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Abortion, Attitude about

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


Below are 440 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 20 types:

AvailabilityCatholic TeachingsCircumstance: Any ReasonCircumstance: Cannot AffordCircumstance: IncestCircumstance: No More ChildrenCircumstance: Not MarriedCircumstance: OtherCircumstance: RapeCircumstance: Serious DefectCircumstance: Woman's HeatlhCircumstance: Wrong GenderCongregational AttitudesGovernment and the CourtsImportanceLegalityMoralityPro-Choice or Pro-Life?When Life BeginsWho Decides?

AvailabilityHow available/restricted should abortion be?

  • ABORTION from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTOPN from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTOPN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • D9ABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of Americas Children, 1989LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • P ABORTION from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. I am going to read you a short list of opinions. Please tell me which one of the opinions best agrees with your view? (P ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following four statements best describe your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following four statements best describes your opinion about abortion? (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTFEEL from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? (ABRTFEEL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABGEN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABGEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from The Right to Die II, November 2005LEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORAVL1 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 1 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should be generally available to those who want it; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should not be permitted at all. (ABORAVL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORAVL2 from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • [ASK FORM 2 ONLY:] Which comes closer to your view? Abortion should not be permitted at all; Abortion should be against the law except in cases of rape, incest and to save the womans life; Abortion should be available but under stricter limits than it is now; Abortion should be generally available to those who want it. (ABORAVL2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORREDU from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or dont you feel this way? (ABORREDU) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0837 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Still on the subject of womens rights, there has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (VCF0837) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF0838 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0838) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085086 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • There has been some discussion about abortion during recent years. Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view? You can just tell me the number of the opinion you choose. (V085086) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LVIABLE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: b. in cases where the woman is more than five months pregnant, requiring a test to see if the fetus might survive outside of the womb before allowing the abortion. (LVIABLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RPROTECT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. A. All human life, including that of the unborn, should be protected. (RPROTECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RMURDER from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. B. Human life begins at conception, therefore, abortion is murder. (RMURDER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RRTLIFE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. C. Every unborn child has a basic right to life. (RRTLIFE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RADVANTG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. D. Abortion hurts women by enabling men to take advantage of them, knowing that abortion is a way out of their responsibility to care for the mother and child. (RADVANTG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RDISREG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. E. Abortion promotes a general disregard for the value of human life. (RDISREG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RGUILT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. F. Abortion leaves women with a burden of guilt and emotional scars that are very difficult to heal. (RGUILT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RLESPAIN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. G. Adoption would be a less emotionally painful option for most women than abortion. (RLESPAIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RDEVALUE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. H. A pregnancys significance is devalued by societys casual, permissive outlook on abortion. (RDEVALUE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REASYWAY from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. I. While abortion is sometimes necessary, it is used too frequently as an easy way out. (REASYWAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RBIRTCON from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. J. It is wrong to use abortion as a form of birth control or sex selection. (RBIRTCON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RCOMPROM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you several reasons that people have given for limiting legal access to abortion. For each of these reasons I want you to tell me whether it is very convincing, fairly convincing, not very convincing, or not at all convincing, as a reason for limiting access to abortion. K. Some limitations on abortion are justified because there has to be a compromise between a womens right to choose and the rights of her unborn child. (RCOMPROM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Catholic TeachingsThis question type asks Catholic respondents how important the Catholic church teachings that oppose abortion are to them, and/or if they agree with those teachings.


Circumstance: Any ReasonThis question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants it for any reason

  • LEGABORT from Middletown Area Study, 1993LEARN MORE
    • A woman should be able to get a legal abortion for any reason. Do you: (LEGABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1985LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from Middletown Area Study, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • A pregnant woman should be able to obtain a legal abortion for any reason if she chooses. (ABORTION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Middletown Area Study, 1984LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FABRTDEM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? R. Abortion on demand (FABRTDEM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If the women wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABCHOOSE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (88, 90, 93, 96, 98, 00, 02, 04, 06, 08, 10) (ONDEMAND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ONDEMAND from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Agree/Disagree: It should be legal for a woman to obtain an abortion if she wants to have one for any reason. (ONDEMAND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABANY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . G. If the woman wants it for any reason? (ABANY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: Cannot AffordThis question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the family cannot afford the child.

  • ABORT2 from Middletown Area Study (Spring), 1981LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR1 from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOOR1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children. (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOORW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford more children? (ABPOORW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... d. The family cannot afford the child (Q34D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W10R14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R15_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R14=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R15_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R14=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R15_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (V085097) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085097B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085097C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF FINANCIAL HARDSHIP: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085097C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WLOWINC1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. G. If the family has a very low income and another child would create a heavy financial burden - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WLOWINC1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N14 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if having the child would be extremely difficult for the woman financially? (W2N14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTAFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q34b How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the family cannot afford the child (ABRTAFF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABPOOR from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . D. If the family has a very low income and cannot afford any more children? (ABPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: IncestThis question type asks respondents are asked if they favor or oppose abortion in cases of incest.

  • W10R6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W10R6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R7_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R6=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R7_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R6=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R7_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (V085094) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085094B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085094C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF INCEST: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085094C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WINCEST1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. D. If the pregnancy was the result of incest - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WINCEST1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by sex the woman chose to have with a blood relative? (W2N6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: No More ChildrenRespondent if asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is married and does not want any more children.

  • ABORT from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTION from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... e. The woman does not want the child (Q34E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WBIRCON1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. J. If a couple is using abortion as a repeated means of birth control - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WBIRCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FAMPLAN from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOMORE from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . B. If she is married and does not want any more children? (ABNOMORE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: Not MarriedIn this question respondents were asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if she is not married and doesn't want to marry the man.

  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . F. If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WABAND1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. I. If a woman has been abandoned by her partner, the father of the unborn child - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WABAND1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q19C from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics View of their ChurchLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSINGLE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she is not married and does not want to marry the man? (ABSINGLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: OtherThis question type asks about the acceptability of abortion in circumstances less often included on surveys, including the possibility of the child being born homosexual, or if the child will have a poor quality of life.

  • J5ABORT from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of Americas Children, 1989LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTHOMO from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Suppose there was a genetic test that revealed a babys likelihood of becoming a homosexual. If you/your partner were 2 months pregnant and this test revealed that your baby would probably become a homosexual, how likely would you be to favor an abortion? Do you think you would definitely favor an abortion, probably favor an abortion, probably oppose an abortion, or definitely oppose an abortion? (ABRTHOMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WTEENSC1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. F. If the pregnancy would require a teenager to drop out of school - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WTEENSC1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOPROF1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. H. If the pregnancy is unplanned and would interrupt a professional womans career - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOPROF1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABADOPT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. A. Abortion is usually a better option than giving a child up for adoption (ABADOPT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABNOWANT from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. B. Abortion is usually a better option than bringing a child into a home where it is not wanted. (ABNOWANT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABQOL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. D. The quality of life a child will have after it is born is an important thing to consider when deciding on an abortion. (ABQOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: RapeThis question type asks if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the pregnancy was the result of rape.

  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Should it be legal for a woman to have an abortion if she became pregnant as the result of a rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1985LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RAPE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORRAPE from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape?) (ABORRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... c. The pregnancy is the result of rape (Q34C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W10R8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R9_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R8=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R9_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R8=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R9_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (V085095) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085095B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF RAPE: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085095C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085095X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • SUMMARY: Abortion in cases of rape (V085095X) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WRAPE1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. C. If the pregnancy was the result of rape - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WRAPE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GSSRAPEV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . b. if the woman became pregnant as a result of rape. (GSSRAPEV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N8 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the pregnancy was caused by the woman being raped? (W2N8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Should it be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q19E from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics View of their ChurchLEARN MORE
    • Would you be for or against allowing abortion in the case of a young girl who became pregnant because she was raped? (Q19E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRTRAPE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q34a. How do you feel about the morality of the following? Abortion, if the pregnancy is the result of rape (ABRTRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABRAPE from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . E. If she became pregnant as a result of rape? (ABRAPE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: Serious DefectIn this question respondents were asked if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if there is a chance of a serious defect in the baby.

