Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

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J3SUICID (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Suicide is all right, because a person has a right to do whatever he wants to with himself. (Not asked of elementary school students.)
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  3) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 272 7.9% 7.9%
Disagree 2966 86% 93.9%
Don't know 211 6.1% 100%
Missing 2975
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 11.6%
181
4.7%
87
7.8%
268
Disagree 81.5%
1276
89.8%
1675
86.0%
2951
Don't know 6.9%
108
5.5%
103
6.2%
211
TOTAL 100.0%
1565
100.0%
1865

3430


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 6.8%
164
8.6%
33
10.7%
58
19.4%
12
7.9%
267
Disagree 86.8%
2078
89.1%
342
82.3%
445
62.9%
39
85.9%
2904
Don't know 6.4%
153
2.3%
9
7.0%
38
17.7%
11
6.2%
211
TOTAL 100.0%
2395
100.0%
384
100.0%
541
100.0%
62

3382


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 5.0%
81
8.2%
92
16.1%
9
15.3%
65
11.1%
23
7.9%
270
Disagree 90.9%
1463
84.2%
942
58.9%
33
78.4%
334
81.6%
169
86.0%
2941
Don't know 4.1%
66
7.6%
85
25.0%
14
6.3%
27
7.2%
15
6.1%
207
TOTAL 100.0%
1610
100.0%
1119
100.0%
56
100.0%
426
100.0%
207

3418


Grade (I-GRADE)

Elem schl Middle sch High schl TOTAL
Agree 0.0%
0
7.4%
129
8.4%
143
7.9%
272
Disagree 0.0%
0
86.5%
1506
85.5%
1460
86.0%
2966
Don't know 0.0%
0
6.1%
107
6.1%
104
6.1%
211
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
1742
100.0%
1707

3449


Median income (I-MEDINC)

$10K-19999 $20K-29999 $30K-39999 $40K-49999 $50K and a TOTAL
Agree 10.0%
49
7.6%
123
8.6%
83
2.9%
5
5.7%
12
7.9%
272
Disagree 85.3%
419
87.9%
1414
86.7%
840
90.1%
154
66.2%
139
86.0%
2966
Don't know 4.7%
23
4.4%
71
4.7%
46
7.0%
12
28.1%
59
6.1%
211
TOTAL 100.0%
491
100.0%
1608
100.0%
969
100.0%
171
100.0%
210

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