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Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006 - Analysis

MA_6 (Weighted by PAWT2)

Do you believe that each of the following should be legal or should not be legal? Destroying human embryos if doing so helps scientists find cures for diseases.
 FrequencyPercentCumulative Percent
-7) Refused321.2%1.2%
-4) Don't know783.0%4.2%
1) Legal104440.0%44.2%
2) Not legal113443.5%87.7%
3) Legal in most cases (Vol.)582.2%89.9%
4) Legal in a few cases (Vol.)471.8%91.7%
5) Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)2158.3%100.0%
Missing2
Total Unweighted N = 2608





Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 29 years old30 to 44 years old45 to 59 years old60 to 74 years old75 years and olderMissingTotal
Refused2.0%
11
0.9%
7
0.5%
4
1.7%
7
2.8%
4
01.3%
33
Don't know2.3%
13
2.1%
16
2.7%
20
4.6%
19
7.1%
10
03.0%
78
Legal45.5%
253
37.8%
282
42.4%
320
35.4%
145
31.2%
44
040.0%
1044
Not legal37.4%
208
45.2%
338
42.4%
320
48.5%
199
48.2%
68
043.4%
1133
Legal in most cases (Vol.)3.2%
18
1.9%
14
1.9%
14
2.0%
8
2.1%
3
02.2%
57
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)2.0%
11
1.9%
14
1.6%
12
1.7%
7
2.8%
4
01.8%
48
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)7.6%
42
10.2%
76
8.5%
64
6.1%
25
5.7%
8
08.2%
215
Missing0002020
Total 100%
556
100%
747
100%
754
100%
410
100%
141
   
2608

Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Refused0.7%
9
1.7%
23
01.2%
32
Don't know1.8%
23
4.0%
54
03.0%
77
Legal44.2%
556
36.1%
488
040.0%
1044
Not legal41.3%
519
45.6%
615
043.5%
1134
Legal in most cases (Vol.)2.8%
35
1.7%
23
02.2%
58
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)1.7%
21
1.9%
26
01.8%
47
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)7.6%
95
9.0%
121
08.3%
216
Missing0220
Total 100%
1258
100%
1350
   
2608

Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

 Very liberalSomewhat liberalMiddle of the roadSomewhat conservativeVery conservativeHaven't thought much about itMissingTotal
Refused0.6%
1
0.5%
2
1.4%
9
1.6%
8
0.4%
1
1.5%
10
21.2%
31
Don't know0.6%
1
2.4%
9
3.3%
21
2.6%
13
1.8%
4
3.5%
24
72.8%
72
Legal60.7%
102
59.3%
224
46.4%
294
35.0%
177
23.7%
53
28.4%
192
240.3%
1042
Not legal23.2%
39
29.4%
111
34.0%
215
49.3%
249
67.0%
150
53.3%
361
1143.5%
1125
Legal in most cases (Vol.)1.2%
2
1.6%
6
3.6%
23
2.0%
10
0.9%
2
2.1%
14
02.2%
57
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)1.2%
2
1.9%
7
0.8%
5
2.8%
14
3.1%
7
1.9%
13
01.9%
48
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)12.5%
21
5.0%
19
10.4%
66
6.7%
34
3.1%
7
9.3%
63
28.1%
210
Missing000000262
Total 100%
168
100%
378
100%
633
100%
505
100%
224
100%
677
   
2585

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackHispanicAsianPacific IslanderOtherMissingTotal
Refused1.2%
22
1.4%
4
1.9%
6
0.9%
1
0.0%
0
0.0%
0
01.3%
33
Don't know2.8%
50
3.6%
10
2.8%
9
2.8%
3
0.0%
0
4.8%
4
02.9%
76
Legal42.2%
763
29.6%
82
26.5%
85
57.4%
62
12.5%
1
60.2%
50
040.0%
1043
Not legal41.8%
756
53.1%
147
55.5%
178
25.0%
27
75.0%
6
24.1%
20
043.5%
1134
Legal in most cases (Vol.)2.1%
38
1.4%
4
4.0%
13
0.0%
0
12.5%
1
2.4%
2
02.2%
58
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)1.5%
27
2.2%
6
2.5%
8
4.6%
5
0.0%
0
1.2%
1
01.8%
47
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)8.5%
153
8.7%
24
6.9%
22
9.3%
10
0.0%
0
7.2%
6
08.3%
215
Missing20000020
Total 100%
1809
100%
277
100%
321
100%
108
100%
8
100%
83
   
