The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

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Abortion (1) 1972-1980
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Personal Difficulty'


  % OF GROUP: '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Males 18 ** 17 18 20
Females 16 ** 15 15 15
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Whites non-Hispanic 17 ** 16 16 17
Black non-Hispanic 16 ** 16 19 17
Hispanic 10 ** 15 15 24
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 26 ** 14 12 24
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 7 ** 10 9 10
High School Diploma 17 ** 16 16 18
Some College, no Degree 23 ** 19 21 20
College Degree/ Post-grad 23 ** 20 16 19
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Income 0-16 Percentile 13 ** 10 14 17
Income 17-33 Percentile 14 ** 11 15 16
Income 34-67 Percentile 18 ** 19 17 18
Income 68-95 Percentile 20 ** 19 19 19
Income 96-100 Percentile 16 ** 12 14 21
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Professionals 19 ** 19 16 21
White Collar 22 ** 18 21 17
Blue Collar 16 ** 13 17 18
Unskilled 8 ** 12 19 15
Farmers 12 ** 9 7 19
Housewives 14 ** 15 11 12
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Union Households 19 ** 17 18 16
Non-Union Households 16 ** 16 16 18
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
South 16 ** 16 15 18
Nonsouth 17 ** 16 17 17
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** **
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** 27 28
Born 1943-1958 22 ** 19 20 21
Born 1927-1942 17 ** 17 16 14
Born 1911-1926 16 ** 13 12 15
Born 1895-1910 14 ** 13 9 13
Born before 1895 7 ** 6 4 11
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Democrats (incl leaners) 16 ** 15 16 17
Independents 16 ** 18 16 17
Republicans (incl leaners) 18 ** 17 16 19
  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Liberals 21 ** 18 19 18
Moderates 22 ** 18 19 21
Conservatives 17 ** 16 15 18

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
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Table 4C.2a.3
Source: The American National Election Studies
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NOTE: variable used for race grouping has changed. See Table 1A.3

(Table generated: 26OCT15)