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Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2009 - Codebook

All Frequencies weighted by 294) WEIGHT;
(The number of missing cases reported in the codebook are unweighted)

1) Respondent's ID (VID)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928468,691.77260,315.19
2) Interview started at: month ___ day ___ hour ___ (VSMDHM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9287,561,418.46414,418.33
3) Interview started at: month___ (SM)
 TOTAL%
7) July121262.9
8) August70536.6
9) September110.6
Total1928100.0
4) Interview started at: day ___ (SD)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92818.269.84
5) Interview started at: hour ___ (SH)
 TOTAL%
7) 7100.5
8) 8331.7
9) 9904.7
10) 101477.6
11) 111145.9
12) 12764.0
13) 13653.4
14) 141125.8
15) 151296.7
16) 161618.3
17) 171427.4
18) 181849.6
19) 1927114.1
20) 2026813.9
21) 211035.3
22) 22180.9
96) Missing60.3
Total1929100.0
6) Interview started at: minute ___ (SMIN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92826.0318.15
7) Gender (v1) (GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male96450.0
2) Female96450.0
Total1928100.0
8) When were you born? (R.O.C. year) (v2y 2y) (WHNBORNY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92853.0716.42
9) When were you born? (month) (v2m 2m) (WHNBORNM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9286.553.53
10) Where were you born? Zip code (v3b 3b) (WHRBORNZ)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928493.38274.61
11) Where were you born? City (v3b_2 3b_2) (WHRBORNC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92813.9733.10
12) Where do you live at present? Zip code (v41b 41b) (WHRLIVEP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928466.66261.40
13) Where do you live at present?: Zip code (City) (v41b_2 41b_2) (WHRLIVEM)
 TOTAL%
1) Keelung City502.6
2) Taipei City19410.1
3) Taipei County32416.8
4) Taoyuan County1407.3
5) Hsinchu City522.7
6) Hsinchu County452.3
7) Miaoli County371.9
8) Taichung City502.6
9) Taichung County19910.3
10) Nantou County10.1
11) Changhua County1065.5
12) Yunlin County30.2
13) Chiayi City10.0
14) Chiayi County854.4
15) Tainan City1166.0
16) Tainan County784.0
17) Kaohsiung City1176.1
18) Kaohsiung County1135.9
19) Pingtung County944.9
20) Ilan County573.0
21) Hualien County633.3
99) Other foreign country10.1
Total1926100.0
14) Would you describe the place where you live as... (v4a 4a) (PLACELIV)
 TOTAL%
1) A big city49025.4
2) The suburbs or outskirts of a big city49125.4
3) A small city or town57930.0
4) A country village34918.1
5) A farm or home in the country130.7
97) Don't know50.3
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
15) How long have you been living in this Township (Town, City, District)? _____years (v5 5) (LONG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92825.6817.61
16) What is your current marital status? (v6_6) (MARITAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Married119061.7
2) Cohabitating80.4
3) Widowed995.1
4) Divorced784.0
5) Separated80.4
6) Single and never married54528.3
98) Don't want to answer10.0
Total1929100.0
17) What is your father's ethnic background? (v7_7) (FAETHNIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Fukienese of Taiwan142073.7
2) Hakka of Taiwan24412.6
3) Mainlander20510.7
4) Aborigine382.0
5) Other160.8
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
18) What is your mother's ethnic background? (v8_8) (MAETHNIC)
 TOTAL%
1) Fukienese of Taiwan148877.2
2) Hakka of Taiwan24712.8
3) Mainlander1246.4
4) Aborigine512.7
5) Other120.6
97) Don't know40.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
19) What is your education level? (v9 9) (EDUCLVL)
 TOTAL%
1) None/illiterate (skip to 10)452.3
2) Self-study (skip to 10)191.0
3) Elementary school29715.4
4) Junior high school25913.4
5) Vocational junior high school110.6
6) Senior high school (general subjects)1145.9
7) Senior high school (vocational subjects)965.0
8) Vocational senior high school36719.0
9) Cadet school40.2
10) Five-year junior college532.8
11) Two-year junior college1316.8
12) Three-year junior college211.1
13) Military/police one-year junior college10.0
14) Military/police two-year junior college70.4
15) Open junior college20.1
16) Open university50.3
17) Military/police college170.9
18) Institute of technology924.8
19) University29515.3
20) Graduate school (master's degree)834.3
21) Graduate school (doctoral degree)80.4
Total1927100.0
20) How many years of formal education have you had (since elementary school)? __________years (v9a 9a) (EDUCYRS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92814.8316.10
21) Do you currently have a job? (v10 10) (HAVEJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) I have a full-time job84944.0
2) I have a part-time job763.9
3) I do irregular jobs (odd jobs)562.9
4) I work for a family business21611.2
5) I am unemployed (skip to 12)1759.1
6) I am a student or trainee and do not work now814.2
7) I am retired (skip to 12)1678.7
8) I am a homemaker and do not work now21611.2
9) I am aged, physically or mentally handicapped, or sick, and cannot work864.5
10) Other (Please specify) ______60.3
Total1928100.0
22) And in your current job, what is your main occupation? Industry (v11c 11c) (OCCCOMP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928418.27456.39
23) And in your current job, what is your main occupation? Please describe fully. Position (v11f 11f) (OCCPOS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928701.68298.27
24) And in your current job, what is your main occupation? ISCO (v11g) (OCCDESC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9286,978.753,017.13
25) How many employees (including yourself) are in your workplace? (v11h) (OCCNEMPL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9284,154.624,854.27
26) (For those who are unmarried, separated, divorced, or widowed and don't have a partner at present, please skip to 14.) Does your spouse (partner) currently have a job? (v12) (SPOUSJOB)
 TOTAL%
1) He/she has a full-time job47124.4
2) He/she has a part-time job251.3
3) He/she does irregular jobs (odd jobs)281.5
4) He/she works for a family business1759.1
5) He/she is unemployed (Skip to 14)814.2
7) He/she is retired (Skip to 14)1638.4
8) He/she is a homemaker and does not work now (Skip to 14)21311.0
9) He/she is elderly, physically or mentally handicapped, or sick, and cannot work (Skip to 14)432.2
99) Not applicable73037.8
Total1929100.0
27) What is your spouse's (partner's) main occupation at present? Industry (v13c) (SPOCCCMP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928663.20451.45
28) What is your spouse's (partner's) main occupation at present? Please describe fully. Position (v13f) (SPOCCPOS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928832.70262.42
29) What is your spouse's (partner's) main occupation at present? ISCO (v13g) (SPOCCDSC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9288,304.422,672.40
30) How many employees (including your spouse/partner) are in the spouse's (partner's) workplace? (v13h) (SPNEMPLW)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9287,000.254,552.45
31) Do you worship the gods or ancestors? (v14) (GODSANC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes166986.6
2) No25913.4
Total1928100.0
32) What is your religious belief? Please mark the option according to the respondent's answer. (If Buddhism: Please continue with asking about the Buddhist sect) (v15) (RELBEL)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92830.5118.94
33) When did you start with this religious belief? _________ (R.O.C. year) (v15a) (STARTRE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928856.49327.12
34) Where did you live at that time? Zip code (v15b2) (WHERLIVP)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928913.42230.33
35) Where did you live at that time? Zip code (city) (v15b2_2) (WHERLIVC)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928849.90353.99
36) In the past, what was your religious belief or did you have no religious belief? (v16) (PASTREL)
 TOTAL%
1) No belief965.0
2) Folk religion934.8
3) Buddhism321.7
4) Taoism331.7
5) Yiguan Dao60.3
7) Catholicism130.7
9) Protestant: denomination _________40.2
10) The same as now90.4
11) Other30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
99) Not applicable163785.0
Total1927100.0
37) Concerning your religious belief now, did you become a member of this religious faith through a ritual? (v17) (MEMRITU)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21611.2
2) No (skip to 20)165986.1
3) There is no such activity in this organization (skip to 20)522.7
Total1927100.0
38) What ritual is that? (v18) (RITUAL)
 TOTAL%
1) Conversion to Buddhism (continue 18a)944.9
2) Passing on Triratna: the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha281.5
3) Mind-Seal of the Buddhas20.1
5) Baptism814.2
6) Ceremony to initiate a teacher-student relationship with a master20.1
7) Other (Please specify)70.4
97) Don't know or forgot20.1
99) NA171288.8
Total1928100.0
39) When did you attend this ritual? R.O.C. year_________ (v19) (ATTENDRI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928901.63283.39
40) What was your mother's religious preference when you were a child? (v20) (MOTHRELI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92836.4072.85
41) What was your father's religious preference when you were a child? (v21) (FATHRELI)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92837.8685.70
42) What religion, if any, were you raised? (v22) (RELRAISE)
 TOTAL%
10) No religious belief1568.1
21) Folk religion: Self-identified603.1
22) Folk religion: One that worships the gods81342.2
23) Folk religion: Not clearly specified as such482.5
24) Folk religion: Other folk religion (Please specify)60.3
30) Buddhism: Buddha worship31416.3
31) Buddhism: Jingtu Zong50.3
32) Buddhism: Chan Zong30.2
34) Buddhism: Dual practicing of Chan and Pure Land10.1
35) Buddhism: Dual practicing of exoteric and esoteric teachings in Buddhism10.1
36) Buddhism: Other Buddhism (Please specify)_______10.1
39) Buddhism: Don't know50.2
40) Taoism34517.9
50) Catholicism422.2
60) Protestant Christianity, denomination351.8
72) Local religion: Yiguan Dao231.2
81) Japanese religion: Nichiren (Lotus) Orthodox Sect30.2
82) Japanese religion: Soka Gakkai (Value-creating Society)10.1
95) Other foreign religion: Other foreign religion (Please specify) ______10.1
101) Polytheism: Both Buddhism and Taoism261.3
102) Polytheism: Three religions (Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism) amalgamated into one281.4
103) Polytheism: Other (Please specify)50.3
110) Other (others that cannot be categorized or that are hard to describe)10.0
997) Don't know50.3
Total1928100.0
43) What is your husband's/wife's religious preference? (v23) (RELISPOU)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928397.53469.83
44) When you were a child, how often did your mother attend religious services? (v24) (MATTNDSV)
 TOTAL%
1) Never1025.3
