Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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CONSNT_A

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion? (Q145C) [Note: CONSNT_A was read immediately before DIFFAB_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 45.1% 45.1%
Favor 30.5% 75.6%
Oppose 11.3% 86.9%
Strongly oppose 7.9% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 99.9%
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 36.9% 42.5% 53.1% 47.3% 46.2% 44.0% 45.5%
Favor 32.8% 26.2% 27.3% 35.8% 31.6% 28.3% 30.3%
Oppose 16.7% 16.2% 7.7% 7.0% 10.1% 11.6% 11.2%
Strongly oppose 12.3% 8.2% 6.3% 5.8% 9.8% 7.1% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 6.8% 5.7% 4.1% 2.3% 9.1% 5.1%
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 37.6% 47.6% 51.7% 44.5% 49.9% 48.9% 46.4%
Favor 33.8% 28.4% 29.0% 32.4% 30.3% 28.2% 30.5%
Oppose 10.5% 11.7% 9.1% 11.4% 9.7% 14.2% 11.0%
Strongly oppose 10.7% 7.5% 5.6% 9.0% 5.6% 6.6% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.4% 4.9% 4.5% 2.6% 4.5% 2.1% 4.5%
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 50.3% 48.5% 44.1% 34.8% 35.3% 45.1%
Favor 29.5% 25.6% 31.5% 27.8% 34.6% 30.6%
Oppose 9.7% 16.6% 8.5% 14.0% 14.4% 11.3%
Strongly oppose 5.5% 8.5% 9.5% 8.3% 11.8% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 0.7% 6.4% 15.0% 3.8% 5.2%
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 51.0% 43.7% 49.5% 41.5% 31.2% 45.4%
Favor 26.6% 37.2% 28.6% 25.5% 32.6% 30.3%
Oppose 9.1% 9.8% 10.3% 15.7% 18.5% 11.3%
Strongly oppose 7.9% 6.6% 4.2% 9.8% 12.4% 7.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.4% 2.7% 7.4% 7.4% 5.3% 5.2%
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 40.3% 42.6% 51.0% 48.1% 41.3% 45.2%
Favor 33.7% 32.6% 27.2% 28.9% 29.8% 30.4%
Oppose 11.9% 10.1% 11.4% 8.6% 17.7% 11.3%
Strongly oppose 10.3% 7.8% 6.8% 7.9% 7.6% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 6.9% 3.6% 6.6% 3.6% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 43.1% 47.1% 45.1%
Favor 32.4% 28.8% 30.5%
Oppose 11.5% 11.1% 11.3%
Strongly oppose 7.3% 8.3% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 4.7% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 69.6% 57.2% 42.2% 28.8% 28.5% 46.5%
Favor 16.9% 25.6% 36.5% 33.2% 29.4% 30.4%
Oppose 4.1% 6.7% 11.1% 21.6% 18.6% 11.1%
Strongly oppose 5.6% 6.0% 5.9% 11.3% 20.2% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 4.5% 4.2% 5.2% 3.4% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908