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Middletown Area Study, 1987 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) OK, first I am going to ask some questions about some activities you might be involved in. How active would you say you are in the following kinds of activities? -- Religious activities (RELIGACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all active7819.5
2) Not very active9924.8
3) Fairly active12731.8
4) Very active9523.8
Missing1
Total399100.0
2) OK, first I am going to ask some questions about some activities you might be involved in. How active would you say you are in the following kinds of activities? -- Social Clubs (SOCALCLB)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all active19949.9
2) Not very active9523.8
3) Fairly active7318.3
4) Very active328.0
Missing1
Total399100.0
3) OK, first I am going to ask some questions about some activities you might be involved in. How active would you say you are in the following kinds of activities? -- Sports as a spectator (SPORTWCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all active14436.0
2) Not very active9022.5
3) Fairly active8320.8
4) Very active8320.8
Total400100.0
4) For the following activities, would you say you are involved a great deal, some, not very much, or not at all? -- Watching TV (WATCHTV)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all92.3
2) Not very much4912.3
3) Some17343.3
4) A great deal16942.3
Total400100.0
5) For the following activities, would you say you are involved a great deal, some, not very much, or not at all? -- Reading (READ)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all205.0
2) Not very much6416.0
3) Some12330.8
4) A great deal19348.3
Total400100.0
6) For the following activities, would you say you are involved a great deal, some, not very much, or not at all? -- Hobbies, Crafts, Gardening (HOBCRGAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all8421.1
2) Not very much6817.0
3) Some12932.3
4) A great deal11829.6
Missing1
Total399100.0
7) How often did you visit in person with friends or neighbors last week? (SEEFREND)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all8521.3
2) Once5313.3
3) A few times19448.6
4) Every day6716.8
Missing1
Total399100.0
8) Do you have as much contact as you would like with a person you feel close to--somebody you can trust and confide in? (SEENOFT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes29975.5
2) No9724.5
Missing4
Total396100.0
9) How often do you find yourself feeling lonely? (LONELY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever23659.3
2) Sometimes9423.6
3) Fairly often287.0
4) Very often or always4010.1
Missing2
Total398100.0
10) How many days have you been sick to the point of being unable to carry on your regular activities during the last year? (SICK)
 TOTAL%
0) 022056.1
1) 1164.1
2) 2184.6
3) 3143.6
4) 461.5
5) 5194.8
6) 671.8
7) 782.0
9) 910.3
10) 1092.3
12) 1210.3
13) 1310.3
14) 14153.8
15) 1510.3
17) 1710.3
20) 2030.8
21) 2141.0
28) 2810.3
30) 3071.8
31) 3110.3
35) 3520.5
42) 4220.5
60) 6020.5
90) 90 or more338.4
Missing8
Total392100.0
11) Would you say that your health today is: (HELTHNOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor358.8
2) Fair11127.8
3) Good16641.5
4) Excellent8822.0
Total400100.0
12) Now, how well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
 TOTAL%
1) Barely256.3
2) Not very well5313.4
3) Adequately17744.8
4) Well8220.8
5) Very well5814.7
Missing5
Total395100.0
13) How much more money do you need each month to live comfortably? (MORMON)
 TOTAL%
0) $022458.6
1) $2510.3
2) $5010.3
3) $100246.3
4) $15030.8
5) $200318.1
6) $25020.5
7) $300143.7
8) $39410.3
9) $40092.4
10) $500236.0
11) $60010.3
12) $70010.3
13) $85010.3
14) $900 or more123.1
15) Don't know348.9
Missing18
Total382100.0
14) Generally speaking, do you feel that older adults get too much, too little, or just about the right amount of respect from younger people these days? (RESPECT)
 TOTAL%
1) Too little14737.1
2) About right20150.8
3) Too much82.0
4) Don't know4010.1
Missing4
Total396100.0
15) Some older adults report that they are often taken advantage of because of their age. Do you feel this has happened to you during the past year? (ADVANT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4912.3
2) No34185.9
3) Not to respondent, but to someone he/she knows71.8
Missing3
Total397100.0
16) Have you ever seriously considered moving out of your present home into a retirement complex? (MOVEOUT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4411.0
2) No34085.2
3) Currently living in a retirement complex153.8
Missing1
Total399100.0
17) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at the present? (SATLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor133.3
2) Fair8521.4
3) Good19448.7
4) Excellent10626.6
Missing2
Total398100.0
18) Looking back, would you say that you are more or less satisfied with life now than when you were a young adult? (LIFENOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Less satisfied9925.4
2) About same14437.0
3) More satisfied14336.8
4) Don't know30.8
Missing11
Total389100.0
19) To what degree are you satisfied with: -- The home you currently live in (SATHOME)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied71.8
2) Not too satisfied215.3
3) Somewhat satisfied10526.3
4) Very satisfied26766.8
Total400100.0
20) To what degree are you satisfied with: -- The neighborhood you currently live in (SATNHOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied112.8
2) Not too satisfied205.0
3) Somewhat satisfied11027.6
4) Very satisfied25764.6
Missing2
Total398100.0
21) Including step and adopted children, how many living children do you have? (NUMKIDS)
 TOTAL%
0) Zero6516.3
1) One6616.5
2) Two9323.3
3) Three7819.5
4) Four4310.8
5) Five174.3
6) Six194.8
7) Seven82.0
8) Eight or more112.8
Total400100.0
22) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many live] in Muncie/Delaware County (MUNCIE)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one22065.9
2) None11434.1
Missing66
Total334100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many live] within 50 miles of Muncie/Delaware County (FIFTYMI)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one6820.4
2) None26679.6
Missing66
Total334100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many live] within 50 - 100 miles of Muncie/Delaware County (FIFTO100)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one6619.8
2) None26880.2
Missing66
Total334100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? - -[How many live] within 100 - 500 miles of Muncie/Delaware County (HUNTO500)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one7021.0
2) None26479.0
Missing66
Total334100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many live] more than 500 miles of Muncie/Delaware County (OVER500)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one12336.8
2) None21163.2
Missing66
Total334100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many] child(ren) live with parent(s) (CHLDPAR)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one144.2
2) None32095.8
Missing66
Total334100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How far away do(es) your adult child(ren) live? -- [How many] parent(s) lives with child(ren) (PARCHLD)
 TOTAL%
1) At least one61.8
2) None32898.2
Missing66
Total334100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you seen any of your adult children? (SEEKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never10.3
2) Less than once a year72.1
3) About once a year226.6
4) Several times a year8826.3
5) Once a week5616.7
6) More than once a week8625.7
7) Every day7522.4
Missing65
Total335100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Generally, whose idea is it usually that you get together with any of your adult children? (WHOSIDEA)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's idea267.8
2) Respondent's spouse's idea103.0
3) Respondent's adult child(ren)'s idea9628.8
4) Sometimes respondent's idea, sometimes child(ren)'s16348.9
5) No one suggests it: Habit or tradition247.2
6) Other144.2
Missing67
Total333100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Do you wish you could see your adult child(ren) less or more often than you do? (KWISHSEE)
 TOTAL%
1) Much less often61.8
2) A little less often41.2
3) You see them just often enough13640.8
4) A little more often8926.7
5) Much more often9829.4
Missing67
Total333100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Next, here are some possible reasons you might have for keeping in touch with your child(ren). -- You have an obligation to keep in touch with them. Is this: (OBLIGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Not important7020.9
2) Somewhat important9929.6
3) Very important16649.6
Missing65
Total335100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Here are some possible reasons you might have for keeping in touch with your child(ren). -- You need their help in some way. Is this: (YOUNEED)
 TOTAL%
1) Not important13339.8
2) Somewhat important11735.0
3) Very important8425.1
Missing66
Total334100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Here are some possible reasons you might have for keeping in touch with your child(ren). -- They need your help in some way. Is this: (THEYNEED)
 TOTAL%
1) Not important9729.1
2) Somewhat important13640.8
