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3 shows the probability of a state stressing abstinence in sexual education by levels of theism. 8. Overall, population levels of theism are strong predictors of a variety of state-level policy outcomes concerning matters of sexuality, even when accounting for other relevant sociodemographic and political variables. 3 Binary logistic regressions of hostile abortion laws and stressing abstinence in public schools by levels of theism (unstandardized coefficients) Independent variable % Theist % Impersonal god % Female Rep.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. M Phil Zuckerman The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, edited by Michael Martin (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007); Jack Shand, “The Decline of Traditional Christian Beliefs in Germany,” Sociology of Religion 59 (1998): 179–84. Bruce, Secularization. Bob Altemeyer, “Non-Belief and Secularity in North America,” in Atheism and Secularity, edited by Phil Zuckerman (Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2009); Reginald Bibby, Restless Gods (Toronto, Canada: Stoddart, 2002). Bruce, Secularization.

In supplemental models, we also controlled for the following measures: percent in a state that were white or in poverty, median age in the state, levels of income inequality, the relative conservative/ liberal stance of the state’s population, and being a Southern state. Percent white was a significant predictor of abortion availability and laws, and income inequality and median age were strong predictors of abortion laws. Theism remained a strong predictor in these models. Tabled and graphed results available upon request.

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