Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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

I'd like to get your impression of how the public schools in your area are dealing with a few topics. Do the public schools in your area do an excellent job, a good job, only a fair job, or a poor job of dealing with religion?
  1) Excellent job
  2) Good job
  3) Only a fair job
  4) Poor job
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Excellent job 4.3% 4.3%
Good job 15% 19.3%
Only a fair job 22.2% 41.5%
Poor job 31.8% 73.3%
Don't know/Refused 26.6% 99.9%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Excellent job 6.7% 3.2% 6.1% 4.0% 2.1% 4.3% 4.4%
Good job 13.1% 15.6% 13.6% 16.5% 14.5% 17.6% 15.2%
Only a fair job 26.6% 22.1% 21.1% 22.6% 22.1% 20.6% 22.4%
Poor job 42.6% 33.2% 33.8% 28.9% 31.4% 22.9% 31.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.0% 26.0% 25.5% 28.0% 30.0% 34.6% 26.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1967


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
Excellent job 6.7% 4.7% 2.6% 4.8% 3.1% 3.6% 4.4%
Good job 12.5% 16.4% 11.3% 18.8% 14.3% 15.0% 15.1%
Only a fair job 17.5% 20.0% 29.0% 24.3% 24.7% 19.3% 22.4%
Poor job 45.6% 34.2% 36.3% 28.8% 26.0% 16.3% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused 17.8% 24.7% 20.7% 23.3% 31.8% 45.8% 26.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Excellent job 4.3% 4.6% 4.1% 4.2% 4.3%
Good job 17.6% 17.0% 13.9% 12.1% 15.0%
Only a fair job 25.0% 22.3% 20.4% 22.4% 22.2%
Poor job 31.1% 31.4% 38.7% 26.6% 31.8%
Don't know/Refused 22.0% 24.6% 23.0% 34.7% 26.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent job 5.5% 3.2% 4.3%
Good job 14.5% 15.5% 15.0%
Only a fair job 24.2% 20.3% 22.2%
Poor job 29.6% 33.9% 31.9%
Don't know/Refused 26.2% 27.0% 26.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2000


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
Excellent job 4.2% 1.7% 5.6% 4.3% 2.6% 6.3% 4.4%
Good job 15.7% 13.9% 14.5% 13.8% 18.7% 12.9% 14.8%
Only a fair job 23.3% 22.4% 21.5% 26.4% 19.5% 22.2% 22.7%
Poor job 32.9% 37.8% 34.4% 31.5% 29.4% 28.5% 32.5%
Don't know/Refused 23.9% 24.3% 24.0% 24.0% 29.8% 30.1% 25.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent job 4.7% 5.0% 3.3% 4.3%
Good job 14.6% 15.6% 14.9% 15.0%
Only a fair job 22.3% 22.1% 24.0% 22.8%
Poor job 34.5% 32.9% 31.1% 32.9%
Don't know/Refused 23.9% 24.4% 26.7% 25.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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