Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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EDUCREAD

Do you think that reading is better taught today, or not as well taught as when you were in grade school?
  1) BETTER TAUGHT
  2) SAME
  3) NOT AS WELL TAUGHT

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
BETTER TAUGHT 129 38.6% 38.6% -1.22
SAME 21 6.3% 44.9% -.17
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 184 55.1% 100% .87

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 36.5%
50
40.1%
79
38.6%
129
SAME 4.4%
6
7.6%
15
6.3%
21
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 59.1%
81
52.3%
103
55.1%
184
TOTAL 100.0%
137
100.0%
197

334


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 39.6%
111
27.8%
5
20.0%
1
33.3%
3
35.3%
6
38.3%
126
SAME 5.7%
16
16.7%
3
0.0%
0
11.1%
1
5.9%
1
6.4%
21
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 54.6%
153
55.6%
10
80.0%
4
55.6%
5
58.8%
10
55.3%
182
TOTAL 100.0%
280
100.0%
18
100.0%
5
100.0%
9
100.0%
17

329


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 40.5%
75
31.1%
14
40.0%
2
50.0%
14
33.3%
23
38.6%
128
SAME 4.9%
9
8.9%
4
20.0%
1
0.0%
0
10.1%
7
6.3%
21
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 54.6%
101
60.0%
27
40.0%
2
50.0%
14
56.5%
39
55.1%
183
TOTAL 100.0%
185
100.0%
45
100.0%
5
100.0%
28
100.0%
69

332


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 41.6%
62
37.6%
41
22.2%
2
29.2%
7
36.8%
7
38.4%
119
SAME 8.1%
12
4.6%
5
11.1%
1
4.2%
1
0.0%
0
6.1%
19
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 50.3%
75
57.8%
63
66.7%
6
66.7%
16
63.2%
12
55.5%
172
TOTAL 100.0%
149
100.0%
109
100.0%
9
100.0%
24
100.0%
19

310


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 36.0%
31
42.6%
49
36.3%
37
35.3%
6
38.4%
123
SAME 5.8%
5
5.2%
6
8.8%
9
5.9%
1
6.6%
21
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 58.1%
50
52.2%
60
54.9%
56
58.8%
10
55.0%
176
TOTAL 100.0%
86
100.0%
115
100.0%
102
100.0%
17

320


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 57.7%
15
39.4%
37
39.0%
30
35.1%
27
33.3%
19
38.7%
128
SAME 0.0%
0
4.3%
4
6.5%
5
11.7%
9
5.3%
3
6.3%
21
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 42.3%
11
56.4%
53
54.5%
42
53.2%
41
61.4%
35
55.0%
182
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
94
100.0%
77
100.0%
77
100.0%
57

331


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $10,000 Less than $20,000 Less than $40,000 Less than $60,000 $60,000 or greater TOTAL
BETTER TAUGHT 41.7%
5
44.0%
11
44.7%
17
29.0%
9
35.7%
10
38.8%
52
SAME 8.3%
1
8.0%
2
5.3%
2
9.7%
3
3.6%
1
6.7%
9
NOT AS WELL TAUGHT 50.0%
6
48.0%
12
50.0%
19
61.3%
19
60.7%
17
54.5%
73
TOTAL 100.0%
12
100.0%
25
100.0%
38
100.0%
31
100.0%
28

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