Abortion Views in America

by Benjamin Domenech on 1:55 pm May 14, 2010


While it’s hardly surprising to learn Elena Kagan donated to a group which supports unrestricted abortion, it is noteworthy that her opinion is no longer one held by the majority of Americans. Gallup reports on the trend:

While the two-percentage-point gap in current abortion views is not significant, it represents the third consecutive time Gallup has found more Americans taking the pro-life than pro-choice position on this measure since May 2009, suggesting a real change in public opinion. By contrast, in nearly all readings on this question since 1995, and each survey from 2003 to 2008, more Americans called themselves pro-choice than pro-life.

The most interesting aspect of this latest poll is the fact that it shows significant increases since 2005 in the number of young people and women who describe themselves as pro-life — there’s only a one point difference between men and women on the subject:

All age groups have become more attached to the pro-life label since 2005, with particularly large increases among young adults and those aged 50 to 64 years in the latest period between 2007/2008 and 2009/2010.

More proof the abortion movement lost the messaging war.

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