Middletown Area Study, 1984

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male16547.0
2) Female18653.0
TOTAL351100.0
2) What is the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
3) Elementary-320.6
4) Elementary-410.3
5) Elementary-520.6
6) Elementary-672.0
7) Elementary-720.6
8) Elementary-8113.1
9) High School-9102.9
10) High School-10144.0
11) High School-11195.4
12) High School-1212134.6
13) College-Freshman308.6
14) College-Sophomore298.3
15) College-Junior144.0
16) College-Senior4512.9
17) College-Graduate or Professional4312.3
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
3) What is your ethnic status? Are you: (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black5616.0
2) White29083.1
3) American Indian10.3
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, etc.)10.3
5) Oriental10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
4) Last week were you working full-time, part-time, unemployed, keeping house, retired, or what? (WRKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time16446.7
2) Working part-time5014.2
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation or strike10.3
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work246.8
5) Retired4813.7
6) In school205.7
7) Keeping house4011.4
8) Other41.1
TOTAL351100.0
5) I would like to ask you two questions about your work activities in this position. The first activity is deciding when to come to work and when to leave work. Can you decide this on your job, either officially or unofficially? (WRKGO)
TOTAL%
1) No13561.4
2) Yes8538.6
Missing131 
TOTAL220100.0
6) I would like to ask you two questions about your work activities in this position. The other activity is deciding on your own to introduce a new task or work assignment for yourself. Can you do this on your job? (WRKTASK)
TOTAL%
1) No5324.4
2) Yes16475.6
Missing134 
TOTAL217100.0
7) Are you currently: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married21761.8
2) Divorced3710.5
3) Separated61.7
4) Widowed339.4
5) Never married5816.5
TOTAL351100.0
8) 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 less3911.8
2) $5,001 - 10,0006620.0
3) $10,001 - 15,0003510.6
4) $15,001 - 20,0003711.2
5) $20,001 - 25,000278.2
6) $25,001 - 35,0006920.9
7) $35,001 - 50,0003510.6
8) Over $50,000226.7
Missing21 
TOTAL330100.0
9) What is your age please? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL34945.05217
10) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic349.7
2) Protestant25071.6
3) Other Christian308.6
4) Jewish20.6
6) None339.5
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PROTESTANT OR OTHER CHRISTIAN: What is your affiliation or denomination? (DENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Methodist6724.8
2) Presbyterian, Episcopal176.3
3) Lutheran (Not part of the Lutheran Churches of America)20.7
4) Lutheran (Part of the Lutheran Churches of America)93.3
5) Lutheran (Not sure if part of the Lutheran Churches of America)51.9
6) Baptist (Not part of the American Convention)165.9
7) Baptist (Part of the American Convention)3613.3
8) Baptist (Nor sure if part of the American Convention)269.6
9) Christian (Not Disciples of Christ)93.3
10) Christian (Disciples of Christ)114.1
11) Christian (Not sure if Disciples of Christ)41.5
12) United Church of Christ83.0
13) Church of the Brethren20.7
15) Unitarian - Universalist31.1
16) Other5520.4
Missing81 
TOTAL270100.0
12) How often do you attend church? (RELOFTEN)
TOTAL%
1) Never5014.4
2) Once a year298.3
3) A few times a year7722.1
4) About once a month349.8
5) Less than weekly3710.6
6) Weekly7922.7
7) More than weekly4212.1
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
13) Do you watch religious broadcasts on television? (RELTV)
TOTAL%
1) No17549.9
2) Yes17650.1
TOTAL351100.0
14) In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- Jerry Falwell (RELFALW)
TOTAL%
1) No11164.5
2) Yes6135.5
Missing179 
TOTAL172100.0
15) In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- The PTL Club with Jim Baker (RELPTL)
TOTAL%
1) No8548.0
2) Yes9252.0
Missing174 
TOTAL177100.0
16) In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- James Robison (RELROB)
TOTAL%
1) No13779.2
2) Yes3620.8
Missing178 
TOTAL173100.0
17) In the last month have you watched any of these persons or programs? -- The 700 Club (SEVEN)
TOTAL%
1) No9756.7
2) Yes7443.3
Missing180 
TOTAL171100.0
18) I would like to ask you a few questions about some other religious matters. For the first two questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree. -- "Every word of the Bible is true" Do you: (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement9427.0
2) Agree12134.8
3) Feel you are not sure6418.4
4) Disagree5315.2
5) Strongly disagree164.6
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
19) I would like to ask you a few questions about some other religious matters. For the first two questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree. -- "Someday Christ will return." (CHRIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement13939.7
2) Agree13338.0
3) Feel you are not sure4312.3
4) Disagree267.4
5) Strongly disagree92.6
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
20) Have you heard of the Moral Majority? (MORALMAJ)
TOTAL%
1) No10128.8
2) Yes25071.2
TOTAL351100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HEARD OF THE MORAL MAJORITY: How do you feel about the Moral Majority? (MORMAJAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support this group41.7
2) Generally support this group3917.0
3) Feel neutral about this group10345.0
4) Feel generally against this group4419.2
5) Feel strongly against this group3917.0
Missing122 
TOTAL229100.0
22) Regardless of how you may vote in the coming election, have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTY)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican9226.2
2) As an Independent5515.7
3) As a Democrat12535.6
4) As a member of some other party10.3
5) Sometimes as a Republican, sometimes as a Democrat7822.2
TOTAL351100.0
23) How would you describe your overall political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal92.7
2) Liberal8023.9
3) Middle of the road12838.2
4) Conservative10230.4
5) Very conservative164.8
Missing16 
TOTAL335100.0
24) What one characteristic do you like best about Walter Mondale? (MONCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Honest3210.5
2) Personality5317.3
3) Issues or leadership9731.7
4) Doesn't answer3912.7
5) None6320.6
6) Doesn't know113.6
7) Negative reply113.6
Missing45 
TOTAL306100.0
25) What one characteristic do you like best about Ronald Reagan? (REAGCHAR)
TOTAL%
1) Honest175.3
2) Personality7222.4
3) Issues or leadership10231.7
4) Doesn't answer237.1
5) None6620.5
6) Doesn't know72.2
7) Negative reply3510.9
Missing29 
TOTAL322100.0
26) Let me now slowly read a short list of most of the issues in this year's Presidential campaign. Of these, please tell me which on you consider to be most important. The list is: (ISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) The state of the economy18553.6
2) United States-Central American policies133.8
3) Abortion174.9
4) Bringing back prayer in schools298.4
5) Nuclear disarmament6117.7
6) Reducing crime144.1
7) Reducing corruption in government144.1
8) Protecting the environment123.5
Missing6 
TOTAL345100.0
27) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN: Do you feel the state of the economy is: (ECONEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Good9052.6
2) Bad8147.4
Missing180 
TOTAL171100.0
28) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE REPONDENTS WHO THINK THAT U.S.-CENTRAL AMERICAN POLICIES IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THIS YEAR'S CAMPAIGN: Are you for or against U.S. Central American policies? (CAPEVAL)
TOTAL%
1) For872.7
2) Against327.3
Missing340 
TOTAL11100.0
29) I would like to ask you your position on a number of issues which could play a role in this year's election. -- Are you for or against the teaching of sex education classes in schools? (SEXEDUC)
TOTAL%
1) For27578.3
2) Against329.1
3) Not sure205.7
4) Depends on age/grade246.8
TOTAL351100.0
30) I would like to ask you your position on a number of issues which could play a role in this year's election. -- Now, on a different issue. Do you think it was a good idea to make Martin Luther King's birthday a national holiday? (KING)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17149.1
2) No13037.4
3) Not sure4713.5
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
31) I would like to ask you your position on a number of issues which could play a role in this year's election. -- Should there be a law protecting homosexuals from being dismissed from their jobs as teachers in public schools? (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13739.7
2) No14742.6
3) Not sure6117.7
Missing6 
TOTAL345100.0
32) I would like to ask you your position on a number of issues which could play a role in this year's election. -- Should the United States and Russia both freeze the development of nuclear weapons now? (DISARM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28180.3
2) No3710.6
3) Not sure329.1
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
33) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Religion has no place in government affairs. (CHRSTAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5816.7
2) Agree10630.5
3) Not sure5014.4
4) Disagree10831.0
5) Strongly disagree267.5
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
34) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The government should not provide tuition assistance to parents whose children attend church schools. (CHRSTAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree144.0
2) Agree7922.7
3) Not sure6017.2
4) Disagree16246.6
5) Strongly disagree339.5
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
35) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- 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. (WOMENAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3810.9
2) Agree10028.7
3) Not sure329.2
4) Disagree12335.3
5) Strongly disagree5515.8
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
36) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The solution to the problem of unemployment is best left to private businesses. (PRIVATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree174.9
2) Agree8424.2
3) Not sure7621.9
4) Disagree14942.9
5) Strongly disagree216.1
Missing4 
TOTAL347100.0
37) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The United States is God's instrument in the fight against communism. (GODCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree236.6
2) Agree9728.0
3) Not sure7421.4
4) Disagree11834.1
5) Strongly disagree349.8
Missing5 
TOTAL346100.0
38) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- America is God's chosen nation today. (GODCHOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree164.6
2) Agree8323.8
3) Not sure7220.6
4) Disagree13739.3
5) Strongly disagree4111.7
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
39) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Every person should have complete faith in some supernatural power whose decisions are obeyed without question. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree133.7
2) Agree9025.7
3) Not sure6418.3
4) Disagree13739.1
5) Strongly disagree4613.1
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
40) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The government in Washington ought to reduce the income differences between the rich and poor. (EQWLTHY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree349.9
2) Agree10430.1
3) Not sure3610.4
4) Disagree13840.0
5) Strongly disagree339.6
Missing6 
TOTAL345100.0
41) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The country would be better off if there were a religious political party. (RELPARTY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree113.2
2) Agree3710.7
3) Not sure5014.4
4) Disagree19255.3
5) Strongly disagree5716.4
Missing4 
TOTAL347100.0
42) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- One's minister, priest or rabbi should come out in support of a presidential candidate. (MINSPOK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree72.0
2) Agree7321.2
3) Not sure5816.8
4) Disagree17751.3
5) Strongly disagree308.7
Missing6 
TOTAL345100.0
43) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- The government should stay out of religious affairs. (CHRSTAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6017.3
2) Agree18453.0
3) Not sure329.2
4) Disagree6017.3
5) Strongly disagree113.2
Missing4 
TOTAL347100.0
44) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Church schools should comply with regulations set down by the government such as testing the competency of teachers. (CHRSTAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5315.2
2) Agree20558.9
3) Not sure3810.9
4) Disagree4613.2
5) Strongly disagree61.7
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
45) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Hard work is rewarding in itself, not just something to make money. (HARDWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7320.8
2) Agree23065.5
3) Not sure144.0
4) Disagree298.3
5) Strongly disagree51.4
TOTAL351100.0
46) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she so chooses. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree318.9
2) Agree11533.0
3) Not sure3710.6
4) Disagree11432.7
5) Strongly disagree5214.9
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
47) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Obedience and respect for authority are the most important virtues children should learn. (OBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7521.4
2) Agree18653.1
3) Not sure216.0
4) Disagree6217.7
5) Strongly disagree61.7
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
48) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- A few strong leaders could make this country better than all the laws and talk. (LEADERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree339.5
2) Agree14341.1
3) Not sure5515.8
4) Disagree10730.7
5) Strongly disagree102.9
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
49) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Public officials have an obligation to be directed by the moral teachings of their church. (CHRPUBO)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree102.9
2) Agree11833.8
3) Not sure5014.3
4) Disagree15444.1
5) Strongly disagree174.9
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
50) For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Human nature being what it is, there will always be war and conflict. (WAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5014.3
2) Agree24870.9
3) Not sure174.9
4) Disagree329.1
5) Strongly disagree30.9
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
51) To what extent would you be for or against a law which stated that an adult can lead children in prayer in public schools? Would you be: (SPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly for7120.7
2) For10931.8
3) Not sure8023.3
4) Against4312.5
5) Strongly against4011.7
Missing8 
TOTAL343100.0
52) Finally, I would like you to ask you some questions about how you plan to vote on Tuesday, November 6. First, how would you describe your intention to vote? Are you: (VOTEINT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely going to the polls and vote on November 631188.6
2) Probably going to vote298.3
3) Not sure whether you will vote113.1
TOTAL351100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER DEFINITELY OR PROBABLY ARE GOING TO VOTE: OK, which candidate for President of the United States will you vote for on Tuesday, November 6? (VOTE1)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan15947.0
2) Mondale13439.6
3) Other30.9
4) Don't know yet4212.4
Missing13 
TOTAL338100.0
54) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER DEFINITELY OR PROBABLY ARE GOING TO VOTE AND DON'T YET KNOW WHO THEY WILL VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE2)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan1945.2
2) Mondale1945.2
3) Other49.5
Missing309 
TOTAL42100.0
55) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO EITHER DEFINITELY OR PROBABLY ARE GOING TO VOTE: How strongly do you feel about your choice for president? (FEEL1)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly18657.1
2) Only moderately strong10732.8
3) Not very strongly at all3310.1
Missing25 
TOTAL326100.0
56) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY WILL VOTE: OK, if you decide to vote on Tuesday, November 6, which presidential candidate will you vote for? (VOTE3)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan430.8
2) Mondale646.2
4) Don't know yet323.1
Missing338 
TOTAL13100.0
57) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY WILL VOTE AND ARE NOT SURE WHO THEY WOULD VOTE FOR PRESIDENT: Well, even though you don't know for sure how you will vote, which presidential candidate are you leaning toward? (VOTE4)
TOTAL%
1) Reagan250.0
2) Mondale125.0
3) Other125.0
Missing347 
TOTAL4100.0
58) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT SURE WHETHER THEY WILL VOTE: How strongly do you feel about your choice for president? (FEEL2)
TOTAL%
1) Very strongly19.1
2) Only moderately strong436.4
3) Not very strongly at all654.5
Missing340 
TOTAL11100.0
59) Length of interview (minutes): (TIME)
TOTAL%
5) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
9) 61.7
10) 4412.6
11) 267.5
12) 4813.8
13) 164.6
14) 164.6
15) 7621.8
16) 174.9
17) 174.9
18) 195.5
19) 92.6
20) 257.2
21) 10.3
22) 41.1
23) 30.9
24) 10.3
25) 41.1
26) 10.3
27) 10.3
28) 10.3
30) 41.1
31) 10.3
32) 10.3
35) 30.9
61) 10.3
Missing3 
TOTAL348100.0
60) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager23969.7
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager10029.2
3) Indifferent and bored41.2
Missing8 
TOTAL343100.0
61) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
TOTAL%
1) Good29184.8
2) Fair4914.3
3) Poor30.9
Missing8 
TOTAL343100.0
62) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (For use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male16547.0
2) Female18653.0
TOTAL351100.0
63) I-RACE: What is your ethnic status? Are you: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Black5616.0
2) White29083.1
3) American Indian10.3
4) Latin (Mexican American, Puerto Rican, etc.)10.3
5) Oriental10.3
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
64) I-MARITAL: Are you currently: (For use with on-line analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married21761.8
2) Divorced3710.5
3) Separated61.7
4) Widowed339.4
5) Never married5816.5
TOTAL351100.0
65) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? (For use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic349.7
2) Protestant25071.6
3) Other Christian308.6
4) Jewish20.6
6) None339.5
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0
66) 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 School6819.4
2) High School graduate12134.6
3) Some college7320.9
4) College graduate4512.9
5) Post graduate/professional4312.3
Missing1 
TOTAL350100.0
67) I-INCOME: 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 $10,00010531.8
2) $10,001-$20,0007221.8
3) $20,001-$35,0009629.1
4) $35,001-$50,0003510.6
5) $50,001 and up226.7
Missing21 
TOTAL330100.0
68) I-AGE: What is your age please? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Age 18-308724.9
2) Age 31-4510128.9
3) Age 46-554914.0
4) Age 56-656017.2
5) Age 65+5214.9
Missing2 
TOTAL349100.0