2) Less than once a year552.8
3) About once or twice a year32316.7
4) Several times a year53327.6
5) About once a month1588.2
6) 2-3 times a month35218.2
7) Nearly every week371.9
8) Every week703.6
9) Several times a week753.9
10) No mother/mother not present170.9
97) Don't know20710.7
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1930100.0
45) When you were a child, how often did your father attend religious services? (v25) (FATTNDSV)
 TOTAL%
1) Never20710.7
2) Less than once a year1105.7
3) About once or twice a year36218.8
4) Several times a year52627.3
5) About once a month1156.0
6) 2-3 times a month21811.3
7) Nearly every week341.8
8) Every week392.0
9) Several times a week653.4
10) No father/father not present231.2
97) Don't know22911.9
Total1928100.0
46) And what about when you were around 11 or 12, how often did you attend religious services then? (v26) (ATTNDSVC)
 TOTAL%
1) Never31416.3
2) Less than once a year1166.0
3) About once or twice a year44423.0
4) Several times a year49825.9
5) About once a month1105.7
6) 2-3 times a month1658.6
7) Nearly every week311.6
8) Once a week522.7
9) Several times a week552.9
97) Don't know1427.4
Total1927100.0
47) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Foguangshan (Hsingyun) (v271) (RLORGFH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes371.9
2) No189198.1
Total1928100.0
48) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Taiwan Zen Buddhist Association (Miaotien) (v272) (RLORGTZB)
 TOTAL%
2) No1928100.0
Total1928100.0
49) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Dharma Drum Mountain (Shengyan) (v273) (RLORGDDM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes482.5
2) No187997.5
Total1927100.0
50) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Chungtai Mountain (Weijue) (v274) (RLORGCMW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes180.9
2) No191099.1
Total1928100.0
51) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Tsu Chi Association (Chengyen) (v275) (RLORGTCA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25513.2
2) No167386.8
Total1928100.0
52) Do you take part in the following religious organizations? Falun Kung (Chengyen) (v276) (RLORGFKC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
2) No192799.9
Total1928100.0
53) Do you believe in the following statements? There is a supreme god in this Universe (v281) (RELATTSG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much37319.3
2) Yes, somewhat86444.8
3) No, not really52627.3
4) No, not at all1427.4
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know211.1
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
54) Do you believe in the following statements? After a person passes away, his/her spirit and soul still exist (v282) (RELATTSS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much48425.1
2) Yes, somewhat94348.9
3) No, not really37119.2
4) No, not at all834.3
94) Not sure10.0
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know432.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
55) Do you believe in the following statements? Spirits who are not offered any worship will wander around (v283) (RELATTWA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much31216.2
2) Yes, somewhat91647.5
3) No, not really52827.4
4) No, not at all1216.3
94) Not sure10.0
97) Don't know492.6
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
56) Do you believe in the following statements? A person can be possessed by demons (v284) (RELATTDE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much27414.2
2) Yes, somewhat79841.4
3) No, not really67234.8
4) No, not at all1447.5
97) Don't know381.9
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1929100.0
57) Do you believe in the following statements? To meet someone or be with someone is something that has been predestined in the previous life or several lives before (v285) (RELATTPD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much43822.7
2) Yes, somewhat87745.5
3) No, not really46123.9
4) No, not at all1226.3
97) Don't know281.5
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
58) Do you believe in the following statements? Marrying the wrong person is a debt from a previous life (v286) (RELATTMW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much31616.4
2) Yes, somewhat71036.8
3) No, not really62732.5
4) No, not at all24412.7
94) Not sure10.0
97) Don't know291.5
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
59) Do you believe in the following statements? Working like a dog for the children is a debt from a previous life (v287) (RELATTWD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much30315.7
2) Yes, somewhat68335.4
3) No, not really66934.7
4) No, not at all25413.2
97) Don't know150.8
98) Don't want to answer40.2
Total1928100.0
60) Do you believe in the following statements? Qigong can help to cure diseases (v288) (RELATTQG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much1759.1
2) Yes, somewhat83343.2
3) No, not really68235.4
4) No, not at all1909.9
94) Not sure10.0
97) Don't know452.3
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
61) Do you believe in the following statements? A person's qi can be strengthened through cultivation (v289) (RELATTQI)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much32216.7
2) Yes, somewhat100752.3
3) No, not really42522.1
4) No, not at all1286.7
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know422.2
98) Don't want to answer30.1
Total1928100.0
62) Do you believe in the following statements? If a person's qi is very strong, nothing can harm him or her (v2810) (RELATTQS)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much23112.0
2) Yes, somewhat67434.9
3) No, not really77140.0
4) No, not at all21411.1
97) Don't know351.8
98) Don't want to answer30.1
Total1928100.0
63) Do you believe in the following statements? To be healthy physically and psychologically, we have to strike a balance between yin and yang, as well as maintain an adequate blending of the two (v2811) (RELATTYY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much45623.7
2) Yes, somewhat94449.0
3) No, not really37919.7
4) No, not at all944.9
95) Don't understand70.3
97) Don't know462.4
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
64) Do you believe in the following statements? An individual is a small magnetic field, and the universe is a big magnetic field. A person is sick because there is no harmony between the two (v2812) (RELATTMF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much20310.5
2) Yes, somewhat71937.3
3) No, not really71437.1
4) No, not at all19710.2
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand80.4
97) Don't know814.2
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1927100.0
65) Do you believe in the following statements? Science can prove the existence of the spirit and the soul (v2813) (RELATTSC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much1316.8
2) Yes, somewhat59831.0
3) No, not really87045.1
4) No, not at all23212.0
94) Not sure10.0
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know904.6
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1929100.0
66) Do you agree with the following statements? If you work hard, you do not necessarily have to rely on the gods (v291) (AGRSYWRK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much92047.7
2) Yes, somewhat73738.3
3) No, not really23112.0
4) No, not at all351.8
97) Don't know40.2
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1927100.0
67) Do you agree with the following statements? It is good to have children and grandchildren to worship you after your death (v292) (AGRSYCHD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much51726.8
2) Yes, somewhat80041.5
3) No, not really49025.4
4) No, not at all1065.5
94) Not sure20.1
97) Don't know110.6
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
68) Do you agree with the following statements? If you do something bad or good, it will affect the well-being of your descendents (v293) (AGRSYWBD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much90547.0
2) Yes, somewhat80941.9
3) No, not really1749.0
4) No, not at all321.7
94) Not sure00.0
97) Don't know70.4
98) Don't want to answer10.0
Total1928100.0
69) Do you agree with the following statements? If you do something bad or good, it will affect your destiny in the latter part of your life (v294) (AGRSYDST)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much74838.8
2) Yes, somewhat78940.9
3) No, not really28414.7
4) No, not at all844.3
94) Not sure10.0
97) Don't know221.1
98) Don't want to answer10.0
Total1929100.0
70) Please indicate which statement below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God (v30) (BELIVGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) I don't believe in God.1256.5
2) I don't know whether there is a God, and I don't believe there is any way to find out.1608.3
3) I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind.25913.4
4) I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others.29015.0
5) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God.52727.4
6) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it.55828.9
97) Don't know70.4
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
71) Which best describes your beliefs about God? (v31) (BLVABGOD)
 TOTAL%
1) I don't believe in God now, and I never have.28114.6
2) I don't believe in God now, but I used to.613.1
3) I believe in God now, but I didn't used to.1909.9
4) I believe in God now, and I always have.110157.1
8) Can't choose29315.2
98) Don't want to answer30.1
Total1929100.0
72) Do you believe in: Life after death (v32a) (BLVLFDTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely22611.7
2) Yes, Probably86244.8
3) No, Probably58630.5
4) No, Definitely1326.9
8) Can't Choose1105.7
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know90.5
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1926100.0
73) Do you believe in: Heaven (v32b) (BLVHEAVN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely23011.9
2) Yes, Probably88345.8
3) No, Probably59330.8
4) No, Definitely975.0
8) Can't Choose1085.6
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know150.8
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
74) Do you believe in: Hell (v32c) (BLVHELL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely23312.1
2) Yes, Probably93848.7
3) No, Probably55528.8
4) No, Definitely924.8
8) Can't Choose944.9
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know140.7
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
75) Do you believe in: Religious miracles (v32d) (BLVRLMIR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely21611.2
2) Yes, Probably95249.4
3) No, Probably55728.9
4) No, Definitely965.0
8) Can't Choose944.9
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know110.6
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
76) Do you believe in: Reincarnation - being reborn in this world again and again (v32e) (BLVREINC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely24212.6
2) Yes, Probably92548.0
3) No, Probably51426.7
