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.
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The random-digit dialing sample, generated by Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI), was of households in Texas with working telephone numbers (excluding cell phones).
Adults aged 18 and older dwelling in communities in the state of Texas.
Mode of Data Collection
Household-level: 37 percent, Respondent-level 89 percent
Original Release Date
2005-09-22 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.
The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.
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).