3) Very important10030.0
Missing67
Total333100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Here are some possible reasons you might have for keeping in touch with your child(ren). -- You simply enjoy keeping in touch. Is this: (ENJOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Not important10.3
2) Somewhat important164.8
3) Very important31894.9
Missing65
Total335100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Are there any other important reasons for keeping in touch with your child(ren)? (OTHREAS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, something else indicated11032.8
2) No, nothing else indicated22567.2
Missing65
Total335100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Would you say you feel closer to your adult children now than you did when they were growing up, or not as close? (HOWCLOSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Feel closer to them8325.5
2) Feel about the same15748.3
3) Don't feel as close8526.2
Missing75
Total325100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How often do you write letters to any of your adult children? Do you write: (LETTERS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never15646.6
2) Only on special occasions, such as birthdays or Christmas8425.1
3) Several times a year257.5
4) About once a month226.6
5) Several times a month195.7
6) Once a week or more195.7
7) Daily103.0
Missing65
Total335100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: How often do you talk to any of your adult children on the telephone? (TALKFONE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never72.1
2) Only on special occasions or emergencies51.5
3) Several times a year103.0
4) About once a month267.8
5) Several times a month3911.6
6) Once a week or more15245.4
7) Daily9628.7
Missing65
Total335100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN AND TALK TO THEIR ADULT CHILDREN ON THE TELEPHONE: Do you usually call them, or do they usually call you? (WHOCALLS)
 TOTAL%
1) You almost always call them113.4
2) You call a little more often72.1
3) You and they call equally often23571.9
4) They call a little more often3510.7
5) They almost always call you3911.9
Missing73
Total327100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Recreational activities, such as movies, picnics, card playing, camping (RECACTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never8625.7
2) Once or twice7823.3
3) Several times a year11032.8
4) More than once a month4011.9
5) Once a week or more216.3
Missing65
Total335100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Brief drop-in visits for conversation (DROPIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Never5917.7
2) Once or twice319.3
3) Several times a year5416.2
4) More than once a month5416.2
5) Once a week or more13640.7
Missing66
Total334100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Family get-togethers, such as reunions, birthdays, or Christmas (GET2GETH)
 TOTAL%
1) Never195.7
2) Once or twice6519.5
3) Several times a year22567.4
4) More than once a month185.4
5) Once a week or more72.1
Missing66
Total334100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Attending the same church or religious meeting (RELMEET)
 TOTAL%
1) Never21364.2
2) Once or twice3410.2
3) Several times a year288.4
4) More than once a month144.2
5) Once a week or more4313.0
Missing68
Total332100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Shopping together (SHOPPING)
 TOTAL%
1) Never12537.4
2) Once or twice7823.4
3) Several times a year7121.3
4) More than once a month3610.8
5) Once a week or more247.2
Missing66
Total334100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you and any of your adult children engaged in the following types of activities together? -- Emergencies of any sort (EMERGNCY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never15245.5
2) Once or twice12236.5
3) Several times a year5315.9
4) More than once a month30.9
5) Once a week or more41.2
Missing66
Total334100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Are there other activities you and your child(ren) do together? (OTHACT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, something else indicated7823.3
2) No, nothing else indicated25776.7
Missing65
Total335100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Advice on a decision they had to make (UADVISE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never10631.6
2) Once or twice11434.0
3) Several times a year7923.6
4) More than once a month236.9
5) Once a week or more133.9
Missing65
Total335100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Help on special occasions, such as childbirth, sickness (UHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never16850.1
