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Measures one's position on abortion. This is often done using agreement with its use in different scenarios.

Below are 440 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13020.0
2) Mostly agree649.8
3) Mostly disagree11417.5
4) Completely disagree30046.1
8) Dont know416.3
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL651100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified00.0
2) Sometimes justified26844.7
3) Never justified32253.7
8) Dont know91.5
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL600100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree335.5
2) Mostly agree33355.5
3) Mostly disagree18631.0
4) Completely disagree203.3
8) Dont know264.3
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL600100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified40.6
2) Sometimes justified294.5
3) Never justified61094.0
8) Dont know50.8
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL649100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified669.1
2) Sometimes justified13819.0
3) Never justified49668.3
8) Dont know253.4
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL726100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree17524.1
2) Mostly agree15921.9
3) Mostly disagree13118.0
4) Completely disagree23632.5
8) Dont know253.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


Q34E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... e. The woman does not want the child (Q34E)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong87152.3
2) Almost always wrong20812.5
3) Only wrong sometimes20812.5
4) Not wrong at all37822.7
TOTAL1665100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes1,01328.5
2) No1,30836.8
8) Dont know601.7
9) No answer150.4
TOTAL3559100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes1,77349.8
2) No50914.3
8) Dont know1002.8
9) No answer140.4
TOTAL3559100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain legal abortion . . . F. If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes96327.1
2) No1,36138.2
8) Dont know571.6
9) No answer150.4
TOTAL3559100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes97627.4
2) No1,34637.8
8) Dont know591.7
9) No answer150.4
TOTAL3559100.0


ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFCTW)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Always wrong3008.4
2) Almost always wrong1093.1
3) Wrong only sometimes2045.7
4) Not wrong at all70119.7
8) Dont know411.2
9) No answer100.3
TOTAL3559100.0


ABPOORW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford more children? (ABPOORW)
TOTAL%
0) 02,19461.6
1) Always wrong65218.3
2) Almost always wrong1353.8
3) Wrong only sometimes1444.0
4) Not wrong at all40011.2
8) Dont know250.7
9) No answer90.3
TOTAL3559100.0


Q34A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... a. The baby may have a serious defect (Q34A)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong42825.7
2) Almost always wrong20812.5
3) Only wrong sometimes37522.5
4) Not wrong at all65339.2
TOTAL1664100.0


Q34B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... b. The womans health is in danger (Q34B)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong21713.0
2) Almost always wrong17510.5
3) Only wrong sometimes27116.3
4) Not wrong at all1,00360.2
TOTAL1666100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes1,03329.0
2) No1,28436.1
8) Dont know591.7
9) No answer200.6
TOTAL3559100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . A. If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes1,70647.9
2) No57616.2
8) Dont know912.6
9) No answer230.6
TOTAL3559100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,16332.7
1) Yes2,05057.6
2) No2567.2
8) Dont know772.2
9) No answer130.4
TOTAL3559100.0


Q34D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... d. The family cannot afford the child (Q34D)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong86351.8
2) Almost always wrong22913.8
3) Only wrong sometimes23113.9
4) Not wrong at all34220.5
TOTAL1665100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Yes1,39728.5
2) No1,70434.8
8) Dont know861.8
9) No answer410.8
TOTAL4901100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Yes1,36427.8
2) No1,74035.5
8) Dont know871.8
9) No answer370.8
TOTAL4901100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Yes2,71555.4
2) No3667.5
8) Dont know1062.2
9) No answer410.8
TOTAL4901100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Yes2,43849.7
2) No65813.4
8) Dont know1002.0
9) No answer320.7
TOTAL4901100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,67334.1
1) Yes1,29726.5
2) No1,80736.9
8) Dont know851.7
9) No answer390.8
TOTAL4901100.0


Q34C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... c. The pregnancy is the result of rape (Q34C)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong36822.1
2) Almost always wrong1559.3
3) Only wrong sometimes19411.7
4) Not wrong at all94556.9
TOTAL1662100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40043.3
2) No49353.4
8) Dont know293.1
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL924100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70376.1
2) No19320.9
8) Dont know242.6
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL924100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82589.3
2) No768.2
8) Dont know212.3
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL924100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72178.0
2) No18419.9
8) Dont know192.1
TOTAL924100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37640.7
2) No51956.2
8) Dont know272.9
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL924100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38741.9
2) No51355.5
8) Dont know232.5
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL924100.0


ABORT12 from General Social Survey, 2002

In the past 12 months, have you used the Web to find out about or discuss: -- Abortion (ABORT12)
TOTAL%
1) Yes308.5
2) No27978.8
9) No answer4512.7
TOTAL354100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2002

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39642.9
2) No49653.7
8) Dont know293.1
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL924100.0


MBRRCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(mbrrchse_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a womans right to choose with regard to abortion? (MBRRCH06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes18771.4
2) No5521.0
3) Dont know197.3
TOTAL262100.0


NOABORT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? L. The Catholic Churchs teachings that oppose abortion (NOABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Not important at all20022.9
2) Somewhat important28532.6
3) Very important38343.8
4) Dont know60.7
5) Refused00.0
TOTAL874100.0


ABORTION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids62952.0
2) Strongly discourages30225.0
3) Somewhat discourages846.9
4) Encourages90.7
5) Isnt concerned564.6
8) Dont know13010.7
Missing438 
TOTAL1,210100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,46422.3
2) Mostly agree2,33921.2
3) Mostly disagree1,93117.5
4) Completely disagree3,84734.9
8) Dont know4033.7
9) Refused440.4
TOTAL11028100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified3152.9
2) Sometimes justified1,85616.8
3) Never justified8,64678.4
8) Dont know1791.6
9) Refused320.3
TOTAL11028100.0


VCF0837 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

Still on the subject of womens rights, there has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (VCF0837)
TOTAL%
0) NA; no Post IW6096.9
1) Abortion should never be permitted.8719.8
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.3,64641.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to personal reasons, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.1,36415.4
4) Abortion should never be forbidden, since one should not require a woman to have a child she doesnt want.2,10923.8
9) DK; other2723.1
TOTAL8871100.0


MBRRLF06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(mbrrlife_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a right-to-life position on abortion? (MBRRLF06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes24292.4
2) No135.0
3) Dont know62.3
TOTAL262100.0


LDRRCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(ldrrchse_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who publicly supported a womans right to choose with regard to abortion? (LDRRCH06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes12748.5
2) No11242.7
3) Dont know218.0
TOTAL262100.0


LDRRLF06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(ldrrlife_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who publicly supported a right-to-life position on abortion? (LDRRLF06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes23288.5
2) No186.9
3) Dont know114.2
TOTAL262100.0


ABRTAFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q34b How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the family cannot afford the child (ABRTAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong74546.5
2) Almost always wrong23314.5
3) Only wrong sometimes23814.8
4) Not wrong at all38724.1
Missing46 
TOTAL1,603100.0


ABRTRAPE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q34a. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the pregnancy is the result of rape (ABRTRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong35321.9
2) Almost always wrong1589.8
3) Only wrong sometimes19812.3
4) Not wrong at all90156.0
Missing37 
TOTAL1,610100.0


VCF0838 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0838)
TOTAL%
0) NA; no Post IW3111.4
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted.2,59711.9
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger.6,43029.5
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.3,55016.3
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.8,42638.7
9) DK; other4652.1
TOTAL21779100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . F. If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77738.8
2) No1,15957.9
8) Dont know572.8
9) No answer100.5
TOTAL2003100.0


ABORT_S from American National Election Studies, 2004

Would you FAVOR or OPPOSE a law in your state that would allow the use of government funds to help pay for the costs of abortion for women who cannot afford them? (ABORT_S)
TOTAL%
1) Favor45237.3
5) Oppose69657.4
8) Dont know453.7
9) Refused191.6
TOTAL1212100.0


ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004

Do you [favor/oppose] government funding for abortions STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor strongly21718.9
2) Favor not strongly23020.0
4) Oppose not strongly15613.6
5) Oppose strongly53846.9
8) Dont know40.3
9) Refused30.3
TOTAL1148100.0


PB_ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004

There has been discussion recently about a law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PB_ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Favor70558.2
5) Oppose42134.7
8) Dont know655.4
9) Refused211.7
TOTAL1212100.0


PBABORT2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

Referring to the PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION issue in previous question: Do you STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY [favor/oppose] a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PBABORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor strongly62255.2
2) Favor not strongly837.4
4) Oppose not strongly14112.5
5) Oppose strongly27924.8
8) Dont know10.1
TOTAL1126100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . A. If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,42571.1
2) No49524.7
8) Dont know683.4
9) No answer150.7
TOTAL2003100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81840.8
2) No1,10755.3
8) Dont know653.2
9) No answer130.6
TOTAL2003100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,69284.5
2) No23311.6
8) Dont know623.1
9) No answer160.8
TOTAL2003100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,48374.0
2) No42921.4
8) Dont know763.8
9) No answer150.7
TOTAL2003100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes34638.5
2) No50756.5
8) Dont know353.9
9) No answer101.1
TOTAL898100.0


FAMPLAN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (82, 84, 86) (FAMPLAN)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK734.6
0) Disagree63340.0
1) Agree87555.3
TOTAL1581100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78439.1
2) No1,15557.7
8) Dont know502.5
9) No answer140.7
TOTAL2003100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62469.5
2) No23225.8
8) Dont know333.7
9) No answer91.0
TOTAL898100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36040.1
2) No50255.9
8) Dont know303.3
9) No answer60.7
TOTAL898100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74282.6
2) No12113.5
8) Dont know273.0
9) No answer80.9
TOTAL898100.0


ABORTIMP from American National Election Studies, 2004

REFERRING TO THE ABORTION ISSUE: How important is this issue to you personally? EXTREMELY important, VERY important, SOMEWHAT important, NOT TOO important or NOT AT ALL important? (ABORTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important33031.0
2) Very important32030.0
3) Somewhat important31729.7
4) Not too important757.0
5) Not at all important201.9
8) Dont know20.2
9) Refused20.2
TOTAL1066100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35239.2
2) No50656.3
8) Dont know293.2
9) No answer111.2
TOTAL898100.0


ABORRAPE from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?) (ABORRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes65172.5
2) No20322.6
8) Dont know303.3
9) No answer141.6
TOTAL898100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2004

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35439.4
2) No51257.0
8) Dont know202.2
9) No answer121.3
TOTAL898100.0


ABRTFEEL from American National Election Studies, 2004

There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? (ABRTFEEL)
TOTAL%
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted.13913.0
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger.33231.1
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.18517.4
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice39136.7
7) Other80.8
8) Dont know60.6
9) Refused50.5
TOTAL1066100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2006

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82241.0
2) No1,10655.2
8) Dont know633.1
9) No answer120.6
TOTAL2003100.0


DEFECT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (82) (DEFECT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK133.2
0) No5814.1
1) Yes34182.8
TOTAL412100.0


GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 2004

Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion80828.7
2) No1,64358.4
8) Dont know31211.1
9) No answer491.7
TOTAL2812100.0


WHCHSIDE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

In the abortion debate, do you consider yourself to be pro-life or pro-choice? (04, 08, 10) (WHCHSIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF562.7
1) Pro-life89642.6
2) It depends (Vol.)1466.9
3) Pro-choice1,00447.8
TOTAL2102100.0


VOTING from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Suppose that there was a candidate running for the Legislature whose views you mostly agreed with but who took a position on abortion rights that you disagreed with completely. Would you certainly not vote for that candidate, probably not, or could you still vote for that candidate? (92, 96, 00, 04, 08) (VOTING)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK2166.5
1) Certainly not64919.7
2) Probably not91527.7
3) Could still vote1,52046.1
TOTAL3300100.0


OPINABOR from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

Whats had the most influence on your opinion on the issue of abortion - (the opinions of your family and friends), (things youve seen or read in the news), (your education), (your personal experience), (your religious beliefs), your personal non-religious beliefs, or something else? (OPINABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Opinions of family/friends313.1
2) Things youve seen/read in news626.2
3) Education17016.9
4) Personal experience10210.2
5) Religious beliefs26025.9
6) Personal non-religious beliefs27427.3
7) Something else10510.5
TOTAL1004100.0


PAYABORT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about using public funds to help pay for abortions for women in poverty? (94, 98, 01, 06, 10) (PAYABORT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1845.3
0) Against1,96856.8
1) For1,31537.9
TOTAL3467100.0


ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (88, 90, 93, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ONDEMAND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3154.2
0) Disagree3,03940.9
1) Agree4,07954.9
TOTAL7433100.0


NOABORTS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about making abortion illegal? (89() (NOABORTS)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK365.8
0) Against38061.0
1) For20733.2
TOTAL623100.0


IMMORAL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Do you personally believe that abortion is morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (90, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (IMMORAL)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused1622.5
1) Morally wrong3,49453.3
2) It depends (vol.)89013.6
3) Morally acceptable2,00930.6
TOTAL6555100.0


HEALTH from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (82) (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK133.2
0) No297.0
1) Yes37089.8
TOTAL412100.0


HARDER2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about a law that would make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (HARDER2)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK3378.5
0) Against2,28957.7
1) For1,34233.8
TOTAL3968100.0


CONSENT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about a law requiring parental consent before a female under the age of 18 can have an abortion? (91, 97, 99, 04) (CONSENT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1204.6
0) Against79330.3
1) For1,70765.2
TOTAL2620100.0


ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000

There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) BY LAW, ABORTION SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED.21511.9
2) THE LAW SHOULD PERMIT ABORTION ONLY IN CASE OF RAPE, INCEST, OR WHEN THE WOMANS LIFE IS IN DANGER52529.1
3) THE LAW SHOULD PERMIT ABORTION FOR REASONS OTHER THAN RAPE, INCEST, OR DANGER TO THE WOMANS LIFE, BUT ONLY AFTER THE NEED FOR THE ABORTION HAS BEEN CLEARLY ESTABLISHED26514.7
4) BY LAW, A WOMAN SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION AS A MATTER OF PERSONAL CHOICE75341.7
7) OTHER (SPECIFY)281.5
8) DONT KNOW110.6
9) REFUSED70.4
TOTAL1807100.0


ABORTION from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal, All Cases24025.0
2) Legal, Most Cases30631.8
3) ILLEGAL, Most Cases23424.3
4) ILLEGAL, All Cases18118.8
TOTAL961100.0


P ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000

There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? (P ABORTION)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP25113.9
1) BY LAW, ABORTION SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED1729.5
2) PERMIT ABORTION ONLY IN CASE OF RAPE, INCEST, LIFE DANGER45825.4
3) PERMIT ABORTION FOR REASON OTHER THAN RAPE, INCEST, OR DANGER27715.3
4) A WOMAN SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION61233.9
7) OTHER241.3
8) DK80.4
9) REFUSED40.2
TOTAL1806100.0


PBIRTH STR from American National Election Studies, 2000

IF R FAVORS BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS/IF R OPPOSES BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS: Do you strongly or not strongly favor/oppose a law that would that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH STR)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP1277.0
1) STRONGLY1,38676.7
5) NOT STRONGLY28916.0
8) DONT KNOW50.3
TOTAL1807100.0


PBIRTH SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000

There has been discussion recently about a proposed law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you favor or oppose a law that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH SUP)
TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) FAVOR1,23668.4
5) OPPOSE44424.6
8) DONT KNOW1086.0
9) REFUSED160.9
TOTAL1807100.0


ABORT SPRN from American National Election Studies, 2000

IF R FAVORS ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION/IF R OPPOSES ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION: Strongly or not strongly? (ABORT SPRN)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP593.3
1) STRONGLY1,46180.9
5) NOT STONGLY28615.8
8) DONT KNOW10.1
TOTAL1807100.0


HARDER1 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

For/Against: What about changing the law to make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (90, 92, 95, 97) (HARDER1)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK1807.0
0) Against1,57961.1
1) For82531.9
TOTAL2584100.0


BUSH ABP from American National Election Studies, 2000

IF GEORGE W. BUSHS POSITION ON ABORTION IS NOT DONT KNOW/REF: How certain are you of George W. Bushs position? Very certain, pretty certain, or not very certain? (BUSH ABP)
TOTAL%
0) NA; INAP49827.6
1) VERY CERTAIN31517.4
3) PRETTY CERTAIN56031.0
5) NOT VERY CERTAIN43324.0
8) DONT KNOW10.1
TOTAL1807100.0


ABORT PRNT from American National Election Studies, 2000

Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that would require a teenage girl under age 18 to receive her parents permission before she could obtain an abortion? (ABORT PRNT)
TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) FAVOR1,39577.2
5) OPPOSE35319.5
8) DONT KNOW442.4
9) REFUSED120.7
TOTAL1807100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,39775.1
2) No37720.3
8) Dont know834.5
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1861100.0


ABORTNET from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTNET)
TOTAL%
1) Legal Net56055.8
2) Illegal Net41841.6
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1,004100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74940.2
2) No1,02455.0
8) Dont know814.4
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1861100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72038.7
2) No1,05056.4
8) Dont know854.6
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1861100.0


ABORTION from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Springtime Politics, 2005

Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases19919.8
2) Legal in most cases36136.0
3) Illegal in most cases27427.3
4) Illegal in all cases14414.3
8) DK/No opinion262.6
Missing3 
TOTAL1,004100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69137.1
2) No1,07657.8
8) Dont know884.7
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1861100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,40975.7
2) No34018.3
8) Dont know1065.7
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1861100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70537.9
2) No1,06357.1
8) Dont know874.7
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1861100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2000

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,58084.9
2) No20511.0
8) Dont know723.9
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1861100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71578.0
2) No16518.0
8) Dont know353.8
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL917100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,51478.7
2) No33617.5
8) Dont know663.4
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1923100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81488.8
2) No738.0
8) Dont know272.9
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL917100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39643.2
2) No48352.7
8) Dont know333.6
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL917100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes41645.4
2) No44949.0
8) Dont know475.1
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL917100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74080.7
2) No13314.5
8) Dont know394.3
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL917100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39543.1
2) No47752.0
8) Dont know414.5
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL917100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38141.5
2) No49654.1
8) Dont know363.9
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL917100.0


GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1990

Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion37741.1
2) No34737.8
7) Refused202.2
8) Dont know16518.0
9) No answer80.9
TOTAL917100.0


V085086 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (V085086)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused40.2
-8) Dont know20.1
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION NEW1,05945.6
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted.1606.9
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger.29612.7
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.1606.9
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.41517.9
7) Other {SPECIFY} [Vol.]60.3
TOTAL2323100.0


V085094 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (V085094)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused160.7
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor35715.4
5) Oppose52022.4
7) Neither favor nor oppose1667.1
TOTAL2323100.0


V085093C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085093C)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused20.1
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD1,97885.1
1) Lean toward favoring502.2
2) Lean toward opposing150.6
3) Do not lean either way572.5
TOTAL2323100.0


V085093B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD1,94783.8
1) A great deal984.2
2) Moderately391.7
3) A little180.8
TOTAL2323100.0


V085093A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093A)
TOTAL%
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD1,33757.6
1) A great deal57224.6
2) Moderately1436.2
3) A little492.1
TOTAL2323100.0


V085093 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (V085093)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused150.6
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor76532.9
5) Oppose1556.7
7) Neither favor nor oppose1245.3
TOTAL2323100.0


V085092X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

SUMMARY: Abortion when pregnancy harms health but mother not likely to die (V085092X)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused (-8 in V085092, V085092A, V085092B or V085092C)210.9
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for Version OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor a great deal1978.5
2) Favor moderately1406.0
3) Favor a little682.9
4) Lean toward favoring843.6
5) Neither favor nor oppose813.5
6) Lean toward opposing200.9
7) Oppose a little522.2
8) Oppose moderately1426.1
9) Oppose a great deal25410.9
TOTAL2323100.0


V085092C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085092C)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD1,91782.5
1) Lean toward favoring843.6
2) Lean toward opposing200.9
3) Do not lean either way813.5
TOTAL2323100.0


V085092B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD1,65471.2
1) A great deal25410.9
2) Moderately1426.1
3) A little522.2
TOTAL2323100.0


V085094C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085094C)
TOTAL%
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD1,93683.3
1) Lean toward favoring672.9
2) Lean toward opposing341.5
3) Do not lean either way642.8
TOTAL2323100.0


V085092 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (V085092)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused210.9
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor40517.4
5) Oppose44819.3
7) Neither favor nor oppose1858.0
TOTAL2323100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85344.4
2) No97250.5
8) Dont know914.7
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1923100.0


GAYADPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? (Q25E) (GAYADPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor46416.0
2) Favor88130.3
3) Oppose64622.2
4) Strongly oppose73325.2
9) Dont know/Refused1816.2
TOTAL2,905100.0


Q7 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . . (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases6,38017.9
2) Legal in most cases12,18534.3
3) Illegal in most cases9,56626.9
4) Illegal in all cases5,14814.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)2,2776.4
TOTAL35556100.0


V085094A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094A)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD1,74575.1
1) A great deal2229.6
2) Moderately954.1
3) A little401.7
TOTAL2323100.0


GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1996

Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion40441.7
2) No43444.8
8) Dont know495.1
9) No answer818.4
TOTAL968100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81942.6
2) No1,00252.1
8) Dont know944.9
9) No answer80.4
TOTAL1923100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes82242.7
2) No1,01052.5
8) Dont know804.2
9) No answer110.6
TOTAL1923100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,55080.6
2) No28915.0
8) Dont know774.0
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1923100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85344.4
2) No97750.8
8) Dont know864.5
9) No answer70.4
TOTAL1923100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,69488.1
2) No1568.1
8) Dont know653.4
9) No answer80.4
TOTAL1923100.0


