Survey Demographics

 

 

As a key component of this book, we conducted a survey of 400 Americans from various walks of life, to gauge their opinions, attitudes and perspectives on the various issues discussed in this work. we aimed to have a research sample that was reflective of the current demographic makeup of country, to as great an extent as possible, based on the statistical findings from the 2010 United States Census. To that end, the following data-points are critical to understanding the demographic composition of our research population, to include the following demographics:

  • 50% – Male Respondents
  • 50% – Female Respondents
  • 11.75% – 18 to 24 Years Old
  • 34.25% – 25 to 34 Years Old
  • 24.50% – 35 to 44 Years Old
  • 10.75% – 45 to 55 Years Old
  • 18.75% – 55 Years and Older

 

 

Ethnicity

 

 

Racial Demographics of Respondents

  • Other – 2.00%
  • Multiracial – 2.00%
  • Hispanic – 18.00%
  • Black – 13.00%
  • Asian – 5.00%
  • White – 60.00%

 

 

Career

 

 

Jobs/Professional Services Represented

  • Information Services and Data – 2.25%
  • Retail – 1.75%
  • Real Estate Rental or Leasing – 1.00%
  • Legal Services – 2.00%
  • Transportation and Warehousing – 2.25%
  • Homemaker – 2.25%
  • Science or Technical Services – 1.00%
  • Unemployed – 24.50%
  • Telecommunications – 0.75%
  • Software – 4.75%
  • Arts, Entertainment or Recreation – 4.00%
  • Education – 5.00%
  • Retired – 1.25%
  • Hotel and Food Services – 5.50%
  • Manufacturing, Computer and Electronics – 3.25%
  • Military – 0.25%
  • Finance and Insurance – 4.75%
  • Manufacturing (Other) – 3.00%
  • Other – 14.25%
  • Construction – 4.00%
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing or Hunting – 0.50%
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance – 7.00%
  • Student – 1.00%
  • Information (Other) – 0.25%
  • Government and Public Administration – 2.25%
  • Wholesale – 1.25%

 

Education

 

 

Highest Academic Level Completed

  • High School – 30.25%
  • Middle School – 1.50%
  • Elementary School – 0.08%
  • Post Graduate – 12.28%
  • Vocational Technical College – 7.77%
  • University – 48.12%

 

 

Income

 

 

Annual Income of Respondents

  • High I (Between $100,000 – $124,999) – 4.75%
  • High II (Between $125,000 – $149,999) – 5.75%
  • High III ($150,000 and More) – 3.50%
  • Prefer Not to Say – 5.75%
  • Lower Level II (Between $25,000 – $49,999) – 30.75%
  • Middle I (Between $50,000 – $74,999) – 16.00%
  • Middle II (Between $75,000 – $99,999) – 8.75%
  • Lower Level I (Under $25,000) – 24.75%

 

 

 

Employment Status

 

 

Source of Respondent’s Income

  • Student – 6.25%
  • Self-Employed – 11.25%
  • Unemployed Not Looking – 1.75%
  • Homemaker – 7.75%
  • Employed For Wages – 48.50%
  • Retired – 8.00%
  • Unable to Work – 5.75%
  • Unemployed But Looking – 8.50%
  • Other – 1.75%
  • Military – 0.50%

 

 

Marital Status

 

 

Relationship Status of Respondents

  • Separated – 1.50%
  • Prefer Not to Say – 1.25%
  • Single – 38.25%
  • Living With Partner – 10.25%
  • Divorced – 6.25%
  • Married – 41.00%
  • Widowed – 1.50%

 

 

Parental Status

 

 

Respondent’s Number of Children¬†

  • Two – 16.00%
  • Six or More – 1.50%
  • Four – 4.50%
  • Zero – 48.75%
  • Three – 9.25%
  • Prefer Not to Say – 0.25%
  • Five – 1.75%
  • One – 18.00%