Year: 2016
Module: Abortion
Variable: PRGMRISK

Thinking about the laws on abortion in Northern Ireland. Do you think that an abortion should be legal or illegal in the following circumstances
A doctor says that there is more risk to the life of a pregnant woman if she continues with a pregnancy than if she were to have an abortion.

 
%
Definitely should be legal44
Probably should be legal31
Probably should be illegal9
Definitely should be illegal10
Don 't know5



 

Go to results for men and women, people of different religions, and people of different ages.
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Results for men and women

 
%
 MaleFemale
Definitely should be legal 46 43
Probably should be legal 33 29
Probably should be illegal 8 10
Definitely should be illegal 9 12
Don 't know 4 6



 


 

Results for people of different ages

 
%
 18-2425-3435-4445-5454-6465+
Definitely should be legal 43 39 48 49 46 42
Probably should be legal 28 39 28 28 31 31
Probably should be illegal 15 10 9 4 5 11
Definitely should be illegal 8 7 8 15 10 13
Don 't know 5 5 7 5 7 3



 


 

Results for people of different religions

 
%
 CatholicProtestantNo religion
Definitely should be legal 34 46 67
Probably should be legal 31 32 26
Probably should be illegal 13 8 4
Definitely should be illegal 15 10 2
Don 't know 7 5 1



 


 

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