Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABVIEW_A

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

Over the past year or so, have your views on abortion changed, or have they pretty much stayed the same? (Q127)
  1) Changed
  2) Stayed the same
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Changed 5% 5%
Stayed the same 93.4% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 100%
Total N = 2010

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Changed 11.5% 6.0% 5.7% 4.2% 2.0% 1.5% 4.9%
Stayed the same 87.7% 92.8% 92.6% 94.5% 96.3% 95.8% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.9% 1.1% 1.7% 1.3% 1.6% 2.8% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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
Changed 8.4% 5.7% 5.4% 2.9% 4.1% 4.2% 5.4%
Stayed the same 89.5% 93.6% 93.4% 96.5% 94.0% 95.7% 93.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 0.7% 1.2% 0.5% 1.9% 0.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Changed 3.9% 6.6% 4.0% 2.8% 8.1% 5.0%
Stayed the same 94.2% 93.4% 95.7% 92.4% 91.2% 93.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 0.0% 0.3% 4.7% 0.7% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Changed 4.4% 6.5% 7.3% 2.1% 3.2% 5.0%
Stayed the same 93.1% 92.7% 91.1% 97.6% 96.2% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 0.8% 1.6% 0.3% 0.6% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


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
Changed 6.9% 4.7% 4.6% 6.9% 1.7% 5.0%
Stayed the same 91.0% 93.3% 94.6% 90.5% 98.0% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.1% 2.0% 0.8% 2.5% 0.3% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Changed 3.7% 6.2% 5.0%
Stayed the same 94.9% 92.1% 93.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.5% 1.7% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Changed 2.0% 4.1% 7.2% 4.3% 2.0% 5.0%
Stayed the same 96.2% 94.9% 91.6% 93.8% 95.7% 93.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 1.0% 1.2% 1.9% 2.3% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908