Middletown Area Study, 1988

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CHILDCAR

'The government should provide adequate child care for working parents unable to afford it, even if this means raising taxes.'
  1) Strongly agree
  2) Agree
  3) Neutral
  4) Disagree
  5) Strongly disagree
  6) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Strongly agree 24 6.0% 6.0% -1.72
Agree 154 38.5% 44.5% -0.90
Neutral 27 6.8% 51.3% -0.07
Disagree 162 40.5% 91.8% 0.75
Strongly disagree 24 6.0% 97.8% 1.58
Don't know 9 2.3% 100.0% 2.40

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.2%
8
7.6%
16
6.0%
24
Agree 34.9%
66
41.4%
87
38.3%
153
Neutral 5.8%
11
7.6%
16
6.8%
27
Disagree 46.0%
87
35.7%
75
40.6%
162
Strongly disagree 7.4%
14
4.8%
10
6.0%
24
Don't know 1.6%
3
2.9%
6
2.3%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
189
100.0%
210

399


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or Separated Never married TOTAL
Strongly agree 5.7%
14
4.7%
2
7.3%
3
7.0%
5
6.0%
24
Agree 33.9%
83
48.8%
21
36.6%
15
49.3%
35
38.5%
154
Neutral 6.5%
16
11.6%
5
2.4%
1
7.0%
5
6.8%
27
Disagree 45.7%
112
23.3%
10
41.5%
17
32.4%
23
40.5%
162
Strongly disagree 6.9%
17
4.7%
2
7.3%
3
2.8%
2
6.0%
24
Don't know 1.2%
3
7.0%
3
4.9%
2
1.4%
1
2.3%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
245
100.0%
43
100.0%
41
100.0%
71

400


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or Trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Strongly agree 5.8%
3
6.7%
11
4.9%
4
1.5%
1
13.5%
5
6.0%
24
Agree 40.4%
21
38.0%
62
32.9%
27
41.5%
27
43.2%
16
38.3%
153
Neutral 7.7%
4
4.9%
8
7.3%
6
10.8%
7
5.4%
2
6.8%
27
Disagree 34.6%
18
40.5%
66
46.3%
38
41.5%
27
35.1%
13
40.6%
162
Strongly disagree 9.6%
5
6.1%
10
6.1%
5
4.6%
3
2.7%
1
6.0%
24
Don't know 1.9%
1
3.7%
6
2.4%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.3%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
52
100.0%
163
100.0%
82
100.0%
65
100.0%
37

399


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Strongly agree 3.6%
3
5.8%
5
8.3%
6
5.6%
5
7.4%
5
6.0%
24
Agree 51.2%
43
40.7%
35
26.4%
19
27.0%
24
48.5%
33
38.6%
154
Neutral 6.0%
5
7.0%
6
5.6%
4
7.9%
7
7.4%
5
6.8%
27
Disagree 34.5%
29
39.5%
34
48.6%
35
49.4%
44
27.9%
19
40.4%
161
Strongly disagree 3.6%
3
5.8%
5
8.3%
6
7.9%
7
4.4%
3
6.0%
24
Don't know 1.2%
1
1.2%
1
2.8%
2
2.2%
2
4.4%
3
2.3%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
84
100.0%
86
100.0%
72
100.0%
89
100.0%
68

399


Household income (I-INCOME)

10K & less 10,001-20K 20,001-30K 30,001-50K Over 50K TOTAL
Strongly agree 10.8%
8
3.0%
2
5.6%
4
4.5%
4
6.8%
4
6.1%
22
Agree 44.6%
33
43.9%
29
45.1%
32
34.1%
30
23.7%
14
38.5%
138
Neutral 6.8%
5
6.1%
4
2.8%
2
5.7%
5
10.2%
6
6.1%
22
Disagree 29.7%
22
37.9%
25
38.0%
27
44.3%
39
54.2%
32
40.5%
145
Strongly disagree 4.1%
3
6.1%
4
8.5%
6
9.1%
8
5.1%
3
6.7%
24
Don't know 4.1%
3
3.0%
2
0.0%
0
2.3%
2
0.0%
0
2.0%
7
TOTAL 100.0%
74
100.0%
66
100.0%
71
100.0%
88
100.0%
59

358


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/DK TOTAL
Strongly agree 4.3%
3
5.5%
11
5.9%
5
9.7%
3
22.2%
2
6.1%
24
Agree 47.1%
33
35.7%
71
37.6%
32
38.7%
12
33.3%
3
38.3%
151
Neutral 4.3%
3
8.0%
16
8.2%
7
3.2%
1
0.0%
0
6.9%
27
Disagree 40.0%
28
40.7%
81
43.5%
37
35.5%
11
33.3%
3
40.6%
160
Strongly disagree 4.3%
3
6.5%
13
3.5%
3
9.7%
3
11.1%
1
5.8%
23
Don't know 0.0%
0
3.5%
7
1.2%
1
3.2%
1
0.0%
0
2.3%
9
TOTAL 100.0%
70
100.0%
199
100.0%
85
100.0%
31
100.0%
9

394

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