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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 20 types:

[ Availability | Catholic Teachings | Circumstance: Any Reason | Circumstance: Cannot Afford | Circumstance: Incest | Circumstance: No More Children | Circumstance: Not Married | Circumstance: Other | Circumstance: Rape | Circumstance: Serious Defect | Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh | Circumstance: Wrong Gender | Congregational Attitudes | Government and the Courts | Importance | Legality | Morality | Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? | When Life Begins | Who Decides? ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Availability
 

How available/restricted should abortion be?

Some questions fit within the "Availability" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Reason? | Reduced Abortions? ]

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

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

ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000

P ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000

ABRTFEEL from American National Election Studies, 2004

ABORTION from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

ABORTION from The Right to Die II, November 2005

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

ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

ABORAVL1 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

ABORAVL2 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2004

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

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1998

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2000

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1994

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1990

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1991

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1992

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1996

ABORTOPN from Middletown Area Study, 1989

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2002


Variant:Reason? (Availability variant)
 

This variant asks respondents if they are convinced by different reasons for limiting access to abortion

[ Back to Availability ]


LVIABLE from Life Choices, 1990

RPROTECT from Life Choices, 1990

RMURDER from Life Choices, 1990

RRTLIFE from Life Choices, 1990

RADVANTG from Life Choices, 1990

RDISREG from Life Choices, 1990

RGUILT from Life Choices, 1990

RLESPAIN from Life Choices, 1990

RDEVALUE from Life Choices, 1990

REASYWAY from Life Choices, 1990

RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990

RCOMPROM from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Reduced Abortions? (Availability variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that the United States should work to reduce abortions?

[ Back to Availability ]


ABORREDU from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005


Category 2:Catholic Teachings
 

This question type asks Catholic respondents how important the Catholic church teachings that oppose abortion are to them, and/or if they agree with those teachings.

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NOABORT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

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

DENYCOMM from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004

REJECTAB from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

ABORTION from Harris 1979 ABC News Survey No.792113

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Category 3:Circumstance: Any Reason
 

This question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants it for any reason

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Any Reason" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Abortion on Demand? | How Wrong? ]

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

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

ABANY from General Social Survey, 2002

ABANY from General Social Survey, 2004

ABANY from General Social Survey, 2006

ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ABANY from General Social Survey, 2000

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1990

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1996

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1988

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1991

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1998

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1980

ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 2010

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1978

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1994

ABANY from General Social Survey, 1993

ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1985

ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1987


Variant:Abortion on Demand? (Circumstance: Any Reason variant)
 

This variant asks how the respondent feels about "abortion on demand."

[ Back to Circumstance: Any Reason ]


FABRTDEM from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:How Wrong? (Circumstance: Any Reason variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how wrong (if at all) abortion would be under this circumstance.

[ Back to Circumstance: Any Reason ]


ABCHOOSE from General Social Survey, 1994

LEGABORT from Middletown Area Study, 1993

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1988

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1984


Category 4:Circumstance: Cannot Afford
 

This question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the family cannot afford the child.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Cannot Afford" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ How Wrong? | Yes/No ]

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Variant:How Wrong? (Circumstance: Cannot Afford variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how wrong (if at all) abortion would be under this circumstance.

[ Back to Circumstance: Cannot Afford ]


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

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

Q34D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

ABRTAFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1991

ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1998


Variant:Yes/No (Circumstance: Cannot Afford variant)
 

This variant use "yes" and "no" as response categories.

[ Back to Circumstance: Cannot Afford ]


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

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2002

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2004

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2006

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2000

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1990

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1996

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1988

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1991

ABPOOR1 from General Social Survey, 1991

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1998

WLOWINC1 from Life Choices, 1990

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1976

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1980

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1978

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1994

ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1993

ABORT2 from Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981


Category 5:Circumstance: Incest
 

This question type asks respondents are asked if they favor or oppose abortion in cases of incest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINCEST1 from Life Choices, 1990


Category 6:Circumstance: No More Children
 

Respondent if asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: No More Children" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Likert Scale | Yes/No ]

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WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Likert Scale (Circumstance: No More Children variant)
 

This variant uses a Likert-type Scale as response categories

[ Back to Circumstance: No More Children ]


Q34E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

ABORT from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996


Variant:Yes/No (Circumstance: No More Children variant)
 

This variant use "yes" and "no" as response categories.

