Pro-Life Views Are
Series of Polls Show
Abortion Advocates Are The Real Extremists.
Two new polls show that
America is pro-life. A new
Gallup Poll Announced that 51 percent of Americans
identified themselves as pro-life while only 42 percent
defined themselves as pro-choice. 49 percent of women said
they were pro-life. 44 percent said they are pro- choice.
This is the first time Gallup has found more Americans to
identify themselves as pro-life than pro-choice. But this
is not new to pro- lifers. For a decade, a series of polls
have showed that Americans take one of three pro- life
positions, abortion for the life of the mother, abortion
for rape and incest, or no abortions at all.
In a May 18, 2009
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll coming right on the
heels of the Gallup poll, 49 percent say they are
pro-life, 43 percent say they are "pro-choice." 69 percent
of Republicans said they were pro-life, 27 percent said
they were pro-choice. 51 percent of independents are
pro-life, 40 percent are pro-choice. 34 percent of
Democrats are pro-life. 57 percent are pro-choice.
An October 2008 Marist Poll finds 60 percent of
Americans take one of three pro-life positions opposing
all or most abortions. 60 percent of Americans say
abortions should never be allowed or only in the rarest of
percent say abortion should never be permitted. 15 percent
say abortions should only be allowed to save the life of
the mother. 32 percent say abortions should be allowed in
that rare case and when the mother is a victim of rape or
One-quarter of people who say they are "pro-choice" on
abortion really take a pro-life position against abortions
Polls Show Americans Are Pro-Life.
Polls by TIME/SCRBI, CBS and Los Angeles
Time/Bloomberg show most Americans oppose abortion.
– November 20, 2007
In the TIME SRBI poll,
55 percent gave a prolife position.
percent said "Abortion should only be legal in certain
circumstances, such as when a woman’s health is endangered
or when the pegnancy results from rape or incest" (46%).
9 percent said "Abortion should be illegal in all
circumstances, even if the mother’s life is in danger"
percent said a woman should be able to get an abortion if
she wants one, no matter what the reason, up until the
time the fetus is viable, that is can Live on its own. 3
percent gave "no answer/don't know."
CBS Poll found that 54 percent supported a pro-life
position of opposing abortion in all situations
(4 percent), in all situations except for the woman’s life
(16 percent) or in instances of rape, incest and woman’s
life (34 percent). 26 percent supported abortion in all
instances, 16 percent supported abortion with greater
restrictions. 4 percent were not sure. The poll was
conducted October 12-16, 2007,
Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll found that 50 percent
took a pro-life view that abortion should be “illegal
without exceptions” (10 percent) and “illegal with a few
exceptions” (40 percent). 31 percent said abortion should
be “legal all the time” and 13 percent said it should be
“legal most of the time.”
2006 CBS News
A January 2006 CBS News Poll
reports a majority of Americans oppose almost all
abortions in the United States.
55 percent of Americans took
a pro-life position on abortion. Abortions should be
"permitted only in cases such as rape, incest and to save
the woman's life" (33 percent), allow abortion only when
a woman's life is in danger (17 percent) or would never
allow abortion (5 percent).
That means that 55 percent
oppose 95 percent or more of the 1.3 million annual
abortions in the United States.
42 percent said abortion
should be permitted in all cases (27 percent) or "subject
to greater restrictions than it is now." (15 percent)
70 percent of Americans in
the CBS News poll believe greater limits should be placed
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