2) Once or twice10832.2
3) Several times a year4914.6
4) More than once a month61.8
5) Once a week or more41.2
Missing65
Total335100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Financial assistance, such as money or a loan (UMONEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never18756.2
2) Once or twice8124.3
3) Several times a year4513.5
4) More than once a month123.6
5) Once a week or more82.4
Missing67
Total333100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Baby-sitting for grandchildren (UBABYSIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Never16449.2
2) Once or twice4914.7
3) Several times a year5516.5
4) More than once a month3811.4
5) Once a week or more278.1
Missing67
Total333100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Gifts (UGIFTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never3811.5
2) Once or twice8525.8
3) Several times a year19358.5
4) More than once a month133.9
5) Once a week or more10.3
Missing70
Total330100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have you given the following kinds of help to any of your adult children? -- Hand work, such as gardening, sewing, yard work (UHANDWRK)
 TOTAL%
1) Never19658.9
2) Once or twice5115.3
3) Several times a year6118.3
4) More than once a month133.9
5) Once a week or more123.6
Missing67
Total333100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Have you given other kinds of help to your child(ren)? (UOTHHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, something else indicated5516.4
2) No, nothing else indicated28083.6
Missing65
Total335100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have any of your adult children given you help in the following ways? -- Advice on a decision you had to make (KADVISE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never13941.6
2) Once or twice10631.7
3) Several times a year7221.6
4) More than once a month123.6
5) Once a week or more51.5
Missing66
Total334100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have any of your adult children given you help in the following ways? -- Help in your home or yard (KHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never14643.6
2) Once or twice6218.5
3) Several times a year6920.6
4) More than once a month339.9
5) Once a week or more257.5
Missing65
Total335100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have any of your adult children given you help in the following ways? -- Taking you to the doctor, or caring for you when sick (KTAKE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never20260.5
2) Once or twice6419.2
3) Several times a year4413.2
4) More than once a month164.8
5) Once a week or more82.4
Missing66
Total334100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have any of your adult children given you help in the following ways? -- Financial assistance such as money or a loan (KMONEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never28384.5
2) Once or twice3510.4
3) Several times a year144.2
4) More than once a month20.6
5) Once a week or more10.3
Missing65
Total335100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, how often have any of your adult children given you help in the following ways? -- Gifts (KGIFTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never339.9
2) Once or twice7823.3
3) Several times a year21965.4
4) More than once a month30.9
5) Once a week or more20.6
Missing65
Total335100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE LIVING CHILDREN: Have your children given other kinds of help to you? (KOTHHELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, something else indicated6419.1
2) No, nothing else indicated27180.9
Missing65
Total335100.0
61) Now I am going to read several opinion statements on a variety of issues and for each of those statements, I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. -- The American government guarantees everyone such things as freedom or speech and freedom of religion. In the same way the government should guarantee a job to everyone willing to work. (GUARJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree215.3
2) Disagree13634.2
3) Uncertain256.3
4) Agree14736.9
5) Strongly agree6917.3
Missing2
Total398100.0
62) Now I am going to read several opinion statements on a variety of issues and for each of those statements, I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. -- To solve the problems of poverty and unemployment, we must create a society in which goods and services are distributed more or less equally among all people. (EQUALDIS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree338.4
2) Disagree13935.4
3) Uncertain5213.2
