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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: Ask only those who are currently married/widowed: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated?
17.) SPEVWORK: If spouse retired, in school, keeping house,or other:Did (he/she) ever work for as long as one year?
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/worked 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
39.) RES16: Which category comes closest to the type of place you were living in when you were 16 years 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/American families in general, how would you describe your income
48.) BORN: Were you born in this country?
49.) PARBORN: Were both your parents born in this country?
50.) GRANBORN: Were all your four grandparents born in this country?If no: How many born outside the United States?
52.) BABIES: Number of household members under six years old
53.) PRETEEN: Number of household members six to twelve years old
54.) TEENS: Number of household members thirteen to seventeen years old
55.) ADULTS: Number of household members eighteen or more years old
56.) UNRELAT: How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way?
85.) VOTE76: Remember whether or not you voted in the 1976 Presidential election of Dem. Carter vs. Rep. Ford
86.) PRES76: If respondent voted: Did you vote for Carter or Ford?
87.) IF76WHO: Respondent did not vote or ineligible:Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted?
90.) NATSPAC: Are we spending too much/little, or about the right amount of money on: Space exploration program
91.) NATENVIR: Are we spending too much/little,or about right amount of money on: Improving&protecting environmnt
92.) NATHEAL: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on:Improving&protecting nation's health
93.) NATCITY: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Solving problems of the big cities
94.) NATCRIME: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Halting the rising crime rate
95.) NATDRUG: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Dealing with drug addiction
96.) NATEDUC: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on:Improving nation's education system
97.) NATRACE: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: Improving the conditions of Blacks
98.) NATARMS: Are we spending too much/little,about right amount of money on: The military, armaments, and defense
99.) NATAID: Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Foreign aid
100.) NATFARE: Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount of money on: Welfare
103.) CAPPUN: Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder?
104.) COURTS: Think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals?
105.) WIRTAP: Everything considered, would you say that, in general, you approve or disapprove of wiretapping?
106.) GRASS: ASKED ON BOTH FORMS: Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not?
107.) GRASSY: ONLY ASKED ON FORM 2:Some think marijuana use should be made legal,others don't.Which you favor?
108.) USWAR: Do you expect the United States to fight in another war within the next ten years?
109.) USINTL: Best for future of this country if we take active part in world affairs/stay out of world affairs
110.) USUN: Think government should continue to belong to the United Nations, or should we pull out of it now?
111.) RELIG: Your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
112.) DENOM: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
114.) FUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion
116.) RELITEN: Consider yourself a strong(stated religious preference)/not very strong(stated religious preference)
117.) POSTLIFE: Do you believe there is a life after death?
118.) RELIG16: In what religion were you raised?
119.) DENOM16: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
121.) FUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent was raised in
122.) SPREL: Your (spouse's) religious preference?Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, no religion?
125.) SPFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse
126.) SPREL16: In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised?
129.) SPFUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse was raised in
130.) RACOPEN: 2 housing laws,you'd vote for:Homeowner decides who to sell house to/Can't refuse to sell to someone
131.) RACLIVE: Are there any (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) living in this neighborhood now?
132.) RACCLOS: If yes to RACLIVE: Are there any (Negro/Black/African-American) families living close to you?
133.) RACDIS: Yes RACLIVE:Blocks (or miles) away they(Negroes/Blacks/Afric-Amer)families living closest to you?
134.) RACINTEG: Yes RACLIVE:Neighborhood will be(Negro/Black/African-Amer) in next few years/will remain integrated?
135.) RACFEW: OPPOSITE RACE:Would object to sending children to school w/few [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/Afric-Amer)]?
136.) RACHAF: OPPOSITE RACE:No/Dont know RACFEW:Objct to sending your children to school where 1/2 (Whites/Blacks)
137.) RACMOST: OPPOSITE RACE:No/Don't know RACHALF:Object to sending childrn to school w/more than 1/2(White/Black)
138.) BUSING: Favor/Oppose busing (Negro/Black/Afric-Amer)&white school children from 1 school district to another
139.) RACPRES: If your party nominated (Negro/Black/Afric-Amer) for President, would you vote for him if qualified?