[ Back to Circumstance: No More Children ]


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

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

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2002

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2004

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2006

FAMPLAN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2000

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1990

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1996

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1988

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1991

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1998

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1976

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1980

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1978

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1994

ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1993

ABORT from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985


Category 7:Circumstance: Not Married
 

In this question respondents were asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is not married and doesn't want to marry the man.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Not Married" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Abandoned ]

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

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2002

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2004

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2006

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2000

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1990

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1996

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1988

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1991

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1998

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1976

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1980

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1978

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1994

ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1993


Variant:Abandoned (Circumstance: Not Married variant)
 

This variant asks if abortion is acceptable if the mother is single because she was abandoned.

[ Back to Circumstance: Not Married ]


WABAND1 from Life Choices, 1990

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


Category 8:Circumstance: Other
 

This question type asks about the acceptability of abortion in circumstances less often included on surveys, including the possibility of the child being born homosexual, or if the child will have a poor quality of life.

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ABRTHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

WTEENSC1 from Life Choices, 1990

WWOPROF1 from Life Choices, 1990

ABADOPT from Life Choices, 1990

ABNOWANT from Life Choices, 1990

ABQOL from Life Choices, 1990

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


Category 9:Circumstance: Rape
 

This question type asks if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy was the result of rape.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Rape" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ How Wrong? | Yes/No ]

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

RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985


Variant:How Wrong? (Circumstance: Rape variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how wrong (if at all) abortion would be under this circumstance.

[ Back to Circumstance: Rape ]


Q34C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

ABRTRAPE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABRAPE from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996


Variant:Yes/No (Circumstance: Rape variant)
 

This variant use "yes" and "no" as response categories.

[ Back to Circumstance: Rape ]


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

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

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2002

ABORRAPE from General Social Survey, 2004

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2006

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2000

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1990

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1996

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1988

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1998

WRAPE1 from Life Choices, 1990

GSSRAPEV from Life Choices, 1990

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1976

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1980

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1978

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1994

ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1993


Category 10:Circumstance: Serious Defect
 

In this question respondents were asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if there is a chance of a serious defect in the baby.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Serious Defect" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ How Wrong? | Specific Defect | Yes/No ]

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WDEFORM1 from Life Choices, 1990

ABDEFORM from Life Choices, 1990

ABORTEST from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:How Wrong? (Circumstance: Serious Defect variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how wrong (if at all) abortion would be under this circumstance.

[ Back to Circumstance: Serious Defect ]


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

Q34A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ABDEFCT1 from General Social Survey, 1991

ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1991

ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1998


Variant:Specific Defect (Circumstance: Serious Defect variant)
 

This variant asks about specific birth defects, such as blindness or missing limbs.

[ Back to Circumstance: Serious Defect ]


TOBESE from Life Choices, 1990

TRETARD from Life Choices, 1990

TTERMILL from Life Choices, 1990

TBLIND from Life Choices, 1990

TMISSLEG from Life Choices, 1990

THARTDEF from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Yes/No (Circumstance: Serious Defect variant)
 

This variant use "yes" and "no" as response categories.

[ Back to Circumstance: Serious Defect ]


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

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2002

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2004

GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 2004

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2006

DEFECT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2000

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1990

GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1990

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1996

GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1996

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1988

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1991

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1998

GSSDEFRM from Life Choices, 1990

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1976

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1980

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1978

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1994

ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1993


Category 11:Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh
 

This question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the woman's own health is in danger by the pregnancy.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 4 such variants.

[ How Wrong? | Mental Health | Non-Fatal? | Yes/No ]

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Variant:How Wrong? (Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how wrong (if at all) abortion would be under this circumstance.

[ Back to Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh ]


Q34B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Variant:Mental Health (Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh variant)
 

This variant asks if abortion is acceptable if the woman's mental or emotional health might be damaged by the pregnancy

[ Back to Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh ]


WWOHLTH1 from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Non-Fatal? (Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh variant)
 

Does respondent favor/oppose abortion in cases of non-fatal health risk for mother.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MORAL2 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003


Variant:Yes/No (Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh variant)
 

This variant use "yes" and "no" as response categories.

