Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Case identification number (CASEID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80612013.0871290
2) How many total years have you lived in the Indianapolis area? (LIVING1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80628.14417
3) How many years have you lived at your current residence? (LIVING2)
TOTAL%
0) Less than one year10112.5
1) 8710.8
2) 8110.0
3) 668.2
4) 496.1
5) 556.8
6) 253.1
7) 364.5
8) 202.5
9) 182.2
10) 283.5
11) 101.2
12) 243.0
13) 141.7
14) 60.7
15) 151.9
16) 50.6
17) 40.5
18) 91.1
19) 121.5
20) 162.0
21) 40.5
22) 60.7
23) 60.7
24) 30.4
25) 50.6
26) 50.6
27) 60.7
28) 70.9
29) 10.1
30) 131.6
31) 30.4
32) 30.4
33) 20.2
34) 60.7
35) 81.0
36) 10.1
37) 50.6
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 111.4
41) 20.2
42) 30.4
43) 30.4
45) 50.6
47) 10.1
49) 10.1
50) 40.5
51) 51 years or more81.0
98) Don't know10.1
TOTAL806100.0
4) How much would you say business leaders are doing to make Indianapolis a better place? (LEADERS1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot22728.2
2) A moderate amount41050.9
3) A little13717.0
4) Nothing at all172.1
8) Don't know141.7
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
5) How much would you say elected government officials are doing to make Indianapolis a better place? (LEADERS2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot16820.8
2) A moderate amount41451.4
3) A little18723.2
4) Nothing at all324.0
8) Don't know40.5
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
6) How much would you say religious leaders are doing to make Indianapolis a better place? (LEADERS3)
TOTAL%
1) A lot17722.0
2) A moderate amount34642.9
3) A little23529.2
4) Nothing at all283.5
8) Don't know182.2
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
7) How much would you say leaders of social service agencies and nonprofit organizations are doing to make Indianapolis a better place? (LEADERS4)
TOTAL%
1) A lot21126.2
2) A moderate amount36445.2
3) A little19323.9
4) Nothing at all253.1
8) Don't know121.5
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
8) Overall, how much influence would you say Indianapolis religious leaders have in civic affairs? (CIVIC1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot809.9
2) A moderate amount30738.1
3) A little37246.2
4) Nothing at all354.3
8) Don't know91.1
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAVE LIVED IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR 20 OR MORE YEARS: Compared to 20 years ago, would you say that the amount of influence that Indianapolis religious leaders have in civic affairs is now: (CIVIC2A)
TOTAL%
1) Much greater6411.7
2) Somewhat greater16129.5
3) About the same14426.4
4) Somewhat less9717.8
5) Much less5810.6
8) Don't know193.5
9) Refused20.4
Missing261 
TOTAL545100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAVE LIVED IN INDIANAPOLIS FOR AT LEAST 10 YEARS BUT FEWER THAN 20 YEARS: Compared to 10 years ago, would you say that the amount of influence that Indianapolis religious leaders have in civic affairs is now: (CIVIC2B)
TOTAL%
1) Much greater43.8
2) Somewhat greater2725.7
3) About the same4946.7
4) Somewhat less1615.2
5) Much less54.8
8) Don't know43.8
Missing701 
TOTAL105100.0
11) In your opinion, how much influence should Indianapolis religious leaders have in civic affairs? (CIVIC3)
TOTAL%
1) A lot23328.9
2) A moderate amount38147.3
3) A little14317.7
4) Nothing at all465.7
8) Don't know20.2
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
12) Overall, how knowledgeable would you say religious leaders in your neighborhood are about the issues and needs facing the people who live there? Would you say: (CIVIC4B)
TOTAL%
1) Very knowledgeable21126.2
2) Moderately knowledgeable27934.6
3) Not too knowledgeable20225.1
4) Not at all knowledgeable779.6
8) Don't know364.5
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
13) Which of the following do you think should be the most important priority for a religious group? Would you say: (PRIOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Providing services to those in need41651.6
2) Encouraging members to share their faith24129.9
3) Bringing about social and political changes14017.4
8) Don't know60.7
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
14) Overall, how important would you say it is for religious groups to promote religious values in Indianapolis? (CIVIC5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important45856.8
2) Somewhat important25932.1
3) Not too important486.0
4) Not at all important354.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL806100.0
15) How important should it be for religious groups to try to influence public policy regarding business development in the city? (ACTIVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important10012.4
2) Somewhat important32540.3
3) Not too important23028.5
4) Not at all important15018.6
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
