Skip to comments."Pro-Choice" Americans at Record-Low 41%
Posted on 05/23/2012 3:33:14 AM PDT by iowamark
The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as "pro-choice" is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves "pro-life," one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.
Gallup began asking Americans to define themselves as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion in 1995, and since then, identification with the labels has shifted from a wide lead for the pro-choice position in the mid-1990s, to a generally narrower lead for "pro-choice" -- from 1998 through 2008 -- to a close division between the two positions since 2009. However, in the last period, Gallup has found the pro-life position significantly ahead on two occasions, once in May 2009 and again today. It remains to be seen whether the pro-life spike found this month proves temporary, as it did in 2009, or is sustained for some period...
Since 2001, the majority of Republicans have consistently taken the pro-life position, but by a gradually increasing margin over "pro-choice." That gap expanded further this year, with the percentage of Republicans identifying as pro-life increasing to 72% from 68% last May, and those identifying as pro-choice dropping to 22% from 28%. Still, Republicans' current views are similar to those found in 2009.
The percentage of political independents identifying as pro-choice is 10 points lower today than in May 2011, while the percentage pro-life is up by six points. As a result, pro-lifers now outnumber pro-choicers among this important swing political group for only the second time since 2001, with the first occurring in 2009.
More broadly, since 2009, independents have been fairly closely divided between the two abortion positions, whereas for most of the 2001-2008 period, significantly more independents were pro-choice than pro-life...
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We NEED to reclaim the language...the opposite of life is DEATH, not choice. There is NO pro-choice...when a woman CHOOSES; the unborn DIE. Pro-life, pro-death...those are the choices. Stop letting the children of Satan control the argument.
-—Many people arent pro-abortion; they just dont want it to be criminalized. Sort of like the libertarian stance on drugs.——
I can’t see it as being any different than, “I oppose murder, but I don’t want it criminalized.”
It’s the position I held briefly in college, and it was motivated by indifference.
We’re winning the battle for hearts and minds. Keep up the push for informed consent and the truth will win. Truly an answer to prayer. Thank you God!
Excellent points, DO, as usual, in post #24.
Hope all is well with you.
Thank you. All is well with me. I hope things are going good for you also.
Take care Exit82. It’s always nice to see you on the forum.
All the lefties and feminists have been the inadvertent architects of their own extinctions in either a) choosing to forego having children altogether or b) aborting their children.
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