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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 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes45.6%
206
44.7%
305
50.2%
358
47.1%
245
34.2%
55

8
46.2%
1169
No51.3%
232
52.3%
357
46.8%
334
48.3%
251
57.8%
93

5
50.1%
1267
Don't know2.7%
12
1.8%
12
1.7%
12
2.9%
15
6.2%
10

0
2.4%
61
No answer0.4%
2
1.3%
9
1.3%
9
1.7%
9
1.9%
3

2
1.3%
32
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
452
100.0%
683
100.0%
713
100.0%
520
100.0%
161

15

2529



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


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes60.0%
492
61.4%
213
46.1%
124
43.4%
163
25.4%
29
24.8%
150

8
46.2%
1171
No35.9%
294
35.4%
123
50.9%
137
54.0%
203
65.8%
75
72.1%
437

2
50.1%
1269
Don't know2.6%
21
2.3%
8
1.1%
3
1.9%
7
5.3%
6
2.6%
16

1
2.4%
61
No answer1.6%
13
0.9%
3
1.9%
5
0.8%
3
3.5%
4
0.5%
3

2
1.2%
31
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
820
100.0%
347
100.0%
269
100.0%
376
100.0%
114
100.0%
606

13

2532



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


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes71.7%
291
62.8%
177
45.6%
432
41.8%
148
22.0%
105

25
46.8%
1153
No24.4%
99
34.4%
97
50.4%
477
55.6%
197
74.6%
356

45
49.7%
1226
Don't know3.0%
12
1.4%
4
2.1%
20
2.3%
8
2.5%
12

5
2.3%
56
No answer1.0%
4
1.4%
4
1.9%
18
0.3%
1
0.8%
4

3
1.3%
31
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
406
100.0%
282
100.0%
947
100.0%
354
100.0%
477

78

2466



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes46.7%
886
44.3%
167
46.1%
124
46.3%
1177
No49.8%
944
51.2%
193
50.2%
135
50.0%
1272
Don't know2.3%
44
3.2%
12
1.9%
5
2.4%
61
No answer1.2%
23
1.3%
5
1.9%
5
1.3%
33
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1897
100.0%
377
100.0%
269

2543



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes37.6%
413
42.4%
258
79.2%
38
65.5%
355
45.0%
104

9
46.2%
1168
No59.3%
652
53.1%
323
18.8%
9
32.3%
175
48.5%
112

1
50.3%
1271
Don't know1.9%
21
2.8%
17
0.0%
0
1.3%
7
5.6%
13

2
2.3%
58
No answer1.2%
13
1.6%
10
2.1%
1
0.9%
5
0.9%
2

2
1.2%
31
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1099
100.0%
608
100.0%
48
100.0%
542
100.0%
231

14

2528



Support abortion if woman does not want more children by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes49.3%
580
43.8%
598
46.3%
1178
No48.0%
565
51.8%
707
50.0%
1272
Don't know1.7%
20
2.9%
40
2.4%
60
No answer1.0%
12
1.5%
21
1.3%
33
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1177
100.0%
1366

2543



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 2014 GSS. There are a total of 3,842 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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