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abortion; 25.8% support it in the case of rape or incest; 20.3% permit it if there is a clear health need; and 49.1% always permit it. This data indicates that Republicans with a more important religious background are more likely to support abortion if there has been a rape or incest than the other political parties. It is also obvious that Republicans with a lower level of religious background are more likely to always support abortion than Republicans with a higher religious importance. Table 5 Support for Abortion by Importance of Religion Among Males:1996 (In Percentages) Importance of Religion Males Support for Abortion Low High Never Permitted 4.0 20.8 For Rape, Incest 23.6 41.6 If Clear Need 21.8 14.0 Always Permitted 50.6 23.5 Totals 100.0 100.0 (N) 403 293 Source:

National Science Foundation, University of Michigan, 1996 Both Pearson’s chi-square and Kendall’s tau-c show that there is statistical significance level among the variables. This table shows that 20.8% of males with a high importance level of religion never support abortion; 41.6% support it in the case of rape or incest; 14% permit it if there is a clear health need; and 23.5% always permit it. This table also shows that 4% of males with a low importance level of religion never support abortion; 23.6% approve in the case of rape or incest; 21.8% permit it if there is a clear health need; and 50.6% always permit it. This table does not differ that much from the original table. But, there are small percentage differences in the responses to always permitting abortion and

permitting it in cases of rape or incest. Table 6 Support for Abortion by Importance of Religion Among Females (In Percentages) Importance of Religion Females Support for Abortion Low High Never Permitted 3.0 20.5 For Rape, Incest 15.5 36.3 If Clear Need 16.7 12.3 Always Permitted 64.9 30.9 Totals 100.0 100.0 (N) 336 430 Source: National Science Foundation, University of Michigan, 1996 The Pearson’s chi-square and Kendall’s tau-c both indicate a statistical significance level among the variables. This table shows that 20.5% of females with a high importance level of religion never permit abortion; 36.3% permit it in cases of rape or incest; 12.3% support it if there is a clear health need; and 30.9% always permit it. This table also shows that only 3% of females with a low

importance level of religion never permit abortion; 15.5% support it in cases of rape or incest; 16.7% permit it if there is a clear health need; and 64.9% always permit it. When compared to the original table and table 5, it is obvious that women are more likely to always support abortion. Conclusion In conclusion, my hypotheses were supported. Overall, people with a higher importance level of religion are less likely to support abortion for any reason. Independents with a low importance level of religion are more likely to always support abortion than democrats or republicans. Republicans with a high importance level of religion are more likely to support abortion in cases of rape or incest and are the least likely to always support abortion. Overall, democrats and independents

were more likely to support abortion for any reason than republicans. The data also supports my theory that women are more likely to always support abortion than men. Females with a low importance level of religion are the most likely to always support abortion. Men with a higher importance level of religion are more likely to permit abortion in cases of rape or incest. Overall, the results show that people in general are more likely to approve of abortion only in cases of rape or incest rather than always supporting it. In conclusion, I think that people with less religious background are more likely to support abortion. However, no matter their religious background, party affiliation, or gender, when a significant reason for the abortion is presented (rape or incest

specifically) they are all more likely to support it.