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Middletown Area Study, 1998 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Respondent's sex (voice identification recorded by interviewer) (SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male24646.8
2) Female28053.2
Missing1
Total526100.0
2) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married29756.5
2) Widowed5911.2
3) Separated51.0
4) Divorced5911.2
5) Never been married10620.2
Missing1
Total526100.0
3) What was the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
 TOTAL%
6) Elementary--610.2
7) Elementary--710.2
8) Elementary--891.7
9) High school--910.2
10) High school--1091.7
11) High school--11244.6
12) High school graduate18234.6
13) College--freshman509.5
14) College-sophomore5310.1
15) College--junior407.6
16) College graduate9217.5
17) Graduate/Professional5510.5
18) Trade school91.7
Missing1
Total526100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What was the last grade your husband/wife completed in school? (SPEDUC)
 TOTAL%
4) Elementary--410.3
7) Elementary--720.7
8) Elementary--831.0
9) High school--951.7
10) High school--1062.0
11) High school--11134.3
12) High school graduate11337.3
13) College--freshman216.9
14) College-sophomore258.3
15) College--junior124.0
16) College graduate5919.5
17) Graduate/Professional3310.9
18) Trade school103.3
Missing224
Total303100.0
5) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
 TOTAL%
0) 010320.6
1) 16312.6
2) 214228.3
3) 310020.0
4) 45310.6
5) 5183.6
6) 6102.0
7) 761.2
8) 8 or more kids61.2
Missing26
Total501100.0
6) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESOPNDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: In the past two years or so, about how often have you seen any of your adult children? Was it: (SEEKIDS)
 TOTAL%
1) Never10.3
2) Less than once a year62.0
3) About once year103.4
4) Several times a year7324.6
5) Once a week4113.8
6) More than once a week7224.2
7) Every day9231.0
9) Don't know20.7
Missing230
Total297100.0
7) Do you have any grandchildren? (GRANDP1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21744.7
2) No26855.3
Missing42
Total485100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE GRANDCHILDREN: How often do you take care of them? (GRANDP2)
 TOTAL%
1) Never6329.3
2) Rarely4621.4
3) Sometimes3014.0
4) Fairly often3616.7
5) Very often4018.6
Missing312
Total215100.0
9) Were you born in Delaware county, some other county in Indiana or outside of Indiana? (DELAWARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Delaware county21440.9
2) Other county in Indiana15629.8
3) Outside of Indiana15329.3
Missing4
Total523100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESOPNDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes19689.9
2) No2210.1
Missing309
Total218100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE OF INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total15926.5414.64
12) To which racial group do you belong? (RACE)
 TOTAL%
1) White46789.6
2) Black366.9
3) Other183.5
Missing6
Total521100.0
13) What is your age? (AGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total52346.0717.97
14) Last week, were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full-time25248.1
2) Working part-time315.9
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike or maternity leave30.6
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work61.1
5) Retired11521.9
6) In school6211.8
7) Keeping house407.6
8) Other152.9
Missing3
Total524100.0
15) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
 TOTAL%
1) Farm laborers20.6
2) Labor, farmer, service6017.6
3) Operatives329.4
4) Unemployed or laid off30.9
5) Skilled labor226.5
6) Clerical298.5
7) Sales worker205.9
8) Managers a business owners9427.6
9) Professional7923.2
Missing186
Total341100.0
16) Last year, what was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes? Was it more than: (interviewer stops at first 'no') (HHINCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) $0-9,9998518.3
2) More than $10,0005511.8
3) More than $20,0006914.8
4) More than $30,000326.9
5) More than $35,000418.8
6) More than $40,000449.5
7) More than $50,0007215.5
8) More than $75,000398.4
9) More than $100,000112.4
10) Income greater than 100,000173.7
Missing62
Total465100.0
17) How would you describe your overall political views? (POLVIEWS)
 TOTAL%
1) Very liberal245.0
2) Liberal9620.0
3) Middle-of-the-road17937.3
4) Conservative14229.6
5) Very conservative398.1
Missing47
Total480100.0
18) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
 TOTAL%
1) As a Republican12323.7
2) As an Independent9317.9
3) As a Democrat14026.9
4) As a member of some other party152.9
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat13425.8
9) Don't know152.9
Missing7
Total520100.0
19) What is your religious preference? Would you say you are: (RELPREF)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic7715.0
2) Protestant (or Christian)34466.8
3) Jewish40.8
