Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

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If you had a boy graduating from high school, would you personally like to have him go on to college, or would you rather have him do something else?
  1) GO TO COLLEGE
  2) DO SOMETHING ELSE
  3) IT DEPENDS

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
GO TO COLLEGE 352 85.6% 85.6% -.4
DO SOMETHING ELSE 12 2.9% 88.6% 1.14
IT DEPENDS 47 11.4% 100% 2.68

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

MALE FEMALE TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 84.6%
143
86.4%
209
85.6%
352
DO SOMETHING ELSE 3.0%
5
2.9%
7
2.9%
12
IT DEPENDS 12.4%
21
10.7%
26
11.4%
47
TOTAL 100.0%
169
100.0%
242

411


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Native American Asian Other TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 85.2%
299
100.0%
19
80.0%
4
72.7%
8
88.9%
16
85.6%
346
DO SOMETHING ELSE 3.1%
11
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
9.1%
1
0.0%
0
3.0%
12
IT DEPENDS 11.7%
41
0.0%
0
20.0%
1
18.2%
2
11.1%
2
11.4%
46
TOTAL 100.0%
351
100.0%
19
100.0%
5
100.0%
11
100.0%
18

404


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

MARRIED DIVORCED SEPARATED WIDOWED SINGLE TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 87.0%
194
85.2%
46
100.0%
6
76.9%
30
85.1%
74
85.6%
350
DO SOMETHING ELSE 2.7%
6
3.7%
2
0.0%
0
2.6%
1
3.4%
3
2.9%
12
IT DEPENDS 10.3%
23
11.1%
6
0.0%
0
20.5%
8
11.5%
10
11.5%
47
TOTAL 100.0%
223
100.0%
54
100.0%
6
100.0%
39
100.0%
87

409


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other None TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 86.3%
158
88.2%
120
100.0%
13
82.1%
23
75.0%
18
86.5%
332
DO SOMETHING ELSE 3.3%
6
2.9%
4
0.0%
0
3.6%
1
0.0%
0
2.9%
11
IT DEPENDS 10.4%
19
8.8%
12
0.0%
0
14.3%
4
25.0%
6
10.7%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
136
100.0%
13
100.0%
28
100.0%
24

384


Political party (I-PARTY)

REPUBLICAN DEMOCRAT INDEPENDENT OTHER TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 89.0%
97
85.9%
122
89.4%
110
54.5%
12
86.1%
341
DO SOMETHING ELSE 1.8%
2
3.5%
5
1.6%
2
13.6%
3
3.0%
12
IT DEPENDS 9.2%
10
10.6%
15
8.9%
11
31.8%
7
10.9%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
109
100.0%
142
100.0%
123
100.0%
22

396


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High School graduate Some college College graduate Post college graduate TOTAL
GO TO COLLEGE 82.8%
24
80.0%
92
87.5%
84
85.7%
78
92.2%
71
85.5%
349
DO SOMETHING ELSE 10.3%
3
4.3%
5
2.1%
2
2.2%
2
0.0%
0
2.9%
12
IT DEPENDS 6.9%
2
15.7%
18
10.4%
10
12.1%
11
7.8%
6
11.5%
47
TOTAL 100.0%
29
100.0%
115
100.0%
96
100.0%
91
100.0%
77

408


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
GO TO COLLEGE 64.3%
9
80.6%
25
83.0%
39
94.6%
35
90.9%
30
85.2%
138
DO SOMETHING ELSE 7.1%
1
6.5%
2
4.3%
2
2.7%
1
0.0%
0
3.7%
6
IT DEPENDS 28.6%
4
12.9%
4
12.8%
6
2.7%
1
9.1%
3
11.1%
18
TOTAL 100.0%
14
100.0%
31
100.0%
47
100.0%
37
100.0%
33

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