[ Back to Circumstance: Woman's Heatlh ]


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

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

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2002

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2004

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2006

HEALTH from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2000

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1990

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1988

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1991

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1998

WWOLIFE1 from Life Choices, 1990

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1976

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1980

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1978

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

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1994

ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1993


Category 12:Circumstance: Wrong Gender
 

This question type asks if the respondent favors or opposes abortion when the sex of the child is not what the woman wants.

Some questions fit within the "Circumstance: Wrong Gender" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Opinion of Others ]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WOTHSEX1 from Life Choices, 1990

TOPPSEX from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Opinion of Others (Circumstance: Wrong Gender variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent to indicate the position of someone else on abortion.

[ Back to Circumstance: Wrong Gender ]


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


Category 13:Congregational Attitudes
 

How does the respondent's congregation feel about abortion?

Some questions fit within the "Congregational Attitudes" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Leader | Member? ]

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ABORTION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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


Variant:Leader (Congregational Attitudes variant)
 

Would a person who supported abortion rights be allowed to hold a leadership position in the church?

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

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

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


Variant:Member? (Congregational Attitudes variant)
 

Would an individual who supported abortion rights be allowed to become a member?

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


Category 14:Government and the Courts
 

This question type asks the respondent the degree of involvement the government and legal system should have in the abortion decision/process

Some questions fit within the "Government and the Courts" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 6 such variants.

[ Government Fund? | Late Term Abortions? | Legislation | More Restrictive? | Parental Permission | What Level? ]

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

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

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

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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

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

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

IPLAW from Life Choices, 1990

IPSTAGOV from Life Choices, 1990

IPFEDGOV from Life Choices, 1990

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1990

PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Variant:Government Fund? (Government and the Courts variant)
 

Would respondent favor or opposed a law that would allow government funds to help pay the costs of abortion?

[ Back to Government and the Courts ]


ABORT_S from American National Election Studies, 2004

ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004

PAYABORT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

GAGRULE from Religion and America's Role in the World

PAYABORT from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Variant:Late Term Abortions? (Government and the Courts variant)
 

Does respondent favor/oppose law on late-term abortions?

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PBIRTH SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000

PBIRTH STR from American National Election Studies, 2000

PB_ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004

PBABORT2 from American National Election Studies, 2004

ABLATE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

LAFTER3 from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Legislation (Government and the Courts variant)
 

This question type asks the respondent's opinion about various proposed pieces of legislation concerining abortion.

[ Back to Government and the Courts ]


LFACONS from Life Choices, 1990

LINFCONS from Life Choices, 1990

LLICCLIN from Life Choices, 1990

LRESERCH from Life Choices, 1990

LMDFINES from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:More Restrictive? (Government and the Courts variant)
 

Would respondent be for/against changing law to make it harder for women to obtain an abortion?

[ Back to Government and the Courts ]


HARDER1 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

HARDER2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

DIFFABOR from December 2006 Values Update Survey

PRGRMS2 from July 2003 Values Update Survey


Variant:Parental Permission (Government and the Courts variant)
 

Would respondent favor or oppose a law that required teenagers to obtain parents' permission before receiving an abortion?

[ Back to Government and the Courts ]


ABORT PRNT from American National Election Studies, 2000

ABORT SPRN from American National Election Studies, 2000

CONSENT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

VIEWABOR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

LPARCONS from Life Choices, 1990

CONSNT_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009


Variant:What Level? (Government and the Courts variant)
 

Should abortion decisions be made at the federal or state level?

[ Back to Government and the Courts ]


ABSTANAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006


Category 15:Importance
 

This question type asks respondents to identify how important the abortion issue is to them.

Some questions fit within the "Importance" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Researched | Vote? ]

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ABORTIMP from American National Election Studies, 2004

SUPABORT from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

CABORT from Life Choices, 1990

SALABORT from General Social Survey, 1978

ABORTIMP from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

PROBABOR from Middletown Area Study, 1982

PLOBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1990

POLBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1991

POLBEH from Middletown Area Study, 1992

ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Variant:Researched (Importance variant)
 

Has the respondent researched abortion?

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ABORT12 from General Social Survey, 2002


Variant:Vote? (Importance variant)
 

Would respondent vote for a candidate who had a different opinion on abortion?

