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Mail: Social Participation

nz001rer-nz021rer      List of clubs and organizations to which the
                       respondent belongs and level of involvement
                       in each.

nz022rer-nz023rer      Number of times in the past four weeks that
                       the respondent has gotten together socially
                       with family and friends.

nz024rer               Did respondent answer any organizational
                       participation questions (questions 57a - 57s)?
                               
NOTE:  Please see Appendix G - COR571A for references on social
       participation items.

NOTE:  See nz024rer regarding information about the "NOT ASCERTAINED/
       REFUSED" code for variables nz001rer-nz017re.

NOTE:  This text refers to items nz002rer-nz022re:

       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

nz001rer: What is your level of involvement with a church, temple, or other place of worship?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn16, 57a, MZ003RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES ALL 23 GRADUATES) 22 39 61
0 NOT INVOLVED 430 412 842
1 VERY LITTLE 313 273 586
2 SOME 408 447 855
3 QUITE A BIT 349 421 770
4 A GREAT DEAL 380 568 948

nz002rer: What is your level of involvement with church-connected groups, but not the church itself?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57b, MZ002RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 51 74
0 NOT INVOLVED 1014 1099 2113
1 VERY LITTLE 348 307 655
2 SOME 285 333 618
3 QUITE A BIT 127 206 333
4 A GREAT DEAL 105 164 269

nz003rer: What is your level of involvement with labor unions?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57c, MZ004RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 43 69
0 NOT INVOLVED 1441 1798 3239
1 VERY LITTLE 142 111 253
2 SOME 183 142 325
3 QUITE A BIT 62 45 107
4 A GREAT DEAL 48 21 69

nz004rer: What is your level of involvement with veterans' organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57d, MZ005RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 36 61
0 NOT INVOLVED 1549 1964 3513
1 VERY LITTLE 118 73 191
2 SOME 145 58 203
3 QUITE A BIT 42 22 64
4 A GREAT DEAL 23 7 30

nz005rer: What is your level of involvement with fraternal organizations or lodges?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57e, MZ006RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 41 66
0 NOT INVOLVED 1522 1920 3442
1 VERY LITTLE 129 66 195
2 SOME 123 63 186
3 QUITE A BIT 53 37 90
4 A GREAT DEAL 50 33 83

nz006rer: What is your level of involvement with business or civic groups?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57f, MZ007RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 44 76
0 NOT INVOLVED 1238 1567 2805
1 VERY LITTLE 210 171 381
2 SOME 260 238 498
3 QUITE A BIT 108 81 189
4 A GREAT DEAL 54 59 113

nz007rer: What is your level of involvement with parent-teachers' associations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57g, MZ008RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 42 67
0 NOT INVOLVED 1497 1715 3212
1 VERY LITTLE 168 122 290
2 SOME 156 162 318
3 QUITE A BIT 33 73 106
4 A GREAT DEAL 23 46 69

nz008rer: What is your level of involvement with community centers?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57h, MZ009RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 44 70
0 NOT INVOLVED 1600 1776 3376
1 VERY LITTLE 155 160 315
2 SOME 85 130 215
3 QUITE A BIT 24 32 56
4 A GREAT DEAL 12 18 30

nz009rer: What is your level of involvement with organizations of people of the same nationality?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57i, MZ010RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 48 75
0 NOT INVOLVED 1719 1971 3690
1 VERY LITTLE 70 55 125
2 SOME 56 47 103
3 QUITE A BIT 18 26 44
4 A GREAT DEAL 12 13 25

nz010rer: What is your level of involvement with sport teams?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57j, MZ011RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 45 69
0 NOT INVOLVED 1123 1583 2706
1 VERY LITTLE 212 116 328
2 SOME 294 225 519
3 QUITE A BIT 155 106 261
4 A GREAT DEAL 94 85 179

nz011rer: What is your level of involvement with country clubs?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57k, MZ012RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 57 89
0 NOT INVOLVED 1617 1905 3522
1 VERY LITTLE 86 66 152
2 SOME 83 72 155
3 QUITE A BIT 47 30 77
4 A GREAT DEAL 37 30 67

nz012rer: What is your level of involvment with youth groups, for example as a Scout leader?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57l, MZ013RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 41 71
0 NOT INVOLVED 1594 1887 3481
1 VERY LITTLE 93 68 161
2 SOME 104 79 183
3 QUITE A BIT 43 55 98
4 A GREAT DEAL 38 30 68

nz013rer: What is your level of involvement with professional groups?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57m, MZ014RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 43 71
0 NOT INVOLVED 1118 1493 2611
1 VERY LITTLE 241 151 392
2 SOME 326 276 602
3 QUITE A BIT 132 118 250
4 A GREAT DEAL 57 79 136

nz014rer: What is your level of involvement with political clubs or organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57n, MZ015RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 46 78
0 NOT INVOLVED 1566 1873 3439
1 VERY LITTLE 163 127 290
2 SOME 108 75 183
3 QUITE A BIT 23 25 48
4 A GREAT DEAL 10 14 24

nz015rer: What is your level of involvement with neighborhood improvement organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57o, MZ016RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 56 88
0 NOT INVOLVED 1424 1639 3063
1 VERY LITTLE 199 209 408
2 SOME 162 175 337
3 QUITE A BIT 59 46 105
4 A GREAT DEAL 26 35 61

nz016rer: What is your level of involvement with charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57p, MZ017RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 36 50 86
0 NOT INVOLVED 1080 1203 2283
1 VERY LITTLE 291 312 603
2 SOME 334 419 753
3 QUITE A BIT 116 103 219
4 A GREAT DEAL 45 73 118

nz017rer: What is your level of involvement with hobby groups?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57q, MZ018RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 112 188
0 NOT INVOLVED 1263 1382 2645
1 VERY LITTLE 181 182 363
2 SOME 217 273 490
3 QUITE A BIT 116 118 234
4 A GREAT DEAL 49 93 142

nz018re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57r1, a57r1, MZ019RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 14 15 29
0 NONE 1753 1944 3697
1 SERVICE 3 8 11
2 SOCIAL 18 38 56
3 ATHLETIC CLUBS (YMCA etc?) 7 15 22
4 HOME ECONOMICS AND FAMILY 1 7 8
5 WOMEN'S CLUBS, AUXILIARY 0 7 7
6 NONDENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 1 1 2
7 HEALTH (TOPS, AA, etc?) 13 18 31
8 ALUMNI GROUPS 2 0 2
10 VOLUNTEERS, N?E?C? 16 31 47
11 SPORTING AND TRAVEL 42 27 69
12 MILITARY RESERVES 2 1 3
13 SUPPORT GROUPS, N?S? 4 7 11
14 OTHER GROUPS, N?E?C? 24 34 58
15 ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION/GROUP 0 4 4
16 HUMANE SOCIETY, ETC? 2 3 5

nz019re: What is your level of involvment 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57r2, MZ020RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 35 58
-2 1753 1944 3697
0 NOT INVOLVED 0 1 1
1 VERY LITTLE 0 3 3
2 SOME 29 36 65
3 QUITE A BIT 43 59 102
4 A GREAT DEAL 54 82 136

nz020re: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: m29r1
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 14 15 29
0 NONE 1853 2097 3950
1 SERVICE 1 1 2
2 SOCIAL 1 14 15
3 ATHLETIC CLUBS (YMCA etc?) 1 4 5
4 HOME ECONOMICS AND FAMILY 2 4 6
6 NONDENOMINATIONAL RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS 1 1 2
7 HEALTH (TOPS, AA, etc?) 2 1 3
8 ALUMNI GROUPS 0 2 2
10 VOLUNTEERS, N?E?C 5 5 10
11 SPORTING AND TRAVEL 13 3 16
13 SUPPORT GROUPS, N?S? 0 1 1
14 OTHER GROUPS, N?E?C? 8 9 17
15 ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATION/GROUP 1 2 3
16 HUMANE SOCIETY, ETC? 0 1 1

nz021re: What is your level of involvment 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 57s2, MZ022RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 15 20 35
-2 1853 2097 3950
0 NOT INVOLVED 0 1 1
1 VERY LITTLE 0 2 2
2 SOME 7 9 16
3 QUITE A BIT 10 16 26
4 A GREAT DEAL 17 15 32

nz022rer: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 58, MZ023RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 19 33 52
0 - 90 0 TO 90 TIMES 1883 2127 4010

nz023rer: How many times, if at all, during the past four weeks have you gotten together socially with relatives?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 59, MZ024RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 16 29 45
0 - 35 0 TO 35 TIMES 1886 2131 4017

nz024rer: Were any of the organizational participation questions answered?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn16, 57
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
1 YES 1888 2145 4033
2 NO 14 15 29
Note: Twenty nine respondents did not answer any questions in this section
(NZ024RER=2). Variables NZ001RER-NZ020RE 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.

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