Attitudes Towards Premarital Sex


Tracy Dietz, University of Central Florida

Learning Goals

Learning about survey methodology and sampling methods
Using software to access and analyze census data
Identifying independent and dependent variables
Learning how to construct, read, and interpret bivariate tables displaying frequencies and percentages
Using real world data to enhance and support key course concepts
Use survey data to understand attitudes toward premarital sex and learn how to analyze data tables to discover demographic trends.

Context for Use

This activity is used in a General Sociology class for undergraduate students. This activity looks attitudes towards premarital sex in the U.S. by race, sex, age, political party and education.

This exercise assesses students' knowledge about attitudes towards premarital sex.

Teaching Notes and Tips

This activity uses General Social Survey data provided on the Wadsworth Publishing Company website. See instructions in the exercise documents under teaching materials to open the data analyzer.