June 6, 2018
More people still consider abortion morally wrong than morally acceptable
Each year Gallup conducts what it calls its annual “Values and Beliefs survey,” typically conducted in early May. Over the course of the year Gallup will filet those numbers every which way.
The first iteration, which came out yesterday, addressed the question of how people evaluated 22 different “behaviors and practices”—whether they are “morally acceptable” or “morally wrong.”
On abortion, we learn from Jeffrey M. Jones, that 49% said abortion was morally wrong, while 43% said it was morally acceptable.
The year before that 47% said abortion was morally wrong, the same 43% morally acceptable. Only once in 17 years (2015) have the percentages been the same.
“Gallup’s trends on many of these items date back to 2001,”Jones writes. “On most, Americans have adopted more permissive views over time. “
This is not true on abortion, in spite of a 24/7 campaign by the major media to tell us abortion is as no different than filling (or extracting) a tooth.
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