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Facts of Life

BY The Editors

June 19-July 2, 2011 Issue | Posted 6/10/11 at 5:14 PM


Good news!

“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,” reported Gallup last month.

Most Americans are also pro-life in their views on restricting abortion.

Gallup analyst Lydia Saad writes, “Americans are rather conservative in their stance on abortion, with 61% now preferring that abortion be legal in only a few circumstances or no circumstances. By contrast, 37% want abortion legal in all or most circumstances.”