Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male15746.9
2) Female17853.1
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
2) Are you currently: (MARSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Married22466.7
2) Divorced4513.4
3) Separated20.6
4) Widowed216.3
5) Never married4413.1
TOTAL336100.0
3) What is your ethnic status? Are you: (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black236.8
2) White30791.4
3) American Indian30.9
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, etc.)20.6
6) Other10.3
TOTAL336100.0
4) What is your age please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL33642.1717
5) How many years have you lived in Muncie? (YRSMUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL32825.74118
6) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
2) Elementary-210.3
4) Elementary-410.3
6) Elementary-630.9
7) Elementary-761.8
8) Elementary-8133.9
9) High School-9144.2
10) High School-10175.1
11) High School-11164.8
12) High School-1211734.8
13) College-Freshman236.8
14) College-Sophomore298.6
15) College-Junior195.7
16) College-Senior3410.1
17) College-Graduate or Professional4312.8
TOTAL336100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPODENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: What is the last grade your wife/husband completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary-310.4
5) Elementary-520.9
6) Elementary-631.3
8) Elementary-8125.4
9) High School-9104.5
10) High School-10104.5
11) High School-1194.0
12) High School-1210145.3
13) College-Freshman94.0
14) College-Sophomore135.8
15) College-Junior114.9
16) College-Senior229.9
17) College-Graduate or Professional209.0
Missing113 
TOTAL223100.0
8) What is your religious preference? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5014.9
2) Protestant - Baptist5315.8
3) Protestant - Methodist6218.5
4) Protestant - Lutheran72.1
5) Protestant - Presbyterian195.7
6) Protestant - Nazarene, Brethren319.3
7) Protestant - Other4312.8
8) Protestant - Unspecified236.9
9) Jewish41.2
10) Other51.5
11) None3811.3
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
9) Do you own or rent your home? (HMOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own23570.1
2) Rent10029.9
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO RENT: Do you live in: (IFRENT)
TOTAL%
1) Single family dwelling4545.0
2) Duplex1010.0
3) Apartment4545.0
Missing236 
TOTAL100100.0
11) Now, one of the purposes of this questionnaire is to assess your awareness of the services offered by Community Development. Listed below are five of these services. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these Community Development services. -- Remodeling sidewalks and public buildings to accommodate the handicapped. Are you aware of this service? (SER1)
TOTAL%
1) Aware24372.3
2) Unaware9327.7
TOTAL336100.0
12) Now, one of the purposes of this questionnaire is to assess your awareness of the services offered by Community Development. Listed below are five of these services. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these Community Development services. -- Building and repairing the facilities of the city parks. Are you aware of these services? (SER2)
TOTAL%
1) Aware20862.3
2) Unaware12637.7
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
13) Now, one of the purposes of this questionnaire is to assess your awareness of the services offered by Community Development. Listed below are five of these services. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these Community Development services. -- Providing money to buy and repair buildings for community social agencies; for example, Boy's Clubs, Battered Women's Shelter. (SER3)
TOTAL%
1) Aware18454.8
2) Unaware15245.2
TOTAL336100.0
14) Now, one of the purposes of this questionnaire is to assess your awareness of the services offered by Community Development. Listed below are five of these services. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these Community Development services. -- Repairing streets, water lines, and storm sewers in low income areas. (SER4)
TOTAL%
1) Aware16649.6
2) Unaware16950.4
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
15) Now, one of the purposes of this questionnaire is to assess your awareness of the services offered by Community Development. Listed below are five of these services. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these Community Development services. -- Home repair in low income areas. (SER5)
TOTAL%
1) Aware19758.8
2) Unaware13841.2
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
16) Now to what extent do you feel tax money should be for each of the following activities. -- Remodeling sidewalks and public buildings to accommodate the handicapped. (TAX1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money for this activity18254.8
2) Somewhat support this13941.9
3) Against this72.1
4) Strongly against this41.2
Missing4 
TOTAL332100.0
17) Now to what extent do you feel tax money should be for each of the following activities. -- Building and repairing the facilities of the city parks. Are you aware of these services? (TAX2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money for this activity11735.2
2) Somewhat support this17552.7
3) Against this319.3
4) Strongly against this92.7
Missing4 
TOTAL332100.0
18) Now to what extent do you feel tax money should be for each of the following activities. -- Providing money to buy and repair buildings for community social agencies; for example, Boy's Clubs, Battered Women's Shelter. (TAX3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money for this activity14242.9
2) Somewhat support this13239.9
3) Against this4212.7
4) Strongly against this154.5
Missing5 
TOTAL331100.0
19) Now to what extent do you feel tax money should be for each of the following activities. -- Repairing streets, water lines, and storm sewers in low income areas. (TAX4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money for this activity15346.2
2) Somewhat support this12738.4
3) Against this4212.7
4) Strongly against this92.7
Missing5 
TOTAL331100.0
20) Now to what extent do you feel tax money should be for each of the following activities. -- Home repair in low income areas. (TAX5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money for this activity9529.0
2) Somewhat support this13641.5
3) Against this7322.3
4) Strongly against this247.3
Missing8 
TOTAL328100.0
21) Let me now turn to some questions about the Muncie city parks. How often do you or your family make use of city parks during a year? (PRKUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Almost everyday144.2
2) About once a week3711.0
3) About once a month4112.2
4) Three or four times a year7020.8
5) Once or twice a year7121.1
6) Never10330.7
TOTAL336100.0
22) ASKED ONLY THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO USE MUNCIE CITY PARKS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR: Which Muncie parks do you or your family use? (PARK)
TOTAL%
1) Paul J. Cooley10.5
2) Cowing20.9
3) Heekin4721.2
4) McCulloch4018.0
5) Rose41.8
6) Thomas62.7
7) Tuhey104.5
8) West Side6931.1
9) White River31.4
10) Other3515.8
11) All52.3
Missing114 
TOTAL222100.0
23) ASKED ONLY THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO USE MUNCIE CITY PARKS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR: Are the facilities adequate? (PRKFAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes14964.5
2) No8235.5
Missing105 
TOTAL231100.0
24) ASKED ONLY THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO USE MUNCIE CITY PARKS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR AND DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE PARKS ARE ADEQUATE: What could be improved? (IMP)
TOTAL%
1) Build shelters11.1
2) Build bathrooms89.1
3) Build pool44.5
4) Build tables33.4
5) Build roads11.1
6) Build fields and courts11.1
7) Build other1213.6
8) Repair bathrooms2326.1
9) Repair pool44.5
10) Repair tables22.3
11) Repair fields and courts78.0
12) Repair lighting11.1
13) Repair other1415.9
14) Services78.0
Missing248 
TOTAL88100.0
25) When Tuhey Pool is repaired, will you and your family use it? (USEPOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8024.0
2) No25476.0
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
26) What about the neighborhood you live in? Are you: (SATNEGH)
TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied14443.1
2) Satisfied15245.5
3) Dissatisfied267.8
4) Very dissatisfied123.6
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
27) What is the general condition of the housing in your neighborhood? (RESCON)
TOTAL%
1) Good24272.2
2) Fair8324.8
3) Poor103.0
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
28) What do you like best about your neighborhood? (LIKNEGH)
TOTAL%
1) People7823.6
2) Housing164.8
3) Environment236.9
4) Proximity7623.0
5) Privacy11033.2
6) No commerce20.6
7) Safety51.5
8) Other216.3
Missing5 
TOTAL331100.0
29) What do you like least about your neighborhood? (DLIKNGH)
TOTAL%
1) People218.5
2) Housing197.7
3) Environment83.2
4) No proximity124.8
5) No privacy3815.3
6) Commerce41.6
7) Peril145.6
8) Bad public facilities5421.8
9) Other7831.5
Missing88 
TOTAL248100.0
30) Would your neighborhood accept or not accept the funds and services provided by Community Development? (WNTFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Accept15947.7
2) Not accept6118.3
3) Don't know11333.9
Missing3 
TOTAL333100.0
31) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Silver Streak Transportation Service for the elderly. Are you aware of this service? (ELD1)
TOTAL%
1) Aware28283.9
2) Unaware5416.1
TOTAL336100.0
32) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Golden Gourmet lunch program for the elderly. Are you aware of this service? (ELD2)
TOTAL%
1) Aware20962.2
2) Unaware12737.8
TOTAL336100.0
33) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Alpha Day Care Center service which organizes activities for partially disabled elderly. (ELD3)
TOTAL%
1) Aware12737.9
2) Unaware20862.1
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
34) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Project Safe assistance to help pay utility costs for the elderly. (ELD4)
TOTAL%
1) Aware22065.7
2) Unaware11534.3
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
35) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Emergency Services to assist the elderly during bad weather such as meals, fuel, and shelter. (ELD5)
TOTAL%
1) Aware18856.1
2) Unaware14743.9
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
36) Other community services we are interested in are for the elderly. Listed below are six services provided to the elderly which are funded by local governmental agencies in Muncie. Please tell me whether you are aware or unaware of each of these services. -- Employment Services programs designed to provide supplemental income for the elderly (replace fuses, minor home repair, assisting other elderly in filling out forms, escort service). (ELD6)
TOTAL%
1) Aware9929.5
2) Unaware23770.5
TOTAL336100.0
37) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Silver Streak Transportation Service for the elderly. (TAXELD1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity18054.4
2) Somewhat support this12939.0
3) Against this154.5
4) Strongly against this72.1
Missing5 
TOTAL331100.0
38) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Golden Gourmet lunch program for the elderly. (TAXELD2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity18355.8
2) Somewhat support this12738.7
3) Against this144.3
4) Strongly against this41.2
Missing8 
TOTAL328100.0
39) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Alpha Day Care Center service which organizes activities for partially disabled elderly. (TAXELD3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity16550.8
2) Somewhat support this13742.2
3) Against this206.2
4) Strongly against this30.9
Missing11 
TOTAL325100.0
40) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Project Safe assistance to help pay utility costs for the elderly. (TAXELD4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity20763.1
2) Somewhat support this9629.3
3) Against this216.4
4) Strongly against this41.2
Missing8 
TOTAL328100.0
41) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Emergency Services to assist the elderly during bad weather. (TAXELD5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity25075.5
2) Somewhat support this7221.8
3) Against this72.1
4) Strongly against this20.6
Missing5 
TOTAL331100.0
42) Now, to what extent do you feel tax money should be used for each of the following activities. -- Employment Services programs designed to provide supplemental income for the elderly. (TAXELD6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support tax money going to this activity17553.8
2) Somewhat support this12839.4
3) Against this216.5
4) Strongly against this10.3
Missing11 
TOTAL325100.0
43) Okay, how often do you have contact with elderly relatives and/or elderly acquaintances. (ELDCONT)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week16649.6
2) About once a week6218.5
3) About once or twice a month5917.6
4) Less than once a month4814.3
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
44) How much do you agree with the following statement: 'Elderly people can make a substantial contribution to our society." (ELDWORTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26077.8
2) Agree4914.7
3) Neutral or undecided175.1
4) Disagree82.4
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
45) Do you have a close relative 65 years or older who lives with you in your home? (ELDHOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes267.8
2) No30892.2
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
46) Do you have a close relative 65 years or older who lives in their own home and is self-sufficient? (ELDOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25174.9
2) No8425.1
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
47) Do you have a close relative 65 years or older who lives in their own home and whom you assist; for example, mow their lawn, get groceries, etc.? (ELDHELP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9628.7
2) No23971.3
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
48) Do you have a close relative 65 years or older who presently lives in a nursing home? (ELDNURSE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5416.1
2) No28183.9
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
49) Now, what do you consider to be the greatest need of older people today? (ELDNEED)
TOTAL%
1) Money7222.2
2) Healthcare195.8
3) Usefulness4915.1
4) Companionship8927.4
5) Respect4112.6
6) Security20.6
7) Housing103.1
8) Bad public facilities51.5
9) Other transportation113.4
10) Utility costs41.2
11) Other237.1
Missing11 
TOTAL325100.0
50) Who should bear most of the cost to meet these needs? (WHOPAYS)
TOTAL%
1) Government agencies15751.3
2) The elderly's own family12039.2
3) Private charity organizations299.5
Missing30 
TOTAL306100.0
51) Okay. There is a governmental program that is presently in effect that we would like to get your opinion about. Would you favor or be against the government providing a tax reduction for people who will care for unrelated elderly persons in their home as opposed to the government providing for their care in a nursing home? (HOMECARE)
TOTAL%
1) Favor25977.5
2) Against3510.5
3) Not sure4012.0
Missing2 
TOTAL334100.0
52) Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, or not legal at all? (ABORT1)
TOTAL%
1) Legal under any circumstance6519.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances17352.0
3) Not legal at all8425.2
4) No opinion113.3
Missing3 
TOTAL333100.0
53) Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Would you favor or oppose a legal abortion for a low-income woman if the money for that abortion didn't come from the government? (ABORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor14543.3
2) Oppose14944.5
3) Don't know4112.2
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
54) Finally, I'd like to ask you a general question about your income please. Last year, was your total family income, from all sources (INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) $5,000 or less5516.8
2) Between $5,001-10,0004814.6
3) Between $10,001-15,0005015.2
4) Between $15,001-20,0005416.5
5) Between $20,001-25,0004413.4
6) Between $25,001-50,0006921.0
7) Over $50,00082.4
Missing8 
TOTAL328100.0
55) Approximate length of interview in minutes (INTLENG)
TOTAL%
8) 10.3
9) 41.3
10) 3812.2
11) 103.2
12) 4213.5
13) 237.4
14) 154.8
15) 10634.1
16) 72.3
17) 72.3
18) 82.6
19) 10.3
20) 3310.6
22) 31.0
25) 61.9
30) 41.3
45) 31.0
Missing25 
TOTAL311100.0
56) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (RESATT)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager21665.7
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager10732.5
3) Indifferent and bored51.5
4) Hostile10.3
Missing7 
TOTAL329100.0
57) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDRSTND)
TOTAL%
1) Good26781.7
2) Fair5115.6
3) Poor92.8
Missing9 
TOTAL327100.0
58) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male15746.9
2) Female17853.1
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
59) I-RACE: What is your ethnic status? Are you: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black236.8
2) White30791.4
3) American Indian30.9
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, etc.)20.6
6) Other10.3
TOTAL336100.0
60) I-MARITAL: Are you currently: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married22466.7
2) Divorced4513.4
3) Separated20.6
4) Widowed216.3
5) Never married4413.1
TOTAL336100.0
61) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic5014.9
2) Protestant23871.0
3) Jewish41.2
4) Other51.5
5) None3811.3
Missing1 
TOTAL335100.0
62) I-EDUC: What is the last grade you completed in school? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School7121.1
2) High School graduate11734.8
3) Some college7121.1
4) College graduate3410.1
5) Post graduate/professional4312.8
TOTAL336100.0
63) I-INCOME: Finally, I'd like to ask you a general question about your income please. Last year, was your total family income, from all sources (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $10,00010331.4
2) $10,000-$20,00010431.7
3) $20,001-$25,0004413.4
4) $25,001-$50,0006921.0
5) $50,001 and up82.4
Missing8 
TOTAL328100.0
64) I-AGE: What is your age please? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 17-309628.6
2) Age 31-4511835.1
3) Age 46-554312.8
4) Age 56-653610.7
5) Age 65+4312.8
TOTAL336100.0