On the tail of the 50th anniversary of the March for Life, a new poll finds that a majority of Americans support some restrictions on abortion.
A new Marist Poll finds that a majority feel that there must be some restrictions, that pregnancy resource centers should be supported, and also that the taxpayers should not be funding abortions with public tax dollars.
Per Just the News:
The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion conducted the poll with the Knights of Columbus from Jan. 6-9 among 1,025 adults, the majority of whom identified as pro-choice. It has a margin of error of 3.8%.
Among those surveyed, 61% said they were pro-choice; 39% pro-life. Among them, by party affiliation, 88% of Democrats, 25% of Republicans and 67% of Independents said they were pro-choice; 12% of Democrats, 75% of Republicans and 33% of Independents said they were pro-life.
While 21% said abortion should be available at any time of a woman’s pregnancy, a combined 69% said there should be restrictions. Nearly half of Democrats surveyed, 49%, expressed support for restrictions; a strong majority of Republicans (93%) and Independents (70%) support them.
This includes 26% who said abortion should only be allowed in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother; 25% said abortion should be legal only during the first three months of pregnancy. Ten percent wanted stronger restrictions, only allowing for abortion to save the life of the mother; 8% said abortion shouldn’t be permitted under any circumstances.
As for tax dollars funding abortion, 60 percent said that they oppose using taxes to fund abortions in the U.S. and 78 percent said they don’t support it for abortions over seas.
This is bad news for the leftists who imagined that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to dump Roe v. Wade would energize a new generation of extreme liberal voters. But, while it may have heightened the enthusiasm of Democrat voters in 2022, it seems maybe that it will end up not being such a big deal in the long run.
The 50th annual March for Life was held on Friday, Jan, 20.Commentary