RELIGION, VALUES, AND EXPERIENCES:BLACK AND HISPANIC AMERICAN ATTITUDES ONABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUESFindings from th...
The African American & HispanicReproductive Issues Survey  • One of the most comprehensive public opinion surveys ever con...
THE CONTEXT                                             Issue Priorities                                               The...
Critical Issues Facing the Country                                    Critical Issues Facing the Country                  ...
Presidential Vote – Black and HispanicVoters                         Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Among Voters            ...
Presidential Vote – Black and HispanicVoters                                    Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney              ...
Support for Contraception Policies                                   Support for Contraception Policies                   ...
COMPLEXITY OF VIEWS ON ABORTIONFindings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey   8
Legality of Abortion              Legality of Abortion                                           Legality of Abortion     ...
Circumstances Under Which a WomanShould Be Able to Obtain an Abortion      Circumstances in Which a Woman Should Be Able t...
"Pro-Life" & "Pro-Choice" Labels                       The Complexity of "Pro-Life" & "Pro-Choice" Labels          Pro-cho...
Morality of Personal Behaviors                                        Morality of Personal Behaviors                      ...
Morality and Legality of Abortion                                                     Legality of Abortion                ...
Values and the Issue of Abortion                        Values Informing Beliefs on the Issue of Abortion                 ...
PREDICTORS OF ATTITUDES ON                             LEGALITY OF ABORTIONFindings from the African American & Hispanic R...
Hearing About Political and Social Issues inChurch                   Hearing About Political and Social Issues in the Chur...
Disagreeing with Church Teachings                Is it possible to disagree with the Churchs teachings on the             ...
Predictors of Opposition to Abortion:African Americans • Have no high school degree • Say religion is most important thing...
Predictors of Opposition to Abortion:Hispanic Americans  • Identify as born-again/evangelical Christian  • Identify as con...
Knowing Someone Who Has Had anAbortion              Do You Have a Close Friend or Family Member Who Has Had               ...
Abortion Clinic Safety                               Do You Think Abortion Clinics Are Safe?               Very safe      ...
How Experiences Influence Attitudes on theLegality of Abortion among Black Americans       Source: Public Religion Researc...
How Experiences Influence Attitudes on theLegality of Abortion among Hispanic Americans       Source: Public Religion Rese...
RELIGION, VALUES, AND EXPERIENCES:BLACK AND HISPANIC AMERICAN ATTITUDES ONABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUESFindings from th...
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  • ReligionHispanic Catholic: 45% legal, 53% illegalHispanic Protestant: 38% legal, 60% illegalAttendanceHispanic Weekly or More: 23% legal, 73% illegalHispanic Occasionally (Monthly/Yearly): 50% legal, 49% illegalHispanic Seldom or Never: 65% legal, 31% illegalBlack Weekly or More: 57% legal, 39% illegalBlack Occasionally (Monthly/Yearly): 74% legal, 23% illegalBlack Seldom or Never: 78% legal, 23% illegalGenerationalHispanic First Generation: 41% legal, 57% illegalHispanic Second Generation: 55% legal, 41% illegalHispanic Third Generation: 57% legal, 43% illegal
  • Hispanic Catholics:Pro-choice (Strong) – 3%Pro-choice (Weak) – 19%Mixed/No Identity – 47%Pro-life (Weak) – 26%Pro-life (Strong) – 6%Hispanic Protestants:Pro-choice (Strong) – 1%Pro-choice (Weak) – 15%Mixed/No Identity – 43%Pro-life (Weak) – 29%Pro-life (Strong) – 12%
  • Hispanic Catholics: 23% legal, 77% illegalHispanic Protestants: 23% legal, 76% illegal
  • Issue of AbortionHispanic Catholics: 62% hear about the issueHispanic Protestants: 41% hear about the issue
  • Hispanic Catholics: 64% possible, 36% not possibleHispanic Protestants: 57% possible, 39% not possible
  • Hispanic Catholics:48% safe, 52% not safeHispanic Protestants: 44% safe, 54% not safe
  • Reproductive values survey 2012 final

    1. 1. RELIGION, VALUES, AND EXPERIENCES:BLACK AND HISPANIC AMERICAN ATTITUDES ONABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUESFindings from the African American & HispanicReproductive Issues Survey Public Religion Analysis by Research Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO Institute Daniel Cox, Director of Research
    2. 2. The African American & HispanicReproductive Issues Survey • One of the most comprehensive public opinion surveys ever conducted on abortion and religion among African Americans and Hispanics: – 810 interviews among Black Americans, MOE +/- 5.1 – 813 interviews among Hispanic Americans, MOE +/- 4.7 – Conducted online among national probability sample using Knowledge Networks KnowledgePanel between June 14 – June 23, 2012 • Focus Groups among African Americans and Hispanics • Funded with generous support from the Ford FoundationFindings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 2
    3. 3. THE CONTEXT Issue Priorities The Election Views on ContraceptionFindings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 3
    4. 4. Critical Issues Facing the Country Critical Issues Facing the Country Percent who say it is a critical issue 80 Hispanic Americans Black Americans 75 71 70 60 56 52 50 49 48 50 45 40 40 30 30 26 23 20 17 18 10 0 Abortion Same-sex Immigration Growing gap The federal Education The economy marriage between rich deficit and poor Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 4
    5. 5. Presidential Vote – Black and HispanicVoters Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Among Voters Barack Obama Mitt Romney Other/Refused (VOL.) 100 90 87 80 70 58 60 50 40 32 30 20 10 10 10 3 0 All Black American Voters All Hispanic Voters Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 5
    6. 6. Presidential Vote – Black and HispanicVoters Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney Among Hispanic Voters Barack Obama Mitt Romney Other/Refused (VOL.) 70 64 60 58 50 50 41 40 32 30 27 20 10 9 10 8 0 All Hispanic Voters Hispanic Catholic Voters Hispanic Protestant Voters Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 6
    7. 7. Support for Contraception Policies Support for Contraception Policies Black Americans Hispanic Americans 100 92 90 85 80 70 64 61 59 60 54 50 40 30 20 10 0 Favor expanding access to birth Believe Religiously affiliated Agree methods of birth control control for women who cannot hospitals should provide birth should be generally available to afford it control to employees teenagers (16+) Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 7
    8. 8. COMPLEXITY OF VIEWS ON ABORTIONFindings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 8
    9. 9. Legality of Abortion Legality of Abortion Legality of Abortion Among Black Americans Among Hispanic Americans 4 Legal in all cases Legal in all cases 10 4 26 18 Legal in most Legal in most 22 cases cases 20 Illegal in most Illegal in most cases cases Illegal in all Illegal in all cases 28 cases Refused (VOL.) Refused 41 29 Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 9
    10. 10. Circumstances Under Which a WomanShould Be Able to Obtain an Abortion Circumstances in Which a Woman Should Be Able to Obtain an Abortion Percent who say it should be possible90 Black Americans Hispanic Americans 8080 68 6570 616050 44 44 3840 34 34 29302010 0 If she became If there is a strong If the family has a If she is still in high If she is not married pregnant as the chance of serious very low income and school and does not want result of rape defect in the baby cannot afford any to marry the man more children Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 African Americans; 813 Hispanics)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 10
    11. 11. "Pro-Life" & "Pro-Choice" Labels The Complexity of "Pro-Life" & "Pro-Choice" Labels Pro-choice (Strong) Pro-choice (Weak) Mixed/No Identity Pro-life (Weak) Pro-life (Strong) 60 52 50 47 40 37 30 25 23 21 20 17 17 13 14 12 10 6 6 5 4 0 All Americans Black Americans Hispanic Americans Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans); Public Religion Research Institute, Religion, Millennials and Abortion Survey, May 2011 (N=3,000)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 11
    12. 12. Morality of Personal Behaviors Morality of Personal Behaviors Among respondents who say abortion is morally wrong Black Americans Hispanic Americans 70 61 60 61 60 58 55 51 50 41 40 36 30 20 14 12 10 0Sex between two adults of the same and young woman under theHaving a child without being married Sex between a young man gender Having an abortion 18 artificial birth control methods also known as age of Using Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans) Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 12
    13. 13. Morality and Legality of Abortion Legality of Abortion Among respondents who say abortion is morally wrong Legal in all cases Legal in most cases Illegal in most cases Illegal in all casesHispanic Americans 6 19 40 33 Black Americans 12 40 30 16 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 13
    14. 14. Values and the Issue of Abortion Values Informing Beliefs on the Issue of Abortion Percent who say value is very important Black Americans Hispanic Americans80 72 72 68 68 7070 65 63 60 5760 56 55 525040302010 0 Not judging other Showing Protecting Promoting Protecting the Protecting people compassion for women’s personal sanctity of life religious liberty women in freedom to make responsibility difficult their own circumstances decisions Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 14
    15. 15. PREDICTORS OF ATTITUDES ON LEGALITY OF ABORTIONFindings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 15
    16. 16. Hearing About Political and Social Issues inChurch Hearing About Political and Social Issues in the Church Percentage who hear their clergy talk about the issue often or sometimes Black Americans Hispanic Americans 60 54 54 49 48 50 47 47 43 40 40 30 30 20 20 10 0 Economic inequality Racism or The issue of The issue of abortion Immigration discrimination homosexuality Note: Among respondents who attend church at least once or twice a month Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 16
    17. 17. Disagreeing with Church Teachings Is it possible to disagree with the Churchs teachings on the issue of abortion and still be considered a good Catholic/Christian? 90 Possible Not Possible 78 80 70 60 60 50 38 40 30 19 20 10 0 Black Americans Hispanic Americans Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 17
    18. 18. Predictors of Opposition to Abortion:African Americans • Have no high school degree • Say religion is most important thing • No close friend/family member who had an abortion • Identify as born-again/evangelical Christian • Attend religious services weekly or more • Believe the Bible is the literal word of God Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 18
    19. 19. Predictors of Opposition to Abortion:Hispanic Americans • Identify as born-again/evangelical Christian • Identify as conservative • Attend religious services weekly or more • Have no high school degree • Under age 65 • No close friend/family member who had an abortion • Believe in personal God • First generation immigrant • Identify as Catholic Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 19
    20. 20. Knowing Someone Who Has Had anAbortion Do You Have a Close Friend or Family Member Who Has Had an Abortion? 70 Yes No 57 59 60 50 40 39 40 30 20 10 0 Black Americans Hispanic Americans Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 20
    21. 21. Abortion Clinic Safety Do You Think Abortion Clinics Are Safe? Very safe Somewhat safe Not too safe Not at all safe Hispanic Americans 9 38 26 24 Black Americans 17 49 20 12 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 21
    22. 22. How Experiences Influence Attitudes on theLegality of Abortion among Black Americans Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American/Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 22
    23. 23. How Experiences Influence Attitudes on theLegality of Abortion among Hispanic Americans Source: Public Religion Research Institute, African American/Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey, June 2012 (N=810 Black Americans; 813 Hispanic Americans)Findings from the African American & Hispanic Reproductive Issues Survey 23
    24. 24. RELIGION, VALUES, AND EXPERIENCES:BLACK AND HISPANIC AMERICAN ATTITUDES ONABORTION AND REPRODUCTIVE ISSUESFindings from the African American & HispanicReproductive Issues Survey Follow us Online: www.facebook.com/publicreligion www.twitter.com/publicreligion www.publicreligion.org Public Religion Analysis by Research Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO Institute Daniel Cox, Director of Research

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