SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent ID number (SGIID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL401834458.105421976
2) At what date did you first encounter SGI-USA (NSA) (year)? (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) (FSTNCNTR)
TOTAL%
1) 10.3
3) 10.3
46) 10.3
48) 10.3
52) 10.3
53) 10.3
54) 10.3
55) 10.3
56) 10.3
57) 10.3
58) 30.8
59) 20.5
60) 30.8
61) 82.1
62) 61.6
63) 30.8
64) 51.3
65) 71.9
66) 71.9
67) 71.9
68) 133.4
69) 102.7
70) 154.0
71) 102.7
72) 102.7
73) 133.4
74) 164.2
75) 112.9
76) 112.9
77) 82.1
78) 112.9
79) 102.7
80) 41.1
81) 71.9
82) 164.2
83) 143.7
84) 174.5
85) 184.8
86) 246.4
87) 215.6
88) 123.2
89) 51.3
90) 51.3
91) 41.1
92) 30.8
93) 82.1
94) 102.7
95) 82.1
96) 10.3
97) 10.3
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
3) At what date did you first start chanting (year)? (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) (DTECHNTG)
TOTAL%
9) 10.3
55) 30.8
56) 20.5
57) 41.1
58) 20.5
59) 10.3
60) 51.3
61) 61.6
62) 51.3
63) 30.8
64) 41.1
65) 71.8
66) 82.1
67) 41.1
68) 82.1
69) 143.7
70) 71.8
71) 164.2
72) 41.1
73) 112.9
74) 164.2
75) 123.2
76) 92.4
77) 112.9
78) 61.6
79) 82.1
80) 92.4
81) 71.8
82) 195.0
83) 143.7
84) 215.5
85) 184.7
86) 297.7
87) 215.5
88) 71.8
89) 92.4
90) 51.3
91) 82.1
92) 51.3
93) 71.8
94) 82.1
95) 102.6
96) 20.5
97) 30.8
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
4) Are you now a member? (MEMBER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38699.0
2) No (terminate respondent)41.0
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
5) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. When did you actually join (year)? (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g. 62 is 1962.) (DATEJOIN)
TOTAL%
6) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
55) 10.3
57) 41.1
58) 30.8
59) 20.6
60) 72.0
61) 41.1
62) 61.7
63) 20.6
64) 41.1
65) 61.7
66) 51.4
67) 51.4
68) 92.5
69) 123.4
70) 61.7
71) 113.1
72) 51.4
73) 113.1
74) 154.2
75) 102.8
76) 72.0
77) 72.0
78) 61.7
79) 41.1
80) 82.3
81) 92.5
82) 154.2
83) 205.6
84) 205.6
85) 195.4
86) 236.5
87) 215.9
88) 92.5
89) 102.8
90) 51.4
91) 61.7
92) 20.6
93) 51.4
94) 41.1
95) 133.7
96) 51.4
97) 51.4
Missing47 
TOTAL354100.0
6) Months to join SGI-USA (MNTHJOIN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL27426.10647
7) How did you first encounter SGI-USA (NSA) (Mark one) [Specified information not available]? (HOWENCTR)
TOTAL%
1) Through my spouse (or future spouse)174.3
2) Through a member of my family8120.4
3) Through a work colleague4310.8
4) Through a friend14336.0
5) Through a casual acquaintance5213.1
6) At an exhibition or concert30.8
7) By literature or publicity30.8
8) Some other means. (Please specify)5513.9
Missing4 
TOTAL397100.0
8) What was your first reaction to what you observed (Mark one) [Specified information not available]? (REACTION)
TOTAL%
1) Immediate enthusiasm for SGI9925.1
2) Some interest in SGI14637.1
3) A reluctance to learn more246.1
4) Real skepticism6316.0
5) Other (specify)6215.7
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
9) If you first encountered SGI-USA (NSA) through an individual, did this person invite you to a meeting, or did you initiate contact? (INITIATE)
TOTAL%
1) I initiated contact5113.9
2) S/he initiated contact31686.1
Missing34 
TOTAL367100.0
10) If you first encountered SGI-USA (NSA) through an individual, was that individual Japanese? (JAPNCNTC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10830.2
2) No25069.8
Missing43 
TOTAL358100.0
11) If you first encountered SGI-USA (NSA) through an individual, was that individual male or female? (SEXCNTCT)
TOTAL%
1) Male11029.7
2) Female26070.3
Missing31 
TOTAL370100.0
12) Which one of these statements best describes how you got involved in SGI-USA (NSA) [Specified information not available]? (HOWINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) I had heard and read enough about SGI to know that I wanted to get involved.215.3
2) I got acquainted with one or more SGI members who impressed me so much that I decided to get involved.7518.9
3) Almost by chance, I was invited to an SGI meeting, was immediately impressed, and got involved.4210.6
4) I got involved reluctantly to please someone else, but then I saw what chanting could do, so I got involved.7017.7
5) I was curious, so I tried practicing, liked the results, and got involved.12832.3
6) Other (Describe)6015.2
Missing5 
TOTAL396100.0
13) Apart from the teachings, can you say what originally attracted you to SGI-USA (NSA) -- first attractive quality mentioned (ATRACT1)
TOTAL%
1) The people14839.9
2) A specific person3810.2
3) Chanting - aesthetic appeal133.5
4) Chanting - efficacy to me5214.0
5) Chanting - efficacy to others143.8
6) Impressed by SGI activity/goals195.1
7) Impressed by SGI philosophy195.1
8) Exotic interest in Buddhism92.4
9) Desired spiritual guidance133.5
10) Other4612.4
Missing30 
TOTAL371100.0
14) Apart from the teachings, can you say what originally attracted you to SGI-USA (NSA)? -- second attractive quality mentioned (ATRACT2)
TOTAL%
1) The people1621.3
2) A specific person34.0
3) Chanting - aesthetic appeal22.7
4) Chanting - efficacy to me1114.7
5) Chanting - efficacy to others912.0
6) Impressed by SGI activity/goals1114.7
7) Impressed by SGI philosophy68.0
8) Exotic interest in Buddhism11.3
9) Desired spiritual guidance22.7
10) Other1418.7
Missing326 
TOTAL75100.0
15) Apart from the teachings, can you say what originally attracted you to SGI-USA (NSA)? -- third attractive quality mentioned (ATRACT3)
TOTAL%
4) Chanting - efficacy to me562.5
5) Chanting - efficacy to others112.5
6) Impressed by SGI activity/goals112.5
9) Desired spiritual guidance112.5
Missing393 
TOTAL8100.0
16) Is the original attraction still the most significant aspect of SGI-USA for you? (SIGATRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24062.0
2) No14738.0
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION IS NO LONGER THE SIGNIFICANT ASPECT. What is now the most attractive feature of the organization? -- first quality mentioned (NOWATCT1)
TOTAL%
1) People/friendships1711.3
2) A specific person32.0
3) Chanting - aesthetic appeal10.7
4) Chanting - efficacy to me4228.0
5) Chanting - efficacy to others32.0
6) SGI activities/goals2919.3
7) SGI philosophy2516.7
8) Exotic interest in Buddhism10.7
9) Spiritual guidance42.7
10) Other2516.7
Missing251 
TOTAL150100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION IS NO LONGER THE SIGNIFICANT ASPECT. What is now the most attractive feature of the organization? -- second quality mentioned (NOWATCT2)
TOTAL%
1) People/friendships923.7
4) Chanting - efficacy to me923.7
5) Chanting - efficacy to others410.5
6) SGI activities/goals718.4
7) SGI philosophy37.9
8) Exotic interest in Buddhism12.6
9) Spiritual guidance12.6
10) Other410.5
Missing363 
TOTAL38100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHOSE ORIGINAL ATTRACTION IS NO LONGER THE SIGNIFICANT ASPECT. What is now the most attractive feature of the organization? -- third quality mentioned (NOWATCT3)
TOTAL%
1) People/friendships337.5
4) Chanting - efficacy to me112.5
6) SGI activities/goals112.5
7) SGI philosophy112.5
10) Other225.0
Missing393 
TOTAL8100.0
20) In what religious tradition were you raised (if Protestant, please indicate the specific denomination.)? (RLGSTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant14939.1
2) Catholic10126.5
3) Jewish195.0
4) None307.9
5) Other8221.5
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE RAISED PROTESTANT. In which Protestant denomination were you raised? (DENMINTN)
TOTAL%
5) Church of Prophecy10.7
11) Spiritualist10.7
12) Assembly of God10.7
14) Southern Baptist53.3
18) Baptist3724.7
20) AME10.7
22) Brethren, Plymouth10.7
28) Methodist149.3
32) Christian Reform10.7
33) Christian Scientist21.3
35) Church of Christ10.7
38) Lutheran149.3
40) Congregationalist53.3
41) Community Church10.7
43) Dutch Reform10.7
48) Presbyterian1610.7
50) Episcopal138.7
51) First Christian10.7
55) Holy Roller10.7
58) Jehovah's Witness32.0
61) Latter Day Saints - Reorganized10.7
64) Mormon21.3
65) Nazarene10.7
68) Pentecostal32.0
70) Non-denominational1510.0
73) Reformed Church of Christ10.7
78) Sanctified, Sanctification10.7
80) Unitarian, Universalist21.3
97) Other Fundamentalist10.7
103) Pentecostal Apostolic10.7
136) New Age Spirituality21.3
Missing251 
TOTAL150100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD AN "OTHER" RELIGION. In what religion were you raised? (OTHRRLGN)
TOTAL%
1) 3745.1
201) 33.7
205) 11.2
209) 11.2
210) 3137.8
213) 22.4
217) 56.1
219) 11.2
299) 11.2
Missing319 
TOTAL82100.0
23) Apart from the religion in which you were raised, did you have any other religious preferences before joining SGI-USA? (SWITCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10626.6
2) No29273.4
Missing3 
TOTAL398100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the other religious preference now. -- first switch mentioned (SWTCH1)
TOTAL%
2) 1817.5
3) 21.9
4) 21.9
5) 11.0
18) 109.7
20) 11.0
28) 43.9
33) 21.9
35) 11.0
38) 32.9
48) 11.0
50) 21.9
58) 11.0
59) 11.0
64) 11.0
68) 32.9
70) 98.7
75) 11.0
80) 21.9
95) 32.9
113) 11.0
136) 11.0
201) 11.0
205) 11.0
207) 21.9
208) 11.0
209) 43.9
210) 65.8
211) 11.0
213) 21.9
214) 11.0
215) 11.0
218) 32.9
299) 109.7
Missing298 
TOTAL103100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the start date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- start date of first switch (SWTCH1SD)
TOTAL%
41) 11.6
43) 11.6
47) 11.6
50) 34.7
56) 11.6
57) 11.6
58) 11.6
59) 11.6
60) 23.1
61) 23.1
62) 23.1
64) 34.7
65) 34.7
66) 11.6
67) 11.6
68) 11.6
69) 23.1
70) 812.5
71) 23.1
72) 57.8
74) 23.1
75) 69.4
77) 11.6
79) 23.1
80) 34.7
81) 11.6
82) 11.6
83) 11.6
84) 11.6
86) 11.6
87) 11.6
90) 11.6
91) 11.6
Missing337 
TOTAL64100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the end date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- end date of first switch (SWTCH1ED)
TOTAL%
49) 11.7
55) 11.7
57) 11.7
59) 11.7
64) 11.7
65) 11.7
66) 11.7
68) 11.7
69) 46.9
70) 35.2
71) 46.9
72) 35.2
73) 11.7
74) 23.4
75) 58.6
76) 11.7
77) 35.2
79) 11.7
80) 46.9
81) 11.7
82) 46.9
83) 23.4
85) 11.7
86) 35.2
87) 23.4
90) 11.7
91) 23.4
92) 11.7
97) 23.4
Missing343 
TOTAL58100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the other religious preference now. -- second switch mentioned (SWTCH2)
TOTAL%
2) 511.1
3) 36.7
4) 24.4
18) 36.7
28) 48.9
33) 12.2
50) 24.4
64) 12.2
70) 48.9
74) 24.4
95) 36.7
201) 24.4
205) 24.4
209) 36.7
210) 12.2
215) 12.2
218) 48.9
299) 24.4
Missing356 
TOTAL45100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the start date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- start date of second switch (SWTCH2SD)
TOTAL%
46) 14.5
53) 14.5
59) 14.5
68) 14.5
70) 313.6
71) 14.5
72) 14.5
74) 14.5
75) 313.6
76) 313.6
77) 14.5
81) 14.5
83) 14.5
87) 14.5
92) 14.5
94) 14.5
Missing379 
TOTAL22100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the end date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- end date of second switch (SWTCH2ED)
TOTAL%
60) 15.0
64) 15.0
65) 15.0
73) 15.0
74) 15.0
77) 210.0
78) 15.0
79) 15.0
80) 15.0
81) 15.0
82) 15.0
83) 15.0
85) 210.0
86) 15.0
91) 15.0
97) 315.0
Missing381 
TOTAL20100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the other religious preference now. -- third switch mentioned (SWTCH3)
TOTAL%
3) 15.9
18) 15.9
50) 15.9
58) 15.9
64) 15.9
70) 15.9
74) 15.9
80) 15.9
136) 211.8
205) 15.9
208) 15.9
210) 211.8
219) 15.9
299) 211.8
Missing384 
TOTAL17100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the start date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- start date of third switch (SWTCH3SD)
TOTAL%
70) 125.0
81) 250.0
91) 125.0
Missing397 
TOTAL4100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY SWITCHED RELIGIONS. Please list the end date of your other religious preference (years). (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g., 62 is 1962.) -- end date of third switch (SWTCH3ED)
TOTAL%
79) 125.0
83) 125.0
85) 125.0
92) 125.0
Missing397 
TOTAL4100.0
33) Whether or not you belonged to some other faith, would you say that you were a religious person before joining SGI-USA (NSA) (Mark one) [Specified information not available]? (BFREJOIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I was very religious.7719.5
2) I was not very religious, but I was aware of spiritual matters.18045.6
3) No, I was not very concerned about religion or spirituality at that time.9524.1
4) Other (Please describe)4310.9
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
34) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I felt like I was at a turning point in my life. (EXPRTURN)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked26467.0
1) Marked13033.0
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
35) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I was very interested in Eastern religion and philosophy. (EXPREAST)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked31379.4
1) Marked8120.6
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
36) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I was looking for something new and exciting to do with my life. (EXPRNEW)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked34487.1
1) Marked5112.9
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
37) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I felt a strong need for guidance and direction in my life. (EXPRGUID)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked25364.1
1) Marked14235.9
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
38) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I was feeling lonely at that time. (EXPRLONE)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked32181.3
1) Marked7418.7
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
39) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I wanted more out of life than I was getting. (EXPRMORE)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked22657.2
1) Marked16942.8
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
40) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I was experiencing serious problems (please describe). (EXPRPROB)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked26968.1
1) Health problems225.6
2) Relationship problems379.4
3) Financial problems61.5
4) Psychological problems276.8
5) Drug abuse problems153.8
6) Career/job problems61.5
9) Marked, not specified10.3
10) Other123.0
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
41) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- I was living a satisfying life with only ordinary problems (EXPRSATS)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked30878.0
1) Marked8722.0
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
42) We would like to know more about your life experiences before joining SGI-USA (NSA). Which of the following statements best describe your life prior to your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA)? -- other (please describe) (EXPROTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked34888.1
1) Marked4711.9
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
43) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you employed full-time? (FENCFULL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18950.3
2) No18749.7
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
44) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you employed part-time? (FENCPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7521.5
2) No27478.5
Missing52 
TOTAL349100.0
45) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you a full-time student? (FENCSTUD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10128.1
2) No25971.9
Missing41 
TOTAL360100.0
46) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you unemployed? (FENCUNEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8224.0
2) No26076.0
Missing59 
TOTAL342100.0
47) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you married, or living with a partner? (FENCMARR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11731.7
2) No25268.3
Missing32 
TOTAL369100.0
48) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you living in the same geographic area as your parents or siblings? (FENCGEOG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20855.8
2) No16544.2
Missing28 
TOTAL373100.0
49) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- were you spiritually satisfied? (FENCSATS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8623.5
2) No28076.5
Missing35 
TOTAL366100.0
50) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- had you undertaken any sort of psychotherapy? (FENCPSYC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7019.2
2) No29480.8
Missing37 
TOTAL364100.0
51) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- had you ever traveled outside the US? (FENCTRAV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24866.1
2) No12733.9
Missing26 
TOTAL375100.0
52) At the time of your first encounter with SGI-USA (NSA) -- had you read much about non-Western cultures? (FENCREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16244.0
2) No20656.0
Missing33 
TOTAL368100.0
53) Before becoming acquainted with SGI-USA (NSA)-- had you encountered any other form of Buddhism? (BFRBUDDH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12131.0
2) No26969.0
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD ENCOUNTERED ANOTHER FORM OF BUDDHISM. Which form did you encounter? (WHCHBUDD)
TOTAL%
1) 21.7
5) 10.9
10) 10.9
201) 5648.3
207) 10.9
210) 4639.7
217) 32.6
299) 65.2
Missing285 
TOTAL116100.0
55) Before becoming acquainted with SGI-USA (NSA) had you encountered -- any other form of Eastern religion? (BFREAST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8322.0
2) No29478.0
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD ENCOUNTERED ANOTHER FORM OF EASTERN RELIGION. Which form did you encounter? (WHCHEAST)
TOTAL%
2) 11.3
10) 79.3
136) 11.3
205) 1824.0
206) 22.7
207) 56.7
208) 68.0
209) 1114.7
211) 34.0
212) 11.3
214) 68.0
217) 22.7
299) 1216.0
Missing326 
TOTAL75100.0
57) Before becoming acquainted with SGI-USA (NSA) had you any particular interest in Japan or things Japanese? (BFRJAPAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19450.0
2) No19450.0
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). -- language (INTSTLAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked12061.5
1) Marked7538.5
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). -- literature (INTSTLIT)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked14574.4
1) Marked5025.6
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). -- graphic arts (INTSTGRH)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked11860.5
1) Marked7739.5
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). -- films (INTSTFLM)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked13871.1
1) Marked5628.9
Missing207 
TOTAL194100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). --martial arts (INTSTMAR)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked12966.2
1) Marked6633.8
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). - cuisine (INTSTCUI)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked8543.6
1) Marked11056.4
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAD A PARTICULAR INTEREST IN JAPAN OR THINGS JAPANESE BEFORE BECOMING ACQUAINTED WITH SGI-USA. Please indicate the form(s) which that interest took by marking the appropriate category(ies). - other (please specify) (INTSTOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked11659.5
1) Marked7940.5
Missing206 
TOTAL195100.0
65) Are any of your close relatives members of SGI-USA (NSA)? (RLTVMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21855.2
2) No17744.8
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- wife/husband (girl/boyfriend) (JOINSPSE)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked11452.3
1) I joined first5826.6
2) S/he joined first3415.6
3) Joined at the same time115.0
4) Marked, not specified10.5
Missing183 
TOTAL218100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- father (JOINFATH)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked17380.1
1) I joined first219.7
2) He joined first177.9
3) Joined at the same time52.3
Missing185 
TOTAL216100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- mother (JOINMOTH)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked12657.8
1) I joined first3013.8
2) She joined first5022.9
3) Joined at the same time125.5
Missing183 
TOTAL218100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- brother(s)/sister(s) (JOINSIBL)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked12858.7
1) I joined first4018.3
2) They joined first3013.8
3) Joined at the same time209.2
Missing183 
TOTAL218100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- father-in-law (JOINFAIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked20996.3
1) I joined first20.9
2) He joined first41.8
3) Joined at the same time20.9
Missing184 
TOTAL217100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- mother-in-law (JOINMOIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked19991.7
1) I joined first73.2
2) She joined first83.7
3) Joined at the same time20.9
4) Marked, not specified10.5
Missing184 
TOTAL217100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- brother(s)/sister(s)-in-law (JOINSIIN)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked17379.7
1) I joined first2411.1
2) They joined first94.1
3) Joined at the same time115.1
Missing184 
TOTAL217100.0
73) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CLOSE RELATIVES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF SGI-USA. Please mark the relevant category(ies), and for each category marked, indicate who joined first. -- other relatives (JOINOTHR)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked13561.6
1) I joined first4922.4
2) They joined first2310.5
3) Joined at the same time125.5
Missing182 
TOTAL219100.0
74) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHILDFEN OVER THE AGE OF 18. If you have children over 18 years of age, are any of them members of SGI-USA (NSA)? (CHLDMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8528.5
2) No21371.5
Missing103 
TOTAL298100.0
75) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE MEMBERS. Please indicate how many children are members. (NUMMEMBR)
TOTAL%
0) 33.5
1) 4249.4
2) 2832.9
3) 78.2
4) 55.9
Missing316 
TOTAL85100.0
76) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE MEMBERS. Please indicate how many children you have. (TOTCHLDS)
TOTAL%
0) 11.2
1) 1720.7
2) 3643.9
3) 1619.5
4) 911.0
6) 22.4
8) 11.2
Missing319 
TOTAL82100.0
77) Do you find it possible to volunteer your time for SGI-USA? (VOLUNTER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31079.9
2) No7820.1
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
78) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER FOR SGI-USA. In what capacity do you volunteer? -- first activity mentioned (VOLACTV1)
TOTAL%
1) Clerical/Admin197.2
2) Home visits114.2
3) Maintenance83.0
4) Events197.2
5) Group leader3613.6
6) Other organization leader5822.0
7) Other11342.8
Missing137 
TOTAL264100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER FOR SGI-USA. In what capacity do you volunteer? -- second activity mentioned (VOLACTV2)
TOTAL%
1) Clerical/Admin1620.3
2) Home visits1012.7
3) Maintenance810.1
4) Events1012.7
5) Group leader45.1
6) Other organization leader810.1
7) Other2329.1
Missing322 
TOTAL79100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER FOR SGI-USA. In what capacity do you volunteer? -- third activity mentioned (VOLACTV3)
TOTAL%
1) Clerical/Admin214.3
2) Home visits214.3
3) Maintenance321.4
4) Events17.1
5) Group leader321.4
6) Other organization leader17.1
7) Other214.3
Missing387 
TOTAL14100.0
81) Do you expect that you will be spending more time or less time volunteering for the organization in the future, or will it stay about the same? (VOLRTIME)
TOTAL%
1) More time16943.8
2) About the same19350.0
3) Less time225.7
4) Depends/maybe10.3
5) Very little time10.3
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
82) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- group leader (LDRPOSGR)
TOTAL%
1) Never held6819.2
2) Have held18752.7
3) Now hold6016.9
4) Willing to hold4011.3
Missing46 
TOTAL355100.0
83) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- district leader (LDRPOSDI)
TOTAL%
1) Never held9329.5
2) Have held10934.6
3) Now hold6320.0
4) Willing to hold5015.9
Missing86 
TOTAL315100.0
84) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- chapter leader (LDRPOSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never held13148.0
2) Have held6423.4
3) Now hold207.3
4) Willing to hold5720.9
5) Don't know10.4
Missing128 
TOTAL273100.0
85) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- headquarters leader (LDRPOSHQ)
TOTAL%
1) Never held14657.0
2) Have held3112.1
3) Now hold218.2
4) Willing to hold5722.3
5) Don't know10.4
Missing145 
TOTAL256100.0
86) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- territory leader (LDRPOSTE)
TOTAL%
1) Never held16064.3
2) Have held228.8
3) Now hold104.0
4) Willing to hold5622.5
5) Don't know10.4
Missing152 
TOTAL249100.0
87) Please tell us if you have held, now hold, or would be willing to hold a leadership position at any of these levels in SGI -- joint territory leader (LDRPOSJT)
TOTAL%
1) Never held16768.2
2) Have held104.1
3) Now hold93.7
4) Willing to hold5823.7
5) Don't know10.4
Missing156 
TOTAL245100.0
88) How satisfied are you with the opportunities for assuming leadership positions in SGI-USA? (SATSOPPT)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied19552.0
2) Somewhat satisfied13034.7
3) Somewhat dissatisfied3910.4
4) Very dissatisfied92.4
5) Don't know20.5
Missing26 
TOTAL375100.0
89) How many of your close friends are members of SGI-USA (NSA)? Please indicate the number. (CLSFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) 4513.2
1) 4613.5
2) 5616.4
3) 4412.9
4) 288.2
5) 3911.4
6) 133.8
7) 82.3
8) 154.4
9) 20.6
10) 133.8
11) 20.6
12) 10.3
13) 20.6
15) 41.2
18) 10.3
20) 72.1
30) 61.8
40) 10.3
50) 20.6
60) 10.3
75) 20.6
95) 10.3
99) 10.3
100) 10.3
Missing60 
TOTAL341100.0
90) How many close friends do you have? (TOTFRNDS)
TOTAL%
0) 113.6
1) 41.3
2) 134.2
3) 165.2
4) 196.2
5) 3712.0
6) 196.2
7) 113.6
8) 82.6
9) 51.6
10) 7725.0
11) 20.6
12) 144.5
13) 20.6
15) 92.9
16) 10.3
17) 20.6
18) 10.3
20) 227.1
22) 10.3
25) 31.0
30) 41.3
35) 10.3
40) 31.0
50) 41.3
70) 31.0
85) 10.3
100) 154.9
Missing93 
TOTAL308100.0
91) Do you find it possible to practice every morning and evening without fail? (PRACTICE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23258.9
2) No16241.1
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DO NOT FIND IT POSSIBLE TO PRACTICE EVERY MORNING AND EVENING. Please estimate how many times a week you normally practice (NUMPRACT)
TOTAL%
0) 85.3
1) 96.0
2) 117.3
3) 96.0
4) 138.6
5) 2315.2
6) 2013.2
7) 1912.6
8) 42.6
9) 32.0
10) 127.9
11) 74.6
12) 74.6
13) 32.0
14) 32.0
Missing250 
TOTAL151100.0
