Aggregator • Hyscience • ID=78621
According to a new survey released by Gallup on Wednesday, the percentage of Americans who identify themselves as "pro-choice" is at the lowest point ever measured:
[...] A record-low 41 percent now identify themselves as "pro-choice," down from 47 percent last July and 1 percentage point down from the previous record low of 42 percent, set in May 2009. As recently as 2006, 51 percent of Americans described themselves as "pro-choice."
cent of Americans now consider themselves "pro-life," one point below Gallup's record high on the measure.Interestingly, Gallup found that in terms of morality, a majority -- 51 percent -- of Americans consider abortion morally wrong, while 38 percent say that it is morally acceptable -- virtually unchanged to views on the matter in May 2011.
As regards Americans' views on the legality of abortion, Gallup found that 72 percent believe that abortion should be legal -- however, a majority -- 52 percent -- believe it should be legal only under certain circumstances while only 20 percent believe it should be legal under all circumstances. A quarter of the American population believes abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.... more