Remarkable Polling Trends on Abortion

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I feel like singing a round of the Hallelujah chorus right now!!  Wait until you see these results from a recent Gallup poll, published on May 23rd of this year…

Number of respondents: 1, 018

Question: Do you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?

Results: 49% answered pro-choice; 42% answered pro-life; 7% answered noncommittal

Question: “Do you think abortions should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?”

Results: 27% answered legal under any circumstances; 10 % answered legal in most circumstances; 39% answered legal only under a few circumstances; 22% answered illegal in all circumstances

The 22 percent who said it should be illegal in “all circumstances” and the 39 percent who said it should be legal in “only a few circumstances” equal a majority of 61 percent who believe abortion should be illegal in all or most circumstances.

To quote from the Gallup report:

Because only 49 percent said they were “pro-choice,” and another 7 percent declined to describe themselves as either pro-choice or pro-life, the poll numbers indicate that at least some of those who described themselves as “pro-choice” must also have been among the 61 percent who said they believed abortion should either be illegal in all circumstances or legal only in a few circumstances. (emphasis mine)

The Gallup poll also proceeded to ask these questions….

Question: Do you believe abortion to be morally acceptable or morally wrong? (Morally right was not included as an option).

Results: 39% answered morally acceptable

51% answered morally wrong

Of the 51% who answered morally wrong, 53% were in the 18-34 year-old age bracket, 48% were in 35-54 year-old age bracket, and 51% were in the age bracket of 55 years and older.

This means that for the first time in many years, the percentage of the respondents in the youngest age bracket (18-34 years old) who believe abortion to be morally wrong was greater than the percentages in any other group, with a very respectable 24% of this age group saying that abortion should be illegal in all circumstances.

In this crazy mixed up society of ours, where so many subtle mechanisms are used to undermine the worth and value of life itself, it is encouraging to see these kinds of results.

It’s brought joy to my day today and I hope it brings joy to others as well.

 

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redneck hippie
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May 23, 2011 7:34 pm

You are indeed the bringer of joyous news. Tweeted!

Lady_Penguin
May 24, 2011 8:48 am

Americans love life, not death. They especially do when they know the truth about abortion, something the MSM and the Left has, until now, been able to keep hidden away. Finally, advanced technology and new media is getting information out: including the true number of abortions performed, the horror of the killing, and that the Left, all along, has been promoting the murder of our babies.

Rogue
May 24, 2011 12:08 pm

very encouraging I think

eburke
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May 25, 2011 12:16 pm

This is just awewome news, lineholder. Thanks for sharing.