2606

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 Black ProtestantEvangelical ProtestantMainline ProtestantCatholicUnaffiliatedOtherMissingTotal
Refused2.0%
3
1.2%
8
0.6%
2
0.9%
6
2.2%
9
1.3%
4
01.2%
32
Don't know4.7%
7
2.2%
15
3.0%
11
3.5%
24
2.0%
8
4.3%
13
03.0%
78
Legal26.4%
39
28.3%
196
48.8%
176
36.2%
251
55.4%
227
51.2%
154
040.0%
1043
Not legal52.7%
78
56.5%
391
36.3%
131
48.9%
339
24.4%
100
31.6%
95
043.5%
1134
Legal in most cases (Vol.)1.4%
2
0.9%
6
3.6%
13
2.3%
16
3.4%
14
2.0%
6
02.2%
57
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)2.7%
4
2.0%
14
1.7%
6
1.9%
13
1.0%
4
1.7%
5
01.8%
46
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)10.1%
15
9.0%
62
6.1%
22
6.3%
44
11.7%
48
8.0%
24
08.3%
215
Missing01000120
Total 100%
148
100%
692
100%
361
100%
693
100%
410
100%
301
   
2605

Region (I-REGION)

 NortheastMidwestSouthWestMissingTotal
Refused0.2%
1
0.6%
4
2.4%
21
1.0%
7
01.3%
33
Don't know2.3%
10
2.1%
13
3.3%
29
3.7%
25
03.0%
77
Legal41.7%
184
36.1%
224
35.7%
314
48.3%
322
040.0%
1044
Not legal40.6%
179
51.6%
320
43.8%
385
37.5%
250
043.5%
1134
Legal in most cases (Vol.)3.4%
15
1.6%
10
2.5%
22
1.6%
11
02.2%
58
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)1.6%
7
1.5%
9
1.8%
16
2.2%
15
01.8%
47
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)10.2%
45
6.5%
40
10.6%
93
5.5%
37
08.2%
215
Missing001120
Total 100%
441
100%
620
100%
880
100%
667
   
2608

Education (I-EDUC)

 No high school diplomaGED or high school diplomaVocational/technical diploma or Associate's degreeBachelor's degreeGraduate degreeOtherMissingTotal
Refused1.3%
4
1.0%
11
1.7%
8
1.4%
6
0.8%
2
2.8%
2
01.3%
33
Don't know6.9%
21
2.5%
26
2.1%
10
2.6%
11
2.7%
7
1.4%
1
02.9%
76
Legal27.8%
85
37.1%
391
37.4%
179
49.4%
208
58.7%
155
33.8%
24
140.1%
1042
Not legal52.9%
162
47.4%
500
44.1%
211
35.6%
150
28.0%
74
45.1%
32
343.5%
1129
Legal in most cases (Vol.)1.3%
4
2.4%
25
2.7%
13
1.9%
8
1.1%
3
5.6%
4
02.2%
57
Legal in a few cases (Vol.)1.6%
5
1.9%
20
1.7%
8
2.1%
9
1.9%
5
0.0%
0
01.8%
47
Must be decided on a case-by-case basis (Vol.)8.2%
25
7.8%
82
10.4%
50
6.9%
29
6.8%
18
11.3%
8
38.2%
212
Missing00000092
Total 100%
306
100%
1055
100%
479
100%
421
100%
264
100%
71
   
2596

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