July 2003 Values Update Survey

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

I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. : Changing the laws to make it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 16.7% 16.7%
Favor 18.8% 35.5%
Oppose 27.6% 63.1%
Strongly oppose 30.2% 93.3%
Don't know 6.7% 100%
Total N = 2528

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 17.7% 18.9% 15.5% 16.4% 18.9% 14.1% 16.7%
Favor 22.8% 16.6% 19.0% 16.2% 19.2% 21.0% 18.8%
Oppose 24.7% 27.1% 28.7% 29.9% 25.1% 28.6% 27.7%
Strongly oppose 31.6% 32.0% 31.1% 30.7% 28.4% 26.4% 30.1%
Don't know 3.2% 5.5% 5.8% 6.9% 8.4% 9.9% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2502


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than High School High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school AFTER high school or some college, no 4-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 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
Strongly favor 14.8% 20.8% 17.0% 13.9% 10.8% 16.8%
Favor 22.9% 18.7% 18.5% 16.7% 17.5% 18.8%
Oppose 28.9% 26.5% 28.8% 31.3% 21.0% 27.6%
Strongly oppose 25.2% 25.6% 28.8% 34.8% 47.0% 30.2%
Don't know 8.2% 8.5% 6.8% 3.3% 3.7% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2525


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 19.0% 13.3% 16.2% 14.6% 16.8%
Favor 19.5% 15.5% 22.0% 18.4% 18.8%
Oppose 26.5% 28.1% 28.5% 29.6% 27.6%
Strongly oppose 28.8% 32.7% 26.0% 33.1% 30.2%
Don't know 6.3% 10.3% 7.3% 4.2% 6.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2518


Race (I-RACE)

White/White Hispanic Black/Black Hispanic Other or mixed race TOTAL
Strongly favor 17.5% 13.7% 14.6% 16.8%
Favor 19.2% 17.2% 16.8% 18.8%
Oppose 26.2% 35.6% 32.5% 27.8%
Strongly oppose 30.1% 28.9% 31.4% 30.0%
Don't know 7.0% 4.6% 4.6% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2488


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.6% 18.7% 16.7%
Favor 20.4% 17.3% 18.8%
Oppose 31.5% 24.2% 27.6%
Strongly oppose 25.9% 34.1% 30.2%
Don't know 7.6% 5.8% 6.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2528



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