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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?
14.) MARITAL: Are you currently -- married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married?
18.) SPWRKSTA: Last week was your (wife/husband) working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house
21.) SPEVWORK: If spouse retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did (he/she) ever work for as long as 1 year
24.) SPWRKSLF: Spouse's employment status
31.) PAWRKSLF: While you were growing up was your father self-employed or did he work for someone else?
37.) CHILDS: How many children have you ever had? All born alive at any time (including from previous marriage)
38.) AGE: Respondent's age
43.) DEGREE: Highest educational degree earned by respondent
44.) PADEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's father
45.) MADEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's mother
46.) SPDEG: Highest educational degree of respondent's spouse
47.) SEX: Respondent's sex
48.) RACE: Respondent's race
49.) RES16: Which category comes closest to the type of place you were living when you were 16 years old
51.) MOBILE16: When you were 16 years old, were you living in this same (city/town/county)?
52.) FAMILY16: Living with both mother & father you were 16? (If no: With whom were you living around that time?)
53.) FAMDIF16: If not living with both own mother and father: What happened?
54.) MAWORK: Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as a year, after she was married?
55.) MAWKBORN: Did she work as long as a year after you were born and before you started first grade?
56.) INCOM16: When 16 years old, compared w/ American families in general then, your family income was
57.) BORN: Were you born in this country?
58.) PARBORN: Were both your parents born in this country?
59.) GRANBORN: Were all of your four grandparents born in this country? IF NO: How many born outside US?
61.) BABIES: Number of members under 6
62.) PRETEEN: Number of members 6 to 12 years
63.) TEENS: Number of members 13 to 17 years old
64.) ADULTS: Number of members over 17 years old
65.) UNRELAT: How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way?
66.) EARNRS: How many persons in family, including yourself earned $ last year from any job or employment
93.) PARTYID: Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what
94.) VOTE84: 1984 Mondale for Pres on Dem v Reagan for Rep. Do you remember for sure whether or not you voted?
95.) PRES84: If voted: Did you vote for Mondale or Reagan
96.) IF84WHO: If did not vote or ineligible: Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted?
156.) RELIG: What is your religious preference?
159.) JEW: If Jewish: Do you consider yourself Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these?
160.) FUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion
161.) ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services?
162.) MAATTEND: When you were growing up, how often did your mother (mother substitute) attend religious services?
163.) PAATTEND: When you were growing up, how often did your father (father substitute) attend religious services?
164.) SPATTEND: How often does your (husband/wife) attend religious services?
165.) RELITEN: Would you call yourself a strong (religious preference) or not very strong (religious preference)
166.) POSTLIFE: Do you believe there is a life after death?
167.) LIKEDIFF: After life-1)Life like one here on earth only better 2)Life w/o things make present life enjoyable
168.) MINDBODY: After life-1)Spiritual life, involving our mind but not our body 7) Paradise of pleasure & delights
169.) PALEFULL: 1)Pale, shadowy form of life, hardly life at all 7)Life of complete fulfillment spiritual & physical
170.) PRAY: About how often do you pray?
177.) MAPA: There are many different ways of picturing God. Place God: From (1) Mother; to (7) Father.
178.) MASTERSP: Place god: From (1) Master; to (7) Spouse
179.) JUDGELUV: Place god: From (1) Judge; to (7) Lover
180.) FRNDKING: Place god: From (1) Friend; to (7) King
181.) RELIG16: In what religion were you raised?
184.) JEW16: If Jewish: Were you Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these?
185.) FUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent raised in
186.) SPREL: What is your (spouse's) religious preference?
189.) SPJEW: Does (s/he) consider (her/himself) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these?
190.) SPFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse
191.) SPREL16: In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised?
194.) SPJEW16: If Jewish: Was (s/he) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these?
