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3. SOME

4. A LITTLE


5. NOT AT ALL
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


6014 Q23. (RB, STILL ON P. 36) How much are you willing to listen when your (husband/wife) needs to talk about (his/her) worries or problems (--a great deal, quite a bit, some,



a little, or not at all?)
1. A GREAT DEAL

2. QUITE A BIT

3. SOME

4. A LITTLE



5. NOT AT ALL
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001




6015 Q24. (RB, STILL ON P. 36) How much are you critical of (him/her) or what (he/she) does (--a great deal, quite a



bit, some, a little, or not at all?)
1. A GREAT DEAL

2. QUITE A BIT

3. SOME

4. A LITTLE



5. NOT AT ALL
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


Q25. (SAB, P. 7) Please look at page 7 of the blue booklet. After each statement, put an "X" in the box that best describes how true you think this statement is as it applies to your marriage. (If you prefer, I can read the statements to you.)


6016 Q25a. There are some serious difficulties in our marriage. Is this very true for you, somewhat true, a little true, or

not at all true?
1. VERY TRUE ┌──────────────┐

2. SOMEWHAT TRUE │USE SAME CODE │

3. A LITTLE TRUE │FOR V6017-6019│

4. NOT TRUE AT ALL └──────────────┘


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001

6017 Q25b. Although my marriage is important to me, I have a lot of


outside interests and friends of my own.

6018 Q25c. My (husband/wife) doesn't treat me as well as I deserve to



be treated.

6019 Q25d. I do not treat my (husband/wife) as well as (he/she)



deserves to be treated.


6020 Q26. (RB, P. 37) How often would you say you and your (husband/wife) typically have unpleasant disagreements or conflicts? Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a month,



or never?
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


6021 Q27. (READ SLOWLY) Not using the booklet--In some marriages there are times when you feel very close, but other times when you can get more upset with that person than with anyone else. How much does this sound like the relationship you have with your (husband/wife)? Would you



say a lot, some, a little, or not at all?
1. A LOT

2. SOME


3. A LITTLE

4. NOT AT ALL


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


6022 Q28. (RB, P. 38) Thinking about your marriage as a whole, how often do you feel happy about it? Would you say almost



always, often, sometimes, rarely, or never?
1. ALMOST ALWAYS

2. OFTEN

3. SOMETIMES

4. RARELY

5. NEVER



8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001

6023 Q29. (RB, STILL ON P. 38) How often do you feel bothered or upset by your marriage? (Would you say almost always,

often, sometimes, rarely, or never)?
1. ALMOST ALWAYS

2. OFTEN


3. SOMETIMES

4. RARELY

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


6024 Q30. (RB, P. 39) Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your marriage,--completely, very, somewhat, not



very, or not at all satisfied?
1. COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2. VERY SATISFIED

3. SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

4. NOT VERY SATISFIED

5. NOT AT ALL SATISFIED
8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001


6025 Q31. INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT

DURING THE ADMINISTRATION OF QUESTIONS Q17 - Q30, R'S SPOUSE OVERHEARD/PROBABLY OVERHEARD QUESTIONS AND R'S

ANSWERS:
1. ALL THE TIME

2. MOST OF THE TIME (HALF OR MORE)

3. SOME OF THE TIME (LESS THAN HALF)

4. NEVER/PROBABLY DIDN'T OVERHEAR

5. CAN'T TELL/DON'T KNOW IF SPOUSE OVERHEARD QUESTIONS

AND ANSWERS



9. NA
0. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6001

6026 R1. The next several questions are about religion. In general, how important are religious or spiritual beliefs in your day-to-day life? Would you say very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all



important?

1. VERY IMPORTANT

2. FAIRLY IMPORTANT

3. NOT TOO IMPORTANT

4. NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT

8. DK

9. NA

6027 R2. (RB, P. 40) How often do you usually attend religious services--more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3

times a month, less than once a month, or never?
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA

6028 R3. (RB, P. 41) When you have problems or difficulties in your family, work, or personal life, how often do you seek spiritual comfort and support--almost always, often,

sometimes, rarely, or never?
1. ALMOST ALWAYS

2. OFTEN


3. SOMETIMES

4. RARELY

5. NEVER
8. DK


9. NA

6029 R4. (RB, STILL ON P. 41) When you have decisions to make in your everyday life, how often do you ask yourself what God would want you to do? (Would you say almost always,



often, sometimes, rarely, or never?)
1. ALMOST ALWAYS

2. OFTEN


3. SOMETIMES

4. RARELY

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA
6030 R5. Some people believe that people simply stop existing after death while others believe in an afterlife. Which comes closest to what you believe--that people stop existing



after death or that there is an afterlife?

