General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)

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Still thinking about the same couple, if both are in a similar work situation and are eligible for paid leave, how should this paid leave period be divided between the mother and the father?
  1) The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave
  2) The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it
  3) The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period
  4) The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it
  5) The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave
  8) Don't know
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 289 28.2% 28.2% -.84
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 271 26.5% 54.7% -.38
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 327 31.9% 86.6% .08
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 3 .3% 86.9% .53
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 2 .2% 87.1% .99
Don't know 118 11.5% 98.6% 2.37
No answer 14 1.4% 100% 2.83

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75 or older TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 28.3%
58
27.1%
87
25.0%
64
27.1%
46
48.6%
34
28.3%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 27.8%
57
30.2%
97
27.3%
70
23.5%
40
8.6%
6
26.4%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 36.1%
74
31.2%
100
31.3%
80
32.9%
56
22.9%
16
31.9%
326
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Don't know 6.8%
14
10.9%
35
14.1%
36
14.1%
24
12.9%
9
11.5%
118
No answer 0.0%
0
0.6%
2
1.6%
4
1.8%
3
7.1%
5
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
205
100.0%
321
100.0%
256
100.0%
170
100.0%
70

1022


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Less than once a year Once a year Several times a year One to three times a month Nearly every week Once a week or more TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 26.9%
83
21.4%
31
24.0%
25
28.1%
45
30.0%
12
35.5%
93
28.4%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 20.8%
64
32.4%
47
30.8%
32
34.4%
55
22.5%
9
24.0%
63
26.5%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 38.6%
119
29.7%
43
34.6%
36
25.6%
41
30.0%
12
29.0%
76
32.1%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
1.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
1
0.2%
2
Don't know 12.7%
39
15.9%
23
7.7%
8
10.0%
16
15.0%
6
9.2%
24
11.4%
116
No answer 1.0%
3
0.7%
1
1.0%
1
0.6%
1
2.5%
1
1.9%
5
1.2%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
308
100.0%
145
100.0%
104
100.0%
160
100.0%
40
100.0%
262

1019


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Extremely liberal or liberal Slightly liberal Moderate Slightly conservative Extremely conservative or conservative TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 19.2%
35
20.3%
24
27.9%
112
35.2%
43
37.3%
57
27.7%
271
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 25.3%
46
32.2%
38
26.1%
105
32.0%
39
25.5%
39
27.3%
267
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 40.7%
74
35.6%
42
32.8%
132
24.6%
30
23.5%
36
32.1%
314
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
3
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.7%
1
0.2%
2
Don't know 13.7%
25
11.9%
14
11.9%
48
7.4%
9
9.2%
14
11.3%
110
No answer 1.1%
2
0.0%
0
1.0%
4
0.8%
1
2.0%
3
1.0%
10
TOTAL 100.0%
182
100.0%
118
100.0%
402
100.0%
122
100.0%
153

977


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 26.2%
197
34.5%
61
32.3%
31
28.2%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 28.2%
212
20.9%
37
22.9%
22
26.5%
271
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 30.2%
227
36.2%
64
37.5%
36
31.9%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.3%
2
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.1%
1
0.6%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
2
Don't know 13.2%
99
7.9%
14
5.2%
5
11.5%
118
No answer 1.7%
13
0.0%
0
1.0%
1
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
751
100.0%
177
100.0%
96

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Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish None Other TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 33.3%
152
27.1%
60
23.5%
4
22.4%
49
22.6%
24
28.4%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 24.1%
110
25.3%
56
35.3%
6
27.9%
61
34.9%
37
26.5%
270
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 28.9%
132
31.7%
70
29.4%
5
38.4%
84
32.1%
34
31.9%
325
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.2%
1
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.9%
1
0.2%
2
Don't know 11.6%
53
13.6%
30
11.8%
2
11.0%
24
8.5%
9
11.6%
118
No answer 1.5%
7
1.8%
4
0.0%
0
0.5%
1
0.0%
0
1.2%
12
TOTAL 100.0%
456
100.0%
221
100.0%
17
100.0%
219
100.0%
106

1019


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The mother should take the entire paid leave period and the father should not take any paid leave 33.9%
148
24.0%
141
28.2%
289
The mother should take most of the paid leave period and the father should take some of it 24.7%
108
27.8%
163
26.5%
271
The mother and the father should each take half of the paid leave period 29.7%
130
33.6%
197
31.9%
327
The father should take most of the paid leave period and the mother should take some of it 0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.3%
3
The father should take the entire paid leave period and the mother should not take any paid leave 0.2%
1
0.2%
1
0.2%
2
Don't know 9.8%
43
12.8%
75
11.5%
118
No answer 1.6%
7
1.2%
7
1.4%
14
TOTAL 100.0%
437
100.0%
587

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