Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape
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Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape (Demographic Patterns)

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes78.9%
450
73.3%
632
72.5%
647
75.1%
437
73.0%
149

16
74.4%
2315
No17.4%
99
23.2%
200
22.0%
196
20.4%
119
18.6%
38

7
21.0%
652
Don't know3.0%
17
2.6%
22
4.6%
41
4.0%
23
5.4%
11

3
3.7%
114
No answer0.7%
4
0.9%
8
0.9%
8
0.5%
3
2.9%
6

0
0.9%
29
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
570
100.0%
862
100.0%
892
100.0%
582
100.0%
204

26

3110



Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes85.8%
828
89.3%
368
81.3%
274
76.2%
358
65.6%
82
51.2%
417

4
74.5%
2327
No10.2%
98
7.5%
31
15.1%
51
20.4%
96
30.4%
38
41.6%
339

7
20.9%
653
Don't know3.1%
30
2.7%
11
3.0%
10
3.4%
16
4.0%
5
5.4%
44

2
3.7%
116
No answer0.9%
9
0.5%
2
0.6%
2
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
1.8%
15

1
0.9%
28
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
965
100.0%
412
100.0%
337
100.0%
470
100.0%
125
100.0%
815

14

3124



Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes88.0%
419
80.3%
265
80.6%
916
73.3%
321
53.0%
332

79
74.9%
2253
No10.3%
49
17.3%
57
14.2%
161
24.9%
109
39.1%
245

38
20.7%
621
Don't know1.1%
5
1.5%
5
4.7%
53
1.6%
7
5.9%
37

9
3.6%
107
No answer0.6%
3
0.9%
3
0.5%
6
0.2%
1
2.1%
13

3
0.9%
26
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
330
100.0%
1136
100.0%
438
100.0%
627

129

3007



Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes76.2%
1788
72.2%
343
63.8%
201
74.3%
2332
No19.7%
463
21.5%
102
29.8%
94
21.0%
659
Don't know3.1%
73
5.3%
25
6.0%
19
3.7%
117
No answer1.0%
23
1.1%
5
0.3%
1
0.9%
29
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2347
100.0%
475
100.0%
315

3137



Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes70.2%
1029
74.1%
553
98.3%
58
88.9%
523
59.9%
161

8
74.3%
2324
No24.7%
362
22.7%
169
1.7%
1
7.5%
44
30.9%
83

0
21.1%
659
Don't know3.9%
57
2.5%
19
0.0%
0
2.9%
17
8.9%
24

0
3.7%
117
No answer1.2%
18
0.7%
5
0.0%
0
0.7%
4
0.4%
1

1
0.9%
28
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1466
100.0%
746
100.0%
59
100.0%
588
100.0%
269

9

3128



Support abortion for pregnancies resulting from rape by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes76.0%
1093
72.9%
1239
74.3%
2332
No19.3%
278
22.5%
382
21.0%
660
Don't know3.7%
53
3.8%
64
3.7%
117
No answer1.0%
15
0.8%
14
0.9%
29
Missing7928911683
TOTAL 100.0%
1439
100.0%
1699

3138



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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