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A New and Improved Gallup Abortion Topic Page
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A New and Improved Gallup Abortion Topic Page

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A heads-up to anyone following public opinion on abortion: We just made it a bit easier for you to find what you're looking for.

Regular users of know that typing "abortion" into the Gallup search bar produces a link to an "Abortion" topic page where all of our abortion content is archived. Selecting "Abortion" in the Social & Policy Issues drop-down menu on our homepage brings you to the same place.

While access to Gallup's Abortion topic page remains the same, we have reorganized the material so that once you get there, you will see the most relevant content front and center.

What you'll find:

  • The most recent Gallup news stories. These delve deeply into our trends on the three pillars of abortion attitudes: the legality of abortion, the morality of abortion, and Americans' self-identification as "pro-choice" or "pro-life."
  • New data-intensive pages. These provide detailed demographic tables on Gallup's most recent measures of the legality of abortion, the morality of abortion and Americans' self-identification on the issue.
  • New graph-centric pages. These provide the full Gallup trends on Americans' attitudes toward abortion by key demographic cuts, including by gender, age and party ID.
  • A new election reference page. This provides links to all Gallup stories discussing the impact of the abortion issue on the vote in each presidential election from 2000 through 2016.
  • A tile linking to our Abortion A-Z page. This displays topline results for most Gallup questions on abortion since 2003, as well as long-term trends dating as far back as 1975.
  • Links to additional Gallup news articles that provide special insights into the U.S. public's views on abortion. These include views on Roe v. Wade, specific laws regulating or limiting abortion, attitudes on abortion by trimester, and much more. Some of these articles are recent, while others are older but still relevant, given the remarkable stability of Americans' attitudes on abortion over the years.

Gallup has been measuring Americans' views on abortion continuously since 1975, shortly after the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. With the topic of abortion heating up in the states, in Congress and, potentially, in the Supreme Court, Gallup seeks to help our readers tap into that wealth of data.

If you find what you need, we'd love to hear about it. And if you are looking for additional content, please contact us.


Lydia Saad is the Director of U.S. Social Research at Gallup.

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