Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


SCHEVOL

(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 evolution?
  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 4.1% 4.1%
Good job 20.1% 24.2%
Only a fair job 27.3% 51.5%
Poor job 16.5% 68%
Don't know/Refused 32.1% 100.1%
Total N = 2000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Excellent job 7.1% 3.5% 4.0% 2.5% 5.2% 3.3% 4.1%
Good job 26.6% 19.3% 20.6% 22.9% 17.1% 14.6% 20.2%
Only a fair job 35.2% 30.8% 27.5% 27.8% 25.1% 18.5% 27.4%
Poor job 21.8% 18.5% 17.3% 16.2% 14.5% 11.5% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.2% 28.0% 30.6% 30.7% 38.0% 52.1% 31.8%
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 2.7% 3.4% 4.4% 5.2% 3.6% 5.6% 4.1%
Good job 17.6% 20.5% 23.2% 22.8% 18.9% 15.4% 20.1%
Only a fair job 21.9% 26.6% 32.4% 28.0% 30.0% 25.2% 27.4%
Poor job 27.1% 17.5% 13.3% 13.6% 15.4% 11.5% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused 30.6% 31.9% 26.7% 30.4% 32.1% 42.3% 31.8%
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 4.0% 2.5% 6.3% 4.1% 4.0%
Good job 16.4% 22.1% 17.8% 21.1% 20.1%
Only a fair job 25.2% 28.1% 27.2% 27.0% 27.3%
Poor job 18.8% 16.4% 20.4% 12.2% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 35.6% 30.8% 28.3% 35.7% 32.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Excellent job 4.9% 3.2% 4.1%
Good job 21.2% 19.0% 20.1%
Only a fair job 28.1% 26.5% 27.3%
Poor job 16.9% 16.1% 16.5%
Don't know/Refused 28.8% 35.2% 32.1%
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 5.2% 3.7% 2.6% 3.4% 2.8% 8.2% 4.2%
Good job 19.2% 22.4% 20.1% 15.7% 24.1% 23.4% 20.5%
Only a fair job 20.7% 30.4% 33.1% 33.2% 27.2% 24.5% 28.3%
Poor job 19.8% 18.6% 16.9% 17.4% 16.6% 11.5% 16.9%
Don't know/Refused 35.1% 24.8% 27.3% 30.2% 29.3% 32.3% 30.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1711


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Excellent job 4.1% 4.0% 3.3% 3.8%
Good job 19.6% 21.4% 18.7% 19.9%
Only a fair job 27.9% 29.9% 28.0% 28.6%
Poor job 16.6% 15.9% 18.9% 17.1%
Don't know/Refused 31.8% 28.7% 31.1% 30.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1850



Bookmark and Share