Middletown Area Study, 1990

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SEXDESIR(Percentages are unweighted)

Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. 'Not controlling one's sexual desires is a sin that God will eventually punish.'
  2) Agree
  1) Strongly agree with this statement
  3) Are you neutral about this statement
  4) Disagree
  6) Don't know
  5) Strongly disagree

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
Agree 116 28.4% 28.4% -0.71
Strongly agree with this statement 61 14.9% 43.3% -1.44
Are you neutral about this statement 72 17.6% 60.9% 0.01
Disagree 111 27.1% 88.0% 0.74
Don't know 21 5.1% 93.2% 2.20
Strongly disagree 28 6.8% 100.0% 1.47

Variable Comparisons


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Agree 27.7%
51
28.9%
65
28.4%
116
Strongly agree with this statement 17.4%
32
12.9%
29
14.9%
61
Are you neutral about this statement 16.8%
31
18.2%
41
17.6%
72
Disagree 25.5%
47
28.4%
64
27.1%
111
Don't know 4.3%
8
5.8%
13
5.1%
21
Strongly disagree 8.2%
15
5.8%
13
6.8%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
184
100.0%
225

409


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Widowed Divorced or separated Never married TOTAL
Agree 30.3%
69
30.8%
12
28.6%
18
21.5%
17
28.4%
116
Strongly agree with this statement 14.9%
34
25.6%
10
7.9%
5
15.2%
12
14.9%
61
Are you neutral about this statement 17.1%
39
23.1%
9
19.0%
12
15.2%
12
17.6%
72
Disagree 27.2%
62
5.1%
2
30.2%
19
35.4%
28
27.1%
111
Don't know 3.5%
8
12.8%
5
3.2%
2
7.6%
6
5.1%
21
Strongly disagree 7.0%
16
2.6%
1
11.1%
7
5.1%
4
6.8%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
228
100.0%
39
100.0%
63
100.0%
79

409


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college or trade school College graduate Graduate school TOTAL
Agree 25.4%
15
33.7%
57
25.0%
24
22.2%
10
26.3%
10
28.5%
116
Strongly agree with this statement 16.9%
10
13.0%
22
19.8%
19
13.3%
6
7.9%
3
14.7%
60
Are you neutral about this statement 18.6%
11
22.5%
38
8.3%
8
17.8%
8
15.8%
6
17.4%
71
Disagree 22.0%
13
20.7%
35
38.5%
37
26.7%
12
36.8%
14
27.3%
111
Don't know 10.2%
6
5.3%
9
2.1%
2
6.7%
3
2.6%
1
5.2%
21
Strongly disagree 6.8%
4
4.7%
8
6.3%
6
13.3%
6
10.5%
4
6.9%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
59
100.0%
169
100.0%
96
100.0%
45
100.0%
38

407


Age (I-AGE)

17-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 & older TOTAL
Agree 29.1%
30
24.8%
26
26.5%
13
31.6%
25
29.4%
20
28.2%
114
Strongly agree with this statement 8.7%
9
18.1%
19
10.2%
5
7.6%
6
30.9%
21
14.9%
60
Are you neutral about this statement 16.5%
17
12.4%
13
18.4%
9
21.5%
17
22.1%
15
17.6%
71
Disagree 34.0%
35
32.4%
34
38.8%
19
25.3%
20
2.9%
2
27.2%
110
Don't know 3.9%
4
4.8%
5
2.0%
1
6.3%
5
8.8%
6
5.2%
21
Strongly disagree 7.8%
8
7.6%
8
4.1%
2
7.6%
6
5.9%
4
6.9%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
103
100.0%
105
100.0%
49
100.0%
79
100.0%
68

404


Household income (I-INCOME)

$10,000 & less $10,001-$20,000 $20,001-$30,000 $30,001-$50,000 $50,000 & up TOTAL
Agree 18.8%
16
37.4%
34
29.7%
19
29.8%
25
21.7%
10
28.1%
104
Strongly agree with this statement 17.6%
15
23.1%
21
12.5%
8
9.5%
8
2.2%
1
14.3%
53
Are you neutral about this statement 24.7%
21
12.1%
11
20.3%
13
17.9%
15
17.4%
8
18.4%
68
Disagree 27.1%
23
16.5%
15
26.6%
17
31.0%
26
47.8%
22
27.8%
103
Don't know 4.7%
4
5.5%
5
0.0%
0
6.0%
5
2.2%
1
4.1%
15
Strongly disagree 7.1%
6
5.5%
5
10.9%
7
6.0%
5
8.7%
4
7.3%
27
TOTAL 100.0%
85
100.0%
91
100.0%
64
100.0%
84
100.0%
46

370


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Catholic Protestant Christian None Other/Don't know TOTAL
Agree 24.6%
14
31.9%
61
33.0%
32
14.5%
8
14.3%
1
28.5%
116
Strongly agree with this statement 8.8%
5
16.8%
32
22.7%
22
1.8%
1
14.3%
1
15.0%
61
Are you neutral about this statement 12.3%
7
21.5%
41
15.5%
15
14.5%
8
14.3%
1
17.7%
72
Disagree 45.6%
26
19.4%
37
19.6%
19
41.8%
23
57.1%
4
26.8%
109
Don't know 3.5%
2
5.8%
11
5.2%
5
5.5%
3
0.0%
0
5.2%
21
Strongly disagree 5.3%
3
4.7%
9
4.1%
4
21.8%
12
0.0%
0
6.9%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
57
100.0%
191
100.0%
97
100.0%
55
100.0%
7

407

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