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6031-6032├───1. STOP EXISTING

└──────────────┤

2. AFTERLIFE

├───8. DON'T KNOW

└───9. NA

6031 R6. (RB, P. 42) Please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with the next two statements. The first one is: In the afterlife, you will be reunited with your loved ones. Do you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree



somewhat, or strongly disagree?
1. STRONGLY AGREE

2. AGREE SOMEWHAT

3. DISAGREE SOMEWHAT

4. STRONGLY DISAGREE


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 1, 8-9 in 6030


6032 R7. (RB, STILL ON P. 42) People who suffer unjustly in this life will be rewarded in the afterlife. (Do you strongly agree, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or strongly



disagree?)
1. STRONGLY AGREE

2. AGREE SOMEWHAT



3. DISAGREE SOMEWHAT

4. STRONGLY DISAGREE


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 1, 8-9 in 6030





SECTION S: RECOVERY



VAR #
S1. (RB, P. 43) Next I have a list of things that bereaved people have said about themselves. Please tell me how true each statement is of you.
6201 S1. As a result of having to manage without my (husband/wife), I have become more self-confident. Is this very true,

somewhat, a little, or not true at all?
1. VERY TRUE ┌──────────────┐

2. SOMEWHAT TRUE │USE SAME CODE │

3. A LITTLE TRUE │FOR V6202-6208│

4. NOT TRUE AT ALL └──────────────┘


8. DK

9. NA

6202 S2. It is impossible for me to imagine a future without my

(husband/wife).

6203 S3. I am as hopeful of good things in the future as I have


ever been.

6204 S4. I can give as much attention and energy to the things I'm



doing as I ever could.

6205 S5. No good will ever come from my (husband's/wife's) death.

6206 S6. I have been able to feel warmth and affection for those

near to me.

6207 S7. I am a stronger person as a result of dealing with the



loss of my (husband/wife).

6208 S8. I have more freedom now than I did when (he/she) was still alive.




6209 S9. INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6210-6211├───1. R IS REMARRIED

└──────────────┘

2. ALL OTHERS

6210 S9a. (RB, STILL ON P.43) Some day I would like to remarry. (Is this very true, somewhat, a little, or not true at



all?)
1. VERY TRUE

2. SOMEWHAT TRUE

3. A LITTLE TRUE

4. NOT TRUE AT ALL


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 1 in 6209


6211 S10. (RB, STILL ON P.43) In some ways I'm a happier person on



my own.
1. VERY TRUE

2. SOMEWHAT TRUE

3. A LITTLE TRUE

4. NOT TRUE AT ALL


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 1 in 6209

6212 S11. (RB, P. 44) Thinking about all parts of your life including the way you feel, to what extent would you say you are back to managing as well as ever? Would you say completely, almost completely, fairly much, somewhat, or


not much?
1. COMPLETELY

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6213-6214├───2. ALMOST COMPLETELY

└──────────────┼───3. FAIRLY COMPLETELY

├───4. SOMEWHAT COMPLETELY

├───5. NOT MUCH

├───8. DK



└───9. NA


6213 S11a. How many weeks or months did it take for you to get back

to managing as well as ever after (he/she) died?--WEEKS
Code WEEKS (01-95), except:
98. DK

99. NA
00. WEEKS not given; Inap, 2-5, 8-9 in 6212


6214 S11a. How many weeks or months did it take for you to get back



to managing as well as ever after (he/she) died?--MONTHS
Code MONTHS (01-95), except:
98. DK

99. NA
00. MONTHS not given; Inap, 2-5, 8-9 in 6212


Now I have some questions about how you spend your time.

6215 S12. (RB, P. 45) How often do you get together with friends, neighbors or relatives and do things like go out together or visit in each other's homes? Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less

than once a month, or never?
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA

6216 S13. (RB, STILL ON P. 45) How often do you attend meetings or programs of groups, clubs, or organizations that you belong to? (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a


month, or never?)
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK


9. NA

6217 S14. (RB, STILL ON P. 45) How often do you go out to eat, go to a movie or do similar types of things by yourself? (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1



to 3 times a month, less than once a month, or never?)
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA

6218 S15. Do you drive a car to get where you need to go?
1. YES

5. NO
8. DK

9. NA

6219 S16. (RB, STILL ON P. 45) How often do you work on hobbies or projects around the house, or get involved in other special interests? (Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times a month, less than once a



month, or never?)
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH

5. NEVER
8. DK

9. NA


6220 S17. (RB, P. 46) In a typical week, about how many times do you talk on the telephone with friends, neighbors or relatives? Would you say more than once a day, once a day, 2 or 3 times a week, about once a week, less than


once a week, or never?
1. MORE THAN ONCE A DAY

2. ONCE A DAY

3. 2 or 3 TIMES A WEEK

4. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

5. LESS THAN ONCE A WEEK

6. NEVER OR NO PHONE


8. DK

9. NA

6221 S19. Now, please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with your life--completely satisfied,

very, somewhat, not very, or not at all satisfied?
1. COMPLETELY SATISFIED

2. VERY SATISFIED

3. SOMEWHAT SATISFIED

4. NOT VERY SATISFIED

5. NOT AT ALL SATISFIED
8. DK

9. NA

6222 S20. Would you say your daily routine is very satisfying,

satisfying, average, boring, or very boring?

