Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABWORR_A

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

If ABOBMA_A = 1: Do you [worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights], [worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights], or think that Obama will handle the issue of abortion about right? [Choices in brackets were read in random in order] (Q136)
  1) Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights
  2) Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights
  3) Think he will handle the issue about right
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 32.1% 32.1%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 7.1% 39.2%
Think he will handle the issue about right 50.3% 89.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.6% 100.1%
Total N = 1269

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 28.2% 19.1% 37.4% 36.4% 31.9% 37.0% 32.2%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 9.9% 7.2% 4.4% 6.3% 9.0% 7.1% 7.1%
Think he will handle the issue about right 55.9% 62.0% 52.2% 45.1% 47.4% 43.3% 50.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1% 11.7% 6.1% 12.2% 11.7% 12.7% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1247


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
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 24.9% 30.7% 33.3% 32.9% 37.9% 37.1% 33.3%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 6.4% 5.1% 8.0% 7.3% 4.2% 4.7% 6.1%
Think he will handle the issue about right 54.8% 51.4% 50.4% 49.3% 53.1% 50.1% 51.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.9% 12.7% 8.3% 10.5% 4.8% 8.2% 9.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1065


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 40.0% 7.9% 29.8% 32.8% 20.4% 32.2%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 5.7% 6.5% 7.5% 4.9% 10.4% 7.0%
Think he will handle the issue about right 45.1% 77.3% 53.4% 47.1% 55.7% 50.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2% 8.3% 9.4% 15.2% 13.6% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1260


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 39.0% 32.8% 38.9% 11.0% 14.7% 32.4%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 5.4% 6.7% 9.4% 4.6% 11.3% 7.2%
Think he will handle the issue about right 44.4% 52.4% 39.1% 76.8% 63.6% 50.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.2% 8.2% 12.6% 7.6% 10.5% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1248


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
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 19.5% 36.5% 34.0% 32.7% 27.3% 32.1%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 20.9% 5.2% 5.2% 7.9% 4.7% 7.0%
Think he will handle the issue about right 49.2% 46.6% 48.2% 51.5% 59.4% 50.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3% 11.8% 12.6% 8.0% 8.6% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1267


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 33.7% 30.6% 32.1%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 7.7% 6.5% 7.1%
Think he will handle the issue about right 47.4% 52.8% 50.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.2% 10.1% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1269


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 72.7% 53.9% 20.0% 6.6% 4.3% 32.8%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 4.8% 7.6% 6.6% 7.4% 10.6% 7.2%
Think he will handle the issue about right 9.6% 27.3% 64.2% 79.9% 79.0% 50.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.9% 11.1% 9.2% 6.0% 6.0% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1228