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Poll of the day: More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by Real World, May 15, 2009.

  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    So says Gallup, so it must be true! :D

    I think there is a difference between asking people if they are pro-life, and actually moving to ban abortion. I don't think the numbers would be similar if the latter were the question.



    May 15, 2009

    More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time

    Also, fewer think abortion should be legal “under any circumstances”

    by Lydia Saad

    PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.

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    The new results, obtained from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life. Prior to now, the highest percentage identifying as pro-life was 46%, in both August 2001 and May 2002.


    More Americans ?Pro-Life? Than ?Pro-Choice? for First Time
  2. godef

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    Wow, that was a drastic shift. Would not expect it the year a DEM was elected.
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    Ha!.....

    21% of people consider themselves republicans

    50% of people are pro-life

    does that mean that abortion is more popular than Republicans?



    yes.
  4. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Surprised at such a dramatic shift, sure they considered polling error.. from a +7 to a -9 in such a short time.. that is a huge swing.

    Also wonder if there are semantics issues as indicated by Real World..
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    American people are finally starting to wake up. It's what gives me hope for America. If America's conscience ever dies, better start learning Chinese or Spanish -- maybe Arabic -- 'cause you're going to need it.



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