Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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LESSAB_A

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

Thinking again about abortion... Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or don't you feel this way? [Form 1 only] (Q151)
  1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions
  2) Don't feel this way
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 64.6% 64.6%
Don't feel this way 25.6% 90.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 100%
Total N = 1011

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 64.7% 62.0% 68.5% 63.2% 65.1% 66.6% 65.1%
Don't feel this way 32.9% 30.3% 23.3% 27.1% 25.0% 15.3% 25.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.4% 7.6% 8.1% 9.7% 9.8% 18.1% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


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
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 68.8% 58.9% 59.6% 61.0% 64.5% 76.4% 65.0%
Don't feel this way 23.3% 32.8% 29.8% 35.4% 23.6% 17.7% 26.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.9% 8.4% 10.6% 3.6% 11.9% 5.9% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
824


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 70.3% 62.6% 59.9% 51.9% 59.5% 64.7%
Don't feel this way 19.6% 31.8% 29.4% 19.5% 36.5% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.2% 5.6% 10.7% 28.6% 4.0% 9.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1006


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 69.8% 67.0% 62.4% 58.2% 54.7% 64.7%
Don't feel this way 18.0% 25.4% 28.2% 35.3% 38.1% 25.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.1% 7.5% 9.4% 6.5% 7.2% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
995


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
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 69.6% 59.7% 61.5% 67.9% 76.3% 64.7%
Don't feel this way 21.8% 27.5% 30.2% 22.6% 17.7% 25.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.6% 12.8% 8.3% 9.5% 6.0% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 64.0% 65.3% 64.6%
Don't feel this way 26.3% 25.0% 25.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 9.8% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 86.0% 69.6% 63.2% 56.4% 43.8% 64.9%
Don't feel this way 9.7% 17.7% 29.7% 36.7% 49.7% 26.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 12.6% 7.2% 6.9% 6.6% 8.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
959