The Kinsey Institute 

Data & codebooks

The Kinsey Institute makes codebooks from past studies and information about data analyses available to researchers.

Research requests


Researchers may submit requests for computer-run analyses of Kinsey Institute data. Requests must list specific variables and their exact manipulation.

For questions about data runs, contact our tech support team.


Codebooks are necessary to select specific variables for statistical analysis. For ease and speed, the Institute usually programs in SPSS. Researchers may provide their prepared SPSS jobs to maintain control over programming, reduce costs, and shorten turnaround time. Output can be supplied on paper or digital file.

Note: you will be billed for programming and computer-consulting time.

Available codebooks

The following codebooks can be ordered from the Kinsey Institute (payment via legal U.S. tender required).

Kinsey interviews
  • The Kinsey Interview Kit: Codebook, 2nd ed. (compiled and edited by Thomas G. Albright, 1991, 2006) and The Kinsey Interview Kit, (compiled and edited by Joan Scherer Brewer, 1985).
  • Blanchard, Ray, and Bogaert, Anthony F. "Biodemographic comparisons of homosexual and heterosexual men in the Kinsey interview data." Archives of Sexual Behavior 25(6):551-579, 1996.
  • Gebhard, Paul H. and Johnson, Alan B. The Kinsey Data: Marginal Tabulations of the 1938-1963 Interviews Conducted by the Institute for Sex Research. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1979.
  • Kinsey Codebook (PDF)
  • Kinsey Interview Kit (PDF)
Chicago College Youth Study (NORC Survey #4020) Chicago Homosexual Study Cross-Cultural Study San Francisco Homosexual Study
  • A Study of Socialization, 1969-70. (A. Bell & M. Weinberg) 
  • Interview schedule/codebook (PDF)
  • (Caution: This is a very large file. A fast connection is recommended for downloading.)
  • Parents' Questionnaire. (Bell & Weinberg) [interview schedule & codebook]. $10
  • Sibling Questionnaire. (Bell & Weinberg) [interview schedule & codebook]. $10
  • Bell, Alan P., Weinberg, M., and Hammersmith, S. Sexual Preference: Its Development in Men and Women: Statistical Appendix. Bloomington, IN: Indiana U. Press, 1981.
Chicago Attitude Study (NORC Survey #4088) Sexuality Following Spinal Cord Injury
  • Questions for Spinal Cord Injured. (P. Gebhard, J. Donohue, & Lois Perkins, 1978) 
  • Questions for Able Bodied Partners of Spinal Cord Injured. (Gebhard, Donohue, & Perkins)
  • Spinal cord injury questionairres (PDF)

Ordering codebooks

Send orders to:

The Kinsey Institute
Library User Services
Morrison Hall
1165 E. Third St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Other published materials

The following materials are not available for purchase from the Kinsey Institute.

Chicago College Youth Study - NORC Survey #4020
  • Simon, W., Berger, A., and Gagnon, J. "Beyond anxiety and fantasy: The coital experiences of college youth." Journal of Youth and Adolescence 1(3):203-222, 1972.
  • Spanier, Graham B. "Sources of sex information and premarital sexual behavior."Journal of Sex Research 13(2):73-88, May 1977.
Cross-Cultural Study
  • Weinberg, Martin S., and Williams, C.J. Male Homosexuals: Their Problems and Adaptations. NY: Oxford U. Press, 1974.
Chicago Attitude Study - NORC Survey #4088
  • Fay, Robert E., et al. "Prevalence and patterns of same-gender sexual contact among gay men." Science 243: 338-348, Jan 30, 1989.
  • Klassen, Albert D., Williams, C.J., & Levitt, E.E. Sex and Morality in the United States, ed. by H.J. O'Gorman. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan U. Press, 1989.
  • Levitt, Eugene E., and Klassen, A.D. "Public attitudes toward homosexuality: Part of the 1970 National Survey by the Institute for Sex Research," Journal of Homosexuality1(1):29-43, Fall 1974.
Sexuality Following Spinal Cord Injury
  • Donohue, John, and Gebhard, P. "The Kinsey Institute/Indiana University Report on Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury." Sexuality and Disability 13(1):7-85, 1995. Special Issue.

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