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% 100.0%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

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


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-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent or other party No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.5% 45.5% 39.4% 24.2% 37.3%
Favor 39.7% 37.6% 40.3% 27.5% 38.9%
Oppose 19.3% 8.3% 10.2% 24.2% 12.6%
Strongly oppose 12.3% 6.5% 7.7% 16.5% 8.9%
Don't know 2.2% 1.9% 2.4% 7.7% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


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


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Christian Jewish Muslim Other non-Christian No preference Agnostic or Atheist TOTAL
Strongly favor 34.5% 51.1% 23.8% 48.2% 54.1% 75.0% 37.3%
Favor 39.5% 42.6% 38.1% 40.4% 35.3% 25.0% 39.0%
Oppose 13.7% 4.3% 9.5% 11.4% 4.8% 0.0% 12.4%
Strongly oppose 9.8% 2.1% 28.6% 0.0% 4.4% 0.0% 8.9%
Don't know 2.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1960



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