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Friday, February 26, 2021

Marist poll finds common ground in the abortion debate (Mexico City Policy, Roe v. Wade, Down Syndrome abortions)

A recent Marist poll took a nuanced look at Americans' views of abortion. The poll is interesting because it digs further into people's stances than most polls do. Worth noting:

  • 17% of people who call themselves "pro-life" think abortion should be legal either during the first three months of pregnancy, first six months of pregnancy, or any time.
  • 20% of people who call themselves "pro-choice" think either abortion should never be permitted under any circumstance or should be legal only in cases of rape/incest or to save the mother's life.
  • Overall, only 12% of Americans think abortion should never be permitted under any circumstance and only 15% think it should be legal through all of pregnancy. The other 73% are somewhere in between.

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