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1.) YEAR: Year of survey
3.) WRKSTAT: Last week were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what?
6.) EVWORK: If retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did you ever work for as long as one year?
9.) WRKSLF: (Are/Were) you self-employed or (do/did) you work for someone else?
11.) MARITAL: Are you currently--married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
13.) DIVORCE: Asked only of those currently married or widowed: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated?
14.) SPWRKSTA: Last week was your (wife/husband) working full/part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what?
17.) SPEVWORK: If spouse retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did (he/she) ever work for as long as one yr?
20.) SPWRKSLF: (Is/was) your spouse self-employed or (does/did) your spouse work for someone else?
24.) PAWRKSLF: Father's employment status: While growing up was your father self-employed/he work for someone else?
33.) DEGREE: Highest educational degree earned by respondent
34.) PADEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's father (or father substitute)
35.) MADEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's mother (or mother substitute)
36.) SPDEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's spouse
37.) SEX: Respondent's sex
38.) RACE: Respondent's race
39.) RES16: Which of these categories comes closest to type of place you lived in when you were sixteen yrs old
41.) MOBILE16: When you were sixteen years old, were you living in this same (city/town/county)?
43.) FAMDIF16: If not living with both own mother and father: What happened?
44.) MAWORK: Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as a year, after she was married?
45.) MAWKBABY: If yes to MAWORK: Did she work for as long as a year before you started first grade?
46.) MAWK16: If yes to MAWORK: Did she work for as long as a year around the time you were sixteen?
47.) INCOM16: When you were 16yrs old,compared w/other American families,how would you describe your family income
49.) BABIES: Number of household members under six years old
50.) PRETEEN: Number of household members six to twelve years old
51.) TEENS: Number of household members thirteen to seventeen years old
52.) ADULTS: Number of household members eighteen or more years old
53.) UNRELAT: How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way?
80.) VOTE72: 1972, Dem McGovern ran against Rep Nixon for president, do you remember for sure who if you voted?
81.) PRES72: If voted: Did you vote for McGovern or Nixon?
82.) IF72WHO: If did not vote: Whom would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted?
84.) NATSPAC: Are we spending too much, too little, about the right amount of money on: Space exploration program
86.) NATHEAL: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Improving&protecting nation's health
87.) NATCITY: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Solving problems of big cities
88.) NATCRIME: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Halting rising crime rate
89.) NATDRUG: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Dealing with drug addiction
90.) NATEDUC: Are we spending too much/little,about right amnt of money on: Improving nation's education system
91.) NATRACE: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on:Improving the conditions of Blacks
92.) NATARMS: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on:The military, armaments, and defense
93.) NATAID: Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Foreign aid
94.) NATFARE: Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Welfare
95.) TAX: Consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low?
96.) SPKATH: Should someone be allowed to make a speech against church&relgion in your (city/town/community)?
97.) COLATH: Should person against all churches&religion be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not?
98.) LIBATH: Community suggests book written by atheist against church&religion be removed from public library
99.) SPKRAC: Person believing Blacks genetically inferior&wants to speak in your community claiming this,allow?
100.) COLRAC: Should person believe Blacks genetically inferior be allowed to teach in a college/university, not?
101.) LIBRAC: Author of book written by racist stating Blacks inferior should be taken out of public library?
102.) SPKCOM: Admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not?
103.) COLCOM: Suppose an admitted Communist is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not?
104.) LIBCOM: Admitted Communist authored book in your public library,someone suggests removing it,remove?
105.) SPKMIL: Person wanting to end electns&let military run country wants to make speech in your community,allow?
106.) COLMIL: Person wanting to end elections&let military run country wants to teach in college/university,allow?
107.) LIBMIL: Book by author advocating elections&let military run country is in your public library, remove?
108.) SPKHOMO: Admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, not?
109.) COLHOMO: Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not?
110.) LIBHOMO: Homosexual author writes book in favor of homosexuality,should be taken out of your public library?
111.) CAPPUN: Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
112.) GUNLAW: Favor/Oppose a law which would require person to obtain police permit before he/she could buy gun?
119.) USUN: Think our govt should continue to belong to the United Nations, or should we pull out of it now?
120.) COMMUN: Which of these statements comes closest to how you feel about Communism as form of government?
121.) RELIG: Your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
122.) DENOM: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
124.) FUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion
126.) RELITEN: Call yourself a strong (stated religious preference)/not very strong (stated religious preference)?
127.) POSTLIFE: Do you believe there is a life after death?
