Friday, July 23, 2010

Restrict Abortion, Say 61% of Americans

A large majority of U.S. adults either want abortion illegal or legal with some level of restriction -- similar to all other recent polls.

-- From "One-in-Six Americans Would Ban Abortion" Source: Angus Reid Public Opinion 7/21/10

Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?
Legal under any circumstances: 30%

Legal only under certain circumstances: 46%

Illegal in all circumstances: 15%

Not sure: 9%
Methodology: Online interviews with 1,002 American adults, conducted on Jul. 8 and Jul. 9, 2010. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.

To read the full poll data, CLICK HERE.

From "Poll: More than Half of Americans Favor Abortion Restrictions" by Peter J. Smith, 7/22/10

Recent polls have found that America appears to be trending pro-life. Earlier in May, a Gallup-commissioned poll found for the third consecutive time that more Americans identified themselves as “pro-life” rather than “pro-choice,” leading the pollster to conclude that “pro-life” had become the “new normal” on the question of abortion.

In that survey, 47% of Americans identified themselves as “pro-life,” while 45% said they were “pro-choice.” Last May, the divide was 51% to 42% in favor of “pro-life.”

Another survey published in January 2010 and commissioned by the Knights of Columbus found that the post-baby boom generation showed a clear pro-life trend. Approximately 58% of adults (18-29), the “Millennial” generation, said they considered abortion to be “morally wrong.” Sixty percent of Gen-Xers (ages 30-44), the generation immediately after the Baby Boom generation, also saw abortion as “morally wrong.”

In contrast, amongst the Boomers (ages 45-64) just over a majority (51%) said abortion is “morally wrong.”

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