General Social Survey, 1991

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Year of survey (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1991) 19911517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
2) Respondent original ID Number (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1517759438
3) Last week were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time70246.3
2) Working part-time18212.0
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike281.8
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work392.6
5) Retired21814.4
6) In school573.8
7) Keeping house27017.8
8) Other211.4
TOTAL1517100.0
4) If working, full or part-time: How many hours did you work last week, at all jobs? (HRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL88440.35415
5) If with a job, but not at work: How many hours a week do you usually work, at all jobs? (HRS2)
TOTAL%
1) 13.6
8) 13.6
16) 13.6
20) 27.1
36) 13.6
40) 1553.6
42) 13.6
47) 13.6
48) 13.6
50) 27.1
60) 27.1
Missing1489 
TOTAL28100.0
6) If retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did you ever work for as long as one year? (EVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46982.9
2) No9717.1
Missing951 
TOTAL566100.0
7) (Are/Were) you self-employed or (do/did) you work for someone else? (WRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed15711.1
2) Someone else125888.6
9) No answer50.4
Missing97 
TOTAL1420100.0
8) Respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (OCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1420382.943243
9) Prestige of respondent's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (PRESTG80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL141842.93413
10) Respondent's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA file summary page) (INDUS80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1420570.993286
11) Are you currently -- married, widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married80453.0
2) Widowed16811.1
3) Divorced17511.5
4) Separated453.0
5) Never married32521.4
TOTAL1517100.0
12) If ever married: How old were you when you first married? (AGEWED)
TOTAL%
13) 1320.2
14) 1490.8
15) 15121.0
16) 16433.6
17) 17534.4
18) 1813311.1
19) 1912310.3
20) 201058.8
21) 2114011.7
22) 22978.1
23) 23978.1
24) 24746.2
25) 25665.5
26) 26383.2
27) 27433.6
28) 28312.6
29) 29201.7
30) 30181.5
31) 31110.9
32) 32131.1
33) 3380.7
34) 34110.9
35) 3550.4
36) 3620.2
37) 3760.5
38) 3820.2
39) 3940.3
40) 4040.3
41) 4110.1
43) 4310.1
45) 4530.3
49) 4910.1
50) 5010.1
53) 5310.1
54) 5410.1
98) Don't know20.2
99) No answer121.0
Missing324 
TOTAL1193100.0
13) If currently married or widowed: Have you ever been divorced or legally separated? (DIVORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20020.6
2) No76879.0
9) No answer40.4
Missing545 
TOTAL972100.0
14) If currently married, separated, or divorced: Have you ever been widowed? (WIDOWED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes313.0
2) No97194.7
9) No answer232.2
Missing492 
TOTAL1025100.0
15) Last week was your (wife/husband) working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (SPWRKSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time43654.2
2) Working part-time688.5
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation strike151.9
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work151.9
5) Retired12615.7
6) In school81.0
7) Keeping house12014.9
8) Other162.0
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
16) If working, full or part-time: How many hours did (he/she) work last week, at all jobs? (SPHRS1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL50442.69214
17) If with a job, but not at work: How many hours a week does (he/she) usually work, at all jobs? (SPHRS2)
TOTAL%
1) 115.9
20) 20211.8
40) 40847.1
42) 4215.9
50) 5015.9
60) 6015.9
70) 70211.8
99) No answer15.9
Missing1500 
TOTAL17100.0
18) If spouse retired, in school, keeping house, or other: Did (he/she) ever work for as long as one year? (SPEVWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23587.0
2) No3312.2
8) Don't know20.7
Missing1247 
TOTAL270100.0
19) (Is/Was) (he/she) self-employed or (does/did) (he/she) work for someone else? (SPWRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed9111.8
2) Someone else67087.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer70.9
Missing748 
TOTAL769100.0
20) Respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (SPOCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL769375.532263
21) Prestige of respondent's spouse's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (SPPRES80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL76244.12713
22) Respondent's spouse's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA file summary page) (SPIND80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL769576.427277
23) What kind of work did your father (or father substitute) normally do while you were growing up? Was he self-employed or did he work for someone else? (PAWRKSLF)
TOTAL%
1) Self-employed36428.1
2) Someone else87767.6
8) Don't know90.7
9) No answer473.6
Missing220 
TOTAL1297100.0
24) Respondent's father's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (PAOCC80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1297464.919274
25) Prestige of father's occupation (See Note 1: Occupational Codes and Prestige Scores on the ARDA file summary page) (PAPRES80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL125142.97712
26) Respondent's father's industry (See Note 2: Industrial Classification on the ARDA file summary page) (PAIND80)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1297379.868322
27) How many brothers and sisters did you have? Please count those born alive, but no longer living, as well as those alive now. Also include stepbrothers and stepsisters, and children adopted by your parents. (SIBS)
TOTAL%
0) 0744.9
1) 123615.6
2) 227618.2
3) 323615.6
4) 420913.8
5) 51187.8
6) 6805.3
7) 7815.3
8) 8583.8
9) 9473.1
10) 10342.2
11) 11221.5
12) 12110.7
13) 1390.6
14) 1450.3
15) 1530.2
16) 1610.1
17) 1720.1
18) 1810.1
21) 2110.1
26) 2610.1
98) Don't know40.3
99) No answer80.5
TOTAL1517100.0
28) How many children have you ever had? Please count all that were born alive at any time (including any you had from a previous marriage). (CHILDS)
TOTAL%
0) None41927.6
1) One25516.8
2) Two37524.7
3) Three21514.2
4) Four1278.4
5) Five543.6
6) Six241.6
7) Seven231.5
8) Over seven171.1
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1517100.0
29) Respondent's age (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL151745.73218
30) Respondent's education (EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling20.1
3) 3rd grade50.3
4) 4th grade50.3
5) 5th grade60.4
6) 6th grade120.8
7) 7th grade251.6
8) 8th grade684.5
9) 9th grade563.7
10) 10th grade734.8
11) 11th grade855.6
12) 12th grade46130.4
13) 1 year of college1308.6
14) 2 years17511.5
15) 3 years734.8
16) 4 years19412.8
17) 5 years432.8
18) 6 years453.0
19) 7 years221.5
20) 8 years302.0
99) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
31) Respondent's father's (father substitute's) education (PAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling171.1
2) 2nd grade70.5
3) 3rd grade312.0
4) 4th grade221.5
5) 5th grade221.5
6) 6th grade614.0
7) 7th grade271.8
8) 8th grade16510.9
9) 9th grade392.6
10) 10th grade493.2
11) 11th grade382.5
12) 12th grade30019.8
13) 1 year of college281.8
14) 2 years775.1
15) 3 years120.8
16) 4 years1036.8
17) 5 years120.8
18) 6 years241.6
19) 7 years130.9
20) 8 years221.5
97) Not applicable (no parental substitute)20513.5
98) Don't know21113.9
99) No answer322.1
TOTAL1517100.0
32) Respondent's mothers's (mother substitute's) education (MAEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling241.6
1) 1st grade10.1
2) 2nd grade70.5
3) 3rd grade151.0
4) 4th grade140.9
5) 5th grade241.6
6) 6th grade392.6
7) 7th grade322.1
8) 8th grade19212.7
9) 9th grade493.2
10) 10th grade714.7
11) 11th grade432.8
12) 12th grade45530.0
13) 1 year of college563.7
14) 2 years845.5
15) 3 years161.1
16) 4 years805.3
17) 5 years80.5
18) 6 years181.2
20) 8 years50.3
97) Not applicable (no parental substitute)453.0
98) Don't know17611.6
99) No answer634.2
TOTAL1517100.0
33) Respondent's spouse's education (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling20.1
3) 3rd grade30.2
4) 4th grade30.2
5) 5th grade20.1
6) 6th grade181.2
7) 7th grade60.4
8) 8th grade291.9
9) 9th grade191.3
10) 10th grade382.5
11) 11th grade392.6
12) 12th grade28118.5
13) 1 year of college624.1
14) 2 years775.1
15) 3 years191.3
16) 4 years1187.8
17) 5 years211.4
18) 6 years231.5
19) 7 years90.6
20) 8 years211.4
97) Not applicable (no parental substitute)71347.0
98) Don't know110.7
99) No answer30.2
TOTAL1517100.0
34) Respondent's Degree (DEGREE)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school30520.1
1) High school82554.4
2) Associate/junior college734.8
3) Bachelor's22414.8
4) Graduate815.3
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1517100.0
35) Respondent's father's (substitute father's) degree (PADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school60039.6
1) High school41627.4
2) Associate/junior college191.3
3) Bachelor's1036.8
4) Graduate553.6
7) Not applicable (no father/father substitute)20513.5
8) Don't know936.1
9) No answer261.7
TOTAL1517100.0
36) Respondent's mother's (substitute mother's) degree (MADEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school57838.1
1) High school62641.3
2) Associate/junior college281.8
3) Bachelor's724.7
4) Graduate271.8
7) Not applicable (no mother/mother substitute)453.0
8) Don't know694.5
9) No answer724.7
TOTAL1517100.0
37) Respondent's spouse's degree (SPDEG)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school15310.1
1) High school43628.7
2) Associate/junior college332.2
3) Bachelor's1288.4
4) Graduate442.9
7) Not applicable (not married)71347.0
8) Don't know60.4
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
38) Code respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male63641.9
2) Female88158.1
TOTAL1517100.0
39) What race do you consider yourself? (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White126483.3
2) Black20413.4
3) Other493.2
TOTAL1517100.0
40) Which of the categories on this card comes closest to the type of place you were living in when you were 16 years old? (RES16)
TOTAL%
1) In open country but not on a farm17611.6
2) On a farm25116.5
3) In a small city or town (under 50,000)50133.0
4) In a medium-size city (50,000-250,000)21214.0
5) In a suburb near a large city15810.4
6) In a large city (over 250,000)21514.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1517100.0
41) In what state or foreign country were you living when you were 16 years old? (REG16)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign664.4
1) New England895.9
2) Middle Atlantic23415.4
3) East North Central29219.2
4) West North Central1358.9
5) South Atlantic24216.0
6) East South Central1278.4
7) West South Central1248.2
8) Mountain664.4
9) Pacific1429.4
TOTAL1517100.0
42) When you were 16 years old, were you living in this same (city/town/county)? (MOBILE16)
TOTAL%
1) Same state, same city61640.6
2) Same state, different city40226.5
3) Different state49232.4
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
43) Were you living with both your own mother and father around the time you were 16? (If no: With whom were you living around that time?) (FAMILY16)
TOTAL%
0) Other382.5
1) Both own mother and father110272.6
2) Father and stepmother362.4
3) Mother and stepfather684.5
4) Father only372.4
5) Mother only17611.6
6) Some other male relative (no female head)80.5
7) Some other female relative (no male head)291.9
8) Other arrangement with relatives (e.g., aunt and uncle, grandparents)231.5
TOTAL1517100.0
44) If not living with both own mother and father: What happened? (FAMDIF16)
TOTAL%
1) One or both parents died16539.8
2) Parents divorced or separated19446.7
3) Father absent in armed forces10.2
4) One or both parents in institution10.2
5) Other419.9
8) Don't know61.4
9) No answer71.7
Missing1102 
TOTAL415100.0
45) Did your mother ever work for pay for as long as a year, after she was married? (MAWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86664.3
2) No44833.3
8) Don't know251.9
9) No answer70.5
Missing171 
TOTAL1346100.0
46) Did she work as long as a year after you were born and before you started first grade? (MAWKBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36942.3
2) No46453.2
8) Don't know313.6
9) No answer91.0
Missing644 
TOTAL873100.0
47) Thinking about the time when you were 16 years old, compared with American families in general then, would you say your family income was--far below average, below average, average, above average, or far above average? (INCOM16)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average1278.4
2) Below average34822.9
3) Average73648.5
4) Above average25216.6
5) Far above average291.9
8) Don't know151.0
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1517100.0
48) Were you born in this country? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141393.1
2) No936.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1517100.0
49) Were both your parents born in this country? (PARBORN)
TOTAL%
0) Both born in US125382.6
1) Mother yes, father no644.2
2) Mother no, father yes402.6
3) Mother yes, father don't know20.1
4) Mother no, father don't know10.1
6) Mother don't know, father no10.1
7) Mother don't know, father don't know30.2
8) Neither born in US1449.5
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1517100.0
50) Were all of your four grandparents born in this country? If no: How many were born outside the United States? (GRANBORN)
TOTAL%
0) None84358.4
1) One936.4
2) Two16011.1
3) Three443.0
4) Four27218.8
8) Don't know171.2
9) No answer141.0
Missing74 
TOTAL1443100.0
51) Household Size (HOMPOP)
TOTAL%
1) 137724.9
2) 247631.4
3) 327518.1
4) 424115.9
5) 5986.5
6) 6291.9
7) 7140.9
8) 820.1
9) 920.1
10) 1020.1
99) No answer10.1
TOTAL1517100.0
52) Number of members under 6 (BABIES)
TOTAL%
0) 0123181.1
1) 118312.1
2) 2875.7
3) 380.5
4) 410.1
5) 510.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
53) Number of members 6 to 12 years (PRETEEN)
TOTAL%
0) 0119879.0
1) 118412.1
2) 2825.4
3) 3201.3
4) 430.2
5) 510.1
9) No answer291.9
TOTAL1517100.0
54) Number of members 13 to 17 years old (TEENS)
TOTAL%
0) 0131586.7
1) 11469.6
2) 2473.1
3) 350.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
55) Number of members over 17 years old (ADULTS)
TOTAL%
1) 147831.5
2) 281253.5
3) 316911.1
4) 4463.0
5) 5100.7
6) 610.1
7) 710.1
TOTAL1517100.0
56) How many persons in the household are not related to you in any way? (UNRELAT)
TOTAL%
0) None100988.6
1) 1766.7
2) 2201.8
3) 380.7
4) 420.2
5) 520.2
9) No answer221.9
Missing378 
TOTAL1139100.0
57) Just thinking about your family now -- those people in the household who are related to you . . . How many persons in the family, including yourself earned any money last year? (EARNRS)
TOTAL%
0) 032021.1
1) 158138.3
2) 245930.3
3) 31006.6
4) 4422.8
5) 540.3
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1517100.0
58) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000110.7
2) $1,000 to 2,999261.7
3) $3,000 to 3,999312.0
4) $4,000 to 4,999352.3
5) $5,000 to 5,999392.6
6) $6,000 to 6,999291.9
7) $7,000 to 7,999231.5
8) $8,000 to 9,999382.5
9) $10,000 to 14,99915810.4
10) $15,000 to 19,99915710.3
11) $20,000 to 24,9991288.4
12) $25,000 or over69345.7
13) Refused855.6
98) Don't know473.1
99) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
59) In which of these groups did your earnings from (stated occupation) for last year fall? That is, before taxes or other deductions. Just tell me the letter. (RINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000363.4
2) $1,000 to 2,999343.2
3) $3,000 to 3,999353.3
4) $4,000 to 4,999292.8
5) $5,000 to 5,999353.3
6) $6,000 to 6,999161.5
7) $7,000 to 7,999141.3
8) $8,000 to 9,999413.9
9) $10,000 to 14,99911911.3
10) $15,000 to 19,99912712.0
11) $20,000 to 24,99910510.0
12) $25,000 or over32130.5
13) Refused403.8
98) Don't know70.7
99) No answer959.0
Missing463 
TOTAL1054100.0
60) In which of these groups did your total family income, from all sources, fall last year before taxes, that is? (INCOME91)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000110.7
2) $1,000 to 2,999261.7
3) $3,000 to 3,999312.0
4) $4,000 to 4,999352.3
5) $5,000 to 5,999392.6
6) $6,000 to 6,999291.9
7) $7,000 to 7,999231.5
8) $8,000 to 9,999382.5
9) $10,000 to 12,499765.0
10) $12,500 to 14,999825.4
11) $15,000 to 17,499976.4
12) $17,500 to 19,999604.0
13) $20,000 to 22,499604.0
14) $22,500 to 24,999684.5
15) $25,000 to 29,9991127.4
16) $30,000 to 34,999946.2
17) $35,000 to 39,999865.7
18) $40,000 to 49,9991499.8
19) $50,000 to 59,999865.7
20) $60,000 to 74,999865.7
21) $75,000 or over805.3
22) Refused855.6
98) Don't know473.1
99) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
61) In which of these groups did your earnings from (stated occupation) for last year fall? That is, before taxes or other deductions. Respondent's income on 1991-1993 surveys. (RINCOM91)
TOTAL%
1) Under $1,000363.4
2) $1,000-2,999343.2
3) $3,000-3,999353.3
4) $4,000-4,999292.8
5) $5,000-5,999353.3
6) $6,000-6,999161.5
7) $7,000-7,999141.3
8) $8,000-9,999413.9
9) $10,000-12,499615.8
10) $12,500-14,999585.5
11) $15,000-17,499716.7
12) $17,500-19,999565.3
13) $20,000-22,499494.6
14) $22,500-24,999565.3
15) $25,000-29,999807.6
16) $30,000-34,999726.8
17) $35,000-39,999484.6
18) $40,000-49,999575.4
19) $50,000-50,999343.2
20) $60,000-74,999121.1
21) $75,000 and over181.7
22) Refused403.8
98) Don't know70.7
99) No answer959.0
Missing463 
TOTAL1054100.0
62) Region of interview (REGION)
TOTAL%
1) New England926.1
2) Middle Atlantic20713.6
3) East North Central26217.3
4) West North Central1187.8
5) South Atlantic30119.8
6) East South Central1147.5
7) West South Central1298.5
8) Mountain795.2
9) Pacific21514.2
TOTAL1517100.0
63) Norc size of place (XNORCSIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Within an SMSA and a large central city (over 250,000)23815.7
2) A medium size central city (50,000 to 250,000)17211.3
3) A suburb of a large central city31720.9
4) A suburb of a medium size central city16711.0
5) An unincorporated area of a large central city (division, township, etc)523.4
6) An unincorporated area of a medium central city15810.4
7) Not within an SMSA, (within a county) and a small city (10,000 to 49,999)1218.0
8) A town or village (2,500 to 9,999)1157.6
9) An incorporated area less than 2,500 or an unincorporated area of 1,000 to 2,4991177.7
10) Open country within larger civil divisions, eg, township, division604.0
TOTAL1517100.0
64) The SRC belt code has been revised for the NORC survey to aid in the categorization of places by size and type simultaneously. (SRCBELT)
TOTAL%
1) Central city of 12 largest SMSAs1318.6
2) Central city of remainder of the 100 largest SMSAs18512.2
3) Suburbs of 12 largest SMSAs17011.2
4) Suburbs of the remaining 100 largest SMSAs22414.8
5) Other Urban (counties having towns of 10,000 or more)61040.2
6) Other rural (counties having no towns of 10,000 or more)19713.0
TOTAL1517100.0
65) Size of place in thousands (SIZE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1517332.1771077
66) Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what? (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
0) Strong Democrat22414.8
1) Not very strong Democrat31921.0
2) Independent, close to Democrat1318.6
3) Independent (neither, no response)18812.4
4) Independent, close to Republican16911.1
5) Not very strong Republican28518.8
6) Strong Republican18111.9
7) Other party, refused to say140.9
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
67) In 1988, you remember that Dukakis ran for President on the Democratic ticket against Bush for the Republicans. Do you remember for sure whether or not you voted in that election? (VOTE88)
TOTAL%
1) Voted98264.7
2) Did not vote42427.9
3) Ineligible694.5
4) Refused140.9
8) Don't know/can't remember251.6
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1517100.0
68) If voted: Did you vote for Dukakis or Bush? (PRES88)
TOTAL%
1) Dukakis38138.7
2) Bush55756.5
3) Other candidate90.9
5) Didn't vote for President70.7
8) Don't know202.0
9) No answer111.1
Missing532 
TOTAL985100.0
69) If did not vote or ineligible: Who would you have voted for, for President, if you had voted? (IF88WHO)
TOTAL%
1) Dukakis8617.2
2) Bush29258.4
3) Other285.6
8) Don't know/can't remember7414.8
9) No answer204.0
Missing1017 
TOTAL500100.0
70) We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. I'm going to show you a seven-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely liberal - - point 1 - - to extremely conservative point 7. Where would you place yourself on this scale? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal372.4
2) Liberal15410.2
3) Slightly liberal21414.1
4) Moderate, middle or the road58438.5
5) Slightly conservative21814.4
6) Conservative21214.0
7) Extremely conservative402.6
8) Don't know543.6
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
71) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: the Space exploration program? (NATSPAC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little8811.6
2) About right32142.5
3) Too much28537.7
8) Don't know567.4
9) No answer60.8
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
72) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the environment? (NATENVIR)
TOTAL%
1) Too little51167.6
2) Right18023.8
3) Too much374.9
8) Don't know233.0
9) No answer50.7
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
73) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving and protecting the nation's health? (NATHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Too little51868.5
2) About right19125.3
3) Too much202.6
8) Don't know202.6
9) No answer70.9
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
74) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Solving the problems of the big cities? (NATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little34846.0
2) About right23130.6
3) Too much8511.2
8) Don't know8511.2
9) No answer70.9
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
75) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Halting the rising crime rate? (NATCRIME)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48464.0
2) About right20326.9
3) Too much364.8
8) Don't know253.3
9) No answer81.1
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
76) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Dealing with drug addiction? (NATDRUG)
TOTAL%
1) Too little43157.0
2) About right23731.3
3) Too much557.3
8) Don't know263.4
9) No answer70.9
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
77) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving the nation's education system? (NATEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little50366.5
2) About right18524.5
3) Too much395.2
8) Don't know192.5
9) No answer101.3
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
78) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Improving the conditions of Blacks? (NATRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little25633.9
2) About right32142.5
3) Too much10814.3
8) Don't know648.5
9) No answer70.9
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
79) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The military, armaments and defense? (NATARMS)
TOTAL%
1) Too little10614.0
2) About right42255.8
3) Too much20527.1
8) Don't know172.2
9) No answer60.8
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
80) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Foreign aid? (NATAID)
TOTAL%
1) Too little304.0
2) About right14318.9
3) Too much54472.0
8) Don't know304.0
9) No answer91.2
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
81) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Welfare? (NATFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Too little16622.0
2) About right26134.5
3) Too much28037.0
8) Don't know395.2
9) No answer101.3
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
82) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Highways and bridges? (NATROAD)
TOTAL%
1) Too little51133.7
2) About right74949.4
3) Too much15510.2
8) Don't know825.4
9) No answer201.3
TOTAL1517100.0
83) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Social Security? (NATSOC)
TOTAL%
1) Too little77451.0
2) About right58038.2
3) Too much604.0
8) Don't know815.3
9) No answer221.5
TOTAL1517100.0
84) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Mass Transportation? (NATMASS)
TOTAL%
1) Too little50033.0
2) About right71246.9
3) Too much1348.8
8) Don't know1499.8
9) No answer221.5
TOTAL1517100.0
85) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Parks and recreation? (NATPARK)
TOTAL%
1) Too little45029.7
2) About right90159.4
3) Too much754.9
8) Don't know704.6
9) No answer211.4
TOTAL1517100.0
86) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Space exploration? (NATSPACY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little9212.1
2) Right33844.4
3) Too much26234.4
8) Don't know537.0
9) No answer162.1
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
87) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: The environment? (NATENVIY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little51067.0
2) About right16121.2
3) Too much364.7
8) Don't know395.1
9) No answer152.0
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
88) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Health? (NATHEALY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little50966.9
2) About right18924.8
3) Too much293.8
8) Don't know182.4
9) No answer162.1
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
89) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to big cities? (NATCITYY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little15119.8
2) About right24732.5
3) Too much22629.7
8) Don't know11715.4
9) No answer202.6
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
90) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Law enforcement? (NATCRIMY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little40753.5
2) About right27135.6
3) Too much476.2
8) Don't know222.9
9) No answer141.8
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
91) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Drug rehabilitation? (NATDRUGY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little43056.5
2) About right22028.9
3) Too much567.4
8) Don't know415.4
9) No answer141.8
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
92) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Education? (NATEDUCY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little52368.7
2) About right17523.0
3) Too much314.1
8) Don't know172.2
9) No answer152.0
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
93) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to blacks? (NATRACEY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little22729.8
2) About right29939.3
3) Too much14118.5
8) Don't know7610.0
9) No answer182.4
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
94) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: National defense? (NATARMSY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little9612.6
2) About right42555.8
3) Too much19525.6
8) Don't know303.9
9) No answer152.0
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
95) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to other countries? (NATAIDY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little243.2
2) Right15220.0
3) Too much53870.7
8) Don't know334.3
9) No answer141.8
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
96) We are faced with many problems in this country, none of which can be solved easily or inexpensively. I'm going to name some of these problems, and for each one I'd like you to tell me whether you think we're spending too much money on it, too little money, or about the right amount. Are we spending too much, too little, or about the right amount on: Assistance to the poor? (NATFAREY)
TOTAL%
1) Too little48463.6
2) About right16721.9
3) Too much699.1
8) Don't know273.5
9) No answer141.8
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
97) Some people think that the government in Washington ought to reduce the income differences between the rich and the poor, perhaps by raising the taxes of wealthy families or by giving income assistance to the poor. Others think that the government should not concern itself with reducing this income difference between the rich and the poor. Here is a card with a scale from 1 to 7. Think of a score of 1 as meaning that the government ought to reduce the income differences between rich and poor, and a score of 7 meaning that the government should not concern itself with reducing income differences. What score between 1 and 7 comes closest to the way you feel? (EQWLTH)
TOTAL%
1) 1 Government should do something to reduce income differences between rich and poor.20119.8
2) 212612.4
3) 317317.0
4) 420019.7
5) 512312.1
6) 6757.4
7) 7 Government should not concern itself with income differences.898.8
