Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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BCONTROL

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Now, I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. -- Allowing public schools to provide students with information on birth control methods
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 37.2% 37.2%
Favor 39.1% 76.3%
Oppose 12.5% 88.8%
Strongly oppose 8.9% 97.7%
Don't know 2.3% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 33.3% 40.7% 37.2%
Favor 42.6% 36.0% 39.1%
Oppose 13.5% 11.7% 12.5%
Strongly oppose 8.9% 8.8% 8.9%
Don't know 1.7% 2.8% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.5% 45.5% 39.5% 37.6%
Favor 39.7% 37.6% 40.4% 39.2%
Oppose 19.3% 8.3% 10.3% 12.3%
Strongly oppose 12.3% 6.5% 7.7% 8.7%
Don't know 2.2% 1.9% 2.2% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Strongly favor 50.1% 37.6% 28.6% 37.5%
Favor 39.8% 39.9% 37.2% 38.9%
Oppose 6.4% 12.7% 16.4% 12.5%
Strongly oppose 3.6% 9.1% 12.2% 8.9%
Don't know 0.2% 0.6% 5.6% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.4% 45.1% 24.6% 47.9% 37.3%
Favor 39.2% 39.7% 41.8% 37.6% 39.1%
Oppose 15.0% 7.5% 15.8% 8.5% 12.4%
Strongly oppose 11.1% 5.4% 11.1% 5.3% 8.9%
Don't know 2.3% 2.3% 6.7% 0.7% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 36.9% 31.6% 41.6% 39.0% 43.0% 37.2%
Favor 31.5% 43.2% 37.2% 41.9% 39.4% 39.2%
Oppose 12.9% 14.6% 10.0% 13.3% 9.8% 12.4%
Strongly oppose 14.9% 8.8% 9.0% 4.2% 5.0% 8.9%
Don't know 3.8% 1.7% 2.2% 1.6% 2.8% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Strongly favor 36.3% 40.4% 47.0% 37.2%
Favor 39.5% 34.6% 40.9% 39.1%
Oppose 12.7% 13.5% 8.1% 12.6%
Strongly oppose 9.1% 9.9% 4.0% 8.9%
Don't know 2.4% 1.6% 0.0% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Strongly favor 37.2% 36.4% 37.1% 45.2% 37.9%
Favor 37.7% 40.5% 43.1% 36.6% 40.0%
Oppose 10.5% 13.8% 12.2% 10.0% 12.1%
Strongly oppose 11.1% 7.9% 6.3% 6.5% 8.1%
Don't know 3.5% 1.4% 1.3% 1.7% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Strongly favor 38.2% 32.7% 35.8% 43.6% 37.2%
Favor 43.2% 42.8% 34.6% 38.2% 39.1%
Oppose 9.1% 13.3% 15.2% 10.7% 12.5%
Strongly oppose 8.3% 7.9% 11.2% 6.7% 8.9%
Don't know 1.1% 3.3% 3.2% 0.8% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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