Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue? [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q130)
  1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws
  2) There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 59.9% 59.9%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 29% 88.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.1% 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
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 69.4% 64.0% 63.6% 58.4% 58.5% 47.8% 59.9%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 26.6% 25.3% 28.8% 27.5% 30.7% 35.2% 29.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 10.7% 7.7% 14.1% 10.8% 17.0% 11.0%
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
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 60.4% 60.8% 62.9% 61.8% 61.5% 62.2% 61.6%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 26.7% 27.1% 28.5% 27.9% 29.8% 31.2% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.9% 12.1% 8.6% 10.2% 8.7% 6.6% 9.9%
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
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 57.0% 62.7% 61.6% 47.1% 68.8% 60.0%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 32.7% 25.2% 25.0% 36.1% 21.6% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3% 12.2% 13.4% 16.9% 9.6% 11.1%
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
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 55.5% 66.7% 50.9% 61.1% 67.9% 59.7%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 31.5% 25.3% 36.3% 21.6% 24.5% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.9% 8.1% 12.8% 17.3% 7.6% 11.1%
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
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 57.2% 59.0% 63.4% 56.9% 61.2% 59.8%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 29.6% 29.2% 27.7% 29.7% 30.1% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.2% 11.8% 8.9% 13.4% 8.7% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 64.2% 55.9% 59.9%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 26.4% 31.4% 29.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.4% 12.7% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 35.0% 53.2% 68.5% 68.8% 69.4% 60.9%
There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 52.7% 37.1% 21.3% 23.2% 20.5% 29.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.3% 9.8% 10.2% 8.0% 10.1% 9.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908