Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABRSP1_B

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

If ABORTN_B = 1-2: And do you think the view that abortion should be against the law is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q243)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 50% 50%
No 42.2% 92.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.8% 100%
Total N = 973

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 55.7% 54.6% 54.5% 50.3% 43.1% 40.6% 50.1%
No 39.0% 35.4% 41.6% 42.7% 50.5% 44.5% 42.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 10.0% 3.8% 7.0% 6.4% 14.9% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
961


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 43.9% 46.6% 47.0% 46.7% 55.0% 54.6% 49.1%
No 47.3% 47.0% 36.9% 49.2% 37.1% 42.6% 43.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.8% 6.4% 16.1% 4.1% 7.9% 2.9% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
807


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 48.3% 56.8% 44.0% 34.0% 58.5% 49.9%
No 43.5% 39.1% 48.9% 50.4% 35.4% 42.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.2% 4.1% 7.1% 15.6% 6.0% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
966


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes 49.9% 55.6% 58.7% 29.8% 49.9% 50.0%
No 39.5% 36.7% 39.8% 60.9% 44.7% 42.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.6% 7.7% 1.5% 9.4% 5.4% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
960


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 52.2% 45.8% 47.6% 57.4% 51.1% 49.9%
No 29.1% 46.5% 46.5% 38.5% 40.6% 42.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 18.7% 7.7% 5.9% 4.2% 8.3% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
968


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 55.7% 45.3% 49.9%
No 39.5% 44.5% 42.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 10.3% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
973


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 41.1% 56.5% 56.1% 42.8% 29.5% 50.3%
No 31.8% 36.0% 37.7% 49.3% 66.1% 42.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 27.1% 7.4% 6.2% 7.9% 4.3% 7.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
936