8) Don't know272.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
98) Do you consider the amount of federal income tax which you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low? (TAX)
TOTAL%
1) Too high54154.5
2) About right38038.3
3) Too low111.1
8) Don't know464.6
9) No answer151.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
99) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion . . . If such a person wanted to make a speech in your (city/town/community) against churches and religion, should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak71371.8
2) Not allowed26626.8
8) Don't know111.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
100) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion . . . Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLATH)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach51551.9
5) Not allowed44044.3
8) Don't know353.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
101) There are always some people whose ideas are considered bad or dangerous by other people. For instance, somebody who is against all churches and religion . . . If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote against churches and religion should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBATH)
TOTAL%
1) Favor27928.1
2) Not favor68669.1
8) Don't know252.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
102) Or consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community claiming that Blacks are inferior, should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak61762.1
2) Not allowed35135.3
8) Don't know212.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
103) Or consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLRAC)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach41641.9
5) Not allowed53553.9
8) Don't know393.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
104) Or consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote which said Blacks are inferior should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor31331.5
2) Not favor65065.5
8) Don't know262.6
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
105) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose this admitted Communist wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak66667.1
2) Not allowed30430.6
8) Don't know202.0
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
106) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose he is teaching in a college. Should he be fired, or not? (COLCOM)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, fired40240.5
5) Not fired53253.6
8) Don't know555.5
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
107) Now, I should like to ask you some questions about a man who admits he is a Communist. Suppose he wrote a book which is in your public library. Somebody in your community suggests that the book should be removed from the library. Would you favor removing it, or not? (LIBCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Favor29329.5
2) Not favor66767.2
8) Don't know292.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
108) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community, should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Allowed61561.9
2) Not allowed35235.4
8) Don't know222.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
109) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLMIL)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach42442.7
5) Not allowed51351.7
8) Don't know515.1
9) No answer50.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
110) Consider a person who advocates doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Suppose he wrote a book advocating doing away with elections and letting the military run the country. Somebody in your community suggests that the book be removed from the public library. Would you favor removing it, or not? (LIBMIL)
TOTAL%
1) Favor30530.7
2) Not favor66166.6
8) Don't know222.2
9) No answer50.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
111) And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Suppose this admitted homosexual wanted to make a speech in your community. Should he be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak75275.7
2) Not allowed21421.6
8) Don't know242.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
112) And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? Should such a person be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLHOMO)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach62863.2
5) Not allowed32632.8
8) Don't know363.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
113) And what about a man who admits that he is a homosexual? If some people in your community suggested that a book he wrote in favor of homosexuality should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Favor28228.4
2) Not favor67868.3
8) Don't know292.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
114) Do you favor or oppose the death penalty for persons convicted of murder? (CAPPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Favor107871.1
2) Oppose33622.1
8) Don't know936.1
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1517100.0
115) Would you favor or oppose a law which would require a person to obtain a police permit before he or she could buy a gun? (GUNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Favor80180.7
2) Oppose17517.6
8) Don't know121.2
9) No answer50.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
116) In general, do you think the courts in this area deal too harshly or not harshly enough with criminals? (COURTS)
TOTAL%
1) Too harshly614.0
2) Not harshly enough120279.2
3) About right16911.1
8) Don't know765.0
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1517100.0
117) Everything considered, would you say that, in general, you approve or disapprove of wiretapping? (WIRTAP)
TOTAL%
1) Approve24724.1
2) Disapprove71770.0
8) No opinion575.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
118) Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal or not? (GRASS)
TOTAL%
1) Should18217.9
2) Should not79077.7
8) Don't know403.9
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
119) Do you expect the United States to fight in another world war within the next ten years? (USWARY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46545.4
2) No50549.3
8) Don't know545.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
120) Do you think it will be best for the future of this country if we take an active part in world affairs, or if we stay out of world affairs? (USINTL)
TOTAL%
1) Active part75273.4
2) Stay out24724.1
8) Don't know252.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
121) Do you think our government should continue to belong to the United Nations or should we pull out of it now? (USUN)
TOTAL%
1) Continue to belong89787.6
2) Pull out now959.3
8) Don't know313.0
9) No answer10.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
122) Thinking about all the different kinds of governments in the world today, which of these statements comes closest to how you feel about Communism as form of government? (COMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) It's the worst kind of all49249.5
2) It's bad, but no worse than some others32833.0
3) It's all right for some countries13413.5
4) It's a good form of government80.8
8) Don't know282.8
9) No answer30.3
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
123) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: Russia? (RUSSIA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like576.0
1) +4515.3
2) +316217.0
3) +214315.0
4) +122523.6
5) -1879.1
6) -2485.0
7) -3485.0
8) -4363.8
9) -5 dislike9810.3
Missing562 
TOTAL955100.0
124) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: Japan? (JAPAN)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like959.8
1) +4929.5
2) +318919.5
3) +212913.3
4) +115816.3
5) -1788.1
6) -2464.8
7) -3515.3
8) -4414.2
9) -5 dislike899.2
Missing549 
TOTAL968100.0
125) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: Canada? (CANADA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like41442.5
1) +421021.5
2) +316116.5
3) +2767.8
4) +1747.6
5) -1141.4
6) -260.6
7) -350.5
8) -420.2
9) -5 dislike131.3
Missing542 
TOTAL975100.0
126) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: China? (CHINA)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like576.0
1) +4565.9
2) +311512.1
3) +213213.9
4) +120521.6
5) -111712.3
6) -2727.6
7) -3586.1
8) -4434.5
9) -5 dislike939.8
Missing569 
TOTAL948100.0
127) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: Israel? (ISRAEL)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like15216.0
1) +410410.9
2) +316217.0
3) +213814.5
4) +117718.6
5) -1768.0
6) -2384.0
7) -3353.7
8) -4141.5
9) -5 dislike555.8
Missing566 
TOTAL951100.0
128) You will notice that the boxes on this card go from the highest position of "plus 5" for a country which you like very much, to the lowest position of "minus 5" for a country you dislike very much. How far up the scale or how far down the scale would you rate the following countries: Egypt? (EGYPT)
TOTAL%
0) +5 like788.4
1) +4657.0
2) +316818.1
3) +213014.0
4) +124025.8
5) -110211.0
6) -2444.7
7) -3323.4
8) -4202.2
9) -5 dislike515.5
Missing587 
TOTAL930100.0
129) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant96663.7
2) Catholic38625.4
3) Jewish322.1
4) None1026.7
5) Other291.9
99) No answer20.1
TOTAL1517100.0
130) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.434.4
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A121.2
12) National Baptist Convention of America90.9
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.20.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention12813.2
15) Other Baptist Churches232.4
18) Baptist, don't know which889.1
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church121.2
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church40.4
22) United Methodist Church10811.2
23) Other Methodist Churches10.1
28) Methodist, don't know which121.2
30) American Lutheran Church323.3
31) Lutheran Church in America111.1
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod293.0
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod20.2
34) Other Lutheran Churches50.5
35) Evangelical Lutheran121.2
38) Lutheran don't know which131.3
40) Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.141.4
41) United Presbyterian293.0
42) Other Presbyterian Churches30.3
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)90.9
48) Presbyterian, don't know which192.0
50) Episcopal Church323.3
60) Other26026.9
70) No denomination given or non-denominational535.5
99) No answer30.3
Missing549 
TOTAL968100.0
131) Other Protestant denominations (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (OTHER)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26368.236118
132) If Jewish: Do you consider yourself Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these? (JEW)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox12.9
2) Conservative1338.2
3) Reform1132.4
4) None617.6
9) No answer38.8
Missing1483 
TOTAL34100.0
133) Fundamentalism/liberalism of respondent's religion (FUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist50433.2
2) Moderate60439.8
3) Liberal37024.4
9) No answer392.6
TOTAL1517100.0
134) How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never19012.5
1) Less than once a year1369.0
2) About once or twice a year20213.3
3) Several times a year17911.8
4) About once a month1187.8
5) 2-3 times a month1489.8
6) Nearly every week835.5
7) Every week34422.7
8) Several times a week926.1
9) Don't know, no answer251.6
TOTAL1517100.0
135) Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong54035.6
2) Not very strong59839.4
3) Somewhat strong21414.1
4) No religion1026.7
8) Don't know151.0
9) No answer483.2
TOTAL1517100.0
136) Do you believe there is a life after death? (POSTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73271.5
2) No17717.3
8) Undecided11010.7
9) No answer50.5
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
137) How often have you had any of the following experiences? Felt as though you were really in touch with someone who had died. (SPIRITS)
TOTAL%
1) Never in my life70852.1
2) Once or twice28320.8
3) Several times1359.9
4) Often473.5
8) I cannot answer this question16512.1
9) No answer211.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
138) How often have you had any of the following experiences? Felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. (GRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Never in my life76656.4
2) Once or twice20314.9
3) Several times1098.0
4) Often614.5
8) Cannot answer18513.6
9) No answer352.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
139) How close do you feel to God most of the time? Would you say extremely close, somewhat close, not very close, or not close at all? (NEARGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely close44933.0
2) Somewhat close61645.3
3) Not very close1218.9
4) Not close at all564.1
5) Does not believe in God251.8
8) Don't know664.9
9) No answer261.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
140) There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Mother; to (7) Father? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1423.1
2) 2261.9
3) 3523.8
4) 432523.9
5) 51148.4
6) 61168.5
7) Father 752238.4
9) No answer16211.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
141) There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Master; to (7) Spouse? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 143431.9
2) 215311.3
3) 31229.0
4) 429621.8
5) 5614.5
6) 6493.6
7) Spouse 7392.9
9) No answer20515.1
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
142) There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Judge; to (7) Lover? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 138528.3
2) 214010.3
3) 31168.5
4) 432023.5
5) 5755.5
6) 6554.0
7) Lover 7594.3
9) No answer20915.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
143) There are many different ways of picturing God. We'd like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Friend; to (7) King? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 127720.4
2) 21128.2
3) 3775.7
4) 434125.1
5) 5816.0
6) 6715.2
7) King 719314.2
9) No answer20715.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
144) In what religion were you raised? (RELIG16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant96663.7
2) Catholic43428.6
3) Jewish342.2
4) None583.8
5) Other221.5
99) No answer30.2
TOTAL1517100.0
145) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (DENOM16)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.474.9
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.141.4
12) National Baptist Convention of America90.9
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.10.1
14) Southern Baptist Convention14715.2
15) Other Baptist Churches141.4
18) Baptist don't know which11111.5
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church151.5
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church30.3
22) United Methodist Church12512.9
23) Other Methodist Churches50.5
28) Methodist don't know which313.2
30) American Lutheran Church303.1
31) Lutheran Church in America80.8
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod323.3
33) Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod50.5
34) Other Lutheran Churches70.7
35) Evangelical Lutheran60.6
38) Lutheran, don't know which212.2
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States121.2
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.252.6
42) Other Presbyterian Churches40.4
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)90.9
48) Presbyterian don't know which212.2
50) Episcopal, don't know which313.2
60) Other19319.9
70) No denomination given or non-denominational373.8
99) No answer60.6
Missing548 
TOTAL969100.0
146) Other Protestant denominations (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (OTH16)
TOTAL%
9) 10.5
12) 63.0
13) 21.0
16) 31.5
20) 10.5
23) 10.5
25) 10.5
31) 2110.6
32) 31.5
33) 31.5
35) 199.5
36) 105.0
37) 21.0
40) 94.5
43) 10.5
44) 84.0
45) 42.0
47) 10.5
49) 10.5
51) 31.5
56) 84.0
57) 10.5
58) 31.5
59) 2110.6
60) 10.5
61) 10.5
62) 10.5
63) 42.0
64) 31.5
65) 42.0
66) 10.5
67) 31.5
68) 136.5
69) 10.5
70) 10.5
71) 10.5
77) 52.5
78) 10.5
80) 21.0
81) 42.0
83) 10.5
93) 94.5
112) 10.5
117) 10.5
119) 10.5
141) 10.5
999) 63.0
Missing1318 
TOTAL199100.0
147) If Jewish: Were you Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these? (JEW16)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox410.8
2) Conservative1232.4
3) Reform1335.1
4) None38.1
9) No answer513.5
Missing1480 
TOTAL37100.0
148) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion respondent raised in (FUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist50433.2
2) Moderate63041.5
3) Liberal35423.3
9) No answer291.9
TOTAL1517100.0
149) What is your (spouse's) religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (SPREL)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant49962.1
2) Catholic22227.6
3) Jewish151.9
4) None556.8
5) Other111.4
9) No answer20.2
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
150) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Assoc.224.4
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.30.6
12) National Baptist Convention of America20.4
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.20.4
14) Southern Baptist Convention6513.0
15) Other Baptist Churches132.6
18) Baptist don't know which438.6
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church10.2
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church10.2
22) United Methodist Church6412.8
23) Other Methodist Churches20.4
28) Methodist don't know which81.6
30) American Lutheran Church142.8
31) Lutheran Church in America61.2
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod71.4
34) Other Lutheran Churches10.2
35) Evangelical Lutheran91.8
38) Lutheran don't know which102.0
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States91.8
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.163.2
42) Other Presbyterian Churches40.8
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)51.0
48) Presbyterian don't know which71.4
50) Episcopal Church193.8
60) Other13727.3
70) No denomination given or non-denominational church275.4
99) No answer40.8
Missing1016 
TOTAL501100.0
151) Spouse: Other Protestant denominations (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (SPOTHER)
TOTAL%
2) 10.7
3) 21.4
9) 10.7
12) 21.4
16) 21.4
20) 10.7
23) 10.7
24) 10.7
31) 1510.6
33) 10.7
35) 117.7
36) 53.5
37) 10.7
40) 32.1
43) 21.4
44) 21.4
45) 10.7
47) 10.7
51) 21.4
52) 10.7
56) 74.9
57) 10.7
58) 42.8
59) 1913.4
61) 10.7
62) 10.7
63) 21.4
64) 10.7
65) 64.2
67) 10.7
68) 149.9
69) 10.7
70) 10.7
77) 42.8
80) 21.4
81) 53.5
83) 21.4
93) 10.7
97) 10.7
98) 10.7
112) 10.7
117) 10.7
119) 10.7
128) 10.7
999) 74.9
Missing1375 
TOTAL142100.0
152) Does (s/he) consider (her/himself) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or none of these? (SPJEW)
TOTAL%
2) Conservative527.8
3) Reform738.9
4) None316.7
9) No answer316.7
Missing1499 
TOTAL18100.0
153) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion of spouse (SPFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist25531.7
2) Moderate32840.8
3) Liberal20225.1
9) No answer192.4
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
154) In what religion was your (husband/wife) raised? (SPREL16)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant49761.8
2) Catholic24029.9
3) Jewish162.0
4) None344.2
5) Other121.5
9) No answer50.6
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
155) If Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (SPDEN16)
TOTAL%
10) American Baptist Association285.6
11) American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.30.6
12) National Baptist Convention of America30.6
13) National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc.10.2
14) Southern Baptist Convention7815.5
15) Other Baptist Churches61.2
18) Baptist don't know which459.0
20) African Methodist Episcopal Church20.4
21) African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church10.2
22) United Methodist Church6012.0
23) Other Methodist Churches30.6
28) Methodist, don't know which224.4
30) American Lutheran Church204.0
31) Lutheran Church in America20.4
32) Lutheran Church Missouri Synod91.8
34) Other Lutheran Churches20.4
35) Evangelical Lutheran51.0
38) Lutheran, don't know which173.4
40) Presbyterian Church in the United States81.6
41) United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.91.8
42) Other Presbyterian Churches10.2
43) Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)20.4
48) Presbyterian, don't know which102.0
50) Episcopal Church163.2
60) Other11623.1
70) No denomination given or non-denominational church234.6
98) Don't know10.2
99) No answer91.8
Missing1015 
TOTAL502100.0
156) Spouse: Other Protestant denomination (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (SPOTH16)
TOTAL%
1) 10.8
3) 10.8
9) 10.8
12) 21.6
16) 21.6
20) 21.6
23) 32.4
27) 10.8
31) 118.7
33) 54.0
35) 107.9
36) 54.0
37) 10.8
40) 43.2
43) 21.6
44) 32.4
45) 10.8
46) 10.8
51) 10.8
56) 54.0
57) 10.8
59) 1814.3
62) 10.8
63) 32.4
64) 21.6
65) 21.6
67) 10.8
68) 97.1
69) 10.8
71) 10.8
77) 64.8
81) 32.4
83) 21.6
93) 10.8
97) 10.8
119) 10.8
999) 118.7
Missing1391 
TOTAL126100.0
157) If Jewish: Was (s/he) Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or none of these? (SPJEW16)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox29.5
2) Conservative733.3
3) Reform523.8
4) None29.5
9) No answer523.8
Missing1496 
TOTAL21100.0
158) Fundamentalism/liberalism of religion spouse raised in (SPFUND16)
TOTAL%
1) Fundamentalist25631.8
2) Moderate34643.0
3) Liberal17922.3
9) No answer232.9
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
159) The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lord's Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Approve39238.3
2) Disapprove59458.0
8) No opinion353.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
160) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? Select from: a. The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word...; b. The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word...; c. The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men. (BIBLE) (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Actual word35534.7
2) Inspired word48847.7
3) Ancient book15114.7
4) Other (volunteered)80.8
8) Don't know181.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
161) People have different images of the world and human nature. We'd like to know the kinds of images you have. Where would you place your image of the world on the scale from 1) the world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) there is much goodness in the world which hints at God's goodness. (WORLD1)
TOTAL%
1) 1-world evil745.4
2) 2523.8
3) 3735.4
4) 433924.9
5) 532624.0
6) 623717.4
7) 7-much goodness16912.4
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer866.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
162) People have different images of the world and human nature. We'd like to know the kinds of images you have. Where would you place your image of the world on the scale from 1) Human nature is basically good; to 7) Human nature is fundamentally perverse and corrupt. (WORLD4)
TOTAL%
1) 1-basically good19414.3
2) 227720.4
3) 325718.9
4) 429821.9
5) 51208.8
6) 6604.4
7) 7-perverse and corrupt705.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) No answer816.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
163) Do you think there should be laws against marriages between (Negroes/ Blacks/ African-Americans) and Whites? (RACMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16816.9
2) No78679.2
8) Don't know323.2
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
164) Which statement on the card comes closest to how you, yourself, feel? White people have a right to keep (Negroes/ Blacks/ African-Americans) out of their neighborhoods if they want to, and (Negroes/ Blacks/ African-Americans) should respect that right. (RACSEG)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly666.6
2) Agree slightly10510.6
3) Disagree slightly22122.3
4) Disagree strongly57457.8
8) No opinion212.1
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
165) Suppose there is a community-wide vote on the general housing issue. There are two possible laws to vote on. Which law would you vote for? A. One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) B. The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color. (RACOPEN)
TOTAL%
1) One law says that a homeowner can decide for himself whom to sell his house to, even if he prefers not to sell to (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans).35234.6
2) The second law says that a homeowner cannot refuse to sell to someone because of their race or color.60559.5
3) Neither292.9
8) Don't know171.7
9) No answer141.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
166) Are there any (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) living in this neighborhood now? (RACLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78851.9
2) No64842.7
8) Don't know664.4
9) No answer151.0
TOTAL1517100.0
167) Are there any (Negro/Black/African-American) families living close to you? (RACCLOS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60074.7
2) No17621.9
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer253.1
Missing714 
TOTAL803100.0
168) How many blocks (or miles) away do they (the [Negro/ Black/African-American] families who live closest to you) live? (RACDIS)
TOTAL%
1) On this block, a few doors/houses away42252.6
2) 1-3 blocks away, under ¼ mile23429.1
3) 4-8 blocks away, ¼ to 1 mile688.5
4) Over 8 blocks away, over 1 mile475.9
8) Don't know50.6
9) No answer273.4
Missing714 
TOTAL803100.0
169) Do you think this neighborhood will become all (Negro/ Black/ African-American) in the next few years, or will it remain integrated? (RACINTEG)
TOTAL%
1) All Negro/Black435.4
2) Remain integrated71889.4
8) Don't know212.6
9) No answer212.6
Missing714 
TOTAL803100.0
170) During the last few years, has anyone in your family brought a friend who was a (Negro/Black/African-American) home for dinner? (RACHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30030.2
2) No67668.1
8) Don't know70.7
9) No answer101.0
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
171) Asked about opposite race: Here are a few questions regarding race relations in our country. We'd like your opinion. Would you yourself have any objection to sending your children to a school where a few of the children are [Whites/Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans)]? (RACFEW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes333.2
2) No97395.0
8) Don't know101.0
9) No answer80.8
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
172) Asked about opposite race: Here are a few questions regarding race relations in our country. We'd like your opinion. Would you yourself have any objection to sending your children to a school Where half of the children are [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African- Americans]? (RACHAF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14614.7
2) No81382.0
8) Don't know222.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing526 
TOTAL991100.0
173) Asked about opposite race: Here are a few questions regarding race relations in our country. We'd like your opinion. Would you yourself have any objection to sending your children to a school where more than half of the children are [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African- Americans]? (RACMOST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28433.6
2) No50159.3
8) Don't know485.7
9) No answer121.4
Missing672 
TOTAL845100.0
174) In general, do you favor or oppose the busing of (Negro/ Black/ African-American) and white school children from one district to another? (BUSING)
TOTAL%
1) Favor35034.2
2) Oppose61159.7
8) Don't know555.4
9) No answer80.8
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
175) If your party nominated a (Negro/Black/African-American) for President, would you vote for him if he were qualified for the job? (RACPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88586.4
2) No1009.8
8) Don't know373.6
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
176) Asked about opposite race: Do (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans)/Whites attend the church that you, yourself, attend most often, or not? (RACCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, attend39038.3
2) No, do not attend47146.3
3) No church13813.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer171.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
177) Taken all together, how would you say things are these days--would you say that you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy46730.8
2) Pretty happy87257.5
3) Not too happy16510.9
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1517100.0
178) Taking things all together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy50662.9
2) Pretty happy26833.3
