Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) ID (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL811712260.6187237
2) Is your child male or female? (MSEXCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Male271545.2
2) Female328754.8
Missing2115 
TOTAL6002100.0
3) In what month was your child born? (MNTHBRN)
TOTAL%
1) January4757.9
2) February4858.1
3) March5248.7
4) April4717.8
5) May5058.4
6) June5038.4
7) July5058.4
8) August5308.8
9) September4968.3
10) October5008.3
11) November5288.8
12) December4798.0
Missing2116 
TOTAL6001100.0
4) On what day of the month was your child born? (MDAYBRN)
TOTAL%
1) 11943.3
2) 22193.8
3) 31723.0
4) 42093.6
5) 51973.4
6) 62023.5
7) 72013.5
8) 81863.2
9) 91773.1
10) 101883.2
11) 112063.6
12) 121833.2
13) 131662.9
14) 142023.5
15) 151893.3
16) 162103.6
17) 172053.5
18) 181843.2
19) 192013.5
20) 201933.3
21) 211933.3
22) 221733.0
23) 231813.1
24) 241863.2
25) 251753.0
26) 261743.0
27) 272183.8
28) 281733.0
29) 291803.1
30) 301662.9
31) 31981.7
Missing2316 
TOTAL5801100.0
5) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 1 (MFAGE1)
TOTAL%
0) No4046.7
1) Yes560493.3
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
6) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 2 (MFAGE2)
TOTAL%
0) No4467.4
1) Yes556292.6
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
7) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 3 (MFAGE3)
TOTAL%
0) No4828.0
1) Yes552692.0
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
8) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 4 (MFAGE4)
TOTAL%
0) No5258.7
1) Yes548391.3
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
9) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 5 (MFAGE5)
TOTAL%
0) No5419.0
1) Yes546791.0
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
10) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 6 (MFAGE6)
TOTAL%
0) No5569.3
1) Yes545290.7
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
11) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 7 (MFAGE7)
TOTAL%
0) No5619.3
1) Yes544790.7
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
12) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 8 (MFAGE8)
TOTAL%
0) No5889.8
1) Yes542090.2
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
13) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 9 (MFAGE9)
TOTAL%
0) No5879.8
1) Yes542190.2
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
14) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a father (natural father, stepfather, adoptive father) or other male guardian who lived with the child? - At age 10 (MFAGE10)
TOTAL%
0) No4958.2
1) Yes551391.8
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
15) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 1 (MMAGE1)
TOTAL%
0) No2554.2
1) Yes575395.8
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
16) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 2 (MMAGE2)
TOTAL%
0) No2784.6
1) Yes573095.4
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
17) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 3 (MMAGE3)
TOTAL%
0) No2864.8
1) Yes572295.2
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
18) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 4 (MMAGE4)
TOTAL%
0) No2964.9
1) Yes571295.1
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
19) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 5 (MMAGE5)
TOTAL%
0) No3045.1
1) Yes570494.9
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
20) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 6 (MMAGE6)
TOTAL%
0) No3115.2
1) Yes569794.8
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
21) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 7 (MMAGE7)
TOTAL%
0) No2914.8
1) Yes571795.2
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
22) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 8 (MMAGE8)
TOTAL%
0) No3005.0
1) Yes570895.0
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
23) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 9 (MMAGE9)
TOTAL%
0) No3045.1
1) Yes570494.9
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
24) In the first ten years of your child's life, did he or she have a mother (natural mother, stepmother, adoptive mother) or other female guardian who lived with the child? - At age 10 (MMAGE10)
TOTAL%
0) No1312.2
1) Yes587797.8
Missing2109 
TOTAL6008100.0
25) In how many different towns or cities has your child lived? (MTOWNLVD)
TOTAL%
1) One305251.1
2) Two143424.0
3) Three68011.4
4) Four3746.3
5) Five or more4307.2
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
26) Where does your child live now? (MCHLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Small apartment complex or duplex (6 units or smaller)1061.8
2) Large apartment complex (7 or more units)540.9
3) Single family house564194.2
4) Mobile home1312.2
5) Condominium or townhouse490.8
6) My child does not now live at home.60.1
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
27) How long has your child lived in his or her current neighborhood? (MCURRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 1 year2323.9
2) 1 to 3 years80413.4
3) 4 to 6 years125020.8
4) 7 to 9 years104617.4
5) 10 years or more264544.1
6) My child does not live at home.220.4
Missing2118 
TOTAL5999100.0
28) Does your child have his or her own bedroom? (MOWNBDRM)
TOTAL%
1) No119119.9
2) Yes480980.2
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
29) Does your child have his or her own TV? (MOWNTV)
TOTAL%
1) No457876.6
2) Yes139923.4
Missing2140 
TOTAL5977100.0
30) Compared with other kids your child's age, how often does he or she get sick? (MSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Much less often196732.8
2) A little less often168528.1
3) About average206934.5
4) A little more often2293.8
5) Much more often510.8
Missing2116 
TOTAL6001100.0
31) Does your child have a physical handicap? (MHANDCAP)
TOTAL%
1) No584797.4
2) Yes1552.6
Missing2115 
TOTAL6002100.0
32) Does your child have a learning disability? (MLRNDIS)
TOTAL%
1) No573295.5
2) Yes2674.5
Missing2118 
TOTAL5999100.0
33) Has your child ever been diagnosed as hyperactive? (MHYPER)
TOTAL%
1) No577996.2
2) Yes2263.8
Missing2112 
TOTAL6005100.0
34) Has your child ever received counseling or therapy for behavior problems or emotional problems? (MCOUNSEL)
TOTAL%
1) No554792.5
2) Yes4537.6
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
35) Overall, what kind of body build does your child have? (MWEIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Very underweight450.8
2) A bit underweight79413.2
3) Just right399766.6
4) A bit overweight108318.1
5) Very overweight801.3
Missing2118 
TOTAL5999100.0
36) What kind of school is your child now in? (MSCHOOL)
TOTAL%
1) A school that has grades K-6 or 1-6101216.9
2) A school that has grades K-8 or 1-8100516.8
3) A school that has grades 6-881813.7
4) A school that has grades 7-84587.7
5) A school that has grades 7-981513.6
6) A school that has grades 9-125729.6
7) A school that has grades K-12 or 1-1271612.0
8) Another kind of school5889.8
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
37) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 1st grade? (MGRADE1)
TOTAL%
1) Public school505784.7
2) Private school (non-church-related)1412.4
3) Church-related or parochial school76912.9
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
38) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 2nd grade? (MGRADE2)
TOTAL%
1) Public school502584.6
2) Private school (non-church-related)1302.2
3) Church-related or parochial school78413.2
Missing2178 
TOTAL5939100.0
39) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 3rd grade? (MGRADE3)
TOTAL%
1) Public school500484.3
2) Private school (non-church-related)1141.9
3) Church-related or parochial school81513.7
Missing2184 
TOTAL5933100.0
40) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 4th grade? (MGRADE4)
TOTAL%
1) Public school496383.8
2) Private school (non-church-related)1041.8
3) Church-related or parochial school85514.4
Missing2195 
TOTAL5922100.0
41) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 5th grade? (MGRADE5)
TOTAL%
1) Public school457783.7
2) Private school (non-church-related)1102.0
3) Church-related or parochial school78214.3
Missing2648 
TOTAL5469100.0
42) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 6th grade? (MGRADE6)
TOTAL%
1) Public school367484.1
2) Private school (non-church-related)872.0
3) Church-related or parochial school60713.9
Missing3749 
TOTAL4368100.0
43) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 7th grade? (MGRADE7)
TOTAL%
1) Public school274084.4
2) Private school (non-church-related)581.8
3) Church-related or parochial school44813.8
Missing4871 
TOTAL3246100.0
44) What type of school did your child attend to complete - 8th grade? (MGRADE8)
TOTAL%
1) Public school196986.6
2) Private school (non-church-related)371.6
3) Church-related or parochial school26811.8
Missing5843 
TOTAL2274100.0
45) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 1 (MMWRK1)
TOTAL%
0) No498783.0
1) Yes101917.0
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
46) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 2 (MMWRK2)
TOTAL%
0) No475279.1
1) Yes125420.9
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
47) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 3 (MMWRK3)
TOTAL%
0) No463977.2
1) Yes136722.8
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
48) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 4 (MMWRK4)
TOTAL%
0) No455475.8
1) Yes145224.2
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
49) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 5 (MMWRK5)
TOTAL%
0) No445974.2
1) Yes154725.8
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
50) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 6 (MMWRK6)
TOTAL%
0) No429371.5
1) Yes171328.5
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
51) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 7 (MMWRK7)
TOTAL%
0) No415869.2
1) Yes184830.8
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
52) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 8 (MMWRK8)
TOTAL%
0) No402767.0
1) Yes197933.0
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
53) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 9 (MMWRK9)
TOTAL%
0) No390665.0
1) Yes210035.0
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
54) In the first 10 years of your child's life, did his or her mother or female guardian work outside the home regularly for 30 or more hours per week? - At age 10 (MMWRK10)
TOTAL%
0) No378363.0
1) Yes222337.0
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
55) What is your sex? (MSEX)
TOTAL%
2) Female parent6006100.0
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
56) How old are you? (MAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 24 or younger40.1
2) 25 to 291222.0
3) 30 to 34115619.3
4) 35 to 39224537.4
5) 40 to 44152025.3
6) 45 or older95415.9
Missing2116 
TOTAL6001100.0
57) What is your relationship to the child who is taking the survey? (MRELATN)
TOTAL%
1) Natural mother558993.3
3) Stepmother711.2
5) Adoptive mother2774.6
7) Foster mother100.2
9) Legal guardian: mother250.4
11) Other210.4
Missing2124 
TOTAL5993100.0
58) Are you a single parent? (MSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) No550991.8
2) Yes4948.2
Missing2114 
TOTAL6003100.0
59) What is your current marital status? (MMARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Single and never married390.7
2) Divorced and now single3225.4
3) Widowed and now single821.4
4) Separated671.1
5) Divorced and remarried3385.6
6) Widowed and remarried520.9
7) Married509685.0
Missing2121 
TOTAL5996100.0
60) How many years have you been married to your present spouse? (MYRSMAR)
TOTAL%
1) I am not now married.4026.7
2) 5 years or fewer2183.6
3) 6 to 10 years2584.3
4) 11 to 15 years177029.6
5) 16 to 20 years193932.5
6) Over 20 years138823.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL5975100.0
61) How many children have you had (whether they are living or not)? Include adopted children and step-children. (MMNYCHLD)
TOTAL%
1) None390.7
2) One5148.6
3) Two217936.3
4) Three168128.0
5) Four or five123120.5
6) Six or seven2454.1
7) Eight or more1081.8
Missing2120 
TOTAL5997100.0
62) Are you employed - as a full-time housewife or househusband? (MHOUSEWF)
TOTAL%
0) No182430.4
1) Yes418269.6
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
63) Are you employed - Full-time for pay (or help run a family business, such as a farm, at least 40 hours a week)? (MFULLTM)
TOTAL%
0) No382263.6
1) Yes218436.4
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
64) Are you employed - Part-time? (MPARTTM)
TOTAL%
0) No436572.7
1) Yes164127.3
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
65) Are you - Temporarily unemployed? (MUNEMPLO)
TOTAL%
0) No591098.4
1) Yes961.6
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
66) Are you - Retired? (MRETIRED)
TOTAL%
0) No599599.8
1) Yes110.2
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
67) Are you - Permanently disabled? (MDISABLE)
TOTAL%
0) No599299.8
1) Yes140.2
Missing2111 
TOTAL6006100.0
68) During an average week, how many hours do you work at a paying job or jobs? (MWRKWEEK)
TOTAL%
1) None202934.2
2) 1 to 104127.0
3) 11 to 2063110.6
4) 21 to 3062310.5
5) 31 to 40170428.8
6) 41 to 504237.1
7) 51 or more1041.8
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
69) What race are you? (MRACE)
TOTAL%
1) American Indian330.6
2) Black or Afro-American2944.9
3) Hispanic631.1
4) Oriental or Asian631.1
5) Biracial110.2
6) White or Caucasian551992.2
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
70) Where do you and your family now live? (MLIVENOW)
TOTAL%
1) On a farm101617.1
2) In a small town (under 5,000)112218.9
3) In a town of 5,000-25,000125321.1
4) In a city of 25,000-50,0005549.3
5) In a city of 50,000-100,0004758.0
6) In a large city of 100,000-500,0005308.9
7) In the suburb of a large city4247.1
8) In a very large city (over 500,000)3055.1
9) In the suburb of a very large city2544.3
Missing2184 
TOTAL5933100.0
71) What is the highest level of education you have completed? (MEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) I completed grade school.861.5
2) I took some high school.2584.4
3) I completed high school.180430.7
4) I went to vocational school (such as for secretarial training).59110.1
5) I took some college.131322.4
6) I completed college.81613.9
7) I did some graduate or professional degree work.4487.6
8) I completed a graduate or professional degree.5569.5
Missing2245 
TOTAL5872100.0
72) How often do you attend worship services at a church or synagogue? (MATCHRCH)
TOTAL%
1) Never1302.2
2) Several times a year4667.8
3) About once a month2874.8
4) About 2 or 3 times a month115919.3
5) Once a week or more394865.9
Missing2127 
TOTAL5990100.0
73) Did you attend church or synagogue in the last 7 days? (MATTENWK)
TOTAL%
1) No127421.2
2) Yes472378.8
Missing2120 
TOTAL5997100.0
74) How would you describe your political affiliation? (MPOLAFFL)
TOTAL%
1) Republican234339.4
2) Democrat213435.8
3) Independent121420.4
4) Other2634.4
Missing2163 
TOTAL5954100.0
75) How would you describe your political beliefs? (MPOLBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative2744.6
2) Conservative190232.1
3) Moderate318853.7
4) Liberal4988.4
5) Very liberal721.2
Missing2183 
TOTAL5934100.0
76) Which of the following figures best represents the total annual income of your family? (MINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003666.1
2) $10,000-$19,999107418.0
3) $20,000-$29,999182430.6
4) $30,000-$39,999130421.9
5) $40,000 or more138423.3
Missing2165 
TOTAL5952100.0
77) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Does not help people or helps people (MHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Does not help people250.4
2) 1712.9
3) 123020.6
4) 216836.2
5) Helps people239139.9
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
78) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Does not care about people's feelings or cares about other people's feelings (MCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Does not care about people's feelings410.7
2) 1973.3
3) 102317.1
4) 196032.7
5) Cares about other people's feelings276846.2
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
79) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Disobedient or obedient (MOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Disobedient2143.6
2) 62410.4
3) 128421.5
4) 179430.0
5) Obedient207034.6
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
80) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Has few friends or has many friends (MFRIEND)
TOTAL%
1) Has few friends3075.1
2) 4958.3
3) 153925.7
4) 142223.7
5) Has many friends222937.2
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
81) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Shy or outgoing (MSHY)
TOTAL%
1) Shy3205.4
2) 72312.1
3) 163327.3
4) 150325.1
5) Outgoing179930.1
Missing2139 
TOTAL5978100.0
82) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Hard to live with or easy to live with (MLIVEWTH)
TOTAL%
1) Hard to live with2474.1
2) 5929.9
3) 149525.0
4) 143924.0
5) Easy to live with221237.0
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
83) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Sad or happy (MSAD)
TOTAL%
1) Sad1091.8
2) 3135.2
3) 127621.3
4) 188131.4
5) Happy240540.2
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
84) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Poor student or excellent student (MSTUDENT)
TOTAL%
1) Poor student1682.8
2) 3596.0
3) 151025.3
4) 177229.6
5) Excellent student217136.3
Missing2137 
TOTAL5980100.0
85) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Does not respect authority or respects authority (MAUTHOR)
TOTAL%
1) Does not respect authority2153.6
2) 3215.4
3) 84814.2
4) 160226.8
5) Respects authority299850.1
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
86) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Involved in few things or involved in many things (MINVOLV)
TOTAL%
1) Involved in few things4046.7
2) 59910.0
3) 153125.6
4) 150925.2
5) Involved in many things194632.5
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
87) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Worries a lot or never worries (MWORRY)
TOTAL%
1) Worries a lot60310.1
2) 136422.8
3) 273845.7
4) 97316.2
5) Never worries3105.2
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
88) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Cannot make own decisions or can make own decisions (MDECIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Cannot make own decisions971.6
2) 3726.2
3) 157326.3
4) 220936.9
5) Can make own decisions174129.1
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
89) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Immature or mature (MMATURE)
TOTAL%
1) Immature1602.7
2) 4988.3
3) 172328.8
4) 195432.7
5) Mature164927.6
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
90) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Sasses back or does not sass back (MSASS)
TOTAL%
1) Sasses back4998.4
2) 112518.8
3) 168928.3
4) 145024.3
5) Does not sass back121020.3
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
91) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Rebellious or not rebellious (MREBEL)
TOTAL%
1) Rebellious2083.5
2) 65510.9
3) 141723.7
4) 159426.6
5) Not rebellious211235.3
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
92) Below is a pair of characteristics. You should choose the number that best represents where you think your child is between the two extremes. - Often gets into trouble or never gets into trouble (MTROUBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Often gets into trouble1362.3
2) 2995.0
3) 135922.7
4) 253642.4
5) Never gets into trouble165527.7
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
93) To what extent has your child gone through puberty - that is, the period of time when the body takes on adult characteristics? Which of the following is the truest for your child? (MPUBERTY)
TOTAL%
1) My child has not yet begun to go through puberty.147124.6
2) My child is beginning to go through puberty.206134.4
3) My child is in the middle of puberty.116319.4
4) My child is almost through puberty.78413.1
5) My child has completely gone through puberty.5068.5
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
94) My child respects my values. (MRESPECT)
TOTAL%
1) Never true681.1
2) Seldom true1302.2
3) Sometimes true99316.6
4) Often true264844.2
5) Very often true215736.0
Missing2121 
TOTAL5996100.0
95) My child goes out of his or her way to help other people. (MHELPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Never true560.9
2) Seldom true4567.6
3) Sometimes true225437.6
4) Often true214235.7
5) Very often true108718.1
Missing2122 
TOTAL5995100.0
96) My child wants everything right now. (MWANTS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2484.1
2) Seldom true130221.7
3) Sometimes true239039.9
4) Often true129021.5
5) Very often true76012.7
Missing2127 
TOTAL5990100.0
97) My child gives up without trying. (MGIVEUP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true102017.0
2) Seldom true239039.9
3) Sometimes true182530.5
4) Often true5449.1
5) Very often true2063.4
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
98) My child tries his or her best at school. (MTRIES)
TOTAL%
1) Never true791.3
2) Seldom true2995.0
3) Sometimes true112518.8
4) Often true174029.0
5) Very often true274845.9
Missing2126 
TOTAL5991100.0
99) My child is concerned about the poverty and hunger that exists in the world. (MPOVHUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3105.2
2) Seldom true140623.5
3) Sometimes true254542.5
4) Often true114919.2
5) Very often true5759.6
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
100) My child puts off doing things. (MPUTSOFF)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1642.7
2) Seldom true79813.3
3) Sometimes true205834.3
4) Often true174729.2
5) Very often true122520.4
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
101) My child appreciates the value of money. (MMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2013.4
2) Seldom true86514.4
3) Sometimes true206834.5
4) Often true168228.1
5) Very often true117219.6
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
102) I (meaning my child) worry - About how my friends treat me. (MFRTREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all991.7
2) Very little5769.6
3) Somewhat162827.2
4) Quite a bit173629.0
5) Very much195032.6
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
103) I (meaning my child) worry - That I might kill myself. (MSUICIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all479480.0
2) Very little86514.4
3) Somewhat2333.9
4) Quite a bit591.0
5) Very much380.6
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
104) I (meaning my child) worry - That someone might force me to do sexual things I don't want to do. (MFORCESX)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all303250.7
2) Very little201633.7
3) Somewhat78713.2
4) Quite a bit941.6
5) Very much550.9
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
105) I (meaning my child) worry - About how well other kids like me. (MLIKEME)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1572.6
2) Very little59610.0
3) Somewhat178329.8
4) Quite a bit165127.6
5) Very much179530.0
Missing2135 
TOTAL5982100.0
106) I (meaning my child) worry - That one of my parents will hit me so hard that I will be badly hurt. (MPARHIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all417669.8
2) Very little121720.3
3) Somewhat4086.8
4) Quite a bit1061.8
5) Very much791.3
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
107) I (meaning my child) worry - That I may die soon. (MDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all316052.8
2) Very little198233.1
3) Somewhat66711.1
4) Quite a bit1101.8
5) Very much701.2
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
108) I (meaning my child) worry - That a nuclear bomb might be dropped on America. (MBOMB)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all221937.1
2) Very little208634.8
3) Somewhat129821.7
4) Quite a bit2464.1
5) Very much1402.3
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
109) I (meaning my child) worry - That one of my parents will die. (MPARDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all90415.1
2) Very little213335.7
3) Somewhat215236.0
4) Quite a bit4798.0
5) Very much3155.3
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
110) I (meaning my child) worry - About all the people who are hungry and poor in our country. (MWPOVHUN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all60710.1
2) Very little223137.3
3) Somewhat260243.5
4) Quite a bit3856.4
5) Very much1592.7
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
111) I (meaning my child) worry - That I might get beat up in school. (MBEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all268944.9
2) Very little203233.9
3) Somewhat88514.8
4) Quite a bit2614.4
5) Very much1202.0
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
112) I (meaning my child) worry - That my parents might stop loving me if I disappoint them. (MSTOPLOV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all240040.1
2) Very little198633.2
3) Somewhat116419.4
4) Quite a bit3035.1
5) Very much1352.3
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
113) I (meaning my child) worry - About how much my mother or father drinks. (MPARDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all455176.1
2) Very little75612.6
3) Somewhat4046.8
4) Quite a bit1522.5
5) Very much1182.0
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
114) I (meaning my child) worry - About all the drugs and drinking I see around me. (MDRGDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all149325.0
2) Very little178229.8
3) Somewhat189131.6
4) Quite a bit59810.0
5) Very much2193.7
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
115) I (meaning my child) worry - About how I'm doing in school. (MDOINSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all2203.7
2) Very little74012.4
3) Somewhat208234.8
4) Quite a bit185230.9
5) Very much109018.2
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
