Bad News for Anti-Choicers: Most People Are Sane, Want to Keep Abortion Legal


You can sleep a little more soundly tonight, knowing that most people aren’t batshit crazy. Here are the important take-aways from a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday.

  • 63% of Americans don’t want to overturn Roe v Wade (yay!)
  • Not surprisingly, 74% of Democrats don’t want to overturn Roe v Wade.
  • Even among Republicans, a higher percentage is pro Roe (48%) than anti Roe (46%).
  • Most religious groups support Roe v Wade.
  • 76% of Protestants, 65% of black Protestants and 63% of Catholics are pro Roe.
  • Seven in 10 Americans with no religious affiliation “say abortion should be legal in all or most cases.”
  • And don’t even get me started on the Jews*! Oy! Nearly 9 out of 10 agree “abortion should be legal in all or most cases.”

So, anti-choicers, sorry, but you’re soooooo not mainstream. You know things are looking good for us pro-choicers when the fanatics over at LifeNews attack the poll as “absurdly inaccurate.”

*I’m allowed to say this, as a Jew.

Abortion poll: Keep Roe v. Wade [Politico]
Survey: Few religious groups want Roe v. Wade overturned despite belief abortion morally wrong [CNN]

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