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USPoll: More than half of Americans identify as pro-choice

12:40  07 june  2019
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Do opinion polls show that more than half of Americans identify themselves as " pro -life" instead of " pro - choice " -- the terms That was a reversal from 2008, when 50 percent identified themselves as " pro - choice " versus 44 percent as " pro -life." It was the first time that abortion opponents have had a

In a new poll , a majority of Americans identify as " pro - choice ," but a deeper look at the numbers reveals that abortion politics remains as complicated as According to a new Gallup poll , 50 percent of Americans now call themselves pro - choice , including 54 percent of women and 46 percent of men.

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More than half of Americans now identify as "pro-choice" when it comes to abortion, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Friday.

The poll found that 57 percent of Americans said they support abortion rights, while 35 percent of those surveyed said they were "pro-life," or against the procedure. A similar poll in January found that 55 percent of Americans considered themselves "pro-choice," while 38% identified as "pro-life."

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More than half of those who call themselves pro - choice would limit abortion to – at most – the first It substantially splits only those who identify as pro - choice or Democrat. It is a debate internal to But as the polling shows, abortion is an issue that actually unites the vast majority of American women

The latest Gallup poll shows that more than half of all Americans are opposed to abortion in all or most cases. According to the poll , while 49 percent of the nation classifies itself as pro - choice , and 45 percent identify themselves as pro -life, 61 percent believe that abortion should be legal in limited

Support for legal abortions was highest among Democrats, with 74 percent of respondents identifying as pro-choice, while 64 percent of Republicans said they were pro-life. Sixty percent of independents said they identified as pro-choice.

The gap between men and women on the issue was slim, the poll found, with 54 percent of men saying they support abortion, compared with 60 percent of women who said the same.

The issue remains a hot button topic ahead of the 2020 election cycle. More than half - 53 percent - of respondents said they would definitely not vote for a presidential candidate who would put justices on the Supreme Court who would limit or overturn Roe V. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion.

More than three-quarters of those surveyed, 77 percent, said the Supreme Court should uphold the landmark decision that established a woman's right to abortion in some form. A strong majority, 61 percent, said they favored a combination of limitations on abortion.

The poll also comes as a series of GOP-led legislatures a number of sates, including Georgia, Missouri and Alabama, have enacted laws sharply restricting abortion access. The laws were designed to challenge the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling.

The NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll surveyed 944 adults nationally between May 31 and June 4. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

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