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Survey Method

The study on which these findings are based was conducted via a survey with an online
panel from February 2 to 10, 2016. A total of 803 interviews were conducted with a nationally
representative sample of adults 18 - 31. The sample error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points
at the 95-percent confidence level. Survey commissioned by Students for Life of America and
conducted by the Barna Group.
Release Date: June 30, 2016
SURVEY: GENERAL ATTITUDES
1)

Do you believe abortion should be legal...?


1.
Never 17%
2.
Only in extreme cases (e.g. rape, incest, or when the mothers life is at risk)
36%
3.
Only in the first trimester 10%
4.
Up until 20 weeks, when the baby can feel pain 8%
5.
In the first or second trimester 7%
6.
At any time, for any reason 17%
7.
Not sure 6%

2)

Would you consider yourself?


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Pro-Choice all the time 21%


Pro-Choice most of the time 27%
Neither 9%
Pro-Life most of the time 20%
Pro-Life all the time 16%
Not sure 6%

3) Even some pro-choice proponents believe in some legal restrictions


Would you consider yourself? / Believe abortion should be legal...?
Not Sure

Not Sure
Pro-Life
all the
time
Pro-Life
most of
the time
Neither
ProChoice
most of
the time
ProChoice
all the
time

In the
first or
second
trimester
2%

Up until
20 weeks

Only in
the first
trimester

Only in
extreme
cases

Never

25%
2%

At any
time, for
any
reason
2%
2%

4%
-

2%
2%

9%
8%

5%
68%

11%

5%

12%

46%

10%

35%
23%

5%
16%

64%

4%
69%

9%
57%

12%
21%

6%
4%

5%

75%

34%

17%

17%

4%

7%

SECTION: EXPOSURE TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEOS


1) Before today, have you heard anything about undercover videos of Planned Parenthood
clinics in which the harvesting and selling of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses
was discussed? (n=803)
1.
Yes 53%
2.
No 40%
3.
Not sure 6%
2) Did you watch any of these videos? (n=428)
1.
Yes 34%
2.
No 64%
3.
Not sure 1%
3) Do you believe these videos were real? (n=428)
1.
Definitely real 20%
2.
Probably real 32%
3.
Probably not real 12%
4.
Definitely not real 19%
5.
Not sure 18%
4) Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million dollars each year from the
government. Do you think they should receive taxpayer funding? (n=803)
1.
Yes, definitely 26%
2.
Yes, mostly 21%
3.
No, not really 17%
4.
No, not at all 19%
5.
Not sure 17%
5) When was the last time you read/heard/saw about the Planned Parenthood videos?
(n=428)
1.
In the past 1 2 weeks 28%
2.
In the past 3 7 weeks 25%
3.
In the past 2 3 months 21%
4.
Up to six months ago 14%
5.
Before that 3%
6.
Not sure 10%
7.

6) Did you specifically read/hear/see any of the following regarding the Planned
Parenthood videos? Please only select what you are certain you read, heard or saw.
(n=479)
1.
Planned Parenthood officials faced legal charges for what was uncovered
in the videos 22%
2.
Planned Parenthood officials have been cleared of any legal charges
24%
3

3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

7)

Planned Parenthood is still under investigation by certain authorities


23%
The individuals who took the undercover videos faced legal charges
34%
The individuals who took the undercover videos have been cleared of any
legal charges 2%
The videos were edited 30%
Planned Parenthood had to apologize for the videos 8%
I did not read/hear/see any of this 16%
Not sure 15%

Who do you believe is at fault of wrongdoing in the situation of the undercover


videos? (n=428)
1.
Planned Parenthood officials 27%
2.
The individuals who took the undercover videos 34%
3.
Both 23%
4.
Neither 4%
5.
Not sure 12%

DEMOGRAPHICS
These next few questions are for classification purposes.
1) Are you?
1.
2.

2)

Male 49%
Female 51%

Are you currently...?


1.
In high school 2%
2.
In college: 2-yr undergraduate or technical program 7%
3.
In college: 4-year undergraduate program 23%
4.
Getting an advanced or other degree (having already completed
undergraduate) 6%
5.
Working full time 33%
6.
Working part time and not in school 9%
7.
A stay-at-home parent (not working outside the home) 8%
8.
Not working 10%
9.
Other 2%

3) Do you attend school on-campus? (n=281 college students)


1.
Yes 85%
2.
No 15%
4) Do you consider yourself to be any of these religious faiths?
1.
Protestant 30%
2.
Catholic 21%
3.
Atheist/No Faith 16%
4.
Other Faith 9%
5.
Jewish 1%
6.
Muslim 1%
7.
Buddhist 1%
8.
Hindi 1%
5) When it comes to political and social issues, do you consider yourself to be

Somewhat In-Between
Mostly Liberal
Mostly Conservative

Christian
Catholic

Christian
Protestant

Other Faith

No Faith

32%
24%
44%

41%
32%
27%

45%
40%
14%

33%
57%
10%

6) Are you registered to vote at your current address?


1.
Yes 72%
2.
No 28%

7) Are you registered to vote as? (n=581)


1.
Democrat 45%
2.
Republican 24%
3.
Independent 25%
4.
Other 6%