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"Pro-Choice" or "Pro-Life," 2018-2020 Demographic Tables
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"Pro-Choice" or "Pro-Life," 2018-2020 Demographic Tables

The following tables display Americans' self-identification as "pro-choice" or "pro-life" on abortion, according to various demographic and political subgroups. The annual results for 2018 to 2020 are based on Gallup's Values and Beliefs poll, conducted each May.

Americans' Self-Identified Position on Abortion, 2020
With respect to the abortion issue, would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?
"Pro-choice" "Pro-life" No opinion^ Number of
interviews
% % % n
U.S. adults 48 46 6 1,028
Gender
Men 43 51 6 537
Women 53 41 6 491
Age I
18 to 29 61 34 5 132
30 to 49 42 52 6 259
50 to 64 48 46 6 279
65 and older 47 48 5 339
Age II
18 to 34 53 43 4 201
35 to 54 46 46 8 272
55 and older 47 47 6 536
Education I
No college 35 55 9 204
Some college 49 46 4 358
College graduate only 61 38 2 264
Postgraduate 64 31 5 196
Education II
Total college graduate 62 35 3 460
Not college graduate 41 51 7 562
Yearly household income
Less than $40,000 41 49 10 268
$40,000 to $99,999 46 51 2 380
$100,000 or more 62 35 2 290
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic White Americans 48 46 6 760
Hispanic or non-White Americans 50 43 6 246
Ideology
Conservative 19 77 4 365
Moderate 54 38 8 398
Liberal 78 17 5 249
Party ID
Republican 29 68 3 321
Independent 44 48 8 369
Democratic 72 24 4 319
Leaned party ID
Republican/Lean Republican 30 66 4 476
Democrat/Lean Democratic 68 27 4 480
Attend religious services
Weekly 23 71 6 269
Nearly weekly/Monthly 49 47 4 210
Seldom/Never 61 34 6 523
Region
East 49 44 6 210
Midwest 48 44 7 217
South 44 50 7 354
West 55 43 2 247
^ No opinion includes "Mixed," "Other" and "Don't know"
Gallup, May 1-13, 2020

Americans' Self-Identified Position on Abortion, 2019
With respect to the abortion issue, would you consider yourself to be pro-choice or pro-life?
"Pro-choice" "Pro-life" No opinion^ Number of interviews
% % % n
Gender
Men 48 46 6 529
Women 43 51 6 480
Age I
18 to 29 62 33 5 144
30 to 49 44 51 5 263
50 to 64 41 54 6 279
65 and older 37 56 7 302
Age II
18 to 34 58 38 4 206
35 to 54 42 52 6 287
55 and older 39 55 6 495
Education I
No college 35 58 7 235
Some college 45 50 5 339
College graduate only 57 38 5 255
Postgraduate 58 35 7 176
Education II
Total college graduate 57 37 6 431
Not college graduate 40 55 6 574
Yearly household income
Less than $40,000 34 59 7 248
$40,000 to $99,999 48 48 4 401
$100,000 or more 59 38 3 276
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic white 45 50 5 728
Total Hispanic or nonwhite 46 48 7 260
Ideology
Conservative 24 71 5 391
Moderate 49 46 5 341
Liberal 76 19 5 252
Party ID
Republican 21 75 5 340
Independent 48 44 8 352
Democratic 68 29 4 299
Leaned party ID
Republican/Lean Republican 27 68 5 484
Democrat/Lean Democratic 66 30 5 437
Attend religious services
Weekly 20 72 8 260
Nearly weekly/Monthly 37 58 5 256
Seldom/Never 62 33 5 488
Region
East 52 41 8 212
Midwest 50 48 2 212
South 36 56 7 345
West 50 45 4 240
^ No opinion includes "Mixed," "Other" and "Don't know"
Gallup, May 1-12, 2019

Americans' Self-Identified Position on Abortion, 2018
With respect to the abortion issue, would you consider yourself to be "pro-choice" or "pro-life"?
"Pro-choice" "Pro-life" No opinion* Number of interviews
% % % n
U.S. adults 48 48 5 1,024
Gender
Men 47 49 3 552
Women 48 47 4 472
Age I
18 to 29 56 38 6 166
30 to 49 51 45 4 275
50 to 64 39 57 3 264
65 and older 44 52 4 307
Age II
18 to 34 55 40 5 235
35 to 54 45 50 5 284
55 and older 44 52 3 493
Education I
Postgraduate 66 30 3 206
College graduate only 58 39 2 238
Some college 41 55 5 315
No college 41 53 6 256
Education II
Total college graduate 62 35 3 444
Not college graduate 41 54 5 571
Yearly household income
$75,000 or more 55 42 2 410
$30,000 to $74,999 48 47 4 364
Less than $30,000 36 59 5 153
Race/Ethnicity
Non-Hispanic white 47 50 3 753
Total Hispanic/Nonwhite 48 44 8 244
Ideology
Conservative 24 70 5 383
Moderate 52 44 4 360
Liberal 77 21 2 257
Party ID
Republican 23 74 2 303
Independent 47 47 6 423
Democrat 71 25 4 282
Leaned party ID
Republican/Lean Republican 29 69 2 475
Democrat/Lean Democratic 70 26 4 444
Religion
Protestant/Christian 40 56 4 531
Catholic 40 55 6 200
None/Atheist/Agnostic 77 19 3 165
Attend religious services
Weekly 20 75 5 222
Nearly weekly/Monthly 40 56 4 284
Seldom/Never 62 33 4 512
Region
East 53 41 6 193
Midwest 42 55 3 213
South 41 53 6 362
West 58 40 2 256
* No opinion includes Mixed/Other responses
Gallup, May 1-10, 2018

Gallup measures Americans' attitudes on abortion each May as part of its Values and Beliefs poll -- one of 12 surveys that make up the Gallup Poll Social Series.

The full trend on this question among U.S. adults is available on the Gallup Abortion A-Z page.

Explore Gallup's curated archive of data and analysis on abortion on the Abortion Topics page.


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