The ANES Guide to Public Opinion and Electoral Behavior

Abortion by Law (2) 1980-2016

PERCENT AMONG DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS WHO RESPONDED : "Always as Personal Choice"

  '80 '82 '84 '86 '88 '90 '92 '94 '96 '98 '00 '02 '04 '06 '08 '10 '12 '14 '16
Males 34 35 36 37 36 41 46 38 36 42 39 ** 34 ** 34 ** 44 ** 44
Females 36 36 35 39 35 38 46 41 43 38 40 ** 37 ** 44 ** 45 ** 45
White non-Hispanic 36 36 36 39 36 42 47 40 41 41 41 ** 36 ** 39 ** 44 ** 44
Black non-Hispanic 29 35 33 36 33 34 45 40 39 41 31 ** 31 ** 45 ** 52 ** 52
Hispanic 38 23 31 33 30 30 36 31 33 29 38 ** 36 ** 34 ** 37 ** 38
Race oth/mult non-Hisp 50 18 23 35 29 33 27 52 34 47 40 ** 38 ** 58 ** 41 ** 50
Grade Sch./Some High Sch. 16 13 15 18 20 21 26 20 14 15 20 ** 12 ** 11 ** 19 ** 28
High School Diploma 32 30 31 34 32 35 40 32 34 37 35 ** 31 ** 31 ** 37 ** 36
Some College, no Degree 42 44 42 44 42 46 50 49 46 41 40 ** 33 ** 48 ** 46 ** 45
College Degree/ Post-grad 51 51 52 51 41 53 58 51 50 53 51 ** 49 ** 49 ** 53 ** 56
Income 0-16 Percentile 23 29 25 29 26 25 33 33 29 35 27 ** 19 ** 39 ** 39 ** 37
Income 17-33 Percentile 31 28 32 33 31 38 41 38 39 35 35 ** 34 ** 37 ** 39 ** 42
Income 34-67 Percentile 38 38 36 39 38 41 47 39 40 41 38 ** 36 ** 43 ** 41 ** 42
Income 68-95 Percentile 42 39 41 44 40 48 51 48 47 43 50 ** 48 ** 41 ** 52 ** 51
Income 96-100 Percentile 48 46 53 62 47 54 69 61 53 48 49 ** 45 ** 33 ** 59 ** 64
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 ** ** ** ** ** **
Union Households 36 37 39 43 36 48 49 39 46 49 43 ** 35 ** 34 ** 47 ** 48
Non-Union Households 35 35 35 37 35 38 45 40 39 38 39 ** 36 ** 40 ** 44 ** 44
South 33 29 27 31 29 28 37 32 35 29 35 ** 26 ** 35 ** 40 ** 38
Nonsouth 37 38 39 42 38 45 50 44 42 46 42 ** 40 ** 43 ** 46 ** 48
Born 1991 or later ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** 37 ** 40
Born 1975-1990 ** ** ** ** ** ** 46 28 32 39 39 ** 39 ** 47 ** 45 ** 47
Born 1959-1974 47 42 37 38 40 41 49 43 43 42 43 ** 41 ** 46 ** 50 ** 49
Born 1943-1958 41 43 43 43 38 46 51 45 44 44 45 ** 36 ** 37 ** 43 ** 43
Born 1927-1942 39 35 35 40 33 34 38 33 34 35 31 ** 28 ** 27 ** 37 ** 35
Born 1911-1926 26 27 27 33 31 35 40 33 32 31 23 ** 15 ** 17 ** 28 ** 39
Born 1895-1910 22 22 19 20 19 18 26 42 34 7 12 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Born before 1895 30 0 0 0 ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
Democrats (incl leaners) 36 35 38 40 37 43 52 46 45 47 46 ** 44 ** 50 ** 59 ** 60
Independents 40 39 35 36 37 32 45 39 35 39 39 ** 37 ** 31 ** 39 ** 44
Republicans 33 35 32 37 33 38 38 33 33 31 30 ** 25 ** 29 ** 29 ** 27
Liberals 53 58 54 56 50 61 69 71 69 63 58 ** 60 ** 67 ** 69 ** 75
Moderates 41 41 38 42 43 45 48 46 45 49 42 ** 39 ** 42 ** 45 ** 48
Conservatives 31 31 32 32 29 31 35 31 28 28 29 ** 28 ** 23 ** 29 ** 25