September 14, 2018

Michael New, visiting assistant professor, business, published a blog at National Review on a new survey on abortion views.


In the aftermath of President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, several recent polls have provided new insight into public opinion on abortion. Unfortunately, nearly all of these polls — including those conducted by NBC News/SurveyMonkey, Kaiser Family Foundation, Quinnipiac, the Wall Street Journal/NBCNews, and Axios/Survey Monkey — have analyzed public support for the Roe v. Wade decision rather than surveying Americans on their view of abortion itself.

As I have pointed out previously, public support for Roe v. Wade is a very poor metric for measuring support for legal abortion. Many Americans do not know that Roe made it remarkably difficult for states to place limits on late-term abortions, and many are unaware that reversing Roe would return abortion policy to the states. ...

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