Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

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ISSABORT

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

In making your decision about who to vote for, will the issue of abortion be very important, somewhat important, or not too important, or not at all important? How important will the issue of abortion be?
  1) Very important
  2) Somewhat important
  3) Not too important
  4) Not at all important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 45.7% 45.7%
Somewhat important 24.3% 70%
Not too important 12.6% 82.6%
Not at all important 14.2% 96.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 100%
Total N = 739

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Very important 58.2% 46.2% 42.9% 41.6% 44.3% 45.4% 45.7%
Somewhat important 19.9% 21.0% 30.6% 26.0% 18.4% 24.7% 24.1%
Not too important 3.6% 17.2% 16.5% 12.4% 15.1% 8.5% 12.7%
Not at all important 17.3% 13.4% 7.6% 17.8% 21.2% 11.1% 14.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 2.1% 2.4% 2.2% 0.9% 10.3% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
731


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very important 62.1% 56.9% 40.0% 36.0% 32.5% 45.3% 45.9%
Somewhat important 17.1% 26.0% 29.2% 27.7% 22.2% 18.4% 24.3%
Not too important 3.8% 5.7% 16.4% 14.9% 23.9% 15.1% 12.6%
Not at all important 11.8% 8.3% 13.6% 17.7% 21.4% 15.6% 14.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 3.1% 0.8% 3.7% 0.0% 5.6% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
733


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college College degree or more education TOTAL
Very important 48.0% 48.7% 49.4% 36.7% 45.6%
Somewhat important 24.4% 22.0% 23.7% 28.3% 24.4%
Not too important 10.0% 13.4% 9.4% 15.9% 12.6%
Not at all important 11.8% 11.2% 14.8% 18.9% 14.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 4.7% 2.8% 0.2% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
738


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 42.7% 48.5% 45.7%
Somewhat important 25.4% 23.4% 24.3%
Not too important 13.6% 11.7% 12.6%
Not at all important 16.1% 12.2% 14.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 4.2% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
739


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very important 47.5% 42.4% 45.0% 45.0%
Somewhat important 25.1% 25.0% 23.8% 24.6%
Not too important 11.5% 16.6% 10.8% 13.1%
Not at all important 14.2% 11.5% 17.4% 14.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 4.6% 3.0% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
707


Race (I-RACE)

White, not Hispanic Black, not Hispanic Hispanic or other TOTAL
Very important 44.2% 54.3% 46.8% 45.7%
Somewhat important 25.8% 15.4% 23.8% 24.3%
Not too important 13.3% 8.6% 13.1% 12.7%
Not at all important 13.8% 13.7% 14.7% 14.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 8.0% 1.6% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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