56% Say Schools Should Teach Both Sex Ed and Abstinence
When it comes to sex education in schools, the majority agrees that teaching both sex education and abstinence-only education is the best route for students.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% of American Adults think schools should only teach sex education, while 24% believe they should teach only abstinence education. Fifty-six percent (56%) think schools should teach both. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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This survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on September 28-29, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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