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Support abortion for single women (Demographic Patterns)

Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain legal abortion . . . F. If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? Results weighted by WTCOMB (General Social Survey 2014 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for single women by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes41.2%
186
40.2%
275
47.5%
338
43.9%
228
36.6%
59

6
43.0%
1086
No54.6%
247
56.6%
387
51.1%
364
52.4%
272
58.4%
94

7
54.0%
1364
Don't know3.1%
14
2.2%
15
0.8%
6
2.3%
12
5.0%
8

0
2.2%
55
No answer1.1%
5
1.0%
7
0.6%
4
1.3%
7
0.0%
0

2
0.9%
23
Missing23134736523310901285
TOTAL 100.0%
452
100.0%
684
100.0%
712
100.0%
519
100.0%
161

15

2528



Support abortion for single women by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOnce to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes56.7%
465
58.4%
202
45.0%
121
37.2%
140
23.7%
27
21.3%
129

8
42.8%
1084
No40.4%
331
39.9%
138
52.4%
141
59.3%
223
71.1%
81
75.2%
455

2
54.1%
1369
Don't know2.0%
16
0.6%
2
1.5%
4
2.7%
10
5.3%
6
2.6%
16

1
2.1%
54
No answer1.0%
8
1.2%
4
1.1%
3
0.8%
3
0.0%
0
0.8%
5

2
0.9%
23
Missing4521461371765633101298
TOTAL 100.0%
820
100.0%
346
100.0%
269
100.0%
376
100.0%
114
100.0%
605

13

2530



Support abortion for single women by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservative or extremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes69.5%
282
59.3%
166
41.5%
393
37.3%
132
20.9%
100

18
43.5%
1073
No27.8%
113
37.5%
105
56.1%
531
61.0%
216
74.9%
358

48
53.7%
1323
Don't know2.2%
9
1.4%
4
1.5%
14
1.4%
5
3.3%
16

7
1.9%
48
No answer0.5%
2
1.8%
5
0.8%
8
0.3%
1
0.8%
4

4
0.8%
20
Missing18514752716723501261
TOTAL 100.0%
406
100.0%
280
100.0%
946
100.0%
354
100.0%
478

77

2464



Support abortion for single women by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes44.3%
840
38.6%
146
39.4%
106
42.9%
1092
No52.8%
1003
56.9%
215
57.2%
154
53.9%
1372
Don't know1.9%
37
3.4%
13
2.2%
6
2.2%
56
No answer0.9%
18
1.1%
4
1.1%
3
1.0%
25
Missing9691851441298
TOTAL 100.0%
1898
100.0%
378
100.0%
269

2545



Support abortion for single women by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes33.5%
368
39.8%
242
77.1%
37
62.2%
338
42.4%
98

9
42.8%
1083
No64.1%
705
56.6%
344
20.8%
10
34.4%
187
54.1%
125

1
54.2%
1371
Don't know1.6%
18
2.8%
17
2.1%
1
2.2%
12
2.6%
6

2
2.1%
54
No answer0.8%
9
0.8%
5
0.0%
0
1.1%
6
0.9%
2

2
0.9%
22
Missing5733211726311401288
TOTAL 100.0%
1100
100.0%
608
100.0%
48
100.0%
543
100.0%
231

14

2530



Support abortion for single women by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes45.4%
534
40.7%
557
42.9%
1091
No51.7%
608
55.9%
764
54.0%
1372
Don't know1.7%
20
2.6%
35
2.2%
55
No answer1.2%
14
0.8%
11
1.0%
25
Missing5877111298
TOTAL 100.0%
1176
100.0%
1367

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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