Study Shows Support for Abortion Rights Falling
A new study shows fewer Americans support abortion rights.
Only 47 percent of Americans now feel abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a drop from 54 percent a year ago, according to the poll. Meanwhile, 45 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases. That's up from 41 percent a year ago.
"There was a drop seen in many, many demographics: men and women, people with a college degree and those with less education, people with various religious backgrounds," he said.
The only groups whose opinions on abortion did not change were African-Americans -- who tend to oppose it -- and young people and those not affiliated with any particular religion, who tend to say it should be legal, he said.
The full report is here (pdf.) It was conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life and the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press.
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