Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

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Imagine someone like yourself in the following situation and tell us what would most likely happen - You already have a regular after-school activity you've said you would do, but you learn that a student in your class has had a bad accident and cannot come to school for many months. The teacher asks you if you would be willing to give up your activity for two or three afternoons each week for those months to help that student with schoolwork. Would you go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping, give up your activity so that you can help but only if your activity is not that important to you, give up your activity so you can help but only until you can find someone else to take your place, or help the student no matter what you have to give up?
  1) Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping
  2) Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you
  3) Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place
  4) Help the student no matter what you have to give up
  5) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 456 8.4% 8.4%
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 1120 20.7% 29.1%
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 1151 21.3% 50.4%
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 2017 37.3% 87.7%
Don't know 667 12.3% 100%
Missing 8
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 12.7%
319
4.7%
135
8.4%
454
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 21.8%
547
19.8%
569
20.7%
1116
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 20.1%
504
22.4%
643
21.3%
1147
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 30.4%
764
43.1%
1239
37.2%
2003
Don't know 15.0%
376
10.1%
289
12.3%
665
TOTAL 100.0%
2510
100.0%
2875

5385


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other Don't know TOTAL
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 9.1%
334
7.4%
51
6.7%
55
8.3%
11
8.5%
451
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 21.0%
773
19.8%
137
22.1%
180
16.5%
22
20.9%
1112
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 21.2%
781
18.8%
130
24.4%
199
15.8%
21
21.3%
1131
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 36.9%
1360
42.2%
292
34.1%
278
39.1%
52
37.2%
1982
Don't know 11.8%
433
11.8%
82
12.7%
104
20.3%
27
12.1%
646
TOTAL 100.0%
3681
100.0%
692
100.0%
816
100.0%
133

5322


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Don't know TOTAL
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 8.7%
201
9.0%
145
9.6%
11
10.8%
72
3.8%
25
8.5%
454
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 17.9%
414
23.1%
371
22.8%
26
26.3%
176
19.1%
127
20.8%
1114
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 21.9%
505
22.1%
355
29.8%
34
20.6%
138
16.4%
109
21.3%
1141
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 39.8%
919
34.5%
555
29.8%
34
30.2%
202
42.9%
285
37.2%
1995
Don't know 11.8%
272
11.3%
182
7.9%
9
12.1%
81
17.8%
118
12.3%
662
TOTAL 100.0%
2311
100.0%
1608
100.0%
114
100.0%
669
100.0%
664

5366


Grade (I-GRADE)

Elem schl Middle sch High schl TOTAL
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 4.8%
94
9.5%
165
11.5%
197
8.4%
456
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 15.7%
309
23.0%
401
24.0%
410
20.7%
1120
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 17.3%
339
23.1%
402
24.0%
410
21.3%
1151
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 51.6%
1013
32.7%
569
25.5%
435
37.3%
2017
Don't know 10.6%
208
11.7%
204
14.9%
255
12.3%
667
TOTAL 100.0%
1963
100.0%
1741
100.0%
1707

5411


Median income (I-MEDINC)

$10K-19999 $20K-29999 $30K-39999 $40K-49999 $50K and a TOTAL
Go ahead with your own activity but feel badly about not helping 8.3%
70
8.1%
198
9.0%
123
7.4%
23
9.7%
42
8.4%
456
Give up your activity so that you can help, but only if your activity is not that important to you 20.2%
171
19.9%
486
21.9%
300
17.8%
55
24.8%
108
20.7%
1120
Give up your activity so you can help, but only until you can find someone else to take your place 20.9%
177
21.0%
513
20.8%
286
22.3%
69
24.4%
106
21.3%
1151
Help the student no matter what you have to give up 39.9%
338
39.5%
967
34.5%
473
35.6%
110
29.7%
129
37.3%
2017
Don't know 10.7%
91
11.6%
284
13.8%
190
16.8%
52
11.5%
50
12.3%
667
TOTAL 100.0%
847
100.0%
2448
100.0%
1372
100.0%
309
100.0%
435

5411



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