3) Not too happy263.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.4
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
179) Would you say your own health, in general, is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent30931.1
2) Good44044.3
3) Fair19619.7
4) Poor434.3
9) No answer50.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
180) In general, do you find life exciting, pretty routine, or dull? (LIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Exciting43443.7
2) Routine50550.9
3) Dull414.1
8) No opinion80.8
9) No answer50.5
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
181) Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful, or that they are mostly just looking out for themselves? (HELPFUL)
TOTAL%
1) Try to be helpful49648.8
2) Just look out for themselves43642.9
3) Depends727.1
8) Don't know80.8
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
182) Do you think most people would try to take advantage of you if they got a chance, or would they try to be fair? (FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Would take advantage of you36636.0
2) Would try to be fair57956.9
3) Depends595.8
8) Don't know70.7
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
183) Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can't be too careful in life? (TRUST)
TOTAL%
1) Most people can be trusted39038.3
2) Can't be too careful57356.3
3) Other, depends504.9
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
184) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area: The city or place you live in. (SATCITY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal17617.3
2) A great deal30229.7
3) Quite a bit18718.4
4) A fair amount20720.4
5) Some888.7
6) Little444.3
7) None111.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
185) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area: Your non-working activities--hobbies and so on. (SATHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal22321.9
2) A great deal35034.4
3) Quite a bit17817.5
4) A fair amount13313.1
5) Some585.7
6) A little393.8
7) None313.0
8) Don't know30.3
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
186) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area: Your family life. (SATFAM)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal41741.0
2) A great deal33532.9
3) Quite a bit1009.8
4) A fair amount908.8
5) Some272.7
6) Little262.6
7) None171.7
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
187) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area: Your friendships. (SATFRND)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal31631.1
2) A great deal38437.8
3) Quite a bit14214.0
4) A fair amount10410.2
5) Some313.0
6) A little302.9
7) None90.9
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
188) For each area of life I am going to name, tell me the number that shows how much satisfaction you get from that area: Your health and physical condition. (SATHEALT)
TOTAL%
1) A very great deal23823.4
2) A great deal32932.4
3) Quite a bit16015.7
4) A fair amount17317.0
5) Some474.6
6) Little494.8
7) None181.8
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
189) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Banks and financial institutions (CONFINAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal12512.3
2) Only some52451.5
3) Hardly any34433.8
8) Don't know212.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
190) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Major companies (CONBUS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal20520.2
2) Only some62961.8
3) Hardly any13213.0
8) Don't know504.9
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
191) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Organized religion (CONCLERG)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal25625.2
2) Only some52351.4
3) Hardly any21120.7
8) Don't know252.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
192) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Education (CONEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal30630.1
2) Only some55754.8
3) Hardly any13613.4
8) Don't know171.7
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
193) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Executive branch of the federal government (CONFED)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26325.9
2) Only some51550.6
3) Hardly any21220.8
8) Don't know242.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
194) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Organized labor (CONLABOR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal11211.0
2) Only some49148.3
3) Hardly any34533.9
8) Don't know676.6
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
195) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Press (CONPRESS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal16616.3
2) Only some54553.6
3) Hardly any28227.7
8) Don't know212.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
196) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Medicine (CONMEDIC)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal48147.3
2) Only some44243.5
3) Hardly any777.6
8) Don't know131.3
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
197) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? TV (CONTV)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal14614.4
2) Only some55354.4
3) Hardly any30630.1
8) Don't know80.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
198) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? U.S. Supreme Court (CONJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal37336.7
2) Only some47046.2
3) Hardly any12412.2
8) Don't know454.4
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
199) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Scientific Community (CONSCI)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal41140.4
2) Only some46745.9
3) Hardly any636.2
8) Don't know737.2
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
200) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Congress (CONLEGIS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal18017.7
2) Only some54253.3
3) Hardly any25925.5
8) Don't know292.9
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
201) I am going to name some institutions in this country. As far as the people running these institutions are concerned, would you say you have a great deal of confidence, only some confidence, or hardly any confidence at all in them? Military (CONARMY)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal60559.5
2) Only some33132.5
3) Hardly any605.9
8) Don't know181.8
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
202) If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him or her for life? To obey (OBEY)
TOTAL%
1) First19519.2
2) Second12312.1
3) Third14214.0
4) Fourth34333.7
5) Fifth17917.6
9) No answer353.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
203) If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him or her for life? To be well-liked or popular (POPULAR)
TOTAL%
1) First40.4
2) Second272.7
3) Third575.6
4) Fourth18518.2
5) Fifth70969.7
9) No answer353.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
204) If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him or her for life? To think for himself or herself (THNKSELF)
TOTAL%
1) First51050.1
2) Second16115.8
3) Third13012.8
4) Fourth13513.3
5) Fifth464.5
9) No answer353.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
205) If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him or her for life? To work hard (WORKHARD)
TOTAL%
1) First14714.5
2) Second35534.9
3) Third32131.6
4) Fourth14414.2
5) Fifth151.5
9) No answer353.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
206) If you had to choose, which thing on this list would you pick as the most important for a child to learn to prepare him or her for life? To help others when they need help (HELPOTH)
TOTAL%
1) First12612.4
2) Second31631.1
3) Third33232.6
4) Fourth17517.2
5) Fifth333.2
9) No answer353.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
207) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Spend a social evening with relatives? (SOCREL)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day1009.8
2) Once or twice a week25825.2
3) Several times a month20219.7
4) About once a month15415.0
5) Several times a year19519.0
6) About once a year666.4
7) Never454.4
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
208) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Spend a social evening with someone who lives in your neighborhood? (SOCOMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day555.4
2) Once or twice a week19118.7
3) Several times a month11911.6
4) About once a month14013.7
5) Several times a year12512.2
6) About once a year787.6
7) Never31130.4
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
209) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Spend a social evening with friends who live outside the neighborhood? (SOCFREND)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day383.7
2) Once or twice a week21420.9
3) Several times a month18718.3
4) About once a month24223.6
5) Several times a year15415.0
6) About once a year747.2
7) Never11010.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
210) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Go to a bar or tavern? (SOCBAR)
TOTAL%
1) Almost every day181.8
2) Once or twice a week706.8
3) Several times a month626.1
4) About once a month10910.6
5) Several times a year1019.9
6) About once a year11911.6
7) Never53952.6
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
211) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Spend a social evening with your parents? (SOCPARS)
TOTAL%
0) Not appropriate25925.3
1) Almost every day666.4
2) Once or twice a week15415.0
3) Several times a month11311.0
4) About once a month10210.0
5) Several times a year13313.0
6) About once a year686.6
7) Never12211.9
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
212) Would you use this card and tell me which answer comes closest to how often you do the following things…Spend a social evening with a brother or sister? (SOCSIBS)
TOTAL%
0) Not appropriate828.0
1) Almost every day504.9
2) Once or twice a week12612.3
3) Several times a month11811.5
4) About once a month15014.6
5) Several times a year23623.0
6) About once a year15715.3
7) Never959.3
8) Don't know60.6
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
213) As you know, many older people share a home with their grown children. Do you think this is generally a good idea or a bad idea? (AGED)
TOTAL%
1) A good idea45144.3
2) Bad idea38437.8
3) Depends16716.4
8) Don't know90.9
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
214) Do you ever have occasion to use any alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer? (DRINK)
TOTAL%
1) Use alcohol70068.8
2) Total abstain31631.1
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
215) Do you sometimes drink more than you think you should? (DRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20128.7
2) No49470.5
8) Don't know40.6
9) No answer20.3
Missing816 
TOTAL701100.0
216) Do you smoke? (SMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31931.4
2) No69768.5
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
217) Have you ever tried to give up smoking? (QUITSMK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23272.5
2) No8727.2
9) No answer10.3
Missing1197 
TOTAL320100.0
218) Have you ever smoked regularly? (EVSMOKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20829.8
2) No46967.2
9) No answer213.0
Missing819 
TOTAL698100.0
219) Now I'm going to read you several more statements. Some people agree with a statement, others disagree. As I read each one, tell me whether you more or less agree with it, or more or less disagree. In spite of what some people say, the lot (situation/condition) of the average man is getting worse, not better. (ANOMIA5)
TOTAL%
1) Agree57457.8
2) Disagree36937.2
8) Don't know484.8
9) No answer20.2
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
220) Now I'm going to read you several more statements. Some people agree with a statement, others disagree. As I read each one, tell me whether you more or less agree with it, or more or less disagree. It's hardly fair to bring a child into the world with the way things look for the future. (ANOMIA6)
TOTAL%
1) Agree34634.8
2) Disagree61461.8
8) Don't know313.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
221) Now I'm going to read you several more statements. Most public officials (people in public office) are not really interested in the problems of the average man. (ANOMIA7)
TOTAL%
1) Agree66466.9
2) Disagree28728.9
8) Don't know404.0
9) No answer20.2
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
222) Thinking about the next 12 months, how likely do you think it is that you will lose your job or be laid off -- very likely, fairly likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? (JOBLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely376.1
2) Fairly likely406.6
3) Not too likely15224.9
4) Not at all likely37461.3
8) Don't know61.0
9) No answer10.2
Missing907 
TOTAL610100.0
223) About how easy would it be for you to find a job with another employer with approximately the same income and fringe benefits you now have? Would you say very easy, somewhat easy, or not easy at all? (JOBFIND)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy14223.3
2) Somewhat easy21435.1
3) Not easy at all24139.5
8) Don't know111.8
9) No answer20.3
Missing907 
TOTAL610100.0
224) On the whole, how satisfied are you with the work you do -- would you say you are very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (SATJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied51041.8
2) Moderately satisfied48239.5
3) A little dissatisfied1088.8
4) Very dissatisfied494.0
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer695.7
Missing296 
TOTAL1221100.0
225) If you were to get enough money to live as comfortably as you would like for the rest of your life, would you continue to work or would you stop working? (RICHWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Continue to work41265.8
2) Stop working20432.6
8) Don't know81.3
9) No answer20.3
Missing891 
TOTAL626100.0
226) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Which comes next? High Income (JOBINC)
TOTAL%
1) Most22823.0
2) Next23323.5
3) Third26426.6
4) Fourth16917.0
5) Fifth515.1
9) No answer484.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
227) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Which comes next? No danger of being fired (JOBSEC)
TOTAL%
1) Most535.3
2) Next12012.1
3) Third21822.0
4) Fourth30330.5
5) Fifth25125.3
9) No answer484.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
228) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Workings hours are short, lots of free time (JOBHOUR)
TOTAL%
1) Most343.4
2) Next646.4
3) Third10911.0
4) Fourth21621.8
5) Fifth52252.6
9) No answer484.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
229) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Chances for advancement (JOBPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Most15415.5
2) Next32933.1
3) Third23123.3
4) Fourth15215.3
5) Fifth798.0
9) No answer484.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
230) Would you please look at this card and tell me which one thing on this list you would most prefer in a job? Which comes next? Work important and gives a feeling of accomplishment (JOBMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) Most47647.9
2) Next19920.0
3) Third12312.4
4) Fourth10510.6
5) Fifth424.2
9) No answer484.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
231) If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class, which would you say you belong in: the lower class, the working class, the middle class, or the upper class? (CLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Lower class815.3
2) Working class64942.8
3) Middle class74449.0
4) Upper class352.3
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1517100.0
232) We are interested in how people are getting along financially these days. So far as you and your family are concerned, would you say that you are pretty well satisfied with your present financial situation, more or less satisfied, or not satisfied at all? (SATFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Pretty well satisfied41727.5
2) More or less satisfied68745.3
3) Not satisfied at all40226.5
8) Don't know50.3
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
233) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, worse or has it stayed the same? (FINALTER)
TOTAL%
1) Getting better52934.9
2) Getting worse33422.0
3) Stayed the same64442.5
8) Don't know40.3
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
234) Compared with American families in general, would you say your family income is far below average, below average, average, above average, or far above average? (FINRELA)
TOTAL%
1) Far below average775.1
2) Below average34622.8
3) Average76350.3
4) Above average28418.7
5) Far above average271.8
8) Don't know130.9
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
235) Do you (does your [SPOUSE]) have a supervisor on (your/his/her) job to whom you are (he/she/is) directly responsible? (WKSUB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77678.4
2) No20020.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer131.3
Missing527 
TOTAL990100.0
236) If yes: Does that person have a supervisor on the job to whom he is directly responsible? (WRKSUBS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes41578.3
4) No9417.7
8) Don't know81.5
9) No answer132.5
Missing987 
TOTAL530100.0
237) In your (spouse's) job, (do you, does he, she) supervise anyone who is directly responsible to (you, him, her)? (WKSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23935.4
2) No41861.8
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer172.5
Missing841 
TOTAL676100.0
238) If yes: Do any of those persons supervise anyone else? (WKSUPS)
TOTAL%
3) Yes8734.0
4) No14556.6
8) Don't know52.0
9) No answer197.4
Missing1261 
TOTAL256100.0
239) At any time during the last ten years, have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as a month? (UNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30229.7
2) No71370.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
240) Do you (or your [spouse]) belong to a labor union? (Who?) (UNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent belongs1358.9
2) Yes, spouse belongs855.6
3) Yes, both belong302.0
4) No, neither belong125482.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer120.8
TOTAL1517100.0
241) Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Hard work most important65165.6
2) Hard work, luck equally important20320.4
3) Luck most important12512.6
8) Don't know70.7
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
242) Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Women should take care of running their homes and leave running the country up to men. (FEHOME)
TOTAL%
1) Agree19018.6
2) Disagree79377.4
8) Not sure353.4
9) No answer60.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
243) Do you approve or disapprove of a married woman earning money in business or industry if she has a husband capable of supporting her? (FEWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Approve80178.2
2) Disapprove19619.1
8) Don't know232.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
244) If your party nominated a woman for President, would you vote for her if she were qualified for the job? (FEPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88586.4
2) No929.0
8) Don't know434.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
245) Do you agree or disagree with this statement: Most men are better suited emotionally for politics than are most women. (FEPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25524.9
2) Disagree71970.2
8) Not sure474.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
246) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78879.4
2) No15615.7
8) Don't know414.1
9) No answer80.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
247) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42442.7
2) No52653.0
8) Don't know363.6
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
248) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87488.0
2) No818.2
8) Don't know313.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
249) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45846.1
2) No48749.0
8) Don't know404.0
9) No answer80.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
250) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81782.3
2) No12812.9
8) Don't know414.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
251) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42642.9
2) No52452.8
8) Don't know363.6
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
252) Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40540.8
2) No54655.0
8) Don't know353.5
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
253) What do you think is the ideal number of children for a family to have? (CHLDIDEL)
TOTAL%
0) None111.1
1) One282.7
2) Two53752.4
3) Three22121.6
4) Four10310.1
5) Five141.4
6) Six70.7
7) Seven or more20.2
8) As many as you want616.0
9) No answer, don't know403.9
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
254) Do you expect to have any (more) children? (CHLDMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22121.6
2) No75373.5
3) Uncertain464.5
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
255) How many (more) [children does respondent expect to have]? (CHLDNUM)
TOTAL%
1) One7533.3
2) Two8236.4
3) Three3415.1
4) Four125.3
5) Five20.9
6) Six31.3
8) Eight or more10.4
9) No answer, don't know167.1
Missing1292 
TOTAL225100.0
256) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that methods of birth control should be available to teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 if their parents do not approve? (PILLOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree27727.1
2) Agree34333.5
3) Disagree20219.7
4) Strongly disagree17417.0
8) Don't know272.6
9) No answer10.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
257) Would you be for or against sex education in the public schools? (SEXEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) For87085.0
2) Against12111.8
8) Don't know313.0
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
258) Should divorce in this country be easier or more difficult to obtain than it is now? (DIVLAW)
TOTAL%
1) Easier28427.7
2) More difficult49348.1
3) Stay as is19819.3
8) Don't know464.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
259) There's been a lot of discussion about the way morals and attitudes about sex are changing in this country. If a man and woman have sex relations before marriage, do you think it is always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes or not wrong at all? (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong27426.8
2) Almost always wrong989.6
3) Wrong only sometimes18618.2
4) Not wrong at all43542.5
8) Don't know282.7
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
260) What if they are in their early teens, say 14 to 16 years old? In that case, do you think sex relations before marriage are always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (TEENSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong67866.2
2) Almost always wrong17717.3
3) Wrong only sometimes959.3
4) Not wrong at all444.3
8) Don't know242.3
9) No answer60.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
261) What is your opinion about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner -- is it always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (XMARSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong73874.3
2) Almost always wrong13213.3
3) Wrong only sometimes636.3
4) Not wrong at all313.1
8) Don't know232.3
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
262) What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex -- do you think it is always wrong, almost always wrong, wrong only sometimes, or not wrong at all? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong69970.4
2) Almost always wrong383.8
3) Wrong only sometimes414.1
4) Not wrong at all14814.9
8) Don't know606.0
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
263) The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. I'm going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials provide information about sex (PORNINF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56355.4
2) No38638.0
8) Don't know666.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
264) The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. I'm going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials lead to breakdown of morals (PORNMORL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60659.6
2) No34033.4
8) Don't know696.8
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
265) The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. I'm going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials lead people to commit rape (PORNRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53252.3
2) No37236.6
8) Don't know11110.9
9) No answer20.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
266) The next questions are about pornography--books, movies, magazines, and photographs that show or describe sex activities. I'm going to read some opinions about the effects of looking at or reading such sexual materials. As I read each one, please tell me if you think sexual materials do or do not have that effect: Sexual materials provide an outlet for bottled-up impulses (PORNOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56755.8
2) No30730.2
8) Don't know13913.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
267) Which of these statements comes closest to your feelings about pornography laws? 1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age; 2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18; or 3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography. (PORNLAW)
TOTAL%
1) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography whatever the age.40139.4
2) There should be laws against the distribution of pornography to persons under 18.55854.9
3) There should be no laws forbidding the distribution of pornography.403.9
8) Don't know151.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
268) Have you seen an x-rated movie in the last year? (XMOVIE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23923.5
2) No77275.9
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
269) Do you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree that it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking? (SPANKING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26325.7
2) Agree48547.4
3) Disagree19418.9
4) Strongly disagree656.3
8) Don't know151.5
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
270) When a person has a disease that cannot be cured, do you think doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient's life by some painless means if the patient and his family request it? (LETDIE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71970.2
2) No25524.9
8) Don't know484.7
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
271) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person . . . Has an incurable disease? (SUICIDE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57956.5
2) No40839.8
8) Don't know353.4
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
272) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person . . . Has gone bankrupt? (SUICIDE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes696.7
2) No93391.1
8) Don't know191.9
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
273) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person . . . Has dishonored his or her family? (SUICIDE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes626.1
2) No93991.7
8) Don't know202.0
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
274) Do you think a person has the right to end his or her own life if this person . . . Is tired of living and ready to die? (SUICIDE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12912.6
2) No86584.5
8) Don't know272.6
9) No answer30.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
275) Have you ever been punched or beaten by another person? (HIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34734.1
2) No66565.4
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
276) Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (HITAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child13538.4
2) Adult13839.2
3) Both7220.5
9) No answer72.0
Missing1165 
TOTAL352100.0
277) Have you ever been threatened with a gun, or shot at? (GUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20119.8
2) No81079.6
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
278) Did this happen to you as a child or as an adult? (GUNAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Child3014.5
2) Adult16479.2
3) Both52.4
9) No answer83.9
