Middletown Area Study, 1999

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Respondent number (RESPNUM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL408468.846318
2) What is your age? (AGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL40863.57817
3) Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married19748.3
2) Widowed11828.9
3) Separated51.2
4) Divorced4912.0
5) Never been married399.6
TOTAL408100.0
4) [IF MARITAL = 1]What was the last grade your spouse completed in school? (SPEDUC)
TOTAL%
6) 10.5
8) 84.1
9) 31.5
10) 126.1
11) 63.1
12) High School Graduate8543.4
13) 94.6
14) 115.6
15) 42.0
16) College Graduate3015.3
17) Graduate/Professional2412.2
18) Trade School31.5
Missing212 
TOTAL196100.0
5) What was the last grade you completed in school? (EDUC)
TOTAL%
6) 10.3
7) 30.9
8) 72.2
9) 30.9
10) 175.3
11) 185.6
12) High School Graduate12840.1
13) 3210.0
14) 216.6
15) 154.7
16) College Graduate3811.9
17) Graduate/Professional3310.3
18) Trade School30.9
Missing89 
TOTAL319100.0
6) Including step and adopted children, how many *living* children do you have? (If someone objects, state "I'm sorry but we must ask this of everyone.") (NUMKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) 4811.8
1) 4210.3
2) 10425.6
3) 8721.4
4) 6215.2
5) 204.9
6) 184.4
7) 102.5
8) 8 or more children163.9
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
7) Were you born in Delaware County, some other county in Indiana, or outside Indiana? (DELAWARE)
TOTAL%
1) Delaware County14335.0
2) Other Indiana County12931.6
3) Outside Indiana13633.3
TOTAL408100.0
8) [IF VARIABLE DELAWARE = 1] Were you born in Muncie? (MUNCIE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11480.3
2) No2819.7
Missing266 
TOTAL142100.0
9) [IF VARIABLE DELAWARE = 3] Where were you born? (State or Country) (STATE)
TOTAL%
1) Alabama43.0
4) Arkansas21.5
5) California43.0
6) Colorado10.7
7) Connecticut10.7
9) Florida32.2
10) Georgia21.5
13) Illinois1511.1
15) Iowa21.5
17) Kentucky2115.6
18) Louisiana32.2
20) Maryland10.7
21) Massachusetts10.7
22) Michigan53.7
23) Minnesota32.2
24) Mississippi10.7
25) Missouri32.2
30) New Jersey21.5
32) New York43.0
33) North Carolina32.2
34) North Dakota10.7
35) Ohio1712.6
36) Oklahoma10.7
38) Pennsylvania32.2
39) Rhode Island10.7
42) Tennessee139.6
43) Texas10.7
46) Virginia32.2
48) West Virginia64.4
49) Wisconsin10.7
52) Other Countries75.2
Missing273 
TOTAL135100.0
10) Last week, were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or are you retired? (WORKSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Working full time7518.4
2) Working part-time and not in school266.4
3) With job, not at work (temp. ill, vac, strike, maternity l30.7
4) Unemployed, laid off, looking for work20.5
5) Retired23958.7
6) In school194.7
7) Keeping house379.1
8) Other61.5
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
11) What kind of work do you do? (Or what is your job title?) Please, be as specific as possible. - General occupational code (GENOCC)
TOTAL%
1) Professional and technical2524.8
2) Managers and administrators1211.9
3) Sales workers98.9
4) Clerical2120.8
5) Craftsmen1211.9
6) Operatives except transport55.0
7) Laborers except farm11.0
8) Service workers1413.9
9) Private household workers22.0
Missing307 
TOTAL101100.0
12) What kind of work do you do? (OCCUP)
TOTAL%
5) Child Care Workers11.0
7) Chambermaids and Maids, Except Private Household/Cleaners and Charwomen/Maids and Servants22.0
8) Flight Engineers/Stock Handlers/Cooks, Except Private Households33.0
10) Not Specified Laborers11.0
14) Shoe Repairmen/Farm Laborers, Unpaid Family Workers/Food Service Workers, n.e.c., Except Private Households33.0
15) Janitors and Sextons/Waiters22.0
21) Messengers and Office Boys/Tailors/Attendants, Personal Service, n.e.c.11.0
28) Demonstrators/Hucksters and Peddlers/Taxicab Drivers and Chauffeurs11.0
29) Sales Clerks, Retail Trade/Counter Clerks, Except Food/Telegraph Messengers/Painters, Construction and Maintenance/Hairdressers and Cosmetologists33.0
32) File Clerks/Miscellaneous Clerical Workers/Bookbinders/Assembles22.0
34) Mail Handlers, Except Post Office/Bakers/Freight and Material Handlers11.0
36) Teacher Aides, Except School Monitors/Carpenter Apprentices/Specified Craft Apprentices, n.e.c./Health Aides, Except Nursing44.0
38) Library Attendants and Assistants/Receptionists/Carpet Installers/Sign Painters and Letterers/Deliverymen and Routemen33.0
