Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A collaborative political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Gallup poll on abortion: 'Pro-choice' position hits record low
NEWS DETAILS
Parent(s) Issue 
ContributorJason 
Last EditedJason  May 25, 2012 06:56am
Logged 0
CategoryPoll
MediaNewspaper - Los Angeles Times
News DateFriday, May 25, 2012 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe percentage of Americans who say they are “pro-choice” reached a record low, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, but the political impact of the new data remain unclear given the volatile nature of the abortion issue.

According to Gallup, 41% identified themselves as “pro-choice,” while 50% said they were “pro-life.” The poll , conducted May 3 to May 6, was based on a sample of 1,024 adults and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Both results are records. The “pro-choice” position is down from 47% last July and 1 percentage point lower than the previous record. In 2006, 51% of Americans described themselves as “pro-choice.”

The latest results show a shift among people when asked about their label on the issue. But views of the legality of abortion have remained constant over the years.
Share
ArticleRead Article

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
[View All
5
Previous Messages]