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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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; no Post IW 0 0
1) Abortion should never be permitted. 871 10.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger. 3,646 44.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to personal reasons, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child. 1,364 16.5
4) Abortion should never be forbidden, since one should not require a woman to have a child she doesnt want. 2,109 25.5
9) DK; other 272 3.3
TOTAL8,262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; no Post IW 0 0
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted. 2,597 12.1
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger. 6,430 30
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established. 3,550 16.5
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice. 8,426 39.2
9) DK; other 465 2.2
TOTAL21,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) BY LAW, ABORTION SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED. 215 11.9
2) THE LAW SHOULD PERMIT ABORTION ONLY IN CASE OF RAPE, INCEST, OR WHEN THE WOMANS LIFE IS IN DANGER 525 29.1
3) THE LAW SHOULD PERMIT ABORTION FOR REASONS OTHER THAN RAPE, INCEST, OR DANGER TO THE WOMANS LIFE, BUT ONLY AFTER THE NEED FOR THE ABORTION HAS BEEN CLEARLY ESTABLISHED 265 14.7
4) BY LAW, A WOMAN SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION AS A MATTER OF PERSONAL CHOICE 753 41.7
7) OTHER (SPECIFY) 28 1.6
8) DONT KNOW 11 0.6
9) REFUSED 7 0.4
TOTAL1,804100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) BY LAW, ABORTION SHOULD NEVER BE PERMITTED 172 11.1
2) PERMIT ABORTION ONLY IN CASE OF RAPE, INCEST, LIFE DANGER 458 29.5
3) PERMIT ABORTION FOR REASON OTHER THAN RAPE, INCEST, OR DANGER 277 17.8
4) A WOMAN SHOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION 612 39.4
7) OTHER 24 1.5
8) DK 8 0.5
9) REFUSED 4 0.3
TOTAL1,555100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? (ABRTFEEL)
  TOTAL %
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted. 139 13
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger. 332 31.1
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established. 185 17.4
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice 391 36.7
7) Other 8 0.8
8) Dont know 6 0.6
9) Refused 5 0.5
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Generally available 1,335 31.9
2) Available, but under stricter limits 986 23.6
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life 1,382 33.1
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all 400 9.6
5) Dont know/Refused 76 1.8
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Generally available 990 29.5
2) Available, but under stricter limits 630 18.8
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life 1,050 31.3
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all 552 16.5
9) Dont know/Refused 131 3.9
TOTAL3,353100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 4 0.2
-8) Dont know 2 0.1
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION NEW 1,059 45.6
1) By law, abortion should never be permitted. 160 6.9
2) The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the womans life is in danger. 296 12.7
3) The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the womans life, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established. 160 6.9
4) By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice. 415 17.9
7) Other {SPECIFY} [Vol.] 6 0.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Generally available 311 31.2
2) Available, but under stricter limits 203 20.4
3) Against law except rape/incest/save life 344 34.5
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all 112 11.2
9) Dont know/Refused 27 2.7
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[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)
  TOTAL %
1) Generally available 487 35.5
2) Available, but under strict limits 292 21.3
3) Against the law except rape/incest/save life 439 32
4) Abortion should not be permitted at all 131 9.6
9) Dont know/Refused 22 1.6
TOTAL1,371100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[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)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should not be permitted at all 118 8.9
2) Against the law except rape/incest/save life 408 30.9
3) Available, but under strict limits 324 24.5
4) Generally available 445 33.7
9) Dont know/Refused 27 2
TOTAL1,322100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 1,577 58.5
2) Dont feel this way 889 33
9) Dont know/Refused 229 8.5
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,410 64.9
3) Mostly oppose 237 10.9
5) Dont know 527 24.2
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 1,056 50.3
2) Fairly convincing 576 27.5
3) Not very convincing 325 15.5
4) Not at all convincing 141 6.7
TOTAL2,098100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 899 43.3
2) Fairly convincing 343 16.5
3) Not very convincing 425 20.5
4) Not at all convincing 410 19.7
TOTAL2,077100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 1,055 50.4
2) Fairly convincing 534 25.5
3) Not very convincing 315 15
4) Not at all convincing 191 9.1
TOTAL2,095100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 574 27.6
2) Fairly convincing 449 21.6
3) Not very convincing 544 26.2
4) Not at all convincing 509 24.5
TOTAL2,076100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 822 39.2
2) Fairly convincing 533 25.4
3) Not very convincing 435 20.8
4) Not at all convincing 305 14.6
TOTAL2,095100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 838 40.5
2) Fairly convincing 669 32.4
3) Not very convincing 362 17.5
4) Not at all convincing 198 9.6
TOTAL2,067100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 674 32.8
2) Fairly convincing 659 32.1
3) Not very convincing 456 22.2
4) Not at all convincing 264 12.9
TOTAL2,053100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 442 22.3
2) Fairly convincing 696 35.1
3) Not very convincing 571 28.8
4) Not at all convincing 276 13.9
TOTAL1,985100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 914 43.6
2) Fairly convincing 678 32.3
3) Not very convincing 326 15.5
4) Not at all convincing 179 8.5
TOTAL2,097100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 1,378 65.2
2) Fairly convincing 406 19.2
3) Not very convincing 178 8.4
4) Not at all convincing 153 7.2
TOTAL2,115100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very convincing 549 26.8
2) Fairly convincing 769 37.6
3) Not very convincing 432 21.1
4) Not at all convincing 295 14.4
TOTAL2,045100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) One, abortion should never be permitted, 82 14.9
2) Two, abortion should be permitted only if the life of woman is in danger. 227 41.3
3) Three, abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child. 121 22
4) Four, abortion should never be forbidden. 119 21.7
TOTAL549100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Imagine someone like yourself in the following situation and tell us what would most likely happen - An unmarried friend of yours just found out that she is pregnant. She doesnt know what to do for sure. She asks you for advice about what she should do. In this situation, would you advise her to have an abortion, advise her to have the baby but give it up for adoption, or advise her to have the baby and keep it? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (D9ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Advise her to have an abortion 401 11.7
2) Advise her to have the baby but give it up for adoption 713 20.8
3) Advise her to have the baby and keep it 1,232 35.9
4) Dont know 1,089 31.7
TOTAL3,435100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 74 14.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger 243 47.7
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 81 15.9
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 94 18.5
9) Dont know 17 3.3
TOTAL509100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 71 11.7
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life of the woman is in danger 249 41.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 117 19.3
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 150 24.8
8) Dont Know 19 3.1
TOTAL606100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted. 98 17.6
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger 253 45.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 77 13.8
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 116 20.8
5) Dont know 14 2.5
TOTAL558100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 37 9
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is danger 196 47.8
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 85 20.7
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 84 20.5
5) Dont know 8 2
TOTAL410100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 64 17.4
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger 152 41.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 46 12.5
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 79 21.5
5) Dont know 27 7.3
TOTAL368100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted. 65 13.2
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger. 214 43.3
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child. 68 13.8
4) Abortion should never be forbidden. 124 25.1
5) Dont know 23 4.7
TOTAL494100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 59 14.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger 192 47.1
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 67 16.4
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 76 18.6
6) Dont know 14 3.4
TOTAL408100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTOPN)
  TOTAL %
1) Abortion should never be permitted 37 9.5
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger 166 42.5
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child 70 17.9
4) Abortion should never be forbidden 97 24.8
5) Dont know 21 5.4
TOTAL391100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following four statements best describe your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Never Forbidden 121 33.5
2) Woman Has Difficulty 39 10.8
3) Womans Life Danger 156 43.2
4) Never Permitted 45 12.5
TOTAL361100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important at all 200 22.9
2) Somewhat important 285 32.6
3) Very important 383 43.8
4) Dont know 6 0.7
5) Refused 0 0
TOTAL874100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you support or oppose the Catholic church denying communion to Catholic politicians who are in favor of legal abortion? (Note: asked of Catholics only.) (C_CMMUN)
  TOTAL %
1) Support 61 26.5
2) Oppose 160 69.6
8) DK/No opinion 9 3.9
TOTAL230100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you support or oppose the Catholic church denying communion to Catholic politicians who are in favor of legal abortion? (DENYCOMM)
  TOTAL %
1) Support 212 21.7
2) Oppose 663 67.7
8) DK/No opinion 104 10.6
TOTAL979100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please tell me how important each aspect of Catholicism is to your Catholic identity? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all? How important is . . .? Rejection of abortion (REJECTAB)
  TOTAL %
-2) Dont know/Undecided 5 1.3
-1) Refused 2 0.5
1) Very important 153 38.5
2) Somewhat important 99 24.9
3) Not too important 69 17.4
4) Not important at all 69 17.4
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED OF THOSE WHOSE SAID THEIR RELIGION WAS PROTESTANT, JEWISH, OTHER, NONE, OR NOT SURE: Do you feel strongly opposed to the Catholic Churchs opposition to abortion for everyone, only somewhat opposed, or not opposed at all? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly opposed 407 38.6
2) Only somewhat opposed 244 23.1
3) Not opposed at all 350 33.2
4) Not sure 53 5
TOTAL1,054100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you feel that a priests word is morally binding; that it is a moral obligation to do what he says or isnt it, when he talks about abortion laws? (Q12E1)
  TOTAL %
1) Morally binding 661 67.4
2) Not morally binding 214 21.8
3) Not sure 106 10.8
TOTAL981100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you favor or oppose the Catholic Churchs opposition to abortion? (Q19A)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 576 58.2
2) Oppose 274 27.7
3) Not sure 140 14.1
TOTAL990100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Extenuating circumstances might dictate abortions (Q19B5)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 105 100
TOTAL105100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Church is not handling problem correctly/many cases abortions should have been allowed, church said no (Q19B9)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 23 100
TOTAL23100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Women should not have children they dont want/I believe in abortion (Q19B10)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 5 100
TOTAL5100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortion is murder/Thou shall not kill one of the commandments (Q19B13)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 293 100
TOTAL293100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are against religion and God and the Pope (Q19B15)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 66 100
TOTAL66100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions would just increase and legalize prostitution (Q19B16)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 7 100
TOTAL7100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are dangerous/too risky (Q19B19)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 20 100
TOTAL20100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) I just dont approve of abortions (Q19B22)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 64 100
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abortions are against U.S. laws (Q19B23)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 8 100
TOTAL8100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(See q19a) Why do you feel this way? Any other reason? (OPEN-ENDED RESPONSE) Abstinence is the answer/state and church should work towards other means to prevent causes of abortion (Q19B25)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 4 100
TOTAL4100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


All in all, do you feel positive or negative about Archbishop John J. OConnor urging Catholics to vote against candidates who are opposed to banning abortions? (VTBNABRT)
  TOTAL %
1) Positive 290 21.9
2) Negative 905 68.4
3) Not sure 128 9.7
TOTAL1,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 976 40.7
2) No 1,346 56.2
8) Dont know 59 2.5
9) No answer 15 0.6
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 387 41.9
2) No 513 55.5
8) Dont know 23 2.5
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 346 38.5
2) No 507 56.5
8) Dont know 35 3.9
9) No answer 10 1.1
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 784 39.1
2) No 1,155 57.7
8) Dont know 50 2.5
9) No answer 14 0.7
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 315 7.2
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 4,079 92.8
TOTAL4,394100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 705 37.9
2) No 1,063 57.1
8) Dont know 87 4.7
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 381 41.5
2) No 496 54.1
8) Dont know 36 3.9
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 819 42.6
2) No 1,002 52.1
8) Dont know 94 4.9
9) No answer 8 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 338 34.6
2) No 598 61.2
8) Dont know 37 3.8
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 405 40.8
2) No 546 55
8) Dont know 35 3.5
9) No answer 7 0.7
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 728 38.7
2) No 1,050 55.8
8) Dont know 98 5.2
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-5) Very negative feeling 697 39.1
-4) -4 138 7.7
-3) -3 165 9.3
-2) -2 131 7.4
-1) -1 117 6.6
0) Neutral feeling 0 0
1) 1 97 5.4
2) 2 93 5.2
3) 3 125 7
4) 4 68 3.8
5) Very positive feeling 150 8.4
TOTAL1,781100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 578 39.4
2) No 828 56.4
8) Dont know 59 4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (ONDEMAND)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 28 7
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 372 93
TOTAL400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 494 32.2
2) No 990 64.6
8) Dont know 43 2.8
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 895 44.8
2) No 1,039 52.1
8) Dont know 56 2.8
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason whatsoever, if she chooses not to have the baby- do you agree or disagree? (ABCHOOSE)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 257 17.8
2) Agree 349 24.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree 126 8.7
4) Disagree 287 19.8
5) Strongly disagree 313 21.6
8) Dont know 34 2.3
9) No answer 81 5.6
TOTAL1,447100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 458 42.6
2) No 552 51.3
8) Dont know 59 5.5
9) No answer 6 0.6
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


A woman should be able to get a legal abortion for any reason. Do you: (LEGABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 43 8.7
2) Agree 177 35.8
3) Are you neutral 42 8.5
4) Disagree 154 31.1
5) Strongly disagree 73 14.7
6) Dont know 6 1.2
TOTAL495100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) No 158 42
2) Qualified answer volunteered 13 3.5
3) Yes 193 51.3
4) Dont know 12 3.2
TOTAL376100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 151 39
2) Not sure 47 12.1
3) No 189 48.8
TOTAL387100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she chooses. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 60 15.1
2) Agree 131 32.9
3) Neutral 26 6.5
4) Disagree 111 27.9
5) Strongly disagree 67 16.8
6) Dont know 3 0.8
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For the next set of issues, I would like you to indicate your position by telling me how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she so chooses. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 31 8.9
2) Agree 115 33
3) Not sure 37 10.6
4) Disagree 114 32.7
5) Strongly disagree 52 14.9
TOTAL349100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 1,013 42.3
2) No 1,308 54.6
8) Dont know 60 2.5
9) No answer 15 0.6
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) Always wrong 652 47.8
2) Almost always wrong 135 9.9
3) Wrong only sometimes 144 10.5
4) Not wrong at all 400 29.3
8) Dont know 25 1.8
9) No answer 9 0.7
TOTAL1,365100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... d. The family cannot afford the child (Q34D)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 863 51.8
2) Almost always wrong 229 13.8
3) Only wrong sometimes 231 13.9
4) Not wrong at all 342 20.5
TOTAL1,665100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 396 42.9
2) No 496 53.7
8) Dont know 29 3.1
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34b How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the family cannot afford the child (ABRTAFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 745 46.5
2) Almost always wrong 233 14.5
3) Only wrong sometimes 238 14.8
4) Not wrong at all 387 24.1
TOTAL1,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 352 39.2
2) No 506 56.3
8) Dont know 29 3.2
9) No answer 11 1.2
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 822 41
2) No 1,106 55.2
8) Dont know 63 3.1
9) No answer 12 0.6
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 749 40.2
2) No 1,024 55
8) Dont know 81 4.4
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 345 11.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal 598 19.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose 208 6.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 596 19.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 1,692 55.5
1) A great deal 222 7.3
2) Moderately 93 3.1
3) A little 30 1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 65 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 2,040 66.9
1) A great deal 489 16
2) Moderately 93 3.1
3) A little 16 0.5
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 416 45.4
2) No 449 49
8) Dont know 47 5.1
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 853 44.4
2) No 977 50.8
8) Dont know 86 4.5
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 12 0.5
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 267 11.5
5) Oppose 659 28.4
7) Neither favor nor oppose 121 5.2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097A)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,835 79
1) A great deal 146 6.3
2) Moderately 81 3.5
3) A little 40 1.7
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,443 62.1
1) A great deal 482 20.7
2) Moderately 133 5.7
3) A little 44 1.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085097; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,981 85.3
1) Lean toward favoring 48 2.1
2) Lean toward opposing 17 0.7
3) Do not lean either way 55 2.4
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 9 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 453 14.9
2) Oppose abortion being legal 754 24.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose 271 8.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 395 40.4
2) No 546 55.9
8) Dont know 34 3.5
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 458 46.1
2) No 487 49
8) Dont know 40 4
9) No answer 8 0.8
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely should allow it 479 35.2
2) Probably should allow it 198 14.6
3) Probably should not allow it 164 12.1
4) Definitely should not allow it 378 27.8
8) Cant choose 96 7.1
9) No answer 44 3.2
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 479 35.2
2) Almost always wrong 195 14.3
3) Wrong only sometimes 142 10.4
4) Not wrong at all 408 30
8) Cant choose 89 6.5
9) No answer 46 3.4
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 789 41.9
2) No 994 52.8
8) Dont know 95 5
9) No answer 4 0.2
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 549 42.8
2) Almost always wrong 138 10.7
3) Wrong only sometimes 112 8.7
4) Not wrong at all 359 28
8) Cant choose 94 7.3
9) No answer 32 2.5
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 649 29.9
2) Unacceptable 100 4.6
3) Dont know 1,425 65.5
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 761 50.8
2) No 673 44.9
8) Dont know 57 3.8
9) No answer 8 0.5
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 728 49.6
2) No 680 46.3
8) Dont know 58 4
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 696 45.4
2) No 773 50.5
8) Dont know 59 3.9
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 971 48.6
2) No 954 47.8
8) Dont know 68 3.4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 508 47.3
2) No 511 47.5
8) Dont know 51 4.7
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Would you favor or oppose a legal abortion for a low-income woman if the money for that abortion didnt come from the government? (ABORT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 145 43.3
2) Oppose 149 44.5
3) Dont know 41 12.2
TOTAL335100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 465 15.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal 416 13.6
3) Neither favor nor oppose 270 8.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 67 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 2,171 71.2
1) A great deal 339 11.1
2) Moderately 93 3.1
3) A little 33 1.1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 2,217 72.7
1) A great deal 302 9.9
2) Moderately 97 3.2
3) A little 17 0.6
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 16 0.7
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 357 15.4
5) Oppose 520 22.4
7) Neither favor nor oppose 166 7.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094A)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,745 75.1
1) A great deal 222 9.6
2) Moderately 95 4.1
3) A little 40 1.7
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,582 68.1
1) A great deal 359 15.5
2) Moderately 115 5
3) A little 46 2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-8) Dont know 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085094; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,936 83.3
1) Lean toward favoring 67 2.9
2) Lean toward opposing 34 1.5
3) Do not lean either way 64 2.8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 8 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 621 20.4
2) Oppose abortion being legal 530 17.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose 328 10.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 1,520 69.9
2) Unacceptable 152 7
3) Dont know 502 23.1
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 1,033 43.1
2) No 1,284 53.6
8) Dont know 59 2.5
9) No answer 20 0.8
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... e. The woman does not want the child (Q34E)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 871 52.3
2) Almost always wrong 208 12.5
3) Only wrong sometimes 208 12.5
4) Not wrong at all 378 22.7
TOTAL1,665100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 400 43.3
2) No 493 53.4
8) Dont know 29 3.1
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 360 40.1
2) No 502 55.9
8) Dont know 30 3.3
9) No answer 6 0.7
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 818 40.8
2) No 1,107 55.3
8) Dont know 65 3.2
9) No answer 13 0.6
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (82, 84, 86) (FAMPLAN)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 73 7.7
0) Disagree 0 0
1) Agree 875 92.3
TOTAL948100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 720 38.7
2) No 1,050 56.4
8) Dont know 85 4.6
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 396 43.2
2) No 483 52.7
8) Dont know 33 3.6
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 853 44.4
2) No 972 50.5
8) Dont know 91 4.7
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 379 38.8
2) No 570 58.3
8) Dont know 26 2.7
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 424 42.7
2) No 526 53
8) Dont know 36 3.6
9) No answer 7 0.7
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 758 40.3
2) No 1,033 54.9
8) Dont know 86 4.6
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 215 9.9
2) Unacceptable 65 3
3) Dont know 1,894 87.1
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 668 44.6
2) No 779 52
8) Dont know 46 3.1
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 663 45.2
2) No 744 50.7
8) Dont know 58 4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 598 39
2) No 885 57.8
8) Dont know 46 3
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 930 46.6
2) No 995 49.8
8) Dont know 65 3.3
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be legal for a woman to have an abortion, if she is pregnant but does not want to have a child right now? (ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely yes 121 40.6
2) Probably yes 37 12.4
3) Unsure 36 12.1
4) Probably not 27 9.1
5) Definitely not 77 25.8
TOTAL298100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The target population for this survey was students at Winthrop University, a state university in South Carolina.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 480 44.7
2) No 539 50.1
8) Dont know 51 4.7
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you agree or disagree with the following statements. If unsure, all things considered, do you tend to agree or disagree with -- A married woman who doesnt want any more children should be able to obtain a legal abortion. (ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree 1,227 50.1
2) Disagree 1,222 49.9
TOTAL2,449100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 38 12.7
2) Agree 125 41.7
3) Disagree 73 24.3
4) Strongly disagree 47 15.7
8) Uncertain 11 3.7
9) No answer 6 2
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 60 20
2) Agree 82 27.3
3) Disagree 79 26.3
4) Strongly disagree 65 21.7
8) Dont know 8 2.7
9) No answer 6 2
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 963 40.2
2) No 1,361 56.8
8) Dont know 57 2.4
9) No answer 15 0.6
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 376 40.7
2) No 519 56.2
8) Dont know 27 2.9
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 354 39.4
2) No 512 57
8) Dont know 20 2.2
9) No answer 12 1.3
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 777 38.8
2) No 1,159 57.9
8) Dont know 57 2.8
9) No answer 10 0.5
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 691 37.1
2) No 1,076 57.8
8) Dont know 88 4.7
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 395 43.1
2) No 477 52
8) Dont know 41 4.5
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 822 42.7
2) No 1,010 52.5
8) Dont know 80 4.2
9) No answer 11 0.6
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 367 37.6
2) No 565 57.8
8) Dont know 41 4.2
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 426 42.9
2) No 524 52.8
8) Dont know 36 3.6
9) No answer 7 0.7
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 757 40.2
2) No 1,033 54.9
8) Dont know 87 4.6
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 593 27.3
2) Unacceptable 106 4.9
3) Dont know 1,475 67.8
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 723 48.2
2) No 715 47.7
8) Dont know 56 3.7
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 680 46.3
2) No 724 49.3
8) Dont know 62 4.2
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it 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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 606 39.6
2) No 867 56.6
8) Dont know 55 3.6
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of an unwed girl who had gotten into trouble visiting family friends near an army camp? (Q19C)
  TOTAL %
1) For 109 11
2) Against 787 79.4
3) Not sure 95 9.6
TOTAL991100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 923 46.2
2) No 1,015 50.9
8) Dont know 52 2.6
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 488 45.4
2) No 526 48.9
8) Dont know 56 5.2
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely favor an abortion 78 5.2
2) Probably favor an abortion 165 11.1
3) Probably oppose an abortion 312 21
4) Definitely oppose an abortion 932 62.7
TOTAL1,487100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 617 28.4
2) Unacceptable 123 5.7
3) Dont know 1,434 66
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 411 18.9
2) Unacceptable 90 4.1
3) Dont know 1,673 77
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 92 4.5
2) Agree 164 8
3) Disagree 882 43.1
4) Strongly disagree 907 44.4
TOTAL2,045100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 216 10.5
2) Agree 545 26.6
3) Disagree 758 37
4) Strongly disagree 529 25.8
TOTAL2,048100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 329 15.8
2) Agree 764 36.7
3) Disagree 586 28.2
4) Strongly disagree 400 19.2
TOTAL2,079100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following statement - Abortion is all right, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live with. (Not asked of elementary school students.) (J5ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Agree 1,134 33
2) Disagree 1,911 55.6
3) Dont know 395 11.5
TOTAL3,440100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 1,773 74
2) No 509 21.2
8) Dont know 100 4.2
9) No answer 14 0.6
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... c. The pregnancy is the result of rape (Q34C)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 368 22.1
2) Almost always wrong 155 9.3
3) Only wrong sometimes 194 11.7
4) Not wrong at all 945 56.9
TOTAL1,662100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 721 78
2) No 184 19.9
8) Dont know 19 2.1
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34a. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the pregnancy is the result of rape (ABRTRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 353 21.9
2) Almost always wrong 158 9.8
3) Only wrong sometimes 198 12.3
4) Not wrong at all 901 56
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?) (ABORRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 651 72.5
2) No 203 22.6
8) Dont know 30 3.3
9) No answer 14 1.6
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,483 74
2) No 429 21.4
8) Dont know 76 3.8
9) No answer 15 0.7
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,409 75.7
2) No 340 18.3
8) Dont know 106 5.7
9) No answer 6 0.3
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 812 26.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal 183 6
3) Neither favor nor oppose 156 5.1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 67 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 1,824 59.8
1) A great deal 667 21.9
2) Moderately 122 4
3) A little 23 0.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 68 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 2,452 80.4
1) A great deal 126 4.1
2) Moderately 43 1.4
3) A little 14 0.5
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 740 80.7
2) No 133 14.5
8) Dont know 39 4.3
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,550 80.6
2) No 289 15
8) Dont know 77 4
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 10 0.4
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 686 29.5
5) Oppose 250 10.8
7) Neither favor nor oppose 113 4.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095A)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,416 61
1) A great deal 525 22.6
2) Moderately 126 5.4
3) A little 34 1.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,852 79.7
1) A great deal 158 6.8
2) Moderately 67 2.9
3) A little 25 1.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085095; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,989 85.6
1) Lean toward favoring 44 1.9
2) Lean toward opposing 20 0.9
3) Do not lean either way 49 2.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


SUMMARY: Abortion in cases of rape (V085095X)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused (-8 in V085095, V085095A, V085095B or V085094C) 11 0.5
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for Version OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor a great deal 525 22.6
2) Favor moderately 126 5.4
3) Favor a little 34 1.5
4) Lean toward favoring 44 1.9
5) Neither favor nor oppose 49 2.1
6) Lean toward opposing 20 0.9
7) Oppose a little 25 1.1
8) Oppose moderately 67 2.9
9) Oppose a great deal 158 6.8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 8 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 69 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 1,012 33.2
2) Oppose abortion being legal 289 9.5
3) Neither favor nor oppose 179 5.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 749 76.7
2) No 175 17.9
8) Dont know 50 5.1
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 817 82.3
2) No 128 12.9
8) Dont know 41 4.1
9) No answer 7 0.7
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,439 76.5
2) No 357 19
8) Dont know 83 4.4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 1,534 70.6
2) Unacceptable 135 6.2
3) Dont know 505 23.2
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,577 72.5
3) No 165 7.6
5) Dont know 432 19.9
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,205 80.4
2) No 235 15.7
8) Dont know 52 3.5
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,177 80.2
2) No 234 15.9
8) Dont know 54 3.7
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,232 80.4
2) No 249 16.3
8) Dont know 45 2.9
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of a young girl who became pregnant because she was raped? (Q19E)
  TOTAL %
1) For 456 46.1
2) Against 411 41.6
3) Not sure 122 12.3
TOTAL989100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,616 81
2) No 318 15.9
8) Dont know 60 3
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be legal for a woman to have an abortion if she became pregnant as the result of a rape? (ABRAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely yes 178 58.7
2) Probably yes 56 18.5
3) Unsure 25 8.3
4) Probably not 14 4.6
5) Definitely not 30 9.9
TOTAL303100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The target population for this survey was students at Winthrop University, a state university in South Carolina.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 850 79.1
2) No 175 16.3
8) Dont know 46 4.3
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy is caused by rape. (RAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 75 25
2) Agree 156 52
3) Disagree 43 14.3
4) Strongly disagree 17 5.7
8) Uncertain 5 1.7
9) No answer 4 1.3
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ID LIKE TO READ YOU A STATEMENT THAT PEOPLE HAVE MADE ABOUT LIFE TODAY. AS I READ IT, PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER YOU STRONGLY AGREE WITH IT, AGREE, DISAGREE, OR STRONGLY DISAGREE WITH IT. -- It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy is caused by rape. (RAPE)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 112 37.3
2) Agree 125 41.7
3) Disagree 38 12.7
4) Strongly disagree 19 6.3
8) Dont know 3 1
9) No answer 3 1
TOTAL300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 1,706 71.2
2) No 576 24
8) Dont know 91 3.8
9) No answer 23 1
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Always wrong 300 22
2) Almost always wrong 109 8
3) Wrong only sometimes 204 14.9
4) Not wrong at all 701 51.4
8) Dont know 41 3
9) No answer 10 0.7
TOTAL1,365100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... a. The baby may have a serious defect (Q34A)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 428 25.7
2) Almost always wrong 208 12.5
3) Only wrong sometimes 375 22.5
4) Not wrong at all 653 39.2
TOTAL1,664100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 703 76.1
2) No 193 20.9
8) Dont know 24 2.6
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 624 69.5
2) No 232 25.8
8) Dont know 33 3.7
9) No answer 9 1
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have an abortion 808 28.7
2) No 1,643 58.4
8) Dont know 312 11.1
9) No answer 49 1.7
TOTAL2,812100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,425 71.1
2) No 495 24.7
8) Dont know 68 3.4
9) No answer 15 0.7
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (82) (DEFECT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 13 3.7
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 341 96.3
TOTAL354100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,397 75.1
2) No 377 20.3
8) Dont know 83 4.5
9) No answer 4 0.2
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 628 20.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal 273 9
3) Neither favor nor oppose 250 8.2
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 2,005 65.8
1) A great deal 435 14.3
2) Moderately 153 5
3) A little 40 1.3
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 68 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 2,362 77.5
1) A great deal 189 6.2
2) Moderately 65 2.1
3) A little 19 0.6
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 715 78
2) No 165 18
8) Dont know 35 3.8
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have an abortion 377 41.1
2) No 347 37.8
7) Refused 20 2.2
8) Dont know 165 18
9) No answer 8 0.9
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,514 78.7
2) No 336 17.5
8) Dont know 66 3.4
9) No answer 7 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have an abortion 404 41.7
2) No 434 44.8
8) Dont know 49 5.1
9) No answer 81 8.4
TOTAL968100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 17 0.7
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 514 22.1
5) Oppose 363 15.6
7) Neither favor nor oppose 165 7.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096A)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,588 68.4
1) A great deal 295 12.7
2) Moderately 149 6.4
3) A little 70 3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,739 74.9
1) A great deal 232 10
2) Moderately 96 4.1
3) A little 35 1.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-8) Dont know 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085096; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,937 83.4
1) Lean toward favoring 62 2.7
2) Lean toward opposing 22 0.9
3) Do not lean either way 80 3.4
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 10 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 71 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 816 26.8
2) Oppose abortion being legal 359 11.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose 301 9.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 744 76.2
2) No 200 20.5
8) Dont know 31 3.2
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 788 79.4
2) No 156 15.7
8) Dont know 41 4.1
9) No answer 8 0.8
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Definitely should allow it 810 59.6
2) Probably should allow it 232 17.1
3) Probably should not allow it 74 5.4
4) Definitely should not allow it 146 10.7
8) Cant choose 63 4.6
9) No answer 34 2.5
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 279 20.5
2) Almost always wrong 131 9.6
3) Wrong only sometimes 163 12
4) Not wrong at all 662 48.7
8) Cant choose 90 6.6
9) No answer 34 2.5
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,415 75.2
2) No 385 20.5
8) Dont know 79 4.2
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 275 21.4
2) Almost always wrong 111 8.6
3) Wrong only sometimes 159 12.4
4) Not wrong at all 621 48.4
8) Cant choose 95 7.4
9) No answer 23 1.8
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 1,282 59
2) Unacceptable 170 7.8
3) Dont know 722 33.2
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 363 19.2
2) Agree 930 49.2
3) Disagree 452 23.9
4) Strongly disagree 144 7.6
TOTAL1,889100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have an abortion 829 38.1
3) No 422 19.4
5) Dont know 923 42.5
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 36 1.7
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 61 2.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 84 4
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 1,906 91.3
TOTAL2,087100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 262 13
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 382 18.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 525 26
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 853 42.2
TOTAL2,022100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 508 25.1
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 408 20.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 332 16.4
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 776 38.3
TOTAL2,024100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 184 9
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 289 14.2
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 360 17.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 1,209 59.2
TOTAL2,042100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 214 10.6
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 300 14.8
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 365 18
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 1,144 56.5
TOTAL2,023100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 249 12.3
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 358 17.7
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 416 20.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 998 49.4
TOTAL2,021100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,325 60.9
3) No 206 9.5
5) Dont know 643 29.6
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,223 81.6
2) No 234 15.6
8) Dont know 38 2.5
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,179 80.3
2) No 240 16.3
8) Dont know 48 3.3
9) No answer 1 0.1
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,227 80.1
2) No 270 17.6
8) Dont know 31 2
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,585 79.4
2) No 341 17.1
8) Dont know 68 3.4
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 840 78.1
2) No 193 18
8) Dont know 37 3.4
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Yes 2,050 85.6
2) No 256 10.7
8) Dont know 77 3.2
9) No answer 13 0.5
TOTAL2,396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... b. The womans health is in danger (Q34B)
  TOTAL %
1) Always wrong 217 13
2) Almost always wrong 175 10.5
3) Only wrong sometimes 271 16.3
4) Not wrong at all 1,003 60.2
TOTAL1,666100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 825 89.3
2) No 76 8.2
8) Dont know 21 2.3
9) No answer 2 0.2
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 742 82.6
2) No 121 13.5
8) Dont know 27 3
9) No answer 8 0.9
TOTAL898100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,692 84.5
2) No 233 11.6
8) Dont know 62 3.1
9) No answer 16 0.8
TOTAL2,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 13 3.4
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 370 96.6
TOTAL383100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,580 84.9
2) No 205 11
8) Dont know 72 3.9
9) No answer 4 0.2
TOTAL1,861100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 567 18.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal 358 11.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose 226 7.4
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W10R4)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 863 28.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal 114 3.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose 174 5.7
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 66 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 2,070 67.9
1) A great deal 376 12.3
2) Moderately 157 5.1
3) A little 33 1.1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 66 2.2
-1) Inapplicable 1,774 58.2
1) A great deal 681 22.3
2) Moderately 150 4.9
3) A little 32 1
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 14 0.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 71 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 2,260 74.1
1) A great deal 203 6.7
2) Moderately 131 4.3
3) A little 24 0.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 320 10.5
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 71 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 2,198 72.1
1) A great deal 75 2.5
2) Moderately 31 1
3) A little 8 0.3
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 814 88.8
2) No 73 8
8) Dont know 27 2.9
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,694 88.1
2) No 156 8.1
8) Dont know 65 3.4
9) No answer 8 0.4
TOTAL1,923100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 21 0.9
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 405 17.4
5) Oppose 448 19.3
7) Neither favor nor oppose 185 8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092A)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,697 73.1
1) A great deal 197 8.5
2) Moderately 140 6
3) A little 68 2.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,654 71.2
1) A great deal 254 10.9
2) Moderately 142 6.1
3) A little 52 2.2
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085092; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,917 82.5
1) Lean toward favoring 84 3.6
2) Lean toward opposing 20 0.9
3) Do not lean either way 81 3.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


SUMMARY: Abortion when pregnancy harms health but mother not likely to die (V085092X)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused (-8 in V085092, V085092A, V085092B or V085092C) 21 0.9
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for Version OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor a great deal 197 8.5
2) Favor moderately 140 6
3) Favor a little 68 2.9
4) Lean toward favoring 84 3.6
5) Neither favor nor oppose 81 3.5
6) Lean toward opposing 20 0.9
7) Oppose a little 52 2.2
8) Oppose moderately 142 6.1
9) Oppose a great deal 254 10.9
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 15 0.6
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 765 32.9
5) Oppose 155 6.7
7) Neither favor nor oppose 124 5.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093A)
  TOTAL %
-8) Dont know 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,337 57.6
1) A great deal 572 24.6
2) Moderately 143 6.2
3) A little 49 2.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,947 83.8
1) A great deal 98 4.2
2) Moderately 39 1.7
3) A little 18 0.8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 2 0.1
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085093; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,978 85.1
1) Lean toward favoring 50 2.2
2) Lean toward opposing 15 0.6
3) Do not lean either way 57 2.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 9 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 711 23.3
2) Oppose abortion being legal 469 15.4
3) Neither favor nor oppose 298 9.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W2N4)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 9 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 1,085 35.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal 173 5.7
3) Neither favor nor oppose 220 7.2
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 836 85.6
2) No 106 10.8
8) Dont know 32 3.3
9) No answer 3 0.3
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 874 88
2) No 81 8.2
8) Dont know 31 3.1
9) No answer 7 0.7
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,578 83.8
2) No 218 11.6
8) Dont know 83 4.4
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,882100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 1,749 80.5
2) Unacceptable 108 5
3) Dont know 317 14.6
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 1,203 55.3
2) Unacceptable 175 8
3) Dont know 796 36.6
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


(CATHOLIC OVERSAMPLE) For each item I name, please tell me if you personally find it morally acceptable or morally unacceptable.- Abortion when the mothers life is not in danger (MORAL2)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 484 39.2
2) Unacceptable 718 58.1
8) DK/No opinion 34 2.8
TOTAL1,236100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,329 88.7
2) No 135 9
8) Dont know 28 1.9
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,288 87.7
2) No 141 9.6
8) Dont know 37 2.5
9) No answer 2 0.1
TOTAL1,468100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,352 88.3
2) No 140 9.1
8) Dont know 36 2.3
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of a mother with seven young children whom doctors thought would die if she gave birth again? (Q19D)
  TOTAL %
1) For 577 58.3
2) Against 298 30.1
3) Not sure 115 11.6
TOTAL990100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,753 87.8
2) No 181 9.1
8) Dont know 59 3
9) No answer 3 0.2
TOTAL1,996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 923 85.9
2) No 105 9.8
8) Dont know 43 4
9) No answer 4 0.4
TOTAL1,075100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 1 0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 64 2.1
-1) Inapplicable 1,487 48.8
1) Favor abortion being legal 122 4
2) Oppose abortion being legal 879 28.8
3) Neither favor nor oppose 150 4.9
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 70 2.3
-1) Inapplicable 2,511 82.4
1) A great deal 74 2.4
2) Moderately 25 0.8
3) A little 23 0.8
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


[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)
  TOTAL %
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 346 11.3
-2) Missing, see documentation 62 2
-1) Inapplicable 1,762 57.8
1) A great deal 805 26.4
2) Moderately 65 2.1
3) A little 9 0.3
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 7 0.2
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,659 54.4
-2) Missing, see documentation 67 2.2
1) Favor abortion being legal 363 11.9
2) Oppose abortion being legal 551 18.1
3) Neither favor nor oppose 402 13.2
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 10 0.4
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, R selected for VERSION OLD 1,043 44.9
1) Favor 73 3.1
5) Oppose 912 39.3
7) Neither favor nor oppose 64 2.8
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF FAVORS ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098A)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 5,7,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD 2,029 87.3
1) A great deal 45 1.9
2) Moderately 12 0.5
3) A little 16 0.7
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098B)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,7,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD 1,190 51.2
1) A great deal 802 34.5
2) Moderately 78 3.4
3) A little 32 1.4
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
-1) INAP, 1,5,-8,-9 in V085098; R selected for VERSION OLD 2,038 87.7
1) Lean toward favoring 27 1.2
2) Lean toward opposing 7 0.3
3) Do not lean either way 30 1.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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)
  TOTAL %
-7) No answer 8 0.3
-6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,492 48.9
-2) Missing, see documentation 69 2.3
1) Favor abortion being legal 202 6.6
2) Oppose abortion being legal 1,107 36.3
3) Neither favor nor oppose 171 5.6
TOTAL3,049100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Online


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Acceptable 152 7
2) Unacceptable 50 2.3
3) Dont know 1,972 90.7
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Serious enough to have an abortion 37 1.8
2) Serious enough to strongly consider an abortion 62 2.9
3) Serious enough to give a little consideration to an abortion 75 3.6
4) Not a consideration, you would definitely not consider an abortion 1,930 91.7
TOTAL2,104100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 629 52
2) Strongly discourages 302 25
3) Somewhat discourages 84 6.9
4) Encourages 9 0.7
5) Isnt concerned 56 4.6
8) Dont know 130 10.7
TOTAL1,210100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(mbrrchse_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a womans right to choose with regard to abortion? (MBRRCH06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 1 0.4
1) Yes 187 71.4
2) No 55 21
3) Dont know 19 7.3
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(mbrrlife_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: Someone who publicly supported a right-to-life position on abortion? (MBRRLF06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 1 0.4
1) Yes 242 92.4
2) No 13 5
3) Dont know 6 2.3
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 127 48.5
2) No 112 42.7
3) Dont know 21 8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 1 0.4
1) Yes 232 88.5
2) No 18 6.9
3) Dont know 11 4.2
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): On another subject, does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out on the issue of abortion? (QN49_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,074 58.9
2) No 1,234 35
8) Dont know 197 5.6
9) Refused 16 0.5
TOTAL3,521100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 33 5.5
2) Mostly agree 333 55.5
3) Mostly disagree 186 31
4) Completely disagree 20 3.3
8) Dont know 26 4.3
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 130 20
2) Mostly agree 64 9.8
3) Mostly disagree 114 17.5
4) Completely disagree 300 46.1
8) Dont know 41 6.3
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 175 24.1
2) Mostly agree 159 21.9
3) Mostly disagree 131 18
4) Completely disagree 236 32.5
8) Dont know 25 3.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 2,464 22.3
2) Mostly agree 2,339 21.2
3) Mostly disagree 1,931 17.5
4) Completely disagree 3,847 34.9
8) Dont know 403 3.7
9) Refused 44 0.4
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) FAVOR 1,395 77.3
5) OPPOSE 353 19.6
8) DONT KNOW 44 2.4
9) REFUSED 12 0.7
TOTAL1,804100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


IF R FAVORS ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION/IF R OPPOSES ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION: Strongly or not strongly? (ABORT SPRN)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) STRONGLY 1,461 83.6
5) NOT STONGLY 286 16.4
8) DONT KNOW 1 0.1
TOTAL1,748100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA 0 0
1) FAVOR 1,236 68.5
5) OPPOSE 444 24.6
8) DONT KNOW 108 6
9) REFUSED 16 0.9
TOTAL1,804100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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)
  TOTAL %
0) NA; INAP 0 0
1) STRONGLY 1,386 82.5
5) NOT STRONGLY 289 17.2
8) DONT KNOW 5 0.3
TOTAL1,680100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Would you FAVOR or OPPOSE a law in your state that would allow the use of government funds to help pay for the costs of abortion for women who cannot afford them? (ABORT_S)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 452 37.3
5) Oppose 696 57.4
8) Dont know 45 3.7
9) Refused 19 1.6
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Do you [favor/oppose] government funding for abortions STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor strongly 217 18.9
2) Favor not strongly 230 20
4) Oppose not strongly 156 13.6
5) Oppose strongly 538 46.9
8) Dont know 4 0.3
9) Refused 3 0.3
TOTAL1,148100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 705 58.2
5) Oppose 421 34.7
8) Dont know 65 5.4
9) Refused 21 1.7
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor strongly 622 55.2
2) Favor not strongly 83 7.4
4) Oppose not strongly 141 12.5
5) Oppose strongly 279 24.8
8) Dont know 1 0.1
TOTAL1,126100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about a law requiring parental consent before a female under the age of 18 can have an abortion? (91, 97, 99, 04) (CONSENT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 120 6.6
0) Against 0 0
1) For 1,707 93.4
TOTAL1,827100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about changing the law to make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (90, 92, 95, 97) (HARDER1)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 180 17.9
0) Against 0 0
1) For 825 82.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about a law that would make it more difficult for a woman to obtain an abortion? (99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09) (HARDER2)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 337 20.1
0) Against 0 0
1) For 1,342 79.9
TOTAL1,679100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about using public funds to help pay for abortions for women in poverty? (94, 98, 01, 06, 10) (PAYABORT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 184 12.3
0) Against 0 0
1) For 1,315 87.7
TOTAL1,499100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal 500 16.4
2) Illegal 2,299 75.3
9) Dont Know/Refused 253 8.3
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 244 34.9
2) Mostly agree 94 13.4
3) Mostly disagree 106 15.1
4) Completely disagree 237 33.9
8) Dont know 18 2.6
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 130 21.7
2) Mostly agree 141 23.5
3) Mostly disagree 139 23.2
4) Completely disagree 153 25.5
8) Dont know 32 5.3
9) Refused 5 0.8
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 120 12
2) Mostly agree 133 13.3
3) Mostly disagree 183 18.3
4) Completely disagree 561 56
8) Dont know 4 0.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 165 20.6
2) Mostly agree 201 25.1
3) Mostly disagree 155 19.4
4) Completely disagree 225 28.1
8) Dont know 51 6.4
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 294 39.7
2) Mostly agree 174 23.5
3) Mostly disagree 91 12.3
4) Completely disagree 148 20
8) Dont know 30 4.1
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL740100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Should be decided at the national level 549 55.1
2) Each state should decide for itself 386 38.8
9) Dont know/Refused 61 6.1
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you favor or 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? (VIEWABOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 1,977 73.4
2) Oppose 586 21.7
9) Dont know/Refused 132 4.9
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly support 382 27.3
2) Somewhat support 345 24.6
3) Somewhat oppose 241 17.2
4) Strongly oppose 362 25.9
5) Dont know/refused 70 5
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 214 10.2
2) A moderate amount 359 17.1
3) A little 461 22
4) None at all 1,065 50.7
TOTAL2,099100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 130 6.2
2) A moderate amount 256 12.2
3) A little 369 17.5
4) None at all 1,349 64.1
TOTAL2,104100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 117 5.6
2) A moderate amount 229 10.9
3) A little 369 17.6
4) None at all 1,387 66
TOTAL2,102100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,545 71.1
3) Mostly oppose 118 5.4
5) Dont know 511 23.5
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,174 54
3) Mostly oppose 207 9.5
5) Dont know 793 36.5
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,861 85.6
3) Mostly oppose 97 4.5
5) Dont know 216 9.9
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,857 85.4
3) Mostly oppose 101 4.6
5) Dont know 216 9.9
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 480 41.2
3) Mostly oppose 138 11.8
5) Dont know 548 47
TOTAL1,166100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,543 71
3) Mostly oppose 143 6.6
5) Dont know 488 22.4
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,583 72.8
3) Mostly oppose 139 6.4
5) Dont know 452 20.8
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 3,985 45.1
2) Favor 2,696 30.5
3) Oppose 1,000 11.3
4) Strongly oppose 693 7.9
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 454 5.1
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 94 14.4
2) Mostly agree 25 3.8
3) Mostly disagree 79 12.1
4) Completely disagree 447 68.5
8) Dont know 7 1.1
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Completely agree 312 31
2) Mostly agree 275 27.4
3) Mostly disagree 109 10.8
4) Completely disagree 285 28.4
8) Dont know 17 1.7
9) Refused 7 0.7
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


For/Against: What about using public funds to help pay for abortions for women in poverty? (PAYABORT)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 55 17.4
0) Against 0 0
1) For 262 82.6
TOTAL317100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


As I read some programs and proposals that are being discussed in the country today, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose each. Making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion. (DIFFABOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 707 17.3
2) Favor 719 17.5
3) Oppose 1,172 28.6
4) Strongly oppose 1,121 27.4
9) Dont know 379 9.2
TOTAL4,098100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 100 24.1
2) Agree 146 35.2
3) Are you neutral 43 10.4
4) Disagree 103 24.8
5) Strongly disagree 19 4.6
6) Dont know 4 1
TOTAL415100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws that regulate these matters. Do you: (PRIVMAT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree with this statement 99 24.8
2) Agree 112 28.1
3) Disagree 87 21.8
4) Strongly disagree 27 6.8
5) Are you neutral about this statement 66 16.5
6) Dont know 8 2
TOTAL399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Id like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. : Changing the laws to make it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion (PRGRMS2)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 1,644 16.7
2) Favor 1,843 18.8
3) Oppose 2,715 27.6
4) Strongly oppose 2,966 30.2
9) Dont know 654 6.7
TOTAL9,822100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In the past 12 months, have you used the Web to find out about or discuss: -- Abortion (ABORT12)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 30 8.5
2) No 279 78.8
9) No answer 45 12.7
TOTAL354100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely important 330 31
2) Very important 320 30
3) Somewhat important 317 29.7
4) Not too important 75 7
5) Not at all important 20 1.9
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) Refused 2 0.2
TOTAL1,066100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 216 6.5
1) Certainly not 649 19.7
2) Probably not 915 27.7
3) Could still vote 1,520 46.1
TOTAL3,300100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 830 62.7
2) Fairly important 281 21.2
3) Not too important 102 7.7
4) Not at all important 91 6.9
9) Dont know/Refused 19 1.4
TOTAL1,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Very concerned 990 46.1
2) Fairly concerned 686 32
3) Not too concerned 374 17.4
4) Not concerned at all 96 4.5
TOTAL2,146100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Would you say that you and your friends think about the following item very often, sometimes, or almost never: Laws about abortion (SALABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Very often 162 10.6
2) Sometimes 634 41.4
3) Almost never 724 47.3
8) Dont know 5 0.3
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you decide who to vote for in an election, you have several issues that may concern you. On a scale from 1 to 5 - with 1 being not important, 3 being moderately important, and 5 being extremely important - please rank the importance of each of the following issues in determining how you vote: Abortion (ABORTIMP)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important 368 14.4
2) Slightly important 106 4.1
3) Moderately important 584 22.8
4) Very important 208 8.1
5) Extremely important 1,261 49.2
99) Dont know 34 1.3
TOTAL2,561100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


We are asking about church issues, in your case, Catholic church issues. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly. -- Catholics can, in good conscience, vote for political candidates who support legal abortion. (ABORTVOT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly Agree 654 40.3
2) Somewhat Agree 478 29.4
3) Somewhat Disagree 190 11.7
4) Strongly Disagree 230 14.2
5) Dont know/Refused 72 4.4
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


The following are 8 possible concerns of people in America today. Please indicate how important each is to you. -- Eliminating or reducing abortion (PROBABOR)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important 80 30.5
2) Somewhat important 83 31.7
3) Very important 99 37.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you: (PLOBEH)
  TOTAL %
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for 28 6.8
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for 83 20.2
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate 123 30
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate 165 40.2
5) Dont know 11 2.7
TOTAL410100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you? (POLBEH)
  TOTAL %
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for 46 12.5
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for 40 10.9
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate 87 23.6
4) The abortion issue has been of little importance to me in voting for a candidate 150 40.8
5) Dont know 45 12.2
TOTAL368100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following describes how politically important the abortion issue is to you: (POLBEH)
  TOTAL %
1) A political candidates position on abortion has been the major issue I have used to decide which candidate to vote for. 42 8.4
2) A candidates position on abortion has been one of the major issues I have used to decide which candidate to vote for. 103 20.5
3) The abortion issue has been of some importance to me in voting for a candidate. 168 33.5
4) The abortion issue has been of little or no importance to me in voting for a candidate 173 34.5
5) Dont know 16 3.2
TOTAL502100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which statement best expresses your concern about abortion? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) I have thought very little about the abortion issue 99 25.6
2) I feel abortion is one of several issues I am concerned about 153 39.6
3) I am so concerned about abortion that, for instance, whether or not I vote for a political candidate would greatly depend on his or her position on abortion 113 29.3
4) Dont know 21 5.4
TOTAL386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal, All Cases 240 25
2) Legal, Most Cases 306 31.8
3) ILLEGAL, Most Cases 234 24.3
4) ILLEGAL, All Cases 181 18.8
TOTAL961100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


For/Against: What about making abortion illegal? (89() (NOABORTS)
  TOTAL %
-1) RF/DK 36 14.8
0) Against 0 0
1) For 207 85.2
TOTAL243100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 199 19.8
2) Legal in most cases 361 36
3) Illegal in most cases 274 27.3
4) Illegal in all cases 144 14.3
8) DK/No opinion 26 2.6
TOTAL1,004100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases or illegal in all cases? (ABORTNET)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal Net 560 55.8
2) Illegal Net 418 41.6
8) DK/No opinion 26 2.6
TOTAL1,004100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be (ABGEN)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 538 17.6
2) Legal in most cases 1,060 34.7
3) Illegal in most cases 787 25.8
4) Illegal in all cases 511 16.7
9) Dont Know/Refused 156 5.1
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . . (Q7)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 6,380 17.9
2) Legal in most cases 12,185 34.3
3) Illegal in most cases 9,566 26.9
4) Illegal in all cases 5,148 14.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 2,277 6.4
TOTAL35,556100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing gays and lesbians to adopt children? (Q25E) (GAYADPT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 464 16
2) Favor 881 30.3
3) Oppose 646 22.2
4) Strongly oppose 733 25.2
9) Dont know/Refused 181 6.2
TOTAL2,905100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you personally believe that abortion should be legal under . . . (MA_9)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 9 0.3
-4) Dont know 14 0.5
1) Almost all circumstances 314 12
2) Most circumstances 326 12.5
3) Some circumstances 670 25.7
4) Only extreme circumstances 734 28.1
5) Under no circumstances 400 15.3
6) Must decide on case-by-case basis/cant say 141 5.4
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . . (Q7)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 86 21.4
2) Legal in most cases 144 35.9
3) Illegal in most cases 96 23.9
4) Illegal in all cases 46 11.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 29 7.2
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 240 14.9
2) Legal in most cases 487 30.2
3) Illegal in most cases 527 32.7
4) Illegal in all cases 290 18
5) Dont know/Refused 66 4.1
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be: (PLEASE READ CATEGORIES IN REVERSE ORDER FOR HALF THE SAMPLE) (ABORTLGL)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 1,848 16.9
2) Legal in most cases 3,571 32.6
3) Illegal in most cases 2,973 27.2
4) Illegal in all cases 1,819 16.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 729 6.7
TOTAL10,940100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws, (OR) 653 65.6
2) Theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 287 28.8
9) Dont know/Refused 56 5.6
TOTAL996100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 784 29.1
2) No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 1,762 65.4
9) Dont know/Refused 149 5.5
TOTAL2,695100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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? (QN20)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 449 11.2
2) Legal in most cases 993 24.7
3) Illegal in most cases 964 24
4) Illegal in all cases 1,382 34.4
8) Dont know 178 4.4
9) Refused 50 1.2
TOTAL4,016100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortions should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 224 16
2) Legal in most cases 375 26.8
3) Illegal in most cases 515 36.8
4) Illegal in all cases 231 16.5
5) Dont know, refused 55 3.9
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly favor 1,508 69.4
3) Mostly oppose 104 4.8
5) Dont know 562 25.9
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


Now thinking about the abortion issue... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices read in reverse order for random half of sample] (Q125) (ABORTN_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 1,406 15.9
2) Legal in most cases 2,572 29.1
3) Illegal in most cases 2,491 28.2
4) Illegal in all cases 1,489 16.9
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 870 9.9
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue? [Choices 1 and 2 read in random order] (Q130) (ABLAW_A)
  TOTAL %
1) The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws 5,288 59.9
2) Theres no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws 2,561 29
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 980 11.1
TOTAL8,829100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion? (Q145B) [Note: DIFFAB_A was read immediately after CONSNT_A for random respondents.] (DIFFAB_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly favor 1,647 18.7
2) Favor 1,940 22
3) Oppose 2,392 27.1
4) Strongly oppose 2,010 22.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 838 9.5
TOTAL8,827100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


On another subject... Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Q240) (ABORTN_B)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 1,479 16.8
2) Legal in most cases 2,824 32
3) Illegal in most cases 2,345 26.6
4) Illegal in all cases 1,573 17.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 607 6.9
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


If ABORTN_B = 1-2: And do you think the view that abortion should be against the law is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q243) (ABRSP1_B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,150 50
2) No 1,818 42.2
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 336 7.8
TOTAL4,304100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


If ABORTN_B = 3-4: And do you think the view that abortion should be legal is a respectable opinion for someone to hold, or not? (Q244) (ABRSP2_B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,727 44.1
2) No 1,823 46.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 367 9.4
TOTAL3,917100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be... [Choices were read in reverse order for random half of the sample] (Combination of ABORTN_A and ABORTN_B) (ABORTN)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 2,885 16.3
2) Legal in most cases 5,396 30.6
3) Illegal in most cases 4,836 27.4
4) Illegal in all cases 3,062 17.3
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 1,478 8.4
TOTAL17,657100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 230 23
2) Legal in most cases 309 30.9
3) Illegal in most cases 233 23.3
4) Illegal in all cases 205 20.5
8) DK/No opinion 24 2.4
TOTAL1,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortions should be...? (ABLEGAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal under any circumstances 179 27.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances 333 51.2
3) Illegal in all circumstances 117 18
4) Dont know/No answer 21 3.2
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Abortion during the first three months of pregnancy should be legal in all cases. (ABORT)
  TOTAL %
0) Refused 0 0
1) Strongly agree 588 23.2
2) Moderately agree 270 10.6
3) Slightly agree 156 6.1
4) Neither agree nor disagree 52 2
5) Slightly disagree 105 4.1
6) Moderately disagree 220 8.7
7) Strongly disagree 1,095 43.2
99) Dont know 51 2
TOTAL2,537100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think abortion should be legal in all cases, legal in most cases, illegal in most cases, or illegal in all cases? (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal in all cases 197 17.4
2) Legal in most 357 31.6
3) Illegal in most cases 310 27.4
4) Illegal in all cases 189 16.7
5) Dont know/refused 78 6.9
TOTAL1,131100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Here are a series of statements about issues facing the United States. For each, please tell me whether you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat or disagree strongly. -- There has also been much discussion about the legality of abortion. Do you believe that abortion should be... (ABORTLEG)
  TOTAL %
1) Illegal in all circumstances 210 12.9
2) Legal only in rare circumstances 527 32.5
3) Legal in many circumstances 343 21.1
4) Legal in all circumstances? 499 30.7
5) Dont know/Refused/No opinion 45 2.8
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you think that abortion should be legal in all cases, in most cases only a few cases, or illegal in all cases? (DO NOT READ) (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) All Cases 382 14.7
2) Most Cases 348 13.4
3) A Few Cases 1,152 44.5
4) Illegal 565 21.8
5) DK 90 3.5
6) Refused 53 2
TOTAL2,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now to change the subject a bit, I would like to ask a couple of brief questions about your opinion of abortion. -- Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, or not legal at all? (ABORT1)
  TOTAL %
1) Legal under any circumstance 65 19.5
2) Legal only under certain circumstances 173 52
3) Not legal at all 84 25.2
4) No opinion 11 3.3
TOTAL333100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


As far as you personally are concerned, do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment to ban abortions? (ABORTFAV)
  TOTAL %
1) Favor 379 28.6
2) Oppose 833 62.9
3) Not sure 112 8.5
TOTAL1,324100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-LIFE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROLIFE)
  TOTAL %
1) I am against abortion for most people, but I believe some people are responsible enough to make this decision 73 32.2
2) I am both against abortion for most people and personally against it 148 65.2
3) Dont know 6 2.6
TOTAL227100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE PRO-CHOICE: Of the following two descriptions, which best describes you: (PROCHOS)
  TOTAL %
1) I am for legalized abortion for most people, but I am personally against abortion 63 37.1
2) I am both for legalized abortion for most people and personally believe it is justifiable 99 58.2
3) Dont know 8 4.7
TOTAL170100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 0 0
2) Sometimes justified 268 44.7
3) Never justified 322 53.7
8) Dont know 9 1.5
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 4 0.6
2) Sometimes justified 29 4.5
3) Never justified 610 94
8) Dont know 5 0.8
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL649100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Please tell me for each of the following items whether you think it can always be justified, sometimes be justified, or never be justified: abortion. (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Always justified 66 9.1
2) Sometimes justified 138 19
3) Never justified 496 68.3
8) Dont know 25 3.4
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person