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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 of 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 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/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 categories come 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: Compared w/American families in general,how would you describe your family income when you were 16?
48.) BORN: Were you born in this country?
49.) PARBORN: Were both your parents born in this country?
50.) GRANBORN: Were all 4 of your 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
85.) VOTE76: In 1976, Carter ran for President on Democratic ticket against Ford for the Republicans.Did you vote
86.) PRES76: If voted: Did you vote for Carter or Ford?
87.) IF76WHO: If did not vote or ineligible: Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted?
102.) SPKATH: Person against all churches&relign wants to make speech against churches&relign in your area.Allow?
103.) COLATH: Should person who is against all churches&religion be allowed to teach in college/university,or not?
104.) LIBATH: Some in your community suggest book by atheist against church&relgn be taken out of library.Favor?
105.) SPKRAC: Person believes Blacks genetically inferior&wants to speak in your community claiming this. Allow?
106.) COLRAC: Should person believing Blacks are genetically inferior be allowed to teach in a college/university?
107.) LIBRAC: Some in your community suggest book by racist re:Blcks inferiority be taken out of pub library.Favor
108.) SPKCOM: Admitted Communist wants to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not?
109.) COLCOM: Suppose an admitted Communist is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not?
110.) LIBCOM: Admittd Communist wrote book in your pub library.Some in your community suggest book be removd.Favor
111.) SPKMIL: Person advocates getting rid of elections&let military run county.Allowd to speak in your community?
112.) COLMIL: Allow person advocating doing away w/elections&let military run country,teach in college/university?
113.) LIBMIL: Author's book advocates doing away w/elections&letting military run country.Remove from pub library?
114.) SPKHOMO: Admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community.Should he be allowed to speak,or not?
115.) COLHOMO: Should an admitted homosexual be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not?
116.) LIBHOMO: Some in your community want book by homosexual in favor of homosexuality out of pub library. Favor?
121.) COMMUN: Which of these statements comes closest to how you feel about Communism as form of government?
122.) RELIG: Your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion?
123.) DENOM: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
125.) FUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion
127.) RELITEN: Call yourself a strong (stated religious preference)/not very strong (stated religious preference)?
128.) POSTLIFE: Do you believe there is a life after death?
129.) RELIG16: In what religion were you raised?
130.) DENOM16: If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any?
132.) FUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent raised in
133.) SPREL: Your (spouse's) religious preference?Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, other religion, or no religion?
136.) SPFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse
137.) SPREL16: In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised?
140.) SPFUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse was raised in
231.) JOBINC: What you prefer most in a job?Which comes next?Which are 3rd, 4th,& 5th most important?:High income
232.) JOBSEC: Most preferred in job?Which is next?Which are 3rd,4th,& 5th most important?No danger of being fired
233.) JOBHOUR: Most preferred in job?Which is next?Which are 3rd,4th,& 5th most important? Short work hours
234.) JOBPROMO: Most preferred in job?Which is next?Which are 3rd,4th,& 5th most important? Chances for advancement
235.) JOBMEANS: Most preferred in job?Which is next?Which are 3rd,4th,& 5th most important?Feeling of accomplishment
239.) FINRELA: Compd w/American families in general,your family income-far below/below avg,avg,above/far above avg
240.) WKSUB: Do you (if not working,does spouse) have supervisor on the job they're directly responsible to
241.) WKSUBS: If yes to WKSUB: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible?
242.) WKSUP: In your job, do you supervise anyone who is directly responsible to (you/him/her)?
243.) WKSUPS: If yes to WKSUP: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else?
244.) UNEMP: During the last ten years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month?
245.) GOVAID: Did you ever--due to sickness,unemployment/other--receive welfare, unemployment, other aid from govt
246.) UNION: Do you (or your spouse) belong to a labor union? (Who?)
248.) ABDEFECT: Woman should be legally able to get abortion: If strong chance of serious defect in the baby exists?
249.) ABNOMORE: Woman should be legally able to get abortion:If married and does not want any more children?
250.) ABHLTH: Woman should be legally able to get abortion:If woman's own health seriously endangered by pregnancy
251.) ABPOOR: Woman should be legally able to get abortion:If family low income & cannot afford any more children?
252.) ABRAPE: Woman should be legally able to get abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?
