U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q7

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

On another subject, do you think abortion should be . . .
  1) Legal in all cases
  2) Legal in most cases
  3) Illegal in most cases
  4) Illegal in all cases
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Legal in all cases 17.8% 17.8%
Legal in most cases 33.3% 51.1%
Illegal in most cases 26.7% 77.8%
Illegal in all cases 15.8% 93.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.4% 100%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Legal in all cases 17.0% 19.2% 18.5% 18.8% 15.2% 17.8%
Legal in most cases 32.2% 34.7% 34.4% 35.7% 28.9% 33.4%
Illegal in most cases 28.2% 27.2% 26.4% 25.0% 27.7% 26.8%
Illegal in all cases 18.9% 14.5% 14.3% 14.1% 18.0% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 3.8% 4.3% 6.4% 6.5% 10.2% 6.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Legal in all cases 16.3% 19.2% 17.8%
Legal in most cases 34.5% 32.2% 33.3%
Illegal in most cases 27.7% 25.7% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 14.7% 16.9% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 6.8% 6.0% 6.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Legal in all cases 10.1% 23.4% 19.6% 15.2% 17.4% 18.0%
Legal in most cases 25.8% 38.2% 37.1% 25.0% 38.1% 33.7%
Illegal in most cases 37.9% 20.3% 24.9% 24.6% 21.2% 26.8%
Illegal in all cases 21.8% 11.7% 12.5% 24.7% 10.6% 15.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.4% 6.4% 5.8% 10.4% 12.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Legal in all cases 14.9% 16.9% 19.1% 18.8% 20.3% 25.0% 17.9%
Legal in most cases 29.0% 34.0% 34.8% 38.9% 39.6% 41.5% 34.3%
Illegal in most cases 26.3% 28.5% 29.2% 28.8% 28.3% 19.5% 27.3%
Illegal in all cases 22.5% 15.5% 12.4% 9.9% 8.6% 9.0% 15.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.2% 5.0% 4.5% 3.7% 3.2% 5.0% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) 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
Legal in all cases 12.8% 16.8% 14.7% 18.0% 20.6% 23.7% 17.8%
Legal in most cases 24.4% 30.8% 31.6% 34.9% 38.8% 42.1% 33.4%
Illegal in most cases 24.6% 27.1% 27.0% 29.4% 26.1% 23.0% 26.7%
Illegal in all cases 28.5% 18.4% 17.6% 12.2% 10.3% 7.2% 15.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 9.6% 6.9% 9.2% 5.4% 4.2% 4.1% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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