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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 RJ Reinhart

Gallup will release its 2018 update about Americans' views on abortion in a six-article series, starting Monday.

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

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

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

by Frank Newport and Robert Bird

While many Americans see abortion as morally wrong, significantly fewer say it should be totally illegal.

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