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cnemstCurrent labour force status
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text CJ9 : Please look at this card (25) and tell me which best describes your current situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unemployed34955.212.9
Retired4153516.039.9
Maternity leave51.0.0
Family care68999.423.4
FT studt, school75776.015.0
LT sick, disabld83033.27.9
Gvt trng scheme920.2.5
Other1020.2.5
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8516653.8Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases3850Missing cases5750
Question RouteIF (CJBSEMP NE 1 OR 2)
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


ccjsbgdDay current labour force status began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text CJ8,CJ10D : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7 or J9) begin? Day
Valid cases3983Missing cases5617
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteDate on which R began employment status exclusively, rather than when they first began status (e.g. looking after home). See Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. Length of spells are summarised in derived variables CCJSTEN and CCJSWK9 on Record CINDRESP.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ccjsbgmMonth current labour force status began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text CJ8M : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16576.87.9
February24995.26.0
March35595.86.7
April47237.58.7
May55295.56.3
June67217.58.6
July77147.48.5
August87788.19.3
September9138014.416.5
October107457.88.9
November114985.26.0
December124674.95.6
Winter1316.2.2
Spring1421.2.3
Summer1535.4.4
Autumn1612.1.1
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-16646.9Missing
Valid cases8354Missing cases1246
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for CCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ccjsbgyYear current labour force status began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text CJ8Y : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
85.789.421994
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1897793.5100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Don't know-142.4Missing
Valid cases8977Missing cases623
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for CCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ccjsblyIC:current l.f. spell began before 1.9.92
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text CJ11 : Interviewer check: Is date at J8 or J10 September 1st 1992 or before? Ask respondent if unclear
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes on/before 1.9.921692172.176.7
No after 1.9.922210221.923.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Valid cases9023Missing cases577
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for CCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cnjbsNumber of periods of paid employment
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text CJ15 : Interviewer Check: Write in number of periods of paid employment (01 or 02) recorded at J12 above
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05095.324.2
1136314.264.8
21871.98.9
336.41.7
44.0.2
53.0.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8692172.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases2102Missing cases7498
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's present position/status started after 1.9.92
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteLength of spells are summarised in derived variable CJHSPW on Record CJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


cjbhadEver had paid employment
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text CJ34 : Have you ever had a paid job at all, apart from any casual or holiday work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes176.830.8
No21711.869.2
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8877191.4Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases247Missing cases9353
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjlendYear left last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text CJ35 : When did you leave your last paid job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
84.8113.612793
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated174.8100.0
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8894293.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases74Missing cases9526
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2 AND CJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


cjlsocOccupation (SOC) of last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text CJ36 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases76Missing cases9524
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame. Used to construct derived occupational class variables CJLSEG, CJLGOLD etc. found later in this Record Type. Coded using CASOC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjlsicIndustry (SIC) of last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text CJ37 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do (at the place where you worked)?
Valid cases76Missing cases9524
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteFor full coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


cjlsempEmployee or self employed, last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ38 : Were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee170.792.1
Self-employed26.17.9
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8894293.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases76Missing cases9524
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2 AND CJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjlbossHired employees, last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ39 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12.033.3
No24.066.7
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8901293.9Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases6Missing cases9594
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2 AND CJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjlmngrManagerial duties, last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ40 : Did you have any managerial duties or were you supervising any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager12.02.9
Foreman/supervisor214.120.0
Not mngr/supervisor354.677.1
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8894693.2Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases70Missing cases9530
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2 AND CJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was an employee
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjlsizeNumber employed at workplace, last job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ41 : How many people were employed/did you employ at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 212.02.8
3 - 9212.116.9
10 - 2439.112.7
25 - 4948.111.3
50 - 9957.19.9
100 - 19966.18.5
200 - 499711.115.5
500 - 99984.05.6
1000 or more95.17.0
DK but 25+117.19.9
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8894693.2Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases71Missing cases9529
Question RouteIF (CNEMST=3-10 AND CNJBS = 0 AND CIVIEVR = 2 AND CJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.92 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civjaJob hist section: respondent alone
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ42A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent alone1537656.0100.0
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8361937.7Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases5376Missing cases4224
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civjbJob hist section: partner present
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ42B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0145615.240.2
Partner present2216322.559.8
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8537656.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases3619Missing cases5981
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civjcJob hist section: other adults present
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ42C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0265627.773.4
Other adults pres396310.026.6
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8537656.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases3619Missing cases5981
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civjdJob hist section: child/ren present
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ42D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0285429.778.9
Children present47658.021.1
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8537656.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases3619Missing cases5981
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


civjeJob hist section: supervisor present
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text CJ42E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0327434.190.5
Supervisor present53453.69.5
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8537656.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Valid cases3619Missing cases5981
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cljbhJob hist section: hour began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text CL1H : Time Begun: Hours
Valid cases8947Missing cases653
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3


cljbmJob hist section: minute interview began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text CL1M : Time Begun: Minutes
Valid cases8945Missing cases655
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3


cljhadEver had a previous job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text CL3 : Can I just check, have you ever had a paid job at all other than your current job? By that I mean either a full-time or part-time job that lasted at least one month.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1707473.786.3
No295610.011.7
Not left FT ed31701.82.1
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-88158.5Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases8200Missing cases1400
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW3


cljesfvEmployment spell history correct
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text CL4 : Last year we asked you some questions about important events there may have been in your life such as marriage, the birth of children and your time in paid employment. Is the information on this form correct?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Correct1346136.149.3
Partly correct2275028.639.2
Not correct38038.411.4
Missing or wild-959.6Missing
Inapplicable-8194820.3Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases7014Missing cases2586
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1 AND CLJHAD = 1) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2 and has ever had a paid job other than current employment
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcebgdDay job with current employer began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL14D : Can I just check when did you start working for your present employer? Day
Valid cases1543Missing cases8057
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcebgmMonth job with current employer began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL14M : Can I just check when did you start working for your present employer? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13003.18.7
February22312.46.7
March32432.57.1
April43413.69.9
May52422.57.0
June62963.18.6
July72332.46.8
August82853.08.3
September94694.913.6
October103393.59.9
November112492.67.2
December121511.64.4
Winter138.1.2
Spring1416.2.5
Summer1527.3.8
Autumn1611.1.3
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-8544156.7Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Don't know-11201.3Missing
Valid cases3441Missing cases6159
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1 AND CLJHAD = 1) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2 and has ever had a paid job other than current employment
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcebgyYear job with current employer began
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL14Y : Can I just check when did you start working for your present employer? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
85.087.763296
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1355737.1100.0
Missing or wild-923.2Missing
Inapplicable-8544156.7Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases3557Missing cases6043
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1 AND CLJHAD = 1) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2 and has ever had a paid job other than current employment
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcesocOccupation (SOC): start current job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL15 : Could you give me some details of the exact job you started in (DATE AT L7). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did then.
Valid cases2565Missing cases7035
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee note for CJBSOC.
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcesempFT, PT or s/employed: start current job
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL16 : At that time, were you self employed, a full-time employee or a part-time employee?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self-employed14054.216.0
FT employee2160716.763.3
PT employee35265.520.7
Missing or wild-959.6Missing
Inapplicable-8642766.9Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Valid cases2538Missing cases7062
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1 AND CLJHAD = 1 AND CJCEBG-D/M/Y LT 1/9/90) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2 and has ever had a paid job other than current one, and present employment began before Sept. 1st 1990
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW3


cjcemngrSupervised other employees - job hist
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text CL17 : Did you supervise other employees, at that time? INCLUDE Self-employed
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15405.621.4
No2198920.778.6
Missing or wild-965.7Missing
Inapplicable-8642766.9Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases2529Missing cases7071
Question RouteIF (CIVLYR = 1 AND CLJHAD = 1 AND CJCEBG-D/M/Y LT 1/9/90) Asked if R was interviewed at Wave 2 and has ever had a paid job other than current one, and present employment began before Sept. 1st 1990
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW3


copsocaOrdinary people share nations wealth
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1A : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. Ordinary people get their fair share of the nation's wealth
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree151.5.6
Agree2140314.615.8
Not agree, disagree3136614.215.4
Disagree4470249.053.0
Strongly disagree5134914.115.2
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Can't choose-11451.5Missing
Valid cases8871Missing cases729
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


copsocbOne law for rich and one for poor
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1B : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. There is one law for the rich and one for the poor
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree1174018.119.4
Agree2485750.654.2
Not agree, disagree399010.311.0
Disagree4126413.214.1
Strongly disagree51091.11.2
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Can't choose-156.6Missing
Valid cases8960Missing cases640
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


copsoccPrivate enterprise solves economic probs
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1C : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. Private enterprise is the best way to solve Britain's economic problems
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree12392.52.8
Agree2221223.026.0
Not agree, disagree3251826.229.6
Disagree4304631.735.8
Strongly disagree54915.15.8
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Can't choose-15065.3Missing
Valid cases8506Missing cases1094
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


copsocdPublic services ought to be state owned
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1D : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. Major public services and industries ought to be in state ownership
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree15355.66.2
Agree2313232.636.4
Not agree, disagree3204821.323.8
Disagree4263527.430.6
Strongly disagree52502.62.9
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Can't choose-14064.2Missing
Valid cases8600Missing cases1000
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


copsoceGovt. has obligation to provide jobs
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1E : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. It is the government's responsibility to provide a job for everyone who wants one
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree16066.36.8
Agree2365338.141.0
Not agree, disagree3123412.913.9
Disagree4307832.134.6
Strongly disagree53303.43.7
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Can't choose-11091.1Missing
Valid cases8901Missing cases699
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


copsocfStrong trade unions protect employees
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV1F : People have different views about society. I'm going to read out some things people have said about Britain today and I'd like you to tell me which answer off the card (30) comes closest to how you feel about each statement. Strong trade unions are needed to protect the working conditions and wages of employees
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Strongly agree19109.510.3
Agree2412443.046.7
Not agree, disagree3149915.617.0
Disagree4197220.522.3
Strongly disagree53353.53.8
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Can't choose-11721.8Missing
Valid cases8840Missing cases760
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Trade Unions and Union Membership
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W5 W7 W10 W14 W17


cvote1Supports a particular political party
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV2 : Generally speaking do you think of yourself as a supporter of any one political party?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1397341.444.1
No2504152.555.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-28.1Missing
Valid cases9014Missing cases586
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteUsed in derivation of summary voting variable CVOTE.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cvote2Closer to one political party than other
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text CV3 : Do you think of yourself as a little closer to one political party than to the others?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1229023.945.4
No2275028.654.6
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8397341.4Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Valid cases5040Missing cases4560
Question RouteIF (CVOTE1=2) Asked if R does not support a particular political party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for CVOTE1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cvote3Party which would vote for tomorrow
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (72)
Question Number and Text CV4 : If there were to be a General Election tomorrow, which political party do you think you would be most likely to support?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative12322.410.9
Labour24574.821.4
Lib Dem, SDP34574.821.4
Scot Nat444.52.1
Plaid Cymru53.0.1
Green Party660.62.8
Other party724.31.1
Other answer824.31.1
None106787.131.7
Can't vote111581.67.4
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8626365.2Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-230.3Missing
Don't know-15886.1Missing
Valid cases2137Missing cases7463
Question RouteIF (CVOTE1 = 2 AND CVOTE2 = 2) Asked if R does not support or feel closer to one political party rather than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for CVOTE1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cvote4Which political party closest to
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (72)
Question Number and Text CV5 : Which one? (Party do you regard yourself as being closer to than the others)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Conservative1243925.439.5
Labour2257126.841.6
Lib Dem /Lib/SDP3100810.516.3
Scot Nat475.81.2
Plaid Cymru58.1.1
Green Party651.5.8
Other Party718.2.3
Other answer83.0.0
None105.1.1
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8275528.7Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-260.6Missing
Don't know-122.2Missing
Valid cases6178Missing cases3422
Question RouteIF (CVOTE1=1 OR (CVOTE1=2 AND CVOTE2=1)) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteSee note for CVOTE1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cvote5Strength of support for stated party
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text CV6 : Would you call yourself a very strong, fairly strong or not very strong supporter?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very strong15145.48.6
Fairly strong2218722.836.5
Not very strong3328634.254.9
Missing or wild-91892.0Missing
Inapplicable-8284229.6Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases5987Missing cases3613
Question RouteIF (CVOTE1=1 OR (CVOTE1=2 AND CVOTE2=1) AND CVOTE4=1-8) Asked if R supports or is a little closer to one political party than another and names party
Index TermsPolitical Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cvote6Level of interest in politics
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text CV7 : How interested would you say you are in politics? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very interested18619.09.6
Fairly int2361237.640.1
Not very int3295930.832.8
Not at all int4158316.517.6
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-25.1Missing
Valid cases9015Missing cases585
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


coppol1Most important political issue
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text CV8 : In politics it is not always possible to obtain everything one might wish. On this card (31) several goals are listed. If you had to choose among them, which would be your first choice?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Maintain order1349136.438.9
People more say2287930.032.1
Rising prices3144815.116.1
Free speech4115712.112.9
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-210.1Missing
Don't know-126.3Missing
Valid cases8975Missing cases625
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


coppol2Second most important political issue
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text CV9 : And which would be your second choice?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Maintain order1224823.425.1
People more say2225523.525.2
Rising prices3238724.926.6
Freedom of speech4206821.523.1
Missing or wild-920.2Missing
Proxy respondent-75766.0Missing
Refused-211.1Missing
Don't know-135.4Missing
Valid cases8958Missing cases642
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5


coppol3Priority: low inflation/low unemployment
Record TypeCINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text CV10 : If the government had to choose between keeping down inflation or keeping down unemployment, to which do you think it should give the highest priority?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inflation1260627.129.9
Unemployment2599062.468.7
Neither31281.31.5
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Proxy-75766.0Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-12843.0Missing
Valid cases8724Missing cases876
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsValues, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W3 W4 W5