2007 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 2

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Notes: Counts are in bold and precede items they are counting. Missing values are not included in the counts. Percentages for multiple selection items are based on the total number of active cases.

5817  (48.6%)   Lower division

6140  (51.4%)   Upper division

Number of cases: 11,957

Response rate for core items (overall UCUES response rate): 51.4%

Margin of error for core items (overall UCUES margin of error): ±0.6%


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

  7566  (72.8%)   I was born in the U.S.
  809  (7.8%)   1991 or earlier
  157  (1.5%)   1992
  123  (1.2%)   1993
  111  (1.1%)   1994
  128  (1.2%)   1995
  127  (1.2%)   1996
  115  (1.1%)   1997
  145  (1.4%)   1998
  152  (1.5%)   1999
  191  (1.8%)   2000
  207  (2.0%)   2001
  175  (1.7%)   2002
  175  (1.7%)   2003
  126  (1.2%)   2004
  84  (0.8%)   2005 or later

2. When did you learn to speak English?

  6241  (60.3%)   English is my native language
  2072  (20.0%)   Before I was 5 years old
  1190  (11.5%)   When I was 6 to 10 years old
  617  (6.0%)   When I was 11 to 15 years old
  230  (2.2%)   After turning 16 years old

3. To the best of your knowledge, where were these relatives born?

Outside U.S.In U.S.
My mother 6438  (61.9%) 3958  (38.1%)
My father 6319  (60.8%) 4071  (39.2%)
My mother's mother 6916  (67.1%) 3395  (32.9%)
My father's mother 6865  (66.7%) 3433  (33.3%)
My mother's father 6961  (67.5%) 3346  (32.5%)
My father's father 6824  (66.5%) 3435  (33.5%)

[If mother born outside U.S.] 4a. What is the highest level of education reached by your mother in a foreign country?

  315  (4.9%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country)
  1221  (19.1%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  1639  (25.7%)   U.S. high school equivalent
  499  (7.8%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate
  1976  (31.0%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's
  58  (0.9%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate
  375  (5.9%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's
  185  (2.9%)   A professional degree
  111  (1.7%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate

[If mother born outside U.S.] 4b. What is the highest level of education reached by your mother in the U.S.?

  3203  (51.1%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.)
  277  (4.4%)   Less than high school
  127  (2.0%)   GED
  302  (4.8%)   High school degree
  562  (9.0%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  651  (10.4%)   Bachelor's degree
  126  (2.0%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  694  (11.1%)   Master's
  159  (2.5%)   Professional degree
  164  (2.6%)   Doctorate

[If mother born in U.S.] 4. What is the highest level of education reached by your mother?

  93  (2.4%)   Less than high school
  55  (1.4%)   GED
  770  (19.5%)   High school degree
  389  (9.9%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  1120  (28.4%)   Bachelor's degree
  287  (7.3%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  799  (20.3%)   Master's
  242  (6.1%)   Professional degree
  186  (4.7%)   Doctorate

[If father born outside U.S.] 5a. What is the highest level of education reached by your father in a foreign country?

  343  (5.5%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country)
  1051  (17.0%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  1409  (22.8%)   U.S. high school equivalent
  348  (5.6%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate
  1928  (31.2%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's
  69  (1.1%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate
  518  (8.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's
  265  (4.3%)   A professional degree
  258  (4.2%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate

[If father born outside U.S.] 5b. What is the highest level of education reached by your father in the U.S.?

  2766  (45.2%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.)
  222  (3.6%)   Less than high school
  100  (1.6%)   GED
  210  (3.4%)   High school degree
  365  (6.0%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  548  (9.0%)   Bachelor's degree
  51  (0.8%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  976  (16.0%)   Master's
  267  (4.4%)   Professional degree
  609  (10.0%)   Doctorate

[If father born in U.S.] 5. What is the highest level of education reached by your father?

  95  (2.4%)   Less than high school
  47  (1.2%)   GED
  785  (19.5%)   High school degree
  258  (6.4%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  1075  (26.7%)   Bachelor's degree
  101  (2.5%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  740  (18.4%)   Master's
  478  (11.9%)   Professional degree
  450  (11.2%)   Doctorate

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

  2389  (23.3%)   I don't know
  3916  (38.1%)   None
  1238  (12.1%)   One
  1514  (14.7%)   Two
  612  (6.0%)   Three
  602  (5.9%)   Four

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

239  (2.3%)   Wealthy 1976  (19.0%)   Working-class
3253  (31.3%)   Upper-middle or professional-middle 1139  (11.0%)   Low-income or poor
3771  (36.3%)   Middle-class

8. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) before taxes in 2006?

460  (4.6%)   Less than $10,000 897  (8.9%)   $50,000 to $64,999 763  (7.6%)   $125,000 to $149,999
613  (6.1%)   $10,000 to $19,999 955  (9.5%)   $65,000 to $79,999 833  (8.3%)   $150,000 to $199,999
975  (9.7%)   $20,000 to $34,999 1120  (11.1%)   $80,000 to $99,999 1038  (10.3%)   $200,000 or more
936  (9.3%)   $35,000 to $49,999 1488  (14.8%)   $100,000 to $124,999

9. How confident are you of that income figure?

927  (9.1%)   Not at all confident 2021  (19.9%)   Not very confident 3533  (34.8%)   Fairly confident 1986  (19.6%)   Confident 1674  (16.5%)   Certain

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