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National Survey Results on Public Opinions/Practices on Contraceptive Use and Decision Making – Toplines/Survey

The Kaiser Family Foundation Survey on Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy:

Contraceptive Use and Decision Making: The Role of Men

— Questionnaire and Top Lines —

The Kaiser Family Foundation Survey on Public Knowledge and Attitudes on Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy was a random-sample, telephone survey of adults nationwide. The national sample consisted of 2,002 adults (1002 men and 1000 women), 18 years and older, and was conducted between October 12 and November 13, 1994 by Louis Harris and Associates, Inc. The margin of error in the national sample is plus or minus 2 percent.

(Ask Q1a if sexually active — ask everyone Q1b)

Q1. Do you think that (read each item; do not rotate) for preventing unplanned pregnancy, or not?

National
Yes No Not Applicable (vol.) Not Sure a. Your current or most recent partner was responsible enough 84% 11% 4% 1% b. Most men are responsible enough 28% 70% * 2%

Men
Yes No Not Applicable (vol.) Not Sure a. Your current or most recent partner was responsible enough 87% 7% 5% 1% b. Your current or most recent partner was responsible enough 32% 66% * 1%

Women
Yes No Not Applicable (vol.) Not Sure a. Your current or most recent partner was responsible enough 82% 15% 3% * b. Your current or most recent partner was responsible enough 24% 73% * 3%

If “no” to Q1 item b, ask Q2 — all others, skip to Q3

Q2. Why do you think most men are not involved in preventing unplanned pregnancy?

(Multiple record)

National Men Women Female takes responsibility 4% 3% 6% He feels it’s female’s responsibility 26% 21% 30% He doesn’t care 41% 45% 37% He doesn’t think it matters 9% 12% 7% He is not educated 4% 3% 4% He doesn’t become pregnant/not his body 14% 9% 18% He wants to have a baby * He doesn’t think partner needs birth control 1% * 1% Not sure 4% Other 2%

Q3. Who (read each item; rotate) — you or your current or most recent partner?

National
Respondent Partner Shared (Vol.) Neither (vol.) Not Sure a. Pays/paid for birth control 40% 22% 30% 7% 1% b. Makes/made sure that birth control is/was used 39% 19% 39% 1% 2% c. Initiates/initiated discussions about birth control 36% 18% 39% 5% 2% d. Chooses/chose the type of birth control 43% 23% 31% 2% 1%

Men
Respondent Partner Shared (Vol.) Neither (vol.) Not Sure a. Pays/paid for birth control 45% 20% 27% 6% 2% b. Makes/made sure that birth control is/was used 24% 35% 42% 1% 3% c. Initiates/initiated discussions about birth control 26% 27% 39% 6% 2% d. Chooses/chose the type of birth control 28% 37% 32% 2% 1%

Women
Respondent Partner Shared (Vol.) Neither (vol.) Not Sure a. Pays/paid for birth control 33% 25% 33% 9% * b. Makes/made sure that birth control is/was used 57% 7% 35% 1% 1% c. Initiates/initiated discussions about birth control 47% 7% 40% 5% 1% d. Chooses/chose the type of birth control 60% 7% 30% 1% *

94-1427-04b

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