140.) RACCHURH: OPPOSITE RACE:Do [(Blacks/Negroes/Afric-Amer)/Whites]attend the church that you yourself attend most
148.) HAPMAR: Taking things all together,how you'd describe your marriage? Very happy,pretty happy,not too happy
189.) AGED: Do you think older people sharing a home with their grown children is generally a good/bad idea?
190.) DRINK: Have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages such as liquor,wine,or beer,or are you total abstainer?
191.) DRUNK: If yes to DRINK: Do you sometimes drink more than you think you should?
192.) SMOKE: Do you smoke?
193.) QUITSMK: If yes to SMOKE: Have you ever tried to give up smoking?
194.) SMOKECIG: If yes to SMOKE: Do you smoke cigarettes?
195.) EVSMOKE: If no to SMOKE: Have you ever smoked regularly?
196.) JOBLOSE: Thinking about next 12 months, how lilkely is it that you will lose your job or be laid off?
197.) JOBFIND: Ease which you could find a job w/another employer w/approx same income&fringe benefits you have now
198.) SATJOB: How satisfied are you with the work you do-- very/moderately satisfied, a little/very dissatisfied?
199.) CLASS: Social class you'd say you belong in: the lower class,the working class,the middle class,upper class
200.) SATFIN: So far as you and your family are concerned, how satisfied are you?
201.) FINALTER: In last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse/has it stayed the same?
202.) FINRELA: Compared with American families in general, how would you say your family income is?
203.) UNEMP: Time during the last 10 years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month?
204.) GOVAID: Due to sickness/unemployment,other ever--receive welfare,unemployment insurance/other governmnt aide
205.) UNION: Do you (or your spouse) belong to a labor union? (Who?)
206.) FEHOME: Agree/Disagree:Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country up to men
207.) FEWORK: Approve/Disapprove:Married woman earning money in business/industry if husband capable of supporting
208.) FEPRES: If your party nominated a woman for President, would vote for her if she were qualified for the job?
209.) FEPOL: Agree/Disagree: Most men are better suited emotionally for politics than are most women.
210.) ABDEFECT: Should be possible for woman to obtain legal abortion: If strong chance of serious defect in baby?
211.) ABNOMORE: Should be possible for woman to obtain legal abortion:If married&does not want any more children?
212.) ABHLTH: Should woman be able to obtain legal abortion: If her health seriously endangered by pregnancy
213.) ABPOOR: Should woman be able to obtain legal abortion:If family very low income&can't afford more children?
214.) ABRAPE: Should woman be able to obtain legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?
215.) ABSINGLE: Should woman be able to obtain legal abortion:If she is not married&does not want to marry the man?
216.) ABANY: Should be possible for woman to obtain legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason?
218.) CHLDMORE: Do you expect to have any (more) children?
219.) CHLDNUM: If yes to CHLDMORE: How many (more) [children does the respondent expect to have]?
220.) CHLDSOON: Yes CHLDMORE: How many (more) [children does the respondent expect to have] in the next five years?
221.) DIVLAW: ASKED ON BOTH FORMS:Should divorce in this country be easier/more difficult to obtain than it is now
222.) DIVLAWY: ONLY ASKED ON FORM 2: Should divorce in this country be easier/more difficult to obtain, stay as is
223.) PREMARSX: If a man&woman have sex relations before marriage do you think it's wrong/not wrong at all
224.) PORNINF: Pornography--books,movies,magazines&photos showing/describing sex-Think they provide info about sex
225.) PORNMORL: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals?
226.) PORNRAPE: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape?
227.) PORNOUT: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses?
228.) PORNLAW: Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws?
229.) XMOVIE: Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year?
230.) LETDIE1: Person has incurable disease.Think doctors should be allowed by law to end patient's life painlessly
231.) LETDIE2: Approve of ending patient's life if board of doctors appointed by court agree patient can't be cured
232.) SUICIDE1: Think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person: Has an incurable disease?
233.) SUICIDE2: Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person: Has gone bankrupt?
234.) SUICIDE3: Think person has the right to end his/her own life if this person: Has dishonored his or her family?
235.) SUICIDE4: Think person has right to end his/her own life if this person:Is tired of living and ready to die
236.) HIT: Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person?
237.) HITAGE: If yes to HIT: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
238.) HITNUM: If yes to HIT: How many times would you guess this has happened to you?
239.) GUN: Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at?
240.) GUNAGE: If yes to GUN: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
241.) GUNNUM: If yes to GUN: How many times would you guess this has happened to you?
