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Middletown Area Study, 1996 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Identification number (ID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total421210.52121.72
2) Sex of respondent: (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male18544.0
2) Female23556.0
Missing1
Total420100.0
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married25159.6
2) Widowed4210.0
3) Separated30.7
4) Divorced4811.4
5) Never been married7718.3
Total421100.0
4) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
4) Elementary--410.2
7) Elementary--720.5
8) Elementary--851.2
9) High school--961.4
10) High school--10163.8
11) High school--11215.0
12) High school graduate14033.4
13) College--freshman256.0
14) College--sophomore358.4
15) College--junior286.7
16) College graduate7116.9
17) College--graduate or professional5914.1
18) Trade school102.4
Missing2
Total419100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What is the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
 TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling10.4
6) Elementary--610.4
7) Elementary--710.4
8) Elementary--841.6
9) High school--941.6
10) High school--1062.4
11) High school--11104.0
12) High school graduate9838.9
13) College--freshman135.2
14) College--sophomore228.7
15) College--junior41.6
16) College graduate4517.9
17) College--graduate or professional3313.1
18) Trade school104.0
Missing169
Total252100.0
6) Last week, were you working full time, part time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full time19747.0
2) Working part time and not in school286.7
3) With a job, but not at work because of illness, vacation, strike or maternity leave41.0
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work102.4
5) Retired9723.2
6) In school348.1
7) Keeping house358.4
8) Other143.3
Missing2
Total419100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
 TOTAL%
1) Farm Laborers, private103.5
2) Labor, farmer, service3411.8
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike or maternity leave227.6
4) Unemployed/laid off82.8
5) Clerical238.0
6) Sales workers238.0
7) Managers, administrators3813.1
8) Other/technical13145.3
Missing132
Total289100.0
8) ASKED ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS MARRIED: Please describe the present employment of your spouse: (SPEMPLOY)
 TOTAL%
1) Currently employed16943.0
2) Not employed but looking for work51.3
3) Not employed and not looking for work6917.6
8) Not applicable14837.7
9) Don't know20.5
Missing28
Total393100.0
9) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
 TOTAL%
0) 0 kids10926.7
1) 1 kid4410.8
2) 2 kids10926.7
3) 3 kids6816.7
4) 4 kids5313.0
5) 5 kids102.5
6) 6 kids82.0
7) 7 kids20.5
8) 8 or more kids51.2
Missing13
Total408100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Age 0-5). (CHAGE1)
 TOTAL%
0) No response, refused24959.6
1) Yes, have children ages 0-54811.5
8) Not applicable12128.9
Missing3
Total418100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Age 6-12). (CHAGE2)
 TOTAL%
0) No response, refused23756.8
1) Yes, have children ages 6-125713.7
8) Not applicable12329.5
Missing4
Total417100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Age 13-above). (CHAGE3)
 TOTAL%
0) No response, refused8219.7
1) Yes, have children ages 13-above21551.6
8) Not applicable12028.8
Missing4
Total417100.0
13) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Delaware County16038.4
2) Other Indiana County13933.3
3) Outside Indiana11828.3
Missing4
Total417100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes13633.5
2) No327.9
3) Not applicable23858.6
Missing15
Total406100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE OF INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total40745.3913.06
16) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White39393.6
2) Black194.5
3) Other81.9
Missing1
Total420100.0
17) What is your age, please? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total40248.2518.09
18) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes: (HHINCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) More than $5,000266.9
2) More than $10,000277.1
3) More than $15,000195.0
4) More than $20,000277.1
5) More than $25,000359.2
6) More than $30,0005213.7
7) More than $50,0008221.6
8) More than $75,0004612.1
9) More than $100,000215.5
10) $100,000 or more143.7
11) Don't know307.9
