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18. Do you regret dropping out of school, or not? (Respondents: 121 out of 1,000)
Regretted 70%
Not regret 28%
No answer/don't know 2%

19. Did you ever consider dropping out of high school? (Respondents: 879 out of 1,000)
Yes, considered 11%
No, did not consider 89%
No answer/don't know less than 1%

20. Which of the following best describes the main reason you [dropped out/considered dropping out] of school? (Respondents: 205 out of 1,000)
Your school wasn't very good 7%
You were not really motivated to finish school 18%
Your class work was too difficult 3%
You had problems at home 17%
You needed to work to earn money 18%
Pregnancy 8%
Illness 1%
Military/draft 1%
Marriage 1%
Some other reason (specify) 24%
No answer/don't know 2%

FROM: What Bill and Melinda Gates Want You to Know
Published on April 11, 2006

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