The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Abortion by Law (2) 1980-2016

PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED : "Clear Need"

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Males 21 20 21 20 20 14 15 15 18 17 16 ** 19 ** 22 ** 17 ** 16
Females 17 18 18 16 17 14 13 13 14 16 15 ** 16 ** 14 ** 14 ** 13
White non-Hispanic 19 20 21 19 19 16 15 14 16 16 16 ** 18 ** 19 ** 16 ** 14
Black non-Hispanic 15 16 13 11 16 8 8 14 15 12 10 ** 16 ** 13 ** 14 ** 14
Hispanic 12 13 19 20 14 12 11 14 14 20 18 ** 19 ** 15 ** 17 ** 11
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 22 9 11 15 20 13 15 9 13 11 13 ** 16 ** 15 ** 15 ** 17
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 10 11 10 11 13 8 8 10 14 11 10 ** 12 ** 4 ** 22 ** 10
High School Diploma 18 18 20 18 16 13 13 15 15 14 16 ** 15 ** 17 ** 14 ** 15
Some College, no Degree 21 21 23 18 18 16 16 14 15 20 16 ** 23 ** 18 ** 16 ** 15
College Degree/ Post-grad 23 23 19 21 26 19 16 14 19 18 15 ** 17 ** 20 ** 16 ** 14
Income 0-16 Percentile 15 15 15 11 15 13 11 13 19 17 14 ** 18 ** 13 ** 13 ** 16
Income 17-33 Percentile 15 22 16 21 13 12 14 15 16 12 16 ** 17 ** 18 ** 17 ** 15
Income 34-67 Percentile 17 17 21 17 17 17 15 13 12 16 16 ** 19 ** 17 ** 17 ** 14
Income 68-95 Percentile 24 23 23 22 22 14 16 14 17 19 15 ** 15 ** 20 ** 14 ** 14
Income 96-100 Percentile 27 22 19 26 23 22 12 18 21 22 15 ** 24 ** 34 ** 15 ** 14
Professionals 23 21 23 19 21 17 16 14 18 18 17 ** 20 ** ** ** ** ** **
White Collar 19 19 21 19 19 14 14 18 16 15 14 ** 18 ** ** ** ** ** **
Blue Collar 17 17 19 16 15 12 12 14 14 14 16 ** 18 ** ** ** ** ** **
Unskilled 16 15 16 13 21 12 13 12 17 12 10 ** 0 ** ** ** ** ** **
Farmers 19 23 19 23 21 11 18 9 15 0 10 ** 12 ** ** ** ** ** **
Housewives 13 17 15 17 19 17 13 7 15 20 14 ** 16 ** ** ** ** ** **
Union Households 18 19 22 20 22 12 14 15 11 16 13 ** 19 ** 20 ** 16 ** 16
Non-Union Households 19 19 19 17 17 15 14 14 17 16 16 ** 17 ** 17 ** 15 ** 14
South 19 18 19 16 15 13 14 14 16 19 14 ** 16 ** 18 ** 16 ** 14
Nonsouth 18 19 20 19 20 15 14 14 16 15 15 ** 18 ** 18 ** 15 ** 14
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 13 ** 14
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 0 18 23 18 12 ** 13 ** 16 ** 14 ** 14
Born 1959-1974 18 18 21 19 16 15 12 14 16 16 15 ** 19 ** 16 ** 15 ** 13
Born 1943-1958 18 17 19 18 19 14 14 12 14 18 16 ** 16 ** 21 ** 17 ** 16
Born 1927-1942 20 22 22 19 19 15 17 17 16 17 11 ** 21 ** 21 ** 16 ** 18
Born 1911-1926 18 21 18 17 17 14 15 14 17 11 24 ** 28 ** 8 ** 22 ** 8
Born 1895-1910 17 15 15 16 19 4 11 10 11 0 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 0 29 25 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Democrats (incl leaners) 17 18 20 16 18 14 13 13 16 16 13 ** 15 ** 16 ** 16 ** 14
Independents 15 16 12 17 17 9 14 17 17 13 13 ** 22 ** 18 ** 15 ** 16
Republicans 23 22 21 21 19 16 15 15 15 18 18 ** 19 ** 20 ** 16 ** 14
Liberals 19 16 21 16 19 15 10 9 15 16 16 ** 14 ** 17 ** 14 ** 11
Moderates 17 22 25 19 20 15 18 18 14 17 24 ** 22 ** 18 ** 16 ** 16
Conservatives 21 18 18 20 19 15 15 13 15 17 16 ** 16 ** 22 ** 17 ** 15