Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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I-EDUCATN

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? (recoded for use with on-line analysis)
  0) Less than High school
  1) High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)
  2) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school
  3) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree)
  4) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than High school 15.7% 15.7%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.6% 50.3%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 28.1% 78.4%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 12.1% 90.5%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.6% 100.1%
Total N = 1970

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than High school 14.4% 16.8% 15.7%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.8% 36.2% 34.6%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 27.8% 28.3% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 12.0% 12.1% 12.1%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 12.9% 6.6% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Less than High school 10.9% 19.5% 16.4% 15.8%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 32.8% 33.1% 35.6% 33.9%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 31.8% 27.3% 26.0% 28.2%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 13.9% 10.5% 12.8% 12.3%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 10.6% 9.5% 9.2% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1902


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Less than High school 14.0% 11.3% 22.9% 15.8%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 34.7% 34.1% 35.7% 34.8%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 32.6% 29.5% 23.1% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 13.6% 14.1% 8.0% 11.9%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 5.2% 11.1% 10.4% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1948


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Less than High school 13.3% 14.9% 32.4% 15.7% 15.7%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.4% 33.8% 34.2% 31.6% 34.7%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 26.2% 33.7% 24.2% 30.1% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 13.1% 8.7% 6.2% 13.9% 12.1%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 11.0% 8.9% 2.9% 8.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1968


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Less than High school 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 15.7%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 34.6%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 12.1%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Less than High school 15.2% 21.5% 13.2% 15.8%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 35.3% 32.6% 28.4% 34.7%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 28.2% 26.6% 29.9% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 11.7% 12.5% 15.7% 12.0%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 9.6% 6.9% 12.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Less than High school 34.0% 13.8% 4.5% 2.1% 14.8%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.7% 41.6% 30.6% 19.0% 34.6%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 21.3% 28.9% 36.1% 26.4% 28.6%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 5.1% 10.5% 16.4% 22.6% 12.3%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 3.0% 5.2% 12.4% 29.9% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1765


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Less than High school 11.5% 13.2% 21.1% 14.0% 15.7%
High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) 36.3% 39.2% 34.5% 28.0% 34.6%
Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school 25.9% 30.4% 25.4% 31.8% 28.1%
College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) 13.7% 11.3% 10.3% 14.1% 12.1%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) 12.5% 6.0% 8.6% 12.2% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970



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