The Region

Economic Literacy Survey Demographics

Published December 1, 1998  |  December 1998 issue

Information about respondents

State of residence

Highest level of education

Course on economics

When course in economics was taken

Year of birth

Sex of respondent


STATE OF RESIDENCE

State

Responses

Percent

Alabama

7

1.7

Alaska

1

.2

Arizona

9

2.2

Arkansas

4

1.0

California

31

7.7

Colorado

7

1.7

Connecticut

5

1.2

Delaware

2

.5

Florida

21

5.2

Georgia

15

3.7

Hawaii

1

.2

Idaho

3

.7

Illinois

18

4.5

Indiana

8

2.0

Iowa

4

1.0

Kansas

5

1.2

Kentucky

4

1.0

Louisiana

5

1.2

Maine

4

1.0

Maryland

3

.7

Massachusetts

8

2.0

Michigan

21

5.2

Minnesota

13

3.2

Mississippi

7

1.7

Missouri

10

2.5

Montana

1

.2

Nebraska

3

.7

Nevada

3

.7

New Hampshire

1

.2

New Jersey

10

2.5

New Mexico

4

1.0

New York

20

5.0

North Carolina

11

2.7

North Dakota

2

.5

Ohio

15

3.7

Oklahoma

4

1.0

Oregon

4

1.0

Pennsylvania

16

4.0

Rhode Island

2

.5

South Carolina

7

1.7

Tennessee

11

2.7

Texas

29

7.2

Utah

5

1.2

Vermont

2

.5

Virginia

13

3.2

Washington

12

3.0

West Virginia

4

1.0

Wisconsin

7

1.7

Wyoming

2

.5

Total

404

100.0

 

HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION COMPLETED

Level

Responses

Percent

Less than H.S.

9

2.2

Some high school

12

3.0

H.S. grad or GED

95

23.5

Some tech school

4

1.0

Tech school grad

11

2.7

Some college

108

26.7

College graduate

111

27.5

Post grad/prof degree

51

12.6

Other

1

0.2

Refused to answer

2

0.5

Total

404

100.0

 

EVER TAKEN COURSE ON ECONOMICS

Answer

Responses

Percent

Yes

180

44.6

No

223

55.2

Don't know

1

0.2

Total

404

100.0

 

WHEN COURSE ON ECONOMICS WAS TAKEN

When

Responses

Percent

High school

40

22.2

College

105

58.3

Both H.S. & College

32

17.8

Other

3

1.7

Total

180

100

 

YEAR RESPONDENT BORN

Year

Responses  

Percent

1912

1

.2

1914

4

1.0

1915

1

.2

1917

2

.5

1918

1

.2

1919

1

.2

1920

5

1.2

1921

2

.5

1922

2

.5

1923

2

.5

1924

2

.5

1925

1

.2

1926

5

1.2

1927

1

.2

1928

3

.7

1929

6

1.5

1930

2

.5

1931

2

.5

1932

5

1.2

1933

4

1.0

1934

3

.7

1935

8

2.0

1936

3

.7

1937

3

.7

1938

7

1.7

1939

6

1.5

1940

4

1.0

1941

7

1.7

1942

4

1.0

1943

9

2.2

1944

6

1.5

1945

3

.7

1946

12

3.0

1947

9

2.2

1948

11

2.7

1949

8

2.0

1950

8

2.0

1951

4

1.0

1952

7

1.7

1953

8

2.0

1954

6

1.5

1955

8

2.0

1956

8

2.0

1957

8

2.0

1958

14

3.5

1959

12

3.0

1960

11

2.7

1961

7

1.7

1962

12

3.0

1963

10

2.5

1964

7

1.7

1965

4

1.0

1966

13

3.2

1967

7

1.7

1968

7

1.7

1969

9

2.2

1970

7

1.7

1971

7

1.7

1972

8

2.0

1973

6

1.5

1974

7

1.7

1975

6

1.5

1976

7

1.7

1977

6

1.5

1978

11

2.7

1979

4

1.0

1980

2

.5

Don't know

1

.2

Refused to answer  

7

1.7

Total

404

100.0

 

RESPONDENT GENDER

Answer

Responses  

Percent

Male

191

47.3

Female

213

52.7

Total

404

100.0 


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