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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 WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion to protect woman by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes85.4%
1281
82.3%
1413
83.7%
2694
No10.7%
161
12.6%
217
11.8%
378
Dont know2.5%
38
3.7%
63
3.1%
101
No answer1.3%
20
1.4%
24
1.4%
44
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1500
100.0%
1717

3217



Support abortion to protect woman by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes91.6%
468
92.1%
351
86.8%
983
84.8%
362
69.0%
374
63.3%
81

75
83.9%
2619
No5.3%
27
6.0%
23
9.2%
104
12.2%
52
22.9%
124
33.6%
43

6
12.0%
373
Dont know1.2%
6
1.8%
7
2.8%
32
1.9%
8
6.6%
36
3.1%
4

7
3.0%
93
No answer2.0%
10
0.0%
0
1.1%
13
1.2%
5
1.5%
8
0.0%
0

8
1.2%
36
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
511
100.0%
381
100.0%
1132
100.0%
427
100.0%
542
100.0%
128

96

3121



Support abortion to protect woman by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes83.5%
492
82.1%
708
85.4%
810
85.2%
473
79.4%
189

21
83.7%
2672
No11.4%
67
13.2%
114
12.2%
116
9.7%
54
10.9%
26

2
11.8%
377
Dont know3.4%
20
3.5%
30
1.7%
16
3.6%
20
5.9%
14

1
3.1%
100
No answer1.7%
10
1.2%
10
0.6%
6
1.4%
8
3.8%
9

1
1.3%
43
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
589
100.0%
862
100.0%
948
100.0%
555
100.0%
238

25

3192



Support abortion to protect woman by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes81.7%
430
82.8%
572
82.1%
1029
88.7%
662

1
83.7%
2693
No11.6%
61
12.3%
85
13.4%
168
8.7%
65

0
11.8%
379
Dont know5.7%
30
3.2%
22
3.3%
41
1.1%
8

0
3.1%
101
No answer1.0%
5
1.7%
12
1.3%
16
1.5%
11

0
1.4%
44
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
526
100.0%
691
100.0%
1254
100.0%
746

1

3217



Support abortion to protect woman by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes81.4%
1277
79.5%
640
93.5%
58
95.2%
497
85.5%
206

17
83.7%
2678
No14.1%
221
14.4%
116
4.8%
3
2.5%
13
10.4%
25

0
11.8%
378
Dont know3.0%
47
4.5%
36
1.6%
1
1.5%
8
2.9%
7

2
3.1%
99
No answer1.5%
23
1.6%
13
0.0%
0
0.8%
4
1.2%
3

1
1.3%
43
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1568
100.0%
805
100.0%
62
100.0%
522
100.0%
241

20

3198



Support abortion to protect woman by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes84.6%
2078
81.3%
343
80.8%
273
83.7%
2694
No11.4%
279
12.3%
52
13.9%
47
11.8%
378
Dont know3.0%
74
4.0%
17
3.0%
10
3.1%
101
No answer1.1%
26
2.4%
10
2.4%
8
1.4%
44
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2457
100.0%
422
100.0%
338

3217



Support abortion to protect woman by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes93.7%
862
88.2%
382
87.1%
304
84.5%
451
83.3%
100
72.8%
440

156
85.8%
2539
No3.7%
34
9.0%
39
7.2%
25
11.4%
61
14.2%
17
19.9%
120

82
10.0%
296
Dont know1.6%
15
2.1%
9
2.9%
10
2.6%
14
2.5%
3
5.5%
33

17
2.8%
84
No answer1.0%
9
0.7%
3
2.9%
10
1.5%
8
0.0%
0
1.8%
11

3
1.4%
41
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
920
100.0%
433
100.0%
349
100.0%
534
100.0%
120
100.0%
604

258

2960



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.