama30.7
3) Arizona10.2
4) Arkansas30.7
5) California10.2
9) Florida20.5
13) Illinois184.4
14) Indiana174.1
15) Iowa10.2
16) Kansas51.2
17) Kentucky276.6
18) Louisiana10.2
21) Massachusetts10.2
22) Michigan71.7
24) Mississippi41.0
25) Missouri51.2
30) New Jersey10.2
32) New York51.2
33) North Carolina10.2
34) North Dakota10.2
35) Ohio102.4
38) Pennsylvania71.7
39) Rhode Island10.2
40) South Carolina10.2
42) Tennessee266.3
44) Utah10.2
45) Vermont10.2
46) Virginia51.2
48) West Virginia61.5
49) Wisconsin30.7
51) Other Country41.0
52) Not applicable24258.9
Missing11 
TOTAL411100.0
11) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White39794.5
2) Black225.2
3) Other10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
12) What is your age, please? (AGE)
TOTAL%
60) 215.0
61) 204.8
62) 286.7
63) 163.8
64) 235.5
65) 307.2
66) 215.0
67) 184.3
68) 143.3
69) 235.5
70) 184.3
71) 225.3
72) 143.3
73) 194.5
74) 194.5
75) 153.6
76) 143.3
77) 112.6
78) 71.7
79) 122.9
80) 81.9
81) 81.9
82) 71.7
83) 81.9
84) 92.1
85) 81.9
87) 20.5
88) 10.2
89) 10.2
94) 10.2
97) 10.2
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
13) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time4210.0
2) Working part time and not in school225.2
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike, or maternity leave20.5
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work20.5
5) Retired31273.9
7) Keeping house337.8
8) Other92.1
TOTAL422100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Private household30.7
2) Labor, farmer, service, operatives153.7
3) Craftsmen and kindred worker71.7
4) Clerical and kindred workers82.0
5) Sales workers61.5
6) Managers, administrators153.7
7) Professional/technical and kindred workers133.2
8) Not applicable33983.5
Missing16 
TOTAL406100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: How would you describe your satisfaction with retirement in general? (RETIRSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied92.2
2) Not too satisfied215.1
3) Don't know10.2
4) Somewhat satisfied11026.8
5) Very satisfied17141.7
6) Not applicable (Not retired)9823.9
Missing12 
TOTAL410100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: What kind of work did you do? (GENRET)
TOTAL%
1) Private household194.6
2) Labor, farmer, service, operatives7317.8
3) Craftsmen and kindred worker4110.0
4) Clerical and kindred workers5713.9
5) Sales workers184.4
6) Managers, administrators4410.7
7) Professional/technical and kindred workers5914.4
8) Not applicable10024.3
Missing11 
TOTAL411100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: If you had it to do over again, would you still choose to retire? (CHOZRET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22857.1
2) No358.8
3) No choice, mandatory retirement164.0
4) No choice, health for retirement287.0
5) Don't know/not sure30.8
6) Not applicable8922.3
Missing23 
TOTAL399100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: If you had it to do over again, would you retire earlier, later, or at the same time as you did? (RETIME)
TOTAL%
1) Earlier225.5
2) Later8922.4
3) The same time18947.5
4) Don't know/not sure82.0
5) Not applicable9022.6
Missing24 
TOTAL398100.0
19) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less3710.1
2) Between $5,000 & $10,0004712.8
3) Between $10,000 & $15,0006116.6
4) Between $15,000 & $20,0004712.8
5) Between $20,000 & $25,000318.4
6) Between $25,000 & $30,000308.2
7) Between $30,000 & $50,0004813.0
8) Between $50,000 & $75,000287.6
9) Between $75,000 & $100,000102.7
10) $100,000 or more41.1
11) Don't know256.8
Missing54 
TOTAL368100.0
20) How would you consider your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal51.2
2) Liberal5814.0
3) Middle-of-the-road14635.2
4) Conservative13733.0
5) Very conservative256.0
6) Don't know4410.6
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
21) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican12329.5
2) As an Independent5012.0
3) As a Democrat11226.9
4) As a member of some other party, or30.7
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat11728.1
6) Don't know122.9
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0
22) In your opinion, which political party is most concerned about the overall well-being of older Americans? (POLINT)
TOTAL%
1) The Republicans7417.7
2) The Democrats16439.3