  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion... If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCT1 from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the law should or should not allow a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion. . . If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion. . .If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . A. If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFCTW from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFCTW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... a. The baby may have a serious defect (Q34A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . A. If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W10R10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R11_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R10=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R11_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R10=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R11_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GENEABRT from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect. Would you (yourself want to/want your partner to) have an abortion if a test shows the baby has a serious genetic defect? (GENEABRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (V085096) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085096B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085096C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION IN CASES OF SERIOUS BIRTH DEFECT: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085096C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WDEFORM1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. E. If there is a strong chance of serious deformity in the baby - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WDEFORM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFORM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each of the following statements. C. A woman who gives birth to a handicapped child rather than having an abortion is doing the right thing. (ABDEFORM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORTEST from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Suppose a test shows the baby has a serious deformity. Would you [yourself want to / want your partner to] have an abortion if a test show the baby has a serious deformity? (ABORTEST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOBESE from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . b. the baby will have a genetic tendency toward obesity -- being overweight. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOBESE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRETARD from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . c. the baby will be mentally retarded. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TRETARD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TTERMILL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . d. the baby will be born with a terminal illness that ends its life within six years. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TTERMILL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TBLIND from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . e. the baby will be born blind. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TBLIND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TMISSLEG from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . f. the baby will be missing an arm or a leg. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TMISSLEG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • THARTDEF from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . g. the baby will have a serious heart defect. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (THARTDEF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GSSDEFRM from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . a. if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby. (GSSDEFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N10 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the fetus will be born with a serious birth defect? (W2N10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABDEFECT from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby? (ABDEFECT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DEFECT from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: Woman's HeatlhThis question type asks respondents if it should be possible for a woman to obtain an abortion if the woman's own health is in danger by the pregnancy.

  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MORAL2 from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003LEARN MORE
    • (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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if . . . the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q34B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q34 How do you feel about abortion in the following circumstances... b. The womans health is in danger (Q34B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W10R2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W10R4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R3_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R2=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R5_FA from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R4=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_FA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R3_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R2=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R3_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R5_OP from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R4=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R5_OP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (V085092) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085092B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR NONFATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085092C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085092X from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • SUMMARY: Abortion when pregnancy harms health but mother not likely to die (V085092X) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (V085093) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085093B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085093C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION FOR FATAL HEALTH RISK: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085093C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOLIFE1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. First. . . A. If the womans life is endangered by the pregnancy - would abortion be acceptable or unacceptable during the first 3 months of pregnancy? (WWOLIFE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WWOHLTH1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. B. If the womans mental or emotional health might be damaged by the pregnancy - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WWOHLTH1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N2 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Next, wed like to ask you about some situations in which a woman might want to have an abortion. For each one, please say whether you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose it being legal for the woman to have an abortion in that situation. [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant would hurt the womans health but is very unlikely to cause her to die? (W2N2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N4 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if staying pregnant could cause the woman to die? (W2N4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q19D from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics View of their ChurchLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Legal abortion: If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HEALTH from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Do you think it should be legally possible for a pregnant woman to obtain an abortion if the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (82) (HEALTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABHLTH from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether or not you think it should be possible for a pregnant woman to obtain a legal abortion . . . C. If the womans own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy? (ABHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Circumstance: Wrong GenderThis question type asks if the respondent favors or opposes abortion when the sex of the child is not what the woman wants.

  • W10R12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10R12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R13_F from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R12=1] Do you favor abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10R13_O from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [IF W10R12=2] Do you oppose abortion being legal the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be (a great deal, moderately, or a little / a little, moderately, or a great deal)? (W10R13_O) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W10RA3 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Does Barack Obama favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W10RA3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO/NOT FIRST ABORTION SCENARIO: [First,/Next,] do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if: the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (V085098) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098A from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF FAVORS ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you favor that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098B from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you oppose that a great deal, moderately, or a little? (V085098B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085098C from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • IF NEITHER FAVORS NOR OPPOSES ABORTION WHEN THE CHILD IS THE WRONG GENDER: Do you lean toward favoring it, lean toward opposing it, or do you not lean either way? (V085098C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WOTHSEX1 from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • I am going to read you some situations where a woman might consider having an abortion. For each situation, I want you to tell me whether you, personally, feel an abortion would be acceptable or unacceptable. K. If a couple wants a boy and a test has revealed that the baby will be a girl - is it acceptable or not during the first 3 months? (WOTHSEX1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOPPSEX from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • New technologies make it possible to discover many things about the unborn early in the pregnancy. For each of the following test results I read, please tell me which statement on this card best describes your feelings. Just call off the letter. A test reveals . . . a. the baby will be the opposite sex of what the parents had wanted. (See note 4 on the ARDA summary page) (TOPPSEX) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W2N12 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • [First/Next], do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose abortion being legal if the child will not be the sex the woman wants it to be? (W2N12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Congregational AttitudesHow does the respondent's congregation feel about abortion?


