U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB21

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

Q.B21. Do you think abortion should be [READ IN ORDER TO RANDOM HALF OF SAMPLE, IN REVERSE ORDER TO OTHER HALF OF SAMPLE]?
  1) Legal in all cases
  2) Legal in most cases
  3) Illegal in most cases
  4) Illegal in all cases
  9) (VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal in all cases 20% 20%
Legal in most cases 33.1% 53.1%
Illegal in most cases 26.7% 79.8%
Illegal in all cases 15.9% 95.7%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal in all cases 18.3% 21.7% 20.0%
Legal in most cases 34.5% 31.8% 33.1%
Illegal in most cases 27.8% 25.6% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 14.8% 17.0% 15.9%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 4.7% 4.0% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 10.2% 27.8% 20.6% 17.6% 21.9% 20.2%
Legal in most cases 25.0% 39.5% 34.7% 26.6% 28.4% 33.3%
Illegal in most cases 39.8% 17.3% 27.0% 22.1% 29.1% 26.8%
Illegal in all cases 21.9% 11.3% 13.9% 25.0% 16.8% 15.7%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.2% 3.8% 8.7% 3.8% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Legal in all cases 17.4% 19.0% 20.2% 23.1% 25.1% 20.6%
Legal in most cases 29.7% 32.2% 34.9% 34.8% 38.7% 33.8%
Illegal in most cases 25.6% 27.3% 27.4% 28.8% 25.0% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 22.0% 17.8% 14.1% 10.8% 8.4% 15.3%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 5.3% 3.6% 3.4% 2.5% 2.8% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 14.2% 17.4% 20.0% 24.3% 26.0% 20.0%
Legal in most cases 22.7% 31.0% 34.0% 36.7% 40.1% 33.1%
Illegal in most cases 26.9% 27.2% 27.7% 26.1% 23.2% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 30.2% 19.7% 13.8% 9.9% 7.6% 15.9%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 5.9% 4.7% 4.4% 3.0% 3.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Legal in all cases 22.3% 21.3% 20.5% 19.6% 17.3% 20.0%
Legal in most cases 33.4% 32.9% 33.3% 33.9% 32.6% 33.2%
Illegal in most cases 24.5% 25.2% 26.5% 27.7% 28.9% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 17.2% 17.2% 15.4% 14.6% 15.3% 15.9%
(VOL - DO NOT READ) Don't know/Refused 2.6% 3.5% 4.4% 4.2% 5.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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