Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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DIFFAB_A

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion? (Q145B) [Note: DIFFAB_A was read immediately after CONSNT_A for random respondents.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 18.7% 18.7%
Favor 22% 40.7%
Oppose 27.1% 67.8%
Strongly oppose 22.8% 90.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.5% 100.1%
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
Strongly favor 20.2% 17.1% 21.1% 18.1% 16.5% 19.9% 18.9%
Favor 23.3% 23.2% 24.2% 18.5% 20.0% 24.1% 22.1%
Oppose 31.7% 31.4% 20.7% 29.3% 26.8% 22.7% 26.8%
Strongly oppose 21.7% 21.5% 25.0% 23.7% 26.5% 18.3% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.2% 6.8% 9.1% 10.4% 10.2% 15.0% 9.4%
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
Strongly favor 18.3% 17.6% 17.9% 17.9% 19.1% 21.2% 18.7%
Favor 25.6% 22.4% 26.1% 23.9% 20.3% 15.1% 22.6%
Oppose 23.9% 27.6% 27.4% 25.3% 31.4% 29.0% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 20.4% 22.8% 21.6% 24.1% 22.2% 27.6% 23.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.7% 9.6% 7.0% 8.9% 7.0% 7.1% 8.7%
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
Strongly favor 20.8% 14.8% 17.4% 20.3% 15.4% 18.7%
Favor 23.9% 21.7% 16.5% 20.5% 21.2% 22.0%
Oppose 24.7% 35.5% 27.9% 18.0% 32.1% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 21.1% 24.3% 29.4% 19.5% 23.0% 22.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.5% 3.7% 8.7% 21.6% 8.2% 9.5%
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
Strongly favor 23.2% 16.6% 23.0% 19.1% 7.9% 18.9%
Favor 21.0% 27.7% 27.4% 6.1% 15.3% 22.0%
Oppose 23.9% 30.3% 26.8% 27.9% 30.6% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 20.8% 16.8% 14.2% 39.9% 38.9% 22.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.1% 8.6% 8.6% 6.9% 7.3% 9.3%
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
Strongly favor 22.5% 17.3% 20.9% 16.1% 17.1% 18.7%
Favor 30.6% 22.5% 17.1% 22.7% 20.4% 22.0%
Oppose 24.9% 27.7% 28.3% 28.4% 23.5% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 11.7% 23.2% 23.1% 23.6% 32.4% 22.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.4% 9.4% 10.6% 9.3% 6.7% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 18.4% 18.9% 18.7%
Favor 23.5% 20.5% 22.0%
Oppose 29.6% 24.7% 27.1%
Strongly oppose 18.6% 26.7% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 9.2% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 41.2% 26.7% 12.6% 10.8% 8.1% 19.0%
Favor 24.0% 27.7% 22.0% 12.5% 19.3% 22.5%
Oppose 14.3% 24.6% 32.1% 31.2% 20.8% 27.3%
Strongly oppose 14.1% 12.2% 23.7% 40.7% 46.0% 23.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.4% 8.8% 9.5% 4.9% 5.8% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908