128.) RELIG16: In what religion were you raised?
129.) DENOM16: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
131.) FUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent was raised in
132.) SPREL: Your (spouse's) religious preference?Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, no religion?
135.) SPFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse
136.) SPREL16: In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised?
139.) SPFUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse was raised in
140.) RACMAR: NON-BLACKS ONLY:Think there should be laws against marriages btwn(Negroes/Blacks/Afric Amer)&whites?
141.) RACDIN: NON-BLCKS:How strong your objectn if membr of family wanted to bring(Negro/Blck/Afr Amer)friend home
142.) RACPUSH: NON-BLACKS:Closest to your feelings(Negro/Black/Afr Amer)shouldn't push themselves where not wanted
143.) RACSEG: NON-BLACK:Whites have right to keep(Negro/Black/Afr Amer)out of neighborhd&they should respect it
144.) RACOPEN: NON-BLACKS: If there's community-wide vote on general housing issue.Which of 2 laws you'd vote for?
145.) RACLIVE: NON-BLACKS ONLY: Are there any (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) living in this neighborhood now?
146.) RACCLOS: NON-BLACKS ONLY: Yes to RACLIVE: Are there any (Negro/Black/Afr-Amer) families living close to you
147.) RACDIS: NON-BLACKS ONLY:Yes RACLIVE:How many blocks(/miles)they--(Negro/Black/Afr-Amer)families live?
148.) RACINTEG: NON-BLCK:Yes RACLIVE:Neighborhood will become all(Negro/Blck/Afr-Amer)in next few yr/stay integrated
149.) RACHOME: NON-BLACK:Last few yrs,anyone in family brought friend who was(Negro/Black/Afr-Amer)home for dinner?
150.) RACSCHOL: Think white students and (Negro/Black) students should go to the same schools/to separate schools?
151.) BUSING: Favor/Oppose the busing(Negro/Black/Afr-Amer)&white school children from 1 school district to anothr
152.) HAPPY: Things these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy?
153.) HAPMAR: Describe your marriage?Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy,or not too happy
154.) HEALTH: Would you say your own health, in general, is excellent, good, fair, or poor?
155.) LIFE: In general, do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull?
190.) AGED: Many people share a home w/their grown children. Think this is generally a good/bad idea?
200.) SATJOB: Satisfaction w/the work you do(ONLY THOSE CURRENTLY WORKING,TEMPORARILY NOT AT WORK/KEEPING HOUSE)
201.) RICHWORK: If you got enough money to live comfortably for the rest of your life would you continue to work?
202.) JOBINC: Which you would prefer in a job?Which comes next?Which are 3rd, 4th&5th most important?:High income?
203.) JOBSEC: Which you'd prefer in job?Which comes next?Which 3rd,4th&5th most importnt?No danger of being fired
204.) JOBHOUR: Which you'd prefer in a job?Which comes next?Which are 3rd, 4th&5th most important?Working hrs short
205.) JOBPROMO: Which you'd prefer in a job?Which comes next, 3rd, 4th&5th most important?Chances for advancement
206.) JOBMEANS: Would prefer in job?Which comes next,3rd, 4th&5th most important?Important&feeling of accomplishment
207.) CLASS: Which social class you would say you belong in:lower class, working class, middle class, upper class
208.) SATFIN: How satisfied would you say that you&your family are with your present financial situation?
209.) FINALTER: Last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse, or has it stayed the same?
210.) FINRELA: Compd w/American families,your family income is far below avg,below avg,avg,above avg,far above avg?
211.) WKSUB: Do you or your spouse have a supervisor on your/their job to whom you/they are directly responsible?
212.) WKSUBS: If yes to WKSUB: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible?
213.) WKSUP: In your/your spouse's job,do you/does he/she supervise anyone directly responsible to you/him/her?
214.) WKSUPS: If yes to WKSUP: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else?
215.) UNEMP: In last last ten years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month?
216.) GOVAID: Due to sickness recvd unemploymnt/other reason--receive welfare,unemployment insurance,othr govt aid
217.) UNION: Do you (or your spouse) belong to a labor union? (Who?)
219.) ABDEFECT: Woman should be able to obtain legal abortion: If strong chance of serious defect in the baby?
220.) ABNOMORE: Woman should be able to obtain legal abortion: If she is married&does not want any more children?
221.) ABHLTH: Woman should be able to obtain legal abortion:If woman's health is seriously endangered by pregnancy
222.) ABPOOR: Woman should be able to obtain legal abortion:If family very low income&cannot afford more children
223.) ABRAPE: Woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?