16) How important should it be for religious groups to try to influence public policy regarding crime in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important42152.2
2) Somewhat important28635.5
3) Not too important678.3
4) Not at all important313.8
8) Don't know10.1
TOTAL806100.0
17) How important should it be for religious groups to try to influence public policy regarding the poor and disadvantaged in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important51664.0
2) Somewhat important23328.9
3) Not too important384.7
4) Not at all important192.4
TOTAL806100.0
18) How important should it be for religious groups to affect public policy regarding minorities such as blacks and Hispanics in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important35744.3
2) Somewhat important29336.4
3) Not too important9111.3
4) Not at all important597.3
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
19) How important should it be for religious groups in Indianapolis to support efforts to raise the minimum wage? (ACTIVE6)
TOTAL%
1) Very important28335.1
2) Somewhat important21827.0
3) Not too important15719.5
4) Not at all important14618.1
8) Don't know20.2
TOTAL806100.0
20) How important should it be for religious groups to influence public policy to support gay and lesbian rights in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13316.5
2) Somewhat important21426.6
3) Not too important15919.7
4) Not at all important28735.6
8) Don't know81.0
9) Refused50.6
TOTAL806100.0
21) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - In Indianapolis, ministers or clergy of all faiths should be encouraged to run for public office. (STATE1A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8410.4
2) Somewhat agree26833.3
3) Somewhat disagree24029.8
4) Strongly disagree20925.9
8) Don't know50.6
TOTAL806100.0
22) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Religious groups in Indianapolis should keep separate from what goes on in city politics and city hall. (STATE1B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree15519.2
2) Somewhat agree23929.7
3) Somewhat disagree20325.2
4) Strongly disagree20325.2
8) Don't know60.7
TOTAL806100.0
23) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - It is proper to have religious prayers at the city's public events. (STATE1C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36445.2
2) Somewhat agree24029.8
3) Somewhat disagree9912.3
4) Strongly disagree9712.0
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
24) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - A copy of the Ten Commandments should be posted in all city court rooms. (STATE1D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree34042.2
2) Somewhat agree18723.2
3) Somewhat disagree10312.8
4) Strongly disagree16820.8
8) Don't know50.6
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
25) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Only politicians who believe in God are fit for public office. (STATE1E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12916.0
2) Somewhat agree9812.2
3) Somewhat disagree14417.9
4) Strongly disagree42853.1
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL806100.0
26) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Religious groups and local government should form partnerships to deal with social problems facing Indianapolis. (STATE1F)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree40750.5
2) Somewhat agree29036.0
3) Somewhat disagree637.8
4) Strongly disagree445.5
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
27) Thinking about Indianapolis, please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. - Religious groups should receive federal and state financial support to expand existing social welfare programs or develop new ones. (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18923.4
2) Somewhat agree28635.5
3) Somewhat disagree14718.2
4) Strongly disagree17822.1
8) Don't know40.5
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
28) How familiar are you with the Charitable Choice Provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act? Would you say: (STATE2A)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar141.7
2) Somewhat familiar11914.8
3) Not too familiar17321.5
4) Not at all familiar49861.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
29) How familiar are you with the Front Porch Alliance? (STATE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar344.2
2) Somewhat familiar10112.5
3) Not too familiar17121.2
4) Not at all familiar49861.8
8) Don't know20.2
TOTAL806100.0
30) How familiar are you with the Interfaith Hospitality Network? (STATE4)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar212.6
2) Somewhat familiar10212.7
3) Not too familiar10112.5
4) Not at all familiar58072.0
8) Don't know20.2
TOTAL806100.0
31) How familiar are you with Celebration of Hope? (STATE5)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar546.7
2) Somewhat familiar16921.0
3) Not too familiar13516.7
4) Not at all familiar44655.3
8) Don't know20.2
TOTAL806100.0
32) How much would you say business organizations have been doing in the past year to make Indianapolis a better place? (ORGAN1)
TOTAL%
1) A lot19123.7
2) A moderate amount40950.7
3) A little17121.2
4) Nothing at all293.6
8) Don't know50.6
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
33) How much would you say government agencies have been doing in the past year to make Indianapolis a better place? (ORGAN2)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14718.2
2) A moderate amount42552.7
3) A little20024.8
4) Nothing at all283.5
8) Don't know50.6
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
34) How much would you say religious organizations have been doing in the past year to make Indianapolis a better place? (ORGAN3)
TOTAL%
1) A lot14117.5
2) A moderate amount43153.5
3) A little21126.2
4) Nothing at all121.5
8) Don't know111.4
TOTAL806100.0
35) How much would you say social service agencies or nonprofit organizations have been doing in the past year to make Indianapolis a better place? (ORGAN4)
TOTAL%
1) A lot20725.7
2) A moderate amount39048.4
3) A little18723.2
4) Nothing at all141.7
8) Don't know60.7
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
36) How familiar are you with the Lilly Endowment? (LILLY1)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar17822.1
2) Somewhat familiar36845.7
3) Not too familiar15218.9
4) Not at all familiar10613.2
8) Don't know20.2
TOTAL806100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE SOMEWHAT OR VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE LILLY ENDOWMENT: How important do you think the Lilly Endowment is to community development in Indianapolis? (LILLY2A)
TOTAL%
1) Very important39672.5
2) Somewhat important14125.8
3) Not too important81.5
4) Not at all important10.2
Missing260 
TOTAL546100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE SOMEWHAT OR VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE LILLY ENDOWMENT: How important is the Lilly Endowment to religious life in Indianapolis? (LILLY2B)
TOTAL%
1) Very important12723.3
2) Somewhat important21739.7
3) Not too important11821.6
4) Not at all important6411.7
8) Don't know193.5
9) Refused10.2
Missing260 
TOTAL546100.0
39) Overall, how much do you agree or disagree that the congregations in your neighborhood are doing things to make your neighborhood a better place? (NEIGHB1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13516.7
2) Somewhat agree41551.5
3) Somewhat disagree16921.0
4) Strongly disagree688.4
8) Don't know172.1
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THE CONGREGATIONS IN THEIR NIEGHBORHOOD ARE DOING THINGS TO MAKE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD A BETTER PLACE: What are congregations in your neighborhood doing to make your neighborhood a better place? (NEIGHB2)
TOTAL%
1) Anti-drug programs91.6
2) Building more churches10.2
3) Community cleanup224.0
4) Counseling61.1
5) Crime watch325.8
6) Daycare142.5
7) Distributing information162.9
8) Feeding/clothing/sheltering homeless/poor/hungry8515.5
9) Fostering a sense of community346.2
10) Helping the elderly/disabled91.6
11) Host festivals/picnics264.7
12) Maintaining a school91.6
13) No specific answer539.6
14) Nothing81.5
15) Outreach programs437.8
16) Recruiting members183.3
17) Refurbishing apartments/homes81.5
18) Tutoring/Bible study203.6
19) Youth activities8515.5
98) Don't know478.5
99) Refused50.9
Missing256 
TOTAL550100.0
41) Do you consider yourself: (REL1)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic14317.7
2) Protestant24830.8
3) Other Christian20525.4
4) Jewish50.6
5) Muslim40.5
6) Some other religion9211.4
7) No religious preference10112.5
8) Don't know50.6
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES SOME OTHER RELIGION: What religion do you consider yourself? (REL1S)
TOTAL%
1) Agnostic1010.9
2) Baha'i11.1
3) Baptist3639.1
4) Christianity/Daoism11.1
5) Combination of faiths22.2
6) Deist11.1
7) Eastern Orthodox11.1
8) Hindu22.2
9) Jehovah's Witness33.3
10) Lutheran22.2
11) Macedonian11.1
12) Methodist33.3
13) Modern Christian11.1
14) Nondenominational44.3
15) Pentecostal77.6
16) Scientologist11.1
17) Seventh-Day Adventist11.1
18) Taoism/Buddhism11.1
19) Unitarian22.2
20) Watchtower11.1
21) Wiccan22.2
98) Don't know22.2
99) Refused77.6
Missing714 
TOTAL92100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY CONSIDERED THEMSELVES EITHER PROTESTANT OR OTHER CHRISTIAN: What specific denomination do you consider yourself? (REL1A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL45333.10430
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY CONSIDERED THEMSELVES JEWISH: Do you consider your Jewish denomination affiliation: (REL1B)
TOTAL%
3) Conservative360.0
5) Reformed240.0
Missing801 
TOTAL5100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY CONSIDERED THEMSELVES EITHER CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT OR OTHER CHRISTIAN: Do you consider yourself to be an evangelical? (EVANGEL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14023.5
2) No42571.3
8) Don't know294.9
9) Refused20.3
Missing210 
TOTAL596100.0
46) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? Would you say: (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Bible is the Word of God, to be taken literally.30537.8
2) Bible is the Word of God, but not to be taken literally.32540.3
3) Bible is legends, history and teachings.16019.9
7) Other101.2
8) Don't know40.5
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
47) In the past seven days, how many times, if at all, did you attend religious services? (SERV1)
TOTAL%
0) None, didn't attend40249.9
1) 21626.8
2) 9411.7
3) 607.4
4) 141.7
5) 91.1
6) 50.6
7) 20.2
8) 20.2
10) 10.1
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
48) Over the past year, how often, if at all, did you attend religious services? (SERV2)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week15419.1
2) Once a week17221.3
3) Two to three times a month12415.4
4) About once a month759.3
5) Less than once a month15118.7
6) Never12515.5
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD ATTENDED AT LEAST ONE RELIGIOUS SERVICE OVER THE PAST YEAR: Is there a particular place of worship where you usually attend religious services? (SERV3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53979.1
2) No13920.4
9) Refused30.4
Missing125 
TOTAL681100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD A PARTICULAR PLACE OF WORSHIP WHERE THEY USUALLY ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES: Is this place of worship located inside or outside of your neighborhood? (SERV4)
TOTAL%
1) Inside24846.0
2) Outside28953.6
8) Don't know10.2
9) Refused10.2
Missing267 
TOTAL539100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD A PARTICULAR PLACE OF WORSHIP WHERE THEY USUALLY ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES: What is your usual method of travel for getting to this place of worship when you do attend? (SERV5)
TOTAL%
1) Car (driving)49992.6
2) Walking275.0
3) Private bus arranged by the place of worship20.4
4) Public transportation (city bus, Indygo)40.7
5) Something else71.3
Missing267 
TOTAL539100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD A PARTICULAR PLACE OF WORSHIP WHERE THEY USUALLY ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES: On average, about how many minutes does it take to get to this place of worship by your usual method of travel? (SERV6)
TOTAL%
1) One minute30.6
2) 122.2
3) 315.8
4) 112.0
5) 8916.5
6) 71.3
7) 275.0
8) 81.5
10) 11020.4
12) 163.0
15) 10519.5
18) 20.4
20) 6712.4
25) 132.4
30) 244.5
35) 10.2
40) 10.2
45) 20.4
60) One hour50.9
61) More than one hour30.6
98) Don't know10.2
99) Refused10.2
Missing267 
TOTAL539100.0
53) In the last seven days, how many times, if at all, did you attend religious education classes, talks or other religious programs? (CLASS1)
TOTAL%
0) None, didn't attend58272.2
1) 13516.7
2) 455.6
3) 232.9
4) 60.7
5) 91.1
6) 20.2
7) 30.4
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
54) Over the past year, how often, if at all, did you attend religious education classes, talks or other religious programs? (CLASS2)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week799.8
2) Once a week9611.9
3) Two to three times a month799.8
4) About once a month8410.4
5) Less than once a month20024.8
6) Never26232.5
8) Don't know40.5
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
55) Over the past year, did you donate money to any charitable organizations? (REL6A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes64980.5
2) No15519.2
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL806100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD DONATED MONEY TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION IN THE PAST YEAR: Were any of these charitable organizations religiously affiliated? (REL6B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44969.2
2) No19329.7
8) Don't know60.9
9) Refused10.2
Missing157 
TOTAL649100.0
57) Overall, how religious or spiritual would you say you are? Would you say: (REL7)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious32440.2
2) Somewhat religious37246.2
3) Not too religious739.1
4) Not at all religious334.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE VERY, SOMEWHAT, OR NOT TOO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL: How important to you is using religious or spiritual beliefs to make financial decisions? (DECIDE1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important23930.9
2) Somewhat important21227.4
3) Not too important15119.5
4) Not at all important17122.1
Missing33 
TOTAL773100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE VERY, SOMEWHAT, OR NOT TOO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL: How important to you is using religious or spiritual beliefs to form your opinions on political issues? (DECIDE2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important22829.5
2) Somewhat important29938.7
3) Not too important13517.5
4) Not at all important10914.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing33 