116) I (meaning my child) worry - About my looks. (MLOOKS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all2554.3
2) Very little69411.6
3) Somewhat176729.5
4) Quite a bit180030.1
5) Very much147324.6
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
117) I (meaning my child) worry - About all the violence that happens in our country. (MVIOLENC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all4227.0
2) Very little175329.3
3) Somewhat273345.6
4) Quite a bit79613.3
5) Very much2854.8
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
118) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all independent or very independent (MINDEPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all independent1572.6
2) 3746.2
3) 179029.9
4) 192132.1
5) Very independent174929.2
Missing2126 
TOTAL5991100.0
119) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Very emotional or not at all emotional (MEMOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all emotional841.4
2) 3746.2
3) 196832.9
4) 206734.5
5) Very emotional149425.0
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
120) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Very passive or very active (MPASSIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Passive1141.9
2) 3766.3
3) 196132.8
4) 178629.9
5) Very active174529.2
Missing2135 
TOTAL5982100.0
121) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all able to devote self completely to others or able to devote self completely to others (MOTHERS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all able to devote self completely to others1161.9
2) 3586.0
3) 198133.1
4) 227438.0
5) Able to devote self completely to others125020.9
Missing2138 
TOTAL5979100.0
122) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Very rough or very gentle (MROUGH)
TOTAL%
1) Very rough540.9
2) 1783.0
3) 208934.9
4) 238039.8
5) Very gentle128221.4
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
123) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all helpful to others or very helpful to others (MHELPFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful to others530.9
2) 1742.9
3) 111118.6
4) 266944.6
5) Very helpful to others197733.0
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
124) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all competitive or very competitive (MCOMPETE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all competitive5218.7
2) 97116.2
3) 231138.7
4) 145124.3
5) Very competitive72512.1
Missing2138 
TOTAL5979100.0
125) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all kind or very kind (MKIND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all kind240.4
2) 751.3
3) 93115.6
4) 295049.3
5) Very kind200733.5
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
126) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all aware of feelings of others or very aware of feelings of others (MOTHFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all aware of feelings of others320.5
2) 811.4
3) 5298.8
4) 199233.3
5) Very aware of feelings of others334756.0
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
127) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Have difficulty making decisions easily or can make decisions easily (MDECIDEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Have difficulty making decisions easily5379.0
2) 112418.8
3) 166627.9
4) 166327.8
5) Can make decisions easily99216.6
Missing2135 
TOTAL5982100.0
128) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Not at all self-confident or very self-confident (MCONFDNT)
TOTAL%
1) Very self-confident2824.7
2) 89114.9
3) 208434.8
4) 193832.4
5) Not at all self-confident79113.2
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
129) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Feel very inferior or feel very superior (MINFERIO)
TOTAL%
1) Feel very inferior2484.1
2) 87714.7
3) 380563.6
4) 89515.0
5) Feel very superior1592.7
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
130) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Very cold in relations with others or very warm in relations with others (MCOLDREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very cold in relations with others591.0
2) 2494.2
3) 157026.2
4) 235139.3
5) Very warm in relations with others175929.4
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
131) For the following pair of phrases, choose the letter which best indicates where you think you fall between the two extremes. - Go to pieces under pressure or stand up well under pressure (MPRESSUR)
TOTAL%
1) Go to pieces under pressure2353.9
2) 64410.8
3) 174829.2
4) 202633.9
5) Stand up well under pressure133222.3
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
132) About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work with youth in community or church youth programs (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, coaching a baseball team, directing a youth choir, etc.)? (MVOLYTH)
TOTAL%
1) None241540.3
2) 1 to 2 hours118919.8
3) 3 to 4 hours98416.4
4) 5 to 10 hours91315.2
5) 11 or more hours4938.2
Missing2123 
TOTAL5994100.0
133) How often do you say things to your child like "I love you" or "I'm proud of you"? (MSAYLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Never220.4
2) Less than once a month1722.9
3) 1 to 4 times a month65911.0
4) A couple of times a week211735.3
5) Every day302550.5
Missing2122 
TOTAL5995100.0
134) Overall, how important is religion in your life? (MIMPREL)
TOTAL%
1) It is the least important influence in my life230.4
2) It is one of the least important influences in my life1121.9
3) It is a somewhat important influence in my life110418.4
4) It is one of the most important influences in my life261543.6
5) It is the most important influence in my life214435.7
Missing2119 
TOTAL5998100.0
135) How often do you drink beer, wine, or liquor? (MOFTDRNK)
TOTAL%
1) Never186231.1
2) Less than once a month191932.0
3) 1 to 4 times a month125721.0
4) A couple of times a week67411.3
5) Every day2784.6
Missing2127 
TOTAL5990100.0
136) How often do you go out of your way to do something helpful for neighbors or friends? (MOFTHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Never140.2
2) Once in a while4818.0
3) Sometimes188431.4
4) Often249441.6
5) Very often112518.8
Missing2119 
TOTAL5998100.0
137) How many times in the last year would you say you spanked, hit, slapped, or otherwise put a hand to your child? (MTIMEHIT)
TOTAL%
1) None167327.9
2) Once or twice197633.0
3) 3 to 5 times124920.8
4) 6 to 10 times62110.4
5) 11 or more times4747.9
Missing2124 
TOTAL5993100.0
138) How are things going for you and your family these days? (MGOWELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very badly550.9
2) Pretty badly2975.0
3) Fairly well332255.4
4) Very well231838.7
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
139) Does your religious faith make you feel better when things don't go well? (MRELFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1051.8
2) Once in a while2554.3
3) Sometimes116119.4
4) Often174129.1
5) Very often272745.5
Missing2128 
TOTAL5989100.0
140) How often do you ask God to help you with your problems? (MASKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never651.1
2) Once in a while3445.7
3) Sometimes89815.0
4) Often155526.0
5) Very often312952.2
Missing2126 
TOTAL5991100.0
141) What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MREADWAR)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to read and study God's Word (The Bible or Torah).318253.5
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.219736.9
3) God most wants people to stop war from ever happening again.5689.6
Missing2170 
TOTAL5947100.0
142) What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MPOVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty.79113.3
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.289948.7
3) God most wants people to pray.226438.0
Missing2163 
TOTAL5954100.0
143) What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MSICKTEL)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life.4898.2
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.283447.5
3) God most wants people to tell other people about God.264644.3
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
144) What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MOBEYHLP)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to obey God's rules and commandments.337756.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.224837.7
3) God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance.3425.7
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
145) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO GO TO A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: How active are you in your church or synagogue? (MACTIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active4197.2
2) Not very active103417.8
3) Quite active144224.8
4) Somewhat active174230.0
5) Extremely active117220.2
Missing2308 
TOTAL5809100.0
146) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO GO TO A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: Do you go to the same church or synagogue as your child? (MSAMECHU)
TOTAL%
1) No1492.6
2) Yes565097.4
Missing2318 
TOTAL5799100.0
147) To what extent are you a "social activist" - that is, someone who devotes a lot of time to trying to change society? (MSOCACTV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all273846.1
2) A little180130.4
3) Some111318.8
4) Quite a bit2243.8
5) Very much571.0
Missing2184 
TOTAL5933100.0
148) Not counting church or synagogue, to what extent would you say you get involved in clubs and organizations in your community (such as PTA, Kiwanis, political parties, Scouts, 4-H, etc.)? (MINVCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all109818.3
2) A little174929.2
3) Some164027.4
4) Quite a bit110518.4
5) Very much4006.7
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
149) How often do you think about our country and the problems it has? (MTHNKPRB)
TOTAL%
1) Never260.4
2) Once in a while4607.7
3) Sometimes144724.1
4) Often309751.7
5) Very often96216.1
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
150) How important is your church or synagogue to you? (MIMPCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important781.3
2) Slightly important1632.7
3) Somewhat important99116.6
4) Very important274745.9
5) Extremely important200233.5
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
151) Is the following true about your family? - We live with another family who are not relatives to us in any way. (MOTHFAM)
TOTAL%
0) No593698.9
1) Yes641.1
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
152) Is the following true about your family? - We own or are buying a house. (MOWNHOME)
TOTAL%
0) No61110.2
1) Yes538989.8
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
153) Is the following true about your family? - Most of the time we cannot pay our bills. (MCANTPAY)
TOTAL%
0) No565294.2
1) Yes3485.8
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
154) Is the following true about your family? - A relative needing lots of care lives with us. (MRELLIVE)
TOTAL%
0) No587097.8
1) Yes1302.2
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
155) Is the following true about your family? - Our neighborhood is dangerous. (MLIVDNGR)
TOTAL%
0) No589998.3
1) Yes1011.7
Missing2117 
TOTAL6000100.0
156) About how much time does your family (parents and children living at home) spend doing things together during an average week? (MTMTGTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Never - someone is always off doing something else1963.3
2) 1 to 5 hours182730.5
3) 6 to 10 hours179530.0
4) 11 to 20 hours139223.3
5) 21 or more hours77412.9
Missing2133 
TOTAL5984100.0
157) There is a lot of love in my family. (MLOTLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Not true571.0
2) Slightly true861.4
3) Somewhat true60210.0
4) Quite true207934.7
5) Very true316852.9
Missing2125 
TOTAL5992100.0
158) At times I think I am no good at all. (MNOGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never182330.4
2) Once in a while269044.9
3) Sometimes109018.2
4) Often2654.4
5) Very often1252.1
Missing2124 
TOTAL5993100.0
159) I feel I do not have much to be proud of. (MPROUD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true442773.9
2) A little true93915.7
3) Somewhat true4006.7
4) Quite true1302.2
5) Very true941.6
Missing2127 
TOTAL5990100.0
160) Sometimes religion just doesn't make any sense to me. (MNOSENSE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true364560.9
2) A little true153925.7
3) Somewhat true5409.0
4) Quite true1352.3
5) Very true1272.1
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
161) My religious beliefs have a big influence on how I act. (MRELINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2664.4
2) A little true4848.1
3) Somewhat true93315.6
4) Quite true167027.9
5) Very true263444.0
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
162) I feel I have a number of good qualities. (MGDQUAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true681.1
2) A little true3175.3
