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Question: Do you personally think it is wrong or not wrong for a woman to have an abortion if there is a strong chance of serious defect in the baby?
Choices: "Always wrong" "Almost always wrong" "Wrong only sometimes" "Not wrong at all"
Data: % of "Always wrong" "Almost always wrong"
Period:
Area:
26 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Chile65.1%
2 Ireland55.7%
3 Poland40.8%
4 United States33.1%
5 Japan 26.9%
6 Switzerland26.2%
7 Israel25.6%
8 Italy25.0%
9 Spain23.2%
10 Austria22.3%
11 Czech Republic22.1%
11 Germany22.1%
13 Canada19.9%
14 New Zealand19.3%
15 Latvia18.8%
16 Portugal18.2%
17 Norway17.8%
18 Slovakia17.5%
19 Australia16.1%
20 Slovenia14.0%
21 Netherlands13.8%
22 United Kingdom13.4%
23 Denmark11.4%
24 Sweden9.4%
25 France8.9%
26 Hungary8.6%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 12 countries.

Source
ISSP 1998

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -0.717471 X +6.956
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.202
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.041

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = 10751.648039 X +45390.892
Correlation coefficient (r)0.056
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -2.110806 X +81.026
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.088
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.008

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -0.137731 X +1.645
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.056
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data26
Regression equation
Y = -3.240617 X +10.421
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.154
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024