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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.

by Lydia Saad

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

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

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

In Depth: Topics A to Z

Americans' 2018-2019 preferences for the legality of abortion are provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

Americans' identification in 2018-19 as "pro-choice" or "pro-life" on abortion is provided here in tabular form, with breakouts by key population subgroups.

Americans' 2018-2019 views on the morality of abortion are 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 party identification, including views on the legality of abortion and self-identification as pro-choice or pro-life.

Gallup Vault

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.