July 2003 Values Update Survey

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


AGREE2L

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 '2']Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behavior
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 10.6% 10.6%
Mostly agree 13.5% 24.1%
Mostly disagree 19.2% 43.3%
Completely disagree 51.1% 94.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 100%
Total N = 1244

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 7.3% 10.1% 11.3% 10.3% 10.3% 13.3% 10.6%
Mostly agree 17.7% 11.8% 11.3% 10.7% 15.0% 17.7% 13.6%
Mostly disagree 20.6% 18.3% 20.2% 20.7% 18.1% 17.2% 19.3%
Completely disagree 51.5% 56.9% 53.9% 53.7% 49.5% 39.0% 51.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 2.9% 3.2% 4.5% 7.0% 12.7% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1233


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college, no 4-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Completely agree 17.8% 14.7% 6.8% 6.8% 5.3% 10.6%
Mostly agree 25.8% 13.5% 13.7% 8.7% 4.0% 13.5%
Mostly disagree 19.3% 18.9% 25.0% 14.3% 11.5% 19.2%
Completely disagree 31.5% 46.6% 47.5% 66.0% 76.8% 51.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 6.3% 7.0% 4.1% 2.4% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1243


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 9.6% 12.0% 18.0% 9.5% 10.7%
Mostly agree 13.9% 13.1% 20.7% 9.9% 13.5%
Mostly disagree 20.4% 14.0% 9.9% 23.6% 19.2%
Completely disagree 50.1% 56.4% 40.1% 53.7% 51.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 4.5% 11.3% 3.3% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1241


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Completely agree 9.4% 18.7% 11.7% 10.7%
Mostly agree 13.7% 13.5% 12.0% 13.5%
Mostly disagree 18.5% 22.4% 21.3% 19.2%
Completely disagree 53.4% 34.9% 51.1% 50.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 10.4% 3.9% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1226


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 12.0% 9.4% 10.6%
Mostly agree 16.2% 11.0% 13.5%
Mostly disagree 19.9% 18.5% 19.2%
Completely disagree 45.9% 55.8% 51.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 5.3% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1244



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