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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 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for any reason by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes46.5%
265
43.6%
375
47.6%
425
38.3%
223
30.9%
63

9
43.4%
1351
No51.8%
295
52.8%
455
50.1%
447
57.9%
337
60.3%
123

14
53.3%
1657
Don't know1.4%
8
2.8%
24
1.5%
13
2.9%
17
4.9%
10

2
2.3%
72
No answer0.4%
2
0.8%
7
0.9%
8
0.9%
5
3.9%
8

0
1.0%
30
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
570
100.0%
861
100.0%
893
100.0%
582
100.0%
204

25

3110



Support abortion for any reason by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes57.4%
553
57.9%
239
43.0%
144
41.0%
193
36.8%
46
22.6%
184

2
43.5%
1359
No38.6%
372
38.7%
160
54.0%
181
56.7%
267
60.8%
76
74.1%
603

10
53.1%
1659
Don't know3.0%
29
2.4%
10
2.7%
9
1.7%
8
2.4%
3
1.7%
14

2
2.3%
73
No answer1.0%
10
1.0%
4
0.3%
1
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
1.6%
13

1
1.0%
31
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
964
100.0%
413
100.0%
335
100.0%
471
100.0%
125
100.0%
814

15

3122



Support abortion for any reason by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes69.2%
330
55.3%
183
43.8%
497
40.0%
175
22.5%
141

35
44.1%
1326
No29.1%
139
43.2%
143
51.5%
585
57.4%
251
74.8%
469

84
52.8%
1587
Don't know1.0%
5
0.6%
2
3.8%
43
1.8%
8
1.4%
9

7
2.2%
67
No answer0.6%
3
0.9%
3
1.0%
11
0.7%
3
1.3%
8

3
0.9%
28
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
477
100.0%
331
100.0%
1136
100.0%
437
100.0%
627

129

3008



Support abortion for any reason by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes43.7%
1026
45.7%
217
37.6%
118
43.4%
1361
No53.1%
1246
49.9%
237
59.9%
188
53.3%
1671
Don't know2.2%
52
3.2%
15
2.2%
7
2.4%
74
No answer1.0%
23
1.3%
6
0.3%
1
1.0%
30
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2347
100.0%
475
100.0%
314

3136



Support abortion for any reason by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes35.9%
527
37.4%
279
88.1%
52
65.5%
384
41.9%
112

6
43.3%
1354
No60.5%
888
58.8%
439
10.2%
6
31.7%
186
55.4%
148

3
53.3%
1667
Don't know2.4%
35
2.8%
21
1.7%
1
2.0%
12
1.9%
5

0
2.4%
74
No answer1.2%
17
0.9%
7
0.0%
0
0.7%
4
0.7%
2

1
1.0%
30
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1467
100.0%
746
100.0%
59
100.0%
586
100.0%
267

10

3125



Support abortion for any reason by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes43.3%
622
43.5%
739
43.4%
1361
No52.9%
761
53.5%
910
53.3%
1671
Don't know2.6%
38
2.2%
37
2.4%
75
No answer1.2%
17
0.8%
14
1.0%
31
Missing7928911683
TOTAL 100.0%
1438
100.0%
1700

3138



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 2012 GSS. There are a total of 4,820 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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