Support abortion for low income families
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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 WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for low income families by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes44.6%
669
40.7%
699
42.5%
1368
No51.8%
778
55.3%
949
53.7%
1727
Dont know2.6%
39
2.7%
46
2.6%
85
No answer1.0%
15
1.3%
22
1.2%
37
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1501
100.0%
1716

3217



Support abortion for low income families by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes66.3%
340
55.4%
211
42.5%
481
34.0%
145
24.8%
134
24.2%
31

25
43.0%
1342
No30.4%
156
42.8%
163
52.6%
595
63.0%
269
73.0%
395
75.0%
96

53
53.6%
1674
Dont know0.8%
4
1.6%
6
4.2%
48
2.1%
9
1.7%
9
0.8%
1

8
2.5%
77
No answer2.5%
13
0.3%
1
0.6%
7
0.9%
4
0.6%
3
0.0%
0

9
0.9%
28
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
513
100.0%
381
100.0%
1131
100.0%
427
100.0%
541
100.0%
128

95

3121



Support abortion for low income families by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes42.7%
251
41.4%
357
46.7%
443
39.9%
222
36.6%
87

8
42.6%
1360
No53.1%
312
55.0%
474
51.1%
484
55.6%
309
55.9%
133

15
53.6%
1712
Dont know2.7%
16
2.8%
24
1.7%
16
3.1%
17
4.2%
10

2
2.6%
83
No answer1.5%
9
0.8%
7
0.5%
5
1.4%
8
3.4%
8

1
1.2%
37
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
588
100.0%
862
100.0%
948
100.0%
556
100.0%
238

26

3192



Support abortion for low income families by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes46.6%
245
38.5%
266
38.0%
476
51.1%
381

0
42.5%
1368
No46.8%
246
58.2%
402
58.5%
733
46.2%
344

1
53.6%
1725
Dont know5.5%
29
2.0%
14
2.6%
32
1.5%
11

0
2.7%
86
No answer1.1%
6
1.3%
9
1.0%
13
1.2%
9

0
1.2%
37
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
526
100.0%
691
100.0%
1254
100.0%
745

1

3216



Support abortion for low income families by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes34.7%
544
37.7%
303
75.4%
46
65.3%
341
52.7%
127

6
42.6%
1361
No61.7%
967
58.8%
473
23.0%
14
31.2%
163
41.9%
101

8
53.8%
1718
Dont know2.1%
33
3.1%
25
1.6%
1
2.1%
11
4.6%
11

4
2.5%
81
No answer1.5%
23
0.4%
3
0.0%
0
1.3%
7
0.8%
2

3
1.1%
35
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1567
100.0%
804
100.0%
61
100.0%
522
100.0%
241

21

3195



Support abortion for low income families by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes42.7%
1049
43.1%
182
40.7%
138
42.5%
1369
No54.1%
1329
51.9%
219
52.8%
179
53.7%
1727
Dont know2.5%
61
2.4%
10
4.1%
14
2.6%
85
No answer0.8%
19
2.6%
11
2.4%
8
1.2%
38
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2458
100.0%
422
100.0%
339

3219



Support abortion for low income families by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes59.1%
544
52.9%
229
46.1%
161
40.4%
216
21.8%
26
24.8%
150

42
44.8%
1326
No37.2%
343
43.6%
189
48.4%
169
56.7%
303
70.6%
84
71.4%
431

207
51.3%
1519
Dont know2.4%
22
2.5%
11
2.3%
8
2.2%
12
7.6%
9
2.6%
16

7
2.6%
78
No answer1.3%
12
0.9%
4
3.2%
11
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
1.2%
7

2
1.3%
37
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
433
100.0%
349
100.0%
534
100.0%
119
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.