Monday, December 07, 2015

Anti-Choice Advocates Are Still A Minority In This Country

In 1973, the Supreme Court voted 7 to 2 that women have the right to get an abortion (at least in the first trimester of a pregnancy). That landmark case was Roe vs Wade. Since that year, the anti-choice advocates have done their best to change American minds on the issue, and one of their targets in doing this has been Planned Parenthood. They have failed.

A majority (53% to 41%) thinks abortion should be legal in all or most cases. A plurality (49% to 32%) oppose overturning Roe vs. Wade. And a majority (53% to 33%) have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood. The anti-choice folks remain a minority in this country.

Only one group of people have majorities wanting to make abortions illegal, supporting the overturning of Roe vs Wade, and having an unfavorable opinion of Planned Parenthood -- the Republicans. Once again (as on many other issues), the Republicans find themselves opposing the wishes of most Americans.

These charts show the results of a recent YouGov Poll -- done between November 30th and December 3rd of a random national sample of 1,000 adults, with a 4.3 point margin of error.

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