3) Somewhat true123320.6
4) Quite true242340.5
5) Very true194732.5
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
163) My religious beliefs don't have much to do with how I lead my life. (MLEADLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true433772.5
2) A little true84814.2
3) Somewhat true4547.6
4) Quite true1863.1
5) Very true1552.6
Missing2137 
TOTAL5980100.0
164) On the whole, I like myself. (MMELIKE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1081.8
2) A little true3706.2
3) Somewhat true117919.7
4) Quite true239039.9
5) Very true193832.4
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
165) I'm not sure what I believe about God. (MBELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true423070.7
2) A little true102317.1
3) Somewhat true4267.1
4) Quite true1582.6
5) Very true1452.4
Missing2135 
TOTAL5982100.0
166) My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (MBELCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2233.7
2) A little true3495.8
3) Somewhat true85114.3
4) Quite true174429.2
5) Very true280347.0
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
167) I feel my life has a purpose. (MPURPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true360.6
2) True once in a while2173.6
3) Sometimes true70911.9
4) Often true166127.8
5) Almost always true335656.1
Missing2138 
TOTAL5979100.0
168) I get a lot of satisfaction out of being a parent. (MSATPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Never true180.3
2) True once in a while1362.3
3) Sometimes true5449.1
4) Often true181030.3
5) Almost always true347558.1
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
169) I feel no one understands me. (MUNDRSTN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true92615.5
2) True once in a while299050.0
3) Sometimes true155025.9
4) Often true4146.9
5) Almost always true1011.7
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
170) Members of my family get along well with each other. (MGTALONG)
TOTAL%
1) Never true390.7
2) True once in a while3165.3
3) Sometimes true107518.0
4) Often true233739.0
5) Almost always true221837.1
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
171) All in all, I am glad I am me. (MGLADME)
TOTAL%
1) Never true671.1
2) True once in a while1632.7
3) Sometimes true5108.5
4) Often true138123.1
5) Almost always true385564.5
Missing2141 
TOTAL5976100.0
172) I think I'm doing a pretty good job as a parent. (MGOODPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree160.3
2) Disagree651.1
3) Not sure81613.6
4) Agree355359.4
5) Strongly agree153125.6
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
173) Parents should sacrifice in order to give their children the best. (MPARSACR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1672.8
2) Disagree187431.3
3) Not sure147724.7
4) Agree196232.8
5) Strongly agree4988.3
Missing2139 
TOTAL5978100.0
174) I think our government should do more to help people who are poor and hungry. (MGOVHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2223.7
2) Disagree102317.1
3) Not sure155626.0
4) Agree209435.0
5) Strongly agree108318.1
Missing2139 
TOTAL5978100.0
175) A young child is better off if his or her mother doesn't work outside the home. (MMOMHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2113.5
2) Disagree108218.1
3) Not sure101416.9
4) Agree194732.5
5) Strongly agree173228.9
Missing2131 
TOTAL5986100.0
176) Most people can't be trusted. (MNOTRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree125220.9
2) Disagree362660.6
3) Not sure65410.9
4) Agree3696.2
5) Strongly agree871.5
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
177) Women can handle pressure just as well as men can when making a decision. (MWMNPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree611.0
2) Disagree4377.3
3) Not sure5909.8
4) Agree278646.5
5) Strongly agree211735.3
Missing2126 
TOTAL5991100.0
178) I don't trust people of other races. (MTRSTRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree186531.1
2) Disagree318853.2
3) Not sure72512.1
4) Agree1843.1
5) Strongly agree260.4
Missing2129 
TOTAL5988100.0
179) It is important for parents to have their own lives and interests - even if it means spending less time with their children. (MPARINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3646.1
2) Disagree158726.6
3) Not sure108618.2
4) Agree254842.6
5) Strongly agree3916.5
Missing2141 
TOTAL5976100.0
180) My child thinks I don't trust him or her enough. (MPARTRST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree102017.0
2) Disagree270845.2
3) Not sure100016.7
4) Agree114319.1
5) Strongly agree1141.9
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
181) I think it is wrong for a boy and girl of different races to date each other. (MRACEDAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4337.2
2) Disagree156126.1
3) Not sure125821.0
4) Agree158026.4
5) Strongly agree115319.3
Missing2132 
TOTAL5985100.0
182) I think boys should grow up being just as gentle and caring as girls. (MGENTLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree490.8
2) Disagree3025.1
3) Not sure2985.0
4) Agree324454.3
5) Strongly agree208634.9
Missing2138 
TOTAL5979100.0
183) I have been too lenient with my child. (MLENIENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4878.1
2) Disagree278646.6
3) Not sure131121.9
4) Agree121420.3
5) Strongly agree1793.0
Missing2140 
TOTAL5977100.0
184) I think our country should spend more money for nuclear weapons. (MNUCWEAP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree207534.7
2) Disagree213335.7
3) Not sure139623.3
4) Agree3195.3
5) Strongly agree601.0
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
185) Even if they have families, women should be given opportunities equal to men to work and have careers outside the home. (MEQLOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1893.2
2) Disagree71011.9
3) Not sure76312.8
4) Agree293349.0
5) Strongly agree138623.2
Missing2136 
TOTAL5981100.0
186) I think boys and girls should be raised very differently from each other. (MRAISDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree145224.3
2) Disagree352558.9
3) Not sure5248.8
4) Agree4146.9
5) Strongly agree721.2
Missing2130 
TOTAL5987100.0
187) I think men should have more freedom than women. (MMENFREE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree279946.9
2) Disagree279846.8
3) Not sure2093.5
4) Agree1322.2
5) Strongly agree350.6
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
188) Sometimes I wish I did not have children. (MNOCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree312852.4
2) Disagree168328.2
3) Not sure3716.2
4) Agree70411.8
5) Strongly agree881.5
Missing2143 
TOTAL5974100.0
189) Mothers and fathers should play an equal role in caring for children, even if it means taking some time away from their jobs. (MEQLROLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1412.4
2) Disagree130021.8
3) Not sure77312.9
4) Agree245541.1
5) Strongly agree130521.8
Missing2143 
TOTAL5974100.0
190) To be a good parent is one of the hardest things in life to do. (MPARHARD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree971.6
2) Disagree5459.1
3) Not sure1773.0
4) Agree214135.9
5) Strongly agree301150.4
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
191) I am not as good a parent as I should be. (MNOTGODD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3315.5
2) Disagree165627.8
3) Not sure115719.4
4) Agree236839.7
5) Strongly agree4557.6
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
192) I think women should have all the same rights as men. (MSAMERTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1763.0
2) Disagree106617.9
3) Not sure89715.0
4) Agree247341.5
5) Strongly agree135122.7
Missing2154 
TOTAL5963100.0
193) I think the father should make all the important decisions in a family. (MFTHRDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree162827.3
2) Disagree305151.1
3) Not sure3275.5
4) Agree73912.4
5) Strongly agree2233.7
Missing2149 
TOTAL5968100.0
194) I think young people should be able to experiment with sexual intercourse before marriage. (MPMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree356859.7
2) Disagree149825.1
3) Not sure61310.3
4) Agree2343.9
5) Strongly agree661.1
Missing2138 
TOTAL5979100.0
195) My religious faith makes me feel as if a burden has been lifted from my shoulders. (MBURDEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree961.6
2) Disagree60310.1
3) Not sure107518.0
4) Agree268245.0
5) Strongly agree150125.2
Missing2160 
TOTAL5957100.0
196) I believe that the main purpose of religion is to help people get closer to God. (MCLSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree480.8
2) Disagree4317.2
3) Not sure4697.9
4) Agree328255.1
5) Strongly agree172228.9
Missing2165 
TOTAL5952100.0
197) I believe that if I do a lot of wrong things, God will stop loving me. (MDOWRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree304551.0
2) Disagree252742.3
3) Not sure2083.5
4) Agree1452.4
5) Strongly agree440.7
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
198) I believe that God will punish me if I do something wrong. (MPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree131822.1
2) Disagree219136.8
3) Not sure90915.3
4) Agree133122.3
5) Strongly agree2073.5
Missing2161 
TOTAL5956100.0
199) I believe the major purpose of religion is to make the world a better place to live. (MBETTER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3545.9
2) Disagree143124.0
3) Not sure67811.4
4) Agree252142.3
5) Strongly agree97116.3
Missing2162 
TOTAL5955100.0
200) I know that God loves me just as I am. (MGODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree220.4
2) Disagree771.3
3) Not sure3015.1
4) Agree238040.0
5) Strongly agree317653.3
Missing2161 
TOTAL5956100.0
201) I believe God cares more about how each person lives than about social problems like hunger or war. (MGODCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3956.6
2) Disagree163427.4
3) Not sure146824.7
4) Agree169328.4
5) Strongly agree76412.8
Missing2163 
TOTAL5954100.0
202) I believe God has a lot of rules about how people should live their lives. (MGODRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3936.6
2) Disagree184931.0
3) Not sure62310.5
4) Agree238740.1
5) Strongly agree70411.8
Missing2161 
TOTAL5956100.0
203) I believe God is very strict. (MGDSTRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree5188.7
2) Disagree205134.5
3) Not sure92715.6
4) Agree184531.0
5) Strongly agree60610.2
Missing2170 
TOTAL5947100.0
204) About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work through some organization (such as charity, church, social service agency, or club) to help the poor, sick, elderly, or handicapped? (MVOLUNTE)
TOTAL%
1) None294049.3
2) 1 to 2 hours138123.2
3) 3 to 4 hours70511.8
4) 5 to 10 hours5699.5
5) 11 or more hours3696.2
Missing2153 
TOTAL5964100.0
205) Not counting church activities, to what extent does your child get involved in social activities (such as clubs, organizations, athletic teams) at school and in the community? (MCHINVOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all3255.4
2) A little102517.1
3) Some180730.2
4) Quite a bit201233.7
5) Very much80913.5
Missing2139 
TOTAL5978100.0
206) How often do you smoke cigars or cigarettes? (MSMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Never462077.4
2) Once in a while2243.8
3) 1 to 4 times a month220.4
4) A couple of times a week701.2
5) Every day103517.3
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
207) How often would you say you hug, kiss, or put your arms around your child? (MHUG)
TOTAL%
1) Never550.9
2) Once in a while2123.5
3) 1 to 4 times a month4126.9
4) A couple of times a week128821.6
5) Every day400667.1
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
208) During an average day, how much time do you spend with your child doing things like talking, playing, or just being together? (MTIMECHL)
TOTAL%
1) Less than 5 minutes520.9
2) From 5 to 30 minutes112918.9
3) From 30 minutes to 1 hour168228.2
4) 1 to 2 hours177529.8
5) 3 to 4 hours132822.3
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
209) How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (MPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never, or less than once a month5218.7
2) 1 to 3 times a month4407.4
3) About once a week5649.5
4) Most days, but not every day197833.2
5) Every day246241.3
Missing2152 
TOTAL5965100.0
210) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Give him/her the "silent treatment" by refusing to speak? (MSILENT)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.474579.5
2) I probably wouldn't do this.93015.6
3) Not sure1402.3
4) I'd probably do this.1091.8
5) I'd definitely do this.460.8
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
211) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Set him/her down and have a long talk about why it is important to obey the curfew? (MTALK)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.931.6
2) I probably wouldn't do this.4357.3
3) Not sure2985.0
4) I'd probably do this.241440.4
5) I'd definitely do this.272945.7
