Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

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ABSTANAT

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

Do you think the question of whether abortion should be legally permitted is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself? [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Should be decided at the national level
  2) Each state should decide for itself
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should be decided at the national level 55.1% 55.1%
Each state should decide for itself 38.8% 93.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 100%
Total N = 996

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-64 65+ TOTAL
Should be decided at the national level 55.5% 62.9% 61.5% 55.8% 41.4% 55.5%
Each state should decide for itself 42.0% 34.7% 37.0% 38.8% 42.0% 38.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.4% 1.6% 5.5% 16.7% 5.8%
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
Should be decided at the national level 66.7% 49.4% 57.3% 55.8% 55.3% 50.9% 55.4%
Each state should decide for itself 25.6% 43.1% 42.0% 37.8% 39.1% 44.7% 38.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 7.5% 0.7% 6.4% 5.6% 4.4% 5.7%
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
Should be decided at the national level 44.8% 57.3% 57.3% 58.2% 54.4% 55.5%
Each state should decide for itself 44.8% 37.3% 38.4% 37.6% 38.8% 38.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 5.4% 4.3% 4.2% 6.8% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should be decided at the national level 56.5% 54.0% 55.2%
Each state should decide for itself 39.2% 38.4% 38.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 7.6% 6.0%
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
Should be decided at the national level 39.0% 50.0% 61.5% 66.9% 52.9% 60.1% 55.5%
Each state should decide for itself 50.3% 47.1% 35.1% 30.9% 43.7% 36.4% 40.0%
Don't know/Refused 10.7% 2.9% 3.4% 2.2% 3.4% 3.5% 4.5%
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
Should be decided at the national level 59.0% 55.6% 40.2% 52.7% 55.4%
Each state should decide for itself 36.7% 38.9% 45.7% 41.0% 38.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 5.6% 14.1% 6.3% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990



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