93) What would you say have been the principal benefits to you from practicing? -- first benefit mentioned (BENEFIT1)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)13438.0
2) Physical health287.9
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith298.2
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems205.7
5) Financial rewards41.1
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)10.3
7) Career success92.5
8) Better relationships236.5
9) Drug/alcohol problems20.6
10) Other4211.9
11) Sense of community10.3
13) Personal growth, became a better person287.9
14) Changed "life condition"329.1
Missing48 
TOTAL353100.0
94) What would you say have been the principal benefits to you from practicing? -- second benefit mentioned (BENEFIT2)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)3521.3
2) Physical health106.1
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith106.1
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems1811.0
5) Financial rewards63.7
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)10.6
7) Career success63.7
8) Better relationships2414.6
9) Drug/alcohol problems10.6
10) Other2716.5
13) Personal growth, became a better person2012.2
14) Changed "life condition"63.7
Missing237 
TOTAL164100.0
95) What would you say have been the principal benefits to you from practicing? -- third benefit mentioned (BENEFIT3)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)610.0
2) Physical health58.3
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith23.3
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems46.7
5) Financial rewards610.0
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)35.0
7) Career success58.3
8) Better relationships813.3
10) Other1016.7
11) Sense of community23.3
13) Personal growth, became a better person58.3
14) Changed "life condition"46.7
Missing341 
TOTAL60100.0
96) Have you ever chanted to realize a particular goal or goals? (CHNTGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37396.1
2) No153.9
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
97) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CHANT TO REALIZE PARTICULAR GOALS. Please give some examples of these goals. -- first goal mentioned (GOAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)195.7
2) Physical health5215.5
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith10.3
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems72.1
5) Financial rewards216.3
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)319.3
7) Career success10230.4
8) Better relationships4613.7
9) Drug/alcohol problems41.2
10) Other236.9
11) To continue in the practice20.6
12) To find lost objects10.3
13) For human revolution, to become a better person123.6
14) To help others, altruism61.8
15) World peace41.2
16) For others to start chanting41.2
Missing66 
TOTAL335100.0
98) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CHANT TO REALIZE PARTICULAR GOALS. Please give some examples of these goals. -- second goal mentioned (GOAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)166.7
2) Physical health229.2
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith31.3
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems83.3
5) Financial rewards3213.3
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)197.9
7) Career success3815.8
8) Better relationships6025.0
9) Drug/alcohol problems10.4
10) Other2711.3
12) To find lost objects20.8
13) For human revolution, to become a better person10.4
14) To help others, altruism62.5
15) World peace10.4
16) For others to start chanting41.7
Missing161 
TOTAL240100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CHANT TO REALIZE PARTICULAR GOALS. Please give some examples of these goals. -- third goal mentioned (GOAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)85.4
2) Physical health1812.2
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith32.0
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems32.0
5) Financial rewards128.1
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)2013.5
7) Career success2114.2
8) Better relationships2919.6
10) Other1610.8
11) To continue in the practice32.0
13) For human revolution, to become a better person64.1
14) To help others, altruism32.0
15) World peace21.4
16) For others to start chanting42.7
Missing253 
TOTAL148100.0
100) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CHANT TO REALIZE PARTICULAR GOALS. Were the goals for which you chanted realized? (GOALRELZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35995.5
2) No174.5
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE GOALS WERE REALIZED THROUGH CHANTING. In what way were your goals realized? -- first goal accomplished (GOALREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)196.4
2) Physical health299.8
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith31.0
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems72.4
5) Financial rewards144.7
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)186.1
7) Career success4916.6
8) Better relationships3411.5
9) Drug/alcohol problems41.4
10) Other9431.9
11) To continue in the practice51.7
13) For human revolution, to become a better person113.7
14) To help others, altruism41.4
15) World peace10.3
16) For others to start chanting31.0
Missing106 
TOTAL295100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE GOALS WERE REALIZED THROUGH CHANTING. In what way were your goals realized? -- second accomplished goal (GOALREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)64.9
2) Physical health1411.4
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith32.4
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems43.3
5) Financial rewards86.5
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)1613.0
7) Career success1915.4
8) Better relationships2520.3
9) Drug/alcohol problems21.6
10) Other2117.1
11) To continue in the practice10.8
12) To find lost objects10.8
14) To help others, altruism21.6
16) For others to start chanting10.8
Missing278 
TOTAL123100.0
103) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHOSE GOALS WERE REALIZED THROUGH CHANTING. In what way were your goals realized? -- third accomplished goal (GOALREL3)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)510.0
2) Physical health918.0
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith12.0
5) Financial rewards24.0
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)48.0
7) Career success1020.0
8) Better relationships714.0
10) Other714.0
11) To continue in the practice12.0
13) For human revolution, to become a better person24.0
14) To help others, altruism12.0
16) For others to start chanting12.0
Missing351 
TOTAL50100.0
104) Have you ever chanted for a goal that was not realized? (GOALNOTR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26670.6
2) No11129.4
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
105) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHANTED FOR A GOAL THAT WAS NOT REALIZED. What was the goal? (GOALNOT1)
TOTAL%
1) Psychological well-being (i.e. happiness, inner peace, confidence)21.1
2) Physical health168.9
3) Spiritual enlightenment/faith10.6
4) Ability to accomplish goals/solve problems21.1
5) Financial rewards2111.7
6) Material rewards (i.e. new house, car)31.7
7) Career success3720.7
8) Better relationships6234.6
9) Drug/alcohol problems31.7
10) Other2011.2
11) To continue in the practice21.1
12) To find lost objects10.6
13) For human revolution, to become a better person31.7
14) To help others, altruism10.6
16) For others to start chanting52.8
Missing222 
TOTAL179100.0
106) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHANTED FOR A GOAL THAT WAS NOT REALIZED. From the list below, mark the one reason that you believe best explains why this goal was not realized. [Specified information not available] (REASGOAL)
TOTAL%
1) The goal was incompatible with lifelong happiness/Buddhahood.5923.0
2) Chanting doesn't work for some goals.103.9
3) I probably need to go through my human revolution before I'll achieve that goal.9436.6
4) I wasn't practicing correctly.218.2
5) Other reasons (Please explain)7328.4
Missing144 
TOTAL257100.0
107) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHANTED FOR A GOAL THAT WAS NOT REALIZED. Will you continue to chant for this goal? (CONTINUE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17675.5
2) No5724.5
Missing168 
TOTAL233100.0
108) Have you experienced any difficulties or negative reactions from relatives and friends because you belong to SGI-USA (NSA)? (NEGREACT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21655.8
2) No17144.2
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
109) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED NEGATIVE REACTIONS BECAUSE OF MEMBERSHIP IN SGI-USA. Who had the negative reactions and in what circumstances? -- first person mentioned (NEGREAC1)
TOTAL%
1) Parent(s)5930.4
2) Spouse2512.9
3) Children31.5
4) Siblings136.7
5) Other family4121.1
6) Coworkers52.6
7) Friends2814.4
8) Christians84.1
9) Other126.2
Missing207 
TOTAL194100.0
110) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED NEGATIVE REACTIONS BECAUSE OF MEMBERSHIP IN SGI-USA. Who had the negative reactions and in what circumstances? -- second person mentioned (NEGREAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Parent(s)58.9
2) Spouse23.6
4) Siblings1119.6
5) Other family1119.6
6) Coworkers47.1
7) Friends1425.0
8) Christians610.7
9) Other35.4
Missing345 
TOTAL56100.0
111) How important has the support of other SGI members been to your practice, personally? (SUPPIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Not very important. I would chant anyway.4712.1
2) Somewhat important.8822.7
3) Very important. I would probably chant less often if not for their support.25265.1
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
112) It has been said that SGI-USA has moved away from active, aggressive shakubuku toward a more passive, show-by-example recruitment method. Do you think this is the case? (RECRUIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely28875.0
2) Yes, somewhat8121.1
3) No143.6
4) No opinion10.3
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
113) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO AGREE THAT SGU-USA HAS MOVED TOWARDS MORE PASSIVE RECRUITMENT METHODS. Do you approve of this change? (RCRTAPPR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely27575.1
2) Yes, somewhat8021.9
3) No102.7
4) No opinion10.3
Missing35 
TOTAL366100.0
114) Have you, yourself, been active in introducing others into SGI-USA? (INTRDUCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, very active14136.0
2) Yes, somewhat20853.1
3) No4311.0
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
115) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN INTRODUCING OTHERS TO SGI-USA. How many persons have you introduced? (INTRONUM)
TOTAL%
1) One133.8
2) Two-Four9928.8
3) Five-fifteen13037.8
4) Sixteen or more10129.4
5) Don't know10.3
Missing57 
TOTAL344100.0
116) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAID THEY HAVE BEEN ACTIVE IN INTRODUCING OTHERS TO SGI-USA. What has happened with those you introduced? Are they still active in SGI-USA? (INTROACT)
TOTAL%
1) All remain active.226.5
2) Most remain active.7622.6
3) Less than half remain active.16248.2
4) All have dropped out.6719.9
5) Never joined82.4
6) Don't know10.3
Missing65 
TOTAL336100.0
117) As you know, SGI and Nichiren Shoshu split in 1991. How do you feel about that split personally? (SGISPLIT)
TOTAL%
1) SGI-USA is better off since the split.19551.7
2) SGI-USA was harmed by the split.5815.4
3) The split made little difference in SGI-USA.11630.8
4) Not sure/no opinion61.6
5) Other opinion20.5
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
118) In general, how much do events that happen with SGI in Japan influence -- your own practice, personally? (JPNINFPE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all21757.0
2) Some12733.3
3) Quite a lot369.4
4) Don't know10.3
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
119) In general, how much do events that happen with SGI in Japan influence -- your local group? (JPNINFLO)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all13436.1
2) Some20655.5
3) Quite a lot297.8
4) Don't know20.5
Missing30 
TOTAL371100.0
120) In general, how much do events that happen with SGI in Japan influence -- SGI in the United States? (JPNINFUS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all7420.0
2) Some18850.8
3) Quite a lot10227.6
4) Don't know61.6
Missing31 
TOTAL370100.0
121) Are you, yourself connected with the Nichiren Shoshu Temple? (TEMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes164.1
2) No37995.9
Missing6 
TOTAL395100.0
122) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONNECTED WITH THE NICHIREN SHOSHU TEMPLE. How are you connected? (HOWCNNCT)
TOTAL%
1) I'm a member211.8
3) Through friends/family211.8
4) I feel an emotional connection1270.6
5) Other15.9
Missing384 
TOTAL17100.0
123) Do you know of former NSA members in America who chose to remain connected to the Nichiren Shoshu Temple rather than become SGI-USA members? (FRMRMEMB)
TOTAL%
1) No, I don't know of any20351.8
2) Yes, I know just a handful18246.4
3) Yes, I know of dozens (or more)71.8
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
124) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO KNOW FORMER NSA MEMBERS IN AMERICA WHO CHOSE TO REMAIN CONNECTED TO THE NICHIREN SHOSHU TEMPLE. Do you know why these people chose to remain connected to the Temple? (FRMRREMN)
TOTAL%
1) Don't know5031.3
2) Dislike SGI leaders2616.3
3) Like priests3622.5
4) Employed by Temple10.6
5) Dai Gohonzon42.5
6) Female/male spouses21.3
7) Fear punishment10.6
8) Other reasons3823.8
9) Misled by priests21.3
Missing241 
TOTAL160100.0
125) How well do you keep informed about SGI -- internationally? (INFRMINT)
TOTAL%
1) Very well7419.5
2) Pretty well10828.5
3) Some12232.2
4) Not much7519.8
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
126) How well do you keep informed about SGI -- in the U.S.? (INFRMUS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well12131.7
2) Pretty well13836.1
3) Some8722.8
4) Not much369.4
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
127) How well do you keep informed about SGI -- in your Territory? (INFRMTER)
TOTAL%
1) Very well13736.0
2) Pretty well12733.3
3) Some7920.7
4) Not much3810.0
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
128) How well do you keep informed about SGI -- in your District? (INFRMDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Very well19249.9
2) Pretty well10828.1
3) Some5414.0
4) Not much318.1
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
129) How well do you keep informed about SGI -- in your Group? (INFRMGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Very well19752.3
2) Pretty well10427.6
3) Some4211.1
4) Not much349.0
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
130) In general, are you satisfied with the leadership of SGI-USA - internationally? (LEADINTL)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied26370.3
2) Neutral10427.8
3) Dissatisfied71.9
Missing27 
TOTAL374100.0
131) In general, are you satisfied with the leadership of SGI-USA -- in the U.S.? (LEADUS)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied26069.1
2) Neutral9826.1
3) Dissatisfied184.8
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
132) In general, are you satisfied with the leadership of SGI-USA -- in your Territory? (LEADTERR)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied25066.5
2) Neutral10427.7
3) Dissatisfied225.9
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
133) In general, are you satisfied with the leadership of SGI-USA -- in your District? (LEADDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied25367.1
2) Neutral8823.3
3) Dissatisfied369.5
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
134) In general, are you satisfied with the leadership of SGI-USA -- in your Group? (LEADGRP)
TOTAL%
1) Satisfied24666.3
2) Neutral10227.5
3) Dissatisfied236.2
Missing30 
TOTAL371100.0
135) About how many hours per week do you spend -- reading the World Tribune? (HRSWTRIB)
TOTAL%
0) None4110.6
1) 1 hour23059.6
2) 2-3 hours8923.1
3) 4-10 hours236.0
4) 11+ hours30.8
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
136) About how many hours per week do you spend -- reading the Seikyo Times (Living Buddhism)? (HRSSEIKY)
TOTAL%
0) None9023.6
1) 1 hour19150.1
2) 2-3 hours7619.9
3) 4-10 hours215.5
4) 11+ hours30.8
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
137) About how many hours per week do you spend -- Attending SGI-USA gatherings? (HRSGATHG)
TOTAL%
0) None4812.7
1) 1 hour8923.6
2) 2-3 hours11731.0
3) 4-10 hours9625.5
4) 11+ hours277.2
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
138) About how many hours per week do you spend -- talking about SGI with non-members? (HRSTALK)
TOTAL%
0) None8222.0
1) 1 hour21056.3
2) 2-3 hours5915.8
3) 4-10 hours164.3
4) 11+ hours61.6
Missing28 
TOTAL373100.0
139) About how many hours per week do you spend -- reading Seikyo Shimbun? (HRSSHMBN)
TOTAL%
0) None29883.9
1) 1 hour246.8
2) 2-3 hours174.8
3) 4-10 hours143.9
4) 11+ hours20.6
Missing46 
TOTAL355100.0
140) About how many hours per week do you spend -- reading Daibyaku Renge? (HRSDAIBY)
TOTAL%
0) None30486.4
1) 1 hour226.3
2) 2-3 hours144.0
3) 4-10 hours82.3
4) 11+ hours41.1
Missing49 
TOTAL352100.0
141) How familiar are you with the SGI-USA Course of Study materials? (STDYMATR)
TOTAL%
1) Very familiar, I use them regularly.13133.9
2) Somewhat familiar, I use them sometimes.15941.2
3) I'm aware of them, but have not used them.6316.3
4) I'm not really aware of them.338.5
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
142) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE SGI-USA COURSE OF STUDY MATERIALS. Do you think they need to be improved? (IMPVMATR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely4113.9
2) Yes, probably11338.4
3) No. They are fine now.13947.3
4) Don't know10.3
Missing107 
TOTAL294100.0
143) Do you think the World Tribune (Living Buddhism) needs to be improved? (WRLDTRIB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely3910.2
2) Yes, probably7419.3
3) No. It is fine now.27070.5
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
144) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THE WORLD TRIBUNE NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED. What specifically needs improvement? (IMPVWDTR)
TOTAL%
1) Anything can be improved1112.0
2) More anecdotes88.7
3) More education1415.2
4) Letters to the Editor55.4
5) Journalistic quality99.8
10) Other4548.9
Missing309 
TOTAL92100.0
145) In your opinion, how realistic is the goal of bringing about world peace? (GOALPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Very realistic22558.0
2) Pretty realistic12331.7
3) Not very realistic297.5
4) Not at all realistic82.1
5) Don't know30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
146) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THE GOAL OF WORLD PEACE WAS VERY REALISTIC, PRETTY REALISTIC, OR NOT VERY REALISTIC. What do you think will be SGI's contribution to whatever is accomplished in the area of world peace (mark one)? (CNTRBPEA)
TOTAL%
1) SGI's contribution is essential, but so are other efforts.36194.8
2) SGI's contribution is important, but other contributions are probably more important.195.0
3) SGI's contribution is not very important.10.3
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
147) Do you believe that chanting alone is sufficient to bring about world peace? (CHNTPEAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4912.6
2) No34187.4
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
148) Besides chanting, what else are you, yourself, doing (or have you done in the past) to bring about the goal of world peace? -- first activity mentioned (INDPEAC1)
TOTAL%
0) Nothing143.9
1) Education133.6
2) Voluntarism359.7
3) Work with youth102.8
4) Introduce others to SGI practice6016.6
5) Personal relationships287.8
6) Chanting - personal transformation8122.4
7) Set example for own kids10.3
8) Promote cross-culture awareness/dialogue256.9
9) Raise consciousness others, set example349.4
10) Other5314.7
11) Promote art/culture10.3
12) Promote human, animal, ecological awareness61.7
Missing40 
TOTAL361100.0
149) Besides chanting, what else are you, yourself, doing (or have you done in the past) to bring about the goal of world peace? -- second activity mentioned (INDPEAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Education107.2
2) Voluntarism2014.4
3) Work with youth32.2
4) Introduce others to SGI practice128.6
5) Personal relationships117.9
6) Chanting - personal transformation139.4
7) Set example for own kids85.8
8) Promote cross-culture awareness/dialogue1510.8
9) Raise consciousness others, set example2215.8
10) Other1510.8
11) Promote art/culture64.3
12) Promote human, animal, ecological awareness42.9
Missing262 
TOTAL139100.0
150) Besides chanting, what else are you, yourself, doing (or have you done in the past) to bring about the goal of world peace? -- third activity mentioned (INDPEAC3)
TOTAL%
1) Education39.7
2) Voluntarism516.1
3) Work with youth13.2
4) Introduce others to SGI practice26.5
5) Personal relationships13.2
6) Chanting - personal transformation13.2
7) Set example for own kids39.7
8) Promote cross-culture awareness/dialogue39.7
9) Raise consciousness others, set example516.1
10) Other412.9
11) Promote art/culture26.5
12) Promote human, animal, ecological awareness13.2
Missing370 
TOTAL31100.0
151) Besides chanting, what else is SGI doing as an organization to bring about the goal of world peace? -- first activity mentioned (SGIPEAC1)
TOTAL%
0) Nothing30.9
1) International activity - UN7421.3
2) Promote cross-culture awareness/dialogue6318.2
3) Grass-roots efforts174.9
4) Chanting - introducing others to SGI practice/transforming individuals4011.5
5) Education4813.8
6) Promote good citizenship51.4
7) Promote environment awareness20.6
8) Don't know113.2
9) Raising consciousness of others102.9
10) Other5415.6
11) Culture, art events205.8
Missing54 
TOTAL347100.0
152) Besides chanting, what else is SGI doing as an organization to bring about the goal of world peace? -- second activity mentioned (SGIPEAC2)
TOTAL%
1) International activity - UN3018.5
2) Promote cross-culture awareness/dialogue2817.3
3) Grass-roots efforts106.2
4) Chanting - introducing others to SGI practice/transforming individuals84.9
5) Education3622.2
6) Promote good citizenship42.5
7) Promote environment awareness74.3
9) Raising consciousness of others84.9
10) Other169.9
11) Culture, art events159.3
Missing239 
TOTAL162100.0
153) Do you think that, by cooperating with such other organized religions as Christianity, Judaism, or Islam in promoting world peace, SGI will compromise its commitment to the teachings of Nichiren? (COOPORGR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely4210.9
2) Yes, probably256.5
3) Probably not7419.3
4) Definitely not24062.5
5) Don't know30.8
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
154) What about cooperating with other Buddhist groups? Would that compromise SGI's commitment to the teachings of Nichiren? (COOPBUDD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely5313.8
2) Yes, probably4612.0
3) Probably not10627.7
4) Definitely not16944.1
5) Don't know92.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
155) How likely is it that you will drop out of SGI-USA someday? (DROPOUT)
TOTAL%
1) I'll never stop chanting or going to group meetings.21455.3
2) It's very unlikely that I will stop chanting or going to group meetings.8120.9
3) I'll never stop chanting, though I might cut down on my attendance at meetings.7519.4
4) There is a chance that I will drop out.112.8
5) Have dropped out/still chant51.3
6) Have dropped out/do not chant10.3
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
156) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- attended an amateur or professional sports event. (ACTVSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17646.1
2) No20653.9
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
157) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- visited an art museum or gallery. (ACTVMUSM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27370.7
2) No11329.3
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
158) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- made art or craft objects such as pottery, woodworking, quilts, or paintings. (ACTVCRFT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18748.6
2) No19851.4
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
159) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone to an auto, stock car, or motorcycle race. (ACTVRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes225.8
2) No36094.2
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
160) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone camping, hiking, or canoeing. (ACTVCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18548.4
2) No19751.6
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
161) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- grown vegetables, flowers, or shrubs in a garden. (ACTVGARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24763.8
2) No14036.2
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
162) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone to a live ballet or dance performance, not including school performances. (ACTVBALT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17144.8
2) No21155.2
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
163) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone to a classical music or opera performance, not including school performances. (ACTVMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13936.2
2) No24563.8
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
164) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone hunting or fishing. (ACTVFISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6316.6
2) No31783.4
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
165) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- taken part in a music, dance, or theatrical performance. (ACTVPERF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11129.2
2) No26970.8
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
166) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- participated in any sports activity such as softball, basketball, swimming, golf, bowling, skiing, or tennis. (ACTVPART)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20653.9
2) No17646.1
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
167) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- gone out to see a movie in a theater. (ACTVTHEA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32082.7
2) No6717.3
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
168) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- recorded a TV program so you could watch it later. (ACTVRCRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22558.0
2) No16342.0
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
169) We'd like to know about some leisure or recreational activities that you do during your free time. For each activity listed please indicate whether or not it is something you have done in the past twelve months -- played a musical instrument such as a piano, guitar, or violin. (ACTVINST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11530.3
2) No26569.7
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
170) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- disarmament? (RLGSPDAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34591.3
2) No328.5
3) Depends10.3
Missing23 
TOTAL378100.0
171) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- abortion? (RLGSPABO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20854.7
2) No16944.5
3) Depends30.8
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
172) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- Third World problems? (RLGSP3WD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34991.8
2) No307.9
3) Depends10.3
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
173) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- extramarital affairs? (RLGSPAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20354.1
2) No17045.3
3) Depends20.5
Missing26 
TOTAL375100.0
174) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- unemployment? (RLGSPUNE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28475.1
2) No9324.6
3) Depends10.3
Missing23 
TOTAL378100.0
175) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- racial discrimination. (RLGSPDIS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36093.5
2) No246.2
3) Depends10.3
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
176) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on - euthanasia. (RLGSPEUH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23164.5
2) No12635.2
3) Depends10.3
Missing43 
TOTAL358100.0
177) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on - homosexuality. (RLGSPHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20152.8
2) No17947.0
3) Depends10.3
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
178) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- ecology and environment. (RLGSPENV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36494.5
2) No205.2
3) Depends10.3
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
179) Do you think it proper for religious bodies to speak out on -- government policy. (RLGSPGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25968.0
2) No12031.5
3) Depends20.5
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
180) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- fraternal groups. (MEMFRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes318.1
2) No35191.9
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
181) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- non-SGI service clubs. (MEMSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7018.5
2) No30881.5
Missing23 
TOTAL378100.0
182) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- veterans' groups. (MEMVETN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes215.5
2) No35994.5
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
183) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- political clubs. (MEMPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes348.9
2) No34991.1
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
184) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- labor unions. (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5013.0
2) No33687.0
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
185) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- sports clubs. (MEMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7018.4
2) No31081.6
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
186) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- youth groups. (MEMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5013.2
2) No32986.8
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
187) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- school service clubs. (MEMSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4010.6
2) No33689.4
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
188) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- hobby or garden clubs. (MEMHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4912.9
2) No33287.1
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
189) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- school fraternities or sororities. (MEMGREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes174.5
2) No36495.5
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
190) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- nationality or ethnicity groups. (MEMETHNC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5113.4
2) No33086.6
Missing20 
TOTAL381100.0
191) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- farm organizations. (MEMFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30.8
2) No37399.2
Missing25 
TOTAL376100.0
192) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- literary, art, discussion or study groups. (MEMLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11429.8
2) No26870.2
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
193) Now we would like to know something about the groups and organizations to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. Please indicate whether or not you are a member of each type -- professional or academic societies. (MEMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11028.7
2) No27371.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
194) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- being financially secure (IMPFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27870.9
2) Somewhat important11128.3
3) Not very important20.5
4) Not at all important10.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
195) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- being married (IMPMARRD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important14837.9
2) Somewhat important10827.7
3) Not very important7719.7
4) Not at all important5614.4
5) Neutral10.3
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
196) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- having children (IMPCHLDN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18447.5
2) Somewhat important9725.1
3) Not very important4912.7
4) Not at all important5714.7
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
197) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- having faith (IMPFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Very important35991.6
2) Somewhat important297.4
3) Not very important30.8
4) Not at all important10.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
198) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- having nice things (IMPTHNGS)
TOTAL%
1) Very important8922.9
2) Somewhat important19048.8
3) Not very important9624.7
4) Not at all important143.6
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
199) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- being cultured (IMPTCLTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21254.4
2) Somewhat important14436.9
3) Not very important297.4
4) Not at all important51.3
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
200) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- having a fulfilling job (IMPJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very important31179.3
2) Somewhat important7619.4
3) Not very important51.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
201) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- being self-sufficient and not having to depend on others (IMPSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Very important32883.7
2) Somewhat important6215.8
4) Not at all important20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
202) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- having leisure time. (IMPLEISR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important24061.5
2) Somewhat important12732.6
3) Not very important215.4
4) Not at all important20.5
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
203) Below is a list of some things that different people value. Some people say these things are very important to them. Other people say they are not so important. How important is each of these things to you personally? -- staying informed politically. (IMPINFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Very important14537.4
2) Somewhat important17946.1
3) Not very important5012.9
4) Not at all important143.6
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
204) Some people say there's too much cynicism in America, that people should be actively involved in making things better. What do you think (mark one)? (CYNICISM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly24162.0
2) Agree somewhat9424.2
3) Not sure. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I disagree.4912.6
4) Disagree. There's good reason to be cynical.51.3
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
205) Some people think Americans are too concerned about material possessions and should be less worldly. How do you feel about that (mark one)? (WORLDLY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly11630.0
2) Agree somewhat14838.2
3) Not sure. It depends.7820.2
4) Disagree. There's nothing wrong with desiring material things.4511.6
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
206) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- all in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job. (FAMSUFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly184.6
2) Agree7920.1
3) Neither10626.9
4) Disagree13233.5
5) Disagree strongly5915.0
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
207) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- a woman and her family will be happier if she goes out to work. (FAMHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly184.6
2) Agree4511.6
3) Neither20552.7
4) Disagree10025.7
5) Disagree strongly215.4
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
208) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- a job is alright, but what most women really want is a home and children. (FAMCHLDN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly184.6
2) Agree5514.0
3) Neither13734.9
4) Disagree11429.0
5) Disagree strongly6917.6
Missing8 
TOTAL393100.0
209) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- having a job is the best way for a woman to be an independent person. (FAMINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly4010.2
2) Agree10025.4
3) Neither11729.8
4) Disagree10727.2
5) Disagree strongly297.4
Missing8 
TOTAL393100.0
210) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- both the husband and the wife should contribute to the household income. (FAMEQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly6015.2
2) Agree15238.6
3) Neither14236.0
4) Disagree358.9
5) Disagree strongly51.3
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
211) Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- a husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family. (FAMWFHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly112.8
2) Agree328.2
3) Neither10426.5
4) Disagree12231.1
5) Disagree strongly12331.4
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
212) Why are there people in this country who live in need? Here are some possible reasons. Please indicate for each reason whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why some people are poor in this country. -- failure of society to provide good schools for many Americans (WHYPOOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Very important25866.2
2) Somewhat important11529.5
3) Not important174.4
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
213) Why are there people in this country who live in need? Here are some possible reasons. Please indicate for each reason whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why some people are poor in this country. -- loose morals and drunkenness (WHYPOOR2)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15841.4
2) Somewhat important16442.9
3) Not important6015.7
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
214) Why are there people in this country who live in need? Here are some possible reasons. Please indicate for each reason whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why some people are poor in this country. -- failure of industry to provide enough jobs (WHYPOOR3)
TOTAL%
1) Very important15038.7
2) Somewhat important19349.7
3) Not important4511.6
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
215) Why are there people in this country who live in need? Here are some possible reasons. Please indicate for each reason whether you think it is very important, somewhat important, or not important in explaining why some people are poor in this country. -- lack of effort by the poor themselves (POOREFRT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important17846.1
2) Somewhat important18347.4
3) Not important256.5
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
216) Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful, or that they are mostly just looking out for themselves? (HELPFUL)
TOTAL%
1) People try to be helpful.25764.7
2) People just look out for themselves.13233.2
3) Depends82.0
Missing4 
TOTAL397100.0
217) Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair? (FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) People will take advantage of you.14937.8
2) People try to be fair.23459.4
3) Depends112.8
