Availability of Abortion (October 2011)

Availability of Abortion (October 2011)

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By law, abortion should never be permitted16%
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 ne12%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.36%
Don't know5%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
By law, abortion should never be permitted8%14%22%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger16%26%44%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne11%11%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.61%40%16%
Don't know4%10%5%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
By law, abortion should never be permitted14%14%31%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger46%39%45%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne18%15%9%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.16%26%12%
Don't know6%6%3%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
By law, abortion should never be permitted4%4%11%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger13%25%13%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne10%21%8%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.72%48%63%
Don't know2%2%5%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
By law, abortion should never be permitted3%14%23%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger8%24%45%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne11%12%12%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.75%42%16%
Don't know3%8%5%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
By law, abortion should never be permitted16%21%34%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger33%50%50%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne15%15%5%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.30%10%7%
Don't know5%4%4%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
By law, abortion should never be permitted1%1%11%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger6%7%12%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne17%12%0%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.75%75%75%
Don't know1%4%3%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
By law, abortion should never be permitted9%23%14%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger12%45%26%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne13%12%4%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.62%16%53%
Don't know4%4%2%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
By law, abortion should never be permitted15%20%20%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger34%18%24%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne11%10%16%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.35%40%37%
Don't know5%11%2%

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categoryMaleFemale
By law, abortion should never be permitted18%15%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger34%29%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne15%9%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.31%40%
Don't know3%7%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
By law, abortion should never be permitted16%17%14%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger27%29%41%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne12%12%13%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.39%38%28%
Don't know6%5%4%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
By law, abortion should never be permitted15%20%11%15%14%17%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman's life is in danger45%34%30%33%25%25%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the ne10%12%9%19%13%14%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.30%28%43%30%45%42%
Don't know0%6%7%2%4%1%

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