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QN20

(Percentages are weighted by NWWEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases?
  1) Legal in all cases
  2) Legal in most cases
  3) Illegal in most cases
  4) Illegal in all cases
  8) Don't know
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal in all cases 11.5% 11.5%
Legal in most cases 25.9% 37.4%
Illegal in most cases 24.6% 62%
Illegal in all cases 31.9% 93.9%
Don't know 5.1% 99%
Refused .9% 99.9%
Total N = 4016

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Legal in all cases 13.2% 10.6% 12.5% 10.3% 8.7% 11.7%
Legal in most cases 28.9% 24.1% 26.9% 26.6% 20.6% 26.2%
Illegal in most cases 22.9% 23.8% 24.1% 28.0% 31.9% 24.7%
Illegal in all cases 29.6% 34.4% 31.8% 28.5% 31.3% 31.5%
Don't know 5.1% 6.3% 3.5% 5.2% 5.8% 5.1%
Refused 0.3% 0.8% 1.2% 1.4% 1.6% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3893


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Legal in all cases 9.3% 15.5% 12.7% 11.0% 14.8% 11.6%
Legal in most cases 24.4% 29.4% 25.4% 22.0% 28.9% 26.0%
Illegal in most cases 27.4% 20.1% 19.0% 29.5% 21.6% 24.8%
Illegal in all cases 33.8% 29.7% 34.1% 32.4% 27.3% 31.6%
Don't know 4.3% 4.3% 7.5% 2.9% 6.9% 5.1%
Refused 0.9% 0.9% 1.2% 2.3% 0.6% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3910


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast North Central South West TOTAL
Legal in all cases 12.3% 6.3% 9.8% 13.7% 11.5%
Legal in most cases 24.5% 29.6% 26.7% 25.1% 26.0%
Illegal in most cases 24.0% 26.3% 25.3% 23.8% 24.6%
Illegal in all cases 31.3% 28.1% 32.8% 32.1% 31.9%
Don't know 6.1% 8.2% 4.8% 4.4% 5.1%
Refused 1.8% 1.5% 0.5% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal in all cases 11.3% 11.7% 11.5%
Legal in most cases 27.3% 24.5% 25.9%
Illegal in most cases 24.4% 24.8% 24.6%
Illegal in all cases 30.5% 33.4% 31.9%
Don't know 5.5% 4.7% 5.1%
Refused 1.0% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4016


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school grad or GED Business, technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no 4-year degree College graduate, post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Legal in all cases 7.2% 15.0% 8.4% 14.2% 18.8% 11.8%
Legal in most cases 17.1% 24.8% 31.1% 41.1% 41.2% 26.2%
Illegal in most cases 24.1% 25.2% 28.4% 25.9% 22.9% 24.8%
Illegal in all cases 44.8% 27.8% 27.4% 15.2% 13.6% 31.3%
Don't know 5.8% 6.6% 4.2% 2.7% 2.3% 5.1%
Refused 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 1.3% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3837



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