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SOCI100 Final Paper - Nicolette

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Unformatted text preview: ian 26.2% 0.0% Americans Decided by Female 7.7% 8.3% Mutually Discussed 50% 58.3% Total 11.9% 64.3% 100% 100% 100% 3 Nicolette Tan SOCI100: Intro to Sociological Research The issue of pre- marital abortion also shows a stronger positive correlation between environment of growing up and liberalism. Data (as shown in Table 1.3) reflects that the longer amount of time spent in a Western country, the more one tended to agree that pre- marital abortion should be legal in all cases. Table 1.3 Attitudes towards Pre- Marital Abortion across Environment Growing Up Legal in all Legal in Illegal in cases some all cases cases Grew up in Asia 34.6% 38.5% 7.7% Significant time in 57.1% 40.5% 2.4% Western Country 2nd /3rd Gen. Asian 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% Americans Don’t Know Total 11.5% 0.0% 100% 100% 0.0% 100% Hence, we can conclude that positive correlation is observed across all three dependent variables when we stratify respondents based on the environment in which they grew up. However, this is stronger for pre- marital sex and abortion, not so much birth control. 2. Family Upbringing Respondents were quite evenly divided on the scale of liberal- traditional regarding their family upbringing. 2.5% reported very traditional family upbringing, 27.5% somewhat traditional, 46.3% moderate, 21.3% somewhat liberal and 2.5% liberal. In general, when one compares respondents with somewhat traditional/traditional upbringing with those somewhat liberal/liberal, they tend to be more likely to believe that pre- marital sex is wrong is most/all cases and less likely to say that it is not wrong at all (see Table 2.1). 4 Nicolette Tan SOCI100: Intro to Sociological Research Table 2.1 Attitudes towards Pre- Marital Sex across Family Upbringing Wrong in Wrong in Not wrong Total most/all cases some cases at all Somewhat Traditional 16.7% & Traditional 25.0% 58.3% 100% Moderate 13.5% 32.5% 54.0% 100% Somewhat Liberal & Liberal 10.5% 10.6% 78.9% 100% The same applies to notions of birth control when you compare opinions on birth control use, where respondents with somewhat traditional upbringing are more likely to agree that the issue should be mutually discussed (Table 2.2). However, one notes that on this issue there is less consistency amongst those who self- repo...
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