TOTAL773100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY ARE VERY, SOMEWHAT, OR NOT TOO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL: How important to you is using religious or spiritual beliefs in making decisions about family or children? (DECIDE3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important49163.5
2) Somewhat important23029.8
3) Not too important293.8
4) Not at all important222.8
8) Don't know10.1
Missing33 
TOTAL773100.0
61) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the religious makeup of Indianapolis. - What percentage of Marion County residents would you say attend religious services in a given week, on average? (KNOW1)
TOTAL%
0) 20.2
1) 40.5
2) 20.2
3) 10.1
4) 10.1
5) 121.5
7) 10.1
9) 10.1
10) 192.4
12) 10.1
15) 91.1
16) 10.1
18) 20.2
20) 344.2
22) 10.1
23) 10.1
25) 486.0
26) 10.1
30) 708.7
32) 20.2
33) 60.7
35) 394.8
36) 20.2
39) 10.1
40) 9311.5
42) 10.1
43) 20.2
44) 10.1
45) 212.6
47) 10.1
48) 10.1
49) 10.1
50) 15218.9
55) 151.9
60) 749.2
63) 10.1
64) 10.1
65) 364.5
70) 405.0
75) 445.5
80) 243.0
85) 40.5
87) 20.2
90) 81.0
95) 10.1
100) 30.4
998) 182.2
999) 10.1
TOTAL806100.0
62) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the religious makeup of Indianapolis. - What percentage of Marion County residents would you say are Roman Catholic? (KNOW2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.1
1) 40.5
2) 91.1
3) 40.5
4) 20.2
5) 253.1
7) 30.4
8) 50.6
9) 10.1
10) 607.4
11) 10.1
12) 60.7
15) 536.6
16) 30.4
17) 10.1
18) 40.5
20) 11213.9
22) 10.1
25) 8510.5
26) 10.1
27) 10.1
28) 10.1
30) 11714.5
31) 10.1
32) 20.2
33) 81.0
34) 10.1
35) 394.8
40) 779.6
45) 141.7
47) 10.1
48) 20.2
50) 597.3
52) 10.1
53) 10.1
55) 20.2
60) 243.0
65) 121.5
70) 91.1
75) 121.5
80) 10.1
90) 20.2
100) 20.2
998) 334.1
999) 30.4
TOTAL806100.0
63) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the religious makeup of Indianapolis. - What percentage of Marion County residents would you say are Protestant? (KNOW3)
TOTAL%
0) 20.2
1) 50.6
2) 70.9
3) 20.2
4) 10.1
5) 324.0
6) 30.4
7) 50.6
8) 30.4
10) 678.3
11) 20.2
12) 91.1
14) 10.1
15) 475.8
16) 10.1
17) 10.1
18) 10.1
19) 10.1
20) 9411.7
22) 10.1
24) 10.1
25) 526.5
27) 10.1
30) 8310.3
33) 40.5
35) 263.2
38) 10.1
39) 10.1
40) 8911.0
45) 141.7
48) 10.1
50) 9311.5
52) 20.2
53) 10.1
55) 91.1
60) 536.6
65) 81.0
70) 222.7
75) 121.5
80) 91.1
85) 30.4
90) 30.4
100) 10.1
998) 313.8
999) 10.1
TOTAL806100.0
64) Now I want to ask you a few questions about the religious makeup of Indianapolis. - What percentage of Marion County residents would you say are Jewish? (KNOW4)
TOTAL%
0) 40.5
1) 334.1
2) 273.3
3) 313.8
4) 81.0
5) 13516.7
6) 50.6
7) 141.7
8) 151.9
9) 10.1
10) 20024.8
12) 30.4
13) 10.1
15) 789.7
17) 10.1
18) 10.1
20) 8610.7
25) 425.2
27) 10.1
30) 344.2
33) 10.1
34) 10.1
35) 50.6
39) 10.1
40) 222.7
45) 30.4
50) 91.1
55) 20.2
60) 60.7
65) 10.1
70) 20.2
75) 20.2
100) 10.1
998) 293.6
999) 10.1
TOTAL806100.0
65) Overall, what do you think is the largest religious in Marion County? (KNOW5)
TOTAL%
1) Baptist27734.4
2) Catholic31038.5
3) Lutheran162.0
4) Methodist11314.0
5) Some other denomination708.7
8) Don't know192.4
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED SOME OTHER DENOMINATION WHEN ASKED WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS THE LARGEST RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION IN MARION COUNTY: Please specify. (KNOW5S)
TOTAL%
1) African Methodist11.4
2) Apostolic22.9
3) Born-again Christian11.4
4) Christian2332.9
5) Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)11.4
6) Church of God in Christ11.4
7) Episcopal11.4
8) Hindu11.4
9) Islam11.4
10) Jewish11.4
11) Muslim11.4
12) Nondenominational68.6
13) None45.7
14) Pentecostal912.9
15) Presbyterian34.3
16) Protestant811.4
17) Religious Science11.4
98) Don't know34.3
99) Refused22.9
Missing736 
TOTAL70100.0
67) Do you belong to any neighborhood or block associations? (GROUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22628.0
2) No57871.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL806100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A NEIGHBORHOOD OR BLOCK ASSOCIATION: What is the name of this organization? (GROUP1A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL22644.32328
69) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A NEIGHBORHOOD OR BLOCK ASSOCIATION: Overall, how active are you in this neighborhood or block association? (GROUP1B)
TOTAL%
1) Very active3415.0
2) Somewhat active6227.4
3) Only a little active10044.2
4) Not at all active3013.3
Missing580 
TOTAL226100.0
70) Do you belong to any service groups or organizations? (GROUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14417.9
2) No66282.1
TOTAL806100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A SERVICE GROUP OR ORGANIZATION: What is the name of this service group or organization? (GROUP2A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14449.79927
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A SERVICE GROUP OR ORGANIZATION: Overall, how active are you in this service group or organization? (GROUP2B)
TOTAL%
1) Very active4229.2
2) Somewhat active5437.5
3) Only a little active4128.5
4) Not at all active74.9
Missing662 
