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Abortion Trends by Gender

The following graphs display Gallup's full trends on U.S. views about abortion by gender.

  • The first set of graphs provides views since 1975 about the legality of abortion.
  • The second set of graphs displays men's and women's self-identification since 1995 as "pro-choice" vs. "pro-life" on the abortion issue.

Trends in Views on Legality of Abortion, by Gender

Trend from 1975 to 2020 in percentages of women saying abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances or illegal in all circumstances.

Trend from 1975 to 2020 in percentages of men saying abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal only under certain circumstances or illegal in all circumstances.

Trends in Preferred Abortion Label, by Gender

Line graph. Trend from 1995 to 2020 in women's self-identification as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion.

Line graph. Trend from 1995 to 2020 in men's self-identification as pro-choice or pro-life on abortion.

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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