4) Agree12832.6
5) Strongly agree4110.4
Missing7
Total393100.0
63) Now I am going to read several opinion statements on a variety of issues and for each of those statements, I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. -- Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country to men. (SEXROLES)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6717.1
2) Disagree16742.7
3) Uncertain297.4
4) Agree9825.1
5) Strongly agree307.7
Missing9
Total391100.0
64) In describing yourself, to what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement? 'I can do things as well as most other people.' (IDOWELL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree133.3
2) Disagree7318.3
3) Uncertain112.8
4) Agree23258.1
5) Strongly agree7017.5
Missing1
Total399100.0
65) All religions, such as Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam, have something good in them. (GOODREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree51.3
2) Disagree4611.7
3) Uncertain7017.8
4) Agree22456.9
5) Strongly agree4912.4
Missing6
Total394100.0
66) Eventually, Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the Earth to defeat the anti-Christ. (JESUS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree92.3
2) Disagree4411.4
3) Uncertain8822.7
4) Agree16342.1
5) Strongly agree8321.4
Missing13
Total387100.0
67) Do you believe every word of the Bible is true? (BIBLE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25765.6
2) Not sure5614.3
3) No7920.2
Missing8
Total392100.0
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68) Pat Robertson has declared his candidacy for president of the United States. Would you say your feelings about Pat Robertson's candidacy are: (ROBPRES)
 TOTAL%
1) Very unfavorable8522.4
2) Somewhat unfavorable8823.2
3) Neutral11630.6
4) Somewhat favorable328.4
5) Very favorable82.1
6) Have you not heard of Pat Robertson4511.9
7) Don't know51.3
Missing21
Total379100.0
69) How often have you watched The 700 Club on religious television? (SEVENCLB)
 TOTAL%
0) Have not heard of this religious broadcast153.8
1) Never21955.0
2) A few times a year or less10125.4
3) About once a month184.5
4) Once a week174.3
5) Several times a week184.5
6) Daily102.5
Missing2
Total398100.0
70) If a man and a woman have sexual relations before marriage, do you think it is: (PREMARSX)
 TOTAL%
1) Not wrong at all318.2
2) Sometimes wrong9124.1
3) Almost always wrong359.3
4) Always wrong18849.9
5) Don't know328.5
Missing23
Total377100.0
71) What is your opinion of sexual relations between two adults of the same sex? (HOMOSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Not wrong at all51.3
2) Sometimes wrong112.9
3) Almost always wrong61.6
4) Always wrong33888.0
5) Don't know246.3
Missing16
Total384100.0
72) Do you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes15139.0
2) Not sure4712.1
3) No18948.8
Missing13
Total387100.0
73) If the government leaders had to choose, which issue do you believe should be given more attention? (ISSUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Abortion379.6
2) Full employment28574.0
3) Consider them of equal importance318.1
4) Don't know328.3
Missing15
Total385100.0
74) Do you think schools should allow a child with AIDS to attend classes? (KIDAIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22457.9
2) Not sure11228.9
3) No5113.2
Missing13
Total387100.0
75) Do you think people who have AIDS should be prohibited by law from jobs involving close contact with others? (JOBAIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10026.2
2) Not sure13034.0
3) No15239.8
Missing18
Total382100.0
76) How serious is the problem of alcoholism in Delaware County? (ALCOHOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Very serious112.8
2) Somewhat serious12631.7
3) Not at all serious16240.7
4) Don't know9924.9
Missing2
Total398100.0
77) Has alcoholism ever caused a serious problem for you or your family? (ALCHURT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes7919.8
2) No31980.2
Missing2
Total398100.0
78) Now I would like to know, are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married21152.8
2) Widowed14536.3
3) Separated10.3
4) Divorced307.5
5) Never married133.3
Total400100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How many times each week do you prepare the evening meal? (RPREPARE)
 TOTAL%
0) Zero7636.2
1) Once83.8
2) Twice73.3
3) Three times104.8
4) Four times125.7
5) Five times157.1
6) Six times62.9
7) Seven times7636.2
Missing190
Total210100.0
80) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: How many times each week does your (husband/wife) prepare the evening meal? (SPREPARE)
 TOTAL%
0) Zero10148.3
1) Once52.4
2) Twice83.8
3) Three times157.2