4) Other religion275.2
5) None6111.8
9) Don't know20.4
Missing12
Total515100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT: Which specific church or parish do you attend? (DENOM1)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total356326.38198.87
21) During the past week, how frequently have you felt close to God or some other spiritual force? (CLOSEGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all5911.5
2) A few times14528.2
3) Just about every day30258.8
9) Don't know81.6
Missing13
Total514100.0
22) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
 TOTAL%
1) Never13526.0
2) About once a year275.2
3) A few times a year6111.8
4) About once a month316.0
5) More than once a month285.4
6) Once a week12624.3
7) More than once a week11121.4
Missing8
Total519100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation expect every participant to invite friends, coworkers, and/or neighbors to your church? (INVITE)
 TOTAL%
1) Never mentioned184.8
2) Rarely mentioned3810.1
3) Sometimes mentioned10427.7
4) Frequently mentioned20454.3
9) Don't know123.2
Missing151
Total376100.0
24) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has (PARTIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Decreased to a great extent61.6
2) Decreased to some extent307.9
3) Has stayed about the same8522.3
4) Increased to some extent12833.5
5) Increased to a great extent7619.9
8) Have you not been a member of your present congregation for 3 years or more3910.2
9) Don't know184.7
Missing145
Total382100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Are you currently involved in any small church group that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it? (CGROUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes11931.6
2) No25467.6
9) Don't know30.8
Missing151
Total376100.0
26) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation teach that to be in God's favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking alcohol and dancing? (ABSTAIN)
 TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation7319.4
2) It is one of the teachings6417.0
3) It is mentioned once in a while9926.3
4) It is never mentioned12533.2
9) Don't know164.2
Missing150
Total377100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation would not try to stop its members from visiting New Age group, such as meditation or holistic health groups. (NEWAGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes6316.8
2) No18248.7
3) Are you not sure12934.5
Missing153
Total374100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation expects its members to separate from the world, such as, from movies and television programs which non-believers produce? (SEPARATE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes379.8
2) No27873.7
3) Are you not sure6216.4
Missing150
Total377100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Congregations have different ideas about what their members should do to win people for Christ. One of these is so-called 'lifestyle evangelism,' when people testify to others about their faith by leading good lives. Does your congregation encourage this form of evangelism? (EXAMLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27172.1
2) No7820.7
9) Don't know277.2
Missing151
Total376100.0
30) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: At the Sunday morning church service you attend, how frequently is the preacher passionate? (PASSION)
 TOTAL%
1) Rarely328.6
2) Sometimes11831.6
3) All the time19050.9
9) Don't know338.8
Missing154
Total373100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: At the Sunday religious services you attend, to what degree is the pastor led by the spirit, so for instance he might change what he was going to say because of a divine inspiration? (SPIRIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Never6016.0
2) Sometimes14137.5
3) Frequently12132.2
9) Don't know5414.4
Missing151
Total376100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: In some congregations preachers expect people to accept their interpretation of the Bible as the correct one. In other congregations individuals are expected to decide for themselves what the Bible means. In your congregation does the pastor or the people decide what the Bible means? (ACCEPT1)
 TOTAL%
1) Pastor8222.0
2) People16845.2
3) Both9625.8
9) Don't know267.0
Missing155
Total372100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AND WHERE THE PASTOR OR THE PASTOR AND THE PEOPLE DECIDE WHAT THE BIBLE MEANS [ANSWERED 'PASTOR or 'BOTH' on ACCEPT1 (VAR 32)]: In your congregation does the pastor expect people to accept all his biblical ideas or only those on clear biblical passages? (ACCEPT2)
 TOTAL%
1) All4423.9
2) Clear9752.7
9) Don't know4323.4
Missing343
Total184100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: During Sunday services, how often does the preacher speak out against what is wrong with society? (WRONG)
 TOTAL%
1) Rarely8221.8
2) Sometimes18148.0
3) Frequently10126.8
