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Toplines - Roe V Wade - May 3, 2022

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National Survey of 1,000 U.S. Likely Voters

Conducted May 3, 2022
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Generally speaking, on the issue of abortion, do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?


51% Pro-choice

40% Pro-life

9% Not sure


2* According to a leaked draft of a majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court is prepared to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Would you approve or disapprove of a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade?


32% Strongly approve

16% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

35% Strongly disapprove

6% Not sure


3* Do you agree or disagree with this statement: The Roe v. Wade decision "was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences"?


31% Strongly agree

16% Somewhat agree

13% Somewhat disagree

33% Strongly disagree

7% Not sure


4* Do you agree or disagree with this statement: "[A] woman's right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned"?


45% Strongly agree

15% Somewhat agree

13% Somewhat disagree

22% Strongly disagree

5% Not sure


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence