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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 WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes44.4%
253
45.3%
390
49.2%
439
44.9%
261
35.1%
72

10
45.5%
1415
No52.8%
301
50.9%
438
47.0%
420
51.1%
297
55.1%
113

12
50.5%
1569
Don't know2.6%
15
3.0%
26
3.0%
27
3.1%
18
4.4%
9

4
3.1%
95
No answer0.2%
1
0.8%
7
0.8%
7
0.9%
5
5.4%
11

0
1.0%
31
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
570
100.0%
861
100.0%
893
100.0%
581
100.0%
205

26

3110



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


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes58.3%
562
57.8%
238
45.4%
152
44.6%
210
35.2%
44
26.6%
216

2
45.6%
1422
No37.9%
365
37.4%
154
50.1%
168
52.0%
245
63.2%
79
69.0%
561

9
50.4%
1572
Don't know3.2%
31
4.1%
17
3.0%
10
3.0%
14
1.6%
2
2.8%
23

2
3.1%
97
No answer0.6%
6
0.7%
3
1.5%
5
0.4%
2
0.0%
0
1.6%
13

1
0.9%
29
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
964
100.0%
412
100.0%
335
100.0%
471
100.0%
125
100.0%
813

14

3120



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


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes70.8%
337
58.6%
194
46.0%
522
40.2%
176
25.0%
157

39
46.1%
1386
No27.5%
131
39.9%
132
48.0%
545
56.6%
248
71.6%
449

77
50.0%
1505
Don't know1.1%
5
0.9%
3
4.8%
54
2.7%
12
2.6%
16

8
3.0%
90
No answer0.6%
3
0.6%
2
1.2%
14
0.5%
2
0.8%
5

5
0.9%
26
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
331
100.0%
1135
100.0%
438
100.0%
627

129

3007



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes45.4%
1065
48.4%
230
41.6%
131
45.5%
1426
No50.6%
1188
47.4%
225
53.3%
168
50.4%
1581
Don't know3.0%
70
3.2%
15
4.4%
14
3.2%
99
No answer1.0%
24
1.1%
5
0.6%
2
1.0%
31
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2347
100.0%
475
100.0%
315

3137



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes37.9%
555
40.5%
302
88.1%
52
68.0%
399
41.4%
111

5
45.4%
1419
No57.8%
848
54.6%
407
11.9%
7
29.8%
175
52.6%
141

3
50.5%
1578
Don't know2.9%
43
4.0%
30
0.0%
0
1.9%
11
5.6%
15

0
3.2%
99
No answer1.4%
20
0.8%
6
0.0%
0
0.3%
2
0.4%
1

2
0.9%
29
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1466
100.0%
745
100.0%
59
100.0%
587
100.0%
268

10

3125



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes46.6%
670
44.4%
755
45.4%
1425
No48.6%
699
51.9%
882
50.4%
1581
Don't know3.6%
52
2.8%
47
3.2%
99
No answer1.2%
17
0.9%
15
1.0%
32
Missing7928911683
TOTAL 100.0%
1438
100.0%
1699

3137



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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