Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

As you may know, Barack Obama has said that he favors reducing the number of abortions. What about you? 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 2 only] (Q153)
  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 68.8% 68.8%
Don't feel this way 20.3% 89.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.9% 100%
Total N = 999

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 74.9% 66.4% 74.3% 66.2% 70.2% 63.6% 69.1%
Don't feel this way 21.1% 24.4% 19.3% 20.4% 17.6% 19.0% 20.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 9.2% 6.4% 13.4% 12.2% 17.3% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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 67.5% 69.5% 64.0% 71.8% 70.1% 76.1% 69.7%
Don't feel this way 20.9% 19.5% 24.5% 18.9% 19.4% 17.7% 20.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.6% 10.9% 11.5% 9.3% 10.4% 6.2% 10.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
828


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 73.5% 53.7% 66.4% 47.7% 68.1% 68.9%
Don't feel this way 16.0% 38.8% 23.9% 26.4% 22.9% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.5% 7.5% 9.7% 25.9% 9.0% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
993


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 69.1% 75.4% 71.0% 58.3% 56.1% 68.6%
Don't feel this way 19.6% 19.2% 12.6% 27.1% 31.2% 20.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.3% 5.3% 16.4% 14.6% 12.6% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
979


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 69.8% 64.5% 68.9% 70.9% 76.8% 68.8%
Don't feel this way 16.9% 24.9% 21.2% 16.6% 13.6% 20.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.2% 10.6% 9.8% 12.5% 9.6% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
997


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 68.7% 69.0% 68.8%
Don't feel this way 20.0% 20.6% 20.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.4% 10.4% 10.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
999


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 80.4% 74.6% 72.4% 56.1% 60.4% 70.5%
Don't feel this way 7.9% 16.6% 19.1% 30.5% 27.5% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 11.8% 8.7% 8.5% 13.4% 12.1% 9.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
949