News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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ROEWADE

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

In 1973 the Roe versus Wade decision established a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy. Would you like to see the Supreme Court completely overturn its Roe versus Wade decision, or not?
  1) Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade
  2) No, not overturn Roe versus Wade
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 29.1% 29.1%
No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 65.4% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 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
Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 45.8% 21.6% 18.7% 17.7% 14.2% 29.3%
No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 47.4% 73.7% 76.4% 78.4% 81.7% 65.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 4.7% 4.9% 4.0% 4.1% 5.4%
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
Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 33.4% 28.2% 23.0% 23.5% 29.2%
No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 60.5% 65.7% 73.5% 72.1% 65.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 6.1% 3.5% 4.4% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 29.0% 29.2% 29.1%
No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 65.1% 65.6% 65.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 5.2% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, overturn Roe versus Wade 20.7% 31.3% 35.7% 23.4% 29.1%
No, not overturn Roe versus Wade 74.2% 64.0% 57.4% 72.1% 65.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 4.7% 6.9% 4.5% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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