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New Poll Finds Most Americans Are Pro-Life

jko Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 9:07 PM
the poll is not unchanged from 20 years ago. if you look at just the last 2 years 2011 and 2012 you will see a significant change in the polls: legal under any circumstance - 2011 - 25% 2012 - 35% illegal under any circumstance - 2011 - 21% 2012 - 15% It's unclear how big of on impact Akin's statement had on these numbers, but I guess we have to wait 1 year until the next poll to find out...
jko Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 9:10 PM
to see if the effect of Akin's statements are more temporary or permanent that is....

A brand new CNN survey shows a supermajority of Americans want abortions proscribed in all or most circumstances (via LifeNews):

The survey asked: “Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal under only certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?” Some 62 percent want abortions illegal in all cases or legal only in certain instances while just 35% want abortions legal for any reason.

Breaking down the question further, CNN asked, “Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only a few circumstances?”

Here, 52 percent took a pro-life view saying...