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
212) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Act cold and unfriendly to him/her? (MACTCOLD)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.363460.9
2) I probably wouldn't do this.158826.6
3) Not sure4056.8
4) I'd probably do this.3135.2
5) I'd definitely do this.260.4
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
213) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Explain how disappointed you are? (MEXPLAIN)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.1432.4
2) I probably wouldn't do this.2965.0
3) Not sure3425.7
4) I'd probably do this.273545.8
5) I'd definitely do this.245941.2
Missing2142 
TOTAL5975100.0
214) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Spank or slap him/her? (MSPANK)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.363860.9
2) I probably wouldn't do this.163227.3
3) Not sure4247.1
4) I'd probably do this.2163.6
5) I'd definitely do this.611.0
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
215) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Yell at him/her? (MYELL)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.79613.3
2) I probably wouldn't do this.130621.9
3) Not sure142123.8
4) I'd probably do this.201833.8
5) I'd definitely do this.4267.1
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
216) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Explain how this disobedience hurts me? (MEXPLHRT)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.2864.8
2) I probably wouldn't do this.84514.1
3) Not sure82513.8
4) I'd probably do this.263644.1
5) I'd definitely do this.138323.1
Missing2142 
TOTAL5975100.0
217) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Discuss with him/her the dangers of staying out late? (MDISDANG)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.971.6
2) I probably wouldn't do this.3435.7
3) Not sure4427.4
4) I'd probably do this.248741.6
5) I'd definitely do this.260443.6
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
218) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Take away some of his/her privileges? (MTAKEPRV)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.1101.8
2) I probably wouldn't do this.4207.0
3) Not sure91915.4
4) I'd probably do this.292148.9
5) I'd definitely do this.160226.8
Missing2145 
TOTAL5972100.0
219) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Try to find out why he/she thought staying out late was O.K.? (MFINDWHY)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.1222.0
2) I probably wouldn't do this.4136.9
3) Not sure5869.8
4) I'd probably do this.284547.6
5) I'd definitely do this.200733.6
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
220) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Ignore this disobedience and discipline him/her only if it happens again? (MIGNORE)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.328155.0
2) I probably wouldn't do this.182530.6
3) Not sure4768.0
4) I'd probably do this.2975.0
5) I'd definitely do this.901.5
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
221) Imagine that you have set a 9:00 p.m. curfew for your child. As your child leaves the house one evening, you remind your child about the 9:00 time. Your child comes home at 10:30 and says he or she just forgot what time it was. How likely would you be to - Explain to him/her why punishment is necessary? (MWHYPUN)
TOTAL%
1) I definitely wouldn't do this.1833.1
2) I probably wouldn't do this.4727.9
3) Not sure67711.4
4) I'd probably do this.256343.0
5) I'd definitely do this.205934.6
Missing2163 
TOTAL5954100.0
222) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Video games (MVDGAMES)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence2263.8
2) Usually a negative influence4898.2
3) Little or no influence341957.6
4) Usually a positive influence123120.7
5) Very positive influence5729.6
Missing2180 
TOTAL5937100.0
223) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Television (MTVISION)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence1101.8
2) Usually a negative influence129821.8
3) Little or no influence158726.7
4) Usually a positive influence234939.5
5) Very positive influence61010.2
Missing2163 
TOTAL5954100.0
224) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Movies (MMOVIES)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence1442.4
2) Usually a negative influence68311.5
3) Little or no influence316353.2
4) Usually a positive influence170828.7
5) Very positive influence2484.2
Missing2171 
TOTAL5946100.0
225) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - My child's friends (MFRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence170.3
2) Usually a negative influence2754.6
3) Little or no influence60510.2
4) Usually a positive influence402067.6
5) Very positive influence103117.3
Missing2169 
TOTAL5948100.0
226) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Church or synagogue (MCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence190.3
2) Usually a negative influence560.9
3) Little or no influence5479.2
4) Usually a positive influence276446.4
5) Very positive influence257543.2
Missing2156 
TOTAL5961100.0
227) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - My child's teachers (MTEACHER)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence150.3
2) Usually a negative influence1141.9
3) Little or no influence4317.2
4) Usually a positive influence377663.5
5) Very positive influence161527.1
Missing2166 
TOTAL5951100.0
228) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - My neighborhood (MNEIGHBO)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence571.0
2) Usually a negative influence2253.8
3) Little or no influence162527.3
4) Usually a positive influence312752.5
5) Very positive influence92515.5
Missing2158 
TOTAL5959100.0
229) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Hard-rock music (MRKMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence84314.2
2) Usually a negative influence110918.6
3) Little or no influence337856.8
4) Usually a positive influence4607.7
5) Very positive influence1582.7
Missing2169 
TOTAL5948100.0
230) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Organized sports (MSPORTS)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence530.9
2) Usually a negative influence1262.1
3) Little or no influence147024.7
4) Usually a positive influence267244.8
5) Very positive influence163927.5
Missing2157 
TOTAL5960100.0
231) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Youth organizations, such as 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts (MYTHORGS)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence1011.7
2) Usually a negative influence951.6
3) Little or no influence199733.6
4) Usually a positive influence224137.7
5) Very positive influence150425.3
Missing2179 
TOTAL5938100.0
232) Indicate what kind of influence you think the following has on your child right now. - Our family life (MFAMLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very negative influence130.2
2) Usually a negative influence921.5
3) Little or no influence1031.7
4) Usually a positive influence301850.7
5) Very positive influence272645.8
Missing2165 
TOTAL5952100.0
233) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her values about sex (MVALSEX)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.130022.6
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me4217.3
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence80814.0
4) Some positive influence197634.3
5) Very positive influence125921.8
Missing2353 
TOTAL5764100.0
234) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her religious faith (MFAITH)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.1121.9
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me250.4
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence3005.2
4) Some positive influence248543.1
5) Very positive influence284949.4
Missing2346 
TOTAL5771100.0
235) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her concern for the world's poor and hungry (MCNCRNPR)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.79413.8
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me1242.1
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence83714.5
4) Some positive influence323156.0
5) Very positive influence78513.6
Missing2346 
TOTAL5771100.0
236) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her knowledge about drugs and alcohol (MDRGALC)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.92116.0
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me3275.7
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence135823.6
4) Some positive influence221938.5
5) Very positive influence93416.2
Missing2358 
TOTAL5759100.0
237) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her ability to make friends and be a friend (MMAKEFRD)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.3225.6
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me841.5
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence5729.9
4) Some positive influence326756.6
5) Very positive influence152826.5
Missing2344 
TOTAL5773100.0
238) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her view of authority (MVIEWATH)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.5449.4
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me941.6
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence4758.2
4) Some positive influence324356.2
5) Very positive influence141424.5
Missing2347 
TOTAL5770100.0
239) What influence has a church or synagogue had on your child in the following area? - His/her beliefs about what is right and wrong (MRTWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) I don't know.1051.8
2) Little or no influence and that's fine with me270.5
3) Little or no influence, and it disappoints me that the church has not had more influence1662.9
4) Some positive influence249843.4
5) Very positive influence296651.5
Missing2355 
TOTAL5762100.0
240) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - The job you are doing in raising this child (MWJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1272.1
2) A little5258.8
3) Some139023.3
4) Quite a bit179430.1
5) Very much213235.7
Missing2149 
TOTAL5968100.0
241) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's eating habits (MWEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all88214.8
2) A little119720.1
3) Some180630.3
4) Quite a bit131822.1
5) Very much76312.8
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
242) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's friends (MWFRD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all77413.0
2) A little128421.5
3) Some168128.1
4) Quite a bit124620.9
5) Very much98716.5
Missing2145 
TOTAL5972100.0
243) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's attitude toward authority (MWAUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all144424.2
2) A little135022.6
3) Some130521.9
4) Quite a bit99316.6
5) Very much87314.6
Missing2152 
TOTAL5965100.0
244) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's view of what is right and wrong (MWRGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all125521.0
2) A little148424.9
3) Some114219.1
4) Quite a bit94115.8
5) Very much114419.2
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
245) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - How you and your child feel about each other (MWFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all155126.0
2) A little121020.3
3) Some99316.6
4) Quite a bit89915.1
5) Very much131722.1
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
246) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - How your child is doing in school (MWSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all89114.9
2) A little116919.6
3) Some107017.9
4) Quite a bit141923.8
5) Very much142123.8
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
247) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - How you discipline your child (MWDISPLN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all5539.3
2) A little135222.7
3) Some179230.0
4) Quite a bit128921.6
5) Very much98016.4
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
248) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's being around drugs and alcohol (MWDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all66511.1
2) A little112718.9
3) Some141723.7
4) Quite a bit113819.1
5) Very much162427.2
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
249) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's views of sex (MWSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all73712.3
2) A little137823.1
3) Some178429.9
4) Quite a bit103317.3
5) Very much103817.4
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
250) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - The amount of time you spend with your child (MWTIME)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all73812.4
2) A little125621.0
3) Some181530.4
4) Quite a bit128021.4
5) Very much87914.7
Missing2149 
TOTAL5968100.0
251) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's physical health (MWHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all132222.1
