2008 Spring UCUES: Results and Summary for Graduating Seniors: Part 2

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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

  1460  (75.0%)   I was born in the U.S.
  155  (8.0%)   1991 or earlier
  21  (1.1%)   1992
  20  (1.0%)   1993
  15  (0.8%)   1994
  24  (1.2%)   1995
  24  (1.2%)   1996
  22  (1.1%)   1997
  22  (1.1%)   1998
  25  (1.3%)   1999
  34  (1.7%)   2000
  22  (1.1%)   2001
  28  (1.4%)   2002
  24  (1.2%)   2003
  44  (2.3%)   2004
  5  (0.3%)   2005
  2  (0.1%)   2006
  [42 missing]     (Select one)

2. When did you learn to speak English?

  1279  (66.0%)   English is my native language
  329  (17.0%)   Before I was 5 years old
  192  (9.9%)   When I was 6 to 10 years old
  99  (5.1%)   When I was 11 to 15 years old
  40  (2.1%)   After turning 16 years old
  [50 missing]     (Select one)

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

Outside U.S.In U.S.
My mother 1143  (58.6%) 807  (41.4%)
My father 1106  (56.9%) 839  (43.1%)
My mother's mother 1230  (63.7%) 701  (36.3%)
My father's mother 1213  (62.8%) 718  (37.2%)
My mother's father 1238  (64.1%) 692  (35.9%)
My father's father 1195  (62.3%) 722  (37.7%)

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

  50  (4.4%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country) 
  216  (19.0%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  301  (26.4%)   U.S. high school equivalent 
  95  (8.3%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate 
  367  (32.2%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's 
  6  (0.5%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate 
  59  (5.2%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's 
  31  (2.7%)   A professional degree 
  13  (1.1%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate 
  [851 missing]     (Select one)

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

  556  (50.1%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.) 
  50  (4.5%)   Less than high school 
  15  (1.4%)   GED 
  44  (4.0%)   High school degree 
  122  (11.0%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  103  (9.3%)   Bachelor's degree 
  27  (2.4%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  133  (12.0%)   Master's 
  27  (2.4%)   Professional degree 
  33  (3.0%)   Doctorate 
  [879 missing]     (Select one)

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

  18  (2.2%)   Less than high school 
  10  (1.2%)   GED 
  164  (20.4%)   High school degree 
  93  (11.6%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  234  (29.1%)   Bachelor's degree 
  61  (7.6%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  149  (18.5%)   Master's 
  46  (5.7%)   Professional degree 
  29  (3.6%)   Doctorate 
  [1185 missing]     (Select one)

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

  47  (4.3%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country) 
  187  (17.1%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  251  (22.9%)   U.S. high school equivalent 
  57  (5.2%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate 
  349  (31.9%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's 
  13  (1.2%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate 
  106  (9.7%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's 
  47  (4.3%)   A professional degree 
  38  (3.5%)   Equivalent of a U.S. doctorate 
  [894 missing]     (Select one)

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

  481  (44.9%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.) 
  40  (3.7%)   Less than high school 
  13  (1.2%)   GED 
  37  (3.5%)   High school degree 
  53  (4.9%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  100  (9.3%)   Bachelor's degree 
  11  (1.0%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  183  (17.1%)   Master's 
  39  (3.6%)   Professional degree 
  115  (10.7%)   Doctorate 
  [917 missing]     (Select one)

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

  23  (2.8%)   Less than high school 
  6  (0.7%)   GED 
  177  (21.5%)   High school degree 
  49  (6.0%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate 
  240  (29.2%)   Bachelor's degree 
  24  (2.9%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate) 
  131  (15.9%)   Master's 
  79  (9.6%)   Professional degree 
  94  (11.4%)   Doctorate 
  [1166 missing]     (Select one)

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

  361  (18.7%)   I don't know
  785  (40.6%)   None
  271  (14.0%)   One
  287  (14.8%)   Two
  130  (6.7%)   Three
  100  (5.2%)   Four
  [55 missing]     (Select one)

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

31  (1.6%)   Wealthy
597  (30.7%)   Upper-middle or professional-middle
758  (38.9%)   Middle-class
382  (19.6%)   Working-class
179  (9.2%)   Low-income or poor

8. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) before taxes in 2007?

62  (3.3%)   Less than $10,000
97  (5.2%)   $10,000 to $19,999
166  (8.9%)   $20,000 to $34,999
170  (9.1%)   $35,000 to $49,999
171  (9.2%)   $50,000 to $64,999
163  (8.8%)   $65,000 to $79,999
215  (11.6%)   $80,000 to $99,999
303  (16.3%)   $100,000 to $124,999
131  (7.1%)   $125,000 to $149,999
165  (8.9%)   $150,000 to $199,999
215  (11.6%)   $200,000 or more

9. What is your religious/spiritual preference?

  329  (17.2%)   Spiritual but not associated with a major religion
  686  (35.9%)   Not particularly spiritual
  47  (2.5%)   Baptist
  91  (4.8%)   Buddhist
  67  (3.5%)   Christian Church (Disciples)
  21  (1.1%)   Eastern Orthodox
  12  (0.6%)   Episcopalian
  38  (2.0%)   Hindu
  73  (3.8%)   Jewish
  13  (0.7%)   Lutheran
  20  (1.0%)   Methodist
  3  (0.2%)   Mormon
  46  (2.4%)   Muslim
  53  (2.8%)   Presbyterian
  4  (0.2%)   Quaker
  247  (12.9%)   Roman Catholic
  6  (0.3%)   Seventh Day Adventist
  1  (0.1%)   Sikh
  6  (0.3%)   Taoist
  4  (0.2%)   Unitarian/Universalist
  3  (0.2%)   United Church of Christ/Congregational
  112  (5.9%)   Other Christian
  27  (1.4%)   Other Religion
  [80 missing]     (Select one)

10. What is your sexual orientation?

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11. With which gender do you identify?

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12. How would you characterize your political orientation?

Very liberalLiberalSlightly liberalModerate or middle of the roadSlightly conservativeConservativeVery conservative
216  (11.2%) 692  (35.7%) 371  (19.2%) 383  (19.8%) 175  (9.0%) 83  (4.3%) 16  (0.8%)

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