Availability of Abortion (June 2019)

Availability of Abortion (June 2019)

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categoryTotal
Never permitted15%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger31%
Must cleearly establish need13%
Should be personal choice37%
Don't know5%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Never permitted9%14%21%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger11%36%47%
Must clearly establish need12%9%15%
Should be personal choice65%35%13%
Don't know3%5%5%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Never permitted8%6%11%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger8%16%10%
Must clearly establish need12%13%11%
Should be personal choice71%63%63%
Don't know2%2%4%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Never permitted16%9%28%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger53%40%46%
Must clearly establish need13%19%14%
Should be personal choice12%24%10%
Don't know6%7%2%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Never permitted7%9%23%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger9%25%48%
Must clearly establish need12%12%14%
Should be personal choice69%44%12%
Don't know3%9%4%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Never permitted4%5%13%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger13%9%6%
Must clearly establish need20%12%5%
Should be personal choice63%70%71%
Don't know0%3%5%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Never permitted7%18%38%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger48%50%45%
Must clearly establish need22%16%7%
Should be personal choice19%12%7%
Don't know5%4%3%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Never permitted16%16%13%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger34%21%29%
Must clearly establish need12%8%16%
Should be personal choice34%46%37%
Don't know3%10%5%

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categoryMaleFemale
Never permitted14%16%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger37%26%
Must clearly establish need13%13%
Should be personal choice30%42%
Don't know6%4%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Never permitted17%13%17%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger25%32%38%
Must clearly establish need11%15%11%
Should be personal choice42%37%29%
Don't know5%4%5%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Never permitted16%16%13%17%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger29%26%30%39%
Must clearly establish need15%12%13%12%
Should be personal choice34%40%39%30%
Don't know6%5%5%2%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Never permitted15%16%16%16%13%14%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger31%29%35%37%29%27%
Must clearly establish need14%11%16%13%11%16%
Should be personal choice34%36%31%28%44%41%
Don't know6%8%2%6%4%2%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Never permitted27%7%3%3%
Only in cases of rape/incest/danger37%37%29%7%
Must clearly establish need11%18%16%7%
Should be personal choice19%34%51%78%
Don't know6%4%1%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
Never permitted31%11%2%
Only if rape/incest/danger37%42%9%
Only for established reason11%17%8%
Matter of personal choice14%26%80%
Don't know6%4%1%

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