US views of Abortion Have Shifted to Pro-Life

. . . for the first time in 15 years.  The majority of Americans have typically been pro-choice since Roe v. Wade (except for a few moments during the Regan administration).  But a recent poll which you can see here has shown that the opinion has shifted.  51 percent of Americans are now pro-life.

There are more interesting statistics at the site as well: more people believe that abortion shouldn’t be allowed under any circumstances.  Pro-choicers have actually gone down a bit over the years.

I’m sure the numbers will change.  Throughout history, people’s view of abortion changes usually with whoever is President.  I predict the pro-choice opinion will go up slightly, but probably no higher than 55 percent.

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About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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One Response to US views of Abortion Have Shifted to Pro-Life

  1. Jules says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of polls. We learned in Comm Statistics how people can sway them how they want them to be. But, of course, I didn’t need a class to tell me that. It would, however, be interesting to see the question they asked and whether it was done on the telephone or e-mail or whatever. If it was done on e-mail, that could explain the results. If it was done on telephone, I’m surprised.

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