Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Survey shows US voter confusion on abortion

Catholic World News - August 23, 2012

American voters have confused and conflicting ideas about legal abortion, a new Pew Research study shows.

According to the new survey, 49% see the Democratic Party as more representative of their views on abortion, while only 33% favor the Republican stance. Yet only 20%, and 26% of Democrats, believe that abortion should be legal in all circumstances, which is essentially the posture of the Democratic Party. Women favor the Democratic approach by a large margin: 52% to 32%. Yet women are only slightly more likely than men—55% to 51%--to favor unrestricted legal abortion.

The Pew survey finds that the pro-life position is much more common among voters who consider abortion a high-priority issue. Among those who oppose abortion in all circumstances, 73% classify the issue as very important. Among those who favor unrestricted abortion, only 33% consider the matter very important.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($21,532 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,467.95
62% 38%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A Fresh Range of Topics 1 hours ago
Through an even darker glass: On knocking the popes for socialism.... 2 hours ago
Making Moral Progress? July 3
Vatican statement clarifies duties of Catholic faithful after Obergefell decision July 2
Political battles vs. sacrificial service: The Brooks paradox revisited July 2

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15