4) Four times115.3
5) Five times125.7
6) Six times94.3
7) Seven times4823.0
Missing191
Total209100.0
81) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: The last three times a regular grocery shopping trip was needed, not just to pick up an item or two, who did this task? Was it you, your (husband/wife), or you and your (husband/wife) together? (GROCERY)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent alone all three times7435.6
2) Spouse alone all three times3818.3
3) Respondent and spouse together all three times8339.9
4) Respondent sometimes and spouse sometimes94.3
5) Someone else41.9
Missing192
Total208100.0
82) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: The last three times someone mowed or raked your yard, who did this job? Was it you, your (husband/wife) or someone else? (YARD)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent alone all three times6330.0
2) Spouse alone all three times6330.0
3) Respondent and spouse together all three times3114.8
4) Respondent sometimes and spouse sometimes10.5
5) Someone else5224.8
Missing190
Total210100.0
83) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: The last time a room was painted in your house or apartment, who did this job? Was it you, your (husband/wife), or someone else? (PAINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent alone5426.6
2) Spouse alone4220.7
3) Respondent and spouse together4019.7
4) Someone else6733.0
Missing197
Total203100.0
84) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Do you feel that one of you, either you or your (husband/wife), does more than a fair share of the total family work? (FAIRSHAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4823.2
2) Not sure10.5
3) No15876.3
Missing193
Total207100.0
85) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED AND FEEL THAT EITHER THEMSELVES OR THEIR SPOUSE DO MORE THAN THE FAIR SHARE OF THE TOTAL FAMILY WORK: Who does more? (WHOMORE)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent2143.8
2) Spouse2756.3
Missing352
Total48100.0
86) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Delaware County12431.0
2) Other Indiana county12531.3
3) Outside Indiana15137.8
Total400100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6352.9
2) No5647.1
Missing281
Total119100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS BORN OUTSIDE INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total15129.4913.67
89) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time4210.6
2) Working part time225.5
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation or strike30.8
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work10.3
5) Retired26466.3
7) Keeping house6115.3
8) Other51.3
Missing2
Total398100.0
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (OCCSTAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Laborers69.4
2) Operatives, service1015.6
3) Craftsmen, foremen914.1
4) Clerical, sales1320.3
5) Managers, proprietors1015.6
6) Professional, technical1625.0
Missing336
Total64100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: What kind of work did you do? (RETIRED1)
 TOTAL%
1) Laborers186.9
2) Operatives, service7729.6
3) Craftsmen, foremen3413.1
4) Clerical, sales4216.2
5) Managers, proprietors3513.5
6) Professional, technical5420.8
Missing140
Total260100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: How would you describe your satisfaction with retirement in general? (SATRETIR)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied93.5
2) Not too satisfied207.8
3) Somewhat satisfied8031.0
4) Very satisfied14957.8
Missing142
Total258100.0
93) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.3
3) Elementary--310.3
4) Elementary--420.5
5) Elementary--510.3
6) Elementary--692.3
7) Elementary--7123.0
8) Elementary--8399.8
9) High school--9266.5
10) High school--10307.5
11) High school--11317.8
12) High school graduate14035.2
13) College--freshman61.5
14) College--sophomore153.8
15) College--junior51.3
16) College graduate328.0
17) College--graduate or professional369.0
18) Trade school123.0
Missing2
Total398100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What was the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
 TOTAL%
2) Elementary--210.5
3) Elementary--321.0
4) Elementary--431.5
6) Elementary--631.5
7) Elementary--710.5
8) Elementary--8125.9
9) High School--931.5
10) High School--1084.0
11) High School--11146.9
12) High School--1210552.0
13) College--freshman94.5
14) College--sophomore73.5
15) College--junior21.0
16) College--senior125.9
17) College-graduate or professional157.4
18) Trade school52.5
Missing198
Total202100.0
95) First, how would you describe your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very liberal113.0
