2005 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 5

Demographic Information

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48. What is your dependent status? The official definition of dependent and independent can be paraphrased as follows:

Dependent
living with and receiving at least half of your support from parents/guardians and possibly siblings
Independent
born before 1982, and/or married, and/or supporting children of your own
690  (62.2%)   Dependent on a parent or other guardian
354  (31.9%)   Independent
65  (5.9%)   Independent with dependents

49. If you are DEPENDENT, to the best of your knowledge, which category includes the total annual combined income of your parent(s) or other guardian?

[452 missing]     Parent or guardian income 
  68  (9.5%)   I am not dependent 
  112  (15.6%)   Less than $20,000 
  120  (16.7%)   $20,000 to $34,999 
  58  (8.1%)   $35,000 to $49,999 
  71  (9.9%)   $50,000 to $64,999 
  54  (7.5%)   $65,000 to $79,999 
  58  (8.1%)   $80,000 to $99,999 
  61  (8.5%)   $100,000 to $124,999 
  30  (4.2%)   $125,000 to $149,999 
  47  (6.5%)   $150,000 to $199,999 
  40  (5.6%)   $200,000 or more

49a. How confident are you that your estimate is reasonably correct?

221  (31.8%)   Very confident
318  (45.8%)   Confident
156  (22.4%)   Not confident at all

50. If you are INDEPENDENT, which category includes the total annual combined income of your household before coming to Berkeley (1st pull-down menu) and while at Berkeley (2nd pull-down menu)?

  [693 missing]     Before Berkeley 
  51  (10.7%)   I'm not independent 
  250  (52.3%)   Less than $20,000 
  79  (16.5%)   $20,000 to $34,999 
  28  (5.9%)   $35,000 to $49,999 
  15  (3.1%)   $50,000 to $64,999 
  15  (3.1%)   $65,000 to $79,999 
  12  (2.5%)   $80,000 to $99,999 
  15  (3.1%)   $100,000 to $124,999 
  5  (1.0%)   $125,000 to $149,999 
  3  (0.6%)   $150,000 to $199,999 
  5  (1.0%)   $200,000 or more

  [712 missing]     While at Berkeley 
  40  (8.7%)   I'm not independent 
  301  (65.6%)   Less than $20,000 
  51  (11.1%)   $20,000 to $34,999 
  17  (3.7%)   $35,000 to $49,999 
  15  (3.3%)   $50,000 to $64,999 
  6  (1.3%)   $65,000 to $79,999 
  7  (1.5%)   $80,000 to $99,999 
  11  (2.4%)   $100,000 to $124,999 
  4  (0.9%)   $125,000 to $149,999 
  3  (0.7%)   $150,000 to $199,999 
  4  (0.9%)   $200,000 or more

51. What is your marital status?

985  (89.2%)   Not married
119  (10.8%)   Married

52. Do you have dependents?

70 (6.4%)   Yes     1024 (93.6%)   No

52a. If yes, what are their ages?

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

658  (59.1%)   I was born in the United States
259  (23.3%)   2000 or later
26  (2.3%)   1999
20  (1.8%)   1998
14  (1.3%)   1997
15  (1.3%)   1996
12  (1.1%)   1995
9  (0.8%)   1994
11  (1.0%)   1993
8  (0.7%)   1992
9  (0.8%)   1991
72  (6.5%)   1990 or earlier

54. Were your parents born in the United States?

432  (39.0%)   Both my mother and father were born in the United States
44  (4.0%)   My mother was born in the US, but my father was not
50  (4.5%)   My father was born in the US, but my mother was not
578  (52.1%)   Neither my mother nor my father were born in the US
5  (0.5%)   I'm not really sure

55. When did you learn to speak English?

537  (48.3%)   English was the first and only language I learned as a child
207  (18.6%)   I learned both another language and English by the time I was 5 years old
139  (12.5%)   I learned another language first and then I learned English between the age of 5 and 10
129  (11.6%)   I learned another language first and then I learned English between the age of 11 and 15
100  (9.0%)   I learned another language, but didn't learn English until after I was 15 years old

56. What was the primary language other than English, if any, that was spoken in your house while you were in high school?