TOTAL144100.0
73) Are you a member of a union or other employee association? (GROUP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11113.8
2) No69486.1
8) Don't know10.1
TOTAL806100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A UNION OR OTHER EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION: What is the name of this union or employee association? (GROUP3A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11134.21618
75) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF A UNION OR OTHER EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATION: Overall, how active are you in this union or employee association? (GROUP3B)
TOTAL%
1) Very active2219.8
2) Somewhat active3733.3
3) Only a little active3531.5
4) Not at all active1715.3
Missing695 
TOTAL111100.0
76) Do you belong to any other local community or civic organizations? (GROUP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14017.4
2) No66582.5
8) Don't know10.1
TOTAL806100.0
77) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF ANOTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY OR CIVIC ASSOCIATION: What is the name of this local community or civic organization? (GROUP4A)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14047.46431
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF ANY OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY OR CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS: Overall, how active are you in this local community or civic organization? (GROUP4B)
TOTAL%
1) Very active3927.9
2) Somewhat active4935.0
3) Only a little active4431.4
4) Not at all active75.0
9) Refused10.7
Missing666 
TOTAL140100.0
79) How familiar are you with the Polis Center? Would you say: (POLIS1)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar121.5
2) Somewhat familiar536.6
3) Not too familiar789.7
4) Not at all familiar66282.1
8) Don't know10.1
TOTAL806100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE SOMEWHAT OR VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE POLIS CENTER AT IUPUI: Overall, how would you rate the Polis Center's work on community life in Indianapolis? Would you say it is: (POLIS2)
TOTAL%
1) Very favorable2132.3
2) Somewhat favorable3858.5
3) Somewhat unfavorable23.1
4) Very unfavorable11.5
8) Don't know23.1
9) Refused11.5
Missing741 
TOTAL65100.0
81) Are you: (GEND)
TOTAL%
1) Male33741.9
2) Female46858.1
Missing1 
TOTAL805100.0
82) In what year were you born (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL8051983.812491
83) Respondent's age (recoded) (AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Eighteen to twenty-nine16520.5
2) Thirty to forty-four26933.4
3) Forty-five to sixty-four23429.1
4) Sixty-five or older13416.6
9) Refused30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL805100.0
84) Are you of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes192.4
2) No78197.0
8) Don't know20.2
9) Refused30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL805100.0
85) Are you white? (RACE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61176.0
2) No18823.4
9) Refused50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
86) Are you Black or African American? (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18623.1
2) No61376.2
9) Refused50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
87) Are you American Indian or Alaska Native? (RACE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes799.8
2) No71889.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused60.7
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
88) Are you Asian or Pacific Islander? (RACE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes151.9
2) No78297.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) Refused50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
89) Are you another race I have not mentioned? (RACE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes394.9
2) No75794.2
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
90) Race of respondent (recoded) (RACECODE)
TOTAL%
1) White or Caucasian52665.4
2) Black or African-American14918.5
3) American Indian or Alaska Native10.1
4) Asian or Pacific Islander60.7
5) Another race40.5
12) White and Black/African-American50.6
13) White and American Indian/Alaska Native455.6
14) White and Asian/Pacific Islander50.6
15) White and another race162.0
23) Black/African-American and American Indian/Alaska Native151.9
25) Black/African-American and another race60.7
45) Asian/Pacific Islander and another race20.2
90) Three or more races182.2
98) Don't know10.1
99) Refused50.6
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE AMERICAN INDIAN OR AN ALASKAN NATIVE: What tribe do you identify most with? (TRIBE)
TOTAL%
1) Apache11.3
2) Blackfoot67.6
3) Cherokee3645.6
4) Cheyenne11.3
5) Chippewa Cree11.3
6) Cree11.3
7) Iroquois33.8
8) Miami22.5
9) Mississippi Creek11.3
10) Ojibwa11.3
11) Sioux33.8
95) None, not part of a tribe1316.5
98) Don't know1012.7
Missing727 
TOTAL79100.0
92) What is the highest grade of school or level of education you have completed? (GRADE)
TOTAL%
