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


Support abortion for single women by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes42.1%
632
37.5%
643
39.6%
1275
No55.1%
826
58.0%
996
56.7%
1822
Dont know1.7%
26
3.1%
54
2.5%
80
No answer1.1%
16
1.3%
23
1.2%
39
Missing7579271684
TOTAL 100.0%
1500
100.0%
1716

3216



Support abortion for single women by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeConservativeExtremely conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes63.1%
323
52.4%
200
40.2%
455
30.4%
130
21.8%
118
20.3%
26

24
40.1%
1252
No33.0%
169
44.8%
171
55.5%
628
67.4%
288
76.2%
413
78.9%
101

53
56.7%
1770
Dont know1.6%
8
2.4%
9
3.5%
40
1.4%
6
1.3%
7
0.8%
1

10
2.3%
71
No answer2.3%
12
0.5%
2
0.7%
8
0.7%
3
0.7%
4
0.0%
0

9
0.9%
29
Missing2672175922432526401635
TOTAL 100.0%
512
100.0%
382
100.0%
1131
100.0%
427
100.0%
542
100.0%
128

96

3122



Support abortion for single women by Age


18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes38.7%
228
40.3%
347
44.3%
420
36.8%
204
28.7%
68

9
39.7%
1267
No57.7%
340
56.5%
487
53.5%
507
59.3%
329
61.6%
146

13
56.7%
1809
Dont know2.0%
12
2.6%
22
1.7%
16
2.5%
14
5.5%
13

3
2.4%
77
No answer1.5%
9
0.7%
6
0.5%
5
1.4%
8
4.2%
10

1
1.2%
38
Missing37844246227210601660
TOTAL 100.0%
589
100.0%
862
100.0%
948
100.0%
555
100.0%
237

26

3191



Support abortion for single women by Region


NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTOTAL
Yes44.4%
234
36.1%
249
34.5%
433
48.2%
359

0
39.6%
1275
No48.8%
257
60.9%
420
62.1%
779
49.1%
366

1
56.6%
1822
Dont know5.7%
30
2.0%
14
2.1%
26
1.5%
11

0
2.5%
81
No answer1.1%
6
1.0%
7
1.4%
17
1.2%
9

0
1.2%
39
Missing31836262238101683
TOTAL 100.0%
527
100.0%
690
100.0%
1255
100.0%
745

1

3217



Support abortion for single women by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes32.1%
504
35.1%
282
75.8%
47
61.9%
323
46.5%
112

6
39.7%
1268
No64.5%
1011
61.1%
491
24.2%
15
34.3%
179
49.0%
118

9
56.8%
1814
Dont know2.0%
31
3.0%
24
0.0%
0
2.5%
13
4.1%
10

3
2.4%
78
No answer1.4%
22
0.7%
6
0.0%
0
1.3%
7
0.4%
1

3
1.1%
36
Missing7684403228714301670
TOTAL 100.0%
1568
100.0%
803
100.0%
62
100.0%
522
100.0%
241

21

3196



Support abortion for single women by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes40.8%
1004
35.6%
150
35.7%
121
39.6%
1275
No55.8%
1372
59.4%
250
59.3%
201
56.7%
1823
Dont know2.4%
59
2.6%
11
3.2%
11
2.5%
81
No answer0.9%
23
2.4%
10
1.8%
6
1.2%
39
Missing12692401741683
TOTAL 100.0%
2458
100.0%
421
100.0%
339

3218



Support abortion for single women by Church attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekOnce a week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes56.2%
518
48.8%
212
45.6%
159
36.3%
194
24.4%
29
20.9%
126

38
41.8%
1238
No39.7%
366
47.0%
204
49.6%
173
61.2%
327
71.4%
85
75.7%
457

210
54.4%
1612
Dont know2.4%
22
3.2%
14
2.0%
7
1.9%
10
4.2%
5
2.6%
16

8
2.5%
74
No answer1.6%
15
0.9%
4
2.9%
10
0.6%
3
0.0%
0
0.8%
5

2
1.2%
37
Missing4952501612518931001556
TOTAL 100.0%
921
100.0%
434
100.0%
349
100.0%
534
100.0%
119
100.0%
604

258

2961



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.