Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RDMABORT

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

On the question ABORTION, were the choices read down from 'legal in all cases' or up from 'illegal in all cases'? (Q26CHO)
  1) 'Legal in all cases' read first
  2) 'Illegal in all cases' read first

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
'Legal in all cases' read first 49.8% 49.8%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 50.2% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 50.2% 47.9% 50.0% 50.5% 55.7% 49.9%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 49.8% 52.1% 50.0% 49.5% 44.3% 50.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
'Legal in all cases' read first 46.9% 48.4% 50.5% 49.7% 54.6% 49.8% 49.8%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 53.1% 51.6% 49.5% 50.3% 45.4% 50.2% 50.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 48.2% 52.0% 49.3% 48.3% 49.5% 49.9%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 51.8% 48.0% 50.7% 51.7% 50.5% 50.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 50.5% 46.7% 49.3% 53.7% 49.4% 48.1% 49.8%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 49.5% 53.3% 50.7% 46.3% 50.6% 51.9% 50.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 48.8% 49.3% 47.5% 54.8% 49.8%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 51.2% 50.7% 52.5% 45.2% 50.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 51.3% 45.9% 51.7% 50.5% 49.9%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 48.7% 54.1% 48.3% 49.5% 50.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
'Legal in all cases' read first 50.0% 49.6% 49.8%
'Illegal in all cases' read first 50.0% 50.4% 50.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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