self-identify


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self-identify

(sĕlf′ī-dĕn′tə-fī′)
intr.v. self-identi·fied, self-identi·fying, self-identi·fies
To believe or assert that one belongs to a certain group or class: people who self-identify as conservative.

self′-i·den′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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Bisexuals are an interesting category which may be a bit bigger than they now self-identify, no doubt on the advice of their divorce lawyers.
Net Satisfied Very Satisfied Your family life Response of people who self-identify as Upper class 94% Middle 93 78% Lower Your personal financial situation Upper class 85% Middle 72 32% Lower 42 Your present housing situation Upper class 93% Middle 90 67% Lower 74 Your education Upper class 93% Middle 89 61% Lower 71 Note: "Upper class" is those who self-identify as upper or upper-middle class; "lower class" is those who self-identify as lower or lower-middle class.
The notice is intended to help groups determine whether they need to self-identify and what information is required, as well as to provide them with the means and format for submitting the required information.
Knowing full well that so many people don't self-identify with the term, the interviewers didn't ask people if they were "family caregivers." They asked, "Do you currently help care for an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend--or not?"
Therefore, we seek to (a) present the rate and severity of problem drinking among a sample of DWI offenders, (b) contrast offender-perceived proportion of problem drinking against two separate indicators of problem drinking, and (c) determine demographic characteristics affecting the likelihood an offender would self-identify as a problem drinker.
The impact of these variables on identity development has been examined, however research on how individuals self-identify is scarce.
For results based on the sample of 1,577 registered voters who self-identify as conservative, the maximum margin of sampling error is 3 percentage points.
He looks at the situation a decade later, asking how Chinese-Indonesians self-identify, how important it is to recognize the potential for Chinese identity to transform and change, and other questions.
Mainline Protestants tend to self-identify with the Democratic Party (46 percent) while Evangelical Protestants favor the Republican Party (54 percent.)
-- Americans readily self-identify as "conscious consumers" (88% well, 37% very well), "socially responsible" (88% well, 39% very well) and "environmentally-friendly" (86% well, 34% very well).
The proposed reorganization broadens the focus and states that "once an institutional/organizational partnership has been created, individual members may self-identify with that institutional or organizational partnership in the same manner in which they identify with a divisional partnership."