9) Don't know133.4
Missing150
Total377100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: On Sunday morning, does your congregation have only a traditional service, only a contemporary service, or both? (CONTRAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Traditional14037.3
2) Contemporary4211.2
3) Both16945.1
9) Don't know246.4
Missing152
Total375100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AND WHO HAVE A CONTEMPORARY OR BOTH A CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL SUNDAY SERVICE: How is the music played at the contemporary service? (CONMUSIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Gospel10549.5
2) Country73.3
3) Christian rock5927.8
9) Don't know4119.3
Missing315
Total212100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: If you had to choose, which of the following would you say is the main reward for you going to church on Sunday? (REWARD)
 TOTAL%
1) You learn more about what is true doctrine4712.7
2) You feel the spirit within you16644.7
3) You learn more about how you should treat others11029.6
9) Don't know4812.9
Missing156
Total371100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Does your congregation encourage people to seek physical healing during church services? (HEALING)
 TOTAL%
1) No23763.4
2) Yes, but not during the Sunday morning service369.6
3) Yes, even on Sunday morning8021.4
9) Don't know215.6
Missing153
Total374100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- My religious activities, such as church attendance and prayer, help me fulfill the values I believe in. (VALUES)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree51.3
2) Disagree71.9
3) Neutral about this statement256.6
4) Agree with this statement15741.6
5) Strongly agree with this statement18248.3
9) Don't know10.3
Missing150
Total377100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- My religious activities provide a number of practical benefits for me, such as meeting new people. (PBENEFIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.8
2) Disagree4211.1
3) Neutral about this statement5314.0
4) Agree with this statement17546.3
5) Strongly agree with this statement10327.2
9) Don't know20.5
Missing149
Total378100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- My religious activities have helped me better understand the world I live in. (BUNDERST)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.8
2) Disagree184.8
3) Neutral about this statement4211.1
4) Agree with this statement18448.8
5) Strongly agree with this statement13034.5
Missing150
Total377100.0
42) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- My religious activities make me feel good about myself. (BETSELF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20.5
2) Disagree112.9
3) Neutral about this statement287.4
4) Agree with this statement16543.7
5) Strongly agree with this statement17045.0
9) Don't know20.5
Missing149
Total378100.0
43) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: In every congregation, disagreements and conflicts occasionally arise. Within the last two years, has your congregation experienced a conflict for which a special meeting was called specifically to deal with the disagreement? (CONFLICT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes7921.3
2) No20053.9
3) Are you not sure9224.8
Missing156
Total371100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Have voter guides ever been distributed to people through your congregation? (VOTEGUID)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4812.8
2) No26069.3
3) Are you not sure6717.9
Missing152
Total375100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Would you say your congregation is composed primarily of members of the working class, the lower-middle class, the upper-middle class, or the upper class? (CONCLASS)
 TOTAL%
1) Working class11631.0
2) Lower-middle class6316.8
3) Upper-middle class13636.4
4) Upper class82.1
9) Don't know5113.6
Missing153
Total374100.0
46) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation would allow women to be religious leaders, such as by letting them preach? (WOLEAD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23361.6
2) No9224.3
3) Are you not sure5314.0
Missing149
Total378100.0
47) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation thinks it is wrong for women to wear pants to church on Sunday. (PANTS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4812.7
2) No30379.9
3) Are you not sure287.4
Missing148
Total379100.0
48) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation believe the mass media contributes to a decline in morality in America? (MMEDIA)
 TOTAL%
1) No one in the congregation believes this92.4
2) Few believe this10828.9
3) Most believe this16744.7
4) Everyone believes this277.2
9) Don't know6316.8
Missing153
Total374100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Are you presently attending any religious or spiritual group? (ANYGROUP)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes42.8