4) No, Definitely1206.2
8) Can't Choose1145.9
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know110.6
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
77) Do you believe in: Nirvana (v32f) (BLVNIRVA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely1588.2
2) Yes, Probably72237.4
3) No, Probably69836.2
4) No, Definitely1447.5
8) Can't Choose1879.7
95) Don't understand30.2
97) Don't know150.8
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
78) Do you believe in: The supernatural powers of deceased ancestors (v32g) (BLVANCES)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, Definitely1819.4
2) Yes, Probably92247.8
3) No, Probably58730.5
4) No, Definitely1125.8
8) Can't Choose1125.8
97) Don't know130.7
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
79) Do you agree or disagree with the following... There is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally (v33a) (AGRGODCN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23412.1
2) Agree90046.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree32717.0
4) Disagree36118.7
5) Strongly disagree693.6
8) Can't choose351.8
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.0
Total1928100.0
80) Do you agree or disagree with the following... There is little that people can do to change the course of their lives (v33b) (AGRCHNLF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree874.5
2) Agree43122.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree1256.5
4) Disagree107355.6
5) Strongly disagree1899.8
8) Can't choose221.1
98) Don't want to answer10.0
Total1928100.0
81) Do you agree or disagree with the following... To me, life is meaningful only because God exists (v33c) (AGRMEANG)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree864.5
2) Agree51126.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree36118.7
4) Disagree77240.1
5) Strongly disagree1477.6
8) Can't choose452.4
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1927100.0
82) Do you agree or disagree with the following... In my opinion, life does not serve any purpose (v33d) (AGRNOPRP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree231.2
2) Agree1819.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree1377.1
4) Disagree119562.0
5) Strongly disagree34918.1
8) Can't choose392.0
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know00.0
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
83) Do you agree or disagree with the following... Life is only meaningful if you provide the meaning yourself (v33e) (AGRLFMNG)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42422.0
2) Agree121463.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree924.8
4) Disagree1507.8
5) Strongly disagree140.7
8) Can't choose281.5
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know40.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
84) Do you agree or disagree with the following... I have my own way of connecting with God without churches or religious services (v33f) (AGROWNWY)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree965.0
2) Agree56729.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree34317.8
4) Disagree67134.8
5) Strongly disagree1377.1
8) Can't choose1055.4
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know60.3
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
85) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) Self-cultivation (v34_1) (WYRLSLFC)
 TOTAL%
0) No120662.5
1) Yes47624.7
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
86) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To seek peace (v34_2) (WYRLPEAC)
 TOTAL%
0) No65734.1
1) Yes102553.1
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
87) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To understand the meaning of life (v34_3) (WYRLMNLF)
 TOTAL%
0) No138471.8
1) Yes29815.4
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
88) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To reduce worries (v34_4) (WYRLRDWR)
 TOTAL%
0) No128466.6
1) Yes39820.7
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
89) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To bring good luck and avoid evil (v34_5) (WYRLLUCK)
 TOTAL%
0) No118761.6
1) Yes49525.7
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
90) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To seek consolation (v34_6) (WYRLCONS)
 TOTAL%
0) No126765.7
1) Yes41521.5
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
91) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To seek spiritual sustenance (v34_7) (WYRLSPRT)
 TOTAL%
0) No101252.5
1) Yes67034.7
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
92) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To follow the faith of my parents (v34_8) (WYRLPRNT)
 TOTAL%
0) No70936.8
1) Yes97350.5
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
93) (If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) Other (please specify) (v34_9) (WYRLOTHR)
 TOTAL%
0) No161783.8
1) Yes653.4
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
94) Why do you believe in current religion? Missing (V34_10)
 TOTAL%
0) No168287.2
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
95) Why do you believe in current religion? Don't know (V34_11)
 TOTAL%
0) No168287.2
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
96) Why do you believe in current religion? Don't want to answer (V34_12)
 TOTAL%
0) No168287.2
9) Not applicable24612.8
Total1928100.0
97) How often do you go to a temple, an altar, or a church? (v35) (FQTMALCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Every day532.8
2) Several times a week542.8
3) Once a week1045.4
4) 2 or 3 times a month28014.5
5) Once a month22411.6
6) Several times a year71437.0
7) Once a year20910.8
8) Less frequently than once a year1799.3
9) Never1105.7
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
98) Did you take part in a pilgrimage to the temples last year (From August last year to July this year)? (v36) (PILGRIM)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34217.7
2) No158682.3
Total1928100.0
99) About how often do you pray? (v37) (FRQPRAY)
 TOTAL%
1) Never42522.1
2) Less than once a year824.3
3) About once or twice a year20210.5
4) Several times a year38920.2
5) About once a month1447.5
6) 2-3 times a month21211.0
7) Nearly every week261.4
8) Every week371.9
9) Several times a week995.1
10) Once a day1708.8
11) Several times a day1417.3
Total1927100.0
100) How often do you take part in the activities or organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? (v38) (OTHACTIV)
 TOTAL%
1) Never96650.1
2) Less than once a year26313.6
3) About once or twice a year28114.6
4) Several times a year26213.6
5) About once a month663.4
6) 2-3 times a month341.8
7) Nearly every week130.7
8) Every week191.0
9) Several times a week231.2
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
101) For religious reasons, do you have in your home a shrine, an altar, or a religious object on display, such as the Eight Trigrams, Taoist magic incantations, a picture or statue of a god, an evil-avoiding mirror, a leopard, toad, or sabre lion figure or picture, doorgods, a screen wall facing the gate of a house, icons, retabloses, mezuzahs, menorahs, or crucifixes? (v39) (HAVSHRIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes139672.4
2) No53227.6
Total1928100.0
102) How often do you visit a holy place for religious reasons, such as going to a shrine/temple/church/mosque? Please do not count attending regular religious services at your usual place of worship, if you have one. (v40) (VSTHOLYP)
 TOTAL%
1) Never76039.4
2) Less than once a year22411.6
3) About once or twice a year39820.6
4) Several times a year34517.9
5) About once a month or more20010.4
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
103) Would you describe yourself as... (v41) (DESCRREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely religious1457.5
2) Very religious28314.7
3) Somewhat religious98951.3
4) Neither religious nor non-religious36218.8
5) Somewhat non-religious462.4
6) Very non-religious442.3
7) Extremely non-religious311.6
8) Can't choose261.3
97) Don't know00.0
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
104) What best describes you: (v42) (DESCRSPR)
 TOTAL%
1) I follow a religion and consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural.58430.3
2) I follow a religion, but don't consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural.62032.1
3) I don't follow a religion, but consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural.38620.0
4) I don't follow a religion and don't consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred or the supernatural.22711.7
8) Can't choose1105.7
97) Don't know20.1
Total1929100.0
105) Which of the following statements comes closest to your own views? (v43) (VIEWSREL)
 TOTAL%
1) There is very little truth in any religion.1035.4
2) There are basic truths in many religions.160183.1
3) There is truth only in one religion.784.0
8) Can't choose1407.3
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
106) Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to... find inner peace and happiness (v44a) (RLHLPPCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57029.6
2) Agree114559.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree1055.4
4) Disagree854.4
5) Strongly disagree60.3
8) Can't choose160.8
97) Don't know10.1
Total1928100.0
107) Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to... make friends (v44b) (RLHLPFRN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33917.6
2) Agree114959.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree20710.7
4) Disagree20410.6
5) Strongly disagree80.4
8) Can't choose211.1
Total1928100.0
108) Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to... gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow (v44c) (RLHLPCMF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48925.4
2) Agree119862.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree1075.6
4) Disagree1125.8
5) Strongly disagree110.6
8) Can't choose100.5
Total1927100.0
109) Do you agree or disagree that practicing a religion helps people to... Meet the right kind of people (v44d) (RLHLPMTP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29015.0
2) Agree104554.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree29115.1
4) Disagree26013.5
5) Strongly disagree180.9
8) Can't choose241.3
Total1928100.0
110) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following... Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections... (v45a) (RLLDRVOT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree103853.9
2) Agree71136.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree864.5
4) Disagree603.1
5) Strongly disagree110.6
8) Can't choose191.0
97) Don't know20.1
Total1927100.0
111) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following... Religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions (v45b) (RLLDRGOV)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree96149.8
2) Agree75038.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree954.9
