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Americans' satisfaction with the nation's abortion policies is at a two-decade low of 24%, while the percentage who are dissatisfied because they believe the laws are too strict is at a high of 30%.

Gallup data since 2011 indicate that Texas residents' views on abortion closely mirror those of residents in solidly Republican states.

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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' 2018-2021 preferences for the legality of abortion are provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

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 2018-2021 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' 2018-2021 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.

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