Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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I-EDUC

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

What is the last grade or class that you completed in school? [Answer choices were not read] (Recoded for use with online analysis)
  1) Less than a high school diploma
  2) High school graduate
  3) Some college, no four-year degree
  4) Four-year college degree
  5) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Less than a high school diploma 13.6% 13.6%
High school graduate 31.4% 45%
Some college, no four-year degree 27.4% 72.4%
Four-year college degree 16.2% 88.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 11.5% 100.1%
Total N = 3990

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 16.3% 12.7% 9.0% 11.4% 12.4% 21.5% 13.7%
High school graduate 32.8% 26.7% 29.2% 33.5% 32.8% 34.1% 31.5%
Some college, no four-year degree 42.7% 25.4% 25.5% 26.4% 26.5% 20.9% 27.3%
Four-year college degree 6.2% 22.0% 22.1% 17.6% 14.6% 11.7% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 2.1% 13.2% 14.2% 11.1% 13.7% 11.9% 11.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3939


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 33.8% 17.0% 13.5% 4.1% 2.2% 1.0% 12.7%
High school graduate 38.0% 48.0% 37.5% 28.0% 19.3% 16.4% 31.4%
Some college, no four-year degree 19.4% 22.2% 29.7% 37.9% 35.0% 24.1% 27.7%
Four-year college degree 5.5% 10.3% 11.8% 19.3% 24.6% 31.1% 16.6%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 3.2% 2.5% 7.5% 10.6% 18.9% 27.4% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3272


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 10.7% 27.9% 17.0% 26.0% 11.0% 13.6%
High school graduate 28.7% 26.7% 39.1% 36.3% 33.9% 31.4%
Some college, no four-year degree 26.7% 29.3% 21.8% 20.2% 33.3% 27.3%
Four-year college degree 19.4% 8.8% 13.2% 9.9% 13.9% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 14.5% 7.3% 9.0% 7.7% 7.9% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3974


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 15.1% 13.6% 12.6% 8.3% 12.9% 13.7%
High school graduate 31.9% 30.1% 36.8% 14.2% 31.8% 31.3%
Some college, no four-year degree 26.5% 27.6% 30.4% 28.5% 27.0% 27.5%
Four-year college degree 16.0% 16.8% 13.5% 22.6% 16.2% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 10.5% 11.9% 6.8% 26.4% 12.2% 11.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3934


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.6%
High school graduate 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 31.4%
Some college, no four-year degree 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.4%
Four-year college degree 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 14.6% 12.6% 13.6%
High school graduate 31.6% 31.1% 31.4%
Some college, no four-year degree 25.8% 28.8% 27.4%
Four-year college degree 16.5% 15.8% 16.2%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 11.5% 11.6% 11.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Less than a high school diploma 10.4% 13.4% 11.3% 11.0% 22.9% 12.7%
High school graduate 32.9% 34.6% 29.6% 25.6% 27.8% 30.8%
Some college, no four-year degree 29.7% 26.6% 30.1% 27.0% 19.5% 27.7%
Four-year college degree 17.6% 16.2% 17.0% 19.6% 11.9% 16.9%
Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college 9.3% 9.2% 12.0% 16.8% 17.8% 12.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3790