The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Abortion (1) 1972-1980

PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED : "Always Permitted"

  '72 '74 '76 '78 '80
Males 25 ** 28 26 24
Females 23 ** 24 27 29
White non-Hispanic 24 ** 27 28 28
Black non-Hispanic 17 ** 19 15 16
Hispanic 31 ** 25 24 22
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 26 ** 23 28 41
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 12 ** 8 8 9
High School Diploma 23 ** 23 24 23
Some College, no Degree 32 ** 36 34 32
College Degree/ Post-grad 36 ** 43 41 43
Income 0-16 Percentile 16 ** 12 17 15
Income 17-33 Percentile 20 ** 21 23 23
Income 34-67 Percentile 23 ** 24 25 29
Income 68-95 Percentile 30 ** 33 32 33
Income 96-100 Percentile 37 ** 53 46 44
Professionals 32 ** 40 39 35
White Collar 28 ** 34 31 32
Blue Collar 20 ** 20 19 19
Unskilled 14 ** 33 21 15
Farmers 13 ** 6 12 22
Housewives 21 ** 18 22 24
Union Households 26 ** 29 27 26
Non-Union Households 23 ** 25 26 27
South 13 ** 20 22 22
Nonsouth 28 ** 28 28 29
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** **
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** **
Born 1959-1974 ** ** ** 21 31
Born 1943-1958 31 ** 31 32 31
Born 1927-1942 27 ** 31 25 29
Born 1911-1926 20 ** 24 23 19
Born 1895-1910 14 ** 12 15 19
Born before 1895 11 ** 9 27 33
Democrats (incl leaners) 23 ** 26 25 28
Independents 22 ** 26 27 29
Republicans 26 ** 26 29 24
Liberals 37 ** 43 42 47
Moderates 24 ** 32 25 28
Conservatives 26 ** 24 25 21