Thursday, February 17, 2011

Study Shows American Teens are in FAVOR of VIRGINITY!

Posted: February 14, 2011
By Drew Zahn
© 2011 WorldNetDaily

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a new study of teenagers shows America's youth are reconsidering the morality of sex and embracing the value of abstinence before marriage.

Half of the over 5,000 teens surveyed concluded that sex before marriage was "never" morally acceptable; over 70 percent rejected the practice of "living together" before marriage; and 61 percent confessed they would like to be a virgin on their wedding day.

Furthermore, 63 percent agreed, "If I wasn't a virgin and I could change the past, I would have sex after marriage."

The verified online survey of teens aged 13-18 was conducted by the international Christian children's ministry OneHope and strictly randomized to include a proportioned mix of students from different races, parts of the country and urban vs. rural residence.

Chad Causey, OneHope's vice president of global ministries explained the survey's questions about sexuality were merely part of a broader attempt to understand how teens think.

"There is a lot of research about young people, but when do we hear directly from them?" Causey asked in a statement. "That's why OneHope conducts research around the world, asking youth themselves what impacts them most. We use this research to better understand their needs, meet them at their points of pain and bring them hope through media experiences conveying God's love."

Causey warned, however, the study shows teens ill-prepared to be able to hold to their convictions.

Read more: American teens: We want our virginity back

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