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
218) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (TRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted.20051.4
2) You can't be too careful.18347.0
3) Depends61.5
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
219) Now, we'd like to know how you would respond to a couple of common decisions. For each situation, please indicate how you would most likely respond. Let's say you were in a store and saw something you really wanted, but you didn't have enough cash to buy it. Would you be more likely to: (CASHCRDT)
TOTAL%
1) Buy it on credit.13233.3
2) Save up your money and return to buy it later.25965.4
3) Can't choose51.3
Missing5 
TOTAL396100.0
220) Now, we'd like to know how you would respond to a couple of common decisions. For each situation, please indicate how you would most likely respond. Suppose you were shopping for a new appliance. You need it soon, but you want to make a careful decision. Would be more likely to spend your time shopping around for the best price, or researching the reliability and performance of the products? (PRICEREL)
TOTAL%
1) Shopping for the best price.13835.4
2) Researching reliability and performance.23059.0
3) Can't choose225.6
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
221) What should be the aims of this country for the next ten years? Below are listed some goals to which some people give priority. Would you please say which one of these you yourself consider the most important? -- first choice (USAAIM1)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining a high level of economic growth14039.0
2) Making sure the country has strong defense forces185.0
3) Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities.17348.2
4) Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful287.8
Missing42 
TOTAL359100.0
222) What should be the aims of this country for the next ten years? Below are listed some goals to which some people give priority. Would you please say which one of these you yourself consider the most important? -- second choice (USAAIM2)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining a high level of economic growth12033.9
2) Making sure the country has strong defense forces329.0
3) Seeing that people have more say about how things are done at their jobs and in their communities.12134.2
4) Trying to make our cities and countryside more beautiful8122.9
Missing47 
TOTAL354100.0
223) If you had to choose, which of the things on the list below would you say is most important? -- first choice (NATGOAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining order in the nation.6116.8
2) Giving people more say in important government decisions12634.7
3) Fighting rising prices.308.3
4) Protecting freedom of speech14640.2
Missing38 
TOTAL363100.0
224) If you had to choose, which of the things on the list below would you say is most important? -- second choice (NATGOAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Maintaining order in the nation.6718.6
2) Giving people more say in important government decisions12935.8
3) Fighting rising prices.5013.9
4) Protecting freedom of speech11431.7
Missing41 
TOTAL360100.0
225) Here is another list. In your opinion, which one of these is most important? -- first choice (IMPRTNT1)
TOTAL%
1) A stable economy7119.6
2) Progress towards a less impersonal and more humane society20757.2
3) Progress towards a society in which ideas count more than money.369.9
4) The fight against crime4813.3
Missing39 
TOTAL362100.0
226) Here is another list. In your opinion, which one of these is most important? -- second choice (IMPRTNT2)
TOTAL%
1) A stable economy7721.3
2) Progress towards a less impersonal and more humane society6818.8
3) Progress towards a society in which ideas count more than money.12735.1
4) The fight against crime9024.9
Missing39 
TOTAL362100.0
227) For each of the following statements, please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree. You have to take care of yourself first, and if you have any energy left over, then help other people. (SLFFIRST)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly5313.6
2) Agree11028.2
3) Neither7719.7
4) Disagree12331.5
5) Disagree strongly276.9
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
228) For each of the following statements, please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree. People should be allowed to accumulate as much wealth as they can even if some make millions while others live in poverty. (RICHPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly256.5
2) Agree8822.7
3) Neither9223.8
4) Disagree10025.8
5) Disagree strongly8221.2
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
229) Please indicate which one of these statements about nature comes closest to your views. (VIEWNATR)
TOTAL%
1) Nature is sacred because it is created by God.51.3
2) Nature is spiritual or sacred in itself.28473.0
3) Nature is important, but not spiritual or sacred.7318.8
4) Don't know/Can't choose276.9
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
230) In political matters, people talk of the "left" (liberal) and the "right" (conservative). Generally speaking, where would place your views on this scale (1 being the most liberal, and 7 being most conservative)? (POLVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal266.8
2) 6617.4
3) 10026.3
4) 12432.6
5) 3910.3
6) 143.7
7) Conservative112.9
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
231) Did you vote in the 1996 presidential election? (VOTE96)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26168.9
2) No11730.9
4) Not eligible10.3
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
232) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO VOTED IN THE 1996 presidential election. For whom did you vote? [Specified information not available] (PRES96)
TOTAL%
1) Bill Clinton21077.8
2) Bob Dole2910.7
3) Someone else (specify)3111.5
Missing131 
TOTAL270100.0
233) Do you regard yourself generally as a Democrat, Republican, Independent, or something else? [Specified information not available] (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) Democrat22559.2
2) Republican4211.1
3) Independent7519.7
4) Other (specify)3810.0
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
234) These days, people are saying a lot of different things about the future. Which one of the following statements most nearly expresses your own view? [Specified information not available] (FUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) I expect human differences and competition of national interests to build toward a major conflict.338.6
2) I think that through science and reason, humans will learn to overcome our differences and conflicts.6918.0
3) I think that humanity will awaken spiritually and overcome our differences and conflicts.21355.6
4) I expect things to be about the same as they are now.389.9
5) Other (please describe)297.6
6) Don't know10.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
235) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- less emphasis on money and material possessions (CHNGMATR)
TOTAL%
1) Good25264.9
2) Bad143.6
3) Depends12231.4
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
236) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- decrease in the importance of work in our lives (CHNGWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Good6015.4
2) Bad16742.9
3) Depends16241.6
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
237) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- more emphasis on the development of technology (CHNGTECH)
TOTAL%
1) Good12933.3
2) Bad277.0
3) Depends23159.7
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
238) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- greater emphasis on the development of the individual (CHNGINDV)
TOTAL%
1) Good34689.2
2) Bad41.0
3) Depends389.8
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
239) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- greater respect for authority (CHNGAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Good9023.5
2) Bad7619.8
3) Depends21756.7
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
240) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- more emphasis on family life (CHNGFAMY)
TOTAL%
1) Good34288.4
2) Bad20.5
3) Depends4311.1
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
241) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- a simple and more natural lifestyle (CHNGLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Good29175.4
2) Bad71.8
3) Depends8822.8
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
242) Here is a list of various changes in our way of life that might take place in the near future. Please say for each one, if the change would be a good thing, or a bad thing. -- more openness to change in society (CHNGOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Good32083.6
2) Bad20.5
3) Depends6115.9
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
243) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- organized religion (CONRLGN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal6918.2
2) Quite a lot10928.8
3) Not much16844.3
4) None at all338.7
Missing22 
TOTAL379100.0
244) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the armed forces (CONARMY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal389.9
2) Quite a lot13033.9
3) Not much16743.6
4) None at all4511.7
5) Neutral30.8
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
245) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the educational system (CONEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal5313.7
2) Quite a lot13935.8
3) Not much17344.6
4) None at all205.2
5) Neutral30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
246) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the legal system (CONLEGAL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal184.7
2) Quite a lot9624.9
3) Not much20753.6
4) None at all6115.8
5) Neutral41.0
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
247) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the news media (CONMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal92.4
2) Quite a lot8722.8
3) Not much21055.0
4) None at all7619.9
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
248) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- unions (CONUNION)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal164.1
2) Quite a lot8622.3
3) Not much21856.5
4) None at all6416.6
5) Neutral20.5
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
249) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- Congress (CONLEGIS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal123.1
2) Quite a lot8622.5
3) Not much23160.3
4) None at all5213.6
5) Neutral20.5
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
250) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the Supreme Court (CONCOURT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal307.8
2) Quite a lot15440.1
3) Not much17244.8
4) None at all246.3
5) Neutral41.0
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
251) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the executive branch of the federal government (CONEXEC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal153.9
2) Quite a lot12432.0
3) Not much20653.1
4) None at all4110.6
5) Neutral20.5
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
252) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- major corporations (CONCORP)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal133.4
2) Quite a lot7820.5
3) Not much22759.7
4) None at all6015.8
5) Neutral20.5
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
253) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- hospitals / health care (CONHOSPI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal348.8
2) Quite a lot14738.0
3) Not much17545.2
4) None at all277.0
5) Neutral41.0
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
254) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the police (CONPOLIC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal236.0
2) Quite a lot16041.8
3) Not much17144.6
4) None at all266.8
5) Neutral30.8
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
255) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- the Social Security system (CONSOCSC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal235.9
2) Quite a lot8522.0
3) Not much20553.0
4) None at all7419.1
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
256) Please look at this list and tell us how much confidence you have in each of these institutions: is it a great deal of confidence; quite a lot; not very much; or none at all? -- United Nations (CONUN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal8020.7
2) Quite a lot16843.4
3) Not much11028.4
4) None at all287.2
5) Neutral10.3
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
257) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [bottom]; or you can choose any number in between.) (CAUTCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) One should be cautious about making major changes in life.267.5
2) 123.5
3) 144.1
4) 185.2
5) 5215.1
6) 3710.7
7) 5315.4
8) 6920.0
9) 154.3
10) You will never achieve much unless you act boldly.4914.2
Missing56 
TOTAL345100.0
258) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [bottom]; or you can choose any number in between.) (BESTIDEA)
TOTAL%
1) Ideas that have stood the test of time are generally best.195.5
2) 72.0
3) 185.2
4) 246.9
5) 10931.4
6) 9126.2
7) 3610.4
8) 216.1
9) 92.6
10) New ideas are generally better than old ones.133.7
