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How does the respondent feel about his/her current economic situation?

Below are 31 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

EC192O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Now I would like to ask you some questions about your current economic situation. Is it very stable, so that you always feel confident about knowing where next months income will come from, pretty stable, or not too stable? (EC192O)
TOTAL%
1) Very stable15733.3
2) Pretty stable22648.0
3) Not too stable8718.5
5) Refused10.2
Missing1,562 
TOTAL471100.0


LIF997N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How much satisfaction do you get from your finances? (LIF997N)
TOTAL%
1) Great deal of satisfaction167.3
2) Quite a bit of satisfaction6027.3
3) Some satisfaction9241.8
4) A little bit of satisfaction3214.5
5) No satisfaction209.1
Missing1,813 
TOTAL220100.0


PPFS0679 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

Q43: Generally, how would you rate your own personal finances these days? (PPFS0679)
TOTAL%
-2) Not asked30019.8
-1) Refused120.8
1) Excellent775.1
2) Good34322.6
3) Fair52434.5
4) Poor25016.5
5) Not sure120.8
TOTAL1,518100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape30.5
2) Good shape579.5
3) Only fair shape40166.8
4) Poor shape13823.0
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


PPFS0680 from Measuring Morality Study, 2012

Q44: Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse? (PPFS0680)
TOTAL%
-2) Not asked30019.7
-1) Refused90.6
1) Excellent25016.5
2) Good31720.9
3) Fair60339.7
4) Poor402.6
TOTAL1,519100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape517.8
2) Good shape21132.5
3) Only fair shape25238.8
4) Poor shape13020.0
8) Dont know50.8
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL650100.0


ECONST from Caucasus Barometer 2012, Georgia

Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
TOTAL%
-3) Interviewer error14,9590.4
-2) Refuse to answer23,2860.7
-1) Dont know26,9660.8
1) Money is not enough for food.982,43327.6
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes1,190,49533.4
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.1,027,48728.8
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.224,8056.3
5) We can afford to buy anything we need.75,3332.1
TOTAL3,565,764100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape243.3
2) Good shape21729.9
3) Only fair shape45362.4
4) Poor shape324.4
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


ECONST from Caucasus Barometer 2012, Armenia

Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
TOTAL%
-9) Break-off2,6180.1
-3) Interviewer error7,9800.3
-2) Refuse to answer3,7700.1
-1) Dont know14,2850.6
1) Money is not enough for food.749,23529.4
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes902,74035.5
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.726,36028.5
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.93,2693.7
5) We can afford to buy anything we need.44,6121.8
TOTAL2,544,869100.0


ECONST from Caucasus Barometer 2012, Azerbaijan

Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONST)
TOTAL%
-9) Break-off1,6720.0
-3) Interviewer error36,8020.6
-2) Refuse to answer101,7401.5
-1) Dont know149,2902.2
1) Money is not enough for food.1,224,54118.3
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes1,820,03427.3
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.2,617,54139.2
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.520,3067.8
5) We can afford to buy anything we need.204,0343.1
TOTAL6,675,960100.0


ECO192 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

Now I would like to ask you about your current economic situation. Is it very stable, so that you always feel confident about knowing where next months income will come from, pretty stable, or not too stable? (ECO192)
TOTAL%
1) Very stable53545.0
2) Pretty stable53344.8
3) Not too stable1159.7
4) Dont know10.1
5) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable40.3
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0


SATIS_FI from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statements? All things considered, Im satisfied with my financial situation these days. [SATIS_FINANCES] (SATIS_FI)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1278.3
2) Agree72347.1
3) Disagree49031.9
4) Strongly disagree19412.6
Missing39 
TOTAL1,534100.0


ECONSTN from Caucasus Barometer, 2009

Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONSTN)
TOTAL%
-3) Interviewer error120.2
-2) Refuse to answer581.0
-1) Dont know621.1
1) Money is not enough for food1,71129.7
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes2,22238.6
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine1,40024.3
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine1893.3
5) We can afford to buy anything we need1071.9
TOTAL5761100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape4734.3
2) Good shape3,07927.9
3) Only fair shape5,53950.2
4) Poor shape1,85916.9
8) Dont know430.4
9) Refused350.3
TOTAL11028100.0


ECONSTN from Caucasus Barometer, 2010

Which of the following statements best describes the current economic situation of your household? (ECONSTN)
TOTAL%
-9) Break off70.1
-3) Interviewer error100.2
-2) Refuse to answer560.9
-1) Dont know450.7
1) Money is not enough for food1,67327.8
2) Money is enough for food only, but not for clothes2,28538.0
3) Money is enough for food and clothes, but not enough for expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine.1,57826.2
4) We can afford to buy some expensive durables like a refrigerator or washing machine2674.4
5) We can afford to buy anything we need911.5
TOTAL6012100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape111.8
2) Good shape13823.0
3) Only fair shape30851.3
4) Poor shape14223.7
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL600100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape131.9
2) Good shape22732.4
3) Only fair shape35250.3
4) Poor shape10715.3
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape415.1
2) Good shape18022.5
3) Only fair shape36445.4
4) Poor shape20525.6
8) Dont know81.0
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL801100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape333.3
2) Good shape17017.0
3) Only fair shape63163.1
4) Poor shape16416.4
8) Dont know20.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape7510.1
2) Good shape31142.1
3) Only fair shape23932.3
4) Poor shape10313.9
8) Dont know50.7
9) Refused60.8
TOTAL739100.0


OWNFIN_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Now thinking about your own personal finances... How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape financially? (Q107) (OWNFIN_A)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape5266.0
2) Good shape2,70630.7
3) Only fair shape3,15835.8
4) Poor shape2,26225.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1762.0
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape383.8
2) Good shape30029.9
3) Only fair shape48147.9
4) Poor shape17217.1
8) Dont know70.7
9) Refused70.7
TOTAL1,005100.0


FINANCE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Thinking about your own personal finances, how would you rate your own personal financial situation: would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape121.8
2) Good shape12118.5
3) Only fair shape30947.3
4) Poor shape20932.0
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL653100.0


FINANSIT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

Thinking about your own personal finances… How would you rate your own personal financial situation? Would you say you are in excellent shape, good shape, only fair shape or poor shape? (FINANSIT)
TOTAL%
1) Excellent shape2928.8
2) Good shape1,41442.4
3) Only fair shape1,13233.9
4) Poor shape46213.8
9) Dont know/Refused371.1
TOTAL3,337100.0


Q49MONEY from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders Backfile

What is your opinion about money? (Q49MONEY)
TOTAL%
1) I worry about my finances a lot17016.3
2) I sometimes worry about my finances51349.0
3) I have all my finances planned to reach my goals19218.4
4) I never really think about money737.0
5) Money is unimportant to me because God will provide989.4
TOTAL1046100.0


FIN_NEED from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)

How adequate are your finances to your present needs? (FIN_NEED)
TOTAL%
0) Refused1120.5
1) Very adequate3,61616.5
2) Adequate11,62453.2
3) Inadequate4,98022.8
4) Very Inadequate1,5197.0
TOTAL21851100.0


Q12BFINA from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2008 - Volunteering and Other Topics, Members and Elders

When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all11714.6
2) 210413.0
3) 3688.5
4) Some20325.4
5) 510012.5
6) 612015.0
7) A great deal8811.0
TOTAL800100.0


Q12BFINA from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2008 - Volunteering and Other Topics, Clergy

When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all386.1
2) 28012.9
3) 3467.4
4) Some13020.9
5) 511418.3
6) 612019.3
7) A great deal9415.1
TOTAL622100.0


Q12BFINA from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 2008 - Volunteering and Other Topics, All

When you think about growing old and your future, how much do you worry about finances (having an adequate lifelong income)? (Q12BFINA)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all15510.9
2) 218513.0
3) 31148.0
4) Some33523.5
5) 521415.0
6) 624116.9
7) A great deal18212.8
TOTAL1426100.0


FINANCES from Middletown Area Study, 1985

How about your financial situation - are you mainly satisfied or mainly dissatisfied? (FINANCES)
TOTAL%
1) Very dissatisfied4612.1
2) Somewhat dissatisfied5414.2
3) Neutral82.1
4) Somewhat satisfied16844.3
5) Very satisfied10327.2
TOTAL379100.0


MNGEFINA from Presbyterian Panel Survey Merged, 1994-1996

How confident are you in your ability to manage your personal finances (i.e., manage your budget, make investment decisions, manage your investments, etc.)? (MNGEFINA)
TOTAL%
1) Very confident76125.0
2) Confident1,16538.2
3) Somewhat confident89229.3
4) Not confident2187.2
5) Dont know100.3
TOTAL3046100.0




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