195.) SPFUND16: Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse raised in
197.) PRAYER: USSC ruled no state/local govt may require read Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public school. You
198.) BIBLE: A)Bible actual words God take literal B)It inspired words God not literal C)It ancient book fables
206.) RACMAR: You think there should be laws against marriages btw (Negroes/ Blacks/ African-Americans) & whites
207.) RACSEG: White people have right to keep (Blacks) out of neighborhoods if wanted & should respect that right
208.) RACOPEN: A)Homeowner decide whom sell house even if no sell Blacks B)Homeowner cant refuse because of race
209.) RACLIVE: Are there any [(Negroes/ Blacks/African-Americans)/Whites] living in this neighborhood now?
210.) RACCLOS: Are there any [(Negro/ Black/ African-American)/White] families living close to you?
211.) RACDIS: How many blocks (or miles) away do they live?
212.) RACINTEG: Do you think this neighborhood will become all Black in next few years or remain integrated
213.) RACHOME: During last few years, has anyone in your family brought a friend who was Black home for dinner?
214.) RACFEW: Would you have any objection to sending your children to a school where a few children are Black
215.) RACHAF: [Would you send your children to a school] Where half of the children are [White/Black]
216.) RACMOST: [Would you send your children to school] Where more than half of the children are [Whites/Blacks]
217.) BUSING: Do you favor or oppose the busing of (Black) & white school children from one district to another?
218.) RACPRES: If you party nominated (Black) for President, would you vote for him if he were qualified for job?
219.) RACCHURH: Do (Blacks)/Whites attend the church that you, yourself, attend most often, or not?
257.) DRINK: Do you ever have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages(liquor, wine, beer) or total abstainer
258.) DRUNK: Do you sometimes drink more than you think you should?
259.) SMOKE: Do you smoke?
260.) QUITSMK: Have you ever tried to give up smoking?
261.) EVSMOKE: Have you ever smoked regularly?
266.) JOBFIND: How easy for you to find job w/ another employer w/approx same income & fringe benefits you have now
267.) SATJOB: On the whole, how satisfied are you with the work you do -- would you say you are
268.) RICHWORK: Had enough $ live as comfortably as you like for rest of your life, would you continue work or stop?
269.) JOBINC: Importance? High income
270.) JOBSEC: Importance? No danger of being fired
271.) JOBHOUR: Importance? Working hours are short, lots of free time
272.) JOBPROMO: Importance? Chances for advancement
273.) JOBMEANS: Importance? Work important and gives a feeling of accomplishment
274.) CLASS: If you were asked to use 1 of 4 names for your social class, which would you say you belong in
275.) SATFIN: You & your family, pretty well satisfied w/ present financial situation, more or less satisfied, not
276.) FINALTER: Last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse or has it stayed the same?
277.) FINRELA: Compared w/ American families in general, would you say your family income is
278.) WKSUB: Do you (spouse) have supervisor on job to whome you are (he/she is) directly responsible
279.) WKSUBS: If yes: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible?
280.) WKSUP: In your (spouse's) job, (do you, does he/she) supervise anyone who is directly responsible
281.) WKSUPS: If yes: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else?
282.) UNEMP: At time during last ten years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month?
283.) UNION: Do you (or your [spouse]) belong to a labor union? (Who?)
287.) FEPRES: If your party nominated woman for President, would you vote for her if she were qualified for job?
289.) ABDEFECT: Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby?
290.) ABNOMORE: Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children?
291.) ABHLTH: Legal abortion: If the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy?
292.) ABPOOR: Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children?
293.) ABRAPE: Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?
294.) ABSINGLE: Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man?
295.) ABANY: Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason?
296.) CHLDIDEL: What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have?
297.) CHLDMORE: Do you expect to have any (more) children?
298.) CHLDNUM: How many (more) [Children does respondent expect to have]?
299.) PILLOK: Methods of birth control should be available to teenagers btw 14&16 if their parents do not approve
300.) SEXEDUC: Would you be for or against sex education in the public schools?
301.) DIVLAW: Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now?
302.) PREMARSX: Morals & attitudes about sex changing in country.Man & woman sex relations before marriage you think
303.) TEENSEX: Early teens 14 - 16 years old. Do you think sex relations before marriage are
304.) XMARSEX: Your opinion about married person having sexual relations w/ someone other than the marriage partner
305.) HOMOSEX: What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex -- do you think it is
306.) PORNINF: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide information about sex?
