2003 SONS Freshmen: Results and Summary: Part 2

Demographic Information

To better understand the backgrounds of Berkeley students we would like to collect the following demographic information. This information will remain confidential and not be connected in any way with you personally.

25. When did you first come to the US to live?

[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 1] 1917  (73.0%)   I was born in the United States
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 2] 113  (4.3%)   2000 or later
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 3] 40  (1.5%)   1999
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 4] 34  (1.3%)   1998
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 5] 38  (1.4%)   1997
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 6] 29  (1.1%)   1996
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 7] 34  (1.3%)   1995
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 8] 36  (1.4%)   1994
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 9] 37  (1.4%)   1993
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 10] 36  (1.4%)   1992
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 11] 46  (1.8%)   1991
[Q25_when_did_first_come_us: 12] 266  (10.1%)   1990 or earlier

26. Were your parents born in the United States?

26a. Mother? [Q26a_mother: 1] 940  (35.9%)   Yes [Q26a_mother: 2] 1679  (64.1%)   No

26b. Father? [Q26b_father: 1] 981  (37.4%)   Yes [Q26b_father: 2] 1640  (62.6%)   No

27. As a child, what language(s) did you learn to speak first?

[Q27_as_child_language_did: 1] 1181  (44.9%)   English only (Go to Question 29)
[Q27_as_child_language_did: 2] 686  (26.1%)   English and another language
[Q27_as_child_language_did: 3] 761  (29.0%)   Another language

28. What was the primary language other than English that you learned? [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 0] 1191  (44.9%)   Select your primary language here

  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 1] 1  (0.0%)   Afrikaans 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 3] 1  (0.0%)   American Sign Language 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 4] 10  (0.4%)   Arabic 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 5] 15  (0.6%)   Armenian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 11] 6  (0.2%)   Bengali 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 14] 2  (0.1%)   Bosnian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 16] 2  (0.1%)   Bulgarian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 17] 5  (0.2%)   Burmese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 18] 6  (0.2%)   Cambodian (Khmer) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 19] 259  (9.8%)   Cantonese (Chinese) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 21] 1  (0.0%)   Cherokee (Native American) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 23] 1  (0.0%)   Croatian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 24] 2  (0.1%)   Czech 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 25] 1  (0.0%)   Danish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 27] 1  (0.0%)   Dutch 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 30] 27  (1.0%)   Farsi (Persian) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 33] 15  (0.6%)   French 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 38] 6  (0.2%)   German 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 39] 11  (0.4%)   Greek 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 40] 18  (0.7%)   Gujarati 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 42] 9  (0.3%)   Hebrew 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 43] 21  (0.8%)   Hindi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 44] 8  (0.3%)   Hmong 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 51] 2  (0.1%)   Ilocano, Iloko 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 52] 13  (0.5%)   Indonesian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 55] 5  (0.2%)   Italian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 56] 22  (0.8%)   Japanese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 57] 3  (0.1%)   Kannada 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 60] 143  (5.4%)   Korean 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 61] 1  (0.0%)   Lao 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 65] 4  (0.2%)   Malayalam 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 66] 2  (0.1%)   Malaysian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 67] 344  (13.0%)   Mandarin (Chinese) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 68] 3  (0.1%)   Marathi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 69] 2  (0.1%)   Marshallese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 70] 3  (0.1%)   Mien 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 73] 2  (0.1%)   Norwegian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 75] 1  (0.0%)   Pangasinan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 76] 6  (0.2%)   Polish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 77] 5  (0.2%)   Portugese (Brazil) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 78] 1  (0.0%)   Portugese (Portugal) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 79] 13  (0.5%)   Punjabi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 80] 1  (0.0%)   Quechua (Native American) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 81] 1  (0.0%)   Romanian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 82] 37  (1.4%)   Russian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 84] 2  (0.1%)   Serbian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 86] 1  (0.0%)   Sindhi 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 87] 2  (0.1%)   Sinhala 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 92] 174  (6.6%)   Spanish (Latin and South America) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 93] 14  (0.5%)   Spanish (Spain) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 95] 2  (0.1%)   Swedish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 96] 46  (1.7%)   Tagalog 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 97] 16  (0.6%)   Taiwanese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 98] 8  (0.3%)   Tamil 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 100] 5  (0.2%)   Telugu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 101] 3  (0.1%)   Teochew (Chao Chow) 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 102] 11  (0.4%)   Thai 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 104] 1  (0.0%)   Toisan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 105] 4  (0.2%)   Turkish 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 107] 1  (0.0%)   Ukrainian 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 108] 17  (0.6%)   Urdu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 109] 89  (3.4%)   Vietnamese 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 110] 2  (0.1%)   Visayan 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 114] 1  (0.0%)   Yoruba 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 115] 1  (0.0%)   Zulu 
  [Q28_was_primary_language_o: 116] 18  (0.7%)   Other

28a. Other language not in list: [Q28a_other_language_list] [Open-ended text field]

29. Select the category from the pull-down menu that best describes your race or ethnicity. If multi-racial, use additional pull-down menus, selecting one category per menu. [Q29_select_category_from_p: 0] 86  (3.2%)   Select your ethnicity here