256.) PHONE: Do you have telephone?May I have your name&telephone number?...Is this phone locatd in your own home
257.) COOP: In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview?
258.) COMPREND: Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair, or poor?
260.) SALFERGT: How often you would say you&your friends think about following item: Women's righ
261.) SALLABOR: How often you would say you&your friends think about following item: People running organized labor
262.) SALSATFN: How often would you say you&your friends think about: Satisfaction w/present financial situation
263.) SALABORT: How often you would say you&your friends think about following item: Laws about abortion
264.) SALSCI: How often you would say you&your friends think about following item: The scientific community
265.) DIVORCE5: Divorces during the last five years
271.) HOSDIS5: Hospitalization and disability during last five years
276.) PADEATH: Death of respondent's father
277.) MADEATH: Death of respondent's mother
278.) CHLDDTH: Death of child or child's spouse
279.) SIBDEATH: Death of sibling or sibling-in-law
280.) SPDEATH: Death of spouse
281.) TRAUMA1: Number of traumatic events(deaths,divorce,unemploymnt&hospitalizatn)happening to respondent last yr?
282.) TRAUMA5: Number of traumatic events(deaths,divorce,unemploymnt&hospitalizatn)happening to respondent last 5yr
285.) TRATOT1: Total number of traumatic events happening to respondent and relatives last year
304.) POVLINE: Poverty Status of Household
305.) INCDEF: Income deficit of household
309.) ETHNUM: Number of ethnicities named and picked
310.) VETYEARS: Had active duty for military training/service 2 consecutive mos/more?Yes:total time on active duty
324.) GENDER1: Age of the head of household
326.) MAR1: Marital status of head of household
328.) WHERE1: Where is the head of the household staying?
329.) RELATE2: Relationship of second person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
330.) GENDER2: Gender of second person
332.) MAR2: Marital status of second person
334.) WHERE2: Where is the second person staying?
335.) RELATE3: Relationship of third person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
336.) GENDER3: Gender of third person
338.) MAR3: Marital status of third person
340.) WHERE3: Where is the third person staying?
341.) RELATE4: Relationship of fourth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
342.) GENDER4: Gender of fourth person
344.) MAR4: Marital status of fourth person
346.) WHERE4: Where is the fourth person staying?
347.) RELATE5: Relationship of fifth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
348.) GENDER5: Gender of fifth person
350.) MAR5: Marital status of fifth person
353.) RELATE6: Relationship of sixth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
354.) GENDER6: Gender of sixth person
356.) MAR6: Marital status of sixth person
359.) RELATE7: Relationship of seventh person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
360.) GENDER7: Gender of seventh person
362.) MAR7: Marital status of seventh person
365.) RELATE8: Relationship of eighth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
366.) GENDER8: Gender of eighth person
369.) RELATE9: Relationship of ninth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
370.) GENDER9: Gender of ninth person
373.) GENDER10: Gender of tenth person
375.) RELATE11: Staying in household--visitor,friend,relative--not usually here?1st relationshp to head of household
376.) GENDER11: Gender of first (visitor/friend/relative)
378.) MAR11: Marital status of first (visitor/friend/relative)
381.) RELATE12: 2nd(visitor/friend/relative)not usually living here,staying in househld?Relationshp to head of house
382.) GENDER12: Gender of second (visitor/friend/relative)
384.) MAR12: Marital status of second (visitor/friend/relative)
387.) RELATE13: 2nd(visitor/friend/relative)not usually living here,staying in househld?Relationshp to head of house
388.) GENDER13: Gender of third (visitor/friend/relative)
394.) HHRACE: Race of household
398.) FAMGEN: Number of family generations in household
400.) RVISITOR: Is respondent a visitor?
401.) VISITOR: Number of visitors in household
414.) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis)
415.) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis)
416.) I-EDUC: Highest educational degree earned by respondent (Recoded for use with online analysis)
417.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis)
418.) I-RELIGION: Religious preference?Protestant,Catholic,Jewish,other/no religion(Recoded for use w/online analysis)
419.) I-PARTYID: Think of yourself as a Republican,Democrat,Independent,or what? (Recoded for use w/online analysis)
420.) I-REGION: Region of interview (Recoded for use with online analysis)
421.) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis)