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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I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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1 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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