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Abortion, Attitude about

Measures one's position on abortion. This is often done using agreement with its use in different scenarios.


Below are 440 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... a. The baby may have a serious defect (Q34A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... b. The womans health is in danger (Q34B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... c. The pregnancy is the result of rape (Q34C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... d. The family cannot afford the child (Q34D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... e. The woman does not want the child (Q34E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford more children? (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0837 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Still on the subject of womens rights, there has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (VCF0837) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0838 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0838) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOABORT from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? L. The Catholic Churchs teachings that oppose abortion (NOABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LDRRCH06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (ldrrchse_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who publicly supported a womans right to choose with regard to abortion? (LDRRCH06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LDRRLF06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (ldrrlife_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: Someone who publicly supported a right-to-life position on abortion? (LDRRLF06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001LEARN MORE
    • On another subject, do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPINABOR from ABC News Beliefnet Poll, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Whats had the most influence on your opinion on the issue of abortion - (the opinions of your family and friends), (things youve seen or read in the news), (your education), (your personal experience), (your religious beliefs), your personal non-religious beliefs, or something else? (OPINABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BUSH ABP from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • IF GEORGE W. BUSHS POSITION ON ABORTION IS NOT DONT KNOW/REF: How certain are you of George W. Bushs position? Very certain, pretty certain, or not very certain? (BUSH ABP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT PRNT from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that would require a teenage girl under age 18 to receive her parents permission before she could obtain an abortion? (ABORT PRNT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • P ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? (P ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBIRTH SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been discussion recently about a proposed law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you favor or oppose a law that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH SUP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBIRTH STR from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • IF R FAVORS BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS/IF R OPPOSES BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS: Do you strongly or not strongly favor/oppose a law that would that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH STR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTIMP from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • REFERRING TO THE ABORTION ISSUE: How important is this issue to you personally? EXTREMELY important, VERY important, SOMEWHAT important, NOT TOO important or NOT AT ALL important? (ABORTIMP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTFEEL from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? (ABRTFEEL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PB_ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been discussion recently about a law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PB_ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBABORT2 from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Referring to the PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION issue in previous question: Do you STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY [favor/oppose] a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PBABORT2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . A. If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 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? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . F. If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HEALTH from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (82) (HEALTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IMMORAL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally believe that abortion is morally wrong or is it morally acceptable? (90, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (IMMORAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (88, 90, 93, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ONDEMAND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOTING from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Suppose that there was a candidate running for the Legislature whose views you mostly agreed with but who took a position on abortion rights that you disagreed with completely. Would you certainly not vote for that candidate, probably not, or could you still vote for that candidate? (92, 96, 00, 04, 08) (VOTING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W10R10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R11_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R10=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R11_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R10=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10R12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R13_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R12=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R13_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R12=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W10R14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R15_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R14=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R15_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R14=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W10R2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R3_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R2=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R3_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R2=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W10R4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R5_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R4=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R5_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R4=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W10R6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R7_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R6=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R7_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R6=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W10R8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R9_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R8=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R9_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R8=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10RA3 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Does Barack Obama favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10RA3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W2N10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W2N12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W2N14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W2N2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W2N4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W2N6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W2N8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085086 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (V085086) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (V085092) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085092C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • SUMMARY: Abortion when pregnancy harms health but mother not likely to die (V085092X) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (V085093) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085093C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (V085094) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085094C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (V085095) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085095C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • SUMMARY: Abortion in cases of rape (V085095X) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (V085096) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085096C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (V085097) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085097C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (V085098) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085098C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MA_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you believe that each of the following is morally wrong or not a moral issue? Having an abortion when the fetus is old enough to survive on its own outside the mothers womb. Would you say that is always morally wrong, usually morally wrong, sometimes morally wrong, never morally wrong, or not a moral issue? (MA_1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MA_9 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally believe that abortion should be legal under . . . (MA_9) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABLATE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Now I would like to ask your opinion about a specific abortion procedure known as late-term abortion or partial birth abortion, which is sometimes performed on women during the last few months of pregnancy. Do you think that this procedure should be legal or illegal? (ABLATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q85H from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q85H [NEXT, IM GOING TO READ SOME BEHAVIORS. FOR EACH, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE, MORALLY WRONG, OR IS IT NOT A MORAL ISSUE?] Having an abortion (Q85H) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from The Right to Die II, November 2005LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCT1 from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR1 from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOOR1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WABORT from Politics of Character Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the response that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. I. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (see note 1 on the ARDA summary page) (WABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements best describes your feeling about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Suppose there was a genetic test that revealed a babys likelihood of becoming a homosexual. If you/your partner were 2 months pregnant and this test revealed that your baby would probably become a homosexual, how likely would you be to favor an abortion? Do you think you would definitely favor an abortion, probably favor an abortion, probably oppose an abortion, or definitely oppose an abortion? (ABRTHOMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W20ABORT from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read a list of things that some people consider to be morally wrong. For each item, please select the number that best indicates how wrong you, personally, think it is when people engage in that behavior. T. Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy (W20ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • THERM4 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • Now, Id like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. If you have no opinion or never heard of that person or organization, please say so. Give Pro-life, anti-abortion groups a rating, with 100 meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling; and 50 meaning not particularly warm or cold. (IF DONT KNOW:) Would you say you are unable to give an opinion of pro-life, anti-abortion groups, or have you never heard of Pro-life, anti-abortion groups? (THERM4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABADOPT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. A. Abortion is usually a better option than giving a child up for adoption (ABADOPT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABCHPLAN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. E. Abortion is alright, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live with. (ABCHPLAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFORM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. C. A woman who gives birth to a handicapped child rather than having an abortion is doing the right thing. (ABDEFORM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOWANT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. B. Abortion is usually a better option than bringing a child into a home where it is not wanted. (ABNOWANT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTEST from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious deformity. Would you [yourself want to / want your partner to] have an abortion if a test show the baby has a serious deformity? (ABORTEST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABQOL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. D. The quality of life a child will have after it is born is an important thing to consider when deciding on an abortion. (ABQOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARTCRTL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. F. A womans right to choose whether to have an abortion is more important than the human fetus right to life. (ARTCRTL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CABORT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you a list of social and political issues that are being discussed today. For each, please tell me how concerned you are personally -- very concerned, fairly concerned, not too concerned, or not concerned at all? A. Abortion (CABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FABRTDEM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? R. Abortion on demand (FABRTDEM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GSSDEFRM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . a. if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (GSSDEFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GSSRAPEV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . b. if the woman became pregnant as a result of rape. (GSSRAPEV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HEARPL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • In recent years pro-life and pro-choice groups have formed on opposite sides of the abortion issue. How much would you say you have heard about groups that are pro-life . . . a great deal, a moderate amount, a small amount, or nothing at all? (HEARPL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPCHURCH from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. G. The womans church or religious community (IPCHURCH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPCOUNAB from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. E. A counselor at an abortion clinic (IPCOUNAB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPCOUNAD from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. F. A counselor at an adoption agency (IPCOUNAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPFATHER from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. B. The unborn babys father (IPFATHER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPFEDGOV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. K. The federal government (IPFEDGOV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPLAW from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. I. The law, the courts, and the judge (IPLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPMDABRT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. D. A doctor at an abortion clinic (IPMDABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPMDPERS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. C. The pregnant womans personal or family physician (IPMDPERS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPPASTOR from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. H. Her pastor, priest, or rabbi (IPPASTOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPPATEEN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. L. The parents of a pregnant girl who is under 18 years of age (IPPATEEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPSTAGOV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. J. The state government (IPSTAGOV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPWOMAN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. A. The pregnant woman (IPWOMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LAFTER3 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: i. not allowing abortions after the third month of pregnancy, unless it is required to save a womans life. (LAFTER3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LBIRCONT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: c. not allowing abortions in cases where they are being used as a method of birth control. (LBIRCONT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LFACONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: d. requiring women to get the consent of the babys biological father before having an abortion. (LFACONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LINFCONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: e. requiring women to receive information about fetal development and alternatives to abortion before going ahead with the procedure. (LINFCONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LLICCLIN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: f. the passage of a law prohibiting the use of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. (LLICCLIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LMDFINES from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: h. in states that restrict abortions, require doctors who perform an illegal abortion to pay a large fine. (LMDFINES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LPARCONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: a. requiring that women under 18 years of age get parental consent before they are allowed to have an abortion. (LPARCONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LRESERCH from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: g. the passage of a law requiring health and safety standards for private abortion clinics. (LRESERCH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LVIABLE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: b. in cases where the woman is more than five months pregnant, requiring a test to see if the fetus might survive outside of the womb before allowing the abortion. (LVIABLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MURDER from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements best describes your feelings about abortion? (MURDER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RADVANTG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. D. Abortion hurts women by enabling men to take advantage of them, knowing that abortion is a way out of their responsibility to care for the mother and child. (RADVANTG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. J. It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control or