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 allowing public schools to provide students with information on birth control methods?
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 78.1% 78.1%
Oppose 18.1% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 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 65.5% 78.7% 87.5% 90.3% 88.8% 78.1%
Oppose 29.8% 19.3% 10.3% 5.0% 8.1% 18.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 1.9% 2.2% 4.7% 3.1% 3.7%
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 72.8% 79.9% 86.4% 84.2% 78.3%
Oppose 21.8% 16.7% 12.7% 14.8% 18.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 3.4% 0.9% 1.0% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 78.1% 78.1% 78.1%
Oppose 17.8% 18.5% 18.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 3.4% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Favor 80.4% 81.0% 74.6% 78.9% 78.1%
Oppose 17.1% 15.7% 21.3% 16.4% 18.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.3% 4.1% 4.7% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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