Support abortion for any reason
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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 WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for any reason by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes42.0%
630
38.7%
664
40.2%
1294
No54.8%
822
57.3%
984
56.1%
1806
Dont know2.1%
31
2.6%
44
2.3%
75
No answer1.1%
17
1.5%
25
1.3%
42
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1500
100.0%
1717

3217



Support abortion for any reason by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes62.6%
320
54.7%
209
40.9%
463
31.9%
136
22.0%
119
18.0%
23

24
40.7%
1270
No33.5%
171
43.7%
167
55.6%
629
65.1%
278
74.7%
405
79.7%
102

54
56.1%
1752
Dont know1.8%
9
0.8%
3
3.0%
34
1.9%
8
2.0%
11
1.6%
2

8
2.1%
67
No answer2.2%
11
0.8%
3
0.4%
5
1.2%
5
1.3%
7
0.8%
1

9
1.0%
32
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
511
100.0%
382
100.0%
1131
100.0%
427
100.0%
542
100.0%
128

95

3121



Support abortion for any reason by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes40.2%
237
43.0%
370
44.5%
422
35.2%
196
25.2%
60

10
40.2%
1285
No55.9%
329
53.9%
464
53.6%
509
61.0%
340
64.7%
154

11
56.2%
1796
Dont know1.7%
10
2.3%
20
1.5%
14
2.7%
15
5.9%
14

2
2.3%
73
No answer2.2%
13
0.8%
7
0.4%
4
1.1%
6
4.2%
10

2
1.3%
40
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
589
100.0%
861
100.0%
949
100.0%
557
100.0%
238

25

3194



Support abortion for any reason by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes46.0%
242
36.6%
253
35.1%
440
48.3%
360

0
40.3%
1295
No49.0%
258
59.8%
413
61.6%
773
48.3%
360

1
56.1%
1804
Dont know3.8%
20
2.5%
17
2.2%
28
1.3%
10

0
2.3%
75
No answer1.1%
6
1.2%
8
1.0%
13
2.0%
15

0
1.3%
42
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
526
100.0%
691
100.0%
1254
100.0%
745

1

3216



Support abortion for any reason by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes32.3%
506
36.3%
292
72.6%
45
62.1%
325
51.0%
123

5
40.4%
1291
No63.6%
998
61.1%
492
24.2%
15
34.6%
181
46.9%
113

8
56.2%
1799
Dont know2.4%
37
2.0%
16
3.2%
2
2.3%
12
1.7%
4

4
2.2%
71
No answer1.7%
27
0.6%
5
0.0%
0
1.0%
5
0.4%
1

3
1.2%
38
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1568
100.0%
805
100.0%
62
100.0%
523
100.0%
241

20

3199



Support abortion for any reason by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes41.1%
1010
37.8%
159
37.2%
126
40.2%
1295
No55.7%
1369
57.5%
242
57.8%
196
56.2%
1807
Dont know2.3%
56
2.1%
9
2.7%
9
2.3%
74
No answer0.9%
23
2.6%
11
2.4%
8
1.3%
42
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2458
100.0%
421
100.0%
339

3218



Support abortion for any reason by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes57.1%
526
49.2%
213
46.0%
160
36.2%
193
23.5%
28
21.5%
130

45
42.3%
1250
No39.4%
363
47.1%
204
48.6%
169
61.4%
327
72.3%
86
74.8%
452

204
54.1%
1601
Dont know2.1%
19
3.5%
15
2.0%
7
1.7%
9
3.4%
4
2.2%
13

8
2.3%
67
No answer1.4%
13
0.2%
1
3.4%
12
0.8%
4
0.8%
1
1.5%
9

1
1.4%
40
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
433
100.0%
348
100.0%
533
100.0%
119
100.0%
604

258

2958



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 2010 GSS. There are a total of 4,901 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.