Ipsos Global @dvisor: Abortion

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Washington, DC - A new poll conducted by Ipsos in 23 countries around the world sheds light on the global citizens’ views on the controversial subject of abortion.

  • Three quarters (74%) of respondents in 23 countries around the world say abortion should be permitted.
  • 45% say it should be permitted whenever a woman decides she wants one.
  • Only 5% say that abortion should never be permitted, no matter what circumstance exists.

These are the findings of the Global @dvisor Wave 78 (G@78), an Ipsos survey conducted between Jan 22nd and Feb 5th , 2016.

The survey instrument is conducted monthly in 24 countries around the world via the Ipsos Online Panel system. The countries reporting herein are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States of America.

For the results of the survey presented herein, an international sample of 17,039 adults aged 18-64 in the US and Canada, and age 16-64 in all other countries, were interviewed. Approximately 1000+ individuals participated on a country by country basis via the Ipsos Online Panel with the exception of Argentina, Belgium, Hungary, India, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Turkey, where each have a sample approximately 500+. The precision of Ipsos online polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5 percentage points and of 500 accurate to +/- 5.0 percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit the Ipsos website.

For more information on this news release, please contact:

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President
Ipsos Public Affairs
312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com

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Ipsos Global @dvisor: Abortion

Contact

Julia Clark
Senior Vice President, US
Ipsos Public Affairs
+1.312.526.4919
julia.clark@ipsos.com