Monday, January 25, 2010

Abortion 'Morally Unacceptable,' Especially to Young Adults

After 37 years of legalized abortion, 56 percent of all Americans still say it is morally wrong – and 58 percent of those aged 18 to 29 take that position.

According to the latest data from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, 67 percent of registered voters would oppose public funding for abortion under the Obama administration’s health-care reform legislation.

See other 2009 polls showing similar results.

-- From "Aborting support for abortion" by Don Surber, Charleston Daily Mail 1/23/10

Marist Poll surveyed more than 2,000 Americans and found most people think abortion is abhorrent.
19% say morally acceptable.
56% say morally unacceptable.
25% say it is not a moral issue.
Of course, when you add those aborted children into the figure, well, needless to say support for abortion drops even further.

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From "56 Percent of Americans Say Abortion is ‘Morally Wrong,’ Poll Finds" by Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor 1/22/10

The poll asked: "Regardless of whether or not you think it should be legal, do you believe that in general, each one of the following issues is morally acceptable or morally wrong?
-- 58 percent of those aged 18 to 29 – known as "Millennials"-- consider abortion to be "morally wrong."

-- 61 percent of Generation X (those 30-44) feel the same way.

-- 51 percent of Baby Boomers (those aged 45-64) agreed.

-- 62 percent of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) say it is morally wrong.
In previous polls (conducted in October of 2008 and July of 2009), an overwhelming number of Americans (86 percent) said they would “significantly restrict” abortion and 60 percent would limit it to cases of rape, incest, to save the life of the mother – or not allow it at all.

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From "Poll: Public Funding for Abortions Still ‘Extremely Unpopular’" by Christopher Neefus, 1/22/10

Quinnipiac asked: “Do you support or oppose allowing abortions to be paid for by public funds under a health care reform bill?”

Only 27 percent of respondents said they supported it. Six percent were unsure.

Strikingly, women opposed public funding in slightly greater numbers (68 percent -26 percent) than men (65 percent-29 percent).

In December, when the health-care reform bills passed by the House and Senate looked on track to be reconciled and made law, an even greater number were opposed to public funding of abortion. Quinnipiac’s December 22 poll showed respondents were against such a provision 72 percent-23 percent.

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