Missing42
Total379100.0
19) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) As a Republican13131.1
2) As an Independent6615.7
3) As a Democrat14033.3
4) As a member of some other party, or7116.9
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat51.2
6) Don't know81.9
Total421100.0
20) How would you consider your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very liberal122.9
2) Liberal6716.0
3) Middle-of-the-road16539.4
4) Conservative12930.8
5) Very conservative266.2
6) Don't know204.8
Missing2
Total419100.0
21) Turning to the issues in this year's election, let me slowly read a short list of most of the issues in this year's presidential campaign. Of these eight issues, please tell me which one you consider to be the most important. The list is: (ISSUE)
 TOTAL%
1) Drugs245.8
2) Reducing crime317.5
3) The state of the economy9723.4
4) Education7818.8
5) Protecting the environment163.9
6) Moral decline in America6615.9
7) Medicare and Medicaid funding5012.0
8) Welfare reform338.0
9) Don't know204.8
Missing6
Total415100.0
22) Have you heard of an organization called the Christian Coalition? (HEARD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34982.9
2) No5914.0
3) Not sure133.1
Total421100.0
23) ASKED OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HEARD OF THE CHRISTIAN COALITION: To what extent do you support the Christian Coalition? (CHRISTCO)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly support this group153.7
2) Generally support this group5714.1
3) Neutral about this group11328.0
4) Generally against this group5212.9
5) Strongly against this group399.7
8) Not applicable6816.9
9) Don't know5914.6
Missing18
Total403100.0
24) How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your present economic situation? (ECONSIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied296.9
2) Dissatisfied8921.3
3) Satisfied26864.1
4) Very satisfied307.2
5) Don't know20.5
Missing3
Total418100.0
25) To what extent do you believe that the actions and policies of the President of the United States affect your personal economic situation? (PRESEFF)
 TOTAL%
1) No effect at all5112.2
2) To some extent24458.2
3) To a great extent11126.5
4) Don't know133.1
Missing2
Total419100.0
26) How well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
 TOTAL%
1) Barely296.9
2) Not very well5412.9
3) Adequately18444.0
4) Well9021.5
5) Very well5813.9
6) Don't know30.7
Missing3
Total418100.0
27) How would you judge the American economy? Would you say the American economy today is in (AMERECON)
 TOTAL%
1) Terrible shape4410.5
2) Not very good shape12128.7
3) OK shape15035.6
4) Good shape9522.6
5) Excellent shape61.4
6) Don't know51.2
Total421100.0
28) If there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to work the government should create jobs. (JOBS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18143.3
2) No, or are you14133.7
3) Not sure9623.0
Missing3
Total418100.0
29) The government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor. (INCOMDIF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes16740.0
2) No, or are you19446.4
3) Not sure5713.6
Missing3
Total418100.0
30) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic5313.0
2) Protestant16139.5
3) Christian12731.1
4) Jewish20.5
5) Other: like Islam, etc.184.4
6) None4110.0
7) Don't know61.5
Missing13
Total408100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
 TOTAL%
1) Methodist6717.3
2) Methodist: Union Chapel, Center Chapel, or Fountain Square133.4
3) Episcopal20.5
4) Presbyterian, not part of Presbyterian Church, USA41.0
5) Presbyterian, part of Presbyterian Church, USA82.1
6) Presbyterian, not sure if part of Presbyterian Church, USA51.3
7) Lutheran, not part of the Missouri Synod51.3
8) Lutheran, part of the Missouri Synod30.8
10) Baptist, not part of American Baptist Churches153.9
11) Baptist, part of American Baptist Churches256.4
12) Baptist, not sure if part of American Baptist Churches82.1
13) Christian, not part of the Disciples of Christ71.8
14) Christian, part of the Disciples of Christ51.3
15) Christian, not sure if part of the Disciples of Christ30.8
16) United Church of Christ112.8
17) Church of the Brethren20.5
18) Friends Church30.8
19) Unitarian-Universalist41.0
20) Nazarene164.1
21) Assembly of God10.3
22) Church of God102.6
23) Other348.8
24) Nondenominational359.0
25) Not applicable (Not Protestant/Christian)10226.3
Missing33
Total388100.0
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32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR CATHOLIC: Is being charismatic such as speaking in tongues an important part of Christianity to you? (CHARIS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes369.3
2) No26568.3
3) Not sure112.8
4) Don't know what being charismatic is41.0
5) Not applicable7218.6
Missing33
Total388100.0
33) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
 TOTAL%
1) Never5714.4
2) About once a year225.6
3) A few times a year6716.9
4) About once a month379.3
5) More than once a month4611.6
6) Once a week11930.1
7) More than once a week4611.6
8) Don't know20.5
Missing25
Total396100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: My church has strict rules about things such as how to dress in church and how much money to give the church. Does this: (STRICT)
 TOTAL%
1) Generally describes your church153.8
2) Somewhat describes your church6817.0
3) Does it not describe your church25363.3
4) Not applicable6115.3
5) Don't know/not sure30.8
Missing21
Total400100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: My church pressures people who do not follow the rules to leave the church. Does this: (LEAVE)
 TOTAL%
1) Generally describes your church82.0
2) Somewhat describes your church235.8
3) Does it not describe your church29975.1
4) Not applicable6115.3
5) Don't know/not sure71.8
Missing23
Total398100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: My pastor encourages members to not associate with non-religious people during their free time. Does this: (NOASS)
 TOTAL%
1) Generally describes your church41.0
2) Somewhat describes your church92.3
3) Does it not describe your church31679.8
4) Not applicable6115.4
5) Don't know/not sure61.5
Missing25
Total396100.0
37) Clergy should try to influence how their church members vote in elections. Do you: (CLERGY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement82.0
2) Agree368.8
3) Are you neutral338.1
4) Disagree23357.0
5) Strongly disagree9523.2
6) Don't know41.0
Missing12
Total409100.0
38) 'America is God's chosen nation.' Do you: (GODCHOSE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement174.2
2) Agree9924.3
3) Are you neutral5112.5
4) Disagree17944.0
5) Strongly disagree399.6
6) Don't know225.4
Missing14
Total407100.0
39) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. First, a sense of belonging, or a feeling that others care about you. Is it: (BELONG)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important4911.7
1) This is opposed to your values10.2
2) Important19646.9
3) Very important12128.9
4) Of supreme importance to you4911.7
5) Don't know20.5
Missing3
Total418100.0
40) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Equality or equal opportunity for all. Is it: (EQUALITY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important61.4
2) Important16740.0
3) Very important16238.8
4) Of supreme importance to you7417.7
5) Don't know81.9
Missing4
Total417100.0
41) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Obedience, or doing one's duty. Is it: (DUTY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important225.4
1) This is opposed to your values20.5
2) Important21352.0
3) Very important11828.8
4) Of supreme importance to you389.3
5) Don't know174.1
Missing11
Total410100.0
42) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Wealth, or having money and possessions. Is it: (WEALTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important20950.4
2) Important17642.4
3) Very important194.6
4) Of supreme importance to you51.2
5) Don't know61.4
Missing6
Total415100.0
43) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Respect for tradition, or preservation of time-honored customs. Is it: (TRADITIO)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important6014.4
1) This is opposed to your values20.5
2) Important23656.5
3) Very important9222.0
4) Of supreme importance to you204.8
5) Don't know81.9
Missing3
Total418100.0
44) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. A varied life, or a life filled with challenge, novelty, and change. Is it: (VARLIFE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important7117.0
2) Important23155.3
3) Very important8119.4
4) Of supreme importance to you235.5
5) Don't know122.9
Missing3
Total418100.0
45) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Independence, or self-reliance. Is it: (INDEPEND)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important61.4
1) This is opposed to your values10.2
2) Important18945.1
3) Very important17241.1
4) Of supreme importance to you5011.9
5) Don't know10.2
Missing2
Total419100.0
46) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Enjoying life, or enjoying food, leisure, etc. Is it: (ENJOY)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important194.5
2) Important22353.3
3) Very important14033.5
4) Of supreme importance to you368.6
Missing3
Total418100.0
47) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Forgiving, or willingness to pardon others. Is it: (FORGIVE)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important133.1
2) Important18845.0
3) Very important16539.5
4) Of supreme importance to you4911.7
5) Don't know30.7
Missing3
Total418100.0
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48) What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in people's lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Success, or achieving goals. Is it: (SUCCESS)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important133.1
1) This is opposed to your values10.2
2) Important21751.9
3) Very important14133.7
4) Of supreme importance to you4510.8
5) Don't know10.2
Missing3
Total418100.0
49) The movie-makers in Hollywood are a threat to true American values. Do you: (MOVMAKER)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement7116.9
2) Agree13331.7
3) Are you neutral4811.5
4) Disagree13832.9
5) Strongly disagree235.5
6) Don't know61.4
Missing2
Total419100.0
50) The major problem with education today is that religion has been taken out of the classroom. Do you: (EDPROB)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement6014.3
2) Agree12730.3
3) Are you neutral399.3
4) Disagree16038.2
5) Strongly disagree286.7
6) Don't know51.2
Missing2
Total419100.0
51) The law should be changed to make getting a divorce much more difficult. Do you: (DIVORCE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement358.5
2) Agree15537.4
3) Are you neutral4911.8
4) Disagree14434.8
5) Strongly disagree194.6
6) Don't know122.9
Missing7
Total414100.0
52) When suffering becomes too great, those who have a terminal illness should have the right to choose to end their own life. Do you: (TAKELIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement204.8
2) Agree9222.0
3) Are you neutral5112.2
4) Disagree17140.8
5) Strongly disagree6214.8
6) Don't know235.5
Missing2
Total419100.0
53) Dr. Jack Kevorkian should be criminally prosecuted for assisting terminally ill people to commit suicide. Do you: (DRJACK)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement4611.1
2) Agree15537.3
3) Are you neutral6816.4
4) Disagree8921.4
5) Strongly disagree266.3
6) Don't know317.5
Missing6
Total415100.0
54) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
 TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted5914.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger19247.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child6716.4
4) Abortion should never be forbidden7618.6
6) Don't know143.4
Missing13
Total408100.0
55) Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18544.8
2) No, or15236.8
3) Are you not sure7618.4
Missing8
Total413100.0
56) In general, how would you say things are these days-would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy8119.7
2) Pretty happy25962.9
3) Not too happy7217.5
Missing9
Total412100.0
57) In the media today, do the experiences of racial and ethnic minority groups in America receive too much attention, too little attention, or about the right amount? (RACGROUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Too much attention5012.1
2) Too little attention13733.2
3) Right amount18444.6
4) Don't know/not sure4210.2
Missing8
Total413100.0
58) What is your position on gun control? Do you believe that: (GUNCONTR)
 TOTAL%
1) There should be more gun control laws21853.0
2) Fewer gun control laws,4811.7
3) The number of gun control laws now is about right12931.4
4) Don't know163.9
Missing10
Total411100.0
59) There are two kinds of people in this world: those who are for the truth and those who are against the truth. Do you: (TRUTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement338.1
2) Agree16039.3
3) Are you neutral5914.5
4) Disagree11929.2
5) Strongly disagree174.2
6) Don't know194.7
Missing14
Total407100.0
