Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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ABOROP2

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

Now I would like to ask your opinion about a specific abortion procedure known as 'late-term' abortion or 'partial birth' abortion, which is sometimes performed on women during the last few months of pregnancy. Do you think that this procedure should be legal or illegal? (q6)
  1) Legal
  2) Illegal
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal 16.4% 16.4%
Illegal 75.3% 91.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.3% 100%
Total N = 3002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Legal 15.9% 19.3% 15.5% 15.1% 19.1% 12.9% 16.2%
Illegal 82.7% 72.6% 77.7% 73.1% 72.5% 77.2% 75.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.4% 8.1% 6.8% 11.9% 8.4% 9.9% 8.2%
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 5.9% 10.4% 16.7% 19.8% 19.3% 35.9% 0.0% 16.3%
Illegal 88.6% 82.2% 76.9% 71.1% 70.8% 52.8% 0.0% 75.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 7.4% 6.4% 9.1% 9.9% 11.3% 0.0% 8.1%
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 10.6% 10.6% 15.7% 26.5% 16.3%
Illegal 82.4% 81.4% 78.3% 62.9% 75.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.9% 8.0% 6.0% 10.7% 8.1%
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 14.8% 11.5% 14.8% 16.9% 18.7% 23.8% 16.7%
Illegal 78.9% 83.7% 78.8% 76.8% 73.5% 65.6% 76.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3% 4.8% 6.5% 6.3% 7.8% 10.7% 7.1%
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 13.9% 17.6% 13.1% 22.5% 16.2%
Illegal 77.1% 76.0% 75.3% 71.1% 75.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1% 6.4% 11.6% 6.3% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2971


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal 17.2% 15.7% 16.4%
Illegal 73.6% 76.9% 75.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2% 7.4% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3002



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