U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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I-EDUC

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

EDUC. [ASK ALL:] What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received? [DO NOT READ] [INTERVIEWER NOTE: Enter code 3-HS grad if respondent completed training that did NOT count toward a degree] [MAKE FULL NOTE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWERS: Enter code 3-HS graduate if respondent completed vocation, business, technical, or training courses after high school that did NOT count toward an associate degree from college, community college or university (e.g., training for a certificate or an apprenticeship)] (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma)
  2) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate)
  3) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university
  4) Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB)
  5) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 9.9% 9.9%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 31% 40.9%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 31.6% 72.5%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 15.4% 87.9%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 12.1% 100%
Total N = 34868

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 9.8% 10.0% 9.9%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 32.7% 29.4% 31.0%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 30.3% 32.9% 31.6%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 15.1% 15.6% 15.4%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 12.2% 12.0% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 5.8% 9.9% 9.9% 19.5% 7.6% 9.5%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 32.2% 29.9% 30.5% 35.2% 23.4% 30.9%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 33.3% 29.8% 32.5% 30.1% 36.4% 31.8%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 17.4% 15.3% 15.3% 10.1% 19.6% 15.5%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 11.2% 15.2% 11.7% 5.1% 13.1% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
33978


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 23.8% 10.8% 3.6% 1.7% 2.1% 9.3%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 40.3% 38.3% 30.6% 21.8% 14.8% 30.6%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 27.7% 35.6% 37.9% 33.8% 24.5% 32.1%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 5.2% 10.2% 17.6% 23.6% 27.7% 15.7%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 2.9% 5.2% 10.3% 19.0% 30.9% 12.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30427


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.9%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.0%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.6%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 15.4%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 12.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) 6.9% 10.4% 10.6% 10.8% 11.3% 10.0%
High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) 34.7% 22.4% 27.8% 31.5% 35.5% 31.1%
Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university 39.7% 31.9% 30.2% 29.7% 26.9% 31.6%
Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) 13.5% 18.4% 18.1% 15.4% 12.9% 15.3%
Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) 5.2% 16.9% 13.3% 12.6% 13.4% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34248



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