3) H. Ross Perot10.2
4) The Libertarians20.5
5) Some other party or group41.0
6) None of the parties6214.9
7) Don't know/not sure11026.4
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0
23) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic358.4
2) Protestant26363.1
3) Christian7718.5
4) Jewish10.2
5) Other: like Islam, etc.71.7
6) None276.5
7) Don't know71.7
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist9527.7
2) Methodist: Union Chapel, Center Chapel, or Fountain Square82.3
3) Episcopal30.9
4) Presbyterian, not part of Presbyterian Church, USA41.2
5) Presbyterian, part of Presbyterian Church, USA102.9
6) Presbyterian, not sure if part of Presbyterian Church, USA20.6
7) Lutheran, not part of the Missouri Synod92.6
8) Lutheran, part of the Missouri Synod51.5
10) Baptist, not part of American Baptist Churches92.6
11) Baptist, part of American Baptist Churches4513.1
12) Baptist, not sure if part of American Baptist Churches72.0
13) Christian, not part of the Disciples of Christ82.3
14) Christian, part of the Disciples of Christ144.1
15) Christian, not sure if part of the Disciples of Christ20.6
16) United Church of Christ72.0
17) Church of the Brethren51.5
18) Friends Church (Quaker)51.5
19) Unitarian-Universalist41.2
20) Nazarene205.8
21) Assembly of God30.9
22) Church of God185.2
23) Pentecostal or charismatic82.3
24) Nondenominational20.6
25) Other175.0
26) No affiliation339.6
Missing79 
TOTAL343100.0
25) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never7116.9
2) About once a year296.9
3) A few times a year6515.5
4) About once a month245.7
5) More than once a month327.6
6) Once a week11427.1
7) More than once a week8219.5
8) Don't know30.7
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
26) How would you describe the strength of your religious beliefs? Are they: (RELSTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Not strong at all (have none)163.8
2) Not too strong317.4
3) Don't know/not sure71.7
4) Somewhat strong12028.7
5) Very strong24458.4
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR CATHOLIC: Is being charismatic or Pentecostal such as speaking in tongues an important part of Christianity to you? (CHARIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4711.7
2) No28270.0
3) Not sure174.2
4) Don't know what being charismatic or Pentecostal is164.0
5) Not applicable4110.2
Missing19 
TOTAL403100.0
28) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word19146.5
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word15738.2
3) The Bible is an ancient book of stories, legends, history and moral principles5312.9
4) Don't know102.4
Missing11 
TOTAL411100.0
29) Whenever you have a serious problem, how frequently do you turn to the Bible for help? Do you do this: (BIBLEHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Always11427.2
2) Most of the time9121.7
3) Sometimes8019.1
4) Rarely7016.7
5) Never5813.8
6) Don't know61.4
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
30) How often do you take time to think about some "loved ones" who have passed on? (PASSON)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day8219.5
2) Daily12329.3
3) At least weekly9021.4
4) Occasionally11326.9
5) Never61.4
6) Don't know61.4
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
31) When a loved one dies, should people (LUVDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Try to keep the person alive in their memory so that the relationship is never replaced8019.4
2) Grieve for the lost one and try to develop new relationships23256.2
3) Both 1 and 26515.7
4) Don't know368.7
Missing9 
TOTAL413100.0
32) Do you believe that in heaven, or after death, we have a social life with the same people we had as friends and family in this life? Would you say: (HEVLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13332.0
2) No9322.4
3) Are you not sure (qualified "yes")10525.3
4) No life after death51.2
5) Don't know7919.0
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
33) How often do you feel that your loved ones who have passed on are actively looking after you? (LOOKAFT)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently10926.3
2) Sometimes8320.0
3) Seldom358.5
4) Never11427.5
5) Don't know7317.6
Missing8 
TOTAL414100.0
34) Last week, how often did you visit in person with friends or neighbors? Was it... (SEEFREND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all5914.0
2) Once a week9221.9
3) A few times a week18042.8
4) Every day9021.4
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
35) How often do you feel sad or depressed? (SAD)
TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever13432.1
2) Seldom19646.9
3) Don't know/not sure81.9
4) Fairly often5012.0
5) Very often307.2
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
36) How often do you find forgetfulness to be a major problem for you? Is it: (FORGET)
TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever9923.6
2) Seldom16639.6
3) Don't know/not sure41.0
4) Fairly often8821.0
5) Very often6214.8
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
37) How often do you find yourself feeling lonely? (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever21250.4
2) Seldom13732.5
3) Don't know20.5
4) Fairly often378.8
5) Very often337.8
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
38) Would you say that your health today is... (HELTHNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Poor389.0
2) Fair10524.9
3) Don't know30.7
4) Good18143.0
5) Excellent9422.3
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
39) How good a job do you feel you are doing in taking care of your health? (HLTHCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor163.8
2) Fair6916.4
3) Don't know30.7
4) Good23455.6
5) Excellent9923.5
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
40) How would you describe your general satisfaction with your life at the present? Is it: (SATLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor143.3
2) Fair5212.4
3) Don't know20.5
4) Good23255.1
5) Excellent12128.7
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
41) How well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
TOTAL%
1) Barely286.7
2) Not very well327.6
3) Adequately16739.8
4) Well9422.4
5) Very well9923.6
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
42) How satisfied are you with the care you receive from your physician? Are you: (SATDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied92.2
2) Not too satisfied297.0
3) Don't know153.6
4) Somewhat satisfied13632.8
5) Very satisfied22654.5
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
43) Looking back, would you say that you are more or less satisfied with life now than when you were a young adult? (LIFENOW)
TOTAL%
1) Less satisfied8119.3
2) About same12529.8
3) More satisfied18443.9
4) Don't know296.9
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
44) How much contact do you have with a person you feel close to, somebody you can trust or confide in? Is it: (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal122.8
2) Some266.2
3) Not very much8219.4
4) Not at all29970.9
5) Don't know30.7
TOTAL422100.0
45) If you or your spouse were unable to care for yourselves, who would you turn to first for assistance? (SELCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Family member30672.9
2) Visiting nurse service102.4
3) Friends/neighbors133.1
4) Nursing care facility276.4
5) Other296.9
6) Don't know358.3
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
46) How would you describe your current level of social activity? Are you: (SOCACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active419.7
2) Not too active11627.6
3) Somewhat active16439.0
4) Very active9622.8
5) Don't know/not sure41.0
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
47) How would you describe your current level of physical activity? Are you: (PHYSACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active296.9
2) Not too active7918.8
3) Somewhat active20248.1
4) Very active10525.0
5) Don't know/not sure51.2
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
48) How active are you in religious or church-related groups? Are you: (RELACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active13632.5
2) Not too active9322.2
3) Somewhat active9823.4
4) Very active9021.5
5) Don't know/not sure20.5
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
49) Overall, how important or significant are your leisure activities to you? (LEISURE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all133.1
2) Not too important4711.2
3) Somewhat important16639.5
