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Abortion

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Pro-choice voters are showing record-high intensity on the abortion issue, and the pro-choice segment of the public remains historically large.

Most Americans favor abortion being legal to some degree, and a majority self-identify as "pro-choice."

A year after U.S. voters attached record-high importance to abortion as an election issue, the issue is still potent, particularly for the pro-choice side.

This page provides 鶹ýAV's long-term trends on Americans' views about abortion by party identification.

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

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

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

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

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

More Americans, and particularly Democrats, support abortion rights and identify as "pro-choice" than they did before the Dobbs leak.

As states stock up on mifepristone in anticipation of further litigation on FDA approval, 63% of Americans say the pill should be available with a prescription.

Americans are more dissatisfied with U.S. abortion policies now than they have been at any point since 2001, and those dissatisfied are three times as likely to want less strict rather than more strict abortion laws.

Registered voters rate the economy as the most important factor influencing their vote this midterm election cycle, but abortion and crime are close behind.

Where does the public stand on abortion, critical race theory and gender identity issues?

A steady 39% of Americans say they have felt the urge to protest, and abortion is currently the top issue motivating them to do so.

While inflation, government and the economy remain the top U.S. problems, 8% of Americans now mention abortion, the highest percentage mentioning that issue in 鶹ýAV's records.

Birth control and divorce remain the most morally acceptable of 19 issues measured, and extramarital affairs and cloning humans the most morally wrong.

Twenty-seven percent of U.S. voters say candidates for major offices must share their views on abortion to get their vote, the highest in any election year.