This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).
Principal Investigator(s): Musick, Marc A., University of Texas-Austin
This dataset is the first in a series of several data collection efforts aimed at learning more about the lives of adults who live in Texas. Data collected in 2004 contains information on seven major aspects of Texas life: (1) A series of questions on civic engagement and attitudes, such as voting behavior, jury service, and attitudes towards the institution of the jury. (2) A large module of questions related to volunteering. Inquiry was made on how and how much respondents volunteer, their reasons for volunteering, and the ways they go about finding opportunities to do so. This module also asks about organizational memberships and giving behaviors. (3) Personality dispositions and attitudes related to violence and other issues. (4) Physical and mental health status. (5) Information regarding health behaviors, such as diet and exercise, and the frequency in which respondents regularly engage in various activities. (6) Questions related to religious activities and beliefs held by respondents. (7) General demographic information, including age, sex, race, type of Hispanic descent, education, employment and citizenship.
These data are freely available.
Musick, Marc A. Survey of Texas Adults, 2004. ICPSR04297-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-09-22. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04297.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04297.v1
This study was funded by:
- RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
- University of Texas-Austin. College of Liberal Arts
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 and older dwelling in communities in the state of Texas.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The random-digit dialing sample, generated by Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI), was of households in Texas with working telephone numbers (excluding cell phones).
Weight: The weight variable is STDWGT. Please refer to the codebook for information regarding the use of this variable.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
Response Rates: Household-level: 37 percent, Respondent-level 89 percent
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Created online analysis version with question text.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-09-22
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