Jewish Day School Study, 1993

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Sex of respondent (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male203356.0
2) Female159544.0
Missing39 
TOTAL3628100.0
2) Grade of first enrollment in Jewish Day School (FIRSTJDS)
TOTAL%
0) Nursery/Kindergarten192855.0
1) First grade87625.0
2) Second grade1063.0
3) Third grade962.7
4) Fourth grade762.2
5) Fifth grade571.6
6) Sixth grade270.8
7) Seventh grade842.4
8) Eighth grade290.8
9) Ninth grade2116.0
10) Tenth grade150.4
11) Eleventh grade20.1
Missing160 
TOTAL3507100.0
3) Year of graduation from elementary school (YRGJDS)
TOTAL%
50) 20.1
52) 10.0
56) 50.1
58) 30.1
59) 20.1
60) 20.1
61) 20.1
62) 10.0
63) 30.1
64) 30.1
65) 451.3
66) 1103.2
67) 832.5
68) 1203.5
69) 1233.6
70) 1233.6
71) 1203.5
72) 1404.1
73) 1233.6
74) 1333.9
75) 1474.3
76) 1624.8
77) 1544.5
78) 1845.4
79) 1905.6
80) 2066.1
81) 1765.2
82) 2036.0
83) 1735.1
84) 2356.9
85) 1634.8
86) 1614.8
87) 431.3
88) 150.4
89) 70.2
90) 60.2
91) 110.3
92) 70.2
Missing280 
TOTAL3387100.0
4) Did you continue your Jewish education at the high school level? (CONTHS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes333992.2
2) No2837.8
Missing45 
TOTAL3622100.0
5) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED JEWISH EDUCATION AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL: If you did, please indicate type of school (HSTYPE)
TOTAL%
1) Day School140541.9
2) Yeshiva168150.2
3) Congregational862.6
4) Community Heb HS20.1
5) Merkaz Heb HS10.0
6) Hebrew School180.5
7) JTS Sundays20.1
8) Mamlachti Dati10.0
9) Other1554.6
Missing316 
TOTAL3351100.0
6) Year of graduation from high school (YRGRADHS)
TOTAL%
56) 20.1
57) 10.0
59) 20.1
60) 20.1
61) 20.1
62) 30.1
63) 10.0
64) 20.1
65) 70.2
66) 50.1
67) 60.2
68) 130.4
69) 180.5
70) 1153.2
71) 872.4
72) 1203.4
73) 1103.1
74) 1333.7
75) 1243.5
76) 1544.3
77) 1153.2
78) 1554.4
79) 1444.1
80) 1484.2
81) 1664.7
82) 1865.2
83) 1875.3
84) 2065.8
85) 1865.2
86) 2126.0
87) 2025.7
88) 2527.1
89) 1795.0
90) 1754.9
91) 691.9
92) 371.0
93) 30.1
94) 50.1
95) 60.2
96) 60.2
97) 70.2
Missing114 
TOTAL3553100.0
7) Memories of Jewish educational experiences (check one) (MEMEDEXP)
TOTAL%
1) Very positive130236.2
2) Positive147441.0
3) Fair59816.6
4) Negative1714.8
5) Very negative541.5
Missing68 
TOTAL3599100.0
8) Did you continue your Jewish education beyond high school? (HSBEYOND)
TOTAL%
0) No139438.8
1) Yes220261.2
Missing71 
TOTAL3596100.0
9) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED THEIR JEWISH EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: If you did, please indicate where you studied (HSLOC)
TOTAL%
1) In the USA50426.7
2) Israel81643.2
3) USA and Israel55529.4
4) Other120.6
Missing1780 
TOTAL1887100.0
10) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED THEIR JEWISH EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: If you did, please indicate what type of school it was (HSTYPE2)
TOTAL%
1) Yeshiva51133.5
2) College60639.7
3) Adult education program19312.6
4) College & adult education151.0
5) Day school16110.5
6) Yeshiva & college110.7
7) Yeshiva, college & adult education50.3
8) Yeshiva & adult education221.4
9) Yeshiva & day school30.2
Missing2140 
TOTAL1527100.0
11) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED THEIR JEWISH EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: Number of years (YRSBHS)
TOTAL%
1) 42232.5
2) 16312.5
3) 1249.5
4) 33926.1
5) 997.6
6) 413.2
7) 272.1
8) 231.8
9) 120.9
10) 272.1
11) 60.5
12) 30.2
13) 30.2
15) 50.4
16) 10.1
18) 10.1
20) 30.2
22) 10.1
Missing2367 
TOTAL1300100.0
12) Did you continue your general education beyond high school? (HSGENED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes348897.3
