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1970 BRITISH COHORT STUDY
Age 42 Survey
Self-completion Questionnaire
INTERVIEWER TO ENTER
Respondent details

Serial number

Serial number

First name

Generic text

Male/Female

1
Male
2
Female

Date of Birth

Date of birth
How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months?
-

1 - At least once a week

2 - At least once a month

3 - Several times a year

4 - At least once a year

5 - Less often

6 - Never

Play a musical instrument
Performing arts (singing in a group or choir, acting, dance/ballet, comedy)
Painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture
Photography, film or video making as an artistic activity (not family or holidays)
Textile crafts, wood crafts or any other crafts, such as embroidery, knitting, wood turning, furniture making, pottery or jewellery
Writing stories, plays or poetry
Go to the theatre to watch a play/drama
Go to the theatre to watch a pantomime or musical
Go to an opera, classical music concert or ballet
Go to another type of concert
Go to the cinema
Visit an art exhibition / gallery
Visit a museum
Visit a historical site / stately home
Visit a theme park
Visit a zoo, wildlife park or aquarium
Go to a library
Go to a book club (to discuss a book that you have read)
Have a meal in a restaurant, cafe or pub
Go for a drink at a pub or club
Work in the garden
Do DIY, home maintenance or car repairs
Attend meetings for local groups/voluntary organisations
Do unpaid voluntary work
Attend meetings or events organised by a trade union
Attend meetings or events organised by a political party
How often have you done each of the following sporting activities in the last 12 months?
-

1 - Every day

2 - 4-5 days a week

3 - 2-3 days a week

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a month

6 - Less often

7 - Not in the last 12 months

Health, fitness, gym or conditioning activities (including aerobics, keep-fit classes, weight-training or weight-lifting)
Swimming or diving
Cycling, BMX or mountain biking
Dancing
Jogging, cross-country, road-running
Rambling / walking for pleasure
Racquet sports (tennis, badminton, squash etc)
Team sports (Football, Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket etc)
Martial arts, boxing, wrestling
Water sports (including yachting, dinghy sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing, waterski-ing etc).
Horse riding
Yoga / Pilates
Golf
Ski-ing
Other sporting activity
Below is a list of opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.

Private schools should be abolished.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

I would not mind if a family from another race moved in next door to me.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Problems in the environment are not as serious as people claim.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

People who never have children are missing an important part of life.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

All women should have the right to choose an abortion if they wish.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

All in all, family life suffers when the mother has a full time job.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

People with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Having almost any job is better than being unemployed.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

How interested would you say you are in politics?

1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested
And in the last 12 months have you done the following things?
-

1 - Yes

2 - No

Attended a public meeting or rally
Taken part in a public demonstration or protest
Signed a petition

Which party did you vote for in the last General Election in May 2010?

1
Conservative
2
Labour
3
Liberal Democrats
4
Plaid Cymru
5
Scottish National Party
6
Green Party
7
UK Independence Party
8
Other (please write in box)
9
DID NOT VOTE
Other

Which party did you vote for in the General Election in May 2005?

1
Conservative
2
Labour
3
Liberal Democrats
4
Plaid Cymru
5
Scottish National Party
6
Green Party
7
UK Independence Party
8
Other (please write in box)
9
DID NOT VOTE
Other

Are you currently a member of any of the following organisations?

1
Political party
2
Trade union
3
Environmental group
4
Parents'/School association
5
Tenants'/Residents' group or neighbourhood watch
6
Religious group or church organisation
7
Voluntary service group
8
Other community or civic group
9
Social club/Working men's club
10
Sports club
11
Women's Institute / Townswomen's Guild
12
Women's group / Feminist organisation
13
Professional organisation
14
Scouts/Guides organisation
15
Any other organisation
16
NO - NONE OF THESE

Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?

1
Most people can be trusted
2
Can’t be too careful
3
It depends
How many hours do you spend watching television programmes, videos, DVDs or Blu-ray? Please include time spent watching programmes or films on a computer.
-

1 - None

2 - Less than an hour

3 - 1 hour to less than 3 hours

4 - 3 hours to less than 5 hours

5 - 5 or more hours

On a typical weekday
On a typical day at the weekend

Which of the following types of television programme do you usually watch?

