Adults under age 30 are more likely than older adults to see the benefit of abstinence-only sex education programs, according to an online poll by the Harris Group.
The poll of 1,961 people—conducted Dec. 8-14, 2005—found that 58 percent of all adults surveyed do not believe that abstinence programs are effective in reducing HIV and AIDS. And 65 percent of all adults polled do not believe that such programs are effective in reducing unwanted pregnancies.
However, 56 percent of people ages 18 to 24, and 60 percent of people ages 25 to 29, believe such abstinence programs are effective in reducing HIV and AIDS infection rates. Among 18- to 24-year-olds, 49 percent believe the programs are effective in reducing unwanted pregnancies; 52 percent of people ages 25 to 29 believed the same.
Vol. 25, Issue 22, Page 8
- Tennessee State Teacher Fellows Program Director
- Hope Street Group, TN
- Educational Administrator
- YWCA El Paso del Norte, El Paso, TX
- Superintendent, Lexington Public Schools
- Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA
- Marketing Communications Manager, North America (CIE)
- Cambridge International Examinations, New York City, NY
- International Schools First Ever iFair
- International Schools Services, Multiple Locations