4) Very important18644.3
5) Don't know/not sure81.9
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
50) Approximately how many hours per week do you spend on your leisure activities? (LEIHOURS)
TOTAL%
1) Four hours or less10625.2
2) Between 5-9 hours8420.0
3) Between 10-14 hours7517.9
4) Between 15-19 hours317.4
5) Twenty or more hours9021.4
6) Don't know/not sure348.1
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
51) About how much money do you spend on your leisure activities in a month's time? Is it: (LEIMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $20 a month12630.1
2) Between $20-$29 a month6916.5
3) Between $30-$39 a month5212.4
4) Between $40-$49 a month204.8
5) Fifty dollars or more a month10525.1
6) Don't know/not sure4611.0
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
52) As you look at your life right now, would you say that: (LEITIME)
TOTAL%
1) Not enough leisure time7718.4
2) About the right amount of leisure time27565.6
3) You have too much leisure time5813.8
4) Don't know92.1
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
53) What is your most favorite leisure activity? (LEIONE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL42227.41514
54) Do you own and use a personal computer? (PC)
TOTAL%
1) No--don't own35082.9
2) Use but don't own102.4
3) Own but don't use153.6
4) Yes--own and use4711.1
TOTAL422100.0
55) Do or did you have caregiving responsibilities for anyone age 18 or older? (GIVECARE)
TOTAL%
1) No25761.5
2) Yes16138.5
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
56) Generally speaking, do you feel that those who provide care for someone who can't look after themselves experience: (STRESCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no stress358.4
2) Not very much stress133.1
3) Don't know348.2
4) Some stress16038.4
5) A great deal of stress17542.0
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0
57) In your opinion, should the federal government provide an insurance plan to help with the cost of long-term nursing home care? (FEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Should only for those who can't afford it256.0
2) Should not6716.0
3) Should27365.3
4) Don't know/not sure5312.7
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
58) Do you feel Social Security benefits should remain at their current levels, be reduced from their current levels, increased, or the system kept as it is? (SOCSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Remain6716.0
2) Reduced174.1
3) Increased12730.3
4) Kept as it is17541.8
5) Don't know/not sure337.9
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
59) Do you feel Medicare benefits should remain at their current levels, be reduced from their current levels, increased, or the system kept as it is? (MEDICARE)
TOTAL%
1) Remain7919.0
2) Reduced225.3
3) Increased10625.5
4) Kept as it is16940.6
5) Don't know/not sure409.6
Missing6 
TOTAL416100.0
60) The United States should deny welfare, food stamps, medical services and public education to illegal immigrants and their children. Do you: (IMMIGR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree256.0
2) Disagree8821.3
3) Don't know/not sure5713.8
4) Agree14334.5
5) Strongly agree10124.4
Missing8 
TOTAL414100.0
61) When the suffering becomes too great, those who have a terminal illness should have the right to choose to end their own life. Do you: (TAKELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree419.9
2) Disagree8921.4
3) Don't know/not sure327.7
4) Agree13933.5
5) Strongly agree11427.5
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
62) The federal government should provide comprehensive national health insurance that covers everyone, young and old alike. Do you: (COMPHETH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree378.9
2) Disagree13632.8
3) Don't know/not sure6315.2
4) Agree13031.3
5) Strongly agree4911.8
Missing7 
TOTAL415100.0
63) "Dr. Jack Kevorkian should be criminally prosecuted for assisting terminally ill people to commit suicide." Do you: (DRJACK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6616.2
2) Disagree16740.9
3) Don't know/not sure5613.7
4) Agree6415.7
5) Strongly agree5513.5
Missing14 
TOTAL408100.0
64) In 50 years, Social Security and Medicare will probably still be there for future generations. Do you: (SSFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree276.5
