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Private School Universe Survey (PSS)


Standard errors for number and percentage distribution of private school students, by school level and religious orientation of school: United States, 2001-02
(see the data table)
Religious or nonsectarian category Total   Elementary   Secondary   Combined
Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent   Number Percent
Total 26,746.8   14,519.5   3,438.2   15,716.5
 
Religious orientation 17,904.3 0.24   11,475.3 0.26   3,045.5 0.22   11,304.1 0.52
Roman Catholic 11,607.2 0.21   9,608.4 0.26   2,292.7 0.29   1,758.9 0.11
African Methodist Episcopal      
Amish 3,286.2 0.06   3,286.2 0.11   0.0 0.00   # #
Assembly of God 75.1 0.01   75.1 0.01     # 0.02
Baptist 6,058.3 0.11   5,203.3 0.18   # #   3,367.7 0.21
Brethren # #   # #     # #
Calvinist # #   # #   # #   # 0.01
Christian (unspecified) 10,249.1 0.17   3,160.8 0.12   1,916.3 0.22   9,530.2 0.46
Church of Christ # #   # #     # 0.02
Church of God 1,512.1 0.03   # #     1,512.1 0.09
Church of God in Christ # #   # #    
Disciples of Christ      
Episcopal 285.5 0.01   # 0.01   285.5 0.03   # 0.03
Friends # #   # #     # 0.01
Greek Orthodox # #   # #   0.0 0.00  
Islamic 494.2 0.01   494.2 0.02     # 0.01
Jewish 1,504.3 0.03   1,504.3 0.05   # 0.01   # 0.05
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod 722.0 0.02   722.0 0.03   # 0.01   # #
Evangelical Lutheran Church In America # #   # #    
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod 955.4 0.02   955.4 0.03   # #  
Other Lutheran 96.6 #   96.6 #    
Latter Day Saints      
Mennonite 651.8 0.01   651.8 0.02     # 0.01
Methodist # #   # #     # 0.01
Pentecostal 2,509.3 0.05   277.9 0.01     2,485.8 0.15
Presbyterian # #   # #     # 0.01
Seventh-Day Adventist 341.4 0.01   341.4 0.01   # #   # 0.01
Other 1,530.7 0.03   1,267.4 0.04   514.9 0.06   657.6 0.05
 
Nonsectarian 15,869.1 0.24   8,303.5 0.26   2,001.1 0.22   11,019.0 0.52
† Not applicable.
# Rounds to zero.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Private School Universe Survey (PSS), 2001-2002.

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