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Majority in U.S. Still Want Abortion Legal, With Limits
Americans' views on abortion remain steady, with most wanting abortion legal with some restrictions. More say they will only vote for like-minded candidates.
Alabama Bill at Odds With Public Consensus on Abortion
By failing to include an exception for cases of rape or incest, the Alabama anti-abortion bill is out of step with the views of most Americans.
Men, Women Generally Hold Similar Abortion Attitudes
Women are slightly more likely than men to favor legal abortion and to identify as pro-choice on the issue, but these gender differences remain small.
U.S. Abortion Attitudes Remain Closely Divided
Americans continue to be divided in their opinions on abortion, with equal percentages describing themselves as "pro-choice" and "pro-life."
Sixty-Two Percent View Planned Parenthood Favorably
Sixty-two percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Planned Parenthood, which is fighting an attempt by President Donald Trump and Republicans to cut off its federal funding.
Most "Pro-Life" Americans Unsure About Trump's Abortion Views
Nearly two-thirds of Americans who describe themselves as "pro-life" are unsure whether they agree or disagree with Donald Trump on the abortion issue. The rest are about equally divided between agreeing (19%) and disagreeing (18%) with him.
U.S. Abortion Attitudes Stable; No Consensus on Legality
Americans' views on the legality and morality of abortion haven't changed in the past year. Most say abortion should be legal, but many of these favor limits.
Abortion Edges Up as Important Voting Issue for Americans
Twenty-one percent of Americans would only vote for a candidate who shares their views on abortion, by one percentage point the highest Gallup has found in 19 years. Pro-life Americans remain more likely to hold this view.
Americans Choose "Pro-Choice" for First Time in Seven Years
Half of Americans consider themselves "pro-choice" on abortion, surpassing the 44% of the country identifying as "pro-life." This is the first time since 2008 that "pro-choice" has been the prevailing view by a significant margin.
U.S. Still Split on Abortion: 47% Pro-Choice, 46% Pro-Life
Americans remain equally divided in their views of abortion, with 47% of U.S. adults describing their views as "pro-choice" and 46% as "pro-life." Nearly one in five voters will only support candidates who agree with them on the abortion issue.