Sunday, July 20, 2008
Quinnipiac University released a new nationwide poll on a variety of political/Supreme Court issues, including gun control, same-sex marriage, and the death penalty. I was surprised by the decidedly pro-choice tilt of the results:
By a 63 - 33 percent margin, American voters support the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. But Americans remain divided on the issue of abortion:
- 19 percent say abortion should be legal in all cases;
- 38 percent say it should be legal in most cases;
- 24 percent say it should be illegal in most cases;
- 14 percent say it should be illegal in all cases.
UPDATE: Carter Snead provides data from another recent survey, reflecting how much the wording of a question matters. (Check out question #19.)