Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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ABWORR_A (Weighted by WEIGHT)

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 Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 1641 32.1% 32.1%
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 361 7.1% 39.2%
Think he will handle the issue about right 2573 50.3% 89.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 541 10.6% 100.1%
Missing 12541 % %

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 28.2%
194
19.1%
147
37.4%
343
36.4%
409
31.9%
240
37.0%
292

15
32.2%
1625
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 9.9%
68
7.2%
55
4.4%
40
6.3%
71
9.0%
68
7.1%
56

4
7.1%
358
Think he will handle the issue about right 55.9%
385
62.0%
477
52.2%
479
45.1%
506
47.4%
357
43.3%
342

27
50.5%
2546
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.1%
42
11.7%
90
6.1%
56
12.2%
137
11.7%
88
12.7%
100

28
10.2%
513
Missing 1635 2166 2249 2302 1854 2186 0 12392
TOTAL 100.0%
689
100.0%
769
100.0%
918
100.0%
1123
100.0%
753
100.0%
790

74

5042


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 Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 24.9%
152
30.7%
150
33.3%
303
32.9%
251
37.9%
255
37.1%
345

184
33.3%
1456
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 6.4%
39
5.1%
25
8.0%
73
7.3%
56
4.2%
28
4.7%
44

97
6.1%
265
Think he will handle the issue about right 54.8%
335
51.4%
251
50.4%
459
49.3%
377
53.1%
357
50.1%
466

327
51.3%
2245
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.9%
85
12.7%
62
8.3%
76
10.5%
80
4.8%
32
8.2%
76

130
9.4%
411
Missing 2204 1441 2246 1557 1222 1643 0 10313
TOTAL 100.0%
611
100.0%
488
100.0%
911
100.0%
764
100.0%
672
100.0%
931

738

4377


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced Separated Widowed Never been married Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 40.0%
1140
7.9%
22
31.4%
133
22.7%
22
32.8%
80
20.4%
244

0
32.2%
1641
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 5.7%
162
6.5%
18
7.3%
31
7.2%
7
4.9%
12
10.4%
124

8
7.0%
354
Think he will handle the issue about right 45.1%
1287
77.3%
214
51.5%
218
61.9%
60
47.1%
115
55.7%
667

13
50.3%
2561
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2%
263
8.3%
23
9.7%
41
8.2%
8
15.2%
37
13.6%
163

8
10.5%
535
Missing 6613 859 1196 282 901 2636 0 12487
TOTAL 100.0%
2852
100.0%
277
100.0%
423
100.0%
97
100.0%
244
100.0%
1198

29

5091


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Jewish Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 39.0%
794
32.8%
381
38.9%
311
20.0%
22
4.6%
7
14.7%
112

13
32.4%
1627
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 5.4%
110
6.7%
78
9.4%
75
4.5%
5
4.6%
7
11.3%
86

0
7.2%
361
Think he will handle the issue about right 44.4%
905
52.4%
609
39.1%
313
69.1%
76
82.9%
126
63.6%
485

59
50.0%
2514
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.2%
228
8.2%
95
12.6%
101
6.4%
7
7.9%
12
10.5%
80

17
10.4%
523
Missing 5067 2836 1627 173 423 2230 0 12356
TOTAL 100.0%
2037
100.0%
1163
100.0%
800
100.0%
110
100.0%
152
100.0%
763

89

5025


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 Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 19.5%
85
36.5%
482
34.0%
512
32.7%
345
27.3%
217

0
32.1%
1641
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 20.9%
91
5.2%
68
5.2%
78
7.9%
83
4.7%
37

4
7.0%
357
Think he will handle the issue about right 49.2%
214
46.6%
614
48.2%
725
51.5%
543
59.4%
472

6
50.3%
2568
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.3%
45
11.8%
155
12.6%
190
8.0%
84
8.6%
68

0
10.6%
542
Missing 1949 4194 3310 1785 1235 0 12473
TOTAL 100.0%
435
100.0%
1319
100.0%
1505
100.0%
1055
100.0%
794

10

5108


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 33.7%
799
30.6%
841
32.1%
1640
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 7.7%
182
6.5%
179
7.1%
361
Think he will handle the issue about right 47.4%
1122
52.8%
1451
50.3%
2573
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.2%
265
10.1%
277
10.6%
542
Missing 6186 6355 12541
TOTAL 100.0%
2368
100.0%
2748

5116


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal Missing TOTAL
Worry that Obama will go too far in supporting abortion rights 72.7%
333
53.9%
856
20.0%
367
6.6%
47
4.3%
15

22
32.8%
1618
Worry that Obama won't go far enough in supporting abortion rights 4.8%
22
7.6%
121
6.6%
121
7.4%
53
10.6%
37

7
7.2%
354
Think he will handle the issue about right 9.6%
44
27.3%
434
64.2%
1176
79.9%
569
79.0%
275

74
50.6%
2498
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.9%
59
11.1%
177
9.2%
169
6.0%
43
6.0%
21

72
9.5%
469
Missing 809 4045 4148 1888 742 0 11632
TOTAL 100.0%
458
100.0%
1588
100.0%
1833
100.0%
712
100.0%
348

175

4939