US: Abortion (Pew 8/11-27)

10/01/2009 03:09 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pew Research Center
8/11-27/09; 4,013 adults, 2% margin of error
Survey A: 8/11-17/09; 2,010 adults, 2.5% margin of error
Survey B: 8/20-27/09; 2,003 adults, 2.5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Pew release)


Do you think abortion should be...
16% Legal in all cases
31% Legal in most cases
27% Illegal in most cases
17% Illegal in all cases

Survey A: Over the past year or so, have your views on abortion changed, or have they pretty much stayed the same?
5% Changed
93% Stayed the same

Survey A: Which comes closer to your view about the abortion issue-
60% The country needs to find a middle ground on abortion laws
29% There's no room for compromise when it comes to abortion laws

Survey B Do you think the issue of abortion is a critical issue facing the country, one among many important issues, or not that important compared to other issues?
15% A critical issue
33% One among many important issues
48% Not that important compared to other issues

Survey A: Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose...

Making it more difficult for a woman to get an abortion:
41% Favor, 50% Oppose

Requiring that women under the age of 18 get the consent of at least one parent before they are allowed to have an abortion:
76% Favor, 19% Oppose

Survey A: Do you believe that having an abortion is morally acceptable, morally wrong, or is it not a moral issue?
10% Morally acceptable
52% Morally wrong
25% Not a moral issue