253.) ABSINGLE: Woman should be legally able to get abortion:If she's not married and does not want to marry the man
254.) ABANY: Woman should be legally able to get abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason?
255.) XMARSEX: Married person having sexual relations w/someone besides marriage partner--Is it wrong?
256.) HOMOSEX: Sexual relations between two adults of the same sex -- Is it wrong
257.) PORNINF: Pornography--books,movies,magazines&photographs re:sexual activities provide info about sex
258.) PORNMORL: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals?
259.) PORNRAPE: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape?
260.) PORNOUT: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses?
261.) PORNLAW: Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws?
262.) XMOVIE: Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year?
283.) OWNGUN: Do you happen to have in your home (IF HOUSE: or garage) any guns or revolvers?
284.) PISTOL: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a pistol?
285.) SHOTGUN: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a shotgun?
286.) RIFLE: If yes to OWNGUN: Is it a rifle?
287.) ROWNGUN: If yes to OWNGUN: Does this gun (or do any of these guns) personally belong to you?
293.) PHONE: Do you have a telephone?May I have your name&telephone number?Is this phone located in your own home
294.) COOP: In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview?
295.) COMPREND: Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair, or poor?
308.) PADEATH: Death of respondent's father
309.) MADEATH: Death of respondent's mother
310.) CHLDDTH: Death of child or child's spouse
311.) SIBDEATH: Death of sibling or sibling-in-law
312.) SPDEATH: Death of spouse
342.) POVLINE: Poverty Status of Household
343.) INCDEF: Income deficit of household
347.) ETHNUM: Number of ethnicities named and picked
349.) GENDER1: Gender of the head of household
351.) MAR1: Marital status of head of household
353.) WHERE1: Where is the head of the household staying?
354.) RELATE2: Relationship of second person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
355.) GENDER2: Gender of second person
357.) MAR2: Marital status of second person
359.) WHERE2: Where is the second person staying?
360.) RELATE3: Relationship of third person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
361.) GENDER3: Gender of third person
363.) MAR3: Marital status of third person
365.) WHERE3: Where is the third person staying?
366.) RELATE4: Relationship of fourth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
367.) GENDER4: Gender of fourth person
369.) MAR4: Marital status of fourth person
372.) RELATE5: Relationship of fifth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
373.) GENDER5: Gender of fifth person
375.) MAR5: Marital status of fifth person
377.) WHERE5: Where is the fifth person staying?
378.) RELATE6: Relationship of sixth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
379.) GENDER6: Gender of sixth person
381.) MAR6: Marital status of sixth person
382.) RELATE7: Relationship of seventh person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
383.) GENDER7: Gender of seventh person
386.) RELATE8: Relationship of eighth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
387.) GENDER8: Gender of eighth person
390.) RELATE9: Relationship of ninth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
391.) GENDER9: Gender of ninth person
392.) OLD9: Age of ninth person
396.) RELATE10: Relationship of tenth person who usually lives in this household to the head of household
397.) GENDER10: Gender of tenth person
398.) OLD10: Age of tenth person
400.) RELATE11: Are people staying in this household?1st (visitor/friend/relative)'s relatnship to head of household
401.) GENDER11: Gender of first (visitor/friend/relative)
403.) MAR11: Marital status of first (visitor/friend/relative)
404.) RELATE12: 2nd (visitor/friend/relative) staying in household & their relationship to head of household?
405.) GENDER12: Gender of second (visitor/friend/relative)
410.) OLD13: Age of third (visitor/friend/relative)
415.) HEFINFO: Number in family of person who was household informant (provided info on household members)
416.) HHRACE: Race of household
417.) RESPNUM: Number in family of respondent
420.) FAMGEN: Number of family generations in household
422.) RVISITOR: Is respondent a visitor?
423.) VISITOR: Number of visitors in household.
435.) OVERSAMP: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis)
436.) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis)
437.) I-SEX: Highest elementary&high school grade you finished&got credit for(Recoded for use w/online analysis)
438.) I-EDUC: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis)
439.) I-RACE: Religious preference?Protestant,Catholic,Jewish,other/no religion(Recoded for use w/online analysis)
440.) I-RELIGION: Think of yourself as Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (Recoded for use w/online analysis)
441.) I-PARTYID: Region of interview (Recoded for use with online analysis)
442.) I-REGION: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis)
443.) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis)