Middletown Area Study, 1997

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent's sex recorded by voice identification (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17646.3
2) Female20453.7
TOTAL380100.0
2) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married21757.3
2) Widowed359.2
3) Separated30.8
4) Divorced4110.8
5) Never been married8321.9
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
3) What was the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
5) Elementary--510.3
6) Elementary--641.1
7) Elementary--720.5
8) Elementary--882.1
9) High school--920.5
10) High school--1051.3
11) High school--11184.8
12) High school graduate14839.2
13) College--freshman215.6
14) College-sophomore4010.6
15) College--junior246.3
16) College graduate5915.6
17) Graduate/Professional349.0
18) Trade school123.2
Missing2 
TOTAL378100.0
4) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY MARRIED: What was the last grade your husband/wife completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
0) No formal schooling31.3
8) Elementary--841.8
9) High school--973.1
10) High school--1083.6
11) High school--11146.3
12) High school graduate8538.1
13) College--freshman73.1
14) College-sophomore2410.8
15) College--junior52.2
16) College graduate3616.1
17) Graduate/Professional198.5
18) Trade school114.9
Missing157 
TOTAL223100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MARRIED: Please describe the present employment of your spouse. (SPEMPLOY)
TOTAL%
1) Currently employed14339.6
2) Not employed but looking for work123.3
3) Not employed and not looking for work5114.1
8) Not applicable15542.9
Missing19 
TOTAL361100.0
6) How many children do you have? (DEPEND)
TOTAL%
0) 010026.8
1) 14311.5
2) 210628.4
3) 37419.8
4) 4287.5
5) 5102.7
6) 661.6
7) 741.1
8) 8 or more kids20.5
Missing7 
TOTAL373100.0
7) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Respondent has children ages 0-5)? (CHAGE1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes-have kids 0-53916.5
2) No-no kids 0-519783.5
Missing144 
TOTAL236100.0
8) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Respondent has children ages 6-11)? (CHAGE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes-have kids 6-114419.4
2) No-no kids 6-1118380.6
Missing153 
TOTAL227100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE CHILDREN: Could you please tell me their ages (Respondent has children ages 12-18)? (CHAGE3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes-have kids 12-184320.5
2) No-no kids 12-1816779.5
Missing170 
TOTAL210100.0
10) Were you born in Delaware county, some other county in Indiana or outside of Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware county15139.8
2) Other county in Indiana12131.9
3) Outside of Indiana10728.2
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN IN DELAWARE COUNTY: Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13893.2
2) No106.8
Missing232 
TOTAL148100.0
12) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE BORN OUTSIDE OF INDIANA: Where were you born? (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama21.8
2) Alaska10.9
3) Arizona10.9
5) California21.8
6) Colorado10.9
9) Florida21.8
13) Illinois1110.1
14) Indiana10.9
15) Iowa21.8
16) Kansas10.9
17) Kentucky1917.4
20) Maryland10.9
21) Massachusetts32.8
22) Michigan54.6
23) Minnesota21.8
24) Mississippi21.8
25) Missouri32.8
27) Nebraska10.9
29) New Hampshire10.9
31) New Mexico10.9
32) New York98.3
33) North Carolina10.9
35) Ohio109.2
36) Oklahoma10.9
38) Pennsylvania43.7
40) South Carolina10.9
42) Tennessee109.2
46) Virginia10.9
48) West Virginia32.8
49) Wisconsin10.9
52) Other country65.5
Missing271 
TOTAL109100.0
13) To which racial group do you belong? Are you: (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35194.1
2) Black164.3
3) Other61.6
Missing7 
TOTAL373100.0
14) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL38047.03919
15) Last week, were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full-time16744.3
2) Working part-time318.2
3) With a job, but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike or maternity leave10.3
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work10.3
5) Retired8823.3
6) In school266.9
7) Keeping house4812.7
8) Other154.0
Missing3 
TOTAL377100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE EMPLOYED: What kind of work do you do? (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Farm laborers215.7
2) Labor, Farmer, Service4913.2
3) Craftsman and Kindred workers225.9
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work328.6
5) Clerical256.8
6) Sales workers5314.3
8) Professional16845.4
Missing10 
TOTAL370100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: What kind of work did you do? (GENRET)
TOTAL%
1) Farm laborers66.5
2) Labor, Farmer, Service2426.1
3) Craftsman and Kindred workers1314.1
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work2223.9
5) Clerical1112.0
6) Sales workers99.8
7) Managers and business owners11.1
8) Professional66.5
Missing288 
TOTAL92100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE RETIRED: How would you describe your satisfaction with retirement in general? (RETIRSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied33.2
2) Not too satisfied88.5
4) Somewhat satisfied3638.3
5) Very satisfied4750.0
Missing286 
TOTAL94100.0
19) Last year, what was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes? Was it: [interviewer stop at first "no" response] (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) More than $5,0004714.5
2) More than $10,0004513.9
3) More than $20,0005717.6
4) More than $30,000309.3
5) More than $35,000195.9
6) More than $40,000268.0
7) More than $50,0004513.9
8) More than $75,000257.7
9) More than $100,000154.6
10) Income above $100,000154.6
Missing56 
TOTAL324100.0
20) How would you describe your overall political views? (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very liberal133.5
2) Liberal6417.3
3) Middle-of-the-road13837.3
4) Conservative10528.4
5) Very conservative225.9
9) Don't know287.6
Missing10 
TOTAL370100.0
21) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican8923.9
2) As an Independent6617.7
3) As a Democrat10829.0
4) As a member of some other party51.3
5) Sometimes a republican, sometimes as a democrat9124.4
9) Don't know143.8
Missing7 
TOTAL373100.0
22) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at the present? Is it: (SATLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor215.5
2) Fair4311.3
3) Don't know10.3
4) Good21857.5
5) Excellent9625.3
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
23) How well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
TOTAL%
1) Barely297.7
2) Not very well3810.0
3) Adequately14438.0
4) Well10226.9
5) Very well6216.4
9) Don't know41.1
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
24) For the most part, I find life to be very interesting and exciting. Do you: (EXCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30.8
2) Disagree277.2
3) Don't know/not sure51.3
4) Agree22960.7
5) Strongly agree with this statement11330.0
Missing3 
TOTAL377100.0
25) How would you describe your current level of social activity? Are you: (SOCACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active174.5
2) Not too active9324.5
3) Somewhat active18247.9
4) Very active8823.2
TOTAL380100.0
26) Over all, how important or significant are your leisure activities to you? (LEISURE)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all102.6
2) Not too important266.9
3) Somewhat important15540.9
4) Very important18749.3
9) Don't know10.3
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
27) How much contact do you have with a person you feel close to; somebody that you can trust or confide in ? (CONTACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all82.1
2) Not very much164.2
3) Some7920.8
4) A great deal27672.8
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
28) What is your religious preference? (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic3910.5
2) Protestant13837.2
3) Christian10829.1
4) Jewish10.3
5) Other religion236.2
6) None5615.1
9) Don't know61.6
Missing9 
TOTAL371100.0
29) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN IN RELPREF (VAR 28): Which specific church or parish do you attend? [SEE STUDY SUMMARY FOR SPECIFIC CHURCH CODES] (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL212310.877186
30) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never12132.6
2) About once a year133.5
3) A few times a year4512.1
4) About once a month236.2
5) More than Once a month277.3
6) Once a week9325.1
7) More than once a week4712.7
9) Don't know20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL371100.0
31) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation 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 alcohol and dancing? Would you say: (ABSTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation5020.4
2) It is one of the teachings4518.4
3) It is mentioned once in a while7831.8
4) It is never mentioned5221.2
9) Don't know208.2
Missing135 
TOTAL245100.0
32) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: According to your best guess, would you say that the number of people who participate in your congregation over the last three years has: (PARTIC)
TOTAL%
1) Decreased to a great extent62.4
2) Decreased to some extent249.8
3) Has stayed about the same4719.1
4) Increased to some extent8735.4
5) Increased to a great extent3313.4
8) Have you not been a member of your present congregation for3614.6
9) Don't know135.3
Missing134 
TOTAL246100.0
33) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation expect every participant to invite friends, coworkers, and/or neighbors to your church? (INVITE)
TOTAL%
1) Never mentioned83.2
2) Rarely mentioned249.7
3) Sometimes mentioned10140.9
4) Frequently mentioned10542.5
9) Don't know93.6
Missing133 
TOTAL247100.0
34) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: At the Sunday religious service you attend, how frequently is lively contemporary music played? (CMUSIC)
TOTAL%
1) Never5120.7
2) Sometimes10944.3
3) Always7630.9
9) Don't know104.1
Missing134 
TOTAL246100.0
35) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: At the Sunday religious services you attend, to what degree is the pastor led by the spirit, so for instance he might change what he was going to say because of a divine inspiration? (SPIRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Never4719.4
2) Sometimes10041.3
3) Frequently5824.0
9) Don't know3715.3
Missing138 
TOTAL242100.0
36) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: In your church is everyone expected to accept what the pastor preaches about the gospel without question? (ACCEPT)
TOTAL%
1) No, there is no such expectation12249.8
2) Yes, but in fact people do raise questions7028.6
3) Yes, that is the way it is3213.1
9) Don't know218.6
Missing135 
TOTAL245100.0
37) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation believe public schools contribute to a decline in morality in America? (PSCHOOLS)
TOTAL%
1) No one in my congregation believes this187.4
2) Few believe this9438.8
3) Most believe this6426.4
4) Everyone believes this104.1
9) Don't know5623.1
Missing138 
TOTAL242100.0
38) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation believe the mass media contributes to a decline in morality in America? (MMEDIA)
TOTAL%
1) No one in the congregation believes this31.2
2) Few believe this7631.4
3) Most believe this9740.1
4) Everyone believes this166.6
9) Don't know5020.7
Missing138 
TOTAL242100.0
39) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statement -- One reason for my being a church member is that such membership helps to establish a person in the community. (ESTAB)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement114.5
2) Agree7731.2
3) Are you neutral about this statement5522.3
4) Disagree6325.5
5) Strongly disagree with this statement2710.9
9) Don't know145.7
Missing133 
TOTAL247100.0
40) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statement -- The primary purpose of prayer is to gain relief and protection. (PRAYPURP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement5013.7
2) Agree15341.8
3) Are you neutral about this statement7319.9
4) Disagree6016.4
5) Strongly disagree with this statement143.8
9) Don't know164.4
Missing14 
TOTAL366100.0
41) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Please indicate to what extent you agree or disagree with the following statement -- Promise Keepers have, and will continue to have, a positive impact on women in America. (KEEPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement318.4
2) Agree7821.1
3) Are you neutral about this statement8322.4
4) Disagree349.2
5) Strongly disagree with this statement92.4
8) Have you not heard of the Promise Keepers9525.7
9) Don't know4010.8
Missing10 
TOTAL370100.0
42) Would you say that your health today is... (HELTHNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Poor266.9
2) Fair7519.8
3) Don't know10.3
4) Good17947.4
5) Excellent9725.7
Missing2 
TOTAL378100.0
43) Do you have health insurance coverage? (INSURCOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32886.3
2) No5013.2
9) Unknown20.5
TOTAL380100.0
44) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE: What is your main source of health insurance coverage? (TYPEINS)
TOTAL%
1) Employer-provided group22166.4
2) Private insurance278.1
3) Medicare5817.4
4) Medicaid72.1
6) Managed Care51.5
8) Other113.3
9) Don't know41.2
Missing47 
TOTAL333100.0
45) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE: Do you feel that your health insurance is adequate? (ADEQUATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27883.2
2) No5015.0
9) Don't know61.8
Missing46 
TOTAL334100.0
46) What is your main source of health care? (WHOCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Personal physician28777.6
2) Immediate care clinic3810.3
3) Hospital emergency room236.2
4) Other154.1
9) Don't know71.9
Missing10 
TOTAL370100.0
47) How satisfied are you with your health care? (SATCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied195.1
2) Not too satisfied256.6
3) Somewhat satisfied18047.9
4) Very satisfied14438.3
9) Don't know82.1
Missing4 
TOTAL376100.0
48) How satisfied are you with the care you receive from your physician? (SATDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied123.2
2) Not too satisfied143.8
3) Somewhat satisfied12934.7
4) Very satisfied20354.6
9) Don't know143.8
Missing8 
TOTAL372100.0
49) Do you believe that every American citizen has a right to affordable and comprehensive health coverage? (RIGHTCOV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34190.5
2) No215.6
9) Don't know154.0
Missing3 
TOTAL377100.0
50) Would you be in favor of a national healthcare system? (NATLSYS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22459.4
2) No8221.8
9) Don't know7118.8
Missing3 
TOTAL377100.0
51) Do you think there are some problems with our healthcare system? (SYSPROBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34490.5
2) No236.1
9) Don't know133.4
TOTAL380100.0
52) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: Which of the following do you think is the main problem with healthcare? (MAINPROB)
TOTAL%
1) Lack of adequate coverage175.8
2) Cost14147.8
3) Access to services155.1
4) Overuse of expensive technology103.4
5) Government268.8
6) Insurance companies4515.3
7) Other279.2
9) Don't know144.7
Missing85 
TOTAL295100.0
53) ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO THINK THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM: Who is the most to blame for our healthcare problems? (BLAME)
TOTAL%
1) Insurance companies8125.6
2) Physicians3210.1
3) Technology103.2
4) Hospitals175.4
5) Government8727.4
6) Employers103.2
7) Other3410.7
9) Don't know4614.5
Missing63 
TOTAL317100.0
54) Please tell us, if you or your spouse, were unable to care for yourselves, who would you turn to first assistance? (SELCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Family member27472.9
2) Visiting nurse service123.2
3) Friends/neighbors154.0
4) Nursing care facility225.9
5) Other236.1
9) Don't know308.0
Missing4 
TOTAL376100.0
55) Today, families do not care for their older members as well as they used to years ago. Do you: (FAMCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree102.6
2) Disagree7920.8
3) Don't know/not sure184.7
4) Agree18448.5
5) Strongly agree8823.2
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
56) In the future, due to economic conditions, more older people will have to live with their children. Do you: (ECONFUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree71.9
2) Disagree10628.2
3) Don't know/not sure4211.2
4) Agree18950.3
5) Strongly agree328.5
Missing4 
TOTAL376100.0
57) When the suffering becomes too great, a person who has a terminal illness should have the right to choose to end his or her own life. Do you: (TAKELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4011.4
2) Disagree6017.0
3) Don't know/not sure14541.2
4) Agree10730.4
Missing28 
TOTAL352100.0
58) Do you agree or disagree that death should be a matter of choice if -- The person is elderly, and certain to die soon. (ELDDEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree23161.8
2) Disagree12132.4
9) Don't know/not sure225.9
Missing6 
TOTAL374100.0
59) Do you agree or disagree that death should be a matter of choice if -- A traumatic injury, stroke, or something else has left the person "brain dead". (BRAINDED)
TOTAL%
1) Agree28376.9
2) Disagree6417.4
9) Don't know/not sure215.7
Missing12 
TOTAL368100.0
60) Do you agree or disagree that death should be a matter of choice if -- A person is in a long-term coma, and not likely to ever regain consciousness. (COMADETH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24767.3
2) Disagree8924.3
9) Don't know/not sure318.4
Missing13 
TOTAL367100.0
61) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): Are you in favor of the following method of choosing death -- Do everything to sustain life, but do not resuscitate, restart the heart, etc. (NOCODE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19862.3
2) No8928.0
9) Don't know/not sure319.7
Missing62 
TOTAL318100.0
62) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): Are you in favor of the following method of choosing death -- Disconnecting the person from life-support machinery. (DISCON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27084.6
2) No319.7
9) Don't know/not sure185.6
Missing61 
TOTAL319100.0
63) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): Are you in favor of the following method of choosing death -- Withholding feeding by I.V. or feeding tube. (NOFEED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11837.2
2) No16853.0
9) Don't know/not sure319.8
Missing63 
TOTAL317100.0
64) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): Are you in favor of the following method of choosing death -- Over-medicating with painkillers to the point of a high risk of death. (PAINKILL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10633.3
2) No17956.3
9) Don't know/not sure3310.4
Missing62 
TOTAL318100.0
65) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): Are you in favor of the following method of choosing death -- By giving the person a lethal injection? (INJECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10934.3
2) No18056.6
9) Don't know/not sure299.1
Missing62 
TOTAL318100.0
66) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- No one should have a right to end a dying person's life. (NOBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree9931.0
2) Disagree19159.9
9) Don't know/not sure299.1
Missing61 
TOTAL319100.0
67) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- Only the dying person should have the right to choose to die. (SELFONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17253.3
2) Disagree12739.3
9) Don't know/not sure247.4
Missing57 
TOTAL323100.0
68) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the dying person will never regain consciousness, a husband or wife should have a right to choose to end the dying person's life. (MATEONLY)
TOTAL%
1) Agree25679.3
2) Disagree4614.2
9) Don't know/not sure216.5
Missing57 
TOTAL323100.0
69) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the unconscious and dying person has no spouse, his or her adult children should have the right to end the dying person's life. (ADULTKID)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24677.4
2) Disagree5316.7
9) Don't know/not sure196.0
Missing62 
TOTAL318100.0
70) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- The parents of a dying child should have the right to choose to end the dying child's life. (DADMOM)
TOTAL%
1) Agree24577.5
2) Disagree4614.6
9) Don't know/not sure257.9
Missing64 
TOTAL316100.0
71) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- The closest remaining relative of an unconscious and dying person should have the right to choose to end the dying person's life. (NEARKIN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree21968.9
2) Disagree7222.6
9) Don't know/not sure278.5
Missing62 
TOTAL318100.0
72) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT ANSWERED "AGREE" TO VAR 58 (ELDDETH), VAR 59 (BRAINDED) OR VAR 60 (COMADETH): When physicians have said that recovery is impossible, who, if anyone should have a right to end a dying person's life? Do you agree or disagree with the following statement -- If the dying person has no close relatives or family, physicians should have the right to choose to end the dying person's life. (ENDBYDOC)
TOTAL%
1) Agree17956.1
2) Disagree10532.9
9) Don't know/not sure3511.0
Missing61 
TOTAL319100.0
73) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Were you a victim of crime? (CONTACT1)
TOTAL%
0) No31282.1
1) Yes6817.9
TOTAL380100.0
74) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Were you a witness to a crime? (CONTACT2)
TOTAL%
0) No34691.1
1) Yes348.9
TOTAL380100.0
75) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Were you in an accident? (CONTACT3)
TOTAL%
0) No28775.5
1) Yes9324.5
TOTAL380100.0
76) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Did you receive a ticket or a warning? (CONTACT4)
TOTAL%
0) No27772.9
1) Yes10327.1
TOTAL380100.0
77) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Were you arrested? (CONTACT5)
TOTAL%
0) No36295.3
1) Yes184.7
TOTAL380100.0
78) What type of contacts have you had with the Muncie Police Department? -- Some other type of contact? (CONTACT6)
TOTAL%
0) No34791.3
1) Yes338.7
TOTAL380100.0
79) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS THAT HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH THE MUNCIE POLICE DEPARTMENT: How often have you had contact with the Muncie Police in the past year? (NUMCNTCT)
TOTAL%
1) 0 times20161.5
2) 1-3 times9027.5
3) 4-6 times82.4
4) 7 or more times288.6
Missing53 
TOTAL327100.0
80) The Muncie police are competent. Do you: (CMPETENT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree174.5
2) Agree20754.9
3) Disagree5915.6
4) Strongly disagree154.0
5) Neither agree or disagree7921.0
Missing3 
TOTAL377100.0
81) The Muncie Police practice fairness to all citizens living in Muncie. Do you: (FAIR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree112.9
2) Agree13535.7
3) Disagree10227.0
4) Strongly disagree369.5
5) Neither agree or disagree9424.9
Missing2 
TOTAL378100.0
82) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Providing 24-hour patrol services to all areas of Muncie. (PATROL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important18849.5
2) Important12933.9
3) Somewhat important307.9
4) Not important102.6
9) No answer/no opinion236.1
TOTAL380100.0
83) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Notifying citizens of the potential for criminal activity. (NOTIFY)
TOTAL%
1) Very important17145.0
2) Important14738.7
3) Somewhat important359.2
4) Not important41.1
9) No answer/no opinion236.1
TOTAL380100.0
84) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Investigating vandalism. (VANDAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13736.1
2) Important17245.3
3) Somewhat important4110.8
4) Not important112.9
9) No answer/no opinion195.0
TOTAL380100.0
85) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Investigating burglaries. (BURGLAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very important21356.1
2) Important14237.4
3) Somewhat important92.4
4) Not important10.3
9) No answer/no opinion153.9
TOTAL380100.0
86) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Enforcing drunk driving laws. (DWI)
TOTAL%
1) Very important27973.4
2) Important7018.4
3) Somewhat important112.9
4) Not important10.3
9) No answer/no opinion195.0
TOTAL380100.0
87) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Mediating neighborhood or family disputes. (DISPUTES)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9123.9
2) Important14738.7
3) Somewhat important9625.3
4) Not important184.7
9) No answer/no opinion287.4
TOTAL380100.0
88) How important do you believe each of the following tasks are regarding the Muncie police -- Investigating local drug sales and dealers. (DRUGDEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Very important29377.1
2) Important5514.5
3) Somewhat important92.4
4) Not important51.3
9) No answer/no opinion184.7
TOTAL380100.0
89) In general, the overall services that the Muncie Police Department offer Muncie citizens are adequate. Do you: (ADEQUAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree297.6
2) Agree20854.7
3) Disagree3910.3
4) Strongly disagree184.7
5) Neither agree or disagree5414.2
9) No answer/no opinion328.4
TOTAL380100.0
90) Time of the interview in minutes. (TIME)
TOTAL%
0) 30.8
2) 10.3
7) 10.3
8) 10.3
9) 41.1
10) 215.5
11) 164.2
12) 318.2
13) 266.8
14) 307.9
15) 8221.6
16) 307.9
17) 205.3
18) 205.3
19) 102.6
20) 4010.5
21) 20.5
22) 61.6
23) 71.8
24) 41.1
25) 82.1
26) 30.8
28) 20.5
29) 10.3
30) 20.5
32) 20.5
35) 20.5
36) 10.3
37) 10.3
38) 10.3
41) 20.5
TOTAL380100.0
91) In general, what was the respondent's attitude toward the interview? (COOP)
TOTAL%
1) Friendly and eager23262.9
2) Cooperative but not particularly eager11832.0
3) Indifferent and bored143.8
4) Hostile51.4
Missing11 
TOTAL369100.0
92) How was the respondent's understanding of the questions? (UNDERST)
TOTAL%
1) Good28276.4
2) Fair7921.4
3) Poor82.2
Missing11 
TOTAL369100.0
93) I-SEX: Sex recorded by voice identification (for use with on-line analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male17646.3
2) Female20453.7
TOTAL380100.0
94) I-MARSTA: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-MARSTA)
TOTAL%
1) Married21757.3
2) Widowed359.2
3) Separated30.8
4) Divorced4110.8
5) Never been married8321.9
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
95) I-EDUC: What was the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
1) Less than High School4010.6
2) High School graduate14839.2
3) Some college./Trade school9725.7
4) College graduate5915.6
5) Graduate or Professional degree349.0
Missing2 
TOTAL378100.0
96) I-WBORN: Were you born in Delaware county, some other county in Indiana or outside of Indiana? (for use with on-line analysis) (I-WBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware county15139.8
2) Other county in Indiana12131.9
3) Outside of Indiana10728.2
Missing1 
TOTAL379100.0
97) I-RACE: To which racial group do you belong? Are you: (for use with on-line analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White35194.1
2) Black164.3
3) Other61.6
Missing7 
TOTAL373100.0
98) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 21277.1
2) 21-348622.6
3) 35-499525.0
4) 50-649926.1
5) 65+7319.2
TOTAL380100.0
99) I-INCOME: Last year, what was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes? Was it: [interviewer stop at first "no" response] (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-INCOME)
TOTAL%
1) LT $10K9228.4
2) LT $30K8726.9
3) LT $50K9027.8
4) LT $100K4012.3
5) 100K+154.6
Missing56 
TOTAL324100.0
100) I-RELIG: What is your religious preference? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic3910.7
2) Protestant13837.8
3) Christian10829.6
4) Other246.6
5) None5615.3
Missing15 
TOTAL365100.0