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

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J2PRESEX (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Sex before marriage is OK, if a couple love each other. (Not asked of elementary school students.)
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  3) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 1848 53.7% 53.7%
Disagree 1109 32.2% 85.9%
Don't know 487 14.1% 100%
Missing 2977
* 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 58.9%
920
49.2%
917
53.6%
1837
Disagree 28.3%
442
35.4%
659
32.1%
1101
Don't know 12.7%
199
15.5%
288
14.2%
487
TOTAL 100.0%
1561
100.0%
1864

3425


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 52.4%
1253
59.9%
230
51.8%
280
69.4%
43
53.5%
1806
Disagree 33.0%
788
31.0%
119
30.5%
165
19.4%
12
32.1%
1084
Don't know 14.6%
349
9.1%
35
17.7%
96
11.3%
7
14.4%
487
TOTAL 100.0%
2390
100.0%
384
100.0%
541
100.0%
62

3377


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 48.0%
773
55.5%
619
80.4%
45
63.8%
272
60.4%
125
53.7%
1834
Disagree 39.2%
631
27.4%
306
1.8%
1
27.7%
118
18.4%
38
32.1%
1094
Don't know 12.7%
205
17.0%
190
17.9%
10
8.5%
36
21.3%
44
14.2%
485
TOTAL 100.0%
1609
100.0%
1115
100.0%
56
100.0%
426
100.0%
207

3413


Grade (I-GRADE)

Elem schl Middle sch High schl TOTAL
Agree 0.0%
0
47.6%
828
59.9%
1020
53.7%
1848
Disagree 0.0%
0
38.5%
670
25.8%
439
32.2%
1109
Don't know 0.0%
0
14.0%
243
14.3%
244
14.1%
487
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
1741
100.0%
1703

3444


Median income (I-MEDINC)

$10K-19999 $20K-29999 $30K-39999 $40K-49999 $50K and a TOTAL
Agree 47.7%
234
50.0%
803
63.7%
615
46.8%
80
55.2%
116
53.7%
1848
Disagree 36.9%
181
36.9%
593
25.6%
247
35.7%
61
12.9%
27
32.2%
1109
Don't know 15.5%
76
13.1%
211
10.7%
103
17.5%
30
31.9%
67
14.1%
487
TOTAL 100.0%
491
100.0%
1607
100.0%
965
100.0%
171
100.0%
210

3444



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