Saturday, November 03, 2007

Lies, Damn Lies, and the Associated Press

You've heard the AP company line:

People decisively favor letting their public schools provide birth control to students, but they also voice misgivings that divide them along generational, income and racial lines, a poll showed.
Sixty-seven percent support giving contraceptives to students, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

About as many — 62 percent — said they believe providing birth control reduces the number of teenage pregnancies


So here are some ACTUAL poll results from that very poll AP celebrates (heavy lifting from Sweetness and Light blog):

Q: Which would you prefer for the public schools in your community:

Provide birth control only to the students who have the consent of their parents: 37%
Provide birth control to all students who want it: 30%
Not provide to any student: 30%

So 67% of the respondents would NOT provide 'the Pill' or provide it ONLY if PARENTS consented.


Now here's an interesting co-incidence:

Q: Are you a parent of a school-age child, or not?

Yes: 37%
No: 63%

Well, well, well. By the way, the poll over-sampled Democrats, too.

HT: Malkin

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