News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ABORAVL1

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

[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 woman's life; Abortion should not be permitted at all.
  1) Generally available
  2) Available, but under strict limits
  3) Against the law except rape/incest/save life
  4) Abortion should not be permitted at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Generally available 35.5% 35.5%
Available, but under strict limits 21.3% 56.8%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 32% 88.8%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 9.6% 98.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 100%
Total N = 751

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 18.4% 40.5% 40.4% 55.1% 59.5% 35.7%
Available, but under strict limits 16.8% 26.5% 25.3% 25.1% 18.4% 21.1%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 44.8% 23.8% 30.2% 16.6% 17.1% 31.8%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 18.2% 5.9% 4.2% 1.1% 3.8% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 3.2% 0.0% 2.1% 1.3% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


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 30.6% 33.1% 38.8% 56.0% 35.4%
Available, but under strict limits 18.0% 28.2% 21.5% 18.7% 21.5%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 39.0% 29.7% 25.2% 17.3% 31.8%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 10.5% 8.0% 12.1% 7.3% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.0% 2.3% 0.7% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
745


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Generally available 34.1% 36.9% 35.6%
Available, but under strict limits 22.0% 20.6% 21.3%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 33.7% 30.4% 32.0%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 7.9% 11.1% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 1.0% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Generally available 42.3% 28.8% 31.4% 43.7% 35.6%
Available, but under strict limits 24.2% 25.6% 16.6% 21.9% 21.3%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 24.2% 29.4% 39.1% 29.8% 32.0%
Abortion should not be permitted at all 6.2% 13.9% 11.7% 4.3% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.2% 1.2% 0.3% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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