307.) PORNMORL: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead to breakdown of morals?
308.) PORNRAPE: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) lead people to commit rape?
309.) PORNOUT: Sexual materials (i.e., pornography) provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses?
310.) PORNLAW: Choose which law you agree with regarding pornography:
311.) XMOVIE: Have you seen an X-rated movie in the last year?
314.) SUICIDE1: Person has right to end own life if this person has an incurable disease?
315.) SUICIDE2: Person has right to end own life if this person has gone bankrupt?
316.) SUICIDE3: Person has right to end own life if this person has dishonored his or her family?
317.) SUICIDE4: Person has right to end own life if this person is tired of living and ready to die?
318.) HIT: Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person?
319.) HITAGE: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
320.) GUN: Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at?
321.) GUNAGE: Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult?
329.) POLABUSE: Approve policeman striking citizen who: had said vulgar and obscene things to the policeman?
333.) FEAR: Any area right around here -- within a mile -- where you would be afraid to walk alone at night?
334.) BURGLR: Last year btw March & now- did anyone break into or somehow illegally get into your (apartment/home)
335.) ROBBRY: Last year, did anyone take something directly from you by using force (stickup, mugging, or threat)?
336.) OWNGUN: Do you happen to have in your home (If House: or garage) any guns or revolvers?
337.) PISTOL: If yes (owngun?): Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? (Each coded as separate question)
338.) SHOTGUN: Own gun?: Is it a shotgun?
339.) RIFLE: Own gun?: Is it a rifle?
340.) ROWNGUN: Do any of these guns personally belong to you?
352.) RACCHNG: Belong social club that wouldn’t let Blacks join, would you try to change rules so Blacks could join
353.) RACDIF1: On average Blacks worse jobs, income, house than white. You think diff- Mainly due to discrimination
354.) RACDIF2: On ave Blacks worse jobs, income, house than white.You think- Most blacks less in-born ability learn
355.) RACDIF3: Blacks worse jobs, income, house than white.You think- Most black no chance edu rise out of poverty
356.) RACDIF4: Blacks worse job,income,house than white.You think- Most blacks no motivation/will power out poverty
357.) DIVORCE5: Divorces during the last five years.
359.) HOSDIS5: Hospitalization and disability during last five years.
362.) PADEATH: Death of respondent's father
363.) MADEATH: Death of respondent's mother
364.) CHLDDTH: Death of child or child's spouse
365.) SIBDEATH: Death of sibling or sibling-in-law
366.) SPDEATH: Death of spouse
368.) TRAUMA5: Number of traumatic events happening to respondent during last five years.
369.) HELPPOOR: 1)Strongly agree govt should improve living standard 5)Strongly agree people should take care selves
370.) HELPNOT: 1)Strongly agree that govt should do more; 2)Strongly agree govt is doing too much
371.) HELPSICK: 1)Strongly agree responsibility of govt to help 5)Strongly agree people should take care selves
372.) HELPBLK: 1)Strongly agree govt obligated to help blacks 5)Strongly agree govt shouldnt give special treatment
373.) MEMFRAT: Member? Fraternal groups
375.) MEMVET: Member? Veterans' groups
376.) MEMPOLIT: Member? Political clubs
377.) MEMUNION: Member? Labor unions
378.) MEMSPORT: Member? Sports groups
379.) MEMYOUTH: Member? Youth groups
380.) MEMSCHL: Member? School service groups
381.) MEMHOBBY: Member? Hobby or garden clubs
382.) MEMGREEK: Member? School fraternities or sororities
383.) MEMNAT: Member? Nationality groups
384.) MEMFARM: Member? Farm organizations
385.) MEMLIT: Member? Literary, art, discussion or study groups
386.) MEMPROF: Member? Professional or academic societies
387.) MEMCHURH: Member? Church-affiliated groups
388.) MEMOTHER: Member? Any other groups
394.) SWITCHED: Have you ever had another religious preference besides being (answer to RELIG. 1ST)?
398.) SWITNUM: Number of religions mentioned.
403.) MARELIG: What was your mother's religious preference when you were growning up?
406.) MAJEW: If Jewish: Was she Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these?
407.) MAFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of mother's religion
408.) PARELIG: What was your father's religious preference when you were growning up?
411.) PAJEW: If Jewish: Was he Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these?
412.) PAFUND: Fundamentalism/liberalism of father's religion
414.) SUNSCH16: When you were growing up, did you attend Sunday school or religs instruction classes
415.) GRACE16: When growing up, did anyone usually say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals at home?
416.) JOIN16: Did you ever join church (synagogue) when you were growing up, become member by confirmation or such
417.) LAPSED: Since 16 yrs old, ever been period 2 years or more when you didn’t attend religious services
418.) CHURHMEM: Are you, yourself, a member of a church or synagogue?
419.) CHURHACT: Do you take part in activities or orgs of your church (synagogue) other than attending service?
421.) GOD: Which statement comes closeest to expressing what you believe about God
422.) REBORN: You "born again" or had "born again" experience - turning point in life committed yourself to Christ
423.) SAVESOUL: Ever tried encourage someone to believe in Jesus Christ or accept Jesus Christ as his or her savior?
424.) SAYGRACE: At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals?
425.) READWORD: How often have you read the Bible in the last year?
461.) FRNDFND2: Friend's religion: Second person's fundamentalism/liberalism
462.) FRNDFND3: Friend's religion: Third person's fundamentalism/liberalism
514.) DIVWIFE: When marriage troubled & unhappy, better for the wife if the couple stays together or gets divorced?
515.) DIVHUBBY: When marriage troubled & unhappy better for husband if the couple stays together or gets divorced?
516.) MAWORK14: Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as one year after you were born and before you were 14
517.) EVDIV: Were you ever divorced?
518.) SPEVDIV: Was your current spouse ever divorced?
519.) COHABIT: Did you live with your husband/wife before you got married?
520.) RWRKNOKD: Married w/ children: Did you work outside home full,part, not at all after marry & before children
521.) RWRKBABY: Married w/ children: Did you work outside home full,part, not at all when child under school age
522.) RWRKSCH: Married w/ children: You work outside home full,part, not at all after youngest child started school
523.) RWRKGRWN: Married w/children: Work outside home full-time, part-time, or not at all after children left home
524.) EARNSMOR: Married and both currently working for pay: Who earns more money?
525.) CIDEKNEW: Within the past 12 months, how many people have you known personally that were victims of homicide?
526.) CIDEWHO: Person know best who was victim of homicide. Which best describes your relationship to that person.
527.) CIDESEX: Know victim of homicide (closest): Was that person male or female?
528.) CIDEAGE: Know victim of homicide (closest): How old was that person? Was (he/she)
530.) AIDSKNOW: How many people have you known personally, either living or dead, who came down w/ disease AIDS
531.) AIDSWHO: Person known best, living or dead, who came down w/ AIDS. Describes your relationship to that person
532.) AIDSDEAD: Know someone with aids (closest): Is that person currently living, or has that person died?
533.) AIDSSEX: Know someone with aids (closest): (Is/Was) that person male or female?
534.) AIDSAGE: Know someone with aids (closest): How old (is/was) that person?
535.) AIDSRACE: Know someone with aids (closest): What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/was) it
536.) AIDSSCH: Measures to deal with AIDS? Prohibit students with the AIDS virus from attending public school
537.) AIDSADS: Develop a govt information program to promote safe sex practice, such as the use of condoms
538.) AIDSINSR: Permit insurance companies to test applicants for the AIDS virus--do you support or oppose?
539.) AIDSHLTH: Have the government pay all of the health care costs of AIDS patients--do you support or oppose?
540.) AIDSMAR: Conduct mandatory testing for the AIDS virus before marriage--do you support or oppose?
541.) AIDSSXED: Require teachong safe sex practices, such as use of condoms, in sex edu courses in public schools
542.) AIDSIDS: Require people w/ AIDS wear id tags that look like those carried by people w/ allergies or diabetes
543.) AIDSFARE: Make victims with AIDS eligible for disability benefits--do you support or oppose?
