65% of Americans want Roe v. Wade to be reinterpreted to either send the issue back to the states or stop legalized abortion. This includes 67% of Independents, 45% of self-identified “pro-choice” voters, and 45% of Democrats.
58% of Americans with an opinion want to see abortion policy decided by the people through their elected representatives rather than by the Supreme Court
54% of voters – including 69% of Republicans and 59% of Independents – disapprove of big corporations, such as Netflix and Disney, getting involved with abortion politics (40% strongly disapprove).
65% said abortion should usually be illegal in the second trimester.
80% of Americans say abortion should usually be illegal in the third trimester.
55% of Americans support a ban on abortion after five months of pregnancy. This includes 55% of Independents, 43% of Democrats, and 45% of self-identified pro-choicers
79% of Americans, including 66% of those who identify as pro-choice, oppose late-term abortion, and 80% (68% of those who identify as pro-choice) opposed day-before-birth abortion.
64% of voters – women in higher numbers than men – support legislation to limit abortions after five months. This includes 78% of millennial voters, 67% of women voters, 70% of African American voters, and 57% of Hispanic voters.
58% of U.S. adults say late-term abortion after five months of pregnancy should not be legal.
Only 8% of Americans said abortions should be permitted up until the third trimester, and only 6% said abortion should be allowed up until birth.
Nearly half (49%) of millennials, 42% of women, 45% Independents, and 36% of Democrats would support a ban on abortion after five months in their state.
77% of voters support legislation to ensure that a baby who survives a failed abortion be given the same medical treatment as any other baby born prematurely at the same age (55% strongly support).
76% of all respondents support pro-life protections for children born alive during abortions.
77% of those polled, including 64% of self-described “pro-choice” voters, 55% of Democrats, and 85% of Independents, oppose the use of tax dollars to support international abortion.
58% of voters – including 31% of Democrats, 34% of self-described pro-choice voters, and 65% of Independents – oppose taxpayer funding of abortion.
55% of voters – including 35% of Democrats and 57% of Independents – oppose using federal tax dollars to pay for abortions under Medicaid (40% strongly oppose).
57% of voters – including 61% of women – oppose taxpayer funding of experiments that use organs and other body parts from aborted babies (41% strongly oppose).
64% of self-described “pro-choice” voters oppose using American taxpayer dollars to promote abortion overseas.
53% of likely voters are more likely to vote for a Republican candidate who supports a 15-week limit on abortion versus just 28% of voters who prefer a Democratic candidate who supports unlimited abortion up until the moment of birth. Independent voters break strongly to the GOP side by a 54% to 18% margin.
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) and the same percentage of registered voters say they “are more likely to vote for” candidates who would limit abortion to at most the first three months of pregnancy. This includes about nine in 10 Republicans (88%), more than six in 10 independents (62% percent), and more than four in ten Democrats (44%).
Only 7% of Millennials share the position of the Democratic Party platform: abortion-on-demand, through all nine months, paid for by taxpayers. Seven of 10 Millennials support limits on abortion through specific policies like parental notification, limiting late-term abortions after five months of pregnancy, and opposition to taxpayer funding of abortion.
Three out of four Americans agree that abortion doctors should be held to the same medical standards as ordinary physicians.
70% agree that abortion facilities should be held to the same medical standards as any ordinary hospital. 73.8% support states being able to pass safeguards that ensure abortion facilities comply with basic medical practices and sanitation.
78.2% of Americans believe that physicians performing abortions should be able to transfer women who experience complications directly to the emergency room.
70% of Americans, including 70% of Independents and 59% of Democrats, oppose abortion based on the expectation that an unborn child may have Down syndrome.
56% of Americans who identify as pro-choice oppose abortion based on the expectation that an unborn child may have Down syndrome.