4) Disagree824.3
5) Strongly disagree140.7
8) Can't choose241.3
97) Don't know20.1
Total1928100.0
112) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you agree or disagree. Overall, modern science does more harm than good. (v46a) (AGHRMSCI)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1286.6
2) Agree59731.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree37519.4
4) Disagree70736.7
5) Strongly disagree452.3
8) Can't choose693.6
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know30.2
Total1928100.0
113) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you agree or disagree. We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith. (v46b) (AGTRSTSC)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree643.3
2) Agree64533.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree41121.3
4) Disagree71637.1
5) Strongly disagree170.9
8) Can't choose663.4
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know50.3
Total1928100.0
114) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you agree or disagree. Looking around the world, religions bring more conflict than peace. (v46c) (AGRELCNF)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree995.2
2) Agree69436.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree33117.2
4) Disagree67835.2
5) Strongly disagree281.5
8) Can't choose864.5
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know100.5
Total1926100.0
115) Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you agree or disagree. People with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others. (v46d) (AGINTOL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1266.6
2) Agree60031.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree32917.1
4) Disagree73838.3
5) Strongly disagree623.2
8) Can't choose683.6
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know40.2
Total1927100.0
116) Do you think that churches and religious organizations in Taiwan have too much power or too little power? (v47) (RELPWRTW)
 TOTAL%
1) Far too much power1819.4
2) Too much power78540.7
3) About the right amount of power61932.1
4) Too little power1296.7
5) Far too little power472.5
8) Can't choose1588.2
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know80.4
Total1928100.0
117) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? All religious groups in Taiwan should have equal rights. (v48a) (RLGPEQTW)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree41821.7
2) Agree113658.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree1789.2
4) Disagree1588.2
5) Strongly disagree60.3
8) Can't choose301.5
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know30.1
Total1929100.0
118) How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? We must respect all religions. (v48b) (RLRESPCT)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree62432.4
2) Agree117460.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree683.5
4) Disagree532.8
5) Strongly disagree10.1
8) Can't choose80.4
97) Don't know00.0
Total1928100.0
119) People have different religions and different religious views. Would you accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from yours... marrying a relative of yours? (v49a) (DIFVWMRY)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely accept114559.4
2) Probably accept56429.2
3) Probably not accept1045.4
4) Definitely not accept723.7
8) Can't choose422.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
120) People have different religions and different religious views. Would you accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from yours... being a candidate of the political party you prefer? (v49b) (DIFVWCND)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely accept104654.3
2) Probably accept62232.3
3) Probably not accept1176.1
4) Definitely not accept643.3
8) Can't choose763.9
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
121) There are some people whose views are considered extreme by the majority. Consider religious extremists, that is, people who believe that their religion is the only true faith and that all other religions should be considered as enemies. Do you think such people should be allowed to... Hold public meetings to express their views? (v50a) (EXTRMEET)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely accept29915.5
2) Probably accept51826.9
3) Probably not accept45923.8
4) Definitely not accept57529.8
8) Can't choose713.7
94) Not sure10.1
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know30.2
Total1927100.0
122) There are some people whose views are considered extreme by the majority. Consider religious extremists, that is, people who believe that their religion is the only true faith and that all other religions should be considered as enemies. Do you think such people should be allowed to... Publish books expressing their views? (v50b) (EXTRPUBL)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely accept38319.8
2) Probably accept78040.4
3) Probably not accept33617.4
4) Definitely not accept34317.8
8) Can't choose824.2
94) Not sure10.1
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know30.2
Total1929100.0
123) Have you or your family members consulted a feng-shui (geomancy) master in the past five years? (v51) (FENGSH5)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes49025.4
2) No143674.4
97) Don't know30.1
Total1929100.0
124) Did you or your family members consult a feng-shui (geomancy) master concerning your present residence? (v52) (FENGSHPR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes57629.9
2) No133669.3
97) Don't know160.8
Total1928100.0
125) Did you or your boss consult a feng-shui (geomancy) master concerning your office? (v53) (FENGSHOF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28614.8
2) No93948.7
3) No office (e.g. students, housewives, vendors)68235.4
97) Don't know211.1
Total1928100.0
126) Do you ever have your fortune told on the internet? (v54) (FORTINTE)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32016.6
2) No160883.4
Total1928100.0
127) Have you ever taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone? (v55) (FORTINIT)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes65534.0
2) No (skip to 57)127266.0
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
128) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Eight characters about one's birth (v56_1) (FORTMTH8)
 TOTAL%
0) No49325.6
1) Yes1638.5
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
129) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Tzu-wei tou-shu (v56_2) (FORTMTHT)
 TOTAL%
0) No54228.1
1) Yes1145.9
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
130) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Physiognomy and palmistry (v56_3) (FORTMTHP)
 TOTAL%
0) No59430.8
1) Yes623.2
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
131) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Feeling one's bones (v56_4) (FORTMTHB)
 TOTAL%
0) No64233.3
1) Yes140.7
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
132) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Astrology, horoscope (v56_5) (FORTMTHA)
 TOTAL%
0) No61631.9
1) Yes402.1
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
133) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Other (Please specify) (v56_6) (FORTMTHO)
 TOTAL%
0) No61031.6
1) Yes462.4
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
134) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) None of the above. (v56_7) (FORTMTHN)
 TOTAL%
0) No29815.4
1) Yes35818.6
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
135) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Missing (v56_8) (FORTMSN)
 TOTAL%
0) No65634.0
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
136) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Don't know (v56_9) (FORTDK)
 TOTAL%
0) No65634.0
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
137) Have you taken the initiative to have your fortune told by someone by using one of the following methods of divination in the last year (from August last year to July this year)? (Choose all that apply) Don't want to answer (v56_10) (FORTDWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No65433.9
1) Yes20.1
9) Not applicable127266.0
Total1928100.0
138) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Use natural remedies, alternative therapies, hypnotherapy, spiritual practices (v57a) (ACTREMED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes593.1
2) No186897.0
97) Don't know00.0
Total1927100.0
139) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Read spiritual books (v57b) (ACTSBOOK)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes37819.6
2) No155080.4
Total1928100.0
140) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Practice Qi, meditation, or activities to boost your energy or improve the harmony of your magnetic field (v57c) (ACTQIMED)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes19410.1
2) No173489.9
Total1928100.0
141) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Practice yoga (v57d) (ACTYOGA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1618.4
2) No176791.6
Total1928100.0
142) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Use massage therapies, meridian therapies, or other folk remedies (v57e) (ACTMASSG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes54728.4
2) No138171.6
Total1928100.0
143) Did you do the following activities last year (From August last year to July this year)? Practice Tai chi chuan (v57f) (ACTTAICC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes583.0
2) No187097.0
Total1928100.0
144) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Felt God's Presence (v58_1) (EXPGODPR)
 TOTAL%
0) No159882.9
1) Yes33017.1
Total1928100.0
145) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Experienced the existence of a certain power that is stronger than the power of your life (v58_2) (EXPPOWER)
 TOTAL%
0) No166486.3
1) Yes26413.7
Total1928100.0
146) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Felt that the life is full of the power of love (v53_3) (EXPPLOVE)
 TOTAL%
0) No155280.5
1) Yes37619.5
Total1928100.0
147) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Felt that your body is full of the power of energy physically and mentally (magnetic field) (v58_4) (EXPENERG)
 TOTAL%
0) No173089.7
1) Yes19810.3
Total1928100.0
148) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Felt that your body is extremely light and that you can float in the air or are weightless (v58_5) (EXPLIGHT)
 TOTAL%
0) No185896.4
1) Yes703.6
Total1928100.0
149) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Experienced ultimate joy or peace (v58_6) (EXPULTJP)
 TOTAL%
0) No153579.7
1) Yes39220.4
Total1927100.0
150) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Experienced that everything in the universe is interconnected (v58_7) (EXPINTCN)
 TOTAL%
0) No161683.8
1) Yes31216.2
Total1928100.0
151) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) None of the above (v58_8) (EXPNONE)
 TOTAL%
0) No85844.5
1) Yes107055.5
Total1928100.0
152) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Missing (v58_9) (EXPMISS)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
153) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Don't know (v58_10) (EXPDNKN)
 TOTAL%
0) No192799.9
1) Yes10.0
Total1928100.0
154) When you take part in religious services or activities (either individual or group), have you ever felt or experienced the following? (Choose all that apply) Don't want to answer (v58_11) (EXDWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No192799.9
1) Yes10.1
Total1928100.0
155) The following statements are about spiritual development or meditation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements indicating your situation? The field of self development should include individual spiritual growth (v591) (MEDINCLI)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree37919.7
2) Agree118361.4
3) Disagree1819.4
4) Strongly disagree100.5
95) Don't understand80.4
97) Don't know1668.6
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
156) The following statements are about spiritual development or meditation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements indicating your situation? Participating in religious organizations is not the only way to connect with God; it can be achieved through individual spiritual development as well. (v592) (MEDRELOR)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20210.5
2) Agree107155.6
3) Disagree39020.2
4) Strongly disagree452.4
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know21611.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1927100.0
157) The following statements are about spiritual development or meditation. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements indicating your situation? As long as one develops his/her potential ability, he/she is capable of connecting with God. (v593) (MEDABILI)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree472.4
2) Agree47124.4
3) Disagree91447.4
4) Strongly disagree1889.7
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know30615.9
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
158) Do you think one's achievement (e.g., success in career, being wealthy) is related to his/her spiritual growth? (v60) (ACHVSPGR)
 TOTAL%
1) No41821.7
2) Yes, a positive correlation97250.4
3) Yes, a negative correlation180.9
4) It depends49125.5
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know231.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
159) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy or read spiritual magazines or books? (v61_1) (PRDCTSPG)
 TOTAL%
0) No155180.4
1) Yes37719.6
Total1928100.0
160) During the last 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you watch spiritual TV programs or movies? (v61_2) (PRDCTTV)
 TOTAL%
0) No158482.2
1) Yes34417.8
Total1928100.0
161) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy or listen to spiritual music or course materials (CD/DVD)? (v61_3) (SPIRCD)
 TOTAL%
0) No165986.0
1) Yes26914.0
Total1928100.0
162) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy or use a spiritual crystal/other stone products? (v61_4) (PRDCRYS)
 TOTAL%
0) No172689.5
1) Yes20210.5
Total1928100.0
163) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy or use spiritual-related essential or natural oils? (v61_5) (PRDOILS)
 TOTAL%
0) No181594.2
1) Yes1125.8
Total1927100.0
164) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy/read/listen/use any of the above things? None of the above (v61_6) (PRDNONE)
 TOTAL%
0) No74938.8
1) Yes117961.2
Total1928100.0
165) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy/read/listen/use any of the above things? Missing (v61_7) (PRDMSNG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
166) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy/read/listen/use any of the above things? Don't know (v61_8) (PRDDNK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
167) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), did you buy/read/listen/use any of the above things? Don't want to answer (v61_9) (PRDWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No192799.9
1) Yes10.1
Total1928100.0
168) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Shopped in a store that sells organic products (v62_1) (ENVSHPOR)
 TOTAL%
0) No148276.8
1) Yes44623.1
Total1928100.0
169) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Recycled old clothes (v62_2) (ENVCLOTH)
 TOTAL%
0) No87545.4
1) Yes105354.6
Total1928100.0
170) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Purchased recycled products (e.g., recycled paper) (v62_3) (ENVPRECY)
 TOTAL%
0) No150778.2
1) Yes42121.8
Total1928100.0
171) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Followed a vegetarian diet for non-religious reasons (v62_4) (ENVVEGET)
 TOTAL%
0) No159082.5
1) Yes33817.5
Total1928100.0
172) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Engaged in other behaviors to save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Please specify ___ (v62_5) (ENVOTHER)
 TOTAL%
0) No101352.5
1) Yes91547.4
Total1928100.0
173) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply) Engaged in organic farming (v62_6) (ENVORGFM)
 TOTAL%
0) No168587.4
1) Yes24312.6
Total1928100.0
174) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply): None of the above (v62_7) (ENVNONE)
 TOTAL%
0) No151678.6
1) Yes41221.4
Total1928100.0
175) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply): Missing (v62_8) (ENVMSNG)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
176) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply): Don't know (v62_9) (ENVDK)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
177) During the past 6 months (from January to July 2009), have you done any of the following things for environmental protection or health? (Choose all that apply): Don't want to answer (v62_10) (ENVNOAN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9280.000.00
178) Within the past year (from August last year to July this year), have you donated money to temples, monasteries, churches, or religious organizations? (v63) (DONMONEY)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes105454.7
2) No (skip to 68)87445.3
Total1928100.0
179) How much money in total have you donated to monasteries, temples, or churches in the past year? NT$______ (v64) (DONAMNT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928476,786.71496,561.73
180) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Folk religions (v65_1) (DONRELFR)
 TOTAL%
0) No66134.3
1) Yes39320.4
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
181) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Yiguan Dao (v65_2) (DONRELYD)
 TOTAL%
0) No103053.4
1) Yes241.3
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
182) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Buddhism (v65_3) (DONRELBU)
 TOTAL%
0) No50526.2
1) Yes54928.5
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
183) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Taoism (v65_4) (DONRELTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No86544.8
1) Yes1899.8
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
184) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Protestant Christianity (v65_5) (DONRELPC)
 TOTAL%
0) No97950.8
1) Yes753.9
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
185) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply: Catholicism (v65_6) (DONRELCA)
 TOTAL%
0) No102953.4
1) Yes251.3
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
186) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Islam (v65_7) (DONRELIS)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
187) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Xuanyuanjiao (v65_8) (DONRELXU)
 TOTAL%
0) No105354.6
1) Yes10.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
188) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Tinlijiao (v65_9) (DONRELTI)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
189) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Liism (v65_10) (DONRELLI)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
190) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Xiajiao (v65_11) (DONRELXI)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
191) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Other (Please specify)_______ (v65_12) (DONRELOT)
 TOTAL%
0) No104054.0
1) Yes140.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
192) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Missing (v65_13) (DONMISS)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
193) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Don't know (v65_14) (DONDK)
 TOTAL%
0) No105254.6
1) Yes20.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
194) Which religions did you donate to? (Choose all that apply) Don't want to answer (v65_15) (DONDWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No105254.6
1) Yes20.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
195) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) I donate money regularly (v66_1) (DONFRQRG)
 TOTAL%
0) No68235.4
1) Yes37219.3
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
196) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) I donate money occasionally (v66_2) (DONFRQOC)
 TOTAL%
0) No27814.4
1) Yes77640.3
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
197) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) Other (Please specify) _______ (v66_3) (DONFRQOT)
 TOTAL%
0) No105154.5
1) Yes30.2
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
198) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) Missing (v66_4) (DONAMSNG)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
199) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) Don't know (v66_5) (DONADKW)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
200) Do you donate money regularly or occasionally? (Choose all that apply) Don't want to answer (v66_6) (DONDNWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No105354.6
1) Yes10.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
201) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To eliminate disasters and to pray for blessings, as well as to do charitable and pious deeds (v67_1) (DONWHYEL)
 TOTAL%
0) No55028.5
1) Yes50426.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
202) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To redeem a vow and show gratitude to the gods (v67_2) (DONWHYVW)
 TOTAL%
0) No90847.1
1) Yes1467.6
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
203) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To make a thanksgiving offering (v67_3) (DONWHYTH)
 TOTAL%
0) No61031.6
1) Yes44423.0
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
204) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To requite an obligation (v67_4) (DONWHYOB)
 TOTAL%
0) No101252.5
1) Yes422.2
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
205) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To repay society (v67_5) (DONWHYRP)
 TOTAL%
0) No71637.1
1) Yes33817.5
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
206) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To give alms in order to practice my religious belief (v67_6) (DONWHYAL)
 TOTAL%
0) No83443.3
1) Yes22011.4
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
207) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) To build or renovate temples (67_7) (DONWHYTM)
 TOTAL%
0) No87545.4
1) Yes1799.3
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
208) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) Because I have used something and it is embarrassing not to give some money (v67_8) (DONWHYEM)
 TOTAL%
0) No97950.8
1) Yes753.9
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
209) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) Other (Please specify) ______ (v67_9) (DONWHYOT)
 TOTAL%
0) No100051.9
1) Yes542.8
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
210) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) Missing (v67_10) (DONMSNG)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
211) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) Don't know (v67_11) (DONDNTK)
 TOTAL%
0) No105454.7
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
212) Why do you donate money to these temples, monasteries, or churches? (Choose all that apply) Don't want to answer (v67_12) (DONANWTA)
 TOTAL%
0) No105354.6
1) Yes10.1
9) Not applicable87445.3
Total1928100.0
213) Within the past year (from August last year to July this year), have you donated money to any organization other than temples, monasteries, churches, or religious organizations? (v68) (DONOTORG)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50426.1
2) No (skip to 70)142373.8
97) Don't know10.1
Total1928100.0
214) How much money in total did you donate in the past year (from August last year to July this year)? NT$ ______ (v69) (DONORGAM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,928748,869.77431,712.02
215) Do you do volunteer work now? (v70) (VOLUNTRW)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22411.6
2) No (Skip to 71)170488.4
Total1928100.0
216) Do you do volunteer work at temples, monasteries, churches, or religious organizations? (v70a) (VOLUNREL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1025.3
2) No1226.3
99) Not applicable170488.4
Total1928100.0
217) Do you think it is wrong or not wrong if a man and a woman have sexual relations before marriage? (v71) (SEXPRMAR)
 TOTAL%
1) Always wrong56629.4
2) Almost always wrong33017.1
3) Wrong only sometimes46224.0
4) Not wrong at all38119.8
8) Can't choose1829.4
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know40.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
218) What about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than his or her husband or wife; is it... (v72) (SEXOTHER)
 TOTAL%
1) Always wrong159382.6
2) Almost always wrong21711.2
3) Wrong only sometimes573.0
4) Not wrong at all170.9
8) Can't choose432.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
219) And what about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex; is it... (v73) (SEXSAME)
 TOTAL%
1) Always wrong102253.0
2) Almost always wrong1739.0
3) Wrong only sometimes19610.1
4) Not wrong at all33617.4
8) Can't choose19810.3
97) Don't know30.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
220) Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby... (v74a) (ABDEFECT)
 TOTAL%
1) Always wrong1578.2
2) Almost always wrong1025.3
3) Wrong only sometimes37719.6
4) Not wrong at all118861.7
8) Can't choose1005.2
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
221) Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children... (v74b) (ABLOWINC)
 TOTAL%
1) Always wrong65934.2
2) Almost always wrong35218.3
3) Wrong only sometimes39620.5
4) Not wrong at all43222.4
8) Can't choose864.5
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
222) Do you agree or disagree... A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family. (v75) (HUSBWIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21911.4
2) Agree52127.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree1909.8
4) Disagree75139.0
5) Strongly disagree23212.0
8) Can't choose150.8
Total1928100.0
223) Generally speaking, would you say that people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people? (v76) (TRSTPPL)
 TOTAL%
1) People can almost always be trusted30115.6
2) People can usually be trusted44022.9
3) Usually can't be too careful80942.0
4) Almost always can't be too careful34618.0
8) Can't choose311.6
97) Don't know00.0
Total1927100.0
224) How much confidence do you have in... The Legislative Yuan (v77a) (CONFLGYU)
 TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence150.8
2) A great deal of confidence774.0
3) Some confidence71437.1
4) Very little confidence69636.1
5) No confidence at all28414.8
8) Can't choose1336.9
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know30.1
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1926100.0
225) How much confidence do you have in... Business and industry (v77b) (CONFBSIN)
 TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence80.4
2) A great deal of confidence1457.5
3) Some confidence98351.0
4) Very little confidence54228.1
5) No confidence at all934.8
8) Can't choose1467.6
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know90.5
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
226) How much confidence do you have in... Churches and religious organizations (v77c) (CONFCHRL)
 TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence492.6
2) A great deal of confidence35418.3
3) Some confidence111157.6
4) Very little confidence27914.5
5) No confidence at all382.0
8) Can't choose924.8
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
227) How much confidence do you have in... Courts and the legal system (v77d) (CONFCTLG)
 TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence201.0
2) A great deal of confidence22011.4
3) Some confidence83443.2
4) Very little confidence54728.4
5) No confidence at all1708.8
8) Can't choose1266.5
95) Don't understand30.2
96) Missing10.0
97) Don't know50.3
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
228) How much confidence do you have in... Schools and the educational system (v77e) (CONFSCED)
 TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence834.3
2) A great deal of confidence60431.4
3) Some confidence94449.0
4) Very little confidence20510.6
5) No confidence at all311.6
8) Can't choose573.0
95) Don't understand00.0
96) Missing10.0
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1927100.0
229) We are interested in the extent to which you have moved from one kind of place to another. Which do you think is most like your experience of life? (v78) (MOVELIFE)
 TOTAL%
1) I have lived in different countries.874.5
2) I have lived in different places in the same country.82842.9
3) I have lived in different neighborhoods in the same place.33717.5
4) I have always lived in the same neighborhood.67635.1
Total1928100.0
230) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Are harmonious relationships in the family important to you in your life? (v791) (IMPHRFAM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important30.2
2) 2150.8
3) 31045.4
4) Absolutely important180593.6
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
231) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is power important to you in your life? (v792) (IMPPOWER)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important1728.9
1) 127014.0
2) 271937.3
3) 346324.0
4) Absolutely important30015.6
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1927100.0
232) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is the pursuit of advancement and improvement important to you in your life? (v793) (IMPADVIM)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important191.0
1) 1432.2
2) 21859.6
3) 366034.2
4) Absolutely important101852.9
97) Don't know10.0
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
233) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is submission and obedience to one's elders and superiors important to you in your life? (v794) (IMPSUBMO)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important281.5
1) 1552.8
2) 233717.5
3) 369235.9
4) Absolutely important81442.2
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
234) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is tolerating different opinions important to you in your life? (v795) (IMPTOLDF)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important291.5
1) 1673.5
2) 240020.7
3) 377840.4
4) Absolutely important65033.7
94) Not sure10.1
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
235) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is wealth important to you in your life? (v796) (IMPWLTH)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important251.3
1) 1512.6
2) 234818.1
3) 373538.1
4) Absolutely important76739.8
94) Not sure10.0
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
236) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is democracy important to you in your life? (v797) (IMPDEMOC)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important311.6
1) 1522.7
2) 229815.4
3) 370336.4
4) Absolutely important83943.5
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know30.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
237) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is the raising of children as a guarantee in old age important to you in your life? (v798) (IMPCHILD)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important20210.5
1) 125913.4
2) 262332.3
3) 339120.3
4) Absolutely important45223.5
97) Don't know10.0
Total1928100.0
238) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Are intimate friends important to you in your life? (v799) (IMPINTFR)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important281.5
1) 1874.5
2) 234918.1
3) 362832.6
4) Absolutely important83243.2
97) Don't know10.0
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1927100.0
239) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is knowledge important to you in your life? (v7910) (IMPKNOWL)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important70.4
1) 1351.8
2) 21537.9
3) 357830.0
4) Absolutely important115059.7
95) Don't understand20.1
97) Don't know10.0
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
240) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is fairness (equality) important to you in your life? (v7911) (IMPFAIRN)
 TOTAL%
0) Not important140.7
1) 1402.1
2) 221110.9
3) 359330.8
4) Absolutely important106755.4
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
241) Please consider the extent to which the following items are important to you in your current life, and choose from the five options (from '0' to '4') to denote your feelings and assessments. Is filial piety important to you in your life? (v7912) (IMPFILPI)
 TOTAL%
1) 1100.5
2) 2643.3
3) 337119.3
4) Absolutely important148176.8
97) Don't know20.1
Total1928100.0
242) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? A person can help others only if he/she has properly taken care of himself/herself first. (v801) (CHRSELF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much145375.4
