The conservative shift in Americans' views on abortion that Gallup first recorded a year ago has carried over into 2010. Slightly more Americans call themselves "pro-life" than "pro-choice," 47% vs. 45%, according to a May 3-6 Gallup poll.
The shift in opinions since 2003 has been in the Republican and independent camps as more Republicans (57% up to 68%), independents who lean Republican (53% up to 61%) and independents with no leanings (31% up to 45%!) describe themselves as pro-life.
The percentage of Democrats describing themselves as pro-life has dropped in the same time period from 37% to 31%.