Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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SCHHOMO

(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 homosexuality?
  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 2.5% 2.5%
Good job 12% 14.5%
Only a fair job 20.9% 35.4%
Poor job 28.5% 63.9%
Don't know/Refused 36.1% 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 5.0% 1.7% 2.7% 2.4% 1.9% 1.7% 2.5%
Good job 12.9% 11.6% 8.9% 14.6% 13.4% 12.1% 12.1%
Only a fair job 26.2% 19.5% 21.4% 23.6% 20.2% 16.2% 21.1%
Poor job 43.2% 32.7% 30.2% 25.0% 24.1% 17.5% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.7% 34.5% 36.8% 34.5% 40.3% 52.5% 35.8%
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 2.5% 2.4% 1.8% 3.3% 1.1% 3.6% 2.5%
Good job 14.0% 11.7% 11.5% 13.1% 9.9% 12.2% 12.1%
Only a fair job 15.9% 20.4% 25.1% 24.7% 24.1% 13.7% 21.1%
Poor job 32.4% 26.9% 36.0% 25.3% 29.9% 22.9% 28.7%
Don't know/Refused 35.2% 38.6% 25.6% 33.6% 35.1% 47.5% 35.7%
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 1.5% 3.0% 3.3% 1.4% 2.5%
Good job 15.2% 12.1% 10.1% 12.1% 12.0%
Only a fair job 20.1% 20.1% 22.5% 21.0% 20.9%
Poor job 25.9% 30.3% 31.6% 24.4% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused 37.2% 34.5% 32.4% 41.1% 36.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent job 2.6% 2.3% 2.5%
Good job 10.6% 13.3% 12.0%
Only a fair job 23.7% 18.3% 20.9%
Poor job 28.5% 28.6% 28.6%
Don't know/Refused 34.6% 37.5% 36.1%
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 3.3% 1.0% 3.4% 2.2% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
Good job 12.4% 17.4% 12.5% 9.9% 12.5% 12.9% 12.7%
Only a fair job 17.9% 20.5% 22.7% 23.0% 22.8% 24.8% 21.9%
Poor job 32.5% 27.9% 29.6% 30.3% 27.8% 24.3% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused 34.0% 33.3% 31.9% 34.6% 34.3% 35.3% 33.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent job 2.3% 2.8% 1.9% 2.4%
Good job 13.0% 11.9% 11.4% 12.2%
Only a fair job 23.5% 21.8% 20.3% 21.9%
Poor job 25.0% 31.4% 31.5% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused 36.1% 32.0% 34.8% 34.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



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