American Men: Who They Are & How They Live by New Strategist Editors

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Degree total bachelor’s degree master’s degree prof. html AMERICAN MEN 43 Asian Men Are Most Likely to Be College Graduates Hispanic men are least likely to have a high school diploma or a college degree. Only 58 percent of Hispanic men have a high school diploma, much lower than the 85 percent of all men who graduated from high school. Asian and non-Hispanic white men are most likely to be high school graduates, at 90 percent each. Only 12 percent of Hispanic men are college graduates compared with 18 percent of black men, 33 percent of non-Hispanic white men, and 55 percent of Asian men.

Many men remain in school well into their twenties and thirties. One in four 22-to24-year-olds is in school, as are 10 percent of those aged 25 to 29 and 6 percent of 30-to-34year-olds. Among men aged 35 or older, more than 1 million are students. ■ Increasingly, education is viewed as a lifelong pursuit rather than something reserved for the young. html 48 AMERICAN MEN EDUCATION Men’s College Enrollment Rate Has Grown But the male share of college students has fallen slightly. In 2006, 66 percent of boys who graduated from high school continued their education by enrolling in college, up from 58 percent in 1990.

Harcsda+gss06; calculations by New Strategist AMERICAN MEN 31 Americans Support Capital Punishment Support for abortion varies depending on the reason. Americans heavily favor capital punishment for persons convicted of murder. Nearly three out of four men say capital punishment is OK, with almost no differences by age. About the same percentage of men support euthanasia for someone who has an incurable disease. Again, there are few differences in support for euthanasia by age. Abortion is a different matter.

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