Friday, May 15, 2009
Stunning Reversal: Majority of Americans Now Pro-Life
Cross posted at The Next Right
Gallop finds the American public is now 51% pro-life and only 42% pro-choice. This is a stunning reveral from the results of polls conducted over a 15 year period. The number of pro-life Americans grew 7% in 2008 while the number of pro-choice Americans dropped 8%.
Gallop has been polling on the issue since 1995. And this is the first time that the pro-life position has not only surpassed pro-choice, but includes a majority of Americans.
Gallop reports that the significant shifts have come from Republicans or those leaning Republican (10% pro-life increase), political moderates (7% pro-life increase), Protestants (8% increase) and Catholics (7% increase).