Missing1310 
TOTAL207100.0
279) Are there any situations that you can imagine in which you would approve of a man punching an adult male stranger? (HITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55454.5
2) No38638.0
8) Not sure656.4
9) No answer121.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
280) Would you approve if the stranger . . . was in a protest march showing opposition to the other man's views? (HITMARCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes292.9
2) No96795.1
8) Not sure141.4
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
281) Would you approve if the stranger . . . Was drunk and bumped into the man and his wife on the street? (HITDRUNK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes807.9
2) No90088.5
8) Not sure302.9
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
282) Would you approve if the stranger . . . had hit the man's child after the child had accidentally damaged the stranger's car? (HITCHILD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57056.0
2) No40940.2
8) Not sure313.0
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
283) Would you approve if the stranger . . . was beating up a woman and the man saw it? (HITBEATR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81580.1
2) No15815.5
8) Not sure373.6
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
284) Would you approve if the stranger . . . had broken into the man's house? (HITROBBR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84683.2
2) No13913.7
8) Not sure252.5
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
285) Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a policeman striking an adult male citizen? (POLHITOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66165.0
2) No30530.0
8) Not sure434.2
9) No answer80.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
286) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: had said vulgar and obscene things to the policeman? (POLABUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes878.6
2) No90288.7
8) Not sure212.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
287) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was being questioned as a suspect in a murder case? (POLMURDR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes666.5
2) No92591.0
8) Not sure191.9
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
288) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was attempting to escape from custody? (POLESCAP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69468.2
2) No26426.0
8) Not sure515.0
9) No answer80.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
289) Would you approve of a policeman striking a citizen who: was attacking the policeman with his fists? (POLATTAK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90789.2
2) No848.3
8) Not sure181.8
9) No answer80.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
290) Is there any area right around here -- that is, within a mile -- where you would be afraid to walk alone at night? (FEAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42642.9
2) No55656.0
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
291) During the last year -- that is, between March and now -- did anyone break into or somehow illegally get into your (apartment/home)? (BURGLR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes535.3
2) No93494.1
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
292) During the last year, did anyone take something directly from you by using force -- such as a stickup, mugging, or threat? (ROBBRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171.7
2) No97097.7
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
293) Do you happen to have in your home (if house: or garage) any guns or revolvers? (OWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39339.6
2) No58358.7
3) Refused101.0
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
294) If respondent owns gun: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? (each coded as separate question). Is it a pistol? (PISTOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19920.0
2) No77477.9
9) No answer202.0
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
295) If respondent owns gun: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? (each coded as separate question). Is it a shotgun? (SHOTGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25125.3
2) No72272.7
9) No answer202.0
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
296) If respondent owns gun: Is it a pistol, shotgun, rifle, or what? (each coded as separate question). Is it a rifle? (RIFLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24524.7
2) No73073.5
9) No answer181.8
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
297) Do any of these guns personally belong to you? (ROWNGUN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25462.0
2) No13432.7
9) No answer225.4
Missing1107 
TOTAL410100.0
298) Do you (or does your husband/wife) go hunting? (HUNT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, respondent does13113.2
2) Yes, spouse does545.4
3) Yes, both do212.1
4) No, neither R nor spouse hunts78178.7
9) No answer60.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
299) How often do you read the newspaper -- every day, a few times a week, once a week, less than once a week, or never? (NEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Every day52551.3
2) A few times a week22021.5
3) Once a week13913.6
4) Less than once a week878.5
5) Never515.0
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
300) On the average day, about how many hours do you personally watch television? (TVHOURS)
TOTAL%
0) 0383.7
1) 118117.7
2) 225625.0
3) 321621.1
4) 413813.5
5) 5747.2
6) 6494.8
7) 760.6
8) 8242.3
9) 940.4
10) 10171.7
12) 1250.5
14) 1420.2
16) 1620.2
20) 2010.1
21) 2110.1
99) No answer101.0
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
301) May I have your name and (one of your) telephone number(s) just in case I have left something out in this interview? [If telephone number is given ask: Is this phone located in your own home?] (PHONE)
TOTAL%
1) No phone number795.2
2) Refused phone number322.1
3) Yes, phone is located in home134588.7
4) No, phone is not located in home422.8
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1517100.0
302) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and interested113975.1
2) Cooperative but not particularly interested27518.1
3) Impatient and restless714.7
4) Hostile130.9
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1517100.0
303) Was respondent's understanding of the questions good, fair or poor? (COMPREND)
TOTAL%
1) Good123381.3
2) Fair20713.6
3) Poor483.2
9) No answer291.9
TOTAL1517100.0
304) Form number (FORM)
TOTAL%
1) Standard (form 1)75649.8
2) Variant (form 2)76150.2
TOTAL1517100.0
305) Now I'm going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. For example, here is the statement: A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (FECHLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20219.7
2) Agree45844.7
3) Disagree28728.0
4) Strongly disagree646.3
8) Don't know111.1
9) No answer20.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
306) Now I'm going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. For example, here is the statement: It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career than to have one herself. (FEHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree343.3
2) Agree26225.6
3) Disagree50449.2
4) Strongly disagree20019.5
8) Don't know232.2
9) No answer10.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
307) Now I'm going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. For example, here is the statement: A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works. (FEPRESCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree918.9
2) Agree38537.6
3) Disagree42141.1
4) Strongly disagree999.7
8) Don't know242.3
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
308) Now I'm going to read several more statements. As I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it. For example, here is the statement: It is much better for everyone involved if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family. (FEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree767.4
2) Agree34433.6
3) Disagree40539.6
4) Strongly disagree17116.7
8) Don't know242.3
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
309) If you and your friends belonged to a social club that would not let [Whites/Negroes/Blacks] join, would you try to change the rules so that [Whites/(Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans] could join? (RACCHNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63862.3
2) No28728.0
8) Don't know939.1
9) No answer60.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
310) On the average (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are . . . A. Mainly due to discrimination? (RACDIF1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40739.7
2) No56855.5
8) Don't know454.4
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
311) On the average (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are . . . B. Because most (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) have less in-born ability to learn? (RACDIF2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14314.0
2) No83181.2
8) Don't know444.3
9) No answer60.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
312) On the average (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are . . . C. Because most (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) don't have the chance for education that it takes to rise out of poverty? (RACDIF3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52851.6
2) No46345.2
8) Don't know292.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
313) On the average (Negroes/Blacks) have worse jobs, income, and housing than white people. Do you think these differences are . . . D. Because most (Negroes/Blacks/African-Americans) just don't have the motivation or will power to pull themselves up out of poverty? (RACDIF4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56254.9
2) No39939.0
8) Don't know595.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
314) Divorces during the last five years (DIVORCE5)
TOTAL%
0) Not divorced89788.2
1) Divorced during four years before last year444.3
2) Divorced last year242.4
3) Divorced during both periods70.7
9) No answer454.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
315) Unemployment during last five years (UNEMP5)
TOTAL%
0) Not unemployed79978.6
1) Unemployed during four years before last year and not main earner535.2
2) Unemployed during four years before last year and main earner464.5
3) Unemployed last year and not main earner121.2
4) Unemployed last year and during four previous years and not main earner302.9
5) Unemployed last year and not main earner and unemployed during previous four years and main earner30.3
6) Unemployed last year and main earner151.5
7) Unemployed last year and main earner and unemployed previous four years and not main earner30.3
8) Unemployed last year and previous four years and main earner both periods464.5
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
316) Hospitalization and disability during last five years (HOSDIS5)
TOTAL%
0) Not hospitalized/disabled62361.3
1) Hospitalized/disabled during four years before last year18718.4
2) Hospitalized/disabled last year575.6
3) Hospitalized/disabled during both periods13713.5
9) No answer131.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
317) Death of relatives during the last five years (DEATHS)
TOTAL%
0) No deaths69868.6
1) No deaths last year, one death during previous four years16816.5
2) No deaths last year, two or more deaths during previous four years424.1
3) One death last year, none during previous four years575.6
4) One death last year, one during previous four years262.6
5) One death last year, two or more during previous four years90.9
6) Two or more deaths last year, none during previous four years50.5
7) Two or more deaths last year, one during previous four years50.5
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
318) Number of relatives dying since respondent 16 years old and prior to the last five years (DEATH16)
TOTAL%
0) 52051.1
1) 17617.3
2) 10210.0
3) 636.2
4) 646.3
5) 535.2
6) 202.0
7) 151.5
8) 30.3
9) 10.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
319) Death of respondent's father (PADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported49548.7
1) Died before respondent was years 16 years old535.2
2) Died after respondent 16 and prior to last five years33532.9
3) Died during four years prior to last year444.3
4) Died last year222.2
8) Don't know565.5
9) No answer121.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
320) Death of respondent's mother (MADEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported63962.8
1) Died before respondent was 16 years old202.0
2) Died after respondent was 16 years old and prior to last five years24624.2
3) Died during four years prior to last year454.4
4) Died last year101.0
8) Don't know535.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
321) Death of child or child's spouse (CHLDDTH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported67190.6
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years415.5
2) Died during four years prior to last year131.8
3) Died last year40.5
9) No answer121.6
Missing776 
TOTAL741100.0
322) Death of sibling or sibling-in-law (SIBDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported73275.7
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years12913.3
2) Died during four years prior to last year596.1
3) Died last year323.3
9) No answer151.6
Missing550 
TOTAL967100.0
323) Death of spouse (SPDEATH)
TOTAL%
0) No death reported67383.4
1) Died after respondent 16 years old and prior to last five years799.8
2) Died during four years prior to last year394.8
3) Died last year60.7
9) No answer101.2
Missing710 
TOTAL807100.0
324) Number of traumatic events happening to respondent last year (TRAUMA1)
TOTAL%
0) 058757.7
1) 130229.7
2) 2525.1
3) 320.2
9) No answer747.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
325) Number of traumatic events (deaths, divorces, unemployment, and hospitalizations-disabilities) happening to respondent last year (TRAUMA5)
TOTAL%
0) 030930.4
1) 138838.2
2) 221020.6
3) 3343.3
4) 420.2
9) No answer747.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
326) I'd like to talk with you about issues some people tell us are important. Please look at CARD BC. Some people think that the government in Washington should do everything possible to improve the standard of living of all poor Americans; they are at Point 1 on this card. Other people think it is not the government's responsibility, and that each person should take care of himself; they are at Point 5. A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you have up your mind on this? (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Government17116.8
2) 216416.1
3) Agree with both43542.8
4) 413213.0
5) People828.1
8) Don't know292.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
327) Some people think that the government in Washington is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and private businesses. Others disagree and think that the government should do even more to solve our country's problems. Still others have opinions somewhere in between. A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPNOT)
TOTAL%
1) Government do more13913.7
2) 214914.7
3) Agree with both39538.8
4) 414814.6
5) Government doing too much11110.9
8) Don't know706.9
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
328) In general, some people think that it is the responsibility of the government in Washington to see to it that people have help in paying for doctors and hospital bills. Others think that these matters are not the responsibility of the federal government and that people should take care of these things themselves. A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPSICK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help32131.6
2) 225024.6
3) Agree with both27126.6
4) 4939.1
5) People take care585.7
8) Don't know202.0
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
329) Some people think that (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans) have been discriminated against for so long that the government has a special obligation to help improve their living standards. Others believe that the government should not be giving special treatment to (Blacks/Negroes/African-Americans). A. Where would you place yourself on this scale, or haven't you made up your mind on this? (HELPBLK)
TOTAL%
1) Government help10410.2
2) 211311.1
3) Agree with both31130.6
4) 418918.6
5) No special treatment26426.0
8) Don't know323.1
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
330) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Fraternal groups? (MEMFRAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes929.0
2) No91790.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
331) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Service clubs? (MEMSERV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes918.9
2) No91890.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
332) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Veterans' groups? (MEMVET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes717.0
2) No93792.1
9) No answer90.9
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
333) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Political clubs? (MEMPOLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes383.7
2) No96795.1
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
334) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Labor unions? (MEMUNION)
TOTAL%
1) Yes989.6
2) No90889.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer90.9
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
335) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Sports groups? (MEMSPORT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17817.5
2) No82781.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer111.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
336) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Youth groups? (MEMYOUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes878.6
2) No91990.4
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
337) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: School service groups? (MEMSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14514.3
2) No86084.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer111.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
338) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Hobby or garden clubs? (MEMHOBBY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11010.8
2) No89888.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer80.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
339) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: School fraternities or sororities? (MEMGREEK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes484.7
2) No95794.1
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
340) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Nationality groups? (MEMNAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes464.5
2) No95994.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
341) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Farm organizations? (MEMFARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes333.2
2) No97195.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer121.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
342) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Literary, art, discussion or study groups? (MEMLIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes949.2
2) No91489.9
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer80.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
343) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Professional or academic societies? (MEMPROF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16616.3
2) No83982.5
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer111.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
344) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Church-affiliated groups? (MEMCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33833.2
2) No67065.9
9) No answer90.9
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
345) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Any other groups? (MEMOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes777.6
2) No92290.7
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer131.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
346) Now we would like to know something about the groups or organizations to which individuals belong. Here is a list of various organizations. Could you tell me whether or not you are a member of each type: Any membership at all? (MEMNUM)
TOTAL%
0) 032932.4
1) 124223.8
2) 218217.9
3) 310710.5
4) 4737.2
5) 5373.6
6) 6222.2
7) 7101.0
8) 870.7
9) 920.2
10) 1020.2
12) 1210.1
99) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
347) Did you get any of your grade or high school education in parochial schools or other schools run by religious groups? If yes: How many years did you attend religious schools? (CHURHSCH)
TOTAL%
0) 0 years108980.1
1) 1171.3
2) 2251.8
3) 3171.3
4) 4221.6
5) 560.4
6) 6191.4
7) 760.4
8) 8473.5
9) 990.7
10) 10100.7
11) 1110.1
12) 12392.9
13) 1320.1
14) 1450.4
16) 1680.6
17) 1710.1
99) No answer362.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
348) Please look at this card and tell me which statement comes closest to expressing what you believe about God. (1) I don't believe in God (2) I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out (3) I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind (4) I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others (5) While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God (6) I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it. (GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Don't believe312.3
2) Don't know, no way to find out604.4
3) Higher power926.8
4) Believe sometimes695.1
5) Believe with doubts24117.7
6) No doubts83461.4
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer312.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
349) Would you say you have been "born again" or have had a "born again" experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47434.9
2) No84962.5
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer332.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
350) Here are some questions about a new scientific technology called "genetic screening". Using genetic screening, it is now possible to tell whether someone has inherited a tendency to develop certain cancers and certain forms of heart disease. These tests do not mean that a person will always develop the disease, but only that he or she may do so, depending on other conditions. A. Should employers have the right to give these genetic tests to people who are applying for a job, or shouldn't they have that right? (GENEJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Employers should have the right21013.8
2) Employers should not have the right122080.4
8) Don't know704.6
9) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
351) Here are some questions about a new scientific technology called "genetic screening". Using genetic screening, it is now possible to tell whether someone has inherited a tendency to develop certain cancers and certain forms of heart disease. These tests do not mean that a person will always develop the disease, but only that he or she may do so, depending on other conditions. B. Should employers have the right not to hire workers if tests show they have an inherited tendency to develop certain forms of cancer or heart disease, or should they not have the right? (GENEHIRE)
TOTAL%
1) Employers should have the right to not hire10911.0
2) Employers should not have that right82883.4
8) Don't know404.0
9) No answer161.6
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
352) Suppose workers will be exposed to some cancer-causing materials on the job. In that case, should employers have the right not to hire workers whose tests show they have an inherited tendency to develop certain forms of cancer, or should they be required to clean up the workplace so it is safe for everyone? (GENECANX)
TOTAL%
1) Employers should have the right not hire those with a tendency towards cancer456.0
2) Employers should clean up the work place so it is safe for everyone66788.2
8) Don't know344.5
9) No answer101.3
Missing761 
TOTAL756100.0
353) Suppose workers will be exposed to some cancer-causing materials on the job. In that case should employers have the right not to hire workers whose tests show they have an inherited tendency to develop certain forms of cancer, or should they not have that right? (GENECANY)
TOTAL%
1) Employers should have the right not to hire those with a tendency towards cancer24832.6
2) Employers should not have that right44558.5
8) Don't know607.9
9) No answer81.1
Missing756 
TOTAL761100.0
354) Suppose a genetic screening test for certain forms of heart disease is made available by an employer to workers who want to take it. Who do you think should have control over access to the test results --the worker or the employer? (Some respondents volunteered "both" as an answer --it was not an offered option) (GENEGETS)
TOTAL%
1) Employer should control access838.4
2) Worker should control access71572.0
3) Both15715.8
8) Don't know313.1
9) No answer70.7
Missing524 
TOTAL993100.0
355) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree: The way most companies work, the only thing management cares about is profits, regardless of what workers want or need. Do you… (PROFITS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35623.5
2) Agree68745.3
3) Disagree37624.8
4) Strongly disagree463.0
8) Don't know463.0
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
356) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree: Corporations should pay more of their profits to workers and less to shareholders… (PROFITS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24816.3
2) Agree89559.0
3) Disagree25516.8
4) Strongly disagree181.2
8) Don't know946.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
357) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree: Unions in this country have too little power… (UNPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree875.7
2) Agree33622.1
3) Disagree72147.5
4) Strongly disagree20313.4
8) Don't know16510.9
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1517100.0
358) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree: For the most part, unions just stand in the way of economic progress in this country… (UNPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree875.7
2) Agree40226.5
3) Disagree74749.2
4) Strongly disagree1046.9
8) Don't know17011.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
359) In the last five years, did any of the following things happen to an organization that you worked for? The organization went out of business or closed down? (OUTOFBIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1499.8
2) No130385.9
9) No answer654.3
TOTAL1517100.0
360) In the last five years, did any of the following things happen to an organization that you worked for? The organization was merged, taken over, or changed ownership? (MERGED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23215.3
2) No121780.2
9) No answer684.5
TOTAL1517100.0
361) In the last five years, did any of the following things happen to an organization that you worked for? There was a major reorganization? (REORG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30119.8
2) No114975.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer664.4
TOTAL1517100.0
362) As a result of these organizational changes, would you say that your financial situation is now much better, better, worse, much worse, or have these things not affected your finances? (ORGFIN)
TOTAL%
1) Much better194.0
2) Better5812.3
3) Worse7916.7
4) Much worse377.8
5) Have these things not affected your finances?24752.3
8) Don't know10.2
9) No answer316.6
Missing1045 
TOTAL472100.0
363) Since you were 16 years old, about how many years have you worked for pay? (WRKYEARS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL151720.68417
364) Since your first full-time job have you ever been unemployed and looking for work as long as two weeks? (EVUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68645.2
2) No75549.8
7) No full-time694.5
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1517100.0
365) About how many different times have you been unemployed and looking for work for as long as two weeks? (NUMUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) 121130.4
2) 215622.5
3) 311416.5
4) 4669.5
5) 5355.1
6) 6172.5
7) 771.0
8) 850.7
10) 10273.9
12) 1260.9
15) 1540.6
20) 2060.9
21) 2110.1
25) 2520.3
30) 3030.4
32) 3210.1
50) 5010.1
70) 7010.1
96) 96 or more20.3
98) Don't know121.7
99) No answer162.3
Missing824 
TOTAL693100.0
366) Counting all these times, in total were you unemployed and looking for work for... (TOTUNEMP)
TOTAL%
1) 2 to 8 weeks33748.6
2) More than 8 weeks to 6 months18727.0
3) More than 6 months to one year7510.8
4) More than one year8111.7
8) Don't know20.3
9) No answer111.6
Missing824 
TOTAL693100.0
367) For about how many years altogether have you worked for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? (EMPYEARS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL90313.73316
368) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From someone who already worked there. (FNDJOB1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29832.7
2) No51256.1
9) No answer10211.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
369) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From one of my relatives. (FNDJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15817.3
2) No64971.2
9) No answer10511.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
370) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From a friend. (FNDJOB3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25027.4
2) No55560.9
9) No answer10711.7
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
371) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From an acquaintance. (FNDJOB4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10211.2
2) No68675.2
9) No answer12413.6
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
372) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From a newspaper ad. (FNDJOB5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14315.7
2) No64670.8
9) No answer12313.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
373) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. Through an employment agency or placement office. (FNDJOB6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes818.9
2) No70677.4
9) No answer12513.7
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
374) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. From a recruiter for this employer. (FNDJOB7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes384.2
2) No74281.4
9) No answer13214.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
375) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. I just came here and asked for work. (FNDJOB8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17118.8
2) No62768.8
9) No answer11412.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
376) There are many ways people hear about jobs -- such as from ads, employment agencies, or from other people. Could you tell me how you found out about work at your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways that you found out about this job. Other. (FNDJOB9)
TOTAL%
1) Union101.1
2) School10.1
3) Created job, self-employed222.4
4) Announcement/newspaper70.8
7) Other212.3
9) No answer85193.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
377) When you started working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), did you... Take an intelligence test or personality assessment? (INTLTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16718.3
2) No73580.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer91.0
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
378) When you started working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), did you... Take a skills or proficiency test? (SKILTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23525.8
2) No66673.0
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer101.1
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
379) When you started working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), did you... Take a drug or alcohol test? (DRUGTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9810.7
2) No80388.0
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
380) When you started working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), did you... Take a physical examination? (PHYSICAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29232.0
2) No60866.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
381) When you started working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), did you... Supply letters of reference? (LTRSREF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33837.1
2) No56261.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
382) When you first came to work for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization), was it roughly in the job you have now or was it in a different job? (SAMEJOB)
TOTAL%
1) Job have now63870.0
2) Different job26729.3
9) No answer70.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
383) For about how long have you had your present job? (JOBYEARS)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL26514.16918
384) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. A notice was posted or circulated at my workplace. (THISJOB1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4215.3
2) No20073.0
9) No answer3211.7
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
385) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. Through my union. (THISJOB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51.8
2) No23184.3
9) No answer3813.9
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
386) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. From my supervisor. (THISJOB3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7427.0
2) No16861.3
9) No answer3211.7
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
387) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. From my coworkers (THISJOB4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3613.1
2) No20273.7
9) No answer3613.1
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
388) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. I was at or near the top of a seniority list. (THISJOB5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3312.0
2) No20675.2
9) No answer3512.8
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
389) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. I was asked to take the new job. (THISJOB6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12846.7
2) No12344.9
9) No answer238.4
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
390) Which of the answers on this card describe how you heard about your present job with your employer (if self-employed: current organization)? Please tell me about all the ways you found out about this job. Other (THISJOB7)
TOTAL%
1) Relative51.8
2) Friend19169.7
3) Personnel10.4
7) Other248.8
9) No answer5319.3
Missing1243 
TOTAL274100.0
391) Are there regular procedures for promoting people in your job to a higher level? (PROMOTNG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40644.5
2) No45850.2
8) Don't know384.2
9) No answer101.1
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
392) Have you received any promotions while working for your present employer (if self-employed: current organization)? (PROMOTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35839.3
2) No54359.5
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
393) How many promotions have you received? (NUMPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) One13235.8
2) Two6116.5
3) Three4111.1
4) Four267.0
5) Five51.4
6) Six30.8
7) Seven or more102.7
8) Don't know10.3
9) No answer9024.4
Missing1148 
TOTAL369100.0
394) How important to you is the opportunity to be promoted? Is it... (some respondents volunteered "not applicable" as an answer. It was not an offered choice) (IMPPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29632.5
2) Important18119.8
3) Somewhat important14215.6
4) Not at all important16518.1
5) Does not apply11512.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
395) In the next five years how likely are you to be promoted? Would you say very likely, likely, not very likely, or not likely at all? (FUTPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely20122.0
2) Likely17018.6
3) Not very likely18119.8
4) Not likely at all29632.5
8) Don't know384.2
9) No answer262.9
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
396) Do you think your being a (man/woman) makes your promotion opportunities better or worse? (SEXPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Better26529.1
2) Worse11512.6
3) Has no effect50555.4
8) Don't know111.2
9) No answer161.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
397) Do you think your race or ethnic background makes your promotion opportunities better or worse? (RACPROMO)
TOTAL%
1) Better20422.4
2) Worse9210.1
3) Has no effect58464.0
8) Don't know171.9
9) No answer151.6
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
398) Since your first full-time job with this organization, have you advanced rapidly, made steady advances, stayed at about the same level, or lost some ground? (ADVANCES)
TOTAL%
1) Advanced rapidly808.8
2) Made steady advances31434.4
3) Stayed at about the same level39743.5
4) Lost some ground232.5
7) This is first job with organization647.0
9) No answer343.7
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
399) I'm going to read four statements. Please tell me which one best describes your job: Someone else decides both what I do and how I do it; Someone else decides what I do, but I decide how I do it; I have some freedom in deciding what I do and how I do it; I am basically my own boss. (JOBCNTRL)
TOTAL%
1) Someone else decides both what I do and how I do it.869.4
2) Someone else decides what I do, but I decide how I do it.21423.5
3) I have some freedom in deciding what I do and how I do it.32836.0
4) I am basically my own boss.26729.3
9) No answer171.9
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
400) How true would you say each of the following statements is about your job? Would you say very true, true, somewhat true, or not true at all: I can work independently. (WRKINDEP)
TOTAL%
1) Very true41445.4
2) True30233.1
3) Somewhat true11112.2
4) Not true at all738.0
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer101.1
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
401) How true would you say each of the following statements is about your job? Would you say very true, true, somewhat true, or not true at all: I have a lot to say over what happens on my job. (LOTTOSAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very true30133.0
2) True24927.3
3) Somewhat true21623.7
4) Not true at all13014.3
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
402) How true would you say each of the following statements is about your job? Would you say very true, true, somewhat true, or not true at all: My job allows me to take part in making decisions that affect my work. (IDECIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Very true32135.2
2) True33536.7
3) Somewhat true13214.5
4) Not true at all11212.3
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer101.1
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
403) How true would you say each of the following statements is about your job? Would you say very true, true, somewhat true, or not true at all: How I do my job is controlled by the machines I work with. (AUTOMATN)
TOTAL%
1) Very true738.0
2) True11612.7
3) Somewhat true12513.7
4) Not true at all57663.2
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
404) How true would you say each of the following statements is about your job? Would you say very true, true, somewhat true, or not true at all: Computers monitor my job performance. (MONITRED)
TOTAL%
1) Very true353.8
2) True596.5
3) Somewhat true667.2
4) Not true at all73680.7
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
405) As an official part of your main job, do you supervise the work of other employees or tell other employees what work to do? (OFFSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33436.6
2) No57162.6
9) No answer70.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
406) How many people do you supervise directly? (YOUSUP)
TOTAL%
1) 15817.0
2) 25014.7
3) 33710.9
4) 43510.3
5) 5247.0
6) 6113.2
7) 782.3
8) 8195.6
9) 951.5
10) 10133.8
12) 12154.4
13) 1320.6
14) 1430.9
15) 15113.2
16) 1610.3
18) 1820.6
19) 1910.3
20) 2072.1
21) 2120.6
22) 2210.3
24) 2410.3
25) 2520.6
26) 2610.3
27) 2710.3
28) 2810.3
30) 3061.8
33) 3310.3
35) 3520.6
50) 5030.9
58) 5810.3
65) 6520.6
70) 7010.3
100) 10010.3
999) No answer133.8
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
407) Do any of these people [you supervise] supervise anyone else? (SUPOTHRS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9929.0
2) No23568.9
9) No answer72.1
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
408) In total, how many levels of supervision are there beneath yours (including the one immediately under you)? (LEVELS)
TOTAL%
1) 13634.0
2) 23432.1
3) 31514.2
4) 454.7
5) 521.9
6) 610.9
98) Don't know43.8
99) No answer98.5
Missing1411 
TOTAL106100.0
409) Counting all of these levels, how many people are responsible to you both directly and indirectly? (TOTSUP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL341668.5982458
410) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Train employees in the safe use of equipment or tools. (SUPDUTY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20058.7
2) No13038.1
9) No answer113.2
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
411) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Train employees in other ways. (SUPDUTY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26477.4
2) No6619.4
9) No answer113.2
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
412) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Organize schedules or tasks. (SUPDUTY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25675.1
2) No7221.1
8) Don't know10.3
9) No answer123.5
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
413) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Devise new ways of doing tasks. (SUPDUTY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25875.7
2) No7221.1
9) No answer113.2
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
414) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Check workers' progress or attendance. (SUPDUTY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25374.2
2) No7722.6
9) No answer113.2
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
415) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Evaluate job performance. (SUPDUTY6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24271.0
2) No8625.2
8) Don't know10.3
9) No answer123.5
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
416) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of oversight activities. Which ones do you do as part of your supervisory responsibilities? Please mention all that apply. Supervisory responsibilities include: Recommend promotions or disciplinary actions. (SUPDUTY7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19557.2
2) No13539.6
9) No answer113.2
Missing1176 
TOTAL341100.0
417) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Train employees in the safe use of equipment or tools. (OTHDUTY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24026.3
2) No63269.3
9) No answer404.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
418) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Train employees in other ways. (OTHDUTY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36540.0
2) No50755.6
9) No answer404.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
419) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Organize schedules or tasks. (OTHDUTY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28731.5
2) No58263.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer424.6
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
420) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Devise new ways of doing tasks. (OTHDUTY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38342.0
2) No49053.7
9) No answer394.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
421) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Check workers' progress or attendance. (OTHDUTY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17419.1
2) No69275.9
9) No answer465.0
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
422) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Evaluate job performance. (OTHDUTY6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17619.3
2) No69175.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer444.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
423) Here is a card listing 7 different kinds of work activities. Which ones do you do with employees whom you do not officially supervise? Please mention all that apply: Recommend promotions or disciplinary actions. (OTHDUTY7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13014.3
2) No73780.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer444.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
424) In the past year, did you participate in decisions about spending any of your organization's money as part of your job? (ORGMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33737.0
2) No56762.2
9) No answer80.9
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
425) About how much money was involved in the largest of these decisions? (TOTMONEY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL3451864912.0673670365
426) About how much money was involved in the largest decision in which you had the final say? (YOUMONEY)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL2612518826.9464238667
427) Does someone formally evaluate your job performance on a regular basis? (JOBJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57763.3
2) No31935.0
8) Don't know30.3
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
428) How easy or hard would you say it is for your supervisor to know how much work a person in a job like yours does in a week? Is it very easy, somewhat easy, somewhat hard or very hard? (QUANTITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy36250.1
2) Somewhat easy17924.8
3) Somewhat hard10214.1
4) Very hard608.3
8) Don't know40.6
9) No answer152.1
Missing795 
TOTAL722100.0
429) How easy or hard would you say it is for your supervisor to evaluate the quality of the work that is done by a person in a job like yours? Would you say very easy, somewhat easy, somewhat hard, or very hard? (QUALITY)
TOTAL%
1) Very easy38351.7
2) Somewhat easy20127.1
3) Somewhat hard10213.8
4) Very hard344.6
8) Don't know30.4
9) No answer182.4
Missing776 
TOTAL741100.0
430) Compared to other people who do the same or similar kind of work that you do, how well would you say you do your job? Would you say much better, somewhat better, about the same, somewhat worse or much worse? (WRKWELL)
TOTAL%
1) Much better29932.8
2) Somewhat better34337.6
3) About the same24827.2
4) Somewhat worse20.2
8) Don't know111.2
9) No answer91.0
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
431) Compared to other people who do the same or similar kind of work that you do, how much work would you say you do? Would you say that you do much more, somewhat more, about the same, somewhat less or much less? (WRKMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Much more20322.3
2) Somewhat more33837.1
3) About the same31734.8
4) Somewhat less283.1
5) Much less20.2
8) Don't know141.5
9) No answer101.1
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
432) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? The success of my organization depends a lot on how well I do my job. Do you.... (IMATTER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33937.2
2) Agree43848.0
3) Disagree10211.2
4) Strongly disagree121.3
8) Don't know101.1
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
433) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I am willing to work harder than I have to in order to help this organization succeed. (HELPORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree33937.2
2) Agree46651.1
3) Disagree839.1
4) Strongly disagree70.8
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
434) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I feel very little loyalty to this organization. (NOTLOYAL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree444.8
2) Agree11312.4
3) Disagree40144.0
4) Strongly disagree33636.8
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
435) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I would take almost any job to keep working for this organization. (STAYORG1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree9210.1
2) Agree22224.3
3) Disagree42146.2
4) Strongly disagree14215.6
8) Don't know192.1
9) No answer161.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
436) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I find that my values and the organization's values are very similar. (SAMEVALS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18520.3
2) Agree49754.5
3) Disagree16117.7
4) Strongly disagree343.7
8) Don't know222.4
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
437) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I am proud to be working for this organization. (PROUDORG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26829.4
2) Agree53258.3
3) Disagree758.2
4) Strongly disagree131.4
8) Don't know111.2
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
438) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? I would turn down another job for more pay in order to stay with this organization. (STAYORG2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11312.4
2) Agree21523.6
3) Disagree37641.2
4) Strongly disagree15316.8
8) Don't know424.6
9) No answer131.4
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
439) Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements. Would you say that you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree? People usually notice when I do my job well. (NOTICED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22224.3
2) Agree53158.2
3) Disagree10111.1
4) Strongly disagree202.2
8) Don't know222.4
9) No answer161.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
440) All in all, how likely is it that you will try hard to find a job with another organization within the next 12 months? Would you say you are not at all likely, somewhat likely, or very likely? (CHNGEORG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all likely57062.5
2) Somewhat likely17619.3
3) Very likely14315.7
8) Don't know121.3
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
441) Do you receive any of the earnings from your main job in the form of commissions, bonuses, tips, or overtime? (OTHPAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37741.3
2) No52357.3
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
442) Think about how pay raises are given where you work. Do you feel that raises are given to all workers regardless of performance? (RAISEALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39142.9
2) No47452.0
8) Don't know80.9
9) No answer394.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
443) Think about how pay raises are given where you work. Do you feel that raises are given to those workers who work hard and perform well? (RAISEHRD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57963.5
2) No28531.3
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer394.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
444) Think about how pay raises are given where you work. Do you feel that raises are given to those workers with some favored relationship with the boss? (RAISEFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25427.9
2) No60065.8
8) Don't know131.4
9) No answer454.9
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
445) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Medical or hospital insurance. (FRINGE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66572.9
2) No22925.1
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
446) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Dental Care benefits. (FRINGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49354.1
2) No40043.9
8) Don't know50.5
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
447) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Life insurance. (FRINGE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56562.0
2) No31935.0
8) Don't know141.5
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
448) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Sick leave with full pay. (FRINGE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53658.8
2) No35338.7
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
449) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Maternity or paternity leave with full re-employment rights. (FRINGE5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes46851.3
2) No35839.3
8) Don't know717.8
9) No answer151.6
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
450) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Flexible hours, or flextime scheduling. (FRINGE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44048.2
2) No44949.2
8) Don't know91.0
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
451) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Cash or stock bonuses for performance or merit. (FRINGE7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21523.6
2) No66973.4
8) Don't know141.5
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
452) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: A pension or retirement program. (FRINGE8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50755.6
2) No37441.0
8) Don't know171.9
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
453) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Profit sharing or stock option program. (FRINGE9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24226.5
2) No64070.2
8) Don't know151.6
9) No answer151.6
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
454) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Information about child care services in the community. (FRINGE10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17819.5
2) No67373.8
8) Don't know475.2
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
455) I am going to read a list of fringe benefits that workers sometimes get in addition to their wages. Whether you receive it or not, please tell me whether you are eligible to receive each fringe benefit: Assistance with the costs of day care for children. (FRINGE11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes677.3
2) No78886.4
8) Don't know434.7
9) No answer141.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
456) In the last few years, how often would you say that your family or household responsibilities have interfered with your ability to devote full attention to your job? Does this happen frequently, sometimes, seldom or never? (JOBVSHME)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently424.6
2) Sometimes15817.3
3) Seldom29332.1
4) Never40744.6
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
457) If an election were held with secret ballots, would you vote for or against having a union represent you? (UNVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) For30833.8
2) Against54860.1
8) Don't know303.3
9) No answer262.9
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
458) In general how would you describe relations in your workplace between management and employees? Would you say they are very good, quite good, neither good nor bad, quite bad, or very bad? (UNMANREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very good28931.7
2) Quite good31434.4
3) Neither good nor bad20822.8
4) Quite bad404.4
5) Very bad242.6
8) Don't know80.9
9) No answer293.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
459) In general how would you describe relations in your workplace between coworkers/colleagues? (COWRKREL)
TOTAL%
1) Very good37841.4
2) Quite good34237.5
3) Neither good nor bad12213.4
4) Quite bad192.1
5) Very bad30.3
8) Don't know161.8
9) No answer323.5
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
460) How important were each of the following as sources of the skills that you use in your job? Would you say very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important: Formal Schooling? (SCHOOLNG)
TOTAL%
1) Very important33737.0
2) Important24126.4
3) Somewhat important16418.0
4) Not at all important16217.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer70.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
461) How important were each of the following as sources of the skills that you use in your job? Would you say very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important: Formal on-the-job training where you work now? (TRAINING)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41845.8
2) Important24426.8
3) Somewhat important11312.4
4) Not at all important12413.6
8) Don't know40.4
9) No answer91.0
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
462) How important were each of the following as sources of the skills that you use in your job? Would you say very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important: Informal learning from co-workers or supervisors where you work now? (LEARNING)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29532.3
2) Important35338.7
3) Somewhat important14515.9
4) Not at all important10111.1
8) Don't know60.7
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
463) How important were each of the following as sources of the skills that you use in your job? Would you say very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important: Experience or training at a different employer? (EXPTRAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very important19621.5
2) Important25628.1
3) Somewhat important16618.2
4) Not at all important27530.2
8) Don't know80.9
9) No answer111.2
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
464) When you are doing your job, do you usually do it in one place (like the same street address) or in several different places? (WHEREWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Same place62668.6
2) Different places27930.6
9) No answer70.8
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
465) On any given day, is there some place where you find out where you will be working? (FINDOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19166.8
2) No8830.8
9) No answer72.4
Missing1231 
TOTAL286100.0
466) Do you have any kind of base of operations at all? (BASEOFOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8084.2
2) No66.3
9) No answer99.5
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
467) About how many people work at the location where your (husband/wife) works? Count part-time as well as full-time employees in all areas, departments and buildings. (SPLOCNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 1-912624.4
2) 10-4911021.3
3) 50-995610.9
4) 100-49910019.4
5) 500-999203.9
6) 1,000-1,999193.7
7) More than 2,000417.9
8) Don't know305.8
9) No answer142.7
Missing1001 
TOTAL516100.0
468) Respondent's first spouse's education (FSTSPEDC)
TOTAL%
97) 1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
469) Respondent's first spouse's degree (FSTSPDEG)
TOTAL%
7) Not applicable1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
470) Sibling's education (SBEDUC)
TOTAL%
97) Not applicable1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
471) Sibling's degree (SBDEG)
TOTAL%
7) Not applicable1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
472) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to . . . Provide a job for everyone who wants one. (JOBSALL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be24217.8
2) Probably should be33024.3
3) Probably should not be33324.5
4) Definitely should not be36226.6
8) Can't choose715.2
9) No answer211.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
473) On the whole, do you think it should or should not be the government's responsibility to . . . Reduce income differences between the rich and poor. (EQUALIZE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be26219.3
2) Probably should be32924.2
3) Probably should not be31923.5
4) Definitely should not be31723.3
8) Can't choose997.3
9) No answer332.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
474) We have some questions about women. Do you agree or disagree . . . All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job. (FAMSUFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1239.1
2) Agree32924.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree22716.7
4) Disagree39128.8
5) Strongly disagree23217.1
8) Can't choose171.3
9) No answer402.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
475) We have some questions about women. Do you agree or disagree . . . A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family. (HUBBYWRK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree14510.7
2) Agree23317.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree29321.6
4) Disagree34125.1
5) Strongly disagree30222.2
8) Can't choose181.3
9) No answer272.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
476) Asked of those whose employers have more than one physical location: About how many people work at the location where you work? (Count part-time as well as full-time employees in all areas, departments and buildings.) (LOCALNUM)
TOTAL%
1) 1-923125.3
2) 10-4924426.8
3) 50-9911212.3
4) 100-49916618.2
5) 500-999485.3
6) 1,000-1,999262.9
7) More than 2,000606.6
8) Don't know131.4
9) No answer121.3
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
477) If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole... (HAPUNHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Very happy50136.9
2) Fairly happy73754.2
3) Not very happy967.1
4) Not at all happy120.9
8) Can't choose90.7
9) No answer40.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
478) Here are some measures to deal with crime. Some people are in favor of them while other people are against them. Do you agree or disagree that . . . People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences. (STIFFPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree53239.1
2) Agree60744.7
3) Neither agree nor disagree13810.2
4) Disagree413.0
5) Strongly disagree80.6
8) Can't choose282.1
9) No answer50.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
479) Here are some measures to deal with crime. Some people are in favor of them while other people are against them. Do you agree or disagree that . . . People convicted of murder should be subject to the death penalty. (DEATHPEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64247.2
2) Agree32724.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree1047.7
4) Disagree13810.2
5) Strongly disagree846.2
8) Can't choose594.3
9) No answer50.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
480) Do you think it is wrong or not wrong if a man and a woman have sexual relations before marriage? (PREMARS1)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong34425.3
2) Almost always wrong14610.7
3) Wrong only sometimes24718.2
4) Not wrong at all52238.4
8) Can't choose745.4
9) No answer261.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
481) What about a married person having sexual relations with someone other than his or her husband or wife, is it . . . (XMARSEX1)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong94369.4
2) Almost always wrong23117.0
3) Wrong only sometimes866.3
4) Not wrong at all352.6
8) Can't choose382.8
9) No answer261.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
482) What about sexual relations between two adults of the same sex, is it . . . (HOMOSEX1)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong91667.4
2) Almost always wrong614.5
3) Wrong only sometimes685.0
4) Not wrong at all17512.9
8) Can't choose1108.1
9) No answer292.1
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
483) Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should allow it81059.6
2) Probably should allow it23217.1
3) Probably should not allow it745.4
4) Definitely should not allow it14610.7
8) Can't choose634.6
9) No answer342.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
484) Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should allow it47935.2
2) Probably should allow it19814.6
3) Probably should not allow it16412.1
4) Definitely should not allow it37827.8
8) Can't choose967.1
9) No answer443.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
485) Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong27920.5
2) Almost always wrong1319.6
3) Wrong only sometimes16312.0
4) Not wrong at all66248.7
8) Can't choose906.6
9) No answer342.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
486) Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong47935.2
2) Almost always wrong19514.3
3) Wrong only sometimes14210.4
4) Not wrong at all40830.0
8) Can't choose896.5
9) No answer463.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
487) Consider the situations listed below. Do you feel it is wrong or not wrong if. . . A taxpayer does not report all of his income in order to pay less income taxes. (TAXCHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not wrong463.4
2) A bit wrong15511.4
3) Wrong70952.2
4) Seriously wrong38528.3
8) Can't choose372.7
9) No answer272.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
488) Consider the situations listed below. Do you feel it is wrong or not wrong if. . . A person gives the government incorrect information about himself to get government benefits that he is not entitled to. (GOVCHEAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not wrong272.0
2) A bit wrong493.6
3) Wrong58643.1
4) Seriously wrong64547.5
8) Can't choose251.8
9) No answer272.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
489) How much confidence do you have in . . . U.S. Congress? (CONCONG)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence1027.5
2) A great deal of confidence23617.4
3) Some confidence59443.7
4) Very little confidence26419.4
5) No confidence at all916.7
8) Can't choose443.2
9) No answer282.1
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
490) How much confidence do you have in . . . Business and industry? (CONBIZ)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence443.2
2) A great deal of confidence24117.7
3) Some confidence71452.5
4) Very little confidence22016.2
5) No confidence at all544.0
8) Can't choose402.9
9) No answer463.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
491) How much confidence do you have in . . . Government departments? (CONGOVT)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence564.1
2) A great deal of confidence16312.0
3) Some confidence62646.1
4) Very little confidence34225.2
5) No confidence at all896.5
8) Can't choose362.6
9) No answer473.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
492) How much confidence do you have in . . . Churches and religious organizations? (CONCHURH)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence16512.1
2) A great deal of confidence35726.3
3) Some confidence52438.6
4) Very little confidence16111.8
5) No confidence at all826.0
8) Can't choose322.4
9) No answer382.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
493) How much confidence do you have in . . . Courts and legal system? (CONCOURT)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence755.5
2) A great deal of confidence25418.7
3) Some confidence60844.7
4) Very little confidence27720.4
5) No confidence at all816.0
8) Can't choose272.0
9) No answer372.7
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
494) How much confidence do you have in . . . Schools and the educational system? (CONSCHLS)
TOTAL%
1) Complete confidence1198.8
2) A great deal of confidence36226.6
3) Some confidence57442.2
4) Very little confidence19514.3
5) No confidence463.4
8) Can't choose322.4
9) No answer312.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
495) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following. . . Politicians who do not believe in God are unfit for public office. (POLSGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18813.8
2) Agree19714.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree35426.0
4) Disagree40029.4
5) Strongly disagree13810.2
8) Can't choose574.2
9) No answer251.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
496) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following. . . Religious leaders should not try to influence how people vote in elections. (CLERGVTE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39529.1
2) Agree44833.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree22316.4
4) Disagree20114.8
5) Strongly disagree312.3
8) Can't choose392.9
9) No answer221.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
497) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following. . . It would be better for America if more people with strong religious beliefs held public office. (RELIGPUB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18413.5
2) Agree31022.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree42831.5
4) Disagree28420.9
5) Strongly disagree725.3
8) Can't choose564.1
9) No answer251.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
498) How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following. . . Religious leaders should not try to influence government decisions. (CLERGGOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28721.1
2) Agree40129.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree30822.7
4) Disagree25418.7
5) Strongly disagree362.6
8) Can't choose513.8
9) No answer221.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
499) Do you think that churches and religious organizations in this country have too much power or too little power? (CHURHPOW)
TOTAL%
1) Far too much power886.5
2) Too much power18513.6
3) About the right amount of power69851.4
4) Too little power17813.1
5) Far too little power362.6
8) Can't choose14110.4
9) No answer332.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
500) Which best describes your beliefs about God? (GODCHNGE)
TOTAL%
1) I don't believe in God, now and I never have241.8
2) I don't believe in God, now, but I used to473.5
3) I believe in God now, but I didn't used to634.6
4) I believe in God now, and I always have107479.0
8) Can't choose1279.3
9) No answer241.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
501) Do you believe in... Life after death (AFTERLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely67449.6
2) Yes, probably27820.5
3) No, probably not15011.0
4) No, definitely not1239.1
8) Can't choose946.9
9) No answer402.9
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
502) Do you believe in. . . The Devil (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely55040.5
2) Yes, probably24217.8
3) No, probably not20415.0
4) No, definitely not21615.9
8) Can't choose654.8
9) No answer826.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
503) Do you believe in. . . Heaven (HEAVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely77657.1
2) Yes, probably27520.2
3) No, probably not1158.5
4) No, definitely not634.6
8) Can't choose685.0
9) No answer624.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
504) Do you believe in. . . Hell (HELL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely59743.9
2) Yes, probably25618.8
3) No, probably not18913.9
4) No, definitely not16211.9
8) Can't choose725.3
9) No answer836.1
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
505) Do you believe in. . . Religious miracles (MIRACLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely54340.0
2) Yes, probably33124.4
3) No, probably not19314.2
4) No, definitely not1239.1
8) Can't choose957.0
9) No answer745.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
506) Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible: (BIBLE1)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is the actual word of God and it is to be taken literally, word for word.43031.6
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything should be taken literally, word for word.63947.0
3) The Bible is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.18813.8
4) This does not apply to me.272.0
8) Can't choose503.7
9) No answer251.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
507) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . A. There is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally. (THEISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58543.0
2) Agree33324.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree19914.6
4) Disagree725.3
5) Strongly disagree554.0
8) Can't choose654.8
9) No answer503.7
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
508) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . B. There is little that people can do to change the course of their lives. (FATALISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree554.0
2) Agree1138.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree1047.7
4) Disagree52538.6
5) Strongly disagree46434.1
8) Can't choose332.4
9) No answer654.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
509) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . C. To me, life is meaningful only because God exists. (GODMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29821.9
2) Agree30522.4
3) Neither agree nor disagree31223.0
4) Disagree19014.0
5) Strongly disagree1339.8
8) Can't choose584.3
9) No answer634.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
510) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . D. In my opinion, life does not serve any purpose. (NIHILISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree141.0
2) Agree292.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree574.2
4) Disagree42331.1
5) Strongly disagree71852.8
8) Can't choose413.0
9) No answer775.7
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
511) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . E. The course of our lives is decided by God. (PREDETER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22916.9
2) Agree25819.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree27220.0
4) Disagree27320.1
5) Strongly disagree20214.9
8) Can't choose654.8
9) No answer604.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
512) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . F. Life is only meaningful if you provide the meaning yourself. (EGOMEANS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28020.6
2) Agree47635.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree18613.7
4) Disagree19214.1
5) Strongly disagree1087.9
8) Can't choose493.6
9) No answer685.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
513) Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . G. We each make our own fate. (OWNFATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26619.6
2) Agree51738.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree25418.7
4) Disagree14510.7
5) Strongly disagree594.3
8) Can't choose503.7
9) No answer685.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
514) Has there ever been a turning point in your life when you made a new and personal commitment to religion? (RELEXPER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61545.3
2) No69851.4
8) Don't know30.2
9) No answer433.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
515) What was your mother's religious preference when you were a child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (MARELKID)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant81059.6
2) Catholic38828.6
3) Jewish302.2
4) Orthodox80.6
5) Muslim30.2
6) Other171.3
7) No religion282.1
8) Don't know544.0
9) No answer211.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
516) If [mother] Protestant, what specific denomination was that? (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (MADENKID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL81046585.75428653
517) What was your father's religious preference when you were child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (PARELKID)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant70451.8
2) Catholic36827.1
3) Jewish322.4
4) Orthodox90.7
5) Muslim40.3
6) Other141.0
7) No religion896.5
8) Don't know1148.4
9) No answer251.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
518) If [father] Protestant, what specific denomination was that? (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (PADENKID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL70447665.25429733
519) What religion, if any, were you raised in? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIGKID)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant81359.8
2) Catholic39529.1
3) Jewish292.1
4) Orthodox80.6
5) Muslim30.2
6) Other211.5
7) No religion463.4
8) Don't know241.8
9) No answer201.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
520) If [raised] Protestant, what specific denomination was that? (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (DENKID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL81342720.54128216
521) What is your husband's/wife's religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELIGSP)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant41357.5
2) Catholic20728.8
3) Jewish162.2
4) Orthodox10.1
5) Muslim10.1
6) Other91.3
7) No religion476.5
8) Don't know121.7
9) No answer121.7
Missing799 
TOTAL718100.0
522) If [spouse] Protestant, what specific denomination was that? (See Note 3: Other Specify for Religious Affiliation on the ARDA file summary page) (DENSP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL71769792.66534146
523) When you were a child, how often did your mother attend religious services? (ATTENDMA)
TOTAL%
1) Never513.8
2) Less than once a year523.8
3) About once or twice a year826.0
4) Several times a year14010.3
5) About once a month483.5
6) 2-3 times a month1269.3
7) Nearly every week21515.8
8) Every week36827.1
9) Several times a week1148.4
10) No mother/mother not present100.7
98) Can't say/can't remember967.1
99) No answer574.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
524) When you were a child, how often did your father attend religious services? (ATTENDPA)
TOTAL%
1) Never15511.4
2) Less than once a year936.8
3) About once or twice a year1239.1
4) Several times a year1329.7
5) About once a month604.4
6) 2-3 times a month1037.6
7) Nearly every week15011.0
8) Every week26719.6
9) Several times a week634.6
10) No father/father not present433.2
98) Can't say/can't remember1349.9
99) No answer362.6
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
525) What about when you were around 11 or 12, how often did you attend religious services then? (ATTEND12)
TOTAL%
1) Never533.9
2) Less than once a year312.3
3) About once or twice a year624.6
4) Several times a year1138.3
5) About once a month503.7
6) 2-3 times a month1319.6
7) Nearly every week29922.0
8) Every week43532.0
9) Several times a week1249.1
98) Can't say/can't remember372.7
99) No answer241.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
526) Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Never1057.7
2) Less than once a year372.7
3) About once or twice a year735.4
4) Several times a year1108.1
5) About once a month654.8
6) 2-3 times a month715.2
7) Nearly every week775.7
8) Every week614.5
9) Several times a week16612.2
10) Once a day28921.3
11) Several times a day27119.9
98) Can't say/can't remember10.1
99) No answer332.4
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
527) How often do you take part in the activities and organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? (RELACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Never50737.3
2) Less than once a year16011.8
3) About once or twice a year17112.6
4) Several times a year1289.4
5) About once a month836.1
6) 2-3 times a month826.0
7) Nearly every week614.5
8) Every week896.5
9) Several times a week483.5
99) No answer302.2
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
528) Would you describe yourself as... (FEELREL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely religious614.5
2) Very religious28420.9
3) Somewhat religious62045.6
4) Neither religious nor non-religious21916.1
5) Somewhat non-religious523.8
6) Very non-religious382.8
7) Extremely non-religious322.4
8) Can't choose282.1
9) No answer251.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
529) In your opinion, should there be daily prayers in all public schools? (SCHLPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely46634.3
2) Yes, probably30022.1
3) No, probably20114.8
4) No, definitely23617.4
8) Can't choose1359.9
9) No answer211.5
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
530) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements. . . A. Right and wrong should be based on God's laws. (GODRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35826.3
2) Agree36126.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree26919.8
4) Disagree15511.4
5) Strongly disagree1158.5
8) Can't choose604.4
9) No answer413.0
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
531) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements. . . B. Right and wrong should be decided by society. (SOCRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1138.3
2) Agree41830.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree30922.7
4) Disagree24117.7
5) Strongly disagree14210.4
8) Can't choose594.3
9) No answer775.7
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
532) Do you agree or disagree with the following statements. . . C. Right and wrong should be a matter of personal conscience. (PERRIGHT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18013.2
2) Agree39328.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree25518.8
4) Disagree21115.5
5) Strongly disagree18813.8
8) Can't choose604.4
9) No answer725.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
533) Some books or films offend people who have strong religious beliefs. Should books and films that attack religions be prohibited by law or should they be allowed? (ANTIREL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should be prohibited18413.5
2) Probably should be prohibited21115.5
3) Probably should be allowed40930.1
4) Definitely should be allowed37327.4
8) Can't choose15811.6
9) No answer241.8
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
534) How many people have you known personally, either living or dead, who came down with the disease called AIDS? (AIDSKNOW)
TOTAL%
0) 0127584.0
1) 115210.0
2) 2453.0
3) 3281.8
4) 460.4
5) 540.3
6) 620.1
8) 8 or more10.1
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
535) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO)
TOTAL%
1) Husband/wife21.2
2) Partner or lover21.2
4) Other relative2213.0
5) Friend4828.4
6) Neighbor74.1
7) Co-worker158.9
8) Acquaintance5230.8
9) Patient84.7
10) Other127.1
99) No answer10.6
Missing1348 
TOTAL169100.0
536) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: A. Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Living6426.4
2) Dead16467.8
8) Don't know83.3
9) No answer62.5
Missing1275 
TOTAL242100.0
537) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: B. (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male22090.9
2) Female187.4
9) No answer41.7
Missing1275 
TOTAL242100.0
538) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: C. How old (is/was) that person? (Is/Was) (he/she) . . . (AIDSAGE)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or younger10.4
2) 11-2072.9
3) 21-4018576.4
4) 41 years or older4317.8
9) No answer62.5
Missing1275 
TOTAL242100.0
539) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: D. What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/Was) it black, white, hispanic or other? (AIDSRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black4719.4
2) White17974.0
3) Hispanic83.3
4) Other20.8
9) No answer62.5
Missing1275 
TOTAL242100.0
540) Think about the person you have known best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: E. What state did this person live in? (AIDSREG)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign31.2
1) New England125.0
2) Middle Atlantic3916.1
3) East North Central3012.4
4) West North Central145.8
5) South Atlantic3916.1
6) East South Central52.1
7) West South Central187.4
8) Mountain125.0
9) Pacific6125.2
99) No answer93.7
Missing1275 
TOTAL242100.0
541) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO2)
TOTAL%
2) Partner or lover11.1
3) Son or daughter22.1
4) Other relative55.3
5) Friend2425.3
6) Neighbor77.4
7) Co-worker66.3
8) Acquaintance3031.6
9) Patient88.4
10) Other88.4
99) No answer44.2
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
542) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDED2)
TOTAL%
1) Living3334.7
2) Dead5557.9
8) Don't know33.2
9) No answer44.2
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
543) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Male8185.3
2) Female1010.5
9) No answer44.2
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
544) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: How old (is/was) that person? (Is/Was) (he/she)... (AIDSAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or younger22.1
2) 11-2011.1
3) 21-406972.6
4) 41 years or older1818.9
9) No answer55.3
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
545) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/Was) it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (AIDSRAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Black1313.7
2) White7073.7
3) Hispanic66.3
4) Other11.1
9) No answer55.3
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
546) Think about the person you have known next best, living or dead, who came down with AIDS: What State did this person live in? (AIDSREG2)
TOTAL%
1) New England33.2
2) Middle Atlantic1616.8
3) East North Central1111.6
4) West North Central33.2
5) South Atlantic1818.9
6) East South Central11.1
7) West South Central77.4
8) Mountain22.1
9) Pacific2930.5
99) No answer55.3
Missing1422 
TOTAL95100.0
547) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (AIDSWHO3)
TOTAL%
3) Son or daughter12.0
5) Friend1733.3
6) Neighbor12.0
7) Co-worker35.9
8) Acquaintance1733.3
9) Patient611.8
10) Other23.9
99) No answer47.8
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
548) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS: Is that person currently living, or has that person died? (AIDSDED3)
TOTAL%
1) Living1733.3
2) Dead2752.9
8) Don't know23.9
9) No answer59.8
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
549) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS: (Is/Was) that person male or female? (AIDSSEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Male4384.3
2) Female35.9
9) No answer59.8
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
550) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS: How old (is/was) that person? (Is/Was) (he/she)... (AIDSAGE3)
TOTAL%
1) 10 years or younger12.0
2) 11-2035.9
3) 21-403772.5
4) 41 years or older59.8
9) No answer59.8
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
551) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS: What (is/was) that person's race? (Is/Was) it Black, White, Hispanic or other? (AIDSRAC3)
TOTAL%
1) Black815.7
2) White3466.7
3) Hispanic35.9
9) No answer611.8
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
552) Think about the person you have known next best [third closest], living or dead, who came down with AIDS: What State did this person live in? (AIDSREG3)
TOTAL%
1) New England12.0
2) Middle Atlantic815.7
3) East North Central611.8
4) West North Central23.9
5) South Atlantic815.7
7) West South Central23.9
8) Mountain12.0
9) Pacific1631.4
99) No answer713.7
Missing1466 
TOTAL51100.0
553) Within the past 12 months, how many people have you known personally that have committed suicide? (SUIKNEW)
TOTAL%
0) 0134488.6
1) 11338.8
2) 2251.6
3) 3110.7
4) 410.1
9) Don't know, no answer30.2
TOTAL1517100.0
554) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO)
TOTAL%
2) Partner or lover21.2
4) Other relative2413.9
5) Friend6235.8
6) Neighbor105.8
7) Co-worker158.7
8) Acquaintance4626.6
9) Patient52.9
10) Other52.9
99) No answer42.3
Missing1344 
TOTAL173100.0
555) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: Was that person male or female? (SUISEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male13376.9
2) Female3721.4
9) Don't know, no answer31.7
Missing1344 
TOTAL173100.0
556) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years2816.2
3) 21-40 years8146.8
4) 41 years or older6135.3
9) Don't know, no answer31.7
Missing1344 
TOTAL173100.0
557) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black148.1
2) White14583.8
3) Hispanic84.6
4) Other31.7
9) Don't know, no answer31.7
Missing1344 
TOTAL173100.0
558) Think about the person you knew best that has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What state did this person live in? (SUIREG)
TOTAL%
0) Foreign31.7
1) New England52.9
2) Middle Atlantic1911.0
3) East North Central3419.7
4) West North Central148.1
5) South Atlantic2816.2
6) East South Central158.7
7) West South Central105.8
8) Mountain126.9
9) Pacific3017.3
99) No answer31.7
Missing1344 
TOTAL173100.0
559) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO2)
TOTAL%
5) Friend1537.5
6) Neighbor12.5
7) Co-worker410.0
8) Acquaintance1537.5
9) Patient25.0
99) Don't know, no answer37.5
Missing1477 
TOTAL40100.0
560) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: Was that person male or female? (SUISEX2)
TOTAL%
1) Male2870.0
2) Female922.5
9) No answer37.5
Missing1477 
TOTAL40100.0
561) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE2)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years717.5
3) 21-40 years1640.0
4) 41 years or over1435.0
9) No answer37.5
Missing1477 
TOTAL40100.0
562) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRAC2)
TOTAL%
1) Black37.5
2) White3177.5
3) Hispanic25.0
4) Other12.5
9) No answer37.5
Missing1477 
TOTAL40100.0
563) Think about the person you have known next best, who has committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What state did this person live in? (SUIREG2)
TOTAL%
1) New England12.5
2) Middle Atlantic410.0
3) East North Central717.5
4) West North Central410.0
5) South Atlantic820.0
6) East South Central410.0
7) West South Central12.5
8) Mountain12.5
9) Pacific717.5
99) No answer37.5
Missing1477 
TOTAL40100.0
564) Think about the person who you have known next best, who has committed suicide. Please tell me the letter of the category on the card which best describes your relationship to that person. (SUIWHO3)
TOTAL%
4) Other relative16.7
5) Friend533.3
6) Neighbor16.7
8) Acquaintance426.7
9) Patient16.7
99) Don't know, no answer320.0
Missing1502 
TOTAL15100.0
565) Think about the person who you have known next best [third closest], who committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: Was this person male or female? (SUISEX3)
TOTAL%
1) Male853.3
2) Female426.7
9) Don't know, no answer320.0
Missing1502 
TOTAL15100.0
566) Think about the person who you have known next best [third closest], who committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: How old was that person? Was (he/she)... (SUIAGE3)
TOTAL%
2) 11-20 years213.3
3) 21-40 years320.0
4) 41 years or older746.7
9) Don't know, no answer320.0
Missing1502 
TOTAL15100.0
567) Think about the person who you have known next best [third closest], who committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What was that person's race? Was it Black, White, Hispanic, or other? (SUIRAC3)
TOTAL%
2) White1066.7
3) Hispanic213.3
9) Don't know, no answer320.0
Missing1502 
TOTAL15100.0
568) Think about the person who you have known next best [third closest], who committed suicide. We would like to know a few other things about that person: What state did this person live in? (SUIREG3)
TOTAL%
1) New England16.7
2) Middle Atlantic213.3
3) East North Central16.7
5) South Atlantic213.3
6) East South Central213.3
7) West South Central16.7
8) Mountain16.7
9) Pacific213.3
99) No answer320.0
Missing1502 
TOTAL15100.0
569) How many sex partners have you had in the last 12 months? (PARTNERS)
TOTAL%
0) No partners14622.6
1) 1 partner41864.8
2) 2 partners396.0
3) 3 partners152.3
4) 4 partners81.2
5) 5-10 partners71.1
6) 11-20 partners20.3
7) 21-100 partners10.2
8) 100+ partners10.2
99) No answer81.2
Missing872 
TOTAL645100.0
570) Was one of the partners your husband or wife or regular sexual partner? (MATESEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88487.9
2) No848.3
9) No answer383.8
Missing511 
TOTAL1006100.0
571) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Close personal friend (FRNDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9241.1
2) No6529.0
9) No answer6729.9
Missing1293 
TOTAL224100.0
572) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Neighbor, Co-Worker, or long-term acquaintance (ACQNTSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5022.3
2) No10747.8
9) No answer6729.9
Missing1293 
TOTAL224100.0
573) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Casual date or pick-up (PIKUPSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4721.0
2) No11049.1
9) No answer6729.9
Missing1293 
TOTAL224100.0
574) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Person you paid for sex (PAIDSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73.1
2) No15067.0
9) No answer6729.9
Missing1293 
TOTAL224100.0
575) If you had other partners, please indicate all categories that apply to them: Other (OTHERSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes52.2
2) No15267.9
9) No answer6729.9
Missing1293 
TOTAL224100.0
576) Have your sex partners in the last 12 months been exclusively male, both male and female, exclusively female. (SEXSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Exclusively male53052.7
2) Both male and female30.3
3) Exclusively female41241.0
9) No answer616.1
Missing511 
TOTAL1006100.0
577) About how often did you have sex during the last 12 months? (SEXFREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all29222.5
1) Once or twice997.6
2) About once a month1088.3
3) 2 or 3 times a month18114.0
4) About once a week23318.0
5) 2 or 3 times a week26520.4
6) More than 3 times a week725.6
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer443.4
Missing221 
TOTAL1296100.0
578) Now thinking about the time since your 18th birthday (including the past 12 months) how many female partners have you had sex with? (NUMWOMEN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1296107.439302
579) Now thinking about the time since your 18th birthday (including the past 12 months) how many male partners have you had sex with? (NUMMEN)
TOTAL%
0) 049638.3
1) 128021.6
2) 21179.0
3) 3846.5
4) 4403.1
5) 5544.2
6) 6201.5
7) 7131.0
8) 890.7
9) 940.3
10) 10272.1
11) 1120.2
12) 1250.4
13) 1310.1
15) 15100.8
20) 20110.8
22) 2210.1
23) 2310.1
25) 2520.2
26) 2610.1
30) 3040.3
35) 3520.2
40) 4030.2
90) 9010.1
100) 10020.2
375) 37510.1
990) Dash or slash20.2
992) "X"20.2
994) Several10.1
996) "N.A."30.2
997) Refused50.4
998) Don't know50.4
999) No answer876.7
Missing221 
TOTAL1296100.0
580) How many sex partners have you had in the last 12 months? (PARTOPEN)
TOTAL%
0) 014622.4
1) 142865.7
2) 2385.8
3) 3121.8
4) 450.8
5) 560.9
6) 630.5
7) 710.2
8) 810.2
14) 1410.2
990) Dash or slash10.2
999) No answer91.4
Missing866 
TOTAL651100.0
581) Now, think about the past five years--the time since February/March 1986, and including the past 12 months, how many sex partners have you had in that five year period? (PARTOPN5)
TOTAL%
0) 08613.2
1) 135754.8
2) 2599.1
3) 3396.0
4) 4142.2
5) 5203.1
6) 671.1
7) 791.4
8) 830.5
10) 10111.7
12) 1210.2
14) 1410.2
15) 1550.8
19) 1910.2
20) 2040.6
25) 2510.2
40) 4010.2
50) 5010.2
65) 6510.2
80) 8010.2
990) Dash or slash10.2
998) Don't know20.3
999) No answer264.0
Missing866 
TOTAL651100.0
582) Now think about the past five years-- the time since February/March 1986, and including the past 12 months, how many sex partners have you had in that five year period? (PARTNRS5)
TOTAL%
0) No partners9514.7
1) 1 partner34854.0
2) 2 partners517.9
3) 3 partners487.4
4) 4 partners284.3
5) 5-10 partners375.7
6) 11-20 partners111.7
7) 21-100 partners101.6
8) More than 100 partners20.3
9) 1 + partners10.2
99) No answer142.2
Missing872 
TOTAL645100.0
583) Have your sex partners in the last five years been... (SEXSEX5)
TOTAL%
1) Exclusively male60153.9
2) Both male and female141.3
3) Exclusively female45540.8
9) No answer454.0
Missing402 
TOTAL1115100.0
584) Thinking about the time since your 18th birthday, have you ever had sex with a person you paid or who paid you for sex? (EVPAIDSX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1027.9
2) No116690.0
9) No answer282.2
Missing221 
TOTAL1296100.0
585) Have you ever had sex with someone other than your husband or wife while you were married? (EVSTRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14611.3
2) No85365.8
3) Never married27921.5
9) No answer181.4
Missing221 
TOTAL1296100.0
586) What are the most important problems that you and members of your household have had during the last 12 months? First problem mentioned. (PROB1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL492353.307442
587) Second problem mentioned (PROB2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL16174.155101
588) Third problem mentioned (PROB3)
TOTAL%
1) Illness, health problems719.4
2) Illness in a relative25.6
20) Unemployed12.8
21) Spouse unemployed12.8
22) Unable to work12.8
26) Work related25.6
30) Finances411.1
43) Medical expenses12.8
55) Other financial problems12.8
72) New baby25.6
73) Children25.6
84) Child custody12.8
101) Finding boy/girlfriend12.8
103) Boy/girlfriend25.6
150) Crime in Neighborhood/Work12.8
175) Home repairs25.6
202) Other school12.8
210) Transportation25.6
211) Lack of car12.8
240) Miscellaneous12.8
Missing1481 
TOTAL36100.0
589) Fourth problem mentioned (PROB4)
TOTAL%
1) Illness, health problems19.1
2) Illness in a relative19.1
16) Unable to do things19.1
20) Unemployed19.1
30) Finances19.1
70) Family19.1
73) Children19.1
166) Bothered by police19.1
172) Natural disaster19.1
175) Home repairs19.1
201) Children's schooling19.1
Missing1506 
TOTAL11100.0
590) Now, I'm going to ask you about various events and conditions that happen to people. I'm interested in those that happened to you during the last 12 months, that is since February/March, 1990. As I ask you about the specific events, please think carefully, so I can record things accurately. A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Ill enough to go to a doctor? (HLTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55955.0
2) No45444.6
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
591) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Underwent counseling for mental or emotional problems? (HLTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes585.7
2) No95593.9
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
592) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Infertility or unable to have a baby? (HLTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes353.4
2) No97595.9
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
593) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Had a drinking problem (e.g. frequently drunk, suffered from alcoholism)? (HLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes171.7
2) No99597.8
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
594) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Used illegal drugs (e.g. marijuana, cocaine, pills)? (HLTH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes302.9
2) No98296.6
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
595) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Your (Husband/wife)/partner was a patient in a hospital, sanatorium, convalescent or nursing home (apart from have a baby)? (HLTH6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes737.2
2) No92791.2
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer151.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
596) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: A child of yours was a patient in a hospital, sanatorium, convalescent or nursing home (apart from having a baby)? (HLTH7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes787.7
2) No92791.2
9) No answer121.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
597) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Child on drugs or had drinking problem? (HLTH8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes282.8
2) No97896.2
9) No answer111.1
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
598) A. First, thinking about health related matters, did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: A death of a close friend? (HLTH9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23022.6
2) No78276.9
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
599) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Fired or permanently laid-off? (WORK1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes595.8
2) No91489.9
9) No answer444.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
600) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Demoted or switched to a less favorable position? (WORK2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262.6
2) No94693.0
9) No answer454.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
601) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: A cut in pay (including reduced hours)? (WORK3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes616.0
2) No91189.6
9) No answer454.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
602) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Passed over for promotion? (WORK4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes383.7
2) No93391.7
9) No answer464.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
603) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Serious trouble with your boss? (WORK5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes424.1
2) No92991.3
9) No answer464.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
604) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Your own business (farm or professional office) lost money or failed? (WORK6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes202.0
2) No95193.5
9) No answer464.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
605) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Your (husband/wife)/partner was fired or permanently laid-off? (WORK7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes252.5
2) No94392.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) No answer484.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
606) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Your (husband/wife)/partner had a cut in pay (including reduced hours)? (WORK8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes525.1
2) No91489.9
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer494.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
607) Second, what about work-related matters? Did any of the following happen to you since February/March, 1990: Your (husband/wife)/partner was unemployed and looking for work for a month or more? (WORK9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes555.4
2) No91189.6
8) Don't know20.2
9) No answer494.8
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
608) Did any of the following financial matters happen to you during the last year: Went bankrupt (declared personal bankruptcy)? (FINAN1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131.3
2) No100198.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
609) Did any of the following financial matters happen to you during the last year: Car, household appliances, or furniture repossessed? (FINAN2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes131.3
2) No100198.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
610) Did any of the following financial matters happen to you during the last year: Pawned or sold-off valuables to make ends meet? (FINAN3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes444.3
2) No97095.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
611) Did any of the following financial matters happen to you during the last year: Pressured to pay bills by stores, creditors, or bill collectors? (FINAN4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13413.2
2) No88086.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
612) Did any of the following financial matters happen to you during the last year: Major worsening of your financial condition? (FINAN5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15014.7
2) No86485.0
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
613) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Fell behind in paying your rent or mortgage. (HRDSHP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes908.8
2) No92290.7
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
614) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Evicted from your apartment/house. (HRDSHP2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes90.9
2) No100398.6
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
615) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Had your utilities (water, heat, electricity) shut off. (HRDSHP3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes292.9
2) No98496.8
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
616) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Unable to purchase needed food. (HRDSHP4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes434.2
2) No96895.2
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
617) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Unable to afford needed medical care. (HRDSHP5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes727.1
2) No93992.3
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
618) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Lacked health insurance coverage (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross, and HMO, etc.). (HRDSHP6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12212.0
2) No88887.3
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
619) Now I am going to ask about specific hardships. Did any of the following occur to you since February/March, 1990: Had to temporarily live with others or in a shelter or "on the street"? (HRDSHP7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262.6
2) No98697.0
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
620) What about family and personal relationships? During the last year, did you...Have serious trouble with your (husband/wife)/partner? (FAMPER1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes767.5
2) No92891.2
9) No answer131.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
621) What about family and personal relationships? During the last year, did you...Separate from your (husband/wife)/partner? (FAMPER2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes565.5
2) No94793.1
9) No answer141.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
622) What about family and personal relationships? During the last year, did you...Break up with a steady boyfriend/girlfriend or fiance(e)? (FAMPER3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes525.1
2) No95894.2
9) No answer70.7
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
623) What about family and personal relationships? During the last year, did you...Have serious trouble with a child? (FAMPER4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes494.8
2) No95894.2
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
624) What about family and personal relationships? During the last year, did you...Have serious trouble with a close friend? (FAMPER5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes494.8
2) No96394.7
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
625) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: A robbery (e.g. a mugging or stick-up)? (LAW1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes353.4
2) No97896.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
626) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: A personal assault (e.g. being beaten up, hit, or attacked with a weapon)? (LAW2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes222.2
2) No99197.4
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
627) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: Your home burglarized or broken into? (LAW3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes474.6
2) No96695.0
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
628) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: Accused of something for which a person might be sent to jail? (LAW4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes141.4
2) No99998.2
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
629) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: Arrested? (LAW5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes222.2
2) No99197.4
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
630) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: Sued in a civil (non-criminal) case? (LAW6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes191.9
2) No99497.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
631) Next, did any of the following criminal or legal events occur to you since February/March, 1990: Your child was arrested or got in trouble with the law? (LAW7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232.3
2) No98496.8
9) No answer101.0
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
632) What about things concerning where you live? During the last year, did any of the following happen: Your home destroyed or heavily damaged due to fire, flood, or other disaster. (LIVE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes232.3
2) No99197.4
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
633) What about things concerning where you live? During the last year, did any of the following happen: Your home in poor condition (e.g. leaks, broken windows, insects, heating breakdowns, exposed wires, etc.). (LIVE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes636.2
2) No95193.5
9) No answer30.3
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
634) What about things concerning where you live? During the last year, did any of the following happen: Major home repairs (e.g. replaced furnace, new roof). (LIVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13813.6
2) No87586.0
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
635) What about things concerning where you live? During the last year, did any of the following happen: Serious trouble with a landlord or building manager. (LIVE4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes262.6
2) No98697.0
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
636) And finally, since February/March, 1990, did any of the following occur to you: Discriminated against because of your race or nationality, sex, or for a similar reason? (OTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes605.9
2) No95393.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
637) And finally, since February/March, 1990, did any of the following occur to you: Unable to get into school or training program? (OTH2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes212.1
2) No99097.3
9) No answer60.6
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
638) And finally, since February/March, 1990, did any of the following occur to you: Child had serious trouble in school (e.g., failing, dropping out, expelled, held back)? (OTH3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes282.8
2) No97796.1
9) No answer121.2
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
639) And finally, since February/March, 1990, did any of the following occur to you: Needed, but unable to use, public transportation to get to work, shop, etc.? (OTH4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes414.0
2) No97195.5
9) No answer50.5
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
640) And finally, since February/March, 1990, did any of the following occur to you: Did not have a car (one month or more)? (OTH5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13112.9
2) No88286.7
9) No answer40.4
Missing500 
TOTAL1017100.0
641) Aside from the things we've already covered, what other important problems did you or members of your household have during the last 12 months? First mention. (See Note 4: Other Important Problems R Has Had on the ARDA file summary page) (EXTRA1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1017686.319444
642) Aside from the things we've already covered, what other important problems did you or members of your household have during the last 12 months? Second mention. (See Note 4: Other Important Problems R Has Had on the ARDA file summary page) (EXTRA2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1017863.846325
643) Poverty Status of Household (POVLINE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor19613.0
2) Poor-imputed40.3
3) Non-poor112574.8
4) Non-poor-imputed1318.7
5) Borderline473.1
6) Borderline-imputed10.1
Missing13 
TOTAL1504100.0
644) Income deficit of household (INCDEF)
TOTAL%
1) -$10,000423.1
2) -$10,000 to -$5,000926.8
3) -$4,999 to -$1,0001188.7
4) -$999 to +$999634.6
5) +$1,000 to $4,9991339.8
6) +$5,000 to +$10,00014810.9
7) +$10,00017512.9
8) $20,000 +58843.3
Missing158 
TOTAL1359100.0
645) Family income on 1972-1991 surveys in constant dollars (base=1986) (REALINC)
TOTAL%
418) 110.8
1671) 261.9
2925) 312.3
3760) 352.6
4596) 392.9
5432) 292.1
6267) 231.7
7521) 382.8
9401) 765.6
11490) 826.0
13579) 977.1
15668) 604.4
17757) 604.4
19846) 685.0
22980) 1128.2
27158) 946.9
31336) 866.3
37603) 14910.9
45959) 866.3
56405) 866.3
90265) 805.8
Missing149 
TOTAL1368100.0
646) Respondent's income on 1972-1991 surveys in constant dollars (base=1986) (REALRINC)
TOTAL%
418) 363.9
1671) 343.7
2925) 353.8
3760) 293.2
4596) 353.8
5432) 161.8
6267) 141.5
7521) 414.5
9401) 616.7
11490) 586.4
13579) 717.8
15668) 566.1
17757) 495.4
19846) 566.1
22980) 808.8
27158) 727.9
31336) 485.3
37603) 576.3
45959) 343.7
56405) 121.3
111284) 182.0
Missing605 
TOTAL912100.0
647) From what countries or part of the world did your ancestors come? (ETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Africa1179.6
2) Austria80.7
3) Canada (French)252.1
4) Canada (other)90.7
5) China30.2
6) Czechoslovakia121.0
7) Denmark121.0
8) England and Wales20116.6
9) Finland20.2
10) France312.6
11) Germany17014.0
12) Greece40.3
13) Hungary80.7
14) Ireland14612.0
15) Italy705.8
16) Japan50.4
17) Mexico463.8
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)191.6
19) Norway272.2
20) Philippines40.3
21) Poland403.3
22) Puerto Rico121.0
23) Russia (USSR)201.6
24) Scotland433.5
25) Spain131.1
26) Sweden171.4
27) Switzerland110.9
29) Other272.2
30) American Indian494.0
31) India10.1
32) Portugal20.2
33) Lithuania10.1
34) Yugoslavia110.9
36) Belgium30.2
37) Arabic10.1
38) Other Spanish40.3
39) West Indies (non-Spanish)60.5
97) America141.2
99) No answer201.6
Missing303 
TOTAL1214100.0
648) First ethnicity mentioned (ETH1)
TOTAL%
1) Africa1177.7
2) Austria130.9
3) Canada (French)261.7
4) Canada (other)100.7
5) China30.2
6) Czechoslovakia181.2
7) Denmark130.9
8) England and Wales21414.1
9) Finland20.1
10) France493.2
11) Germany24015.8
12) Greece50.3
13) Hungary90.6
14) Ireland17111.3
15) Italy744.9
16) Japan50.3
17) Mexico432.8
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)201.3
19) Norway271.8
20) Philippines40.3
21) Poland432.8
22) Puerto Rico130.9
23) Russia (USSR)271.8
24) Scotland473.1
25) Spain151.0
