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Alissa Herman Data Analysis Proposal November 16, 2009 For my data analysis, I would like to study attitudes towards homosexuality and homosexual marriage. I would like to correlate biblical interpretation (i.e. belief about how literally or loosely the bible should be taken) with views on the correctness of homosexual sex, whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry, and whether or not homosexuality is a choice. Next, I would like to correlate education with attitudes towards homosexuality and homosexual marriage. Here, I would like to correlate highest degree earned with belief about whether or not homosexuals should have the right to marry, and whether or not homosexuality is a choice. The data I will be analyzing is from the 2008 General Social Survey.
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Unformatted text preview: I hypothesize that the more literally a respondent believes the bible should be interpreted, the less tolerant he or she will be toward homosexual sex, and the less likely he or she will believe that marriage should be a right afforded to homosexuals. This is because anti-rights individuals point to bible passages in justifying their rejection of homosexual sex and marriage. I hypothesize that the more educated a respondent is, the more likely he or she will be tolerant of homosexual sex, marriage, and choice of orientation. This is because an educated person is more likely to have seen data supporting genetic explanations of homosexuality, and is more likely to be civic minded....
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