New Poll Finds That Most Americans Want Abortion to Be Rare or Illegal

A woman holds a sign during a pro-life march in Queens, New York, October 20, 2012. (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)
Gallup’s latest survey on abortion reveals a nation evenly split between pro-life and pro-choice,

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E very summer, Gallup releases the results of an extensive survey of Americans’ attitudes toward abortion, and this year’s poll is especially of interest, as it comes less than a month after the Supreme Court agreed to hear its first major case in decades reviewing a state-level restriction on abortion — Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks’ gestation.

In addition to asking about Roe v. Wade and several types of abortion regulations, the survey posed a series of questions about general attitudes toward abortion. One asked respondents to say whether they considered themselves pro-choice or pro-life and found that Americans

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