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Americans are divided in their views of the morality of changing one's gender, with 51% saying it is morally wrong and 46% saying it is morally acceptable.

Nearly six in 10 Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, similar to their stance since 1989. Laws banning abortion after 18 weeks, in the case of fetal disability or once a heartbeat is detected, also spark majority opposition.

A record-high 47% of U.S. adults think abortion is morally acceptable, while 46% believe it is morally wrong. U.S. adults are also split in their self-identification as "pro-life" or "pro-choice."

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This page provides Gallup's long-term trends on Americans' views about abortion by party identification, including views on the legality of abortion and self-identification as pro-choice or pro-life.

This page outlines Gallup's long-term trends on Americans' views about abortion by gender.

Americans' 2018-2020 preferences for the legality of abortion are provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

by Lydia Saad

By failing to include an exception for cases of rape or incest, the Alabama anti-abortion bill is out of step with the views of most Americans.

Americans' identification in 2018-2020 as "pro-choice" or "pro-life" on abortion is provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

This page provides Gallup's long-term trends on Americans' views about abortion by age, including their views on legality and their preferred label.

Americans' 2018-2020 views on the morality of abortion are provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

A majority of Americans in 1962 backed a U.S. woman's decision to have an abortion in Sweden after she took a drug known to cause birth defects.

by Lydia Saad

Gallup has reorganized its Abortion topic page to highlight the most relevant and sought-after content.