Availability of Abortion (February 2017)

Availability of Abortion (February 2017)

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By law, abortion should never be permitted.17%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.26%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.15%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.38%
Don't know5%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
By law, abortion should never be permitted.12%8%22%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.14%28%38%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.11%10%19%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.57%45%19%
Don't know6%8%2%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
By law, abortion should never be permitted.23%11%30%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.39%32%42%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.21%25%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.16%30%12%
Don't know2%2%3%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
By law, abortion should never be permitted.4%17%13%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.21%18%8%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.22%9%8%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.50%49%64%
Don't know3%7%8%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
By law, abortion should never be permitted.4%11%27%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.6%21%41%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.13%16%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.76%43%15%
Don't know1%9%2%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
By law, abortion should never be permitted.14%15%46%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.42%45%36%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.21%19%7%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.20%18%9%
Don't know3%3%1%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
By law, abortion should never be permitted.1%5%6%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.12%6%2%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.22%10%11%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.64%78%80%
Don't know2%1%1%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
By law, abortion should never be permitted.12%22%28%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.12%32%37%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.10%21%19%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.60%22%12%
Don't know5%3%3%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
By law, abortion should never be permitted.18%16%14%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.26%13%31%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.16%9%15%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.36%50%35%
Don't know4%11%5%

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categoryMaleFemale
By law, abortion should never be permitted.17%16%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.30%24%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.17%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.33%42%
Don't know4%5%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
By law, abortion should never be permitted.21%13%18%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.21%29%28%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.13%14%20%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.40%39%32%
Don't know6%5%3%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
By law, abortion should never be permitted.28%18%12%12%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.23%20%29%34%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.15%16%14%15%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.30%39%42%35%
Don't know4%6%4%4%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
By law, abortion should never be permitted.10%21%17%12%16%11%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.27%29%25%34%18%31%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.19%11%17%16%17%10%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.37%34%35%31%46%44%
Don't know7%5%5%8%3%4%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
By law, abortion should never be permitted.32%7%0%4%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.34%31%13%7%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.9%22%23%11%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.19%35%62%74%
Don't know6%4%2%4%

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categoryThe Bible is the word of God, to be taken literallyThe Bible is the word of God, not to be taken literallyThe Bible is a book written by men
By law, abortion should never be permitted.34%13%1%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger.33%33%8%
The law should permit abortion for other reasons, but only after the need for the abortion has been clearly established.9%20%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.19%31%75%
Don't know5%3%3%

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