545.) MATESEX: Was one of the partners your husband or wife or regular sexual partner?
546.) FRNDSEX: If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them. Close personal friend
547.) ACQNTSEX: Had sex with: Neighbor, Co-Worker, or long-term acquaintance
548.) PIKUPSEX: Had sex with: Casual date or pick-up
549.) PAIDSEX: Had sex with: Person you paid for sex
550.) OTHERSEX: Had sex with: Other
551.) SEXSEX: Have sex partners in last 12 months been exclusively male, both male & female, exclusively female.
552.) POVLINE: Poverty Status of Household
553.) INCDEF: Income Deficit of Household
560.) ETHNUM: Number of ethnicities named and picked
565.) SPETHNUM: Number of ethnicities named and picked for spouse
566.) VETYEARS: Ever been active duty for military train or service for 2 consecutive months +? If yes: Total time?
568.) DWELOWN: (Do you/Does your family) own your (home/apartment), pay rent, or what?
580.) RELATE1: Relationship of first person to head of household.
581.) GENDER1: Gender of first person.
583.) MAR1: Marital status of first person.
584.) RELATE2: Relationship of second person to head of household.
585.) GENDER2: Gender of second person.
587.) MAR2: Marital status of second person.
590.) RELATE3: Relationship of third person to head of household.
591.) GENDER3: Gender of third person.
593.) MAR3: Marital status of third person.
594.) RELATE4: Relationship of fourth person to head of household
595.) GENDER4: Gender of fourth person.
597.) MAR4: Marital status of fourth person.
598.) RELATE5: Relationship of fifth person to head of household.
599.) GENDER5: Gender of fifth person.
601.) MAR5: Marital status of fifth person.
602.) RELATE6: Relationship of sixth person to head of household.
603.) GENDER6: Gender of sixth person.
605.) MAR6: Marital status of sixth person.
606.) RELATE7: Relationship of seventh person to head of household.
607.) GENDER7: Gender of seventh person.
609.) MAR7: Marital status of seventh person.
610.) RELATE8: Relationship of eighth person to head of household.
611.) GENDER8: Gender of eighth person.
612.) OLD8: Age of eighth person.
613.) MAR8: Marital status of eighth person.
614.) RELATE9: Relationship of ninth person to head of household.
615.) GENDER9: Gender of ninth person.
616.) OLD9: Age of ninth person.
617.) MAR9: Marital status of ninth person.
618.) RELATE11: Relationship of eleventh person to head of household.
619.) GENDER11: Gender of eleventh person.
621.) MAR11: Marital status of eleventh person.
622.) RELATE12: Relationship of twelfth person to head of household.
623.) GENDER12: Gender of twelfth person.
626.) RELATE13: Relationship of thirteenth person to head of household.
629.) HEFINFO: # in family of person who was household informant. (i.e. who provided info on household members).
630.) HHRACE: Race of household.
631.) RESPNUM: Number in family of respondent.
634.) FAMGEN: Number of family generations in household.
635.) RPLACE: Respondent's relationship to head.
636.) RVISITOR: Is respondent a visitor?
637.) VISITORS: Number of visitors in household.
655.) BALLOT: Ballot Administered.
656.) ISSP: Status on International Social Survey Program Supplement.
657.) FORMWT: Weight for form variables.
661.) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (SEX) (for use with on-line analysis)
662.) I-RACE: Respondent's race (RACE) (for use with on-line analysis)
663.) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? (RELIG) (recoded for use with on-line analysis)
664.) I-AGE: Respondent's age (AGE) (recoded for on-line analysis)
665.) I-POL PART: You a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (PARTYID) (recoded for use with on-line analysis)
666.) I-REGION: Region of interview (REGION) (recoded for on-line analysis)
667.) I-INCOME: Your total family income last year before taxes? (recoded for use with on-line analysis)
668.) I-EDUCATIO: Highest grade elementary/ high school you finished & got credit (recoded for use w/on-line analysis)
669.) I-MARITAL: Currently divorced, separated or have you never been married (recoded for use with on-line analysis)