Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

And from what you know, does Barack Obama think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or doesn't he feel this way? [Form 1 only] (Q152)
  1) Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions
  2) Obama doesn't feel this way
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 37.6% 37.6%
Obama doesn't feel this way 18.6% 56.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 43.7% 99.9%
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
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 50.9% 47.2% 38.7% 32.0% 32.1% 28.8% 37.7%
Obama doesn't feel this way 20.2% 14.1% 17.7% 19.8% 22.7% 19.3% 18.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 28.9% 38.6% 43.6% 48.1% 45.2% 51.9% 43.4%
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
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 43.8% 24.4% 35.7% 39.0% 34.1% 49.1% 38.4%
Obama doesn't feel this way 18.5% 26.1% 12.7% 18.6% 21.7% 20.4% 18.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 37.6% 49.5% 51.5% 42.4% 44.2% 30.6% 42.7%
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
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 34.4% 48.4% 36.2% 20.8% 46.6% 37.6%
Obama doesn't feel this way 20.1% 7.2% 12.6% 26.0% 20.6% 18.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 45.4% 44.4% 51.2% 53.1% 32.8% 43.8%
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
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 32.2% 42.9% 32.2% 40.2% 46.7% 37.7%
Obama doesn't feel this way 18.2% 20.7% 22.7% 8.2% 16.2% 18.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 49.7% 36.4% 45.1% 51.6% 37.1% 43.7%
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
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 41.4% 30.0% 38.5% 36.5% 56.2% 37.7%
Obama doesn't feel this way 12.3% 19.5% 18.5% 23.3% 17.5% 18.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 46.3% 50.5% 43.0% 40.2% 26.3% 43.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1007


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 39.3% 36.1% 37.7%
Obama doesn't feel this way 17.5% 19.7% 18.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 43.2% 44.2% 43.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1011


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Obama thinks it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions 32.2% 26.0% 48.3% 47.3% 54.5% 39.4%
Obama doesn't feel this way 45.6% 18.3% 11.8% 14.5% 24.1% 18.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 22.2% 55.6% 39.9% 38.2% 21.4% 42.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
959