News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ABORREDU

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

Regardless of whether or not you think abortion should be legal, do you think it would be a good thing to reduce the number of abortions performed in the United States, or don't you feel this way?
  1) Good thing to reduce the number of abortions
  2) Don't feel this way
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 58.5% 58.5%
Don't feel this way 33% 91.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 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
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 73.3% 55.1% 52.2% 47.3% 41.0% 59.0%
Don't feel this way 19.3% 38.5% 41.0% 42.3% 46.8% 32.8%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 6.4% 6.7% 10.4% 12.2% 8.1%
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
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 57.4% 56.5% 59.9% 67.1% 58.6%
Don't feel this way 32.8% 36.3% 33.3% 24.2% 32.9%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 7.2% 6.8% 8.7% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 56.6% 60.3% 58.5%
Don't feel this way 34.9% 31.3% 33.0%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 8.5% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Good thing to reduce the number of abortions 54.7% 62.8% 62.4% 50.9% 58.5%
Don't feel this way 37.8% 28.2% 29.6% 39.3% 33.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 9.0% 8.0% 9.7% 8.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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