State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

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SEASPRO

Each December, many public schools present seasonal programs. Which of these views best represents your views about such programs:
  1) Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music.
  2) Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate
  3) Public school programs in December should be entirely secular.
  4) None of the above
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 362 36.1% 36.1% -.75
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 334 33.3% 69.4% -.16
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 204 20.3% 89.7% .44
None of the above 60 6% 95.7% 1.03
Don't know/Refused 43 4.3% 100% 4

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 years old 31-44 years old 45-61 years old 62+ years old Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 27.7%
49
31.5%
68
38.1%
139
43.8%
102
0.00%
0
36.1%
358
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 40.1%
71
36.1%
78
34.8%
127
23.6%
55
0.00%
0
33.4%
331
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 24.3%
43
20.4%
44
19.2%
70
18.9%
44
0.00%
0
20.3%
201
None of the above 5.6%
10
7.9%
17
5.5%
20
5.2%
12
0.00%
0
6.0%
59
Don't know/Refused 2.3%
4
4.2%
9
2.5%
9
8.6%
20
0.00%
0
4.2%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
177
100.0%
216
100.0%
365
100.0%
233
100.0%
0

991


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 34.0%
164
38.0%
198
36.1%
362
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 33.6%
162
33.0%
172
33.3%
334
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 21.6%
104
19.2%
100
20.3%
204
None of the above 6.8%
33
5.2%
27
6.0%
60
Don't know/Refused 3.9%
19
4.6%
24
4.3%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
482
100.0%
521

1003


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate Post-graduate TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 37.7%
26
43.3%
110
34.4%
90
37.3%
95
24.7%
39
36.1%
360
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 26.1%
18
31.1%
79
33.6%
88
32.2%
82
41.8%
66
33.4%
333
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 15.9%
11
17.3%
44
17.6%
46
21.6%
55
29.1%
46
20.2%
202
None of the above 5.8%
4
3.9%
10
9.5%
25
5.9%
15
3.8%
6
6.0%
60
Don't know/Refused 14.5%
10
4.3%
11
5.0%
13
3.1%
8
0.6%
1
4.3%
43
TOTAL 100.0%
69
100.0%
254
100.0%
262
100.0%
255
100.0%
158

998


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $40,000 $40,000 or more TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 37.8%
109
34.2%
212
35.4%
321
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 29.5%
85
36.6%
227
34.4%
312
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 20.8%
60
20.6%
128
20.7%
188
None of the above 5.9%
17
6.1%
38
6.1%
55
Don't know/Refused 5.9%
17
2.4%
15
3.5%
32
TOTAL 100.0%
288
100.0%
620

908


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Hispanic Asian Other TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 36.4%
302
38.6%
27
33.3%
12
5.9%
1
47.6%
10
36.2%
352
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 33.7%
279
27.1%
19
44.4%
16
47.1%
8
23.8%
5
33.6%
327
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 19.7%
163
20.0%
14
16.7%
6
35.3%
6
28.6%
6
20.0%
195
None of the above 5.9%
49
7.1%
5
5.6%
2
5.9%
1
0.0%
0
5.9%
57
Don't know/Refused 4.3%
36
7.1%
5
0.0%
0
5.9%
1
0.0%
0
4.3%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
829
100.0%
70
100.0%
36
100.0%
17
100.0%
21

973


Religion (I-RELIGION)

No Religious Affiliation Catholic Protestant Jewish Other TOTAL
Public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music. 13.5%
21
39.8%
86
44.9%
226
16.7%
9
20.7%
6
36.4%
348
Public schools should have assembly programs in December that have music from the Christian tradition, but religious music should not dominate 35.5%
55
31.9%
69
34.4%
173
27.8%
15
41.4%
12
33.9%
324
Public school programs in December should be entirely secular. 36.8%
57
20.4%
44
11.3%
57
44.4%
24
27.6%
8
19.9%
190
None of the above 11.6%
18
3.7%
8
5.4%
27
3.7%
2
10.3%
3
6.1%
58
Don't know/Refused 2.6%
4
4.2%
9
4.0%
20
7.4%
4
0.0%
0
3.9%
37
TOTAL 100.0%
155
100.0%
216
100.0%
503
100.0%
54
100.0%
29

957

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