60) Most people just don't know what's good for them. Do you: (WHATGOOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement153.6
2) Agree12630.4
3) Are you neutral6114.7
4) Disagree18544.7
5) Strongly disagree143.4
6) Don't know133.1
Missing7
Total414100.0
61) Most of the ideas which get printed nowadays aren't worth the paper they are printed on. Do you: (IDEAS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement338.0
2) Agree13933.7
3) Are you neutral5513.3
4) Disagree15537.5
5) Strongly disagree102.4
6) Don't know215.1
Missing8
Total413100.0
62) To compromise with one's political opponents is dangerous because it usually leads to the betrayal of one's own side. Do you: (BETRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement112.7
2) Agree11628.5
3) Are you neutral4611.3
4) Disagree18946.4
5) Strongly disagree194.7
6) Don't know266.4
Missing14
Total407100.0
63) How would you describe your intention to vote? Are you: (OTEINT)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely going to the polls and vote on November 536587.5
2) Probably going to vote307.2
3) Not sure whether you will vote225.3
Missing4
Total417100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WILL DEFINITELY OR PROBABLY VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5: OK, which candidate for President of the United States will you vote for on Tuesday, November 5? (VOTE1)
 TOTAL%
1) Clinton15539.1
2) Dole12531.6
3) Perot266.6
4) Other30.8
5) Don't know yet6516.4
6) Not applicable225.6
Missing25
Total396100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DO NOT KNOW FOR WHOM THEY WILL VOTE: Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Clinton225.7
2) Dole194.9
3) Perot112.8
4) Other30.8
5) Not applicable33185.8
Missing35
Total386100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY WILL VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5: OK, if you decide to vote on Tuesday, November 5, which presidential candidate will you vote for? (VOTE3)
 TOTAL%
1) Clinton92.3
2) Dole41.0
3) Perot61.5
4) Other20.5
5) Not applicable61.5
6) Don't know37093.2
Missing24
Total397100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY WILL VOTE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, OR FOR WHOM THEY WILL VOTE: Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE4)
 TOTAL%
1) Clinton30.8
2) Dole30.8
4) Other10.3
5) Not applicable38798.2
Missing27
Total394100.0
68) For which candidate for the 2nd U.S. Congressional District are you planning to vote for? (CONGVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) David McIntosh15438.8
2) Marc Carmichael, or12531.5
3) Undecided, but leaning toward David McIntosh317.8
4) Undecided, but leaning toward Marc Carmichael153.8
5) Don't know7218.1
Missing24
Total397100.0
69) Teenage illegal drug use is rapidly increasing. Do you: (DRUGINCR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10023.9
2) Agree22954.7
3) Neutral296.9
4) Disagree368.6
5) Strongly disagree30.7
6) Don't know225.3
Missing2
Total419100.0
70) Popular films, music, and videos are strongly encouraging teenage drug use. Do you: (DRUGMEDA)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree399.3
2) Agree18544.2
3) Neutral409.5
4) Disagree11928.4
5) Strongly disagree81.9
6) Don't know286.7
Missing2
Total419100.0
71) Drug education programs in the public schools (E.G., DARE) have been effective in preventing illegal drug use. Do you: (DARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree81.9
2) Agree17542.1
3) Neutral307.2
4) Disagree14133.9
5) Strongly disagree153.6
6) Don't know4711.3
Missing5
Total416100.0
72) We should greatly increase the War on Drugs even if it requires raising taxes. Do you: (DRUGWAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree327.7
2) Agree21852.7
3) Neutral245.8
4) Disagree11628.0
5) Strongly disagree153.6
6) Don't know92.2
Missing7
Total414100.0
73) Government-funded preventative medical services (E.G., PRENATAL CARE FOR LOW INCOME MOTHERS, FREE PEDIATRIC SCREENINGS AND VACCINES) should be available for women and children of low income families. Do you: (FREEMED)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree8019.3
2) Agree28869.4
3) Neutral194.6
4) Disagree184.3
5) Strongly disagree10.2
6) Don't know92.2
Missing6
Total415100.0
74) Welfare reforms, such as proposed guaranteed employment for welfare recipients, are unfair to working Americans. Do you: (WELREFOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree92.2
