Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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ABOROP1

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

Ask all: Do you think abortion should be (READ) (q5)
  1) Legal in all cases
  2) Legal in most cases
  3) Illegal in most cases
  4) Illegal in all cases
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal in all cases 17.6% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 34.7% 52.3%
Illegal in most cases 25.8% 78.1%
Illegal in all cases 16.7% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 99.9%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Legal in all cases 15.6% 24.3% 19.7% 17.6% 15.9% 11.6% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 40.6% 30.2% 34.7% 38.1% 39.1% 28.9% 34.9%
Illegal in most cases 23.3% 26.0% 24.8% 26.8% 24.5% 28.4% 25.8%
Illegal in all cases 19.3% 17.2% 16.6% 13.5% 14.8% 20.0% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.1% 2.4% 4.2% 4.0% 5.7% 11.2% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2958


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never Don't know/Refused (VOL.) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 8.1% 10.4% 16.9% 19.4% 27.0% 33.6% 0.0% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 15.9% 30.6% 40.5% 44.2% 40.8% 37.5% 0.0% 34.9%
Illegal in most cases 31.8% 33.3% 26.4% 21.6% 17.5% 17.3% 0.0% 25.8%
Illegal in all cases 40.3% 21.1% 11.4% 9.4% 9.5% 4.2% 0.0% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 4.7% 4.8% 5.4% 5.2% 7.4% 0.0% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2962


Education (I-EDUC)

None, grade one to eight, or high school incomplete (Grades 9-11) High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school or Some college, no four-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) or higher TOTAL
Legal in all cases 7.4% 16.1% 18.4% 23.5% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 25.1% 34.0% 37.4% 38.6% 34.9%
Illegal in most cases 24.1% 27.7% 26.5% 23.7% 25.8%
Illegal in all cases 37.2% 16.1% 14.3% 9.6% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 6.0% 3.4% 4.6% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2976


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
Legal in all cases 16.4% 13.9% 20.2% 20.8% 15.0% 21.2% 18.3%
Legal in most cases 29.2% 28.8% 33.5% 35.5% 40.2% 41.9% 34.7%
Illegal in most cases 22.7% 28.8% 25.4% 29.2% 29.3% 26.9% 26.6%
Illegal in all cases 25.5% 23.3% 16.9% 11.6% 10.9% 6.0% 15.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 5.2% 4.0% 2.9% 4.7% 4.0% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2564


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Legal in all cases 15.6% 19.4% 12.7% 23.4% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 33.1% 35.8% 32.0% 39.7% 34.9%
Illegal in most cases 29.4% 23.7% 27.0% 17.5% 25.8%
Illegal in all cases 17.6% 14.8% 18.1% 15.3% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 6.2% 10.0% 4.1% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal in all cases 14.2% 20.8% 17.6%
Legal in most cases 35.9% 33.6% 34.8%
Illegal in most cases 27.4% 24.3% 25.8%
Illegal in all cases 16.6% 16.9% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 4.4% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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