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Polls on Abortion

2011 Gallup Poll Results


A 2010 Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey reported that 48% of U.S. voters believe that an abortion is too easy to obtain in this country.

Fifteen percent (15%) say it’s too hard to get an abortion in America, and 23% think the level of difficulty is about right. Fourteen percent (14%) are not sure.

Women (53%) feel more strongly than men (42%) that abortions are too easy to get.

Unchanged over the years is the belief held by 54% that abortion is morally wrong most of the time. Thirty-two percent (32%) disagree, and 14% more are undecided.

Again, 58% of women believe that abortion is morally wrong in most cases, compared to 49% of men.

August 16, 2010: Source Link




FAVOR LAWS MAKING IT EASIER/MORE DIFFICULT TO GET ABORTION
“Do you favor laws that would make it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion, favor laws that would make it easier to get an abortion or should no change be made to existing abortion laws?”
Base: All Adults
Percentage by year
 1992199319982005200620072009
Making it more difficult to get an abortion34 %35 %40 %42 %40 %42 %41 %
Make it easier to get an abortion18 %22 %16 %13 %15 %16 %14 %
No change44 %39 %39 %42 %40 %38 %40 %
Not sure4 %3 %4 %1 %6 %4 %6 %
Note: Percentages may not add up exactly to 100% due to rounding.
The Harris Poll® #88, August 11, 2009
By Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive


FAVOR ABORTION IN ALL, SOME, OR NO CIRCUMSTANCES
“In general, do you favor permitting a woman who wants one to have an abortion in all circumstances, some circumstances or no circumstances?”
Base: All Adults
Percentage by year
Favor permitting abortion in:198519921993199619982005200620072009
All circumstances26 %29 %30 %25 %23 %23 %24 %25 %23 %
Some circumstances53 %54 %55 %53 %58 %55 %53 %52 %53 %
No circumstances20 %14 %14 %19 %17 %21 %20 %20 %21 %
Not sure1 %3 %2 %4 %1 %1 %4 %2 %4 %
Note: Percentages may not add up exactly to 100% due to rounding.
The Harris Poll® #88, August 11, 2009
By Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive




Gallup Poll
“Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only in a few circumstances?”

Legal under
any circum-
stances
Legal under
most circum-
stances
Legal only in
a few circum-
stances
Illegal in
all circum-
stances
No
opinion
 

%

%

%

%

%

2010 May 3-6

25

15

37

19

5

2009 Jul 17-19

21

13

42

18

6

2009 May 7-10

22

15

37

23

3

2008 May 8-11

28

13

40

17

3

2007 May 10-13

26

15

40

18

1

2006 May 8-11

30

13

39

15

3

2005 Nov 11-13

26

16

39

16

3

2005 Jun 24-26

24

15

40

20

1

2005 May 2-5

23

12

40

22

3

2005 Mar 21-23

23

14

39

20

4

2004 May 2-4

24

13

42

19

2

2003 Oct 24-26

26

14

40

17

3

2003 May 5-7

23

15

42

19

1

2003 Jan 10-12

24

14

42

18

2

2002 May 6-9

25

12

39

22

2

2002 Mar 22-24

27

12

40

19

2

2001 Aug 10-12

26

12

43

17

2

2001 May 10-14

26

15

41

15

3

2001 Mar 26-28

26

13

38

18

5

2000 Mar 30-Apr 2

28

11

38

19

4

2000 Jan 13-16

26

17

39

15

3

1999 Apr 30-May 2

27

12

42

16

3

1998 Jan 16-18

23

16

42

17

2

1997 Nov 6-9

26

15

40

17

2

1997 Aug 12-13

22

12

48

15

3

1996 Jul 25-28

25

13

43

15

4

1995 Sep 22-24

31

14

39

12

4

1995 Feb 24-26

32

9

41

15

3

1994 Sep 6-7

33

13

38

13

3

Note: Percentages may not add up exactly to 100% due to rounding.


Poll of all 7th to 12th graders
Students were asked: “Please tell us if you agree or disagree with each of the following statements."
"Abortion is all right, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live.”
Base: All 7th - 12th graders
Percentage of all 7th to 12th graders that agreed with the statement:
"Abortion is all right, if having a baby will change your life plans in a way you will find hard to live.”
1989 Total 2009 Total
By Gender
By Age
GirlsBoys11-1213-1516-17
33 %25 %20 %29 %18 %23 %31 %
The Harris Poll® #26, February 18, 2010
By Humphrey Taylor, Chairman, The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive

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