News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ABORAVL

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Combined responses from ABORAVL1 and ABORAVL2
  1) Generally available to those who want it
  2) Available but under stricter limits than it is now
  3) Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life
  4) Should not be permitted at all
  9) Don't Know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Generally available to those who want it 34.6% 34.6%
Available but under stricter limits than it is now 22.9% 57.5%
Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life 31.4% 88.9%
Should not be permitted at all 9.3% 98.2%
Don't Know/Refused 1.8% 100%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Generally available to those who want it 18.2% 36.7% 40.3% 50.9% 56.4% 34.4%
Available but under stricter limits than it is now 19.0% 26.2% 23.8% 27.9% 25.0% 23.0%
Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life 42.6% 26.5% 32.6% 17.2% 14.9% 31.5%
Should not be permitted at all 17.7% 7.7% 3.2% 2.0% 2.7% 9.4%
Don't Know/Refused 2.5% 2.8% 0.2% 2.0% 1.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph. D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Generally available to those who want it 27.9% 34.2% 42.9% 50.5% 34.6%
Available but under stricter limits than it is now 20.8% 27.7% 21.8% 21.1% 23.0%
Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life 38.2% 27.8% 25.5% 21.4% 31.3%
Should not be permitted at all 10.8% 8.9% 7.7% 6.7% 9.3%
Don't Know/Refused 2.4% 1.4% 2.1% 0.3% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Generally available to those who want it 34.6% 34.7% 34.6%
Available but under stricter limits than it is now 24.4% 21.5% 22.9%
Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life 31.7% 31.1% 31.4%
Should not be permitted at all 7.7% 10.7% 9.3%
Don't Know/Refused 1.6% 2.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Generally available to those who want it 39.3% 28.9% 30.0% 44.0% 34.6%
Available but under stricter limits than it is now 25.1% 24.5% 21.3% 22.1% 22.9%
Against the law except for rape, incest and to save life 24.4% 32.0% 36.8% 28.0% 31.4%
Should not be permitted at all 8.1% 12.9% 10.0% 5.4% 9.3%
Don't Know/Refused 3.1% 1.6% 2.1% 0.5% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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