Middletown Area Study, 2002

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) [RESPONDENT ID] (ID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL412397.325185
2) First, I'd like to ask a few factual questions about yourself. Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 21452.3
2) Widowed 338.1
3) Separated 41.0
4) Divorced 6014.7
5) Never been married9824.0
Missing3 
TOTAL409100.0
3) What was the last grade your (husband/wife) completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
9) 20.9
10) 10.5
11) 62.8
12) High School Grad20.9
13) 8942.2
14) Trade School94.3
15) 178.1
16) 83.8
17) College Grad4621.8
18) Professional/GradSchool3114.7
Missing201 
TOTAL211100.0
4) What was the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
7) 10.2
9) 30.7
10) 51.2
11) 82.0
12) High School Grad133.2
13) 11427.8
14) Trade School348.3
15) 5112.4
16) 297.1
17) College Grad8621.0
18) Professional/GradSchool6616.1
Missing2 
TOTAL410100.0
5) Last week, were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time20550.1
2) Working part-time and not in school297.1
3) With job, not at work (temp. ill, vac, strike, maternity leave)41.0
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work20.5
5) Retired 9122.2
6) In school 4310.5
7) Keeping house297.1
8) Other (Specify)61.5
Missing3 
TOTAL409100.0
6) How many children do you have? (IF RESPONDENT ASKS IF HE/SHE SHOULD INCLUDE STEP- OR ADOPTED CHILDREN, SAY "YES.") (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
1) 16340.0
2) 11027.0
3) 6515.9
4) 389.3
5) 204.9
6) 61.5
7) 10.2
8) 8 Or More51.2
Missing4 
TOTAL408100.0
7) To which racial group do you belong? (IF NECESSARY, ARE YOU...) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White 36188.7
2) Black 276.6
3) Latino/Hispanic30.7
4) Asian/Pacific Islander30.7
6) Other 71.7
7) Mixed61.5
Missing5 
TOTAL407100.0
8) What is your age please? AN ANSWER OF 97 OR OLDER SHOULD BE ENTERED AS 97 (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40646.48817
9) I'm going to read you a series of income categories. Please stop me when I get to the category that includes your total household income last year, from all sources, before taxes? (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000174.9
2) $5,000- $10,000216.0
3) $10,000- $20,0003610.3
4) $20,000- $30,0004914.0
5) $30,000- $40,0004914.0
6) $40,000- $50,0003810.9
7) $50,000- $60,0004212.0
8) $60,000- $70,000236.6
9) $70,000- $80,000267.4
10) $80,000- $90,000113.1
11) $90,000- $100,00092.6
12) $100,000 or more298.3
Missing62 
TOTAL350100.0
10) I would like to ask you some questions that deal with government and politics. Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican10828.1
2) As an Independent5915.3
3) As a Democrat11630.1
4) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat9925.7
5) As a member of some other party30.8
Missing27 
TOTAL385100.0
11) How would you describe your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal4411.7
2) Liberal 6216.5
3) Middle-of-the road13034.7
4) Conservative9826.1
5) Very Conservative4110.9
Missing37 
TOTAL375100.0
12) Did you vote in the election on November 5th? (CONGVOTE)
TOTAL%
1) No 14435.6
2) Yes26064.4
Missing8 
TOTAL404100.0
13) Do you support the goals of the Christian Coalition? (CCGOALS)
TOTAL%
1) No 9031.3
2) Not Sure 13346.2
3) Yes6522.6
Missing124 
TOTAL288100.0
14) Another political matter we are interested in is your view of a hate crime law; which essentially is a law that states that if a criminal act is committed mainly because the defendant is prejudiced toward the victim, the defendant shall receive a more severe sentence. To what extent would you support such a law in the state of Indiana? Would you: (HCATT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose such a law277.3
2) Somewhat oppose such a law5314.4
3) Somewhat support such a law 12233.1
4) Strongly support such a law16745.3
Missing43 
TOTAL369100.0
15) Do you believe that criminal acts against homosexuals should be included in a hate crime law? (HCHOMOSX)
TOTAL%
1) No 6516.5
2) Not Sure 225.6
3) Yes30777.9
Missing18 
TOTAL394100.0
16) Another political issue is school vouchers. To what extent do you support or oppose a government school voucher program which would provide funding to help parents send their children to private religious schools? Do you: (VOUCHER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly oppose7119.5
2) Somewhat oppose7219.7
3) Somewhat support12634.5
4) Strongly support such a law9626.3
Missing47 
TOTAL365100.0
17) What is your position on gun control? Do you beleive that: (GUNCONTR)
TOTAL%
1) There should be more gun control laws18449.7
2) The number of gun control laws now is about right14940.3
3) There should be fewer gun control laws3710.0
Missing42 
TOTAL370100.0
18) Which of the following four statements best describe your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Never Forbidden12133.5
2) Woman Has Difficulty3910.8
3) Womans Life Danger15643.2
4) Never Permitted4512.5
Missing51 
TOTAL361100.0
19) Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 22257.1
2) Not Sure 4511.6
3) No12231.4
Missing23 
TOTAL389100.0
20) To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "America is facing a greater threat from people outside the United States today than it has at any other time in its history. Do you: (THREAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree with this statement61.5
2) Disagree 4812.1
3) Are you neutral5413.6
4) Agree 16742.2
5) Strongly agree with this statement12130.6
Missing16 
TOTAL396100.0
21) To what extent do you agree or disagree that the attacks which took place on September 11th of last year Were the single greatest tragedy in American history. Would you: (ATTACKS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree with this statement225.6
2) Disagree 8321.2
3) Are you neutral5714.6
4) Agree 12933.0
5) Strongly agree with this statement10025.6
Missing21 
TOTAL391100.0
22) I would now like to ask you a set of questions about religion. What is your religious preference? Would you say you are: (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic 4010.2
2) Protestant or Christian28271.9
3) Jewish 10.3
4) Other religion, like Muslim, Buddist,etc.153.8
5) Do you not have a religious preference5413.8
Missing20 
TOTAL392100.0
23) CHURCH CODES (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL239303.715191
24) Do you attend more than one church? (DENOM1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 5617.5
2) No 21767.8
3) Does not attend church4714.7
Missing92 
TOTAL320100.0
25) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never 93.4
2) About once a year83.0
3) A few times a year4115.5
4) About once a month186.8
5) More than once a month259.4
6) Once a week11242.3
7) More than once a week5219.6
Missing147 
TOTAL265100.0
26) How would you describe the people who are members of the congregation you attend? Would you say they are mainly (CONCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Working class8638.6
2) Lower-middle class3314.8
3) Upper-middle class10145.3
4) Upper class31.3
Missing189 
TOTAL223100.0
27) To what extent does the minister, priest, or rabbi of your congregation come out in support of political candidates? (MINSPOK)
TOTAL%
1) Never 12470.1
2) Sometimes 3620.3
3) Frequently179.6
Missing235 
TOTAL177100.0
28) To what extent does the congregation you attend teach that to be in God's favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking, dancing and gambling? Would you say: (GIVEUP)
TOTAL%
1) It is never mentioned4018.6
2) It is mentioned once in a while6731.2
3) It is one of the teachings5726.5
4) It is a major teaching of your church5123.7
Missing197 
TOTAL215100.0
29) Does your congregation expect its members to separate from the world, such as, from the movies and television programs which non-believers produce? (SEPARATE)
TOTAL%
1) No 18382.8
2) Not Sure 125.4
3) Yes2611.8
Missing191 
TOTAL221100.0
30) Are you looking for a new church to attend? (NEWCHUR)
TOTAL%
1) No 19487.4
2) It is a possibility in the near future167.2
3) Yes125.4
Missing190 
TOTAL222100.0
31) "The major problem with education today is that religion has been taken out of the classroom." Do you: (EDPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Neutral5914.9
2) Strongly Disagree4611.6
3) Disagree 8220.7
4) Agree 11027.8
5) Strongly Agree9925.0
Missing16 
TOTAL396100.0
32) "Every word of the bible is true." Do you: (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Neutral6015.5
2) Strongly Disagree5414.0
3) Disagree 6516.8
4) Agree 10527.2
5) Strongly Agree10226.4
Missing26 
TOTAL386100.0
33) How often do you use the Internet? (INTERUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Never 8721.8
2) Rarely 338.3
3) Monthly 112.8
4) Weekly 6516.3
5) Daily20451.0
Missing12 
TOTAL400100.0
34) How often do you use the Internet to get religious or spiritual information? (RELUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Never 17355.3
2) Rarely 8627.5
3) Monthly 185.8
4) Weekly 237.3
5) Daily134.2
Missing99 
TOTAL313100.0
35) When you use the Internet to get religious or spiritual information, would you say that it is more often to obtain information to support your current religion or to explore a new religion? (RELINFO)
TOTAL%
1) No 3930.0
2) Not Sure 1511.5
3) Yes7658.5
Missing282 
TOTAL130100.0
36) "My knowledge and experience tells me that the social world we live in is basically a safe, stable and secure place in which most people are fundamentally good." Do you: (WORSAFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree297.4
2) Agree 18847.8
3) Neutral 5213.2
4) Disagree 10025.4
5) Strongly Disagree246.1
Missing19 
TOTAL393100.0
37) "It seems that every year there are fewer and fewer truly respectable people, and more and more people with NO morals at all." Do you: (NOMORALS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree205.1
2) Disagree 12832.6
3) Neutral6316.0
4) Agree 12932.8
5) Strongly Agree5313.5
Missing19 
TOTAL393100.0
38) "It's a dog-eat-dog world where you have to be ruthless at times." Do you: (DOGEDOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree4010.2
2) Disagree 16542.1
3) Neutral6316.1
4) Agree 8922.7
5) Strongly Agree358.9
Missing20 
TOTAL392100.0
39) "One should give others the benefit of the doubt. Most people are trustworthy if you have faith in them." Do you: (TRUSTWOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree358.9
2) Agree 25464.5
3) Neutral 5213.2
4) Disagree 4812.2
5) Strongly Disagree51.3
Missing18 
TOTAL394100.0
40) "If there are not enough jobs for all the people who want to work, the government should create jobs." Do you: (JOBS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree5013.2
2) Agree 13435.4
3) Neutral 5815.3
4) Disagree 10728.3
5) Strongly Disagree297.7
Missing34 
TOTAL378100.0
41) "The government ought to reduce the income differences between the rich and poor." Do you: (INCOMEDIF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree4211.3
2) Agree 9425.2
3) Neutral 5715.3
4) Disagree 12132.4
5) Strongly Disagree5915.8
Missing39 
TOTAL373100.0
42) How would you judge the American economy? Would you say the American economy today is in: (AMERECON)
TOTAL%
1) Terrible shape4210.7
2) Not very good shape16541.9
3) OK shape 14937.8
4) Good shape 348.6
5) Excellent shape41.0
Missing18 
TOTAL394100.0
43) Which of the following best describes your position about the immigration of Arabs into the United States: There should be (ARABIM)
TOTAL%
1) No restriction at all on them coming into the country3710.4
2) More investigation of Arabs than there has previously been19253.9
3) Major restrictions on immigrating Arabs9025.3
4) No more Arabs should be allowed to immigrate3710.4
Missing56 
TOTAL356100.0
44) Some have called Arabs violent people. To what extent would you agree or disagree with this description of Arabs. Do you: (ARABIV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree5715.5
2) Disagree 16143.8
3) Neutral9626.1
4) Agree 4010.9
5) Strongly Agree143.8
Missing44 
TOTAL368100.0
45) Some have said that most Arabs support the activities of Osama-Bin-Laden. To what extend do you agree or disagree with that view. Do you: (ARABSUP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree4913.5
2) Disagree 15943.9
3) Neutral7219.9
4) Agree 6618.2
5) Strongly Agree164.4
Missing50 
TOTAL362100.0
46) Some have said that most people who practice the religion of Islam (or Muslims) support the activities of Osama-Bin-Laden. To what extent do you agree or disagree with that view. Do you: (ISLAMSU)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree6117.2
2) Disagree 18050.7
3) Neutral5816.3
4) Agree 4913.8
5) Strongly Agree72.0
Missing57 
TOTAL355100.0
47) Finally, do you support going to war with Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power? (SUPWAR)
TOTAL%
1) No 11429.1
2) Not Sure 8621.9
3) Yes19249.0
Missing20 
TOTAL392100.0
48) RECORD SEX OF RESPONDENT BY VOICE IDENTIFICATION: (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 16742.3
2) Female22857.7
Missing17 
TOTAL395100.0
49) I-SEX: RECORD SEX OF RESPONDENT BY VOICE IDENTIFICATION: (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male 16742.3
2) Female22857.7
Missing17 
TOTAL395100.0
50) I-MARITAL: First, I'd like to ask a few factual questions about yourself. Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married 21452.3
2) Widowed 338.1
3) Separated 41.0
4) Divorced 6014.7
5) Never been married9824.0
Missing3 
TOTAL409100.0
51) I-EDUC: What was the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) HSorLess307.3
1) 1-2YrsColg14836.1
2) 3-4YrsColg8019.5
3) ColgGrad8621.0
4) GradSchool6616.1
Missing2 
TOTAL410100.0
52) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? (IF NECESSARY, ARE YOU...) (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White36188.7
1) Black276.6
2) Other194.7
Missing5 
TOTAL407100.0
53) I-AGE: What is your age please? AN ANSWER OF 97 OR OLDER SHOULD BE ENTERED AS 97 (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 18-245513.5
1) 25-367618.7
2) 37-499222.7
3) 50-6411127.3
4) 65+7217.7
Missing6 
TOTAL406100.0
54) I-HHINCOME: I'm going to read you a series of income categories. Please stop me when I get to the category that includes your total household income last year, from all sources, before taxes? (recoded for use with online analylsis) (I-HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 0-20K7421.1
1) 20-40K9828.0
2) 40-70K10329.4
3) 80K+7521.4
Missing62 
TOTAL350100.0
55) I-PARTYID: I would like to ask you some questions that deal with government and politics. Have you usually thought of yourself: (for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
0) Repub10828.1
1) Indep5915.3
2) Democ11630.1
3) Varies9925.7
4) Other30.8
Missing27 
TOTAL385100.0
56) I-RELPREF: I would now like to ask you a set of questions about religion. What is your religious preference? Would you say you are: (for use with online analysis) (I-RELPREF)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic4010.2
1) Protestant28271.9
2) Jewish10.3
3) Other153.8
4) None5413.8
Missing20 
TOTAL392100.0
57) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend church? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never93.4
1) FewX/Year4918.5
2) FewX/Month4316.2
3) 1X/Week11242.3
4) 1+X/Week5219.6
Missing147 
TOTAL265100.0