Abortion: Two-Thirds of Voters Favor Limits
More voters describe themselves as pro-choice than pro-life, but a significant majority support state laws that limit how late in a pregnancy an abortion can be performed.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 67% of Likely U.S. voters believe abortion should not be legal past the first three months of pregnancy. That includes 24% who think all abortions should be illegal. Another 13% say abortion should be legal up to the first six months of pregnancy, while 13% believe abortion should be legal at any time during a pregnancy before the moment of birth. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on May 15-16, 2022 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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