2) A little151225.3
3) Some121920.4
4) Quite a bit81013.6
5) Very much110618.5
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
252) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's happiness (MWHAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all2934.9
2) A little76312.8
3) Some123920.8
4) Quite a bit157226.3
5) Very much210335.2
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
253) In being a parent, how much does the following worry or concern you? - Your child's future (MWFUTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1903.2
2) A little66111.1
3) Some134822.6
4) Quite a bit153725.7
5) Very much223837.5
Missing2143 
TOTAL5974100.0
254) How often do you think you punish your child more than he or she deserves? (MMOREPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Never183730.8
2) Once in a while283947.5
3) Sometimes110418.5
4) Often1602.7
5) Very often330.6
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
255) How often do you get so angry at your child that you are afraid you might hurt him or her? (MTOOANG)
TOTAL%
1) Never402467.4
2) Once in a while150825.2
3) Sometimes3315.5
4) Often801.3
5) Very often300.5
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
256) How often do you think you punish your child less than he or she deserves - that is, how often do you let your child off easy? (MPUNLESS)
TOTAL%
1) Never2924.9
2) Once in a while205634.4
3) Sometimes243440.8
4) Often97116.3
5) Very often2183.7
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
257) How much do you nag your child? (MNAG)
TOTAL%
1) Never2193.7
2) Once in a while155126.0
3) Sometimes248241.5
4) Often139523.3
5) Very often3295.5
Missing2141 
TOTAL5976100.0
258) How often do you complain about your child's hair or clothes? (MCMPLAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never64110.7
2) Less than once a month169928.4
3) 1 to 4 times a month160526.9
4) A couple of times a week144924.3
5) Every day5799.7
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
259) Compared with other parents you know are you - A lot less strict, a little less strict, about the same, a little more strict or a lot more strict? (MOTHPAR)
TOTAL%
1) A lot less strict1061.8
2) A little less strict63810.7
3) About the same168028.2
4) A little more strict271645.5
5) A lot more strict82813.9
Missing2149 
TOTAL5968100.0
260) I am very proud of my child. (MPRIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me80.1
2) Once in a while true of me250.4
3) Sometimes true of me2804.7
4) Often true of me159826.8
5) Very often true of me405868.0
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
261) I like to spend time with my child. (MSPNDTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me140.2
2) Once in a while true of me631.1
3) Sometimes true of me65210.9
4) Often true of me227338.1
5) Very often true of me296449.7
Missing2151 
TOTAL5966100.0
262) I try to let my child do whatever he or she wants to do. (MDOWANT)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me931.6
2) Once in a while true of me100616.8
3) Sometimes true of me257643.1
4) Often true of me186931.3
5) Very often true of me4277.2
Missing2146 
TOTAL5971100.0
263) I don't know my child very well. (MDNTKNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me165827.8
2) Once in a while true of me311952.3
3) Sometimes true of me93915.8
4) Often true of me1853.1
5) Very often true of me591.0
Missing2157 
TOTAL5960100.0
264) I will not allow my child to question the rules I make. (MNOQUES)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me90615.2
2) Once in a while true of me250242.0
3) Sometimes true of me189231.7
4) Often true of me5328.9
5) Very often true of me1322.2
Missing2153 
TOTAL5964100.0
265) When I tell my child I am going to punish him or her, I follow through and do it. (MDOPUNIS)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me520.9
2) Once in a while true of me3515.9
3) Sometimes true of me110918.6
4) Often true of me285047.8
5) Very often true of me159926.8
Missing2156 
TOTAL5961100.0
266) I don't pay much attention to my child's interests or activities. (MNOATTNE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me302550.7
2) Once in a while true of me231038.8
3) Sometimes true of me4617.7
4) Often true of me1051.8
5) Very often true of me601.0
Missing2156 
TOTAL5961100.0
267) I do not let my child question my decisions. (MQUESDEC)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me85214.3
2) Once in a while true of me239140.1
3) Sometimes true of me186031.2
4) Often true of me66711.2
5) Very often true of me1953.3
Missing2152 
TOTAL5965100.0
268) I am patient and kind with my child. (MPATIENT)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me220.4
2) Once in a while true of me2283.8
3) Sometimes true of me152925.7
4) Often true of me314852.8
5) Very often true of me103317.3
Missing2157 
TOTAL5960100.0
269) I keep pushing my child to do his or her best. (MPUSHCHD)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me1212.0
2) Once in a while true of me5839.8
3) Sometimes true of me137523.0
4) Often true of me257243.1
5) Very often true of me131722.1
Missing2149 
TOTAL5968100.0
270) I give my child a chance to talk over rules he or she does not like or understand. (MTALKRUL)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me651.1
2) Once in a while true of me5148.6
3) Sometimes true of me165627.8
4) Often true of me252042.3
5) Very often true of me120620.2
Missing2156 
TOTAL5961100.0
271) When my child does something that I like, I let him or her know I am pleased or happy about it. (MTELLHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me120.2
2) Once in a while true of me490.8
3) Sometimes true of me2504.2
4) Often true of me173229.0
5) Very often true of me392265.8
Missing2152 
TOTAL5965100.0
272) I find it difficult to understand my child. (MUNDERSD)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me102717.2
2) Once in a while true of me292248.9
3) Sometimes true of me162127.2
4) Often true of me2954.9
5) Very often true of me1051.8
Missing2147 
TOTAL5970100.0
273) I am disappointed in my child. (MDISAPP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me230938.7
2) Once in a while true of me294649.4
3) Sometimes true of me61110.2
4) Often true of me771.3
5) Very often true of me240.4
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
274) I like it better when my child is not around. (MNOTHERE)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me294749.4
2) Once in a while true of me234239.2
3) Sometimes true of me5679.5
4) Often true of me761.3
5) Very often true of me370.6
Missing2148 
TOTAL5969100.0
275) I try to help my child see why rules are important and necessary. (MSEEIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me210.4
2) Once in a while true of me1202.0
3) Sometimes true of me60710.2
4) Often true of me262244.0
5) Very often true of me258943.4
Missing2158 
TOTAL5959100.0
276) I expect my child to believe I am always right. (MRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me153525.8
2) Once in a while true of me169028.4
3) Sometimes true of me161227.0
4) Often true of me96816.2
5) Very often true of me1552.6
Missing2157 
TOTAL5960100.0
277) I take time to listen to my child. (MLISTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me50.1
2) Once in a while true of me961.6
3) Sometimes true of me82813.9
4) Often true of me321153.8
5) Very often true of me182730.6
Missing2150 
TOTAL5967100.0
278) I give in when my child makes a fuss. (MGIVEIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true of me91215.3
2) Once in a while true of me315553.0
3) Sometimes true of me154125.9
4) Often true of me2774.6
5) Very often true of me731.2
Missing2159 
TOTAL5958100.0
279) Overall, who has more influence on what your child values and believes - parents or peers? (MINFLUEN)
TOTAL%
1) Parents more375563.1
2) Both are equal influences.169928.5
3) Peers more5018.4
Missing2162 
TOTAL5955100.0
280) Do you think children are as happy today as their parents were when they were growing up? (MCHLDHAP)
TOTAL%
1) No difference281647.3
2) Children today are not as happy.231338.9
3) Children today are happier.82313.8
Missing2165 
TOTAL5952100.0
281) How satisfied are you with your family's present standard of living? (MSATLIV)
TOTAL%
1) Dissatisfied3505.9
2) Fairly satisfied275146.2
3) Very satisfied285748.0
Missing2159 
TOTAL5958100.0
282) Overall, to whom does your child turn when he or she has a problem - parents or peers? (MCHLDTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Parents more490682.5
2) Both equally83214.0
3) Peers more2093.5
Missing2170 
TOTAL5947100.0
283) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A parent losing a job (MLOSTJOB)
TOTAL%
0) No469278.6
1) Yes128121.4
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
284) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - The death of a parent (MPARDIED)
TOTAL%
0) No578996.9
1) Yes1843.1
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
285) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - Parents separating (MPARSEP)
TOTAL%
0) No533689.3
1) Yes63710.7
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
286) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - Parents divorcing (MPARDIV)
TOTAL%
0) No526588.1
1) Yes70811.9
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
287) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A parent having a serious accident or illness (MPARILL)
TOTAL%
0) No489481.9
1) Yes107918.1
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
288) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A natural disaster (fire, flood, tornado, etc.) which damaged or destroyed our home, farm, or crops (MDISASTR)
TOTAL%
0) No556693.2
1) Yes4076.8
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
289) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A burglary of our home (MBURGLAR)
TOTAL%
0) No541090.6
1) Yes5639.4
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
290) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - Severe financial hardship in the family (MECONPRB)
TOTAL%
0) No503384.3
1) Yes94015.7
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
291) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A brother or sister born with a serious handicap (MHANDSIB)
TOTAL%
0) No586598.2
1) Yes1081.8
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
292) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A parent developing a disability or handicap (MHANDPAR)
TOTAL%
0) No570395.5
1) Yes2704.5
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
293) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A family member being arrested or committing a crime (MFAMCRIM)
TOTAL%
0) No561994.1
1) Yes3545.9
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
294) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - The death of a brother or sister (MSIBDIED)
TOTAL%
0) No579497.0
1) Yes1793.0
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
295) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A family member who became an alcoholic (MFAMALC)
TOTAL%
0) No560893.9
1) Yes3656.1
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
296) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A family member who became addicted to drugs (MFAMDRUG)
TOTAL%
0) No584697.9
1) Yes1272.1
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
297) Has the following happened in your family since this child was born? - A family member who was sexually assaulted or physically attacked (MFAMSEX)
TOTAL%
0) No585498.0
1) Yes1192.0
Missing2144 
TOTAL5973100.0
298) How much freedom do you give your child to make his or her own decisions about what friends to have? (MDECIDEF)
TOTAL%
1) None160.3
2) A little1472.5
3) Some100817.1
4) Quite a bit315153.4
5) Very much158126.8
Missing2214 
TOTAL5903100.0
299) How much freedom do you give your child to make his or her own decisions about where he or she can go at the end of the school day? (MDECIDEG)
TOTAL%
1) None79913.5
2) A little152825.8
3) Some202834.2
4) Quite a bit124921.1
5) Very much3285.5
Missing2185 
TOTAL5932100.0
300) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - Drugs and alcohol? (MTLKDRG)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not320.5
2) Probably not4968.4
3) Not sure4347.3
4) Probably245341.4
5) Definitely251342.4
Missing2189 
TOTAL5928100.0
301) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - His/her questions about sex? (MTLKSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not150.3
2) Probably not1983.3
3) Not sure2914.9
4) Probably247541.8
5) Definitely294949.7
Missing2189 
TOTAL5928100.0
302) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - His/her friends? (MTLKFRD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not380.6
2) Probably not72412.2
3) Not sure64910.9
4) Probably283647.8
5) Definitely168028.3
Missing2190 
TOTAL5927100.0
303) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - His/her views of right and wrong? (MTLKRGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not270.5
2) Probably not4517.6
3) Not sure3706.2
4) Probably254943.0
5) Definitely252842.7