sex selection. (RBIRTCON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RCOMPROM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. K. Some limitations on abortion are justified because there has to be a compromise between a womens right to choose and the rights of her unborn child. (RCOMPROM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RDEVALUE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. H. A pregnancys significance is devalued by societys casual, permissive outlook on abortion. (RDEVALUE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RDISREG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. E. Abortion promotes a general disregard for the value of human life. (RDISREG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REASYWAY from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. I. While abortion is sometimes necessary, it is used too frequently as an easy way out. (REASYWAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RGUILT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. F. Abortion leaves women with a burden of guilt and emotional scars that are very difficult to heal. (RGUILT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RLESPAIN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. G. Adoption would be a less emotionally painful option for most women than abortion. (RLESPAIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RMURDER from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. B. Human life begins at conception, therefore, abortion is murder. (RMURDER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPROTECT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. A. All human life, including that of the unborn, should be protected. (RPROTECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RRTLIFE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. C. Every unborn child has a basic right to life. (RRTLIFE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SELFID from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following would you say best describes your general outlook on the abortion issue -- strongly pro-life, moderately pro-life, neutral, moderately pro-choice, or strongly pro-choice? (SELFID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TBLIND from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . e. the baby will be born blind. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TBLIND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • THARTDEF from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . g. the baby will have a serious heart defect. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (THARTDEF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TMISSLEG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . f. the baby will be missing an arm or a leg. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TMISSLEG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOBESE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . b. the baby will have a genetic tendency toward obesity -- being overweight. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOBESE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOPPSEX from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . a. the baby will be the opposite sex of what the parents had wanted. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOPPSEX) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRETARD from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . c. the baby will be mentally retarded. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TRETARD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TTERMILL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . d. the baby will be born with a terminal illness that ends its life within six years. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TTERMILL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WABAND1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. I. If a woman has been abandoned by her partner, the father of the unborn child - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WABAND1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. J. If a couple is using abortion as a repeated means of birth control - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WBIRCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WDEFORM1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. E. If there is a strong chance of serious deformity in the baby - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WDEFORM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WINCEST1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. D. If the pregnancy was the result of incest - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WINCEST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WLOWINC1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. G. If the family has a very low income and another child would create a heavy financial burden - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WLOWINC1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WOTHSEX1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. K. If a couple wants a boy and a test has revealed that the baby will be a girl - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WOTHSEX1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WRAPE1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. C. If the pregnancy was the result of rape - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WRAPE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WTEENSC1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. F. If the pregnancy would require a teenager to drop out of school - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WTEENSC1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOHLTH1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. B. If the womans mental or emotional health might be damaged by the pregnancy - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOHLTH1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOLIFE1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. First. . . A. If the womans life is endangered by the pregnancy - would abortion be acceptable or unacceptable during the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOLIFE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOPROF1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. H. If the pregnancy is unplanned and would interrupt a professional womans career - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOPROF1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORAVL1 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORAVL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORAVL2 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should not be permitted at all; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be generally available to those who want it. (ABORAVL2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORREDU from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or dont you feel this way? (ABORREDU) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORWRNG from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally wrong in nearly all circumstances, morally wrong in some circumstances, or is it not a moral issue? (ABORWRNG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROEWADE from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • In 1973 the Roe versus Wade decision established a womans constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe versus Wade decision, or not? (ROEWADE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUPABORT from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] As I read some issues the Supreme Court may rule on over the coming years, please tell me how important each issue is to you personally. Are court decisions on abortion very important, fairly important, not too important, or not at all important to you? (SUPABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • Do you think abortions should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELPROL from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • Now, Id like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a very warm, favorable feeling; zero meaning a very cold, unfavorable feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. If you have no opinion or never heard of that person or organization, please say so: pro-life, anti-abortion groups (split B- half sample). (FEELPROL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAGRULE from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • United States policy currently states that no federal funding may be given to any foreign organization that performs abortions in other countries except in cases of rape or when the womans life is in danger, provides counseling and referrals for abortions, or promotes abortion-rights legislation in other countries, even if the money is used for other aspects of womens reproductive health. Based on this statement, do you support or oppose this policy? (follow-up) Do you STRONGLY (support/oppose) this policy or SOMEWHAT (support/oppose) this policy? (GAGRULE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABCOMPRO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue: the country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws, or theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABCOMPRO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABMORAL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally wrong in nearly all circumstances, morally wrong in some circumstances, or is it not a moral issue? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABMORAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSTANAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the question of whether abortion should be legally permitted is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABSTANAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABCHNG_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • If ABVIEW_A = 1: And have you become... [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q128) (ABCHNG_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE