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Abortion, Decision-Making

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Suppose a teenage girl gets pregnant. She wants to have an abortion and so has sought the medical advice of her doctor. She has discussed this at great length with her parents, but they are opposed to it. Who should have the final say in this situation? (Not asked of elementary school students.) (DECABORT)
  TOTAL %
1) The girl 2,423 70.5
2) Her parents 449 13.1
3) Dont know 565 16.4
TOTAL3,437100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
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. A. The pregnant woman (IPWOMAN)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 1,790 84
2) A moderate amount 169 7.9
3) A little 61 2.9
4) None at all 110 5.2
TOTAL2,130100.0
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. B. The unborn babys father (IPFATHER)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 1,055 49.7
2) A moderate amount 637 30
3) A little 240 11.3
4) None at all 191 9
TOTAL2,123100.0
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. C. The pregnant womans personal or family physician (IPMDPERS)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 701 33
2) A moderate amount 734 34.5
3) A little 365 17.2
4) None at all 325 15.3
TOTAL2,125100.0
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. D. A doctor at an abortion clinic (IPMDABRT)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 227 10.8
2) A moderate amount 441 21
3) A little 486 23.1
4) None at all 947 45.1
TOTAL2,101100.0
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. E. A counselor at an abortion clinic (IPCOUNAB)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 190 9
2) A moderate amount 470 22.4
3) A little 577 27.5
4) None at all 865 41.2
TOTAL2,102100.0
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. F. A counselor at an adoption agency (IPCOUNAD)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 267 12.7
2) A moderate amount 482 22.9
3) A little 568 27
4) None at all 787 37.4
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. G. The womans church or religious community (IPCHURCH)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 319 15.1
2) A moderate amount 459 21.7
3) A little 481 22.8
4) None at all 855 40.4
TOTAL2,114100.0
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. H. Her pastor, priest, or rabbi (IPPASTOR)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 366 17.3
2) A moderate amount 512 24.2
3) A little 490 23.2
4) None at all 745 35.3
TOTAL2,113100.0
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. 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


When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. L. The parents of a pregnant girl who is under 18 years of age (IPPATEEN)
  TOTAL %
1) A great deal 879 41.7
2) A moderate amount 642 30.4
3) A little 284 13.5
4) None at all 305 14.5
TOTAL2,110100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Government: This question type focuses upon whether or not the government should be involved/interfere with the right to have an abortion.
Parental Consent: This question type asks a girl under 18 should be required to obtain parental consent before having an abortion.
Who Decides?: This question type asks the respondent if a particular individual/group should have a voice in the decision to have an abortion.,

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