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ABORTION ACCESS:

U.S. public opinion polls: Year 2003

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2003-JAN: ABC News - Washington Post poll:

A Reuters News report for 2003-JAN-23 summarized what it called a "new" ABC News - Washington Post poll of American adults which showed:

bulletA majority -- 57% -- favor abortion rights in all or most cases; this compares to 59% in 2001.
bullet69% oppose abortion procedures in which the fetus is partially delivered before being aborted; i.e. D&X procedures.

The poll's error margin was 3 percentage points. 1

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2003-OCT: Washington Post / ABC News poll:

A poll of 1,000 randomly selected individuals asked the question: "Do you find abortion when the life of the mother is NOT in danger acceptable or unacceptable?" The results were:

bullet58% unacceptable
bullet39% acceptable
bullet3% don't know.

The margin of error was about 3.2%. 2

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2003-NOV: Gallup Organization poll:

This poll was taken of youth aged 13 to 17. The question asked was "Should abortion be illegal in all circumstances, in certain circumstances or should it be legal in all circumstances?" The results were:

bullet47% illegal in certain circumstances
bullet32% illegal in all circumstances
bullet19% legal in all circumstances. 2

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Reference:

  1. Deborah Zabarenko, "Activists Rally on Abortion Rights Anniversary," Reuters, 2003-JAN-22, at: http://www.reuters.com/
  2. "Abortion polls," Susan B. Anthony List, at: http://www.sba-list.org/

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