ERIC Number: ED095776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Change in Religious Attitudes of Freshmen Entering [University of South Carolina] for the Years 1968, 1970, and 1972. Research Notes No. 22.
Fidler, Paul; And Others
During the summer and fall orientation of 1968, 1970, and 1972, a questionnaire prepared by the American Council on Education was administered to the incoming freshmen at the University of South Carolina and 528 other institutions of higher education, including 2-year colleges, 4-year colleges, and universities. The resulting summary data on entering freshmen included information on the entering freshmen at the University of South Carolina and weighted normative data base on questionnaire results from the 38 participating universities. Similar data were also available for the freshmen classes of previous years. This report focuses on the item in the questionnaire in which the student was asked to indicate "Religious Background" and "Present Religious Preference." The first of this report examines the religious background and present religious preference of University of South Carolina freshmen for the years 1968, 1970, and 1972, and compares them to the national university norms for the corresponding time periods. Secondly, analysis between in-state and out-of-state freshmen students at the University of South Carolina for 1972 is presented. The report concludes by summarizing the principal findings of the questionnaire responses. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.