40) Salesmen, Retail Trade/Bank Tellers/Dispatchers and Starters, Vehicle/Weighers/Brickmasons and Stonemasons/Cabinetmakers/Printing Trade Apprentices, Except Pressmen/Forgemen and Hammermen/Farmers (Owners and Tenants)/Guards and Watchmen33.0
42) Telephone Operators/Carpenters/Automobile Mechanics/Farm Implement Mechanics/Pressman Apprentices/Motormen; Mine, Factory, Logging Camp, etc./Truck Drivers/School Monitors44.0
43) Billing Clerks/Farm Foremen11.0
45) Bookkeeping/Cashiers/Bookkeeping and Billing Machine Operators, n.e.c./Key Punch Operators, n.e.c./Tabulation Machine Operators, n.e.c./Stock Clerks and Storekeepers/Motion Picture Projectionists/Rollers and Finishers, Metal/Fork Lift and Tow Motor Operatives65.9
49) Prekindergarten and Kindergarten (Public)/Office Machine Operators, n.e.c./Secretaries, n.e.c./Heat Treaters, Annealers, and Temperers/Plumber and Pipefitter Apprentices55.0
51) Usicians and Composers/Clerical Assistants, Social Welfare/Pressmen and Plate Printers, Printing11.0
54) Restaurant, Cafeteria, and Bar Managers/Calculating Machine Operators, n.e.c./Household Appliance and Accessory Installers and Mechanics/Opticians, Lens Grinders and Polishers/Farm Managers/Practical Nurses11.0
56) Teaching, except college and university33.0
57) Health Technologists and Technicians, n.e.c./Radio Operators/Dental Laboratory Technicians/Jewelers and Watchmakers/Machinists76.9
58) Plumbers and Pipe Fitters11.0
59) Secretaries, Legal/Stenographers/Pattern and Model Makers, Except Paper/Sheetmetal Workers and Tinsmiths/Tool and Die Maker Apprentices11.0
61) Auctioneers/Electricians11.0
63) Agriculture and Biological Technicians, Except Health/Painters and Sculptors/Marshals and Constables11.0
64) Dieticians/Surveyors/Photographers/Enumerators and Interviewers/Estimators and Investigators, n.e.c./Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators11.0
69) Tool and Die Makers22.0
72) Librarians/Foremen, n.e.c./Sheriffs and Bailiffs22.0
73) Registered Nurses/Therapists/Draftsmen/Ticket, Station, and Express Agents/Telephone Linemen and Splicers22.0
75) Social Workers/Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians/Industrial Engineering Technicians/Salesmen of Services and Construction/Mail Carriers, Post Office/Postal Clerks/Electrical Power Linemen and Cablemen/Telephone Installers and Repairmen/Firemen, Fire Protection33.0
76) Clergymen/Chemical Technicians/Technicians, n.e.c./Actors11.0
77) Archivists and Curators/Purchasing Agents and Buyers, n.e.c./Real Estate Agents and Brokers11.0
78) Elementary School (Public)/Airline Stewardesses22.0
79) Personnel and Labor Relations Workers/Art, Drama, and Music Teachers/English Teachers/Policemen and Detectives11.0
81) Miscellaneous Teachers, College and University/Mathematical Technicians/Funeral Directors/Insurance Agents, Brokers, and Underwriters/Sales Representatives, Manufacturing/Sales Representatives, Wholesale Trade/Real Estate Appraisers22.0
82) Secondary School (Public)/Editors and Reporters/Public Relations and Publicity Workers/Managers and Administrators, n.e.c./Data Processing Machine Repairmen109.9
84) Accountants/Computer programmers/Foresters and Conservationists/Agricultural Scientist/Assessors, Controllers, and Treasurers: Local Public Admin.22.0
89) Biological Scientist/Life and Physical Scientists, n.e.c./Psychologists/Theology Teachers/Officials and Administrators; Public Administration, n.e.c.11.0
91) Teaching, college and university, subject not specified22.0
92) Computer Specialists, n.e.c./Farm Management Advisers/Education Teachers/Bank Officers and Financial11.0
95) Architects/Civil Engineers/Electrical and Electronic Engineers/Mechanical Engineers/Mining/Pharmacists/Economists/Air Traffic Controllers44.0
99) Judges/Lawyers/Physicists and Astronomers/Optometrists/Podiatrists/Veterinarians/Law Teachers22.0
Missing307 
TOTAL101100.0
13) [IF VARIABLE WORKSTAT = 5] How would you describe your satisfaction with retirement in general? (RETIRSAT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all satisfied72.9
2) Not too satisfied198.0
3) Don't know/Not sure20.8
4) Somewhat satisfied7330.7
5) Very satisfied13757.6
Missing170 
TOTAL238100.0
14) [IF VARIABLE WORKSTAT = 5] How much choice did you have in deciding to retire? Was it: (RETIRCHO)
TOTAL%
1) A Complete choice12954.7
2) A great deal of choice229.3
3) Some choice2912.3
4) No choice at all5422.9
8) Don't know/not sure20.8
Missing172 
TOTAL236100.0
