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Sex education in public schools (Demographic Patterns)

Would you be for or against sex education in the public schools? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Sex education in public schools by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
For92.8%
426
91.4%
626
91.4%
659
88.5%
438
78.0%
149

13
90.1%
2298
Against5.7%
26
8.3%
57
8.5%
61
10.3%
51
18.8%
36

0
9.1%
231
Don't know1.3%
6
0.3%
2
0.1%
1
0.8%
4
3.1%
6

1
0.7%
19
No answer0.2%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
2
0.0%
0

1
0.1%
3
Missing2243453572577901262
TOTAL 100.0%
459
100.0%
685
100.0%
721
100.0%
495
100.0%
191

15

2551



Sex education in public schools by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
For94.9%
808
93.3%
307
95.9%
260
90.3%
335
90.5%
95
78.9%
501

6
90.0%
2306
Against4.1%
35
6.7%
22
4.1%
11
8.6%
32
9.5%
10
19.4%
123

0
9.1%
233
Don't know0.8%
7
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
1.6%
10

0
0.8%
20
No answer0.1%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

1
0.1%
3
Missing4211631351816530101266
TOTAL 100.0%
851
100.0%
329
100.0%
271
100.0%
371
100.0%
105
100.0%
635

7

2562



Sex education in public schools by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
For95.9%
372
94.6%
281
93.9%
933
89.8%
317
75.4%
358

51
90.2%
2261
Against4.1%
16
4.7%
14
4.9%
49
9.6%
34
23.6%
112

8
9.0%
225
Don't know0.0%
0
0.7%
2
0.8%
8
0.6%
2
0.8%
4

4
0.6%
16
No answer0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.4%
4
0.0%
0
0.2%
1

0
0.2%
5
Missing20413148016923801222
TOTAL 100.0%
388
100.0%
297
100.0%
994
100.0%
353
100.0%
475

63

2507



Sex education in public schools by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
For88.9%
1714
94.8%
367
90.2%
231
90.0%
2312
Against9.8%
189
4.9%
19
9.8%
25
9.1%
233
Don't know1.0%
19
0.3%
1
0.0%
0
0.8%
20
No answer0.3%
5
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.2%
5
Missing9411761571274
TOTAL 100.0%
1927
100.0%
387
100.0%
256

2570



Sex education in public schools by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
For87.2%
996
91.2%
567
94.4%
34
95.5%
505
88.2%
195

15
90.1%
2297
Against11.8%
135
8.0%
50
5.6%
2
3.8%
20
11.3%
25

0
9.1%
232
Don't know0.9%
10
0.5%
3
0.0%
0
0.8%
4
0.5%
1

1
0.7%
18
No answer0.1%
1
0.3%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
0.0%
0

1
0.1%
3
Missing5313072927712401268
TOTAL 100.0%
1142
100.0%
622
100.0%
36
100.0%
529
100.0%
221

17

2550



Sex education in public schools by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
For90.4%
1045
89.6%
1266
90.0%
2311
Against8.4%
97
9.6%
136
9.1%
233
Don't know0.9%
10
0.7%
10
0.8%
20
No answer0.3%
4
0.1%
1
0.2%
5
Missing6086651273
TOTAL 100.0%
1156
100.0%
1413

2569



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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