More Than Half of Americans Say They Are 'Pro Choice'

A Gallup poll conducted mostly after the draft of a Supreme Court decision addressing abortion rights was leaked finds a marked shift in public attitudes over the past year. After a decade in which Americans' identification as "pro-choice" varied narrowly between 45 percent and 50 percent, the percentage has jumped six points to 55 percent in the latest poll, compared with the prior measure a year ago. Pro-choice sentiment is now the highest Gallup has measured since 1995 when it was 56 percent -- the only other time it has been at the current level or higher -- while the 39 percent identifying as "pro-life" is the lowest since 1996. Read more...


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