V085092A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092A)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD1,69773.1
1) A great deal1978.5
2) Moderately1406.0
3) A little682.9
TOTAL2323100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified223.7
2) Sometimes justified14023.3
3) Never justified42771.2
8) Dont know91.5
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL600100.0


W10R14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W10R14)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal34511.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal59819.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose2086.8
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10R12)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal1224.0
2) Oppose abortion being legal87928.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose1504.9
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W10R10)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal62820.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal2739.0
3) Neither favor nor oppose2508.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W10R8)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal81226.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal1836.0
3) Neither favor nor oppose1565.1
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W10R6)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal46515.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal41613.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose2708.9
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W10R4)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal86328.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal1143.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose1745.7
TOTAL3049100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24434.9
2) Mostly agree9413.4
3) Mostly disagree10615.1
4) Completely disagree23733.9
8) Dont know182.6
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL700100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13021.7
2) Mostly agree14123.5
3) Mostly disagree13923.2
4) Completely disagree15325.5
8) Dont know325.3
9) Refused50.8
TOTAL600100.0


W10R7_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R6=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_FA)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation672.2
-1) Inapplicable2,17171.2
1) A great deal33911.1
2) Moderately933.1
3) A little331.1
TOTAL3049100.0


V085095A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095A)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD1,41661.0
1) A great deal52522.6
2) Moderately1265.4
3) A little341.5
TOTAL2323100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified273.9
2) Sometimes justified11516.4
3) Never justified55278.9
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


V085095 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (V085095)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused100.4
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor68629.5
5) Oppose25010.8
7) Neither favor nor oppose1134.9
TOTAL2323100.0


ABORTION from The Right to Die II, November 2005

Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available99029.5
2) Available, but under stricter limits63018.8
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life1,05031.3
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all55216.5
9) Dont know/Refused1313.9
TOTAL3,353100.0


ABLATE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

Now I would like to ask your opinion about a specific abortion procedure known as late-term abortion or partial birth abortion, which is sometimes performed on women during the last few months of pregnancy. Do you think that this procedure should be legal or illegal? (ABLATE)
TOTAL%
1) Legal50016.4
2) Illegal2,29975.3
9) Dont Know/Refused2538.3
TOTAL3,052100.0


ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

Do you think abortion should be (ABGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases53817.6
2) Legal in most cases1,06034.7
3) Illegal in most cases78725.8
4) Illegal in all cases51116.7
9) Dont Know/Refused1565.1
TOTAL3,052100.0


W10R2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W10R2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation642.1
-1) Inapplicable1,48748.8
1) Favor abortion being legal56718.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal35811.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose2267.4
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R7_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R6=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_OP)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
-1) Inapplicable2,21772.7
1) A great deal3029.9
2) Moderately973.2
3) A little170.6
TOTAL3049100.0


ABORTION from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available1,33531.9
2) Available, but under stricter limits98623.6
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life1,38233.1
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all4009.6
5) Dont know/Refused761.8
TOTAL4,179100.0


MA_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Do you believe that each of the following is morally wrong or not a moral issue? Having an abortion when the fetus is old enough to survive on its own outside the mothers womb. Would you say that is always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, sometimes morally wrong, never morally wrong, or not a moral issue? (MA_1)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused210.8
-4) Dont know271.0
1) Always morally wrong1,47456.6
2) Usually morally wrong44817.2
3) Sometimes morally wrong36814.1
4) Never morally wrong371.4
5) Not a moral issue1756.7
6) Decide on case-by-case basis (Vol.)562.1
Missing2 
TOTAL2,606100.0


Q85H from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q85H [NEXT, IM GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Having an abortion (Q85H)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable1,0074.0
2) Morally wrong21,30285.1
3) Not a moral issue1,1414.6
4) Depends on the situation1,3035.2
8) Dont know1720.7
9) Refused1060.4
TOTAL25,031100.0


W10RA3 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Does Barack Obama favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10RA3)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer70.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,65954.4
-2) Missing, see documentation672.2
1) Favor abortion being legal36311.9
2) Oppose abortion being legal55118.1
3) Neither favor nor oppose40213.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R15_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R14=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_O)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation652.1
-1) Inapplicable2,04066.9
1) A great deal48916.0
2) Moderately933.1
3) A little160.5
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R13_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R12=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_O)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation622.0
-1) Inapplicable1,76257.8
1) A great deal80526.4
2) Moderately652.1
3) A little90.3
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R3_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R2=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_FA)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation662.2
-1) Inapplicable2,07067.9
1) A great deal37612.3
2) Moderately1575.1
3) A little331.1
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R9_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R8=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_OP)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation682.2
-1) Inapplicable2,45280.4
1) A great deal1264.1
2) Moderately431.4
3) A little140.5
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R5_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R4=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_FA)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation662.2
-1) Inapplicable1,77458.2
1) A great deal68122.3
2) Moderately1504.9
3) A little321.0
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R5_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R4=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_OP)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer32010.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation712.3
-1) Inapplicable2,19872.1
1) A great deal752.5
2) Moderately311.0
3) A little80.3
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R3_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R2=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_OP)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer140.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation712.3
-1) Inapplicable2,26074.1
1) A great deal2036.7
2) Moderately1314.3
3) A little240.8
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R15_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R14=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_F)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer59619.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
-1) Inapplicable1,69255.5
1) A great deal2227.3
2) Moderately933.1
3) A little301.0
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R13_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R12=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_F)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
-1) Inapplicable2,51182.4
1) A great deal742.4
2) Moderately250.8
3) A little230.8
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R11_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R10=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_F)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
-1) Inapplicable2,00565.8
1) A great deal43514.3
2) Moderately1535.0
3) A little401.3
TOTAL3049100.0


W10R9_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R8=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_FA)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation672.2
-1) Inapplicable1,82459.8
1) A great deal66721.9
2) Moderately1224.0
3) A little230.8
TOTAL3049100.0


MA_9 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

Do you personally believe that abortion should be legal under . . . (MA_9)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused90.3
-4) Dont know140.5
1) Almost all circumstances31412.0
2) Most circumstances32612.5
3) Some circumstances67025.7
4) Only extreme circumstances73428.1
5) Under no circumstances40015.3
6) Must decide on case-by-case basis/cant say1415.4
Missing2 
TOTAL2,608100.0


W10R11_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[IF W10R10=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_O)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response34611.3
-2) Missing, see documentation682.2
-1) Inapplicable2,36277.5
1) A great deal1896.2
2) Moderately652.1
3) A little190.6
TOTAL3049100.0


V085098A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098A)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD2,02987.3
1) A great deal451.9
2) Moderately120.5
3) A little160.7
TOTAL2323100.0


W2N2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W2N2)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer90.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
1) Favor abortion being legal71123.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal46915.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose2989.8
TOTAL3049100.0


V085094B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD1,58268.1
1) A great deal35915.5
2) Moderately1155.0
3) A little462.0
TOTAL2323100.0


V085095B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD1,85279.7
1) A great deal1586.8
2) Moderately672.9
3) A little251.1
TOTAL2323100.0


W2N6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W2N6)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer80.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
1) Favor abortion being legal62120.4
2) Oppose abortion being legal53017.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose32810.8
TOTAL3049100.0


W2N4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W2N4)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer90.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
1) Favor abortion being legal1,08535.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal1735.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose2207.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W2N12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W2N12)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer80.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation692.3
1) Favor abortion being legal2026.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal1,10736.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose1715.6
TOTAL3049100.0


W2N10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W2N10)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer100.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation712.3
1) Favor abortion being legal81626.8
2) Oppose abortion being legal35911.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose3019.9
TOTAL3049100.0


V085098B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD1,19051.2
1) A great deal80234.5
2) Moderately783.4
3) A little321.4
TOTAL2323100.0


W2N14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W2N14)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer90.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation702.3
1) Favor abortion being legal45314.9
2) Oppose abortion being legal75424.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose2718.9
TOTAL3049100.0


V085098 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (V085098)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused100.4
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor733.1
5) Oppose91239.3
7) Neither favor nor oppose642.8
TOTAL2323100.0


V085096 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (V085096)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused170.7
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor51422.1
5) Oppose36315.6
7) Neither favor nor oppose1657.1
TOTAL2323100.0


V085097B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD1,44362.1
1) A great deal48220.7
2) Moderately1335.7
3) A little441.9
TOTAL2323100.0


V085097A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097A)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD1,83579.0
1) A great deal1466.3
2) Moderately813.5
3) A little401.7
TOTAL2323100.0


V085097 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (V085097)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused120.5
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor26711.5
5) Oppose65928.4
7) Neither favor nor oppose1215.2
TOTAL2323100.0


W2N8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W2N8)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer80.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,49248.9
-2) Missing, see documentation692.3
1) Favor abortion being legal1,01233.2
2) Oppose abortion being legal2899.5
3) Neither favor nor oppose1795.9
TOTAL3049100.0


V085096C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085096C)
TOTAL%
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD1,93783.4
1) Lean toward favoring622.7
2) Lean toward opposing220.9
3) Do not lean either way803.4
TOTAL2323100.0


V085096B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096B)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD1,73974.9
1) A great deal23210.0
2) Moderately964.1
3) A little351.5
TOTAL2323100.0


V085096A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096A)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD1,58868.4
1) A great deal29512.7
2) Moderately1496.4
3) A little703.0
TOTAL2323100.0


V085097C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085097C)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD1,98185.3
1) Lean toward favoring482.1
2) Lean toward opposing170.7
3) Do not lean either way552.4
TOTAL2323100.0


V085098C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085098C)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD2,03887.7
1) Lean toward favoring271.2
2) Lean toward opposing70.3
3) Do not lean either way301.3
TOTAL2323100.0


V085095C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085095C)
TOTAL%
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD1,98985.6
1) Lean toward favoring441.9
2) Lean toward opposing200.9
3) Do not lean either way492.1
TOTAL2323100.0


V085095X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

SUMMARY: Abortion in cases of rape (V085095X)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused (-8 in V085095, V085095A, V085095B or V085094C)110.5
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
-1) INAP, R selected for Version OLD1,04344.9
1) Favor a great deal52522.6
2) Favor moderately1265.4
3) Favor a little341.5
4) Lean toward favoring441.9
5) Neither favor nor oppose492.1
6) Lean toward opposing200.9
7) Oppose a little251.1
8) Oppose moderately672.9
9) Oppose a great deal1586.8
TOTAL2323100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16520.6
2) Mostly agree20125.1
3) Mostly disagree15519.4
4) Completely disagree22528.1
8) Dont know516.4
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL800100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified385.1
2) Sometimes justified34346.4
3) Never justified33144.8
8) Dont know243.2
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL739100.0


ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong47935.2
2) Almost always wrong19514.3
3) Wrong only sometimes14210.4
4) Not wrong at all40830.0
8) Cant choose896.5
9) No answer463.4
TOTAL1359100.0


ABPOOR1 from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOOR1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should allow it47935.2
2) Probably should allow it19814.6
3) Probably should not allow it16412.1
4) Definitely should not allow it37827.8
8) Cant choose967.1
9) No answer443.2
TOTAL1359100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified668.3
2) Sometimes justified12515.6
3) Never justified58773.4
8) Dont know192.4
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL800100.0


ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong27920.5
2) Almost always wrong1319.6
3) Wrong only sometimes16312.0
4) Not wrong at all66248.7
8) Cant choose906.6
9) No answer342.5
TOTAL1359100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree12012.0
2) Mostly agree13313.3
3) Mostly disagree18318.3
4) Completely disagree56156.0
8) Dont know40.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,001100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified10.1
2) Sometimes justified303.0
3) Never justified96696.6
8) Dont know30.3
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74476.2
2) No20020.5
8) Dont know313.2
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL977100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes37938.8
2) No57058.3
8) Dont know262.7
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL977100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83685.6
2) No10610.8
8) Dont know323.3
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL977100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39540.4
2) No54655.9
8) Dont know343.5
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL977100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes74976.7
2) No17517.9
8) Dont know505.1
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL977100.0


ABDEFCT1 from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCT1)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely should allow it81059.6
2) Probably should allow it23217.1
3) Probably should not allow it745.4
4) Definitely should not allow it14610.7
8) Cant choose634.6
9) No answer342.5
TOTAL1359100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33834.6
2) No59861.2
8) Dont know373.8
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL977100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42442.7
2) No52653.0
8) Dont know363.6
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL993100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1988

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36737.6
2) No56557.8
8) Dont know414.2
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL977100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78879.4
2) No15615.7
8) Dont know414.1
9) No answer80.8
TOTAL993100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42642.9
2) No52452.8
8) Dont know363.6
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL993100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes81782.3
2) No12812.9
8) Dont know414.1
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL993100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87488.0
2) No818.2
8) Dont know313.1
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL993100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45846.1
2) No48749.0
8) Dont know404.0
9) No answer80.8
TOTAL993100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree29439.7
2) Mostly agree17423.5
3) Mostly disagree9112.3
4) Completely disagree14820.0
8) Dont know304.1
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL740100.0


WABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated37534.8
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated615.7
3) Right for some, but not for me personally34932.4
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others666.1
5) Right for all736.8
6) Not a moral issue15314.2
TOTAL1077100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1991

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40540.8
2) No54655.0
8) Dont know353.5
9) No answer70.7
TOTAL993100.0


ABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.43236.3
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.978.2
3) Abortion is not murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.34228.7
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.25921.8
5) Cant say (VOL)605.0
TOTAL1190100.0


Q7 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . . (Q7)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases8621.4
2) Legal in most cases14435.9
3) Illegal in most cases9623.9
4) Illegal in all cases4611.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)297.2
TOTAL401100.0


W20ABORT from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. T. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (W20ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Wrong for all, and should not be legally tolerated66535.4
2) Wrong for all, but should be tolerated30916.4
3) Right for some, but not for me personally42522.6
4) Right for me, but not necessarily for others1306.9
5) Right for all20711.0
6) Not a moral issue1457.7
TOTAL1881100.0


ABRTHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Suppose there was a genetic test that revealed a babys likelihood of becoming a homosexual. If you/your partner were 2 months pregnant and this test revealed that your baby would probably become a homosexual, how likely would you be to favor an abortion? Do you think you would definitely favor an abortion, probably favor an abortion, probably oppose an abortion, or definitely oppose an abortion? (ABRTHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely favor an abortion785.2
2) Probably favor an abortion16511.1
3) Probably oppose an abortion31221.0
4) Definitely oppose an abortion93262.7
TOTAL1487100.0


ABORTION from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Which of these statements best describes your feeling about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.78239.3
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.20110.1
3) Abortion is no murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.49224.7
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.30515.3
5) Dont know21010.6
TOTAL1990100.0


REASYWAY from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. I. While abortion is sometimes necessary, it is used too frequently as an easy way out. (REASYWAY)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing91443.6
2) Fairly convincing67832.3
3) Not very convincing32615.5
4) Not at all convincing1798.5
TOTAL2097100.0


ABORREDU from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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 dont you feel this way? (ABORREDU)
TOTAL%
1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions1,57758.5
2) Dont feel this way88933.0
9) Dont know/Refused2298.5
TOTAL2,695100.0


RLESPAIN from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. G. Adoption would be a less emotionally painful option for most women than abortion. (RLESPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing67432.8
2) Fairly convincing65932.1
3) Not very convincing45622.2
4) Not at all convincing26412.9
TOTAL2053100.0


RGUILT from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. F. Abortion leaves women with a burden of guilt and emotional scars that are very difficult to heal. (RGUILT)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing83840.5
2) Fairly convincing66932.4
3) Not very convincing36217.5
4) Not at all convincing1989.6
TOTAL2067100.0


RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. J. It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control or sex selection. (RBIRTCON)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing1,37865.2
2) Fairly convincing40619.2
3) Not very convincing1788.4
4) Not at all convincing1537.2
TOTAL2115100.0


RDEVALUE from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. H. A pregnancys significance is devalued by societys casual, permissive outlook on abortion. (RDEVALUE)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing44222.3
2) Fairly convincing69635.1
3) Not very convincing57128.8
4) Not at all convincing27613.9
TOTAL1985100.0


ABORWRNG from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally wrong in nearly all circumstances, morally wrong in some circumstances, or is it not a moral issue? (ABORWRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances78329.1
2) Morally wrong in some circumstances1,10941.2
3) Not a moral issue70226.0
9) Dont know/Refused1013.7
TOTAL2,695100.0


ABORAVL2 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should not be permitted at all; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be generally available to those who want it. (ABORAVL2)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should not be permitted at all1188.9
2) Against the law except rape/incest/save life40830.9
3) Available, but under strict limits32424.5
4) Generally available44533.7
9) Dont know/Refused272.0
Missing1,372 
TOTAL1,322100.0


ABORAVL1 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORAVL1)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available48735.5
2) Available, but under strict limits29221.3
3) Against the law except rape/incest/save life43932.0
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all1319.6
9) Dont know/Refused221.6
Missing1,323 
TOTAL1,371100.0


VIEWABOR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

Do you favor or oppose requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion? (VIEWABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Favor1,97773.4
2) Oppose58621.7
9) Dont know/Refused1324.9
TOTAL2,695100.0


ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABGEN)
TOTAL%
1) Generally available31131.2
2) Available, but under stricter limits20320.4
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life34434.5
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all11211.2
9) Dont know/Refused272.7
Missing1,007 
TOTAL997100.0


ABMORAL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally wrong in nearly all circumstances, morally wrong in some circumstances, or is it not a moral issue? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABMORAL)
TOTAL%
1) Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances23723.8
2) Morally wrong in some circumstances48648.8
3) Not a moral issue24524.6
9) Dont Know/Refused282.8
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0


ROEWADE from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

In 1973 the Roe versus Wade decision established a womans constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe versus Wade decision, or not? (ROEWADE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade78429.1
2) No, not overturn Roe versus Wade1,76265.4
9) Dont know/Refused1495.5
TOTAL2,695100.0


ABCOMPRO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue: the country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws, or theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABCOMPRO)
TOTAL%
1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws, (OR)65365.6
2) Theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws28728.8
9) Dont know/Refused565.6
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0


ABSTANAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Do you think the question of whether abortion should be legally permitted is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABSTANAT)
TOTAL%
1) Should be decided at the national level54955.1
2) Each state should decide for itself38638.8
9) Dont know/Refused616.1
Missing1,007 
TOTAL996100.0


RCOMPROM from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. K. Some limitations on abortion are justified because there has to be a compromise between a womens right to choose and the rights of her unborn child. (RCOMPROM)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing54926.8
2) Fairly convincing76937.6
3) Not very convincing43221.1
4) Not at all convincing29514.4
TOTAL2045100.0


SUPABORT from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

[ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] As I read some issues the Supreme Court may rule on over the coming years, please tell me how important each issue is to you personally. Are court decisions on abortion very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all important to you? (SUPABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important83062.7
2) Fairly important28121.2
3) Not too important1027.7
4) Not at all important916.9
9) Dont know/Refused191.4
Missing1,372 
TOTAL1,323100.0


FABRTDEM from Life Choices, 1990

Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? R. Abortion on demand (FABRTDEM)
TOTAL%
-5) Very negative feeling69733.2
-4) -41386.6
-3) -31657.8
-2) -21316.2
-1) -11175.6
0) Neutral feeling32115.3
1) 1974.6
2) 2934.4
3) 31255.9
4) 4683.2
5) Very positive feeling1507.1
TOTAL2102100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75840.3
2) No1,03354.9
8) Dont know864.6
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1882100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,41575.2
2) No38520.5
8) Dont know794.2
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1882100.0


ABORTN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Combination of ABORTN_A and ABORTN_B) (ABORTN)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases2,88516.3
2) Legal in most cases5,39630.6
3) Illegal in most cases4,83627.4
4) Illegal in all cases3,06217.3
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1,4788.4
TOTAL17,657100.0


ABRSP2_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

If ABORTN_B = 3-4: And do you think the view that abortion should be legal is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q244) (ABRSP2_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,72744.1
2) No1,82346.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)3679.4
Missing13,739 
TOTAL3,917100.0


ABRSP1_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

If ABORTN_B = 1-2: And do you think the view that abortion should be against the law is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q243) (ABRSP1_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,15050.0
2) No1,81842.2
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)3367.8
Missing13,354 
TOTAL4,304100.0


ABORTN_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

On another subject... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Q240) (ABORTN_B)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases1,47916.8
2) Legal in most cases2,82432.0
3) Illegal in most cases2,34526.6
4) Illegal in all cases1,57317.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)6076.9
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0


MORAB_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue? (Q180A) [Note: MORAB_A through MORAL_A were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (MORAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Morally acceptable91810.4
2) Morally wrong4,62352.4
3) Not a moral issue2,20224.9
4) Depends on situation (VOL.)7348.3
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)3534.0
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,830100.0


CONSNT_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion? (Q145C) [Note: CONSNT_A was read immediately before DIFFAB_A for random respondents.] (CONSNT_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor3,98545.1
2) Favor2,69630.5
3) Oppose1,00011.3
4) Strongly oppose6937.9
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)4545.1
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0


DIFFAB_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion? (Q145B) [Note: DIFFAB_A was read immediately after CONSNT_A for random respondents.] (DIFFAB_A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,64718.7
2) Favor1,94022.0
3) Oppose2,39227.1
4) Strongly oppose2,01022.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)8389.5
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,827100.0


ABLAW_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue? [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q130) (ABLAW_A)
TOTAL%
1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws5,28859.9
2) Theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws2,56129.0
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)98011.1
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,43976.5
2) No35719.0
8) Dont know834.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1882100.0


ABORTN_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Now thinking about the abortion issue... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] (Q125) (ABORTN_A)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases1,40615.9
2) Legal in most cases2,57229.1
3) Illegal in most cases2,49128.2
4) Illegal in all cases1,48916.9
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)8709.9
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0


ABORTLGL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

Do you think abortion should be: (PLEASE READ CATEGORIES IN REVERSE ORDER FOR HALF THE SAMPLE) (ABORTLGL)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases1,84816.9
2) Legal in most cases3,57132.6
3) Illegal in most cases2,97327.2
4) Illegal in all cases1,81916.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)7296.7
TOTAL10,940100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,57883.8
2) No21811.6
8) Dont know834.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1882100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes78941.9
2) No99452.8
8) Dont know955.0
9) No answer40.2
TOTAL1882100.0


LVIABLE from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: b. in cases where the woman is more than five months pregnant, requiring a test to see if the fetus might survive outside of the womb before allowing the abortion. (LVIABLE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,41064.9
3) Mostly oppose23710.9
5) Dont know52724.2
TOTAL2174100.0


V104 from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

In terms of social issues - such as abortion or homosexuality - do you consider yourself conservative, moderate, or liberal? (V104)
TOTAL%
1) Conservative68633.0
2) Moderate62930.2
3) Liberal68833.1
8) Dont know643.1
9) Refused140.7
TOTAL2,081100.0


RDISREG from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. E. Abortion promotes a general disregard for the value of human life. (RDISREG)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing82239.2
2) Fairly convincing53325.4
3) Not very convincing43520.8
4) Not at all convincing30514.6
TOTAL2095100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes75740.2
2) No1,03354.9
8) Dont know874.6
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1882100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1998

Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72838.7
2) No1,05055.8
8) Dont know985.2
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1882100.0


ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1998

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong27521.4
2) Almost always wrong1118.6
3) Wrong only sometimes15912.4
4) Not wrong at all62148.4
8) Cant choose957.4
9) No answer231.8
TOTAL1284100.0


ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1998

Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW)
TOTAL%
1) Always wrong54942.8
2) Almost always wrong13810.7
3) Wrong only sometimes1128.7
4) Not wrong at all35928.0
8) Cant choose947.3
9) No answer322.5
TOTAL1284100.0


ABCHNG_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

If ABVIEW_A = 1: And have you become... [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q128) (ABCHNG_A)
TOTAL%
1) More supportive of restricting access to abortion11927.0
2) More supportive of a womans right to choose an abortion28364.3
3) Other (VOL.)184.1
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)204.5
Missing17,218 
TOTAL440100.0


WTEENSC1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. F. If the pregnancy would require a teenager to drop out of school - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WTEENSC1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable61728.4
2) Unacceptable1235.7
3) Dont know1,43466.0
TOTAL2174100.0


RADVANTG from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. D. Abortion hurts women by enabling men to take advantage of them, knowing that abortion is a way out of their responsibility to care for the mother and child. (RADVANTG)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing57427.6
2) Fairly convincing44921.6
3) Not very convincing54426.2
4) Not at all convincing50924.5
TOTAL2076100.0


IPPASTOR from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. H. Her pastor, priest, or rabbi (IPPASTOR)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal36617.3
2) A moderate amount51224.2
3) A little49023.2
4) None at all74535.3
TOTAL2113100.0


LFACONS from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: d. requiring women to get the consent of the babys biological father before having an abortion. (LFACONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,17454.0
3) Mostly oppose2079.5
5) Dont know79336.5
TOTAL2174100.0


IPCOUNAD from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. F. A counselor at an adoption agency (IPCOUNAD)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal26712.7
2) A moderate amount48222.9
3) A little56827.0
4) None at all78737.4
TOTAL2104100.0


IPCOUNAB from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. E. A counselor at an abortion clinic (IPCOUNAB)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1909.0
2) A moderate amount47022.4
3) A little57727.5
4) None at all86541.2
TOTAL2102100.0


IPMDABRT from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. D. A doctor at an abortion clinic (IPMDABRT)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal22710.8
2) A moderate amount44121.0
3) A little48623.1
4) None at all94745.1
TOTAL2101100.0


IPMDPERS from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. C. The pregnant womans personal or family physician (IPMDPERS)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal70133.0
2) A moderate amount73434.5
3) A little36517.2
4) None at all32515.3
TOTAL2125100.0


IPFATHER from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. B. The unborn babys father (IPFATHER)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1,05549.7
2) A moderate amount63730.0
3) A little24011.3
4) None at all1919.0
TOTAL2123100.0


IPWOMAN from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. A. The pregnant woman (IPWOMAN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1,79084.0
2) A moderate amount1697.9
3) A little612.9
4) None at all1105.2
TOTAL2130100.0


MURDER from Life Choices, 1990

Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (MURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion is just as bad as killing a person who has already been born; it is murder.80139.6
2) Abortion is murder, but it is not as bad as killing someone who has already been born.25712.7
3) Abortion is not murder, but it does involve the taking of human life.59329.3
4) Abortion is not murder; it is a surgical procedure for removing human tissue.37318.4
TOTAL2024100.0


WOTHSEX1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. K. If a couple wants a boy and a test has revealed that the baby will be a girl - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WOTHSEX1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1527.0
2) Unacceptable502.3
3) Dont know1,97290.7
TOTAL2174100.0


WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. J. If a couple is using abortion as a repeated means of birth control - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WBIRCON1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable2159.9
2) Unacceptable653.0
3) Dont know1,89487.1
TOTAL2174100.0


WABAND1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. I. If a woman has been abandoned by her partner, the father of the unborn child - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WABAND1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable59327.3
2) Unacceptable1064.9
3) Dont know1,47567.8
TOTAL2174100.0


IPSTAGOV from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. J. The state government (IPSTAGOV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1306.2
2) A moderate amount25612.2
3) A little36917.5
4) None at all1,34964.1
TOTAL2104100.0


CABORT from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? A. Abortion (CABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very concerned99046.1
2) Fairly concerned68632.0
3) Not too concerned37417.4
4) Not concerned at all964.5
TOTAL2146100.0


ABORTION from Religion and America's Role in the World

Do you think abortions should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases22416.0
2) Legal in most cases37526.8
3) Illegal in most cases51536.8
4) Illegal in all cases23116.5
5) Dont know, refused553.9
TOTAL1400100.0


GAGRULE from Religion and America's Role in the World

United States policy currently states that no federal funding may be given to any foreign organization that performs abortions in other countries except in cases of rape or when the womans life is in danger, provides counseling and referrals for abortions, or promotes abortion-rights legislation in other countries, even if the money is used for other aspects of womens reproductive health. Based on this statement, do you support or oppose this policy? (follow-up) Do you STRONGLY (support/oppose) this policy or SOMEWHAT (support/oppose) this policy? (GAGRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly support38227.3
2) Somewhat support34524.6
3) Somewhat oppose24117.2
4) Strongly oppose36225.9
5) Dont know/refused705.0
TOTAL1400100.0


FEELPROL from Religion and America's Role in the World

Now, Id like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. If you have no opinion or never heard of that person or organization, please say so: pro-life, anti-abortion groups (split B- half sample). (FEELPROL)
TOTAL%
0) 09313.1
1) 181.1
2) 271.0
3) 310.1
5) 5111.5
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
9) 910.1
10) 10233.2
15) 1530.4
20) 20283.9
25) 25223.1
30) 30162.3
35) 3540.6
40) 40121.7
45) 4550.7
50) 5011015.5
51) 5110.1
55) 5520.3
60) 60283.9
62) 6210.1
65) 6530.4
67) 6710.1
70) 70233.2
75) 75354.9
77) 7710.1
80) 80344.8
85) 8581.1
86) 8610.1
90) 90283.9
95) 9571.0
99) 9940.6
100) 10014620.6
101) Dont know/refused/no opinion415.8
TOTAL710100.0


THERM4 from America's Evangelicals

Now, Id like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. If you have no opinion or never heard of that person or organization, please say so. Give Pro-life, anti-abortion groups a rating, with 100 meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling; and 50 meaning not particularly warm or cold. (IF DONT KNOW:) Would you say you are unable to give an opinion of pro-life, anti-abortion groups, or have you never heard of Pro-life, anti-abortion groups? (THERM4)
TOTAL%
0) Very Cold, Unfavorable26716.6
1) 140.9
2) 120.7
3) 10.1
4) 30.2
5) 130.8
6) 10.1
8) 20.1
9) 10.1
10) 593.7
13) 10.1
15) 100.6
17) 10.1
19) 10.1
20) 432.7
25) 442.7
30) 483.0
35) 50.3
40) 442.7
45) 50.3
49) 20.1
50) 27717.2
55) 40.2
60) 442.7
65) 100.6
70) 332.0
74) 10.1
75) 815.0
80) 784.8
81) 10.1
85) 221.4
88) 20.1
89) 10.1
90) 684.2
92) 10.1
93) 10.1
95) 221.4
97) 10.1
98) 20.1
99) 50.3
100) Very Warm, Favorable29918.6
101) No Opinion/DK654.0
102) Never Heard of150.9
TOTAL1610100.0


ABORT from America's Evangelicals

Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases24014.9
2) Legal in most cases48730.2
3) Illegal in most cases52732.7
4) Illegal in all cases29018.0
5) Dont know/Refused664.1
TOTAL1610100.0


WWOPROF1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. H. If the pregnancy is unplanned and would interrupt a professional womans career - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOPROF1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable41118.9
2) Unacceptable904.1
3) Dont know1,67377.0
TOTAL2174100.0


QN20 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (QN20)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases44911.2
2) Legal in most cases99324.7
3) Illegal in most cases96424.0
4) Illegal in all cases1,38234.4
8) Dont know1784.4
9) Refused501.2
TOTAL4016100.0


WLOWINC1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. G. If the family has a very low income and another child would create a heavy financial burden - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WLOWINC1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable64929.9
2) Unacceptable1004.6
3) Dont know1,42565.5
TOTAL2174100.0


WWOLIFE1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. First. . . A. If the womans life is endangered by the pregnancy - would abortion be acceptable or unacceptable during the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOLIFE1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,74980.5
2) Unacceptable1085.0
3) Dont know31714.6
TOTAL2174100.0


WWOHLTH1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. B. If the womans mental or emotional health might be damaged by the pregnancy - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOHLTH1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,20355.3
2) Unacceptable1758.0
3) Dont know79636.6
TOTAL2174100.0


WRAPE1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. C. If the pregnancy was the result of rape - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WRAPE1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,53470.6
2) Unacceptable1356.2
3) Dont know50523.2
TOTAL2174100.0


WINCEST1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. D. If the pregnancy was the result of incest - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WINCEST1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,52069.9
2) Unacceptable1527.0
3) Dont know50223.1
TOTAL2174100.0


WDEFORM1 from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. E. If there is a strong chance of serious deformity in the baby - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WDEFORM1)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable1,28259.0
2) Unacceptable1707.8
3) Dont know72233.2
TOTAL2174100.0


IPLAW from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. I. The law, the courts, and the judge (IPLAW)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal21410.2
2) A moderate amount35917.1
3) A little46122.0
4) None at all1,06550.7
TOTAL2099100.0


QN49_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): On another subject, does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (QN49_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,07458.9
2) No1,23435.0
8) Dont know1975.6
9) Refused160.5
TOTAL3521100.0


GSSDEFRM from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . a. if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (GSSDEFRM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,32560.9
3) No2069.5
5) Dont know64329.6
TOTAL2174100.0


IPFEDGOV from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. K. The federal government (IPFEDGOV)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1175.6
2) A moderate amount22910.9
3) A little36917.6
4) None at all1,38766.0
TOTAL2102100.0


LBIRCONT from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: c. not allowing abortions in cases where they are being used as a method of birth control. (LBIRCONT)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,50869.4
3) Mostly oppose1044.8
5) Dont know56225.9
TOTAL2174100.0


IPCHURCH from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. G. The womans church or religious community (IPCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal31915.1
2) A moderate amount45921.7
3) A little48122.8
4) None at all85540.4
TOTAL2114100.0


LLICCLIN from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: f. the passage of a law prohibiting the use of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. (LLICCLIN)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,85785.4
3) Mostly oppose1014.6
5) Dont know2169.9
TOTAL2174100.0


LRESERCH from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: g. the passage of a law requiring health and safety standards for private abortion clinics. (LRESERCH)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor48041.2
3) Mostly oppose13811.8
5) Dont know54847.0
TOTAL1166100.0


THARTDEF from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . g. the baby will have a serious heart defect. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (THARTDEF)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion24912.3
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion35817.7
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion41620.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion99849.4
TOTAL2021100.0


LAFTER3 from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: i. not allowing abortions after the third month of pregnancy, unless it is required to save a womans life. (LAFTER3)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,58372.8
3) Mostly oppose1396.4
5) Dont know45220.8
TOTAL2174100.0


LPARCONS from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: a. requiring that women under 18 years of age get parental consent before they are allowed to have an abortion. (LPARCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,54571.1
3) Mostly oppose1185.4
5) Dont know51123.5
TOTAL2174100.0


GSSRAPEV from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . b. if the woman became pregnant as a result of rape. (GSSRAPEV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,57772.5
3) No1657.6
5) Dont know43219.9
TOTAL2174100.0


HEARPL from Life Choices, 1990

In recent years pro-life and pro-choice groups have formed on opposite sides of the abortion issue. How much would you say you have heard about groups that are pro-life . . . a great deal, a moderate amount, a small amount, or nothing at all? (HEARPL)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal69231.8
2) A moderate amount70932.6
3) A small amount35516.3
4) Nothing at all [skip to HEARPC]32314.9
5) Dont know954.4
TOTAL2174100.0


SELFID from Life Choices, 1990

Which of the following would you say best describes your general outlook on the abortion issue -- strongly pro-life, moderately pro-life, neutral, moderately pro-choice, or strongly pro-choice? (SELFID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly pro-life57227.0
2) Moderately pro-life34316.2
3) Neutral46922.2
4) Moderately pro-choice36117.1
5) Strongly pro-choice37017.5
TOTAL2115100.0


RPROTECT from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. A. All human life, including that of the unborn, should be protected. (RPROTECT)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing1,05650.3
2) Fairly convincing57627.5
3) Not very convincing32515.5
4) Not at all convincing1416.7
TOTAL2098100.0


RMURDER from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. B. Human life begins at conception, therefore, abortion is murder. (RMURDER)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing89943.3
2) Fairly convincing34316.5
3) Not very convincing42520.5
4) Not at all convincing41019.7
TOTAL2077100.0


RRTLIFE from Life Choices, 1990

I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. C. Every unborn child has a basic right to life. (RRTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very convincing1,05550.4
2) Fairly convincing53425.5
3) Not very convincing31515.0
4) Not at all convincing1919.1
TOTAL2095100.0


LMDFINES from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: h. in states that restrict abortions, require doctors who perform an illegal abortion to pay a large fine. (LMDFINES)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,54371.0
3) Mostly oppose1436.6
5) Dont know48822.4
TOTAL2174100.0


ABQOL from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. D. The quality of life a child will have after it is born is an important thing to consider when deciding on an abortion. (ABQOL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32915.8
2) Agree76436.7
3) Disagree58628.2
4) Strongly disagree40019.2
TOTAL2079100.0


IPPATEEN from Life Choices, 1990

When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. L. The parents of a pregnant girl who is under 18 years of age (IPPATEEN)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal87941.7
2) A moderate amount64230.4
3) A little28413.5
4) None at all30514.5
TOTAL2110100.0


ABADOPT from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. A. Abortion is usually a better option than giving a child up for adoption (ABADOPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree924.5
2) Agree1648.0
3) Disagree88243.1
4) Strongly disagree90744.4
TOTAL2045100.0


ABNOWANT from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. B. Abortion is usually a better option than bringing a child into a home where it is not wanted. (ABNOWANT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21610.5
2) Agree54526.6
3) Disagree75837.0
4) Strongly disagree52925.8
TOTAL2048100.0


LINFCONS from Life Choices, 1990

Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: e. requiring women to receive information about fetal development and alternatives to abortion before going ahead with the procedure. (LINFCONS)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly favor1,86185.6
3) Mostly oppose974.5
5) Dont know2169.9
TOTAL2174100.0


ABDEFORM from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. C. A woman who gives birth to a handicapped child rather than having an abortion is doing the right thing. (ABDEFORM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36319.2
2) Agree93049.2
3) Disagree45223.9
4) Strongly disagree1447.6
TOTAL1889100.0


TMISSLEG from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . f. the baby will be missing an arm or a leg. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TMISSLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion21410.6
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion30014.8
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion36518.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion1,14456.5
TOTAL2023100.0


ABCHPLAN from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. E. Abortion is alright, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live with. (ABCHPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1125.4
2) Agree36117.4
3) Disagree86541.7
4) Strongly disagree73735.5
TOTAL2075100.0


ARTCRTL from Life Choices, 1990

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. F. A womans right to choose whether to have an abortion is more important than the human fetus right to life. (ARTCRTL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29814.8
2) Agree52826.3
3) Disagree61730.7
4) Strongly disagree56428.1
TOTAL2007100.0


ABORTEST from Life Choices, 1990

Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious deformity. Would you [yourself want to / want your partner to] have an abortion if a test show the baby has a serious deformity? (ABORTEST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, have an abortion82938.1
3) No42219.4
5) Dont know92342.5
TOTAL2174100.0


TOPPSEX from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . a. the baby will be the opposite sex of what the parents had wanted. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOPPSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion371.8
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion622.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion753.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion1,93091.7
TOTAL2104100.0


TOBESE from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . b. the baby will have a genetic tendency toward obesity -- being overweight. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOBESE)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion361.7
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion612.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion844.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion1,90691.3
TOTAL2087100.0


TRETARD from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . c. the baby will be mentally retarded. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TRETARD)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion26213.0
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion38218.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion52526.0
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion85342.2
TOTAL2022100.0


TTERMILL from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . d. the baby will be born with a terminal illness that ends its life within six years. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TTERMILL)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion50825.1
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion40820.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion33216.4
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion77638.3
TOTAL2024100.0


TBLIND from Life Choices, 1990

New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . e. the baby will be born blind. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TBLIND)
TOTAL%
1) Serious enough to have an abortion1849.0
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion28914.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion36017.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion1,20959.2
TOTAL2042100.0


C_CMMUN from ABC News/Washington Post Poll: the New Pope, 2005

Would you support or oppose the Catholic church denying communion to Catholic politicians who are in favor of legal abortion? (Note: asked of Catholics only.) (C_CMMUN)
TOTAL%
1) Support6126.5
2) Oppose16069.6
8) DK/No opinion93.9
Missing852 
TOTAL230100.0


DENYCOMM from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004

Would you support or oppose the Catholic church denying communion to Catholic politicians who are in favor of legal abortion? (DENYCOMM)
TOTAL%
1) Support21221.7
2) Oppose66367.7
8) DK/No opinion10410.6
Missing26 
TOTAL979100.0


ABORTION from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004

On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases23023.0
2) Legal in most cases30930.9
3) Illegal in most cases23323.3
4) Illegal in all cases20520.5
8) DK/No opinion242.4
Missing4 
TOTAL1,001100.0


MORAL2 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003

(CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) For each item I name, please tell me if you personally find it morally acceptable or morally unacceptable.- Abortion when the mothers life is not in danger (MORAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Acceptable48439.2
2) Unacceptable71858.1
8) DK/No opinion342.8
Missing45 
TOTAL1,236100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree9414.4
2) Mostly agree253.8
3) Mostly disagree7912.1
4) Completely disagree44768.5
8) Dont know71.1
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL653100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72849.6
2) No68046.3
8) Dont know584.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0


ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 2010

Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (ONDEMAND)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK283.7
0) Disagree35046.7
1) Agree37249.6
TOTAL750100.0


PAYABORT from Houston Area Survey, 2010

For/Against: What about using public funds to help pay for abortions for women in poverty? (PAYABORT)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK557.3
0) Against43357.7
1) For26234.9
TOTAL750100.0


WHCHSIDE from Houston Area Survey, 2010

In the abortion debate, do you consider yourself to be pro-life or pro-choice? (WHCHSIDE)
TOTAL%
-1) RF192.5
1) Pro-life32042.7
2) It depends (Vol.)719.5
3) Pro-choice34045.3
TOTAL750100.0


REJECTAB from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

Please tell me how important each aspect of Catholicism is to your Catholic identity? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all? How important is . . .? Rejection of abortion (REJECTAB)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided51.3
-1) Refused20.5
1) Very important15338.5
2) Somewhat important9924.9
3) Not too important6917.4
4) Not important at all6917.4
Missing127 
TOTAL397100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes57839.4
2) No82856.4
8) Dont know594.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,17780.2
2) No23415.9
8) Dont know543.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,28887.7
2) No1419.6
8) Dont know372.5
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66345.2
2) No74450.7
8) Dont know584.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1468100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,17980.3
2) No24016.3
8) Dont know483.3
9) No answer10.1
TOTAL1468100.0


GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31231.0
2) Mostly agree27527.4
3) Mostly disagree10910.8
4) Completely disagree28528.4
8) Dont know171.7
9) Refused70.7
TOTAL1,005100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified30.5
2) Sometimes justified7211.0
3) Never justified57688.1
8) Dont know30.5
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL654100.0


ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always justified303.0
2) Sometimes justified10210.1
3) Never justified85685.2
8) Dont know111.1
9) Refused60.6
TOTAL1,005100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1980

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68046.3
2) No72449.3
8) Dont know624.2
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1468100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72348.2
2) No71547.7
8) Dont know563.7
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1499100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,20580.4
2) No23515.7
8) Dont know523.5
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1499100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes76150.8
2) No67344.9
8) Dont know573.8
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1499100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,32988.7
2) No1359.0
8) Dont know281.9
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1499100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66844.6
2) No77952.0
8) Dont know463.1
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1499100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1976

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,22381.6
2) No23415.6
8) Dont know382.5
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1499100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes49432.2
2) No99064.6
8) Dont know432.8
9) No answer50.3
TOTAL1532100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,35288.3
2) No1409.1
8) Dont know362.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


SALABORT from General Social Survey, 1978

Would you say that you and your friends think about the following item very often, sometimes, or almost never: Laws about abortion (SALABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very often16210.6
2) Sometimes63441.4
3) Almost never72447.3
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1532100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes59839.0
2) No88557.8
8) Dont know463.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1532100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes60639.6
2) No86756.6
8) Dont know553.6
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,23280.4
2) No24916.3
8) Dont know452.9
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1532100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69645.4
2) No77350.5
8) Dont know593.9
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1978

Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,22780.1
2) No27017.6
8) Dont know312.0
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1532100.0


SOCVIEWS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

When it comes to issues such as abortion, pornography, homosexuality and so forth, where would you place yourself? (SOCVIEWS)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely liberal365.5
2) Liberal10816.6
3) Slightly liberal517.8
4) Moderate10916.7
5) Slightly conservative6510.0
6) Conservative12719.5
7) Extremely conservative12018.4
8) Dont know/No answer355.4
TOTAL651100.0


ABLEGAL from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

Do you think abortions should be...? (ABLEGAL)
TOTAL%
1) Legal under any circumstances17927.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances33351.2
3) Illegal in all circumstances11718.0
4) Dont know/No answer213.2
TOTAL650100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2004

Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) One, abortion should never be permitted,8214.9
2) Two, abortion should be permitted only if the life of woman is in danger.22741.3
3) Three, abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.12122.0
4) Four, abortion should never be forbidden.11921.7
TOTAL549100.0


ABORTION from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113

ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Churchs opposition to abortion for everyone, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly opposed40738.6
2) Only somewhat opposed24423.1
3) Not opposed at all35033.2
4) Not sure535.0
TOTAL1054100.0


ABORTION from Faith and Family in America, 2005

Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Legal in all cases19717.4
2) Legal in most35731.6
3) Illegal in most cases31027.4
4) Illegal in all cases18916.7
5) Dont know/refused786.9
TOTAL1131100.0


ABORTIMP from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

When you decide who to vote for in an election, you have several issues that may concern you. On a scale from 1 to 5 - with 1 being not important, 3 being moderately important, and 5 being extremely important - please rank the importance of each of the following issues in determining how you vote: Abortion (ABORTIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not important36814.4
2) Slightly important1064.1
3) Moderately important58422.8
4) Very important2088.1
5) Extremely important1,26149.2
99) Dont know341.3
TOTAL2,561100.0


MORALV from Faith and Family in America, 2005

Moral values can mean different things to different people. I am going to read to you a list of phrases, and please tell me which of the following choices best describes what moral values means to you. (MORALV)
TOTAL%
1) Compassion and concern for the sick or needy918.0
2) Personal values, such as honesty and responsibility42137.2
3) Social issues, such as abortion or gay marriage978.6
4) Family values, such as trying to protect children from sex and violence on TV and the Internet29726.3
5) Social justice, such as preventing human rights abuses or discrimination1018.9
6) All1018.9
7) None70.6
8) Other70.6
9) Dont know/refused90.8
TOTAL1131100.0


ABORT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy should be legal in all cases. (ABORT)
TOTAL%
0) Refused240.9
1) Strongly agree58823.0
2) Moderately agree27010.5
3) Slightly agree1566.1
4) Neither agree nor disagree522.0
5) Slightly disagree1054.1
6) Moderately disagree2208.6
7) Strongly disagree1,09542.8
99) Dont know512.0
TOTAL2,561100.0


DECABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

Suppose a teenage girl gets pregnant. She wants to have an abortion and so has sought the medical advice of her doctor. She has discussed this at great length with her parents, but they are opposed to it. Who should have the final say in this situation? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (DECABORT)
TOTAL%
1) The girl2,42370.5
2) Her parents44913.1
3) Dont know56516.4
Missing1,986 
TOTAL3,437100.0


J5ABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Abortion is all right, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live with. (Not asked of elementary school students.) (J5ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1,13433.0
2) Disagree1,91155.6
3) Dont know39511.5
Missing1,983 
TOTAL3,440100.0


D9ABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

Imagine someone like yourself in the following situation and tell us what would most likely happen - An unmarried friend of yours just found out that she is pregnant. She doesnt know what to do for sure. She asks you for advice about what she should do. In this situation, would you advise her to have an abortion, advise her to have the baby but give it up for adoption, or advise her to have the baby and keep it? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (D9ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Advise her to have an abortion40111.7
2) Advise her to have the baby but give it up for adoption71320.8
3) Advise her to have the baby and keep it1,23235.9
4) Dont know1,08931.7
Missing1,988 
TOTAL3,435100.0


DIFFABOR from December 2006 Values Update Survey

As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion. (DIFFABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor70717.3
2) Favor71917.5
3) Oppose1,17228.6
4) Strongly oppose1,12127.4
9) Dont know3799.2
TOTAL4,098100.0


ABORTMOR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- Thinking about the morality of abortion, do you believe abortion can be a morally acceptable choice... (ABORTMOR)
TOTAL%
1) Never20512.6
2) Only in rare circumstances67241.4
3) In many circumstances, or42426.1
4) In all circumstances?23814.7
5) Dont know/Refused/No opinion845.2
TOTAL1,623100.0


ABORTVOT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Catholics can, in good conscience, vote for political candidates who support legal abortion. (ABORTVOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree65440.3
2) Somewhat Agree47829.4
3) Somewhat Disagree19011.7
4) Strongly Disagree23014.2
5) Dont know/Refused724.4
TOTAL1,624100.0


ABORTLEG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- There has also been much discussion about the legality of abortion. Do you believe that abortion should be... (ABORTLEG)
TOTAL%
1) Illegal in all circumstances21012.9
2) Legal only in rare circumstances52732.5
3) Legal in many circumstances34321.1
4) Legal in all circumstances?49930.7
5) Dont know/Refused/No opinion452.8
TOTAL1,624100.0


ABCHOOSE from General Social Survey, 1994

A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason whatsoever, if she chooses not to have the baby- do you agree or disagree? (ABCHOOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25717.8
2) Agree34924.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree1268.7
4) Disagree28719.8
5) Strongly disagree31321.6
8) Dont know342.3
9) No answer815.6
TOTAL1447100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes89544.8
2) No1,03952.1
8) Dont know562.8
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1996100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92346.2
2) No1,01550.9
8) Dont know522.6
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1996100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,61681.0
2) No31815.9
8) Dont know603.0
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1996100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes97148.6
2) No95447.8
8) Dont know683.4
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1996100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,75387.8
2) No1819.1
8) Dont know593.0
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1996100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,58579.4
2) No34117.1
8) Dont know683.4
9) No answer20.1
TOTAL1996100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1994

Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes93046.6
2) No99549.8
8) Dont know653.3
9) No answer60.3
TOTAL1996100.0


Q19B23 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are against U.S. laws (Q19B23)
TOTAL%
0) No99099.2
1) Yes80.8
TOTAL998100.0


Q12E1 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Do you feel that a priests word is morally binding; that it is a moral obligation to do what he says or isnt it, when he talks about abortion laws? (Q12E1)
TOTAL%
1) Morally binding66167.4
2) Not morally binding21421.8
3) Not sure10610.8
TOTAL981100.0


Q19A from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Do you favor or oppose the Catholic Churchs opposition to abortion? (Q19A)
TOTAL%
1) Favor57658.2
2) Oppose27427.7
3) Not sure14014.1
TOTAL990100.0


Q19B5 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Extenuating circumstances might dictate abortions (Q19B5)
TOTAL%
0) No89389.5
1) Yes10510.5
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B9 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Church is not handling problem correctly/many cases abortions should have been allowed, church said no (Q19B9)
TOTAL%
0) No97597.7
1) Yes232.3
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B10 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Women should not have children they dont want/I believe in abortion (Q19B10)
TOTAL%
0) No99399.5
1) Yes50.5
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B13 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortion is murder/Thou shall not kill one of the commandments (Q19B13)
TOTAL%
0) No70570.6
1) Yes29329.4
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B15 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are against religion and God and the Pope (Q19B15)
TOTAL%
0) No93293.4
1) Yes666.6
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B16 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions would just increase and legalize prostitution (Q19B16)
TOTAL%
0) No99199.3
1) Yes70.7
TOTAL998100.0


Q19B22 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) I just dont approve of abortions (Q19B22)
TOTAL%
0) No93493.6
1) Yes646.4
TOTAL998100.0


Q19E from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of a young girl who became pregnant because she was raped? (Q19E)
TOTAL%
1) For45646.1
2) Against41141.6
3) Not sure12212.3
TOTAL989100.0


Q19B25 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abstinence is the answer/state and church should work towards other means to prevent causes of abortion (Q19B25)
TOTAL%
0) No99499.6
1) Yes40.4
TOTAL998100.0


Q19C from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of an unwed girl who had gotten into trouble visiting family friends near an army camp? (Q19C)
TOTAL%
1) For10911.0
2) Against78779.4
3) Not sure959.6
TOTAL991100.0


Q19D from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of a mother with seven young children whom doctors thought would die if she gave birth again? (Q19D)
TOTAL%
1) For57758.3
2) Against29830.1
3) Not sure11511.6
TOTAL990100.0


Q19B19 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are dangerous/too risky (Q19B19)
TOTAL%
0) No97898.0
1) Yes202.0
TOTAL998100.0


ABORTION from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

Do you think that abortion should be legal in all cases, in most cases only a few cases, or illegal in all cases? (DO NOT READ) (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) All Cases38214.7
2) Most Cases34813.4
3) A Few Cases1,15244.5
4) Illegal56521.8
5) DK903.5
6) Refused532.0
TOTAL2590100.0


