Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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PUBPRIV

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

Does your child attend a public school, or a private school? ['Both' indicates one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school. Asked only if SCHKIDS = 1 and SCHMANY = 2.]
  1) Public
  2) Private
  3) Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school
  4) Neither/Home school
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Public 84.7% 84.7%
Private 11.8% 96.5%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 2.5% 99%
Neither/Home school .7% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused .3% 100%
Total N = 554

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Public 82.5% 90.5% 84.5% 81.5% 78.8% 90.9% 84.8%
Private 12.6% 6.1% 13.1% 14.3% 19.2% 0.0% 11.9%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 4.9% 2.4% 2.0% 2.1% 1.9% 9.1% 2.5%
Neither/Home school 0.0% 1.0% 0.4% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
550


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Public 88.6% 81.1% 85.2% 85.8% 86.0% 85.4% 84.8%
Private 7.8% 15.8% 11.4% 12.0% 8.0% 11.2% 11.8%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 0.5% 2.3% 3.5% 1.5% 6.0% 1.1% 2.4%
Neither/Home school 3.1% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 2.2% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
552


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Public 96.0% 86.9% 86.8% 76.9% 84.8%
Private 4.0% 8.5% 11.9% 17.8% 11.7%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 0.0% 3.3% 0.0% 4.7% 2.5%
Neither/Home school 0.0% 0.9% 1.3% 0.0% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
554


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Public 82.7% 86.8% 84.8%
Private 13.3% 10.2% 11.7%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 3.3% 1.7% 2.5%
Neither/Home school 0.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
554


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Public 95.9% 91.5% 84.9% 93.3% 83.1% 70.2% 85.2%
Private 1.4% 8.5% 9.7% 6.7% 16.9% 23.1% 11.9%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 0.7% 0.0% 3.9% 0.0% 0.0% 6.6% 2.3%
Neither/Home school 2.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
509


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Public 84.6% 84.8% 86.1% 85.1%
Private 11.3% 12.3% 11.4% 11.7%
Both - one child/children in public school and one child/children in private school 1.9% 2.9% 1.9% 2.3%
Neither/Home school 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
515



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