Availability of Abortion (April 2022)

Availability of Abortion (April 2022)

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By law, abortion should never be permitted15%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger28%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,11%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice39%
Don’t know7%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
By law, abortion should never be permitted5%11%24%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger13%23%42%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,10%13%12%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice67%42%15%
Don’t know6%12%6%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
By law, abortion should never be permitted5%4%5%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger8%23%11%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,14%10%8%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice72%54%70%
Don’t know1%8%6%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
By law, abortion should never be permitted20%11%32%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger49%43%37%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,12%9%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice15%27%11%
Don’t know5%10%6%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
By law, abortion should never be permitted4%10%24%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger8%26%42%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,8%13%12%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice75%38%16%
Don’t know4%14%6%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
By law, abortion should never be permitted0%4%8%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger6%10%8%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,22%3%5%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice63%81%77%
Don’t know9%3%2%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
By law, abortion should never be permitted8%21%38%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger39%44%42%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,17%14%7%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice28%16%9%
Don’t know8%5%5%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
By law, abortion should never be permitted17%8%13%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger31%16%28%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,11%12%10%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice35%48%44%
Don’t know6%17%5%

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CategoryMaleFemale
By law, abortion should never be permitted16%14%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger32%25%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,13%9%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice33%44%
Don’t know6%8%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
By law, abortion should never be permitted13%13%21%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger24%29%32%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,12%10%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice43%40%27%
Don’t know8%7%7%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
By law, abortion should never be permitted10%17%16%13%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger29%25%27%33%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,18%13%8%9%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice37%37%42%36%
Don’t know6%8%7%8%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
By law, abortion should never be permitted17%16%14%17%11%19%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger50%28%28%30%29%22%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,7%12%10%10%13%10%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice24%33%40%38%41%47%
Don’t know2%11%8%5%6%2%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
By law, abortion should never be permitted30%6%7%3%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger34%34%20%12%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,10%16%9%6%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice18%37%57%72%
Don’t know8%7%7%7%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
By law, abortion should never be permitted31%14%3%4%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger36%33%13%31%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,10%15%7%4%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice13%33%75%30%
Don’t know11%5%2%31%

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