2) No13797.2
Missing386
Total141100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH AND DON'T ATTEND SOME RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL GROUP: As an adult, have you ever attended a church or temple, or some other kind of religious group? (ANYCHUR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10075.8
2) No3022.7
9) Don't know21.5
Missing395
Total132100.0
51) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent do you believe that the mass media contributes to a decline in morality in America? (MMEDIA2)
 TOTAL%
1) To a great extent5035.7
2) To some extent6345.0
3) Not at all2014.3
9) Don't know75.0
Missing387
Total140100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, that the soul, after death, comes back to earth in another body? (REINCAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4028.6
2) No7251.4
3) Are not sure2820.0
Missing387
Total140100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in heaven? (HEAVEN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10576.6
2) No2115.3
3) Are not sure118.0
Missing390
Total137100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in hell? (HELL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes9166.9
2) No3022.1
3) Are you not sure1511.0
Missing391
Total136100.0
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55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: In the past several months, have you talked with someone else about Christianity? (TALKCHUR)
 TOTAL%
1) Frequently2316.4
2) Sometimes6042.9
3) Not at all5740.7
Missing387
Total140100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: What about spiritualists or psychics; have you talked with someone about such people? (PSYCHIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Frequently85.7
2) Sometimes2719.3
3) Not at all10575.0
Missing387
Total140100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: What about Eastern religions such as Buddhism or Hinduism; have you talked with someone about these? (EASTREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Frequently96.4
2) Sometimes2517.9
3) Not at all10373.6
9) Don't know32.1
Missing387
Total140100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: How often do you watch public television? (PUBTV)
 TOTAL%
1) Daily7654.7
2) Weekly1812.9
3) Occasionally3625.9
4) Never96.5
Missing388
Total139100.0
59) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: In the past several months, have you had any serious discussions with others about what to do about poverty in the United States? (TALKPOV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4632.9
2) No9467.1
Missing387
Total140100.0
60) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH AND HAD A SERIOUS DISCUSSION ABOUT POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS: Was this [discussion] mostly with family, friends, people at work or members of groups you belong to? (TALKPGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Family1123.9
2) Friends1839.1
3) Work1021.7
4) Groups613.0
9) Don't know12.2
Missing481
Total46100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: In the past several months, have you had any serious discussions with others about whether abortion should be legal? (TALKAB)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes4230.2
2) No9769.8
Missing388
Total139100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH AND HAVE HAD A SERIOUS DISCUSSION ABOUT ABORTION BEING LEGAL IN PAST SEVERAL MONTHS: Was this [discussion] mostly with family, friends, people at work or members of groups you belong to? (TALKAGRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Family818.6
2) Friends2455.8
3) Work716.3
4) Groups12.3
9) Don't know37.0
Missing484
Total43100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Would you say that in general, you feel how about churches? (LIKECHR)
 TOTAL%
1) Dislike churches1511.1
2) Like churches6145.2
3) Just do not think about them5440.0
9) Don't know53.7
Missing392
Total135100.0
64) In today's society, it is considered normal for a certain number of people to live in poverty. Do you consider this to be: (POVERTYM)
 TOTAL%
1) A sign of moral decline15830.6
2) A positive moral development152.9
3) Do you think this has nothing to do with morality?28655.4
9) Don't know5711.0
Missing11
Total516100.0
65) In today's society, it has become more acceptable for unmarried couples, who care about each other, to have sex. Do you consider this to be: (PRESEXM)
 TOTAL%
1) A sign of moral decline31460.7
2) A positive moral development326.2
3) Do you think this has nothing to do with morality?13225.5
9) Don't know397.5
Missing10
Total517100.0
66) In today's society, it has become more acceptable for married couples without dependant children to get a divorce. Do you consider this to be: (DIVORM)
 TOTAL%
1) A sign of moral decline29055.8
2) A positive moral development203.8
3) Do you think this has nothing to do with morality?18034.6
9) Don't know305.8