  [370 missing]     Select the primary language here 
  197  (24.6%)   None-only English 
  4  (0.5%)   Amharic 
  4  (0.5%)   Arabic 
  3  (0.4%)   Armenian 
  4  (0.5%)   Bahasa (Indonesia) 
  1  (0.1%)   Basque 
  1  (0.1%)   Bengali 
  1  (0.1%)   Berber 
  1  (0.1%)   Bosnian 
  3  (0.4%)   Bulgarian 
  8  (1.0%)   Burmese 
  2  (0.2%)   Cambodian 
  81  (10.1%)   Cantonese 
  75  (9.4%)   Chinese 
  1  (0.1%)   Croatian 
  3  (0.4%)   Dari (Afghanistan) 
  18  (2.2%)   English only 
  28  (3.5%)   Farsi (Persian) 
  9  (1.1%)   French 
  1  (0.1%)   Georgian 
  8  (1.0%)   German 
  1  (0.1%)   Greek 
  3  (0.4%)   Gujarati 
  5  (0.6%)   Hebrew 
  6  (0.7%)   Hindi 
  1  (0.1%)   Hokkien 
  1  (0.1%)   Hungarian 
  11  (1.4%)   Indonesian 
  4  (0.5%)   Italian 
  20  (2.5%)   Japanese 
  1  (0.1%)   Kannada 
  1  (0.1%)   Khmer 
  42  (5.2%)   Korean 
  1  (0.1%)   Lithuanian 
  41  (5.1%)   Mandarin (Chinese) 
  3  (0.4%)   Marathi 
  1  (0.1%)   Norwegian 
  1  (0.1%)   Pangasinan 
  5  (0.6%)   Polish 
  1  (0.1%)   Portugese (Brazil) 
  1  (0.1%)   Portugese (Portugal) 
  8  (1.0%)   Punjabi 
  1  (0.1%)   Romanian 
  17  (2.1%)   Russian 
  4  (0.5%)   Serbian 
  1  (0.1%)   Shanghainese 
  1  (0.1%)   Sinhala 
  1  (0.1%)   Somali 
  76  (9.5%)   Spanish (Latin and South America) 
  5  (0.6%)   Spanish (Spain) 
  2  (0.2%)   Swahili 
  2  (0.2%)   Swedish 
  19  (2.4%)   Tagalog 
  1  (0.1%)   Taiwanese 
  2  (0.2%)   Tamil 
  2  (0.2%)   Thai 
  1  (0.1%)   Tigrinya 
  1  (0.1%)   Toisan 
  11  (1.4%)   Urdu 
  35  (4.4%)   Vietnamese 
  2  (0.2%)   Visayan 
  2  (0.2%)   Yoruba 
  4  (0.5%)   Other

56a. Other primary language not on list: Please be sure to see if primary language other than English is on the list above before entering it here.

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57. During your last year in high school, what proportion of the time did you live with:

 AllMostSomeNone
Mother 820  (74.6%)   90  (8.2%)   71  (6.5%)   118  (10.7%)  
Father 666  (62.7%)   65  (6.1%)   99  (9.3%)   232  (21.8%)  
Stepmother 9  (1.3%)   8  (1.2%)   23  (3.4%)   639  (94.1%)  
Stepfather 40  (5.8%)   14  (2.0%)   13  (1.9%)   617  (90.2%)  
Grandparent 33  (4.7%)   19  (2.7%)   57  (8.1%)   593  (84.5%)  
Legal guardian 22  (3.3%)   8  (1.2%)   7  (1.0%)   635  (94.5%)  
Other adult(s) 35  (5.2%)   18  (2.7%)   54  (8.0%)   564  (84.1%)  

58. Are your parents:

685  (61.4%)   Both alive and living with each other
310  (27.8%)   Both alive and divorced or living apart
23  (2.1%)   Mother deceased
68  (6.1%)   Father deceased
8  (0.7%)   Both deceased
19  (1.7%)   Mother alive, but don't know about my father
3  (0.3%)   Father alive, but don't know about my mother

59. 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.

  [82 missing]     Select your ethnicity here 
  37  (3.4%)   1 I'm an International student 
  7  (0.6%)   2 American Indian 
  21  (1.9%)   3 African American - United States 
  7  (0.6%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  1  (0.1%)   5 African American - Caribbean immigrant 
  71  (6.5%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  1  (0.1%)   7 Columbian 
  1  (0.1%)   8 Cuban 
  2  (0.2%)   9 Nicaraguan 
  2  (0.2%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  2  (0.2%)   11 Salvadoran 
  7  (0.6%)   12 Other Latin American 
  9  (0.8%)   13 South American 
  2  (0.2%)   14 Cambodian 
  216  (19.8%)   15 Chinese 
  25  (2.3%)   16 Filipino 
  19  (1.7%)   17 Japanese 
  41  (3.8%)   18 Korean 
  5  (0.5%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  33  (3.0%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  35  (3.2%)   22 Vietnamese 
  4  (0.4%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  8  (0.7%)   24 Other Asian 
  399  (36.6%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  39  (3.6%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  28  (2.6%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  36  (3.3%)   28 Other 
  1  (0.1%)   Lutheran 
  9  (0.8%)   Muslim 
  2  (0.2%)   Non-Denominational 
  8  (0.7%)   Roman Catholic 
  1  (0.1%)   Seventh Day Adventist 
  2  (0.2%)   Sikh 
  1  (0.1%)   Taoist 
  1  (0.1%)   Unitarian-Universalist 
  2  (0.2%)   Other Christian 
  4  (0.4%)   Other Religion

60.   [951 missing]     Second ethnicity (if needed) 
  10  (4.5%)   1 I'm an International student 
  18  (8.2%)   2 American Indian 
  3  (1.4%)   3 African American - United States 
  1  (0.5%)   4 African American - African immigrant 
  14  (6.4%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  1  (0.5%)   10 Puerto Rican 
  2  (0.9%)   11 Salvadoran 
  5  (2.3%)   12 Other Latin America 
  4  (1.8%)   13 South American 
  2  (0.9%)   14 Cambodian 
  28  (12.7%)   15 Chinese 
  5  (2.3%)   16 Filipino 
  10  (4.5%)   17 Japanese 
  7  (3.2%)   18 Korean 
  2  (0.9%)   20 Pacific Islander 
  2  (0.9%)   21 South Asian (Asian Indian) 
  3  (1.4%)   22 Vietnamese 
  7  (3.2%)   23 Other Southeast Asian 
  5  (2.3%)   24 Other Asian 
  40  (18.2%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  20  (9.1%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  9  (4.1%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  22  (10.0%)   28 Other

61.   [1121 missing]     Third ethnicity (if needed) 
  4  (8.0%)   1 I'm an International student 
  7  (14.0%)   2 American Indian 
  1  (2.0%)   3 African American - United States 
  4  (8.0%)   6 Chicano/Mexican American 
  1  (2.0%)   7 Columbian 
  2  (4.0%)   12 Other Latin America 
  1  (2.0%)   14 Cambodian 
  2  (4.0%)   15 Chinese 
  1  (2.0%)   16 Filipino 
  2  (4.0%)   17 Japanese 
  1  (2.0%)   18 Korean 
  1  (2.0%)   24 Other Asian 
  1  (2.0%)   25 White/Caucasian - United States 
  3  (6.0%)   26 White/Caucasian - Eastern European Immigrant 
  2  (4.0%)   27 White/Caucasian - Middle Eastern Immigrant 
  17  (34.0%)   28 Other

62. How would you characterize your political views?

91  (8.4%)   Far left
466  (42.8%)   Liberal
444  (40.8%)   Middle-of-the-road
83  (7.6%)   Conservative
4  (0.4%)   Far right

63. Finally, is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your experience at Berkeley so far?

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