Missing2192 
TOTAL5925100.0
304) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - School? (MTLKSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not350.6
2) Probably not5459.2
3) Not sure3926.6
4) Probably277646.8
5) Definitely218536.8
Missing2184 
TOTAL5933100.0
305) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - How he/she dresses and wears his or her hair? (MTLKWEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not3706.2
2) Probably not242340.9
3) Not sure82013.8
4) Probably164627.8
5) Definitely66811.3
Missing2190 
TOTAL5927100.0
306) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - God and other religious topics? (MTLKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not290.5
2) Probably not2945.0
3) Not sure4778.0
4) Probably277546.8
5) Definitely235839.7
Missing2184 
TOTAL5933100.0
307) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - World events? (MTLKWRLD)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not811.4
2) Probably not100216.9
3) Not sure129521.9
4) Probably271145.8
5) Definitely82714.0
Missing2201 
TOTAL5916100.0
308) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - His/her hopes and dreams? (MTLKHOPE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not100.2
2) Probably not831.4
3) Not sure1041.8
4) Probably209935.4
5) Definitely362961.2
Missing2192 
TOTAL5925100.0
309) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - His/her worries and concerns? (MTLKWORR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not90.2
2) Probably not651.1
3) Not sure861.5
4) Probably171628.9
5) Definitely405568.4
Missing2186 
TOTAL5931100.0
310) Do you wish you could talk more with your child about - Your love for him/her? (MTLKLONE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely not260.4
2) Probably not2123.6
3) Not sure1893.2
4) Probably186131.4
5) Definitely363661.4
Missing2193 
TOTAL5924100.0
311) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Cleaning your house or apartment (MDOCLEAN)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.30.1
2) My partner does most of this.611.1
3) I share this about equally with my partner.4798.7
4) I do most of this.258747.2
5) I do all of this.234942.9
Missing2638 
TOTAL5479100.0
312) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Cooking meals (MDOCOOK)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.120.2
2) My partner does most of this.951.7
3) I share this about equally with my partner.4007.3
4) I do most of this.227241.3
5) I do all of this.272149.5
Missing2617 
TOTAL5500100.0
313) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Disciplining the children (MDODSPLN)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.90.2
2) My partner does most of this.1853.4
3) I share this about equally with my partner.335460.9
4) I do most of this.178832.5
5) I do all of this.1673.0
Missing2614 
TOTAL5503100.0
314) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Washing the children's clothes (MDOWASH)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.200.4
2) My partner does most of this.661.2
3) I share this about equally with my partner.2464.5
4) I do most of this.98117.9
5) I do all of this.416276.0
Missing2642 
TOTAL5475100.0
315) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Grocery shopping (MDOSHOP)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.440.8
2) My partner does most of this.1883.4
3) I share this about equally with my partner.72413.2
4) I do most of this.162329.5
5) I do all of this.292253.1
Missing2616 
TOTAL5501100.0
316) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: For the following area of family life, how much of the job do you do and how much does your partner do? - Repairing things around the house (MDOFIX)
TOTAL%
1) My partner does all of this.107619.7
2) My partner does most of this.295454.0
3) I share this about equally with my partner.95717.5
4) I do most of this.3917.1
5) I do all of this.951.7
Missing2644 
TOTAL5473100.0
317) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: How happy would you say you are with your relationship? (MHAPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very unhappy62811.4
2) Somewhat unhappy4287.8
3) Somewhat happy102118.6
4) Very happy244344.4
5) Extremely happy97717.8
Missing2620 
TOTAL5497100.0
318) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: How often do you and your partner argue or get mad at each other? (MARGUE)
TOTAL%
1) Never1202.2
2) Once in a while299854.5
3) Sometimes169830.9
4) Often5239.5
5) Very often1572.9
Missing2621 
TOTAL5496100.0
319) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Is the following true about your partner? - My partner is a full-time housewife or househusband. (MPFTHOUS)
TOTAL%
0) No520794.5
1) Yes3025.5
Missing2608 
TOTAL5509100.0
320) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Is the following true about your partner? - My partner works full-time for pay. (MPFTPAY)
TOTAL%
0) No63711.6
1) Yes487288.4
Missing2608 
TOTAL5509100.0
321) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Is the following true about your partner? - My partner works part-time. (MPPTIME)
TOTAL%
0) No528395.9
1) Yes2264.1
Missing2608 
TOTAL5509100.0
322) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Is the following true about your partner? - My partner lost his or her job and is now unemployed. (MPUNEMPL)
TOTAL%
0) No532696.7
1) Yes1833.3
Missing2608 
TOTAL5509100.0
323) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Is the following true about your partner? - My partner is permanently disabled. (MPDISABL)
TOTAL%
0) No543598.7
1) Yes741.3
Missing2608 
TOTAL5509100.0
324) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner talked calmly with me about our disagreement. (MPTALK)
TOTAL%
1) Never55110.1
2) Once or twice170631.3
3) 3 to 5 times139025.5
4) 6 to 10 times78114.3
5) 11 times or more101718.7
Missing2672 
TOTAL5445100.0
325) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner refused to talk to me (left the room, or gave me "the silent treatment"). (MPSILENT)
TOTAL%
1) Never187034.2
2) Once or twice194735.6
3) 3 to 5 times77414.2
4) 6 to 10 times4408.0
5) 11 times or more4368.0
Missing2650 
TOTAL5467100.0
326) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner raised his or her voice, insulted me, or swore at me. (MPYELL)
TOTAL%
1) Never170831.2
2) Once or twice168230.8
3) 3 to 5 times84415.4
4) 6 to 10 times56610.4
5) 11 times or more66812.2
Missing2649 
TOTAL5468100.0
327) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner threw, smashed, kicked, or hit something in the house. (MPACTED)
TOTAL%
1) Never436979.9
2) Once or twice75113.7
3) 3 to 5 times1633.0
4) 6 to 10 times731.3
5) 11 times or more1102.0
Missing2651 
TOTAL5466100.0
328) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner pushed, shoved, or grabbed me. (MPPUSH)
TOTAL%
1) Never473386.5
2) Once or twice5279.6
3) 3 to 5 times1072.0
4) 6 to 10 times270.5
5) 11 times or more801.5
Missing2643 
TOTAL5474100.0
329) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner threw something at me. (MPTHREW)
TOTAL%
1) Never519595.1
2) Once or twice1633.0
3) 3 to 5 times280.5
4) 6 to 10 times80.1
5) 11 times or more701.3
Missing2653 
TOTAL5464100.0
330) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner hit, kicked, or slapped me. (MPHIT)
TOTAL%
1) Never509993.4
2) Once or twice2334.3
3) 3 to 5 times400.7
4) 6 to 10 times150.3
5) 11 times or more741.4
Missing2656 
TOTAL5461100.0
331) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR MARRIAGE PARTNER OR IN A SIMILAR ARRANGEMENT: Over the last 12 months, make your best estimate of how many times your partner did the following - My partner beat me up. (MPBEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Never533497.7
2) Once or twice460.8
3) 3 to 5 times120.2
4) 6 to 10 times60.1
5) 11 times or more611.1
Missing2658 
TOTAL5459100.0
332) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If my child got involved with drugs or alcohol (MINVDRG)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself4597.8
2) A relative5048.6
3) Friends or neighbors2594.4
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person177630.2
5) A medical doctor115719.7
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official4237.2
7) A community agency or social service130222.1
Missing2237 
TOTAL5880100.0
333) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If my child became sad and depressed for a long period of time (MDEPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.2824.8
2) A relative3355.7
3) Friends or neighbors1983.4
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person122620.8
5) A medical doctor261144.3
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official64010.9
7) A community agency or social service60310.2
Missing2222 
TOTAL5895100.0
334) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If my child had a lot of questions about sex I could not answer (MSEXQUES)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.81213.8
2) A relative4437.5
3) Friends or neighbors3586.1
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person58810.0
5) A medical doctor294349.9
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official4998.5
7) A community agency or social service2584.4
Missing2216 
TOTAL5901100.0
335) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If my child was getting into trouble a lot (MLOTTRBL)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.5819.9
2) A relative3856.5
3) Friends or neighbors2183.7
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person217937.0
5) A medical doctor621.1
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official170729.0
7) A community agency or social service76012.9
Missing2225 
TOTAL5892100.0
336) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If my child was hanging around too much with kids I did not like (MHANGOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.291749.4
2) A relative3816.4
3) Friends or neighbors5649.5
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person86914.7
5) A medical doctor210.4
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official106418.0
7) A community agency or social service911.5
Missing2210 
TOTAL5907100.0
337) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If I needed to know more about how to discipline my child effectively (MKNWDSPL)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.79113.5
2) A relative67511.5
3) Friends or neighbors5599.5
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person155126.4
5) A medical doctor1262.1
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official116619.8
7) A community agency or social service100917.2
Missing2240 
TOTAL5877100.0
338) For the following problem in your family, who would you be most likely to turn to for help or advice, other than your husband or wife? - If I (or my husband or wife) had a hard time being kind or loving to my child (MPLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Nobody, I'd handle it myself.64411.0
2) A relative61610.5
3) Friends or neighbors3686.3
4) A priest, minister, rabbi or other church staff person305852.0
5) A medical doctor2293.9
6) A teacher, school counselor, or other school official561.0
7) A community agency or social service90615.4
Missing2240 
TOTAL5877100.0
339) In your opinion, how well does the town or city you live in give help and support to parents and families? (MTOWNHLP)
TOTAL%
1) Poor4527.7
2) Fair141924.1
3) Good207835.3
4) Very good146624.9
5) Excellent4808.1
Missing2222 
TOTAL5895100.0
340) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - Effective discipline. (MEFFDSPL)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.4487.6
2) I'd be a little interested in this.79713.4
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.160827.1
4) I'd be quite interested in this.154026.0
5) I'd be very interested in this.153525.9
Missing2189 
TOTAL5928100.0
341) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - More about sex education. (MSEXED)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.3966.7
2) I'd be a little interested in this.78313.2
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.186931.5
4) I'd be quite interested in this.181530.6
5) I'd be very interested in this.106418.0
Missing2190 
TOTAL5927100.0
342) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - More about drugs. (MDRUGS)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.1402.4
2) I'd be a little interested in this.4197.1
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.135422.8
4) I'd be quite interested in this.212535.8
5) I'd be very interested in this.189732.0
Missing2182 
TOTAL5935100.0
343) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - How to have better communication with their children. (MCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.1823.1
2) I'd be a little interested in this.4247.2
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.131622.2
4) I'd be quite interested in this.205534.7
5) I'd be very interested in this.194932.9
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
344) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - How to help a child grow in religious faith. (MRELFATH)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.1552.6