2) Agree14034.1
3) Neutral5413.2
4) Disagree17141.7
5) Strongly disagree82.0
6) Don't know286.8
Missing11
Total410100.0
75) Which of the following childcare programs should the government subsidize for low-income families? (CHILDCAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Daycare5713.7
2) Before and after school care286.7
3) Both types of programs24559.0
4) Neither type of program5814.0
5) Don't know276.5
Missing6
Total415100.0
76) Welfare recipients should be required to work for their monthly payment as opposed to receiving cash payments. Do you: (WORKFARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree13833.5
2) Agree23256.3
3) Neutral215.1
4) Disagree122.9
6) Don't know92.2
Missing9
Total412100.0
77) Generally, are you more in favor of welfare programs that leave the control of the spending to the recipient or would you prefer programs (such as food stamps) which impose limits on how the funds are used. (RECCONTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Leave control to recipient4310.5
2) Programs which impose limits28870.2
3) Equally in favor of both programs286.8
4) Not in favor of either program204.9
5) Don't know317.6
Missing11
Total410100.0
78) Now I will read a list of welfare programs. Please indicate which welfare program you feel would be the most useful to those in poverty? (WELPROGS)
 TOTAL%
1) Free medical care7217.7
2) Housing assistance4711.5
3) Headstart and other free child care for low income families5914.5
4) Free job training for the poor18345.0
5) No preference307.4
6) Don't know163.9
Missing14
Total407100.0
79) Do you feel that Medicare benefits should remain at their current levels, be reduced from their current levels, or increased? (MEDICARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Remain16339.6
2) Reduced368.7
3) Increased15437.4
4) Don't know/Not sure5914.3
Missing9
Total412100.0
80) The federal government should provide comprehensive national health insurance that covers everyone, young and old alike. Do you: (COMPHETH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree368.7
2) Agree11828.6
3) Neutral4510.9
4) Disagree15337.0
5) Strongly disagree368.7
6) Don't know/not sure256.1
Missing8
Total413100.0
81) If you became ill or disabled and had no family who could help you on a regular basis, who would you turn to for help? (HELP)
 TOTAL%
1) Nursing care facility317.7
2) Visiting nurse service215.2
3) Emergency room30.7
4) My church6716.5
5) Social security184.4
6) Area agency on aging51.2
7) A hospital71.7
8) My doctor112.7
9) United Way51.2
10) Friends or neighbors9924.4
11) Social worker92.2
12) No one174.2
13) Other4210.4
14) Don't know7017.3
Missing16
Total405100.0
82) Of the following two directions in state policy, which would you prefer regarding care for the aged and disabled? (STATEPOL)
 TOTAL%
1) More nursing home care, or286.8
2) More community services that would help people stay in their home92.2
3) No changes are needed/No preference36788.9
4) Don't know92.2
Missing8
Total413100.0
83) Total length of interview in minutes: (TIME)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total41818.296.37
84) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager29671.7
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager10324.9
3) Indifferent and bored102.4
4) Hostile41.0
Missing8
Total413100.0
85) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
 TOTAL%
1) Good32879.8
2) Fair7618.5
3) Poor71.7
Missing10
Total411100.0
86) Sex of respondent: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male18544.0
2) Female23556.0
Missing1
Total420100.0
87) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married25159.6
2) Widowed4210.0
3) Divorced or separated5112.1
4) Never married7718.3
Total421100.0
88) What is the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school5112.2
2) High school graduate14033.4
3) Some college/Trade school9823.4
4) College graduate7116.9
5) Graduate school5914.1
Missing2
Total419100.0
89) What is your age, please? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) 18-297618.9
2) 30-396616.4
3) 40-497618.9
4) 50-649022.4
5) 65 & over9423.4
Missing19
Total402100.0
90) What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic5313.0
2) Protestant16139.5
3) Christian12731.1
4) None4110.0
5) Other/Don't know266.4
Missing13
Total408100.0

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