News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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

Do you favor or oppose having the public schools teach teenagers to abstain from sex until marriage?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 76.4% 76.4%
Oppose 19.5% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused 4% 99.9%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Favor 84.2% 80.3% 75.4% 69.4% 58.0% 76.7%
Oppose 12.6% 18.0% 21.4% 25.6% 36.3% 19.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 1.7% 3.2% 5.0% 5.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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
Favor 76.4% 79.5% 79.6% 64.5% 76.5%
Oppose 19.8% 16.7% 15.7% 31.1% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 4.3% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 72.8% 79.7% 76.4%
Oppose 22.8% 16.5% 19.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.8% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Favor 70.9% 82.8% 81.1% 66.8% 76.4%
Oppose 26.2% 13.4% 15.4% 26.9% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 3.8% 3.5% 6.2% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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