2) I'd be a little interested in this.3325.6
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.120220.3
4) I'd be quite interested in this.204634.5
5) I'd be very interested in this.219237.0
Missing2190 
TOTAL5927100.0
345) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - How to help a child develop healthy concepts of right and wrong. (MDEVELRT)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.1482.5
2) I'd be a little interested in this.3525.9
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.110818.7
4) I'd be quite interested in this.212635.9
5) I'd be very interested in this.219037.0
Missing2193 
TOTAL5924100.0
346) For the following community offered program, indicate how interested you would be in it. A program that helps parents learn - How to participate in a support group where parents talk with other parents about common problems of being a parent. (MCOMPROB)
TOTAL%
1) I'd not be interested in this.4748.0
2) I'd be a little interested in this.82113.8
3) I'd be somewhat interested in this.167628.3
4) I'd be quite interested in this.153325.9
5) I'd be very interested in this.142424.0
Missing2189 
TOTAL5928100.0
347) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - A minister, priest, rabbi, or some other staff person at a church or synagogue (MHLPMIN)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice133022.4
2) A little helpful75812.8
3) Somewhat helpful123720.8
4) Quite helpful123620.8
5) Very helpful137523.2
Missing2181 
TOTAL5936100.0
348) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Programs offered by a church or synagogue (MHLPCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice132722.4
2) A little helpful98516.6
3) Somewhat helpful152025.7
4) Quite helpful127121.5
5) Very helpful81713.8
Missing2197 
TOTAL5920100.0
349) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - A psychologist or counselor (MHLPPSY)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice351459.6
2) A little helpful5699.6
3) Somewhat helpful70812.0
4) Quite helpful59810.1
5) Very helpful5098.6
Missing2219 
TOTAL5898100.0
350) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - A medical doctor (MHLPDR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice166528.1
2) A little helpful113719.2
3) Somewhat helpful146724.8
4) Quite helpful111918.9
5) Very helpful5369.0
Missing2193 
TOTAL5924100.0
351) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Relatives (MHLPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice66611.2
2) A little helpful125121.1
3) Somewhat helpful193832.7
4) Quite helpful138323.3
5) Very helpful68711.6
Missing2192 
TOTAL5925100.0
352) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Friends or neighbors (MHLPFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice72912.3
2) A little helpful123120.8
3) Somewhat helpful201033.9
4) Quite helpful142124.0
5) Very helpful5389.1
Missing2188 
TOTAL5929100.0
353) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Community agencies or social services (MHLPCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice388565.7
2) A little helpful75612.8
3) Somewhat helpful73812.5
4) Quite helpful3566.0
5) Very helpful1753.0
Missing2207 
TOTAL5910100.0
354) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Books or magazines you have read (MHLPBOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice4096.9
2) A little helpful114519.3
3) Somewhat helpful215636.4
4) Quite helpful153125.8
5) Very helpful68311.5
Missing2193 
TOTAL5924100.0
355) How much has the following helped you be a better parent by giving you useful information, helping you with a family problem, or giving you good advice? - Programs or people in our local school system (MHLPSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all helpful, or I have never received help or advice148825.2
2) A little helpful145824.7
3) Somewhat helpful179430.3
4) Quite helpful90715.3
5) Very helpful2674.5
Missing2203 
TOTAL5914100.0
356) Tracy thinks that shoplifting from a big store is not so bad because "they'll never miss it." She steals a $25.00 radio from a large department store. How right or wrong is it for her to steal the radio? (MRTSTEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong551492.8
2) Wrong941.6
3) I'm not sure120.2
4) Right70.1
5) Very right3135.3
Missing2177 
TOTAL5940100.0
357) One day Mary saw Linda take $5.00 from a teacher's purse. After school, Mary told the teacher what Linda had done. How right or wrong was Mary to tell the teacher? (MRTTELL)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong2113.6
2) Wrong2303.9
3) I'm not sure5058.5
4) Right153825.9
5) Very right345358.2
Missing2180 
TOTAL5937100.0
358) Gary is 12. His parents expect him to do his homework. Sometimes he lies to his parents and tells them he has done his homework when he really hasn't. He does this so that his parents won't keep asking him about his homework. How right or wrong is Gary to lie to his parents? (MRTLIE)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong434173.1
2) Wrong132522.3
3) I'm not sure921.5
4) Right160.3
5) Very right1642.8
Missing2179 
TOTAL5938100.0
359) Alice, who is 15, didn't think she would get pregnant, but the doctor said she was. She decided she did not want to have the baby, so she went to another doctor and had an abortion. How right or wrong was it for her to have this abortion? (MRTABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong245741.4
2) Wrong91615.4
3) I'm not sure167128.2
4) Right5469.2
5) Very right3415.7
Missing2186 
TOTAL5931100.0
360) Jim is 13. Sometimes he and his friends get together to drink a couple cans of beer. How right or wrong are they to do this? (MRTDRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong400167.4
2) Wrong171128.8
3) I'm not sure1322.2
4) Right210.4
5) Very right711.2
Missing2181 
TOTAL5936100.0
361) The Olsons are a white family who live in a neighborhood of mostly white people. A black family is considering buying a house nearby. The Olsons are trying to stop the black family from moving in. How right or wrong is it for the Olsons to do this? (MRTDISCR)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong290248.9
2) Wrong200633.8
3) I'm not sure81013.7
4) Right1162.0
5) Very right981.7
Missing2185 
TOTAL5932100.0
362) Tom and Sue are both fifteen. They have known each other for two years and have been going steady for several months. They say they love each other. Sometimes now they "go all the way," that is, have sex. How right or wrong is it for them to have sex? (MRTSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong418470.4
2) Wrong143224.1
3) I'm not sure2484.2
4) Right220.4
5) Very right540.9
Missing2177 
TOTAL5940100.0
363) Margie Smith is a 9th grader. When her parents are gone for the evening, Margie is allowed to have her friends in the house. How right or wrong are the Smiths in letting Margie have her friends over when they are not home? (MRTFRNDS)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong138323.3
2) Wrong180030.3
3) I'm not sure186231.4
4) Right78613.3
5) Very right1011.7
Missing2185 
TOTAL5932100.0
364) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have a happy family life (MIMPHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all310.5
2) Somewhat240.4
3) Quite a bit991.7
4) Very much108318.3
5) At the top of my list468879.1
Missing2192 
TOTAL5925100.0
365) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To do things which help people (MIMPHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all150.3
2) Somewhat5839.8
3) Quite a bit163827.6
4) Very much301550.9
5) At the top of my list67511.4
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
366) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To feel good about myself (MIMPGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all140.2
2) Somewhat1712.9
3) Quite a bit79313.4
4) Very much329255.7
5) At the top of my list163827.7
Missing2209 
TOTAL5908100.0
367) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have lots of fun and good times (MIMPFUN)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all2404.0
2) Somewhat254042.9
3) Quite a bit199533.7
4) Very much98716.7
5) At the top of my list1642.8
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
368) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have lots of money (MIMPMONE)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all68011.5
2) Somewhat316053.3
3) Quite a bit142224.0
4) Very much4988.4
5) At the top of my list1722.9
Missing2185 
TOTAL5932100.0
369) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have God at the center of my life (MIMPGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all1021.7
2) Somewhat5689.6
3) Quite a bit73812.4
4) Very much127821.6
5) At the top of my list324454.7
Missing2187 
TOTAL5930100.0
370) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have a world without hunger or poverty (MIMPPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all601.0
2) Somewhat82013.8
3) Quite a bit140123.7
4) Very much276946.8
5) At the top of my list87214.7
Missing2195 
TOTAL5922100.0
371) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To do something important with my life (MIMPIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all1202.0
2) Somewhat85914.5
3) Quite a bit125921.2
4) Very much264944.7
5) At the top of my list103917.5
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
372) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have friends I can count on (MIMPFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all520.9
2) Somewhat5709.6
3) Quite a bit131722.2
4) Very much330255.7
5) At the top of my list68411.5
Missing2192 
TOTAL5925100.0
373) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To do whatever I want to do, when I want to do it (MIMPWANT)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all151225.5
2) Somewhat304151.4
3) Quite a bit87514.8
4) Very much4006.8
5) At the top of my list911.5
Missing2198 
TOTAL5919100.0
374) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To be successful (MIMPSUCC)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all2303.9
2) Somewhat151825.6
3) Quite a bit169628.7
4) Very much194632.9
5) At the top of my list5298.9
Missing2198 
TOTAL5919100.0
375) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To be a good parent (MIMPPAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all120.2
2) Somewhat320.5
3) Quite a bit1542.6
4) Very much159927.0
5) At the top of my list413269.7
Missing2188 
TOTAL5929100.0
376) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have wisdom (mature understanding, insight) (MIMPWISE)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all140.2
2) Somewhat1682.8
3) Quite a bit5409.1
4) Very much314753.1
5) At the top of my list205734.7
Missing2191 
TOTAL5926100.0
377) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To live responsibly toward others (MIMPRESP)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all230.4
2) Somewhat2364.0
3) Quite a bit86814.7
4) Very much374863.3
5) At the top of my list104517.7
Missing2197 
TOTAL5920100.0
378) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have influence and authority (MIMPIMFL)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all192932.5
2) Somewhat259343.7
3) Quite a bit93315.7
4) Very much3876.5
5) At the top of my list851.4
Missing2190 
TOTAL5927100.0
379) For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To be able to forgive others (MIMPFRGV)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all230.4
2) Somewhat2354.0
3) Quite a bit67911.5
4) Very much322254.4
5) At the top of my list176929.8
Missing2189 
TOTAL5928100.0
380) Respondents from a religious institution (church-sponsored program) or a non-religious (non-church-sponsored program) institution? (MRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Religious659781.3
2) Non-religious151618.7
Missing4 
TOTAL8113100.0
381) I-MSXCHL: Is your child male or female (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MSXCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Male271545.2
2) Female328754.8
Missing2115 
TOTAL6002100.0
382) I-MRACE: What race are you (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black2944.9
2) Hispanic631.1
3) Asian631.1
4) White551992.2
5) Other440.7
Missing2134 
TOTAL5983100.0
383) I-MARSTAT: What is your current marital status (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MARSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Never marr390.7
2) Divorced66011.0
3) Married509685.0
4) Widowed1342.2
5) Separated671.1
Missing2121 
TOTAL5996100.0
384) I-INCOME: Which of the following figures best represents the total annual income of your family (for use with on-line analysis)? (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,0003666.1
2) $10,000-$19,999107418.0
3) $20,000-$29,999182430.6
4) $30,000-$39,999130421.9
5) $40,000 or more138423.3
Missing2165 
TOTAL5952100.0
385) I-MAGE: How old are you (recoded for use with on-line analysis)? (I-MAGE)
TOTAL%
1) <301262.1
2) 30-34115619.3
3) 35-39224537.4
4) 40-44152025.3
5) 45 +95415.9
Missing2116 
TOTAL6001100.0