2) Somewhat liberal5515.2
3) Middle of the road16144.5
4) Somewhat conservative10529.0
5) Very conservative287.7
8) Don't know20.6
Missing38
Total362100.0
96) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) As a Republican10126.0
2) As an Independent6115.7
3) As a Democrat10426.8
4) As a member of some other party51.3
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat11629.9
6) Don't know10.3
Missing12
Total388100.0
97) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
 TOTAL%
1) Never8521.3
2) About once a year143.5
3) A few times a year5614.0
4) About once a month328.0
5) More than once a month369.0
6) Once a week11127.8
7) More than once a week6616.5
Total400100.0
98) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic4210.7
2) Protestant23860.9
3) Christian8120.7
5) Other religion like Muslim, Buddhist, etc.92.3
6) None143.6
7) Don't know71.8
Missing9
Total391100.0
99) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Methodist12540.2
2) Episcopal41.3
3) Presbyterian (Not part of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)20.6
4) Presbyterian (Part of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.)113.5
5) Presbyterian (Not sure if part of the Presbyterian Church, USA)20.6
6) Lutheran (Not part of the Missouri Synod)10.3
7) Lutheran (Part of the Missouri Synod)31.0
8) Lutheran (Not sure if part of the Missouri Synod)41.3
9) Baptist (Not part of the American Baptist Churches)61.9
10) Baptist (Part of the American Baptist Churches)4514.5
11) Baptist (Nor sure if part of the American Baptist Churches)103.2
12) Christian (Not Disciples of Christ)61.9
13) Christian (Disciples of Christ)123.9
14) Christian (Not sure if Disciples of Christ)31.0
15) United Church of Christ72.3
16) Church of the Brethren82.6
17) Friends Church20.6
18) Unitarian - Universalist41.3
19) Other5116.4
20) Non-denominational51.6
Missing89
Total311100.0
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100) To what racial group do you belong? (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White37393.7
2) Black246.0
3) Other10.3
Missing2
Total398100.0
101) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WHITE: What do you think you would do if a black family was about to move into your neighborhood? Would you: (BLACKMOV)
 TOTAL%
1) Personally welcome them12233.9
2) Be friendly to them, but not personally welcome them19153.1
3) Ignore them, but not prevent them from moving in4211.7
4) Try to prevent them from moving in30.8
5) Don't know20.6
Missing40
Total360100.0
102) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE WHITE: Do most of your friends have favorable views of blacks? (FRNDVIEW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21959.8
2) Not sure9225.1
3) No5515.0
Missing34
Total366100.0
103) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less4212.8
2) $5,001 - 10,0009629.2
3) $10,001 - 15,0005516.7
4) $15,001 - 20,0003510.6
5) $20,001 - 25,000288.5
6) $25,001 - 30,000206.1
7) $30,001 - 50,000329.7
8) $50,001 - 75,000123.6
9) $75,001 - 100,00020.6
10) More than $100,00020.6
11) Don't know51.5
Missing71
Total329100.0
104) What is your age, please? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total39769.567.20
105) And finally, what age would you most like to be? (BESTAGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total38252.0920.86
106) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male13333.3
2) Female26766.8
Total400100.0
107) Length of interview, (in minutes): (LENGTH)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total39123.468.49
108) Sex of respondent: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male13333.3
2) Female26766.8
Total400100.0
109) Now I would like to know, are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married21152.8
2) Widowed14536.3
3) Divorced or separated317.8
4) Never married133.3
Total400100.0
110) What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school15238.2
2) High school graduate14035.2
3) Some college or trade school389.5
4) College graduate328.0
5) Graduate school369.0
Missing2
Total398100.0
111) What is your age, please? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 60-6412130.5
2) 65-6910325.9
3) 70-747218.1
4) 75 & older10125.4
Missing3
Total397100.0
112) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) $10,000 & less13842.6
2) $10,001-$20,0009027.8
3) $20,001-$30,0004814.8
4) Over $30,0004814.8
Missing76
Total324100.0
113) What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic4210.7
2) Protestant23860.9
3) Christian8120.7
4) None143.6
5) Other/Don't know164.1
Missing9
Total391100.0

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