Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


ABGEN

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

Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the woman's life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Generally available
  2) Available, but under stricter limits
  3) Against law except rape/incest/save life
  4) Abortion should not be permitted at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Generally available 31.2% 31.2%
Available, but under stricter limits 20.4% 51.6%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 34.5% 86.1%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 11.2% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 100%
Total N = 996

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Generally available 25.2% 31.8% 31.6% 35.5% 26.9% 31.3%
Available, but under stricter limits 27.7% 22.9% 20.7% 17.6% 17.1% 20.3%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 31.9% 37.1% 33.7% 31.5% 39.4% 34.3%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 12.6% 6.5% 10.4% 13.0% 13.1% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 1.8% 3.6% 2.4% 3.4% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
983


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Generally available 13.4% 21.2% 23.9% 36.1% 41.9% 64.0% 31.0%
Available, but under stricter limits 10.8% 16.9% 28.9% 27.1% 25.6% 16.7% 20.7%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 49.7% 44.3% 40.1% 27.1% 21.9% 14.0% 34.7%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 24.2% 14.5% 5.6% 3.9% 9.4% 5.3% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 3.1% 1.4% 5.8% 1.3% 0.0% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some college, no 4-year degree (or Vocational or Technical degree AFTER high school) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school TOTAL
Generally available 22.4% 30.7% 27.7% 38.4% 42.7% 31.4%
Available, but under stricter limits 11.9% 16.3% 23.4% 26.8% 26.2% 20.2%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 40.3% 36.3% 40.3% 26.2% 20.4% 34.4%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 23.9% 13.5% 6.1% 4.9% 8.7% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 3.1% 2.6% 3.7% 1.9% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Generally available 31.3% 31.3% 31.3%
Available, but under stricter limits 20.6% 20.2% 20.4%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 35.0% 34.0% 34.5%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 10.6% 11.8% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.7% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
996


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Generally available 27.8% 31.1% 29.5% 28.1% 37.8% 38.5% 31.8%
Available, but under stricter limits 12.7% 12.6% 19.3% 28.1% 24.4% 26.6% 20.6%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 36.7% 39.8% 40.1% 34.1% 27.7% 27.3% 34.7%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 19.6% 16.5% 9.7% 6.7% 7.6% 4.9% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 0.0% 1.4% 3.0% 2.5% 2.8% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
862


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Generally available 26.8% 42.9% 22.3% 38.2% 31.4%
Available, but under stricter limits 22.5% 14.9% 16.0% 20.8% 20.3%
Against law except rape/incest/save life 36.9% 29.2% 45.7% 26.6% 34.3%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 11.3% 10.6% 13.8% 10.6% 11.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.5% 2.1% 3.9% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



Bookmark and Share