Friday, February 18, 2011

Gallup Poll: More Americans are "Pro-Life"

The conservative shift in Americans' views on abortion that Gallup first recorded a year ago has carried over into 2010. Slightly more Americans call themselves "pro-life" than "pro-choice," 47% vs. 45%, according to a May 3-6 Gallup poll. This is nearly identical to the 47% to 46% division found last July following a more strongly pro-life advantage of 51% to 42% last May.
While the two-percentage-point gap in current abortion views is not significant, it represents the third consecutive time Gallup has found more Americans taking the pro-life than pro-choice position on this measure since May 2009, suggesting a real change in public opinion. By contrast, in nearly all readings on this question since 1995, and each survey from 2003 to 2008, more Americans called themselves pro-choice than pro-life.
Pro-Life by Party ID: (Biennial Averages)

Republican 68%
Lean Republican 61%
Independents-No Leaning 45%
Lean Democrat 34%
Democrat 31%
Results are based on telephone interviews with 1,029 national adults, aged 18 and older, conducted May 3-6, 2010. For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.
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OhioJOE said...

Thanks for posting this poll. Pollman would never have done the same.

Revolution 2010 said...

It's good to see that most American's are against murder.

ConMan said...

This is good news.

Granny T said...

It's good to see that more people are realizing science proves that life begins at conception. :)

Anonymous said...

The sad part is that it is still only 47%.