Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QP-011-002-1-1-Chicago-NORC-1995

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: Chicago sex study, 1997.  [machine-readable data file] / Laumann, Edward O.  [principal investigator(s)] / Chicago, IL: University of Chicago. National Opinion Research Center  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 1/23/2004

Number of Files Received: 9

Comments: This study is available from NORC web site. DPLS staff dowloaded the data file and accompanying document files and stored them locally. The data file exists in SAS, SPSS and STATA formats.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 1/23/2004

Documentation: Survey questionnaire is in MS Word and PDF formats; Frequency tables are in ASCII format.

Abstract: This survey focuses on sexual behavior. There are 17 sections: demographic data; sexual partners; detailed information on two most recent partners; partners in last 12 months; use of birth control methods; respondent's social networks; respondents' exposure to sexual contact as a child; respondent's exposure to forced sexual contact; first sexual intercourse; lifetime sexual history; neighborhood characteristics; general and sexual health; attitudes toward sexuality and sex roles; domestic violence; sexual orientation; general sexuality; and respondent's evaluation of the survey itself; and respondent's evaluation of interviewer. The last five sections were self-administered. Interviews were conducted in 1995 and 1997. Samples were drawn from Cook County (the entire city of Chicago and the first suburban ring) and 4 community areas within the city of Chicago. The areas have been assigned pseudonyms: Shoreland, an area of young singles and gay male concentration, middle to upper-middle-class; L-Side, an area of Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American concentration, working-class; Erlinda, an area of mixed Hispanic concentration with a Puerto Rican public identity, working-class; and Southtown, an African-American neighborhood of mixed lower, working and middle-class residents.

Media/File Reports:

7334 (CD-ROM)
7335 (CD-ROM)