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Support abortion for any reason (Demographic Patterns)

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? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for any reason by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes48.6%
220
43.9%
300
48.7%
347
42.7%
222
31.5%
51

6
45.0%
1140
No49.0%
222
52.9%
361
48.9%
349
53.5%
278
64.8%
105

6
52.0%
1315
Don't know1.8%
8
2.0%
14
1.7%
12
2.3%
12
3.7%
6

1
2.1%
52
No answer0.7%
3
1.2%
8
0.7%
5
1.5%
8
0.0%
0

2
0.9%
24
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
453
100.0%
683
100.0%
713
100.0%
520
100.0%
162

15

2531



Support abortion for any reason by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes59.3%
486
60.4%
209
45.1%
121
42.4%
160
22.1%
25
22.2%
135

8
44.9%
1136
No37.6%
308
37.0%
128
52.6%
141
55.4%
209
71.7%
81
74.1%
450

2
52.1%
1317
Don't know2.2%
18
1.7%
6
1.1%
3
1.3%
5
4.4%
5
2.8%
17

1
2.1%
54
No answer0.9%
7
0.9%
3
1.1%
3
0.8%
3
1.8%
2
0.8%
5

2
0.9%
23
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
819
100.0%
346
100.0%
268
100.0%
377
100.0%
113
100.0%
607

13

2530



Support abortion for any reason by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes71.3%
290
64.1%
180
43.2%
409
40.1%
142
21.4%
102

21
45.5%
1123
No27.0%
110
33.1%
93
53.7%
509
57.6%
204
75.5%
360

46
51.7%
1276
Don't know1.0%
4
1.4%
4
2.0%
19
2.0%
7
2.3%
11

8
1.8%
45
No answer0.7%
3
1.4%
4
1.1%
10
0.3%
1
0.8%
4

3
0.9%
22
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
407
100.0%
281
100.0%
947
100.0%
354
100.0%
477

78

2466



Support abortion for any reason by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes44.7%
848
46.7%
176
44.6%
120
45.0%
1144
No52.2%
991
50.7%
191
51.7%
139
51.9%
1321
Don't know2.1%
40
1.6%
6
2.6%
7
2.1%
53
No answer1.0%
19
1.1%
4
1.1%
3
1.0%
26
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1898
100.0%
377
100.0%
269

2544



Support abortion for any reason by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes36.4%
401
39.2%
239
81.3%
39
64.8%
351
45.9%
106

9
44.9%
1136
No60.9%
671
57.0%
347
16.7%
8
33.0%
179
49.8%
115

1
52.2%
1320
Don't know1.6%
18
2.8%
17
2.1%
1
1.5%
8
3.5%
8

2
2.1%
52
No answer1.0%
11
1.0%
6
0.0%
0
0.7%
4
0.9%
2

2
0.9%
23
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1101
100.0%
609
100.0%
48
100.0%
542
100.0%
231

14

2531



Support abortion for any reason by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes46.8%
551
43.4%
593
45.0%
1144
No50.5%
594
53.2%
727
51.9%
1321
Don't know1.7%
20
2.5%
34
2.1%
54
No answer1.0%
12
1.0%
13
1.0%
25
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1177
100.0%
1367

2544



Notes

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) annually since 1972, except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed to be part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. This data file has all cases and variables asked on the 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 cases in the data set but their initial sampling years vary because the GSS now contains panel cases. Sampling years can be identified with the variable SAMPTYPE.




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