4) Grade 410.1
5) Grade 520.2
6) Grade 640.5
7) Grade 720.2
8) Grade 860.7
9) Grade 9192.4
10) Grade 10182.2
11) Grade 11243.0
12) 12th grade/high school/diploma/GED22528.0
13) Some college but no degree18122.5
14) Associate/community college/nursing577.1
15) Bachelor's degree (BA/BS/AB)17221.4
16) Master's degree526.5
17) Medical, law (J.D.) or other doctorate253.1
18) Vocational or technical school beyond131.6
98) Don't know30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY HAD LESS THAN A HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION: Do you have a GED or other high school equivalency? (GED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes911.8
2) No6788.2
Missing730 
TOTAL76100.0
94) Education level of respondent (recoded) (EDUCAT)
TOTAL%
1) Zero to 11 years678.3
2) 12 years23429.1
3) Some college19424.1
4) College degree or higher30638.1
8) Don't know30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
95) Are you: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married36144.9
2) Living with a partner394.9
3) Widowed567.0
4) Separated202.5
5) Divorced15218.9
6) Never married17421.6
8) Don't know20.2
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
96) How many children, ages 18 or younger, live in your household? (CHILD1)
TOTAL%
0) Zero, no children48760.6
1) 12615.7
2) 10513.1
3) 577.1
4) 121.5
5) 91.1
6) 30.4
7) 20.2
8) 20.2
99) Refused10.1
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
97) How many of these children live with you? (CHILD2)
TOTAL%
0) None1062.5
2) 425.0
3) 212.5
Missing790 
TOTAL16100.0
98) Currently, are you working for pay, temporarily unemployed, retired, keeping house, a student, or doing something else? (WORK)
TOTAL%
1) Working for pay/employed/self-employed52765.5
2) Temporarily unemployed293.6
3) Retired14217.7
4) Keeping house384.7
5) A student324.0
6) Doing something else111.4
7) Not working because of disability222.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.2
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED "DOING SOMETHING ELSE" WHEN ASKED ABOUT THEIR EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Please specify. (WORKS)
TOTAL%
1) Caring for a parent19.1
2) Entrepreneur19.1
3) Grieving19.1
4) Moving19.1
5) Staying at home19.1
6) Volunteer436.4
7) Writing19.1
9) Refused19.1
Missing795 
TOTAL11100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE WORKING FOR PAY/EMPLOYED/SELF-EMPLOYED: What is your job title? (WORK2S)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL51742.55726
101) On a scale from 1 to 7, where 1 is extremely liberal and 7 is extremely conservative, where would you place yourself? (POL1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal313.9
2) 516.3
3) 14718.3
4) 18823.4
5) 21526.7
6) 8911.1
7) Extremely conservative637.8
8) Don't know121.5
9) Refused81.0
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
102) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a: (POL2)
TOTAL%
1) Republican24029.9
2) Democrat27734.5
3) Independent22227.6
4) Something else556.8
8) Don't know30.4
9) Refused70.9
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY CONSIDERED THEMSELVES SOMETHING ELSE WHEN THINKING OF THEIR POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION: Please specify. (POL2S)
TOTAL%
1) American11.8
2) Bipartisan11.8
3) Fundamentalist11.8
4) Libertarian35.5
5) No affiliation3461.8
6) Nonpolitical1120.0
7) Reform23.6
8) Social Democrat11.8
9) Third Party11.8
Missing751 
TOTAL55100.0
104) Considering all sources of income and all salaries, was your household's total annual income in 1998 before taxes and other deductions, less than $30,000, or was it $30,000, or more? (INCOME1)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $30,00025732.0
2) $30,000 or more51764.3
8) Don't know111.4
9) Refused192.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
105) Considering all sources of income and all salaries, was your household's total annual income in 1998, before taxes and other deductions, less than $20,000? (INCOME2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13050.6
2) No12247.5
8) Don't know41.6
9) Refused10.4
Missing549 
TOTAL257100.0
106) Considering all sources of income and all salaries, was your household's total annual income in 1998, before taxes and other deductions, more than $40,000? (INCOME3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38173.7
2) No12524.2
8) Don't know20.4
9) Refused91.7
Missing289 
TOTAL517100.0
107) Considering all sources of income and all salaries, was your household's total annual income in 1998, before taxes and other deductions, more than $60,000? (INCOME4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20754.3
2) No16743.8
8) Don't know20.5
9) Refused51.3
Missing425 
TOTAL381100.0
108) Considering all sources of income and all salaries, was your household's total annual income in 1998, before taxes and other deductions, more than $80,000? (INCOME5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11756.5
2) No9043.5
Missing599 
TOTAL207100.0
