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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Social Participation

xsoorno            Number of organizations have at least some involvement
xsoorin            Number of organizations have very much involvement
xsopar1 - sopr17   Level of involvment in organization
xsoogo1            First other organization R involved in
xsoogo2            Second other organization R involved in
xsofrno            Frequency of involvment with friends
xsovote            Vote for the November 1976 elections

xsoorno: Number of organizations in which sibling respondent has at least some involvement.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87a-87o, 88p, 88q
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 No organizations 149 226 375
1 One organization 293 287 580
2 Two organizations 242 252 494
3 Three organizations 150 127 277
4 - 11 Four to eleven organizations 209 194 403
Note: XSOORNO includes any participation in any organizations
mentioned in XSOPAR1-XSOPR17. In the actual data, the maximum
number of organizations in which any one participant was
involved is 11.

If the entire social participation section had missing data codes, this
variable is coded -3. If there was some missing data and some valid data
on XSOPAR1 through XSOPR17, the missing data was counted as not being
involved in that organization for purposes of constructing this item.

xsoorin: Number of organizations in which sibling respondent has very much involvement.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87a-o, 88p, 88q
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 No organizations 386 444 830
1 One organization 320 316 636
2 Two organizations 170 163 333
3 Three organizations 85 75 160
4 - 9 Four to nine organizations 82 88 170
Note: XSOORNO includes any participation in any organizations
mentioned in XSOPAR1-XSOPR17. In the actual data, the maximum
number of organizations in which any one participant was
involved is 11.

If the entire social participation section had missing data codes, this
variable is coded -3. If there was some missing data and some valid data
on XSOPAR1 through XSOPR17, the missing data was counted as not being
involved in that organization for purposes of constructing this item.

xsopar1: What is your level of involvement with church-connected groups, but not the church itself?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3395 3255 6650
0 None 833 717 1550
1 Some Involvement 73 128 201
2 Very Much Involved 136 241 377

xsopar2: What is your level of involvement with labor unions?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87b
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 748 990 1738
1 Some Involvement 215 76 291
2 Very Much Involved 80 20 100
Note: See Appendix A - COR700 for Background variables for the
1977 sibling study

xsopar3: What is your level of involvement with veterans' organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 961 1071 2032
1 Some Involvement 59 8 67
2 Very Much Involved 23 7 30

xsopar4: What is your level of involvement with fraternal organizations or lodges?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 877 1017 1894
1 Some Involvement 102 46 148
2 Very Much Involved 64 23 87

xsopar5: What is your level of involvement with business or civic groups?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87e
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 859 972 1831
1 Some Involvement 74 42 116
2 Very Much Involved 110 72 182

xsopar6: What is your level of involvement with parent-teacher associations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87f
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 838 706 1544
1 Some Involvement 133 228 361
2 Very Much Involved 72 152 224

xsopar7: What is your level of involvement with community centers?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87g
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 995 1022 2017
1 Some Involvement 20 24 44
2 Very Much Involved 28 40 68

xsopar8: What is your level of involvement with organizations of people with the same nationality?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87h
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 1030 1063 2093
1 Some Involvement 8 16 24
2 Very Much Involved 5 7 12

xsopar9: What is your level of involvement with sport teams?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87i
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 693 837 1530
1 Some Involvement 44 34 78
2 Very Much Involved 306 215 521

xsopr10: What is your level of involvement with country clubs?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87j
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 984 1036 2020
1 Some Involvement 22 18 40
2 Very Much Involved 37 32 69

xsopr11: What is your level of involvement with youth groups, e.g. scout leader, etc.?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87k
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 923 925 1848
1 Some Involvement 22 30 52
2 Very Much Involved 98 131 229

xsopr12: What is your level of involvement with professional groups?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87l
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 805 948 1753
1 Some Involvement 101 64 165
2 Very Much Involved 137 74 211

xsopr13: What is your level of involvement with political clubs or organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87m
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 991 1038 2029
1 Some Involvement 28 29 57
2 Very Much Involved 24 19 43

xsopr14: What is your level of involvement with neighborhood improvement organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87n
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 983 1020 2003
1 Some Involvement 28 37 65
2 Very Much Involved 32 29 61

xsopr15: What is your level of involvement with charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87o
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3256 6650
0 None 983 972 1955
1 Some Involvement 25 48 73
2 Very Much Involved 35 65 100

xsopr16: What is your level of involvement with the first group besides church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87a, 88p
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3257 6651
0 None 902 917 1819
1 Some Involvement 28 36 64
2 Very Much Involved 113 131 244

xsopr17: What is your level of involvement with the second group besides church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 87a, 88q
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
0 None 1025 1056 2081
1 Some Involvement 4 7 11
2 Very Much Involved 14 23 37

xsoogo1: What is the first group you have some level of involvement with that are not church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 88
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
-2 902 917 1819
0 Other 6 12 18
1 Hobbies and arts 53 36 89
2 Service 42 29 71
3 Social 15 31 46
4 Athletic clubs (YMCA, etc.) 16 10 26
5 Home economics and family 1 21 22
6 Women's clubs, auxiliary 1 17 18
7 Nondenominational religious organizations 0 1 1
8 Health (TOPS, AA, etc.) 5 9 14
9 Alumni groups 2 3 5

xsoogo2: What is the second group you have some level of involvement with that are not church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 88
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
-2 1025 1056 2081
0 Other 3 0 3
1 Hobbies and arts 8 12 20
2 Service 1 6 7
3 Social 3 5 8
4 Athletic clubs (YMCA, etc.) 3 2 5
5 Home economics and family 0 1 1
6 Women's clubs, auxiliary 0 2 2
8 Health (TOPS, AA, etc.) 0 1 1
9 Alumni groups 0 1 1

xsofrno: How many times in the past four weeks have you gotten together with friends?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 89
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3395 3256 6651
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 none 91 71 162
1 - 2 260 244 504
3 - 4 353 351 704
5 - 8 214 242 456
9 - 30 123 177 300

xsovote: Did you vote for the November 1976 elections?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 90
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 Voted 884 926 1810
2 Didn't vote 155 151 306
3 Ineligible 2 7 9

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