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Support abortion because of defect (Demographic Patterns)

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


Support abortion because of defect by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes63.7%
288
68.1%
465
74.6%
531
76.9%
400
74.1%
120

13
71.3%
1804
No33.2%
150
27.1%
185
22.1%
157
19.4%
101
21.6%
35

1
24.8%
628
Don't know2.2%
10
3.1%
21
2.4%
17
1.9%
10
3.7%
6

0
2.5%
64
No answer0.9%
4
1.8%
12
1.0%
7
1.7%
9
0.6%
1

0
1.3%
33
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
452
100.0%
683
100.0%
712
100.0%
520
100.0%
162

14

2529



Support abortion because of defect by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes81.8%
671
83.9%
291
76.6%
206
67.3%
253
56.6%
64
52.8%
320

11
71.3%
1805
No15.4%
126
11.2%
39
20.4%
55
28.2%
106
33.6%
38
43.6%
264

0
24.8%
628
Don't know1.7%
14
4.3%
15
1.5%
4
2.9%
11
6.2%
7
2.3%
14

1
2.6%
65
No answer1.1%
9
0.6%
2
1.5%
4
1.6%
6
3.5%
4
1.3%
8

1
1.3%
33
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
820
100.0%
347
100.0%
269
100.0%
376
100.0%
113
100.0%
606

13

2531



Support abortion because of defect by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes87.7%
356
84.4%
238
73.4%
694
71.5%
253
49.2%
235

40
72.0%
1776
No9.6%
39
13.8%
39
22.1%
209
26.0%
92
46.4%
222

28
24.4%
601
Don't know1.7%
7
1.1%
3
3.1%
29
1.1%
4
3.3%
16

6
2.4%
59
No answer1.0%
4
0.7%
2
1.5%
14
1.4%
5
1.0%
5

3
1.2%
30
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
406
100.0%
282
100.0%
946
100.0%
354
100.0%
478

77

2466



Support abortion because of defect by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes72.4%
1374
70.0%
264
66.5%
179
71.4%
1817
No23.7%
450
25.7%
97
30.5%
82
24.7%
629
Don't know2.5%
48
2.7%
10
2.2%
6
2.5%
64
No answer1.4%
26
1.6%
6
0.7%
2
1.3%
34
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1898
100.0%
377
100.0%
269

2544



Support abortion because of defect by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes66.1%
727
69.2%
421
91.5%
43
83.8%
454
69.4%
161

11
71.4%
1806
No30.2%
332
26.3%
160
8.5%
4
13.7%
74
25.0%
58

0
24.8%
628
Don't know2.1%
23
3.3%
20
0.0%
0
1.5%
8
4.7%
11

2
2.5%
62
No answer1.6%
18
1.2%
7
0.0%
0
1.1%
6
0.9%
2

1
1.3%
33
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1100
100.0%
608
100.0%
47
100.0%
542
100.0%
232

14

2529



Support abortion because of defect by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes73.7%
867
69.5%
950
71.5%
1817
No23.4%
275
25.9%
354
24.7%
629
Don't know2.0%
23
3.0%
41
2.5%
64
No answer0.9%
11
1.6%
22
1.3%
33
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1176
100.0%
1367

2543



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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