Missing7
Total520100.0
67) In today's society, a certain amount of pollution is acceptable. Do you consider this to be: (ENVIRONM)
 TOTAL%
1) A sign of moral decline16531.7
2) A positive moral development275.2
3) Do you think this has nothing to do with morality?30558.5
9) Don't know244.6
Missing6
Total521100.0
68) What percent of the Amish do you think follow, in every way, the simple and strict religious life they advocate? Would you say it is about: (AMISH)
 TOTAL%
1) 0%122.3
2) 20%173.3
3) 40%377.2
4) 60%9318.0
5) 80%18636.0
6) 100%397.5
9) Don't know13325.7
Missing10
Total517100.0
69) Will you be voting in the upcoming election on November 3rd? (WILLVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39575.2
2) No10219.4
3) Are you not sure244.6
9) No response40.8
Missing2
Total525100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' OR 'ARE NOT SURE' ON VAR 69 (WILLVOTE): For which candidate for the 2nd U.S. Congressional District are you planning to vote for? (CONGVOTE)
 TOTAL%
1) David McIntosh15539.8
2) Sherman Boles6215.9
3) Undecided, but leaning towards David McIntosh379.5
4) Undecided, but leaning towards Sherman Boles153.9
9) Don't know12030.8
Missing138
Total389100.0
71) Promise Keepers have, and will continue to have, a positive impact on women in America. Do you: (KEEPERS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement5610.8
2) Agree13826.6
3) Are you neutral about this statement9418.1
4) Disagree468.9
5) Strongly disagree316.0
8) Have you not heard of the Promise Keepers11922.9
9) Don't know356.7
Missing8
Total519100.0
72) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
 TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted7414.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger24347.7
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child8115.9
4) Abortion should never be forbidden9418.5
9) Don't know173.3
Missing18
Total509100.0
73) Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25148.4
2) No19838.2
3) Are you not sure7013.5
Missing8
Total519100.0
74) If there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to work, the government should create jobs. Do you... (JOBS)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement9818.8
2) Agree17533.5
3) Are you neutral about this statement8315.9
4) Disagree10920.9
5) Strongly disagree428.0
9) Don't know152.9
Missing5
Total522100.0
75) The government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor. Do you... (INCOMDIF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement5310.2
2) Agree12023.0
3) Are you Neutral about this statement8917.0
4) Disagree16531.6
5) Strongly disagree7714.8
9) Don't know183.4
Missing5
Total522100.0
76) For the most part, I find life to be very interesting and exciting. Do you... (EXCLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree61.1
2) Disagree183.4
3) Are you Neutral about this statement366.8
4) Agree22041.7
5) Strongly agree with this statement24746.9
Total527100.0
77) How much contact do you have with a person you feel close to; somebody that you can trust or confide in? (CONTACT)
 TOTAL%
1) None at all71.3
2) Not very much214.0
3) Some6612.6
4) A great deal42681.6
9) Don't know20.4
Missing5
Total522100.0
78) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at the present? (SATLIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor122.3
2) Fair5710.8
3) Don't know20.4
4) Good24346.1
5) Excellent21340.4
Total527100.0
79) How well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
 TOTAL%
1) Barely346.5
2) Not very well499.3
3) Adequately19637.3
4) Well13826.2
5) Very well10820.5
9) Don't know10.2
Missing1
Total526100.0
80) Would you say that your health today is... (HELTHNOW)
 TOTAL%
1) Poor285.3
2) Fair8115.4
3) Don't know30.6
4) Good26349.9
5) Excellent15228.8
Total527100.0
81) Please tell us, if you or, if you are married, you or your spouse, were unable to care for yourselves, who would you turn to first assistance? (SELCAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Son/daughter16331.0
2) Brother/sister479.0
3) Parents14227.0
4) Other relatives366.9
5) Visiting nurse services234.4
6) Friends/neighbors101.9
7) Nursing care facility315.9
8) Other458.6
9) Don't know285.3
Missing2
Total525100.0
82) Last week, how often did you visit in person with friends or neighbors? (SEEFREND)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all6712.8
2) Once a week7514.3
3) A few times a week21440.8
4) Every day16631.6
9) Don't know30.6
Missing2
Total525100.0
83) How often do you find yourself feeling lonely? (LONELY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never or hardly ever22743.1
2) Seldom21039.8
3) Don't know40.8
4) Fairly often509.5
5) Very often366.8
Total527100.0
84) Generally speaking, do you feel that those who provide care for someone who can't look after themselves experience: (STRESCAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Little or no stress315.9
2) Not very much stress203.8
3) Don't know112.1
4) Some stress21140.2
