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Abortion, Decision-Making

Who has the right to make decisions about abortion - the woman? The father? The government?


Below are 33 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONSNT_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion? (Q145C) [Note: CONSNT_A was read immediately before DIFFAB_A for random respondents.] (CONSNT_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN 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 KenyaLEARN 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
  • DECABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of Americas Children, 1989LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a teenage girl gets pregnant. She wants to have an abortion and so has sought the medical advice of her doctor. She has discussed this at great length with her parents, but they are opposed to it. Who should have the final say in this situation? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (DECABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1990LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws which regulated these matters. (PRIVMAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws that regulate these matters. Do you: (PRIVMAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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