Americans Choose “Pro-Choice” for First Time in Seven Years
A study conducted by Gallop and reported in May, found that for the first time in seven years the
majority of Americans consider themselves pro-choice, by a rate of 50% to 44%; among women the rate
increased to 54%.
An overwhelming majority of Democrats identified themselves as pro-choice, while the rate of
Independents and Republicans who identified themselves as such increased from 42% to 50% and 23%
to 31%, respectively, since 2009. The study examining trends on Americans views on abortion had a
sample size of 1,024 adults and included all 50 states and the District of Columbia.