Missing54 
TOTAL347100.0
259) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [bottom]; or you can choose any number in between.) (WORRYCHG)
TOTAL%
1) When changes occur in my life, I worry about the difficulties they may cause.82.3
2) 72.0
3) 102.9
4) 113.2
5) 4613.3
6) 3911.2
7) 5415.6
8) 6217.9
9) 4613.3
10) When changes occur in my life, I welcome the possibility that something new is beginning.6418.4
Missing54 
TOTAL347100.0
260) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [bottom]; or you can choose any number in between.) (INDEPNDT)
TOTAL%
1) I am an extremely independent person.7622.0
2) 6117.6
3) 5616.2
4) 4613.3
5) 5616.2
6) 257.2
7) 102.9
8) 72.0
9) 30.9
10) I rely heavily on others.61.7
Missing55 
TOTAL346100.0
261) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [right]; or you can choose any number in between.) (STRONG)
TOTAL%
1) In this world, only the strong survive.61.7
2) 51.4
3) 113.2
4) 92.6
5) 4011.5
6) 298.4
7) 4513.0
8) 4813.8
9) 4914.1
10) We're all in this together, so it is important to look out for each other.10530.3
Missing54 
TOTAL347100.0
262) The following questions are about your outlook on life. Each item has two contrasting statements on it. Using the scale listed, where would you place your own view? (1 means you agree completely with the statement on the [top]; 10 means you agree completely with the statement on the [bottom]; or you can choose any number in between.) (UNIVERSE)
TOTAL%
1) The universe is basically friendly if one knows the right things.5215.0
2) 349.8
3) 5616.2
4) 3811.0
5) 6318.2
6) 246.9
7) 195.5
8) 102.9
9) 154.3
10) The way the universe works is basically an unknowable mystery.3510.1
Missing55 
TOTAL346100.0
263) Here are some more questions about your outlook on life. Would you tend to agree or disagree with each of the following statement? -- In spite of what some people say, the lot (situation/condition) of the average person is getting worse, not better. (AVGPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree11730.0
2) Disagree19750.5
3) Neither7619.5
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
264) Here are some more questions about your outlook on life. Would you tend to agree or disagree with each of the following statement? -- It's hardly fair to bring a child into the world with the way things look for the future. (CHLDFUTR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree5213.4
2) Disagree26267.5
3) Neither7419.1
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
265) Here are some more questions about your outlook on life. Would you tend to agree or disagree with each of the following statement? -- Most public officials (people in public office) are not really interested in the problems of the average person. (OFFCLINT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree20653.0
2) Disagree9925.4
3) Neither8421.6
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
266) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: -- overall, modern science does more harm than good. (ENVNSCNC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly92.3
2) Agree4712.0
3) Neither8722.3
4) Disagree19850.6
5) Disagree strongly5012.8
Missing10 
TOTAL391100.0
267) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: -- people worry too much about human progress harming the environment. (ENVNWORY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly133.3
2) Agree6215.9
3) Neither4611.8
4) Disagree16742.8
5) Disagree strongly10226.2
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
268) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: -- it is just too difficult for someone like me to do much about the environment. (ENVNDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly61.5
2) Agree287.1
3) Neither287.1
4) Disagree23559.9
5) Disagree strongly9524.2
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
269) Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: -- I do what is right for the environment, even when it costs more money or takes up more time. (ENVNCOST)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly7519.1
2) Agree19750.3
3) Neither7920.2
4) Disagree369.2
5) Disagree strongly51.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
270) Here are some things that have been said about science. Please indicate whether you tend to agree or disagree with each of them. -- science will solve our social problems like crime and mental illness. (SCISOLVE)
TOTAL%
1) Agree317.9
2) Disagree27069.2
3) Neither8922.8
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
271) Here are some things that have been said about science. Please indicate whether you tend to agree or disagree with each of them. -- one trouble with science is that it makes our way of life change too fast. (SCICHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree8221.2
2) Disagree21355.0
3) Neither9223.8
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
272) Here are some things that have been said about science. Please indicate whether you tend to agree or disagree with each of them. -- scientists always seem to be prying into things that they really ought to stay out of. (SCIPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree359.1
2) Disagree25466.1
3) Neither9524.7
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
273) Here are some things that have been said about science. Please indicate whether you tend to agree or disagree with each of them. -- one of the bad effects of science is that it breaks down people's ideas of right and wrong. (SCIMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree4411.4
2) Disagree25265.5
3) Neither8923.1
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
274) Please consider the following statements and indicate whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each statement. -- right and wrong are not usually a simple matter of black and white; there are many shades of gray. (MORLBKWT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly14938.0
2) Agree20853.1
3) Disagree266.6
4) Disagree strongly92.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
275) Please consider the following statements and indicate whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each statement. -- immoral actions by one person can corrupt society in general. (MORLCORR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly6917.6
2) Agree17344.2
3) Disagree13334.0
4) Disagree strongly164.1
Missing10 
TOTAL391100.0
276) Please consider the following statements and indicate whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each statement. -- morality is a personal matter and society should not force everyone to follow one standard. (MORLPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly8221.2
2) Agree17344.7
3) Disagree10326.6
4) Disagree strongly256.5
5) Depends41.0
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
277) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. Please indicate how you feel about each of the following sexual behaviors. Are they always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? -- if a man and woman have sex before marriage (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong164.1
2) Almost always wrong246.2
3) Wrong sometimes11730.0
4) Not wrong at all23359.7
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
278) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. Please indicate how you feel about each of the following sexual behaviors. Are they always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? -- what if they are in their early teens, say 14 to 16 years old? (TEENSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong17143.8
2) Almost always wrong12933.1
3) Wrong sometimes6917.7
4) Not wrong at all215.4
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
279) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. Please indicate how you feel about each of the following sexual behaviors. Are they always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? -- what about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner? (EXMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong20652.7
2) Almost always wrong12231.2
3) Wrong sometimes5814.8
4) Not wrong at all51.3
Missing10 
TOTAL391100.0
280) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. Please indicate how you feel about each of the following sexual behaviors. Are they always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? -- What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong6617.2
2) Almost always wrong277.0
3) Wrong sometimes7920.6
4) Not wrong at all21155.1
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
281) If someone said that individuals should have the chance to enjoy complete sexual freedom without being restricted, would you tend to agree or disagree? (SEXFREDM)
TOTAL%
1) Tend to agree.8321.1
2) Tend to disagree.14035.5
3) Neither / it depends17143.4
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
282) Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, it should be legal.20953.9
2) No, it should not be legal.17645.4
3) Don't know30.8
Missing13 
TOTAL388100.0
283) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if there is a strong chance of a serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35691.5
2) No318.0
3) Can't decide20.5
Missing12 
TOTAL389100.0
284) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26067.9
2) No12031.3
3) Can't choose30.8
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
285) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37497.1
2) No102.6
3) Can't choose10.3
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
286) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27772.1
2) No10527.3
3) Can't choose20.5
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
287) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36294.0
2) No205.2
3) Can't choose30.8
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
288) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25165.7
2) No12933.8
3) Can't choose20.5
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
289) Please indicate whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: -- if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANYREA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23561.5
2) No14437.7
3) Can't choose30.8
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
290) What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? -- higher economic growth (IMMECON)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely5714.9
2) Somewhat likely15440.2
3) Not too likely14136.8
4) Not at all likely307.8
5) Don't know10.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
291) What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? -- higher unemployment (IMMENEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely12231.8
2) Somewhat likely16342.4
3) Not too likely7920.6
4) Not at all likely194.9
5) Don't know10.3
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
292) What do you think will happen as a result of more immigrants coming to this country? Is each of these possible results very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? -- making it harder to keep the country united (IMMUNITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely4411.5
2) Somewhat likely11229.2
3) Not too likely15039.2
4) Not at all likely7619.8
5) Don't know10.3
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
293) In history classes in high school and college, do the experiences of racial and ethnic minority groups in America receive too much attention now, too little attention, or about the right amount? (MINHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Too much attention4712.4
2) Too little attention20052.6
3) About the right amount11530.3
4) Don't know184.7
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
294) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- life, as experienced by most people, is not what it should be. (HAPYEXPR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly7119.1
2) Agree17346.5
3) Disagree11230.1
4) Disagree strongly164.3
Missing29 
TOTAL372100.0
295) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- most people are like machines, merely reacting to external situations. (HAPYMACH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly5013.1
2) Agree19049.7
3) Disagree11129.1
4) Disagree strongly307.9
5) Don't know10.3
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
296) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- happiness cannot be achieved through things external to the self. (HAPYEXTN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly18447.8
2) Agree13134.0
3) Disagree5414.0
4) Disagree strongly164.2
Missing16 
TOTAL385100.0
297) Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? -- happiness can only be achieved through inner, spiritual transformation. (HAPYSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly22859.5
2) Agree11429.8
3) Disagree379.7
4) Disagree strongly41.0
Missing18 
TOTAL383100.0
298) How often do you read the newspaper, other than the World Tribune - every day, a few times a week, once a week, less than once a week, or never? (NEWSREAD)
TOTAL%
1) Every day14938.0
2) A few times a week12231.1
3) Once a week4611.7
4) Less than once a week5814.8
5) Never174.3
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
299) How often do you use the Internet - every day, a few times a week, once a week, less than once a week, or never? (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
1) Every day4110.5
2) A few times a week5413.8
