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Most Americans Support Substantial Restrictions On Abortion, Marist Poll Says

Majority of Americans in favor of increased abortion restrictions, Marist Poll Survey finds
Majority of Americans in favor of increased abortion restrictions, Marist Poll Survey finds Photo Credit: Pixabay

The new Marist Poll Survey has revealed that the majority of Americans are in favor of increased restrictions on abortion.

About 75 percent of Americans agree that abortion should be limited to the first three months of pregnancy, at most. This includes both those who identify as Republicans, at 92 percent, independents, at 78 percent, and Democrats, at 60 percent, as well as 61 percent who identify as pro-choice.

In addition, the survey found that 65 percent of Americans say that if the Supreme Court revisits Roe v. Wade, the court should rule to either allow restrictions as decided by each state (49 percent) or outlaw abortion (16 percent). Fewer than one-third of Americans say they would want the Court to allow unrestricted abortion.

These results were revealed despite the findings that the majority of Americans (55 percent) identify as pro-choice.

“As in past years, this poll shows that the pro-choice label on the abortion issue is simply insufficient,” said Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson. “The majority of Americans – in both parties – support legal restrictions on abortion. Two-thirds of Americans want Roe revisited to allow for state regulation of abortion or to ban it altogether. The majority of the American people deserve to have their opinions heard.”

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