Washington, DC - A new poll conducted by Ipsos sheds light on current
attitudes towards abortion.
- Nearly 7 in 10 Americans think abortion should be permitted (68%), slightly below the
global average of 71%.
- This includes 40% of Americans who believe abortions should be permitted whenever a
woman decides she wants one.
- 8% of US adults think abortion should never be permitted, no matter what circumstances
For the results of the survey presented herein, a sample of 1,001 adults
aged 18-64 in the US January 20th and February 3rd, 2017. The precision of Ipsos online
polls are calculated using a credibility interval with a poll of 1,000 accurate to +/- 3.5
percentage points. For more information on the Ipsos use of credibility intervals, please visit
the Ipsos website.
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