News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ABORWRNG

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

Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you personally believe that having an abortion is morally wrong in nearly all circumstances, morally wrong in some circumstances, or is it not a moral issue?
  1) Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances
  2) Morally wrong in some circumstances
  3) Not a moral issue
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances 29.1% 29.1%
Morally wrong in some circumstances 41.2% 70.3%
Not a moral issue 26% 96.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 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
Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances 48.2% 22.9% 20.0% 14.7% 5.8% 29.3%
Morally wrong in some circumstances 37.9% 49.3% 52.0% 34.8% 34.6% 41.5%
Not a moral issue 11.6% 24.8% 24.9% 47.3% 51.9% 25.9%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 3.0% 3.2% 3.2% 7.8% 3.4%
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
Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances 31.8% 29.0% 26.3% 23.2% 29.2%
Morally wrong in some circumstances 39.3% 43.1% 42.0% 41.3% 41.1%
Not a moral issue 24.8% 24.8% 28.2% 31.5% 26.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 3.1% 3.5% 4.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances 27.9% 30.1% 29.1%
Morally wrong in some circumstances 40.7% 41.6% 41.2%
Not a moral issue 27.5% 24.7% 26.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 3.6% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Morally wrong in nearly all circumstances 21.2% 31.9% 37.5% 19.4% 29.1%
Morally wrong in some circumstances 42.1% 40.9% 38.5% 44.8% 41.1%
Not a moral issue 33.8% 23.1% 19.7% 32.7% 26.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 4.1% 4.3% 3.2% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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