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 '08 '12 '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