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Abortion (2), by Law 1980-2012
PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED :      'Always as Personal Choice'


  % OF GROUP: '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Males 34 35 36 37 36 41 46 38 36 42 39 ** 34 34 44
Females 36 36 35 39 35 38 46 41 43 38 40 ** 37 44 45
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Whites non-Hispanic 36 36 36 39 36 42 47 40 41 41 41 ** 36 39 44
Black non-Hispanic 29 35 33 36 33 34 45 40 39 41 31 ** 31 45 52
Hispanic 38 23 31 33 30 30 36 31 33 29 38 ** 36 34 37
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 50 18 23 35 29 33 27 52 34 47 40 ** 38 58 41
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 16 13 15 18 20 21 26 20 14 15 20 ** 12 11 19
High School Diploma 32 30 31 34 32 35 40 32 34 37 35 ** 31 31 37
Some College, no Degree 42 44 42 44 42 46 50 49 46 41 40 ** 33 48 46
College Degree/ Post-grad 51 51 52 51 41 53 58 51 50 53 51 ** 49 49 53
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Income 0-16 Percentile 23 29 25 29 26 25 33 33 29 35 27 ** 19 39 39
Income 17-33 Percentile 31 28 32 33 31 38 41 38 39 35 35 ** 34 37 39
Income 34-67 Percentile 38 38 36 39 38 41 47 39 40 41 38 ** 36 43 41
Income 68-95 Percentile 42 39 41 44 40 48 51 48 47 43 50 ** 48 41 52
Income 96-100 Percentile 48 46 53 62 47 54 69 61 53 48 49 ** 45 33 59
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Professionals 43 45 47 46 43 48 54 50 49 46 47 ** 45 ** **
White Collar 40 41 39 46 38 46 53 46 47 41 44 ** 37 ** **
Blue Collar 32 32 31 33 32 35 41 32 33 35 32 ** 32 ** **
Unskilled 20 33 27 34 35 37 35 23 14 37 35 ** 31 ** **
Farmers 23 14 13 18 14 24 22 33 33 46 34 ** 15 ** **
Housewives 30 27 27 30 28 32 39 35 24 32 28 ** 19 ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Union Households 36 37 39 43 36 48 49 39 46 49 43 ** 35 34 47
Non-Union Households 35 35 35 37 35 38 45 40 39 38 39 ** 36 41 44
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
South 33 29 27 31 29 28 37 32 35 29 35 ** 26 35 40
Nonsouth 37 38 39 42 38 45 50 44 42 46 42 ** 40 43 46
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 37
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 28 32 39 39 ** 39 47 45
Born 1959-1974 47 42 37 38 40 41 49 43 43 42 43 ** 41 46 50
Born 1943-1958 41 43 43 43 38 46 51 45 44 44 45 ** 36 37 43
Born 1927-1942 39 35 35 40 33 34 38 33 34 35 31 ** 28 27 37
Born 1911-1926 26 27 27 33 31 35 40 33 32 31 23 ** 15 17 28
Born 1895-1910 22 22 19 20 19 18 26 42 34 7 12 ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 30 0 0 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Democrats (incl leaners) 36 35 38 40 37 43 52 46 45 47 46 ** 44 50 59
Independents 40 39 35 36 37 32 45 39 35 39 39 ** 37 31 39
Republicans (incl leaners) 33 35 32 37 33 38 38 33 33 31 30 ** 25 29 29
  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '08 '12
Liberals 53 58 54 56 50 61 69 71 69 63 58 ** 60 67 69
Moderates 41 41 38 42 43 45 48 46 45 49 42 ** 39 42 45
Conservatives 31 31 32 32 29 31 35 31 28 28 29 ** 28 23 29

    ___   (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.4
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)