2) Yes, somewhat40120.8
3) No, not really693.6
4) No, not at all30.1
97) Don't know10.1
Total1927100.0
243) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? A person should be considerate of others in every aspect. (v802) (CHRCONSD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much73638.2
2) Yes, somewhat94749.1
3) No, not really23011.9
4) No, not at all100.5
94) Not sure10.1
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know40.2
Total1928100.0
244) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? Doing good will give you a ticket to heaven, but doing a lot of bad things will cause you to end up in hell. (v803) (CHRHEAVN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much49425.6
2) Yes, somewhat83843.4
3) No, not really46924.3
4) No, not at all1005.2
94) Not sure30.1
97) Don't know221.1
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1929100.0
245) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? The rich should offer financial help to the poor. (v804) (CHRRCHPR)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much98050.8
2) Yes, somewhat76639.7
3) No, not really1628.4
4) No, not at all140.7
94) Not sure10.1
97) Don't know30.1
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
246) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? Those who do good can have a good life in the next life. (v805) (CHRNXTLF)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much55528.8
2) Yes, somewhat87245.2
3) No, not really40721.1
4) No, not at all683.5
94) Not sure30.2
97) Don't know191.0
98) Don't want to answer40.2
Total1928100.0
247) To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? One should consider one's capacity before helping others. (v806) (CHRCAPAC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much138872.0
2) Yes, somewhat52427.2
3) No, not really110.6
4) No, not at all30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
248) In Taiwan, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka are the main languages used in everyday life, while the different aboriginal tribes also have their own languages. Currently, there are some views concerning the acquisition and usage of these languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? We should teach our children their native dialect at home. (v811) (LNGNATVD)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much131068.0
2) Yes, somewhat54328.1
3) No, not really583.0
4) No, not at all70.3
94) Not sure60.3
97) Don't know40.2
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1928100.0
249) In Taiwan, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka are the main languages used in everyday life, while the different aboriginal tribes also have their own languages. Currently, there are some views concerning the acquisition and usage of these languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? School teachers should be able to use languages other than Mandarin for lectures in any class (not only in native education). (v812) (LNGMANDA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much90547.0
2) Yes, somewhat66734.6
3) No, not really27014.0
4) No, not at all723.7
94) Not sure50.2
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know80.4
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1927100.0
250) In Taiwan, Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Hakka are the main languages used in everyday life, while the different aboriginal tribes also have their own languages. Currently, there are some views concerning the acquisition and usage of these languages. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? School teachers should be able to use Taiwanese for lectures in any class. (v813) (LNGTAIWA)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much73438.1
2) Yes, somewhat67134.8
3) No, not really40120.8
4) No, not at all1145.9
94) Not sure30.2
95) Don't understand00.0
97) Don't know50.2
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1928100.0
251) Which language do you speak with your parents in your family? (or prior to passing away if parent is deceased) (v82) (LANGPRFM)
 TOTAL%
1) Mandarin40621.1
2) Taiwanese123664.1
3) Hakka1266.5
4) Aborigine180.9
5) Dialect301.6
6) Other (Please specify)1125.8
Total1928100.0
252) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? Since there is more and more interflow among the nations of the world, Taiwan does not necessarily have to insist on its own cultural characteristics. (v831) (ARGINTFL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much1447.4
2) Yes, somewhat46324.0
3) No, not really89046.2
4) No, not at all38820.1
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand50.2
97) Don't know321.6
98) Don't want to answer50.2
Total1929100.0
253) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? It is more important to learn about the cultures of advanced countries than to learn about traditional Chinese culture. (v832) (ARGCLADV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much1497.7
2) Yes, somewhat54228.1
3) No, not really95249.4
4) No, not at all23612.3
94) Not sure30.2
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know371.9
98) Don't want to answer50.2
Total1928100.0
254) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? Our next generation does not necessarily have to learn about the history and civilization of China. (v833) (ARGHSTCV)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much1115.7
2) Yes, somewhat39120.3
3) No, not really94849.2
4) No, not at all43422.5
94) Not sure60.3
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know271.4
98) Don't want to answer70.3
Total1928100.0
255) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? Taiwan should establish cultural characteristics that differ from those of China. (v834) (TWCCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much40521.0
2) Yes, somewhat93648.5
3) No, not really46624.1
4) No, not at all723.7
94) Not sure50.2
95) Don't understand50.2
96) Missing10.0
97) Don't know301.5
98) Don't want to answer100.5
Total1930100.0
256) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? Traditional Chinese culture occupies an important position within Taiwanese culture. (v835) (ARGIMPTC)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much35418.4
2) Yes, somewhat89046.2
3) No, not really56129.1
4) No, not at all703.6
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand50.2
97) Don't know371.9
98) Don't want to answer90.4
Total1928100.0
257) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? We should strive to carry forward traditional Chinese culture. (v836) (ARGTRDCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much42422.0
2) Yes, somewhat97150.4
3) No, not really42622.1
4) No, not at all623.2
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand30.1
97) Don't know331.7
98) Don't want to answer70.4
Total1928100.0
258) To what extent do you agree with each of the following arguments? Taiwanese culture is a continuation of traditional Chinese culture. (v837) (ARGCNTCH)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much40421.0
2) Yes, somewhat95949.8
3) No, not really44122.9
4) No, not at all723.7
94) Not sure30.2
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know371.9
98) Don't want to answer70.4
Total1927100.0
259) Do you think Chinese civilization, with its long-standing culture, is something to be proud of? (v84) (PROUDCHN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much so43522.6
2) Yes102153.0
3) No, not really29415.2
4) No, not at all1206.2
94) Not sure30.2
95) Don't understand50.2
97) Don't know452.3
98) Don't want to answer50.3
Total1928100.0
260) Do you think Taiwanese civilization is something to be proud of? (v85) (PROUDTWN)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, very much so66434.4
2) Yes103353.6
3) No, not really1638.5
4) No, not at all341.8
94) Not sure40.2
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know251.3
98) Don't want to answer30.2
Total1927100.0
261) There are several ways listed below to identify yourself. Which one do you think is the best for you? (v86) (IDSELF)
 TOTAL%
1) I am Taiwanese.117460.9
2) I am Chinese.412.1
3) I am both Taiwanese and Chinese.55228.6
4) I am both Chinese and Taiwanese.1145.9
5) Other (Please specify) ______422.2
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
262) Regarding the relationship between Taiwan and China, do you think it is better for Taiwan to become independent, to be unified with China, or to remain the same? (v87) (RELTWCHN)
 TOTAL%
1) To be unified with China as soon as possible603.1
2) To become independent as soon as possible1819.4
3) To remain the same60831.5
4) To remain the same, but become independent in the future1849.5
5) To remain the same, but it depends in the future60031.1
6) To remain the same forever25513.2
94) Not sure100.5
95) Don't understand10.1
97) Don't know191.0
98) Don't want to answer120.6
Total1930100.0
263) Over the past 30 years, how many times have you ever visited China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao)? ______(v88) (VISITCHN)
 TOTAL%
0) 0125765.2
1) 126013.5
2) 21296.7
3) 3824.3
4) 4281.5
5) 5522.7
6) 6251.3
7) 760.3
8) 8120.6
10) 10331.7
11) 1100.0
12) 1240.2
15) 1590.5
20) 20120.6
25) 2530.2
30) 3070.4
35) 3510.1
50) 5010.0
51) 5110.0
100) 10020.1
200) 20010.1
997) Don't know40.2
Total1929100.0
264) Over the past 30 years, have you ever lived in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao)? If so, for how many years did you live in China? (v89) [ARDA note on coding: If a case has three or four digits, the first one, in the case of three digits, and the first two, in the case of four digits, refer to the number of years one has lived in China. The latter two digits refer to the number of months one has lived in China. If one has not lived in China over a year, he or she will only has a one or two digit response, indicating the number of months he or she lived in China. A response of '3' indicates that one has lived in China for three months. A response of '801' indicates that one has lived in China for eight years and one month.] (LIVEDCHN)
 TOTAL%
3) 360.3
4) 410.1
6) 670.4
9) 910.1
10) 1010.1
100) 10060.3
106) 10610.1
200) 20040.2
206) 20610.1
300) 30030.2
400) 40010.0
500) 50010.0
507) 50710.0
600) 60030.1
700) 70020.1
801) 80110.1
897) 89710.0
900) 90010.1
1500) 150010.1
1800) 180010.0
2000) 200010.1
2500) 250010.1
3000) 300000.0
9999) Not applicable188097.6
Total1926100.0
265) How long have you lived in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao)? Years (v89y) (LIVECHNY)
 TOTAL%
0) 0170.9
1) 170.4
2) 250.3
3) 330.2
4) 410.0
5) 520.1
6) 630.1
7) 720.1
8) 820.1
9) 910.1
15) 1510.1
18) 1810.0
20) 2010.1
25) 2510.1
30) 3000.0
99) Not applicable188097.6
Total1927100.0
266) How long have you lived in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) Months (v89m) (LIVECNM)
 TOTAL%
0) 0261.3
1) 110.1
3) 360.3
4) 410.1
6) 690.5
7) 710.0
9) 910.1
10) 1010.1
97) Don't know10.0
99) Not applicable188097.6
Total1927100.0
267) There are several ethnic groups in Taiwan, including the Hoklo, the Hakka, Mainlanders, Aborigines, and immigrants. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about ethnic groups in Taiwan? Overall, some ethnic groups are more intelligent than others. (v901) (ETHNINTL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1517.9
2) Somewhat agree56629.4
3) Somewhat disagree88846.1
4) Strongly disagree30015.6
94) Not sure30.2
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know150.8
98) Don't want to answer30.1
Total1927100.0
268) There are several ethnic groups in Taiwan, including the Hoklo, the Hakka, Mainlanders, Aborigines, and immigrants. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about ethnic groups in Taiwan? Some ethnic groups are more diligent, while other ethnic groups tend to be lazier. (v902) (ETHNDIL)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29115.1
2) Somewhat agree87445.3
3) Somewhat disagree58030.1
4) Strongly disagree1668.6
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know130.7
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
269) There are several ethnic groups in Taiwan, including the Hoklo, the Hakka, Mainlanders, Aborigines, and immigrants. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about ethnic groups in Taiwan? In general, most people think ethnic groups in Taiwan include the Hoklo, the Hakka, Mainlanders, Aborigines, and immigrants. Actually, there is a better way to group people in Taiwan. (v903) (ETHNGRPP)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1568.1
2) Somewhat agree62032.1
3) Somewhat disagree92347.9
4) Strongly disagree1638.5
94) Not sure90.5
95) Don't understand40.2
97) Don't know502.6
98) Don't want to answer30.1
Total1928100.0
270) There are several ethnic groups in Taiwan, including the Hoklo, the Hakka, Mainlanders, Aborigines, and immigrants. To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about ethnic groups in Taiwan? One's ethnic background is decided and cannot be changed after he/she is born. (v904) (ETHNBRN)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree47724.7
2) Somewhat agree65033.7
3) Somewhat disagree65433.9
4) Strongly disagree1306.7
94) Not sure20.1
95) Don't understand10.0
97) Don't know140.7
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1928100.0
271) Among those friends that you are in contact with the most, how many of them have the same religious belief as yours? (or, just like you, have no religious belief?) (v91) (SMRELFRN)
 TOTAL%
1) Less than 1/1019810.3
2) About 1/101015.2
3) About 1/321211.0
4) About 1/238319.9
5) Almost all of them95449.5
97) Don't know763.9
98) Don't want to answer40.2
Total1928100.0
272) Has your daily life, studies, or work been affected because of certain emotions (e.g., feeling nervous, worried, anxious and unable to relax, or depressed, downhearted) in the past two weeks? (v92) (AFFCTEMO)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes57529.8
2) No135370.2
Total1928100.0
273) Has your daily life been affected because of any physical discomfort or injury in the past two weeks? (v93) (AFFCTPHY)
 TOTAL%
1) No140773.0
2) Yes, slightly38419.9
3) Yes, quite a bit763.9
4) Yes, very much613.2
Total1928100.0
274) How has your physical health been for the past two weeks? (v94) (PHYSHLTH)
 TOTAL%
1) Very good54828.4
2) Good109356.7
3) Poor25513.2
4) Very poor321.7
Total1928100.0
275) Has your daily life been affected because of any injury or illness for more than one month? (v95) (AFINJILL)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43822.7
2) No148977.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
276) If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole? (v96) (HAPPYGN)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy41921.7
2) Fairly happy124164.4
3) Not very happy21911.4
4) Not at all happy402.1
8) Can't choose80.4
97) Don't know00.0
98) Don't want to answer00.0
Total1927100.0
277) What is your average monthly income (including your salary from full- or part-time jobs, year-end bonus, commission, interest income, income from personal business or investments, government subsidies, rent, pension, etc.)? (v97) (INCOME)
 TOTAL%
1) No income41121.3
2) NT$10,000 or less28214.6
3) NT$10,001 – NT$20,00025713.3
4) NT$20,001 – NT$30,00030615.8
5) NT$30,001 – NT$40,00025813.4
6) NT$40,001 – NT$50,0001548.0
7) NT$50,001 – NT$60,000914.7
8) NT$60,001 – NT$70,000482.5
9) NT$70,001 – NT$80,000311.6
10) NT$80,001 – NT$90,000191.0
11) NT$90,001 – NT$100,000160.9
12) NT$100,001 – NT$110,00060.3
13) NT$110,001 – NT$120,00010.0
14) NT$120,001 – NT$130,00030.1
15) NT$130,001 - NT$140,00030.2
16) NT$140,001 – NT$150,00050.3
17) NT$150,001 – NT$160,00030.1
18) NT$160,001 – NT$170,00010.0
19) NT$170,001 – NT$180,00010.0
21) NT$190,001 – NT$200,00040.2
22) NT$200,001 – NT$300,00050.3
23) More than NT$300,00030.2
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer211.1
Total1930100.0
278) (Please skip to 99 for those who are unmarried, divorced, separated, or widowed.) What is your spouse's (or partner's) average monthly income (including the salary from full-or part-time jobs, year-end bonus, commission, interest income, income from personal business or investments, government subsidies, rent, pension, etc.)? (v98) (INCOMESP)
 TOTAL%
1) No income35118.2
2) NT$10,000 or less1276.6
3) NT$10,001 – NT$20,0001326.9
4) NT$20,001 – NT$30,0001829.5
5) NT$30,001 – NT$40,0001316.8
6) NT$40,001 – NT$50,000884.6
7) NT$50,001 – NT$60,000603.1
8) NT$60,001 – NT$70,000432.2
9) NT$70,001 – NT$80,000120.6
10) NT$80,001 – NT$90,00090.5
11) NT$90,001 – NT$100,00070.3
12) NT$100,001 – NT$110,00020.1
13) NT$110,001 – NT$120,00020.1
14) NT$120,001 – NT$130,00040.2
15) NT$130,001 – NT$140,00010.1
16) NT$140,001 – NT$150,00020.1
17) NT$150,001 – NT$160,00010.1
19) NT$170,001 – NT$180,00010.1
21) NT$190,001 – NT$200,00010.1
22) NT$200,001 – NT$300,00030.1
23) More than NT$300,00010.0
97) Don't know140.7
98) Don't want to answer221.2
99) Not applicable73037.9
Total1926100.0
279) What is your average monthly household income (including salary, year-end bonus, commission, interest income, income from personal business or investments, government subsidies, rent, pension, etc.)? (v99) (INCOMEHH)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92815.3325.64
280) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Parents were separated or divorced (v1001) (SITPDIV)
 TOTAL%
1) No181494.0
2) Before entering elementary school512.6
3) During elementary school271.4
4) During junior high school241.2
5) During senior high school110.6
97) Don't know10.0
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
281) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Father or mother died (v1002) (SITPDIED)
 TOTAL%
1) No168587.3
2) Before entering elementary school743.8
3) During elementary school593.1
4) During junior high school532.7
5) During senior high school562.9
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
282) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Father or mother was seriously physically ill or injured (v1003) (SITPILIN)
 TOTAL%
1) No162684.3
2) Before entering elementary school683.5
3) During elementary school784.0
4) During junior high school824.3
5) During senior high school703.6
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
283) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Father or mother was mentally ill (v1004) (SITPMENT)
 TOTAL%
1) No190198.7
2) Before entering elementary school80.4
3) During elementary school60.3
4) During junior high school40.2
5) During senior high school40.2
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
284) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Father or mother had drinking problems (v1005) (SITPDRNK)
 TOTAL%
1) No182794.8
2) Before entering elementary school482.5
3) During elementary school281.4
4) During junior high school110.6
5) During senior high school100.5
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1928100.0
285) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? You were seriously physically ill or injured (v1006) (YOUINJ)
 TOTAL%
1) No177091.8
2) Before entering elementary school422.2
3) During elementary school382.0
4) During junior high school211.1
5) During senior high school542.8
97) Don't know10.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
286) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Brother or sister died (v1007) (SITSDIED)
 TOTAL%
1) No181694.2
2) Before entering elementary school562.9
3) During elementary school241.2
4) During junior high school60.3
5) During senior high school211.1
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer20.1
Total1928100.0
287) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Brother or sister was seriously physically ill or injured (v1008) (SITSILIN)
 TOTAL%
1) No183095.0
2) Before entering elementary school301.5
3) During elementary school191.0
4) During junior high school191.0
5) During senior high school251.3
97) Don't know30.2
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1927100.0
288) Have you ever experienced the following situations? If so, when did it happen to you? Your family encountered financial problems (v1009) (SITFNPRB)
 TOTAL%
1) No171789.0
2) Before entering elementary school351.8
3) During elementary school653.4
4) During junior high school552.8
5) During senior high school542.8
97) Don't know20.1
98) Don't want to answer10.1
Total1929100.0
289) The interview ended at ___ month ___ day ___ hour ___ minute (VEMDHM)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9287,565,085.36415,135.06
290) Interview ended at: month (VEMONT)
 TOTAL%
7) July120462.4
8) August71337.0
9) September110.6
Total1928100.0
291) Interview ended at: day (VEDAY)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92818.199.88
292) Interview ended at: hour (VEHHOR)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.1
7) 730.2
8) 8130.7
9) 9532.7
10) 10975.1
11) 111578.2
12) 12914.7
13) 13713.7
14) 14914.7
15) 151095.7
16) 161316.8
17) 171548.0
18) 181437.4
19) 1921311.1
20) 2028114.6
21) 2122511.7
22) 22814.2
23) 2370.4
96) Missing50.3
Total1926100.0
293) Interview ended at: minute (VEMIN)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,92828.1117.90
294) Weight (WEIGHT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1,9271.000.20
295) What is your education level? (v9 9) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
 TOTAL%
1) None/illiterate or self-study643.3
2) Elementary or junior high school56629.4
3) Senior high school57730.0
4) Junior college21611.2
5) College/university41021.3
6) Graduate school914.7
Missing4
Total1924100.0
296) Gender (v1) (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
 TOTAL%
1) Male96450.0
2) Female96450.0
Total1928100.0
297) What is your religious belief? (v15) (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
 TOTAL%
1) No religious belief24612.7
2) Folk religion82442.7
3) Buddhism37819.6
4) Taoism26613.8
5) Christianity1025.3
6) Other1135.9
Total1929100.0

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