A newly released survey claims that Americans who identify as pro-life are at a record high. The poll by Rasmussen Reports says that 44 percent of voters are pro-life; previously American pro-life voters ranged between 35 and 43 percent of the population.
Pro-choice Americans have decreased in number from 56 percent in March of 2013 to 48 percent currently. Others remain undecided on the issue.
According to Life News, many Americans call themselves pro-choice, but actually have pro-life opinions when asked about abortion in general terms. “Fifty-two percent (52%) of voters now consider abortion to be morally wrong most of the time, up slightly from 49% in March but also the highest finding since August 2012. Thirty-two percent (32%) believe abortion is morally acceptable in most cases, while 16% are undecided,” the Rasmussen report said.
Other statistics from the survey include the following:
- 39 percent of voters believe abortions are too easily accessible in the United States.
- 49 percent of Americans said there should be a waiting period to get an abortion.
- 44 percent of respondents agreed with banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
- 71 percent of respondents who identified as Evangelical Christians were pro-life.
- 64 percent of voters said that abortion affects how they will vote in the next election.
The poll was conducting between June 30 and 1 via phone; 1,000 people took part in the survey.
Publication date: July 8, 2014