Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

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PRESEX

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. A boy and a girl, both of whom attend church frequently, regularly date one another and have entered into sexual relations with each other. Which of the following statements expresses your opinion concerning this matter?
  1) People who attend church should uphold its moral teachings.
  2) Sexual intercourse prior to marriage is a matter of individual responsibility.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
People who attend church should uphold its moral teachings. 21 21.2% 21.2% -1.92
Sexual intercourse prior to marriage is a matter of individual responsibility. 78 78.8% 100% .52

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
People who attend church should uphold its moral teachings. 24.5%
12
18.0%
9
21.2%
21
Sexual intercourse prior to marriage is a matter of individual responsibility. 75.5%
37
82.0%
41
78.8%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
49
100.0%
50

99


Race (I-RACE)

White Black TOTAL
People who attend church should uphold its moral teachings. 20.0%
17
28.6%
4
21.2%
21
Sexual intercourse prior to marriage is a matter of individual responsibility. 80.0%
68
71.4%
10
78.8%
78
TOTAL 100.0%
85
100.0%
14

99

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