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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 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined)


Support abortion for single women by Age


18-2930-4445-5960-7475 or olderMissingTOTAL
Yes41.3%
236
39.8%
343
44.6%
398
42.6%
248
33.2%
68

11
41.5%
1293
No55.9%
320
57.0%
491
50.8%
453
54.0%
314
56.6%
116

12
54.4%
1694
Don't know2.4%
14
2.2%
19
3.7%
33
2.9%
17
6.8%
14

3
3.1%
97
No answer0.3%
2
0.9%
8
0.9%
8
0.5%
3
3.4%
7

0
0.9%
28
Missing36946243329211101667
TOTAL 100.0%
572
100.0%
861
100.0%
892
100.0%
582
100.0%
205

26

3112



Support abortion for single women by Worship attendance


Less than once a yearOnce a yearSeveral times a yearOne to three times a monthNearly every weekEvery week or moreMissingTOTAL
Yes54.9%
529
56.4%
233
40.9%
137
39.6%
186
34.4%
43
21.4%
174

2
41.7%
1302
No41.2%
397
38.7%
160
54.6%
183
57.9%
272
64.0%
80
74.0%
602

10
54.3%
1694
Don't know3.2%
31
3.9%
16
3.9%
13
2.3%
11
1.6%
2
3.2%
26

2
3.2%
99
No answer0.7%
7
1.0%
4
0.6%
2
0.2%
1
0.0%
0
1.5%
12

1
0.8%
26
Missing5512271562586142901682
TOTAL 100.0%
964
100.0%
413
100.0%
335
100.0%
470
100.0%
125
100.0%
814

15

3121



Support abortion for single women by Political ideology


Extremely liberal or liberalSlightly liberalModerateSlightly conservativeExtremely conservative or conservativeMissingTOTAL
Yes68.7%
327
52.6%
174
40.4%
459
38.9%
170
22.3%
140

35
42.2%
1270
No29.0%
138
45.3%
150
53.3%
606
58.6%
256
75.2%
472

82
53.9%
1622
Don't know1.7%
8
1.5%
5
5.4%
61
2.3%
10
1.4%
9

8
3.1%
93
No answer0.6%
3
0.6%
2
0.9%
10
0.2%
1
1.1%
7

5
0.8%
23
Missing27021161426027201627
TOTAL 100.0%
476
100.0%
331
100.0%
1136
100.0%
437
100.0%
628

130

3008



Support abortion for single women by Race


WhiteBlackOtherTOTAL
Yes42.8%
1005
40.0%
190
34.7%
109
41.6%
1304
No53.6%
1258
55.4%
263
58.6%
184
54.4%
1705
Don't know2.7%
64
3.4%
16
6.4%
20
3.2%
100
No answer0.9%
21
1.3%
6
0.3%
1
0.9%
28
Missing12852291691683
TOTAL 100.0%
2348
100.0%
475
100.0%
314

3137



Support abortion for single women by Religion


ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTOTAL
Yes34.1%
500
36.2%
270
90.0%
54
63.0%
369
39.2%
105

6
41.5%
1298
No62.3%
913
59.7%
445
8.3%
5
33.8%
198
52.6%
141

3
54.4%
1702
Don't know2.5%
37
3.5%
26
1.7%
1
2.7%
16
7.5%
20

0
3.2%
100
No answer1.1%
16
0.7%
5
0.0%
0
0.5%
3
0.7%
2

1
0.8%
26
Missing7593853037213301679
TOTAL 100.0%
1466
100.0%
746
100.0%
60
100.0%
586
100.0%
268

10

3126



Support abortion for single women by Sex


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Yes42.0%
604
41.2%
700
41.6%
1304
No53.2%
765
55.3%
940
54.4%
1705
Don't know3.8%
55
2.6%
45
3.2%
100
No answer1.0%
14
0.8%
14
0.9%
28
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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