15) [IF VARIABLE WORKSTAT = 5] Did you leave your job earlier, later, or just about the time you wanted to? (RETIRLEV)
TOTAL%
1) Earlier7833.3
2) Later83.4
3) Just About The Time I Wanted To14361.1
8) Don't know/not sure52.1
Missing174 
TOTAL234100.0
16) Not having to work gives a person time to do important things that they have put off. (RETIROFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5513.6
2) Agree26665.7
3) Disagree5413.3
4) Strongly disagree92.2
8) Don't know215.2
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
17) Not having to work for pay leaves too much time on one's hands. (RETIRTIM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree338.2
2) Agree11628.8
3) Disagree20049.6
4) Strongly disagree338.2
8) Don't know215.2
Missing5 
TOTAL403100.0
18) How would you describe your political views? Would you say you are: (POLVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Liberal123.0
2) Somewhat Liberal5714.3
3) Middle-of-the-road14937.4
4) Somewhat Conservative12030.2
5) Very Conservative348.5
8) Don't know/not sure266.5
Missing10 
TOTAL398100.0
19) Have you usually thought of yourself: (PARTYID)
TOTAL%
1) As a Republican11428.7
2) As an Independent4210.6
3) As a Democrat11228.2
4) As a member of some other party30.8
5) Sometimes a Republican, sometimes a Democrat11729.5
8) Don't know/not sure92.3
Missing11 
TOTAL397100.0
20) In deciding for whom you are going to vote for in next year's presidential election, which issue would be more important to you? (ABORSS)
TOTAL%
1) The abortion issue379.2
2) Protecting Social Security27969.4
3) Both6516.2
4) Neither123.0
8) Don't know/not sure92.2
Missing6 
TOTAL402100.0
21) What is your religious preference? Would you say you are... (RELPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic4110.1
2) Protestant (Christian)29873.2
3) Jewish10.2
4) Other : Like Muslim, Buddhism, Mormon, etc.4210.3
5) None245.9
8) Don't know/not sure10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
22) [Note: APPENDIX B, CONTAINING DENOMINATION CODES, IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE] Church Code (DENOM)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL407557.609307
23) How often do you attend church? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
1) Never7418.3
2) About once a year153.7
3) A few times a year5513.6
4) About once a month307.4
5) More than once a month399.6
6) Once a week11929.4
7) More than once a week6716.5
8) Don't know/not sure61.5
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
24) To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not religious at all164.0
2) Slightly religious5413.3
3) Moderately religious21452.8
4) Very religious11428.1
8) Don't know/not sure71.7
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
25) Religion provides me with certainties in a rapidly changing world. (RELPROV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree123.0
2) Disagree297.3
3) Neutral6115.3
4) Agree17945.0
5) Strongly Agree10526.4
8) Don't know/not sure123.0
Missing10 
TOTAL398100.0
26) Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) The Bible is an ancient book of stories, legend, history, and moral principles6115.3
2) The Bible is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word16741.8
3) The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word15137.8
8) Don't know/not sure215.3
Missing8 
TOTAL400100.0
27) People with very strong religious beliefs have too much influence on politics today. (TOOMUCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree399.6
2) Disagree16340.2
3) Neutral7518.5
4) Agree9122.5
5) Strongly Agree225.4
8) Don't know/not sure153.7
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
28) How important to you is your church as a place where you can be with your friends? Is it... (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all11328.3
2) Somewhat important, or is it12631.6
3) Very important15238.1
8) Don't know/not sure82.0
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0
29) When a loved one dies, should people... (LUVDIE)
TOTAL%
1) Try to keep the person alive in their memory so that the relationship is never replaced, or8822.3
2) Grieve for the lost loved one, and try to develop new relationships22356.6
3) Both5614.2
8) Don't know/not sure276.9
Missing14 
TOTAL394100.0
30) Do you believe that after death, or in heaven, we have a social life with the same people we had as friends and family in this life? (HEVLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15037.7
2) No8521.4
3) Not sure16341.0
Missing10 
TOTAL398100.0
31) Does your church have special programs for the elderly? (SPECPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23763.7
2) No7219.4
8) Don't know/not sure6316.9
Missing36 
TOTAL372100.0
32) [IF NO FOR VARIABLE SPECPROG] Have you ever wished that your congregation did have special programs for the elderly? (WISH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1623.2
2) No4260.9
8) Don't know/not sure1115.9
Missing339 
TOTAL69100.0
33) In terms of your overall religious beliefs and values, would you consider yourself: (RELVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Very conservative287.1
2) Conservative14336.2
3) An equal measure of conservative and liberal12932.7
4) Liberal5313.4
5) Very liberal174.3
8) Don't know/not sure256.3
Missing13 
TOTAL395100.0
34) I want to avoid computers if at all possible. Do you... (AVOIDPC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree317.7
2) Agree6415.9
3) No Opinion92.2
4) Disagree20851.6
5) Strongly disagree7518.6
8) Don't know/not sure164.0
Missing5 
TOTAL403100.0
35) Computers are easy to learn about and to use. Do you... (COMPEZ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree266.5
2) Agree17242.7
3) No Opinion297.2
4) Disagree11328.0
5) Strongly disagree102.5
8) Don't know/not sure5313.2
Missing5 
TOTAL403100.0
36) Computer skills are very important in everyday life, not just in specific occupations and professions. Do you... (PCIMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7819.4
2) Agree23157.5
3) No Opinion82.0
4) Disagree5714.2
5) Strongly disagree51.2
8) Don't know/not sure235.7
Missing6 
TOTAL402100.0
37) Some people simply cannot be taught computer skills. Do you... (NOPC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree205.0
2) Agree13433.2
3) No Opinion123.0
4) Disagree17443.1
5) Strongly disagree245.9
8) Don't know/not sure409.9
Missing4 
TOTAL404100.0
38) I look forward to a time when computers are more widely used. Do you... (WIDELY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree276.8
2) Agree14536.3
3) No Opinion379.3
4) Disagree13233.1
5) Strongly disagree174.3
8) Don't know/not sure4110.3
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0
39) I feel there are too many computers around now. Do you.... (TOOMANY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree307.5
2) Agree10726.8
3) No Opinion133.3
4) Disagree18947.3
5) Strongly disagree297.3
8) Don't know/not sure328.0
Missing8 
TOTAL400100.0
40) I will probably never learn to use a computer. Do you.... (NOLEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4511.2
2) Agree8320.7
3) No Opinion51.2
4) Disagree12731.7
5) Strongly disagree8521.2
7) Already know how to use4812.0
8) Don't know/not sure82.0
Missing7 
TOTAL401100.0
41) Computers isolate people by preventing normal social contact. Do you... (ISOLATE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree399.7
2) Agree16440.7
3) No Opinion164.0
4) Disagree14736.5
5) Strongly disagree153.7
8) Don't know/not sure225.5
Missing5 
TOTAL403100.0
42) Do you own or rent a personal computer? (RENTOWN)
TOTAL%
1) Own15739.3
3) Neither24060.2
8) Don't know/not sure20.5
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0
43) Do you use a personal computer? (USEPC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17343.7
2) No22356.3
Missing12 
TOTAL396100.0
44) In what ways do you use the computer? - Internet or the web (INTERNET)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected6738.7
1) Selected10661.3
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
45) In what ways do you use the computer? - E-mail (EMAIL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected6135.3
1) Selected11264.7
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
46) In what ways do you use the computer? - Word processing (WORDPRO)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected6235.8
1) Selected11164.2
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
47) In what ways do you use the computer? - Income tax preparation (TAXPREP)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected14181.5
1) Selected3218.5
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
48) In what ways do you use the computer? - Games/entertainment (includes adult entertainment) (GAMES)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected7442.8
1) Selected9957.2
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
49) In what ways do you use the computer? - Use in my job or employment (JOB)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected9856.6
1) Selected7543.4
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
50) In what ways do you use the computer? - Special or personal interests (recipes, genealogy) (PERSONAL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected8750.3
1) Selected8649.7
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
51) In what ways do you use the computer? - Household budget (checking account activities) (HHBUDGET)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected13980.3
1) Selected3419.7
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
52) In what ways do you use the computer? - I do not use computer (USENR)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected17198.8
1) Selected21.2
Missing235 
TOTAL173100.0
53) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Obtain medical or health information (MEDINFO)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected7267.9
1) Selected3432.1
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
54) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Obtain medical or health advice (MEDADV)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected8378.3
1) Selected2321.7
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
55) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - On-line shopping (SHOPPING)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected6561.3
1) Selected4138.7
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
56) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Travel arrangements (airfare, maps, schedules) (TRAVEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected5551.9
1) Selected5148.1
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
57) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - General information (car prices, weather, news) (GENINFO)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected1615.1
1) Selected9084.9
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
58) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Stock market activity (buy and sell stocks, check portfolio) (STOCKACT)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected8378.3
1) Selected2321.7
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
59) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - E-Bay (online auction) (EBAYAUCT)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected8580.2
1) Selected2119.8
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
60) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Contact organizations (AARP, Alzheimer's) (CONORGAN)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected7167.0
1) Selected3533.0
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
61) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Buy prescriptions (BUYPRESC)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected10094.3
1) Selected65.7
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
62) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Electronic filing of income tax (ELECITAX)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected8782.1
1) Selected1917.9
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
63) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Find addresses/phone numbers (FINDADPH)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected6359.4
1) Selected4340.6
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
64) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Entertainment (ENTERTAI)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected5047.2
1) Selected5652.8
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
65) [IF SELECTED FOR VARIABLE INTERNET] For what reasons do you use the internet (or the web)? - Do not use the web (WEBNO)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected10397.2
1) Selected32.8
Missing302 
TOTAL106100.0
66) Generally speaking, do you feel that those who provide care for someone who can't look after themselves experience: (STRESCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Little or no stress143.5
2) Not very much stress82.0
3) Don't know/not sure246.0
4) Some stress14937.0
5) A great deal of stress20851.6
Missing5 
TOTAL403100.0
67) Do you presently have or have you ever had caregiving responsibilities for anyone age 18 or older? (YESCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24058.8
2) No16841.2
TOTAL408100.0
68) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How many such persons do (did) you look after? (GIVECARE)
TOTAL%
1) One12954.2
2) Two5121.4
3) Three +5824.4
Missing170 
TOTAL238100.0
69) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] Where does (did) the person for whom you provide(d) care live? (CARELIVE)
TOTAL%
1) In your home10243.4
2) In their home, near yours7029.8
3) In their home, some distance from yours2912.3
4) In a nursing home locally177.2
5) In a nursing home some distance from your home93.8
6) Somewhere else83.4
Missing173 
TOTAL235100.0
70) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How many minutes does (did) it take for you to drive from your home to reach this person? (RECORDED IN MINUTES) (HOWFAR)
TOTAL%
1) 23.8
3) 35.7
5) 611.3
7) 11.9
8) 11.9
10) 1732.1
15) 35.7
20) 11.9
30) 35.7
35) 35.7
45) 11.9
50) 11.9
120) 35.7
140) 11.9
150) 11.9
180) 23.8
270) 11.9
300) 11.9
994) 11.9
998) 11.9
Missing355 
TOTAL53100.0
71) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How often do (did) you have to provide care or assistance for the person you look(ed) after? (OFTCARE)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a month62.6
2) Several times a month208.6
3) Several times a week4921.1
4) At least once a day4318.5
5) Several times a day11449.1
Missing176 
TOTAL232100.0
72) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] Is (Was) the person you care(d) for male or female? (SEXCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Male9039.1
2) Female14060.9
Missing178 
TOTAL230100.0
73) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] What is (was) (his/her) age? (CAREAGE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL24071.38819
74) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How long have you been caring (did you care) for this person? (MOCARE)
TOTAL%
1) 6 months or less3816.0
2) 6 months to 1 year3414.3
3) 1 to 2 years3012.7
4) 2 to 3 years177.2
5) 3 to 4 years145.9
6) 4 years or more10243.0
8) Don't know/not sure20.8
Missing171 
TOTAL237100.0
75) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How often do (did) your caregiving responsibilities interfere with your activities such as going out to dinner, shopping, or a show? (ACTIVITY)
TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all6125.6
2) Not very often6929.0
3) Don't know/not sure10.4
4) Fairly often4318.1
5) Very often6426.9
Missing170 
TOTAL238100.0
76) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How often do (did) your caregiving responsibilities interferes with other family obligations? (FAMOB)
TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all8535.7
2) Not very often7631.9
3) Don't know/not sure41.7
4) Fairly often3514.7
5) Very often3816.0
Missing170 
TOTAL238100.0
77) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How often do (did) you experience anger or frustration because of your caregiving responsibilities? (FRUSTR)
TOTAL%
1) Never or not often at all8134.3
2) Not very often9339.4
3) Don't know/not sure41.7
4) Fairly often3715.7
5) Very often218.9
Missing172 
TOTAL236100.0
78) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How much financial strain is (was) caused by your caregiving responsibilities? (FINANSTR)
TOTAL%
1) None at all11549.1
2) Not very much5021.4
3) Don't know/not sure20.9
4) Some4017.1
5) A great deal2711.5
Missing174 
TOTAL234100.0
79) [IF YES TO VARIABLE YESCARE] How much stress is (was) placed on your family life by your caregiving responsibilities? (FAMSTRES)
TOTAL%
1) None at all5824.6
2) Not very much5623.7
3) Don't know/not sure31.3
4) Some6427.1
5) A great deal5523.3
Missing172 
TOTAL236100.0
80) How often do you find yourself feeling lonely? (LONELY)
TOTAL%
1) Never9523.3
2) Almost never14736.1
3) Sometimes13533.2
4) Almost always204.9
5) Always102.5
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
81) Last week, how often did you visit in person with a member of your family who does not live in your household? (SEEFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all9222.9
2) Once7618.9
3) A few times15137.6
4) Every day6415.9
8) Does not apply, no family close enough to visit194.7
Missing6 
TOTAL402100.0
82) Last week, how often did you visit in person with friends or neighbors? Was it... (SEEFREND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all6816.8
2) Once7017.3
3) A few times18245.0
4) Every day8420.8
Missing4 
TOTAL404100.0
83) How would you describe your current level of social activity? Are you: (SOCACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active348.4
2) Not too active11528.3
3) Somewhat active16340.1
4) Very active9322.9
8) Don't know/not sure10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL406100.0
84) How active are you in religious or church-related groups? Are you: (RELACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active15437.8
2) Not too active10024.6
3) Somewhat active9322.9
4) Very active5914.5
8) Don't know/not sure10.2
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
85) How would you describe your current level of physical activity? (PHYSACT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all active266.4
2) Not too active8019.6
3) Somewhat active20851.0
4) Very active9322.8
8) Don't know/not sure10.2
TOTAL408100.0
86) What is your single most frequent physical activity? (MOPHYS)
TOTAL%
1) Walking14648.5
2) Stationary bicycling/treadmill113.7
3) Swimming/water exercises31.0
4) Bowling72.3
5) Dancing31.0
6) Hunting, fishing, sailing, power boating20.7
7) Golf72.3
8) Jogging (running)72.3
9) Bicycling103.3
10) Aerobic exercises124.0
11) Organized sports/games (Senior Olympics, baseball, softball)10.3
12) Body recall31.0
13) Sex10.3
15) Rollerblading (skating)10.3
16) Rowboating or canoeing10.3
19) Gardening4414.6
20) Housework134.3
21) Hobbies62.0
88) Other82.7
99) No response155.0
Missing107 
TOTAL301100.0
87) How would you describe your general satisfaction with life at present? (SATLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Poor102.5
2) Fair6115.0
3) Good21853.4
4) Excellent11929.2
TOTAL408100.0
88) When you compare yourself to others your age, do you feel... (FEELAGE)
TOTAL%
1) Very old for your age194.7
2) About the same as others14034.3
3) Young for your age15738.5
4) Very young for your age8019.6
8) Don't know/not sure122.9
TOTAL408100.0
89) Would you say that your health today is... (HELTHNOW)
TOTAL%
1) Poor297.1
2) Fair9222.6
3) Good21252.1
4) Excellent7418.2
Missing1 
TOTAL407100.0
90) Now, how well do you think your income and assets meet your financial needs? (SATMON)
TOTAL%
1) Barely174.3
2) Not very well5012.5
3) Adequately16240.5
4) Well9724.3
5) Very well7418.5
Missing8 
TOTAL400100.0
91) Looking back, would you say that you are more or less satisfied with life now than when you were a young adult? (LIFENOW)
TOTAL%
1) Less satisfied7418.2
2) About the same9423.2
3) More satisfied21252.2
7) Not applicable51.2
8) Don't know/not sure215.2
Missing2 
TOTAL406100.0
92) For the most part, I find life to be very interesting and exciting (EXCLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree20.5
2) Disagree307.4
3) No opinion82.0
4) Agree25061.7
5) Strongly agree11027.2
8) Don't know/not sure51.2
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
93) Older adults are part of the cast on some television shows. Do you think the image of older adults on television is portrayed accurately? (PORTTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13233.8
2) Don't know/not sure13534.5
3) No12431.7
Missing17 
TOTAL391100.0
94) Compared to older generations, do the young people of today have personal values that are: (GENVAL)
TOTAL%
1) Better than older generations143.5
2) About the same13032.3
3) Worse than older generations23057.2
8) Don't know/not sure287.0
Missing6 
TOTAL402100.0
95) Have you discussed the matter of a living will with anyone? (DISLIVW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25161.8
2) No15538.2
Missing2 
TOTAL406100.0
96) [IF YES TO VARIABLE DISLIV] With whom did you discuss it? (WHODIS)
TOTAL%
1) Spouse7329.4
2) Children6124.6
3) Siblings52.0
4) Other relatives93.6
5) Friends or neighbors52.0
6) Clergy10.4
7) Doctor156.0
8) Attorney7229.0
9) Other non-relative72.8
Missing160 
TOTAL248100.0
97) If a person has a living will, should doctors and hospitals be bound be their wishes? (LIVWIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they should36691.0
2) No, they should not174.2
3) Not sure194.7
Missing6 
TOTAL402100.0
98) Do you have a living will? (HAVLIVW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I do17342.7
2) No, I do not23257.3
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
99) [IF NO TO VARIABLE HAVLIVW] Do you plan to obtain a living will sometime in the future? (OBTAINLW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12754.7
2) No4720.3
3) Not sure5825.0
Missing176 
TOTAL232100.0
100) Have you given power of attorney over health decisions concerning you to anyone? (POWER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16340.6
2) No23859.4
Missing7 
TOTAL401100.0
101) [IF YES TO VARIABLE POWER] Who has your power of attorney? (WHOPOWER)
TOTAL%
1) Spouse4729.4
2) Children7848.8
3) Siblings85.0
4) Other relatives159.4
5) Friends or neighbors53.1
7) Doctor21.3
8) Attorney31.9
9) Other non-relatives21.3
Missing248 
TOTAL160100.0
102) When the suffering becomes too great, those who have a terminal illness should have the right to choose to end their own life. Do you: (TAKELIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree4110.3
2) Disagree10125.4
3) Don't know/not sure369.0
4) Agree13834.7
5) Strongly agree8220.6
Missing10 
TOTAL398100.0
103) Dr. Jack Kevorkian was criminally prosecuted and convicted for directly assisting terminally ill people to commit suicide. Do you agree with his conviction? (DRJACK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Disagree4310.9
2) Disagree15037.9
3) Don't know/not sure4812.1
4) Agree11328.5
5) Strongly agree4210.6
Missing12 
TOTAL396100.0
104) May I ask, to which racial group do you belong? (If necessary, read responses) (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White36591.5
2) Black184.5
3) Latino/Hispanic10.3
4) Asian/Pacific Islander10.3
5) Native American20.5
6) Other41.0
8) Don't know/not sure82.0
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0
105) Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes? (If a respondent reports an amount listed in two categories, click the higher category.) (HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Less than $5,000144.1
2) $5,000 - $10,0003410.1
3) $10,000 - $20,0006218.3
4) $20,000 - $30,0007020.7
5) $30,000 - $40,000329.5
6) $40,000 - $50,000205.9
7) $50,000 - $60,000205.9
8) $60,000 - $70,000103.0
9) $70,000 - $80,00041.2
10) $80,000 - $90,00030.9
11) $90,000 - $100,00072.1
12) $100,000 or more164.7
88) Don't know/not sure4613.6
Missing70 
TOTAL338100.0
106) Professional wrestling has become very popular on TV. In your opinion is professional wrestling a genuine sporting event or a show strictly for entertainment? (WWF)
TOTAL%
1) Genuine sporting event71.7
2) Strictly for entertainment35487.4
3) Both102.5
4) Don't know/not sure112.7
5) Don't know/don't watch235.7
Missing3 
TOTAL405100.0
107) Sex [RECORD BY VOICE IDENTIFICATION] (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12130.0
2) Female28370.0
Missing4 
TOTAL404100.0
108) I-SEX: Sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male12130.0
2) Female28370.0
Missing4 
TOTAL404100.0
109) I-MARITAL: Are you currently married, widowed, separated, divorced, or have you never been married? (for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married19748.3
2) Widowed11828.9
3) Separated51.2
4) Divorced4912.0
5) Never been married399.6
TOTAL408100.0
110) I-EDUC: What was the last grade you completed in school? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-EDUC)
TOTAL%
0) 4915.4
1) HighSchool12840.1
2) SomColl6821.3
3) Coll/Grad7122.3
4) Trade30.9
Missing89 
TOTAL319100.0
111) I-RACE: May I ask, to which racial group do you belong? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
0) White36591.5
1) Black184.5
2) Other82.0
3) Don't Know82.0
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0
112) I-AGE: What is your age? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
0) 19-394912.0
1) 40-6412731.1
2) 65-7211127.2
3) 73-797017.2
4) 80+5112.5
TOTAL408100.0
113) I-HHINCOME: Last year, was your total household income, from all sources, before taxes? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-HHINCOME)
TOTAL%
0) 0-20K11032.5
1) 20-40K10230.2
2) 40-80K5416.0
3) 80K+267.7
4) DK4613.6
Missing70 
TOTAL338100.0
114) I-PARTYID: Have you usually thought of yourself: (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-PARTYID)
TOTAL%
0) Repub11429.4
1) Indep4210.8
2) Democ11228.9
3) OtherParty30.8
4) Changes11730.2
Missing20 
TOTAL388100.0
115) I-RELPREF: What is your religious preference? Would you say you are... (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-RELPREF)
TOTAL%
0) Catholic4110.1
1) Protestant29873.4
2) Jewish10.2
3) Other4210.3
4) None245.9
Missing2 
TOTAL406100.0
116) I-ATTEND: How often do you attend church? (recoded for use with online analysis) (I-ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never7418.5
1) FewXYear7017.5
2) 1+/Month6917.3
3) 1XWeek11929.8
4) 1+/Week6716.8
Missing9 
TOTAL399100.0