News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ABORAVL2

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

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

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Abortion should not be permitted at all 8.9% 8.9%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 30.9% 39.8%
Available, but under strict limits 24.5% 64.3%
Generally available 33.7% 98%
Don't know/Refused 2% 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
Abortion should not be permitted at all 17.2% 9.7% 2.2% 2.8% 0.7% 9.0%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 40.2% 29.5% 35.2% 18.1% 11.8% 31.2%
Available, but under strict limits 21.5% 25.6% 22.1% 30.2% 33.1% 24.8%
Generally available 18.0% 33.0% 40.1% 47.0% 53.7% 33.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.3% 0.4% 1.9% 0.7% 2.0%
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
Abortion should not be permitted at all 11.0% 10.1% 3.7% 6.1% 9.0%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 37.5% 25.9% 25.7% 25.7% 30.9%
Available, but under strict limits 23.8% 27.2% 22.0% 23.0% 24.4%
Generally available 24.9% 35.2% 46.7% 45.3% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 1.6% 1.9% 0.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
740


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Abortion should not be permitted at all 7.4% 10.4% 9.0%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 29.8% 31.8% 30.9%
Available, but under strict limits 26.9% 22.4% 24.5%
Generally available 34.9% 32.4% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
751


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Abortion should not be permitted at all 10.2% 11.6% 8.1% 6.8% 9.0%
Against the law except rape/incest/save life 24.7% 35.0% 34.4% 26.2% 30.8%
Available, but under strict limits 25.9% 23.1% 26.0% 22.1% 24.5%
Generally available 36.5% 29.3% 28.5% 44.2% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 1.0% 2.9% 0.7% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
751



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