Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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SCHSEXED

(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 sex education?
  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 6.1% 6.1%
Good job 23.9% 30%
Only a fair job 24.9% 54.9%
Poor job 19% 73.9%
Don't know/Refused 26.1% 100%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Excellent job 14.4% 4.2% 7.5% 4.0% 5.1% 3.4% 6.2%
Good job 25.2% 22.2% 24.6% 25.8% 25.3% 22.3% 24.2%
Only a fair job 31.1% 27.0% 20.0% 28.4% 23.7% 19.5% 24.8%
Poor job 22.4% 18.3% 21.0% 16.4% 19.9% 17.3% 19.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 28.3% 26.9% 25.4% 26.0% 37.4% 25.8%
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 5.9% 5.4% 5.7% 7.9% 5.0% 7.3% 6.1%
Good job 23.4% 25.7% 26.4% 24.5% 23.8% 17.5% 24.1%
Only a fair job 22.6% 24.0% 32.3% 25.3% 24.9% 21.2% 25.0%
Poor job 24.3% 18.7% 17.7% 17.6% 19.1% 17.3% 19.1%
Don't know/Refused 23.8% 26.2% 18.0% 24.6% 27.2% 36.8% 25.7%
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 5.6% 5.9% 8.5% 4.5% 6.1%
Good job 25.7% 28.3% 19.2% 21.2% 23.9%
Only a fair job 29.5% 20.4% 30.2% 24.2% 24.9%
Poor job 18.8% 19.3% 18.9% 18.8% 19.0%
Don't know/Refused 20.5% 26.1% 23.2% 31.2% 26.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent job 5.7% 6.5% 6.1%
Good job 23.5% 24.2% 23.9%
Only a fair job 25.5% 24.3% 24.9%
Poor job 20.4% 17.7% 19.0%
Don't know/Refused 24.9% 27.3% 26.1%
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 7.0% 4.8% 6.6% 5.9% 5.2% 6.8% 6.2%
Good job 20.7% 29.9% 24.1% 24.7% 22.5% 24.1% 24.1%
Only a fair job 23.6% 19.3% 27.5% 28.6% 25.9% 21.3% 24.8%
Poor job 22.6% 21.6% 19.3% 15.6% 18.6% 18.0% 19.3%
Don't know/Refused 26.1% 24.5% 22.5% 25.2% 27.9% 29.7% 25.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent job 4.2% 8.5% 5.0% 5.9%
Good job 22.9% 25.0% 24.6% 24.1%
Only a fair job 26.6% 26.5% 23.4% 25.6%
Poor job 19.4% 16.9% 22.4% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 27.0% 23.1% 24.7% 24.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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