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Middletown Area Study, 1992 - Analysis

ABORTION

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about abortion?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) Abortion should never be permitted.6513.2%13.2%-1.46
2) Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.21443.3%56.5%-0.57
3) Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.6813.8%70.2%0.31
4) Abortion should never be forbidden.12425.1%95.3%1.20
5) Don't know234.7%100.0%2.08
Missing11
Total Unweighted N = 494





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.11.6%
26
14.5%
39
013.2%
65
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.38.7%
87
47.2%
127
043.3%
214
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.14.2%
32
13.4%
36
013.8%
68
Abortion should never be forbidden.29.8%
67
21.2%
57
025.1%
124
Don't know5.8%
13
3.7%
10
04.7%
23
Missing29110
Total 100%
225
100%
269
   
494

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedWidowedDivorced or separatedNever marriedMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.15.5%
46
10.9%
5
9.4%
5
8.3%
8
113.0%
64
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.44.3%
131
60.9%
28
45.3%
24
30.2%
29
243.2%
212
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.12.5%
37
8.7%
4
18.9%
10
17.7%
17
013.8%
68
Abortion should never be forbidden.23.0%
68
15.2%
7
22.6%
12
38.5%
37
025.3%
124
Don't know4.7%
14
4.3%
2
3.8%
2
5.2%
5
04.7%
23
Missing6212140
Total 100%
296
100%
46
100%
53
100%
96
   
491

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateSome college or trade schoolCollege graduateGraduate schoolMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.21.3%
10
9.5%
18
16.3%
22
17.1%
12
4.2%
2
113.1%
64
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.48.9%
23
45.5%
86
37.8%
51
44.3%
31
43.8%
21
243.4%
212
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.6.4%
3
12.2%
23
18.5%
25
11.4%
8
16.7%
8
113.7%
67
Abortion should never be forbidden.17.0%
8
28.6%
54
22.2%
30
22.9%
16
31.3%
15
125.2%
123
Don't know6.4%
3
4.2%
8
5.2%
7
4.3%
3
4.2%
2
04.7%
23
Missing13430160
Total 100%
47
100%
189
100%
135
100%
70
100%
48
   
489

Age (I-AGE)

 17-2930-3940-4950-6465 & overMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.11.3%
12
7.5%
7
16.2%
16
13.0%
13
18.1%
17
013.2%
65
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.30.2%
32
47.3%
44
42.4%
42
50.0%
50
47.9%
45
143.3%
213
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.18.9%
20
8.6%
8
14.1%
14
12.0%
12
14.9%
14
013.8%
68
Abortion should never be forbidden.34.9%
37
31.2%
29
23.2%
23
22.0%
22
12.8%
12
125.0%
123
Don't know4.7%
5
5.4%
5
4.0%
4
3.0%
3
6.4%
6
04.7%
23
Missing11332131
Total 100%
106
100%
93
100%
99
100%
100
100%
94
   
492

Household income (I-INCOME)

 10K & less10-20K20-30K30-50K50K & upMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.7.6%
9
18.7%
14
12.7%
20
3.0%
2
24.1%
7
1311.6%
52
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.47.9%
57
37.3%
28
42.4%
67
40.3%
27
37.9%
11
2442.4%
190
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.16.8%
20
10.7%
8
15.8%
25
16.4%
11
10.3%
3
115.0%
67
Abortion should never be forbidden.26.1%
31
20.0%
15
25.9%
41
37.3%
25
24.1%
7
526.6%
119
Don't know1.7%
2
13.3%
10
3.2%
5
3.0%
2
3.4%
1
34.5%
20
Missing21220574
Total 100%
119
100%
75
100%
158
100%
67
100%
29
   
448

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 CatholicProtestantChristianNoneOther/DKMissingTotal
Abortion should never be permitted.16.7%
23
11.8%
20
15.1%
16
5.8%
3
5.0%
1
213.0%
63
Abortion should be permitted only if the life and health of the woman is in danger.44.2%
61
50.0%
85
41.5%
44
30.8%
16
30.0%
6
243.6%
212
Abortion should be permitted if, due to her particular situation, the woman would have difficulty in caring for the child.12.3%
17
12.9%
22
11.3%
12
23.1%
12
15.0%
3
213.6%
66
Abortion should never be forbidden.25.4%
35
19.4%
33
27.4%
29
32.7%
17
45.0%
9
125.3%
123
Don't know1.4%
2
5.9%
10
4.7%
5
7.7%
4
5.0%
1
14.5%
22
Missing36100191
Total 100%
138
100%
170
100%
106
100%
52
100%
20
   
486

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