2) No952.7
Missing84 
TOTAL3583100.0
13) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED THEIR GENERAL EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: If you did, note year of graduation from college (COLLEGE)
TOTAL%
54) 10.0
57) 10.0
59) 10.0
60) 10.0
61) 10.0
62) 20.1
63) 30.1
64) 30.1
65) 40.1
66) 50.2
67) 30.1
68) 20.1
69) 30.1
70) 50.2
71) 70.2
72) 140.4
73) 361.1
74) 862.7
75) 802.5
76) 1073.4
77) 983.1
78) 1133.6
79) 1183.7
80) 1133.6
81) 1193.7
82) 1464.6
83) 1113.5
84) 1504.7
85) 1534.8
86) 1705.3
87) 1946.1
88) 1574.9
89) 1805.7
90) 1996.3
91) 1895.9
92) 2186.9
93) 1906.0
94) 1314.1
95) 521.6
96) 130.4
97) 20.1
Missing486 
TOTAL3181100.0
14) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO CONTINUED THEIR GENERAL EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL: Degree (COLLDEG)
TOTAL%
0) No degree60.2
1) Bachelor/Science75224.7
2) Bachelor/Arts208568.5
3) Bachelor/Heb lit10.0
4) Associate361.2
5) BS-BA371.2
6) BFA140.5
7) BBA541.8
8) AB10.0
9) Other571.9
Missing624 
TOTAL3043100.0
15) Did you attend graduate school? (GRADSCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes196862.9
2) No115937.1
Missing540 
TOTAL3127100.0
16) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note degree (GRADDEG1)
TOTAL%
0) None20.1
1) MSW774.8
2) MS19312.1
3) MA28618.0
4) MPA171.1
5) DDS342.1
6) JD38224.0
7) MBA22214.0
8) MD30319.1
9) PhD613.8
10) EDD10.1
11) LLB30.2
12) MD-PhD80.5
Missing2078 
TOTAL1589100.0
17) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note year awarded (GRADDYR1)
TOTAL%
61) 20.1
62) 20.1
64) 10.1
66) 20.1
67) 20.1
68) 30.2
69) 10.1
71) 10.1
72) 60.4
73) 60.4
74) 70.4
75) 150.9
76) 261.6
77) 503.0
78) 362.2
79) 533.2
80) 653.9
81) 674.1
82) 794.8
83) 593.6
84) 653.9
85) 875.3
86) 784.7
87) 714.3
88) 925.6
89) 1006.1
90) 945.7
91) 945.7
92) 1257.6
93) 1559.4
94) 1177.1
95) 543.3
96) 271.6
97) 60.4
98) 10.1
Missing2018 
TOTAL1649100.0
18) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note degree (GRADDEG2)
TOTAL%
0) None10.9
1) MSW21.8
2) MS119.6
3) MA1815.8
4) MPA10.9
5) DDS10.9
6) JD1412.3
7) MBA1614.0
8) MD87.0
9) PhD3833.3
10) EDD43.5
Missing3553 
TOTAL114100.0
19) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note year awarded (GRADDYR2)
TOTAL%
64) 10.7
68) 10.7
76) 10.7
78) 21.5
79) 43.0
80) 64.5
81) 64.5
82) 32.2
83) 75.2
84) 96.7
85) 86.0
86) 32.2
87) 64.5
88) 64.5
89) 64.5
90) 96.7
91) 129.0
92) 53.7
93) 1611.9
94) 139.7
95) 53.7
96) 53.7
Missing3533 
TOTAL134100.0
20) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note degree (GRADDEG3)
TOTAL%
2) MS228.6
6) JD114.3
9) PhD457.1
Missing3660 
TOTAL7100.0
21) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED GRADUATE SCHOOL: If you did, note year awarded (GRADDYR3)
TOTAL%
78) 116.7
80) 116.7
81) 116.7
86) 116.7
89) 116.7
93) 116.7
Missing3661 
TOTAL6100.0
22) Have you visited Israel? (VISRAEL1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes325889.4
2) No3058.4
3) Live there802.2
Missing24 
TOTAL3643100.0
23) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE VISITED ISRAEL: How many times? (VISREL2)
TOTAL%
1) 156819.2
2) 257919.5
3) 346215.6
4) 431210.5
5) 52638.9
6) 61956.6
7) 7983.3
8) 81184.0
9) 9331.1
10) 101153.9
11) 11160.5
12) 12371.2
13) 1360.2
14) 1460.2
15) 15341.1
16) 1620.1
17) 1720.1
18) 1850.2
20) 20280.9
23) 2320.1
24) 2420.1
25) 25421.4
26) 2610.0
30) 3040.1
35) 3510.0
50) 50 or more321.1
Missing704 
TOTAL2963100.0
24) Did you go to a Jewish Summer Camp? (SUMCAMP1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes307685.3
2) No52914.7
Missing62 
TOTAL3605100.0
25) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED A JEWISH SUMMER CAMP: Number of years (SUMCAMP2)
TOTAL%
0) 10.0
1) 28410.4
2) 33012.1
3) 32912.1
4) 29510.8
5) 34012.5
6) 2569.4
7) 2338.6
8) 1957.2
9) 923.4
10) 1937.1
11) 431.6
12) 501.8
13) 261.0
14) 160.6
15) 240.9
16) 20.1
17) 30.1
18) 30.1
19) 10.0
20) 20.1
21) 10.0
Missing948 
TOTAL2719100.0
26) Place of birth of father (FATHPOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35977.04714
27) Place of birth of mother (MOTHPOB)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL35727.73515
28) Religious affiliation of mother (MRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox213958.8
2) Traditional952.6
3) Conservative107029.4
4) Reform1554.3
5) Reconstruction190.5
6) Atheist/Agnostic40.1
8) Conservative-Orthodox521.4
9) Conservative-Reform70.2
10) Reform-Reconstr10.0
11) Wants no label40.1
12) Christian10.0
13) Other Gentile330.9
14) Non-Practicing Jew230.6
18) No Religion250.7
21) Satanist70.2
22) Personal Theism10.0
Missing31 
TOTAL3636100.0
29) Religious affiliation of father (FRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox226462.3
2) Traditional892.4
3) Conservative94626.0
4) Reform1494.1
5) Reconstruction180.5
6) Atheist/Agnostic30.1
8) Conservative-Orthodox621.7
9) Conservative-Reform20.1
10) Reform-Reconstr30.1
11) Wants no label40.1
12) Christian30.1
13) Other Gentile10.0
14) Non-Practicing Jew391.1
18) No Religion391.1
20) Secular Jew20.1
21) Satanist60.2
22) Personal Theism10.0
23) Jewish Humanist20.1
Missing34 
TOTAL3633100.0
30) Do(did) your parents observe Kashrut? -- at home (KASHRUT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly276576.4
2) Moderately60116.6
3) Not at all2557.0
Missing46 
TOTAL3621100.0
31) Do(did) your parents observe Kashrut? -- Mother, outside the home (KASHRUT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly172349.7
2) Moderately116933.7
3) Not at all57516.6
Missing200 
TOTAL3467100.0
32) Do(did) your parents observe Kashrut? -- Father, outside the home (KASHRUT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly161348.9
2) Moderately104231.6
3) Not at all64219.5
Missing370 
TOTAL3297100.0
33) Do(did) your parents observe Shabbat? -- Mother (SHABBAT1)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly182950.4
2) Moderately128535.4
3) Not at all51614.2
Missing37 
TOTAL3630100.0
34) Do(did) your parents observe Shabbat? -- Father (SHABBAT2)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly179050.5
2) Moderately117733.2
3) Not at all57916.3
Missing121 
TOTAL3546100.0
35) Your current religious affiliation (RELID)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox208057.9
2) Traditional932.6
3) Conservative94526.3
4) Reform1383.8
5) Reconstruction250.7
6) Atheist/Agnostic160.4
7) Hasidic10.0
8) Conserv-Orthodox932.6
9) Conserv-Reform70.2
10) Reform-Reconstr10.0
11) Wants no label220.6
12) Christian10.0
13) Other Gentile20.1
14) None872.4
15) Unaffiliated591.6
20) Confused70.2
22) Spiritualist30.1
23) Serious but Non-Halachic Jew20.1
24) Israeli20.1
25) Secular Jew60.2
26) Wiccan10.0
Missing76 
TOTAL3591100.0
36) How active are you in Jewish organizations? (JEWORG)
TOTAL%
0) Not a member2657.4
1) Not active99027.7
2) Somewhat active2296.4
3) Active135337.8
4) Very active74320.8
Missing87 
TOTAL3580100.0
37) Do you observe Kashrut? -- at home (KASHRUT4)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly257071.2
2) Moderately55515.4
3) Not at all48513.4
Missing57 
TOTAL3610100.0
38) Do you observe Kashrut? -- outside the home (KASHRUT5)
TOTAL%
1) Strictly167749.2
2) Moderately103330.3
3) Not at all69620.4
Missing261 
TOTAL3406100.0
39) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- make Kiddush Friday night (SHABBAT3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes281291.5
