Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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EDUCWORK

Do you think our public schools today demand too much work or too little work from the students?
  1) TOO MUCH
  2) TOO LITTLE
  3) ABOUT RIGHT

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
TOO MUCH 29 8.2% 8.2% -2.23
TOO LITTLE 270 76.3% 84.5% -.15
ABOUT RIGHT 55 15.5% 100% 1.92

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
TOO MUCH 6.0%
9
9.8%
20
8.2%
29
TOO LITTLE 80.7%
121
73.0%
149
76.3%
270
ABOUT RIGHT 13.3%
20
17.2%
35
15.5%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
150
100.0%
204

354


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
TOO MUCH 7.0%
21
16.7%
3
25.0%
1
10.0%
1
11.8%
2
8.0%
28
TOO LITTLE 77.3%
231
66.7%
12
75.0%
3
80.0%
8
70.6%
12
76.4%
266
ABOUT RIGHT 15.7%
47
16.7%
3
0.0%
0
10.0%
1
17.6%
3
15.5%
54
TOTAL 100.0%
299
100.0%
18
100.0%
4
100.0%
10
100.0%
17

348


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
TOO MUCH 8.6%
17
2.1%
1
16.7%
1
3.6%
1
11.0%
8
7.9%
28
TOO LITTLE 76.3%
151
79.2%
38
83.3%
5
64.3%
18
79.5%
58
76.5%
270
ABOUT RIGHT 15.2%
30
18.8%
9
0.0%
0
32.1%
9
9.6%
7
15.6%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
198
100.0%
48
100.0%
6
100.0%
28
100.0%
73

353


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
TOO MUCH 10.6%
17
3.4%
4
11.1%
1
4.2%
1
10.5%
2
7.6%
25
TOO LITTLE 68.8%
110
86.3%
101
88.9%
8
83.3%
20
78.9%
15
77.2%
254
ABOUT RIGHT 20.6%
33
10.3%
12
0.0%
0
12.5%
3
10.5%
2
15.2%
50
TOTAL 100.0%
160
100.0%
117
100.0%
9
100.0%
24
100.0%
19

329


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
TOO MUCH 6.4%
6
9.1%
11
6.6%
7
10.0%
2
7.6%
26
TOO LITTLE 84.0%
79
71.9%
87
77.4%
82
70.0%
14
76.8%
262
ABOUT RIGHT 9.6%
9
19.0%
23
16.0%
17
20.0%
4
15.5%
53
TOTAL 100.0%
94
100.0%
121
100.0%
106
100.0%
20

341


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
TOO MUCH 15.4%
4
12.2%
12
4.7%
4
3.8%
3
9.4%
6
8.2%
29
TOO LITTLE 65.4%
17
70.4%
69
76.5%
65
83.5%
66
79.7%
51
76.1%
268
ABOUT RIGHT 19.2%
5
17.3%
17
18.8%
16
12.7%
10
10.9%
7
15.6%
55
TOTAL 100.0%
26
100.0%
98
100.0%
85
100.0%
79
100.0%
64

352


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
TOO MUCH 8.3%
1
3.4%
1
7.7%
3
2.8%
1
6.7%
2
5.5%
8
TOO LITTLE 75.0%
9
79.3%
23
82.1%
32
86.1%
31
80.0%
24
81.5%
119
ABOUT RIGHT 16.7%
2
17.2%
5
10.3%
4
11.1%
4
13.3%
4
13.0%
19
TOTAL 100.0%
12
100.0%
29
100.0%
39
100.0%
36
100.0%
30

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