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Support abortion to protect woman (Demographic Patterns)

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the woman's own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion to protect woman by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes81.5%
369
84.2%
575
86.5%
617
86.3%
449
83.2%
134

14
84.7%
2144
No15.2%
69
11.4%
78
11.6%
83
9.2%
48
11.2%
18

0
11.7%
296
Don't know2.6%
12
3.5%
24
1.0%
7
2.7%
14
5.0%
8

0
2.6%
65
No answer0.7%
3
0.9%
6
0.8%
6
1.7%
9
0.6%
1

0
1.0%
25
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
453
100.0%
683
100.0%
713
100.0%
520
100.0%
161

14

2530



Support abortion to protect woman by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes90.6%
743
94.2%
326
93.3%
250
86.2%
324
81.4%
92
68.0%
412

11
84.9%
2147
No6.8%
56
4.0%
14
4.9%
13
11.2%
42
14.2%
16
25.6%
155

0
11.7%
296
Don't know1.7%
14
1.4%
5
0.4%
1
2.1%
8
4.4%
5
4.8%
29

1
2.5%
62
No answer0.9%
7
0.3%
1
1.5%
4
0.5%
2
0.0%
0
1.7%
10

1
0.9%
24
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
820
100.0%
346
100.0%
268
100.0%
376
100.0%
113
100.0%
606

13

2529



Support abortion to protect woman by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes93.6%
381
92.9%
261
87.5%
828
85.9%
305
69.6%
332

51
85.4%
2107
No4.9%
20
5.0%
14
9.0%
85
11.5%
41
25.6%
122

15
11.4%
282
Don't know1.2%
5
1.1%
3
2.7%
26
2.0%
7
3.1%
15

9
2.3%
56
No answer0.2%
1
1.1%
3
0.7%
7
0.6%
2
1.7%
8

3
0.9%
21
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
407
100.0%
281
100.0%
946
100.0%
355
100.0%
477

78

2466



Support abortion to protect woman by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes84.9%
1610
88.9%
335
79.2%
213
84.9%
2158
No11.7%
222
8.0%
30
16.7%
45
11.7%
297
Don't know2.5%
47
2.4%
9
3.0%
8
2.5%
64
No answer0.9%
18
0.8%
3
1.1%
3
0.9%
24
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1897
100.0%
377
100.0%
269

2543



Support abortion to protect woman by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes83.6%
919
81.6%
497
93.6%
44
91.0%
493
83.5%
193

12
84.9%
2146
No12.6%
138
14.1%
86
4.3%
2
7.2%
39
13.4%
31

0
11.7%
296
Don't know2.5%
28
3.6%
22
0.0%
0
1.1%
6
2.6%
6

2
2.5%
62
No answer1.3%
14
0.7%
4
2.1%
1
0.7%
4
0.4%
1

1
0.9%
24
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1099
100.0%
609
100.0%
47
100.0%
542
100.0%
231

15

2528



Support abortion to protect woman by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes87.0%
1024
83.0%
1134
84.8%
2158
No10.6%
125
12.6%
172
11.7%
297
Don't know1.3%
15
3.6%
49
2.5%
64
No answer1.1%
13
0.9%
12
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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