Government and the CourtsThis question type asks the respondent the degree of involvement the government and legal system should have in the abortion decision/process

  • PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1989LEARN MORE
    • Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws that regulate these matters. Do you: (PRIVMAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRIVMAT from Middletown Area Study, 1990LEARN MORE
    • How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? Decisions about divorce and abortion are private matters, and we should not pass laws which regulated these matters. (PRIVMAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT PRNT from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Would you favor or oppose a law in your state that would require a teenage girl under age 18 to receive her parents permission before she could obtain an abortion? (ABORT PRNT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT SPRN from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • IF R FAVORS ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION/IF R OPPOSES ABORTION LAW REQUIRING MINORS PARENTAL PERMISSION: Strongly or not strongly? (ABORT SPRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBIRTH SUP from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • There has been discussion recently about a proposed law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you favor or oppose a law that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH SUP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBIRTH STR from American National Election Studies, 2000LEARN MORE
    • IF R FAVORS BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS/IF R OPPOSES BAN ON LATE-TERM ABORTIONS: Do you strongly or not strongly favor/oppose a law that would that would make these types of abortions illegal? (PBIRTH STR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT_S from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Do you [favor/oppose] government funding for abortions STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY? (ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PB_ABORT from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • There has been discussion recently about a law to ban certain types of late-term abortions, sometimes called partial birth abortions. Do you FAVOR or OPPOSE a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PB_ABORT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBABORT2 from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Referring to the PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION issue in previous question: Do you STRONGLY or NOT STRONGLY [favor/oppose] a law that makes these types of abortions illegal? (PBABORT2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABLATE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Now I would like to ask your opinion about a specific abortion procedure known as late-term abortion or partial birth abortion, which is sometimes performed on women during the last few months of pregnancy. Do you think that this procedure should be legal or illegal? (ABLATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRGRMS2 from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ABSTANAT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Do you think the question of whether abortion should be legally permitted is something that should be decided at the national level, or is it something that each state should decide for itself? [Answered only if FORM = 1.] (ABSTANAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VIEWABOR from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOV_ABOR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree or completely disagree with the following statements: the government should not interfere with a womans ability to have an abortion. (GOV_ABOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DIFFABOR from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAGRULE from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • United States policy currently states that no federal funding may be given to any foreign organization that performs abortions in other countries except in cases of rape or when the womans life is in danger, provides counseling and referrals for abortions, or promotes abortion-rights legislation in other countries, even if the money is used for other aspects of womens reproductive health. Based on this statement, do you support or oppose this policy? (follow-up) Do you STRONGLY (support/oppose) this policy or SOMEWHAT (support/oppose) this policy? (GAGRULE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPLAW from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. I. The law, the courts, and the judge (IPLAW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPSTAGOV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. J. The state government (IPSTAGOV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IPFEDGOV from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • When decisions are being made about abortions, a variety of people or groups may want to have some input. For each of the following, I want you to tell me how much of a voice, if any, you think they should have in the abortion decision. K. The federal government (IPFEDGOV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LPARCONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: a. requiring that women under 18 years of age get parental consent before they are allowed to have an abortion. (LPARCONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LFACONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: d. requiring women to get the consent of the babys biological father before having an abortion. (LFACONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LINFCONS from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: e. requiring women to receive information about fetal development and alternatives to abortion before going ahead with the procedure. (LINFCONS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LLICCLIN from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: f. the passage of a law prohibiting the use of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. (LLICCLIN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LRESERCH from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Here is some legislation on abortion that is being considered in some states. Please indicate whether you mostly favor or mostly oppose the following proposals: g. the passage of a law requiring health and safety standards for private abortion clinics. (LRESERCH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE