Monday, May 17, 2010

Americans still more likely to consider themselves "pro-life"

A new poll out from Gallup on abortion shows that the increase in the percentage of individuals who consider themselves "pro-life" isn't just a blip.
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%.

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