[ Back to Importance ]


VOTING from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ABORTVOT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992


Category 16:Legality
 

This question type asks the respondent if he/she is for/against criminalizing abortion

Some questions fit within the "Legality" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ Compromise | Personally or Legally? | Respectable? ]

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ABORTION from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001

NOABORTS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

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

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

ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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

GAYADPT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

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

ABORT from America's Evangelicals

ABORTLGL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

ROEWADE from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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

ABORTION from Religion and America's Role in the World

LBIRCONT from Life Choices, 1990

ABORTN_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

DIFFAB_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

ABORTN_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

ABORTN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

ABORTION from ABC News Poll: Religion and Politics, 2004

ABLEGAL from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

ABORT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

ABORTION from Faith and Family in America, 2005

ABORTLEG from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

ABORTION from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

ABORT1 from Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981

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


Variant:Compromise (Legality variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if there is any middle ground concering abortion laws?

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ABCOMPRO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

ABLAW_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009


Variant:Personally or Legally? (Legality variant)
 

This variant, asked only of pro-choice or pro-life respondents, asks if they are personally against abortion, but for it legally, or both personally and legally for or against abortion.

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PROLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

PROCHOS from Middletown Area Study, 1990


Variant:Respectable? (Legality variant)
 

This variant asks respondent about the respectability of a particular view on abortion?

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ABRSP1_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

ABRSP2_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009


Category 17:Morality
 

This question type asks about the general morality or justification of abortion.

Some questions fit within the "Morality" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 5 such variants.

[ Changing Views | Moral Issue? | Murder | Opinion of Others | Vignette ]

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

ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

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

IMMORAL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Q85H from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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

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

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

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

WABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

W20ABORT from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

ABMORAL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

ABORWRNG from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

ABCHPLAN from Life Choices, 1990

MORAB_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

ABORTION from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

ABORTMOR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1992

ABORTION from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988


Variant:Changing Views (Morality variant)
 

This variant asks if the respondent has changed views/positions on abortion?

[ Back to Morality ]


ABCHNG_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009


Variant:Moral Issue? (Morality variant)
 

Does the respondent view abortion as a moral issue?

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MORALV from Faith and Family in America, 2005


Variant:Murder (Morality variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if abortion is murder

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ABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

ABORTION from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

MURDER from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Opinion of Others (Morality variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent to indicate the position of someone else on abortion.

[ Back to Morality ]


BUSH ABP from American National Election Studies, 2000


Variant:Vignette (Morality variant)
 

This variant asks about the morality of abortion using a vignette

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

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

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


Category 18:Pro-Choice or Pro-Life?
 

This question type asks respondents if they consider themselves pro-choice or pro-life and how they feel about pro-life/pro-life people or groups.

Some questions fit within the "Pro-Choice or Pro-Life?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 5 such variants.

[ Biblical? | Familiarity | Liberal/Conservative | Opinion of | Source of Opinion ]

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WHCHSIDE from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

ARTCRTL from Life Choices, 1990

SELFID from Life Choices, 1990

WHCHSIDE from Houston Area Survey, 2010

CRTABORT from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Variant:Biblical? (Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? variant)
 

Does the respondent believe that his/her position on abortion is Biblical?

[ Back to Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? ]


ABBIBLE from Middletown Area Study, 1990


Variant:Familiarity (Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? variant)
 

How familiar is the respondent with pro-life groups?

[ Back to Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? ]


HEARPL from Life Choices, 1990


Variant:Liberal/Conservative (Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? variant)
 

Would the respondent consider him/herself liberal or conservative concerning abortion?

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V104 from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

SOCVIEWS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996


Variant:Opinion of (Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? variant)
 

How does respondent feel about pro-life/pro-choice groups?

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THERM4 from America's Evangelicals

FEELPROL from Religion and America's Role in the World


Variant:Source of Opinion (Pro-Choice or Pro-Life? variant)
 

What has influenced the respondnet's beliefs about abortion?

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OPINABOR from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001


Category 19:When Life Begins
 

This question type asks the respondent when life begins

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NEWLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1990

NEWLIFE from Middletown Area Study, 1989


Category 20:Who Decides?
 

Who should have the most say in deciding for or against abortion?

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IPWOMAN from Life Choices, 1990

IPFATHER from Life Choices, 1990

IPMDPERS from Life Choices, 1990

IPMDABRT from Life Choices, 1990

IPCOUNAB from Life Choices, 1990

IPCOUNAD from Life Choices, 1990

IPCHURCH from Life Choices, 1990

IPPASTOR from Life Choices, 1990

IPPATEEN from Life Choices, 1990

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