Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABRSP2_B

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

If ABORTN_B = 3-4: And do you think the view that abortion should be legal is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q244)
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 44.1% 44.1%
No 46.5% 90.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.4% 100%
Total N = 882

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 68.3% 45.5% 45.5% 45.6% 35.5% 28.7% 44.2%
No 30.9% 48.9% 46.2% 42.9% 51.2% 56.1% 46.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.8% 5.6% 8.3% 11.6% 13.3% 15.2% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
868


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 37.7% 53.8% 45.5% 40.7% 49.6% 47.5% 45.4%
No 49.0% 42.2% 45.5% 50.0% 44.1% 46.0% 46.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.3% 4.0% 9.0% 9.3% 6.3% 6.5% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
712


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 40.8% 60.8% 43.1% 36.4% 54.0% 44.2%
No 48.3% 39.2% 52.3% 47.8% 39.6% 46.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.9% 0.0% 4.6% 15.8% 6.5% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
879


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Yes 40.6% 45.4% 40.1% 75.8% 56.2% 43.9%
No 48.1% 48.7% 52.6% 19.8% 30.1% 46.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.3% 5.9% 7.3% 4.4% 13.7% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
877


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 41.6% 38.1% 47.9% 48.6% 51.6% 44.2%
No 50.5% 50.2% 43.7% 41.6% 41.7% 46.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.0% 11.7% 8.4% 9.8% 6.7% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
874


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 46.5% 41.5% 44.1%
No 43.8% 49.5% 46.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 9.0% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
882


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Yes 31.1% 41.2% 54.5% 62.9% 30.5% 44.8%
No 60.4% 48.4% 38.9% 30.4% 64.5% 46.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.6% 10.3% 6.6% 6.7% 5.0% 8.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
834