224.) ABSINGLE: Woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion:If she's not married&does not want to marry the man?
226.) CHLDMORE: Do you expect to have any (more) children?
227.) CHLDNUM: If yes to CHLDMORE: How many (more) [children does the respondent expect to have]?
228.) CHLDSOON: Yes to CHLDMORE:How many (more) [children does the respondent expect to have] in the next five yrs?
229.) DIVLAW: Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now?
230.) XMARSEX: Your opinion about a married person having sexual relations w/someone other than marriage partner?
231.) HOMOSEX: What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex--wrong/not wrong?
232.) PORNINF: Pornography-books,movies,magazines&photographs showing sexual activities.Provides information re:sex
233.) PORNMORL: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals?
234.) PORNRAPE: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape?
235.) PORNOUT: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses?
236.) PORNLAW: Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws?
237.) XMOVIE: Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year?
238.) HIT: Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person?
239.) HITAGE: If yes to HIT: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
240.) HITNUM: If yes to HIT: How many times would you guess this has happened to you?
241.) GUN: Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at?
242.) GUNAGE: If yes to GUN: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
243.) GUNNUM: If yes to GUN: How many times would you guess this has happened to you?
255.) FEAR: Area right around here--that is,within a mile--where you would be afraid to walk alone at night?
256.) BURGLR: Last yr--btwn March&now--did anyone break into or somehow illegally get into your(apartment/home)?
257.) ROBBRY: Last yr,did anyone take something directly from you by using force--such as a stickup,mugging,threat
258.) OWNGUN: Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers?
259.) PISTOL: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a pistol?
260.) SHOTGUN: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a shotgun?
261.) RIFLE: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a rifle?
262.) TICKET: Ever recvd a ticket,been charged by police for a traffic violation--other than for illegal parking?
263.) ARREST: Ever picked up, or charged, by the police, for any (other) reason whether or not you were guilty?
264.) PHONE: Do have you have a telephone?May I have your name&telephone number?Is this phone in your own home
265.) COOP: In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview?
266.) COMPREND: Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair, or poor?
268.) POVLINE: Poverty Status of Household
269.) INCDEF: Income deficit of household
273.) ETHNUM: Number of ethnicities named and picked
286.) GENDER1: Gender of the head of the household
288.) MAR1: Marital status of head of household
290.) WHERE1: Where is the head of the household staying?
291.) RELATE2: Relationship of second person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
292.) GENDER2: Gender of second person
294.) MAR2: Marital status of second person
296.) WHERE2: Where is the second person staying?
297.) RELATE3: Relationship of third person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
298.) GENDER3: Gender of third person
300.) MAR3: Marital status of third person
303.) RELATE4: Relationship of fourth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
304.) GENDER4: Gender of fourth person
306.) MAR4: Marital status of fourth person
309.) RELATE5: Relationship of fifth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
310.) GENDER5: Gender of fifth person
312.) MAR5: Marital status of fifth person
315.) RELATE6: Relationship of sixth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
319.) RELATE7: Relationship of seventh person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
320.) GENDER7: Gender of seventh person
322.) MAR7: Marital status of seventh person
324.) GENDER8: Gender of eighth person
333.) RELATE11: People in household-visitors,friends/relativs-not usually living here?Relatnship to head of househld
336.) MAR11: Marital status of first (visitor/friend/relative)
339.) RELATE12: 2nd(visitr/friend/relative)not usually living here,staying in houshld?Relationshp w/head of househld
340.) GENDER12: Gender of second (visitor/friend/relative)
342.) MAR12: Marital status of second (visitor/friend/relative)
351.) RESPNUM: Number in family of respondent
354.) FAMGEN: Number of family generations in household
355.) RPLACE: Respondent's relationship to head of household
356.) RVISITOR: Is respondent a visitor?
357.) VISITOR: Number of visitors in household
368.) SAMPLE: Sampling procedure and frame
369.) OVERSAMP: Weight for Black oversamples
370.) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis)
371.) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis)
372.) I-EDUC: Highest educational degree earned by respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis)
373.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis)
374.) I-RELIGION: Religious preference?Protestant,Catholic,Jewish,other/no religion(Recoded for use w/online analysis)
375.) I-PARTYID: Think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, Independent/what?(Recoded for use with online analysis)
376.) I-REGION: Region of interview (Recoded for use with online analysis)
377.) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis)