Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Attachment/Solidarity > Friendship

This scale was created in 2000 as part of the Social Capital Benchmark Survey. It is a count of how many different kinds of personal friends the respondent has from 11 possible types.

Note: This scale wasn't a previously established scale, but was created when the survey was created (PI: Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University).

Data File: Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000


General Instructions:

Sum all included item. Set 8) Don't know and 9) Refused to system missing.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


BBUS from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55A. Do you have a personal friend who owns their own business? (BBUS)
TOTAL%
0) No10,09634.5
1) Yes18,97864.9
8) Dont Know1150.4
9) Refused440.2
TOTAL29233100.0

BWORKER from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55B. Do you have a personal friend who is a manual worker? (BWORKER)
TOTAL%
0) No8,79830.1
1) Yes20,25469.3
8) Dont Know1340.5
9) Refused470.2
TOTAL29233100.0

BWELF from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55C. Do you have a personal friend who has been on welfare? (BWELF)
TOTAL%
0) No16,51356.5
1) Yes11,54939.5
8) Dont Know1,1083.8
9) Refused630.2
TOTAL29233100.0

BVACH from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55D. Do you have a personal friend who owns a vacation home? (BVACH)
TOTAL%
0) No14,51049.6
1) Yes14,27448.8
8) Dont Know3971.4
9) Refused520.2
TOTAL29233100.0

BREL from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55E. Do you have a personal friend with a different religious orientation than you? (BREL)
TOTAL%
0) No6,01120.6
1) Yes22,49877.0
8) Dont Know6532.2
9) Refused710.2
TOTAL29233100.0

BWHT from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55F. Do you have a personal friend who is White? (BWHT)
TOTAL%
0) No2,4738.5
1) Yes26,60891.0
8) Dont Know260.1
9) Refused1260.4
TOTAL29233100.0

BHISP from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55G. Do you have a personal friend who is Latino or Hispanic? (BHISP)
TOTAL%
0) No14,96351.2
1) Yes14,04148.0
8) Dont Know1010.3
9) Refused1280.4
TOTAL29233100.0

BASN from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55H. Do you have a personal friend who is Asian? (BASN)
TOTAL%
0) No18,17862.2
1) Yes10,82437.0
8) Dont Know1060.4
9) Refused1250.4
TOTAL29233100.0

BBLK from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55I. Do you have a personal friend who is Black or African-American? (BBLK)
TOTAL%
0) No10,52536.0
1) Yes18,53663.4
8) Dont Know430.1
9) Refused1290.4
TOTAL29233100.0

BGAY from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55J. Do you have a personal friend who is gay or lesbian? (BGAY)
TOTAL%
0) No16,59556.8
1) Yes11,81740.4
8) Dont Know7212.5
9) Refused1000.3
TOTAL29233100.0

BLEADER from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

55K. Do you have a personal friend who you would describe as a community leader? (BLEADER)
TOTAL%
0) No14,90951.0
1) Yes14,07548.1
8) Dont Know2060.7
9) Refused430.1
TOTAL29233100.0



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