2) Disagree8921.4
3) Don't know/not sure5312.7
4) Agree20549.3
5) Strongly agree4210.1
Missing6 
TOTAL416100.0
65) Today, families do not care for their older members as well as they used to years ago. Do you: (FAMCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree153.6
2) Disagree6615.8
3) Don't know/not sure266.2
4) Agree22653.9
5) Strongly agree8620.5
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
66) Financially, older adults are not as well off now as older adults were in the early 1960's. Do you: (WELLOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree358.4
2) Disagree16238.8
3) Don't know/not sure8720.8
4) Agree10926.1
5) Strongly agree256.0
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
67) For the most part, I find life to be very interesting and exciting. Do you: (EXCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree61.4
2) Disagree266.2
3) Don't know/not sure112.6
4) Agree23054.9
5) Strongly agree14634.8
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
68) In the future, due to economic conditions, more older people will have to live with their children. Do you: (ECONFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree235.5
2) Disagree14534.9
3) Don't know/not sure4611.1
4) Agree17642.3
5) Strongly agree266.3
Missing6 
TOTAL416100.0
69) Today, older people receive about as much respect from younger people as they did 50 years ago. Do you: (RESPECT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12529.9
2) Disagree19245.9
3) Don't know/not sure204.8
4) Agree6114.6
5) Strongly agree204.8
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
70) In general, I have achieved most of my life's goals. Do you: (LIFGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree81.9
2) Disagree6014.3
3) Don't know/not sure184.3
4) Agree26563.2
5) Strongly agree6816.2
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
71) It is wonderful that young people today have greater freedom to protest against things they don't like and "do their own thing." Do you: (YOUNG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with the statement327.7
2) Agree13833.2
3) Are you neutral7417.8
4) Disagree11728.1
5) Strongly disagree409.6
6) Don't know153.6
Missing6 
TOTAL416100.0
72) One reason we have so many troublemakers in our society nowadays is that parents and other authorities have forgotten that good old-fashioned physical punishment is still one of the best ways to make people behave properly. Do you: (TROUBM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with the statement13632.5
2) Agree14835.4
3) Are you neutral368.6
4) Disagree7117.0
5) Strongly disagree174.1
6) Don't know102.4
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
73) Americans today need to take strong steps to eliminate pornography, even if it means censoring movies, television and magazines. Do you: (PORNO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with the statement21350.5
2) Agree12830.3
3) Are you neutral184.3
4) Disagree358.3
5) Strongly disagree174.0
6) Don't know112.6
TOTAL422100.0
74) Condoms should be available to teen-agers in their high schools. Do you: (CONDOMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with the statement286.7
2) Agree10224.4
3) Are you neutral5112.2
4) Disagree13432.1
5) Strongly disagree9021.5
6) Don't know133.1
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
75) What is your position on open-housing laws that permit minority persons to rent or purchase housing, even when the owner does not wish to rent or sell to them? Do you: (OPENLAWS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support this policy4410.7
2) Moderately support9623.4
3) Are you neutral9021.9
4) Moderately against9623.4
5) Strongly against6014.6
6) Don't know256.1
Missing11 
TOTAL411100.0
76) To what extent are you for or against affirmative action programs that give preference to women and minorities in obtaining jobs and promotions? Are you: (AFFIRM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly for these programs5513.3
2) Moderately for12630.5
3) Are you neutral7618.4
4) Moderately against8821.3
5) Strongly against5212.6
6) Don't know163.9
Missing9 
TOTAL413100.0
77) Which of the following marital arrangements would you find most unacceptable? Those who marry people: (BADMAR)
