Public Opinion on Abortion

Abortion was not always a partisan issue

Earlier this year Texas governor Greg Abbot signed an historic bill into law which places major restrictions on access to abortion in the state. It makes it difficult for women over six weeks pregnant to obtain an abortion, as well as opening up abortion clinics to civil litigation.

Abortion was not always a partisan issue — the chart below shows the widening divide between Democrat and Republican respondents.

Public Opinion on Abortion (for any reason ) - time trend

Toggle the time trend below to explore approval for abortion ‘for any reason’ by different demographic groups.

Public Opinion on whether or not a woman should be allowed to get an abortion 'for any reason'

Public Opinion
General Social Survey