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Most Americans favor abortion being legal to some degree, but there is wide disagreement about the extent.

by Frank Newport

Black Americans have become more liberal on abortion rights, but they remain less so than is the case among Democrats overall.

Nearly half of U.S. adults say abortion will be one of many important factors in their vote for a candidate for a major office, 25% do not consider it a key issue and 24% say they will vote only for a candidate who shares their views.

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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.