TOTAL%
1) From different countries133.2
2) From different races20249.9
3) From different religions245.9
4) All of the above153.7
5) Country/race51.2
7) Religion/race20.5
8) Don't care in any way10525.9
9) Don't know/not sure399.6
Missing17 
TOTAL405100.0
78) The O.J. Simpson trial has been completed, and a verdict has been rendered. But, we are interested in your position. If you would have been a jurist on the O.J. Simpson jury, would you have found O.J. Simpson guilty or not guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman? (OJGUILT)
TOTAL%
1) Guilty22455.9
2) Not guilty9924.7
3) Have not heard of the O.J. Simpson trial30.7
4) Don't know7518.7
Missing21 
TOTAL401100.0
79) Do you have a written, legal will? (WILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31474.6
2) No10524.9
3) Don't know20.5
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
80) Do you have a living will? (LIVWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15937.9
2) No25460.5
3) Don't know71.7
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
81) Have you made pre-need funeral arrangements? (FUNARR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15336.3
2) No22753.8
3) Partially completed4210.0
TOTAL422100.0
82) Earlier we asked your age. Please tell us what age you would like to be. (BESTAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38153.33120
83) To end the survey, how old would you like to live to? (LIVETO)
TOTAL%
1) Until God takes me/Until it is my time276.5
2) As long as I am able to take care of myself/As long as I am not a burden10826.1
3) As long as I am financially stable10.2
4) Other10.2
5) Forever30.7
6) Not important30.7
52) 10.2
60) 10.2
63) 10.2
64) 10.2
69) 10.2
70) 41.0
72) 20.5
75) 133.1
78) 41.0
79) 10.2
80) 338.0
81) 10.2
82) 20.5
83) 30.7
84) 20.5
85) 297.0
86) 30.7
87) 41.0
88) 51.2
89) 20.5
90) 338.0
91) 20.5
92) 20.5
93) 51.2
94) 10.2
95) 51.2
96) 51.2
98) 98 or older5413.0
99) Don't know5112.3
Missing8 
TOTAL414100.0
84) Total length of interview, (in minutes): (TIME)
TOTAL%
7) 10.2
10) 30.7
11) 51.2
12) 40.9
13) 51.2
14) 40.9
15) 4811.4
16) 153.6
17) 255.9
18) 255.9
19) 204.7
20) 8219.4
21) 163.8
22) 194.5
23) 194.5
24) 102.4
25) 368.5
26) 51.2
27) 71.7
28) 51.2
29) 51.2
30) 235.5
32) 10.2
33) 30.7
35) 102.4
37) 20.5
38) 10.2
39) 10.2
40) 81.9
42) 10.2
45) 30.7
49) 10.2
51) 10.2
52) 10.2
53) 10.2
55) 20.5
66) 10.2
68) 10.2
76) 10.2
78) 10.2
TOTAL422100.0
85) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and cooperative28968.5
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager12028.4
3) Indifferent112.6
4) Hostile20.5
TOTAL422100.0
86) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
TOTAL%
1) Good34581.9
2) Fair6615.7
3) Poor102.4
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
87) I-SEX: Sex of respondent: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male18443.6
2) Female23856.4
TOTAL422100.0
88) 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) Married24257.9
1) Widowed12930.9
2) Div./Sep.358.4
3) Nev. marr.122.9
Missing4 
TOTAL418100.0
89) I-EDUCATN: What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUCATN)
TOTAL%
0) Lt H.S.10124.0
1) H.S. grad18243.2
2) SomCol/Trd6214.7
3) Coll grad327.6
4) Grad schl4410.5
Missing1 
TOTAL421100.0
90) 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 County14434.1
2) Other Indiana county13030.8
3) Outside Indiana14835.1
TOTAL422100.0
91) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White39794.5
2) Black225.2
3) Other10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL420100.0
92) I-AGE: What is your age, please? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 60-6410825.8
1) 65-6910625.3
2) 70-749222.0
3) 75-795914.1
4) 80 & up5412.9
Missing3 
TOTAL419100.0
93) 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 & less8424.5
1) 10-20K10831.5
2) 20-30K6117.8
3) 30-50K4814.0
4) 50K & up4212.2
Missing79 
TOTAL343100.0
94) I-PARTY: Have you usually thought of yourself: (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican12330.4
1) Independnt5012.3
2) Democrat11227.7
3) Varies/Oth12029.6
Missing17 
TOTAL405100.0
95) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic358.4
1) Protestant26363.1
2) Christian7718.5
3) None276.5
4) Other/DK153.6
Missing5 
TOTAL417100.0