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Abortion (2), by Law 1980-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Rape, Incest, Danger'


  % OF GROUP: '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 30 28 27 27 33 32 28 34 33 29 32 ** 31 29 27
Females 32 31 31 29 33 33 28 29 28 31 30 ** 32 25 28
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 32 31 29 29 34 32 27 33 29 30 31 ** 32 28 29
Black non-Hispanic 28 22 30 27 30 34 28 22 24 26 32 ** 32 27 20
Hispanic 34 27 31 24 27 38 32 27 40 32 29 ** 28 25 29
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 22 45 39 25 36 38 31 36 35 28 32 ** 39 16 30
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 40 39 43 32 42 46 38 34 37 41 30 ** 41 38 33
High School Diploma 35 35 33 33 35 36 33 36 34 34 33 ** 37 32 33
Some College, no Degree 28 24 23 27 31 29 25 26 28 30 32 ** 30 21 26
College Degree/ Post-grad 18 20 19 18 24 20 17 26 23 19 26 ** 23 24 22
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 35 35 35 36 37 42 36 36 32 26 33 ** 35 28 29
Income 17-33 Percentile 40 30 37 26 39 37 31 30 30 35 35 ** 38 28 31
Income 34-67 Percentile 33 31 30 31 31 30 27 32 32 31 32 ** 30 27 29
Income 68-95 Percentile 25 29 24 24 29 28 24 29 26 28 27 ** 25 27 25
Income 96-100 Percentile 17 23 21 9 23 23 13 19 19 24 25 ** 26 18 21
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 23 26 20 23 27 27 20 26 25 26 26 ** 25 ** **
White Collar 32 25 27 24 32 28 23 25 25 31 31 ** 31 ** **
Blue Collar 35 31 33 32 37 36 32 37 35 38 34 ** 32 ** **
Unskilled 36 18 37 39 21 30 34 38 45 15 36 ** 51 ** **
Farmers 29 47 38 37 47 46 45 29 21 39 42 ** 26 ** **
Housewives 37 37 37 34 33 38 31 31 41 32 35 ** 39 ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 33 29 27 24 30 30 27 34 31 26 30 ** 35 33 26
Non-Union Households 31 30 30 29 33 33 28 30 30 31 31 ** 31 26 28
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 31 33 34 34 38 40 32 36 32 34 33 ** 34 32 28
Nonsouth 32 28 28 26 30 29 25 29 29 28 30 ** 30 23 28
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 33
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 54 36 25 26 35 ** 36 24 27
Born 1959-1974 26 29 29 29 30 32 28 30 28 27 28 ** 26 26 22
Born 1943-1958 30 27 25 28 30 28 23 28 29 28 26 ** 30 26 30
Born 1927-1942 29 29 29 24 36 36 32 35 34 34 39 ** 37 26 36
Born 1911-1926 36 33 35 31 36 36 30 31 34 41 35 ** 32 59 36
Born 1895-1910 35 36 39 36 42 52 30 39 42 71 66 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 50 14 50 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 32 30 28 28 31 31 24 26 25 27 27 ** 29 23 19
Independents 28 29 30 26 33 39 26 27 28 29 28 ** 23 25 30
Republicans (incl leaners) 33 30 31 30 35 33 33 38 37 34 37 ** 37 33 37
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals 20 21 19 18 21 17 15 16 9 15 18 ** 17 11 13
Moderates 29 29 27 28 29 30 26 29 28 27 30 ** 29 27 28
Conservatives 34 34 33 33 37 39 34 38 41 36 39 ** 37 36 35

    ___   (underline) indicates 50 or fewer total respondents within group
    **     indicates question not asked or no cases within group
          2008 NOTE: open-ended coding of occupation is not yet complete.
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Table 4C.2b.2
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)