1
News and current affairs
2
Sport
3
Comedy
4
Documentaries
5
Dramas
6
Soaps
7
Music
8
Reality TV programmes
9
General entertainment (including quiz programmes, lifestyle programmes and chat shows)
10
Religious programmes
11
Other
12
DO NOT WATCH TELEVISION

How often do you read books in your spare time, not for work or study (including in electronic format)?

1
Every day or almost every day
2
Several times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
At least once a month
5
Every few months
6
At least once a year
7
Less often or never

Which of the following types of fiction books do you usually read?

1
Action / Adventure / War Fiction
2
Comics / Graphic Novels
3
Crime / Thrillers / Mystery
4
Classic Fiction
5
Contemporary Literary Fiction
6
Historical Fiction
7
Humour
8
Horror
9
Poetry
10
Romance
11
Science Fiction / Fantasy
12
Other Fiction
13
DO NOT READ FICTION BOOKS

Which of the following types of factual books do you usually read?

1
Art / Photography
2
Autobiography
3
Biography
4
Career-specific / Industry-specific / Professional
5
Computing / Technology
6
Cookery / Food and Drink
7
Family and Parenting
8
Health / Wellbeing / Self-help / Psychology
9
DIY / Interiors / Gardening
10
Music
11
Religion / Philosophy
12
Science
13
Sport
14
Politics / Economics / Current Affairs
15
Travel
16
History
17
Other factual
18
DO NOT READ FACTUAL BOOKS

How often do you read newspapers (including online newspapers)?

1
Every day or almost every day
2
Several times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
At least once a month
5
Every few months
6
At least once a year
7
Less often or never

Which of the following newspapers have you read in the last month?

1
The Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph
2
Financial Times
3
The Times / The Sunday Times
4
The Guardian / The Observer
5
The Independent / Independent on Sunday / i
6
Daily Express / Sunday Express
7
Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday
8
The Sun
9
The Daily Mirror / Sunday Mirror
10
The Daily Star / Daily Star Sunday
11
The Daily Sport / Sunday Sport
12
The People
13
The Herald / Sunday Herald
14
The Scotsman
15
Daily Record
16
Free local / regional newspaper
17
Local / regional newspaper that you purchase
18
Other
19
NONE

Do you have a computer at home?

1
Yes
2
No

Are you able to access the internet at home? Please include access to the internet via computers, mobile phones, television, games consoles and other devices.

1
Yes
2
No

In total, how many cars or vans are owned, or are available for use, by one or more members of your household?

1
None
2
One
3
Two
4
Three
5
Four or more
Below are some more opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Agree

3 - Neither agree nor disagree

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I would not mind if my child went to a school where half the children were of another race
We should tackle problems in the environment even if this means slower economic growth
The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
Unless you have children you'll be lonely when you get old
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
Couples who have children should not separate
A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works
Looking around the world, religions bring more conflict than peace
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
The time has come for everyone to arrange their own private health care and stop relying on the National Health Service

Thinking of your childhood, were you raised according to any particular religion? If so, please select which one.

1
NO - NOT RAISED ACCORDING TO ANY RELIGION
2
Christian, no denomination
3
Roman Catholic
4
Church of England/Anglican
5
United Reformed Church (URC) / Congregational
6
Baptist
7
Methodist
8
Presbyterian / Church of Scotland
9
Other Christian
10
Hindu
11
Jewish
12
Muslim
13
Sikh
14
Buddhist
15
Other

Do you now see yourself as belonging to any particular religion? If so, please select which one.

1
NO - DO NOT BELONG TO ANY RELIGION
2
Christian, no denomination
3
Roman Catholic
4
Church of England/Anglican
5
United Reformed Church (URC) / Congregational
6
Baptist
7
Methodist
8
Presbyterian / Church of Scotland
9
Other Christian
10
Hindu
11
Jewish
12
Muslim
13
Sikh
14
Buddhist
15
Other

How often, if ever, do you attend any kind of religious service or meeting?

1
Once a week or more
2
Once a month or more
3
Sometimes but less than once a month
4
Never or very rarely

Which of these statements below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God?

1
I don’t believe in God
2
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out
3
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind
4
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others
5
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God
6
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it

Do you believe in life after death?

1
Yes - definitely
2
Yes - probably
3
No - probably not
4
No - definitely not

On how many days in a typical week do you eat breakfast?

Days a Week

How often do you eat ready-meals? By ready-meals we mean a pre-packaged meal that only needs to be heated up in an oven or microwave, for example a chicken curry or a lasagne.

1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never

How often do you eat other convenience foods, frozen or packaged, such as fish-fingers, burgers, chips or ready-made pizzas?

1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never

How often do you eat take-aways including those bought from a restaurant or fast-food outlet?

1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never

How often do you eat a home-cooked meal made from basic ingredients? By basic ingredients we mean things like raw or fresh meat or fish or fresh, frozen or tinned vegetables or pulses.

1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never
Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. For each statement, please choose the option that best describes your experience of each over the last 2 weeks.
-

1 - None of the time

2 - Rarely

3 - Some of the time

4 - Often

5 - All of the time

I've been feeling optimistic about the future
I've been feeling useful
I've been feeling relaxed
I've been feeling interested in other people
I've had energy to spare
I've been dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling good about myself
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been feeling confident
I've been able to make up my own mind about things
I've been feeling loved
I've been interested in new things
I've been feeling cheerful

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

1
Never
2
Monthly or less
3
2-4 times a month
4
2-3 times a week
5
4 or more times a week

How many drinks containing alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

1
1-2
2
3-4
3
5-6
4
7-8
5
10+
6
DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?

1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily

Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

1
No
2
Yes, but not in the last year
3
Yes, during the last year

During the last four weeks, how long did it usually take for you to fall asleep?

1
0-15 minutes
2
16-30 minutes
3
31-45 minutes
4
46-60 minutes
5
More than 60 minutes

During the past four weeks, how many hours did you sleep each night on average?

Hours a Day

During the past four weeks, how often did you awaken during your sleep time and have trouble falling back to sleep again?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
A good bit of the time
4
Some of the time
5
A little of the time
6
None of the time

During the past four weeks, how often did you get enough sleep to feel rested upon waking in the morning?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
A good bit of the time
4
Some of the time
5
A little of the time
6
None of the time
The next questions are about your feelings generally.

Do you feel tired most of the time?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you often feel miserable or depressed?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you often get worried about things?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you often get in a violent rage?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you often suddenly become scared for no good reason?

1
Yes
2
No

Are you easily upset or irritated?

1
Yes
2
No

Are you constantly keyed up and jittery?

1
Yes
2
No

Does every little thing get on your nerves and wear you out?

1
Yes
2
No

Does your heart often race like mad?

1
Yes
2
No
Below is a list of things that people value. For each one we'd like to know on a scale from 1 to 10 how important each one is to you, where '1' equals 'Not important at all', and '10' equals 'Very important'.
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1 - Not important at all 1

2 - 2

3 - 3

4 - 4

5 - 5

6 - 6

7 - 7

8 - 8

9 - 9

10 - Very important 10

Your health
Having a lot of money
Having children
Having a fulfilling job
Being independent
Owning your own home
Having a good marriage or partnership
Having good friends
Below are some more opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.

Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Divorce is too easy to get these days.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Overall modern science does more harm than good.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Once you've got a job it's important to hang on to it even if you don't really like it.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Big business benefits owners at the expense of the workers.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

There is one law for the rich and one for the poor.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

Government should redistribute income from the better off to those who are less well off.

1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree

The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 1

1
I never really seem to get what I want out of life
2
I usually get what I want out of life

The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 2

1
I usually have a free choice and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me

The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 3

1
Usually I can run my life more or less as I want to
2
I usually find life's problems just too much for me
Many thanks for completing the questionnaire. It is much appreciated. Please seal it in the envelope provided and give to your interviewer when they come to visit you.
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1970 BRITISH COHORT STUDY
Age 42 Survey
Self-completion Questionnaire

INTERVIEWER TO ENTER

Respondent details
Serial number
Serial number
First name
Generic text
Male/Female
1
Male
2
Female
Date of Birth
Date of birth

How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months?

-

1 - At least once a week

2 - At least once a month

3 - Several times a year

4 - At least once a year

5 - Less often

6 - Never

Play a musical instrument
Performing arts (singing in a group or choir, acting, dance/ballet, comedy)
Painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture
Photography, film or video making as an artistic activity (not family or holidays)
Textile crafts, wood crafts or any other crafts, such as embroidery, knitting, wood turning, furniture making, pottery or jewellery
Writing stories, plays or poetry
Go to the theatre to watch a play/drama
Go to the theatre to watch a pantomime or musical
Go to an opera, classical music concert or ballet
Go to another type of concert
Go to the cinema
Visit an art exhibition / gallery
Visit a museum
Visit a historical site / stately home
Visit a theme park
Visit a zoo, wildlife park or aquarium
Go to a library
Go to a book club (to discuss a book that you have read)
Have a meal in a restaurant, cafe or pub
Go for a drink at a pub or club
Work in the garden
Do DIY, home maintenance or car repairs
Attend meetings for local groups/voluntary organisations
Do unpaid voluntary work
Attend meetings or events organised by a trade union
Attend meetings or events organised by a political party

How often have you done each of the following sporting activities in the last 12 months?

-

1 - Every day

2 - 4-5 days a week

3 - 2-3 days a week

4 - Once a week

5 - 2-3 times a month

6 - Less often

7 - Not in the last 12 months

Health, fitness, gym or conditioning activities (including aerobics, keep-fit classes, weight-training or weight-lifting)
Swimming or diving
Cycling, BMX or mountain biking
Dancing
Jogging, cross-country, road-running
Rambling / walking for pleasure
Racquet sports (tennis, badminton, squash etc)
Team sports (Football, Netball, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey, Cricket etc)
Martial arts, boxing, wrestling
Water sports (including yachting, dinghy sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing, waterski-ing etc).
Horse riding
Yoga / Pilates
Golf
Ski-ing
Other sporting activity
Below is a list of opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.
Private schools should be abolished.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
I would not mind if a family from another race moved in next door to me.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Problems in the environment are not as serious as people claim.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
People who never have children are missing an important part of life.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
All women should have the right to choose an abortion if they wish.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
All in all, family life suffers when the mother has a full time job.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
People with very strong religious beliefs are often too intolerant of others.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Having almost any job is better than being unemployed.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
How interested would you say you are in politics?
1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested

And in the last 12 months have you done the following things?

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

Attended a public meeting or rally
Taken part in a public demonstration or protest
Signed a petition
Which party did you vote for in the last General Election in May 2010?
1
Conservative
2
Labour
3
Liberal Democrats
4
Plaid Cymru
5
Scottish National Party
6
Green Party
7
UK Independence Party
8
Other (please write in box)
9
DID NOT VOTE
Other
Which party did you vote for in the General Election in May 2005?
1
Conservative
2
Labour
3
Liberal Democrats
4
Plaid Cymru
5
Scottish National Party
6
Green Party
7
UK Independence Party
8
Other (please write in box)
9
DID NOT VOTE
Other
Are you currently a member of any of the following organisations?
1
Political party
2
Trade union
3
Environmental group
4
Parents'/School association
5
Tenants'/Residents' group or neighbourhood watch
6
Religious group or church organisation
7
Voluntary service group
8
Other community or civic group
9
Social club/Working men's club
10
Sports club
11
Women's Institute / Townswomen's Guild
12
Women's group / Feminist organisation
13
Professional organisation
14
Scouts/Guides organisation
15
Any other organisation
16
NO - NONE OF THESE
Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted, or that you can't be too careful in dealing with people?
1
Most people can be trusted
2
Can’t be too careful
3
It depends

How many hours do you spend watching television programmes, videos, DVDs or Blu-ray? Please include time spent watching programmes or films on a computer.

-

1 - None

2 - Less than an hour

3 - 1 hour to less than 3 hours

4 - 3 hours to less than 5 hours

5 - 5 or more hours

On a typical weekday
On a typical day at the weekend
Which of the following types of television programme do you usually watch?
1
News and current affairs
2
Sport
3
Comedy
4
Documentaries
5
Dramas
6
Soaps
7
Music
8
Reality TV programmes
9
General entertainment (including quiz programmes, lifestyle programmes and chat shows)
10
Religious programmes
11
Other
12
DO NOT WATCH TELEVISION
How often do you read books in your spare time, not for work or study (including in electronic format)?
1
Every day or almost every day
2
Several times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
At least once a month
5
Every few months
6
At least once a year
7
Less often or never
Which of the following types of fiction books do you usually read?
1
Action / Adventure / War Fiction
2
Comics / Graphic Novels
3
Crime / Thrillers / Mystery
4
Classic Fiction
5
Contemporary Literary Fiction
6
Historical Fiction
7
Humour
8
Horror
9
Poetry
10
Romance
11
Science Fiction / Fantasy
12
Other Fiction
13
DO NOT READ FICTION BOOKS
Which of the following types of factual books do you usually read?
1
Art / Photography
2
Autobiography
3
Biography
4
Career-specific / Industry-specific / Professional
5
Computing / Technology
6
Cookery / Food and Drink
7
Family and Parenting
8
Health / Wellbeing / Self-help / Psychology
9
DIY / Interiors / Gardening
10
Music
11
Religion / Philosophy
12
Science
13
Sport
14
Politics / Economics / Current Affairs
15
Travel
16
History
17
Other factual
18
DO NOT READ FACTUAL BOOKS
How often do you read newspapers (including online newspapers)?
1
Every day or almost every day
2
Several times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
At least once a month
5
Every few months
6
At least once a year
7
Less often or never
Which of the following newspapers have you read in the last month?
1
The Daily Telegraph / Sunday Telegraph
2
Financial Times
3
The Times / The Sunday Times
4
The Guardian / The Observer
5
The Independent / Independent on Sunday / i
6
Daily Express / Sunday Express
7
Daily Mail / Mail on Sunday
8
The Sun
9
The Daily Mirror / Sunday Mirror
10
The Daily Star / Daily Star Sunday
11
The Daily Sport / Sunday Sport
12
The People
13
The Herald / Sunday Herald
14
The Scotsman
15
Daily Record
16
Free local / regional newspaper
17
Local / regional newspaper that you purchase
18
Other
19
NONE
Do you have a computer at home?
1
Yes
2
No
Are you able to access the internet at home? Please include access to the internet via computers, mobile phones, television, games consoles and other devices.
1
Yes
2
No
In total, how many cars or vans are owned, or are available for use, by one or more members of your household?
1
None
2
One
3
Two
4
Three
5
Four or more

Below are some more opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.

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1 - Strongly agree

2 - Agree

3 - Neither agree nor disagree

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I would not mind if my child went to a school where half the children were of another race
We should tackle problems in the environment even if this means slower economic growth
The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
Unless you have children you'll be lonely when you get old
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
Couples who have children should not separate
A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works
Looking around the world, religions bring more conflict than peace
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
The time has come for everyone to arrange their own private health care and stop relying on the National Health Service
Thinking of your childhood, were you raised according to any particular religion? If so, please select which one.
1
NO - NOT RAISED ACCORDING TO ANY RELIGION
2
Christian, no denomination
3
Roman Catholic
4
Church of England/Anglican
5
United Reformed Church (URC) / Congregational
6
Baptist
7
Methodist
8
Presbyterian / Church of Scotland
9
Other Christian
10
Hindu
11
Jewish
12
Muslim
13
Sikh
14
Buddhist
15
Other
Do you now see yourself as belonging to any particular religion? If so, please select which one.
1
NO - DO NOT BELONG TO ANY RELIGION
2
Christian, no denomination
3
Roman Catholic
4
Church of England/Anglican
5
United Reformed Church (URC) / Congregational
6
Baptist
7
Methodist
8
Presbyterian / Church of Scotland
9
Other Christian
10
Hindu
11
Jewish
12
Muslim
13
Sikh
14
Buddhist
15
Other
How often, if ever, do you attend any kind of religious service or meeting?
1
Once a week or more
2
Once a month or more
3
Sometimes but less than once a month
4
Never or very rarely
Which of these statements below comes closest to expressing what you believe about God?
1
I don’t believe in God
2
I don't know whether there is a God and I don't believe there is any way to find out
3
I don't believe in a personal God, but I do believe in a Higher Power of some kind
4
I find myself believing in God some of the time, but not at others
5
While I have doubts, I feel that I do believe in God
6
I know God really exists and I have no doubts about it
Do you believe in life after death?
1
Yes - definitely
2
Yes - probably
3
No - probably not
4
No - definitely not
On how many days in a typical week do you eat breakfast?
Days a Week
How often do you eat ready-meals? By ready-meals we mean a pre-packaged meal that only needs to be heated up in an oven or microwave, for example a chicken curry or a lasagne.
1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never
How often do you eat other convenience foods, frozen or packaged, such as fish-fingers, burgers, chips or ready-made pizzas?
1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never
How often do you eat take-aways including those bought from a restaurant or fast-food outlet?
1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never
How often do you eat a home-cooked meal made from basic ingredients? By basic ingredients we mean things like raw or fresh meat or fish or fresh, frozen or tinned vegetables or pulses.
1
More than once a day
2
Once a day
3
Several times a week
4
Once or twice a week
5
At least once a month
6
Less often
7
Never

Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. For each statement, please choose the option that best describes your experience of each over the last 2 weeks.

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1 - None of the time

2 - Rarely

3 - Some of the time

4 - Often

5 - All of the time

I've been feeling optimistic about the future
I've been feeling useful
I've been feeling relaxed
I've been feeling interested in other people
I've had energy to spare
I've been dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling good about myself
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been feeling confident
I've been able to make up my own mind about things
I've been feeling loved
I've been interested in new things
I've been feeling cheerful
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
1
Never
2
Monthly or less
3
2-4 times a month
4
2-3 times a week
5
4 or more times a week
How many drinks containing alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
1
1-2
2
3-4
3
5-6
4
7-8
5
10+
6
DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?
1
Never
2
Less than monthly
3
Monthly
4
Weekly
5
Daily or almost daily
Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?
1
No
2
Yes, but not in the last year
3
Yes, during the last year
During the last four weeks, how long did it usually take for you to fall asleep?
1
0-15 minutes
2
16-30 minutes
3
31-45 minutes
4
46-60 minutes
5
More than 60 minutes
During the past four weeks, how many hours did you sleep each night on average?
Hours a Day
During the past four weeks, how often did you awaken during your sleep time and have trouble falling back to sleep again?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
A good bit of the time
4
Some of the time
5
A little of the time
6
None of the time
During the past four weeks, how often did you get enough sleep to feel rested upon waking in the morning?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
A good bit of the time
4
Some of the time
5
A little of the time
6
None of the time
The next questions are about your feelings generally.
Do you feel tired most of the time?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you often feel miserable or depressed?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you often get worried about things?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you often get in a violent rage?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you often suddenly become scared for no good reason?
1
Yes
2
No
Are you easily upset or irritated?
1
Yes
2
No
Are you constantly keyed up and jittery?
1
Yes
2
No
Does every little thing get on your nerves and wear you out?
1
Yes
2
No
Does your heart often race like mad?
1
Yes
2
No

Below is a list of things that people value. For each one we'd like to know on a scale from 1 to 10 how important each one is to you, where '1' equals 'Not important at all', and '10' equals 'Very important'.

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1 - Not important at all 1

2 - 2

3 - 3

4 - 4

5 - 5

6 - 6

7 - 7

8 - 8

9 - 9

10 - Very important 10

Your health
Having a lot of money
Having children
Having a fulfilling job
Being independent
Owning your own home
Having a good marriage or partnership
Having good friends
Below are some more opinions on different topics. Please read each one, decide how much you agree or disagree and select the option that most corresponds with your answer.
Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Divorce is too easy to get these days.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Overall modern science does more harm than good.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Once you've got a job it's important to hang on to it even if you don't really like it.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Big business benefits owners at the expense of the workers.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
We trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
There is one law for the rich and one for the poor.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
Government should redistribute income from the better off to those who are less well off.
1
Strongly agree
2
Agree
3
Neither agree nor disagree
4
Disagree
5
Strongly disagree
The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 1
1
I never really seem to get what I want out of life
2
I usually get what I want out of life
The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 2
1
I usually have a free choice and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me
The last few questions are to do with how you feel about your life so far. For each of the following three pairs of statements, please select which one is more true for you? Pair 3
1
Usually I can run my life more or less as I want to
2
I usually find life's problems just too much for me
Many thanks for completing the questionnaire. It is much appreciated. Please seal it in the envelope provided and give to your interviewer when they come to visit you.
Name

BCS70 Age 42 Self-Completion Questionnaire