ABRAPE from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Should it be legal for a woman to have an abortion if she became pregnant as the result of a rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes17858.7
2) Probably yes5618.5
3) Unsure258.3
4) Probably not144.6
5) Definitely not309.9
TOTAL303100.0


ABORT from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Should it be legal for a woman to have an abortion, if she is pregnant but does not want to have a child right now? (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes12140.6
2) Probably yes3712.4
3) Unsure3612.1
4) Probably not279.1
5) Definitely not7725.8
TOTAL298100.0


ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes84078.1
2) No19318.0
8) Dont know373.4
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1075100.0


YABORT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

Alice, who is 15, didnt think she would get pregnant, but the doctor said she was. She decided she did not want to have the baby, so she went to another doctor and had an abortion. How right or wrong was it for her to have this abortion? (YABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong2,54431.6
2) Wrong1,15014.3
3) Not sure3,15039.1
4) Right7399.2
5) Very right4635.8
TOTAL8046100.0


ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48044.7
2) No53950.1
8) Dont know514.7
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1075100.0


ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92385.9
2) No1059.8
8) Dont know434.0
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1075100.0


ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50847.3
2) No51147.5
8) Dont know514.7
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1075100.0


ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes48845.4
2) No52648.9
8) Dont know565.2
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL1075100.0


ABANY from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45842.6
2) No55251.3
8) Dont know595.5
9) No answer60.6
TOTAL1075100.0


ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1993

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes85079.1
2) No17516.3
8) Dont know464.3
9) No answer40.4
TOTAL1075100.0


ABORTFAV from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters

As far as you personally are concerned, do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to ban abortions? (ABORTFAV)
TOTAL%
1) Favor37928.6
2) Oppose83362.9
3) Not sure1128.5
TOTAL1324100.0


VTBNABRT from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, Voters

All in all, do you feel positive or negative about Archbishop John J. OConnor urging Catholics to vote against candidates who are opposed to banning abortions? (VTBNABRT)
TOTAL%
1) Positive29021.9
2) Negative90568.4
3) Not sure1289.7
TOTAL1323100.0


ABORT1 from Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981

Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, or not legal at all? (ABORT1)
TOTAL%
1) Legal under any circumstance6519.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances17352.0
3) Not legal at all8425.2
4) No opinion113.3
TOTAL333100.0


ABORTION from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

How about abortion? Is it always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, or only sometimes morally wrong? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Always75229.9
2) Usually40916.2
3) Only sometimes1,16946.4
4) Never wrong1887.5
TOTAL2518100.0


ABORT from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

Do you agree or disagree with the following statements. If unsure, all things considered, do you tend to agree or disagree with -- A married woman who doesnt want any more children should be able to obtain a legal abortion. (ABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree1,22750.1
2) Disagree1,22249.9
TOTAL2449100.0


ABORT2 from Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981

Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Would you favor or oppose a legal abortion for a low-income woman if the money for that abortion didnt come from the government? (ABORT2)
TOTAL%
1) Favor14543.3
2) Oppose14944.5
3) Dont know4112.2
TOTAL335100.0


RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy is caused by rape. (RAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree7525.0
2) Agree15652.0
3) Disagree4314.3
4) Strongly disagree175.7
8) Uncertain51.7
9) No answer41.3
TOTAL300100.0


FRTABORT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

Alice, who is 15, didnt think she would get pregnant, but the doctor said she was. She decided she did not want to have the baby, so she went to another doctor and had an abortion. How right or wrong was it for her to have this abortion? (FRTABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong1,54636.5
2) Wrong68316.1
3) Im not sure1,23129.1
4) Right48611.5
5) Very right2906.8
TOTAL4236100.0


ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3812.7
2) Agree12541.7
3) Disagree7324.3
4) Strongly disagree4715.7
8) Uncertain113.7
9) No answer62.0
TOTAL300100.0


MRTABORT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

Alice, who is 15, didnt think she would get pregnant, but the doctor said she was. She decided she did not want to have the baby, so she went to another doctor and had an abortion. How right or wrong was it for her to have this abortion? (MRTABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Very wrong2,45741.4
2) Wrong91615.4
3) Im not sure1,67128.2
4) Right5469.2
5) Very right3415.7
TOTAL5931100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1998

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted7414.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger24347.7
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child8115.9
4) Abortion should never be forbidden9418.5
9) Dont know173.3
TOTAL509100.0


PROBABOR from Middletown Area Study, 1982

The following are 8 possible concerns of people in America today. Please indicate how important each is to you. -- Eliminating or reducing abortion (PROBABOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not important8030.5
2) Somewhat important8331.7
3) Very important9937.8
TOTAL262100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2000

Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted7111.7
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life of the woman is in danger24941.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child11719.3
4) Abortion should never be forbidden15024.8
8) Dont Know193.1
TOTAL606100.0


PROCHOS from Middletown Area Study, 1990

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-CHOICE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROCHOS)
TOTAL%
1) I am for legalized abortion for most people, but I am personally against abortion6337.1
2) I am both for legalized abortion for most people and personally believe it is justifiable9958.2
3) Dont know84.7
TOTAL170100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1994

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted.9817.6
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger25345.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child7713.8
4) Abortion should never be forbidden11620.8
5) Dont know142.5
TOTAL558100.0


PROLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-LIFE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) I am against abortion for most people, but I believe some people are responsible enough to make this decision7332.2
2) I am both against abortion for most people and personally against it14865.2
3) Dont know62.6
TOTAL227100.0


PLOBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1990

Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you: (PLOBEH)
TOTAL%
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for286.8
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for8320.2
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate12330.0
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate16540.2
5) Dont know112.7
TOTAL410100.0


ABBIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? My position on abortion is clearly spelled out in the Bible. (ABBIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6916.8
2) Agree9723.6
3) Are you neutral8821.4
4) Disagree9322.6
5) Strongly disagree317.5
6) Dont know338.0
TOTAL411100.0


PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1990

How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws which regulated these matters. (PRIVMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree10024.1
2) Agree14635.2
3) Are you neutral4310.4
4) Disagree10324.8
5) Strongly disagree194.6
6) Dont know41.0
TOTAL415100.0


NEWLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

In your opinion, when does a human being exist? (NEWLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) The moment a women becomes pregnant21852.8
2) When a fetus can survive8119.6
3) Do you have some other belief194.6
4) Are you not sure when a human being comes into existence8420.3
5) Dont know112.7
TOTAL413100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1991

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted6417.4
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger15241.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child4612.5
4) Abortion should never be forbidden7921.5
5) Dont know277.3
TOTAL368100.0


POLBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1991

Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you? (POLBEH)
TOTAL%
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for4612.5
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for4010.9
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate8723.6
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate15040.8
5) Dont know4512.2
TOTAL368100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1990

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted379.0
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is danger19647.8
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child8520.7
4) Abortion should never be forbidden8420.5
5) Dont know82.0
TOTAL410100.0


NEWLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1989

In your opinion, when does a new human being exist? (NEWLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) The moment a women becomes pregnant20050.5
2) When a fetus can survive7318.4
3) Do you have some other belief246.1
4) Are you not sure when a human being comes into existence8321.0
5) Dont know164.0
TOTAL396100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2002

Which of the following four statements best describe your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Never Forbidden12133.5
2) Woman Has Difficulty3910.8
3) Womans Life Danger15643.2
4) Never Permitted4512.5
TOTAL361100.0


RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985

ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy is caused by rape. (RAPE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11237.3
2) Agree12541.7
3) Disagree3812.7
4) Strongly disagree196.3
8) Dont know31.0
9) No answer31.0
TOTAL300100.0


ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985

ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6020.0
2) Agree8227.3
3) Disagree7926.3
4) Strongly disagree6521.7
8) Dont know82.7
9) No answer62.0
TOTAL300100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1992

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted.6513.2
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.21443.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.6813.8
4) Abortion should never be forbidden.12425.1
5) Dont know234.7
TOTAL494100.0


POLBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1992

Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you: (POLBEH)
TOTAL%
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for.428.4
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for.10320.5
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate.16833.5
4) The abortion issue has been of little or no importance to me in voting for a candidate17334.5
5) Dont know163.2
TOTAL502100.0


LEGABORT from Middletown Area Study, 1993

A woman should be able to get a legal abortion for any reason. Do you: (LEGABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree438.7
2) Agree17735.8
3) Are you neutral428.5
4) Disagree15431.1
5) Strongly disagree7314.7
6) Dont know61.2
TOTAL495100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1996

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted5914.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger19247.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child6716.4
4) Abortion should never be forbidden7618.6
6) Dont know143.4
TOTAL408100.0


ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1985

Do you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) No15842.0
2) Qualified answer volunteered133.5
3) Yes19351.3
4) Dont know123.2
TOTAL376100.0


ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1987

Do you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15139.0
2) Not sure4712.1
3) No18948.8
TOTAL387100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1988

A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she chooses. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree6015.1
2) Agree13132.9
3) Neutral266.5
4) Disagree11127.9
5) Strongly disagree6716.8
6) Dont know30.8
TOTAL398100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1984

For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she so chooses. (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree318.9
2) Agree11533.0
3) Not sure3710.6
4) Disagree11432.7
5) Strongly disagree5214.9
TOTAL349100.0


CRTABORT from Middletown Area Study, 1989

Have recent United States Supreme Court decisions on abortion: (CRTABORT)
TOTAL%
1) Increased your commitment to do something for the pro-life movement4311.1
2) Increased your commitment to do something for the pro-choice movement4611.8
3) Have you not found yourself doing anything more to support your position on abortion as a result of these decisions27971.7
4) Not aware of these decisions112.8
5) Dont know102.6
TOTAL389100.0


ABORTOPN from Middletown Area Study, 1989

Which of the following best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTOPN)
TOTAL%
1) Abortion should never be permitted379.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger16642.5
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child7017.9
4) Abortion should never be forbidden9724.8
5) Dont know215.4
TOTAL391100.0


ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1989

Which statement best expresses your concern about abortion? (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) I have thought very little about the abortion issue9925.6
2) I feel abortion is one of several issues I am concerned about15339.6
3) I am so concerned about abortion that, for instance, whether or not I vote for a political candidate would greatly depend on his or her position on abortion11329.3
4) Dont know215.4
TOTAL386100.0


PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1989

Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws that regulate these matters. Do you: (PRIVMAT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement9924.8
2) Agree11228.1
3) Disagree8721.8
4) Strongly disagree276.8
5) Are you neutral about this statement6616.5
6) Dont know82.0
TOTAL399100.0


PRGRMS2 from July 2003 Values Update Survey

Id 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 (PRGRMS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly favor1,64416.7
2) Favor1,84318.8
3) Oppose2,71527.6
4) Strongly oppose2,96630.2
9) Dont know6546.7
TOTAL9,822100.0