Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

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ABORTLGL

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

Do you think abortion should be: (PLEASE READ CATEGORIES IN REVERSE ORDER FOR HALF THE SAMPLE)
  1) Legal in all cases
  2) Legal in most cases
  3) Illegal in most cases
  4) Illegal in all cases
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal in all cases 16.9% 16.9%
Legal in most cases 32.6% 49.5%
Illegal in most cases 27.2% 76.7%
Illegal in all cases 16.6% 93.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.7% 100%
Total N = 3003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 years old 25 to 34 years old 35 to 44 years old 45 to 54 years old 55 to 64 years old 65 years and older TOTAL
Legal in all cases 13.4% 18.8% 21.1% 15.4% 18.9% 13.7% 17.0%
Legal in most cases 34.0% 31.2% 35.6% 31.0% 36.5% 29.1% 32.7%
Illegal in most cases 28.0% 28.2% 24.2% 28.5% 25.3% 28.8% 27.2%
Illegal in all cases 20.6% 17.3% 14.8% 17.5% 11.8% 18.1% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.1% 4.4% 4.2% 7.7% 7.5% 10.3% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2946


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Legal in all cases 6.4% 10.3% 16.0% 20.3% 24.1% 28.8% 16.8%
Legal in most cases 14.7% 25.0% 39.2% 39.3% 39.8% 42.1% 32.7%
Illegal in most cases 34.4% 37.8% 29.6% 21.3% 21.7% 11.5% 27.4%
Illegal in all cases 39.8% 19.3% 10.5% 12.2% 7.9% 10.4% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.6% 7.6% 4.7% 6.8% 6.5% 7.2% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2960


Race (I-RACE)

White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Hispanic Other TOTAL
Legal in all cases 17.5% 17.3% 12.7% 16.2% 16.8%
Legal in most cases 34.4% 26.5% 27.5% 37.2% 32.8%
Illegal in most cases 27.9% 29.1% 21.8% 25.7% 27.2%
Illegal in all cases 13.6% 20.2% 31.2% 14.4% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.5% 6.9% 6.8% 6.6% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2973


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school after high school or some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., orother 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a Master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 9.1% 16.8% 17.8% 20.7% 17.3% 16.9%
Legal in most cases 27.3% 29.8% 31.8% 36.6% 43.0% 32.7%
Illegal in most cases 23.1% 27.7% 28.1% 28.3% 26.1% 27.1%
Illegal in all cases 32.9% 19.0% 15.6% 8.9% 6.8% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.7% 6.7% 6.7% 5.5% 6.7% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal in all cases 15.7% 18.0% 16.9%
Legal in most cases 33.3% 32.0% 32.6%
Illegal in most cases 29.3% 25.2% 27.2%
Illegal in all cases 14.5% 18.6% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.1% 6.3% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
3003


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant (Baptist, Methodist, Non-denominational, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Pentecostal, Episcopalian, Reformed, Church of Christ, Jehovah's Witness, etc.) Roman Catholic (Catholic) Other Atheist or agnostic Nothing in particular Christian (Vol.) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 13.9% 14.0% 21.9% 36.0% 22.9% 14.7% 16.7%
Legal in most cases 30.1% 32.6% 37.6% 49.3% 40.6% 22.4% 32.8%
Illegal in most cases 31.6% 27.5% 26.9% 5.2% 18.6% 30.8% 27.4%
Illegal in all cases 18.1% 17.9% 7.9% 5.8% 11.3% 27.4% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.3% 8.0% 5.7% 3.8% 6.6% 4.8% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2937


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Legal in all cases 6.5% 9.7% 17.8% 30.2% 31.9% 17.1%
Legal in most cases 12.6% 25.3% 39.8% 42.9% 34.8% 33.2%
Illegal in most cases 41.1% 37.7% 24.6% 13.7% 13.9% 27.8%
Illegal in all cases 36.1% 20.6% 11.4% 8.3% 13.9% 15.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.6% 6.8% 6.3% 4.8% 5.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2839



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