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Summary Table

 

This Table includes descriptive statistics for nominal level data using counts and percentages.  It also includes inferential statistics using confidence intervals for proportions, chi-square, and measures of association.

 

Table 1:  Attitudes toward sex education and gun permit policy issues by sex and race of respondent (percent).

 

 

Sex

P <**

(Cramer's V)

Race

P <**

(Cramer's V)

 

Total

Male

Female

White

Non-White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample size >

    75

36

39

 

63

12

 

* Margin of Error >

11.3%

16.3%

15.7%

 

12.4%

28.3%

 

Sex Education in School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favor

72%

75%

69%

  .578 B

(.064)

76%

50%

.064

(.214)

Oppose

28%

25%

31%

24%

50%

Require Gun Permits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favor

48% A

33%

62%

  .015 C

(.282) D

48%

50%

.888

(.017)

Oppose

52% 

67%

38%

52%

50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:  1993 General Social Survey of U.S. Adults

* Based on alpha .05 (95% confidence interval)

** Significance is based on the chi-square test of independence.

 

Interpretation

A  I am 95% confident the proportion of all U.S. adults who favor requiring gun permits is 48% plus or minus 11.3% or between 37% to 59%.

B  A statistically significant relationship between sex and attitudes toward sex education in school is not evident (p > .05).   Based on this random sample, you fail to find convincing evidence that there is a relationship in the underlying population.

C  There is a statistically significant relationship between sex and attitudes toward gun permits (p < .05). Women are significantly more likely (62%) to favor gun permits than men (33%).

D  There is a weak to moderate association between sex and attitudes toward gun permits based on a Cramer’s V of .282.


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