2006 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 2

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

1.  When did you come to the United States to live?

  7238  (73.2%)   I was born in the U.S. 
  903  (9.1%)   1991 or earlier 
  145  (1.5%)   1992 
  117  (1.2%)   1993 
  88  (0.9%)   1994 
  113  (1.1%)   1995 
  150  (1.5%)   1996 
  105  (1.1%)   1997 
  153  (1.5%)   1998 
  130  (1.3%)   1999 
  186  (1.9%)   2000 
  206  (2.1%)   2001 
  162  (1.6%)   2002 
  104  (1.1%)   2003 
  43  (0.4%)   2004 
  44  (0.4%)   2005 or later 
  [830 missing]     (Select one)

2. When did you learn to speak English?

  5958  (60.3%)   English is my native language 
  1950  (19.7%)   Before I was 5 years old 
  1150  (11.6%)   When I was 6 to 10 years old 
  612  (6.2%)   When I was 11 to 15 years old 
  205  (2.1%)   After turning 16 years old 
  [842 missing]     (Select one)

3. What educational levels were reached by your parents?

 In the U.S.In a foreign country
Mother   846  (12.3%)   Less than high school 
  137  (2.0%)   GED 
  1113  (16.2%)   High school degree 
  768  (11.2%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  1666  (24.2%)   Bachelor's degree 
  375  (5.4%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  1283  (18.6%)   Master's 
  372  (5.4%)   Professional degree 
  323  (4.7%)   Doctorate 
  [3834 missing]     (Select one)
  1000  (20.3%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S. 
  1259  (25.5%)   U.S. high school equivalent 
  408  (8.3%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate 
  1598  (32.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's 
  64  (1.3%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate 
  317  (6.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's 
  165  (3.3%)   A professional degree 
  117  (2.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate 
  [5789 missing]     (Select one)
Father   771  (10.8%)   Less than high school 
  109  (1.5%)   GED 
  966  (13.6%)   High school degree 
  483  (6.8%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  1545  (21.7%)   Bachelor's degree 
  144  (2.0%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  1566  (22.0%)   Master's 
  630  (8.8%)   Professional degree 
  914  (12.8%)   Doctorate 
  [3589 missing]     (Select one)
  887  (19.1%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S. 
  1004  (21.6%)   U.S. high school equivalent 
  279  (6.0%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate 
  1472  (31.7%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's 
  49  (1.1%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate 
  450  (9.7%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's 
  235  (5.1%)   A professional degree 
  269  (5.8%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate 
  [6072 missing]     (Select one)

4.  To the best of your knowledge, how many of your grandparents went to college?

  2071  (21.1%)   I don't know 
  3816  (38.9%)   None 
  1292  (13.2%)   One 
  1467  (15.0%)   Two 
  587  (6.0%)   Three 
  570  (5.8%)   Four 
  [914 missing]     (Select one)

5. To the best of your knowledge, who among the following of your relatives was born in the U.S.?

 Born in U.S.Foreign-born
My mother 3799  (43.2%) 4986  (56.8%)
My father 3912  (44.4%) 4890  (55.6%)
My mother's mother 3296  (38.1%) 5358  (61.9%)
My father's mother 3337  (38.6%) 5309  (61.4%)
My mother's father 3240  (37.6%) 5384  (62.4%)
My father's father 3296  (38.2%) 5327  (61.8%)

6. Which of the following best describes your social class when you were growing up?

243  (2.5%)   Wealthy 1907  (19.4%)   Working-class
3100  (31.5%)   Upper-middle or professional-middle 1104  (11.2%)   Low-income or poor
3499  (35.5%)   Middle-class

7. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) before taxes in 2005?

464  (4.9%)   Less than $10,000 859  (9.0%)   $50,000 to $64,999 696  (7.3%)   $125,000 to $149,999
605  (6.3%)   $10,000 to $19,999 925  (9.7%)   $65,000 to $79,999 722  (7.5%)   $150,000 to $199,999
980  (10.2%)   $20,000 to $34,999 1062  (11.1%)   $80,000 to $99,999 909  (9.5%)   $200,000 or more
902  (9.4%)   $35,000 to $49,999 1439  (15.0%)   $100,000 to $124,999

8. How confident are you of that income figure?

821  (8.5%)   Not at all confident 1824  (19.0%)   Not very confident 3417  (35.5%)   Fairly confident 1901  (19.8%)   Confident 1661  (17.3%)   Certain

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