26) Sweden231.5
27) Switzerland130.9
29) Other201.3
30) American Indian432.8
31) India20.1
32) Portugal30.2
33) Lithuania30.2
34) Yugoslavia90.6
35) Romania20.1
36) Belgium30.2
37) Arabic10.1
38) Other Spanish60.4
39) West Indies (non-Spanish)70.5
97) America161.1
98) No ethnicity mentioned15210.0
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
649) Second ethnicity mentioned (ETH2)
TOTAL%
1) Africa61.0
2) Austria81.3
3) Canada (French)81.3
4) Canada (other)30.5
6) Czechoslovakia40.7
7) Denmark61.0
8) England and Wales11018.0
9) Finland10.2
10) France416.7
11) Germany10417.0
12) Greece20.3
13) Hungary50.8
14) Ireland10817.7
15) Italy183.0
17) Mexico61.0
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)203.3
19) Norway183.0
21) Poland213.4
23) Russia (USSR)111.8
24) Scotland508.2
25) Spain81.3
26) Sweden132.1
27) Switzerland20.3
29) Other20.3
30) American Indian203.3
31) India20.3
32) Portugal20.3
33) Lithuania20.3
34) Yugoslavia50.8
37) Arabic10.2
38) Other Spanish10.2
99) No answer20.3
Missing907 
TOTAL610100.0
650) Third ethnicity mentioned (ETH3)
TOTAL%
1) Africa41.9
2) Austria10.5
3) Canada (French)41.9
4) Canada (other)10.5
6) Czechoslovakia52.4
7) Denmark62.8
8) England and Wales2612.3
10) France146.6
11) Germany3014.2
13) Hungary10.5
14) Ireland3114.6
15) Italy31.4
17) Mexico10.5
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)146.6
19) Norway41.9
21) Poland83.8
22) Puerto Rico10.5
23) Russia (USSR)41.9
24) Scotland167.5
25) Spain31.4
26) Sweden52.4
27) Switzerland31.4
29) Other10.5
30) American Indian199.0
32) Portugal10.5
33) Lithuania20.9
38) Other Spanish10.5
97) America10.5
99) No answer20.9
Missing1305 
TOTAL212100.0
651) Number of ethnicities named and picked (ETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country74849.3
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one45930.3
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose1389.1
4) Can't name any country15210.0
5) No information201.3
TOTAL1517100.0
652) Summary ethnicity of spouse (SPETHNIC)
TOTAL%
1) Africa467.2
2) Austria20.3
3) Canada (French)152.4
4) Canada (other)91.4
5) China30.5
6) Czechoslovakia71.1
7) Denmark121.9
8) England and Wales8813.8
9) Finland10.2
10) France172.7
11) Germany10917.1
12) Greece20.3
13) Hungary50.8
14) Ireland7812.2
15) Italy467.2
16) Japan40.6
17) Mexico253.9
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)101.6
19) Norway81.3
20) Philippines30.5
21) Poland223.4
22) Puerto Rico50.8
23) Russia (USSR)101.6
24) Scotland152.4
25) Spain50.8
26) Sweden142.2
27) Switzerland40.6
29) Other132.0
30) American Indian243.8
31) India30.5
32) Portugal10.2
33) Lithuania30.5
34) Yugoslavia20.3
36) Belgium10.2
38) Other Spanish20.3
39) West Indies (non-Spanish)60.9
97) America60.9
99) No answer121.9
Missing879 
TOTAL638100.0
653) First ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH1)
TOTAL%
1) Africa455.6
2) Austria30.4
3) Canada (French)131.6
4) Canada (other)111.4
5) China30.4
6) Czechoslovakia81.0
7) Denmark131.6
8) England and Wales11013.7
9) Finland20.2
10) France192.4
11) Germany12815.9
12) Greece20.2
13) Hungary50.6
14) Ireland8510.6
15) Italy455.6
16) Japan40.5
17) Mexico253.1
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)131.6
19) Norway81.0
20) Philippines30.4
21) Poland232.9
22) Puerto Rico40.5
23) Russia (USSR)121.5
24) Scotland263.2
25) Spain60.7
26) Sweden121.5
27) Switzerland20.2
29) Other101.2
30) American Indian243.0
31) India30.4
32) Portugal20.2
33) Lithuania50.6
34) Yugoslavia20.2
36) Belgium10.1
38) Other Spanish30.4
39) West Indies (non-Spanish)60.7
97) America60.7
98) No ethnicity mentioned10513.1
99) No answer70.9
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
654) Second ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH2)
TOTAL%
1) Africa10.5
3) Canada (French)73.2
4) Canada (other)20.9
6) Czechoslovakia10.5
7) Denmark62.7
8) England and Wales2712.3
10) France83.6
11) Germany3315.0
12) Greece10.5
13) Hungary10.5
14) Ireland4319.5
15) Italy115.0
16) Japan10.5
17) Mexico20.9
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)94.1
19) Norway41.8
21) Poland146.4
22) Puerto Rico10.5
23) Russia (USSR)41.8
24) Scotland125.5
25) Spain20.9
26) Sweden125.5
27) Switzerland31.4
29) Other10.5
30) American Indian125.5
34) Yugoslavia20.9
Missing1297 
TOTAL220100.0
655) Third ethnicity of spouse mentioned (SPETH3)
TOTAL%
4) Canada (other)11.9
6) Czechoslovakia35.8
7) Denmark11.9
8) England and Wales611.5
10) France59.6
11) Germany1019.2
14) Ireland713.5
17) Mexico11.9
18) Netherlands (Dutch/Holland)11.9
19) Norway11.9
22) Puerto Rico11.9
23) Russia (USSR)11.9
24) Scotland917.3
26) Sweden11.9
27) Switzerland11.9
30) American Indian11.9
35) Romania11.9
99) No answer11.9
Missing1465 
TOTAL52100.0
656) Number of ethnicities named and picked for spouse (SPETHNUM)
TOTAL%
1) Names one country47158.6
2) Names two or more countries, chooses one16120.0
3) Names two or more countries, can't choose556.8
4) Can't name any country10513.1
5) No information121.5
Missing713 
TOTAL804100.0
657) Have you ever been on active duty for military training or service for two consecutive months or more? If yes: What was your total time on active duty? (VETYEARS)
TOTAL%
0) No active duty86584.5
1) Yes, less than 2 years353.4
2) Yes, 2-4 years868.4
3) Yes, more than 4 years343.3
9) No answer40.4
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
658) Dwelling type (DWELLING)
TOTAL%
1) Trailer956.3
2) Detached single family house95362.8
3) 2-family house, 2 units side-by-side624.1
4) 2-family house, 2 units one above the other583.8
5) Detached 3-4 family house453.0
6) Row house (3 or more units in an attached row)463.0
7) Apartment house (5 or more units, 3 stories or less)17111.3
8) Apartment house (5 or more units, 4 stories or more)513.4
9) Apartment in a partly commercial structure130.9
10) Other80.5
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer140.9
TOTAL1517100.0
659) (Do you/Does your family) own your (home/apartment), pay rent, or what? (DWELOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own or is buying63361.8
2) Pays rent32431.6
3) Other161.6
9) No answer515.0
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
660) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word A (WORDA)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer11611.3
1) Correct answer82780.8
9) No answer817.9
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
661) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word B (WORDB)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer494.8
1) Correct answer88786.6
9) No answer888.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
662) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word C (WORDC)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer49248.0
1) Correct answer22221.7
9) No answer31030.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
663) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word D (WORDD)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer424.1
1) Correct answer90488.3
9) No answer787.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
664) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word E (WORDE)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer17617.2
1) Correct answer71269.5
9) No answer13613.3
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
665) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word F (WORDF)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer16215.8
1) Correct answer74372.6
9) No answer11911.6
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
666) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word G (WORDG)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer53552.2
1) Correct answer32431.6
9) No answer16516.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
667) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word H (WORDH)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer44343.3
1) Correct answer27326.7
9) No answer30830.1
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
668) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word I (WORDI)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer18718.3
1) Correct answer74772.9
9) No answer908.8
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
669) We would like to know something about how people go about guessing words they do not know. On this card are listed some words--you may know some of them, and you may not know quite a few of them: Word J (WORDJ)
TOTAL%
0) Incorrect answer66765.1
1) Correct answer21420.9
9) No answer14314.0
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
670) Total number of correct words (WORDSUM)
TOTAL%
0) 010.1
1) 1181.8
2) 2383.7
3) 3444.3
4) 4989.6
5) 515815.4
6) 620620.1
7) 717016.6
8) 8888.6
9) 9858.3
10) 10555.4
99) No answer636.2
Missing493 
TOTAL1024100.0
671) Relationship of first person to head of household (RELATE1)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household151599.9
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1517100.0
672) Gender of first person (GENDER1)
TOTAL%
1) Male104669.0
2) Female47131.0
TOTAL1517100.0
673) Age of first person (OLD1)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL151747.79318
674) Marital status of first person (MAR1)
TOTAL%
1) Married85256.2
2) Widowed18712.3
3) Divorced17611.6
4) Separated402.6
5) Never married24416.1
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1517100.0
675) Is the first person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7100.0
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
676) Where is the first person staying? (WHERE1)
TOTAL%
1) Another household685.7
9) No answer114.3
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
677) Relationship of second person to head of household (RELATE2)
TOTAL%
1) Head of head of household30.3
2) Spouse82972.5
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)15113.2
4) Son-/daughter-in-law10.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild70.6
6) Parent/parent-in-law111.0
7) Other relative272.4
8) Non-relative1008.7
9) No answer141.2
Missing374 
TOTAL1143100.0
678) Gender of second person (GENDER2)
TOTAL%
1) Male20517.9
2) Female93782.0
9) No answer10.1
Missing374 
TOTAL1143100.0
679) Age of second person (OLD2)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL114340.1719
680) Marital status of second person (MAR2)
TOTAL%
1) Married84077.8
2) Widowed151.4
3) Divorced312.9
4) Separated141.3
5) Never married16615.4
9) No answer131.2
Missing438 
TOTAL1079100.0
681) Is the second person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19100.0
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
682) Where is the second person staying? (WHERE2)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1157.9
2) Traveling15.3
9) No answer736.8
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
683) Relationship of third person to head of household (RELATE3)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse50.7
3) Child57786.4
4) Kid-in-law10.1
5) Grandkid101.5
6) Parent101.5
7) Other relative223.3
8) Non-relative345.1
9) No answer91.3
Missing849 
TOTAL668100.0
684) Gender of third person (GENDER3)
TOTAL%
1) Male34852.1
2) Female31747.5
9) No answer30.4
Missing849 
TOTAL668100.0
685) Age of third person (OLD3)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL66816.29617
686) Marital status of third person (MAR3)
TOTAL%
1) Married216.0
2) Widowed72.0
3) Divorced102.9
4) Separated82.3
5) Never married26576.1
9) No answer3710.6
Missing1169 
TOTAL348100.0
687) Is the third person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1588.2
9) No answer211.8
Missing1500 
TOTAL17100.0
688) Where is the third person staying? (WHERE3)
TOTAL%
1) Another household1270.6
9) No answer529.4
Missing1500 
TOTAL17100.0
689) Relationship of fourth person to head of household (RELATE4)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)33886.2
4) Son-/daughter-in-law41.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild133.3
6) Parent/parent-in-law10.3
7) Other relative174.3
8) Non-relative174.3
9) No answer20.5
Missing1125 
TOTAL392100.0
690) Gender of fourth person (GENDER4)
TOTAL%
1) Male20351.8
2) Female18747.7
9) No answer20.5
Missing1125 
TOTAL392100.0
691) Age of fourth person (OLD4)
TOTAL%
0) 0205.1
1) 1246.1
2) 2215.4
3) 3256.4
4) 4194.8
5) 5153.8
6) 6205.1
7) 7174.3
8) 8153.8
9) 9205.1
10) 10225.6
11) 11164.1
12) 12174.3
13) 1392.3
14) 14164.1
15) 15123.1
16) 16205.1
17) 1782.0
18) 1851.3
19) 19112.8
20) 20102.6
21) 2182.0
22) 2271.8
23) 2351.3
24) 2410.3
25) 2530.8
26) 2610.3
27) 2710.3
28) 2810.3
29) 2920.5
30) 3020.5
33) 3310.3
34) 3420.5
35) 3510.3
37) 3710.3
39) 3910.3
46) 4610.3
49) 4910.3
54) 5410.3
65) 6510.3
74) 7410.3
99) No answer82.0
Missing1125 
TOTAL392100.0
692) Marital status of fourth person (MAR4)
TOTAL%
1) Married75.0
2) Widowed21.4
3) Divorced42.8
4) Separated21.4
5) Never married11581.6
9) No answer117.8
Missing1376 
TOTAL141100.0
693) Is the fourth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes685.7
9) No answer114.3
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
694) Where is the fourth person staying? (WHERE4)
TOTAL%
1) Another household457.1
9) No answer342.9
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
695) Relationship of fifth person to head of household (RELATE5)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)12080.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild1510.0
7) Other relative85.3
8) Non-relative53.3
9) No answer21.3
Missing1367 
TOTAL150100.0
696) Gender of fifth person (GENDER5)
TOTAL%
1) Male7449.3
2) Female7550.0
9) No answer10.7
Missing1367 
TOTAL150100.0
697) Age of fifth person (OLD5)
TOTAL%
0) 085.3
1) 196.0
2) 2128.0
3) 396.0
4) 4117.3
5) 585.3
6) 685.3
7) 764.0
8) 896.0
9) 953.3
10) 1053.3
11) 1185.3
12) 1285.3
13) 1396.0
14) 1432.0
15) 1553.3
16) 1642.7
17) 1710.7
18) 1853.3
19) 1932.0
20) 2010.7
21) 2142.7
22) 2210.7
25) 2510.7
26) 2610.7
27) 2710.7
29) 2910.7
37) 3721.3
52) 5210.7
99) No answer10.7
Missing1367 
TOTAL150100.0
698) Marital status of fifth person (MAR5)
TOTAL%
1) Married12.3
5) Never married4090.9
9) No answer36.8
Missing1473 
TOTAL44100.0
699) Is the fifth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes266.7
9) No answer133.3
Missing1514 
TOTAL3100.0
700) Where is the fifth person staying? (WHERE5)
TOTAL%
1) Another household266.7
9) No answer133.3
Missing1514 
TOTAL3100.0
701) Relationship of sixth person to head of household (RELATE6)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)3775.5
4) Son-/daughter-in-law24.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild48.2
7) Other relative48.2
8) Non-relative24.1
Missing1468 
TOTAL49100.0
702) Gender of sixth person (GENDER6)
TOTAL%
1) Male3265.3
2) Female1734.7
Missing1468 
TOTAL49100.0
703) Age of sixth person (OLD6)
TOTAL%
0) 024.1
1) 1510.2
2) 2510.2
3) 324.1
4) 424.1
5) 548.2
6) 648.2
7) 736.1
8) 824.1
9) 936.1
10) 1036.1
11) 1112.0
12) 1224.1
13) 1324.1
15) 1512.0
16) 1612.0
19) 1924.1
21) 2112.0
24) 2412.0
25) 2512.0
35) 3512.0
99) No answer12.0
Missing1468 
TOTAL49100.0
704) Marital status of sixth person (MAR6)
TOTAL%
1) Married19.1
5) Never married981.8
9) No answer19.1
Missing1506 
TOTAL11100.0
705) Relationship of seventh person to head of household (RELATE7)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)1680.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild210.0
7) Other relative210.0
Missing1497 
TOTAL20100.0
706) Gender of seventh person (GENDER7)
TOTAL%
1) Male1155.0
2) Female945.0
Missing1497 
TOTAL20100.0
707) Age of seventh person (OLD7)
TOTAL%
0) 315.0
1) 315.0
2) 210.0
3) 15.0
5) 315.0
9) 210.0
10) 210.0
12) 210.0
18) 15.0
32) 15.0
Missing1497 
TOTAL20100.0
708) Marital status of seventh person (MAR7)
TOTAL%
5) Never married2100.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
709) Relationship of eighth person to head of household (RELATE8)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)685.7
5) Grand/great-grandchild114.3
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
710) Gender of eighth person (GENDER8)
TOTAL%
1) Male457.1
2) Female342.9
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
711) Age of eighth person (OLD8)
TOTAL%
1) 114.3
4) 114.3
5) 114.3
7) 342.9
10) 114.3
Missing1510 
TOTAL7100.0
712) Relationship of ninth person to head of household (RELATE9)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)375.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild125.0
Missing1513 
TOTAL4100.0
713) Gender of ninth person (GENDER9)
TOTAL%
1) Male125.0
2) Female375.0
Missing1513 
TOTAL4100.0
714) Age of ninth person. (OLD9)
TOTAL%
1) 125.0
3) 125.0
4) 125.0
6) 125.0
Missing1513 
TOTAL4100.0
715) Relationship of tenth person to head of household (RELATE10)
TOTAL%
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)150.0
5) Grand/great-grandchild150.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
716) Gender of tenth person (GENDER10)
TOTAL%
2) Female2100.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
717) Age of tenth person (OLD10)
TOTAL%
2) 2100.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
718) Relationship of eleventh person to head of household (RELATE11)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse210.5
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)421.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild210.5
7) Other relative315.8
8) Non-relative631.6
9) No answer210.5
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
719) Gender of eleventh person (GENDER11)
TOTAL%
1) Male1263.2
2) Female736.8
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
720) Age of eleventh person (OLD11)
TOTAL%
17) 15.3
18) 15.3
19) 210.5
20) 210.5
21) 15.3
24) 15.3
26) 15.3
27) 15.3
29) 15.3
30) 15.3
31) 15.3
33) 15.3
37) 315.8
45) 15.3
60) 15.3
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
721) Marital status of eleventh person (MAR11)
TOTAL%
1) Married421.1
2) Widowed15.3
3) Divorced15.3
4) Separated15.3
5) Never married1263.2
Missing1498 
TOTAL19100.0
722) Is the eleventh person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2100.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
723) Where is the eleventh person staying? (WHERE11)
TOTAL%
1) Another household150.0
9) No answer150.0
Missing1515 
TOTAL2100.0
724) Relationship of twelfth person to head of household (RELATE12)
TOTAL%
2) Spouse120.0
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)120.0
8) Non-relative240.0
9) No answer120.0
Missing1512 
TOTAL5100.0
725) Gender of twelfth person (GENDER12)
TOTAL%
1) Male360.0
2) Female240.0
Missing1512 
TOTAL5100.0
726) Age of twelfth person (OLD12)
TOTAL%
11) 120.0
26) 240.0
28) 120.0
45) 120.0
Missing1512 
TOTAL5100.0
727) Marital status of twelfth person (MAR12)
TOTAL%
1) Married125.0
3) Divorced125.0
5) Never married250.0
Missing1513 
TOTAL4100.0
728) Is the twelfth person staying somewhere else right now? (AWAY12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1100.0
Missing1516 
TOTAL1100.0
729) Where is the twelfth person staying? (WHERE12)
TOTAL%
9) No answer1100.0
Missing1516 
TOTAL1100.0
730) Number in family of person who was household informant (i.e. who provided information on household members) (HEFINFO)
TOTAL%
1) First person91260.1
2) Second person49732.8
3) Third person573.8
4) Fourth person130.9
5) Fifth person30.2
6) Sixth person10.1
12) Twelfth person10.1
22) Non-household person161.1
99) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
731) Race of household (HHRACE)
TOTAL%
1) White121079.8
2) Black19412.8
3) American Indian100.7
4) Asiatic, Oriental140.9
5) Other, mixed not able to observe342.2
9) No answer553.6
TOTAL1517100.0
732) Number in family of respondent (RESPNUM)
TOTAL%
1) First person95362.8
2) Second person48031.6
3) Third person634.2
4) Fourth person90.6
5) Fifth person80.5
11) Eleventh person40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
733) Household type (HHTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) 1 adult, no children37524.7
2) 1 adult, 1+ children1036.8
3) 2 adults, 1 married; no children33322.0
4) 2 adults, 1 married; 1+ children33722.2
5) 2 adults, don't know if married; no children20.1
6) 2 adults, don't know if married; 1+ children10.1
7) 2 adults, unmarried, unrelated, opposite sex; no children352.3
8) 2 adults, unmarried, unrelated, opposite sex; 1+ children120.8
9) 2 adults, unmarried, unrelated, same sex; no children201.3
10) 2 adults, unmarried, unrelated, same sex; 1+ children20.1
11) 2 adults, unmarried, related; no children422.8
12) 2 adults, unmarried, related; 1+ children221.5
13) 2 adults, unmarried, don't know if related; no children40.3
14) 2 adults, unmarried, don't know if related; 1+ children20.1
21) 3 adults, marital status unsure, related; no children10.1
23) 3 adults, unmarried, related, no children90.6
26) 3rd person unrelated; no children10.1
27) 3 adults, unmarried, 2nd person unrelated, 3rd person related; no children10.1
28) 3 adults, unmarried, unrelated, no children151.0
41) 3rd person related; no children634.2
42) 3rd person spouse; no children30.2
43) 3rd person related, no children20.1
44) 2nd person spouse, 3rd person unrelated, no children20.1
51) 3rd person related, no children10.1
100) 4+ adults, unmarried, no children80.5
101) 4+ adults, 1 married, no children30.2
102) 4+ adults, 2 married, no children271.8
104) 4+ adults, 4+ married, no children30.2
123) 3 adults, unmarried, related, 1+ children70.5
127) 3rd person related; 1+ children20.1
128) 3 adults, unmarried, unrelated, 1+ children10.1
133) 3 adults, 1 married, 2 related; 1+ children10.1
141) 3rd person related; 1+ children483.2
143) 3rd person related, 1+ children40.3
148) 2 unrelated, 1+ children10.1
151) 3 adults, 3 married, 2nd person spouse, 3rd person related, 1+ children10.1
200) 4+ adults, unmarried, 1+ children40.3
202) 4+ adults, 2 married, 1+ children100.7
204) 4+ adults, 4+ married, 1+ children30.2
999) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
734) Household type condensed (HHTYPE1)
TOTAL%
1) Married couple, no children43428.6
2) Single parent1036.8
3) Other family, no children533.5
4) Single adult37524.7
5) Cohabiting couple, no children352.3
6) Non-family, no children352.3
8) Unsure, no children181.2
11) Married couple, with children40426.6
13) Other family with children312.0
15) Cohabiting couple with children120.8
16) Non-family with children30.2
18) Unsure with children80.5
99) No answer60.4
TOTAL1517100.0
735) Number of family generations in household (FAMGEN)
TOTAL%
1) One generation82354.3
2) Two generations, children63641.9
3) Two generations, parents120.8
4) Two generations, grandchild(ren)100.7
5) Three generations, child(ren), grandchildren271.8
6) Three generations, child(ren), parent80.5
7) Four generations10.1
TOTAL1517100.0
736) Respondent's relationship to household head (RPLACE)
TOTAL%
1) Head of household95462.9
2) Spouse41327.2
3) Child (natural, adopted, step)694.5
4) Son-/daughter-in-law10.1
5) Grand/great-grandchild30.2
6) Parent/parent-in-law40.3
7) Other relative120.8
8) Non-relative523.4
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1517100.0
737) Is respondent a visitor? (RVISITOR)
TOTAL%
1) R. is member of household151399.7
2) R. is visitor40.3
TOTAL1517100.0
738) Number of visitors in household (VISITORS)
TOTAL%
0) No visitors149898.7
1) 1 visitor140.9
2) 2 visitors50.3
TOTAL1517100.0
739) Date of interview (first digit is month, last two digits are date) (DATEINTV)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1517390.401963
740) Respondent's occupation (International Standard Classification Codes 1968) (See Note 5: 1968 International Standard Classification Codes [based on 1980 U.S. occupational codes] on the ARDA file summary page) (ISCO681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14184737.8182853
741) Occupation of respondent's father (International Standard Classification Codes 1968) (See Note 5: 1968 International Standard Classification Codes [based on 1980 U.S. occupational codes] on the ARDA file summary page) (PAISC681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12515894.5432931
742) Occupation of respondent's spouse (International Standard Classification Code 1968) (See Note 5: 1968 International Standard Classification Codes [based on 1980 U.S. occupational codes] on the ARDA file summary page) (SPISC681)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7624754.6983008
743) Respondent's occupation, 1988 Census (Note: These codes are based on the 1970 U.S. Census occupational codes and the Hodge-Siegel-Rossi Prestige Scores. For further detail refer to Appendix F in the Cumulative Codebook for the General Social Survey, 1972-2002) (ISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL14184822.1092550
744) Respondent's father's occupation, 1988 Census (Note: These codes are based on the 1970 U.S. Census occupational codes and the Hodge-Siegel-Rossi Prestige Scores. For further detail refer to Appendix F in the Cumulative Codebook for the General Social Survey, 1972-2002) (PAISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL12515404.7632821
745) Respondent's spouse's occupation, 1988 Census (Note: These codes are based on the 1970 U.S. Census occupational codes and the Hodge-Siegel-Rossi Prestige Scores. For further detail refer to Appendix F in the Cumulative Codebook for the General Social Survey, 1972-2002) (SPISCO88)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL7624770.1352673
746) Respondent socioeconomic index (SEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL140646.27318
747) Socioeconomic index of respondent's father (PASEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL122546.27318
748) Socioeconomic index of respondent's spouse (SPSEI)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL75248.49419
749) Birth cohort of respondent -- actual year of birth (COHORT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15171961.301358
750) Marriage cohort of the respondent -- year of marriage (MARCOHRT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL11932071.776925
751) What is your date of birth? (only the month is coded here) (BIRTHMO)
TOTAL%
1) January1318.6
2) February1238.1
3) March1348.8
4) April1006.6
5) May1278.4
6) June1238.1
7) July1147.5
8) August1308.6
9) September1308.6
10) October1117.3
11) November1348.8
12) December1429.4
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
752) Astrological sign of respondent (ZODIAC)
TOTAL%
1) Aries1127.4
2) Taurus1248.2
3) Gemini1318.6
4) Cancer1207.9
5) Leo1207.9
6) Virgo1379.0
7) Libra1167.6
8) Scorpio1228.0
9) Sagittarius1318.6
10) Capricorn1308.6
11) Aquarius1358.9
12) Pisces1218.0
98) Don't know10.1
99) No answer171.1
TOTAL1517100.0
753) Ballot Administered (BALLOT)
TOTAL%
1) Ballot A50033.0
2) Ballot B52434.5
3) Ballot C49332.5
TOTAL1517100.0
754) Status on International Social Survey Program Supplement (ISSP)
TOTAL%
1) R did ISSP135989.6
2) R didn't15810.4
TOTAL1517100.0
755) Weight for form variables (FORMWT)
TOTAL%
1) 1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
756) SAMPLING ERROR CODE (SAMPCODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1517340.75126
757) The GSS has employed various sampling procedures and frames. (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
6) 1980 sample frame, full probability1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
758) Weight for black oversamples (OVERSAMP)
TOTAL%
1) 1517100.0
TOTAL1517100.0
759) I-AGE: Respondent's age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) 18-2930520.1
2) 30-4454936.3
3) 45-5927818.4
4) 60-7426617.6
5) 75 and older1167.7
Missing3 
TOTAL1514100.0
760) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend religious services? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Less than once a year32621.8
2) About once or twice a year20213.5
3) Several times a year17912.0
4) About once a month26617.8
5) Nearly every week835.6
6) Once a week or more43629.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1492100.0
761) I-EDUC: Respondent's Degree (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) Less than high school30520.2
1) High school82554.7
2) Junior College734.8
3) Bachelor's degree22414.9
4) Graduate degree815.4
Missing9 
TOTAL1508100.0
762) I-GENDER: Code respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-GENDER)
TOTAL%
1) Male63641.9
2) Female88158.1
TOTAL1517100.0
763) I-RELIGION: What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELIGION)
TOTAL%
1) Protestant96663.8
2) Catholic38625.5
3) Jewish322.1
4) None1026.7
5) Other291.9
Missing2 
TOTAL1515100.0
764) I-POLITICS: We hear a lot of talk these days about liberals and conservatives. I'm going to show you a seven-point scale on which the political views that people might hold are arranged from extremely liberal - - point 1 - - to extremely conservative point 7. Where would you place yourself on this scale? (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Liberal and extremely liberal19112.6
2) Slightly liberal21414.1
3) Moderate, middle or the road58438.6
4) Slightly conservative21814.4
5) Conservative21214.0
6) Extremely conservative946.2
Missing4 
TOTAL1513100.0
765) I-RACE: What race do you consider yourself? (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White126483.3
2) Black20413.4
3) Other493.2
TOTAL1517100.0