2) No2297.5
3) Sometimes311.0
Missing595 
TOTAL3072100.0
40) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- make Kiddush Saturday (SHABBAT4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes202177.8
2) No55821.5
3) Sometimes180.7
Missing1070 
TOTAL2597100.0
41) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- light candles Friday evening (SHABBAT5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes255987.1
2) No35111.9
3) Sometimes291.0
Missing728 
TOTAL2939100.0
42) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- attend Synagogue Friday evening (SHABBAT6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes137663.9
2) No72333.6
3) Sometimes552.6
Missing1513 
TOTAL2154100.0
43) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- attend Synagogue Saturday morning (SHABBAT7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes230382.1
2) No40814.6
3) Sometimes933.3
Missing863 
TOTAL2804100.0
44) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- attend Synagogue Saturday afternoon (SHABBAT8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99651.8
2) No87245.3
3) Sometimes562.9
Missing1743 
TOTAL1924100.0
45) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- refrain from travel (SHABBAT9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes216681.2
2) No49518.5
3) Sometimes80.3
Missing998 
TOTAL2669100.0
46) Please indicate ways you observe Shabbat -- study Jewish texts (SHABBA10)
TOTAL%
1) Yes149165.7
2) No71331.4
3) Sometimes662.9
Missing1397 
TOTAL2270100.0
47) Marital status: (MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married190652.4
2) Single160444.1
3) Divorced691.9
4) Widowed30.1
5) Remarried210.6
6) Engaged280.8
7) Living together40.1
8) Separated10.0
Missing31 
TOTAL3636100.0
48) Religious affiliation of spouse: (SPRELID)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox122262.4
2) Traditional562.9
3) Conservative37619.2
4) Reform1135.8
5) Reconstruction140.7
6) Atheist/Agnostic30.2
7) Hasidic10.1
8) Conserv-Orthodox281.4
9) Conserv-Reform50.3
11) Wants No Label100.5
12) Christian351.8
13) Other Gentile522.7
14) Israeli20.1
16) Mesorati10.1
17) None361.8
18) Satanist10.1
20) Chavurah10.1
21) Jew10.1
Missing1710 
TOTAL1957100.0
49) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE REMARRIED: If remarried, religious affiliation of first spouse: (FSRELID)
TOTAL%
1) Orthodox5560.4
2) Traditional11.1
3) Conservative1314.3
4) Reform1314.3
9) Conservative-Reform11.1
12) Christian22.2
13) Other Gentile55.5
16) None11.1
Missing3576 
TOTAL91100.0
50) ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ARE REMARRIED:If your first spouse was born non-Jewish, Did he/she convert to Judaism? (FSCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2651.0
2) No2549.0
Missing3616 
TOTAL51100.0
51) If born non-Jewish, did your current spouse convert to Judaism? (SPCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3650.7
2) No3549.3
Missing3596 
TOTAL71100.0
52) Number of children (NUMKIDS)
TOTAL%
0) 86037.8
1) 37816.6
2) 43919.3
3) 35515.6
4) 1486.5
5) 532.3
6) 210.9
7) 120.5
8) 60.3
9) 10.0
10) 10.0
11) 10.0
12) 10.0
Missing1391 
TOTAL2276100.0
53) What kind of Jewish education did (do or will) you provide for your children? -- Day school (JEWEDUC1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes159195.2
2) No553.3
3) Maybe261.6
Missing1995 
TOTAL1672100.0
54) What kind of Jewish education did (do or will) you provide for your children? -- Yeshiva (JEWEDUC2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes140089.5
2) No1469.3
3) Maybe191.2
Missing2102 
TOTAL1565100.0
