2008 UCUES: Results and Summary: Part 2

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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

  8498  (73.9%)   I was born in the U.S.
  733  (6.4%)   1991 or earlier
  168  (1.5%)   1992
  132  (1.1%)   1993
  140  (1.2%)   1994
  137  (1.2%)   1995
  146  (1.3%)   1996
  130  (1.1%)   1997
  140  (1.2%)   1998
  126  (1.1%)   1999
  187  (1.6%)   2000
  190  (1.7%)   2001
  180  (1.6%)   2002
  179  (1.6%)   2003
  193  (1.7%)   2004
  127  (1.1%)   2005
  48  (0.4%)   2006
  40  (0.3%)   2007 or later
  [339 missing]     (Select one)

2. When did you learn to speak English?

  7005  (61.1%)   English is my native language
  2282  (19.9%)   Before I was 5 years old
  1290  (11.3%)   When I was 6 to 10 years old
  652  (5.7%)   When I was 11 to 15 years old
  236  (2.1%)   After turning 16 years old
  [368 missing]     (Select one)

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

Outside U.S.In U.S.
My mother 6976  (60.7%) 4523  (39.3%)
My father 6851  (59.7%) 4631  (40.3%)
My mother's mother 7530  (66.1%) 3869  (33.9%)
My father's mother 7473  (65.6%) 3915  (34.4%)
My mother's father 7593  (66.6%) 3802  (33.4%)
My father's father 7387  (65.3%) 3934  (34.7%)

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

  369  (5.3%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country)
  1343  (19.4%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  1834  (26.5%)   U.S. high school equivalent
  525  (7.6%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate
  2102  (30.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's
  58  (0.8%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate
  391  (5.7%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's
  168  (2.4%)   A professional degree
  123  (1.8%)   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.?

  3527  (51.8%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.)
  305  (4.5%)   Less than high school
  136  (2.0%)   GED
  345  (5.1%)   High school degree
  642  (9.4%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  634  (9.3%)   Bachelor's degree
  125  (1.8%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  739  (10.9%)   Master's
  168  (2.5%)   Professional degree
  187  (2.7%)   Doctorate

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

  85  (1.9%)   Less than high school
  80  (1.8%)   GED
  875  (19.4%)   High school degree
  510  (11.3%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  1273  (28.2%)   Bachelor's degree
  341  (7.6%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  833  (18.5%)   Master's
  310  (6.9%)   Professional degree
  201  (4.5%)   Doctorate

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

  347  (5.1%)   None (did not receive any education in a foreign country)
  1244  (18.5%)   Less than the equivalent of high school in the U.S.
  1561  (23.2%)   U.S. high school equivalent
  366  (5.4%)   Equivalent of a U.S. associate's or postsecondary certificate
  2044  (30.3%)   Equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's
  64  (0.9%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate
  595  (8.8%)   Equivalent of a U.S. master's
  225  (3.3%)   A professional degree
  294  (4.4%)   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.?

  3069  (46.1%)   None (did not receive any education in U.S.)
  273  (4.1%)   Less than high school
  105  (1.6%)   GED
  261  (3.9%)   High school degree
  388  (5.8%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  578  (8.7%)   Bachelor's degree
  53  (0.8%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  1009  (15.1%)   Master's
  269  (4.0%)   Professional degree
  659  (9.9%)   Doctorate

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

  118  (2.6%)   Less than high school
  43  (0.9%)   GED
  904  (19.8%)   High school degree
  309  (6.8%)   Associate's degree or postsecondary certificate
  1269  (27.8%)   Bachelor's degree
  114  (2.5%)   Post-baccalaureate certificate (e.g., teaching certificate)
  824  (18.0%)   Master's
  506  (11.1%)   Professional degree
  483  (10.6%)   Doctorate

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

  2494  (21.8%)   I don't know
  4434  (38.8%)   None
  1401  (12.3%)   One
  1675  (14.7%)   Two
  752  (6.6%)   Three
  666  (5.8%)   Four
  [411 missing]     (Select one)

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

259  (2.3%)   Wealthy
3365  (29.3%)   Upper-middle or professional-middle
4286  (37.3%)   Middle-class
2317  (20.2%)   Working-class
1271  (11.1%)   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?

489  (4.4%)   Less than $10,000
768  (7.0%)   $10,000 to $19,999
1135  (10.3%)   $20,000 to $34,999
1017  (9.2%)   $35,000 to $49,999
974  (8.8%)   $50,000 to $64,999
1006  (9.1%)   $65,000 to $79,999
1200  (10.9%)   $80,000 to $99,999
1601  (14.5%)   $100,000 to $124,999
775  (7.0%)   $125,000 to $149,999
906  (8.2%)   $150,000 to $199,999
1174  (10.6%)   $200,000 or more

9. What is your religious/spiritual preference?

  1904  (16.8%)   Spiritual but not associated with a major religion
  3952  (35.0%)   Not particularly spiritual
  368  (3.3%)   Baptist
  571  (5.1%)   Buddhist
  457  (4.0%)   Christian Church (Disciples)
  85  (0.8%)   Eastern Orthodox
  61  (0.5%)   Episcopalian
  218  (1.9%)   Hindu
  424  (3.8%)   Jewish
  82  (0.7%)   Lutheran
  73  (0.6%)   Methodist
  37  (0.3%)   Mormon
  238  (2.1%)   Muslim
  370  (3.3%)   Presbyterian
  11  (0.1%)   Quaker
  1421  (12.6%)   Roman Catholic
  34  (0.3%)   Seventh Day Adventist
  51  (0.5%)   Sikh
  38  (0.3%)   Taoist
  32  (0.3%)   Unitarian/Universalist
  28  (0.2%)   United Church of Christ/Congregational
  673  (6.0%)   Other Christian
  174  (1.5%)   Other Religion
  [531 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
1122  (9.8%)   3769  (33.0%)   2359  (20.6%)   2580  (22.6%)   1003  (8.8%)   497  (4.3%)   96  (0.8%)  

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