1. VERY SATISFYING

2. SATISFYING

3. AVERAGE

4. BORING

5. VERY BORING


8. DK

9. NA

6223 S21. How much pleasure do the things you do every day give you

--a great deal, a lot, some, a little, or no pleasure?
1. A GREAT DEAL

2. QUITE A BIT

3. SOME

4. A LITTLE



5. NOT AT ALL
8. DK

9. NA


6224 S22. INTERVIEWER CHECKPOINT

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6225-6233├───1. R IS REMARRIED

└──────────────┘

2. ALL OTHERS

6225 S23. In spite of all the problems, some (widows/widowers) feel that there are things that become less difficult, and there may even be some benefits to being widowed. Is this

true for you now?

1. YES

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6226-6228├───5. NO

└──────────────┤

├───8. DK

└───9. NA

0. Inap, 1 in 6224

6226 S23a. What is less difficult or what benefits can you now see?

6227

6228 11. More time; not tied down; have more time for self or others; can come and go as please



12. Other freedom/independence; don't have to consult with or seek spouse's opinion; can make own decisions
21. Less work; don't have as much cleaning or other housework

┌─────────┐

│Make Card├────────97. Other

└─────────┘

98. DK


99. NA
00. Inap, 1 in 6224; 5, 8-9 in 6225; no further mention
6229 S24. At this point, do you have any interest in dating?
1. YES

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6230-6233├───5. NO

└──────────────┤

├───8. DK

└───9. NA


0. Inap, 1 in 6224

6230 S24a. Do you go out on dates?


1. YES

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6231-6233├───5. NO

└──────────────┤

├───8. DK

└───9. NA


0. Inap, 1 in 6224; 5, 8-9 in 6229

6231 S24b. (RB, P. 47) How often do you go out on dates? Would you say more than once a week, about once a week, 1 to 3 times


a month, or less than once a month?
1. MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK

2. ABOUT ONCE A WEEK

3. 1 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH

4. LESS THAN ONCE A MONTH


8. DK

9. NA
0. Inap, 1 in 6224; 5, 8-9 in 6229 or 6230


6232 S24c. For how many weeks or months have you been dating?--WEEKS


Code WEEKS (01-95), except:
98. DK

99. NA
00. WEEKS not given; Inap, 1 in 6224; 5, 8-9 in 6229 or



6230

6233 S24c. For how many weeks or months have you been dating?--MONTHS


Code MONTHS (01-95), except:
98. DK

99. NA
00. MONTHS not given; Inap, 1 in 6224; 5, 8-9 in 6229 or

6230



SECTION T: DEMOGRAPHICS



VAR #
6301 T1. To end the interview, I have some questions about your background and circumstances. First, what is the month,

day, and year of your birth?--MONTH
Code MONTH (01-12)
98. DK

99. NA

6302 T1. To end the interview, I have some questions about your background and circumstances. First, what is the month,

day, and year of your birth?--DAY
Code DAY (01-31)
98. DK

99. NA

6303 T1. To end the interview, I have some questions about your background and circumstances. First, what is the month,


day, and year of your birth?--YEAR
Code YEAR (1880-1956)
9998. DK

9999. NA

6304 T2. Do you own your own (home/apartment/mobile home), do you

pay rent, or what?
1. OWNS OR IS BUYING

┌─────────┐

│0 in 6305├────────5. PAYS RENT

└─────────┤

├────────8. NEITHER OWNS NOR RENTS

└────────9. NA


6305 T2a. If you sold this (house/apartment/mobile home) today, how much money would you get for it after paying off the



mortgage, if any?
Code AMOUNT in DOLLARS (000 001 - 999 995), except:
999 995. $999,995 or more

999 996. Nothing


999 998. DK

999 999. NA


000 000. Inap, 5, 8-9 in 6304

[V6306-V6310: BUILD = 0]


6311 T4/T4a. (SAB, P. 8) Please look at page 8 of the blue booklet. If we include the income from your earnings, and all other sources, what would your total income before taxes for the last 12 months add up to? Please mark an "X" in the answer box that comes closest to this amount. (If you prefer, I can mark the answer in the questionnaire, just



give me the letter from the list.)

01. A. LESS THAN $5,000

02. B. $5,000-9,999

03. C. $10,000-14,999

04. D. $15,000-19,999

05. E. $20,000-24,999

06. F. $25,000-29,999

07. G. $30,000-39,999

08. H. $40,000-59,999

09. J. $60,000-79,999

10. K. $80,000+

98. DK

99. NA




6312 T4b. (SAB, P. 9) Now look at page 9 of the blue booklet. Suppose you needed money quickly, and you cashed in all of your checking and savings accounts, and any stocks and bonds, and real estate (other than your principal home). If you added up what you got, about how much would this amount to? Please mark an "X" in the answer box that comes closest to this amount. (If you prefer, I can mark the answer in the questionnaire, just give me the letter

from the list.)
01. A. LESS THAN $10,000

02. B. $10,000-19,999

03. C. $20,000-49,999

04. D. $50,000-99,999

05. E. $100,000-199,999

06. F. $200,000-499,999

07. G. $500,000 OR MORE
98. DK

99. NA

T7. INTERVIEWER QUESTIONS
6313 T7a. R IS:
1. MALE

2. FEMALE


9. NA

6314 T7b. BASED ON YOUR OBSERVATION, R'S RACE IS:


1. WHITE

2. BLACK


3. AMERICAN INDIAN

4. ASIAN


5. OTHER
8. UNKNOWN

9. NA


SECTION X: INTERVIEWER OBSERVATIONS

6315 X1. Type of structure in which respondent lives:

01. MOBILE HOME

02. DETACHED SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE

03. TWO FAMILY HOUSE; DUPLEX

04. HOUSE CONVERTED TO APARTMENTS

05. ROW HOUSE OR TOWN HOUSE (3 OR MORE ATTACHED UNITS

06. APARTMENT HOUSE (3 OR MORE UNITS, 3 STORIES OR LESS)

07. APARTMENT HOUSE (5 OR MORE UNITS, 4 STORIES OR MORE)

08. APARTMENT IN A PARTLY COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE

09. Nursing home; foster care home
90. Condominium
┌─────────┐

│Make Card├────────97. OTHER (SPECIFY)

└─────────┘

99. NA

6316 X2. Does respondent have to climb a flight of stairs (more than 3 stairs) to get to living quarters or bedroom?

(INCLUDING OUTSIDE STAIRS)
1. YES

5. NO
8. DON'T KNOW

9. NA

6317 X3. Is R's building/community/area especially designed for older people--is it retirement housing or an adult only



community?
1. YES

5. NO
8. DON'T KNOW

9. NA

6318 X4. How far is it from R's home (building) to the nearest home



or other building (on either side or across the road)?
1. LESS THAN 15 FEET (less than 1 car length)

2. 15-29 FEET (1 to 2 car lengths)

3. 30-49 FEET (2 to 3 car lengths)

4. 50-99 FEET (3 to 6 car lengths)

5. 100 FEET OR MORE (more than 6 car lengths)


9. NA

6319 X5. How clean was the interior of the dwelling unit?
1. VERY CLEAN

2. CLEAN


3. SO-SO

4. NOT VERY CLEAN

5. DIRTY
6. DID NOT SEE; DK
9. NA

6320 X6. How well maintained was the interior of the dwelling?


1. VERY WELL

2. QUITE WELL

3. MIXED, e.g., COULD USE A PAINT JOB

4. POORLY, e.g., NEEDS PAINTING AND SOME REPAIRS

5. VERY POORLY--DILAPIDATED

6. DID NOT SEE; DK

9. NA

6321 X7. How well kept are the buildings in the respondent's



neighborhood?
1. VERY WELL

2. QUITE WELL

3. MIXED

4. POORLY

5. VERY POORLY
9. NA

6322 X8. How well kept and cared for are the yards and/or sidewalks



in front of the buildings in the neighborhood?
1. VERY WELL

2. QUITE WELL

3. MIXED

4. POORLY

5. VERY POORLY
9. NA

6323 X9. Does R have a pet, or did you observe evidence of a pet?


1. YES

┌──────────────┐

│0 in 6324-6325├───5. NO

└──────────────┤



└───9. NA

6324 X9a. What type of pet(s)?

6325


11. Cat
21. Dog
31. Bird
41. Fish

42. Turtle; snake; other reptile


51. Gerbil; hamster; guinea pig

52. Rabbit


61. Chicken(s); turkey

62. Horse; pony


69. Other farm animal(s): cow; goat
┌─────────┐

│Make Card├────────97. Other

└─────────┘

98. DK


99. NA
00. Inap, 5 or 9 in 6323; no further mention

6326 X10. Was adult child present during respondent's interview?


1. YES, MOST OF IW

2. YES, ABOUT HALF OF IW

3. YES, BUT INFREQUENT

┌─────────┐

│0 in 6327├────────5. NO

└─────────┤

└────────9. NA

6327 X10a. How much influence or input did adult child seem to have






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