The shift in opinion is broad-based, appearing in most demographic groups in the population. One of the largest shifts (10 points) has occurred among white, non-Hispanic Catholics who attend Mass at least weekly. Substantial change has also occurred among Democratic men (with support for abortion down nine points), but not among Democratic women.What people thought about abortion has been largely unchanged for a very long time. Look here and you'll see some movement but largely steady aggregate opinion about abortion. This table breaks it down for you in more detail. Unfortunately the ANES data is only up to 2004 -- they haven't added 2008 yet to the cumulative graphs available online.
Friday, October 2, 2009
new Pew study suggests support for abortion has decreased. The graphic to the right sums up their numbers. According to the report: