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Mail: Social Participation

mz001rer-mz022rer        List of clubs and organizations to which the
                         respondent belongs and level of involvement
                         in each.

mz023rer-mz024rer        Number of times in the past four weeks that
                         the respondent has gotten together socially
                         with family and friends.

NOTE:  Please see Appendix G - COR571A for references on social 
participation items.  

NOTE:  This text refers to items mz002rer-mz022re:
                              
       Here is a list of clubs and organizations to which many
       people belong.  (Please circle your level of involvement with 
       each activity.)

       Not       Very      Some     Quite a      A great
       involved  little               bit         deal
  
                              Activities and memberships:
                              
NOTE:  Sixty-one respondents did not answer any questions in this section
       (mz001rer=2). Variables mz002rer-mz021re are coded "NOT ASCERTAINED/
       REFUSED" for these respondents.  If the level of involvement is not 
       indicated for a particular organization, the code for that organization 
       is also "NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED".  It is possible that some 
       respondents only indicated levels of involvement for organizations that
       applied to them.  If that is the case then this second category of 
       "NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED" codes should be 0.

mz001rer: Were any of the organizational participation questions answered?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
1 YES 3162 3652 6814
2 NO 30 31 61

mz002rer: What is your level of involvement with church-connected groups, but not the church itself?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 113 133 246
0 NOT INVOLVED 1639 1605 3244
1 VERY LITTLE 503 466 969
2 SOME 510 731 1241
3 QUITE A BIT 256 398 654
4 A GREAT DEAL 171 350 521

mz003rer: What is your level of involvement with a church, temple, or other place of worship?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29a2, IN75

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 19 18 37
-2 3031 3516 6547
0 NOT INVOLVED 61 57 118
1 VERY LITTLE 16 23 39
2 SOME 33 35 68
3 QUITE A BIT 13 14 27
4 A GREAT DEAL 19 20 39
Note: 1975 Respondents (RA001RE=8) were not asked this question
(MZ003RER). Many respondents to the first wave of the mail
questionnaire, listed the "church itself" in other organizations.
Their responses are categorized in MZ019RE or MZ021RE. The mail
questionnaire was modified to include "the church itself" as
a unique category. This modified questionnaire was sent to
the 1975 nonrespondents who responded to the 1992 phone survey;
as well as the siblings.

mz004rer: What is your level of involvement with labor unions?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 113 236 349
0 NOT INVOLVED 2232 2910 5142
1 VERY LITTLE 304 253 557
2 SOME 345 202 547
3 QUITE A BIT 114 54 168
4 A GREAT DEAL 84 28 112

mz005rer: What is your level of involvement with veterans' organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 144 253 397
0 NOT INVOLVED 2564 3222 5786
1 VERY LITTLE 217 101 318
2 SOME 204 79 283
3 QUITE A BIT 44 9 53
4 A GREAT DEAL 19 19 38

mz006rer: What is your level of involvement with fraternal organizations or lodges?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 131 244 375
0 NOT INVOLVED 2444 3073 5517
1 VERY LITTLE 205 137 342
2 SOME 281 143 424
3 QUITE A BIT 77 54 131
4 A GREAT DEAL 54 32 86

mz007rer: What is your level of involvement with business or civic groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 137 266 403
0 NOT INVOLVED 2015 2603 4618
1 VERY LITTLE 307 230 537
2 SOME 446 368 814
3 QUITE A BIT 183 128 311
4 A GREAT DEAL 104 88 192

mz008rer: What is your level of involvement with parent-teachers' associations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 143 241 384
0 NOT INVOLVED 2617 2960 5577
1 VERY LITTLE 206 138 344
2 SOME 160 225 385
3 QUITE A BIT 34 68 102
4 A GREAT DEAL 32 51 83

mz009rer: What is your level of involvement with community centers?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 163 267 430
0 NOT INVOLVED 2692 2969 5661
1 VERY LITTLE 154 187 341
2 SOME 142 193 335
3 QUITE A BIT 29 49 78
4 A GREAT DEAL 12 18 30

mz010rer: What is your level of involvement with organizations of people of the same nationality?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 157 269 426
0 NOT INVOLVED 2848 3204 6052
1 VERY LITTLE 74 71 145
2 SOME 85 88 173
3 QUITE A BIT 21 29 50
4 A GREAT DEAL 7 22 29

mz011rer: What is your level of involvement with sport teams?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 129 252 381
0 NOT INVOLVED 1948 2753 4701
1 VERY LITTLE 218 139 357
2 SOME 506 268 774
3 QUITE A BIT 251 161 412
4 A GREAT DEAL 140 110 250

mz012rer: What is your level of involvement with country clubs?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 152 262 414
0 NOT INVOLVED 2621 3157 5778
1 VERY LITTLE 129 74 203
2 SOME 143 105 248
3 QUITE A BIT 85 50 135
4 A GREAT DEAL 62 35 97

mz013rer: What is your level of involvement with youth groups, for example as a Scout leader?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 155 266 421
0 NOT INVOLVED 2699 3151 5850
1 VERY LITTLE 95 50 145
2 SOME 134 100 234
3 QUITE A BIT 68 58 126
4 A GREAT DEAL 41 58 99

mz014rer: What is your level of involvement with professional groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29l

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 131 235 366
0 NOT INVOLVED 1777 2358 4135
1 VERY LITTLE 331 287 618
2 SOME 583 514 1097
3 QUITE A BIT 257 188 445
4 A GREAT DEAL 113 101 214

mz015rer: What is your level of involvement with political clubs or organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 156 267 423
0 NOT INVOLVED 2581 2943 5524
1 VERY LITTLE 233 219 452
2 SOME 155 190 345
3 QUITE A BIT 50 39 89
4 A GREAT DEAL 17 25 42

mz016rer: What is your level of involvement with neighborhood improvement organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29n

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 163 267 430
0 NOT INVOLVED 2371 2632 5003
1 VERY LITTLE 320 318 638
2 SOME 234 357 591
3 QUITE A BIT 67 75 142
4 A GREAT DEAL 37 34 71

mz017rer: What is your level of involvement with charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29o

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 149 244 393
0 NOT INVOLVED 2000 2051 4051
1 VERY LITTLE 398 427 825
2 SOME 450 614 1064
3 QUITE A BIT 117 219 336
4 A GREAT DEAL 78 128 206

mz018rer: What is your level of involvement with hobby groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 221 322 543
0 NOT INVOLVED 1991 2147 4138
1 VERY LITTLE 262 242 504
2 SOME 381 515 896
3 QUITE A BIT 215 288 503
4 A GREAT DEAL 122 169 291

mz019re: What is the first club/organization you are involved with other than church-connect groups, the church itself, labor unions, Veterans' organizations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teachers' associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sports teams, country club, youth groups, professional groups, political clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, charity or welfare organizations, and hobby groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m29q1
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 31 61
1 SERVICE 47 98 145
2 SOCIAL 16 31 47
3 ATHLETIC CLUBS (YMCA etc.) 14 37 51
4 HOME ECONOMICS AND FAMILY 2 24 26
5 WOMEN'S CLUBS, AUXILIARY 2 15 17
6 NONDENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 4 0 4
7 HEALTH (TOPS, AA, etc.) 19 38 57
8 ALUMNI GROUPS 4 2 6
9 THE CHURCH ITSELF 26 44 70
11 NONE 3028 3363 6391

mz020re: What is your level of involvement with the first club/organization you are involved with other than church-connect groups, the church itself, labor unions, Veterans' organizations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teachers' associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sports teams, country club, youth groups, professional groups, political clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, charity or welfare organizations, and hobby groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29q2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 10 32 42
-2 3058 3394 6452
1 VERY LITTLE 2 11 13
2 SOME 26 52 78
3 QUITE A BIT 41 90 131
4 A GREAT DEAL 55 104 159
Note: See mz019re for group specificity.

mz021re: What is the second club/organization you are involved with other than church-connect groups, the church itself, labor unions, Veterans' organizations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teachers' associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sports teams, country club, youth groups, professional groups, political clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, charity or welfare organizations, and hobby groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: m29r1
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 31 61
1 SERVICE 20 43 63
2 SOCIAL 6 16 22
3 ATHLETIC CLUBS (YMCA etc.) 1 6 7
4 HOME ECONOMICS AND FAMILY 0 3 3
5 WOMEN'S CLUBS, AUXILIARY 0 2 2
6 NONDENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 0 2 2
7 HEALTH (TOPS, AA, etc.) 2 5 7
8 ALUMNI GROUPS 0 1 1
9 THE CHURCH ITSELF 0 8 8
10 VOLUNTEERS, N.E.C 1 2 3
11 NONE 3132 3564 6696

mz022re: What is your level of involvement with the second club/organization you are involved with other than church-connect groups, the church itself, labor unions, Veterans' organizations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teachers' associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sports teams, country club, youth groups, professional groups, political clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, charity or welfare organizations, and hobby groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 29r2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 1 8 9
-2 3162 3595 6757
0 NOT INVOLVED 0 2 2
1 VERY LITTLE 0 2 2
2 SOME 5 15 20
3 QUITE A BIT 14 34 48
4 A GREAT DEAL 10 27 37
Note: See mz021re for group specificity.

mz023rer: How many times, if at all, during the past four weeks have you gotten together with friends? We mean like going out together or visiting in each other's homes.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 30

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 17 22 39
0 - 44 0 TO 44 TIMES 3175 3661 6836

mz024rer: How many times, if at all, during the past four weeks have you gotten together socially with relatives?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 31

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 23 43
0 - 60 0 TO 60 TIMES 3172 3660 6832

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