Support abortion if woman does not want more children
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Support abortion if woman does not want more children (Over Time)

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? (General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support Abortion if Woman Does Not Want More Children by Year (General Social Survey, 1972 - 2010)



 YesNoDon't knowNo answer
201043.752.32.71.4
200841.955.32.20.7
200639.856.53.00.7
200439.257.03.30.5
200243.353.43.10.2
200038.756.44.60.3
199840.354.94.60.3
199644.450.54.70.4
199446.649.83.30.3
199344.750.14.70.5
199142.753.03.60.7
199043.252.73.60.5
198942.753.23.60.5
198838.858.32.70.2
198740.955.33.40.4
198539.157.92.70.3
198441.155.32.90.7
198337.058.03.11.9
198245.749.34.80.2
198045.250.74.00.2
197839.057.83.00.2
197744.451.14.00.5
197644.652.03.10.4
197543.851.94.20.1
197444.650.54.90.0
197346.150.53.30.1
197237.657.15.00.3

Notes

Frequencies from GSS 1972-2002 were weighted by OVERSAMP. 2004 frequencies weighted by WT2004. Frequencies for 2006 and 2008 were weighted by WTSS. 2010 frequencies weighted by WTCOMBNR.

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.