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Abortion Trends by Age

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The following graphs display Gallup's full trends on U.S. views about abortion by age.

  • The first set of graphs provide 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 Age

Line graph. The opinions of Americans aged 18-29 on the legality of abortion from 1975-2020.

Line graph. The opinions of Americans aged 30-49 on the legality of abortion from 1975-2020.

Line graph. The opinions of Americans 50 years of age or older on the legality of abortion from 1975-2020.

Trends in Preferred Abortion Label, by Age

Line graph. The percentages of Americans aged 18-29 who identify as pro-choice and pro-life, 1995-2020.

Line graph. The percentages of Americans aged 30-49 who identify as pro-choice and pro-life, 1995-2020.

Line graph. The percentages of Americans aged 50-64 who identify as pro-choice and pro-life, 1995-2020.

Line graph. The percentages of Americans aged 65 or older who identify as pro-choice and pro-life, 1995-2020.

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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