Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABCHNG_A

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

If ABVIEW_A = 1: And have you become... [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q128)
  1) More supportive of restricting access to abortion
  2) More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion
  3) Other (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 27% 27%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 64.3% 91.3%
Other (VOL.) 4.1% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5% 99.9%
Total N = 85

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 14.2% 20.0% 34.8% 21.1% 53.8% 71.4% 26.1%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 80.6% 67.1% 56.5% 67.6% 30.8% 28.6% 65.0%
Other (VOL.) 0.0% 12.9% 0.0% 4.2% 15.4% 0.0% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 0.0% 8.7% 7.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
83


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
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 11.7% 12.7% 30.2% 35.5% 23.1% 60.4% 25.2%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 74.5% 81.8% 69.8% 48.4% 76.9% 37.7% 67.8%
Other (VOL.) 8.0% 5.5% 0.0% 12.9% 0.0% 0.0% 4.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 0.0% 0.0% 3.2% 0.0% 1.9% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
74


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 37.8% 15.8% 30.2% 40.0% 15.4% 26.9%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 53.9% 84.2% 34.9% 60.0% 79.6% 64.4%
Other (VOL.) 3.9% 0.0% 25.6% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 0.0% 9.3% 0.0% 4.9% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
85


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 34.6% 25.2% 20.0% 37.5% 17.4% 26.7%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 64.1% 51.1% 76.0% 62.5% 82.6% 64.8%
Other (VOL.) 0.0% 10.7% 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 13.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
84


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
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 3.6% 13.3% 46.7% 37.8% 68.8% 27.0%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 86.9% 71.1% 46.7% 60.2% 31.3% 64.3%
Other (VOL.) 0.0% 8.1% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.5% 7.4% 0.0% 2.0% 0.0% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
85


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 30.6% 24.9% 26.9%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 61.1% 66.2% 64.4%
Other (VOL.) 2.5% 5.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 3.9% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
85


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
More supportive of restricting access to abortion 75.0% 26.3% 28.6% 24.5% 27.3% 28.7%
More supportive of a woman's right to choose an abortion 25.0% 60.2% 61.4% 75.5% 72.7% 62.1%
Other (VOL.) 0.0% 5.9% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 7.6% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
82