Availability of Abortion (February 2011)

Availability of Abortion (February 2011)

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By law, abortion should never be permitted13%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger31%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice37%
Don't know4%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
By law, abortion should never be permitted7%18%18%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger17%26%46%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne13%12%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice61%37%18%
Don't know2%6%4%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
By law, abortion should never be permitted11%5%26%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger47%39%48%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne10%21%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice26%32%8%
Don't know5%3%3%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
By law, abortion should never be permitted5%6%8%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger25%18%13%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne14%12%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice55%61%63%
Don't know0%3%3%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
By law, abortion should never be permitted3%12%18%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger7%20%46%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne10%19%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice77%42%19%
Don't know3%7%4%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
By law, abortion should never be permitted6%14%34%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger40%55%41%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne16%16%8%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice37%11%12%
Don't know2%4%5%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
By law, abortion should never be permitted2%1%9%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger10%6%4%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne14%10%0%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice71%84%83%
Don't know4%0%5%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
By law, abortion should never be permitted7%23%15%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger13%40%50%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne12%19%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice67%15%18%
Don't know2%3%4%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
By law, abortion should never be permitted13%8%18%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger35%17%30%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne14%16%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice34%55%34%
Don't know4%3%4%

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categoryMaleFemale
By law, abortion should never be permitted12%14%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger35%28%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne17%11%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice32%42%
Don't know4%5%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
By law, abortion should never be permitted10%14%16%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger23%32%40%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne14%13%15%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice48%37%23%
Don't know4%4%6%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
By law, abortion should never be permitted18%15%12%10%12%10%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger40%36%26%29%30%32%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne12%13%16%17%9%15%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice27%31%41%44%44%40%
Don't know2%4%6%0%5%3%

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