New Pew Survey on Abortion Opinion in America

In a new Pew research study published today, it was discovered that vast majorities of religious and non-religious Americans say abortion should be legal in at least some situations.

19% (nearly one-in-five) Americans think abortion should be legal in all cases without exception, more than twice the number who think it should be illegal in all cases without exception.

61% of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most circumstances, in contrast to a total of 37% who think it should be illegal in all or most circumstances. 56% of Americans who generally support abortion rights think that the timing of an abortion should be a factor, and 56% of Americans who generally support abortion rights think that parental consent should be obtained before a minor has an abortion.

46% of Americans who generally oppose abortion say it should be legal if the pregnancy threatens the life or health of the woman.

Unsurprisingly, religion plays a very major role. The following chart displays some of the most important differences.

Credit: Pew Research Center

Many other interesting statistics were found during the study; I’d encourage a read through it to understand the very latest statistics on the opinions of Americans on abortion

Abortion rights are a crucial part of the rights of all pregnant persons in America. The latest survey demonstrates major strides forward in swaying the opinions of Americans on women’s rights, though there is still much progress to be made.

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