55) What kind of Jewish education did (do or will) you provide for your children? -- Congregational School (JEWEDUC3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21657.9
2) No14338.3
3) Maybe143.8
Missing3294 
TOTAL373100.0
56) What kind of Jewish education did (do or will) you provide for your children? -- Other (JEWEDUC4)
TOTAL%
1) Home: Jewish Holiday63.4
2) Not sure2715.1
3) Camp52.8
4) Special Ed21.1
5) Depends on spouse84.5
6) Yes:Elem; No:HS63.4
7) Public School52.8
9) Sol Schecter or Heschel Type31.7
10) Home education for Jewish Studies10.6
11) Israeli School73.9
12) Some sort of Jewish education52.8
13) Hebrew School116.1
14) Young Israel Nursery School10.6
15) Sunday School21.1
16) Minimal Jewish education21.1
17) Non-Orthodox Jewish Day School21.1
18) After-school program10.6
60) Travel to Israel42.2
61) Hebrew School126.7
62) Special activities31.7
63) Community Hebrew High School21.1
64) Community Talmud Torah10.6
65) Israeli Aliyah/Zionist2715.1
66) Private tutor42.2
67) Solomon Shechter21.1
68) Traditional10.6
69) Child will be instructed in Jud/Cath & be allowed to choose21.1
70) Alternative private school21.1
71) If none around private tutor & Hebrew School10.6
72) If negative experience-public school w/supplement at home10.6
73) Coed10.6
74) Will get education in Christianity & Judaism10.6
75) Their education will be subject to variability w/in community10.6
76) Reform-emphasizing self-esteem & care10.6
77) Currently enrolled in JCC preschool10.6
78) I want them in day school; my husband wants: public school10.6
79) Will look into it10.6
80) If Yeshiva stinks then public school10.6
84) Mamlachti (religious schools in Israel)63.4
90) Hebrew college21.1
91) As much as kids can accept, endure10.6
92) Talmud Torah21.1
93) Sunday school21.1
94) Hasc10.6
95) Teach kids about Jewish holidays10.6
Missing3488 
TOTAL179100.0
57) If your child wanted to marry a non-Jew, how would you react? (KIDMARNJ)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly object246173.1
2) Object40812.1
3) Be neutral1514.5
4) Grudgingly accept1394.1
5) Accept2086.2
Missing300 
TOTAL3367100.0
58) Age (AGE)
TOTAL%
13) 50.2
14) 150.5
15) 40.1
16) 50.2
17) 60.2
18) 60.2
19) 321.0
20) 832.6
21) 1625.1
22) 1926.0
23) 2216.9
24) 1805.6
25) 1805.6
26) 1464.6
27) 1885.9
28) 1574.9
29) 1564.9
30) 1484.6
31) 1364.3
32) 1173.7
33) 1394.4
34) 1153.6
35) 1424.5
36) 1233.9
37) 1063.3
38) 1063.3
39) 902.8
40) 932.9
41) 852.7
42) 140.4
43) 70.2
44) 50.2
45) 10.0
46) 20.1
47) 20.1
49) 20.1
50) 30.1
51) 30.1
52) 20.1
54) 10.0
55) 10.0
56) 20.1
57) 10.0
58) 30.1
60) 10.0
61) 10.0
Missing478 
TOTAL3189100.0
59) Age group (AGEGROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Under 20742.3
2) 20-29166552.2
3) 30-40131541.2
4) 41 and older1374.3
Missing476 
TOTAL3191100.0
60) Religious ideology of school (AFIL)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative34310.2
2) Trans-ideological1945.8
3) Orthodox281284.0
Missing318 
TOTAL3349100.0
61) Gender in school (SCHGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Coed students287185.7
2) Male students47814.3
Missing318 
TOTAL3349100.0
62) I-SEX: Sex of respondent (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male203356.0
2) Female159544.0
Missing39 
TOTAL3628100.0
63) I-AGE: Age (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-AGE)
TOTAL%
1) Under 20732.3
2) 20-29166552.2
3) 30-40131541.2
4) 41 and older1364.3
Missing478 
TOTAL3189100.0
64) I-MARITAL: Marital status: (Recoded for use with online analysis) (I-MARITAL)
TOTAL%
1) Married, Remarried, or Engaged195553.8
2) Single160444.1
3) Divorced or Separated701.9
4) Widowed30.1
7) Living together40.1
Missing31 
TOTAL3636100.0