5) A great deal of stress25248.0
Missing2
Total525100.0
85) Do you presently or have you ever had care-giving responsibilities for anyone age 18 or older? (GIVECARE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26050.0
2) No26050.0
Missing7
Total520100.0
86) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How many were male and how many female? (CARESEX)
 TOTAL%
1) One male5822.0
2) One male; 2 or more females166.1
3) One female11543.6
4) One female; 2 or more males103.8
5) One male; One female3312.5
6) Other3212.1
Missing263
Total264100.0
87) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How often do (did) you have to provide care or assistance for the person you have most recently look(ed) after? (OFTCARE)
 TOTAL%
1) At least once a month124.6
2) Several times a month218.1
3) Several times a week5822.3
4) At least once a day4818.5
5) Several times a day12146.5
Missing267
Total260100.0
88) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): What is/was his/her age? (CAREAGE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total25668.1417.45
89) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How many months have you been caring/did you care for this person? (MOCARE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total26129.5132.44
90) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): Is/was he/she related to you? (RELATED1)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22286.0
2) No3614.0
Missing269
Total258100.0
91) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 90 (RELATED1): What is/was that relationship? (RELATED2)
 TOTAL%
1) Father2511.2
2) Mother6830.5
3) Father-in-law73.1
4) Mother-in-law177.6
5) Child104.5
6) Other relative125.4
7) Non-relative10.4
8) Spouse3515.7
9) Grandparents3716.6
11) Brother/sister114.9
Missing304
Total223100.0
92) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How often do (did) you find yourself feeling frustrated because of your care-giving responsibilities? (FRUSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all7829.8
2) Not very often8532.4
3) Don't know10.4
4) Fairly often6625.2
5) Very often3212.2
Missing265
Total262100.0
93) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How often do (did) your care-giving responsibilities interfere with your activities such as going out to dinner, shopping, or a show? (ACTIVITY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all9536.3
2) Not very often8532.4
3) Don't know31.1
4) Fairly often3212.2
5) Very often4717.9
Missing265
Total262100.0
94) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How often do/did your care-giving responsibilities interfere with other family obligations? (FAMOB)
 TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all11242.7
2) Not very often9737.0
4) Fairly often3513.4
5) Very often186.9
Missing265
Total262100.0
95) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How much stress is (was) placed on your family life by your care-giving responsibilities? (FAMSTRES)
 TOTAL%
1) None at all6324.1
2) Not very much6826.1
3) Don't know10.4
4) Some8331.8
5) A great deal4617.6
Missing266
Total261100.0
96) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED 'YES' TO VAR 85 (GIVECARE): How much financial strain is (was) caused by your care-giving responsibilities? (FINANSTR)
 TOTAL%
1) None at all13351.0
2) Not very much6123.4
3) Don't know10.4
4) Some3714.2
5) A great deal2911.1
Missing266
Total261100.0
97) Time of the interview in minutes. (TIME)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total52618.517.96
98) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
 TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager36469.9
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager13926.7
3) Indifferent and bored163.1
4) Hostile20.4
Missing6
Total521100.0
99) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
 TOTAL%
1) Good43282.9
2) Fair8215.7
3) Poor71.3
Missing6
Total521100.0
100) Respondent's sex (voice identification recorded by interviewer) (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
 TOTAL%
1) Male24646.8
2) Female28053.2
Missing1
Total526100.0
101) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married29756.5
2) Widowed5911.2
3) Separated or divorced6412.2
4) Never been married10620.2
Missing1
Total526100.0
102) What was the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than high school458.6
2) High school graduate18234.6
3) Some college15228.9
4) College graduate9217.5
5) Graduate/Profession degree5510.5
Missing1
Total526100.0
103) What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
 TOTAL%
1) Under 247814.9
2) 25-3912523.9
3) 40-5414227.2
4) 55-647314.0
5) Over 6510520.1
Missing4
Total523100.0
104) What is your religious preference? Would you say you are: (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) Catholic7715.0
2) Protestant (or Christian)34467.1
3) Other religion or Jewish316.0
4) None6111.9
Missing14
Total513100.0

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