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Support abortion for low income families (Demographic Patterns)

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for low income families by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes47.5%
271
42.4%
365
46.6%
416
41.8%
243
32.4%
66

11
43.8%
1361
No49.1%
280
54.4%
468
49.3%
440
54.6%
317
56.9%
116

12
52.1%
1621
Don't know1.9%
11
2.6%
22
3.2%
29
2.9%
17
6.9%
14

3
3.0%
93
No answer1.4%
8
0.7%
6
0.9%
8
0.7%
4
3.9%
8

0
1.1%
34
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
570
100.0%
861
100.0%
893
100.0%
581
100.0%
204

26

3109



Support abortion for low income families by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes58.2%
561
56.6%
233
39.9%
134
43.6%
205
33.9%
42
24.0%
196

2
43.9%
1371
No38.2%
368
39.1%
161
56.3%
189
52.6%
247
64.5%
80
70.8%
577

10
52.0%
1622
Don't know3.1%
30
1.7%
7
3.0%
10
3.4%
16
1.6%
2
3.7%
30

2
3.0%
95
No answer0.5%
5
2.7%
11
0.9%
3
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
1.5%
12

1
1.1%
33
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
964
100.0%
412
100.0%
336
100.0%
470
100.0%
124
100.0%
815

15

3121



Support abortion for low income families by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes69.7%
332
56.5%
187
43.7%
496
38.7%
169
23.7%
149

41
44.3%
1333
No28.2%
134
41.4%
137
49.9%
567
59.5%
260
73.4%
461

73
51.8%
1559
Don't know1.3%
6
1.5%
5
5.1%
58
1.4%
6
1.9%
12

10
2.9%
87
No answer0.8%
4
0.6%
2
1.3%
15
0.5%
2
1.0%
6

5
1.0%
29
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
331
100.0%
1136
100.0%
437
100.0%
628

129

3008



Support abortion for low income families by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes43.7%
1027
46.9%
223
39.0%
123
43.8%
1373
No52.3%
1228
49.3%
234
54.3%
171
52.0%
1633
Don't know2.8%
65
2.7%
13
6.0%
19
3.1%
97
No answer1.2%
28
1.1%
5
0.6%
2
1.1%
35
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2348
100.0%
475
100.0%
315

3138



Support abortion for low income families by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes35.4%
520
39.3%
293
83.1%
49
66.1%
388
43.7%
117

6
43.7%
1367
No60.6%
889
55.9%
417
11.9%
7
31.2%
183
50.4%
135

3
52.2%
1631
Don't know2.8%
41
3.4%
25
5.1%
3
2.4%
14
5.2%
14

0
3.1%
97
No answer1.2%
17
1.5%
11
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.7%
2

1
1.0%
32
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1467
100.0%
746
100.0%
59
100.0%
587
100.0%
268

10

3127



Support abortion for low income families by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes44.1%
634
43.5%
739
43.8%
1373
No51.4%
739
52.6%
893
52.0%
1632
Don't know3.1%
44
3.1%
53
3.1%
97
No answer1.4%
20
0.8%
14
1.1%
34
Missing7928911683
TOTAL 100.0%
1437
100.0%
1699

3136



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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