  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 1] 39  (1.5%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 2] 10  (0.4%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 3] 61  (2.3%)   3 African American - United States 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 4] 6  (0.2%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 5] 4  (0.2%)   5 African American - Caribbean immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 6] 154  (5.8%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 7] 1  (0.0%)   7 Columbian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 8] 6  (0.2%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 9] 1  (0.0%)   9 Nicaraguan 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 10] 4  (0.2%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 11] 15  (0.6%)   11 Salvadoran 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 12] 16  (0.6%)   12 Other Latin American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 13] 8  (0.3%)   13 South American 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 14] 9  (0.3%)   14 Cambodian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 15] 679  (25.6%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 16] 110  (4.1%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 17] 43  (1.6%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 18] 152  (5.7%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 19] 1  (0.0%)   19 Laotian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 20] 16  (0.6%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 21] 116  (4.4%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 22] 92  (3.5%)   22 Vietnamese 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 23] 34  (1.3%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 24] 25  (0.9%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 25] 736  (27.7%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 26] 105  (4.0%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 27] 70  (2.6%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  [Q29_select_category_from_p: 28] 56  (2.1%)   28 Other
 

[Q29: 0] 2232  (84.4%)   Second ethnicity (if needed) 
  [Q29: 1] 4  (0.2%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29: 2] 9  (0.3%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29: 3] 8  (0.3%)   3 African American - United States 
  [Q29: 4] 4  (0.2%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29: 6] 23  (0.9%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29: 8] 2  (0.1%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29: 9] 2  (0.1%)   9 Nicaraguan 
  [Q29: 10] 4  (0.2%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29: 11] 5  (0.2%)   11 Salvadoran 
  [Q29: 12] 7  (0.3%)   12 Other Latin America 
  [Q29: 13] 8  (0.3%)   13 South American 
  [Q29: 15] 66  (2.5%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29: 16] 14  (0.5%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29: 17] 23  (0.9%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29: 18] 9  (0.3%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29: 20] 7  (0.3%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29: 21] 7  (0.3%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  [Q29: 22] 17  (0.6%)   22 Vietnamese 
  [Q29: 23] 8  (0.3%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29: 24] 7  (0.3%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29: 25] 83  (3.1%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29: 26] 46  (1.7%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29: 27] 20  (0.8%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  [Q29: 28] 29  (1.1%)   28 Other

[Q29_1: 0] 2568  (97.2%)   Third ethnicity (if needed)

  [Q29_1: 1] 3  (0.1%)   1 I'm an International student 
  [Q29_1: 2] 7  (0.3%)   2 American Indian 
  [Q29_1: 4] 1  (0.0%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 5] 1  (0.0%)   5 African American - Caribbean immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 6] 6  (0.2%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  [Q29_1: 7] 1  (0.0%)   7 Columbian 
  [Q29_1: 8] 1  (0.0%)   8 Cuban 
  [Q29_1: 10] 2  (0.1%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  [Q29_1: 12] 1  (0.0%)   12 Other Latin America 
  [Q29_1: 13] 1  (0.0%)   13 South American 
  [Q29_1: 15] 4  (0.2%)   15 Chinese 
  [Q29_1: 16] 1  (0.0%)   16 Filipino 
  [Q29_1: 17] 2  (0.1%)   17 Japanese 
  [Q29_1: 18] 1  (0.0%)   18 Korean 
  [Q29_1: 20] 3  (0.1%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  [Q29_1: 23] 2  (0.1%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  [Q29_1: 24] 2  (0.1%)   24 Other Asian 
  [Q29_1: 25] 9  (0.3%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  [Q29_1: 26] 10  (0.4%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  [Q29_1: 28] 15  (0.6%)   28 Other

30. To the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s)?

[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 1] 283  (11.1%)   Less than $20,000
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 2] 313  (12.2%)   $20,000 to $34,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 3] 227  (8.9%)   $35,000 to $49,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 4] 250  (9.8%)   $50,000 to $64,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 5] 234  (9.2%)   $65,000 to $79,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 6] 298  (11.7%)   $80,000 to $99,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 7] 377  (14.7%)   $100,000 to $124,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 8] 197  (7.7%)   $125,000 to $149,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 9] 179  (7.0%)   $150,000 to $199,999
[Q30_best_knowledg_which_ca: 10] 198  (7.7%)   $200,000 or more

30a. How confident are you that your estimate is reasonably accurate?

[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 1] 755  (29.4%)   Very confident
[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 2] 1171  (45.6%)   Confident
[Q30_30a_how_confiden_are_t: 3] 642  (25.0%)   Not confident at all

31. Finally, the Office of Student Research surveys all undergraduates once or twice a year to better understand the college experience. Would you be willing to be a part of this important process a few more times during your education at Berkeley?

[Q31_finally_office_student: 1] 1352  (51.6%)   Yes, I'd be happy to help
[Q31_finally_office_student: 2] 603  (23.0%)   No thanks
[Q31_finally_office_student: 3] 665  (25.4%)   Not sure

32. Is there anything else you want to share with us as you begin your Berkeley career?

[Q32_there_anyth_else_want] [Open-ended textarea field]

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

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