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Sunday, July 20, 2008

New public opinion data on abortion

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.)


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