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

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J6PRESIN (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Sex before marriage is never right because it is a sin. (Not asked of elementary school students.)
  1) Agree
  2) Disagree
  3) Don't know

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Agree 1155 33.6% 33.6%
Disagree 1811 52.6% 86.2%
Don't know 475 13.8% 100%
Missing 2978
* 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 32.7%
509
34.0%
635
33.4%
1144
Disagree 54.4%
847
51.4%
958
52.7%
1805
Don't know 12.9%
201
14.6%
272
13.8%
473
TOTAL 100.0%
1557
100.0%
1865

3422


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 30.2%
721
51.8%
199
35.9%
194
19.4%
12
33.4%
1126
Disagree 56.4%
1347
33.3%
128
48.4%
262
66.1%
41
52.7%
1778
Don't know 13.4%
319
14.8%
57
15.7%
85
14.5%
9
13.9%
470
TOTAL 100.0%
2387
100.0%
384
100.0%
541
100.0%
62

3374


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Other Don't know TOTAL
Agree 41.7%
671
27.0%
300
8.9%
5
26.1%
111
24.6%
51
33.4%
1138
Disagree 46.0%
741
55.8%
620
75.0%
42
67.1%
286
54.1%
112
52.8%
1801
Don't know 12.3%
198
17.2%
191
16.1%
9
6.8%
29
21.3%
44
13.8%
471
TOTAL 100.0%
1610
100.0%
1111
100.0%
56
100.0%
426
100.0%
207

3410


Grade (I-GRADE)

Elem schl Middle sch High schl TOTAL
Agree 0.0%
0
35.0%
609
32.1%
546
33.6%
1155
Disagree 0.0%
0
51.7%
900
53.6%
911
52.6%
1811
Don't know 0.0%
0
13.3%
232
14.3%
243
13.8%
475
TOTAL 100.0%
0
100.0%
1741
100.0%
1700

3441


Median income (I-MEDINC)

$10K-19999 $20K-29999 $30K-39999 $40K-49999 $50K and a TOTAL
Agree 44.0%
216
37.3%
599
25.7%
248
33.5%
57
16.7%
35
33.6%
1155
Disagree 35.4%
174
49.8%
799
64.4%
621
57.6%
98
56.7%
119
52.6%
1811
Don't know 20.6%
101
12.9%
207
9.9%
96
8.8%
15
26.7%
56
13.8%
475
TOTAL 100.0%
491
100.0%
1605
100.0%
965
100.0%
170
100.0%
210

3441



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