3) Once a week133.3
4) Less than once a week5012.8
5) Never23459.7
Missing9 
TOTAL392100.0
300) On the average day, about how many hours do you personally watch television? (TVHOURS)
TOTAL%
0) 7519.8
1) 10227.0
2) 8923.5
3) 5013.2
4) 359.3
5) 112.9
6) 61.6
7) 41.1
8) 20.5
10) 10.3
14) 20.5
24) 10.3
Missing23 
TOTAL378100.0
301) On the average day, about how many hours do you listen to the radio? (RADIOHRS)
TOTAL%
0) 12433.2
1) 10929.2
2) 5514.7
3) 225.9
4) 123.2
5) 112.9
6) 143.8
7) 41.1
8) 154.0
9) 41.1
10) 10.3
11) 10.3
15) 10.3
Missing28 
TOTAL373100.0
302) Think about all of your really close friends - relatives, co-workers, friends from school, friends from SGI, and so forth. How many of them know each other - nearly all of them, most of them, or only a few of them? (CLSEFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all3910.2
2) Most11830.9
3) Only a few20653.9
4) None195.0
Missing19 
TOTAL382100.0
303) Think about all of your really close friends - relatives, co-workers, friends from school, friends from SGI, and so forth. How many of them live right in your local area? (FRNDLOCL)
TOTAL%
1) Nearly all4511.8
2) Most14337.6
3) Only a few16643.7
4) None266.8
Missing21 
TOTAL380100.0
304) Now, think about the people in your neighborhood. Are you close to many of them, a few of them, or hardly any of them? (NEIGHBOR)
TOTAL%
1) Many4411.5
2) A few19951.8
3) Hardly any10727.9
4) None348.9
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
305) Please indicate your sex: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12432.1
2) Female26267.9
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
306) In what year were you born (All responses are in the 20th century, e.g. 62 is 1962.) (YEARBORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37750.75112
307) What is your occupation or profession? (See GSS Occupational code.) (OCCUPATN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL331260.468180
308) GSS occupational prestige code (PRESTIGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33348.91614
309) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- employed full-time (STATFULL)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked18648.1
1) Marked20151.9
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
310) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- self-employed (STATSELF)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked30478.6
1) Marked8321.4
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
311) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- employed part-time (STATPART)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked34087.9
1) Marked4712.1
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
312) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- housewife not otherwise employed (STATWIFE)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked35591.7
1) Marked328.3
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
313) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- retired/pensioned (STATRETR)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked34288.4
1) Marked4511.6
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
314) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). -- student, in full-time education (STATSTUD)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked37095.6
1) Marked174.4
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
315) Please indicate your current employment status (mark all that apply). --unemployed (STATUNEM)
TOTAL%
0) Not marked36494.1
1) Marked235.9
Missing14 
TOTAL387100.0
316) What is your approximate yearly income? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0005114.1
2) 10,000 - $20,0006618.3
3) $20,000 - $30,0008924.7
4) $30,000 - $40,0006417.7
5) $40,000 - $50,0003810.5
6) $50,000 - $60,000195.3
7) $60,000 - $70,000154.2
8) $70,000 or more195.3
Missing40 
TOTAL361100.0
317) What is your race/ethnic background? (If mixed race, please mark "other" and describe.) [Specified information not available] (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White16041.7
2) Black5614.6
3) Asian/Pacific Islander9023.4
4) Latino/Hispanic225.7
5) Other (please specify)5614.6
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
318) From what country or countries did your ancestors come? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
51) Hawaii20.7
101) Africa279.6
102) Austria10.4
104) Canada (other)20.7
105) China93.2
108) England and Wales155.3
110) France31.1
111) Germany145.0
112) Greece10.4
113) Hungary10.4
114) Ireland145.0
115) Italy145.0
116) Japan6723.8
117) Mexico51.8
118) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)10.4
119) Norway10.4
120) Philippines10.4
121) Poland41.4
122) Puerto Rico31.1
123) Russia72.5
124) Scotland82.8
125) Spain31.1
126) Sweden20.7
127) Switzerland31.1
128) West Indies (not specified)20.7
130) American Indian20.7
131) India10.4
132) Portugal20.7
133) Lithuania20.7
137) Arabic10.4
139) West Indies (not Spanish)20.7
140) Other Asian93.2
141) Other European51.8
142) Central America20.7
143) Other South American41.4
197) America4214.9
Missing119 
TOTAL282100.0
319) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NAMED TWO OR MORE COUNTRIES OR PARTS OF THE WORLD FROM WHICH THEIR ANCESTORS CAME. Which one of these do you feel closest to? -- first ethnicity mentioned (ETHNIC1)
TOTAL%
101) Africa198.2
102) Austria10.4
104) Canada (other)20.9
105) China31.3
107) Denmark10.4
108) England and Wales229.5
109) 20.9
110) France104.3
111) Germany3916.9
113) Hungary10.4
114) Ireland187.8
115) Italy135.6
116) Japan219.1
117) Mexico20.9
118) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)20.9
119) Norway20.9
120) Philippines41.7
121) Poland62.6
122) Puerto Rico31.3
123) Russia104.3
124) Scotland125.2
125) Spain31.3
126) Sweden31.3
130) American Indian52.2
131) India20.9
133) Lithuania10.4
134) Yugoslavia10.4
140) Other Asian31.3
141) Other European62.6
142) Central America10.4
143) Other South American20.9
144) Middle East20.9
197) America93.9
Missing170 
TOTAL231100.0
320) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NAMED TWO OR MORE COUNTRIES OR PARTS OF THE WORLD FROM WHICH THEIR ANCESTORS CAME. Which one of these do you feel closest to? -- second ethnicity mentioned (ETHNIC2)
TOTAL%
101) Africa53.2
102) Austria31.9
103) Canada (French)10.6
104) Canada (other)31.9
105) China10.6
106) Czechoslovakia10.6
107) Denmark21.3
108) England and Wales1912.3
110) France95.8
111) Germany95.8
113) Hungary10.6
114) Ireland2214.2
115) Italy42.6
116) Japan31.9
117) Mexico10.6
118) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)42.6
120) Philippines21.3
121) Poland74.5
122) Puerto Rico21.3
123) Russia106.5
124) Scotland106.5
125) Spain42.6
126) Sweden63.9
127) Switzerland10.6
128) West Indies (not specified)21.3
130) American Indian10.6
133) Lithuania10.6
135) Romania21.3
136) Belgium10.6
137) Arabic10.6
140) Other Asian21.3
141) Other European21.3
143) Other South American10.6
144) Middle East10.6
197) America117.1
Missing246 
TOTAL155100.0
321) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NAMED TWO OR MORE COUNTRIES OR PARTS OF THE WORLD FROM WHICH THEIR ANCESTORS CAME. Which one of these do you feel closest to? -- third ethnicity mentioned (ETHNIC3)
TOTAL%
101) Africa11.4
102) Austria11.4
105) China22.7
106) Czechoslovakia22.7
107) Denmark11.4
108) England and Wales1216.4
110) France56.8
111) Germany912.3
114) Ireland56.8
116) Japan45.5
117) Mexico22.7
119) Norway11.4
121) Poland22.7
122) Puerto Rico11.4
123) Russia22.7
124) Scotland34.1
125) Spain34.1
127) Switzerland11.4
128) West Indies (not specified)11.4
130) American Indian34.1
132) Portugal11.4
133) Lithuania11.4
140) Other Asian11.4
141) Other European34.1
142) Central America11.4
143) Other South American11.4
197) America45.5
Missing328 
TOTAL73100.0
322) Procedure used for coding ETHNIC (ETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country13234.4
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one14838.5
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose8622.4
4) Doesn't name any country184.7
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
323) Do you feel closer to other people from the same national background as yourself? (CLSENATL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15340.9
2) No22058.8
3) Don't know/depends10.3
Missing27 
TOTAL374100.0
324) Are you currently: [Specified information not available] (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married16341.4
2) Living with a partner317.9
3) Divorced6115.5
4) Separated123.0
5) Widowed205.1
6) Single10025.4
7) Other (please specify)71.8
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
325) Have you ever been divorced? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14938.2
2) No24161.8
Missing11 
TOTAL390100.0
326) In what state do you currently reside? (RESIDEST)
TOTAL%
3) New Hampshire10.3
4) Massachusetts123.0
5) Connecticut20.5
7) New York4310.9
8) New Jersey61.5
9) Pennsylvania143.6
10) Wisconsin20.5
11) Illinois133.3
12) Indiana51.3
13) Michigan51.3
14) Ohio92.3
15) Minnesota20.5
17) Missouri51.3
21) Kansas10.3
22) Delaware10.3
23) Maryland143.6
25) Virginia51.3
26) North Carolina41.0
27) South Carolina20.5
28) Georgia92.3
29) Florida123.0
30) District of Columbia20.5
31) Kentucky30.8
32) Tennessee20.5
34) Mississippi10.3
35) Arkansas10.3
36) Oklahoma41.0
37) Louisiana20.5
38) Texas143.6
40) Idaho10.3
42) Nevada82.0
44) Colorado112.8
45) Arizona143.6
46) New Mexico61.5
47) Washington235.8
48) Oregon82.0
49) California10626.9
51) Hawaii174.3
52) Other US territory30.8
116) Japan10.3
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
327) In what state or country were you born? (BORN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL39561.79553
328) How would you characterize the place where you live? (AREASIZE)
TOTAL%
1) A rural area184.6
2) A small town6516.6
3) A medium-sized city9424.0
4) A large city11830.2
5) A suburb of a major city/metropolitan area9624.6
Missing10 
TOTAL391100.0
329) At what age did you complete full-time education? (AGEEDUC)
TOTAL%
12) 20.5
13) 10.3
14) 10.3
15) 20.5
16) 102.7
17) 287.7
18) 6317.3
19) 246.6
20) 184.9
21) 297.9
22) 3810.4
23) 205.5
24) 154.1
25) 133.6
26) 30.8
27) 71.9
28) 61.6
29) 61.6
30) 123.3
31) 51.4
32) 61.6
33) 20.5
34) 20.5
35) 51.4
36) 20.5
37) 30.8
38) 10.3
39) 30.8
41) 10.3
42) 10.3
43) 10.3
44) 10.3
45) 71.9
47) 20.5
50) 30.8
51) 10.3
53) 10.3
54) 10.3
58) 10.3
60) 10.3
61) 10.3
70) 10.3
78) 10.3
92) 10.3
99) Missing133.6
Missing36 
TOTAL365100.0
330) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
1) Grammar school (elementary and junior high)143.6
2) High school4210.7
3) Some college10125.7
4) Trade school, or junior college7719.6
5) Bachelor's degree9223.4
6) Graduate or professional degree6717.0
Missing8 
TOTAL393100.0
331) We would like to conduct a few personal follow-up interviews with respondents to this questionnaire. If you would be willing to participate in a phone conversation, please write your name, phone number, and the days and times you are most likely to be available. (CANCALL)
TOTAL%
0) No, information not provided14736.8
1) Yes, information provided25263.2
Missing2 
TOTAL399100.0
332) Joint territory (TERITORY)
TOTAL%
1) Atlanta164.0
2) Boston153.7
3) Chicago358.7
4) Hawaii194.7
5) Los Angeles6315.7
6) Miami112.7
7) Midwest102.5
8) New York4912.2
9) Philadelphia153.7
10) Rocky Mountain276.7
11) San Diego71.7
12) San Francisco5213.0
13) Seattle317.7
14) Texas194.7
15) Washington DC328.0
TOTAL401100.0
333) The week the survey was returned: (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Week 1-422054.9
2) Week 5-1011528.7
3) Week 11-176616.5
TOTAL401100.0
334) Age of respondent (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL37746.24912
335) Birth cohort (AGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Baby buster5915.6
2) Baby boomer21456.8
3) Pre-baby boomer10427.6
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
336) What is your employment status? (EMPSTAT)
TOTAL%
0) Don't know153.7
1) Full-time27067.3
2) Part-time328.0
3) Student123.0
4) Housewife266.5
5) Retired317.7
6) Unemployed153.7
TOTAL401100.0
337) I-AGE: Age of respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 2582.1
2) 25-3911029.2
3) 40-4913134.7
4) 50-649224.4
5) 65 +369.5
Missing24 
TOTAL377100.0
338) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) High school or less5614.2
3) Some college10125.7
4) Trade school, or junior college7719.6
5) Bachelor's degree9223.4
6) Graduate or professional degree6717.0
Missing8 
TOTAL393100.0
339) I-MARITAL: Are you currently: [Specified information not available] (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married16341.4
2) Living with a partner317.9
3) Divorced/Separated7318.5
5) Widowed205.1
6) Single10025.4
7) Other (please specify)71.8
Missing7 
TOTAL394100.0
340) I-RACE: What is your race/ethnic background? (If mixed race, please mark "other" and describe.) [Specified information not available] (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White16041.7
2) Black5614.6
3) Asian/Pacific Islander9023.4
4) Latino/Hispanic225.7
5) Other (please specify)5614.6
Missing17 
TOTAL384100.0
341) I-SEX: Please indicate your sex: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12432.1
2) Female26267.9
Missing15 
TOTAL386100.0
342) I-INCOME: What is your approximate yearly income? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
2) < $20,00011732.4
3) $20,000 - $30,0008924.7
4) $30,000 - $40,0006417.7
5) $40,000 - $50,0003810.5
6) $50,000 - $60,000195.3
7) $60,000+349.4
Missing40 
TOTAL361100.0