Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

Do you ever wonder whether your own position on abortion is the right one or not? (Q241)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 26.1% 26.1%
No 66.2% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Yes 32.6% 24.5% 26.6% 25.1% 26.5% 23.4% 26.2%
No 62.1% 70.4% 66.5% 67.7% 67.1% 61.7% 66.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 5.0% 6.9% 7.2% 6.4% 14.9% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 31.3% 37.5% 21.0% 25.1% 25.3% 26.3% 27.1%
No 52.8% 53.1% 72.0% 69.6% 71.8% 70.0% 65.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.9% 9.5% 7.0% 5.4% 2.9% 3.7% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 23.7% 31.2% 27.9% 25.6% 29.8% 26.1%
No 69.7% 61.1% 61.7% 58.1% 63.8% 66.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.6% 7.7% 10.4% 16.3% 6.4% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes 23.2% 30.9% 23.4% 24.4% 27.7% 25.9%
No 67.7% 61.2% 69.7% 67.7% 67.1% 66.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1% 7.8% 6.9% 7.9% 5.2% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Yes 29.9% 30.3% 22.5% 24.8% 21.4% 26.1%
No 54.4% 60.1% 70.5% 72.9% 76.3% 66.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 15.7% 9.6% 7.0% 2.3% 2.3% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 27.7% 24.5% 26.0%
No 63.1% 69.1% 66.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.1% 6.5% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 9.1% 26.8% 30.1% 29.5% 15.1% 26.2%
No 82.5% 67.5% 61.9% 68.2% 71.5% 67.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.3% 5.7% 8.0% 2.3% 13.4% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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