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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 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion to protect woman by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes84.2%
481
81.3%
700
85.7%
764
84.5%
491
74.0%
151

17
83.2%
2587
No12.1%
69
14.4%
124
9.8%
87
10.5%
61
13.2%
27

5
11.8%
368
Don't know3.2%
18
3.4%
29
2.9%
26
4.3%
25
7.8%
16

3
3.7%
114
No answer0.5%
3
0.9%
8
1.7%
15
0.7%
4
4.9%
10

1
1.3%
40
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
571
100.0%
861
100.0%
892
100.0%
581
100.0%
204

26

3109



Support abortion to protect woman by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes91.3%
881
94.4%
390
83.9%
282
86.8%
409
81.6%
102
65.8%
536

6
83.2%
2600
No4.8%
46
3.4%
14
13.1%
44
8.1%
38
15.2%
19
25.3%
206

7
11.7%
367
Don't know2.9%
28
1.2%
5
2.7%
9
4.0%
19
2.4%
3
6.6%
54

0
3.8%
118
No answer1.0%
10
1.0%
4
0.3%
1
1.1%
5
0.8%
1
2.2%
18

3
1.2%
39
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
965
100.0%
413
100.0%
336
100.0%
471
100.0%
125
100.0%
814

16

3124



Support abortion to protect woman by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes93.7%
446
89.5%
297
87.5%
995
80.5%
351
68.1%
427

89
83.6%
2516
No4.4%
21
8.1%
27
8.2%
93
14.7%
64
22.8%
143

25
11.6%
348
Don't know1.1%
5
1.2%
4
3.4%
39
3.9%
17
7.2%
45

8
3.7%
110
No answer0.8%
4
1.2%
4
0.9%
10
0.9%
4
1.9%
12

7
1.1%
34
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
332
100.0%
1137
100.0%
436
100.0%
627

129

3008



Support abortion to protect woman by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes83.1%
1952
85.5%
406
79.0%
248
83.1%
2606
No11.4%
267
10.5%
50
17.8%
56
11.9%
373
Don't know4.1%
96
2.5%
12
2.9%
9
3.7%
117
No answer1.4%
33
1.5%
7
0.3%
1
1.3%
41
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2348
100.0%
475
100.0%
314

3137



Support abortion to protect woman by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes80.7%
1184
80.3%
600
100.0%
59
92.3%
542
79.8%
213

8
83.1%
2598
No13.6%
199
14.6%
109
0.0%
0
3.9%
23
15.7%
42

0
11.9%
373
Don't know4.4%
64
3.6%
27
0.0%
0
2.6%
15
4.1%
11

1
3.7%
117
No answer1.4%
20
1.5%
11
0.0%
0
1.2%
7
0.4%
1

1
1.2%
39
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1467
100.0%
747
100.0%
59
100.0%
587
100.0%
267

10

3127



Support abortion to protect woman by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes84.7%
1217
81.7%
1388
83.1%
2605
No11.6%
166
12.2%
207
11.9%
373
Don't know2.7%
39
4.6%
78
3.7%
117
No answer1.0%
15
1.5%
25
1.3%
40
Missing7928911683
TOTAL 100.0%
1437
100.0%
1698

3135



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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