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ADULT SELF-COMPLETION QUESTIONNAIRE (AGED 16+)
Completing the questionnaire
Please answer questions by ticking the box next to the answer, as in the example below. Some questions have instructions that show which question to answer next. If there are no instructions, just answer the next question.
Please tick only one box for each question.
Returning the questionnaire
If the interviewer is still in your home when you have completed the questionnaire, please hand it back to them. If not, please return the completed questionnaire in the pre-paid envelope as soon as you possibly can.
Now please go to Q1 and start filling in your answers

Please write in your date of birth:

Date of birth

Are you male or female?

1
Male
2
Female
The first questions are about how you have been feeling recently.

Have you recently... ...been able to concentrate on whatever you're doing?

1
Better than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual

Have you recently... ...lost much sleep over worry?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...felt that you were playing a useful part in things?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual

Have you recently... ...felt capable of making decisions about things?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less capable

Have you recently... ...felt constantly under strain?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...felt you couldn't overcome your difficulties?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual

Have you recently... ...been able to face up to problems?

1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less able than usual
4
Much less able

Have you recently... ...been feeling unhappy or depressed?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...been losing confidence in yourself?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?

1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual

Have you recently... ...been feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?

1
More so than usual
2
About the same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
The following questions relate to your usual sleep habits during the last month. Please indicate the most accurate reply for the majority of days and nights in the past month.

How many hours of actual sleep did you usually get at night during the last month? ... Hours : ... Minutes Hours of sleep per night

This may be different than the actual number of hours you spent in bed.

How many
Minutes in hour
During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you...
-

1 - Not during the past month

2 - Less than once a week

3 - Once or twice a week

4 - Three or more times a week

5 - More than once most nights

...cannot get to sleep within 30 minutes?
...wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning?
...cough or snore loudly?

During the past month, how often have you taken medicine (prescribed or "over the counter") to help you sleep?

1
Not during the past month
2
Less than once a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Three or more times a week

During the past month, how often have you had trouble staying awake while driving, eating meals, or engaging in social activity?

1
Not during the past month
2
Less than once a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Three or more times a week

During the past month, how would you rate your sleep quality overall?

1
Very good
2
Fairly good
3
Fairly bad
4
Very bad
The next questions are about your opinions on the environment.
For each of the following statements please tick the answer that is closest to your view

Which of these best describes how you feel about your current lifestyle and the environment?

1
I'm happy with what I do at the moment
2
I'd like to do a bit more to help the environment
3
I'd like to do a lot more to help the environment

And which of these would you say best describes your current lifestyle?

1
I don't really do anything that is environmentally-friendly
2
I do one or two things that are environmentally-friendly
3
I do quite a few things that are environmentally-friendly
4
I'm environmentally-friendly in most things I do
5
I'm environmentally-friendly in everything I do

Do you agree or disagree that being green is an alternative lifestyle, it's not for the majority?

1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly
Please tick whether, on the whole, you personally believe or do not believe each of the following statements
-

1 - Yes, I believe this

2 - No, I do not believe this

I don't believe my behaviour and everyday lifestyle contribute to climate change
I would be prepared to pay more for environmentally friendly products
If things continue on their current course, we will soon experience a major environmental disaster
The so-called 'environmental crisis' facing humanity has been greatly exaggerated
Climate change is beyond control - it's too late to do anything about it
Please tick whether, on the whole, you personally believe or do not believe each of the following statements
-

1 - Yes, believe this

2 - No, do not believe this

The effects of climate change are too far in the future to really worry me
Any changes I make to help the environment need to fit in with my lifestyle
It's not worth me doing things to help the environment if others don't do the same
It's not worth Britain trying to combat climate change, because other countries will just cancel out what we do
People in the UK will be affected by climate change in the next 30 years
People in the UK will be affected by climate change in the next 200 years
Next, here are some statements about neighbourhoods
Please tick the box that indicates how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Agree

3 - Neither agree nor disagree

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I feel like I belong to this neighbourhood.
The friendships and associations I have with other people in my neighbourhood mean a lot to me.
If I needed advice about something I could go to someone in my neighbourhood.
I borrow things and exchange favours with my neighbours.
I would be willing to work together with others on something to improve my neighbourhood.
I plan to remain a resident of this neighbourhood for a number of years.
I like to think of myself as similar to the people who live in this neighbourhood.
I regularly stop and talk with people in my neighbourhood.

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
Depends
Here are some questions about how you feel about your life
Please tick the number which you feel best describes how dissatisfied or satisfied you are with the following aspects of your current situation. 1 = Completely Dissatisfied, 7 =Completely Satisfied
-

1 - Completely dissatisfied

2 - Mostly dissatisfied

3 - Somewhat dissatisfied

4 - Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

5 - Somewhat satisfied

6 - Mostly satisfied

7 - Completely satisfied

Your health
The income of your household
The amount of leisure time you have
Your life overall
Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please tick the box 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 dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been able to make up my own mind about things

Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks?

0
0: Avoid taking risks
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Fully prepared to take risks

Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks in trusting strangers or do you try to avoid taking such risks?

0
0: Avoid taking risks in trusting strangers
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Fully prepared to take risks in trusting strangers

Are you married or living with a partner?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 30
qc_30 == 1
Please indicate on each question the box which best describes your relationship with your partner at the moment. Please tick one box only for each question.
-

1 - Never

2 - Less than once a month

3 - Once or twice a month

4 - Once or twice a week

5 - Once a day

6 - More often

Have a stimulating exchange of ideas
Calmly discuss something
Work together on a project
Please indicate on each question the box which best describes your relationship with your partner at the moment. Please tick one box only for each question.
-

1 - All of the time

2 - Most of the time

3 - More often than not

4 - Occasionally

5 - Rarely

6 - Never

How often do you discuss or have you considered divorce, separation or terminating your relationship?
Do you ever regret that you married or lived together?
How often do you and your partner quarrel?
How often do you and your partner "get on each others nerves"?
Do you kiss your partner?

Do you and your partner engage in outside interests together?

1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
Very few of them
5
None of them

The boxes on the following line represent different degrees of happiness in your relationship. The middle point, "happy", represents the degree of happiness of most relationships. Please tick the box which best describes the degree of happiness, all things considered, of your relationship.

1
Extremely unhappy
2
Fairly unhappy
3
A little unhappy
4
Happy
5
Very Happy
6
Extremely happy
7
Perfect
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions.
Please give the questionnaire either to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided.
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ADULT SELF-COMPLETION QUESTIONNAIRE (AGED 16+)
Completing the questionnaire
Please answer questions by ticking the box next to the answer, as in the example below. Some questions have instructions that show which question to answer next. If there are no instructions, just answer the next question.
Please tick only one box for each question.
Returning the questionnaire
If the interviewer is still in your home when you have completed the questionnaire, please hand it back to them. If not, please return the completed questionnaire in the pre-paid envelope as soon as you possibly can.
Now please go to Q1 and start filling in your answers
Please write in your date of birth:
Date of birth
Are you male or female?
1
Male
2
Female
The first questions are about how you have been feeling recently.
Have you recently... ...been able to concentrate on whatever you're doing?
1
Better than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less than usual
4
Much less than usual
Have you recently... ...lost much sleep over worry?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...felt that you were playing a useful part in things?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
Have you recently... ...felt capable of making decisions about things?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less capable
Have you recently... ...felt constantly under strain?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...felt you couldn't overcome your difficulties?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...been able to enjoy your normal day-to-day activities?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
Have you recently... ...been able to face up to problems?
1
More so than usual
2
Same as usual
3
Less able than usual
4
Much less able
Have you recently... ...been feeling unhappy or depressed?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...been losing confidence in yourself?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...been thinking of yourself as a worthless person?
1
Not at all
2
No more than usual
3
Rather more than usual
4
Much more than usual
Have you recently... ...been feeling reasonably happy, all things considered?
1
More so than usual
2
About the same as usual
3
Less so than usual
4
Much less than usual
The following questions relate to your usual sleep habits during the last month. Please indicate the most accurate reply for the majority of days and nights in the past month.
How many hours of actual sleep did you usually get at night during the last month? ... Hours : ... Minutes Hours of sleep per night
How many
Minutes in hour

During the past month, how often have you had trouble sleeping because you...

-

1 - Not during the past month

2 - Less than once a week

3 - Once or twice a week

4 - Three or more times a week

5 - More than once most nights

...cannot get to sleep within 30 minutes?
...wake up in the middle of the night or early in the morning?
...cough or snore loudly?
During the past month, how often have you taken medicine (prescribed or "over the counter") to help you sleep?
1
Not during the past month
2
Less than once a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Three or more times a week
During the past month, how often have you had trouble staying awake while driving, eating meals, or engaging in social activity?
1
Not during the past month
2
Less than once a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Three or more times a week
During the past month, how would you rate your sleep quality overall?
1
Very good
2
Fairly good
3
Fairly bad
4
Very bad
The next questions are about your opinions on the environment.
For each of the following statements please tick the answer that is closest to your view
Which of these best describes how you feel about your current lifestyle and the environment?
1
I'm happy with what I do at the moment
2
I'd like to do a bit more to help the environment
3
I'd like to do a lot more to help the environment
And which of these would you say best describes your current lifestyle?
1
I don't really do anything that is environmentally-friendly
2
I do one or two things that are environmentally-friendly
3
I do quite a few things that are environmentally-friendly
4
I'm environmentally-friendly in most things I do
5
I'm environmentally-friendly in everything I do
Do you agree or disagree that being green is an alternative lifestyle, it's not for the majority?
1
Agree strongly
2
Agree
3
Disagree
4
Disagree strongly

Please tick whether, on the whole, you personally believe or do not believe each of the following statements

-

1 - Yes, I believe this

2 - No, I do not believe this

I don't believe my behaviour and everyday lifestyle contribute to climate change
I would be prepared to pay more for environmentally friendly products
If things continue on their current course, we will soon experience a major environmental disaster
The so-called 'environmental crisis' facing humanity has been greatly exaggerated
Climate change is beyond control - it's too late to do anything about it

Please tick whether, on the whole, you personally believe or do not believe each of the following statements

-

1 - Yes, believe this

2 - No, do not believe this

The effects of climate change are too far in the future to really worry me
Any changes I make to help the environment need to fit in with my lifestyle
It's not worth me doing things to help the environment if others don't do the same
It's not worth Britain trying to combat climate change, because other countries will just cancel out what we do
People in the UK will be affected by climate change in the next 30 years
People in the UK will be affected by climate change in the next 200 years
Next, here are some statements about neighbourhoods

Please tick the box that indicates how strongly you agree or disagree with each statement.

-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Agree

3 - Neither agree nor disagree

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I feel like I belong to this neighbourhood.
The friendships and associations I have with other people in my neighbourhood mean a lot to me.
If I needed advice about something I could go to someone in my neighbourhood.
I borrow things and exchange favours with my neighbours.
I would be willing to work together with others on something to improve my neighbourhood.
I plan to remain a resident of this neighbourhood for a number of years.
I like to think of myself as similar to the people who live in this neighbourhood.
I regularly stop and talk with people in my neighbourhood.
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
Depends
Here are some questions about how you feel about your life

Please tick the number which you feel best describes how dissatisfied or satisfied you are with the following aspects of your current situation. 1 = Completely Dissatisfied, 7 =Completely Satisfied

-

1 - Completely dissatisfied

2 - Mostly dissatisfied

3 - Somewhat dissatisfied

4 - Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied

5 - Somewhat satisfied

6 - Mostly satisfied

7 - Completely satisfied

Your health
The income of your household
The amount of leisure time you have
Your life overall

Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please tick the box 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 dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been able to make up my own mind about things
Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks?
0
0: Avoid taking risks
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Fully prepared to take risks
Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks in trusting strangers or do you try to avoid taking such risks?
0
0: Avoid taking risks in trusting strangers
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Fully prepared to take risks in trusting strangers
Are you married or living with a partner?
1
Yes
2
No

Please indicate on each question the box which best describes your relationship with your partner at the moment. Please tick one box only for each question.

-

1 - Never

2 - Less than once a month

3 - Once or twice a month

4 - Once or twice a week

5 - Once a day

6 - More often

Have a stimulating exchange of ideas
Calmly discuss something
Work together on a project

Please indicate on each question the box which best describes your relationship with your partner at the moment. Please tick one box only for each question.

-

1 - All of the time

2 - Most of the time

3 - More often than not

4 - Occasionally

5 - Rarely

6 - Never

How often do you discuss or have you considered divorce, separation or terminating your relationship?
Do you ever regret that you married or lived together?
How often do you and your partner quarrel?
How often do you and your partner "get on each others nerves"?
Do you kiss your partner?
Do you and your partner engage in outside interests together?
1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
Very few of them
5
None of them
The boxes on the following line represent different degrees of happiness in your relationship. The middle point, "happy", represents the degree of happiness of most relationships. Please tick the box which best describes the degree of happiness, all things considered, of your relationship.
1
Extremely unhappy
2
Fairly unhappy
3
A little unhappy
4
Happy
5
Very Happy
6
Extremely happy
7
Perfect
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions.
Please give the questionnaire either to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided.
Name

Wave 1 Adult Self-Completion Questionnaire