Poll: Most Americans support comprehensive sex education

BY Matthew Van Atta

October 21 2005 11:00 PM ET

A new online poll
by Harris Interactive of more than 2,200 Americans
shows widespread support of comprehensive sex education in
U.S. schools and for condom use to prevent HIV and
other sexually transmitted diseases, The Wall
Street Journal
reports. A total of 87% of
respondents said they supported sex education in high
schools, and 92% said they strongly or somewhat favor condom
use to prevent disease. The survey also found that 87%
support U.S. funding of international AIDS programs
and 70% support funding of international birth control
programs. More than 60% of respondents also said they
strongly or somewhat support urging young people to abstain
from sex until marriage. (Advocate.com)

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