109) Household income of respondent (recoded) (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $0 - $19,99913416.7
2) $20,000 - $29,99912315.3
3) $30,000 - $39,99912715.8
4) $40,000 - $59,99917822.1
5) $60,000 - $79,9999511.8
6) $80,000 and above11714.6
8) Don't know111.4
9) Refused192.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
110) Would you be willing to participate in a follow-up interview? (CONT1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61977.0
2) No14618.2
8) Don't know/need to think about it394.9
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
111) Would you like a copy of the results of this survey mailed to you in appreciation for your participation in this study? (MAIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes58472.6
2) No22027.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
112) Sample code 1 (SMPL)
TOTAL%
1) African-American targeted sample (high)16720.7
2) North targeted sample33040.9
3) South targeted sample22427.8
5) African-American targeted sample (low)8510.5
TOTAL806100.0
113) County code (CCODE)
TOTAL%
49) Marion County806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
114) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
TOTAL%
18097) Marion County806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
115) Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)
TOTAL%
3480) Indianapolis806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
116) Metropolitan Status Code (MSC)
TOTAL%
1) 78597.4
2) 212.6
TOTAL806100.0
117) County (CNTY)
TOTAL%
1) 806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
118) Census Division (CDIV)
TOTAL%
3) Midwest806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
119) Census Region (CREG)
TOTAL%
2) East North Central Division806100.0
TOTAL806100.0
120) Median Education (MEDEDU)
TOTAL%
12) 15455.2
13) 12544.8
Missing527 
TOTAL279100.0
121) College Graduate Percentage (COLGRAD)
TOTAL%
8) 364.6
9) 557.0
10) 516.5
11) 769.7
12) 11614.8
13) 9612.2
15) 546.9
16) 506.4
18) 121.5
21) 364.6
24) 81.0
25) 10.1
26) 111.4
27) 151.9
28) 263.3
29) 172.2
40) 364.6
41) 546.9
42) 81.0
49) 182.3
50) 91.1
Missing21 
TOTAL785100.0
122) Median Household Income (HHINC)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80638727.7079598
123) White Percentage (WHITE)
TOTAL%
24) 121.5
25) 212.6
26) 354.3
27) 81.0
39) 20.2
40) 182.2
41) 455.6
42) 91.1
55) 10.1
62) 10.1
63) 10.1
64) 30.4
65) 121.5
66) 243.0
67) 445.5
68) 81.0
69) 506.2
70) 70.9
71) 222.7
72) 475.8
73) 769.4
74) 40.5
75) 111.4
76) 293.6
77) 162.0
78) 192.4
87) 91.1
88) 91.1
89) 546.7
90) 243.0
91) 11414.1
92) 243.0
93) 81.0
94) 212.6
97) 182.2
TOTAL806100.0
124) Black Percentage (BLACK)
TOTAL%
1) 212.7
2) 81.0
3) 273.4
4) 11214.2
5) 101.3
6) 678.5
7) 91.1
8) 91.1
17) 151.9
18) 202.5
19) 384.8
20) 141.8
21) 627.9
22) 91.1
23) 394.9
24) 577.2
25) 131.6
26) 212.7
27) 70.9
28) 415.2
29) 243.0
30) 121.5
31) 10.1
33) 10.1
40) 10.1
54) 243.0
55) 486.1
56) 20.3
69) 81.0
70) 212.7
71) 263.3
72) 91.1
73) 121.5
Missing18 
TOTAL788100.0
125) Hispanic Percentage (HISP)
TOTAL%
1) 103100.0
Missing703 
TOTAL103100.0
126) Median Home Value (MEDHOME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL80678579.43224884
127) Sample code 2 (SMPL2)
TOTAL%
1) Random Digit Dialing Sample40350.0
2) Ethnicity Targeted Sample25231.3
3) Superpurged Sample15118.7
TOTAL806100.0
128) I-GENDER: Are you: (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male33741.9
2) Female46858.1
Missing1 
TOTAL805100.0
129) I-EDUC: Education level of respondent (recoded) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Zero to 11 years678.3
2) 12 years23429.1
3) Some college19424.1
4) College degree or higher30638.1
8) Don't know30.4
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
130) I-REL: Collapsed from I-REL: Do you consider yourself: (I-REL)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic14317.9
1) Protestant24831.1
2) Oth Chrstn20525.7
3) Oth Rel10112.7
4) No pref10112.7
Missing8 
TOTAL798100.0
131) I-AGE: Collapsed from I-AGE: Respondent's age (recoded) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-2916520.5
1) 30-4426933.4
2) 45-6523429.1
3) 65 and up13416.6
4) Refused30.4
Missing1 
TOTAL805100.0
132) I-RACE: Collapsed from I-RACE: Race of respondent (recoded) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White52665.5
1) Black14918.6
2) Wh and Ind455.6
3) Other779.6
4) Dk/ ref60.7
Missing3 
TOTAL803100.0
133) I-MARITAL: Collapsed from I-MARITAL: Are you: (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
0) Married36145.0
1) Cohabiting394.9
2) Widowed567.0
3) Sep/ Div17221.4
4) Nvr marry17421.7
Missing4 
TOTAL802100.0
134) I-PARTY: Collapsed from I-PARTY: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a: (I-PARTY)
TOTAL%
0) Republican24029.9
1) Democrat27734.5
2) Independnt22227.6
3) Other556.8
4) Dk/ ref101.2
Missing2 
TOTAL804100.0
135) I-INCOME: Collapsed from I-INCOME: Household income of respondent (recoded) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
0) $0-1999913417.3
1) $20-2999912315.9
2) $30-3999912716.4
3) $40-4999917823.0
4) $60000+21227.4
Missing32 
TOTAL774100.0