Support abortion if woman does not want more children
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Support abortion if woman does not want more children (Demographic Patterns)

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? Results weighted by WTCOMBNR (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes46.9%
704
40.9%
702
43.7%
1406
No49.3%
740
54.9%
942
52.3%
1682
Dont know2.5%
37
2.9%
49
2.7%
86
No answer1.4%
21
1.4%
24
1.4%
45
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1502
100.0%
1717

3219



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes65.8%
336
58.5%
223
44.6%
505
33.6%
143
25.8%
140
25.8%
33

26
44.2%
1380
No30.7%
157
38.8%
148
50.6%
573
63.4%
270
71.0%
385
70.3%
90

57
52.0%
1623
Dont know1.8%
9
2.4%
9
3.5%
40
2.1%
9
1.8%
10
3.1%
4

4
2.6%
81
No answer1.8%
9
0.3%
1
1.2%
14
0.9%
4
1.3%
7
0.8%
1

9
1.2%
36
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
511
100.0%
381
100.0%
1132
100.0%
426
100.0%
542
100.0%
128

96

3120



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes44.7%
263
45.2%
389
47.3%
448
40.3%
224
30.3%
72

10
43.7%
1396
No51.4%
303
51.8%
446
49.6%
470
55.6%
309
59.2%
141

13
52.3%
1669
Dont know2.4%
14
2.3%
20
2.0%
19
2.9%
16
5.9%
14

2
2.6%
83
No answer1.5%
9
0.7%
6
1.2%
11
1.3%
7
4.6%
11

1
1.4%
44
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
589
100.0%
861
100.0%
948
100.0%
556
100.0%
238

26

3192



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes50.0%
263
38.6%
266
39.8%
499
50.5%
377

0
43.7%
1405
No43.2%
227
57.8%
399
56.7%
711
46.0%
343

1
52.2%
1680
Dont know5.5%
29
2.6%
18
2.0%
25
2.0%
15

0
2.7%
87
No answer1.3%
7
1.0%
7
1.6%
20
1.5%
11

0
1.4%
45
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
526
100.0%
690
100.0%
1255
100.0%
746

1

3217



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes35.9%
564
38.9%
313
75.8%
47
65.6%
343
55.4%
134

5
43.8%
1401
No60.1%
943
56.6%
455
24.2%
15
31.4%
164
39.7%
96

9
52.3%
1673
Dont know2.4%
37
3.1%
25
0.0%
0
1.9%
10
4.5%
11

3
2.6%
83
No answer1.6%
25
1.4%
11
0.0%
0
1.1%
6
0.4%
1

3
1.3%
43
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1569
100.0%
804
100.0%
62
100.0%
523
100.0%
242

20

3200



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes43.8%
1075
43.7%
184
43.2%
146
43.7%
1405
No53.0%
1302
49.9%
210
50.3%
170
52.3%
1682
Dont know2.3%
56
3.6%
15
4.1%
14
2.6%
85
No answer1.0%
24
2.9%
12
2.4%
8
1.4%
44
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2457
100.0%
421
100.0%
338

3216



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes60.3%
555
52.9%
229
49.4%
172
41.6%
222
28.6%
34
25.0%
151

43
46.0%
1363
No36.5%
336
42.7%
185
45.4%
158
55.6%
297
62.2%
74
70.9%
429

202
50.0%
1479
Dont know1.6%
15
3.2%
14
2.6%
9
1.9%
10
9.2%
11
2.8%
17

9
2.6%
76
No answer1.6%
15
1.2%
5
2.6%
9
0.9%
5
0.0%
0
1.3%
8

3
1.4%
42
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
433
100.0%
348
100.0%
534
100.0%
119
100.0%
605

257

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.