UFO Abductees in the United States, 1990

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's year of birth (e.g., 50 indicates 1950) (YEARBIR)
TOTAL%
20) 23.8
23) 11.9
24) 11.9
29) 11.9
31) 11.9
32) 35.7
34) 23.8
35) 35.7
38) 11.9
39) 23.8
40) 11.9
41) 11.9
44) 47.5
46) 23.8
47) 11.9
48) 35.7
49) 59.4
50) 11.9
51) 23.8
52) 11.9
53) 11.9
54) 11.9
56) 11.9
57) 11.9
58) 35.7
59) 11.9
64) 11.9
65) 11.9
66) 11.9
67) 23.8
68) 11.9
83) 11.9
Missing2 
TOTAL53100.0
2) Respondent's gender (SEX)
TOTAL%
0) Male2037.0
1) Female3463.0
Missing1 
TOTAL54100.0
3) Marital Status (MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Single1222.6
2) Married2954.7
3) Divorced1018.9
5) Separated23.8
Missing2 
TOTAL53100.0
4) Ethnicity/Race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White4685.2
4) Hispanic23.7
5) Native American611.1
Missing1 
TOTAL54100.0
5) Number of years of schooling completed (EDUCAT)
TOTAL%
9) 36.0
10) 12.0
11) 24.0
12) 1020.0
13) 816.0
14) 1122.0
15) 612.0
16) 48.0
17) 510.0
Missing5 
TOTAL50100.0
6) How familiar were you with UFO/abduction related material prior to your own abduction? (AWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not familiar2959.2
2) Aware of the material1224.5
3) Moderately familiar510.2
4) Very familiar36.1
Missing6 
TOTAL49100.0
7) To the best of your knowledge, when were you first abducted? (mm/yy) (ABD_DATE)
TOTAL%
28) 12.1
45) 12.1
49) 12.1
50) 12.1
54) 48.3
55) 12.1
56) 24.2
58) 12.1
62) 12.1
63) 12.1
65) 12.1
68) 12.1
75) 12.1
78) 12.1
275) 12.1
278) 12.1
282) 12.1
290) 12.1
386) 12.1
451) 12.1
468) 12.1
478) 12.1
485) 12.1
489) 24.2
557) 12.1
590) 12.1
645) 12.1
664) 12.1
666) 12.1
672) 12.1
740) 12.1
748) 12.1
751) 12.1
753) 12.1
756) 12.1
788) 12.1
959) 12.1
978) 12.1
1064) 12.1
1065) 24.2
1190) 12.1
1282) 12.1
Missing7 
TOTAL48100.0
8) Have you been abducted more than once? (ABD_SEVR)
TOTAL%
0) Yes3470.8
1) No36.3
2) Not sure1122.9
Missing7 
TOTAL48100.0
9) To the best of your knowledge, how many times have you been abducted? (ABDTIMES)
TOTAL%
2) 622.2
3) 622.2
4) 725.9
5) 13.7
6) 13.7
9) 13.7
12) 13.7
15) 13.7
16) 13.7
60) 13.7
100) 13.7
Missing28 
TOTAL27100.0
10) When did your most recent abduction take place (mm/yy)? (ABDRECNT)
TOTAL%
55) 13.3
69) 13.3
78) 13.3
85) 13.3
89) 310.0
190) 13.3
288) 26.7
390) 13.3
482) 13.3
488) 13.3
489) 26.7
490) 310.0
590) 26.7
787) 13.3
882) 13.3
886) 13.3
976) 13.3
980) 13.3
986) 13.3
1089) 26.7
1163) 13.3
1282) 13.3
Missing25 
TOTAL30100.0
11) Were you alone during each of your abduction experiences? (ABDALONE)
TOTAL%
0) Yes1937.3
1) No2447.1
2) Not sure815.7
Missing4 
TOTAL51100.0
12) What is the greatest number of people you have been with when abducted? (ABD_PPL)
TOTAL%
1) 627.3
2) 418.2
3) 14.5
4) 418.2
5) 522.7
6) 14.5
12) 14.5
Missing33 
TOTAL22100.0
13) Were these other people witnesses to the abduction, abducted also, or something else? (This question refers to question ABD_PPL: "What is the greatest number of people you have been with when abducted?") (ABD_PPL2)
TOTAL%
1) Witnesses to the abduction28.7
2) Abducted also1252.2
3) Other (please explain)939.1
Missing32 
TOTAL23100.0
14) Did you know these other people well? (This question refers to question ABD_PPL, "What is the greatest number of people you have been with when abducted?") (ABD_PPL4)
TOTAL%
0) Yes2195.5
1) No14.5
Missing33 
TOTAL22100.0
15) Some victims of UFO abductions have a mixture of positive and negative feelings about their experiences. How would you describe your experiences? (ABD_FEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Entirely positive1325.5
2) Mostly positive1121.6
3) About equally positive and negative2141.2
4) Mostly negative35.9
5) Entirely negative35.9
Missing4 
TOTAL51100.0
16) Did you suffer from memory loss (amnesia) related to your abduction? (AMNESIA)
TOTAL%
0) Yes4178.8
1) No713.5
2) Not sure47.7
Missing3 
TOTAL52100.0
17) How did you eventually remember your experience? (MEMRECAL)
TOTAL%
1) Hypnosis615.0
2) Spontaneous recall2152.5
3) Other (specify)1332.5
Missing15 
TOTAL40100.0
18) Age of the subject in 1990. (AGE)
TOTAL%
7) 11.9
22) 11.9
23) 23.8
24) 11.9
25) 11.9
26) 11.9
31) 11.9
32) 35.7
33) 11.9
34) 11.9
36) 11.9
37) 11.9
38) 11.9
39) 23.8
40) 11.9
41) 59.4
42) 35.7
43) 11.9
44) 23.8
46) 47.5
49) 11.9
50) 11.9
51) 23.8
52) 11.9
55) 35.7
56) 23.8
58) 35.7
59) 11.9
61) 11.9
66) 11.9
67) 11.9
70) 23.8
Missing2 
TOTAL53100.0
19) Has the respondent used hypnosis to recover memories? (Refers to questions MEMRECAL and MEMOTHER.) (HYPNOSIS)
TOTAL%
0) No4480.0
1) Yes1120.0
TOTAL55100.0
20) Recode of MARSTAT (marital status, collapsing divorced and widowed). (MARSTAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Married2954.7
2) Separated23.8
3) Divorced or widowed1018.9
4) Never married1222.6
Missing2 
TOTAL53100.0
21) Recode of EDUC (number of years of schooling completed). (EDUC2)
TOTAL%
1) Not high school grad612.0
2) High school grad1020.0
3) College education3468.0
Missing5 
TOTAL50100.0
22) Recode of RACE (RACE2)
TOTAL%
1) White4888.9
2) Other611.1
Missing1 
TOTAL54100.0
23) Occupations coded into categories (based on responses to an open-ended occupation question - results not shown here). (OCCUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Unemployed23.9
2) Homemaker1019.6
3) Retired47.8
4) White collar2549.0
5) Blue collar47.8
8) Student23.9
9) Self-employed47.8
Missing4 
TOTAL51100.0
24) Recode of ABDFEEL. ("Some victims of UFO abductions have a mixture of positive and negative feelings about their experiences. How would you describe your experiences?") (ABDFEEL2)
TOTAL%
1) Entirely positive, mostly positive or about equally positive or negative4588.2
2) Mostly negative or entirely negative611.8
Missing4 
TOTAL51100.0
25) I-AGE: Age of the subject in 1990. (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 30 years713.2
2) 30-39 years1120.8
3) 40-49 years1732.1
4) 50-64 years1426.4
5) 65+ years47.5
Missing2 
TOTAL53100.0
26) I-EDUC: Recode of EDUC (number of years of schooling completed). (for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Not high school grad612.0
2) High school grad1020.0
3) College education3468.0
Missing5 
TOTAL50100.0
27) I-GENDER: Respondent's gender (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
0) Male2037.0
1) Female3463.0
Missing1 
TOTAL54100.0
28) I-RACE: Ethnicity/Race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White4685.2
4) Hispanic23.7
5) Native American611.1
Missing1 
TOTAL54100.0