Friday, May 15, 2009

Gallup poll: Most Americans describe themselves as 'pro-life'

By Jonathan D. Salant
Bloomberg News
May 15, 2009

Most Americans for the first time say they consider themselves "pro-life" on abortion rather than "pro-choice," though most believe abortion should be legal in some cases, a new Gallup poll finds.

The poll, conducted May 7-10, showed 51 percent of Americans said they are pro-life, a position often associated with opposing abortion in all circumstances. That is the first time a majority responded that way, Gallup said, since the polling organization first asked the question in 1995. ...