Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

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AIDS

Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding the AIDS epidemic. AIDS is:
  1) A punishment from God for leading a sinful life
  2) Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs
  3) Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure
  8) Uncertain
  9) No answer

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 32 10.7% 10.7% -1.15
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 115 38.3% 49% -.46
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 138 46% 95% .23
Uncertain 11 3.7% 98.7% 3.68
No answer 4 1.3% 100% 4.37

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 15.8%
6
10.1%
9
10.8%
7
7.4%
5
13.5%
5
10.8%
32
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 31.6%
12
39.3%
35
36.9%
24
44.1%
30
29.7%
11
37.7%
112
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 47.4%
18
48.3%
43
47.7%
31
44.1%
30
43.2%
16
46.5%
138
Uncertain 2.6%
1
2.2%
2
1.5%
1
4.4%
3
10.8%
4
3.7%
11
No answer 2.6%
1
0.0%
0
3.1%
2
0.0%
0
2.7%
1
1.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
38
100.0%
89
100.0%
65
100.0%
68
100.0%
37

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Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 13.1%
16
9.0%
16
10.7%
32
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 43.4%
53
34.8%
62
38.3%
115
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 41.0%
50
49.4%
88
46.0%
138
Uncertain 1.6%
2
5.1%
9
3.7%
11
No answer 0.8%
1
1.7%
3
1.3%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
122
100.0%
178

300


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Other TOTAL
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 8.9%
23
25.0%
5
18.8%
3
10.6%
31
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 37.7%
97
25.0%
5
62.5%
10
38.2%
112
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 48.2%
124
40.0%
8
18.8%
3
46.1%
135
Uncertain 3.5%
9
10.0%
2
0.0%
0
3.8%
11
No answer 1.6%
4
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
257
100.0%
20
100.0%
16

293


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Separated or divorced Widowed Never married TOTAL
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 8.8%
15
13.0%
7
10.5%
2
16.0%
8
10.9%
32
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 40.0%
68
33.3%
18
31.6%
6
40.0%
20
38.2%
112
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 47.1%
80
50.0%
27
36.8%
7
40.0%
20
45.7%
134
Uncertain 2.4%
4
3.7%
2
21.1%
4
2.0%
1
3.8%
11
No answer 1.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
2.0%
1
1.4%
4
TOTAL 100.0%
170
100.0%
54
100.0%
19
100.0%
50

293


Religious preference (I-RELIG)

Catholic Fundamentalist Protestant Protestant Others TOTAL
A punishment from God for leading a sinful life 3.0%
1
16.0%
20
10.2%
10
0.0%
0
11.7%
31
Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs 30.3%
10
44.8%
56
35.7%
35
20.0%
2
38.7%
103
Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure 63.6%
21
34.4%
43
50.0%
49
60.0%
6
44.7%
119
Uncertain 0.0%
0
4.0%
5
3.1%
3
20.0%
2
3.8%
10
No answer 3.0%
1
0.8%
1
1.0%
1
0.0%
0
1.1%
3
TOTAL 100.0%
33
100.0%
125
100.0%
98
100.0%
10

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