Education Report Roundup

Most Young Adults See Abstinence-Only Programs as Effective, Survey Says

By Christina A. Samuels — February 03, 2006 1 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

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 Harris poll is available from Harris Interactive.

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.

Events

School & District Management Webinar How Pensions Work: Why It Matters for K-12 Education
Panelists explain the fundamentals of teacher pension finances — how they are paid for, what drives their costs, and their impact on K-12 education.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Curriculum Webinar
Strategies for Incorporating SEL into Curriculum
Empower students to thrive. Learn how to integrate powerful social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies into the classroom.
Content provided by Be GLAD
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
Leadership in Education: Building Collaborative Teams and Driving Innovation
Learn strategies to build strong teams, foster innovation, & drive student success.
Content provided by Follett Learning

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: June 12, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 29, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read
Education Briefly Stated: May 8, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: April 17, 2024
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read